Editor-Approved Father's Day Gifts Every Dad Will Love
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Socks are a no brainer for Father’s Day, especially when they’re in a snazzy pattern. TallOrder, a new brand created with vertically blessed men in mind, has tons of cool styles to choose from. Even better: The story behind the brand, which was started by twin brothers who stand at 6-ft-11 and 6-ft-9. Growing up, their nickname was the “Twin Towers,” but sadly that moniker took on a tragic meaning when they lost their father in the World Trade Center attacks. They created their sock line in honor of him, and ten percent of the profits go to a charity that supports communities affected by terrorism and traumatic loss.
Buy It! TallOrder “The Danny,” $15; tallorder.com
CASPER NAP PILLOW
Andrea Lavinthal: Style and Beauty Director: What's better than the gift of sleep? That's a rhetorical question because everyone knows the answer is nothing. That's why this new portable pillow — created by the mattress masters — is such a great present. Unlike other travel pillows, which lose their shape in seconds, this one is a shrunken version of the brand's popular standard size pillow (it gets rave reviews for being soft and supportive), plus it comes with a case and a travel bag.
Buy It!: Casper Nap Pillow, $35; casper.com
HP ENVY PHOTO PRINTER
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: My parents' fridge has been hilariously frozen (no pun intended) in time since the invention of Instagram. I have a feeling I'm not the only one who hasn't gotten photos developed in, oh, nearly a decade — which is where this awesome, multi-use printer comes into play. Not only does it print high-quality snaps — on real photo paper — but dad can send them right from his phone, tablet or computer. Plus, it also functions as a regular printer, scanner and fax machine, so he can use it to print out his boarding pass too ("Dad, you can do it on your phone... oh, never mind").
Buy it! HP Envy 7640 wireless printer, $99; amazon.com
RALPH LAUREN FRAGRANCES' POLO ULTRA BLUE
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Some would argue that every man needs a signature scent. I’d would argue he needs two. And now’s the perfect time to swap out his bold, cold-weather cologne for something more seasonally appropriate. Enter: Polo Ultra Blue. The third scent in the franchise (which is fronted by MMA champ Luke Rockhold) bursts with a mix of citrus, but also has a cool nautical aura, thanks to a gritty salt note. Even if dad doesn't have his sea legs, he'll be genuinely delighted to add this fresh new scent to his cabinet.
Buy it! $86; ralphlauren.com
TIVOLI AUDIO'S RETRO RADIO
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: My dad loves his oldies -- I grew up listening to them non-stop. He always has music on no matter what he's doing -- he takes his stereo with him everywhere and it drives my mom crazy. She says he's "cluttering up the house" with his stereos everywhere. This retro radio is perfect -- stylish so my mom won't mind having it out all the time and it has bluetooth, so my dad can take it with him everywhere!
RAY-BAN ORIGINAL WAYFARER SUNGLASSES
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: If you're looking to up your dad's style game, you can't go wrong by gifting him a fresh new pair of sunglasses - especially a timeless style like these Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Not only are they universally flattering, but they're the ultimate cool guy accessory.
Buy It! Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $153; eastdane.com
MARSHALL BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: My dad is usually impossible to shop for, but when I came across these headphones, I knew I had Father's Day in the bag. He always listens to music while commuting on the train to work, so the collapsible style comes in handy when he tosses them into his briefcase once he gets in. Plus, the Bluetooth functionality makes for the ultimate convenience.
Buy It! Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones, $150; macys.com
WATCH GANG MEMBERSHIP
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: My dad and I have a lot in common: We both love rom-coms starring actresses named Jennifer or Jessica, shopping at Marshall’s and collecting watches. So when I heard about Watch Gang, a club that sends you a new timepiece every month based on your personal preferences, I thought it would be a great gift for him. And because I’m the best daughter ever, I signed him up for three months at the Platinum level ($275/month), which means he gets three luxury watches that typically retail for way more than the monthly rate. And despite being super picky about the brands and styles he’ll wear, my dad has been thrilled with each delivery.
Buy It! Watch Gang Membership, starting at $29; watchgang.com
EXACT FIT BELT
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I would never think to give my dad a new belt for Father's Day, but that was before I knew about Exact Fit. These belts look like any ordinary design, but they actually have a track lock system on the back that adjusts by every quarter inch. It's like giving him that custom-made belt experience without any hassel or outrageous cost. It may not be the flashiest gift he opens, but it will definitely be the one he uses every single day.
Buy It! Exact Fit Men's Belt, $34; macys.com
BRIGHT ADIDAS SNEAKERS
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Aside from his Sony camera, there's absolutely nothing my dad loves more than a cool pair of bright-colored sneakers -- they remind him of his favorite green pair that he had as a 20-someting. So year after year, I continue to add a pair of fun kicks to his collection. The best part of my gift-giving strategy? Every single time he wears them, he either calls or texts me to let me know how much he loves them -- which I believe is a sneaky method he's come up with to ensure we speak on a daily basis.
Buy It! Adidas Gazelle Stitch and Turn Shoes, $70; adidas.com
GOOD+ FOUNDATION AND MR PORTER WHITE SHIRT
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: If you're looking to do good and help dad look super stylish then this is the perfect gift! One dad who will definitely be rocking it? Jerry Seinfeld, whose wife Jessica founded the Good+ Foundation, and about whom Jessica says, "I would call Jerry the opposite of a 'helicopter parent.' He does not micromanage their lives in any way. What makes him an especially spectacular father is his calm, funny, and nurturing way with our kids. He listens to them, loves to play, and understands them deeply. Dinnertime at our house is important to him, with no phones allowed at the table. There is, however, a lot of sarcasm and laughter, as one might imagine."
The Good+ Foundation provides a safety net of social services, education and support for families living in poverty. Mr Porter has joined forces with them for Father's Day 2018 and will be donating 100 percent of purchases of a collection of exclusive white shirts to the foundation. Choose from high-end designers such as Tom Ford or Brunello Cucinelli or more affordable styles from Polo Ralph Lauren, Mr. P and many more!
Buy It! Mr. P Shirt, $200; mrporter.com
JOSH CELLARS CURATED 'WINE LOVER DAD' GIFT BOX
Sophie Dodd, Editorial Assistant: My dad is a longtime wine lover and collector, but buying him a simple bottle doesn't feel like enough of a 'thank you' for the wine education (and much nicer bottles) he's passed on to me over the years. Josh Cellars' curated Father's Day giftboxes, available through the mobile gift-giving app Giftagram, are the full package — both practical and sophisticated (like how I want him to think he raised me).
The 'Wine Lover Dad' box includes a bottle of their new Paso Robles Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 Semlpi Cupa-Vino hand-blown stemless wine glasses and an elegant RBT Wing Corkscrew. And if your dad's not a fan of wine? They also have curated boxes for the 'Travel' and 'Gourmet' Dad that are equally thoughtful.
Buy It! Josh Cellars 'Wine Lover Dad' Box, $99; giftagram.com