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Father and Sun: Dad’s Day Gifts for the Summer Months

Father’s Day is perfectly timed. The holiday comes at the onset of summer, when the days are longer, barbecues are stoked and microbreweries release refreshing new ales. So what to get the guy who pitched our first tent in the backyard, built a campfire on the beach, mastered grilling salmon and shot hoops in the glow of the porch light? (He’s pretty much the best.)

We’ve got you covered with a curated list of gifts that will encourage the dad in your life to soak up the sun in style.

dad_originalmusk_201606Kiehl’s Since 1851 Original Musk bath & shower liquid body cleanser

Refresh Dad’s grooming routine by swapping out his bar of soap with Kiehl’s richly foaming body wash. Its subtle woodsy scent guarantees this will be a gift he uses to the last drop.

North Face Campforter sleeping bag

The North Face Campforter down sleeping bag

Featuring a large hood that doubles as a pillow and a convertible front that zips off allowing Dad to don the plush bag as a poncho while milling around the campsite—yeah, he’d do that—this lightweight and water-resistant sleeper will keep him cozy on his next camping trip.


Woolrich water repellant Outback hat

Woolrich water repellent wool felt outback hat

Made from soft wool felt and wrapped with a faux-leather trim, this classic outdoorsman hat is the perfect sun-shield accessory for fishing trips and day hikes.

Peru: The Cookbook

PHAIDON PRESS Peru: The Cookbook

No travel plans this summer? Give Dad a taste of wayfaring with the definitive Peruvian cookbook that will have him whipping up his choice of 500 traditional recipes interpreted by celebrated chef Gastón Acurio.

Nambé Curvo wine rack

Nambé Curvo wine rack

Dad’s collection of crisp Sauvignon Blancs and peppery Tempranillos will look infinitely more stylish when stored in a sculptural wine rack crafted from acacia wood and stainless steel.

Sunnylife bocce set

Sunnylife bocce set

Perfect for the old-school gamer, this travel-ready bocce set is just the thing for the dad who views sunny afternoons as an opportunity to turn the backyard into a playing field.

Brooklyn Brew Shop

Brooklyn Brew Shop Jalapeño Saison one-gallon beer-making kit

Compact and all-inclusive, this easy-to-use beer-making kit will give Dad everything he needs to go from beer enthusiast to artisanal brewer in four short weeks. Bonus: this light, easy-drinking beer makes the perfect summer apéritif.

Cathy's Concepts personalized craft beer holder

Cathy’s Concepts personalized craft beer holder

Personal and totally practical, this monogrammed beer holder will help Dad level up his game by serving as a fancy six-pack for carting and opening his favorite microbrews.

Patagonia vest

Patagonia windproof & water resistant down vest

Warrior dads kick into high gear after daylight-saving time. Help him look sharp as he tackles his to-do lists with the lightweight warmth of a channel-quilted vest filled with feathery down.

Father's Day gift card

Nordstrom gift card

He’s a man of mystery. Don’t know what to give Dad? Get him a gift card and let him loose online or in a Nordstrom store.

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—Megan Oost