Today I am sharing a round up of Father’s Day gifts. All of these gifts represent gifts that I either have gifted to my husband Timm, or am planning on gifting to him very soon. If they seem to have a theme (whiskey, anyone?) it’s because they do. Timm is a whiskey collector and educator, and what started as a hobby has now blown up into a way of life, in the healthiest way possible.
These gifts are slightly niche, but I like to think there are ideas here that might apply to someone you love, fatherly or otherwise.
MONOGRAMMED PINT GLASSES
Perfect for everything from cold beer to iced tea, a set of etched, monogrammed pint glasses is a classic addition to any drinkware collection.
I have mentioned this gift countless times, but it’s so dang cute I am mentioning it again. I think a customized pennant would be adorable with a grandfather name or a last name or a favorite sports mascot for the men in your life.
Hands down, this is one of Timm’s favorite gifts I have given him to date. The birch toothpicks by Daneson come in either a Scotch or Bourbon option, and would be great paired with a bottle of either.
PAPPYLAND: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and Things That Last
Written by Wright Thompson, this book is “the story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.” If you have a whiskey lover in your life, Pappyland tells a great Bourbon story and will be a welcomed addition to their library.
Matches with a customized crest or family monogram add a clever touch to a home bar, a backyard patio, or a grill station. Even if we tend to grab the butane torch more often than not, I think matches are classy and elevated. This would be a cute gift for newlyweds too.
Pocket squares are classy, and have their place in a gentleman’s wardrobe. But handkerchiefs are for everyday gritty work. Tom Hanks’ son, Colin, has started a company called Hank’s Kerchiefs, and they sell modern neck scarves. Perfect for tying around his neck while gardening, over his nose and mouth while mowing, or tossed in the back pocket of his jeans for just-in-case moments, a modern man knows the value of a good hankie.
I have gifted a lot of personalized journals to Timm, but his favorite was a customized notebook specifically intended for taking notes while tasting whiskey. This idea can be tweaked for whatever hobby applies: gardening, travel, wine, coffee, training, hunting, fishing, or any number of hobbies. Simply put the name of the hobby on the front of the notebook, and let them do the rest! (Note: If you are looking for a quick and easy whiskey tasting notebook, this is a ready-to-go option.)
WHISKEY ADVOCATE SUBSCRIPTION
The final authority on all things whiskey, a subscription to Whiskey Advocate magazine is the gift that gives all year long.
MARBLE AND WOOD COASTERS
Classy and understated, but with a masculine feel, I like the look of these personalized coasters for a bar or living room.
The best gifts for those who are hard to buy for? Something consumable! The world’s best peaches are a fun way to celebrate the taste of summer.
This snazzy contraption creates an ice wedge, making easy work of creating a large cube of ice in a whiskey glass. I’ve been told that slowly melting ice keeps the cocktail cold without watering down the libation.
Every man needs his go-to, VIP koozie. A needlepointed option is nice, but not too nice for backyard grilling or game day.
For the man that has everything, but never seems to have cash for tipping the valet, this customized wallet (filled with lots of singles) is meant to be stored in his car’s console. When the need arises for tipping (at the airport, at the hotel, at the restaurant), his stash of ones is ready! You could have it personalized with a monogram, but I added the word “valet” for a more task-specific customization.