The Non-Cliche Father’s Day Gift Guide

The Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

No golf. No ties. Just 30 cliché-free ways to make the old man proud.

Your father is a more complicated man than you think.

So this Father’s Day (it’s June 19th, set a reminder on every iThing you own), honor his complexities by giving him something he actually wants.

To help: InsideHook’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, offering up 30 products and experiences that go beyond the tired gift tropes.

What you won’t find: novelty neckties or golf paraphernalia (does your dad even play golf?).

What you will find: backyard pizza ovens, handsome knife rolls, the greatest cover album of all time and two tickets to beer camp.

Oh, and one cliché still worth it? His favorite bottle of whiskey.

You’ll need something to toast the day with.

THE LEISURIST



GUNTER HORSESHOE SET
MOORE & GILES / $990

Because nothing says summer like, “Ouch, you hit me with a horseshoe.” Hook the Old Man up with this handmade iron-and-wood set, help him teach the grandkids how to ring it, and then join forces to crush their every hope and dream.

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BOXING SPEEDBALL
JOHN WOODBRIDGE & SONS / $114.98

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THE GLOBETROTTER



BELLERBY & CO GLOBEMAKERS
THE LIVINGSTONE

The internet’s favorite globes are liked by many but owned by few. For your money, expect a polished cherry base, brass arm and up to 20 cartography edits; true travelers may want a customized edition that maps a personal journey. Price varies.

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DSPTCH
DOPP KIT / $62

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OWEN & FRED
PERSONALIZED LUGGAGE TAGS / $25

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THE GADGETHOUND



JETT JUMPING RACE DRONE 
Parrot / $117

A battery­-powered mini drone with the ability to send photos and video directly to a smartphone or tablet, Jett can hit a top speed of 8 MPH then jump 2.5 feet into the air yet always still land on its racing tires. Unlike some its airborne contemporaries, there’s no FAA registration required with this indoor/outdoor racer.

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THE ENTHUSIAST



EGB2 RECORD CONSOLE
LUNO

The ultimate entertainment center. This '50s-­inspired console comes with a pull-­out minibar, turntable, built-­in speakers/amp, gold-­rimmed whiskey glasses and room for 150 records. Price varies.

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DAY OF THE DEAD
GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE ALBUM / $29.99

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THE OUTDOORSMAN



ONJA STOVE
PRIMUS / $139.95

This modish and compact cooking stove stores small and has a sturdy strap for towing along to the city park or campsite alike. Built-in wind-blocking makes using it a cinch and the oak top becomes a cutting board or serving plate to cut down on your pack list.

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THE AESTHETE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DAVID YURMAN


CABLE CLASSICS® COLLECTION LEATHER BRACELET
DAVID YURMAN / $450

Rule no. 1 of men’s accessories: never go full Keith Richards. Do mix texture and color (i.e., leather with metal) to create some depth and ensure you can match it with anything in your wardrobe. This leather cable cuff pedals a perfect middle ground.

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THE TIPPLER



BEER CAMP ACROSS AMERICA
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.

This summer, CA’s Sierra Nevada is teaming up with 31 other craft breweries on a six-stop roving beer tour of America. What to expect: music, food, brews and the one thing your dad wants most: spending a few days with you.

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THE ROCKSTAR WHISKY BAR
BUSTER + PUNCH / $5,331.33

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THE BARMAN SYSTEM
THE BARMAN / $54.99

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THE FIXER-UPPER



LARGE HANDMADE LEATHER TOOLBOX
KAUFMANN MERCANTILE / $295

The toolbox he’s had for the past decade (or five) could likely use this sartorial upgrade. Handcrafted with natural leather, set with solid brass rivets and fully reinforced to bear the weight of whatever he’s workin’ with.

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THE CLOTHESHORSE



DYLAN LARGE LEATHER BRIEFCASE
MICHAEL KORS / $648

Smart and subtle, a brief that dad can sport from work to weekend. Crafted with quality Italian leather and complete with adjustable shoulder strap.

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CHAMP SWEATSHIRT
SHINOLA / $180


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CUSTOM MAP CUFFLINKS
UNCOMMON GOODS / $195


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THE GOURMAND



SOMETHING TO FOOD ABOUT: EXPLORING CREATIVITY WITH INNOVATIVE CHEFS
BY QUESTLOVE / $20

The Roots and Tonight Show bandleader Questlove explores cooking as a creative pursuit with 10 of the most progressive chefs in the country. For anyone who wants to know what makes innovative chefs tick. With foreword by Anthony Bourdain.

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THE SELF-IMPROVER



SMART WRITING SET
MOLESKINE / $199

Moleskine’s classic ex-pat style with version 2.0 ease. The Smart Writing Set comes with a e-pen and e-paper that connect via app and allow you to sync everything from doodles to notes to intricate industrial-grade sketches and convert them to PDF to be saved to iCloud, Evernote or Google Drive.

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