Is it just me or are Father’s Day gifts getting better? My inaugural Father’s Day gift guide was in 2010, and I had to dig deep to find things beyond ties and Best Dad tees. Those traditional gifts are still around but I am amazed at the possibilities now. Things like unexpected subscription boxes and unique personalized gifts are really mixing it up this year. Here are my top picks for Dad gifts under $100:
Grady’s Cold Brew Kit ($30)
Ridge Wallet Aluminum ($72)
If Dad walks around with a jumble of cash and credit cards in his pocket, he needs the #1 wallet in the country, right? The Ridge Wallet will help keep his cash and cards organized in a slim, pocket-friendly format. Choose from a variety of colors and Cash Strap or Money Clip. Plus, the Ridge is RFID blocking, so his cards are protected.
Qalo Q2X Quality Wedding Ring ($25 plus $10 for engraving)
These engravable silicone rings are the perfect placeholder for his official band. Whether he’s off to the gym or the worksite, his Qalo will be comfortable, and won’t slip or pinch when he’s working with his hands. The zippered, neoprene pouch (included) can hold the real deal. Available in 3 colors.
Personal Wine (starting at around $35 with free shipping)
If Dad loves his wine, make it personal with a label customized just for him. Once you select a wine, you can use anything from a photo to your child’s artwork for the label. You even engrave the bottle and wine box if you so choose. Your ultra-personalized gift ships in just a few days after ordering.
Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Valet Box ($56 at JCPenney)
If he’s the sort who tosses the contents of his pockets by his bedside, bring a little bit of order to his life with this leather valet. It has three compartments, which are perfect for change, credit card, his phone or other small items. You can also personalize it with up to three letters.
I usually don’t recommend giving fragrance as a gift — so personal! — but this cute set contains 10 sample size fragrances for Dad to test, plus a toiletry pouch and a $5 coupon that he can use towards his fragrance of choice!
If his vinyl collection is neglected because his turntable died years ago, give him a walk down memory lane with a Crosley Turntable. There are many styles to choose from, but the Chalkboard Cruiser is my pick for Father’s Day because it gives you the opportunity to create a special Father’s Day message right on the case! When he’s done feeling sentimental, he can use the chalkboard to make notes or do drawings of his own. The player has 3-speeds, built-in speakers and a headphone jack in case you don’t feel like listening to his old Rush albums.
ThinOptics Frontpage Collection ($55 and up)
Just because he needs reading glasses doesn’t mean he’s lost his cool. These stylish readers, which are the world’s lightest full-frame reading glasses, come in two styles and a range of colors and strengths. The case is super slim at 4mm, so they can even be slipped into a back pocket.
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