Clinton to be Honored as 2013 Father of the Year April 02 2013

Clinton to be Honored as 2013 Father of the YearOn June 11th, former President Bill Clinton will be honored as a "Father of the Year" by the National Father’s Day Council. According to a recent press release, the former “First Father” is being commended for a combination of reasons including his own charities, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, along with his work as the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti. According to the National Father’s Day Committee chairman Dan Orwig, the former leader of the free world and noted philanthropist is being honored for his "profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations." This honor is definitely unstoppable when it comes to Father’s Day gifts!

As most know, Clinton and his wife, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are parents to one daughter, Chelsea, who is now 32 years old and married. In several interviews, the former first daughter credits her parents for a completely normal upbringing.  She says, "I have always been aware of how extraordinarily normal my life is and how extraordinarily extraordinary my life is. Both of those have always co-existed. I grew up having dinner with my parents every night. We would talk about what each of us had done that day, and I think that was true for a lot of my friends growing up."  She also mentions that, as a recreational activity when growing up, the family would often have mock debates! That in itself deserves a Father’s Day gift!

We don’t know what Chelsea has given to her dad for Father’s Day over the years. However, we do know that many people would be intimidated to choose a Father’s Day gift for Clinton. But, as with any dad in the world, the best gifts are those that capture a special sentiment. Many of the gifts for men at can be personalized with a special message to let dad know just how you feel. For example, our traditional pocket watch has room for up to three lines of text to be engraved on the case. Or, for the golfers, we have personalized putters that will get your message across loud and clear.

Another good way to figure out what might make a winning selection for Father’s Day gift is to take a good look at what they like to do in their free time. It’s pretty well-known that some of Clinton’s hobbies over the years have included playing the saxophone, completing crossword puzzles, reading books and hitting the links for a round of golf. has loads of golf gifts for his recreation time.

We all also are aware of Clinton’s penchant for cigars, I don’t think we need to elaborate any more on that. However, many men do like to pamper their collection of cigars and at, we have some top-notch cigar humidors (and other cigar gifts) that will help a guy’s selection of cigars stay fresh and ready to fire up. Cigar humidors come in a variety of sizes and finishes and are ready to house his Havanas. Geared up with mechanisms to monitor humidity levels, our humidors keep his smokes safe and secure until ready to be enjoyed. Add a unique personalization to a humidor given as a Father’s Day gift, and you’ll be giving an instant heirloom that he’ll be proud to use forever.

While you might not be shopping for a past president, there’s no doubt you want to make an executive class statement for your dear old dad. He is the king of his own castle, after all. 

If you could nominate a dad for Father of the Year (and it can’t be a father you’re related to), who would it be? Let us know in the comments below.