Dad’s are about impossible to buy for and with Father’s Day just around the corner (June 15), I thought I’d put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide that any dad would be crazy not to adore.
Special thanks to Jacobs for helping me decide on these awesome man-friendly gifts.
1. Mitchell Bat Company – The “715” Bat ($190)
Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Cardinals and Braves—these hand-painted bats are the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that sports fan in your life. If you can’t find your team amongst the dozens of professional and collegiate bats available, Jeremy will design you a custom one. Check out his booth this weekend at Porter Flea.
2. White’s Merchantile – PGC Sprocket Growler ($65)
Fill up this cool growler with dad’s favorite local brew and you’ll automatically be promoted to number one child.
3. Shinola – The Bixby ($1,950)
I am totally obsessed with Shinola watches but check out their bicycles too. Gush!
4. Best Made – The Woodbook ($30)
Ok – so anything from the Best Made website would be perfect for dad. Get an outdoorsman a hand-painted ax and this book about wood.
5. Lululemon – Pace Breaker Short Swim ($78)
It’s summer and let’s be honest, dad is still probably wearing the same swim trunks he bought a Costco 10 years ago. Go ahead and upgrade his style with these from Lululemon. Your mom will thank you.
6. Bink’s Outfitters – Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Vest ($99)
So I know it’s hot outside, but the men in my family love these Patagonia vests. He may not be able to sport it right now but when the weather starts getting cooler, he’ll live in it.
7. Big Green Egg, Available locally at Harpeth True Value
Go in with your siblings and get dad the best gift ever. Hey, you’ll reap the benefits—burgers anyone?
8. Williams-Sonoma – White Mountain Ice Cream Maker ($249.95)
Growing up, my dad always made homemade ice cream on the porch at our lake house. Upgrade your dad’s ice cream maker to this White Mountain beauty—just make sure you get the electric version rather than the hand crank or be prepared to work for your ice cream.
9. Target – Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Sleep Band ($99)
Fitness bands are super popular right now and a Fitbit is a great way for dad to get in shape.
10. BBQ Fight Club – Kickin’ Chicken White Sacue ($9.99)
I love this BBQ White Sauce (not to mention the packaging). Great on so much more than just BBQ—try it on chicken, veggies and baked potatoes.
11. Hester and Cook – Football Coasters ($8)
Football season will be here before we know it and dad will love these coasters sporting his favorite team.
12. Otis James – Bow Tie ($88)
Getting dad a new tie or bow tie to wear to work or church can be a potentially lame gift. However, these locally made ties are loved by the likes of Justin Timberlake, nothing lame about that.
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