Ties for Father’s Day are, like, so ten years ago (and who wears them anymore, anyway?). Here, a fresh spin on the old reliables.
Instead of: a wallet
Give him: an iPad case. We like the sleek ones from DODOCase ($50). Designed to look like a Moleskine notebook, they are handmade in SF with traditional bookmaking techniques from faux leather and bamboo.
Instead of: a digital camera
Give him: the teensy new Polaroid 300 ($90). The camera’s biz card-sized instant photos will make him nostalgic.
Instead of: grilling tools
Give him: BuiltBurger’s custom He’s the Man twelve-pack of burgers ($80). Choose from flavors like Brilliant Prosciutto and Stellar Short Rib.
Instead of: a shirt
Give him: local designers Bush + Leavenworth’s vest ($50). It’s a modern take on the classic, with a slim fit and round neck.
Instead of: a magazine subscription
Give him: the newly released book Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern ($9). After all, he’s probably said some of those zingers himself.
Instead of: the beer-of-the-month club
Give him: Grateful Palate’s artisanal bacon of the month club ($190 for six months). It’s on everything these days, so why not?
Instead of: golf clubs
Give him: a hike through the olive orchards at Petaluma’s McEvoy Ranch ($50 per person) this Saturday. Enjoy a rustic posthike snack and a sampling of McEvoy’s award-winning oils.
Photos: Courtesy of DODOcase; Courtesy of Polaroid; Courtesy of Bush + Leavenworth; GoodNCrazy / Flickr