8 Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas

On the hunt for the perfect present for your impossible-to-buy-for dad or too-cool-for-school husband? These eight über-stylish Father’s Day gifts are a guaranteed slam dunk.

1. Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

Way cooler than your average cooler, the Yeti Roadie 20 is sweatproof, leakproof, and keeps 14 cans cold for days. $200, Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters, 1279 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago

2. FEW Rye Whiskey

Father's Day Gift Ideas: FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey

Buy Pops a bottle of this Evanston-distilled spirit, learn how to make a mean old-fashioned, and show him what you’re made of. $65, FEW Spirits, 918 Chicago Ave., Evanston

3. STATE Optical Co. “Clark” Sunglasses in Coffee Silver

Father's Day Gift Ideas: STATE Optical Co. “Clark” Sunglasses in Coffee Silver

These bad boys are made in Chicago — and your dad will be made in the shade when he wears them. $417, STATE Optical Co.

4. Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field Poster

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Sold Out Posters

We’d be willing to bet his office could use a little love. Enter Sold Out Posters, the coolest Chicago store you’ve never heard of. $200, Sold Out Posters

5. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Solo Stove Bonfire Pit

If James Bond had a fire pit, we’re certain it would be this one. $350, Solo Stove

6. The Porthole Infuser

Father's Day Gift Ideas: The Porthole Infuser

Treat Dad to dinner at The Aviary, point out the sleek infusion vessels they use to make cocktails, sauces, and marinades, and then present him with his own. $120, theportholeinfuser.com

7. Marc Nolan Jasper Cognac Wing Tip Sneakers

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Marc Nolan Jasper Cognac Wing Tip Sneakers

Work-appropriate formality, sneaker comfort, and GQ swagger — all from a Chicago designer. $115, Marc Nolan

8. Sheridan Shore Sailing School Lessons

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Sheridan Shore Sailing School Lessons

For the guy who’d rather do something than get something, a few summer afternoons on Lake Michigan should do the trick. $75 and up, Sheridan Shore Sailing School

 

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Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Print Managing Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago, a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington. 

 

 

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