Worth columnist and father of three, Arick Wierson, lays out the ultimate gift list for Father’s Day 2021 for the dads who have just about everything.
Forget flowers, it’s Father’s Day. It’s time to get manly.
For the majority of my adult life, whenever I heard the number 51, I immediately thought of just two things. Well, mainly one thing, but sometimes two things.
As someone who spent years studying and working in Brazil, the first thing that generally comes to mind when I think about the number 51 is the famous Cachaça 51 Pirassununga, the rum-like beverage that serves as the backbone of the Caipirinha, the popular Brazilian elixir that invaded America sometime in the early 1990s. 51 Pirassununga is potent stuff—rumor has it that if you have an ethanol-powered engine in Brazil and you find your gas tank empty, you can pour a bottle of 51 into your car’s gas tank and it will get you at least to the nearest gas station.
Now the other thing that would also occasionally come to mind whenever I came across the number 51 is a distant memory of my crotchety old junior high math teacher, Mr. Nielsen, who once dubbed 51 a “sneaky non-prime number.” Yes, 51 is divisible by 3. (For those readers not fond of doing math in your head, 51 divided by 3 equals 17, in case you’re wondering.)
And for many years, at least for me, that was about it when it came to the number 51: Brazilian booze and a prickly junior high algebra teacher—that is until this spring, when, suddenly, House Democrats, flush with mojo after their party had successfully secured control of the White House, House and Senate, passed legislation to make our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the union.
The D.C. statehood movement is one that has long enjoyed broad support from Democrats, and the majority of Washingtonians, as it would finally give federal representation to nearly 700,000 residents who currently have none. But the city’s deep blue political contours mean that if the nation’s capital becomes the 51st state of the union, it could fundamentally upend the political power dynamic in our beleaguered two-party system—particularly in the Senate.
Now I must confess that none of this really has much at all to do with Father’s Day—that third Sunday every June our nation has reserved for paying special homage to those important men who have played a fatherly role in our rearing—incidentally, something for which we can all thank former President Richard Nixon; fun fact: it was the embattled 37th president who made Father’s Day a permanent national holiday by signing it into law in 1972. Nonetheless, as this year’s Father’s Day approaches, and with the number 51 increasingly on mind, I thought it apropos to put forth 51 gifts ideas befitting the dads, stepdads, granddads and any other dads in our lives.
All of the 51 items in this year’s guide are ones that I or one of my team of expert reviewers tested, tasted or tried out in one way or another. The prices of these gifts range from $20 to nearly $200,000; there is literally something for all budgets and bailiwicks. Readers should be cautioned that this list is not a ranking per se; it would be featherbrained to attempt to compare a top-end grill, a pair of silver cufflinks and a 15-foot-long wine locker against one another; rather, think of this shopping guide as a smorgasbord of 51 gift ideas for the discriminating and distingué father figure who seemingly already has everything.
So, without further delay, and with a nod to Brazilian cachaça, Mr. Nielsen and D.C. statehood, I present Worth’s 51 phenomenal Father’s Day gift ideas.
Retail Price: Starting at $179,000
What dad with a nose for wine wouldn’t be completely enamored by a 15-foot-wide WineWall, courtesy of WineCab? While not exactly cheap—for the same price you could get a fully loaded Mercedes S-Class and still have enough left over to fund a nice weekend in Vegas—this is one gift a serious oenophile will cherish for years to come. Talk about a conversation piece. The WineWall is the perfect balance of innovation and design. Its built-in robot seamlessly glides back and forth behind the display case, fetching and serving up to 600 bottles of dad’s favorite vintages for him and his guests. Ideal for apartments in places like Manhattan and Miami Beach that are not blessed with their own wine cellar.
Retail Price: Starting at $2,699
If you haven’t ridden an e-bike yet, it’s time to put that on your summer bucket list. If the dad in your life is the adventurous sort who like to get in a good workout but doesn’t care for something too routinary, the Juggernaut might just be the ideal gift. Perfect for commuting on the street or ripping up hills and off-road, dad—or even grandpa—will ride in style with this flat tire electric mountain bike that offers a powerful mid-drive motor and plenty of torque to climb hills, traverse tough terrain and speed down streets.
Retail Price: $2,499
I am not going to lie, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first foldable PC, is as unbelievable as it looks. The first few times I opened it, I was still unsure if I was going to crack the screen in two. It folds up like a book and then expands to an oversize tablet—or any angle in between. Ideal for WFP (work from pool) this summer. Make dad the coolest guy at the office and those most tech-forward guy on the back nine.
Retail Price: $649
For dads who are constantly tasked with the more banal tasks such as vacuuming and sweeping up, the S7 could be a real game changer. With a click of an icon on your iPhone, you have a robotic cleaning lady at your fingertips. My family tried out the Roborock S7 and it was a game changer—in fact my 4- and 7-year-olds now consider the S7, they call her ‘Kelly,’ part of the family as she hums around our home’s main level picking up crumbs like a little puppy. The Roborock’s sonic technology scrubs floors up to 3,000 times per minute, providing a deep clean that eliminates dried-on dirt that other robot models tend to leave untouched.
Retail Price: $303
Designed and handmade by the finest jewelers in Ireland, the Design Yard Bespoke Adare Manor oak cufflinks provide the gift of Irish sentiment, perfect for a father who likes to dress in style. This pair of sterling silver cufflinks is exquisitely designed to transport its owners straight to Adare Manor, one of Europe’s most prized castles. Inspired by the manse’s neo-gothic architecture, the cufflink shape resembles the window of the buttresses overlooking the lush garden. The central portion is made from true oak from fallen trees on Adare Manor’s estate—users can literally boast that have Irish land on their wrist.
Retail Price: $3,099 (King Size)
If you want to make sure dad is getting a good night’s sleep, consider getting him the new Gelee H4, the Salt Lake City-based sleep technology company’s most luxurious sleeping experience yet. The mattress, which pairs their proprietary Gel Matrix tech with an upgraded coil system and memory foam topper, all but ensures dad will be getting a good night’s rest. The breathable gel provides a cool night’s sleep along with spinal support and pressure point relief. The structured edge increases integrity and durability, ensuring the Gelee will last for years to come.
Retail Price: $3,549
Man’s relationship with fire and meat goes back hundreds of thousands of years, and today, no Father’s Day gift listicle could be complete without at least one outdoor premium grill option. And with this one, the Saber Elite, you won’t go wrong. This three-burner gas-powered grill will make dad or grandpa the envy of the neighborhood. The Elite’s high-tech cooking system is designed to heat the grill’s surface evenly and has successfully conquered flare-ups that tend to char or cook meat unevenly. This exclusive grilling system allows for flexibility in cooking at both high and low temperatures with even heat, no flare-ups and a dual control side burner. The Elite Series combines an all-stainless-steel construction and patented cooking technology for memorable backyard celebrations. Built for the long haul, the triple insulation and premium stainless steel ensure durability while mirror polished accents provide stylish sophistication. This is one unit that will ensure years of great BBQ.
Retail Price: $300
Who better to turn to for premium bar accessories than the people who have brought us such splendid alcoholic concoctions as aquavit, brennevin and glogg than the Norwegians? Wait, don’t answer that. But Norwegians do know a thing or two about design and ice, so its only fitting that they are also powering a revolution in home bartending with the Q Kit suite of top-grade bar tools. With summer right around the corner, make sure your father is duly equipped for killing it on the back patio with top-shelf bar accessories from Quenched, a Norwegian firm that is hell-bent on making sure people worldwide have the requisite tools to make the best cocktails possible. The Q Kit includes 14 expertly crafted bar tools that every amateur barman should have at the ready.
Retail Price: $94 (125 mL)
Greek American designer John Varvatos is obsessed with rock ‘n’ roll, and the genre’s influence is literally woven through his eponymous fashion label. Now Varvatos is taking it to the next level by designing a fragrance that joins style and music as the ultimate form of olfactory self-expression. The scent conveys elements of escape, discovery, individuality, passion and a hint of rebellion. This bold and sophisticated masculine scent will win dad over this Father’s Day, no doubt about it. Its addictive woody fragrance opens with notes of red apple, sharpened with the boldness of black currant and cardamom.
Retail Price: $159
Omaha Steaks is the original gourmet home food delivery company. The 104-year-old, fifth generation, family-owned and managed company is stepping up their game this Father’s Day with a suite of offers that will literally make your mouth water. With an array of customizable packages to choose from, you can design a feast fit for the king of the family. Worthreviewed the ‘Dad’s Want Steak’ package for $159 (which would be valued at $367, if the pieces were bought separately). It included everything from boneless New York strips to succulent pork chops to brisket burgers and franks. Even some caramel apple tartlets are included to top it all off.
Retail Price: $624 (Case of 24 glasses)
For dads who love to imbibe vino in style, nothing compares to the luxurious and ultra-modern Sagrada stemless wine glasses from Cornet Barcelona. Hand-crafted and hand-painted, this esthetically pleasing collection of glassware is adorned with a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors. Each glass is masterfully shaped and mouth-blown by seasoned artists of the craft, then painstakingly hand-painted by artists. The end result is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that adds “picture-perfect” sophistication and beauty to any conversation had over wine.
Retail Price: $1,351
Die-Cast Club has a new gift idea on the market that will be sure to appeal to dads who like to work with their hands and have a love affair with this classic example of American muscle. Brand new to the market is the officially licensed 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang, one of the world’s most fetishized cars, made famous in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, starring Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi. If you sign up dad for this model subscription, he will receive four kits per month for 22 months at $15.35 per kit. The fine detail of the finished product is true to the original Eleanor with working lights, an open-and-close hood, trunk and doors, turning wheels and much more. Each kit contains precision-engineered parts to build your superb Eleanor model. The finished model is nearly two feet long and will nicely adorn a shelf in any den or man cave.
Retail Price: $2,600 (pair)
Listen up if your dad or grandpa is an audiophile. The Audality S7 provides all the functionality needed in a high-fidelity home audio system, with no need for external receivers, tuners or amplifiers. Using Audality’s WiC wireless technology, the S7 delivers consistently exceptional HD sound—it’s the audio solution you never knew you needed and henceforth will never be able to live without. The S7 Wireless Speaker System is a portable wireless transmitter and speaker combo that lets you play music from your computer or phone directly to up to four Audality speakers with enough battery life to run for an entire weekend on a single charge.
Retail Price: $299
A Shashibo is a shape shifting box that transforms into dozens of unique shapes. Putting it back into its original box form is a bit like solving a Rubik’s Cube. Laurence Gartel, a trailblazer in digital art—he counts Andy Warhol among his former students and has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Debbie Harry and the Sex Pistols—has given the traditional Shashibo a dash of his artistic genius. With its strong magnet system, dads who love to fidget will enjoy mindlessly combining, folding, extracting and pulling on the cubes to build an amazing array of shapes, sculptures and structures, all adorned with Gartel’s imaginative designs.
Retail Price: $300
If dad is hemp enthusiast, he will undoubtedly enjoy the new Hydrology9 NX made by Bay Area cannabis hardware company Cloudious9. The unit is a modular water-filtered vaporizer that will appeal to both concentrate connoisseurs as well cannabis flower fans. This vaporizer features a switchable concentrate atomizer and hybrid convection flower heating chamber. Sleek in appearance, the Hydrology9 NX was designed with an uncompromising dedication to each material’s unique vaporization attributes.
Retail Price: $900
You may be thinking about summer, but dad and grandpa know football season is just around the corner. This year, you can get the grid iron fan in your family a custom-made luxury leather football made by hand in the last remaining leather factory in NYC’s garment district. From boutique design shop Made by Alex, each ball can be customized in any way you choose—an NFL or college team, corporate logo, favorite fashion label—Made by Alex has even made balls from a vintage Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Bandoulière duffle bag. The sky (and your budget) is the limit.
Retail Price: Starting at $3,500
WhiteWall is a unique online photo lab from Germany that takes digital photos and turns them into a range of premium products—think oversized gallery-quality wall hangings in ultra-high resolution in various sizes laid under acrylic glass. A Masterprint product is perfect for bedecking one of the walls at dad’s house with an image that is both personal and of the highest quality available. Simply choose an ultra-high-resolution picture and you can print it in previously unimaginable sizes of up to 196″ x 94″ using the world’s first and only printer based on Epson fine art pigment ink, specialized paper and custom frames. It will stop house guests and visitors in their tracks.
Retail Price: $399
Hammerhead has officially launched its highly anticipated Karoo 2, considered one of the most innovative cycling computers on the market. (Lance Armstrong is an investor, so there’s that.) So, if the dad or grandpa in your life is serious about his cycling, this gift idea might just hit the spot. Named after the South African desert that that Hammerhead founders used to bike across, the Karoo 2 is, hands down, the most connected head unit available on the market with connections to Bluetooth, ANT+, WiFi, 3G, 4G and GPS. It’s the perfect gift for any dad who likes biking—whether he be an avid cyclist or simply a weekend cruiser.
Retail Price: $380
When mom or dad are up there in age and don’t answer the phone, it’s always a cause for concern. If poor reception is at the root of the problem, the SureCall Flare 3.0 Yagi Signal Booster kit is one of the most powerful, yet affordable, signal booster solutions for any home or small office. It features a sleek, aesthetically pleasing internal unit that boosts and broadcasts the signal received from the outside directional antenna, which is mounted on a pole on the roof to receive the best possible initial cell signal. The Flare 3.0 significantly improves the cell phone signal for all U.S. carriers inside any home, cabin, small building or office up to 3,500 square feet. It’s especially effective in rural or mountainous regions. This cell phone booster is also perfect if dad is working remotely and needs reliable cell service. SureCall’s indoor emitter is omnidirectional, so it can be placed anywhere.
Retail Price: $650
During COVID, many American men retreated to their man caves. With all these extra hours logged in these rooms oozing with masculine pursuits, one cool idea this Father’s Day is to update the tired old “framed sports jersey on a wall” with a unique piece of sports art from Studio Pacific. You (or dad) can select the paint colors, team and player and create a custom piece you won’t find anywhere else. It’s the perfect gift for the sports fan in your life, with each statement piece of wall décor made to order using live paints for a unique look that’s personalized to fit any color scheme. Each jersey is hand painted and assembled in Russia.
Retail Price: $700
If the dad in your life is into yoga or Pilates, or just might benefit from a great high-quality place to stretch and limber up before or after rigorous exercise, this mat from Balanced Body might just be the ticket. It’s the ultimate upgrade on the traditional mat, featuring enhanced cushion and support—key for maximum feedback and nailing those tricky positions. Although a bit heavier than a traditional mat, it is easily folded for effortless storage and transport.
Retail Price: $595
This is not the La-Z-Boy of old. This elegant power recliner with power headrest is as close to nirvana as it gets. Place one of these in front of a 75” 8K Ultra HD TV and dad may never move again. With spacious proportions, padded arms and high-performance fabric, this recliner is uber-cozy and ready for some serious lounging. There might even be space for a grandchild or two to snuggle.
Retail Price: $108
Dads loom large in their kids’ lives, but not all are tall. Men who stand 5’8″ or under—that’s roughly one in every three adult men (30 million in the U.S. alone)—have an incredibly difficult time shopping for clothes. Large men have their ‘Big & Tall’ stores, but shorter men have had not much of anything catering to them—until now. Enter Peter Manning NYC. Based in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan and shipping worldwide, this bold new contemporary fashion label designs clothes exclusively for the “not-so-tall” guy. The label has everything from suits to jeans to tees, designed and sized specifically for shorter men—no tailoring needed. We recommend the Zegna Merino Wool V Neck sweater as a nice starter item for a dad on the shorter side.
Retail Price: $50 (for an iPhone 12)
Dads are on devices all day long, and they deserve a screen protector that will not only protect their device but also themselves. The Glass Elite VisionGuard+ from ZAGG brands—the world’s largest screen protection company—is made with ultra-strong glass screen protection that is four times stronger than an unprotected screen. That’s good news for the phone. But for the user, the Glass Elite VisionGuard+ contains an anti-microbial treatment that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, guarding against degradation from microorganisms. Importantly, it also includes best-in-class Eyesafe technology, a protective layer that blocks dangerous blue light which has been linked to a panoply of health issues including digital eye strain, fatigue, sleeping disorders and more. The invisible Eyesafe layer filters out the blue light without affecting the screen’s color performance—something dad will surely appreciate.
Retail Price: $299
Dad can channel his inner Brian De Palma with the ultra-compact IQUI camera that provides a completely new photography and video recording experience. The IQUI is unique in that it makes creating and sharing unique 360-degree content a snap. It has elegant one-touch shooting for 360-degree photos and short videos of up to 30 seconds, which capture the entire scene around the picture-taker—up, down and all around. Its slim, pen-shaped body is highly portable, fitting easily in a pants pocket and then quickly retrievable for taking shots whenever inspiration strikes. It converts specialized 360-degree image files into standard MP4 videos that can readily be shared on social media.
Retail Price: $1,050
If you think dad will like the IQUI, and if your Father’s Day budget allows, consider kicking up the 360-degree camera idea a few notches with the Ricoh THETA Z1. This flagship model can shoot high-res spherical images in a single shot and support approximately 23-megapixels resolution (6720 x 3360 pixels) 360-degree still images. Perfect for dads who are aspiring photographers or love to try out the latest and greatest gadgets.
Retail Price: $1,069
Dad, meet 5G. The OnePlus 9Pro is the perfect gift for the on-the-go dad who wants to remain connected. This premium flagship Android phone delivers superior screen resolution, allowing its 120 Hz fluid display to deliver an immersive viewing experience while watching sports, movies, and videos on the phone. Dad will appreciate the extra-fast charging capabilities that can keep up with his busy schedule. Its extra-fast wireless charging delivers a full day’s power in just 15 minutes, so dad’s phone is always ready to go even when he forgets to plug it in overnight. A super-charged processor provides power and speed enabling users to multitask across apps, whether during a busy workday or on the sidelines at a child’s sports game. And last but not least, the OnePlus 9 Pro’s ground-breaking camera (actually four different cameras), created in partnership with industry-leading digital camera manufacturer Hasselblad, provides natural color calibration and ultra-wide framing, so dads can memorialize all of life’s greatest moments.
Retail Price: $100
Every modern father should have the right grooming tools to care for his appearance. Encourage your dad in his grooming pursuits with the gift of a stylish handmade leather dopp kit to keep all of his most important grooming products safe and together in one place. Designed to fit his finest cologne, razor and shaving tools, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, contact lenses, medicines, combs and other personal toiletries, this necessaire has room for everything. Made from 100 percent genuine cowhide leather, it also features a waterproof lining to protect the leather from any accidental spills or leaks. A true gentleman deserves such luxury that will last the test of time and travel.
Retail Price: $20,034
Give dad a lighter he will be sure to never misplace. With a minimalist and sleek design, this Zippo windproof lighter with an 18-carat solid gold case feels solid, looks substantial and is absolutely stunning. It’s a study in understated elegance. The piece includes a gold-plated lighter insert and comes with a custom crafted walnut gift box with a certificate of registration. It’s the ultimate Father’s Day indulgence.
Retail Price: $330 (9.7-inch Silver/2K screen)
Nixplay is the market-leading digital sharing platform that allows family and friends to share photos and videos anytime, anywhere. Now grandpa can keep in touch with the family even if he is thousands of miles away. Users send their favorite memories to their loved ones’ Nixplay Smart Photo Frames using the free Nixplay app, Google Photos, Facebook or any number of other applications. All grandpa has to do is sit back and watch photos and video come alive in full-2K. Packaged in a sleek silver finish.
Retail Price: $72 (750 mL)
Take dad’s palate on a journey to the Caribbean and across the Atlantic to Africa with a bottle of Equiano, the world’s first African and Caribbean rum blend. Named after Nigerian-born writer, entrepreneur, abolitionist and freedom fighter Olaudah Equiano, this unique blend begins its journey at Gray’s Distillery in Mauritius—a small island nation off the coast of Madagascar—before traveling to the infamous FourSquare Distillery in Barbados, where the two unique rums are perfectly blended and bottled.
Retail Price: $100
Planetary Design has introduced a refined new French press coffee maker: the FLASK by ethoz. Beautifully designed with high-quality materials, the FLASK produces a rich, clean 17 fluid ounces of coffee and makes cleanup easy with a removable inner brewing chamber. Building on Planetary Design’s 15-year track record of success producing innovative, durable French presses for outdoor enthusiasts, the new FLASK by ethoz is the company’s first French press specifically for home and office use. Dad will love it!
Retail Price: $199
Al Gore would be proud of the new Trova Go—it combines two of his favorite things: the internet and a lockbox! Let’s be honest, kids are curious and now you can help dad keep prying little eyes and hands away from valuables or medicines they shouldn’t have access to. Trova is a lockable discreet storage device that prevents inappropriate audiences from accessing personal, recreational or otherwise private objects. Trova is intentionally designed to be overlooked, seeming to be a stylish piece of decoration for the home or an eyeglass case. Redefining the traditional lockbox, Trova provides privacy and security in plain sight. A truly high-tech IoT product with wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and WiFi, the Trova Go provides smart notifications, including tamper resistance and left open alerts which give additional peace of mind.
Retail Price: $22
You might think you would never have a use for a pocket chainsaw—until you do. This Father’s Day, give dad a handy gift he may want to use or someday may even have to use. This pocket chainsaw is ideal for the dad who likes to be prepared for anything. Fallen tree blocking a narrow road? No problem. Holed up in a cabin with no firewood and no saw in the dead of winter? Check. Whether he’s car camping or hiking the backcountry, the Sportsman Industries Pocket Chainsaw might very well become dad’s indispensable outdoors companion. Faster than a hatchet and smaller and lighter than a saw, the 36-inch-long chain features bi-directional, self-cleaning teeth so it cuts with every pull, ripping through everything from branches to full 5” or 6” trunks in seconds. The 4.8-ounce Pocket Chainsaw comes with its own rugged pouch and a free magnesium fire starter.
Retail Price: $60
The SearBQ press and griddle will elevate dad’s grilling game by cutting down cooking time by more than 50 percent, which leaves more time for what matters most, spending time with loved ones. Pescatarian? Bring it on. Vegetarian? No problem. The SearBQ works with seafood, fish and any vegetable you can think of.
Retail Price: $150 (750 mL)
Nothing shows appreciation for dad like a bottle of cognac, and this Father’s Day, we recommend the Davidoff Premium XO, a high-end mature cognac that is meticulously curated for an incomparable experience for the senses. Superbly balanced with a harmonious composition of floral undertones, this cognac is a high-end mature blend from the most famous Cognac growth regions and aged for at least 17 years. Dad will save this bottle for the most special of occasions.
Retail Price: $180
Keep dad dry during summer storms with the Theo rain jacket from Noize. Made from high tech water-repellent fabrics, this jacket will keep dad warm and dry under every possible weather condition. The Theo is designed with sustainability in mind, so you and dad can both feel good about the low impact his jacket is having on the planet. Stylish, these jackets are cool enough to wear around town. At $180, this jacket is well worth it as it has uncommon durability. What’s even better is that Noize allows shoppers to pay for it using Sezzle in four zero-interest installments.
Retail Price: $295
The Rugged Backpack by Bullstrap was designed and crafted to be used every single day. With supple full-grain leather, lightly treated and then dyed, it is finished with a suede lining and a durable canvas interior—dads on the go will love it. The durable stitching and premium materials all combine to create a backpack that can handle whatever life throws at it.
Retail Price: $98
Part joke, part useful bar accessory, what better gift for dads than a product from a company called Bitter Housewife? Make sure your dad has every possible bitter a summer drink might call for. Never skimp or compromise on summer libations. Each Bitter Housewife cocktail bitter is crafted from whole botanicals to blend perfectly into each drink. Cheers!
Retail Price: $48
Nothing might make a bigger impression this Father’s Day than the gift of a wish. With Wishbeads, the wearer turns resolutions into reality. Wishbeads are intention-setting jewelry that are designed to help its wearers manifest their goals by writing down their intentions, rolling them up and wearing them on the wrist as daily affirmations and reminders to take action. The Matte Tiger Eye Bracelet, with its stylish design, is perfect for a dad who harbors goals of doing more. You might even write dad a note of encouragement as part of the gift.
Retail Price: $250
For the intrepid dad or grandfather who is known to seek adventure off the grid, nothing will give the family more peace of mind than the SPOT X 2-way satellite messenger. Dad will be able to easily keep in touch with friends and family whether climbing in the Himalayas, sailing across the Caribbean or traversing the Namib desert from Angola to Namibia. The Spot X connects to any smart phone via Bluetooth wireless technology to access contacts and has an SOS button to communicate with search and rescue services if needed.
Retail Price: $20
One of my favorite jokes in Spanish has to do with an Argentine tourist in New York City who doesn’t speak English and is trying to buy socks. When he finally sees a pair hanging on a display rack, he tells the salesman “¡Eso sí que es!”—which translates to “yes, that’s it,” but when said aloud in Spanish sounds like ‘S-O-C-K-S.’ Anyway, I bring this up only to point out that it could be a useful icebreaker for dad if he happens to be traveling in a Spanish-speaking location in the coming months and he wants to draw attention to the new marine-themed Guy Harvey socks he is sporting—thanks, of course, to his conservation-minded progeny who gave them to him for Father’s Day. This collection of memorable high-quality socks consists of more than 50 ocean-inspired designs that features the iconic, colorful artwork hand-drawn by Guy Harvey, one of the world’s most recognized marine wildlife artists and foremost authorities on sharks and ocean conservation. A portion of the proceeds from all Guy Harvey sales benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the nonprofit that is dedicated to saving the seas, supporting groundbreaking research and helping foster the next generation of ocean conservationists. In addition, one pair of socks is donated to a homeless shelter for each pair purchased.
Retail Price: $200
Take dad’s Zoom meetings to a new a level with the Creator 95. Thanks to Valera, a leader in the green screen market, the Creator 95 has allowed those working from home the comfort and ease that comes with added privacy, personalization and professionalism. Video calls with virtual backgrounds will come across crisp and will surely impress. Turn dad’s office into a virtual studio. Great for dads who love gaming as well.
Retail Price: $400 (Plus Installation)
Dad will love the U1000 4K dashcam from Thinkware. It’s pretty much the Mercedes-Benz of dashcams. The U1000 is Thinkware’s flagship model that delivers sharp 4K video and includes a comprehensive driver assistance warning system that helps keep drivers safe on the road. The U1000 is really two cameras in one package, featuring a 4K UHD front-facing camera and a 2K QHD rear-facing camera. Utilizing the Super Night Vision technology, the U1000 records impressive videos even in low-light environments. It connects with iOS or Android smartphone via WiFi, enabling real-time on-demand playback and live remote monitoring.
Retail Price: $349
The espresso Display is the world’s thinnest portable touch-screen monitor. It’s a great gift idea for Father’s Day for any dad who loves having a second monitor but can’t be bothered lugging a traditional display around while traveling. In a time of flexible and hybrid working models, portability has never been more important to everyone, especially those dads who need to be on-the-go. At 5 mm (0.2″) thin, the espresso Displays’ lightweight design is optimized for portability. And at $349 (or four payments of $87.25 using Sezzle), it’s a high-quality monitor that won’t break the Father’s Day budget.
Retail Price: $246
If dad owns an electric vehicle, he will really appreciate the new Schumacher Dual-Level 16-Amp Portable EV Charger. With both Level 1 and Level 2 charging options, this portable unit is two chargers in one, enabling dad to charge from both 240V and 120V outlets. The ergonomically designed charging unit with universal connector is easy to hold and maneuver, and the rubber cover on top helps keep out water and dirt. The charger is compact and lightweight and comes with a 28-foot cord. The unit has LED indicators that indicate charging status—key for night charging. Designed with safety in mind, the unit includes over-current and over-voltage protections.
Retail Price: $119
If the beef jerky folded into delicate rose petals doesn’t get a smile out of dad this Father’s Day, then I’m afraid just about nothing else will either. Manly Man has a perfect Father’s Day Bloody Mary hamper—just add vodka, a few celery sticks, and you’re ready to throw down Father’s Day brunch in style.
Retail Price: $399
Whether dad (or grandpa) is working from home or is back at the office, this is one mobile desk that was born to travel. It’s the desk that gets you to wherever you and your laptop need to be. Having a socially distant team meeting in the office? Check. Need a quieter spot? Check. Prefer to work on the office outdoor patio? Check. This desk is ready to roll. With a height-adjustable surface, it’s always the right height—whether sitting or standing. Plus, it comes with a cup holder, tablet slot and pen tray! Can’t beat that.
Retail Price: $199
Dad will appreciate this powerful, portable charger that can power up all his devices—even in the most remote of locations. An all-in-one portable solution enabling everyone from digital nomads to outdoor photographers to keep everything charged—no matter what the device in question is. Equipped with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a single USB-C input/output and a DC power outlet, users can charge or power anything from a tablet to a guitar amp. The Omni 20+ doesn’t skimp when it comes to power, and with its sleek, compact design, it can fit in any backpack or back pocket.
Retail Price: $25 (Pack of 5)
It’s summer and it’s time for dad to up his grilling game by adding some flavor to his next outdoor dinner with Wildwood grilling planks. Ideal for fish, these grilling planks are cut from pieces of lumber that are too short to be used in the construction industry, giving this accessory some serious environmental chops. The planks have zero pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. If dad would enjoy adding some pizzazz to his grilling this summer, this is the way to do it.
Retail Price: $495
Tecovas was founded in 2014 by Paul Hedrick, who left a lucrative career in finance in Manhattan to return home to his native Texas with the dream of creating the first direct-to-consumer cowboy boot. The Dillon is a striking and decisive cowboy boot featuring exotic caiman belly leather hand-lasted in a timeless cowboy profile that’s dressed to impress. An angled heel and signature Tecovas hand-corded calfskin shaft completes the elegant profile. Not into the pecan shade of caiman belly? No worries—the Dillon comes in two additional hues: Mahogany and Midnight. Rooted in western traditions and exceptional handmade craftsmanship, this is a great gift for dads anywhere. At nearly $500 (or four instalments of $123.75 by splitting it with Afterpay), they are worth every penny.