Father’s Day is June 21st (less than two weeks away), so here are 14 dad-friendly gifts, if you need some ideas…
Squared-off aviator sunglasses are super flattering. When Alex wears them, I always secretly feel nervous butterflies around him. Think: Robert De Niro in “Taxi Driver” and Don Draper in “Mad Men.” $145.
The Boys in the Boat, $10, the bestselling true story of the American crew team in the 1936 Olympics. Ever guy we know who read it immediately became obsessed with it.
A smorgasbord from indie food company Mouth. We love the Hot Stuff Taster, Fatherly Feast or Dad’s Gotta Eat (pictured above), including Filet Mignon Memphis BBQ Beef Jerky, Damn Spicy Pickles, Maple Thyme Pecans and Bacon Caramel Popcorn. $50 and up.
A game, $18.25, to put on his desk. Invented by a mathematician in 1883, this puzzle, which has only two rules, has challenged people for centuries.
A card of his favorite parenting pose, $4.50.
Pop and Tot tees, $25 and $30.
Nerf football, $9. “Most Nerf footballs are like throwing around a loofah sponge, but this one is heavier so you can really huck it,” says Alex. Funnily enough, he and I have been tossing it around recently (since the boys are still too little), and it’s really fun — I finally get what everyone’s been talking about.
Polaroid cube, $99.99, a magnetic, hands-free camera, so he can capture sweet moments on the fly. You can shoot HD video and photos from any vantage, like bikes, golf clubs, scooters — our friend sticks it to a bedside lamp to capture family snuggles.
Jimmy Fallon’s hilarious new book about dads (of all breeds) trying to get their kids to say “dada” before “mama.” $10.
Funny socks to make your baby laugh, $17.
And a pretty chemise, $125, to remind him how you had babies in the first place.
And for my own dad:
This leather tray, $35, would be a happy place to store his keys, change and glasses. Plus, a note about how much you love him.