Comes a time in a man’s life when he accepts who he is and stops caring so much about what others think. Makes for refreshingly candid conversation. Also makes for some very questionable decisions when it comes to the way he outfits his person and home.
Which is where you come in.
This year, we’re teaming up with our friends at Kaufmann Mercantile — purveyors of exceptionally well-made products from some 300 makers in more than 20 countries — on a Father’s Day Gift Shop. Inside, you’ll find gifts that will help him with typical dad tasks (fixing a drink, lording over his grill, complaining about the temperature, etc.) while also lending his home a little extra dose of handsome.
Check out a few of our favorite selects below, and don’t forget to peruse the shop in full.
To help him pass the sniff test: Fields Candle Set
This set of candles comprises eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint, each with a burn time of up to 60 hours. For those of you doing the math, that’s over a week’s worth of scents wafting around.
To help him cut the cheese: The Barge End Grain Cutting Board
This cutting board from Alan C.K. & Co. doubles as a piece of art when not in use. Sure to get compliments and questions from guests, so store it in plain view. Made from walnut and maple, it comes with a complimentary bottle of wood conditioner and is available in a variety of sizes.
To help him cook you a wincingly well-done steak: Finex Cast Iron Lean Grill Pan
Pops can use this pre-seasoned cast-iron grill on just about any surface that produces heat, and it’s got perfectly spaced grill ribs to boot. Also: a lifetime guarantee.
To help him chill out: Stadler Form Otto Fan
This industrial-strength, super quiet fan is handcrafted from African saeple wood over a 21-hour process. A great way to add a bit of modern design to his home without skimping on utility.
To help him read better (and do other things better too): Menu Industrial Table Lamp
Denmark’s Søren Rose Studios traveled the States to find old lamps and reusable parts that they then paired together to create these beautiful lamps. Available in four different colors.
To help him light his stogies: Brass Match Scratcher
Smoking cigars is an unabashedly daddish task. What better way to help him impress his pals than with this regal match striker. Sure to earn a few compliments when he breaks it out come lighting time.
To help him drink like an adult: Orrefors Crystal Old Fashioned Glasses
Designed in Orrefors, Sweden, this set of four glasses — very affordable at just $60 — features surface cuts which produce an interesting and elegant pattern on each glass. If he’s more of a beer guy, we suggest this set of IPA glasses from the same craftsman.
To help him nap through his yardwork: Blue Ridge Chair Works XL Deck Chair
This ain’t your typical run-of-the-mill deck chair: it’s a stately 22” wide and can support up to 500 lbs, built for even the largest daddy-os of the patios. Crafted from white ash and sturdy canvas, it also easily folds so he can take it on the road.
To help him spin some yarns: Ernest Hemingway Signature Book Set
Dad a fan of Hemingway? Get him this for obvious reasons. Dad never read Hemingway? Get him this so he can read the work of a seminal American author. Dan not a fan of Hemingway? Maybe don’t get him this, but if you do, it will still look good on his bookshelf.
To help him take a load off: Japanese Cotton Shibori Pillows
Made with 100% Japanese cotton and filled with 10% down and 90% duck feathers, these pillows are exceedingly comfortable and a perfect addition to the sofa. They come in three different sizes as well, to best adapt to his napping style. Pro tip: pairs well with a waffle cotton blanket.
To help him hold court over his abode: MARE Walnut and Black Leather Chair
From the Mercer Project, a boutique international art and design studio out of SoHo, this chair takes inspiration from the coast of Tuscany but is made in New York from solid walnut wood, recycled military canvas and Italian black leather. A piece that is just as much about function as it is form.