When you’re looking for a gift for dear old Dad, he might not be so forthcoming with information. Heck, he might not even really be thinking about what he wants, what with how much he thinks about his family first. So we’ve put together a list of over a dozen can’t-miss gifts for dads, to make it easy for you to find the perfect way to spoil your pops.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket
MADE IN THE USA
Huckberry’s perennial bestseller, the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Canvas Trucker Jacket, is a piece of clothing that’s as classic and classy as your dad. Made with a heavy cotton canvas exterior that’s available in eight handsome colors, it’s the perfect wear-anywhere jacket that will break in and patina gorgeously the more your dad wears it.
The James Brand Barnes Knife
We’ve yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love a good pocket knife—and The James Brand’s Barnes Knife is far beyond just good. Incredibly pared down with a lightweight titanium construction, the Barnes Knife is an exercise in simplicity and a heritage quality tool that can be passed down through the family for generations.
What’s better than sitting around an open fire with your family on a chilly evening? Doing that without smoke constantly shifting and blowing into your eyes. BioLite’s FirePit+ makes that more possible than ever before, with a “smokeless” design that’s perfect for making s’mores over.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
Any Tag Heuer watch is going to be an impressive gift to give—but the Aquaracer Professional 300 orange diver watch is a real stunner. Inspired by a historic model from 1979, it’s a high visibility and instantly eye-catching watch that’s tough enough for any adventure, too.
Daneson Scotch and Bourbon-Flavored Toothpicks
DELICIOUS TASTING NOTES
Deeply infused with your favorite whisky flavors, Daneson’s tootchpicks are a treat for connoisseurs of all things fine spirits. With just a small bite, each bespoke birch toothpick will begin to release the essence of the spirit inside—smokey and peaty Islay Scotch studded with vanilla and cloves, or the leather and caramel and stone fruit of a well-aged bourbon. They’re a wonderful gift for your dad (or for yourself). Pair them with The James Brand’s Randolph Cache for easy carry on a keychain.
Knob Creek 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
A BOLD SIPPER
As a man gets on in years, his drinking tastes often trend towards less and better. That’s exactly what a fine bottle of spirits like Knob Creek’s 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey offers, with a high proof that encourages sipping (not gulping) and a long, subtle, delicious aftertaste that’s perfect for a contemplative night of imbibing.
Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler
Of course, there’s always going to be a place for packing a dozen brewskis to head out into the woods for a camping trip, too. Yeti’s Tundra 45 Cooler will let your dad pack away way more than that though, with enough space and cooling power to keep a whole weekend’s worth of food and drink chilled and at the ready.
Naglev Combat Waterproof Boots
A good pair of boots isn’t just an investment in someone’s financial future—it’s also an investment in the comfort and long-term health of their feet, knees, and hips. Naglev’s Combat Waterproof Boots are a beautiful combination of durability and comfort. Each boot is wrapped in a single piece of Kevlar and features a go-anywhere design that’s perfect for active dads.
BUILT IN THE USA
One backpack to rule them all: That’s our take on GORUCK’s legendary GR1. It’s practically bombproof, comfortable as heck to wear, and literally guaranteed for life. It’ll probably be the last backpack your dad ever needs to own.
Bellroy Tech Kit
Working from home, working from the office, working from a cafe or coworking space—there’s a lot of places that tech-savvy dads end up for their jobs these days. Make travel between these locations easy on them with Bellroy’s Tech Kit, a zip pouch designed specifically for all those little high-tech bits and bobs he’ll lose track of otherwise.
Whiskey Peaks Glasses
HIGH ALTITUDE LIBATION
Whiskey: It’s great. Mountains: They’re amazing too. Drinking your whiskey out of these hand-blown Whiskey Peaks glasses with mountains in them? Obviously even better. So your dad can imbibe his favorite whiskey in style, gift him these glasses. Just add his favorite leather chair and a crackling fire in the fireplace and he’ll be good til Father’s Day.
Relwen Combat 2-In-1 Jacket
Some guys obsess over cars, or hunting, or coding, or movies. The guys at Relwen obsess over heritage-quality clothes that you’ll want to wear forever. And their Combat 2-in-1 Jacket is the pinnacle of their outerwear designs, with a dual-purpose construction that can replace a whole closet full of other coats.
Courant Catch: 3 Charging Valet Tray
The Catch 3 Wireless Charging Tray is made from premium pebble-grain leather and features wireless charging that’s both certified and fast. Plus, it’s got enough space for your dad’s keys, slim leather card case, his watch, and other gear that may find its way into his pocket during the day.
Leatherman Free P4 Multi-Tool
21 TOOLS IN ONE
A Leatherman multi-tool is practically a rite of passage into dadhood, as it gives him the power to fix every minor repair that surrounds him. The Free P4 is a handsome, lightweight, and compact tool, and you can have it customized with your dad’s name engraved on it, too.
Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle
A CAMPSITE CLASSIC
Last but not least: A great thermos. Possibly the greatest of all time, actually. Stanley’s Classic Legendary Bottle is the template from which all other thermoses take their cues, and it’s a staple that no dad should be without. It keeps coffee hot for up to 40 hours, and of course, his whiskey perfectly inconspicuous throughout the week.
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