Beyond the ties, cufflinks, and shave sets: gifts for dad that he will use and cherish for years to come.
FOR THE DAD ON THE GO
If he's always jetting somewhere, treat him to new luggage – and even a suitcase organizer or two – to help keep him neat. A classic steel world timer by Girard-Perregaux will fit whatever occasion or meeting dad is off to and let him view every timezone in one go. Bonus points if you gift it with a quirky cool carrier from antique purveyor and designer Alan Bedwell of Foundwell.
Clockwise from top left: Away packing cubes, $45, awaytravel.com; Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC, $13,000, troverie.com; Gitman Bros. x Foundwell travel watch case, $265; foundwell.com; Berluti suede duffel, $3,080, berluti.com; Away suitcase, $495, awaytravel.com
FOR DAD THE GOURMAND
For the guy who takes home cooked meals to the next level, gift a practical and timeless instrument like a beautiful Japanese chef knife or a modern wine cooler like this one from Vinglacé, or upgrade his 'World's Greatest Dad' mug with an artful espresso set from design atelier BDDW for post feast relaxation. An indestructible dive watch like the Omega Seamaster will withstand whatever he's got brewing in the kitchen – come stray sauce and high heat.
Clockwise from left: Shun Hikari 8" Chef Knife, $299.95, williams-sonoma.com; Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch, $6,600, troverie.com; Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller, $90, food52.com; BDDW Espresso Set, $120, BDDW.com
FOR THE CREATIVE DAD
Well designed accessories like updated 'dad' sneakers from Feit, American made sunglasses by Dom Vetro, and a weighty bronze cuff from Editions De Re are perfect gifts for the father who seems to always have his finger on the pulse. For his desk, look to well priced pieces by Danish design brand Hay. And for the ultimate splurge: an architectural NOMOS Glashütte Lambda has a delicate face with the line quality of an architect's renderings.
Clockwise from top left: Dom Vetro Primo Sunglasses, $375, domvetro.com; NOMOS Glashütte Lambda Rose Gold Watch, $18,500, troverie.com; Hay Time Hourglass, $13-$29, store.moma.org, Editions De Re Bluff cuff in bronze, $590, editionsdere.com; Feit leather sneakers, $540, feitdirect.com
FOR THE OUTDOOR LOVING DAD
Upgrade your father's old college sweatshirt-dominated workout wardrobe with slick moisture wicking clothing from Aether, a lightweight and colorful backpack from Patagonia, and an athletic Zenith Chronomaster El Primero. A pair of brightly colored Bose earphones boast crystal clear audio and an impossible to lose shade of blue.
Clockwise from left: Zenith Chronometer El Primero Watch, $8,700, troverie.com; Aether Coast Windbreaker, $145, aether.com; Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, $149.95, Bose.com; Patagonia Paxat Backpack, $119, Patagonia.com.