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A Few Good Gifts for the Old Man

Dad: what a guy. Flips burgers like a pro. Grills steaks like a champion. Occasionally does other great stuff that doesn’t involve a barbecue. Anyway, he helped bring you into this world, so you owe him a gift for Father’s Day. A good gift. Here’re several.

The Adventurer’s Guide to the Outdoors
FOR THE RUGGED TYPE

The Adventurer’s Guide to the Outdoors

What: 268 hardbound pages of instructions on how to build a raft, catch and cook a rabbit, and survive in the wilderness. Yes, there’s a section on bear attacks.
Why: Because every dad should know how to build a raft. Or at least own a book that he can leave out so people think he does.

Slow-Cured Meats from Olli Salumeria
FOR HIS LUNCH

Slow-Cured Meats from Olli Salumeria

What: A bevy of succulent Italian salumi, pepperoni and other meats cured by a fourth-generation Italian-American pork whisperer.
Why: Because dads like sandwiches. No need to overthink this one.

A Tie Bar from Billy Reid
FOR ALL THOSE DAMN TIES

A Tie Bar from Billy Reid

What: A one-of-a-kind vintage tie bar that’s crafted to look like a tiny bronze rapier. It’s pretty sharp. (Total dad pun.)
Why: Because you’ve gotten him a tie (23 times) before for Father’s Day. This is the next logical step.

2Q Bluetooth Speaker by Vers Audio
FOR LISTENING TO THINGS

2Q Bluetooth Speaker by Vers Audio

What: A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker. It’s handsome. You know, like your old man. And made of walnut. You know, like a tree.
Why: So he can listen to the ball game anywhere. Assuming he figures out how to turn it on.

Cufflinks. Belts. Baseballs. From... Us.
FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

Cufflinks. Belts. Baseballs. From... Us.

What: A mother lode of father-worthy excellence, from alligator belts to old-timey baseballs to an evening with the last living member of the Beatles not named Ringo.
Why: Because your dad is someone with discerning taste. And you’re someone who wants to go to a McCartney concert with him.

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