If you got caught up in all the festivities that the beginning of summer brings and, oh, forgot that Father’s Day was this Sunday, you’re likely not alone. (Ahem, it certainly snuck up on us.)
In the interest of helping us all the perfect last-minute present (how many more bow-ties can we really buy?) and realizing that online purchases might not reach Dad in time, here are some simple yet meaningful gifts that will leave your pops feeling special. Have any other suggestions? Tell us in the comment section below!
Sometimes our dear old dads don't take good enough care of themselves. Teach them how to pamper themselves with a great grooming starter kit.
The Art of Shaving 'The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave' Starter Kit, $25, at Nordstrom
Sometimes we cringe when we see our pops sporting the same swim trunks we remember from when were kids. Help him update his summer garb with a basic (and durable) pair of board shorts.
7" Board Short in Basket Weave, $69.50, at J. Crew
Have a book worm for a dad who's lagging on technology learning curve? Introduce him to the new wave with an e-reader.
Kindle, $79.99, at Best Buy
Not only are we still completely obsessed with Friday Night Lights, chances are your fathers are, too. (Or if they're not, they should be.) Forget streaming this show and just add it to your DVD collection.
Friday Night Lights Season One, $14.99, at Target
You know how dads always have a very 'dad' pair of shades? Yeah, that needs to change.
Ray Ban Jr. RJ9050S, $79.95, at Sunglasses Hut
There are definitely still chilly mornings and evenings during the summer on the golf course or by the pool. Make sure he stays cozy!
Baseball Button Cardigan, $130, at Banana Republic
Everyone wants to start they day right (meaning highly caffeinated), so why not gift dad a top-of-the-line blend of coffee?
Starbucks Reserve Blue Java Indonesia, $18, Starbucks
We love it when our dads cook for us, and considering they've got surprisingly excellent skills when it comes to the grill, giving a smoker is a pretty great idea.
Smoker Box, $49.99, Target