Gifts for the stylish dad: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Next up in our series of Father’s Day Gift ideas, some of our favorite swanky gifts for the stylish dad. You know the one–trousers pressed, hair always in place. He probably even says “trousers,” doesn’t he. Or maybe he’s just a dad who wants to step up his game a bit? Either way, we can think of quite a few fellas who’d be delighted with any of these.

Handcrafted Pocket Square ($24 at Fox and Brie Haberdashery)
We’re having trouble narrowing down a favorite from this great Etsy shop. At this price, maybe get two? Also add a monogram for just another $10.

Wooden Handle Shaving Brush for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Wooden Handle Shaving Brush ($20 at Poketo)
There’s something so beautiful and classic about a natural, old-fashioned shaving brush. Wrap it with hydrating post-shave balm like this one from our sponsor Dove Men+Care and get ready to snuggle close.

Tie Case for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Tie Case ($185 at Pierrepont Hicks)
If he’s a traveler, this is one gift he doesn’t know he needs until he has it. The ties at this shop are some of our favorites, too.

 

Personalized Cuff Links for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Personalized Cuff Links ($69 at Jodie Jewelry)
Love these brushed silver cufflinks. You can personalize with up to 15 characters, but the initials are subtle and elegant.

Leather Briefcase for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Leather Briefcase ($185 at Zara)
This is so affordable and the color is gorgeous. Is it possible he’s ready for a new one?

Keep reading for details about our huge Father’s Day Gift Guide Giveaway!

 

ted baker dress shirt for father's day | cool mom picks

Ted Baker Striped Dress Shirt ($154 on sale at Bloomingdale’s, with free ship)
You can never have too many fabulous dress shirts–provided they’re all different. Not like Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks.

 

 

Polarized Sunglasses for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Polarized Sunglasses ($95,Warby Parker)
If he’s a stylish do-gooder, Warby Parker has lots of swell styles, and with every purchase, another pair of glasses is donated to someone in need.

 

 

Paul Smith Argyle knit socks for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Paul Smith Argyle knit socks ($19 on sale at Barney’s)
Anything Paul Smith is a great gift for your favorite metrosexual dad. Anything Paul Smith under $20? Score!

 

Card Holder for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Card Holder ($44 at A + R)
You don’t need to spend hundreds on a designer leather card case–this sleek version does the trick with understated style.

John Varvatos Platinum, Limited Edition Eau de Toilette | Cool Mom Picks

John Varvatos Platinum, Limited Edition Eau de Toilette ($82 at Nordstrom)
Personal fragrance is a personal thing (by definition), but if he’s a little bit fashionable, a little bit rock n roll, John Varvatos may be the perfect choice.

 

Personalized Tie Clip for Father's Day | Cool Mom Picks

Personalized Tie Clip ($40 at Love Out Loud Creations)
If you’re going the tie route, make it a little more special by personalzing it with some subtle initials. There’s even room for a message on the back. “We love you Daddy” perhaps?

 

Our thanks to our sponsor Dove Men+Care, who are amazing supporters of dads, and now offer a new line of hair care, deodorant, face care, and personal wash, as well as grooming tools made especially for men.

 

Dove Men + Care

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Congrats to the winners of our Father’s Day Gift Pack valued at more than $550!

Father's Day Gift Guide giveaway | Cool Mom Picks

1. Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag 2. MOUTH World’s Greatest Dad Gourmet Basket 3. Complete Game of Thrones Season 1 Blu-Ray Collection 4. Daddy Keychain by Lisa Leonard 5. Dove Men+Care Gift Pack for skin, face, body and hair  6.Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects  7. Native Union Switch Bluetooth Speaker

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Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

124 Comments

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Maureen

    The Argyle socks :) Thanks, Maureen

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    MB

    My husband already loves Dove Men+ products! I think the AquaCare is best (refreshing for morning showers).

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Heather P.

    My girls’ dad could use the new card holder, but my bet is he would adore the briefcase!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Rob

    I like the body and face bar

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Hally Ly

    Its hard to decide, the whole line looks great!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Jessica

    We love all the dove + care men’s products but especially the fresh body wash!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Deb D.

    My husband would like the anti dandruff shampoo.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Theresa J

    I think my husband would love the Clinical Protection Antiperspirant

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Emily

    I think my husband would like the Native Union Switch Bluetooth Speaker the most since he loves listening to music with our kids.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Yvonne L

    I would have to say Dove’s Aqua Impact Body and face bar. Face Gels. He would like everything…

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Shari Wright-Alligood

    I think my Dad would like the Dove + Men’s Care Aqua Impact body & facebar also the Sensitive Face Wash

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Kristina Sherer

    I think any of the body washes would be an amazing purchase!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    cheryl

    definitely the shower gel

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Amy H

    He would love the Dove Men Revitalize Face Lotion- sounds awesome!!!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Dana G

    Dove Aqua Impact bar

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    sharon

    I think Dad would love the Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    wendy thelen

    My husband would love the gourmet basket. He is a total foodie.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Suzanne Bastien

    I think he’d like the personalized tie clip. He doesn’t have one and though he doesn’t wear a tie often, when he does it’s a very special occasion.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    anna

    Our Daddy would love the Game of Thrones season on DVD – he loves watching tv in his free time.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    arely colin

    he would like the bodywash

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Jenn S

    i think he would like the Dove + Men’s Care Aqua Impact body & facebar!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Tabathia B

    the deep clean body and face bar

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Mary A

    He would probably like the Sensitive Face Wash. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    JennyB

    I think our Dad would like the DOVE + CARE face lotion the best.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Laura

    My husband would love the Dove deodorants– he can’t use antiperspirants and its so hard to find just deodorant

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Kristine

    the key chain is the best. We already have GoT bluray

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Delfina Simon

    Jack Spade messenger bag

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Wehaf

    My father would like the sensitive shave gel.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Allison

    He’d definitely like the after shave balm best

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Larene

    My husband would love the body wash!!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    stacey

    My hubby is an avid user of the Dove personal care for men items – with his favorite scent being the Extra Fresh!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Henria O.

    I think my husband would like the Fresh Awake Body Wash
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Stephanie

    The argyle socks. Though he would prefer there no be no loud colors on them…shades of dun are best.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Wendy M

    My husband would love the Deep Clean bar soap I think.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Keri

    Pocket squares for a summer wedding! Super-cute!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Melinda

    Dove Men Revitalize Face Lotion….smells so good!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    heta s

    My husband would like the body wash.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Nancy S

    The Body Washes would be the fav

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Martita Hegg

    The Post-Shave Balm would definitely be my husband’s pick!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Corey

    The shave gel!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Delfina Simon

    THE DOVES FACE CARE

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Kathy

    My husband would like the Men+Care Extra Fresh Face and Body bar – he loves trying new soaps and we like a clean daddy! :)

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Sam

    Personalized Cuff Links!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Idaho Jill

    The Card Holder would be perfect for my husband – he doesn’t like bulky wallets.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    MJ

    Most definitely the shave and post-shave gels.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Sabrina Radke

    Definitely the personal wash from Dove!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Laura Royal

    I think my dad would like the shave gel and clean comfort deodorant.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Sara

    He would love the Hydrate Shave Gel.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    beka

    my hubby loves the Dove’s facewash for men!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Justine B

    I’m thinking it has to be the fortifying shampoo by Dove. He’s proud of his hair — and before we have another kid, he’ll probably be thankful for taking care of the hair he still has on his head.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    loretta

    Post Shave hydrate is what my hubby would like

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Joanna

    Home made gifts from kids are always the best but ‘Dad’ LOVES unique socks!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Kayla Bruner

    My husband already uses the shave gel & posh shave, loves them!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Elizabeth P.

    I think Hubs would like the Hydrate Shave Gel b/c his face is sooooo dry.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Carol Y

    My dad would love the Dove+ Deep Clean bar – he’s a fan of Dove soap.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Claudia

    I think he’d like the Dove+ Deep Clean bar.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    mere

    I think he would like the clean comfort antiperspirant best!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Lea

    Maybe I should buy him the sensitive skin face wash– then we wouldn’t have to share mine!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Maria A.

    I think Dad would LOVE the Dual Sided Shower tool! He already loves the Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    karen

    deoderant please!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Aimee

    My husband would probably love the anti-dandruff shampoo.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Rosie

    The Dove bodywash for sure. Probably Deep Clean.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Carol Witherspoon

    WOW!!! So many cool gifts!
    But I think daddy would really love the Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag the most…
    Cheers!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Christina F.

    he’d like the body washes best. we never agree on scents, though, so he’d have to choose his own. ;-)

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Jennifer

    Since I can’t smell them, I’m just taking a guess at which scent… But, I think the Fresh Awake body wash (or any of the body washes) would be a hit!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Naomi

    Probably the face gels because his skin gets irritated after shaving

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Karla

    Tie case seems nice, if they actually wore ties on a regular basis.

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Amanda Alvarado

    I think my dh would love the Deodorant!

  • Reply June 5, 2013

    Kellie

    The Dove deodorant

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Bernadette N

    My husband uses the body bath bars now and likes them.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Shiloh K

    He’s got that baby soft skin, so it’s the Dove Men + Care Sensitive Face Wash for him for sure!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Kelly D

    My husband would like the Aqua Impact Body & Face wash

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Leigh Brown

    The polarized sunglasses…my husband needs a new pair!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Anne

    The Deep Clean Bar Soap.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Kelly Paquet

    I think he would like the body/ face bar

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Abigail

    My husband uses the 2-in-1 fortifying shampoo

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Karen

    My husband would love the aqua impact body wash. Thanks!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Eugenie

    He would like the Face Wash.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    AimMc

    Sensitive face wash and deodorant would be his choice.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Julianne Johnson

    My husband has the body wash right now.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    michelle r

    Extra Fresh body wash

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    C Collins

    I’d say the Post Shave Face Lotion!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Sarah

    the shave gel

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Shannon

    My husband likes their body wash!

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Charissa

    The Aqua Impact Antiperspirant

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Jean Hansen

    Dad would love the Leather Briefcase. So classy.

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Cheryl Meany

    My husband would love the post-shave lotion!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Saph@frugalwifeblog

    He’s already using the Dove Men’s + body wash so I would say that one!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Rebecca

    My husband would go for Dove’s shaving products for his big bushy beard!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Lisa Marz

    My husband would like the thickening fortifying shampoo

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Lisa Marz

    My husband would like the thickening fortifying shampoo

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Leslie

    My husband already loves the Dove Men’s line, especially the Aqua Impact body wash.
    Thanks!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Helen

    Dove® Men+Care® Extra Fresh Body and Face Bar

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    amorette

    hydrate shave gel for sure- he uses barbasol!

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Chris

    He’s love the extra fresh body bar (simple needs!)

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Christina C

    My husband would love the Cool Silver Deodorant.

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Jean L. Holman

    Dove Men+CareTM Thickening Fortifying Shampoo

  • Reply June 7, 2013

    Amber

    He would like the grooming care products

  • Reply June 8, 2013

    Lu

    The Cool Silver Deodorant

  • Reply June 8, 2013

    Amy

    He could probably really use the face lotion. Shaving for work everyday does a number on skin!

  • Reply June 9, 2013

    Sarah

    My husband would love the Dove Men’s face wash best!

  • Reply June 9, 2013

    Angela Thompson

    Hair and skin stuff!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Melissa

    Love the socks!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    zmama

    My husband would love the Thickening Fortifying shampoo!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Kollen

    He would love the shave gel Hydrate +

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    Megan C

    I think the Fresh Awake Body Wash is the Dove Care item my husband would most like. megancrose@gmail.com

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Melissa Ann Browning

    love the sunglasses – as my husband would. the kiddos have broken all his and now he’s wearing $2 ladies glasses from teh gas station!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Jill B.

    LOVE the leather briefcase. Exactly what my hubbie needs this Father’s Day since my toddler wrote with markers all over his old one!!!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    K Baker

    Since my husband is bald, I don’t think it’s the hair care :) I know he would use the body wash.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Shay

    I think he will like the messenger bag best.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Desiree

    He could use all of it? But just the body wash would be awesome!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Abigail

    Im going to go with the Aqua Impact bodybar

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Kristine R.

    My husband is in love w/ the shave gel.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    teresa

    he would love the deodorant!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    carla

    game of thrones season 1 pack! he’s always talking about wanting to watch it but hasn’t had a chance to yet

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Cindi

    My husband already used the Dove Clinical
    AntiPerspirant! Also, the Deep Clean
    Body Wash…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Kellie

    Love the Leather Briefcase!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    JD Northwest

    I need to take better care of my face, so the Dove® Men+CareTM Hydrate + Face Wash looks interesting.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jennifer K. C.

    My husband would probably like the Dove® Men+CareTM Fresh Clean Fortifying 2 best

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Cindi

    My husband really likes his Dove Clinical
    Strength Antiperspirant!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    hope

    The facial care would be great for him!

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Rachel McMahan

    Still loving the cufflinks! You’ve posted so many awesome pairs in the Father’s Day ideas. Thanks!

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Brian E.

    The NEW Dove Men+Care Sensitive + Face Wash !!!

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Julie

    Love doves scent! Would love the shave products

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