Our annual Father's Day Gift Guide has become a customer favorite because we don't just pitch our own products, but really try to offer our collective suggestions for the best gifts. We have a lot of fun pulling it together and feel it represents a good mix of splurge ideas, affordable items, hard goods, soft goods, other brands' products as well as a few of our own. This year is no different, so we hope you enjoy the picks.
Food, Drinks and Fun
1. Sous Vide Cooker from Anova
If Dad wants to impress people with his cooking, but isn't really the patient type, give him a Sous Vide Cooker by Anova. Using precise temperature controls, and by placing the food inside a vacuum-sealed bag, you get restaurant-level results every time. Available for $109 at AnovaCulinary.com.
2. Grind Control Coffee Maker from Breville
The Breville Grind Control coffee maker is an instant upgrade from whatever he currently has in his kitchen. It doesn't scream fancy coffee machine, it just delivers a great cup of coffee, using a built-in grinder that's easy to control. It's solid build looks very masculine too. $299 on Amazon.
3. Flip 4 Bluetooth Speakers from JBL
Wireless/Bluetooth speakers are always a welcome gift. The JBL Flip 4 is simple, waterproof, sounds great and comes in several color options. Available for $99 on Amazon.
4. Tundra Roadie from Yeti
For hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, nothing beats a Yeti cooler, which has a special gasket system to keep items colder longer. Get Dad their smallest version, the Tundra Roadie (which holds about 14 cans), so bringing something cold to the party becomes something he looks forward to. Available for $199 at Yeti.com.
Making and Sharing Memories
5. Instax Portable Printer from Fuji Film
New tech meets retro with this Fuji Film Instax portable printer. You'll get to print old-school "Polaroid" pictures with this smartphone camera-friendly device, and you won't have to rummage around for vintage equipment. Available on Amazon for $159.
6. Printed Photo Album from Shutterfly
So your Dad really has it all. Spend some time and make him a really nice printed photo album from all your iPhone snaps. While there are many online services, we like Shutterfly for its easy-to-use album template designs. Starting at $34.95 at Shutterfly.com.
7. Lambskin Leather Jacket from Peter Manning NYC
A nice leather jacket isn't something most dads would splurge on for themselves, so get him ours. It's made from 100% super supple New Zealand lambskin and comes in both brown and black. A classic silhouette that will never go out of style. And best of all, it fits! Available here of course for $495.
8. Tribeca Field Jacket from Peter Manning NYC
The Tribeca Field Jacket was our first piece of outerwear and it has since become a customer favorite. We've added navy to our original colors and find ourselves reaching for it a lot over the course of a year. Available here for $178.
9. Leather Roller Bar Belt from BillyKirk
He won't want to wear any of his other belts once he's tried this No. 289 Leather Roller Bar Belt in brown by Billykirk. The soft yet tough leather makes putting it on a pleasure. $99 at Billykirk.com.
10. Short Sleever in Seersucker from Peter Manning
Give Dad a shirt that lets him man the grill in style. The PMNYC Short Sleever is cut to fit our guys right and comes in a variety of fun styles. Try the seersucker options to spice it up a bit! Available here in 5 styles for $85.
A Couple of Great Watch Ideas
11. The Speedmaster Professional from Omega
If you really want to treat Dad, get him an Omega Speedmaster Professional, also known as the Moonwatch for its NASA-approved journeys into space during the Apollo 11 mission. It's a classic manual-wind chronograph that every watch lover must own at one point or another. Fortunately second-hand prices are relatively affordable in the luxury timepiece realm at just over $3,000. Watch Vault NYC is a reputable online dealer.
12. Guardian Watch from Shinola
If the iconic Speedmaster is out of your budget, consider Shinola's Guardian with its 36mm classic sized case. At $675 and still a classically handsome wristwatch, it might even be a better fit for some dads who want the simplicity of a battery-powered watch that just keeps running without the need to hand wind it like the Speedmaster. Available at Shinola.com.
For Kicking Back at Home
13. Great Coffee Table Books from Amazon
Coffee table books are still appreciated by many. These iconic chronicles “Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine” and “Surfing Photographs from the Eighties Taken by Jeff Divine” by Scott Hulet and Jeff Divine are beautiful representations of the sport and the inherent journey that goes with wave riding. Available on Amazon for $34.47.
14. Echo from Amazon
We can't put together a gift guide in 2017 without including the Amazon Echo, which allows for voice commands for everything in his life. He will definitely enjoy this one. He'll just ask Alexa if he needs to prove you wrong on something. Available at Amazon for $199.
15. 12-Year Blended Scotch Whiskey from Dewar's
For dads who enjoy a little nip on Father's Day, Dewar's 12 Blended Scotch Whisky is a premium choice with a lasting finish. Available for $33 at ReserveBar.com.
16. Stephen Kenn's Portable Cocktail Kit
If your Dad likes to travel and mix his own cocktails, Stephen Kenn's Cocktail Kit comes with nine empty bottles, a mixing spoon and cocktail recipes. $295 at StephenKenn.com.
17. Erstwhile Vintage Maps
A hand drawn map or botanical illustration from Erstwhile completes the thinking man's man cave. Available from Huckberry.com starting at $179.98.
Household Duties Made Better
18. Barebones Living's 'The Essential Gardener' Kit
If Dad is into gardening, give his existing tools an upgrade or refresh. Barebones Living's The Essential Gardener set is guaranteed for life and comes in a great-looking pine box. $115 from Barebonesliving.com.
19. Skeletool from Leatherman
Even if he has a complete tool kit, we're willing to bet he would want to add a Leatherman Skeletool to his collection. This cool tool has a stainless steel combo blade, pliers, bit driver, removable pocket clip and carabiner/bottle opener. Whoa! Available for $69.85 from Leatherman.com.