Father’s Day Gift Guide — All About Dad
Whether you’re celebrating the man who taught you how to ride a bike, who helped you with your math homework, who cheered you on at soccer games and track races or you’re toasting the father of your own children, that special fella who tucks the kids in at night, teaches them the importance of discipline and hard work, tends to their scrapes and cuts, makes them roar in laughter with his silly antics, and treats them to the best BBQ in town, we’ve got a Father’s Day gift that will make the lucky guy beam happily this coming Sunday.
So, ladies, let’s take a second from our own fashion and beauty wants and let’s hear it for the boys!
The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Ocean Kelp Full Size Kit, $210. Available at The Art of Shaving stores and TheArtofShaving.com
Ask any dapper gentleman and he’ll tell you there’s a near-sacred quality to a man’s shaving ritual: standing over a bathroom sink holding a short brush with ultra soft bristles, dipping the brush inside a jar of shaving cream, carefully running a razor over the cream-covered areas while staring at the reflection in the mirror, dipping the blade in water as needed. There may be electric razors these days that can get the job done quicker, but the experience is nowhere near as satisfying —nor is the shave as smooth — as when you utilize top-notch products and go through the motions of the traditional shaving ritual. Known for its top-notch grooming products, the Art of Shaving has just released a new scent: Ocean Kelp, which will remind consumers of the open sea with its fresh, slightly salty aroma. The Full Size Kit includes a bottle of Pre-Shave Oil, a jar of Shaving Cream, a bottle of After-Shave Balm, and a Fine Black Badger Shaving Brush.
Jack Spade Waxwear Pocket Brief, $365. Available at JackSpade.com
Flud The Black Ops Watch, $80. Available at FLUDwatches.com
Ten-hut! Your captain will want to salute Flud’s Black Ops watch, which features a camouflage pattern on the round dial, white etchings and number marks, gold-tone accents, and a rugged-looking nylon wristband.
Uncommon Goods Camera Flask, $25. Available at UncommonGoods.com
Here’s a snap-worthy gift! This stainless steel flask holds 6 ounces of “liquid courage” and features a whimsical vintage camera design. Just remind dad to keep things in focus!
Undefeated + Converse Blastic Star Player High, $88. Available at Undefeated.com
These sharp sneakers feature the classic, laid-back vibe we associate with Converse sneakers, but the slick, modern sophistication we expect from Undefeated. The result of a collaboration between the two brands, this limited-edition sneaker features ballistic nylon uppers and leather accents along the toe box, tongue, ankle cuff, and the star accents on the sides.
Pevonia Skin Fitness for Him, $41. Available at Pevonia.com
Is your man hogging your face wash? Treat him to some skin care products developed for his specific needs. You may have to fight for cabinet space, but at least you won’t scream in terror when you see you’re running out of lotion yet again! The TSA-approved Pevonia Skin Fitness for Him set features: a travel-sized, 1.7 oz. Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser, which features saporania root extract, green tea, and lemon verbena extract to remove impurities while soothing the skin and invigorating the senses; a travel-sized, 1.7 oz. Easy-Glide Shaving Emulsion, which boasts a hydro-soluble formula that gently coats the skin for a smoother shave; and a 0.5 oz. tube of Age-Defying Myoxy Caviar Balm, an easily-absorbed moisturizer formulated with caviar, which is known to help reduce visible aging signs (yes, men worry about wrinkles too!).
Vivienne Westwood Military Performance Jacket, $915. Available at VivienneWestwood.com
Made of cotton and polyester, this two-toned, blue checker bomber jacket features gold-on-navy stripes along the ribbed wrist cuffs, the varsity-style collar, and the wide waistband. The lightweight zip-up jacket also features four cargo-style front pockets with stud closures to emphasize function alongside style.
Marc Jacobs Penny Loafers, $635. Available at Saks.com
From the glossy patent leather uppers to the silly putty-esque color, these Marc Jacobs shoes add an irreverent but still chic twist to the classic penny loafer style.
Miao and Mousubi Set 7-Inch Fat Cat Edition $80. Available at Kidrobot.com
This limited-edition figure (only 400 pieces produced worldwide) will make any toy collector smile. Standing at 7″ tall, the Fat Cat character is pictured in a sweatsuit and headbands, as he attempts to burn all the calories he consumed —and, based on the pizza slice, donut, apple, and ham hock in his stomach, he’s got his work cut out for him! His personal trainer Cheese Mousubi, a mouse he made out of cheese, meanwhile accompanies him on his journey, encouraging him to reach his weight goal (but in a much nicer way than those boot camp-style fitness instructors on The Biggest Loser, of course!).
Uniqlo Light Pocketable Parka, $19.90. Available at Uniqlo.com
This zip-up, lightweight, color-blocked parka features a gray center panel and neon green sleeves, and it can be folded neatly so that you can tuck it into your gym bag or backpack as needed.
C. Wonder Backgammon Set, $78. Available at CWonder.com
“Two players. Two sides. One is light. One is dark.” That’s how John Locke described the game of backgammon in Lost. Treat your feather to a wooden, travel-friendly set of this ancient game which, as Locke pointed out, was first found in the ruins of Mesopotamia, making it the oldest board game in the world.
Paul Smith Painted Stripe Wallet, $195. Available at Bloomingdales.com
This sporty watch, measuring 2.5″ in length and 4.5″ in height features three khaki and yellow diagonal stripes against a forest green leather backdrop and, along the inside, is equipped with six cardholder slots, a bill compartment, and two interior side pockets.
Havaianas Heroes Batman Flip-Flops, $26. Available at US.Havaianas.com
If your man likes to think of his home as a Bat Cave, he’ll appreciate these quirky Havaianas flip-flops, which feature Batman illustrations along the footbed and a black-on-white color scheme that’s reminiscent of vintage comic books.
Gap + Threadless Teesin Abbey Road Block, Greetings!, and The Wave is Forever, $29.95 each. Available at Gap.com
Skullcandy The Aviator Headphones, $150. Available at Karmaloop.com
New Era by Sam Flores Whispers Fitted Cap $40. Available at UpperPlayground.com