Omaha Steaks and Father’s Day, Inc.They go hand in hand! Father’s Day is the perfect time for grilling, heck, dads and meat are practically the same word!  Don’t wait until the last minute – get some great gifts for your papa do-run-run from Omaha Steaks.

Omaha Steaks knows this, and they always offer a terrific deal for Father’s Day.  I can personally vouch that Omaha Steaks is top quality – often better than you’ll find at the local grocery store – and shipped in a way that maintains perfect freshness. It’s a great gift for those of us who don’t live in the same state as our dads. I can have this shipped right to his door and it’s something I KNOW he’ll love! It’s also a great gift if, like me, you have a dad who has EVERYTHING!

Also, if your dad is as health conscious as mine, you’ll appreciate the fact that Omaha Steaks has lots of options of lean meat, and not just beef!  So I can get the perfect selection of meaty goodness for my dad who’s watching his fat intake and he can still have the quintessentially American Father’s Day experience of standing mightily over his grill, tongs in hand, watching the temperature, spraying down hot spots, and grilling the perfect steak in the declining summer sun – even if I’m not physically there to share in the bounty, it’s definitely a gift that’s going to let him know how much I love him!

Japanese Goodies Shipped Direct

Asian Food Grocer Snack PackI have to tell you, I LOVE me some Pocky.  Luckily I live in a really diverse area where they’re actually sold at grocery stores like Lucky and Safeway.  When I was younger the only place I could get things like Pocky and Yan-Yan was a little corner store near my house run by some nice Phillipino people.  Otherwise I would have had to go into Chinatown in Oakland.

So I realize that this is something that some people may not be familiar with if you don’t live in such an ethnically diverse area as myself.  So Asian Food Grocer will now ship them directly to you.  You can get these goodies shipped right to you.  This is a packet of various Japanese goodies for $15.99.  I admit that I’d be skeptical to purchase any candy that doesn’t have English on the packaging (only because I can’t otherwise know what flavor to expect), but I can personally vouch for Pocky.  It’s basically a thin breadstick dipped in chocolate.  And they also have the kind that has nuts in the chocolate.  I’ve heaed the Hello Kitty pies are good, but never personally had one.  Check it out and try something new for a change 🙂

Jones Soda’s Love Potion #6 – Available Customized!

I want to share something pretty cool with you.  If you didn’t know already, Jones Soda, through their myJones store, will customize a case of soda for you, and if your loved one loves them some Jones, what’s better than some Love Potion #6 for Valentine’s Day?  If you’re sweating getting your honey a gift since it IS just two weeks away, check this out as an option.

I love this idea because it’s customized and it’s appropriate for either a male or female loved one – as long as their love for Jones is as strong as their love for you, that is.  Jones can be an acquired taste for some since it’s a pure cane soda – that means they don’t use things like high fructose corn syrup to sweeten it, just sugar.  I know anyone who prefers the Coca-Cola still bottled in Mexico that uses sugar over the stuff bottled here in the US will appreciate this for sure.

You can upload your own photograph and all bottles in the case will have the same photo.  You can submit either a black and white photo (which I think as a certain charm to it, given the bright color of the soda) or color.  The price isn’t too shabby either – $29.99 + shipping will get you 12 custom bottles, a Jones Soda poster, and a Love Potion #6 flavored lip balm.  Forgetting the value of the poster and the lip balm, that’s about $2.50 per bottle, which is about what you’d pay buying a single bottle from your local corner store.  Except, nowhere near as cool.

I’m diggin’ the idea, and may just pick some up a case to give a bottle or two to some friends here and there as my own valentine card.  So if a whole case seems like too much to give to one person, feel free to steal my idea and share them with friends.  This isn’t just a Valentine’s Day offer, either.  While this flavor is a limited item, they also offer LOLCats on Jones Soda for a limited time and year-round customized cases through the Jones Soda Store.  It’s a great idea that’s one of a kind, so check it out and give it a try 🙂

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