Gifts for the stylish dad: 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cool gift ideas for the stylish dad - Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Guide

We’re excited to present our next post in our 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide, gifts for the stylish dad. Oh, you must know one: He cares about which socks go with which shoes, he knows which cream gets him the closest shave, and he knows a mobile phone is an accessory too. For him, boy do we have some swanky gift ideas, and they don’t all cost a fortune either. And hey, if he’s a new dad? All the more reason. He’s probably not enjoying his undereye bags much either these days.

Dove Men+Care

Speaking of which, we’re happy to welcome our friends at Dove Men+Care who are in part sponsoring our gift guide. Like stylish dads, they get the importance of men who care for themselves and their families. too.

Plus, because we all adore the dads, granddads and stepdads in our lives so much, be sure to check out our massive Father’s Day giveaway below, valued at over $900, that we’ve put together from some of our very favorite Father’s Day gifts.

All our picks are determined solely by the editorial team; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some products may include affiliate links.


Gifts for the stylish dad: Handscreened Japanese 13 inch laptop case
If he’s never without his laptop (we know a few guys like that), check out this funky handscreened 13-inch laptop case made from Japanese cotton canvas. It’s great for documents too, although he should be warned that you might have to borrow it. ($90 at Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop)



Gifts for the stylish dad: Christophe Pourny Shoe Care Kit from Martha Stewart American Made ebay shop
If he cares about taking care of the nice things he already does own, check out this Christophe Pourny Shoe Care Kit which has everything he needs to keep his leather shoes looking swanky. Besides, we kind of love a man who knows how to shine a shoe. ($55, Martha Stewart American Made on eBay)



Gifts for the stylish dad: How to be a Man by Glenn O’Brien
Books are a great gift for a swanky dad, and they’re more affordable than a designer briefcase. There are a ton of great titles out there, and we’re fans of How to be a Man by Glenn O’Brien, a guide to style and behavior for the modern gentleman. Hopefully he takes it as a compliment and not a hint.  ($18.13, Amazon)

Gifts for the stylish dad: Men’s pocket square by Kristina Hultkrantz
We totally dig this men’s pocket square by Kristina Hultkrantz which we’re selling at our own shop right now. Love supporting an indie designer–and love a dude who’s cool enough to wear a little pink. ($50 at Cool Mom Picks indie shop)

Gifts for the stylish dad: Antique Brass Collar Bones  from Taylor Stitch
Collar stays are one of those neat little gifts for the guy who has everything (except collar stays, perhaps). These Antique Brass Collar Bones from Taylor Stitch are definitely better than the little plastic ones that come with the shirt. ($20 Taylor Stitch)

Gifts for Stylish Dads - Tod's Ferrari Gommino Driving Shoes

If you’re looking for something on the splurgier side, the line of Tods for Ferrari Driving Shoes is mindblowingly beautiful. You can’t go wrong with any of the nine suede styles. And hey, they’re on sale. Relatively speaking. ($396+ or 30% off at



Gifts for a stylish dad: personalized shaving set and Dove Men+Care shave gel
personalized shaving set is such a cool gift and this one is priced really nicely. ($59.99 by Mini Fab) Throw in some shaving gel of course, like Dove Men+Care Hydrate Shave Gel which you can grab online or in nearly any drugstore. ($5.09,


Gifts for the stylish dad: Floral Shoal Bowtie at Pierrepont Hicks
Indeed, there are plenty of cool ties around–it’s not a cop-out Father’s Day gift if he’s the type of guy who loves ties. Bowties are back, and so are florals, they both come together in this Floral Shoal Bowtie from one of our favorite indie menswear labels out of Brooklyn. ($62, Pierrepoint Hicks; 15% off first purchase when you sign up for their newsletter.)


Father's Day gifts for Stylish Dad: Paul Smith Mini Car Cufflinks

Paul Smith can do no wrong in our book, and if he’s one for color, check out the Paul Smith Mini Cooper cufflinks. Okay so they’re not officially licensed from Mini Cooper so they can only refer to them as “mini car” cufflinks but we all know where the inspiration comes from. ($125, Nordstrom)



father's day gift:  Gift card for bespoke men’s shirt | cool mom picks
We’re really taken with the bespoke men’s shirts at Original Stitch. This newish website lets you design your own shirt online down to the most detailed specification, then custom tailors them for you in Japan and ships them back. Grab him a gift card so he can make the shirt with his name on it. Literally, if he adds a monogram. (Shirts start at $76 from Original Stitch with automatic $20 off when you add design to your cart; email for gift card purchases.)


Gifts for the stylish dad: Gallant and Beau printed sock set
Socks are an awesome gift if they’re as cool as ones like this Gallant and Beau printed sock set. They usually cost about this much for one pair, but we found a three-pack for a fabulous price at Gilt. Ooh. ($23 on sale, Gilt. If you’re not a member, you can use our invitation link to sign up.)


Father's day gift: Coach colorblock leather iPhone case
For the iAddict, we discovered this Coach leather iPhone case this week on Cool Mom Tech and haven’t stopped thinking about it. It’s a great price for gorgeous genuine Coach leather that you know will hold up over time. Or at least until the iPhone 6 comes out. ($58-68, Coach)


We’re so excited to give away one massive Father’s Day prize pack valued at more than $900, filled with some of our favorite gifts for dads. In fact, we want to steal them all.


Cool Mom Picks Father's Day gift guide giveaway 2014


•Collection of 10 Dove Men+Care skin products including dual-sided shower tool, 2 bottles of Body+Face Wash, 2 Body Bars, Thickening Shampoo, 2 in 1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, Cool Silver Antiperspirant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant, Hydrate Face Wash, and Hydrate Face Lotion
Beats By Dre Solo Headphones available at Target
Custom keychain with your child’s artwork from Metalmorphosis
Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet collection from MOUTH
Moleskine myCloud Messenger Bag
Duck Island Dopp Kit from Zady (to keep all those cool Dove products)
J Press York Street fine corded tie from Zady
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick



Also a big thanks to our wonderful sponsor Dove Men+Care. Visit their website for more info about their terrific skin, hair and body products, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because that’s how we all roll these days.

Other 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts:
Personalized Gifts for Dad
Gourmet Gifts for Dad
Gift Ideas for New Dads
13 Cool Gifts for Dad Under $20
Best Books for Dads
Gifts for the Dad who has Everything
10 Cool DIY Gifts from the Kids

Cool Mom Staff

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


  • June 4, 2014

    Christine DeBaun

    The most stylish thing the father of my children wants is a Rolex! It is his dream accessory! Happy Father’s Day to best husband and father one could ask for.

  • June 5, 2014

    Lydia Jo Martin

    Fun post! A vintage scooter would be cool. Cushman to be exact.

  • June 5, 2014

    Amanda H

    The custom shirt is such a great idea.

  • June 5, 2014


    The most stylish thing my husband would like to own is one of the new pebble smart watches with the leather band.

  • June 5, 2014


    My stylish husband would love the Beats headphones so he could listen to Netflix shows on his Kindle in style. Thanks! flybigd at hotmail dot com

  • June 5, 2014


    The most stylish thing a dad can wear is his wedding ring. Showing his love and commitment to his entire family.

  • June 5, 2014


    A luxurious robe to lounge in – always a stylish comfortable gift :))

  • June 5, 2014


    My husband is a watch guy. He’d love a Rolex (keep dreaming, baby!).

  • June 5, 2014


    He’s been lusting after a particular briefcase lately. And if he knew those Tods existed he’d be longing for them.

  • June 5, 2014

    Alexandria C.

    I think my husband would love a leather jacket… He’d look extra sexy too! 😉

  • June 5, 2014

    Shana Fields

    Warby Parker Sunglasses.

  • June 5, 2014


    I really, really, really love that Moleskine bag. Ridiculously, covetously love it. Of course, there are, right now, 2 Moleskine notebooks in my purse. I may be biased.

  • June 6, 2014

    Robyn Hunter

    My darling husband is such a love and far more stylish than I could ever hope to be. He would die for the Tods driving loafers! Happy Father’s Day!

  • June 6, 2014

    Rachel P.

    My husband wanting a Prada suit forever! He has good taste…

  • June 6, 2014


    My stylish hubby would love a Rolex watch.

  • June 6, 2014


    My husband would love the shaving kit! In fact I am heading to the website to buy one now!

  • June 6, 2014


    The book of awesome experiments looks like a great way for dad to get dirty! How can you have fun if you aren’t getting dirty? Clearly the stylish way to get clean and nicely smelly is also in the bag!

  • June 6, 2014


    The most stylish thing he would love to own are the mini cooper cuff links. Of course, I may steal them from him and wear them myself!!

  • June 6, 2014


    I think my stylish guy would love the bespoke shirts!

  • June 6, 2014


    my husband has been pining away for a cool tie bar. :)

  • June 6, 2014


    My husband cool baseball caps.

  • June 6, 2014

    Natalie S

    The hubs here is not really into high fashion 😉 The most stylish thing he probably has is his Tag Heuer watch ha
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  • June 6, 2014


    I’m tempted to go for the bespoke shirt – he’d love it!

  • June 6, 2014

    Amanda Alvarado

    My hubby is more of a casual guy but he loves a nice pair of dark jeans!

  • June 6, 2014

    Elizabeth P.

    Hubs loves fashion because he is in the denim industry. He would love an Hermes belt or Patek Philippe watch!

  • June 6, 2014


    My hubs would probably like a new watch for Fathers day.

  • June 6, 2014

    Julie U

    My husband would love a new watch.

  • June 6, 2014


    Those colorful striped socks are a great way to make a suit subtly more fun!

  • June 6, 2014


    He actually told me he wanted a pink dress shirt! He could pull it off, but i was still surprised. He usually only wears blue, black and grey!

  • June 6, 2014


    my husband is stylish in the most understated way possible. a nice linen guayabera (mexican wedding shirt) would be lovely on him :)

  • June 6, 2014


    Those Tods driving mocs are something he would absolutely love to own. And I love the look of them. :)

  • June 6, 2014


    My stylish guy would love the Christophe Pourny Shoe Care Kit, because his leather shoes (with shoelaces that match his socks) get scuffed and he hates that.

  • June 6, 2014


    The stylish dad in our lives loves watches and cuff links. A staple gift in our house.

  • June 6, 2014


    The customized shirts are great but I think my husband would love the messenger bag.

  • June 6, 2014


    My husband would like a tailor suit made especially for him from design concept to the size specs and matching accessories.

  • June 6, 2014


    The most stylish thing my husband would like to own would be a really nice car! :)

  • June 6, 2014


    The dad in my girls’ lives is lusting after these rocking vineyard vines sail pants. They’re wild with four panels of different colors but they’re from his island (aka mv) and he’s one of those rare people that could actually pull off wearing it!

  • June 6, 2014


    My husband would love to have some custom-made shirts and pants (he’s a short guy and regular clothes don’t fit him well.)

  • June 6, 2014

    Michelle M

    Hmmm…The most stylish thing? He’s not very fancy…probably just a plaid shirt. We’ve been saving for a house, so he really hasn’t done much clothes shopping for himself. He needs a boost in both his work & casual clothes.

  • June 6, 2014


    My stylish husband loves bowties. Would love to win some for him.

  • June 6, 2014


    a good leather messenger bag.

  • June 6, 2014


    I love all the ideas you suggested for my laid back chill man. He would love an Acoustic guitar to indulge his passions, jam with our kids, serenade me, and sometimes just to escape the craziness of life.

  • June 6, 2014


    My stylish husband would love to have either the Tod’s driving shoes or the Mini Cooper cuff links. And then he would give both the cuff links and the shoes to our sons. Because that’s the kind of Dad he is.

  • June 6, 2014


    I think a Porsche Boxster is pretty stylish, and I know my dad wants one.

  • June 6, 2014


    I think the most stylish thing he would want to own is a shirt with a picture of his grandkids on it.

  • June 6, 2014


    Daddy would love a stylish pair of sunglasses, instead of the ones he wears that scream “worker-man” or “safety first”!

  • June 7, 2014

    Michelle Austin

    He loves a well tailored suit!

  • June 7, 2014

    Sarah Q

    My stylish husband would love a custom shirt featured in your post from Original Stitch! What a fun and fashionable find!

  • June 7, 2014

    Diane Compton

    My husband would probably just want some stylish technical gadgets or a stylish bowling ball bag. Lol!

  • June 7, 2014


    My husband loves a nicely tailored suit.

  • June 8, 2014


    The most stylish thing my dad would like to own is an VW bus with his surf board ontop. Too bad we live in Arizona

  • June 8, 2014

    Allison K

    A new suit (and not the one he wore to our wedding 10 years ago) would be fabulous!

  • June 8, 2014

    Sarah R

    my husband would love those mini cufflinks! he loves fun, unique pairs.

  • June 9, 2014

    Toni Moore

    The Gallant and Beau printed sock set :)))

  • June 10, 2014

    theresa J

    My husband loves a stylish jacket. Its part of his thing

  • June 10, 2014

    Kathleen S.

    My dad would love those suede shoes. He pretends to not care, but the guy can’t turn down a stylish pair of shoes.

  • June 10, 2014


    A fancy business portfolio folder

  • June 11, 2014

    Whitney A

    My husband would love to own a pair of Coach leather shoes for each day of the week.

  • June 13, 2014

    michelle r


  • June 13, 2014


    My husband would definitely love one of the custom shirts.

  • June 14, 2014


    He would love to have a Breitling Chronomat watch.