Every year, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June—a perfect excuse to grill, if you ask us. But what to get him? You can’t go wrong with summertime accessories, especially if your dad’s the kind of guy who likes to stand out! Check out our guide to what dad really wants for Father’s Day.
Ties, bowties, and pocket squares
Father’s Day is when we know summer has really started, so feel free to pick ties or bowties in bright colors and playful patterns. It’s very likely that dad already has a blue or grey suit, so keep that in mind when you’re searching. And if your dad wears a lot of suits, introduce him to pocket squares. An often overlooked accessory, pocket squares add an unexpected element of color and style. And if you’re into giving dad style advice, you can tell him that although he can wear a tie with a pocket square, he doesn’t always need to.
Sunglasses and hats
Keeping the sun out of your eyes is necessary, but it’s also a way to keep dad looking cool. You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. And to quote our sunglasses guide, “The right pair can truly transform an outfit.” Wayfarers are a popular, preppy style. Aviators are classic if your dad can’t get enough of Top Gun. Half-rim sunnies are a nod to eras past. And round frames are for the dad who takes trends seriously. Hats, too! A woven style has beach cabana written all over it, and a flat cap in a pattern is for your classic dad who loves the old country.
Wallets and watches
Watches are a great first step if you want to help dad level up his style game. You can start him out slow with a traditional leather or steel band and a colorful face, or go for it with full-on color. Same with wallets. What kind of guy is your dad? Sleek and sophisticated? Maybe textured leather is the call. Creative and fun-loving? Go nuts with colors and patterns.
Bags and backpacks
Gym bags, work bags, travel bags, you name it. If dad’s got somewhere to go, he’ll need to take his stuff with him somehow. A backpack is very casual and cool, even if it’s for carrying diapers or snacks. And a weekender bag is ideal for the dad who likes to get away every now and then for a fishing trip or guys’ weekend.
That’s a wrap on Father’s Day gifting. Explore the blog for more style advice and outfits to wear all summer long.