Father's Day is right around the corner, and you're probably scrambling about, trying to figure out what to get that special dad in your life. It's hard to find something that'll top the watches, socks, ties, and/or power tools from Fathers Day's past. What could be better than that red silk tie with the blue polka dots?
We've taken the liberty to curate a list of some of those things that'll let dad know this year is a year of change. We've, also, separated the list into three categories to suit your balling on a budget needs.
Because He Says You Spend Irresponsibly
Shinola Playing Cards
Spend time with dad learning how to play poker or spades with a new deck of playing cards by Shinola for just $15. The minimal design gives a modern flare to traditional card games and the pop of orange adds some fun to any game of Texas Hold'em. Snag them at Shinola Detroit's Highland Park Village location or online.
Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whiskey
What's more manly than whiskey? A whiskey that's a fusion of not two but three of Speyside's finest malts. Notes of oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg hidden in a sweet, rich vanilla flavor with brown sugar and toffee, Monkey Shoulder is the perfect gift that keeps on giving good vibes, cheerful laughs, and funny stories to tell the kids later. You can find it at your local spirits retailer for $32.99. Gift hack: Monkey shoulders and Shinola playing cards make a perfect pair. A good game of spades over a good drink or cocktail. Double the love and double the fun.
Coach Rip and Repair Baseball Paperweight
Baseball! Nothing says "dad I love you, and your sports" like baseball. A baseball paperweight? A great gift that can always be remembered when it sits at dad's desk. This baseball paperweight by Coach is available in two color options (saddle/black or midnight blue/black) for $65. It might not be the game-winning ball, but it'll be a lot more stylish and a great addition to the workplace. Pick one up at Coach's NorthPark Center storefront.
But It Was On Sale!
Clark's Wallabee Run
Nothing better than a man in a pair of nice shoes, right? Clark's Wallabee Run are available in burgundy, grey and cobalt blue at Epocha Dallas. The $75 moccasin style shoe is made for comfort and a stylish alternative to the tennis shoes he likes to wear everywhere because "they're just shoes."
Baxter of California - Safety Razor Set
Bearded or clean cut, a well-groomed man is always a man to be appreciated. The Baxter Safety Razor Set will help the dad in your life get a close, even, and clean shave with a chrome, double-edge safety razor and a badger brush reminiscent of a classic barber shop. The set is available at Rye51 in West Village for a special price of $125.
Don't Let Him See The Receipt
Metropolitan Slim Briefcase by Coach
Give his pockets a break and gift something for him to carry his necessities in style. The Metropolitan slim briefcase from Coach is not only a stylish, but it's also functional. The perfect gift for the dad in your life who carries the office with him, or likes to do his work on the go. The canvas strap is detachable, so there can be no complaints about a man purse. The smooth calf leather briefcase is $495 at Coach. Grab this puppy at Coach NorthPark Center.
The Balvenie 1509
This is not just any whiskey, The Balvenie 1509, second batch, is an incredibly rare
whiskey. The result of the marrying of 32 of the finest casks — 23 American oaks and nine European oak sherry casks — hand selected by Malt Master David Stewart, The Balvenie 1509 is a unique and tasteful expression of love. This spirit is also available at your local spirits retailer for $350.
Monkey Shoulder image by Lyon and Mia. Balvenie 1509 image courtesy of Whiskey Ledger. All other images courtesy of individual retailers.