It’s time again to celebrate Dad – and with the excitement of summer and the chance to say ‘thank you’ to the important men in our lives, also comes the stress of finding the perfect gift. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for – whether they have it all, want very little, or just don’t like to be spoiled – it can be tricky to find the ideal gift that will help show how much we appreciate them.
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So, to help make Father’s Day 2021 the best one yet – we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to Father’s Day gifts that is sure to have something for any man in your life.
For Dads With Great Taste
Grilling & Cooking
Would it be a Father’s Day gift guide without some fun things for the grill? We start our guide with some more traditional items that have fun twists. If you want to help take Dad’s cooking to the next level, check out this Wood Smoked BBQ Kit that makes adding great smoky flavors to your meats and veggies super simple and without complicated or expensive equipment.
In the spirit of flavor, the Taste of America spice set includes four great spice blends that you can use for all your favorite BBQ foods and add some fun to your cooking all summer long. Got to keep Dad ‘hydrated’ when he’s at the grill – and what better way to change up his drink game than with the Volley Tequila seltzers.
With just three simple ingredients these light and refreshing seltzers will quench any thirst on a summer’s day. Pour your seltzer right into these Black Stainless Steel Tumblers from Greens Steel and never spend money on single-use cups again. They’re dishwasher safe, lightweight and sustainable. Finally, for all the Dog Dads out there – we love this Embossed Rolling pin that adds fun designs to your baked creations.
Drinks & Libations
If Dad has it all, why not add some new items to his bar? Whether he likes a martini, vodka on the rocks, or just a vodka neat – Zyr’s smooth taste and slightly sweet finish is bound to be a new favorite. If you want to say cheers this Father’s Day with some bubbles, try the Cavas from Segura Viudas. They feature several varieties all bottled in striking glassware.
For a more classic Father’s Day beverage, check out Stellum Rye. It features a deep copper appearance, apple / peach / pear aroma, and full round mouthfeel – this sweet yet spicy rye is sure to make Dad smile.
Finally, make Dad’s entertaining a breeze with the Barrel Finished Old Fashioned and Manhattan from High West. These pre-bottled cocktails make serving and sharing two classics super simple while saving you time and worry about perfecting recipes. Open a bottle, grab your favorite glass, and enjoy.
Styles for Dapper Dads
By The Water
If you’re lucky enough to spend this Father’s Day water-side, give your favorite guy some new fashions (and a drink!). The SeaBreeze Henley from Fair Harbor is light, moisture-wicking, ultra-soft, and woven with UPF 50 materials to keep you safe from the sun while enjoying summer days. Pair this shirt with the Cole Bay swim shorts from Le Club which offers so many fun patterns to meet any Dad’s taste.
Finally, would it be a day on the boat or at the beach without an adult beverage? Up Dad’s bourbon game with HoneyDew, a honey-infused Bourbon from Garrison Brothers. This is summer in a glass – whether you use in your favorite cocktail or just have it straight.
If ‘classic’ describes your Dad – then check out this collection of fun and stylish items. Layer with the Tribeca Field Jacket from Peter Manning (year-round jacket, 6 pockets, sized to layer).
Then, give him a break from the glare of his computer or phone with these Blue Light Glasses from Manta Sleep which offer protection with a stylish frame. For a great accessory, we love the Lucent Series phone case from Urban Armor Gear which offers a one-piece design and military drop-test standards for increased shock protection.
Finally, pour Dad something extra special with the 18-Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Matured in the finest oak barrels, this whisky brings aromas of green apple and grapefruit while notes of toasted oak and cigar box transform into green fruits on the palate. Its long finish with dried tea and tobacco leaf is sure to make any Dad smile.
From Spring To Summer
We love high-quality essentials, and the Collapsible Umbrella from The Weatherman is the perfect size to keep Dad dry, while being easy to carry / not too bulky. In the spirit of essentials, who doesn’t need a new water bottle, and this Reusable Stainless Steel bottle from Greens Steel will keep your drinks cold and insulated.
Give Dad a cool new look with the African Art Painting Zipper Shirt from Koshie O – this 100% cotton shirt has a silky feel and is sure to be a conversation piece no matter where you go. You can pair this showstopper shirt with just about anything – but we loved it with the One Short from Fair Harbor.
These shorts are the perfect bottom for all-day wear – featuring an optional liner, they can even be worn for swimming. Finally, the Grip6 Wallet is the ultimate, slim cardholder with a built-in locking mechanism that keeps your cards in place, but then easy to access when needed. The added loop makes it easy to grab or clip to your favorite accessory.
Keep Dad’s style going all weekend long with these functional and flattering items. Whether he’s having lunch post-Gym, attending a sporting event, or just having casual drinks with friends- make him look his best with ease. We love the Tech Shorts from Peter Manning which feature quick-dry stretch fabric, UV-protection, and are machine washable.
A fun sneaker is a must- and the Caledonian Mesh Reflect from Mallet, is a stylish shoe that features a suede upper and tonal mesh but completed with a classic running-inspired tread for all-over wear. Accessorize with the Waylon sunglasses from Vallon – these ultra-lightweight, polarized, and impact-resistant glasses make for functional and fun glass.
Finally, the Super Duffel Bag from ‘73 Originals is the perfect size for all your needs and features a removable shoulder strap, shoe ‘garage’, side pockets, and water-resistant 100% Cordura fabric.
Casual Summer Style
There’s nothing like a simple, casual (yet dressy) summer look. Help Dad dress with ease this summer with the Recycled Comfort Tech Chino from Quince. These super soft ‘do-everything’ chinos are perfect for work and play, and feature a hidden flex waistband, cell phone pocket, and moisture wicking fabric.
Pair with the Gray Slip-On from Strauss and Ramm which offer super comfortable insoles, good traction, and a sleek design making them ideal for any outfit. Finally, we love the Journacy bag for its spacious design, super soft leather, and multiple pockets.
Also, no brand says Father’s Day quite like Journacy which was launched to help support a man’s unique fatherhood journey. They are committed to sharing the stories of real fathers and creating stylish yet functional products for Dads and all ‘father’ figures.
Self-Care for Dads: Inside and Out
Everyone deserves some self-care – Dad included. Help your guy mix in some new essentials like the Hawthorne Handwash. With scents like Dark Rum and Bergamot, these non-drying soaps will keep your hands clean and smelling great. Next, packing cosmetics can be a pain! We love these customizable Travel Capsules from Cadence which come in fun colors, stick together with magnets (never lose a lid again), and are perfect for holding everything from pills, to creams, and gels.
We know some Dads aren’t looking for extensive skin routines – so add two simple pieces to his day with the Deep Cleansing Masque and 911 Eye Gel from Menaji. What better pairing for a weekly masque than the great smelling (and clean-burning) Blackberry & Bay Candle from Fernweh – spoiler alert these items are available as a gift set. Finally, Gage for Men offers some of the best shampoos out there – this affordable everyday shampoo is a great and modern take on a must-have product.
Keep Dad looking young with the ultra-high quality skincare products from DefenAge. DefenAge offers a range of anti-aging skin care products that leverage defensin molecules which boost new skin rejuvenation and create a brighter tone while reducing fine lines and wrinkles in just a short time. Make it easy for Dad with this Men’s Skincare Kit which includes a 3-step system, and weekly masque. The kit also includes a stylish leather toiletry bag and hemp-cotton sports towel.
If your Dad’s idea of outside fun is sitting in the backyard or around the campfire, we have a few fun items to change his routine. First, the Standard Issue 18-L Backpack from Urban Armor Gear is perfect for a weekend trip or casual outing. With multiple pockets, laptop sleeve, and added fleece-lined top loading tech locker, it’s the ideal bag whether you’re heading to a new city or the great outdoors.
If Dad is heading somewhere more adventurous this summer, take along these All-Purpose Dry Sacks from Outdoor Products which will keep your things dry whether on a boat, in the rain, or in shifting climates. Finally, make your evening beverage a breeze with the multi-flavor canned Moscow Mules from ‘Merican Mule.
These drinks take a fun twist on the traditional mule and use ingredients like tequila, rum, and of course- vodka. While the copper mug might be optional, bring along these copper mugs from Moscow Muled- the classic cup for this beverage.
Relax and Reset
Thank Dad for all he does by giving him some personal gifts that inspire well-being. Help him relax with the Weighted Blanket and Tone Therapy System from Baloo Living. This machine washable and dryer safe blanket gives the body the gentle hug we need to feel cozy at night or during an afternoon nap.
Baloo’s blankets don’t trap heat and can be used year-round. The N.O.W. Tone Therapy system provides a simple 3-minute meditative experience that is best completed twice a day. Turn on the speakers, close your eyes, and get ready to relax! Post-meditation try a cup of Cacao Team from the Cacao Tea Company which features high quality, ethically-sourced cacao husks that provide a healthy alternative to coffee. If you love chocolate, tea, or coffee – this beverage is for you.
If Dad has upcoming travel, gift him the Inflatable Travel Pillow from Manta Sleep. With 4 relaxing positions, fast-inflate technology, and a compact shape its the best accessory for any flight. Help Dad loosen up with the Ekrin B37 percussive therapy kit. This small but powerful massager features up to 56lbs of force, 5 speeds, 4 attachments, and an 8-hour battery life. Let’s just say this is the gift you’ll also want for yourself. For more targeted relief, try the Hip Hook from Aletha Health. This easy to use tool is specially designed to relax the hard to reach iliacus muscle. By treating this muscle you can help Dad eliminate tightness at the core of the hip flexor and reduce strain in the legs, hips, and lower back.
Give Dad a spa day ‘provençal’ with the men’s soap set from Averal. Averal offers French triple milled soaps in a variety of scents ideal for all skin types. While personal, perhaps Dad just has everything – so check out the underwear from Underwear Expert – with their easy to use online tool you can build your custom underwear collection in 2 minutes. We tried a classic black brief and were thrilled with the fit and comfort.
If Dad is committed to staying youthful, check out the hair preserving items from Keeps. Keeps makes maintaining hair and fighting baldness super easy with their online services.
Finally, let’s keep Dad comfortable from top to bottom – check out two must have shoes. First, the Eurosport Men’s sandals from Okabashi provide the arch support and comfort you need for all day wear. They are easy to clean and slip resistant. And second, the Wool Slip On from Baabuk fits like a slipper, but is sleek enough to wear anywhere. These shoes let you go sock-free without worrying about blisters or discomfort. Easy to wash and care for – a must add to Dad’s shoe shelf.