The best Father’s Day gifts (it’s not a “# 1 dad” mug).
There is an art to finding the perfect Father’s Day gift. You can go with the classic “Trifecta of Bs” (beef, booze, bathrobe), but it is just as expected as flowers on Valentine’s Day.
And if you are lucky enough to have a dad to celebrate, you will want to do more than expected. Plus, now you’re at an age where you’ve gotten to know him as a person, rather than just the person wearing the tie. (Don’t worry, he really loved all the tie-themed cards you brought home from school. Because you made them for him.)
But that means you can now get him something that speaks to the man behind the danger. Maybe he’s a carr buff, or an avid griller. Maybe you’re a father yourself now, and he’s a proud grandfather. Or maybe he’s a little hard to buy into.
We have you.
We have found ourselves in niche interests and also included upgrades to useful household items. Because our goal is to find things that pay homage to the many types of men who are fathers. And please write your own purchases and suggestions in the comments. We – and fathers everywhere – appreciate it.
This Canadian leather strapback hood is made from highly water-repellent waxed canvas, which will age and patina like his old favorite leather jacket.
Tailored in Minneapolis by a female-led team, get your dad a personalized wallet at a great price.
Give him something to wear on holiday this year other than the (now vintage) striped polo he just can’t let go of. Made from 100% sustainable French linen washed with biodegradable enzymes for incredible softness in the first place.
Maven Metals makes their personal keychains in the USA with Italian vegetable tanned leather. Engrave with names of children, grandchildren or a family motto.
Give the gift of never fumbling with bed cables again.
The Oxo set has over 1,500 reviews and an average of 4.5 stars, including stainless steel pliers, swivels and a silicone support.
Grovemade processes their pens from solid brass and makes them last a lifetime.
Large enough to accommodate a day trip with meals and snacks, whether on the way to the beach, the forest or a long walk to the backyard.
Grill presses are diners’ secret tools and your favorite burger places that allow the smoky hot cast iron to search the top while the bottom side grills.
This barbecue apron is made from waxed canvas made in New Jersey and works double in the garage.
This smoking set contains everything he needs to take his cocktails to the next level (except the butane).
Famous meteorologist Rick Reichmuth was frustrated that none of the available umbrellas could withstand the aggressive weather he reported from, so he created one that could.
This photographic coffee table book celebrates the lasting bond between man and machine and contains over 80 personal stories of famous men and the unique cars that have captured their hearts.
Whether it’s gardening, triathlon training or just some reluctantly recognized arthritis, percussive therapy can work wonders on dad’s sore muscles and sore joints.
More accurate than the standard app on Dad’s phone (and with many more features and functions), this wireless sensor array measures everything from temperature and wind speed to solar and UV radiation and provides useful data for gardeners, stormtrackers and people who just like to know what’s going on in their own backyard.
Help Dad quarrel with his beard with a quiet but powerful trimmer Primer team has been using for years. With an integrated adjustable ceramic blade that is stronger than steel and a range of screens, Beardscape makes it easy to rotate to the right length and does not burn out in six months.
Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking… if dad does, this waterproof phone bag can keep his device (and cards, cash, etc.) protected and within reach. The thin but durable material makes it easy to use the touch screen and take pictures underwater. Just be aware that it does not flow, and then plan accordingly.
Of course, the BBQ gods require a sacrifice, but should any grilled vegetable turn into a burnt offering? Not anymore!