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Roundup June, 9 2014

Selectism Buyer’s Guide | 20 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a week away. You might have already been on the advance hunt for what to get Dad, but a lot of us are still looking. Here’s what we at Selectism picked as our favorite things that we’d wanna get our pops. From golf accessories, suits, tools and more, we’ve got all the classics in here — but also expect some curveballs.

See our other Buyer’s Guides here.

 

New Era Japan Bidwell Golf Hat

Named after the Bidwell Park Golf Course, this embroidered New Era hat, offered in navy and black, is the perfect stylish substitute to the visor. ($53)

 

Harry’s Special Father & Son Shaving Set

Harry’s offer this special razor set for two, a classic one for Dad and a junior-sized mini rubber toy razor for the little one. Also included is an illustrated “How to Shave” book for some father-son bonding. ($30; $40 with custom engravings)

 

M.Nii Sailing Blue Quasimodo Blazer

Printed with an abstract and colorful Polynesian design, this blazer is a great choice for all summer gatherings. For the fearless of fathers. ($480)

 

MiiR Growler

The MiiR Growler is a vacuum-sealed insulator that keeps cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot. With an innovative clamp system that prevents the leaks and the nasty gunk you find in others, the 64-oz Growler proves to be the best in the market. ($59)

 

Berluti Shoe Care Kit

Parisian shoemaker Berluti assemble this ultimate shoe care kit for the gentleman. Find black polish, renovating cream, brushes and gloves all encased in a convinient and luxe leather case. Available at Berluti’s New York boutique for $2,200.

 

Alfred Dunhill Golf Zip Case

Your father may not be Arnold Palmer or Bubba Watson, but this exclusive golf zip case by Dunhill will make him look like a pro. This pre-packaged kit, with a carabineer clip, three professional Callaway balls and two maple tees, guarantees that he will be ready for any golf course. ($135)

 

Best Made Co. Strongbox

The Strongbox is a handmade toolbox that is stronger than any other of its kind. In the classic Famous Red and a refreshing shade of blue, The Strongbox is a timeless gift that Dad will gladly take for keeps and keepsakes. (small $28; large $36)

 

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Not only is the Hero 3+ Black Edition identified as “smaller, lighter, mightier,” but it also includes a new auto low light mode, longer battery life, faster Wi-Fi and sharper image quality. Essentially, it is the best GoPro on the market now. Whether or not your dad is the adventurous type, he can definitely find ways to have fun with this. ($400)

 

Blind Barber 60 Proof Hair Wax

Blind Barber aims to make all men look like a young Jay Gatsby in the Roaring Twenties. Gift your father with this, nutrient-rich and suitable for all hair types, and it will quickly become an essential in his grooming kit. Remember he won’t have that beautiful mop forever. Available at Unis. ($22)

 

Lotuff Handmade English Leather Brief Case

America’s Lotuff Leather cross the pond in search of inspiration and come back with their handmade English Leather Brief Case. A classic style expertly crafted with a double-gusseted structure, a six-layer leather handle and solid-brass buckles attached to straps that wrap around the bag. Available in a variety of colors. ($1,065)

 

Best Made Co. Embassy Tactical Pen

Just like Dad, BMC’s Embassy Pen will withstand anything that life tries to throw at it. The anodized aluminum barrel and tactile grip make this reliable stylus a favorite amongst government and military officials. ($55)

 

Kaufmann Mercantile Pop’s EDC Kit

The Pop’s Every Day Carry (EDC) Kit from Kaufmann Mercantile is a durable slim leather case that comes with six tools and fits conveniently in your pocket. It includes a pry bar, waterproof lighter, pen, screw drivers and tweezers. All the items are removable so Dad can add his own keys as well. More EDC kits here and here. ($139)

 

Suntory 12-Year Hibiki Whiskey

No list of Father’s Day gifts is complete without Suntory. Suntory’s award-winning 12-year Hiibiki Whiskey is the perfect gift for Pop this year because it brings his favorite drink to the exotic flavors of the East. Hints of plum, honey, hibiscus, and pomegranate give this Japanese amber a blossoming sweet finish. ($85)

 

Deborah Ehrlich Rocks Glass

Hand-cut and blown Swedish crystal and a perfect complement to the above Suntory. Available at The Line. ($55)

 

Reigning Champ for Club Monaco Robe

The cozy boy thing is not just a style trend adopted by teenagers, but it’s also a lifestyle fathers abide by. Upgrade your dad’s typical stay-at-home outfit — college sweater, sweatpants and slippers — with this awesome Reigning Champ for Club Monaco hooded robe. ($196)

 

Brute for Filson 50 QT Cooler

Filson turn to the best, Brute, to make the Cooler that offers high capacity and “professional-grade cold” without the loss of portability and affordability. With its unique cantilever latch design and easy-carry handles, the Cooler is the first step in going on that fishing or camping trip you and your dad keep talking about. ($320)

 

The Mason Shaker Gift Set

The Mason Shaker Gift Set comes complete with all the essentials needed to make Dad the cocktail craftsman of the house. Let him mix the drinks while you sit back and gladly test them. Available at The Garbstore. ($75)

 

Carl Aubock: The Workshop Book

We’ve seen the beautiful designs by Carl Aubock before. The work of the fourth-generation Viennese designer is now encapsulated in The Workshop, a hardcover book documenting the heritage and artistry of the Aubock lineage. Available at The Line. ($60)

 

Streitman ES3 Manual Espresso Machine

Made of beautiful birch and copper in The Netherlands, this wall-mount system features a manual a lever that was first developed in 1950s Italy. The hand operation allows for “full quality control” and appreciation of the coffee-making process. ($1,700)

 

Il Bisonte Natural Wristband Chronograph Watch

Behind every great man is a great watch. Il Bisonte sports a cowhide leather strap and a satin-finish steel case for this chrono. ($609)

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