It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to make your old man happy this Father’s Day.
“I don’t want anything.” “I don’t need anything.” “Save your money.” If these refrains sound familiar, you’re not alone this Father’s Day. But you’re here because you know dad deserves something good. For less than a Benjamin, there are loads of simple, functional gifts out there that he can appreciate once Father’s Day is over. Maybe something he won’t admit he needs, like a new pillow, or something he’ll use every day, like a new thermos, or something he’ll appreciate having around, like a survival kit. (If he gets gruff, just tell him you got yourself one, too.) We’ve got the gear for less than $100 to get your gift-buying started.
If you're looking for a gift your dad is guaranteed to use, you can't go wrong with Angel's Envy — particularly its signature expression finished in Port Wine barrels. Even if your dad is a whiskey expert, we guarantee he will enjoy this expression. The Port Wine Barrel-finished bourbon is bottled at 86.6 proof, providing full-bodied flavor as the master blenders intended.
As a child, if you fell asleep each night to the peaceful sound of your dad tossing and turning to get comfortable, look no further. With this memory foam pillow, your dad can customize his to his immediate needs at any time by unzipping the cozy cover and removing and rearranging the foam fill. That means no fluffing, beating or complaining necessary. The pillow comes in four sizes, and there’s even one specifically made for side sleepers.
If your dad is constantly asking if you have an emergency kit in your car “just in case,” check out the VSSL Camp Supplies Mini Ultra-Compact Adventure Kit. This military-grade LED light is also a survival capsule, filled with a weather-resistant firestarter kit, rope & razor kit, sewing kit and a small first aid kit. Oh, and don’t forget the compass.
If your dad is more of a rye drinker than a bourbon drinker, Angel's Envy has you covered there as well, with a unique rye that will be unlike anything he's ever tasted. Angel's Envy's founders sampled over 100 rums to find just the right barrel to complement their rye. The rye rests for up to 18 months in Caribbean rum casks before bottling. It's a gift he will enjoy sip after sip.
Your dad may still have his original Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool from 1983 — or maybe he lost it and brings it up every time you ask for a pair of scissors. The new version includes all the same features, but its smaller dimensions make it even more pocket-friendly. Bonus: it’s actually cheaper than the original when you adjust the old price for inflation.
Without his coffee, dad’s very essence dries up and crumbles. The Yeti Rambler keeps dad’s coffee hot and his beer cold. It has a magnet-powered lid and double-wall insulation to keep any drink spill-free and at-temp. And there are tons of colors to choose from if he has a favorite hue.
If your dad’s garden is full of cukes by August, this kit is the perfect gift. Its booklet provides clear instructions for turning any ordinary mason jar into an easy pickling receptacle (this thanks to four included Airlock tops). And he can make tons of other fermented foods, like kimchi, which are great for his gut.