June 12, 2020 5 min read
Father’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably scrambling for father’s day gift ideas as you read through this. If you’re as much of a procrastinator as I am, picking out the perfect gift for your dad can go from a relaxing online shopping experience to having 20 tabs open trying to calculate shipping times and sizes. My palms are sweating just thinking about it.
The thing is, most dads nowadays are usually very on-trend. They have the latest gadget, they keep up to date with the most recent tech launches...they understand the good things in life. And, after having to deal with the kids - like you - for so long, isn’t this the perfect time to say “Thanks for not telling mom I missed curfew when I was sixteen!”? And what better way to do so than by giving him a great gift for Father’s Day that he would have never thought of buying himself?
So, what do you get the modern dad that - supposedly - has everything? Here are seven hand-picked gift ideas that are equal parts timeless and stylish, and will save you a ton of time on your last-minute shopping spree.
1. Equz Messenger Bag | Capra Leather | Starting from $279
Modern dads are working dads, and working dads need a place to keep all their goodies and important items in place. So, why not give dad a workbag update for Father’s Day? The handcrafted Capra Leather Equz Messenger Bag is made from full-grain Colombian leather, meaning it’s built to last. It’s also perfect for the board room and still looks good outside it - so style and practicality are a given. The messenger bag is also ideal for keeping things organized: with a laptop divider, elastic pen holder, additional front packers, and magnetic key holder, long-gone are the days of your dad having to dig around his seemingly bottomless bag to find what he needs. The Equz is currently available in Tan, Brown, Grey, and Black, and custom engraving is also possible if requested.
2. Amazon Prime Subscription | Amazon | $12.99 / month
For dads who love to shop online, a subscription to Amazon Prime is a godsend. With faster delivery times, exclusive online deals, free shipping, and access to entertainment services, this all-in-one Father’s Day gift is basically the equivalent of giving him the keys to the online universe. Sign up for a year’s subscription and save big, while also giving dad the opportunity to enjoy the perks and decide if he’d like to continue paying for them once they run out.
3. WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones | Sony | $279.99
Dad also deserves some time to unwind, so why not nudge him towards relaxation on this Father’s Day? And whether it’s after work or on the weekends, a little quiet me-time is the perfect way to recharge for whatever’s next. Which brings us to...a pair of noise-canceling headphones. This set by Sony has received rave reviews, and the best thing is that you don’t have to break the bank to snag a pair. Great for both wearing at home or on the road, the headphones are built to block out even more sound - which means a better experience - while still delivering high-quality audio. Plus, with a new “Quick Attention” button, dad won’t even have to take his headphones off to tell you off for doing something wrong. It’s a win-win for him!
4. Small Gear Pouch | Capra Leather | Starting from $89
If tidiness isn’t dad’s thing, how about giving him a nice gear bag to keep all his gadgets in place for Father’s Day? The Capra Leather Small Gear Pouch is made from full-grain leather and is currently available in seven different colors. With enough room to fit up to an iPad Pro 11”, a dedicated Apple Pencil holder, different elastic slots for gadgets of different sizes, this bag will be a life-saver when it comes to keeping everything he needs in one place. The small gear bag can also be modified to include a carry-on handle for easier on-the-go action, as well as customized engraving to make it more special. And, with two options for the interior lining, either suede or leather, your dad’s gear will stay out of everyone’s way safely.
5. Classic Durham | Daniel Wellington | $199
How about giving dad the gift of time for Father’s Day? Although smartwatches might be all the rage, there’s no going wrong with a classic piece, like the Classic Durham watch by Daniel Wellington. The timeless leather and gold look will look great with whatever dad has on, which means he can show off the gift with pride when he’s hanging out with buddies at the office, going out to dinner with mom, or as chit-chat at the gym’s changing rooms. A watch like this will become a staple in your dad’s wardrobe, and, better yet, he won’t have to worry about keeping it charged...simple times! Another classic Father’s Day gift for the man who has everything.
6. Barber Toiletry Bag | Capra Leather | Starting from $79
Every man deserves a good toiletry bag, and gifting one for Father’s Day has basically become a tradition. Great for business or leisure travel, toiletry bags are the perfect companion to make sure that no goods go missing, and no toothpaste explosions turn into tragedies. The Barber Toiletry Bag by Capra Leather is big enough to pack all the necessities, but still small enough to fit inside hand luggage for a quick work trip. Made from full-grain leather and lined with a waterproof interior, The Barber ticks all the boxes: it’s sleek, it’s stylish, and it’s extremely functional. Available in seven different colors. The Barber can be easily matched to fit in well with dad’s luggage and personal taste.
7. The Grand Tour Collection | Jack Black | $52
And, how about giving dad a double-whammy, and filling up the toiletry bag with all the essentials? Jack Black’s The Ground Tour Collection is the perfect combination of products that any traveling dad might need while they’re on the road. The travel grooming kit includes a deodorant, a double-duty moisturizer and sunscreen, shaving cream, and a two-in-one shampoo and body wash. It’s a travel-sized luxury in a box, as well as a great gift idea for Father’s Day.
8. Bourbon Tasting Set | The Spirit Co. | $35.40
Father’s Day is a celebration of dad-hood and what better way to ring in the evening than with a personalized bourbon tasting experience? The Spirit Co. has a great set of options for gin, whiskey, and bourbon lovers, so they can experience the flavors of the world without having to splurge on a full-size bottle before trying it out. The Bourbon Tasting Set comes with 5 mini bottles (3 cl) from the United States that are flavorful, high-quality, and sometimes rare. The sets are a great way to celebrate dad’s taste and raise a glass to everything he’s done.