We’re coming down to the wire on Father's Day (this Sunday!), but luckily you’ve still got time to treat your biggest fan to gifts and gadgets he’ll adore. Broke? We’ve found 10 cheap treats so cool, Dad might forget what an unemployed slacker you are.
For the Classy Beer Drinker. Menagerie bottle openers give dad’s brew habit a sophisticated design aesthetic. Choose from three carved-wood animal styles—a bull, elephant or owl—each with a simple brass claw opener for a retro look.
For the Money Maker. If Pop is a big spender (but you don’t want to be), gift him this Johnston & Murphy slim-fold wallet with tons of storage for cards and cash.
Price: $30, down from $78
For the Sun Worshiper. Channel the big guy’s Top Gun dreams with Roundtree & Yorke Aviator sunglasses. We love the sleek, classic styling with no flamboyant frills. Plus, they come in four shades: gunmetal, blue, brown and silver.
Price: $28, down from $42
For the Handy Man. If your dad knows his way around a toolbox, he’ll dig this Magwear magnetic wristband, which keeps small tools, nails, screws and other tiny metallic objects close at hand, instead of on the floor or in the mouth.
For the Fashionisto. Cufflinks have gone from old school to trés chic, and we think your dad needs to jump on board the trend (even if it’s for the second time). Check out the Essentials Rhodium Oval, a black and silver combo from Kenneth Cole, with a simple, modern design and a wow price.
For the Music Lover. OK, they’re not BOSE, but these collapsible cardboard speakers from MUJI are lightweight and come with a pouch for easy transport. They’re perfect for the office or deck, plug easily into his personal stereo and are a great conversation piece for trendy dads.
For the Photographer. The ultra-bendable rubber-grip legs on this lightweight Gorillapod tripod rotate 360 degrees and attach to just about anything, so dad’s compact camera won’t miss that perfect vacation shot.
For the Casual Man About Town. These plaid slip-ons from Buckle come in an edgy blue and a more subtle khaki styling, depending on Dad’s fashion sense.
For the Host. No dad worth his weight in scotch wants to serve his buddies a watery cocktail. Thanks to unmeltable Whiskey Stone ice cubes, he won’t have to. Made from soap stone, once frozen, they’ll keep drinks cold and H20-free longer than it takes for the boys to finish their tall tales.
Price: $20 for nine
For the Gadget Guy. Flashlights are a predictable gift, but not when they’re battery-free and shaped like a mini pig. Dynamic Flashlights have a side lever that you press for 20 seconds to get eight minutes of light. It comes with a wrist strap and stashes perfectly in your pop’s glove compartment or tackle box.
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