A delicious meal, an afternoon spent doing what he loves and (if he’s tech-obsessed) a new gadget all come to mind when thinking about the perfect Father’s Day gift. Need some fresh ideas? From the practical things he needs to the fun stuff he would never buy for himself, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for thoughtful gift-giving.

A Golf Shirt With Swagger
We’re obsessed with this brand that combines style and durability in their wrinkle-free golf shirts. The athletic shirts have 4-way stretch, UPF 40 sun protection and are made with moisture-wicking material. Sunday Swagger also sells matching father-son shirts for all ages for the golf course and beyond. The bright colors and patterns are a huge plus, too. Palmera Shirt, sundayswagger.com. $59

 

A Better Night’s Sleep
When’s the last time he replaced his pillow? This luxe hypoallergenic down alternative pillow is light, airy and comfy and an ideal height for side sleepers. Made with Fair Trade Certified cotton, the pillow is an investment that’s especially ideal for allergy sufferers because the alternative down materials inhibit the growth of dust mites and the like that unknowingly seep into your pillow. Our favorite feature? The organic cotton absorbs body heat so he’ll stay cool at night (which means we may need to steal it for ourselves).
Saatva Down Alternative Pillow, $115. saatva.com

 

FOR COFFEE FIENDS
A thoughtful gift that keeps on giving, a Roaster’s Collection Coffee Subscription means he’ll get a new coffee chosen by the roasting team at La Colombe (Philly’s renowned coffee roasting company) in the mail (you choose the frequency). He’ll get to try a mix of flavor profiles and roast levels, from espresso to medium roasts and beyond. You can adjust the subscription based on coffee taste, such as light and medium,  medium and dark and whole bean or ground.
Roaster’s Collection Coffee Subscription, starts at $13.50 per 12 oz. coffee delivery. lacolumbe.com

 

 

A Game The Family Can Play Together
This game with a clever name is as fun as it sounds. Hitster! is a music party game and you don’t need to be a music trivia nerd to play. The game comes with 300+ game cards that feature hits from artists from a range of decades, past and present, like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whitney Houston, Backstreet Boys, Jack Harlow, Taylor Swift and Frank Sinatra.

Once you draw a card, you’ll need to scan the card’s QR code and the free Hitster game app plays the songs via Spotify (no subscription needed). Players take turns guessing when the songs were released, artist names and song titles. The first player to have a music timeline of 10 song cards wins. The game is for ages 16 and up but your music-loving tween that’s a bit younger may love it too or you can play sans kids.
Fotorama Hitster Jumbo Edition, $19.99. amazon.com


A Bourbon Honoring a New Jersey Icon
New Jerseyans are no strangers to Eric LeGrand’s inspiring journey. LeGrand’s life was forever changed in 2010 when he became paralyzed after a tackle while playing football for Rutgers University. Since then, LeGrand has been a motivational speaker,  a philanthropist raising money for and awareness of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (which supports those living with and impacted by paralysis by finding the cure for spinal cord injuries) and an entrepreneur.

In addition to opening LeGrand Coffee in his hometown of Woodbridge, LeGrand co-founded his own whiskey brand, Eric LeGrand Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, last year. Eric LeGrand Bourbon is made with heartland-grown corn, limestone purified water, rye and barley. It’s aged no less than two years in charred oak barrels and has a smooth, crisp finish. The brand donates $5.20 from every case sold to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Eric LeGrand Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $45.52. ericlegrandwhiskey.com

A Versatile Shirt
With over 13,000 reviews averaging 4.7 stars, this shirt is super soft, stretchy, comfy and cool (as in it keeps him cool on the most humid of days). Sustainably made with recycled plastic bottle fibers and stain-resistant material, the wrinkle-free shirts can be thrown into the washing machine. Choose from a range of colors and styles (slim or athletic fit and long or short sleeve) and from 6/5-6/12, all shirts will be marked down by at least 20 percent. Range Shirt, & Collar, andcollar.com. $48


A Classic Trucker Hat
Sure he has hats featuring his favorite pro and college teams but what about a classic trucker style? The ’47 brand is synonymous with top-quality hats and this new one with an adjustable plastic strap closure from the classics collection will be his new go-to. Comes in Navy (pictured) or Eucalyptus.
’47 Classic Trucker, 47brand.com. $32.

 


For Your Pickeballer 

The fastest-growing sport in the country three years in a row, pickleball continues to skyrocket in popularity with more private and public courts opening up throughout NJ. If he loves tennis and staying active but hasn’t tried pickleball, this quality set of paddles will get him started. Designed for all skill levels for indoor or outdoor play, these 16″x 8″ paddles are lightweight and made with a carbon fiber surface and comfortable grip handles. (Balls not included)
H-D Stealth Pickelball Set, harley-davidson.com. $80

 

A Grilling Upgrade
If he’s missing some grilling essentials or in need of new ones, this BBQ set has all the essentials: tongs, slotted turner, meat fork, basting brush, heavy-duty grill brush with scraper edge, 4 skewers, 8 corn holders, and a carrying tote so he can use it again and again. Farberware BBQ Tool Set with Carrying Case, amazon.com. $33.25

 


Goodies to Grill
If he loves to try new things on the grill, we highly recommend hot dogs and sausage made by True Story Foods, a family-run meat company and producer of artisanal Kurobuta (the wagyu of pork) cuts of pork, heirloom pork sausages and more. Now you can have Father’s Day gift sets for the grill easily shipped. We love The Grilling Bundle, which comes with an artisanal trio of hot dogs and chicken sausages made with natural ingredients.

The set comes with two packages each of:
–Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausages
–Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
–100% grass-fed Organic Beef Hot Dogs
The Grilling Bundle, $49.99, truestoryfoods.com

The Comfiest Beach Flip Flops
There are flip flops and there are Lyle LâMO flip flops. These Lyle LâMO-LITE flip flops are super comfy for beach vacays. What makes this lightweight flip flop stand out is its super comfy footbed and wide strap. The flip flops also have rubber pieces on the outsole for added traction for longer walks. They come in Navy or Khaki.
Lyle LâMO-LITE Flip Flops, $53.99, lamofootwear.com

 

A Box Curated Just For Him
Personalize your Father’s Day gift by choosing a mix of products that suit his interests while supporting the woman-owned business that curates these thoughtful boxes. This gift is as much about the thought and presentation as what’s inside each box. Pictured here is an $86 box that comes with a metallic soy wax candle, a reusable coffee mug (because he could use a good quality one), hand cream, coffee-flavored chocolate and a charcoal mask for the facial pampering he didn’t know he needed. From the Modern Gentleman Gift Box to the Call Me Old Fashioned (like the drink), there are a bunch of boxes to choose from or you can curate your own.
Something Splendid Boxes, somethingsplendid.com. starting at $39

For Your #1 F1 Fan
Did you know there’s an official sparkling wine of Formula 1? The award-winning Italian sparkling wine partner Ferrari Trento introduces the Ferrari F1® Edition Collection, a selection of Blanc de Blancs cuvées that celebrate iconic F1 Grands Prix, including Miami, Vegas, Silverstone, Monza and more. Crisp, clean and dry with bubbles, Ferrari wines are a great price for Italian sparkling wine made in the champagne style. Each bottle label features the city’s Grand Prix race track and is packaged in a custom gift box with a design dedicated to each city.
Ferrari F1 Brut Miami, $36.99, totalwine.com

Ferrari F1 Brut Vegas, $46,99, totalwine.com

 

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