If you are like us, it’s really hard to figure out what to get your dad something significant and unique for Father’s Day. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for especially if you are looking to gift more than the traditional tie, socks, and golf equipment. In order to distill down some potential ideas for your gift giving, we decided make a few recommendations of some of our favorite items and services that could make this an extra special day for the father or father-like figure in your life.
A watch is a timeless gift (no pun intended). The right watch can speak to the personality and style of the wearer like no other accessory can. In an age where we increasingly get out time from the glowing display of a phone, the significance of gifting a watch is amplified. A watch is not just a gift that is good for the here and now, but it is a generational one that can be passed down.
*Please note that none of the recommendations have been paid for. All are based on personal use of the products, reader recommendations, or we think they are just plain cool.*
Sleek Supply watches certainly live up to their name. When one thinks of something being sleek, notions of minimalism, aerodynamics, and many other adjectives come to mind. There is a certain sexiness and appeal that comes when something is described as being sleek. When it comes to timepieces, sleek can mean a whole lot of things to a whole lot of people. The minimalistic design of their watches is appealing to the eye and while the price is appealing to the wallet.
The watch offers comparable specifications and features that are expected from a watch of this class. The specs are as follows:
- Stainless Steel Case
- Dial Window Material Made of Hardened Mineral Glass
- Japanese Quartz Movement
- Water Resistant up to 3ATM/30 Meters
- Genuine Italian Leather band
With their original line of watches now sold out, the have gone to indiegogo to fund their latest collection. With the campaign exceeding the requested goal and an expected delivery date of June 2017, it’s not to late to get one for just $59. With the quality of the watch, your loved one will thing that you paid so much more.
Collinsville Watch Co. was established in 2016 in the quaint Connecticut town of Collinsville with a mission to bring consumers a functional and fashion forward timepiece all at an inexpensive price. Collinsville Watch allows you to take your timepiece from the office to nightlife and back again. Each timepiece also includes a travel case and a serialized warranty card that authenticates your timepiece for the warranty.
Collinsville timepieces feature:
- Miyota or Ronda Swiss Movements
- Interchangeable watch band
- Water Resistant to 3ATM/30 Meters
- Cases vary per watch
We’ve been playing with the Bridge street model with interchangeable black leather and green sport bands for a little while now and it feels very good on the wrist. With most collections starting at a little over $100 the quality of the watch doesn’t just match the price, it exceeds it.
Seventeenth see itself as a pioneer in watchmaking style by creating a union between simplicity and class. Seventeenth launched of the first design “Muse” sometime ago and have only expanded since then.
Seventeenth watches feature:
- Quartz Movement
- Genuine Leather watch band
Starting at $95 and featuring quartz movement, a Seventeenth watch will give dad a gift that combines simplicity and class just as advertised for a reasonable price.
Eldon Watches offers a unique premise that may other watch companies do not, the ability to create your own watch. Eldon allows buyers to create their own unique watch using preset components in their modular scheme.
Eldon Watches feature:
- Swiss Made Ronda Quartz Movement
- Leathers, Alligator & Steel Mesh bands
- Stainless steel bezel and case
Watches start at about $170 and can escalate to almost $400 depending on which components you decide to create your timeless timepiece out of. With an Eldon watch, your dad will have a timepiece that will stand out from the rest.
We’ve been using the Notifier from Martian for almost two years now and feel that it’s one of best smartwatches that you can buy for the price as new in box models can be found on sites like Ebay for under $50 bucks. While the Notifier is great, Martian is currently offering their first generation models the Victory, Passport, and the G2G for just $79.99 on their website.
Model features include:
- Up to 2 Year analog battery use
- Up to 5 days of smart features use time
- Case Color varies per model
- Dial – Various colors including White
- Indexes – Silver color
- Strap – Various including White Silicon
- Stainless Steel Strap Buckle
The models feature a notification bar similar to the Notifier, but also feature voice capabilities. While they may be a few generations old, the hybrid design of the Martian line will keep these watches state of the art for years to come.
The right watch can become a cherished family heirloom to the man in your life. These recomendations should assist you in finding the perfect Father’s Day gift. If not there are always other options.