10 Totally Awesome, Esquire-Endorsed Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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You’ve officially hit it: cutting it close territory. Less than ten days till Father’s Day. Supply chains mangled and shipping deadlines looming. Not a damn idea fluttering around your mind about what to get your pa.

We here at Esquire know a thing or two about gifting, because we know a thing or two about, well, things. We have a weekly column called The Endorsement where we wax poetic about things—a cool gadget, a sweatshirt, a pair of sneakers—that speak to us on multiple levels. We consider craftsmanship, innovation, and style. And we make sure to consider utility, too. And as it so happens, quite a few of our Endorsements feature very giftable things.

So here with the assist are 10 Endorsement selections from the past are all in stock and all but guaranteed to reach you in time for Father’s Day. Take your pick. We’ll be damned if cutting it close doesn’t pay off every once in a while.


trova go

ALLIE HOLLOWAY

Trova GO Plus Biometric Safe

Dad might not be keeping jarring secrets under his sleeves like how he’s a secret CIA agent, or part of the FBI witness protection program, or the last legitimate descendent of the House of Targaryen. But we’re 100 percent sure he’s got some small, tangible ones, ranging from weed accessories to a secret stash of cash. And he can keep them safe in this smart case that looks uncannily like a power bank—safe from you, safe from wife, and safe from your annoying kids.

Shop $249, bespokepost.com

Read More about the Trova GO Plus Biometric Safe.


flikr

Timothy Mulcare

FLIKR Personal Concrete Fireplace

This miniature fireplace is all about ambiance. It burns isopropyl alcohol sans any smoke or smell; you could even roast marshmallows over it, if you were so inclined. More crucially, it’s cool. An open flame flickering and dancing on your coffee table? Cool. Candles sputter in comparison.

Shop $99, bespokepost.com

Read more about the FLIKR Personal Concrete Fireplace.


coop original pillow

TIMOTHY MULCARE

Coop Original Pillow

Dad’s worked his ass off for two reasons: To support a big happy family, and get a good night sleep. He’s likely got the former down to a tee, but as for the latter? He can use some help on that. Gifting him Coop’s tested-and-tried pillow can be a game-changer. It’s springy, supportive, comes with an ergonomic build, along with fill and cover that’ll get him sleeping on butter. Neck pain be gone.

Shop $72, coophomegoods.com, amazon.com

Read more about the Coop Original Pillow.


growlerwerk

ALLIE HOLLOWAY

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Growler

If dad’s a beer guy—and chances are he is—he’ll want to take a good brew with him everywhere. That’s just his lifestyle, so don’t try to change that. Instead, gift him this portable beer growler that quite simply works magic. It’ll keep his choice of suds cold, crisp, and bubbly from the first to the last sip. He can easily pour from the tap at home, or take it to the campsite and do it there. It’s made to last, and made to make his ale or malt last.

Shop $89.25, amazon.com

Read more about the GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Growler.


wren camp chair

TIMOTHY MULCARE

Wren Compact Camp Chair

Maybe he doesn’t camp. Maybe his weekend routine only includes sitting out in the backyard and taking in fresh air. Either way, Wren’s camp chair will come in handy. It’s portable enough to be in a backpack, but is still worthy to be part of dad’s outdoor seating. And it just feels nice to sit on it, with side slip pockets to rest his drinks or gadgets. Give it a shot—give dad a shot. And if he does like camping out, then this is just a no-brainer.

Shop $75, bespokepost.com

Read more about the Wren Compact Camp Chair.


chefman turbofry air fryer

ALLIE HOLLOWAY

Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer

You know the deal with air fryers: They circulate hot air to crisp up all kinds of food (from brussels sprouts to chicken wing) without breading or too much oil. They’re the hottest kitchen appliance of the decade (so far). This one is big enough without being gargantuan, with a basin that’s easy to clean. It’s a great gift to anyone who eats, chef or not.

Shop $49.99, amazon.com

Read more about the Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer.


hoka one one clifton 8 running shoe

Timothy Mulcare

Hoka One One Clifton 8 Running Shoe

Runner-beloved brand Hoka went ahead and did the seemingly impossible this year, taking the fan-favorite Clifton running shoe and making it even better in its eighth iteration. Super stable, unbelievably comfortable, and—still a bit shocking when it comes to true, purpose-built running shoes—quite stylish, it’s the perfect shoe for dedicated pavement-pounders and novice joggers alike.

Shop $140, hokaoneone.com

Read more about the Hoka One One Clifton 8 running shoe.


bonobos the rec shorts

TIMOTHY MULCARE

Bonobos the Rec Shorts

If dad’s on the fence about re-embracing the short shorts of the 80’s, these will convince him to join the flock. He can wear them all summer to just about anywhere—the hike, the bar, the office, the pool, the tailgate, the trip in Switzerland, etc. His imagination will be the only limitation. The five-inch inseam also really isn’t that short, covering—and showing—just the right amount of his toned legs. And the high-performance fabric will last beyond the summer.

Shop $89, bonobos.com

Read more about the Bonobos Rec Shorts.


q timex reissue

ALLIE HOLLOWAY

Timex Q Reissue Watch

The easiest diver you can gift to anyone. Plain simple. But dad might find it extra-meaningful, from the Pepsi Cola colorway to the 70’s vintage throwback flair. Yet it stands up to the name of being a modern timepiece. Basically, it’s a watch that has—and will—withstood the test of time. Classic and à la mode, just like dad. (And it does look way better in real life.)

Shop $179, huckberry.com, amazon.com

Read more about the Q Timex Reissue Watch.


filson dryden

TIMOTHY MULCARE

Filson Dryden Briefcase

If you’ve got what we call a cool and stylish dad—that’s a double-whammy kind of awesome, by the way—good for you. If you don’t, that’s alright. Consider Filson’s Dryden as a solid upgrade to dad’s Jansport or Herschel all around. It’ll spruce up his business look with a rugged, workwear-ish brio. But he can just as easily take it to the weekend outing as well, courtesy of the Dryden’s durable build.

Shop $195, bespokepost.com

Read more about the Filson Dryden Briefcase.


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