Shopping for Father’s Day is tough, especially when your dad or husband has everything. Today, I’ve rounded up 12 gifts that any modern dad would love. Some items I’ve already given to Sam but most are items I think he’d enjoy.
Above: The I-1 Analog Instant Camera has been deemed the Polaroid of the future. It is the first new camera system in over 20 years in the original instant format. It’s an easy point and shoot instant camera that has a uniquely designed LED ring flash. It’s retro-modern goodness.
Here’s a great gift for any father who has a son who looks just like him. Copy and Paste by ThePaintedTee. (Parker looks so much like his father, I had to scoop a set up. Shhh don’t tell Sam.)
Have you ever seen a watch like this? This Faceless Watch tells time with LEDs built into the band. The hidden LEDs form red digital numbers at the press of a button. Otherwise, it just looks like a fancy chain.
I got this lightweight full zip sweater in charcoal heather for Sam and he absolutely loves it! He gets hot pretty easily so this is perfect for him on those slightly chilly nights.
The Chart of Cosmic Exploration is hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully be in the Earth’s orbit, plus all of the pretty planets in our solar system.
When shut, the Lumio Book Lamp looks like an elegant hardcover book bound in laser-cut wood. Open it up, however, and it transforms into a beautiful sculpture of light. The Lumio was made by San Francisco-based designer Max Gunawan, who has a fascination with origami.
It’s simple, it’s sleek and it’s understatedly cool. The Brown iPhone Wallet by Edward Field holds both your iPhone and your cash. Crafted from full-grain Italian calfskin leather, the wallet has slots for cards, pockets for receipts and cash, and attaches to the phone with an innovative micro-suction foam sheet.
How cool would it be to zoom around in these? The Monkeylectric Monkey Light are animated bicycle spoke lights that give viewers a fun light show. Just order two so you can show off both wheels.
Called Funkalicious by Christopher Golebiowski, this is one t-shirt that will never go out of style. It’s retro-goodness. Love that the astronaut is carrying an old school boombox.
For the guy who has everything, there’s Deep Sea Sand Art. Watch as this desk sculpture forms natural landscapes with sand.
Have you heard about the Levi’s x Google Jacquard Commuter Trucker Jacket? It’s not out yet (sorry!) but it’s the beginning of a new wave of smart clothing. This is a biking-friendly jacket that will let you handle incoming calls, adjust volume, and bring up navigation info. It also talks to your phone over Bluetooth. Don’t worry, we’ll put it on next year’s wish list.
The Scotchgard Sk8-Hi Slim Zip by Vans is a cool high top with a zipper at the heel. I like the unique touch.