Gifts We Love


I get excited about Father’s Day ideas for a couple of weeks after Father’s Day, when I see things that I should have thought about getting for that year. Then June rolls around, and they all disappear from my head. I start thinking about what nice bottle of scotch to get, and I can’t get past that, or there’s always another tie (I do like the ones from Hillside the best, and he’ll never get sick of those.). But last weekend I started to pull together a couple of ideas, and as I get more, I will just add them into this list. So check back, I swear, there will be more added shortly.

A game that he’ll remember from being a kid: track ball! Good fun for the whole family–even the dog–so keep him away from the plastic ball.

The site Plow & Hearth has so many things that could be good dad gifts…from all manner of fireplace accessories, to an indoor s’more maker.

Then there’s the possibly ridiculous, or potentially spot-on gift–a drink and hot dog skewer holder–you know, for while you’re busy doing other grilling.

For the serious fireplace lover, I discovered these amazing hand forged fireplace tools, which are made from recycled railroad ties. Beautiful.

Then on the tie side of things, I do think this one would be a big hit with pretty much any dad…

And if you order anything from Pierrepont Hicks between now and Father’s Day, you can get 30% off with the code DAD, but only if you’re spending $150.
I also like the idea of their Italian linen pocket square, which is $32.

Then for the home cook, or the starting home cook, I think this Japanese mandoline is a nice idea. And it’s just $25.

We recently discovered this delicious gin, which comes from Minnesota, and is called Farmer’s Gin. It’s just floral enough, but not as overpowering as Hendricks can be. And it’s organic!


Illustration of the gift box is from the blog …Tied Up With String.


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