Move over moms, it’s now dad's turn to be pampered with gifts, hugs, kisses, and accolades for all the wonderful efforts he has—and continues to—put into being an awesome parent. (Or, in the cases of dads like John Legend, above, for simply being a hot dad.)
We all have at least one special person to celebrate this Father’s Day, including our all-star brothers, cousins, and BFFs that all wear fatherhood like a badge of honor. And we know it can be tricky trying to find the perfect gift for someone who never asks for presents or even drops hints as to what he might want. So we’ve rounded up a list of well-considered options that will make the recipient feel more loved than any generic polo shirt, golf ball, or pair of socks ever could. Got a spirited dad who loves to play bartender whenever friends are around? There’s something on our list that’ll charm him. And if you’re shopping for a minimalist fella who just needs to update his everyday essentials, like his sunnies, we’ve got some suggestions that subtly elevate his cool cred without making him feel like he’s taking on an fashion dare.
The best part? All the presents below are under a $100, so you and your wallet can rest easy knowing that you don’t have to drain your bank account to make this holiday count.
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Mouth Minibar Set
A trio of barcart essentials (2 whiskeys and a gin) to add to their cocktail shaking repertoire.
An indigo-dyed sweater to elevate his weekend uniform
The Illustrated Art of Manliness
This newly released book will teach dad how a car engine works (and how to fix it), shake a hand and more essential skills.
Warby Parker Roci Sunglasses
Two-tone shades for dads with style inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's paintings
Kauffman Mercantile Money Clip
Sleek and easy-going, just like dad
Le Labo Santal 33 Cologne
Smells like musk, leather, and spice
Baxter of California Pomade
A firm-hold styling formula for his daily 'do
Bruer Coffee Cold Brewer
The latest coffee gadget for the frehest brew. P.s. did you know that cold brew stays fresh for weeks?
Because you should give him something that he will actually wear
Native Union Charging Cable
Make it stand out so that none of his kids can "accidentally" steal it when they come to visit
J.Crew Pajama Set
Soft cotton pjs for the best ZZZs
Bheard Acoustic Speaker
This ceramic phone dock/speaker amplifies sound without plugging into the phone
Kaweco Fountain Pen
A sleek, compact pen for the business-oriented pop
Cool n casual kicks to rock all summer long
Williams-Sonoma BBQ Tool Set
Monogram these babies so that everyone knows who's king of the grill.