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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2023

Easy picks that will please every style of dad


spinner image fathers day gift assortment of products including a button down lightweight summer shirt a floppy hat a pair of sunglasses and a bottle of cologne alongside a gift box wrapped with a hammer shaped cookie cutter and a measuring tape for a bow
Getty Images; Products courtesy of Walmart (cologne), Warby Parker (sunglasses), J. Crew (shirt) and Coolibar (hat)

Dads used to be totally content getting a tie, cuff links or socks — but not in our dress-down, work-from-home world. Ditto for an espresso maker, whiskey glasses or a nice bottle of wine now that caffeine and alcohol are off the table for many men over 50. The clock is ticking toward June 18, but don’t panic. You can wow your pop and brighten his day with shorts, swimsuits, eau de toilette and more. If he’s ...

spinner image Coolibar Men’s Landon Reversible Bucket Hat UPF 50+ in Stone/Carbon; Wrangler Authentics Men’s Comfort Flex Waistband Jean Short in Sandstone; OluKai Men’s Ulele Sandals in Slate Blue/Charcoal
(Left to right) Coolibar Men’s Landon Reversible Bucket Hat UPF50+ in Stone/Carbon; Wrangler Authentics Men’s Comfort Flex Waistband Jean Short in Sandstone; OluKai Men’s Ulele Sandals in Slate Blue/Charcoal
Coolibar; Amazon; Zappos

1. Casual

He’s laid back as ever but wears a smartwatch and earbuds and looks forward to weekends at the beach and tribute band concerts. Make his day with evolved basics — Wrangler Authentics Men’s Comfort Flex Waistband Jean Short in Sandstone ($27, amazon.com) with 2 percent spandex and a vintage wash for a cool look; ergonomic flip-flops such as OluKai Men’s Ulele Sandals in Slate Blue/Charcoal or Dark Wood ($80, zappos.com) with a soft toe post and arch support; and a hat with built-in sun protection such as the Coolibar Men’s Landon Reversible Bucket Hat UPF50+ in Stone/Carbon or Tan/Navy ($39, coolibar.com) so he can enjoy the great outdoors with way more coverage than the usual baseball cap.

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spinner image Tentree Men’s Stretch Chino Short in Olive Night Green; Patagonia Men’s Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Crew in Steam Blue; Everlane The ReNew Swim Short in Green Balsam/Seagrass
(Left to right) Tentree Men’s Stretch Chino Short in Olive Night Green; Patagonia Men’s Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Crew in Steam Blue; Everlane The ReNew Swim Short in Green Balsam/Seagrass
Tentree; Patagonia; Everlane

2. Green

He’s gone all-out vegan and eco-conscious and donated his old stuff. Cheer on the new direction with gifts that care such as the super-soft Patagonia Men’s Tropic Comfort Natural UPF Crew in Steam Blue or Friend Green ($79, patagonia.com) made from renewable natural beech tree pulp, organic cotton and hemp; the Tentree Men’s Stretch Chino Short in Olive Night Green or Barley ($78, tentree.com); and a recycled nylon swimsuit such as Everlane’s The ReNew Swim Short in Green Balsam/Seagrass ($75, everlane.com) — water-repellent with the essential mesh liner grownup guys like.

spinner image Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray; U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Performance Pique Polo in Downtown Blue; Goodfellow & Co Men’s 8-Inch Everyday Pull On Shorts in Green; Philips Norelco Men’s 360 Face Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver QP2724/70
(Left to right) Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray; U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Performance Pique Polo in Downtown Blue; Goodfellow & Co Men’s 8-Inch Everyday Pull On Shorts in Green; Philips Norelco Men’s 360 Face Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver QP2724/70
Macy's; Walmart; Target; Walgreens

3. Social

He’s a Facebook/Instagram devotee, texts friends and family morning, noon and night, and his backyard is a summer hub for neighborhood get-togethers. Give him screen-worthy upgrades such as the U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Performance Pique Polo in Downtown Blue or Pool Green ($17, walmart.com), which has a relaxed fit that works tucked or untucked; the elastic Goodfellow & Co Men’s 8-Inch Everyday Pull On Shorts in Green or Khaki ($25, target.com) to flatter a post-winter belly; a beard/stubble groomer such as the Philips Norelco Men’s 360 Face Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver QP2724/70 ($38, walgreens.com); and a woodsy scent with Sicilian lemon and cypress such as Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray ($84, macys.com) for guaranteed “you smell great” compliments.

spinner image Bobs from Skechers Sparrow 2.0 Allegiance Crew in Black; Adidas Dynamic Pulse Eau de Toilette for Men; Rhone Reign Short Sleeve in Blackberry Heather; Old Navy Stretch Tech Rec Swim-to-Street Shorts for Men-7-inch inseam in Hemisphere
(Clockwise from bottom left) Bobs from Skechers Sparrow 2.0 Allegiance Crew in Black; Adidas Dynamic Pulse Eau de Toilette for Men; Rhone Reign Short Sleeve in Blackberry Heather; Old Navy Stretch Tech Rec Swim-to-Street Shorts for Men — 7-inch inseam in Hemisphere
Skechers; Walmart; Rhone; Old Navy

4. Sporty

He’s a true fan who lives a sporty lifestyle — whether on the pickleball court, from the stands or in an armchair watching MLB. Improve his usual go-tos with a moisture-wicking, odor-fighting jersey such as the Rhone Reign Short Sleeve in Blackberry Heather or Midnight Heather ($68, rhone.com), so worth the comfy raglan sleeves, no-chafe seams and UPF50+ sun protection; a pair of coveted kicks such as the Bobs from Skechers Sparrow 2.0 Allegiance Crew in Black ($75, skechers.com); the energizing scent of Adidas Dynamic Pulse Eau de Toilette for Men ($13, walmart.com) with citrus, mint and cedar; and hybrid quick-dry athletic Old Navy Stretch Tech Rec Swim-to-Street Shorts for Men — 7-inch inseam in Hemisphere ($40, oldnavy.gap.com) with UV protection. No returns here!

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5. Outdoorsy

spinner image Bonobos Riviera Recycled Swim Trunks in Navy Pink Fish Waves or Zig Zag Geo; Warby Parker Abe Sunglasses for Men in Brushed Ink; L.L. Bean Men’s Insect Shield Hoodie in Baltic Blue
(Left to right) Bonobos Riviera Recycled Swim Trunks in Navy Pink Fish Waves; Warby Parker Abe Sunglasses for Men in Brushed Ink; L.L. Bean Men’s Insect Shield Hoodie in Baltic Blue
Bonobos; Warby Parker; L.L. Bean

He’s a fun-spirited nature lover who takes long walks, swims May to October and prefers picnics to dinner at a fancy restaurant. Give him practical essentials such as the L.L. Bean Men’s Insect Shield Hoodie in Dark Amber or Baltic Blue ($50, llbean.com) in stretch cotton treated with a tick and mosquito repellent naturally created in chrysanthemums; eye-catching UPF50+ Bonobos Riviera Recycled Swim Trunks in Navy Pink Fish Waves or Zig Zag Geo ($89, bonobos.com); and lightweight Warby Parker Abe Sunglasses for Men in Brushed Ink or Polished Silver ($145, warbyparker.com) with 100 percent UV- and scratch-resistant lenses.

spinner image J. Crew Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt, Classic Fit; Rothy’s The Driving Loafer for Men in Navy; Tweezerman Men’s Ultimate Grooming Kit; Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men
(Clockwise from left) J. Crew Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt, Classic Fit; Rothy’s The Driving Loafer for Men in Navy; Tweezerman Men’s Ultimate Grooming Kit; Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men
J. Crew; Rothy’s; Ulta Beauty; Walmart

6. Classic

He’s reliable but predictable and is never going to wear wild colors, tees or joggers, so stick to traditional gifts with a twist. Count on the button-down J. Crew Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt, Classic Fit ($98, jcrew.com) in a cool neutral hue; mocs such as Rothy’s The Driving Loafer for Men in Navy, Graphite Grey or Amalfi Blue ($189, rothys.com), spun from plastic water bottles for a planet-conscious upgrade; an updated nail and facial hair tool set such as the Tweezerman Men’s Ultimate Grooming Kit ($29, ulta.com) with rounded-edge clippers and scissors with “man-hand” loops; and the “new-fashioned” Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men ($46, walmart.com), a citrus scent with hints of vanilla and musk.

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