What We're Gifting Dad on the Father of All Holidays

Your dad already has everything he needs (you're his child, aren't you?). Here's what he wants for Father's Day.

By Zoe Sayler

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No dad jokes here: Father's Day, aka June 18, 2023, is right around the corner. Whether your dad would most appreciate the classics—a shaving set, some grilling tools, a nice watch or a pair of whiskey glasses—or is more the puzzle-playing, Monstera-planting, CBD-joint-smoking type, we've got the local gift for you.

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What do dads love more than baseball, beer, and a good old-fashioned double entendre? This hat technically celebrates the Tacoma Rainiers minor league team, but it pairs especially well with a 12-pack of Vitamin R. 

Don't scoff at the masculinization of the humble apron: This rugged leather pick from Seattle-based Hardmill was truly built to last a lifetime, even in tough-wear scenarios (the company recommends it for blacksmiths, woodworkers, and serious grill guys). And, yeah. It does look super cool. 

This modern watch updates the classic Father's Day gift for 2023 with water- and heat-resistant recycled plastic, sleek, cream-colored numbering, and an after-dark glow that's solar-powered by a long day in the summer sun.

This best-selling, Simply Seattle–exclusive Hocktopus hoodie is a must-have in any hockey fan's wardrobe. Dads basking in the team's impressive playoff performance will treasure the opportunity to release their inner Kraken (especially around their Coloradan friends).

When PNW men dress to the nines, these lace-up leather Helm boots ought to be involved. Part dress boot, part work boot, they look great with just about everything (i.e., dad's casual flannel and his fancy flannel). Nab these if you're looking for a show-stopping gift built to last a lifetime.

Can't handle the heat? Steer away from this chili pepper–packed tincture. Built to add a bit (or a lot) of burn, baby, burn to any drink, from a beer to a negroni, Disco Inferno is the secret ingredient any spice fiend will gleefully add to their cocktail cabinet.

Show dad how impressed you are with his fire-starting skills (yes, we can totally tell you were a Boy Scout!), and how much you appreciate family time spent around his hard-earned blaze, with a locally hand-forged steel fire pit. Add the hex grill for a full meal deal.

Cheers to the city: This set of two 10-ounce, hand-etched rocks glasses has toast-worthy (not touristy) vintage appeal.

For the dad who genuinely wants nothing more than to spend time with his kids (aw!), this fun and portable bocce-ball-frisbee-golf combo offers an opportunity to learn something new together.

Dad a seriously fun guy? Brighten a forager's day with this whimsical, mushroom-shaped lamp that's perfect for adding ambience to a home office or reading nook. 

Some dads truly prefer practical gifts. Others will wear socks with 15 holes in them until someone tells them otherwise. Whatever the motivation, these recycled-cotton-and-polyester pairs—with arch support, comfort padding, and a look that's cool but not overly flashy—are liable to become a Father's Day tradition.

We know there's someone—or several someones!—out there with sentimental dad memories at Discovery Park. This midsize framed photo from Woodinville's Michaela Rose Photography serves as a lovely reminder of the good old days, even if those days are blessedly current.

Chemex is beloved for making super clean-tasting coffee, and looking super neat on a countertop. Not too tough to use, or too pretentious for a laid-back dad, this simple, high-quality tool helps make mornings a cup (or six) nicer.

The finer things in life most decidedly do not have to involve hard pants. This casually fashionable deadstock-fleece sweatsuit was made by skilled craftspeople right here in Seattle. Low-contrast color-blocking adds just the right amount of fashionable intrigue.

There's no need to make dad mess around with Bluetooth settings: This German Design Award winner amplifies phone speakers by 400 percent, the analog way; satisfies the paternal urge to show off a new gadget; and looks awesome anywhere it sits.

Easier to wear than a rain boot but way more weather-equipped than your average slip-on, Staheekum's ankle-height, waterproof shoe keeps dad warm and cozy wherever he putters.

Posers, step aside: Fern Street Pottery's Meredith Chernick handmakes this woodgrain-inspired flask-and-shot-glass set in the actual Indianola forest. Best served neat, alongside plenty of Sasquatch stories.

Shaving's not just a Father's Day cliche—it's an everyday opportunity for some well deserved self-care. This travel pack from Seattle Sundries carries the bare necessities for a luxurious routine, from a stainless steel lather bowl to a puck of artistically packaged shave soap.

Nautical stripes make this relaxed cashmere sweater a surprisingly summery pick, ideal for Juneuary days or chilly July evenings when a short-sleeve just won't cut it. Public Habit's commitment to sustainability—each product is made-to-order, which helps eliminate waste—makes it a no-brainer.

Relax, man. These are CBD pre-rolls—all the fun of smoking a joint, none of the weird stuff (for dads who aren't into that kind of thing). We think they're worth gifting for the name alone.

Draped over a leather couch or packed in the back of the Subaru for spur-of-the-moment picnics, this versatile wool blanket, designed by Cherokee designer Bryan Waytula for Native-owned Eighth Generation, brings warmth and artistry wherever it lands.

Those looking to get dad a big-ticket item this Father's Day should consider a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of vintage furniture. This teak bar cabinet, complete with a mixing surface and plenty of storage space for bottles, would make an ideal (and practical) statement piece for a cozy den or dining room.

Up dad's grilling game—if such a thing is possible—with this set of ergonomic, easy-care barbecue tools from Wüsthof, the knife brand favored by chefs like Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay.

From the heather gray color to the loose and comfy crewneck fit to the classic block lettering, this Seattle sweatshirt has all the makings of a wardrobe staple. 

Briefcase, but make it West Coast. Soft, waterproofed suede and a long shoulder strap bring the business staple back down to earth without making it the slightest bit less special.

Gifted earnestly or with your tongue firmly in your cheek, this bath-ready blend of salts and botanicals invites dad to take some relaxing time to himself. Tears very much welcome.

Packed with camping equipment, this 500-piece puzzle tops our list of ways to bond with a PNW dad (and is way less likely to end in a fight than setting up an actual campsite).

Level up the dedicated plant dad's indoor gardening game with this pretty, variegated Monstera Albo: Peace Love and Happiness Club calls it a "must-have" for collectors.

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