Written by Amy Scalia
Good ol' dad. He's the ultimate fort builder, an air guitar extraordinaire, your on-call mechanic, and knower of all the things. He also has seems to have everything, which can make it tricky to give him a great gift for Father’s Day. This year think about the experiences he enjoys and give him something that will bring him comfort while he’s there, for Father’s Day and beyond.
Picture it now. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and a cool breeze softens the warm summer air. Whether it’s for a backyard barbecue, outdoor adventure or cruisin’ the wide open road together, give dad a look that helps him feel cool, comfy and ready for a fun day with the fam. Lindy Deal, UpWest’s Curator of Comfort, suggests the Summit Stretch Short, with its easy fit, functional fly, and four-way stretch material. Pair that with a Half Placket Duo Fold Shirt or the Easy Button Down Shirt, made with a breathable cotton, and a hint of stretch for extra comfort. Get even more comfy casual with the relaxed fit and slub texture of an Everyday Crewneck Tee. Top it off with some Sunski Headlands Sunglasses, made with lightweight recycled plastic in a classic wayfarer shape, and dad will look way cooler than the dad jokes he’s telling.
Whether dad likes to sit back and sip a cool concoction on a hot day, or he’s behind the bar when company’s over, give him a dose of spirited expertise with the Doctor's Orders Cocktail Book that shares 50 inventive cocktail recipes that cure, revive and enliven. Shake it up a little more with the Shake. Stir. Sip. book that shows how the best artisanal cocktails are a breeze to make at home.
Lounge in Style
Especially lately, loungewear is life. Add some cozy style to dad’s lounge-around look with a Fireside Moccasin or Campfire Striped Sock. Swap out his worn out PJs with the relaxed fit and breathable fabric of a Classic Cotton Pajama Pant. And tlhe Lounge Around Plush Robe will have dad feeling like he’s got his favorite blanket and a hug from you wrapped around him every time he wears it.
Resting and Recharging
Dads are always doing, fixing, and helping. Give him the gift of a good night’s sleep to rest and recharge. Deal says the Stay Cool Jersey Short is a must. “They’re made with this lightweight, moisture-wicking technology that’s great for everything from an outdoor adventure to the best night’s sleep.” Pair that with a Stay Cool V Neck Tee or a Stay Cool Long Sleeve Tee that are made to help keep the sweat off dad while he snoozes.
Self Care Essentials
Help dad take that rest and relaxation to the next level with some self-care essentials. The Deep Sleep Self-Care Kit, made by our friends at Men's Society, has all the basics dad needs for a deep and restful sleep. The Bro Mask is an antioxidant packed, ultra-hydrating and nourishing face mask that gives him the same clear, smooth, and glowing skin he had in all those old photos. Make everyday self-care simpler with this Essentials Skincare Set. Complete with a moisturizer, charcoal face wash, and a charcoal facial mask, it’s everything dad needs to wash away toxins and keep in the goodness with natural botanicals.
Gifts to Enhance, Inspire
Remember, dad’s going to cherish anything you give him because it’s from you. The extra thought of how he enjoys his time, and how your gift enhances it, will be a comforting connection that goes a long way. As you browse for the perfect gift for dad, don’t forget grandpas, father-in-laws, uncles, stepdads, godfathers and close dad friends, too! And if you’re a dad, consider a gift to yourself. Maybe something that inspires your love for adventure or resolution for more restful sleep? To all the dads and father figures out there, Happy Father’s Day. May it bring fond memories, joy, and comfort that lasts long past your special day.