I can’t believe that we’re coming up on Father’s Day – to me, it feels like Mother’s Day just happened. I’m admittedly not the best gift-giver for Father’s Day… my dad and I both share the trait of being very specific about what we want, and like, and not always being open to other people making selections for us. I’m trying to give gifts that are more thoughtful, though – something that my dad wouldn’t necessarily think to buy for himself, and thus, won’t have a super-strong opinion about!
With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a wide range of different types of Father’s Day gifts, for whatever type of father or father-figure is in your life.
For the dad that’s a mix of old-school and high-tech, this is a record player that also has Bluetooth capability.
Mr. Rogers is one of PIttsburgh’s hometown heroes – what better gift for a Dad than a book about life according to Mr. Rogers?!
Personally, I think that starting the day with a delicious cup of coffee is the ultimate gift. This coffee is from a Pittsburgh roaster, and it’s what a start each of my days drinking.
I’ve seen Chef Marcus Samuelsson on so many episodes of Chopped, and have always wanted to go to his restaurant in New York. For any Dads that love to cook, these recipes look amazing.
My dad is definitely more comfortable at a grill than in a kitchen. This is such a great collection of grilling tools!
If your dad is a snappy dresser, there is no better gift than a bow tie from Knotzland. If he’s not quite that dressy, they also sell unique, handmade wallets.
Bose speakers really have such amazing sound quality. This one is wireless, and can be taken anywhere around the house – inside or out.
A puzzle with a picture from another Pittsburgh hometown hero, Andy Warhol. I figure we’re all spending more time at home these days, and a puzzle could be a great family bonding activity.
There is nothing more classic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. They look good on everyone!
An easy, simple travel duffel bag that doesn’t look overly professional for weekend trips (whether they’re taken this year or next).