Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. Have you picked out a gift for the father in your life yet? If not, well, that’s what express shipping is for, surely; but before you select yet another striped tie, coffee mug, or set of golf club covers, take a cue from this list of unique gift ideas. Overnight it, and relax knowing he’ll love his awesome gift (and he’ll have no idea you were uncertain about what to buy!).
For the professional Dad, there’s nothing like a sleek new watch to ensure he’ll arrive promptly for all those important meetings. One to consider: the Michael Kors Chronograph Bracelet Watch ($225, Nordstrom). The classic bracelet band and sleek gunmetal dial make this a versatile pick he’s sure to enjoy wearing.
For the Dad who enjoys kicking back and relaxing on the weekends, why not surprise him with the Pawleys Complete Hammock Package ($350, hammacher.com), which includes a two-person hammock, stand, and pillow.
Or, if Dad’s idea of relaxation involves something a little more high-octane, give him the gift of a thrill ride. Sites like racingadventure.com, offshoresailing.com, and gifts.com/ideas/experiential offer packages for racecar driving, sailing, skydiving, and more. (Prices vary)
For the adventurous Dad (or just one who routinely damages his personal electronics), it doesn’t get much better than this: the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 Digital Camera is shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof, and waterproof, and features a host of features (like HD movie mode and 14-megapixel resolution) guaranteed to help him get the perfect shot, everytime. ($330, adorama.com)
Finally, for the cool Dad, you can go to converse.com to design a custom pair of Chuck Taylors, starting at $67. Choose a design and material, then select colors and patterns for a one-of-a-kind sneaker.