What To Get Dad For Father's Day 2016

by Marion Bernstein

Whether you're vying for favorite child, or looking to honestly express your love and appreciation for Dad this Father's Day, I've got you covered — because this Father's Day gift guide includes something for everyone.

If Dad's an adventure junkie, always eager to plan his next hiking, rafting, or camping excursion, why not get him something he can use while exploring the great outdoors — like Filson's roll-top dry day backpack? It'll keep his phone, wallet, and keys dry and dust-free throughout any trek. Do you have a history buff in the house? Consider heading to New York state this June 18-19, where you can create your own "path through history," choosing from 192 historical activities, ranging from Revolutionary War battle reenactments and museum tours to hikes through historical landmarks.

Is Dad known to dabble in at-home craft cocktail sorcery? He'll love receiving a copy of The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails by Tad Carducci, Paul Tanguay, and Alia Akkam. You might as well throw a bottle of Blue Nectar Tequila in that gift box as well, you know, for good measure.

Whatever hobbies Dad has, you'll be sure to find the ideal Father's Day gift to show just how much you appreciate him, right here.

1. Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

Dad can learn how to make his favorite bar snack in the comfort of his own home with this soft pretzel and beer cheese kit, courtesy of Farm Steady.

Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit, $25.00, Farm Steady

2. The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails

This tequila- and mezcal-based cocktail recipe book from the Tippling Bros. is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the vibrant Mexican drink culture.

The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails , $13, Amazon

3. Blue Nectar Tequila

What good is a Mexican cocktail book without a bottle of tequila? Blue Nectar offers an entire line of agave-forward imbibery, including: Silver, Reposado Extra Blend, Reposado Special Craft, and Añejo Founder's Blend.

Blue Nectar Tequila , $42.99 and up, Blue Nectar Tequila

4. Nest Moroccan Amber Three-Wick Candle

The soothing scents of Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope, bergamot, and eucalyptus in this three-wick candle from Nest are sure to please Dad this Father's Day.

Nest Moroccan Amber Three-Wick Candle , $40, Amazon

5. New York City "Rare Experience" Weekend For Two With Macallan

This weekend for two in New York City includes several "rare experiences," including (but not limited to) a two-night stay at the NoMad Hotel, a private suit fitting for two with Heritage by Martin Greenfield, and an omakase dinner at Zuma complete with Macallan pairings. The deal will be available beginning June 13.

New York City "Rare Experience" Weekend For Two With Macallan, $4,999, Gilt City

6. Whiskey Pairing Chocolate Collection

Giving the gift of whiskey? Pair it with the gift of chocolate. This nine-piece collection confected by master chocolatier Michael Recchiuti includes three pieces each of Kona Coffee, Honeycomb Malt, and Fleur de Sel Caramel.

Whiskey Pairing Chocolate Collection , $26.00, Recchiuti Confections

7. Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant

Whether Dad loves to cook or wants to learn, this globally-inspired, family-friendly cookbook will be a fitting gift — it includes everything from fire grilling techniques to fresh ceviche and salad ideas.

Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant , $22, Amazon

8. Handmade Refillable Leather Notebook

Not only is this classic brown leather journal stylish, it's also refillable — ensuring Dad will always have enough pages to log his memories and musings.

Handmade Refillable Leather Notebook , $50.00, Etsy

9. TM1985 CB Briefcase

This brown leather briefcase from TM1985 has strong handles and an adjustable leather strap for cross-shoulder carrying.

TM1985 CB Briefcase , $405.00, TM1985

10. Vint & York Fitzgerald Sunglasses

Equip Dad for a stylish summer with these classic square frames from Vint & York.

Vint & York Fitzgerald Sunglasses , $129.00, Amazon

11. Lightweight Bomber Jacket

This lightweight bomber is an uncomplicated jacket for an uncomplicated man. Its loose-fitting, water-resistant matte fabric will ensure Dad's relaxed and comfortable all summer long.

Lightweight Bomber Jacket , $68.00, Everlane

12. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Custom Engraved Bottle

You can now make the rare gift of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey one-of-a-kind by engraving a special message to Dad this Father's Day.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Custom Engraved Bottle , $229.00, ReserveBar

13. Table8 Dining Club Membership

For the epicurious Dad who loves exploring burgeoning culinary scenes, give the gift of Table8. The $95.00 annual membership includes all-inclusive access to dining recommendations, members-only gold reservations, exclusive invitations to special culinary happenings, advance access and discounts at select chef events, and waitlist priority seating.

Table8 Dining Club Membership , $95 for a 12-month subscription, Table8

14. The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler's Set

An ideal gift for the traveling cocktail connoisseur, each set includes celery bitters, orange bitters, creole bitters, old time aromatic bitters, and Jerry Thomas' own decanter bitters.

The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler's Set , $20.99, DrinkUpNY

15. Create Your Own "Path Through History" Weekend

This June 18-19, create your own "path through history" choosing from 192 historically rich activites set to take place across New York state. Whether you're witnessing a Revolutionary War battle reenactment or exploring the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, this gift will show Dad that you're never too old to learn something new.

Create Your Own "Path Through History" Weekend , Price based on custom itinerary, I Love NY

16. The Lost Distillery Company Scotch Whiskey

For the discerning Dad who can appreciate the care and attention that goes into a hand-crafted, high-quality quaff, give the gift of The Lost Distillery Company's Scotch whiskey — present day expressions of legendary whiskies that date back to the early 1900s.

The Lost Distillery Company Scotch Whiskey, $65.00, wine-searcher

17. S'well Teakwood Bottle

Thanks to this sleek Teakwood bottle from S'well, Dad can keep his drinks cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12, while saving the planet and ridding the world of plastic bottles, one sip at a time.

S'well Teakwood Bottle , $45, Amazon

18. Skin 1.2.3 Kit

Thanks to Skin 1.2.3, Dad can keep his skin healthy and hydrated all day long. This three-piece kit includes daily face wash, herbal mint toner, and oil-free moisturizer.

Skin 1.2.3 Kit , $48.00, Mohawk General Store

19. Yippee Ki-Yay Blended Straight Rye Whiskey

A blend of two straight rye whiskies, Yippee Ki-Yay offers a coffee-clove nose with distinct flavors of burnt caramel and orange peel — the perfect gift for any rye-loving Dad.

Yippee Ki-Yay Blended Straight Rye Whiskey , $79.00, wine-searcher

20. Filson Dry Day Backpack

Whether hiking, kayaking, or camping, Dad can keep his valuables secure and dry with this lightweight roll-top, dust- and waterproof backpack from Filson.

Filson Dry Day Backpack , $125.00, Amazon

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