Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching, and we’ve rounded up a collection of unique gift options for Dad! From the latest in techie gadgets to interesting foodie finds, our list of favorite gifts has you covered with a range of ideas that speak to a range of interests. Whether Dad loves to grill or take photos with his smartphone, we’ve got something to pique your interest! Read on for our top Father’s Day gift ideas…
For the Techie Dad
If Dad loves gadget blogs and the latest in technology, check out the gifts below. Help him keep those cords tidy with this Set of 5 Cord Tacos from CB2. A fun genuine leather design combines with a practical function for a truly unique gift:
The Zolt Laptop Charger Plus is “the world’s smallest, lightest, smartest laptop charger, and more.” Portable and lightweight, it’s perfect for the dad on the go. Plus, with three USB ports, you can charge three devices at once (yes, Dad’s phone and tablet can get in on the action). Need we say more?! [photo from Cool Hunting]
Restoration Hardware’s Charging Station for iPad in Oak has a sleek look that maximizes practicality and style. The cord passes inside the box and out the back for a clean, de-cluttered look.
This Pocket-Size Power Flash from Restoration Hardware enhances clarity while diminishing glare and red eye. The perfect smartphone or tablet accessory for the photographer on the go:
For the Foodie Dad
Does Dad dabble in the culinary arts?! This Grid Cutting Board from CB2 brings dual-sided action to the foodie kitchen. Use one side for cutting and the other for serving. A bold geometric design gives this solid, beech wood piece true personality:
Another wooden treasure from CB2, the SAIC Acacia Magnetic Knife Board was designed by School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Maggie Chen. Sustainable hardwood is the material of choice, and magnetic strips allow for the handy display of knives, keeping them off the counter and at the ready:
Speaking of knives, Father’s Day is the perfect time to splurge on a new chef’s knife for the culinary dad who loves a quality cooking tool! This Sakai Takayuki 33 Layer Damascus knife from Chubo is crafted from hand-hammered, hand-sharpened Damascus steel and includes a mahogany handle:
Treat Dad to a cookbook from one of the most successful barbecue restaurateurs in the world! Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto is written by Aaron Franklin of Austin, Texas’ famous Franklin Barbecue, and co-authored by Jordan McKay. [photo via The Munch and Tattle]
Accompany the book above with this Williams-Sonoma BBQ Tools Set, which includes a basting mop, slotted spatula, fork and tongs in a faux-wood storage box:
From food preparation to the enjoyment of beverages, we move on to a special gift with a masculine feel. Is it a thermos? No, it’s CB2’s Flask and Shot Glass Set! With a genuine leather cover and two stainless steel shot glasses that are cleverly hidden at the top, this well-designed gift is perfect for camping, tailgating or simply enjoying an outdoor toast!
Finally, help Dad upgrade his home bar with this Stainless-Steel Bar Tools Set with Stand from Williams-Sonoma. An included stand keeps the strainer, jigger, bottle opener, garnish knife, stirrer and ice tongs well organized in a stylish display:
For the Handy Dad
There are plenty of fabulous gift options for the dad who loves to tinker (and appreciates great product design). CB2’s Tool Box is handcrafted at a family-owned factory in Parma, Italy. A two-tone steel form gives the piece a sleek presentation, while a two-tier design includes three handy compartments for storing a range of essentials:
For a compact take on tool storage, check out this Smartphone Tool Case from Restoration Hardware, which cleverly incorporates nine ultra-compact tools in its space-efficient case. And yes, it holds a smartphone too (fits the iPhone® 5)!
For the ultimate all-in-one tool, give the gift of a great Wingman. The Leatherman Wingman, to be exact. Crafted from stainless steel, this go-to tool is lightweight and pocket-sized for convenience. Check out all of Leatherman’s Multi-Tools for even more great gift ideas!
Keep Dad cool while he tackles his next project with an Allaire Telescoping Floor Fan from RH Modern. Heavy-gauge solid steel, quad-propeller blades and whisper-quiet motors are a few of the special features he will enjoy:
For the Dapper Dad
He works hard, so Dad needs time for himself! Give a gift that makes grooming fun. CB2’s Victor Shave Kit is designed by husband-and-wife team William Knopp and Jessica Tata and includes a pine shaving cup, as well as a boar bristle shaving brush and handmade charcoal soap. Handcrafted style at its finest!
To go with that shave kit, why not treat Dad to a new razor? And not just any razor… Baxter’s Double Edge Saftey Razor (available through Stag) helps reduce ingrown hairs and razor burn. Made in Germany, this safety razor will arrive in a black gift box that also includes a pack of starter blades and an instructional card:
The Jack Spade Oxford Travel Kit in Grey (available through Stag) is stylish, practical and water-resistant! Dad will love the built-in divider wall for extra organization.
Help Dad keep his nightstand or countertop tidy with this Saddle Leather Catchall from Pottery Barn. Perfect for items such as watches, cufflinks and keys, this distressed leather piece can even be monogrammed for an additional charge:
Let’s end today’s post with something special: Personalised Best Dad Soap by Lovely Soap Company, available through Not on the High Street. Perfect for Father’s Day, it can be personalized with a heartfelt message from you. Choose from three different scents for this handmade treasure:
Now it’s time to get shopping… Happy Father’s Day to you and yours!