Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Your dad was one who probably bought you your first soccer ball, the one who stood on the sidelines at your sports games, picked you up from your first party (and probably subsequently scolded you for attending said party), and taught you a plethora of valuable life lessons.
Now, since your dad has probably given you a lifetime of sage advice, we’re here with some sage advice of our own: it’s time to trade in that tie you get him every year for some out-of-the-box gift ideas.
For the Classic Dad
Think of Amazon’s Echo like his new personal assistant (minus the horrifying hourly rate). Operating via voice control, the Echo can recite daily news, read him an audiobook, blast his favorite dad rock, or even order him a pizza. The Echo can also help out with the chores, including controlling the thermostat, any outdoor sprinklers, and lock any doors.
$179.00 at Amazon.com
Who doesn’t love a chilled-to-perfection iced coffee on a hot summer day? Simple yet effective, the HyperChiller is able to chill hot coffee in about a minute — without diluting your beverage. If that’s not enough, it’s also able to chill whiskey, wine and any other liquid vice Dad may have.
$29.99 at HyperChiller.com
It doesn’t hurt to have a little extra when executing facial trims. A staggering 20 length settings optimized for precision makes this Philips beard trimmer simple and enjoyable to use. A rechargeable battery provides up to one hour of cordless use on a full charge — more than enough time to get even the thickest beard under control.
$49.95 at Amazon.com
For the Dapper Dad
Born from a love of the timepiece and the need to eliminate markups by popular brands, meet MVMT — the watch company single handedly revolutionizing the art of the wristwatch. These leather-clad watches offer a minimal design made from high-quality materials that exude fine detailing and premium quality. So good, you’ll probably want to pick one up for yourself while you’re at it.
From $99.00 at MVMTWatches.com
For the Rugged Dad
Whether he has a passion for fishing or he prefers to spend his time in the wilderness hiking and camping in the bush, a paracord pod EDC (everyday carry) kit offers a subtle comfort when it comes to successfully trekking through the outdoors — with over 16 useful outdoor items wrapped into a handy and stylish kit, this is the one tool he’ll want to have on-hand at all times.
$49.98 at Huckberry.com
If your dad golfs, the only thing he’ll love more than the game itself is telling his friends all about the secret to improving his swing. With the SKLZ Tempo Trainer, he’ll not only be espousing the miraculous improvements out on the green, but maybe also throwing in a footnote about his whip-smart kid that got it for him.
$51.18 at Amazon.com
This small but mighty drone should not be dismissed as cute. Not only is it fun and easy to fly, he’ll actually be able to capture video thanks to the built in HD camera and Wi-Fi function. Great for drone beginners and flying experts alike, the 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity makes it easy to fly stable. Whether young or older, the Hubsan drone is sure to evoke his inner kid on Christmas morning.
$139.99 at Amazon.com
Praised by The New Yorker as, “an amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal,” Sick In The Head is a must read for comedy fans and movie buffs alike. With interviews with everyone from Lena Dunham to Jerry Seinfeld, every comedy-loving dad will appreciate this read.
$11.97 at Amazon.com
Ideal for the Scotch fan on your list, the Norlan Glass whiskey glasses set offers a unique alternative to the typical drinking glass. The Norlan Glass set omc;ides 2 hand-blown Borosilicate glasses that will actually make his whiskey taste even better. This work of engineering magic was crafted to enhance the flavor and aroma of his drink of choice, thanks to the unique shape of its inner bowl.
$48.00 at Huckberry.com
For the Sophisticated Dad
Handcrafted using traditional methods of glass blowing and cutting, this handsome decanter is perfect for the sophisticated dad. If you want to go the extra mile, add a generous drop of his favorite whiskey and set the decanter on his study table.
$49.55 at Amazon.com