Gift Guide: Father’s Day

Why are dads so darn hard to shop for!?  My dad is what we’d call the anti-consumer.  He’s not really into new clothes, doesn’t wear fragrance, and although he likes his gadgets + toys, always seems to have everything!  He loves his music, but that’s so hard to buy – unless he gives me explicit instructions.  Anyway, none of these gifts scratch the surface in terms of being as awesome as my dad is… but they’d all make great gifts!  (How cute is the card – Rifle makes the best stationery!) What are you getting your dad this year?  And does anyone else share the same “hard to shop for” woes that I have?

From top left:  Cufflinks //  Tie // Hat // Card // Shoes // Snack Pack // Tee (a favorite bar in NYC!) // Birchbox Man


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  1. Mady says 6.12.12

     great ideas! but I want that hat for me!


  2. your description of your dad fits mine to a tee, as well! i never know what to get him, although i have had some success with interesting wines found on Lot18 (do you know it? i think they do a great job, and great customer service, too!)

  3. Viviana Carmona says 6.12.12

    My dad would LOVE a Birchbox membership! Too bad they don’t ship to PR 🙁

  4. Mal @ The Chic Geek says 6.12.12

    That tie is so adorable!

  5. I don’t know what to get my father…..ugh…………………….

  6. Sarah Pickell says 6.12.12

    I never know what to get my Dad. He’s so awesome but doesn’t ever want anything!!

  7. Nora says 6.12.12

    it is true for men in general. I have this problem with my husband – i never know what is the best gift to buy for him. we women are sooo much easier.


  8. Meghan says 6.12.12

    Literally all my dad wants is quality golf balls.  That is literally the only thing he’ll accept or like!  🙂 

  9. Fleurdelizzie says 6.12.12

    My dad doesn’t believe in having a lot of clothes. All of his music is classic rock, so he has all of the albums. My mom buys him the cologne. He isn’t good with technology (doesn’t have a smartphone). All I can think about getting him is something for his grill. >.>

  10. Molliee Martin says 6.12.12

    love this guide – I needed this because I always have no idea what to get my dad!!!

  11. ALyson -- TAGG says 6.12.12

    Great ideas. boat shoes are so perfect! 

  12. Alexa says 6.12.12

    Great roundup Grace! And how adorable is that card???

  13. Bettina says 6.12.12

    I will be getting my dad Dove Bars this Sunday b/c that’s one of the few things that you can buy that he loves lol 

  14. bestofbklyn says 6.12.12

    I got my dad Sperrys a few years back, and he LOVES them! 

  15. Tamra Sanford says 6.12.12

    I got my dad a new driver, anything golf he is thrilled about.  But I’m digging the hat!

  16. Lauren says 6.12.12

    Dad’s are so hard to shop for.  I did a birthday / father’s gift for mine and got him the new iPhone.  He was thrilled.  I love the Birchbox Man!  I didn’t know they did men’s products too!

  17. Such good ideas! Love the Birch Box Man! xo

  18. love that card & all the gift options! 


  19. Julie & Lauren says 6.13.12

    Might not get my dad that Pete’s Tavern tee, but my bf def NEEDS it!!! XO

  20. ugh my dad is a HUGE pain to shop for too. literally won’t wear ‘nice’ clothes. I think a soft tee like the Pete’s tavern one would be a great compromise! 

  21. we got three months of birchbox man for my dad! he’s a total product addict – what can i say? like father like daughter 🙂

    • graceatwood says 6.15.12

      Ahhh so awesome! My dad wouldn’t appreciate it – but my bf loves it!