Spring is in the air. Soon, summer will be in full swing.
That means just one thing: Father’s Day is right around the corner!
That’s right: Father’s Day. You wouldn’t forget Father’s Day — would you?
If National Retail Federation data reported by the BBC is any indication, some moms and daughters do forget Father’s Day. According to the NRF, U.S. Father’s Day spending falls short of Mother’s Day spending by more than $50 per parent, a discrepancy north of 30%.
Statistically, that means some American dads are getting the short end of the stick.
Ensure the dads in your life aren’t among them. These seven fashionable Father’s Day gifts are sure to wow your special guy or guys without blowing a hole through your budget.
1. A Color-Coordinated Tie Set
Is Dad’s tie rack looking forlorn these days? Bone up on best practices for choosing the ideal tie, then spring for a color-coordinated set of three or more to accompany Dad’s preferred suit and shirt style. While this seems like one of those cliche Father’s Day gifts, it’s actually more unique than you think!
2. A Logo-Free Hat or Cap
Dad doesn’t need yet another piece of team merch. Class it up with a baseball cap — or, better yet, a fedora — without any identifiable symbols or logos. A solid color like this Arc’Teryx one would be perfect.
If dad is the outdoorsy type, grab him an Insect Shield hat to ward off bugs and keep him safe from Lyme’s disease when he’s trotting through the woods.
3. A Pleasant Face Wash
What boasts an irresistible aroma, playful foam, and silky-smooth finish? A first-rate fash wash, that’s what. For ideas, review Faveable’s list of the best face washes for men — and take a peek in Dad’s shower shelf if you need more guidance. It’s actually one of the most practical, yet cool gift ideas you can give dad.
4. A Travel-Sized Shower Set
Speaking of showering: Help Dad take his personal hygiene routine on the road with a travel-sized shower set that includes miniature versions of the products in his regular at-home rotation. While this is one of the more practical Father’s Day gifts you could get, it will definitely be appreciated! Check out your local Sephora for luxury travel kits for men.
5. A Stylish Shoulder Bag
Why do people prefer messenger bags over backpacks, anyway?
No one really knows. But there’s no use fighting it. For our purposes, all that matters is this: A stylish shoulder bag with a sturdy strap and plenty of space for personal electronics is a fantastic, fashionable Father’s Day gift, no two ways about it.
6. A Smartwatch
Spoil dad with tech this Father’s Day! Analog watches are so 2000. Instead, show the dad in your life how much you appreciate his look by giving him a fashionable smartwatch like the LG Watch W7 Smartwatch 44.5mm in Stainless Steel! He’ll love its sleek style and smart features like Wear OS, Google Assistant, fitness tracking, and more. Plus, he will think of you whenever he checks the time.
7. A Personalized Decanter
If you are looking for Father’s Day gifts that will really WOW, this is the one for you! When it’s time to unwind, it’s time to break out the personalized decanter. If the dad in your life is a dark spirits connoisseur, review your wooden decanter options and make a choice that’ll provide years of responsible enjoyment. Just remember that wine and whiskey don’t mix — not in decanters, at least.
It’s His Turn to Shine
If we’re being honest, we’ll admit that Mother’s Day will always take precedence over Father’s Day. Great dads do plenty of work, but moms are in a class by themselves. They deserve every ounce of recognition they get, and a whole lot more besides.
That doesn’t mean we can’t carve out one day out of 365 to honor dads everywhere. This Father’s Day, it’s dads’ turn to shine — and your turn to help them, with the help of these seven clutch Father’s Day gifts.