Chuck the Cologne :: Father’s Day Gift Ideas


So does your go-to Father’s Day idea list contain preserved dried meats, razors, and books? While presents of any kind are inherently thoughtful and should be accepted with grace, these are all things he can pick up on any given Tuesday from the gas station. Here are a few cool ideas for the dad/father-figure in your life.

Don’t forget to also check out our five under $50 list.


$15+ Gift of services to Baron’s Man Cave (or your closest men’s grooming joint)

When a haircut comes with a hot towel scalp and facial massage and a cold beer…he might never go back to the fluorescent lights of a strip-mall speedycut. It might be too much to become a regular thing, so get him a year of intermittent pampering: buy four packages to be used quarterly.

Barons Man Cave Memphis


$49 Valet Tray Catchall (comes in three colors!)

Also known as a dedicated place for all things misplaced. Or even if not misplaced, a much more attractive solution than “general pile on the end of the kitchen counter.”

Houndsbay Valet with Charging Station Father's Day




$53 High Speed Charging Station

This one is for the Apple-faithful, wirelessly charging an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once with 10W high speed charging. Sleek enough to keep on a nightstand or dresser without a fugly mess of wires.


Ultra Fast Charging Station for Apple Products


$70 LEGO Ship in a Bottle

For the perpetual tinkerer or big kid, this model is touted as a very detailed and interesting build. Pair with a six-pack of local brews and reserve his spot on the deck for Father’s Day weekend. 

LEGO Ship in a Bottle Father's Day


$89 Greats, The Slide

I’m sure every other guy owns a pair of those plastic Nike or Adidas shower shoes. He’s probably extolled how awesome it is that they’ve lasted since college. For Father’s Day, maybe treat your eyes his toes to something that’s like “sliding your feet into little air pillows.” Greats Black & Tan Slides


$170 AER Gym Duffel2

I speak from experience on this one. It’s sold as a gym bag, but it’s so light, versatile, and stylish that my husband now uses it as his gym bag, mobile office, and travel carry-on. Somehow it’s magically compact enough to take to meetings, yet roomy enough for a weekend getaway. He’s had it for two years now and shows zero wear with almost daily use.

If you’re looking for something smaller, for $99 you can get this architecturally designed briefcase that is an actual mobile workstation. AER Gym Duffel


NOTE: I get nothing for suggesting any of the above products. I just like to shop online.