What do you get for the man who has everything? We say “more.” Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st, so there’s plenty of time to give your dad a gift he never knew he needed, or better yet, a totally indulgent luxury. We’ve narrowed down a few of our go-to Father’s Day gifts and experiences from our favorite heritage brands and cool new start-ups.
Help your dad step up his golf game with the best clubs in the industry. For the amateur golfer, a set of luxury clubs is the perfect excuse to make it part of their routine. For a seasoned expert, a set of TaylorMade clubs is the ultimate accessory.
If Dad’s idea of the perfect Saturday involves long drives in his favorite ride, give him the gift of the ultimate ride. Salinas California’s Mazda Raceway allows track rentals a few times a year, and the Skip Barber Racing School offers gifts certificates for the variety of racing schools it holds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Just check out the raceway website for events and open-to-the-public days.
Obviously, we’re partial to the timeless luxury of the Rolex watch, but it’s easy to see why it’s the timepiece of choice for men ranging from Ronald Regan to David Beckham to Paul Newman. A classic style, like a stainless Submariner, is always a safe choice for Dad, but our selection offers something for any style.
Whether he’s an aficionado or just an enthusiast, your dad will love the selection in the Cigar of the Month Club. The company employs a nine-member expert panel who decides which cigars to include, ensuring that all regions, from Honduras to Nicaragua to The Dominican Republic, are included.
Free Dad from the never-ending cycle of dull plastic razors that burn his face and never actually give a decent shave. For as little as a dollar a month (hence the name), Dollar Shave Club will send a new set of razors right to his door each month. Throw in the brand’s collection of shave butter, "post shave" moisturizer and skin repair serum for a totally relaxing, albeit totally masculine, pamper session.
Being sized up in the wine shop is the worst—the vague descriptions, pretentious questions and any sort of reference to tannins makes us want to forgo the experience altogether. Luckily, Club W does just that. For $39 a month, Club W will send Dad three bottles of wine, which meet his personalized Palate Profile. He can pick out his own selections or get recommendations from their team of experts. Our favorites include the 2014 Honey Beast Roussanne, 2012 Porter & Plot Pinot Noir and the 2013 Endgame Cabernet Sauvignon.
Though catching a foul ball at The Green Monster might be Dad’s lifelong dream, the chances of that actually happening are roughly 1 in 1189. Cut out the middleman (and cut his risk of head injury) by gifting him his own autographed ball. For the Red Sox fan, a Pedro Martinez-autographed ball says "Dad, you can stop bringing your mitt to games now."
Don’t let Dad step on the green in anything less than the best. Handmade in Northampton, England, Edward Green’s shoes have a reputation that proceeds them—the hand-finished details, two-toned leather palette and intricate details have been virtually unchanged since the company was founded in 1890.
If Dad’s wardrobe consists of 10-year-old suits, Gap jeans and muddy New Balances, it’s time for a wardrobe upgrade. Trunk Club, the subscription-based styling service for men, makes it easy. Dad can complete an online style profile, outlining his sartorial wants and needs, and the experts at Trunk Club will send him a personalized box of clothes ranging from casual weekend looks to formal attire. It’s Dad dressing made easy.
If you’re looking to give Dad a new hobby and support small business, here’s the gift for you. After successfully raising almost $350k on Kickstarter, Slovenian brand SipaBoard introduces the world’s first self-inflating, stand-up paddleboard. Complete with a fully-integrated jet propulsion system and a two knot cruising system, the SipaBoard is the ideal paddleboard for beginners and lifelong boarders.