9 Cool Father’s Day Gifts — Completely Mom-Approved

This June get your partner out-of-the-box gifts he’ll love (that you’ve totally been eyeing for yourself).
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
February 26, 2017
9 Cool Father’s Day Gifts — Completely Mom-Approved
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Turntable Kitchen

Whether your man is all about discovering new things or needs a little push outside of his comfort zone, the Pairings Box from Turntable Kitchen will get the job done. Each month, he’ll get new recipes with playlists from new artists to match, which sounds like a romantic, home-cooked meal is in your future — score.

Every box includes a seven-inch vinyl, a digital mixtape, three seasonal recipes and tasting notes.

For you? The best date-night-in ever, delivered to your front door.

$25 per month,

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Narrative Clip 2

“Awww, did you take a picture when baby just did that adorable thing!?” By the time he unlocked the security code on his smartphone and switched it to camera mode, the answer is probably, “Um, no.” Well, dad’s not gonna get blamed anymore; this little one-inch square clips onto his clothes and snaps a photo every 30 seconds all day long. Thanks to built-in wifi, all photos are backed up to the Narrative Service.

For you? Even the smallest special family moments are documented whenever dad’s on duty.


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Artifact Uprising Photo Books

You, uh, we mean, he’s going to need to show off all those photos, right? We love the soft cover Instagram-friendly photo books from Artifact Uprising. The editor tool syncs the template right to your Instagram account — no uploading necessary.

For you? Congratulations — that baby book you’ve been meaning to make is done.

From $18,

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You’ve caught him checking himself out. Whether or not he’ll admit it, dad wants some pampering too. Get him started with a Birchbox subscription full of sexy grooming tools (beard lube, anyone?). We love “The Everyday Hero” box — it contains classic standbys, like Baxter of California Grooming Lotion and Davines Shampoo.

For you? Clean, smells good — what’s not to love? You’re welcome.

$60 for three months,

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Apple Watch

What do you do when the man in your life has everything? You give him everything at his fingertips. From photo sharing and messaging to banking and fitness tracking, staying organized has never been cooler.

For you? Have we mentioned The Bump Pregnancy App is now available for the Apple Watch? In other words, he’ll be able to follow along with baby’s development and actually come to those ultrasound appointments.

From $546,

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Blue Bottle Coffee

If you have a coffee connoisseur on your hands, you probably can’t do anything right. You can’t taste the rose notes. You grind the beans too fine. You’ve never heard of an aeropress. Let the pros from Blue Bottle Coffee handle this one each month. Subscriptions are even customizable.

For you? Someone else will be caffeinated enough to handle the wakeups tonight!

$52 for two months,

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Maybe it’s time to stop using your brother’s wife’s friend’s Netflix account. Whether Dad wants to revisit Arrested Development or dive into House of Cards, he’ll love having the freedom to watch movies and shows wherever, whenever.

For you? The family movie night options are endless. Or the two of you can start a show together. Or you can log some me time and watch solo — one account can be used on six devices.

From $8 per month,

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Soft Goat Scruff Softener

Possibly the most useful gag gift you’ll ever give — meet the proverbial “goat herder,” aka perpetual five o’clock shadow tamer. The hypoallergenic pad dulls razor-sharp facial scruff, so you and the kids no longer have to choose between an embrace and literally saving face.

For you? Cuddle with your scruffy guy — no doubt. And that might be the Father’s Day gift he appreciates most of all.


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