As I’m sure you already know, Father’s Day is rapidly approaching. And, since we’re all well past the age of giving dear old dad a clay handprint or tie from his own closet, the pressure is on to find a gift. With that in mind, I’ve asked Mike Arnot, one of the founders of the hardwearing yet affordable accessories e-tailer Owen & Fred, to round-up some of his favorite items for a Father’s Day Gift Guide. Not only did Mike put together a hell of a list (seriously, some of the stuff is so nice it almost makes me want to be a dad just so I can receive it), he’s also very generously decided to offer a free $10 O&F gift card on all orders over $50 that use code THANKYOUWELLSPENT (more like thank you Mike). Check out Mike’s picks after the jump.
Wm. J. Mills Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit
Before synthetic fabrics, waxed canvas ruled, covering boats and trucks alike. Wm. J. Mills has been making their waxed canvas dopp kits for “only” 60 years (the youngest of their products). Give your dad a shaving bag he’ll one day pass back down to you.
Ursa Major Grooming Products
Your dad may be unaware of the many all-natural shaving products available (particularly if he’s been using big name brands). Upgrade his shaving experience with products from Ursa Major Men. The Fantastic Face Wash, 4-in-1 Essential Face Toner, and super thick Stellar Shave Cream make shaving sheer joy.
Lamson & Goodnow Barbecue Set
Father’s Day is right in the middle of BBQ season, making it likely dad will actually use and appreciate this four-piece set of grill tools. Made in Massachusetts, the tools are crafted from stainless steel and feature oiled walnut handles. Comes with a knife, fork, spatula, tongs and storage bag.
Iacoli & McAllister Hex Bottle Opener
An essential piece of kitchenware for any dad with hosting sensibility. This heavy brass, bead-blasted work of art eats bottles of Sam Adams (or, depending on his tastes, Stella) for lunch. Beautiful enough to keep on a mantle or coffee table and consistently functional.
Custom Leather Bag Tags
We’ll stamp your dad’s name (or Twitter handle for hip dads) on a leather bag tag. Much better than paper tags from the airline, and affordable too.
Defy Horween Leather iPhone Case
Your dad may just be getting hip to the iPhone. If so, give him a case to hold his iPhone in that doesn’t resemble a mouth guard. Crafted using Chicago’s Horween Leather.
Material 6 Wood iPhone Backs
In an age of technology, it’s understandable if your dad misses the bygone days of handcrafted goods. These real wood iPhone backs beautifully merge the past with the present. Available in walnut, rosewood and maple.
Defy Shell Cordovan Card Holder
There’s nothing quite as durable as shell cordovan. Get your dad a business card holder that doubles as a credit card holder. Utilitarian, stylish, and long lasting.
Kiel James Patrick The JFK Woven Sailing Belt
This belt looks like it was made for the beloved American president: full grain vegetable-tanned leather, solid brass hardware, and skillfully hand-braided red, white and blue nautical cord. The perfect summer belt your dad can appreciate for years to come.
You dad will think of you every time he picks up one of these wooden pens to write a note. We carry four pens at two price points, and both styles are handcrafted in the United States.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Coffee mugs dream of being filled with Blue Bottle Coffee’s rocket fuel blends of African and Indonesian beans. An affordable indulgence, you can taste the difference between small-batch roasted coffee and the mega-brands. Use it with a French press, Italian Moka pot, or with a Blue Bottle dripper.
Order by June 7 for Father’s Day delivery, and get a $10 gift card on all orders over $50 with code THANKYOUWELLSPENT (code expires June 17). Happy Father’s Day!