Let’s face it … there are a lot of lame Father’s Day gifts out there. Yes, at the heart of it, it is the thought that counts, but what man wants a boring tie year after year?
My husband isn’t super into gifts in general; he’s a little bit too practical. If it’s not functional, it won’t really be all that appreciated. So, I’ve started my hunt for Father’s Day gifts early this year and I’ve come up with quite a few options that I think he would love — all of them a balance of form and function.
Check them out — maybe you’ll find a few that your husband/boyfriend/father of your children might enjoy as well!
1. Timex Weekender
I love a man in a watch, but the fancy metal ones aren’t really my guy’s speed. This Timex with its rugged leather band would be perfect no matter what he is wearing.
2. Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag
Every morning before work and our daughter wakes up, my husband makes me a delicious mocha to enjoy while I plug away writing during the early morning hours. The trade off is that I make him a lunch. The only problem is I’ve never been able to find a lunch bag he will deem appropriately manly, thus he is relegated to using our recycled Chipotle take out bags for his lunch. This waxed canvas bag would be a wonderful “manly” alternative.
3. Imperial Barber Shave Gift Set
Although mine is sporting a full beard these days and doesn’t need a close shave, this kit would be a nice way to pamper a man who does.
4. Preston Sunglasses
A few years ago, my man’s nice (read: expensive) sunglasses fell into the river. Ever since he’s relegated himself to cheap dollar store versions or just gone without. Sunglasses would make a great gift, because it’s not something he would typically buy for himself.
5. Tobacco + Sandalwood Natural Soy Candle
A manly smell that would be much more appreciated than my typically vanilla based candle favorites.
6. Leatherman Multitool
Yes, he already has a Leatherman, but this one is pretty bad ass … it might be time for an update.
7. Logitech Universal Remote
We have the older version of this universal remote and this would make for a nice upgrade. If you don’t have a universal remote, this could make a great gift. Say goodbye to all those obnoxious controllers for good!
8. Galvanized Metal Tub
While my guy isn’t really into gardening, he is definitely into cooking and mixology and it would make a fun gift to fill a tub like this with a few herbs (rosemary, basil, mint…) for his creations.
9. C&L Era 59 Shoes
Classic lace-up Vans are my husband’s perennial shoe favorite and he wears them to death. As such, he is forever in need of a new pair. These would be great and I like that they offer a fun little twist on the classic with the touch of leather and pop of pattern inside.
10. 45 RPM Record Coasters
A lover of beverages like my baby daddy would appreciate these fun coasters to keep those pesky water rings off of furniture. We’re parents now … which means we’re grown-ups … which means we appreciate things like coasters now.
11. Wood Mug
My man is a lover of coffee and is always on the lookout for the perfect mug. This one is awesome.