Gifts for Dad

Better late than never. There are a few things on this list that are personal wants and desires. Everything here is chosen with quality and timelessness in mind. Hope this list proves helpful.

I know where I will be this Father’s Day. With the U.S. Open going on in Los Angeles I’m looking forward to watching the best golfers in the world work their way around the incredible North Course at LACC. Hope you all have something good planned.


  • Original Madras Trading Co. — The perfect summer shirt made from authentic madras. [Pictured]
  • Junior’s in Philadelphia — a great selection of cotton sweaters, ties and nice accessories. This is one of the few shops I would recommend anything they sell.
  • Crockett & Jones Travel Care Kit — A great little travel shoe care kit. This leather case is nicely made and this is a handsome little accessory that anyone could appreciate.
  • J. Mueser Shirts — Everyone talks about the tailored clothing at J. Mueser, but the sportswear is excellent and it makes for an excellent gift.
  • American Trench Socks — Philadelphia-based American Trench makes some wonderful clothing and US-made socks which everyone should love.
  • St Johns Vetiver Cologne — I am loving all of these new fragrances from St Johns, especially this Vetiver scent. Why support some massive conglomerate when you can wear something from a small brand like this.
  • J. PRESS Pink Sweater — These cottons knits are awesome. Just look at how this is photographed and you will know it’s unique. J. Press is still making a lot of really good stuff — don’t overlook the brand for solid classic clothing.

Kitchen & Home

  • Balmuda Coffee Maker — A very fancy coffee maker that everyone would appreciate. [Pictured]
  • Coleman Steel Belted Cooler — This is all you need in a cooler. It’s also as good looking as a cooler gets.
  • Chapman Screwdriver Set — This is the best tool set I have ever purchased. I will have this thing in every list I ever publish. Can’t recommend this enough. It doesn’t matter how handy your dad is, he will appreciate this perfect made-in-the-USA tool set.
  • Traeger Flatrock — This griddle is a top quality and a versatile cooktop for so many different foods, most importantly breakfast!
  • Smashburger Press — Great for your grill work on that Flatrock griddle.
  • Pebble Ice Maker — Make the good ice at home all summer long.
  • Hot Dog Spinner — What else can I say…this is an utterly ridiculous gift that some people might appreciate and maybe actually use.

Bookish Dad

Gear Dad

  • Unimatic UC4 — A simple and clean watch that’s made from good materials but won’t break the bank. [Pictured]
  • Kermit Chair — The only thing dad wants more than peace and quiet is a good place to sit.
  • A L.L. Bean Tote BagVacationland Tote, Warden’s Tote, Adventure Tote. Every dad needs and likes a good tote bag.
  • Tombow Airpress Pen — Similar to the Fisher Space pen but a bit more utilitarian. This thing will write on wet paper, works upside down and just gets it done.
  • Rite in the Rain Notebooks — These are the iconic weatherproof notebooks that everyone loves. Pairs perfectly with the Airpress pen.
  • Pinebury Active Merino Clothing — Made in the U.S. cycling, hiking and active clothing from Maine.
  • Sentinel x 1733 Duffel — A collaboration between the cool bag maker of the moment and one of the coolest golf brands around. This thing is super well made and every detail is considered. This thing will last forever and always look good.
  • PKGO Tailgate Grill — Everyone needs a mobile grill setup and this cast aluminum grill is light and works where ever you go.
  • Helinox Folding Chair — Another chair but a different vibe. Dad needs a seat and he can boast to his buddies how light this thing is.
  • Steel Tool Box — Old school shape and still made in the USA. This is a classic and Garrett Wade delivers another gem.
  • Pappy & Co. Cigar Travel Case — Most cigar accessories are pointless, but Pappy & Co. does it right. This is a beautiful and useful leather organizer for anyone who enjoys a cigar here and there.

Golf Dad

Take care and happy Fathers Day!