It’s that time of year again — time to shower dads with love… and gifts! Still scrambling for ideas for your main man? Don’t you worry — the perfect gift for the father figures in your life, be it your dad or your baby daddy, is just ahead. We asked our Well Rounded team to share their gift picks for the occasion. So without further ado, here are 11 Father’s Day gifts, brought to you by our editors.
1. Hockey Addict’s Guide to NYC, $14.99. My husband is hockey-obsessed, but I can only get him so many jerseys, game tickets and signed pucks. Evan Gubernick’s new book uncovers all of NYC’s hidden hockey life: it’s got every place to eat, shop and talk hockey, which should keep him sufficiently busy during the off-season. I’ll probably buy the Toronto version too, just in case he needs a road trip before the puck hits the ice next fall. ~ Jessica Pallay, co-founder and Chief Content Officer.
2. Matching baby-and-me Adidas Stan Smiths sneakers, $75 for the men’s pair and $30 for the crib shoes. My partner has wanted white sneakers for a while. Adidas Originals Stan Smiths seem like the obvious choice — a classic that will up his cool factor all summer long. And while I’m at it, I’ll up the cute factor and get a matching pair for my little one. I mean… How cute would it be for him to twin with dad as he takes his very first steps?? ~ Kaity Velez, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer.
3. Childcare so we can have a night out. My husband and I rarely — and I mean, really rarely — go on dates. It’s not that we can’t; it’s just that we are too busy with work and the kids and life to even start thinking about going out. Sad, I know… Which is why for Father’s Day, I’m going to ditch all the gadgets and the watch I was thinking of getting him. Instead, I will book a babysitter so that I can take him out to a dinner and movie night, à la pre-kid style! With Urban Sitter, finding someone whom we can trust to watch our kids is easy. So all I really have to worry about is choosing a restaurant. Tempted? Until June 20th, you can get a $45 credit from UrbanSitter with the code SUMMERFUN. ~ Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis, managing editor.
4. Chillbo Baggin lounger, $54,90. We do a lot of picnicking, summer concerting, BBQing, beaching and, now that we live in the suburbs, backyard entertaining. I thought it would be a good gift to take all of that up a notch in a funny way but it’s also super convenient because you don’t need a pump to blow it up. You just wave it in the air a couple of times to fill it up. And I mean isn’t Father’s Day the ultimate day for chillin’. ~ Jill Wang, sales and partnerships director.
5. Daddy’s Little Dress Shirts, prices range $8 (head band) to $95 (bloomers and dress). It really doesn’t get more personal than this! The owner of this small shop takes one of dad’s shirts and sews it into a dress (or bloomers, romper, bow tie) for your little one. When I saw this site I fell in love. It’s the perfect gift and keepsake for the whole family. I’m also getting one of my grandpa’s shirts turned into something for Kennedy, which will be so so special because she never got to meet him. ~ Jacqueline Solivan, sales and partnerships associate.
6. Herschel Supply Co. little america backpack, in light khaki crosshatch, $99.99. Because my husband has been carrying the same North Face backpack he got in middle school (more than twenty years ago!!!), it’s time for a major upgrade. He likes this Herschel bag because it doubles as a work bag and manly diaper bag. I like it because it’s a major adult upgrade from that old, ripped-up bag he’s been carrying. ~ Hanna Nakano, news editor.
7. Grady’s Cold Brew Kit, $30.00. I’m giving my husband the gift of drinking Cold Brew in his pajamas! The Grady’s Cold Brew Kit makes it possible to brew this caffeinated deliciousness at home and is perfect for my hardworking, coffee-loving husband. ~ Natalie Gentile, gear editor.
8. Taste Trunk subscription box. My husband is half South African and Australian raised, so any time I can up his braai (bbq) game, I think it’s a good investment. So for this Father’s Day, I am planning to get him an upgrade to his bbq skills with a 3-month subscription to Taste Trunk. I have no doubt that he will pass on his love for grilling to our tiny happy eater, as much as he got it from his Papa! ~ Roma van der Walt, fitness editor.
9. AncestryDNA Kit, $78. Teaching and connecting his kids and grandchildren to their history and lineage has been one of my dad’s passions for the longest because he believes that knowing each branch of your family tree is the truest foundation of knowing who we truly are individually. That’s why I decided to get him the AncestryDNA Kit. This kit not only breaks down your ethnic origin, it can also connect the dots and introduce you to living relatives whom you may have never met. My dad even connected with a half brother he had never met before! ~ Danielle Wilson, event coordinator.
10. Amazon Echo Show, Smart Speaker with Alexa, $229 (On Sale for $149). My dad is not tech-friendly, but recently he’s gotten a taste of the Amazon world and has talked about the Amazon Show for months. He loves to cook and try new recipes, and the Amazon show has a screen to pull up any recipes, cooking shows, and tutorials easily and all hands free. It can display the weather, security cameras, play music, and he can video chat! It secretly might be a gift for the whole family to use, so it’s worth every penny! ~ Larissa Woss, community editor.
11. Hot Yoga class pack, $145 (mats and towels included). My husband loves hot yoga, but hasn’t been able to go in a while. I’m pretty sure he’d be into a class pack at the high end hot yoga place in our ‘hood, HeatWise (in Brooklyn Heights). HeatWise offers a spacious yoga experience and infrared heat, plus the atmosphere is super chill and pristine. (Pack of 5 classes, $145. Mats and towels included). ~ Alexis Barad-Cutler, associate editor.