Every year I ask my mother, “What should I get dad for Father’s Day?” and every year she gives me the same answer, “I have no idea.” Helpful. The truth is, the man has everything. So when it comes to Christmas, his birthday and Father’s Day, it’s nearly impossible to shop for him.
There’s no way I’m the only daughter out there who has trouble figuring out what to get her dad for his special day. With that being said, I’ve kept my eye out over the last couple of months, and have gathered a few gift ideas that I think the father figure in your life would like as well.
For the fit dad: Gym bags by Fred Perry are great for the dad who likes to stay young by running, lifting or benching a few at the gym. All guys want in a gym bag is something that is durable, small, and a bit masculine. For a decent sized bag that can hold their shoes, workout clothes, water bottle, and fit their work clothes after their workout, Fred Perry gym bags are an excellent choice.
For the traveling dad: Even men have small fashion and hygiene emergencies from time to time. Pinch’s Minimergency Kit for Him contains 13 grooming and personal care essentials for men. If your dad is constantly on the go, traveling from here to there for work or pleasure, then this inexpensive kit is the perfect gift for him! Contents include: mending kit, extra buttons, safety pin, deodorant towelette, nail clipper, stain remover, hand cleansing towelette, adhesive bandage, lip balm, breath freshener, pain reliever, dental floss, and a shoe shine towelette.
For the bearded dad: I don’t know what it is about The Art of Shaving, but every man I know loves it. If your dad is old school or simply loves the art of shaving, then you can’t go wrong with purchasing him the 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave Starter Kit. Complete with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a travel-size genuine badger shaving brush, this kit is for sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic so you can’t go wrong. Also, at $25, it’d be silly to pass this up. On another note, if he ends up really enjoying this gift, then you can follow up with other The Art of Shaving gifts for future holidays and birthdays.
For the tech-savvy dad: Whether your dad is constantly on his phone at work or at home for business, he is going to need to charge it at some point during the day. Be it at the office, in the car, or at home, Mophie has made it easy to charge your phone anywhere and go. Mophie’s Power Reserve is a small, “fast charge battery with an integrated lightning cable and convenient key ring.” Now, this one is just for iPhones and iPods, but they make power reserves for other phone versions here.
For the foodie dad: If your dad is anything like mine, he loves popcorn. Not just any popcorn either, but flavored popcorn. Luckily, good ole’ Poptions has so many varieties of popcorn, you’ll find yourself reeling over the fact that you have to choose just three for your Father’s Day Tin! From sweet to spicy to traditional, you really can’t go wrong with this easy option for Father’s day. Unless, of course, if he hates popcorn. In which case check out Pat LaFrieda and Carolynn Carreno's cookbook: "MEAT: Everything You Need to Know."
If your dad has all of these gifts or none of these are for him, then you can always opt for a gift card to his favorite restaurant, retail or hardware store. Just make sure you put it inside a funny Father’s Day card, like those by Emily McDowell – trust me, I know my dad will enjoy his.