1. Vívofit® 4, $129, from Garmin
Help your dad upgrade his next workout with the help of an all-in-one smart watch. The Garmin Vívofit® 4 comes packed with a whole range of fantastic features, each one designed to be helpful for the user. Each watch comes with a battery life that lasts for a whole year, and you can use it to track everything from the number of steps you’ve taken to the sleep quality you’ve been having. It’s also waterproof, which means that if you forget to take it off before showering or swimming, you’re still safe! On top of all these, sync your watch to the Garmin Connect app and you can plan your workout before sharing it with your friends.
2. Shirt, $69.90, from Benjamin Barker
Every man will appreciate a well-tailored shirt, but often, custom-fitted shirts come with a heavy price tag that might be out of your budget. Rather than splurge out on a custom shirt for pops (especially if he’s no longer working), get him a shirt from Benjamin Button instead. They size their fits to Asian fits, so there’s less chance your dad will look like he’s wearing bath curtains. Plus, a classic Oxford shirt is an evergreen addition to his wardrobe, because there are plenty of ways to dress it up or down.
3. Shoes, $129, from Nike
Is your dad on a fitspo journey? If so, then it’s best to make sure that he’s sorted out with a good pair of training sneakers. So often, we’ve noticed men jogging in shoes that aren’t made for the sport. And while it may seem like a trivial matter, the wrong pair of shoes will not only slow down your progress, they can incur a whole host of ailments down the road. These Nikes are made for pounding the pavement, and when he pairs it with a steady training program, it ‘ll help him break through his fitness goals.
4. Bjork & Berries White Forest Reed Diffuser, $75 (100ml)
Technically, this is a gift for your dad. But really, this is as much a gift to yourself as well, because when he breaks open this diffuser, you’ll be able to enjoy the gentle notes of bergamot, cedar wood and blackcurrants wafting through the house. It’s at once invigorating and inviting, and sets your mind at ease as you get home after a long day at the office.
5. Bracelet, $110, from A.P.C.
Buying jewellery for men is always hard, because their tastes can often be so specific that finding the right piece may prove the be impossible. In those moments, you can always count on a simple chain bracelet to make the perfect present. The heftiness of the chain links lend a certain masculinity to the design, and yet overall, it’s so perfectly minimal that he could wear it with just about every and anything he has. It’s the perfect way to help step up his fashion game without him looking like he tries too hard.
6. Onia bag, $118, from MR PORTER
One of the great things about having a nylon tote bag is that you don’t have to be too fussy about it as compared to carrying a leather bag. And when it’s raining one moment and sunny the next, sometimes you do need an un-fussy bag that you don’t have to worry about. This spacious tote makes a great gift for Father’s Day for the very simple reason that it’s not only more resistant and utilitarian, it’s got plenty of compartments to help your dad store his belongings — be it his daily essentials or his laptop and documents.
7. Bvlgari Man Wood Essence EDP, $119 (60ml)
Launched in 2018, the Bvlgari Man Wood Essence scent was created to reflect the nuances and personality of a modern renaissance man — one who appreciates urban living as much as he enjoys his time with nature. To convey this message, expect strong whiffs of woody bark, cypress and smoky vetiver playing off fresh notes of citrus. It’s the perfect scent for dad, because it’s netural enough to be worn on a day-to-day basis, and yet sensual enough for when he needs to attend something more formal like a wedding dinner or an anniversary celebration.
8. Il Bussetto wallet, $130, from MR PORTER
A reliable wallet is something that men often need, but take for granted. After all, who wants to change their wallet every few months because they keep falling apart? This leather billfold from Il Bussetto is a great wallet option that you can consider for your dad. With a smooth leather outer that opens up to eight card slots, two inner slots and a compartment for bills, it gives him just enough storage for his cash and cards without falling apart at the seams.
9. Hat, $45.90, from Mango
Believe it or not, even guys get bad hair days where the last thing they want to do is to be out in public with a head of messed up hair at all, which is where this straw hat comes in handy. Featuring a very modest design, this straw fedora is a great topper to throw on for when you dad is lounging by the pool or headed out to brunch and needs something to spruce up his out-of-bed look. Coupled with the right pair of sandals and some sleek sunnies, he’s going to look dashing even when he’s not trying.
10. Sunglasses, $49.90, from Zara
Speaking of sunglasses, did you know that a good pair of sunnies will reverse the aging on a man’s face? Well, not literally, but the right pair instantly takes years off a guy because he’ll look trendier and younger when he wears them. These D-frame sunglasses are a good option because they also feature an oversized lens, which helps to block harmful UV rays from the area around his eyes that can cause premature aging and fine lines to develop.