Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you, like me, aren’t exactly a plan-ahead-type then chances are you haven’t yet thought about a gift. To be completely honest, I just gave my mom her Mother’s Day gift. Yesterday.
Dads can be fun to shop for, but also a little tricky. To keep your dads looking classy all summer long check out this Father’s Day Gift Guide to steer you in the right direction.
Shaving Kit: Unless your father is rocking a beard, chances are he’s using a two-month old Bic razor and Barbasol shave cream in his daily ritual. Treat him to a luxurious shaving kit from The Art of Shaving that also happens to look super fly sitting on the bathroom counter.
Briefcase: I know no man who doesn’t need a solid briefcase. I’m guessing your dad has been using the same tired guy for the past ten years. J.Crew offers a durable, classic-looking, affordable version in a variety of colors. I like the blue since it jives with both black and brown accessories.
Moisturizer: I’m guessing your dad doesn’t think twice about his skin care. Or maybe he considers Softsoap good enough for his face. Get him back on track with Kiehl’s Age Defender moisturizer and when he starts looking ten years younger you can take full credit.
Pajama Set: A solid, dad-worthy gift. No dad is gonna turn down a set of soft pj’s.
Fragrance: I may have linked three, yes three, different fragrances in this gift guide, but they all sound so amazing I just couldn’t resist. First up we have Mister Marvelous by Byredo which I would purchase for the name alone. But the neroli and green lavender notes would also have me swooning, to be sure.
Work Gloves: I have a sneaky suspicion my dad isn’t the only dad who would seriously appreciate a pair of solid work gloves. These Pigskin Drivers gloves by Dickies are somehow simultaneously classic and rugged. He’ll love them.
Facial Scrub: Like I said, dads don’t really pay much attention to skin care. Set him up for skin success and get him this Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub. His rosy cheeks will be thanking you within the week.
Slippers: A pair of slippers for dad, need I say more?
Backpack: This Filson Twill & Tin backpack is so dope I’d probably buy myself a matching one. Filson has been a long-time favorite brand of mine. I love their quality and craftsmanship, and I guarantee your dad will too.
Hair Paste: Much like skin care, dads care little about their hair. Unless they are letting their daughter blow dry it. Which I have. Another story for another time. Anyway, bring your dad’s ‘do out of the stone age with a workable hair paste.
Watch: Ok so this puppy is definitely expensive, but from what I hear Shinola watches are worth every penny. The investment is most certainly worth it when you consider you’re saving dear old dad from the Timex stage of life.
Fragrance: Second fragrance is this Acqua di Parma cologne. No joke, this is the scent description: “A composition born from sunny Sicilian fruits and a harmonious blend of floral essences such as lavender and damask rose that merge with woody notes of vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli.” Um, yes please.
Shirt: The classic gingham J.Crew shirt.
Travel Kit: Travel-sized everything makes for a happy daddy-on-the-go.
Wallet: Another Shinola gem.
Pocket Square: Add an extra-sweet touch by having his initials monogrammed on one corner.