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Father's Day gift guide: Gift ideas for that special day to tell dad, 'Thank you'

Father's Day gift guide: Gift ideas for that special day to tell dad, 'Thank you'
Gift ideas for Father's Day. (Handout)

Pens, watches, ties, socks? The thought of Father’s Day gift-shopping usually means shopping for the usual suspects for Dad. However, there’s a way to innovate old favorites. Instead of a watch, how about a yearly subscription to a timepiece-of-the-month service? If aftershave is your go-to, seek out a blend with notes of malt whisky. Socks? Give him some with a matching pair for his little tyke.

With those in mind, here are some fun and stylish ideas for the father or the father figure in your life.


Twentymetrictons

The Party Geo print short-sleeve, buttondown shirt from Twentymetrictons.
The Party Geo print shirt from Huntington Beach-brand Twentymetrictons. Twentymetrictons

Huntington Beach-based menswear brand Twentymetrictons makes short-sleeve cotton shirts in fresh, youthful prints such as this button-down Party Geo style in a vibrant dark pink and azure blue. $95. Available at twentymetrictons.com.

Save the Duck

The men's Giga Puffer from Save the Duck.
The men's Giga Puffer from Save the Duck. Save the Duck

Outerwear brand Save the Duck hits all the trends. It’s lightweight and can roll up into a little pouch — perfect for the traveler/outdoors enthusiast. It’s also vegan, and despite the soft, downy feel, the jackets and vests use no feathers. This men’s Giga Puffer is $178. Available at Bloomingdale’s in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica, the Market in Brentwood and savetheduckusa.com.

The Harmonist

Desired Earth from parfumerie the Harmonist.
Desired Earth from parfumerie the Harmonist. Harmonist

Desired Earth is the name of the fragrance from parfumerie the Harmonist. It has decidedly masculine tones of whisky, musky ambrette seeds and a smokiness from cade wood. $225. Available at the Harmonist, 8483 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, and theharmonist.com.

E.C. Knox

The Ellison Diaper Bag from from E.C. Knox.
The Ellison Diaper Bag from from E.C. Knox. Justin Patterson

On diaper duty? Carry this sleek Ellison Diaper Bag from New York label E.C. Knox, a blue nylon number with black detailing that’s a modern alternative to the quilted, flowery versions on the market. This bag was designed by actor Gavin Lodge after he became a dad and was looking for a stylish, masculine bag. It comes with a magnetized pouch for wipes and a paisley-print, zip-out changing pad. $395. Available at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills and www.ecknox.com.

Cellairis

Phone cases from Cellairis.
Phone cases from Cellairis. Cellairis

The sophisticated phone cases from Cellairis — in bamboo or tortoiseshell, for example — have an added style bonus. Get one as part of the Cellairis Bundle and receive three years’ worth of unlimited cracked-screen repairs as well. $49 and up. Available at www.cellairis.com.

Castañer

Suede espadrilles from Spanish brand Castañer.
Suede espadrilles from Spanish brand Castañer. Mr Porter

Spanish brand Castañer’s suede espadrilles in this rich cognac shade can be worn with just about anything. The jute midsoles add a rustic appeal. $240. Available at www.mrporter.com.

American Trench X Lowercase NYC

The limited-edition Marlton shades from American Trench X Lowercase NYC.
The limited-edition Marlton shades from American Trench X Lowercase NYC. American Trench

Gift a bit of East Coast flair with these U.S.-made sunglasses. Each pair requires a 30-step production process and is a collaboration between Philadelphia menswear brand American Trench and New York eyewear label Lowercase NYC. The limited-edition Marlton shades are made from Italian Mazzucchelli acetate. $315. Available at americantrench.com.

Mr. Turk X INC International Concepts

Ikat-print summer shirt from Mr. Turk X INC International Concepts.
Ikat-print summer shirt from Mr. Turk X INC International Concepts. Mr. Turk

In a collaboration between Alhambra-based menswear brand Mr. Turk and INC International Concepts, summer pieces include this ikat-print shirt in breezy rayon. The same print can be found on swim shorts and lounge pants. The shirt is $49.50. Available at www.macys.com.

Smythson

The Grosvenor Triple Game Box from British brand Smythson.
The Grosvenor Triple Game Box from British brand Smythson. Smythson

For the dad who appreciates a quiet evening of board games, the Grosvenor Triple Game Box from venerable British brand Smythson is made of black calf leather. It comes with everything you’d need for a game of chess, checkers or dominoes. $3,395. Available at www.smythson.com.

Rugged & Dapper

The Daily Facial Duo Cleanser + Moisturizing Set from Rugged & Dapper.
The Daily Facial Duo Cleanser + Moisturizing Set from Rugged & Dapper. Rugged & Dapper

With ingredients such as kaolin clay, green tea and aloe vera, the men’s grooming products from Los Angeles brand Rugged & Dapper were designed to combat the harsh conditions that co-founder Ryan Labaqui’s skin was exposed to while on construction jobs. The sleekly packaged Daily Facial Duo Cleanser + Moisturizing Set is $45.95. Available at ruggedanddapper.com.

Watch Gang

Monthly watch deliveries from Watch Gang.
Monthly watch deliveries from Watch Gang. Watch Gang

Why just get one watch for dad when you can get him one a month? Watch Gang has brought the subscription-box model to the world of timepieces by shipping a mystery box monthly so members can build a watch collection. Brands featured include Citizen, Nixon and TAG Heuer. $29.99 to $299 a month. Available at watchgang.com.

Pair of Thieves

Dad-and-kid socks from Pair of Thieves.
Dad-and-kid socks from Pair of Thieves. Pair of Thieves

Trade in those basic black socks for a whimsical pair from Los Angeles brand Pair of Thieves. Particularly fetching is the brand’s Twinsies collection of dad-and-kid socks in eye-catching colors and prints. $16 per set. Available at pairofthieves.com.

Printfresh

The Black Magic journal from Printfresh.
The Black Magic journal from Printfresh. Printfresh

Sometimes a man wants to write things down. From the Printfresh brand is this suede-covered, 280-page Black Magic journal hand-dipped to create a subdued gold marbling motif. Because of the technique, no two journals are alike. $28. Available at printfresh.com.

Puma

The Tsugi Jun sneaker from Puma.
The Tsugi Jun sneaker from Puma. Puma

There’s no such thing as owning too many sneakers. New from Puma is the Tsugi Jun, which is designed to fit the foot like a sock and can easily slide on and off. The style comes in numerous colorways. $120. Available at us.puma.com.

Sleepy Jones

Lowell Pajama Set in blue-and-white stripes from Sleepy Jones.
Lowell Pajama Set in blue-and-white stripes from Sleepy Jones. Sleepy Jones

Toss out those worn-out sweatpants and T-shirts and replace them with the crisp cotton Lowell Pajama Set from New York brand Sleepy Jones. Styles include traditional blue-and-white stripes as well as a green gingham. $178. Available at www.sleepyjones.com.

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