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.
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
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
These bad boys are made in Chicago — and your dad will be made in the shade when he wears them. $417, STATE Optical Co.
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
If James Bond had a fire pit, we’re certain it would be this one. $350, Solo Stove
Work-appropriate formality, sneaker comfort, and GQ swagger — all from a Chicago designer. $115, Marc Nolan
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.