Dads seem like pretty easy people to shop for. After all, one can usually find a great gift related to a sport they play, a sport they watch or a hobby they have. Everything from golf balls to new putters, baseball tickets to camping gear, or even the annual wardrobe refresher (the Father’s Day polo shirt!) are usually easy buys. This year, we think you should think a bit further outside of the gift box for Dad, and we are here to help you do just that. Our FINDS for June are all about giving Dad (or hubby or father-in-law) his due, while making your Father’s Day shopping a snap!
FOR THE HOME
Take a vintage water cooler, add some equally aged travel stickers and you’ve got a cool gift that celebrates the guy who loves to travel — a perfect accessory for the lake house or cabin! From At The Cabin, $359
Local artist Taylor Loftin’s colorful, original drawings are sure to liven up your guy’s office or den with their whimsical details; buy one or a set to create a display. From Garner Picture Framing, these drawings are $125 each, framed.
If he’s addicted to his morning cup of Joe, you can cover all the bases with these coffee-centric accessories from Ménage: Fellow Duo coffee steeper, $95; Fellow Joey mug, $22.50; 40-count coffee napkins by P. Press of Oxford, $12; five paper to-go cups with lids and stirrers, $11.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Salute his love of barbecue with the Pig 901 T-shirt from Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, $25. These shirts are designed and printed in downtown Memphis at Sache, and they sell quickly.
Don’t just get Dad the same old boring shirt; this year, up your gifting game with an entire outfit. From Lansky 126, a Southern Marsh red and navy button- up, $75; John Varvatos navy shorts, $78; and Aviate MEM hat, $35; will keep him looking and staying cool.
Filson is known for its tough-as-nails construction that’s functional, yet also stylish, and these bags are no exception. From Oak Hall, the small duffel, $265; and small field bag, $182; both in otter green, can take him from the gym to the office. Add a logo Oak Hall S’well bottle, $25, to help keep him hydrated.
For the man who collects timepieces, there’s nothing like a new addition to his collection. The Stainless Steel Legacy Watch, $2,450 from Mednikow Jewelers, may be a splurge, but it’s one he will appreciate for years to come, as it features automatic movement and a classic alligator band.
You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses, so check out these four classic options for men from Eclectic Eye: The Moscot Lemtosh in “flesh” with silver rivet detail and contrasting green lenses, $290; Maui Jim’s sporty wrap Backswing in satin gray, $349; the sleek titanium Bevel Sidecar in granite matte, $554; or the Retrospecs & Co. Mid-century Modern Pilot in gold with green lenses, $595 — the style Don Draper wore in “Mad Men!”
Made in the USA, leather and waxed canvas accessories from Southern Avenue Company are just the ticket for Dad, and you can even personalize them for free. Shop the iPhone case, $70; flask, $46; bottle koozie, $45; square shave kit, $100; money clip wallet, $46; and whiskey and tobacco candle, $19.99.
He can hit the road in style (and have everything he could possibly need for a weekend with the guys) with this quartet of travel accessories from Social, a Shop for Gracious Living: Dopp kit, $34; portable Bluetooth speaker, $86; Bar 10der, $41.99; and Yeti Rambler Colster, $29.99.
Dad can become a champion of the grill with these two meat-centric cookbooks from The Booksellers at Laurelwood detailing the finer points of barbecue and grilling. Cooking with Corky’s, $24.95, is from our own Memphis barbecue royalty, and Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling by Meathead Goldwyn, $35, deliciously delves into the science behind the interaction of food, fire, heat and smoke.
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!
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