Guys are always the hardest people to shop for and dads are no exception. No matter how “not-picky” they claim to be, everyone knows this is never the case. This Father’s Day avoid the gift card cop-out by checking out these ten gift ideas, one of which your dad is sure to love. (If none of these work, a bottle of Jack or a 6-pack are a great way to make it up to him!)
Spicebomb, the male counterpart to the brand’s successful femme fatale fragrance, Flowerbomb, is strategically scented to transform a guy into a powerful, intense, and daring man. In packaging designed to look like a grenade, this fragrance is the perfect gift for a tough guy dad.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb 1.7oz, $75; available at nordstrom.com
Candles and guys aren't usually associated with each other, but Yankee Candle is trying to change this with their line of Yankee Man Candles. In flavors like Riding Mower (a summery scent), 2 X 4 (warm and woodsy), First Down (festive like game day), and Man Town (spicy and masculine). Everyone loves Yankee's long-lasting, fragrant scent-makers and these manly concoctions are sure to fit in nicely in any man-cave.
Yankee Candle Man Town Candle, $27.99; available at yankeecandle.com
The classic Adidas Samba shoe has been reinvented in the form of this stylish golf-soled version. These golf shoes are a great way to bring some style and color (they also come in brown, red, blue, and white) onto the golf course. Durable and great quality for a reasonable price--they’re the perfect gift for any guy ready to hit the greens.
Adidas Samba Golf Shoes, $100; available at zappos.com
Known as the ultimate adventurer and star of the Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls opens up about his life prior to his highly successful television series in this autobiography. From humble beginnings in Britain to his time spent in the British Special Forces, Grylls "bears" it all in his book. It's a great gift and an even better read for all adventure-loving dads.
Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls $26.99 available at barnesandnoble.com
Shaving is a part of (almost daily) life for all guys and The Art of Shaving hopes to make it as easy and relaxing as possible by including everything dad needs for a professional-grade experience. The set contains all of the essentials for a flawless shave including a Fusion Pro-Glide, the “world’s most technologically advanced razor,” plus shaving cream, badger brush, and after-shave balm. Your dad--and his skin--will thank you.
The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Collection Pro-Glide Razor Set, $150; available at bloomindales.com
The classic Burberry trench coat is a timeless piece that belongs in every man’s wardrobe. This Father’s Day go all out and splurge to get your dad one of these covetable coats. (If he doesn’t already have one!) The Burberry trench will keep him looking stylish in any weather. Effortless and iconic, it goes great with everything no matter how formal or casual his personal style may be.
Burberry Brit Classic Trench Coat, $795; available at neimanmarcus.com
The Kiehl’s Starter Kit is an ideal gift for dad as it contains a few of the essentials they need to keep their swag all summer long. Body scrub, Energizing Moisturizer and Face Wash, Shave Cream, and Hand Salve are all included in this travel-friendly kit. Not only is it a sampling of products he might want to add to his daily routine, he'll love to receive it just in time for his planned summer getaways.
Kiehl's Men's Starter Kit, $39.50; available at kiehls.com
Spruce up dad’s 9 to 5 look with this sleek and stylish briefcase from Bottega Veneta. Hand-woven by artisans with the brand’s signature lustrous leather, this handsome bag is complete with reinforced interior compartments to safely protect a laptop. Besides keeping him organized, this briefcase makes a bold statement and is something dad can proudly use every day.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Briefcase, $2,350; available at mrporter.com
If your dad loves underwater adventures, (even better--if he's a diver and tech nerd at heart) he’ll love this scuba mask with a built-in camera that makes taking underwear photographs super easy. It's designed for effortlessly (hands free) taking photos or videos to document his underwater experiences. Sharing is easy too--your dad can plug it right into his computer and upload the images to email, print, and share with everyone.
Scuba Dive Mask/HD Camera, $300; available at neimanmarcus.com
This dapper iPad 2 case is perfect for the always-connected dad on the go. Share your love for the legendary designer by outfitting his technology in Alexander McQueen. Made in Italy with luxurious oxblood leather that yields that rich, rusty-brown hue we love, this case is a stylish, yet practical way to keep his iPad protected and professional.
Alexander McQueen iPad 2 Case, $450; available at mrporter.com