Father’s Day Gift Guide From Sink ’R Swim

For the Boater, Golfer, Drinker and Every Dad
By SANDRA WEYANT | Jun 10, 2019
Photo by: Lexi Schnell

Haven Beach — Stumped on what to get Dad this year? Don’t settle for an ordinary gift card – he deserves better. Sink ’R Swim Men’s Shop in Haven Beach has the perfect gifts for all types of dads and father figures. From apparel and accessories to barware and cooking utensils, Sink ’R Swim is a one-stop shop for the most important man in your life. Store owner Sam DiPietro rounded up a list of her top 10 favorite gifts for Dad. (Shopping doesn’t get any easier than that!)

1. Island Swag. Sink ’R Swim carries customized Long Beach Island clothing and accessories, such as embroidered polo shirts, keychains, leather koozies and pennants, so Dad can show his LBI pride all the time.

“The pennants are definitely the number one gift this year, and they’re only $28. They are custom made for the store, so you can’t find them anywhere else. You hang them on your wall, and they look really cool and vintage-y,” DiPietro said.

2. Cheers! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. If your dad likes to toss a couple back and relax, a set of matching rocks glasses would be a great present.

“For dads that like to have an at-home bar, these are really nice glasses to drink from and have on display. They have a gold rim and have different sayings on them. They are really unique,” DiPietro said.

3. Cool Down. The best way to beat the summer heat? Southern Tide’s cooling shirts from the “Brrr” collection. Designed with a quick-drying, moisture-wicking fabric, these button-front and golf shirts are comfortable and practical for everyday wear.

“This material is literally designed to drop your body temperature one to two degrees to keep you cooler on the golf course or whenever you wear these shirts. Dad will love them.”

4. #Twinning. Like father, like son. Get into the swim of things with swim trunks from OAS, a Swedish swimwear company. Most swim trunks come in adult and kid sizes so Dad can match his little ones (it makes for the perfect photo opportunity). These swimsuits are anything but boring and come in a variety of fun prints such as avocados, octopi, crabs, palms, camouflage and many more.

5. Play It Safe. Jetty’s new hooded solar shirt will keep Dad covered and protected from harmful UV rays.

“It protects your neck as well as your upper body. It’s great for the dad that enjoys spending all day in the sun.”

6. Step It Up. DiPietro is all about expanding her brand assortment, and this year, she brought in a new company called Riomar that makes coastal footwear. The most popular shoe is a beachy, water-resistant leather loafer.

“They have a little bearing on it across the top – it’s a nautical touch – and I got it custom made to say LBI. This is definitely one of my favorite Father’s Day gifts. They can be dressed up or worn casually throughout the day. You can customize them if you want to, or you can choose the LBI ones or a pair with a skull and crossbones design,” she said.

These shoes are a great option for boaters and non-, and can be worn for work or play, and everything in between.

7. Heavenly Scents. Let it burn, burn, burn, burn. P.F. Candle Co., a Los Angeles-based fragrance company, specializes in making fragrances, candles, room sprays, diffusers and incense.

“They have this mossy scent, and they also do a cannabis one. Basically a lot of manly smells. They are really popular here,” DiPietro said.

The brand’s soy candles are mainly woodsy or spicy scents. Nothing like a little mood lighting and pleasant aroma for a relaxing evening.

8. Aw, Shucks. A gift for the ultimate seafood lover – the Toadfish coastal kitchen collection. These are the only tools Dad really needs. The three-piece set includes an oyster shucking knife, a shrimp peeler and a crab cracker.

“The best part is that they are also a company that likes to give back. Every purchase has a purpose. They rebuild oyster reefs down south in order to protect marine wildlife, improve water quality and help preserve the coastline.”

9. Make Great Strides. These boots were made for … everything.

“Red Wing shoes are new to the store, and they are American-made with high-quality materials. They are a lace-up work boot, but they are nicer than that. You can legitimately wear them forever, and they hold up.”

Dad can pair them with jeans and a T-shirt or dress pants and a button-up. Either way, these shoes make a seriously cool statement.

10. Cream of the Crop. Lord Jones CBD body lotion is a complete win for the skin. The soothing formula provides a cooling sensation, which is ideal after a long day in the sun. The cream has a mixed scent of fresh sage, mint and green citrus, and contains non-psychoactive CBD extract from hemp. It does not have THC. Help Dad keep his skin feeling soft and hydrated all summer long, especially after spending time in the ocean.

Make this Father’s Day one to remember with an unforgettable gift.

— Sandra Weyant

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