5 Awesome Gifts for Father’s Day
Ah Father’s Day — that one day of the year dedicated to dear old Dad. While flowers, jewelry and chocolates never go out of style for Mom, dads can be a little trickier to shop for. Even though your favorite living legend might insist that he doesn’t need anything, we’ve come up with five gift ideas that are way better than the cliché neck tie.
Father’s Day falls during grilling season. And what dad doesn’t consider himself King of the Grill? You can be traditional and get him a new spatula, tongs or meat thermometer if his old ones are showing some wear. Better yet, go for something a little more unique like a grill-cleaning robot. On a tighter budget? A Himalayan salt block or some cedar grilling planks and an assortment of rubs and spices would be both useful and thoughtful. Pair it with a tumbler from our Food & Drink collection. Whatever you choose, the best part is that you’ll get to chow down on great food all summer long.
GoPro’s high-definition personal cameras are known for their versatility and toughness. You can wear them or mount them almost anywhere — like when you’re free falling from 24 miles above Earth or doing a backflip on your bike over a 72-foot canyon. You know, typical guy stuff. Anyway, if you have an adventurous dad who lives for surfing, skiing or off-roading, or who might want to send a random object into space with a weather balloon, this picture-perfect gift goes well with a tumbler from our Outdoor Life collection.
Beats Executive headphones might give Dad more cred (just what he always wanted!), but the Bose Quiet Comfort 15s are still the best noise-cancelling headphones out there. Dad deserves to unwind with his favorite tunes, free of distractions — and with one of our music designs in hand.
Skin Care Products
Razor irritation, sun damage and other factors can really take their toll. This is especially true if, like most men, Dad doesn’t take proper care of his skin. There’s an ever-growing array of products tailored to making men look and smell like the refined gentlemen they are. Molton Brown has plenty of pleasant-smelling lotions that will make Dad feel like a refined gentleman who appreciates fine grooming products. Pair it with the sophisticated design that we have dubbed The Connoisseur.
YETI Tundra Cooler
OK, so skin care products might not be a traditionally “manly” gift. You know what’s manly? Anything that can stand up to a grizzly bear. That’s what the YETI Tundra Cooler can do, according to the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, which is apparently a thing that exists. (But hopefully, Dad steers clear of hungry bears and never has to find out if the IGBC’s seal of approval is warranted.) Pick a YETI Cooler with the logo of Dad’s alma mater, and match it with one of our Collegiate designs.
— Al Montone