Dad-of-Five Terry Crews Shares His Top Gift Picks for Father's Day
Terry Crews' Father's Day Gift Picks
He plays a sergeant on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the veteran actor leads a team in real life, too. He's dad to Naomi, 32, Azriel, 29, Tera, 20, Wynfrey, 16, and Isaiah, 13. With more than three decades of Father's Days under his belt, he knows exactly what to get any deserving dad this June 16th.
Eureka Lemon & Marionberries Ice Cream
The former football player says this flavor of cult favorite McConnell's ice cream has been "my guilty pleasure for a long time. I always tell myself the story that it’s healthy, because if you feel better after eating it, it’s good for you. Please try this at home."
Buy It! $12/pint; mcconnells.com
Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones
"What’s old is new," says Crews of his favorite old-school-style headphones. "These are light and tough enough to handle a long time on the treadmill. And they're so inexpensive you won’t pop a blood vessel if you remember you left them hanging in the gym locker when you get home."
Buy It! $20; jlabaudio.com
Come Find Me by Ken Harvey, Illustrated by Terry Crews
"I illustrated this book over 20 years ago with my best friend Ken Harvey while we were both in the NFL," says the multi-talented star. "He wanted to show how much he loved his sons and tell them they could be anything they wanted to be. Today they both have masters degrees." The book got an upgrade too using augmented reality. "We added an app available on iTunes and Google Play so the characters pop right out of the book. You have to see it to believe it."
Buy It! $18 (Out June 16); comefindmebook.com
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
"This lightweight, powerful 2-in-1 is simply incredible," says Crews of one of his "favorite travel devices." which he notes "isn't bulky or cumbersome and includes an innovative kickstand and type cover that lets it go from laptop to tablet to portable studio."
Buy It! Starting at $899; microsoft.com
Maison Margiela Replica Fragrances
"These body scents replicate scenes from a man's life. Each one takes you there," says the actor. At the Barbers and By the Fireplace are his favorites.
Buy It! $126; sephora.com
Great Escapes Book Series
"Sometimes you don’t have time for a vacation, so I do the next best thing. I sit in my Eames chair and read about vacations," says Crews of his favorite coffee table books, Taschen's Great Escapes collection. "The only thing harder than getting away is finding the right place to go. This amazing series shows you where in wonderful detail."
Buy It! $20-$40, taschen.com
Classic Pocket Notebook
Crews tries to keep a habit of writing and journaling. "I keep these Moleskine hard cover notebooks handy for any bit of inspiration," he says. "It might be my next big movie idea!"
Buy It! From $12.61; amazon.com
Instant Shoe Shine Sponge
"This is invaluable when you don’t have time but need to look good fast! Throw one in your gym bag or briefcase and you are good to go," says Crews of his super-affordable must-have.
Buy It! $6; amazon.com
Corby of Windsor Pants Press
"For a long time, I saw hotels in Europe with these and wondered what they were for. I got one and LOVE it," says the actor. "You plug it in, hang your pants in the press, set the timer and in 10 minutes—or in the morning—your pants are freshly pressed. It also includes a hanger for your sport coat so you are more than ready when it's time to go."
Buy It! $183; amazon.com