Treat the special Dad in your life to a gift he’ll want to use all the time. There are lots of options when it comes to choosing gifts for Father’s Day, from sporty and dressy apparel to tech essentials and other must-have items. Get inspired by the following gift ideas:
Every man needs a good polo shirt in his wardrobe. Consider gifting Dad with a Supima cotton polo in his favorite color. Supima cotton is a high-quality fabric that’s soft, durable, and colorfast. This material can withstand repeated washings without losing its structural integrity or vibrancy. Or, go for a cotton mesh polo enhanced with a touch of spandex for a gentle stretch. This fabric is light and breathable, so it’s great for the dad who loves to play golf or tackle outdoor projects.
Men’s polo shirts can be worn with any shorts or pants. A polo coordinates with everything —from relaxed-fit jeans to tailored slacks. For a look that’s somewhere in between casual and dressy, he can wear a polo shirt under a blazer with khaki chinos.
A new T-shirt is a great gift for dads. There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a men’s T-shirt, so you’re sure to find one that he’ll love. A classic cotton tee with a crew neck is a top that he can wear with jeans or shorts. Look for a combed cotton jersey fabric for the smoothest feel. Another feature to look for when T-shirt shopping is reinforced shoulders, which helps prevent the fabric from stretching. Sewn side seams — as opposed to tubular-knit side seams — prevent torquing and further increase the comfort factor.
T-shirts are versatile apparel items because they can be worn with anything. Dad can wear any color tee with men’s jeans or create a semi-casual outfit by wearing a tee under a button-up shirt and chinos. Cargo shorts also look great with T-shirts; they’re a comfortable, casual option for spring and summer that he can wear almost anywhere.
If the dad on your gift list works in an office, then he can never have too many dress shirts. Even if he doesn’t, you still can’t miss with a classic button-down made from a premium fabric like Supima cotton. A no-iron Oxford is a dress shirt he can wear with slacks or jeans. As the name suggests, he won’t have to break out the iron before getting dressed because this fabric stays smooth for 30 washings. Look for an Oxford with tailored details for the most flattering fit, such as gussets at the side seams and two sleeve pleats instead of the traditional three.
If you’re looking for something to go with men’s dress shirts, pick up one or more ties. A tie imparts color and character to a plain dress shirt. There are so many different tie designs that he can have one for every day of the week.
Another option for Father’s Day is a pair of swim trunks and/or other beach must-haves. If your dad enjoys the beach, he’ll appreciate some summer essentials. Give him a pair of board shorts with a vibrant print or a pair of classic volley swim trunks. When shopping for men’s swimwear, look for fabric with UPF 50 for added sun protection. Polyester is a good material for swim trunks because it’s durable, lightweight, and fast-drying. Choose trunks with a full elastic waist and drawcord for a custom fit.
You could include beach towels with the trunks. Or, fill a beach tote bag with everything he’ll need for fun in the sun, such as trunks, a towel, and his favorite books. Add an insulated water bottle so he can take his favorite beverage along and keep it cold for hours. Both the beach towel and the water bottle can be monogrammed with his name or initials for a thoughtful touch that makes the item uniquely his.
If your dad travels for work or carries his laptop everywhere, consider giving him a new tech bag. These bags come in various styles — there are laptop backpacks and briefcases from which to choose.
A backpack is an option for the dad who prefers a casual style, while a briefcase looks more formal and coordinates well with business apparel. Both styles have a padded compartment for a standard-size laptop, along with other compartments for holding chargers and smaller tech devices, like a smartphone and/or tablet.
After choosing a Father’s Day gift, create a stylish presentation by wrapping it in decorative paper or presenting it in a gift bag lined with tissue paper in his favorite color. A coordinating ribbon or bow adds festive flair, while a handwritten card lets him know how much he means to you. Regardless of how big or small is your gift, the sentiment behind it is what matters most.