6 Inspiring Gift Ideas for Dad this Father's Day

Published 23 May, 2017

Every year at Tom & Teddy we seek out our new favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day. And because Dad's special day is bang at the start of the summer season, we’re zoning in on a holiday-hit-list theme.

So pick out a treat for Dad that’s all about kicking back, enjoying a break, embracing the summer and celebrating vacation time!

Lazy morning coffee cups

Choose a cool insulated coffee cup for dad that he’ll be thrilled to take down to the beach or on a summer’s morning stroll. We love Hydro Flask’s range of bright, minimalistic vessels (with excellent heat-holding or chilling properties). They come in lots of different sizes and at a range of price points, but they all look fantastic.

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Brilliant beach kit

When it comes to getting ready for long beach days, Sunny Life has things locked down. We love this brand for its bright and bold accessories, all geared for long, laid-back days by the ocean. We think the Beach Sounds Montauk makes a terrific gift – a nifty radio, MP3 and tablet/smart phone speaker that’s water and sand resistant. Also check out the Montauk Beach Seat and the Montauk Luxe Towel – navy and white diagonals never looked so good!


(image via: sunnylife.com)

Jet-away vouchers

Send dad on a special get away with a handy American Airlines voucher. These are great as you can buy any denomination between $50 and $1,500, they’re redeemable online and there’s no expiration date. You can either order a card voucher or choose the virtual option. A lovely gift to help dad plan (and pay for) his next vacation.

(image via: aa.com)

A summer-threads refresh

If your dad’s in need of a new warm-weather wardrobe, give him a head-start with some summery basics.

Our top picks?

A Vince V-Neck Tee – there’s a range of neutrals to choose from and the cotton’s super soft.

A pair of up-to-the-minute, new-season Tom & Teddies – this Turtles pair is our current bestseller and will co-ordinate nicely with navy or grey-marle for a casual summer weekend, or with a red/burnt orange t-shirt at the beach.

Steer dad towards the athleisure look with this light-weight sweatshirt jacket – simple, well cut style that will be worn right through to the autumnal months.

(image via: tomandteddy.com)

Cool cook-up tools

Holiday back-yard BBQ-ing just got fancier with these griddle gadgets from Crate & Barrel. The S’mores grilling basket has to be the best thing dad never knew he needed! Gifting one or two of these useful utensils might be just the hint dad needs to fire up for the first BBQ of the summer.

(image via: crateandbarrel.com)

Fantasy road trip wheels

If you really want to splurge on dad this year, hire a vintage car for Father’s Day and join him on a one-of-a-kind road trip (convertible models preferred). Take a look at classiccarhire.com for a list of specialist rental companies around the country. Alternatively, outdoorsy dads may hold a long-term dream to relive their youth and get out on the open road in a camper van. Take a look at escapecampervans.com (for dads who like to get noticed!) britz.com for a classic motorhome and, if you’re near to Seattle, peacevansrentals.com has the VW Campervan all worked out with a full range of vintage and more modern-day models to choose from.

(image via: escapecaravans.com)

You can also find some ideas for dads on the go here: