Whether he's a fly-fishing enthusiast, a dapper dad or a father who doesn't fit neatly into a box, one of these 10 Father's Day gifts will light up his day. Here is our list of carefully selected products that would make thoughtful gifts for the discerning fathers (and sons) in your life.
When award-winning novelist Gary Shteyngart waxes poetic about the "soul" of a watch in The New Yorker, one tends to take notice. Assembled by hand in the Saxon town of Glashütte, in the Eastern Ore Mountains of Germany, NOMOS timepieces are mechanical, with the movements designed and built in-house by NOMOS themselves. Watch aficionados will appreciate the sapphire crystal back, which reveals the intricate caliber. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate that it is water resistant to 200 meters. Either way, the fine craftsmanship, reliable accuracy and sleek Deutscher Werkbund- and Bauhaus-inspired design will set him apart.
For the nouveau or experienced fly-fishing enthusiast, a trip into Great Smoky Mountains National Park with an Orvis-certified guide is invigorating. From finding the perfect spot for Brookies to informed suggestions for tweaking your cast, the local guides of Blackberry Farm are the perfect supplement to a memorable fly-fishing trip.
Blackberry Farm Guided Fly-Fishing Trip, ($195 and up)
While his hotel room will no doubt be stocked with fine toiletries, there's no guarantee the scent will suit him. Not so with this Aesop Jet Set Travel Kit, which includes a Classic Shampoo, Classic Conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Rind Concentrate Body Balm.
Aesop Jet Set Travel Kit ($37)
Ghurka offers a luxurious made-to-order line of fly-fishing gear that we have been coveting. The collection of elegant carrying and storage cases is designed to house his most trusted rods, reels and flies. Our editor-in-chief has been fly-fishing since the age of 10, which to us is time well spent. Choose from the Double Rod Fly-Fishing Case or the Single Rod Case.
CNET's most well-reviewed headphones will give him the clearest sound possible with amazing comfort. What more could he want? How about a sound that replicates that of high-end speakers and a 10-foot Kevlar-enhanced detachable Y-cord. The HD 800s are not just great in the air but a perfect match for a home theater system as well.
Sennheiser HD 800 Reference Dynamic Headphones ($1,129.99)
It's likely he already has a dopp kit, but we can guarantee he doesn't have a dopp kit as striking as this one. Bottega Veneta's iconic woven leather makes its debut in a toiletry kit. And the blue is a standout.
Spruce up an often-times underappreciated routine with this beautiful Collezione Barbiere shaving stand and brush by Acqua di Parma. Buy the Shave Cream and opt for the 45-day replenishment service to ensure dad will always look dapper.
This is the ultimate set of cutlery for the culinary-minded man in your life. Whether he’s a rugged barbecue buff or a detail-oriented gourmand, dad will enjoy the precision design of the expertly curated Korin brand. The stain-resistant steel blades stand the test of time, and the bone handle provides a comfortable and sleek grip.
This timeless, understated writing instrument is a treasured prize 90 years in the making. Featuring an 18-karat gold nib among its sophisticated offerings, the Meisterstück 149 is for a particularly discerning writer. For scribblings and signing on the dotted line, this is a practical and classic gift that will last for generations.
Montblanc Meisterstück 149 ($699)
This lovely single malt (made in Northern Ireland) has gotten better and better over the years to the point where it is Mr. Harper’s default single-malt Irish choice (it also has the benefit of being widely available). This lush whiskey has initial engaging hints of fruitiness tinged with cocoa. The finish is of delightfully smooth toffee.