June 12th, 2012


Gift Guide: Father’s Day

Why are dads so darn hard to shop for!?  My dad is what we’d call the anti-consumer.  He’s not really into new clothes, doesn’t wear fragrance, and although he likes his gadgets + toys, always seems to have everything!  He loves his music, but that’s so hard to buy – unless he gives me explicit instructions.  Anyway, none of these gifts scratch the surface in terms of being as awesome as my dad is… but they’d all make great gifts!  (How cute is the card – Rifle makes the best stationery!) What are you getting your dad this year?  And does anyone else share the same “hard to shop for” woes that I have?

From top left:  Cufflinks //  Tie // Hat // Card // Shoes // Snack Pack // Tee (a favorite bar in NYC!) // Birchbox Man


22 Responses to Gift Guide: Father’s Day

  1. Mady June 12, 2012 at 7:17 am #

     great ideas! but I want that hat for me!



  2. renee [crossed and dotted] June 12, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    your description of your dad fits mine to a tee, as well! i never know what to get him, although i have had some success with interesting wines found on Lot18 (do you know it? i think they do a great job, and great customer service, too!)

  3. Viviana Carmona June 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    My dad would LOVE a Birchbox membership! Too bad they don’t ship to PR :(

  4. Mal @ The Chic Geek June 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    That tie is so adorable!

  5. christin schindewolf June 12, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I don’t know what to get my father…..ugh…………………….

  6. Sarah Pickell June 12, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    I never know what to get my Dad. He’s so awesome but doesn’t ever want anything!!

  7. Nora June 12, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    it is true for men in general. I have this problem with my husband – i never know what is the best gift to buy for him. we women are sooo much easier.



  8. Meghan June 12, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Literally all my dad wants is quality golf balls.  That is literally the only thing he’ll accept or like!  :) 

  9. Fleurdelizzie June 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    My dad doesn’t believe in having a lot of clothes. All of his music is classic rock, so he has all of the albums. My mom buys him the cologne. He isn’t good with technology (doesn’t have a smartphone). All I can think about getting him is something for his grill. >.>

  10. Molliee Martin June 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    love this guide – I needed this because I always have no idea what to get my dad!!!

  11. ALyson -- TAGG June 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Great ideas. boat shoes are so perfect! 

  12. Alexa June 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Great roundup Grace! And how adorable is that card???

  13. Bettina June 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I will be getting my dad Dove Bars this Sunday b/c that’s one of the few things that you can buy that he loves lol 

  14. bestofbklyn June 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    I got my dad Sperrys a few years back, and he LOVES them! 

  15. Tamra Sanford June 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I got my dad a new driver, anything golf he is thrilled about.  But I’m digging the hat!

  16. Lauren June 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Dad’s are so hard to shop for.  I did a birthday / father’s gift for mine and got him the new iPhone.  He was thrilled.  I love the Birchbox Man!  I didn’t know they did men’s products too!

  17. Frankie hearts fashion June 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Such good ideas! Love the Birch Box Man! xo

  18. Danielle @ lou what wear June 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    love that card & all the gift options! 


  19. Julie & Lauren June 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Might not get my dad that Pete’s Tavern tee, but my bf def NEEDS it!!! XO

  20. sarah | chevrons & stripes June 14, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    ugh my dad is a HUGE pain to shop for too. literally won’t wear ‘nice’ clothes. I think a soft tee like the Pete’s tavern one would be a great compromise! 

  21. lara / the glossarie. June 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    we got three months of birchbox man for my dad! he’s a total product addict – what can i say? like father like daughter :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      Ahhh so awesome! My dad wouldn’t appreciate it – but my bf loves it!

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