Ultimate Dad’s Day Gifts. (Ties not included)

Want to disappoint Dad on Father’s Day? Buy him another tie. What he really wants is something cool and unique to show off to his friends and essentially say, “my kid is better than yours”. While we don’t know your Dad personally (or do we?), we pulled together what we consider the ultimate guide to Father’s Day gifts.

Destination XL Custom Shirts

Destination XL Custom Shirting

Custom Fitted Shirt

If you’re looking for a unique gift that Dad will use for years to come, a custom shirt could be the perfect gift. Dad can pick the fabric, collar, cuff and pocket options that suit him best. If Dad is a big guy like us, we highly recommend the Custom Shirt shop at DXL. Anyone can make a shirt to fit a sizable gentleman, but the tailors at DXL are experts on our body types, how we move and what’s comfortable (and not comfortable). If a there isn’t a DXL near you several, mail order services like Charles Tyrwhitt allow you to take your measurements at home, send them in, and have the shirt delivered. If you’re in a city where an Indochino pop-up shop is appearing, Dad can get measured there and have the shirt on his door step in the 6-8 weeks. A custom shirt is a luxe, personalized gift without breaking the bank.

DXL Custom Shirts start at $120. Charles Tyrwitt start at $39. Indochino start at $79.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Photo: LachlanHardy on Flickr

Custom Bottle Label

Whether he’s a regular whiskey drinker or not, Dad will love a bottle of bourbon with a custom label. Knob Creek offers customized versions of their tan or black label for FREE (bourbon not included). Crown Royal also offers free custom labels and personalized Crown Royal bags for $10. If you’re looking to splurge, Johnny Walker Blue Label is available with custom engraving for $229 (booze included).

Mantry Subscription

Mantry: The Modern Man’s Pantry


Dubbed the “Modern Man’s Pantry,” Mantry is a food of the month club focused serving up American artisanal food right to your home or office. Think barbeque sauce from Alabama, bison jerky from Montana and birch syrup from Alaska. To top it off, it comes in an authentic made in America crate. Perfect for the Dad who’s a budding foodie or just likes delicious new foods.

Mantry Gift Crates start at $75. Monthly gift subscriptions are also available.

Father Son Shaving Kit

Harry’s Father & Son Shaving Kit

Razors and Shaving Kits

The guys at Chubstr aren’t the biggest advocates for shaving, but sometimes, you’ve gotta take a razor to your face. Harry’s razors are a solid affordable choice and you can set up Dad with a monthly refill plan. Buying a Father’s Day gift from your little guy to his Dad? Pick up their Father & Son Shave Set. For something you can pick up in store, try the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor with FlexBall Technology. The good people at Gillette were kind enough to send one over. While shaving is minimal around these parts, the razor did do an excellent job smoothly trimming up in one pass without any razor burn or bumps.

Harry’s razors start at $15. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor with Flexball $10 at CVS.

Are you giving your Dad something unique and interesting on Father’s Day? Share your tips in the comments below. 

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