One of the questions we editors face regularly is where to shop for men's gifts. Here to dispel the notion that dudes are hard to buy for, we're bringing you a list of curated essentials hand-plucked for dads everywhere. You'll find the best of the best for every patriarch, from the great outdoorsman to the impassioned aficionado. Featuring selects from our favorite online resources for man gifts, we're betting these handsome and distinctive wares will get two thumbs up from Pop.
We're smitten with Brooklyn-based interiors site TRNK. Consider it the definitive resource for outfitting the man cave. Cruise the site's inventory and you'll find everything from artful audio to the most handsome furnishings anywhere.
L.A.-based brand Killspencer crafts the sort of military-inspired fine leather goods any dude would swoon over. The company will custom-stamp initials upon request on the top of every bag. The Weekender duffel is one of our obsessions. Sleek on the outside, its interior features a waterproof lining and perfectly cut pockets for all your devices.
Rumor has it upgrading your sheets can lead to a better night's sleep. Pamper your dad with luxurious linens from Parachute Home this year. It's the gift that will keep on giving night after night.
If shopping for the man who loves to cook (or experiment in the kitchen), this cast iron casserole dish is a handsome addition to any chef's arsenal.
No two Poglia knives are the same. Forged from repurposed steel, each blade is hand-drawn. Designed to stand the test of time, the blades will develop a unique patina as they age, adding additional layers of character and distinction to each piece.
Coffee hounds will dig this deluxe manual espresso maker. If he's fanatical about his roast, the dual aluminum lever design allows for complete control over the brewing pressure.
Amazon's handsfree voice control bluetooth speaker plays your full music library from Spotify, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, or whatever other digital game you're throwing down. We like the idea of making Dad a custom playlist of his favorite tunes on Spotify. Gift him with Echo and he'll be immersed in 360º omni-directional audio simply by calling an audible. Let the good times roll.
FenSens Wireless Parking pairs a smart license-plate frame with a convenient app, making it the perfect upgrade for anyone in the family doesn't own a vehicle outfitted with self-park. Tech-friendly utilitarian goods will meet his approval.
On the whole, men appreciate the art of utilitarian gift. Go for luxe versions of daily essentials, like this supple leather Macbook sleeve. It's a perfect choice for the jet-setting businessman.
The story behind one of the most iconic and revered films of all kind, Francis Ford Coppola’s never-before-published notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo is an edition he won't be able to put down. Trust us, it's a good story.
Give the gift of good health, and enroll him in a healthy food delivery service such as Blue Apron. We love the idea of pairing this with cooking lessons. Learning new things is the key to staying young. That, and fresh produce. It's a one-two punch.
An elevated home fragrance is an indulgence he may not think to purchase for himself. Thoughtful little luxuries make for the best gifts. This scent from Sandoval has notes of lavender and patchouli, making for a relaxing blend to satisfy any adventurer.
Everything you need to face the elements this 10-ounce Marine Finish Army Duck tent is engineered to hold back heavy rain and snow. It's our pick for the rugged guy in your life.
From jet-setting to the daily commute, this relentlessly cool black oiled leather backpack from designer Stephen Kenn's Encounter Collection is the sort of everyday upgrade that deserves bragging rights. He'll take it everywhere.
For the outdoorsman with only the most sophisticated of tastes, it doesn't get any more chic that this vintage Louise Vuitton portable bar. This is what Cary Grant takes glamping.
Aged in cold weather for 16 years in newly charred American oak barrels, Lock Stock & Barrel's Straight Rye Whiskey will be a standout in any home bar collection. The aromatic flavor includes notes of roasted acorns, sour grass, wild cherries, stewed blackberry, dried pear, and sassafras.
One of the best soundtracks of all time, I'd blindly gift this Bob Dylan record to just about anyone. Splurge for tickets to Desert Trip (aka Dad-chella) or just furbish his vinyl collection with rarities.
Catalogue the family albums from old VHS tapes to 1970s Polaroids into one modern package. Ship your keepsakes to Legacy Box, and in a few weeks, you'll get back all your memories carefully preserved on DVDs and an optional thumb drive.
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