We picked our favorite Father’s Day gifts from MensHealth.com to bring your the best list of gifts dad will love this father’s day. If the way to dad’s heart is through his stomach, try getting him a gift card to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse or Bahama Breeze.
1. Connor NYC e-stationery
There’s nothing like a handwritten card, but lately, Dad’s been on an iMessaging kick. Tell him about this Connor NYC app that brings together old school class and new school tech before he texts everyone “thx” on Father’s Day. He’ll just need to download the app, choose his stationery, write his message and send via email.
2. JKL Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Unlike sunscreen, Dad just needs to put on this polo once to shield his skin from harmful UV rays. The pima cotton and cocona fabric is woven to provide UV protection. Cool factor:JKL, which stands for “Just Keep Living,” is Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey’s activewear brand.
3. Nautica Woven Bracelet
You’ll never forget the first time Dad took you to the shore as a boy or the smell of salt water in his hair when he’d carry you into the house. This Nautica bracelet will bring back those same memories.
4. Coach Slip On Sneaker
Simplify Dad’s morning routine with these slip-on sneakers from Coach. They’re made of leather—just like his favorite pair of driving loafers—but hip enough to be worn to the ballpark.
5. Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair
Dad will be the most popular guy at the beach BBQ thanks to this Tommy Bahama beach chair. Not only will he be able to fold it down and wear it like a backpack, but he’ll also be able to chill a six pack in the insulated cooler pouch.
6. Banana Republic Printed Short
There were some good (but mostly pretty embarrassing) aloha shirts dad wore on those family summer vacations growing up. Luckily for him, the trend is back—and you know these Banana Republic shorts are a cool alternative.
7. Oliberté Narivo Pullup
The best gift is one that gives back, and these 100 percent goat leather Oliberté shoes do just that. The sustainable brand believes in supporting its workers in sub-Saharan Africa—and workers all over the world.
$125, Oliberte Narivo Pullup
8. Dunhill Bulldog Steel Keyfob
With this weighted Dunhill keyfob, Dad won’t have to fumble through his briefcase every time he reaches the front door. And if he’s a dog lover, even better.
$360, Dunhill Bulldog Keyfob
9. Birdie Box Father’s Day Box
If you couldn’t find Dad on Sunday morning, chances are he was on the back nine—but he always made it on time to your little league tournaments. So give him this gift from Birdie Box that will have him looking—if not playing—like two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
10. Tommy Hilfiger Signature Sport Sunglasses
Shield his eyes and keep him looking youthful with these cool blue sunglasses from Tommy Hilfiger.
11. DODOcase x Ball and Buck iPad Case
Whether he’s a cool hunter or duck hunter, this camo DODOcase x Ball and Buck case will protect his iPad in theme with his favorite hobby.
12. Polo Ralph Lauren Surf-Wash Oxford
The crisp white dress shirt Dad wears into the boardroom shouldn’t be the same one he wears to the beach house. Make sure he’s dressed appropriately with this Polo Ralph Lauren oxford. Its 100 percent cotton, short sleeve construction make it the perfect weekend shirt.
13. Billy Kirk Leather Tray
Move a paper on Dad’s desk, and you might find random receipts and coins underneath. This limited edition Billy Kirk tray for Gilt will keep his change all in one place. What he spends it on, though, is yet to be determined.
14. Filson Oil Tin Wine Tote
If your dad loves wine, help him look the part. This Filson wine tote will get him to the party in style—with his favorite wine pairings in tow.
15. Jack Spade Shell Jacket
Help him pack light—and dress light—this summer. Versatile enough to be worn over sweaters in the fall or over a T-shirt on his next vacation, this Jack Spade jacket also packs down into a pouch for easy storage.
$298, Jack Spade Shell Jacket
16. Owen & Fred Custom Leather Luggage Tag
Those elastic rainbow luggage straps aren’t helping Dad’s look. Help him identify his bag with a handsome luggage tag from Owen & Fred. If he has a carry-on and check-in bag, opt for the 2 pack.
17. BeltCraft Custom Monogrammed Belt
That one reversible belt Dad’s been rocking since you were in college isn’t cutting it anymore—especially when BeltCraft offers affordable custom belts, which can now be monogrammed for that extra special touch.
$69 belt, $6 monogramming; beltcraft.com
18. Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Card Case
This Michael Kors card case will keep his cards and cash in order—while still looking cool.
19. RoboReel Portable Power Cord System
Exhausted from watching your dad fight with his extension cord like it’s a Burmese python? Check out this motorized spool with one-touch retraction. It takes the hassle out of rolling up extension cord by reeling in your cord at the touch of a button, into a consistently neat and compact bundle. Its 360-degree rotation allows you to make the most out of the RoboReel’s 50ft, triple-headed extension cord.
20. Nike+ FuelBand
He may not like silver or gold, but this is one bracelet any fit guy would be willing wear: The Nike+ FuelBand tracks your daily movements, steps taken, and calories burned, and tells you how they measure up against your fitness goals. The wristband syncs with the free iPhone app to help you visualize your progress and goals while competing against friends for extra motivation or just sharing your success on Facebook. Whether it’s running between classes or kids, the Nike+ FuelBand helps make sure every step counts towards your fitness goals.
$75, Nike+ FuelBand
21. Zippo Wallet
Zippo’s lighters may be retro-cool, but at Men’s Health, we can’t advocate giving Dad a trendy excuse to light up. Thankfully, Zippo added a couple of other stylish accessories to its arsenal of old-school offerings this year, including this sleek, stainless steel wallet. The outer shell is impenetrable to RF thieves, and despite its flashy exterior, it’s still perfectly functional. Dad can stuff a wad of cash, six credit cards, and his ID comfortably inside.
$33, Zippo Wallet
22. Brinkmann Dual Function Gas/Charcoal Grill
Dad might say he doesn’t play favorites among his kids, but see how quickly that changes if he wakes up on Father’s Day and sees Brinkmann’s beast sitting out on the patio. The dual-function charcoal/gas smoker has three burners that are capable of pumping out 36,000 BTUs—and a side burner kicks in an additional 10,000. With 806 square inches of cooking surface, the only problem will be locating enough meat and veggies to pile onto the spacious stainless steel cooking grates. And between us, we all know who’s going to get served first.
23. Dad is Fat
Parenting ain’t easy. And if you don’t believe that’s the understatement of the year, flip through a few pages of Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat in which the comedian sums up life with five kids. Among the observations: “There is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor,” “Toddlers always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news.” You might not understand until you get there, but give this one to Dad to enjoy—perhaps while he’s lounging in that hammock—and watch him smile knowingly.
$10, Dad Is Fat