I think we can all feel a little lost when shopping for a guy, as they typically don’t ask for too much. All the men in my life are quite simple, so I try to just upgrade their basics! They would never want to upgrade tennis shoes, running jackets or travel kits so I like to do that for them. Whereas I’m over here picking up milk at Target staring longingly at makeup bags thinking, “Oh well I probably need a sixth makeup bag. Don’t we all?“ Here are a few upgraded basics and splurges for the dads in your life.
An eco-friendly razor
Most of the older men in my life prefer to be clean shaven, a stark difference from my bushy-faced friends. Instead of using a disposable plastic razor that will end up in a landfill, why not treat the dad's in your life to a handsome double edge safety razor? While it does take a bit of time getting used to it (the first time go slow-- keep the blade at a 30-degree angle to your face and shave with the grain of your hair) depending on the frequency of their shaves, the razor pays for itself quickly. The two linked are some of my friend's favourites (and I may have gotten one for my own scruffy-faced man).
A reusable cup
My dad LOVES tea - I definitely take after him. Some dad's may like hot coffee to wake them up or to take to the office. Just like mum, why not give him a reusable coffee cup? This one is insulated and some come in many colours! This allows for your dad (grandfather, uncle, brother, husband, etc.) to not only have a reminder of you every time they take a sip, but also saves the planet with each cup!
Nothing quite says "classic" as a leather backpack, briefcase, messenger bag, cross body bag, etc. What is even better are vegan leather options! Definitely gets an A+ in style and is sure to be used by anyone! To be honest, I kind of want it for myself... must remind myself I am shopping for dad not myself, haha. Some backpacks aren't made of vegan leather at all, but 100% from recycled plastic bottles instead! A 100% cotton canvas and vegan leather weekender bag is fashionable, too.
When you decide on the gift, be sure to skip the plastic gift wrap. Opt for recycled paper you already have on hand or reuse a gift bag.
What are you getting your dad for Father's Day?
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