Father's Day Gifts Dads Would Actually Appreciate
A little while back was Mother’s Day, and I wrote up a guide for procrastinator’s, and Father’s Day is next Sunday, so fellow procrastinator’s, we’re actually doing pretty well on time here. The challenging thing in my family though is that while my mom is relatively easy to shop for, my dad is a black box when it comes to gifting.
It seems like there’s nothing that he wants or needs, and when I get him anything, he usually appreciates it but could care less — unless it’s food. Well, luckily, this guide isn’t just stuff I’d get for my dad, or it’d be a list of different types of Mexican cuisine, coffee bean varieties, and jugs of maple syrup (these are all actual gifts I’ve gotten my dad). I scoured the internet to pull together this list of gadgets and gifts that any dad or dad-figure in your life would love.
Amazon Echo Speaker ($65, on sale from $100). In honor of Father’s Day, Amazon is actually putting their second generation Echo speakers on sale. This awesome deal isn’t going to last forever, and for anyone who has been living that smart home life, you know that Alexa is a total game changer.
Wacaco Minipresso GR ($40). This portable little grinder and espresso machine means that Dad has his fave coffee on the go at all times. It’s also electricity-free, since it’s hand-operated, and comes with a semiautomatic piston for grinding and a standard 2.35 oz. water tank, though there is an assortment tank sizes. It also has a durable little carrying case.
Taschen The NASA Archives Coffee Table Book ($150). This stunning collectible coffee table book documents 60 years of the Space Race in 400 breathtaking color photographs. It’s an incredible collection of human history that anyone who has ever looked up and wondered about the stars would appreciate.
Alden Travel Kit ($130). If Dad is a dress shoe enthusiast, then he’ll really appreciate this handsome calfskin leather kit from Alden. This tightly packed travel kit comes with a jar of Black Paste Wax, a jar of Cordovan No. 8 Burgundy Paste Wax, a horsehair brush, and a polishing cloth.
Nomodo Wireless Qi-Certified Fast Charger with Mug Warmer/Drink Cooler ($80). Not only does this high-tech desk accessory charge any Qi compatible device wirelessly and rapidly, it also has a little spot to heat or cool your drink with a Peltier plate. It also comes with a 12 oz. lidded mug that can used for hot or cold drinks.
monbento Square Bento Box-Style Lunchbox ($40). Meal-preppers, this one’s for you. This stylish bento box isn’t quite like your old school tin boxes of the past. Rather, it’s airtight, BPA free, and comes with two separate levels so Dad can transport a filling meal without fear of spillage.
Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill 22″ ($165). Voted by NYT’s Wirecutter as the best charcoal grill of 2019, the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill is a must-have for every backyard BBQ this summer. If Dad is the grillmaster, he’ll love this grill. It also comes in three attractive colors.
Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser ($130). If Dad is a fan of pouring himself a cold one, this Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser turns any beer into tap. Fizzics can take any beer’s natural carbonation and turn it into a dense, almost-creamy Micro-Foam for more delicious tasting beer.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 True Wireless Earphones Qi Charging ($330). These Qi charging wireless headphones from the Danish premium consumer technology brand were made for audiophiles and are the definition of luxury. They come in a compact, leather, fast-charging case and have a range of 20 to 20,000 Hertz.
Matsuda M3058 Sunglasses ($625). Okay, okay, so these are pretty pricey shades, but they are designed by one of Japanese leading menswear designers Mitsuhiro Matsuda. The M3058 are one of their flagship designs and will never, ever go out of style.
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Foundation Weekend Bag ($85). This is the perfect, lightweight weekender for any brief getaway. Made with durable canvas, this duffel also features a camo print-lined shoe compartment that keeps the rest of Dad’s clothes clean. It measures at 11.5" high, 20.5" wide, and 11" deep.
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