Father’s Day 2019: 18 Gifts for Dad That Won’t Disappoint

Photography by Steven Klein July 2005

Let’s be honest, Father’s Day isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the month of June. It seems as though every year it sneaks up on us and every year, it is harder to shop for than the last. Photo-collage ties with an unflattering photo of yourself as a youth, gift certificates that will soon be filed away and forgotten, an artifact from the As Seen On TV aisle of your local drugstore. Dad deserves more. For the dad obsessed with skincare there is Aesop’s new Departure ensemble. For the dad all about practicality, Herno’s light-weight and water resistant jacket folds up into an easily transportable pouch. Let’s not forget the dad whose pants fall down when he reaches for the top shelf enter Paul Smith’s brown leather belt with contrast stitching. No matter the dad, there is a gift for them.


Whether the father in your life travels or not, this kit has them covered from start to finish.

Buy now: Aesop travel kit, $53, aesop.com.

Fink on Warhol

This book of New York Photographs of the 1960’s is a perfect coffee table book for the man cave.

Buy now: Fink on Warhol book, $50, bergdorfgoodman.com.

Bottega Veneta

Gone are the days of rubber-banding your money. This Bottega Veneta card case is the perfect way for dad to stay organized.

Buy now: Bottega Veneta case, $290, bottegaveneta.com.

Brunello Cucinelli

Once dad slips these babies on, he won’t even remember what a dad sneaker is.

Buy now: Brunello Cucinelli shoes, $745, farfetch.com.

Bruno Magli

This Bruno Magli leather earbud holder will ensure that dad never loses a pod, and is a chic Father’s Day for any tech-obsessed dad.

Buy now: Bruno Magli earbud holder, $45, brunomagli.com.

Christian Dior

Pair with a razor or gift on it’s own. The Dior After shave lotion is simply divine and will make any man feel put together.

Buy now: Dior Sauvage fragrance, $60, dior.com.

Oliver Peoples

Inspired by the sunglasses Cary Grant wore in the movie North by Northwest, this new style by Oliver Peoples is the perfect gift for any dad, young or old, for Father’s Day.

Buy now: Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $415, oliverpeoples.com.

Hender Scheme

I don’t know about you, but my dad finds joy in collecting change. This leather coin holder from Hender Scheme allows dad to continue collecting while keeping it chic.

Buy now: Hender Scheme change holder, $95, mrporter.com.


This Hermès hat has a timeless silhouette that your dad can have for years to come. Receding hairline or not, every man should own a nice hat.

Buy now: Hermès hat, $760, available at Hermès stores nationwide. For store information, please call 1-800-441-4488 or hermes.com.


This lightly padded, packable travel jacket from Herno is the perfect Father’s Day gift for dad. It is sleek, simple and most importantly, practical.

Buy now: Herno jacket, $1,065, available at Herno NYC, 95 Greene Street, 212.226.1432.

Louis Vuitton

Sporty, yet refined, this watch from Louis Vuitton is one that dad can wear on and off the golf course.

Buy now: Louis Vuitton watch, $7,200, Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.

Marram Co.

This Marram Co. razor is handmade in England and makes a nice addition to any man’s vanity.

Buy now: Marram Co. razor, $250, mrporter.com.


Known best for their luxury pajama shirts, Olatz has just released their new robe, a quality investment for dad. Warning: dad may never leave the house again.

Buy now: Olatz robe, $575, olatz.com.

Orlebar Brown

Beach vacation sold separately. This tropical print swim short, from favorite swim label Orlebar Brown, is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad who is always dreaming of his next get-away.

Buy now: Orlebar Brown, $345, mrporter.com.

Paul Smith

We love the contrast stitching detail on this belt – perhaps a bit out of dad’s comfort zone, but classic and well worth the push.

Buy now: Paul Smith belt, $195, paulsmith.com.


This Prada briefcase is so chic, give it to the dad in your life and then scheme to somehow get it back for yourself.

Buy now: Prada briefcase, $2,890, available at Select Prada Boutiques.


Santoni loafers are the ultimate luxury gift for dad. This style is a favorite, particularly because even the lining is leather – it is built to last a lifetime.

Buy Now: Santoni shoes, $810, santonishoes.com.

Christian Dior

Dior cufflinks are the perfect accent to any tux; this will give dad an excuse to go out.

Buy now: Dior cufflinks, $480, dior.com.