June is finally here, and that means Father’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you have the dad who says he “doesn’t like gifts,” or is typically easy to please, that doesn’t mean you should settle for the cliched set of socks or drill bits. It takes a lot to truly “wow” dad, but we shouldn’t strive for anything less.
We’ve compiled a diverse list of gadgets and accessories for our Father’s Day Gift Guide that are perfect for showing your pops appreciation. Without further adieu, here is our Father’s Day gift guide for 2017.
Knife Roll KR-1D Denim $165
UBI-IND has created a unique, selvedge denim collection for the kitchen and home, and one of our favorites in the bunch is the denim knife roll. Made from cotton, White Oak Cone Denim, and brown latigo leather, this kitchen accessory rolls up and stores kitchen utensils with ease. It’s also equipped with a business card holder, a tablet pocket, a leather handle, and leather ties to secure everything.
Master of the Grill Apron $50
Nothing screams Father’s Day gift guide like a tactical apron for days grilling in the backyard. This tundra utility apron from 5.11 features spill resistant Teflon coating, an adjustable neck and waist straps, and spacious pockets located in front for any BBQ tools you’re working with or a nice cold one. It’s about time pops took grilling to the next level, and this will surely spark some motivation.
North Sails X SALT VMG $580
SALT Optics has taken their collaborative efforts to the open ocean with nautical gurus, North Sails. The teams have come together to create two stellar eyewear styles for the modern yachtsman. Each pair is made with Japanese polarized lenses and corrosion-resistant titanium frames, built to withstand any and all obstacles out at sea or waterborne activities. Head on over to SALT’s website and find a store near you.
Bacon Me Crazy DIY Curing Kit $24.50
For all the meat loving, do-it-yourself Dad’s, we have two words – homemade bacon. This DIY bacon curing kit belongs on everyone’s wish life, not just a Father’s Day gift guide. Pick up any slab of pork belly or another favorite meat, throw in some of their curing salt and maple-sage seasoning, and dad will have everything he needs to get curing.
Car Jump Starter and Compressor $80
Does Dad take long roads trips for business or family vacation? Why not make life easier for him if there happens to be any car battery or tire issues. This car jump starter and air compressor is the ultimate roadside emergency tool to make sure a road bump doesn’t keep you from reaching your destination. Hell, it even charges phones.
Nomad Goods Leather Phone Case-Wallet $50
Hello Nomad uses vegetable-tanned Horween leather to curate some of the sleekest phone cases on the market. Gauged towards minimalists, Hello Nomad’s cases come in an array of colorways and designs to meet every requirements – from standard cases, to folio wallet cases, and credit card wallet cases. And if you’re worried about missing out because of your phone model, don’t sweat it; these puppies are available for both iPhones and Android devices.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker ($23)
This one is for the “McMuffin loving,” or “have everything” kind of dad. The Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker. Even if you think your dad has everything, I bet he doesn’t have a quick and surefire way to make a killer breakfast sandwich every morning. Well, now he can toast some English muffins, fry an egg, and warm some protein – all at the same time.
The Art of Shaving Bourbon Amber Cologne 100 mL $100
The Art of Shaving has a plethora of products that we could include in our Father’s Day gift guide, including a free 30 mL bottle of cologne with any purchase of a full size kit ($120). However, TAOS’s Bourbon Amber cologne smells so ravishing that it’s worth paying for on its own. If you’re buying for an on-the-go dad, take a look at their travel size kit, too.
Vilebrequin Father-Son Swimwear $120 for son, $250 for dad
Vilebrequin swimwear offers 55 different styles to coordinate the perfect father-son beach day blowout. Go with one of their unique reactive swim trunks or a simple, graphic design. And for those who want to get a little extra crazy, Vilebrequin also offers full family matching suits. Can you think of anything more fitting for a family outing?
Sleepy Jones Glenn Robe $238
House robes are a tried-and-true Father’s Day gift, so why not opt for a traditional gift with some modern flare. Sleepy Jones’ Glenn Robe is as classy as robes gets, flaunting a shawl collar, French seams, tailored piping, and a classic, colorful plaid pattern. These robes can also be customized with monogramming.
Z345R Lawn Mower $2,800
If you truly and sincerely love your dad or husband, then it’s time you go the extra mile this year and get him something that might take some strain off his yard work efforts. John Deere is offering a lifetime right-hand man for a mere $2,800. Not sure about you, but for us (and please excuse my terrible jokes) it’s a clear cut decision on who takes the grass in our Father’s Day gift guide.
Whatever you get him this year, make sure he knows how appreciated he is. Happy Father’s Day!
Updated June 7, 2017 by Bryan Holt.