14 Father's Day Gift Ideas - Design Bureau

14 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, June 11th, 2012

As Design Bureau's resident advisor on all things Dad, I am hear to tell you that Yes, while we might grumble or say Don't worry about it that actually Father's Day gifts are not unwelcome. Here are a few basic options for dad, whether he be design-conscious or not, that simply can't go wrong. 

Braun Watch
A simple European classic for the design-loving dad
$160 at Needsupply.com 

Fire Hose Wallet by Elvis & Kresse
Made from decommissioned U.K. firehoses, 50% of the profits from these unique billfolds go to firefighter charities.
$118 at ahalife.com 

Tucker & Bloom North to South Messenger Bag
A grown-up messenger bag that can double as a DJ bag or a laptop bag
$189-$209 at Handbago.com 

Felt Black Unisex Slippers
Stylish meets cozy in these felt slippers from Swedish product designer Pia Wallén
$80 from unisonhome.com

Daxx Stainless Steel 24-piece BBQ Set with Case
Take advantage of his urge to cook over an open flame 
$64.99 at overstock.com

Hammer Screwdriver Combination Tool
Cool tools to help him get the job done
$20.00 at schoolhouseelectric.com

Levi's 511™ Commuter Trousers
For the young urban dad who arrives to work on two-wheels, Levi's has engineered these with cyclist features. They repel moisture and reflect headlights at night.
$78 from Levis.com

The Motley and The Spare Room Dopp Kit/Draught Dry Goods dopp bag
Get Gin 'n' Tonic bath salts in a limited edition leather-and-canvas kit for the traveling dad who needs softening up
$139 at themotley.com

Hard Graft Tilt iPad case
Help him warm up the look of tablet technology with this tilting case
£80 at hardgraft.com 

The High 'n Dry Cargo Net
For the workshop or the office, it will hold stuff, look manly and is made in the USA
$48 from bestmadeco.com

The Gentlemen's Deck
Everything a true gentleman needs to know in a handy and handsome deck of cards
$15.95 at fraustoandco.com

Mid-Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era. 2 Vols
The ultimate Mad Men watcher's viewing companion for the dad-in-ad
$ 59.99 from Taschen 

The SwissTool Spirit X
The multi-tool worthy of a real DIYer
$110 at Victorinox.com

Chicago Collection watch kit (requires iPod Nano)
Turns your Nano into a watch, featuring made-in-Chicago Horween leather
$ 129.95 at lunatik.com
Use Father's Day promo code Grads&Dads (20% off thru June 17)

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