He's a friend, a handyman, a therapist, a stand-up comedian, a mechanic, a carpool-karaoke-er, and so much more. But most importantly, he's your dad, and he deserves the best! Father's Day is right around the corner, and we know sometimes dads can be a bit hard to shop for. We've got you covered with these 6 awesome gifts that are both personal and chic that will have the dapper dad in your life jumping for joy!
1. Vintage Chic Polaroid Folding Camera ($375)
This amazing, foldable Polaroid camera is both an awesome vintage throwback and a chic modern gadget in one. This investment piece from the designers at The Impossible Project was painstakingly created as a refurbished version of the original 1970’s model used by greats like Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. Give dad a gift he’s sure to love and cherish for years to come, and make some memories in the process!
2. Timeless Mulberry Bi-Fold Wallet ($175)
Finding the perfect wallet that lays flat enough to not be bulky, but still has room for all your cards and bills can be tricky. This beautiful wallet from Mulberry is both beautiful and practical, made with gorgeous large grain leather and plenty of card slots. This piece is a sure bet to get dad something he’s going to use every day so he’s reminded of you, and how much you care, every time he uses it.
3. Anything-but-Boring Wood Watch – Woodie Specs Two Tone Watch ($109)
Show dad you love spending time with him with this twist on the traditional wristwatch! We love the wood watch trend because it’s more lightweight than traditional metal watches, it’s something practical Dad can use every day, and it looks different and chic! Plus, they’re really easy to engrave with something sweet on the back. We love this handmade one from San Diego makers at Woodie Specs.
4. A Tie He’ll Actually Wear – Topman Navy & White Tie ($20)
No crazy piano key tie for the dapper dad in your life this year! This chic and timeless navy and white tie from Topman goes with everything and looks good doin’ it. It has just the right amount of personality balanced with class and elegance and it’s sure to become dad’s new go-to!
5. At-Home Brew Kit – Williams Sonoma Beer Making Kit ($39.95)
Does your dad like a good lager? A perfect pale ale? He might enjoy trying his hand at making his own special beer blend exactly to his taste! There are lots of kits out there like this one from Williams-Sonoma that make it easy for anyone to brew their own beer at home. It’s a fun (not to mention delicious!) activity you can do together, then kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Plus, the next time the guys come over for a BBQ, he’s gonna have major bragging rights when they ask where the beer came from!
6. Make a Memory Into Art – Framebridge Custom Frames (Prices Vary)
Custom framing isn’t just for photos anymore! Don’t just keep old mementos stuffed away in a forgotten corner of the hall closet. With sites like Framebridge where you can send in anything from ticket stubs, to the kiddo’s artwork, to old jerseys, you can turn pretty much anything into a beautiful display piece that everyone in the family can enjoy. Besides being a great gift for Dad, it’s a great conversation starter when you have company over. You can even frame more than one thing and create a gallery wall full of your family’s memories!
7. Personalized Barware – Mark & Graham Personalized Leather Wrapped Cocktail Shaker ($69)
Keep it classy with some gorgeous customized barware that dad will be so excited to show off to all his buddies from his fantasy football league. There are tons of sets out there for pretty much every price point, but if you want to make it extra personal, you can always DIY your own by following our tutorial for how to etch your own glassware. Just be prepared to hear your dad call himself “Bond. James Bond.” Like, a lot.
8. Mistaken Lyrics Coasters – Bright Beam Goods Coaster Set ($30)
These hilarious “mistaken lyrics” coasters from Bright Beam Goods are the design equivalent of a great dad joke (is that an oxymoron?) They’ll tickle dad’s funny bone every time he kicks back with a brew! Just be prepared for him to quote them constantly. If you can’t order in time, a coaster set is also a super easy weekend DIY project! Check out our tutorial on making your own map coasters to show your hometown pride, or commemorate a special road trip you took with dad back in the day.
9. Scented Candle – P.F. Candle Co. Soy Candle (Prices Vary)
Woodsmoke. Cedar. Leather. Bourbon. These are a few of our favorite things. They’re also just a few of the more masculine candle scents you can find from sellers like P.F. Candle Co. The perfect addition to dad’s office or nightstand to help him unwind after a long day. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in stores or online, consider making your own candle with essential oils like we did in this handmade candle tutorial.