But here are some ideas for a little something extra for dad, if you’re on the hunt.
- Time for some flattering, on-trend swim trunks! Two great options with a 6-1/2-inch inseam, from Venroy and JCrew.
- Help him channel his inner boy scout (or, better yet, his inner Bear Grylls). Just don’t let him forget to check his Card Toolbefore going through the TSA line.
- Tea. Only this tea is Crafted for Cocktails. Would be so delicious with whiskey.
- Truly quality men’s shoes can be so expensive. These aren’t cheap, but they’re a relative bargain.
- A good non-fiction read. Aron is intrigued by Trees in Paradise: A California Historyafter hearing about it on KQED. And when we were in New York, he couldn’t stop talking about The Big Oyster.
- Not ready to spend $10K on a solid gold iPhone case? Me, neither. This aluminum one seems like a smart alternative: minimal, attractive, and hard as all-get-out.
- Some potty humor for adult hours: Cards Against Humanity.
- The most handsome live-edge cutting board.
- So many dads have bad backs (Aron hurt his again!). Lumo Back—and the forthcoming Lumo Lift—look intriguing.
- I’m a big fan of toys as gifts for grown men. Most of the guys I know already buy themselves the things they need, so why not get something fun? I stand by the helicopter recommendation, but this might be the year for a remote-controlled boat. This racing boatis recommended as a good entry-level (read: budget) option for the open seas, but I’d consider this one(or this sailboat) for the home pool (or Central Park).
Finally, don’t forget to plan something fun to do together!
P.S. More inspiration.