Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Not gonna lie: Father’s Day is a tough one. Dads – at least my dad, anyway – are historically reluctant to tell you what they like (unlike, say, mothers, who will happily provide itemized lists and links to appropriate purchasing outlets). Dads With Hobbies are a bit easier, but sometimes you need to step outside the golf ball box.

Clockwise from far left: 

1. King’s County Distillery products: My friends Colin and David own New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery (really), and make hand-crafted moonshine and bourbon using traditional processes and “unorthodox distilling equipment.” It’s good stuff. Click here to find stores and order online.

2. A really awesome iPad case: this Orvis case is made of 100% tanned Tennessee steerhide and can be personalized.

3. A very, very cool clock: clap your hands, and red digital numbers appear on this simple wooden cube (which also has an alarm function).

4. Kodak’s PLAYFULL Waterproof Video Camera, to record the poolside or beachside action this summer.

5. A hammock (the one pictured is from Target). Obviously.

One of my favorite new finds: the whimsical limited-edition (and affordably priced) prints from Stephen Campbell (via Stampa): perfect Father’s Day picks include 5 Ties (pictured above), Springsteen, and Mug.

I also want to mention Daniel Horowitz’s archival inkjet prints (starting at $100, also via Stampa), both because they’re so very cool, and because I was buddies with him in high school, so that’s cool, too.

(Use discount code DAD at checkout for free shipping on all Stampa products through June 8.)

And finally, if you’re in the market for a majorly luxe gift for papa, it does not get better than Brera Orologi watches. I gave one to Kendrick for Christmas, and the things are just awesome: stylin’, rugged, classic…all that.

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