Neckties, golf shirts, and tech gadgets are perfect gifts, but if you’re thinking about something different for dad this year, we’ve put together a few ideas to inspire your Father’s Day shopping.
If the dad in your life is more traditional – a smooth Scotch; a round of golf; a great steak; geeking out over pro sports – these are for him. Just prepare yourself to sit through a few of his dad jokes. And don’t forget to laugh— it’s his day.
Gift a rare whiskey or brandy from Sotheby’s Wine. Perhaps a 1980s vintage distilled Macallan, or a small production bourbon, like Pappy Van Winkle. Is he a golfer? He’ll most certainly enjoy a virtual golf lesson from Jonathan Yarwood, a proven winning tour and elite development coach. If he is star-crazed by his favorite athletes, your LIVunLtd concierge can arrange a private meet-and-greet with Warrick Dunn, Rodney Harrison, Craig Biggio— the list goes on. Just tell us his sport and we’ll arrange the rest.
Forever Young Dad
For the “cool dad” who is always on-trend; the surfer dude who’s laid back and likes to chill. We thought about calling this section “rad dad,” but we don’t want to insinuate that these are only meant for dads who sport a man bun and tats.
Give him a Virtual Guitar Lesson with Fender or this comical “Ask Your Mom” tee. Speaking of no-fuss clothing, anything from OnlyNY or Saturdays NYC will suit this father figure. And if he’s the adventurous type, he’ll love this motorized skateboard.
Brother Sun and Sister Moon helped us source these gift ideas for dads who have a fondness for the earthier things, from meditation to cultivation to exploration. Whether he’s exploring National Parks, planting a salad garden, or turning inward to relax and renew, these will absolutely satisfy your nature-lovin’ dad.
As parks across the country are reopening, a National Parks pass is the perfect all-access adventure gift. Pair it with one of the chicest survival kits on the market from Judy or Preppi. Did dad dive into gardening during the lockdown? Give him a Plant Theatre kit! Our favorites are the Psychedelic Salad Kit and the Funky Veg Kit. If he’s trying to get into meditation, consider giving him a Muse, the multi-sensor meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to help you build a consistent practice.
Some dads are great at grilling, and other dads do a mean demi-glace. The common denominator of these gifts is food, and there’s definitely something here to make foodie dads and dad chefs very happy— including some “dad and you” time bonding over a virtual cooking class.
As a LIVunLtd client you have access to special pricing on virtual Haven’s Kitchen cooking classes; contact your concierge to register! Have a hot sauce guy on your hands? Look no further than the Truff Variety Pack, made with an intricate blend of ripe red chili peppers, truffle, organic agave nectar, and savory spices. If wine is a fit, give him the gift of a Virtual Wine Experience. You really can’t go wrong with ordering dinner in from Peter Luger Steakhouse, delivering for the first time in their 133 years of business.
For the budding dads out there who are still trying to get the hang of everything, from juggling sippy cups and changing diapers, to sleepless nights and cranky tears. He deserves these gifts to get him through and chances are, his partner will benefit from them, too!
Caffeine is key. Get the new dad in your life a coffee subscription to BKG Coffee Company. Contact your concierge for special pricing! Pair that with a high-end drip coffee maker— we like this one from Ratio Coffee. Education and guidance are key for new dads. Give him this book, this book, this book, this book, or this book. And if he has a sense of humor, Apple’s new noise-canceling AirPods Pro will definitely come in handy.