Father's Day Gift Ideas

What to Give Dad This Year

unique father's day gifts dodocase for ipad!

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.

unique father’s day gifts polaroid 300!

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.

unique father’s day gifts bush + leavenworth vest!

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.

unique father’s day gifts bacon of the month club!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.

Still on the hunt for the perfect present for Dad? Check out our gifts gallery and special Father’s Day ShopTalk.

Photos: Courtesy of DODOcase; Courtesy of Polaroid; Courtesy of Bush + Leavenworth; GoodNCrazy / Flickr