15 Brilliant Gift Ideas for Dads
There’s no need to resort to the same old gifts for dad year after year. A tie may be a timeless classic (at least for dads who wear ties), but a kit to brew beer at home is a lot more exciting.
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From a duffel perfect for a weekend getaway to a scarf that’s both stylish and cozy, there are plenty of goodies that he probably doesn’t have and that he’ll actually use.
Here are 19 present picks that even the most discerning of dads won’t be able to resist.
Original Grain Brewmaster Watch
Cuisinart 20-Piece Grill Set
The barbeque tools in this kit are made of stainless steel, so they won’t rust and are easy to clean. The aluminum carrying case makes for great storage and easy portability.
To buy: crateandbarrel.com, $70
The Necktie Travel Roll
If you’ve been giving dad ties for the past few years, help him keep them organized with this sophisticated and compact travel roll that will also keep them wrinkle-free.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $24
Christophe Pourney Shoe Shine Kit
Because not all leather products look better with age, get him an all-natural shoe care kit. No more embarrassing scuffs or salt stains on his treads!
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $55
Derek Rose Cotton-terry Robe
A plush robe can make a chilly morning a lot more comfortable. This robe, by Derek Rose, is perfect for when dad is kicking back with his morning coffee.
To buy: mrporter.com, $220
Crosley Record Player
Playing a certain song can definitely evoke a memory from yesteryear, but this vintage inspired record played will bring dad back to the rock-n-roll youth that you didn’t realize he had.
To buy: urbanoutfitters.com, $69
Another Ultimate Travel Essential, Tile's Bluetooth tracker is one of the smartest buys on this list. Attach it to your keys, luggage, passport, wallet, or anything else important to track its location using a simple smartphone app. Can't find your phone? Press Tile's button twice and it'll ring, even on silent mode.
To buy: amazon.com, $14
Graphic Image Leather Watch Roll
Dad can neatly pack his watches in this leather watch roll. You can even get it personalized with up to three initials.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com, $215
Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance for Homebrewing
Dad can brew his favorite beers right at home with this handy kit.
To buy: amazon.com, $500
The Art of Shaving Mug and Brush
One of my dad’s favorite gifts that I have ever given him was this vintage inspired shaving mug and brush. It provides a nostalgic experience along with a smooth shave.
To buy: theartofshaving.com, $115
Derek Rose Slippers
Nothing says luxury like a pair of leather slippers. This backless style by Derek Rose can elevate your pop’s relaxation style.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $123
Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones
Who bothers with a cord these days? The iPhone surely doesn’t. Bring your father up to speed with these super cool (and incredible-sounding) wireless earbuds.
To buy: bose.com, $250
L.L. Bean Signature Leather Duffel
This all-leather version of the brand’s classic 1934 zipper duffel comes with roller carry handles and a removable shoulder strap to make it perfect for his next trip.
To buy: llbean.com, $299
Maison Margiela Fragrance
This ‘Replica’ Jazz Club scent by Maison Margiela will transport your dad to another era, with the masculine aroma of musk, vanilla, and tobacco leaves.
To buy: sephora.com, $126
J. Crew Shawl-Collar Melange Wool Sweater
Dad can wear this beautiful sweater on the plane or by the fireplace after a day of skiing. The quality wool makes it extra warm.
To buy: mrporter.com, $23