Father’s Day is on June 16th, just a week and a half away. If you don’t have gifts bought for the dad(s) in your life — um, guilty — it’s time to get crackin’. And for those of you who haven’t a clue what to get, here are some suggestions to help inspire. You might even find a thing or two you’ll want to buy for yourself (I totally want the cold brew French press). I say do it; why not?
FOR THE NEW DAD
Cold Brew French Press
Oh man, if only Drew drank coffee, I’d get this for
me him for Father’s Day. It’s the prefect gift for the coffee lover who needs an extra jolt — like, because he’s awake all night with a crying baby — and prefers his coffee cold in the summer months.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera
Every new parent wants to take a million pictures of his or her baby, and the great thing about this camera — besides the fact that it’s marked down 20% — is that its high quality is packed slim so it’s easy to throw it in a diaper bag or even a pocket. It has the convenience of a smart phone camera with the quality of a fancy pants camera. Your guy will be well on his way to posting the requisite million photos of baby’s first year on Facebook. Win-win for everyone…
FOR THE COOL DAD
Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller
I’d buy this for the clever name alone, but I hear it works pretty well too.
Ben Sherman Iconic Flight Bag
He may not get as many weekend getaways as he used to before kids, but when he does, he’ll appreciate having a cool-ass flight bag to store his stuff. Bonus: it can double as a diaper bag/ holder of all the snacks and diversions one must have if he’s got young kids.
Homemade Gin Kit
There’s something sexy about a man making his own moonshine with spices and flowers and juniper berries and “aromatics” (all included). Plus, he’ll have fun, too, and you can both enjoy the bounty. Win-win.
FOR THE URBAN DAD
BBQ Bruce Handrail Grill
When the only outdoor space you’ve got is a small balcony or terrace — and let’s face it, even that is at a premium in the city — this small grill that fits onto most handrails is a perfect way for Dad to do some grilling this summer. Functional AND cool looking.
Rapid Dominance Classic Military Messenger Bag
So he can carry all of his crap to and from work — and around the city — in style and not, you know, look like a dad-dad. There are pockets on the side where he can keep bottles, if he needs to, whether they be bottles of IPA or bottles of milk.
Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike
For a splurge-y gift, this Dahon folding bike is perfect for the sporty guy who doesn’t have much — or any — storage space and has to lug his bike up and down subway stairs and fourth-floor walk-ups. I had a Dahon folding bike in our old place and loved it. It functions as well as a regular bike, but packs up small for easy transport.
FOR THE SUBURBAN DAD
Burger Pocket Press
It’s a stuffed burger maker (dishwasher safe, too). Enough said.
Instant Regret Peanut Butter
Because he misses the hot peanut sauce he used to get all the time at his favorite Thai restaurant in the city before he had two kids and moved to the ‘burbs.
Native Miller Rubber Sneakers
These sneakers are not only stylish — and unisex, so you can get a pair for yourself! — they’re made of rubber and they’re perforated so they’re perfect for wearing in the summer. They keep feet cool, air out the sweat, and can easily be worn at the lake, pool, or on a boat. They’re like Crocs, but cooler. Plus, they come in kids’ sizes, so you can get a matching set for Dad and Junior/ette.
Since there aren’t many — any? — good bars in the ‘burbs, give the suburban dad in your life a stoneware growler so he can stock up on his favorite draft beer in bulk and drink it from the comfort of his yard/back deck/ living room that is probably bigger than my whole Brooklyn apartment.
FOR YOUR DAD
Dave’s Gourmet Spicy Six-Pack Crated Hot Sauce Collection
It’s scientifically proven (not really) that the older a man gets, the spicier he likes his food. This six-pack hot sauce collection, with sauces called “Temporary Insanity” and “Hurtin Jalapeno,” among others, is basically guaranteed to get the job done.
Beige And Black Straw ‘Jay Hat Ali’ Fedora
A dapper hat for a dapper man.
Samsonite Golf Trunk Organizer
This thing is amazing — seriously, I couldn’t care less about golf, but, omg, look how organized everything is in that photo!! — and it happens to be over 80% off. Suh-wing! (Wait, wrong sports metaphor…).