Editors' Picks: The Best Father's Day Gift Ideas
Aviator Nation Pullover Hoodie
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: Nothing says, “I’m not a regular dad, I’m a cool dad,” like this hoodie. It’s super-soft, perfectly broken in and a major upgrade from the ratty fraternity sweatshirt he refuses to throw out.
Outland Denim Jeans
Using organic cotton, natural vegetable dyes as well as zippers made from recycled materials, the company is continuing to adapt new strategies to help reduce its carbon footprint. (It's no surprise that environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is also a huge fan of the brand!)
Outland also employs women in its Cambodian factory whom are either victims of sex trafficking or forced labor. The company provides staff with personal development initiatives such as teaching English, infant health and self-defense.
Bottom line: Nothing feels better than a gift that gives back.
Buy It! Outland Denim Ranger Jean in Bondi, $195; outlandenim.com
Hill City Swim Short
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: Hill City is known for its functional-meets-stylish athletic apparel and a pair of these new swim trunks will get dad ready for an action-packed day at the beach.
Buy It! Boardshort, $78; hillcity.gap.com
Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Kate Hogan, Specials Director: I cannot tell you how many headphones have gone missing in our house. From the soft plastic that covers ear buds to the wireless air pods, our place seems to be a listening device graveyard. That said, it'd be hard to lose these new Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones — yes, by that Rock, former Sexiest Man Alive Dwayne Johnson — thanks to their sleek gold case. The ear buds, made in partnership with Under Armour and JBL, are sweat-proof and waterproof, and have a noise cancelling feature that lets you cut off external sounds (but turns off with the push of a button). I'm hoping my husband will enjoy using these at the gym this summer instead of searching the house for whatever orphaned earpieces we have lying around.
Buy It! Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $199; underarmour.com
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: Gifting a tee from tentree is anything but boring thanks to the brand’s cool eco-friendly outlook. Ten trees are planted for every item purchased so if your dad relies on Father’s Day for a restock of his wardrobe basics, stick to this affordable brand that gives back. Plus, every item comes with a token that shows customers where their ten trees were planted.
Buy It! tentree M Micro Boulder Pocket Tee, $45; tentree.com
Hook & Albert Black Leather Travel Dopp Kitt
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: A lesson most dads need to learn: Plastic ziplock bags are not the only option for toiletries. This Hook & Albert dopp kitt is functional and stylish. It's also lightweight (read: it won't weigh down his case!), and features three different compartments to organize all necessities — and to hopefully prevent the dreaded toothpaste explosion.
Buy It! Hook & Albert Black Leather Travel Dopp Kitt, $145; hookandalbert.com
Vineyard Vines Pullover
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: There's nothing my dad loves to wear more on the weekends than a comfortable pullover, since it can be worn casually during the daytime or dressed up with slacks at night. I'm going to get him this particular one from Vineyard Vines since it comes in fun colors and a lightweight fabric perfect for cool summer nights.
Alex Apatoff, Lifestyle Director: For dads, comfort is king, but I'm not quite ready for my husband to start rocking the aggressively cushy dad flip-flops my own father swears by. These Soludos marry the feeling of wearing slippers outside with an aesthetic I can still support.
Buy It! Soludos leather smoking slippers, $99; soludos.com
Southern Tide Swim Trunks
Alex Apatoff, Lifestyle Director: While I have accepted my father's footwear foibles, I will not accept him wearing the same swimsuit he's rocked since 2004 anymore. These are stylish and sporty enough to warrant the wardrobe update, while being comfortably cut for a dad who isn't feeling the trend towards short-shorts and loud prints.
Buy It! Southern Tide swim trunks, $85; nordstrom.com
Bulldog Skincare Bamboo Razor
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Although it's marketed towards men, I've been using this razor for the past few months and am officially hooked. Besides giving a fantastic shave with minimal effort, it's the most sustainably made razor on the market. In addition to looking super stylish in your shower, the bamboo handle lowers its enviornmental impact, and the product comes in completely recycable packaging. It's so great (and affordable!) that I plan on grabbing one for every man in my life this Father's Day.
Adidas Defender III Duffel Bag
Diane J. Cho, Features Editor: Every week for as long as I can remember, my dad has been playing tennis in his own league with other neighborhood dads. If your dad is just as active as mine, he’ll need this stylish yet functional duffel bag that’s spacious enough to hold all of his equipment, clothes and sneakers, and durable enough to last many years on the court.
Buy It! Adidas Defender III Duffel Bag, $26.09; amazon.com
Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones
Diane J. Cho, Features Editor: If your dad is obsessed with podcasts or can't live without listening to his favorite albums, he’ll love a pair of these super comfy, noise-cancelling headphones. With up to 22 hours of battery life and the ability to take calls, control music and activate Siri with multifunction on-ear controls, these sleek-looking babies will feel heaven sent whether he's on the go or unwilling to get up from his favorite chair.
Buy It! Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones, $349.95; bloomingdales.com
Lindsay Kimble, Staff Editor: Is the dad in your life an active user of Facebook Messenger? There's a new way to use the video calling function, through Facebook's Portal. In addition to its smart camera — which keeps you in the frame even if you move around — the Portal has games, Alexa capability and all of dad's favorite music streaming apps.
Buy It! Portal from Facebook $129; portal.facebook.com