Ties, golf accessories, mugs with the inscription “The greatest father in the world”… are there any Father’s Day gifts in your life that are worthy of the father? Yes, and we found it. Sure, showing him your gratitude might cost you a little more than the homemade coupon books you gifted him with as a kid, but these cool, design-friendly gifts fit almost any budget. So check out our tips and share this list with your siblings if you’re feeling particularly generous.
Leather Journal / iPad Mini Cover
Sometimes fathers struggle to see what a cool tech suitcase looks like (see: Cell Phone Cases Attached to Belts). If the father has a similar ailment in your life, help him by giving him this Detroit-made journal cover that comes in Seven shades of vegetable-tanned American leather with compartments for a paper journal, an iPad Mini, a pen or pencil and five card pockets.
Shinola, $ 195
“It’s Just Money” Solid Copper Money Clip
For the man who spotted you for $ 20 (and maybe paid for college) more than once, the saying engraved on this money clip is pretty apt. And unlike real money, this solid copper money clip is hand polished and varnished so that it never loses its shine.
Owen & Fred, $ 40
The Premium Leather-Base Weekender
Discerning dads won’t be happy with every weekender, so let your favorite jet setter know this beautifully tailored Italian (from course It takes a month to build the Italian bag. The cotton twill body is water-resistant, and the vegetable-tanned leather base and straps develop a patina over time.
Everlane, $ 130
S’well insulated water bottle, teak
If your dad spent your childhood lugging around a cooler at every beach trip, picnic, and sporting event, the design of this water bottle, which is insulated and made of double-walled, high-quality stainless steel, will be perfectly durable for drinks 24 hours cold or 12 hours hot without External condensation. When he’s out, mLet him know that for every wooden collection bottle sold, S’well will plant a tree. And if he’s just outside in the sense that he enjoys drinking outdoors, keep in mind that the 25-ounce bottle holds an entire bottle of wine.
Design Menagerie, starting at $ 35
Bocce ball set
Have an outdoor family game night with this boccia ball set that includes a set of etched solid resin balls (plus a scoring pad and instructions). It also comes with a canvas tote bag so you can challenge each other to family petanque tournaments on vacation and on vacation.
Crate & Barrel, $ 150
F1 Molded Eye Mask and Travel Blanket Set, Blue
They are often thin and small on flights where they actually hand out blankets, and it’s usually impossible to wonder if you’re the first to use them (answer: no). Dad may do better with the eye mask, but even those are pretty weak. Instead, save him the outrage of above-average travel accessories with this blanket and eye mask set. The comfortable blanket folds into a zippered tote bag that doubles as a pillow, and the molded, padded eye mask lifts up so it doesn’t press on your eyes.
Flight 001, $ 38
Original aviator mug
Perhaps the most rustic mug we’ve ever seen. This mason jar, hand-sewn with a Horween leather sleeve and handle, looks like something an Old West blacksmith would carry on on his way to the workshop. And that alone should be enough to charm Papa.
Crafts + people, $ 39
Francis Francis X9 iperEspresso machine
Sleek and sleek with a chrome finish, this gift for dad sounds more like a luxury sports car than an espresso machine (but maybe that’s the point). The machine only uses iperEspresso capsules so that your father can take it easy on Father’s Day. There is also space for two cups on top of the machine so you can heat your cups before your drink is ready.
illy, $ 279