Your Dad is Tired of Watches, Our Selection of Gifts He Actually Wants

Your Dad is Tired of Watches, Our Selection of Gifts He Actually Wants

Let’s face it, your incessant nagging about horology may be wearing thin. This Sunday is Father’s Day and with the deluge of gift guides, your Dad may be tired of hearing about watches. Here are a few items Dad may actually want.

By Josh Shanks
Managing Editor US

Father’s Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you like an early Saturday morning dawn after a night out. For many, the holiday celebrates a man’s (or woman’s) best friend, their father. Sadly, for others, this holiday is an obligation. Regardless of your relationship with your parental unit, a Father’s Day gift is a necessity to show the man that provided the essential Y and X chromosome that led to your existence. 

Here is a list of our top non-watch gifts for Dad

Whisky

A good bottle of whisky (scotch or bourbon) is always a wise choice for your old man. Available anywhere, there is a bottle for any budget and taste. From the United States to Japan, you can easily delight your father by picking up a nice bottle of the brown stuff. Realistically, you don’t have to purchase a bottle of 50-year-old Macallan or the expensive Pappy Van Winkle to impress Dad. Might we recommend a bottle of Michter’s Bourbon? For less than $50, you can get Pops an exquisite handmade whiskey sure to appeal to any palate.

Shop: Sherry-Lehmann

Key Chain

Dad has always been the one to lose his keys. Always bothering Mom to borrow her set for the family minivan. If this is the case, perhaps a keychain might be the solution? Not only can it keep the family house and car keys all in one place, but it also links to his trousers or wallet for secure safekeeping. We recommend the Montblanc Extreme Key Fob Stripes, a wear resistant and fashionable key ring that will accompany your dad in his everyday life.

Shop: Montblanc

Fashion Accessories

To keep Dad up on the latest fashion trends, you can always gift him some kind of accessory. Depending on your Dad’s daily activities, these kinds of gifts can range from ties and cufflinks to belts, bags, and shirts. Or, if you want to be a bit more personal, get him a leather wallet, tote bag, or watch roll to hold his precious timepieces. Our friends at Analog/Shift have partnered with designer Grahame Fowler on a new lineup of accessories dubbed <GAS>, surely there’s something for Dad in this wide-ranging collection.

Shop: Analog/Shift <GAS> Line

A day (or week) with a Luxury car

Growing up, your father may have regaled you with tales of his 1968 Pontiac GTO in the high school parking lot. These days, in-lieu of muscle cars, Dad’s daily driver may skew more towards family sedans than Ferraris. However, hope isn’t lost! Enter the Classic Car Club of Manhattan, an exclusive private club offering shared ownership and access to some of the finest motor cars on the road.

Let’s face it, what man hasn’t dreamt to drive an Aston Martin DB8 or a beautiful Red Ferrari Dino? This Father’s Day, surprise your dad by offering him a ride in a luxury car. Not only he will love it, but he will be happy to spend the day with you test driving these cars.

Apply Here: Classic Car Club of Manhattan

A weekend away

Being your Dad is quite an exhausting task and after all, your father may still be rehabilitating from raising you (and your siblings). In order to thank him for all the hard work he has done to give you the life you have today, why not take him on a weekend getaway? It’s may be the perfect bonding time for father/sons or father/daughters. A low key, yet scenic trip may be to give the unforgettable Smoky Mountains a try.

Visit: Cabins of The Smoky Mountains

A ticket to his favorite sporting event

We have all seen our Dads rooting in front of the television for his favorite sports team or racing series. No matter where you’re based, nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your favorite team or sport live! Take Dad to a Baseball game or perhaps a nearby NASCAR or IndyCar race and enjoy an overpriced cold beer while watching all the action from the comfort of your uncomfortable stadium seat. These days, experiences are far more valuable than material possessions, so cheering a sporting event with Dad may well be the best gift a father/daughter could buy.

Baseball: mlb.com

NASCAR: Nascar.com

IndyCar: IndyCar.com

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