Dad Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when we show dear old dad just how much we appreciate him and all he does for the gang. In celebration, we have collected our favorite gift ideas for paternal types. Perhaps something here will be the perfect way to pamper that young fella this June 15th, alongside a meal fit for a king and some handmade cards.

Are you ready for some Footbol? World Cup is coming on June 12th and if your husband is a fan, a team jersey like this one is a sure thing.

Potions and lotions aren’t just for ladies. Treat that sexy Grizzly Adams to some quality product for his man mane. Honest Amish Beard Balm wins for best name (and has great reviews) and Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil is also a favorite amongst Rip Van Winkles and their gals.

Show your father-type that you appreciate his, a-hem, attention to detail with this spectacular Tube Wringer. No longer will he have to put up with the “middle squeezers” in the family.

Read on for more perfect gift ideas for father-types.

Through Uncommon Goods vast handmade shop which you can browse here, we found these beautiful modern 3/D laser-cut You Are Here Maps. Select your childhood neighborhood for your own dad or a favorite family vacation spot for the father of your children.

Do we have your attention? Yes, it’s The Gift of Meat from Carnivore Club. Each edition is packed with some of the world’s finest artisan charcuterie, delivered in a faux-wood box and accompanied by our “Meat Eaters Handbook”. Warning: Your gift recipient may look at you with that “damn, you’re awesome” stare afterwards. Own it. You win.

Yes, this On the Rocks Set is a collection of actual natural found granite stones which you chill right in the wooden tray before using to cool aged spirits, such as whiskey or scotch without diluting. This impressive gift also comes with two tumblers.

If your husband (or dare I say dad?) was in college in the late 80’s/early 90’s there’s a good chance he wore Birkenstocks… on the quad… while playing hacky sack… and listening to Hooty and the Blowfish. If so, there is a good chance he will kiss you on the mouth (your husband, not your dad, jeesh) when he hears that these babies are back on the pages of People magazine and totally socially acceptable to wear. It’s true, they are, here’s a whole gallery of celebs wearing birkenstocks. We’ll wait…

Welcome back. In honor of you having the fortitude to return to this page, I shall treat you to a really classy gift which I plan to give to my own husband even though I suspect that he will conveniently “lose” his least favorite presidents. Hopefully the fact that these beautifully designed, fact-filled cubes come together to form an entire American flag will dissuade him from editing political history before enjoying them with the children.

How about giving him every issue of almost every single popular magazine ever? If pops loves his periodicals, a subscription to Next Issue is a phenomenal choice. For $9.99 per month, he’ll get access to tons of monthly magazines like Dwell, Wired, GEEK, and Consumer Reports on his device. For $14.99, add in access to weekly pubs like Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated and People (if he’s into that sort of awesome thing). The best part is a subscription allows usage on up to 4 devices so you can totally get in on your own generosity with some of my own personal favorites like Sunset and Real Simple. Try out a free 1 month trial here.

1. On Memorial Day I witnessed my husband cutting a bell pepper, ensuring that he ended up with an equal number of pieces for his planned number of Kabobs. If you are married to one of these fellas, he might be delighted to unwrap the Obsessive Chef Cutting Board, found here.

2. Moonshine is at all the BBQs right now. Class up his bathtub concoction (or store-bought grain alcohol) with some tasty flavoring and serve it up in a jam jar poured from a classic moonshine jug. All included in this delightful Moonshine kit.

3. I didn’t marry my husband for these Rolla Roaster Telescoping Forks which he brought to our relationship but it sure didn’t hurt in closing the deal. They are perfect for toasting marshmallows or meat on a stick at Dad’s next campfire.

4. Your eyes do not deceive. The Corkcicle, Air chills, airates and pours your wine. It’s a must for any wine drinker, especially on warm Summer nights. I personally stand behind this product as do all of my favorite wine drinking pals.

5. I love Science, but my commitment basically ends with following @NASA on instagram and buying cute products like these Earth Science Tumblers. Show him you care about his love of all things left-brain with these lovely glasses.

fathers day cookbooksWhen I asked our friend Amber from Wills Casa for a Father’s Day gift idea, she quickly responded with a Big Green Egg grill. If he’s a grill man and you have the budget, spring for the phenomenal, incomparable B.G.E. If your funds allow for more of a token of your appreciation, refresh his reading materials with one of these…

A subscription to Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes. “There’s been a sudden growth in magazines for food obsessives eager for more than just recipes. Lucky Peach… is perhaps the cleverest. A nerdy, witty high-end fanzine.”THE GUARDIAN

Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint is essentially two books in one: a memoir and a cookbook. In these pages, Ivan tells the story of his ascent from wayward youth to a star of the Tokyo restaurant scene. He also shares more than forty recipes, including the complete, detailed recipe for his signature Shio Ramen; creative ways to use extra ramen components; and some of his most popular ramen variations. Written with equal parts candor, humor, gratitude, and irreverence, Ivan Ramen is the only English-language book that offers a look inside the cultish world of ramen making in Japan. It will inspire you to forge your own path, give you insight into Japanese culture, and leave you with a deep appreciation for what goes into a seemingly simple bowl of noodles.

Chef John Currence would rather punch you in the mouth with his fantastic flavors than poke you in the eye with fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some, Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few.

I hope that you found something for Dad here!

Click here to see the full Uncommon Goods Father’s Day Gift Collection

Disclosure: Some of these items we own and love, some were sent as samples, and some just look kind of cool. Happy to answer any questions you have in the comments below!


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