Father’s Day is quickly approaching and as I study my husband’s things for ideas, I’ve come to the realization that he is the ultimate dapper dad. He likes luxury and prefers boat shoes over sneakers, a huge difference from the man I started dating over 11 years ago. He is experimental with food (though he still loves his hometown deep dish pizza), he has caught the travel bug, and has a man crush on the designer Tom Ford. Shopping for him is more fun and though he would be happy with a handmade card, he would be blown away by a well thought-out gift. Being that he wears a suit and tie everyday for work, buying him yet another tie would be not only expected but boring. That’s the sort of thing he can get for himself. So instead, I found 8 very stylish gifts that this dapper dad (and any, for that matter) would absolutely love to get this Father’s Day.
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While one issue costs $20-$25, this international quarterly publication is only $72 for the whole year. This curated publication “caters specifically to men who value style, travel, food, art, and culture” and features rare automobiles, unique furnishing, new and vintage watches, and much more. It’s a good read for dad and a great coffee table fixture for the home. It is a win-win.
What true gentlemen doesn’t have a shave kit? Well, my husband uses an electronic razor but something like this would be nice. This stunning 4-piece set features a silver-plated stand, natural bristle shave brush, Mach III replaceable razor, and a silver-plated soap dish. If he doesn’t use it, at least he’ll like the look of it. It’s perfect for the master bath vanity and under $50.
Isn’t it nice to get away for the weekend either as a family or just the two of you? I’m sure he doesn’t mind you putting his things into your pretty floral luggage set, but I bet he’d be happy to have his own bag. And priced at only $149 at Pottery Barn, you’ll have a little left to personalize it with a monogram. Why not splurge a little on the man that lets our daughter put bows in his hair?
Sure $150 for headphones seems like a bit much, but for me it is dollars well spent. While my new office in our new home is all mine, my husband wants to set up shop there on the weekends. I cannot handle him blaring his music collection while I try and work. Not only that, they’re so sleek that they’ll be right at home in the office. And bonus: they have a built-in mic that’s compatible with the iPhone. This means that when he’s away, I could very-well use these headphones to answer the phone. (But I swear they really are for him.)
My husband has an extensive cologne collection, five of which are Tom Ford fragrances. While this is a more musky scent, it still works in warmer months. It is sexy, a bit intoxicating, and a great scent for women to wear as well (I prefer men’s cologne to perfume any day). You can get an eau de parfum spray for under $100 on Fragrancenet.com.
6. Shoe Trees
For a man that has an affinity for high quality footwear, it’s important that my husband’s shoes retain their shape. You could see these being used by the finest of shoemakers and experts and of course, the dapper dad. And priced at only $32 at one of his favorite stores, J.Crew, what’s not to love?
7. Flip Flops
I know it sounds weird to say it, but even a gentleman needs flip flops. How else can he frolic the beach? Of course he wouldn’t wear just any pair — let alone a plastic one. These handmade Island Slippers combine stripe Japanese fabric with a thick rubber sole, and they’re not only comfortable but durable too, surely making them worth the $90 price tag.
8. Loafer Socks
It is expected that a dapper man has loafers; it is also expected that he wears socks with them. How about something a little more on-trend and a bit fun like these striped and polka-dotted loafer socks from Club Monaco. And for only $12.50, you can get a few for dad.
There are a few more things on my list, from coffee table books to art prints, so sometimes getting a man who is happy with anything is harder to shop for than a picky one. What are your gift ideas for Father’s Day?