Posted on: June 16, 2023 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 0

The day to honor all things dad is nearly here! Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th, and if you haven’t yet thought of what to get for that special paternal figure in your life, we’re here to help.

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift isn’t always the easiest of tasks, especially when there are so many options to choose from and you’re under a time crunch. You could always go with a personalized gift or a thoughtful gift basket to send straight to his door, but you might be looking for something a bit different from the norm this year.

To help sort through all of the options, team Upscale is sharing some cool Father’s Day gift finds to make Dad feel extra special. Whether you’re looking to pamper him with self-care or upgrade his hat game, there’s an option for every kind of pops.

Let’s dive in.

Are you man enough to wear a hat? Not a beanie or, God forbid, a baker’s cap, but a real hat: something with a crown and a brim, something that announces you’re serious about hat wearing and therefore serious about the hat you wear. Then you need to meet Ilona Shender, founder of HOME | Fedora Designs, and a woman who understands the je ne sais quoi that lifts a legacy titfer – a homburg, say, or snap-brim trilby – into the realm of the sartorial here and now. If your dad loves to look his best, and he likes to dress sharp, get him a one-of-a-kind fedora. It will only make him look that much cooler, and it’s one of our favorite cool gifts for dad this Father’s Day.

Model wearing Fedora Designs Photo credit @rakimism

Every dad needs a high-quality dress shoe like the Lace up chukka boot worn by “The Soul Strategist” Ron Donovan, the owner, designer and life force behind rondonovandesigns. Full grain leathers and handcrafted details will keep him looking sharp, while Kidskin lining and Leather insoles and outsoles will keep him on his feet all day long. Available in a dozen colors and sizes 7.5 to 16, these are the perfect year-round shoe. Plus, they’ll go with pretty much anything in his wardrobe – from a suit to his favorite jeans. In addition to his hallmark footwear, Donovan’s offerings now feature a wide range of lifestyle products, including belts, gloves, bags, and apparel. Check out his full bespoke collection here: rondonovandesigns.

Designer, Ron Donovan

Yep, those same sunnies your dad rocked back in the day are making a comeback! For Father’s Day, give your dad the gift of cool with a pair of retro-inspired shades. Whether he’d suit the classic Wayfarers or round wire John Lennon style frames, retro shades will remind him of the ‘good old days.’ So go for it, help your dad relive his youth with a trendy throwback sunglasses frame from EENY EYEWEAR

Model wearing Eeny Eyewear

Yes, men love candles too. Did your dad read books to you when you were little? Reminisce over memories of asking for ‘just one more story!’ with a Father’s Day candle inspired by the scent of old books and sturdy wooden bookcases. Featuring notes of driftwood, vanilla and dark musk, the “THANKFUL” ORCHERISHED” candles by Dscover ur Dzine recites a comforting tale of the magic of reading together.

The Dscover Ur Dzine candle will remind your father how his time spent with you wrote the story for who you are today. This candle is available in wax melts or classic jars.

Want to add an extra special touch to this Father’s Day gift? Give him a copy of your favorite book that he read to you. Then, sign it with an extra sweet note that thanks him for everything.

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