Father’s day is coming up in a couple of weeks and it’s about time to choose a gift. Don’t fall into the trap of buying whatever comes to mind from the nearest department store. Here’s our list of presents that can make any man feel like a distinguished gentleman of class and style:
Orient Mako II ($145.00 from amazon.com)
Watches are one of the few socially acceptable forms of jewelry for a man to wear, but aren’t quite as necessary as they used to be. That’s where the Mako II comes in—very few pieces in a man’s wardrobe are essential, but this may be one of the few watches to make the list. Simple, striking, and an incredible value for its price, the Orient Mako II ticks all the right boxes and does it with style. The case size comes in at 41.5mm in diameter and it’s about 13mm thick. You get an excellent stainless steel bracelet with a smooth operating push-button deployant clasp. In addition to the highly-regarded Orient Caliber F6922 movement, the Mako II also has a 120-click rotating diver-style bezel. It’s water resistant up to 200m, but isn’t advised for use in serious diving applications. We think that’s just fine for a day by the beach or out on the yacht.
Thirteen50 Natural Horween Chromexcel Bifold ($49.00 from thirteen50leather.com)
This is a simple, no-nonsense genuine leather wallet with ample room for cards and cash. Horween Chromexcel is a great leather that will age gracefully, just like a father should. The best part? It can be monogrammed for that extra little bit of customization.
Fitbit Alta HR (£150.00 from asos.com)
Fitbit is the leader in the U.S. market for lightweight activity trackers, and with good reason. The Fitbit Alta HR is their most stylish tracker to date, and is exceptionally easy to wear. Other features include advanced sleep-tracking software, heart rate sensor, and enough battery life to last a week. You can even get accessory bands to make it look a little more upscale, like leather band pictured below.
Edwin Jagger Black DE Razor (£26.00 from edwinjagger.co.uk)
It’s never too late for a man to start shaving properly. Our pick from Sheffield-based Edwin Jagger has been making razors, brushes, and other wet-shave products since 1988. This simple double-edge safety razor will give a closer shave than almost any disposable razor you care to name, and it looks good too.
Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Silk Repp Narrow Tie ($125.00 from ralphlauren.com)
Ralph Lauren makes good value ties—this classic piece is made of 100% silk and is made in Italy. At 3 inches wide, it’s the perfect width for almost any occasion without being too ostentatious. It also comes in two shades, so if you want a spot of pink to brighten up an otherwise drab outfit, this tie can do that.
Just a reminder: no matter gift which you choose, it typically takes two weeks to deliver a package to your door via air shipping once you’ve authorized your shipment through My Shopping Box, so ordering early is a good idea.