Bob Dylan

One of the year’s great books, including Bob Dylan, A Year and a Day, Ali, Frederick Douglass and Fly Girls. From $19.

cashmere everlane sweater

Cashmere sweater, $140, to keep him warm during the winter. (This $59 lambswool one is nice, too.)

Truffle butter

Truffle butter, $40, because it makes popcorn, steak, pasta or even a baked potato ridiculously delicious. “The aroma leaps into the air and fills the room,” says food legend Ruth Reichl.

reel viewer personalized custom

A viewfinder, $30, with a highlight reel of your favorite times together.

big sur car fragrance

Big Sur car fragrance, $10, to make his everyday commute feel like Highway 1.

mad men

airplane footrest

Airplane footrests, $20, so he can actually sleep on red eyes.

hot honey

Hot honey, $14. “It’s honey but spicy, and it just makes everything better,” swears Caroline.

new york times

New York Times subscription, from $40. Because it feels so, so, so good to hold a real paper.

double bananagrams

Your favorite dorky game to play together, $13.


A donation in his name to the ACLU.

joanna, lucy, jeremy goddard

Plane tickets to visit each other, because that’s all he really wants anyway.

P.S. The 2016 gift guide for dads, the 2017 gift guide for dads, and the 2018 gift guide so far.

(NYT photo by Patrick. Mad Men photo by Frank Ockenfels. Truffle butter via Ruth Reichl.)