Father’s Day is steadily approaching. And while you’ve still got another two weeks, give dad’s gift more forethought than he gave for Mother’s Day. Our senior designers have these tips for Father’s Day gifts.
For the Dad Who Needs Another Grill
While mom might get tired of chocolates and flowers, dad isn’t going to be too upset with a new grill. But get him something that’s a step above the crusty charcoal Weber from his bachelor days. For the dad that grills on the go, consider this fold-out barbecue tool box. Just remind him to not put his drill on the back burner.
The Barbecue Tool Box is available from Macy’s and retails for $125.
For the Dad Who Still Tries to Rock
If your dad is an audiophile, consider getting him something to play those records he’s been hiding up in the attic. Take his 78’s and 45’s for a spin on this Carbon Walnut Turntable from Pro-Ject. The sound quality is dad-approved, and it’s beautiful enough for your mother not to mind.
The Carbon Walnut Turntable is available from Rakuten and retails for $499.99.
For the Forgetful Dad
For the dad who tends to forget wallets and birthdays, get him the Tile Slim tracker. The tracker is slightly thicker than a credit card and can easily attach to his wallet, keys or phone. It won’t guarantee that he’ll remember your birthday, but at least he’ll find his wallet.
The Slim Tracker is available from the Tile App and retails for $24.
For the Dad Who Makes Himself at Home
If your father retrieves the morning paper in a terrycloth robe, give him something that’s a bit more refined. The Organic Cotton Jinbei Robe from Muji is breathable, stylish and comfortable, which makes it perfect for lounging in the summer months. Your father will thank you for it, and so will his neighbors.
The Seersucker Jinbei robe is available from Muji and is now on sale for $45.
For the Dad Who Always Asks for Socks
If your dad always asks for socks—mine does—then get him what he wants. One of our favorite clothing designers, Odd Pears, has a Father’s Day special, where they’ll send him 15 pairs of colorful, originally designed socks.
The Father’s Day sock pack is available from Odd Pears and retails for $53.
For the Dad Who Could Use a Little “Me” Time
If your father is the strong, silent type, then give him what he really wants: time away from everyone else. Whether you send him on a fishing trip to the Colorado River or let him play a round of golf on his own, any dad will surely appreciate some alone time.
Alone time is priceless.