Treat your old man this holiday season with these styles, gadgets, accessories, and more.
Brittany Smith, Christina Simonetti, and MEN'S FITNESS Editors 1 / 15
Your dad may never traverse all 15,781 feet of the Alps, but he can most definitely conquer a few fingers of whiskey after a hard day’s work—at least that’s the idea behind the Matterhorn Glass. Crafted from crystal, these impressive glasses are the perfect addition to his bar, and they come in a set of two, so you can join him in celebrating some of your longtime friends—Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel, and Jim Bean.
Have a favorite childhood memory or want to commemorate your recent family ski trip with photos? Turn the heartfelt gesture up a notch with these handcrafted leather frames. They’ll add instant character to his office with their hand-stitched roped trim and chestnut-hue—plus they come in a variety of dimensions so you can mix and match for a one-of-a-kind set.
If Dad works outdoors, commutes to work, or just needs a thermos that’ll keep his coffee hot all day long, then the Rambler Tumbler from Yeti is the gift for him. Double-wall vacuum insulated and engineered with kitchen-grade stainless steel, these bad boys (in 20 oz or 30 oz) can keep beverages hot or cold for twice as long as their plastic counterparts. What's more: Its no-sweat technology keeps fingers dry and free from frost.
If you really want to knock Dad’s socks off, buy him The Basil Hayden’s + Quoddy limited edition gift set. And while his socks are off, have him slip on these custom made shoes. Each gift set features four co-branded leather-wrapped rocks glasses nestled in a leather gift box and those made-to-order Horween leather shoes. Horween is one of the oldest running tanneries in America so you know you’re getting unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. Congratulations, you just earned yourself the title of Greatest Son Alive.
Does Dad love to golf? Does he buy high-quality golf balls? Is he always quarreling with his buddies over whose ball is whose? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a golf ball personalizer is the perfect gift. The stainless steel imprinting tool lets him engrave up to three initials with just a squeeze. The kit includes the tool, 26 letters, a wrench, ink strips, clear lacquer, and full instructions so it’s nearly impossible to mess up.
The Downtime Hammock is the camping equivalent to Dad’s favorite armchair. The setup is simple—so long as you can find two close-standing trees—and the hammock is equipped with side pockets for keys, sunblock, an issue of Men’s Fitness magazine, and any other essentials. It’s made from durable materials (like, can withstand 650 pounds, durable) so you don’t have to worry about it tearing in half, and you can scrub or rinse off any leftovers from the campfire roast. Choose from three colors: Blue Horizon/Pacific Blue, Charcoal Shower, Sunset Stars/Tangerine
Whether Dad’s on vacation or turning in for the night at home, he can charge his Apple Watch with ease—so long as you gift him the Leather Watch Case from Sena. Compatible with all Apple Watch bands, this two-in-one case and stand boasts a microsuede lining and magnetic closure lid to keep your watch safe. Wrapped in European leather and accented with Gunmetal, this gift combines style and convenience.
If Dad’s been using the same tatty duffel bag for travel, upgrade him this holiday season. This Rustic Brown Pullup bag from Oliberte (a sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa) is durable and spacious, yet fits easily in overhead airplane compartments. It’s made from premium leather and has two large front pockets to keep your essential items close and accessible. (It also comes in Dark Grey Brushed Wax.)
Indulge the coffee connoisseur in your dad by gifting him this high-end pour-over coffee machine. All he has to do is grind his beans and initiate the brewing process in one button; The Ratio Eight will do the rest, expertly timing the bloom, brewing the grounds with the perfect water ratio that flows through a stainless-steel shower head (yes, shower head!), and alerting when the coffee is ready. Comes in four colors: Champagne Nickel, Bright Silver, Dark Cobalt, and White.
And if you really want to outdo yourself, check out Drift Away, the Brooklyn-based coffee service that will learn your Dad’s taste preferences and send him fresh-roasted single-origin coffees within 48 hours of shipping. He can start with the Tasting Kit, which includes four coffees—fruity, classic, balanced, and bold profiles—from around the world. Then, pick his favorites and indicate what he does and doesn’t like in the “Tasting Notes” within the Driftaway iOS app or the website. Go to the website for more information on trying the subscription for free.
Man or woman, everyone loves a cashmere sweater. This crewneck pullover features ribbing on the cuffs, hem, and neckline, plus coverstitched elbow patches. Dad will appreciate the sporty update and Mom will adore you for elevating his typical style. Choose from Grey Heather (shown), Sail White, or Navy.
If Dad’s wallet is wrinkled and tearing at the seams, do him a favor (that could potentially save him money) and gift him this Barrow Leather Slim Billfold from Jack Spade. The textured leather and cotton twill lining give it a classic look, and its six card slots offer him plenty of room. Choose from Brown (shown), Black, Green, or Navy.
Game on—anywhere, anytime. If your dad loves a good game of poker, this couldn’t be a better present. The portable set is made of topstitched leather and is comprised of 100 chips and two decks of cards.
When Dad doesn’t want to take his Jack Spade wallet around with him, and wants to carry just the essential cards and bills in a money clip, what else will do but the “Bossiercity” Leather Money Clip by BOSS. Nothing, that’s what. Crafted from pebbled leather and featuring a brass clip with an engraved logo detail, this is one classy, handsome essential.
If Dad forgoes gloves in the middle of winter because he thinks he’s being a manly man, smack some sense into him with the Barbour Leather Utility Gloves. Made from full grain leather, lined with faux fur, and insulated for warmth, these gloves were made to withstand even the coldest days. They even come with adjustable straps at the wrist, and are available in Medium and Large.
Want to go all-out this holiday season and give dad a gift he’ll never forget—and never shut up about? Gift him an Audi Sportscar Experience. Under the expert supervision of top professional drivers, Dad can experience the raw performance potential of the R8, S, and RS sports car models at the Sonoma Raceway in California.
With Audi on demand, Dad can reserve the Audi model of his choice to be delivered to any location in San Francisco. Available models range from the Audi A4 through the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. There are also R8 exclusive programs, off track programs, on track programs, and private and corporate groups. To view the specific details and price points of each, go toaudiusa.com.