While every day is a good day to let your father know how much you love him, Father’s Day is an especially great one. But it can also be a difficult task, because dads are notoriously hard to shop for—we’ve all heard the jokes about ties, socks, and “World’s Best Dad” mugs. Sometimes, all you need is to be pointed in the right direction with some specific gift recommendations. Here’s a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that will hopefully help you find the perfect gift for that special man.
Level Up His Man Cave
Every father needs somewhere to relax and get away from it all. Maybe it’s the garage or a dedicated man cave, maybe it’s just a small corner where he can organize his toys. Wherever Dad’s “spot” is, it’s a space where you can help add some personality. Pay a visit to The Cave to find everything from portable putting greens to full-size pinball machines. If Dad’s strapped for space—and especially if he’s a nostalgia geek—consider a retro tabletop video game, or a LEGO Technic version of his favorite sports car.
Accessorize Dad’s Bar Cart
Whether your dad is a budding homebrewer, an amateur mixologist, or he just enjoys the occasional glass of vino, the proper tools can make both crafting and consuming a drink more enjoyable. And we’re not talking about anything crazy here—no need to install a Kegerator in his cave (although we can help you with that). Something as simple as a Rabbit freezable beer glass has high potential to quickly become his favorite Friday night accessory.
Spruce Up His Style
Like socks and ties, a watch can be a tricky gift. It’s tough to gift them because they tend to be a rather personal choice—you don’t want to just grab the first thing off of the shelf. When buying a watch as a gift, there are a couple of things that can help: First is having access to a huge variety of men’s watches, a selection that runs the gamut from luxurious models by Movado, to rugged watches from Luminox. And just as important is being able to speak to experts in the field for advice Not sure what Dad’s going to like? Stop into the Time Boutique or give them a call at 847-594-4100, and they’d be happy to make a suggestion based on your budget or some input on Dad’s style. Really love Dad? Check out our certified pre-owned watches from Rolex, Omega, and Breitling.
Give the Gift of Sound (or Silence)
Audio gear, like portable Bluetooth speakers or wireless headphones, can give Dad a greater appreciation for everything from classic rock to the sweet sounds of silence. The world of audio equipment is deep and wide, and can be difficult to navigate if you’re not familiar with it. A quick chat with any of our headphones or speaker sales experts can help you find a gift that makes sense. Need some quick recommendations? For the Dad who appreciates style as much as sound, consider a wireless speaker by Marshall. And if you want to grant Dad the gift of peace, nothing beats the Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise cancelling headphones.
Great Grilling Goods
For those Dads who spend all winter waiting for grilling season to return—or maybe they brave the rough weather to do it all year long—there’s no better Father’s Day gift than some new grilling gear. If he’s still cooking over a rusty kettle grill, maybe it’s time for an upgrade to a new gas grill. And if he’s a bigger fan of pizza than porterhouse, he’d probably love cooking up pies on an outdoor pizza oven. For something a little subtler, consider a refresh of his collection of grilling utensils.