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Who’s Your Daddy? 10 Must-Have Gifts for Father’s Day

by Courtney  Lake
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Wednesday Jun 4, 2014

Dad. Father. Big Poppa. Daddy. Regardless of what you call him, the man who gave you 50 percent of your DNA is an integral part of your life. As Father's Day approaches, it's time to start thinking about a special gift that captures the personality of one of the most important men in your life. EDGE offers our top 10 picks of the year for dads of every style.


Is your dad the type who likes to stay well-groomed (or needs a nudge in that direction?) Bevel by Walker & Company makes it easy with a comprehensive starter kit to get dad in shape, followed by a continuity kit to keep him looking good all year long.

The full range shaving system is geared toward men with sensitive skin and features a Double Edge Safety Razor with products to address problems like razor bumps, razor burn, ingrown hairs, discoloration and scarring, including 20 Razor Blades, Badger Shaving Brush, Priming Oil, Shaving Cream and Restoring Balm. The 90-day continuity kits are available thereafter, containing new Razor Blades with refills for the Priming Oil, Shaving Cream and Restoring Balm.

Seersucker Bowtie & Pocket Square

Did your Dad own the original Preppy Handbook? Does he still pop his collar? Are boat shoes his footwear of choice? Then this seersucker bowtie and pocket square combo will be perfect for him! This set includes a seersucker bowtie and coordinating pocket square. Perfect for adding some genteel charm to his standard uniform, it comes in a choice of colors and features a secret embroidered monogram on the back of the tie.

Gentlemen’s Hardware Felt Laptop Case by Wild & Wolf

Made of grey felt and cognac faux leather, the Gentlemen’s Hardware Felt Laptop Case by Wild & Wolf not only protects your Dad’s laptop but also ups his cool quotient ten fold. The case fits laptops up to 13 inches and can double as an attaché case in a pinch. ??

Basis Fitness Tracker

Is your dad getting a little paunchy? Why not get him the Basis Carbon Steel Edition to track his daily activities? With the Basis, he can monitor how much he runs, cycles or sleeps (yes - even that is an activity). He’ll then receive detailed feedback about his habits including everything from calories burned to minutes of deep sleep.

Wildsam Field Guides

Were family vacations a never-ending slog of tourist traps and oddities? Then Dad may love the Wildsam Field Guides Set. The set is a series of American field guides -- think small books filled with local perspectives, quirky interviews, hand-drawn maps, personal essays and a smattering of the odd. The books are a unique and informative take on America’s largest cities -- suitable for tourists and locals alike.

Mophie Space Pack

Your dad will love the Mophie Space Pack since it doubles the battery life of his iPhone and doubles the data storage for his iPhone up to 32 gigabytes. A companion app integrates seamlessly with iTunes and photo gallery, allowing dad to access and manage any file he may have downloaded from an email, including everything from text documents to movies.

Chemex 8-Cup Carafe

Why not get dad this beautiful Chemex Carafe ? Sculptural in form, the hourglass carafe has a tactile wood handle and holds eight cups of joe. A definite upgrade from the "World’s #1 Dad" mug from your local Hallmark store.


Is your dad a photo junkie? With Uplo, he can order framed or unframed prints of his own photography, or choose from millions of other images to purchase. Even better, he can now sell his prized shots by simply creating galleries of photos and naming his own price.

Dad will earn a commission for every print sold while building a fan base of like-minded photo enthusiasts. He can also create password-protected galleries to share images only with family and friends.

Bitters Recipe Book

If your dad is a budding mixologist then the Bitters Recipe Book may be the perfect addition to his home bar. A fascination with mixed cocktails is sweeping the bar scene and this book details inspiring recipes and libations that will undoubtedly make your Dad the hippest party-thrower on the block.

LaCie Fuel

Are your parents arguing over what episodes of "Downton Abbey" or "Games of Thrones" to download because their iPad only has a measly 120 GB of space? With 2TB of storage, the sandwich-size LaCie Fuel will eliminate any bickering. The Fuel can stream more than 500 movies or 160,000 photos to up to five devices simultaneously.

Courtney Lake owns the San Francisco-based boutique interior design firm, Monogram Décor, and is the voice behind the popular lifestyle blog, Courtney Out Loud.


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