On the verge of the big day this Sunday, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what Father’s Day is all about. Father’s Day gifts are nice, yes. And letting Dad control the TV remote all day, even while he’s snoring, is a kind gesture as well.

But the true meaning of Father’s Day is to honor the man who was awesome, remains awesome, and will always be awesome, since long before you entered this earthly realm.

Nothing proves this notion more emphatically than the blog Dads are the Original Hipsters. With vintage Dad photos submitted by readers, and pointed captions like “Your Dad was an Apple fanboy before you were,” “Your dad ate local, fair-trade, organic produce before you did,” and “Your dad knew how to rage before you did and his friends are still afraid to give him whiskey because of it”—you come to a quick realization that you may never be as cool as your dad. But you should certainly try.

Some sample pics below, but check out the site for many more—and keep an eye out for a recently published book by the same name.


[Images courtesy of Dads are the Original Hipsters. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]


Attention slackers, ingrates and procrastinators: You are not alone. In fact, we created our ‘buy online, pick up in store’ feature just for you.

Just click this link: Last-Minute Dad Gifts. Then, enter your ZIP Code in the ‘Store Availability’ filter to see what items are stocked at Nordstrom stores near you.

Here are some favorites from our Home department, that are available for pick-up at selected stores. (You’ll find tons of clothes, accessories and shoes for Dad under the above link as well.)

Don’t forget the card! And the strong coffee and pile of bacon Sunday morning.

Areaware iPhone dock

Izola flask | Icons of Men’s Style

The Moustache Grower’s Guide | Areaware bottle opener

Beats by Dre high-definition headphones | Beer Tasting Tool Kit