Published on June 6th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


20 Gift Ideas For Father’s Day 2020

With Father’s Day 2020 just a few weeks ahead of us, beyond birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, there are plenty of gift-giving opportunities coming up. In turn, it never hurts to have a few surprise gift ideas up your sleeves. With something in mind for The Hype Magazine readers of all ages and backgrounds, below are 20 Father’s Day-friendly gift recommendations for this year.

Aberfeldy 12

Crafted with the best in mind, Aberfeldy 12 is aged in fine oak casks using water from the Pitile Burn, a pure and fresh water source known to contain deposits of alluvial gold. Coupled with deliberately-low distillation and exclusive Scottish barley, Aberfeldy 12 has a unique honeyed quality. With notes of spices and plump fruit, the single malt whisky also has hints of pineapple and fudge.

Just in time for Father’s Day 2020, as crafted to celebrate the special moments, the Aberfeldy Gold Bar gift pack symbolizes the traces of gold found in Aberfeldy’s unique water source. Thus, nestled inside this sharp-looking, limited-edition offering, you will find Aberfeldy 12 Year Old.

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon

Last but definitely not least is Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon. From this one, you ought to expect a serious straight bourbon steeped in local whiskey-making heritage. Aged four years and non-chill filtered, Clyde May’s appeals to bourbon novices and veterans alike. It has a suggested retail price of $39.99 and an ABV of 46 percent. Expect a sweet fruity smell from this one.

If that all isn’t enough, Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon was the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Gold Medal Award Winner and it won 94 points in Wine Enthusiast in 2018. For the home bartenders out there, has a great cocktail recipe including Clyde May’s that is easy to find on its product page.

Ubisoft games on Google Stadia

In recent years, when people were talking about the latest and greatest video games, odds are that they were talking about titles produced for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles. But Google’s new-ish Stadia console is new to the video game market and absolutely stands out from the pack. Not only is it box-less and cloud-based, yet the games that you own for Stadia can be played on your television, your tablet and your television.

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment, and its rich portfolio of world-renowned brands include Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. I personally have been enjoying Monopoly and The Crew 2 from the Ubisoft catalog. The latest episode for The Crew 2 is Inner Drive, which brings 20 new vehicles, weekly PvE competitions and unique LIVE Summit events where players must reach the top of the leaderboard to win exclusive rewards based on their ranking.



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Psudo Sneakers

The Psudo brand was created to do better and be better for our planet, dramatically reducing waste by creating sneakers out of recycled goods. This includes the entire upper part of the shoe which is made from recycled plastic water bottles. The sneakers are made in a Milwaukee-based solar powered shoe factory with materials that are 100 percent locally-sourced, while its packaging is made from 100 percent recycled content. Further distinct about Psudo’s shoes are that the laces and stitching detail seen are actually intricate graphics printed onto the material which is one piece, instead of using typical sneaker products like laces.

Psudo sneakers are offered in both men’s and women’s styles, as priced under $100 for U.S. consumers. I personally recommend the Men’s Court shoes, which are slip-resistant, water-resistant and provide lightweight support for immediate comfort. Personal preferences aside, founder and designer Michael Rich is arguably making the most sustainable sneaker in the world.

Sneaker LAB

Does your intended gift recipient already have enough shoes on-hand? Then maybe look into an item that helps preserve those shoes. Sneaker LAB is a premium shoe care and sneaker cleaning product range for sneaker enthusiasts using innovative, environmentally-friendly biotechnology. Sneaker LAB is built on a green philosophy and prides itself in bettering all that they do by reducing their impact and being environmentally-friendly. This biotechnology — as available via Amazon — cleans at a microscopic level, continuing to work long after application, leaving one’s sneakers cleaner for longer.


If the foot region is entirely not ideal for your gift recipient, KRONIS Trunks are indeed an option. Made with premium cotton, KRONIS’ design gives an athletic and leaner look that appeals to men of all ages, shapes and sizes. A midway point between boxer-briefs and regular briefs, KRONIS Trunks offer a shorter length through the leg removes that annoying bunching up the thigh. Currently there is a 20 percent off promotion being offered on these wares, which reduce the cost of a two-pack of trunks from $24.97 to $19.98 along with free shipping — just use the coupon code “20%Coupon” when checking out.


As “created by barbers, used by gentlemen,” Reuzel aims to bring the world’s finest pomades and men’s grooming essentials to the market. Its roots come from Schorem, a classic men-only barbershop in Rotterdam, which has long been frequented by greasers, rockers, bikers, psychobillys, ruffians and other cool-looking folks. And if you’re follically-challenged like I am, you still ought to enjoy Reuzel’s beard and shaving-related wares.

Just right for Father’s Day gift-giving is the Reuzel S***, Shower & Shave Kit, priced at $35 and ripe for one’s morning routine, Reuzel’s Daily Shampoo and Shave Cream will make sure he’s feeling fresh when he leaves the bathroom. And a candle with Reuzel’s traditional pomme fragrance will make sure the bathroom’s in good shape, as well — a gift for the whole family, if you think about it.

JLab Audio’s JBuds & Microphones

Founded in 2005, JLab Audio is an award-winning designer of personal audio products including Bluetooth earbuds, headphones and speakers. Not only famous for its intuitive products with awesome sound for people on the move, JLab’s products are also renowned for coming with world-class customer support. JLab’s JBuds Air family of products have been called the “#1 True Wireless Earbud under $100.” Aside from being truly wireless via Bluetooth technology and in-ear comfort, expect up to six hours of usage on a single charge and sweat protection.

JLab has expanded its portfolio of high-quality, affordable audio accessories into the USB-microphone space. The new JLab Talk is a multi-tiered line of microphones ideal for everything from streaming and web-based calls, to podcasting and professional-level recording. It created the Talk Series USB Microphones ahead of the curve, combining high-quality, feature-packed products at a better price. All JLab Audio Talk Series USB Microphones feature 24 bit depth, “plug & play” compatibility, 3.5mm headphone jack for zero latency, quick-mute button, 5/8″ mount foldable stands, and on-mic controls.

SleepPhones by AcousticSheep

SleepPhones prides itself in being the world’s first and most comfortable headphones for sleeping, studying, relaxing, and traveling alike. The product was developed by a family doctor who needed a way to listen to soothing music after taking patient calls in the middle of the night. SleepPhones feature a luxuriously-soft headband that contains thin removable speakers to play music, audiobooks, meditation, white noise or talk radio. They are fully padded with nothing sticking into the ears, and are more comfortable than other headphones on the market.

AcousticSheeo offers a Classic version that plugs into virtually any device, as well as a popular wireless version that connects with any Bluetooth-enabled device. The Classic version is $39.95 while the Wireless version is $99.95. The company also has a brand new Effortless version that offers the same capability as the Wireless version with no-fuss induction charging, just lay the headphones on the charger. SleepPhones are available for sale on its site, Amazon, and in retail stores across North America and Europe.

Talens Creation Oil painting set via MisterArt

Talens Art Creation Oil Colors are paints with versatile properties. Use them either thin or pasty to create fantastic works of art as they are suitable for a wide variety of oil painting techniques. Art Creation Oil Colors are created with pigments and vegetable oil to produce boldly intense colors. These paints dry slowly, so you will have plenty of time to rework your art and perform wet-on-wet techniques. However the most amazing trait of Art Creation Oil Colors is that there is no volume loss once they dry — they maintain brush strokes as well as their color. has plenty of other great offerings within the art spectrum. This includes Tin Can Robot Kits, Basic Knife Sets, Sculpting Kits, Ceramics Sets and Woodcarving Sets.

Ridge Merino Men’s Technical Workout Tee

The Summer 2020 Collection of Ridge Merino includes its brand new men’s Ritual Tee, a technical workout shirt priced at $59. Ideal for long-distance running, backpacking and high output activities, this natural tee is strong yet ultra lightweight. Thus, it will keep its wearer cool, dry, comfortable and chafe-free. Also, every purchase from Ridge Merino gives back through the company’s partnership with 1% For Fhe Planet.

Alister For Men

Alister’s feel-good men’s body, skin and haircare products help you bring out your best with a little help from nature. They are infused with a proprietary active ingredient, Pheroboost, as consisting of a bold blend of seductive pheromone boosters that adjust to your body’s chemistry, helping to increase your power of physical attraction and stepped-up confidence.

Alister was inspired and designed by Dan Bilzerian for active lifestyles and adventurous spirits. Bilzerian lives his life to its fullest, with a confident, fearless mindset that has made him a business success and internet icon. And with respect for people, animals and our planet, Alister ingredients are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

Especially recommended by yours truly from Alister is its Travel Kit Deluxe. This kit, priced at $25, gives you everything you may need for an extended trip out of town. If seeking larger quantities, the Deluxe Kit is likely to be far more suitable for anyone seeking high-quality men’s products; you’ll save 10 percent if you subscribe to this one, taking the price down to $72.00 per order.

Daily High Club

The Daily High Club delivers monthly themed curations for the smoker and/or vaper in your life. You can try everything from a unique glass piece, like the ’80s Brick Phone Bong included in the company’s May 2020 box, to premium rolling papers and organic hempwick. The “El Primo” Subscription Box is only $30 per month and contains over $100 worth of products. It is ultimately a flexible monthly subscription that can be canceled at any time, besides an option to purchase a one-off box for $50.

Spoiler alert, the June 2020 box includes plenty of interesting goodies. This includes the Daily High Club x Dizzle Puffs Juice Box V2 “Hot Box” Edition Bong, a Philter Labs “Pocket” Personal Smoke Filter, a Custom Daily High Club x Dizzle Puffs Titanium Keychain Dabber, and Daily High Club Sticker Set. This, like all subscription boxes from the company, includes $100+ of products.

Culture Carton

Culture Carton offers fresh take on style by curating a mix of products for one’s body and mind. In short, Culture Carton is a men’s monthly supplement of confidence and sophistication delivered to their door. Among the items in the box is a book that a cultured man would want in his growing library, along with select accessories — style items, leather goods, skincare, etc. — curated around a monthly theme related to improving varying aspects of one’s self.

The e-tailer currently has three subscription offerings available. The Culture Carton Standard is priced at $45 per month plus shipping, as including book and lifestyle items. The Culture Carton Essential box is available for $35 monthly, before shipping, and entirely focuses on lifestyle items. The Culture Carton Book Club, of course, is book-centric and will cost you $16 per month with free shipping offered to U.S. customers.



G&Juice is a new collection of hemp-infused sparkling beverages made from ingredients that are as delicious as they are bliss-inducin. The brand’s mouth-watering flavors — including Coconut Vanilla, Ginger Peach, Strawberry Lemonade and Blueberry Mojito — contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Each 12-ounce can of G&Juice also has 20mg of hemp-derived CBD, less than two grams of sugar, and 20 calories or less

G&Juice’s all female-led team is revolutionizing the Cannabinoid industry by providing a low-calorie beverage with all the benefits that hemp-derived CBD is proven to have. But for those unaware, CBD is short for “Cannabidiol,” one of the two key compounds of the cannabis plant family. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, which means consumers won’t “get high.” G&Juice products are currently available in a 4-pack ($29.99) and a 12-pack ($78.99).

MOTÖRHEAD Customized Shirts

Earlier this year, the MOTÖRHEAD team celebrated both the 40th anniversary of its seminal “Ace Of Spades” album and the launch of its interactive “Every Playlist Louder Than Everyone Else” website. This interactive website enables fans to curate their own, personalized Spotify playlist of eardrum-perforating Motörsongs and pitch them against their fellow Motörbangers, allowing said fans to compete and also win virtual badges, awarded for their song choices. Among the famous fans who have also contributed playlists to the site are Biff Byford from Saxon, Ice-T and Body Count, Cronos from Venom, Ace from Skunk Anansie and Harley Flanagan from Cro-Mags.

Per the MOTÖRHEAD logo itself, it has appeared on all sorts of merchandise, artwork and album covers for over 40 years. Complete with its umlauted Ö, it has become unique and timeless, while also bonding a worldwide tribe committed to the MOTÖRHEAD lifestyle. And now you’re able to generate your own personalized MOTÖRHEAD artwork with “UMLÄUT YOUR NAME.” This unique name generator allows you to have your moniker emblazoned around the legendary MOTÖRHEAD war-pig, which you can have printed on a limited-edition t-shirt. With three designs running over a limited period, Motörhead guitarist Phil Cämpbell has a personalized one, as does Rick Ästley.

As do I. There is indeed a “Paltröwitz” t-shirt out there with the MOTÖRHEAD logo. Thus, the Lemmy Kilmister legacy can be kept alive and well all over the world.

Cubii Pro

Cubii Pro is the world’s first smart compact elliptical machine, allowing its user to get in their steps while working from a home office, kitchen table, sofa, favorite chair or anywhere really. With the proprietary Cubii mobile app, which is both iOS and Android compatible, its user will be able to track his workout progress — strides, steps, calories, distance and time included — as well as compete with other Cubii Pro users on the app. As an added bonus, the Cubii Pro syncs with plenty of popular wearables, including Fitbit, Apple HealthKit, and Apple Watch.

monCarbone’s BlackLabel Folded Card Holder

Inspired by the intricacy of Aerospace Carbon Fiber, monCarbone creates lifestyle products merging influences and techniques, fusing design, manufacturing technology and craftsmanship with carbon fiber of the highest quality. monCarbone applies to transform the rigid surface feel of carbon fiber into a luxurious user experience.

monCarbone is also an expert in turning the dreams of carbon fiber material engineering into reality as they help to invent advanced yet efficient products that suit the modern lifestyle. Thus, the brand extends normal everyday goods into new possibilities, while representing the highest quality of all carbon fiber products.

I had the pleasure of trying out monCarbone’s BlackLabel Folded Card Holder. Modern, compact, and sophisticated, this folded business card holder makes for a great wallet alternative. It has three slots for credit cards and one main large ompartment for multiple cards, folded cash or receipts.

Point Two Design Group’s Maps

Since 2014 the Point Two Design Group has mapped over 1,500 cities with plenty more maps in the works. Each of the company’s map art prints is carefully hand-crafted by husband and wife duo Owen de Lancie and Emily Warkentin using mapping techniques they learned while studying architecture together at university. From alleys and airports to oceans and river-ways, you will gain a new appreciation and perspective on familiar cities with intricately-detailed city map art prints that double as modern home decor and conversation starters. Thus, you can gift someone with a personalized keepsake to hang in their home or office that help remind them of some great memories.

Me, personally? I ordered prints of my home region of Long Island, New York and my adopted hometown of Long Beach, New York. Both prints hang proudly in our home. These colorful, eye-catching and accurate prints are recommended for people of all ages, backgrounds and decor preferences.

Alignmed Posture Shirt

A unique Father’s Day gift you can deliver that is simultaneously heartfelt and health-oriented is the gift of good posture. Said posture can be achieved from wearing an Alignmed Posture Shirt, a gold-standard posture corrector sold around the world and worn by thousands of pro athletes; that list of satisfied customers includes Peyton Manning beyond numberous Lakers, Dodgers and Rams. After all, living in good posture can enhance one’s life greatly.

Alignmed is an evidence-based, clinically-developed product that’s gone through nine clinical trials performed at some of the finest orthopedic teaching universities and institutes in the world. Its Posture Shirt features variable stretch neurobands that drape over the shoulders and down the spine to pull the shoulders back, all the while stimulating muscles and nerves as it increases vascularity. One published study done by the University Of Southern California’s Keck School Of Medicine in conjunction with the University Of Denver’s Center For Biomechanics revealed that wearing the Alignmed Posture Shirt while working in front of a computer increased productivity by 13 percent and reduced fatigue by up to 29 percent. Rave reviews have also come from the likes of Time, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Men’s Health.

Just keep in mind that one’s posture cannot be fixed overnight, so consider Alignmed’s Posture Shirt both a long-term investment and an item its recipient ought to be using for the long-term.


LUMOIR Skincare

Founded by Kim Nateras and Caitlin Davis, LUMOIR’s products aim to help with acne, scars, wrinkles and rosacea alike. After finding blends that worked for their two very different skin types, its founders knew that they needed a professional, so they enlisted the help of a French chemist with a background in luxury skincare. LUMOIR’s products contain many ingredients that have been certified organic, while fully vegan and not tested on animals.

I had the opportunity to try, and in turn wholeheartedly recommend, its Green Tea & Aloe Purifying Cleanser. It is a cleanser designed to gently remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other pollutants without drying your skin. This light yet powerful blend purifies while providing hydration. No matter your skin type, these natural ingredients are formulated to give you glowing skin and renew from daily wear.

Merrell Shoes

Merrell’s outdoor footwear has been described as “the ultimate dad shoes,” and the brand’s comfort-oriented shoes come in all sorts of varieties. For men, there are slip-ons, sandals, boots and even casual ware. In other words, whether you are hiking, hanging or working, Merrell ought to have something for you.

I personally had the pleasure of trying out the Men’s Trail Glove 5 ECO, as currently discounted from $110 to $81.99. This trainer is designed to enhance the foot’s natural ability to stabilize the body during rapid changes in movement. It is sustainable, vegan-friendly, lightweight and very comfortable. I foresee getting a lot of use out of this pair of shoes this summer on the Long Beach boardwalk.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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