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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ditch the “World’s Best Dad” mug and toss aside the ties. Make this year the year to get dad something a little more personal.

June 16, 2021 Kiri Tannenbaum

Ditch the “World’s Best Dad” mug, toss aside the ties, and give up on the golf balls. Make this year the year to get dad something a little more personal. Not sure what to pick out? We rounded up a few of our favorite gifts for dads of every stripe.

For the Traveler

Things are opening up again and hopefully, for everyone, that means summer trips on the horizon. For dad’s next getaway, be sure he’s traveling in style with a sturdy and sophisticated backpack from Filson. Filson has been making gear for outdoor enthusiasts for more than 120 years and offers the ideal gift for a dad who appreciates quality craftsmanship.

For the Game Player

Most dads can be counted on for a game at a moment’s notice. Be it more physical like basketball, or more intellectual like backgammon, dads are our go-to teammates and sometimes our ultimate competition. If you’ve already gone round after round of Horse and retired your Ping Pong racquets, it’s time to turn dad onto bocce. While traditional bocce balls are heavy and hard to transport, try this portable and socially conscious set from Buena Onda.

For the Grillmeister

If you were already thinking to get dad an accessory for the grill, make it a contemporary apron from Hedley & Bennett. Their new Woodland Camo Waxman is made from 100% waxed canvas and accessorized with durable leather straps. It’s also waterproof and stain-resistant. This apron is built to last, and the camo print will give dad an edge while he’s flipping burgers.

For the Sharp-Mind

Experts say in order to keep your mind sharp, in addition to a healthy diet, physical exercise, and a good night’s sleep, you should engage your brain. Apps like Peak and Luminosity offer subscriptions for brain training games, but our favorite (and giftable) mental stimulation is a subscription from the New York Times for their puzzles. Their daily puzzles like Spelling Bee and Letter Box are addictive and endless, and the subscription provides access to 10,000 crosswords. It’s a perfect present for those dads who prefer a mental challenge. 

For the Food Lover

If what would make dad happy is not to have to man the grill (for once), then send dad a delicious burger to his door. Genuine Burger serves a Secret Burger which stacks a juicy beef patty, two slices of American cheese, crispy fried onion rings, Applewood bacon, heirloom tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, red onion, and a healthy dose of Ranch dressing snug into a bun. And the best part of all, it’s made by someone else.

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