Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez
No two dads are alike, but we’ve never met one who was easy to buy for.
We know they’d rather have us mind our budget than spend money on them, but there’s always pleasure in making a secret wish come true — whether it’s a getaway somewhere indulgent, a sporty pair of shades or a vintage bottle he’d never buy for himself. And always, the gift of time — having a good gab at a game or sharing a contemplative cocktail hour — is appreciated. Of course, if you’d like to take his car out to be detailed, he probably wouldn’t say no to that either.
Who needs a fancy ice machine when you have a beechwood mallet and a sturdy canvas bag? The bottle’s not included, but you can include a fifth of bourbon if you’d like. $30, shop.bulleit.com Photo courtesy of Bulleit Distilling Co.
Electric bikes are here to stay, so why not add a Specialized \Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ hybrid model to Dad’s two-wheel collection. Both the powerful motor and slim battery are integrated into the frame, almost disguising the fact that it’s an e-bike. Another bonus? It only weighs 33 pounds. $4,750; check with your local dealer or go to specialized.com Photo courtesy of Specialized
If Pop is a National Public Radio nerd, he’ll no doubt be happy to tip his retro-chic Long Live Radio bucket hat or Radio Forever ball cap to NPR’s 50th year of broadcasting. $30 each, shop.npr.org. Photos courtesy of NPR