Chances are if you read Urban Beardsman Magazine you have a sweet beard. If you have a sweet beard there is an even better chance that your Old Man has a great beard as well (or great beard growing skills). Our Father’s Day Gift Guide will help you show your appreciation for Dad. He gave you the genes to grow that glorious face forest, the least you could do is send him a gift. Frankly, you are going to want most of this stuff for yourself.
Fedoras have been cool since the 1950’s when Dads were packing up the family in the Chevy Bel Air and heading to Coney Island. Your Dad has been cool since you knew him. Made of 100% Sisal Straw, the Sugar Daddy Fedora from Goorin Brothers is grey with a muted green tone for a unique finish.
Have Ray-Ban Wayfarers ever not been fashionable? Nope. Has Dad? Probably. The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics are the most recognizable style in the history of sunglasses. Originally designed in 1952, they are an icon that will give Dad a look that is both fresh and timeless.
Denim shirts are back, but chambray is so in. With 100% cotton lightweight construction, chambray is woven with colored yarn in the warp and white yarn in the weft, making it perfect for summer. The Lakewashed Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt from L.L. Bean is slightly fitted and uses pure indigo dyes for the perfect color.
Sometimes Dad needs to chill out. These lightweight linen pants from Tommy Bahama will always be in season and perfect for warm island weather. Pair this with a chambray shirt and a sharp pair of sandals. Just don’t let him wear them with socks, please.
We would be remiss to not include a tie for Dad. This year, don’t just grab any bargain basement tie, pick up an uber-stylish woven tie from Vineyard Vines. Started in Connecticut in 1998 on a whim by two brothers, Vineyard Vines is a little preppy, a lot cool, and guaranteed to knock his socks off.
Speaking of socks, Dad probably needs to work on his sock game while we’re at it. This one might take a bit of convincing if he is a traditionalist but a few reminders of the holes in most of his current socks should do the trick. Happy Socks began in 2008 and are sold in 70 countries and on every continent. Reinforced toe and heel will ensure these don’t end up like the rest and Silicon Washing will make sure they don’t shrink. This Blue-Red Gift Box is perfect and contains four pair.
Jack Purcell was a Canadian tennis player and badminton World Champion in 1935. He designed this shoe in the same year. This vintage look will never go out of style, and won’t break the bank either. The footbed has been re-designed with Nike Zoom Air Technology that enhances the cushioning and comfort. The Jack Purcell Classic from Converse is an ace.
Chances are that your Dad has a pair of top siders that are older than you are. Consider a refresh in another color, like the Sperry Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe shown here in navy. These have been a favorite since 1935 of anyone that has spent time around the ocean.
Dad needs his own apron, too. You’ve probably seen him throw on Mom’s apron on occasion and it is not a flattering look. The Trvr Gentleman’s Apron is perfect for the shop and garage. Made of waxed canvas, leather, and rivets it’s rugged and useful…just like Dad.
Can’t decide on one item? Try a few of these gift boxes for Pops. Trunk Club is a box service for men. Complete a style survey and get connected with a stylist that matches clothes to your style. They will handpick clothes and send a preview online. Review the items and the trunk will ship. Dad can take 10 days to try everything on and keep what he likes. Shipping is free both ways.
Average price $160 trunkclub.com
Bespoke Post is a subscription box service that can include grooming, drink, food, style, and gear. After gifting a subscription he will get an email announcement on the 1st of every month that will include photos, details and articles. At that point he can keep, skip, or swap the box.
Choose a gift card for $55 or gift card and box for $135 bespokepost.com
Sprezza Box is our last subscription box and probably the simplest so far. 3-4 lifestyle items are chosen by a stylist based on the season. It’s commitment-free and you can cancel anytime. Single boxes can be ordered or you can choose a 3, 6, and 12 month subscription.
Man Crates are a great gift for the man that has everything and wants even more. They package themed gift packs in wooden crates that are shipped with a crowbar for not-so-easy-opening (sure to get Dad fired up and evoke some choice words). Also available in metal ammo cans and canvas bags. If you really want to give Dad a headache, select the ‘Duct Tape Cocoon’ at checkout and the entire cardboard box will be wrapped in duct tape. Choose from nearly 45 options that include jerky, grilling, bourbon, exotic meats, coffee, sports, beer, and even a zombie apocalypse box.
We can’t forget about Dad’s beard! The Beardbrand Beardsman Kit is the ultimate kit for the man with a beard (you want this one for yourself, just admit it). The box has a removable grid insert to separate the products. Along with the beautiful box, you get a large comb, pocket comb, boar’s hair brush, trimming scissors, Beardbrand Mustache Wax, and your pick of Beardbrand beard oil. For the traveling man try the Explorer’s Kit. It contains a dopp bag made in America that pieces together a classic black and white canvas combination, with accenting full grain leather parts. The lining is a water-resistant material that is printed with a Beardbrand paisley pattern. Inside it has two large pockets and a boar’s hair brush, pocket beard comb, and your pick of Beardbrand mustache wax and beard oil.
$200 & $119 beardbrand.com
You can’t argue with leather. The smell. The feel. It’s timeless. The Coach Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold wallets in Sport Calf leather are a great choice. They are hand assembled in glove-tanned leather for a smart vintage look. The Passport Case has a secure slot for a passport, plus additional pockets for important cards and travel documents. Coach’s description says “It will mellow with use, age handsomely, and acquire a rich patina over time.” Just like your Old Man.
The Herschel Weekender is a contemporary classic. The Nylon Novel Duffel has a signature shoe pocket that is slick. The removable shoulder strap and finishing are spot on. Two brothers founded Hershel in 2009 and named it for the small town in Canada where their great-grandfather settled in the early 1900’s.
My Life Story – So Far is found exclusively at uncommongoods.com. It is a uniquely designed journal that is organized in nine sections. Starting with “The Early Years”, each section contains thought-provoking prompts to spark a memoir that captures significant life events. It is sewn and clothbound for a heritage look deserving of your family story.
We curated a few more books that spoke to us as well. No writing required. Meat (Pat LaFrieda) is a treasure trove of cuts, photos, and recipes. This one looks good enough to eat. The Mr Porter Paperback: The Manual For A Stylish Life is a compendium filled with insight for the modern man. Compiled by Jeremy Langmead, it explores favorite style icons, features profiles, and gives some great style advice. The Summer Of Beer and Whiskey (Edward Achorn) tells how brewers, barkeeps, rowdies, immigrants, and a wild pennant fight made baseball America’s game.
If Pops likes to spend time in the garden, the Fisher Blacksmithing set is one-of-a-kind unique. Handmade in Bozeman, Montana, you can choose from a set of three or a set of five. The larger set includes a large planting trowel, narrow perennial trowel, square hand hoe, pointed hand hoe, and a three-tined rake. Each is individually hand-forged at 1700 degrees, shaped over the anvil, joined with solid steel rivets, and set into Black Walnut handles. A splurge for the discriminating gardner.
Let’s face it, Pop’s hodgepodge of BBQ tools laying around the grill are probably due for an upgrade. Check out the BBQ Briefcase from Uncommon Goods. This portable case contains 20 stainless steel utensils topped with heat-resistant handles. When he puts on the apron and grabs the briefcase, you know it’s about to get serious.
This is probably the most unique bottle opener you have ever seen. Tokens & Icons makes them from bats used at Major League Baseball games (each is MLB authenticated). The wood features scratches and scuffs from a bat split at impact. That’s just cool.
This one probably needs no explanation. Now he can stop asking Mom where his keys are. The Bluetooth Key Tracking Tag connects to his phone with a free app. Can’t find his phone either? This device works both ways. Do yourself a favor and pick up one of these for yourself while you’re at it. Mom will thank you.
Beardbrand has collaborated with designer Tobias van Schneider to create the most premium beard oil on the market. The base oils are a proprietary blend of premium oils, highlighted with tamanu oil, prized for the ability to help with the healing process of skin. Black Marble is only available in limited quantities and will not be re-released by Beardbrand. After all, Dad’s beard deserves the best.
We’re not sure how Dad will take it when you buy him soap, but the Bourbon County soap from Das Boom Industries is a winner. It’s infused with essences of bourbon and leather. This is a head to toe bar made with blue green algae, rosemary extract and argan oil. Now Dad can drink his bourbon and shower with it, too.
Why not really step up this year for Father’s Day. Invest in this Rolex GMT-Master II. Shown here in Oyster, 40 mm steel with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Beautiful cyclops lens over the date with perpetual self-winding movement. Realistic? Probably not. But hey, if you can swing it, it will probably be yours someday.