Gifts for Modern Dads

Gifts for Modern Dads

Dad’s Day is coming up on June 21st, and Neighborly has some stylin’ gift ideas for your favorite dads. Bonus: many of the goods below were made or designed by men because, you know, it’s a man thing.


Of course he loves his family, but every dad needs an escape every now and then. Stock his retreat with an oversized breweries map and all the necessities: classic long-handled bar tools, sturdy coasters, and a pair of Chicago star rocks glasses. Bonus points for adding his favorite bottle!
Breweries of the USA map 39″ x 27″ by Pop Chart Labs – $38 (add a frame for $70), long-handled jigger & strainer by True Fabrications – $9 each, topographic coasters by Post Studios – $30 / set of four, Chicago star rocks glasses by Chicagorama – $7 each


Whether it’s a cubicle or a home office, bring some masculine charm to his work space. A fresh extension cord keeps plugs and chargers tidy, while concrete containers take care of the little things.
Exto extension cord by Conway Electric – $70, concrete containers by Rough Fusion – $28-48, matte black lamp by Caravan Pacific – $185, alarm clock by Braun – $40


Pick something that relates to his favorite hobby or helps him explore a new one, whether that’s learning about his city, creating and building with his kids, or revisiting Draper-era ads.
Mid-Century Ads – $19.99, The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook by Mary Zangs – $16.99, The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja – $18, Maker Dad by Mark Frauenfelder – $20, The Keillor Reader by Garrison Keillor – $27.95


Add some style to his weekend wear with a silly (and super soft!) tee, a duffel with all the right details, and a streamlined phone case with room for a few cards.
El Train t-shirt by Raygun – $20, duffel bag by Owen & Fred – $99, iPhone 6 wallet/case by DODOcase – $50

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