For Rad Dads: Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is comin’ up, hot on the heels of May. Does picking the perfect present for pops have you all in a tizzy? Well, we’re here to help!

Shopping for Dad can be difficult, so we broke prezzie picks down into four fatherly categories (or ‘dad-egories’, if you will) based on interests and hobbies. Now sussing out a great gift is gonna be a snap!

The Outdoorsmen

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Pictured: Barbecue Crusader Portable Grill, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide, Culinary Camper Multi-Tool, Anchor the Call Mug, Fix It Up a Notch Bicycle Repair Kit, Try as I Light Lantern

If your fave guy is of the Ron Swanson school of thought, he probably wouldn’t mind a brand new portable charcoal grill — which he would use to cook the fish he just caught with his bare hands. Of course, he’d also never turn down a handy-dandy multi-tool (yes, one of them even has a hammer!). Other über useful accoutrements? A battery-operated LED lantern, a bicycle repair kit, a rugged, durable metal mug, and The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide, which is chockfull of helpful how-tos. Check ’em all out right here!

Cocktail Connoisseur

80756_0044_800xVHPictured: The Homemade Gin Kit, Tequila Mockingbird, The Hungoevr Cookbook, Splatter-Day Night Cocktail Shaker, Wherever You Arm Shot Glass, Bright-Line Mule Mug

Can he distinguish the subtle differences between a ten year and twenty year whiskey? Name the top notes of a top shelf pinot noir with a single sip? Get him what he really wants: The Hungoevr Cookbook! No, but really — it’s got some great recipes for those morning-after moments when the sun is shining a bit too bright. And for the cocktail lover who’s always whipping up unique new concoctions, the Homemade Gin Kit is a surefire gift win, which allows one to customize their very own small batch. And, while we’re at it, why not throw in a sleek splatterware cocktail shaker in a deep blue hue, a cool copper mug, an expandable, keychain-ready shot glass (because you never know when a tasting could happen), and the ever-entertaining Tequila Mockingbird, a recipe book chockfull of enticing libations named for classic literature. (Come to think of it, we might need a few of these items ourselves…)

The Dapper Dad

80756_0001_800xVHPictured: Two Shakes of a Cocktail Tumbler, I’ve Plaid the Time of My Life Bow Tie, All-Natural Jams Speaker, Essential for Potential Men’s Watch, Set It to Auto-Stylish Cufflinks, Say What You Sushi Men’s Socks

Need a gift for the type of fella who appreciates the finer things in life? We have some savvy suggestions. Shall we start with a gleaming golden pineapple drink tumbler? Talk about classy. He’ll feel like a total baller carrying a cocktail around in this suave sipper. Next up: a few necessities for any true gentleman’s wardrobe! We suggest a genteel gingham plaid bow tie, perfect for upping the ante of any classic button-up shirt, a super-cool set of car-shaped cufflinks, and a dashing cognac-colored watch! For the dapper dude with a sense of humor — and taste for sushi — we have a pair of quirky-cool socks, complete with his favorite roll, edamame, and soy sauce. Last, but not least, this zebrawood-encased Bluetooth speaker makes for a great gift any stylish guy would love.

#1 Sci-Fi Fan

80756_0074_800xVHPictured: Exploration Proclamation Tee, The Jedi Path, Redeem Come True Battery Pack in C-3PO, Em-pourer Strikes Back Mug, Force of Action Mug, May the Thirst Be With You Coaster Set

The gift force is strong with this one! If he’s into Star Wars, then there’s no doubt he’ll appreciate being on the receiving end of The Jedi Path, a portable C3PO battery pack, or a cool collection of coasters boasting close-ups of his fave characters. Or, perhaps you’d prefer to make a choice between two mugs — one for those who like their java on the Dark Side, and one for the type of fella who still fancies himself the next Han Solo. If he’s more of a fan of outer space in general, the a rocket ship-adorned tee will send him into orbit!

+What are you getting the great guys in your life for Father’s Day? Check out our full gift collection for other unexpectedly awesome ideas!

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

One Response to For Rad Dads: Father’s Day Gift Guide

  1. charlse Brown 05/27/2016 at 3:15 am #

    Love Your “Cocktail Connoisseur’

    I got ideas for what can i buy for my dad.

    Thanks for sharing.

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