For the Style Savant
If your dad loves an impactful style moment, or if he needs one, I’ve rounded up a few things that will up your old man’s style cred. If your dad veers towards classic styles like mine, I would hit up brands like Brooks Brothers, Southern Tide, and Sperry’s. Never fails to impress, trust me.
The Packing List: For Fashion Dads
For the Sporty Guy
From weekend hikes to 5am runs, if your dad is always on the move or looking to step up his fitness gear game, below are some great presents for the sporty minded. Things that athletic men will never tire of? Headphones, socks, and fitness trackers. I fully realize these are not exciting or “creative,” but they will NOT go unappreciated.
The Packing List: For the Gym Rat
For the Entertainer
Whether your dad is the beer-in-hand BBQ pitmaster or the guy making sure everyone’s wine glass is constantly topped off (Vent S. Murphy, I’m lookin’ at you kid.), we all know the party harty father who keeps the good times rolling. I love to get my dad new wine gadgets or subscriptions since vino is his area of expertise; however, if your dad loves the grill or is a regular Bobby Flay, I’ve included fun new kitchen toys to appease the culinary greats. Personally, Vent tends to forget about whatever might be on the grill that night, resulting in some, er, overdone meat, so he will be getting that handy meat thermometer that sends notifications to your phone. No more dry steaks!
The Packing List: For the Party Animal
Fun idea: Customize a gift with a “dad quote.” You know, that one thing your dad is always preaching that never seems to stick. Growing up, our dad would always use the excuse “times are tight” if he didn’t want to buy us things. #humble
For the Jetsetter
Truth be told, I would purchase many of the below items for myself. If your dad spends a lot of time in the air or on the road, these travel-friendly products will be greatly appreciated. A mobile charging iPhone case is a must have if you’re always on the go! Also, for those with a schedule full of business trips, the hybrid laptop/duffle bag below from Nordstrom is a fab option. Finally, complete travel size grooming kits that you can easily slip into your carry on are always a godsend when packing in a rush.
The Packing List: For the Frequent Flyer
Hope this helps in the seemingly endless search for gifts for dad! Why are dads always so hard to shop for? What are you getting yours this year?