Enough with the ties and socks already! That lawnmower still works just fine, he said so himself. Your Dad is cooler than you think, get him something that he not only deserves but that he’ll actually want. Even though he may not know who Henning Koppel or Isaac Reina is, he recognizes master craftsmanship, he know what top grade leather feels like, and you better believe that he knows how to perfectly sear a rib-eye on a top-of-the-line grill.
Here are a few gift ideas that he’s sure to love.
Cufflinks from Skultuna
For over 400 years Skultuna has produced fine metal objects of the highest quality for both everyday use and for special occasions. Always with that same sense of quality, function and design Skultuna today creates tomorrow’s antiques. They have a vast range of cufflinks that any dress shirt wearing guy would love. From bicycles to Jolly Rodgers, royal and presidential emblems to simplistic minimalist shapes. There’s bound to be one to suit your dad.
With Wolf BBQ grills, as with every Wolf product, you can count on quality construction and exceptional performance through years of outdoor cooking. Wolf BBQ grills are sculpted in double-wall stainless steel, precision-welded so they will not rust or hold water. Each of the four gas grill models comes in natural gas or LP, and can be built in to your outdoor space. Optional carts are available for the 30″, 36″ and 42″ models.
Eat Like a Man: Guide to Feeding a Crowd
Ok, so the Wolf BBQ isn’t in the budget. This cookbook is the ultimate resource for guys who want to host big crowds and need the scaled-up recipes, logistical advice, and mojo to pull it off whether they’re cooking breakfast for a houseful of weekend guests, producing an epic spread for the playoffs, or planning the backyard BBQ that trumps all.
Union Sozialer Einrichtungen Braille Brush
These handcrafted brushes are made in partnership with the Institute for the Blind in Berlin, where a staff of fifteen blind artisans crafts each brush using techniques passed down through centuries. Each brush combines effortless functionality with natural materials, humour and thoughtful design, like this raised bristle brush that spells out ”burste,” or “brush” in German, in Braille characters.
The Good Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the Garden
Gardens range from subsistence plots to sites of philosophical speculation, refuge, and self-expression. Gardens may serve as projections of personal or national identity, result from individual or collective enterprises. They may be real or imagined, literary constructs or visions of paradise rendered in paint. This book covers them all and will inspire any green-thumbed Dad and help him take his personal oasis to the next level.
Another Man Magazine
Where fashion and culture collide. A new approach to the old men’s magazine we’ve all become so familiar with. This one has an edge and a little more rock & roll than the others.
Isaac Reina N°581, Ultra Soft Slim Laptop Bag
Isaac started working for Hermès in 1998 in Paris, as the design assistant of Véronique Nichanian for the men’s collection and went on to create his own eponymous accessories brand in 2006. Nancy, Inform’s owner, happened accross his small showroom and atelier while strolling around Paris, she immediately fell in love with Reina’s leather working and we’ve carried the brand ever since. Thin and supple satchel for laptop (13″ or 15″). To be carried by hand or worn on the shoulder with the detachable and adjustable strap, 1 small front slip pocket, zip closure, and 1 main compartment inside with 2 slip pockets.
Tools: Extending Our Reach
For the design savvy handyman. Tools celebrates the richness of the human imagination through a surprising range of juxtaposed and seemingly disparate objects. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name that celebrates the fall 2014 reopening of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Tools is unprecedented in its composition of collaborators–the exhibition is Cooper Hewitt’s first pan-institutional show, spanning ten Smithsonian museums. From the earliest times to the present, tools have been at the frontier of design, demonstrating how technology and culture are inextricably linked.
George Jensen Koppel Watch
The Koppel watch was revolutionary when it first debuted in 1978; the current generation continues this tradition and remains a masterclass in understatement. The minimalist, fluent lines of the case and hands have become a classic and the overall aesthetic is one of uncluttered purity. While beneath this sleek and organic exterior, the Swiss Made movement, delivers a high level of technical performance and excellence. Koppel is utterly singular; a story of balance and precision, both inside and out.