Looking for an unique gift for the dapper dad in your life? Go beyond the argyle socks and themed ties. Dads are notoriously impossible to shop for, so we explored presents for every sort of interest from tech to outdoors, grooming to accessories, you’ll find the perfect gift for Father’s Day 2019.
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For the Well-Groomed Dad
Any Joe can put on a suit, but it takes something more to look like a well-dressed man. Those stylish accents that make the difference between meh and wow are the province of top-rated . Each month, a box of four to six curated items themed around a mystery gentleman (e.g. April’s was Jamie Foxx). High-end ties, socks, cufflinks and more are included.
More importantly, so is the unique issue of The Gentleman’s Post, filled with information and photos of how to wear the items so you look your best, including complementary colors, what sunglasses are best for what shaped face, exclusive discounts, and more. In total, each box’s value is $90 to $120, and subscriptions are just $29.99 a month.
Improve dad’s skin, eliminate plastic waste and save a fortune on shaving with the Rockwell 6C Razor. Discover the world’s most comfortable shave. Prevents razor burn, cuts and ingrown hairs. Save his skin, wallet and our environment.
Every dad needs a good Dopp Kit. This Dopp Kit is a perfect home for toiletries while on the road. It’s made of vegetable tanned leather and an easy to clean liner in the event of any toothpaste disasters. Includes an internal zippered pocket for loose Q-tips, razor blades, and the like.
Every Man Jack Body Kit, Cedarwood, has everything you need to clean up nice. Hydrating body wash, 2-in-1 daily shampoo + conditioner, and aluminum-free deodorant. All with a refreshing cedarwood scent. Plus you’ll get a bonus toiletry bag to take on the road. Every Man Jack makes high-quality, affordable grooming products just for guys.
Perfect Accessories for Dads
Help dad boost his coolness factor with the signature luxury red-brimmed Keith & James fedora. This hat is a fan favorite amongst star such as Floyd Mayweather Jr and Busta Rhymes and it’s a versatile compliment to almost any outfit. The fedora can transition from work to play, the stage or red-carpet, you know, all the regular dad stuff. Founder James Keith founded the brand based on a passion for quality and style.
Does dad feel like hiding in plain sight? The ‘Caper’ frame in matte black with gold accents is a power accessory that stands out from the rest. It has a classy, versatile silhouette that doesn’t get old, with subtle details like the on-trend double bridge. Plus it’s sturdy, constructed from durable acetate and Carl ZEISS polycarbonate Vision Sunlens.
Striking watch with gorgeous graphite-fiber highlighted dial, applied hour markers, and unique fanned windows exposing the day-date disk below. The comfortable red and black leather racing-inspired strap makes the whole package look at home in the Winner’s Circle.
These elegant cufflinks are sure to be a hit with any well-dressed dad. Kukka Jewelry was founded by designer Conchi Fernandez and is inspired by the art and architecture of her hometown of Córdoba, Spain. Each piece is handmade by Spanish artisans trained in the traditional arts of jewelry-making. These links are made in sterling silver with white rhodium and siliconite stones.
Wardrobe Upgrades for Dad
Everyone needs some basics in their wardrobe and Richer Poorer creates well-made, beautiful designed clothing that looks effortless. This crew is made in L.A. out of 100% organic cotton. A comfy casual staple that Dad won’t want to take it off.
It’s a proven fact that dads love neglecting their lounge and night clothes. Upgrade dad with these SilkCut pjs from Tani. A modern take on the best mens pajamas, they offers a loose fit for the most comfortable mens pajamas.
Knit in Europe with the downright brilliant Micro Modal® Air fabric, the fabric is actually thinner and softer than silk. You’ve simply never felt anything as lightweight and breathable as Micro Modal® Air. All superlatives aside, these really are pretty damn comfy.
Still struggling to find a unique gift for dad this Father’s Day? Get him a style upgrade with personal styling from Stitch Fix. A gift even dads who hate shopping will enjoy — an effortless wardrobe refresh that he’ll love.
For the dad who wants a touch of luxury in his casual wear, Naadam is a luxury ready-to-wear brand that specializes in rare cashmere sourced responsibly and sustainably from nomadic Mongolian herders. The high-quality cashmere supports supply chain sustainability with non-profit work but for dad it’s a relaxed fitting sweater that’s a season-less classic which goes with everything.
For the dad who wants something a little more eye-catching, try this short sleeve camp collar shirt from Original Penguin. The vibrant birds of paradise pattern is perfect for warm weather and the summer ahead. Made of a durable cotton and viscose mix, it’s sure to be a hit.
This classic overshirt makes dad’s life easier by seamlessly blending design and function. It can be worn as a long-sleeve shirt or light-weight jacket. While the styling might look traditional, the fabric is a modern blend of cotton, poly and nylon that keeps performance in a variety of climates and conditions. Plus it’s machine washable with oversized pockets, details any dad would appreciate.
What I love about Known Supply isn’t that they make simple, high-quality wardrobe classics that everyone needs. It’s that after years of hearing the horrors of sweatshops, they did something about it. They believe in making the world better by actually introducing you to the person who made your garment. So for the dad who is awaiting the revolution, get him a shirt signed by the person who sewed it in Lima Peru.
Socks might seem like a cliché gift for Father’s Day but what dad doesn’t need more socks? It’s a perpetually useful gift and TallOrder’s funky designs make these socks anything but boring. However there’s more to TallOrder than just well-made socks. The company was founded to give back to the community, in particular Tuesday’s Children which aided the twin founders, Dan and Mike Friedman, when their father died in the WTC on 9-11. They still donate a portion of all sales to the charity.
Lifestyle Gifts for Dads
For the outdoorsy dad that will love a national park inspired candle with a crackling wood wick. Includes a variety of scents such as Yellowstone sagebrush or glacier’s White Pine + Hemlock.
Orkney Linen Apron
For dads who love to cook, but also love keeping their clothes tidy, try this classic Belgian waiter’s apron from Rough Linen.
Simple, minimalist and beautifully crafted. It comes with two large pockets divided by a sleek pencil slot, in the traditional wrap-around style with long, long cotton twill ties. So professional.
With warm weather coming up, people everywhere will be spending more time outside and this inevitably leads to the grill. For the dads that enjoy grilling, this seasoning box set is great for adding a kick of flavor to family barbeques with the following spices: Steak Rub, Seafood Rub, Spicy Jerk Rub and Ranch Seasoning.
Buy Dad a Drink (He Deserves It)
For tequila tips, I asked Will Benedetto, Cocktail Curator of In Good Company Hospitality. “My first experience with tequila was more of a head-on collision with a brand that most likely had a worm inside the plastic bottle. Now that I’ve grown up, I look for tequila that inspires more so than just having a “smooth” flavor. I want to taste the agave! Tequila, similar to wine, is a very terroir-driven spirit and this is evident in a quality tequila like Casamigos, which is why we use it in our cocktails at Trademark Taste + Grind. Casamigos has notes of wet clay, bell pepper, and a touch of spice giving it great character to mix into a drink or to enjoy neat.”
Have a dad who loves baseball AND wine? Buy him a case of this wine, which is amazing even while young, and enjoy a bottle with the same friends and family each year until it’s gone. You’ll learn more about how wine evolves and gets better over time—not to mention those you love—than with any class or workshop. Each bottle is capped with a baseball-emblazoned foil wrapper so the award-winning vintages, produced by former MLB teammates Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells, can be easily spotted in your wine cellar.
Adventure Gear for the Outdoors Dad
Water-obsessed dad? Fair Harbor makes comfortable board shorts that actually clean the environment by recycling plastic waste. For instance their Board Shorts are made out of 11 recycled bottles. Nice design details like zip pockets and super fast drying make these a great present for the guy who wants to enjoy the water and improve the planet.
Astral combined 77% hemp uppers with recycled polyester to create their Hemp Donner — an outdoor performance that can also go undercover as a lifestyle shoe. The sole is designed to keep its grip regardless of the weather — snow, dirt or mud. Light and breathable shoes perfect for the day-hiking dad.
Best Gadgets for the Techie-Dad
Shinola: Canfield Over-Ear Headphones
Shinola out of Detroit is best known for their stylishly designed bicycles, leather goods, and watches. They recently introduced the Canfields, headphones that are built to last and give clean, masterfully produced sound. From the stainless steel to the integrated padding in the headband, these will make your music-loving dad never want to return to flimsy plastic headphones.