Father's Day Gift Ideas He'll Love
Text: Bailey Bujnosek
Don’t let the dads in your life go empty-handed this Father’s Day. In the Internet age, there’s an affordable, special gift out there for every father you know—whether they’re into gadgets, a serious sports fan, or just craving some good eats. From the most popular fashion, homeware, and electronics to must-have subscription services, here are a few ideas on what to nab before that special Sunday rolls around.
All Day Shortsleeve Tee from Outdoor Voices
Described on their website as “the softest tee you’ll ever wear,” the All Day Shortsleeve from cult casual-wear label Outdoor Voices is the perfect gift for the dad who wants comfort and style. Available in charcoal, heather grey, and navy, the tee’s classic fit and CloudKnit fabric make it a match for hitting the gym or spending a day in front of the screen. This tee is one of Outdoor Voice’s bestsellers, so make sure to grab one before they’re all gone.
AirTag from Apple
If the father you’re trying to shop for is only open to practical gifts, the new AirTag from Apple is just the thing for him. The AirTag is Apple’s solution to losing things. Place one of the compact discs on your keys, wallet, bag, or anything else you want to keep track of, and voilà. Now, the item will be trackable on the Find My app. Of course, the location is only visible to you—and can now be found whether it’s a mile or a few feet away. Did we mention there’s free engraving?
$99 for four, apple.com
Lumvig Black Office Chair from Article
As working from home taught us all, you cannot underestimate the importance of a good office chair. Vancouver-based Article is not quite a decade old, but they’ve made a name for themselves as a reliable, affordable source of Scandinavian-style furniture. Treat the world’s greatest dad to an equally great chair—the Lumvig Office Chair, to be precise. Crafted from moulded polypropylene set on lightweight steel legs, this chair will make the home office grind much more enjoyable.
The Smart Garden 3 from Click & Grow
You don’t have to be a professional chef to understand the value of fresh herbs in the kitchen. Click & Grow makes it easy to grow your own basil indoors, even if your guy doesn’t have a green thumb. The no-mess, biodegradable garden is truly the easiest way to grow—simply add water and switch on the Smart Garden’s LED lighting system. The result is a guaranteed organic, pesticide-free herb you can sprinkle in salad, on pizza, or in whatever dish you desire.
Exotic Meats Jerkygram from Man Crates
Know a dad who’s an adventurous foodie? Send him an Exotic Meats Jerkygram (like a candygram, only, jerky). This gift is far from your gas station fare. With a unique jerky selection that includes boar, ostrich, elk, duck, and more, there’s bound to be something he hasn’t tried. Don’t just take our word for it—the product has four-and-a-half stars from 119 reviews.
Gift Sock Subscription from Southern Scholar
End the hassle of having to restock on boring black socks every few months. If the dad you want to get a gift for wears dress socks on the reg, he deserves fashionable, high-quality socks. Enter Southern Scholar’s Gift Sock Subscription service. For anywhere from one to twelve months, you can send him a 200 needle count ‘Sock of the Month’ pair. Plus, each new pair comes with a style card advising how to match it to the rest of his outfit.
JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker from JBL
This summer, give the fathers in your life the opportunity to take their music everywhere—even underwater. With the JBL GO 2 speaker, he can blast tunes from his phone or tablet for up to five hours between charges. Since it’s completely waterproof, there’s no harm in jamming out poolside. If he’s not Bluetooth savvy, your dad can simply plug in an audio cable and get the same listening experience.