Father’s Day is coming up quick and shopping for Dad can be difficult, but don’t panic if you haven’t gotten your gift(s) yet. Our stylist Sarah Hagler stopped by Legends Outlets to pick out some last-minute gifts that are suitable for every type of father.
Father’s Day is fast approaching but there’s still time to grab some great gifts for Dad. And just because you may be running low on time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still get a cool, thoughtful gift – and stay on budget!
Our favorite go-to spot for gifting is definitely Books-A-Million (BAM). This year, at the top of our gotta-give list is this Crosley Cruiser Deluxe portable record player. While these aren’t new to the marketplace, we are loving this idea for lots of reasons. From their more-competitive-than-ever price point, to their portability and bluetooth capabilities, these vintage looking turntables are sure to please dads from all walks of life.
Bonus: vinyl is in the midst of an epic comeback. Buy your dad a turntable and help him start or add to his record collection! This could be the beginning of a fun tradition, if you want to build his music library with his favorite oldies and new releases that are featured in BAM’s extensive vinyl assortment.
If your dad is a little more new school, be sure to check out BAM’s collection of smartphone accessories. Our favorites include a bright green bluetooth speaker with surprising battery life and sound power, a retro gaming console to play his favorite Nintendo games on any modern display, a virtual reality headset, and a Gameboy style device for more gaming fun for dad!
This may sound crazy, but BAM also has … books! And we are loving them as a super thoughtful gift idea for any dad. Consider nonfiction books that support his hobbies like the titles we found about craft beer, cocktails, history and sports. Whatever your dad is into, this is your chance to show him you support his interests!
While you’re at it, throw in a handsome journal like the leatherbound one we found, or some cute novelty quote books made to feature the words of the men in your life. Fiction collector editions are also a big hit with superfans, like the beautifully bound and gift boxed Sherlock Holmes set we found.
Our next favorite store for Dad is Eddie Bauer Outlet, naturally. This year we are loving their cool collection of outdoor-ready SPF clothing. We grabbed a trendy teal plaid button down and a pair of staple khaki cargo shorts that will take him from a long hike to a family barbeque in one stylish outfit. Waterproof rain jackets are always a popular gift – especially this time of year with the unpredictable midwest weather we love so much!
We also grabbed a handy stowaway backpack while we were at Eddie Bauer Outlet – a favorite for traveling dads because they tuck away in a small pouch then open up for 20 liters of storage. Last but not least: a super handy folding camp table! We loved this for the versatility and novelty of the idea – whether it’s for your dad who enjoys roughing it in the woods or hosting his friends at a tailgate!
Finally, we couldn’t share our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas without featuring the king of all coolers – the Yeti Roadie 20!! We got this one from Cavender’s – a great spot for the outdoor or rural dad. Its ColdLock Gasket means Dad’s ice stays colder longer, and its “No Sweat” design means he’ll never be stuck mopping up a mess. With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready for whatever Dad has in store for his big holiday weekend. We threw in a gift card to Eddie Bauer Outlet and Sporting KC tickets for the ultimate Dad’s Day gift pack!
Oh and did we mention you can WIN the Yeti, Eddie Bauer gift card and Sporting KC Tickets?! It’s true! Just visit the ‘Events’ tab on our website and click the Father’s Day event to enter for your chance to win this awesome haul for your favorite guy!