Father’s Day is next Sunday, which means one of two things: 1. You are looking for cool gifts for the man in your life (your dad, relax), or 2. You are dreading more silly ties this year. Either way, this Father’s Day gift guide will solve your problems. If you’re the kid, and he’s somehow less than enthusiastic, you’ll be happy to take these items off his hands. And if you’re the dad, forward this link to your wife and kids. Enjoy.
Sportiqe shirts and hoodies. Celebrity dads such as David Beckham and Mark Wahlberg swear by this high-quality line that bridges the gap between sportswear and fashion. Dad will dig the vintage-style graphics, and the cotton’s so soft, if you get one for yourself it’ll be the first shirt your girl steals out of your closet. From $28 at Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdale’s and here.
KRUPS Heineken Beer Tender. This high-tech mini keg will take dad back to his college days. Designed to accommodate Heineken, Heineken Light and Newcastle, the keg has a silent cooling system that keeps the beer at exactly 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect for tailgating, viewing parties and tricking dad into thinking he’s a frat brother again. Mom will be so proud. $79
Helly Hansen Topp Shirt. The newest collection from HH features a number of new technologies that will be sure to keep dad looking and feeling cool this summer. The Topp Shirt boasts sustainable Quick Dry fabric and a 30+ UPF rating, meaning ultimate dryness and sun protection on a steamy day. $60 here.
REI Mini Kitchen Camp Set. The sleek new “intelligent” design by REI will not disappoint. Equipped with a foldout workspace, compartments for a two-burner stove, propane and utensils, as well as a 60-pound carrying capacity for food, this camp set is a veritable kitchen on wheels. $109 here.
Novophone Retro Cell Phone Handset. Dad’s sausage fingers don’t pair well with that iPhone anyway. Give him something healthier to hold onto. In no way does this delightfully old school product make talking on the phone while driving safer or less difficult—just weirdly awesome. $29
Scosche freeKEY Flexible Water Resistant Keyboard. This uber-flexible keyboard was made for all kinds of guys. Those who like to pretend they are a spy with wireless high-tech gadgets, those who are physically unable to type on an iPad without autocorrect completely skewing the original message (check out damnyouautocorrect.com), and those who spill frequently. Most dads are all three. $50
FOOD AND DRINK LOVER
Lobsters Online. Choose from a variety of fresh and delicious Cape Cod lobsters, clambakes, and oysters straight out of New England. They’re sold by the man who caught them and overnighted directly to your door for the perfect Father’s Day feast. From $15 (not including shipping) here.
Medea Vodka. Made from the finest whole-grain wheat and distilled with natural artisan water, Medea Vodka is subtle and smooth. The one-of-a-kind packaging allows you to customize the LED display in a variety of colors. With up to six messages at 255 characters each, every bottle is a gift and card in one. From $39, find a local retailer here.
More Father’s Day stories from Made Man:
- My Son is Orange and That’s OK
- We Love You, Dad, and Here’s Why
- 2011 Made Man Father’s Day Poll Results
- Can You Be a Dad and Still Be a Dude?
- Make a Baby or Five
- 13 Things to Do Before Becoming a Father
- iPad Alternatives for Father’s Day