We have been so caught up in graduation, end-of-the-school-year activities and the start of summer that we almost forgot one of our favorite holidays, Father’s Day.
If you are still on the lookout for something for your favorite Dad, either the one who brought you up or the one you raised kids with, here are some of our best ideas.
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Original Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Old-school wet shaving is back in style and this kit contains everything Dad needs to get a quality shave right at home, including a stand to hold the razor and badger hair brush, and a canvas and leather travel bag for when he’s on the go. Shaving should be a ritual, not a chore.
WeatherTech DigitalFit Molded Floor Liners
Enter the year, make and model of Dad’s vehicle and these high-quality floor liners will be manufactured to fit precisely, and protect the flooring so much better than those factory mats. WeatherTech makes custom-fit liners for front and rear rows, and cargo spaces as well.
Wild River Nomad Lighted Backpack
This tackle backpack is a fisherman’s dream. It has an integrated LED light system that allows the user to see into the bag or work area when natural light gets scarce. It comes with four utility trays, multiple storage pockets, a rain cover and a permanently mounted, molded sunglass holder. I seriously want to take up fishing after learning about this product.
Cocktail Shaker Set
Help Dad up his cocktail game and impress the neighbors with this beautiful barware set. It includes a contemporary 19oz capacity Parisian cocktail shaker and all the accessories to formulate everyone’s favorite adult beverage. All pieces are packed in a stylish gift box with a matching recipe guide. Cheers to fatherhood!
The golfers in my life swear these are the best. Insert your favorite ball joke here.
Kids, pets, TV, and beer: common distractions when Dads are grilling. No more excuses for burnt dinner with this smartphone connected technology. The App has a simple to use interface that allows you to choose from 11 (beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, hamburger, BBQ Smoke, Hot Smoke, Cold Smoke) pre-set temperatures based on the protein that you’re cooking. You can also customize the temperatures based on your personal preferences and monitor six items at once.
Last year I kept hearing how great these shoes were, and assumed they were only made for women. At a Super Bowl party, I glanced down and noticed them on the feet of a fashionable Dad we know. He raved about them too, so I gave in and ordered a pair. Most. Comfortable. Shoes. Ever. They offer 3 styles for men in multiple colors, and the company’s story and philosophy are compelling. Oh, did I mention the shoes are machine washable?
YETI Hopper Flip 18 Portable Cooler
The Hopper’s high-density fabric is waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and UV rays. This personal-sized cooler will keep six cans icy cold all day long, even in the heat of summer. Perfect for any outdoorsy Dad.
The man in your life will love getting a new set of headphones to use while exercising or to block out chatter on a morning commute to the office. Bose has an excellent reputation for sound quality and these are sweat and weather-resistant. We love this for Father’s Day and bet he will, too.
Books! Because insomnia. And bathroom time.
The hilarious and surprising story of one of the most iconic movies ever made and the comedy revolution it began. “More fun to read than the movie was to watch… [a] scene-stealing book.” —Washington Post
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World-and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Factfulness is a radical new explanation of why we consistently get questions about global trends wrong—and why things are better than we think. “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” —Bill Gates
“Author Chris Erskine is a longtime humor columnist who muses on fatherhood, marriage, and suburbia. His columns are featured weekly in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and they also appear in many other papers nationwide. This is a collection of his most wise and witty essays, that will resonate with any Dad.” Amazon wouldn’t lie to us so go ahead and treat the dad in your life to this humorous tome.
From the Amazon description, we are pretty sure we need this book in our lives, “Clint Edwards’ funny, heartwarming account of the terrifying yet completely rewarding life of a parent is a breath of fresh air. In this inspiring and unconventional book of essays, he sheds light on the darker yet hilarious side of domestic life.”
And finally, for any soon-to-be or new dad in your life, here is a wonderful diaper bag that your son, nephew or neighbor will be truly grateful for. Not only is this great looking ballistic nylon, messenger-style bag appropriate for Dad to take into a meeting with its padded computer sleeve, it converts easily to a backpack so both hands are free to wrangle a toddler. It’s got a changing pad and lots of pockets and bottle holder spaces that can accommodate sippy cups – and even a wine bottle, should it be “one of those days.”