Father’s Day is the holiday that I find the trickiest to buy gifts for. I’m not sure why, but it always trips me up. In an effort to keep from scrambling at the last minute, I keep a note on my phone for when I see or hear about an item that would make a thoughtful gift for Father’s day. Today I am sharing several of those ideas!
Officially, these are called the Commission Classic-Fit Pant by Lululemon, but Timm and his friends call them Action Pants. The nickname is a nod to how these pants pair form and function. Do they look good? They do. Are they comfortable? They are. Created with the perfect amount of stretch in a quick-dry fabric that requires no ironing…these are the pants every man needs in his closet. Timm wears them (almost) every day.
A new pair of classic sunnies is an item most dads aren’t eager to buy for themselves, but I would argue they make a great gift. If the dad in your life is of a certain age where corrective lenses are part of the sunglass equation, Warby Parker offers a great solution. Try them on at home, pick your favorite, and they will add the prescription lenses to the frames of your choosing!
A classic choice, a quality Yeti tumbler customized with initials, a name, or simple “Dad” always makes a cute gift.
What dad wouldn’t love a pair of dress socks customized with the faces of his children! Timm was gifted a pair of these for Christmas, and he takes pride in wearing them to meetings. They create quite the conversation piece, and our kids love seeing their faces on Daddy’s socks.
FOUR ROSES WHISKEY
If you’re looking for a gift-worthy yet affordable whiskey, Four Roses Small Batch fits the bill. A great bottle at a great price, this is Timm’s top choice for what he calls “big bang for the buck” whiskey. Even if you are gifting it to a whiskey connoisseur, this is the kind of bottle they appreciate because it goes with everything and is a welcome addition to any bar cart.
I know that socks don’t sound like a cool gift, but one year I gave Timm several pairs of his favorite running socks, and he is still singing their praises. He runs or walks every day, which makes this the most used gift ever!
SURRENDER, by BONO
Men of a certain age grew up with U2, and Bono’s recent memoir would make a great gift and trip down memory lane.
Definitely a splurge, the Green Egg makes a tremendous gift. Everyone I know who owns one of these raves about the effortless, consistent grilling results they achieve with the Green Egg. It is definitely at the top of Timm’s wish list.
LEATHER APPLE WATCH BAND
A great way to amp up his Apple watch, this leather band is a practical and classy gift.
COCKTAIL SMOKING KIT
Smoked cocktails are all the rage with their elaborate presentation and mind-blowing flavor. This kit allows him to create these concoctions at home!
Know someone who has everything? A high-quality consumable gift is always a win. Consider purchasing really amazing steak, brisket, or ribs as a gift for the meat-lover in your life.