Splurgey gifts for the dad who has everything: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

You know the dad who has everything? The one who’s impossible to shop for? Yep, so do we. So here, we present some of our favorite splurgey Father’s Day gift ideas for that very guy. Not that he wouldn’t love something from the rest of our Father’s Day Gift Guide, but if you want to spend a little more this year, here are some gifts that wow us.

Vintage Scrabble Set
For family game night, there is just no comparison between this originali style board and those flat cardboard ones. To say nothing of the digital version on your 3-inch phone screen. ($179 at Restoration Hardware)

Father's Day gift: signature cufflinks on Cool Mom Picks

Personalized Cufflinks from his Signature
Yes, it’s spendy, but wow, what an impression. Swipe his initials or signature off some paper lying around, or have your kiddo write out Dad’s first initial. Pick silver, gold plate, gold, or platinum, if money is no object. ($350+ at Cuff Him)

 

Father's Day Gift: Deco Watch on Cool Mom Picks

Deco Watch
The great thing about vintage watches: They never go out of style. ($450 at Peter Nappi)

Father's Day Gift: Custom vehicle art on Cool Mom Picks

Custom Vehicle Art
If he’s got a favorite car from his youth, a dream car, or even a boat, this cool service will replicate it on a background of your choice. ($395 at Uncommon Goods)

Father's Day gift: Leather bicycle seat and grips on Cool Mom Picks

Brooks Leather Bicycle Seat and Matching Grips
For a sporty dad, consider a splurgey bit of gear that he’d never by for himself, like this sweet leather seat. ($119, 89 at Kaufmann Mercantile)

Father's Day Gift: JD Salinger Boxed Set on Cool Mom Picks

JD Salinger Boxed Set
Any literary dad will love this box set of Salinger novels, with reproductions of the original cover art. ($99.99, Anthropologie)

Father's Day gift: Handcrafted Travel Backgammon on Cool Mom Picks

Handcrafted Travel Backgammon
If Scrabble isn’t his game, this travel backgammon set is just gorgeous. ($160, Fredericks + Mae)

Father's Day Gift: BBQ Briefcase on Cool Mom Picks

BBQ Briefcase
Yes, grilling tools for Father’s Day can be a cliche but what can we say? Man like fire. Man like build fire. Man no feel like caveman around fire with this briefcase. ($85, Uncommon Goods)

Father's Day gift: Saga Electric Guitar Set on Cool Mom Picks

Saga Electric Guitar Set
If he’s always been jonesing for a guitar, check out this set which lets him put his own together. That way if he never picks it up, he can still feel proud of it. ($200, Maker Shed)

Father's Day gift: Ballpark Blueprints on Cool Mom Picks

Ballpark Blueprints
If he’s a baseball fanatic, choose from 21 different ballparks on these awesome blueprints of the stadiums. ($185, Uncommon Goods)

Father's Day gift: Italian Leather Tie Case on Cool Mom Picks

Italian Leather Tie Case
If he already has his share of fancy ties, here’s the fancy leather case to store them all when he hits the road. Gorgeous. ($185 at Gent Supply Co)

Father's Day gift: Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill on Cool Mom Picks

Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill
For the culinary dad, an electric pepper mill is so indulgently perfect. Especially one as well made as the ones from Peugeot. ($115, Give Simple)

Father's Day Gift: Handmade football on Cool Mom Picks

Handmade Leather Football
This football would make an awesome desk piece or bookshelf display. At this price, mayyyybe don’t actually go outside and toss it around. ($139, Kaufmann Mercantile)

Father's Day gift: Refurbished Polaroid Camera on Cool Mom Picks

Refurbished Polaroid Camera with Film Bundle
Polaroids are coming back and this refurbished camera comes with everything he needs to snap, and shake it like…well, you know. ($117.31 on sale, Polaroid Store)

Father's Day gift: Art Airplane Propeller on Cool Mom Picks

65″ McCauley American Ninja 3-Bladed Ground-Adjustable Metal Aviation Art Airplane Propeller
Oh, like he already has one? ($3695, Plane Pieces)

 

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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.

122 Comments

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Anne

    The Deco Watch.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Lindsey R.

    The baseball stadium blueprint would definitely be something my hubby would love!!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Lisa

    good beef jerky and perfect pickles put a smile on our household Dad’s face every time! He would love the gourmet basket.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Leslie

    My favorite item on this post (for my husband) would have to be the keyfinder. This is a common issue around my house and would save us many frustrating mornings!!! :)

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Charissa

    The deco watch!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Michelle G

    I love the Deco Watch! It’s a nice style that would be a perfect fit for any man!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    jay

    Would love to have the Vintage scrabble set.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Lisa

    The deco watch!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Theresa

    The custom vehicle art. Would be great for old Mopar fans all around.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Erin R.

    That was SUCH a difficult decision, but I think my husband would like the DECO WATCH best!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Meg

    I love the vintage scrabble set, I know my husband would love that!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Kelly Brock

    My husband collects baseballs from baseball parks all over the country when he’s on business trips or vacations. It would be amazing if we could pair some of his favourites with the ballpark blue prints for display in his office!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Heather

    My grillmaster hubby would LOVE BBQ briefcase.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    devon z

    BBQ Briefcase would be the perfect gift for my dad ! he loves to grill :)

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Elissa

    Definitely the ballpark blueprints. Such an unexpected thing to have for a man cave!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    gamafree

    The handmade leather football

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Anna L.

    The Deco Watch. Definitely the deco watch.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Michelle Q

    Pepper mill. Want but would never spend :)

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    julianne

    That airplane propeller, love it. So gloriously useless yet beautiful.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Michele Moreno

    My husband would love the travel backgammon. He’s teaching my son the game now and would love to take it on our summer vacay!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Denise

    I love the Polaroid camera so much!!! What an awesome Dad gift!!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Raminta Flynn

    why, the propeller, of course! :-)
    Though really, my hubbie would love the bike seat.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    sarah

    the airplane propeller!

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Catherine

    the cufflinks. so cool.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Heather R

    My husband would like the refurbished Polaroid camera. He is pretty nostalgic.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Cara

    Love the leather tie case…perfect for travel.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    AustinMochi

    The Custom Vehicle Art would bowl my DH over! I think he still mourns a little inside of the car he had prior to fatherhood….

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    lin

    Hi
    Only felt Compelled To write cause the money helps hehe. But also cause, The Custom Vehicle Art, thought was great and brought back memories of good old days. And thought what a nice gift. Since I worry those days are slipping farther away with a great era in time.. Hard to see the good old classics on the road now a days except when there is a car show around mostly what a shame.. Now its all about technology, which is nice also but just not the same. Like everything else classic bands ,tv’s ,furniture, etc. Now it’s all new age mostly.
    I hope we never forget a great era in time along with the new. Would be a great loss. Now its all about keeping up and throwing away like yesterdays news.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Lin

    And I would love the scrabble game since love scrabble. And since I been mom and dad practically all these yrs. being a single parent. This is my pick to myself :)

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Eugenie

    The Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill would be right up my husband’s alley. He loves to cook.

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Joni

    Ze Plane! Ze Plane!!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Christina C

    That Deco Watch is so cool.

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Alissa

    Love, love, love the vintage watch!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Trish

    The baseball blueprints would be a fantastic gift for my husband.

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Lisa

    The custom vehicle art is cool!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Julia @cookandburn

    I’d have to say that the messenger bag caught my eye (I’ll have to steal it for myself if I’m lucky enough to win!). I just found your site and look forward to perusing…
    My blog covers healthy meals and exercising, if you’d like to take a peak.

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Nerissa

    Love the ballpark prints

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Amy

    I love the Italian leather tie case, brilliant!

  • Reply June 11, 2013

    RachelJ

    I love the Deco Watch, but my husband would probably like the Saga Electric Guitar set!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    Clarissa

    My husband would love the vintage scrabble set! We love to play scrabble on our phones, and this board would be awesome!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    JB

    I like the electric guitar. I had no idea there were kits to build your own guitar; very cool.

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    amorette

    handmade leather football for sure- so cool, and great for playing with the family!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    Angela Thompson

    The blueprints are awesome! The dads in my life would love these!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    Becky H

    I love the ballpark blueprint. They even have our favorite team! Go Reds!!!!

  • Reply June 12, 2013

    megan c

    LOVE the vintage Scrabble Set! My big kids have just gotten into having a family game night and that is a fabulous heirloom quality board. Very cool. megancrose@gmail.com

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Theresa J

    My husband would love the Deco Watch

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Kellie

    Love the Custom Vehicle Art!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Joy s.

    My hubby would love the baseball blueprint!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Holly H

    The vintage scrabble set looks awesome!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Brooke

    I gotta say the ballpark blueprints are pretty neat. Fenway Park – go Sox!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    beth

    I personally like the JD Salinger collection and may just have to buy that for myself!! I guess it will be ok, since I am a single Mom with no Dad involvement, I tend to celebrate me on both parent holidays;–)

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    JennyB

    Absolutely the refurbished Polaroid Camera. Thanks!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Alicia

    Custom Vehicle Art! :D

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    JQL

    BBQ Briefcase! Keep all those tools neat and clean!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Desiree

    I think the BBQ Briefcase is awesome! And my husband would love it too!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Abigail

    I love the Baseball stadium blueprints!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Kristine R.

    The polaroid camera!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Cat

    I love the ballpark blueprints . . . what dad wouldn’t want this?!?

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    teresa

    He would love the pepper mill!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    rose

    Definitely the Polaroid. How fun!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Cindi

    My husband loves to cook and should
    go to Chef School…My favorite item
    in this collection, is the “Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill!” Very classy…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Mihaela D.

    Would love to have the Vintage scrabble set

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Erastos

    The Football along with everything at Kaufmann is amazing

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Jill K.

    I’m all for cliche … Dad would love the BBQ briefcase.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Paula Hafner

    I like the Custom Vehicle Art.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Jenn S.

    My husband is dying for a guitar so I would love for him to put together the saga guitar with our daughter and learn together :)

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Ann Fantom

    I like the Deco watch the most

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Carla

    he would love the BBQ Briefcase!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Larisa M. Langley

    My hubby would love the Polaroid camera. It would remind us both of our youth!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Sarah Petrocci

    I absolutely love the Italian leather tie holder. It is BEAUTIFUL. Great pick, Cool Mm!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Sharman

    Custom vehicle art

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Daniel M

    I like the vintage scrabble, bbq briefcase and Saga Electric Guitar Set – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Amanda Alvarado

    My hubby would love the Handmade Leather Football!

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    shannon Baas

    bbq briefcase.

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Amy

    Love the Deco watch! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    ky2here

    The Deco Watch is a showstopper

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Sandy L.

    The vintage scrabble set would be a great gift

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    tammy

    love the ballpark blueprint!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Deb C

    My favorite is the MOUTH World’s Greatest Dad Gourmet Basket. Those snacks and goodies look delicious!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Stephanie Larison

    I love the Vintage Scrabble Set!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jayden H.

    I love the polaroid camera for gift ideas and the game of thrones season involved in the prize!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    scrabble game
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Adrienne Gordon

    I like the Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    ROSE O.

    My favorite item here would be the handmade leather football. My Dad would love it!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jennifer Jensen

    Love the Scrabble board. I played with my dad when I was growing-up and started playing again with my husband after we met. It’s timeless!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Adrienne Bireley

    Love the Deco Watch

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Heather M.

    I love the electric guitar set.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    jules m.

    the vintage scrabble set.. wow

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Steph

    I like the JD Salinger Boxed Set

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jennifer K. C.

    I like the Italian Leather Tie Case… although it is a bit spendy for me!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Jaque R.

    I love the watch, but my favorite item is the Vintage Scrabble Set. :-) Thank you.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Kristie McClellan

    My hubby would love most of the things on this list, but as a guy who cooks I think he would enjoy the grill set. I love the watch, but he doesn’t wear one.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Geoff K

    I love the Vintage Scrabble Set — it’s a family favorite game, and this version looks striking and unique!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Emily

    My reader of a husband would love the JD Salinger boxed set and it would look good on the bookshelf :)

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Tamar

    Wow that’s so hard to say. I like the Scrabble board and watch.

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Tracy L Davis

    Love the vintage watch

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Leslie S.

    I like the custom vehicle art.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Erica C.

    I love the JD Salinger Boxed Set!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Christine

    BBQ Briefcase

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Karrie Millheim

    I love the The Deco Watch

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Laurie Emerson

    I love the Handmade Leather Football!

  • Reply June 14, 2013

    Karen M

    I love the Ballpark blueprints. So cool.

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Tracy Allen

    I love the Custom Vehicle Art

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Kristi C

    My husband would love the Deco Watch.

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Peter G

    The deco watch looks pretty good to me.

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Robin

    I love the deco watch, it looks like it fits any occasion

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Maureen G

    The Vintage Scrabble would be a true hit as an alternate to our card games. Dad would love to show off his word skills

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Rachel McMahan

    Those cufflinks are awesome! That would be my pick. :-)

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Sunshyn V

    That messenger bag is wonderful. He’d love it!

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    lilshuga2001

    LOVE the 65″ McCauley American Ninja 3-Bladed Ground-Adjustable Metal Aviation Art Airplane Propeller

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Debbie

    Love the awesome book

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Pauline M

    My hubby would love the Brooks Leather Bicycle Seat and Matching Grips!

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Mia Morrison

    Most definitely the leather tie holder for traveling!! Love this and fingers are crossed I win so I can buy this for my father-in-law who has everything (with the exception of this item to use for his many travels!)

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Lorena Keech

    I really like the McCauley American Ninja 3-Bladed Ground-Adjustable Metal Aviation Art Airplane Propeller”

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Tammy OHagan

    I shared on facebook from the button above

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Tammy OHagan

    I think my husband would LOVE to have the Custom Vehicle Art. He talks about his ’67 Caprice as IT was the love of his life!

  • Reply June 15, 2013

    Bryan E.

    Thanks for the giveaway. . . I like the JD Salinger Boxed Set !!!

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    heather s

    I like the messenger bag

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Sand

    I like the Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag .

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Julie

    I think my husband (and my boys) would love the ballpark blueprints. They love talking sports and this would be perfect for the “man cave.” Sorry cool moms, we would have to choose Fenway!

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Kim Parrott

    I really like the Peugeot Electric Pepper Mill

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    AEKZ2

    I love the ballpark blueprint

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