In case you forgot: Father’s Day is this Sunday. I already rounded up vintage-esque watches perfect for Dad in our June issue. But I know there are last-minute shoppers still on the hunt. Here, some gift-giving ideas for dads of all breeds, from the adventurer to the hipster to the techie.
For the Man on the Move: Baggage
You’ll get the full lowdown on local shop Berkeley Supply in our July issue, but if you’re looking for a sweet hipster bag for Dad, check out the Roll-Top Backpack (pictured, above) by Strawfoot Handmade. The clean design features two-tone waxed cotton canvas and an adjustable leather strap.
Get It: $298; 4405 W. 43rd Ave., 720-445-6818
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For the Outdoorsman: GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition Camera
This small, lightweight gadget is packed with too many goodies to mention, but here's what you need to know: It includes professional-quality high-definition video, built-in Wi-Fi, and burst-capture and time-lapse mode capabilities for still images.
Get It: $299.99; visit sportsauthority.com for nearest location
For the Mellow Dude: Yoga Gear
Gaiam has launched a new line of yoga products for men, including organic T-shirts and yoga kits. My pick is the Men's After-Practice Jacket, a lightweight nylon and spandex track zip-up with a lean fit.
Get It: $124; 1215 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-222-3300
For the Techie: iPad Protector
Pop a little retro style into Dad's gadgets with Herschel Supply Co.’s vintage notebook-inspired Cypress iPad sleeve. The elastic closure and fleece interior are stylish without adding bulk.
Get It: $35; Nordstrom, shop.nordstrom.com
For the Groomer: Shaving Set
Keep his facial hair tidy with R. Cooper’s Perfect Shave Set. The organic and dermatologist-tested products are safe to use when dealing with all sorts of concerns, from razor burn to ingrown hairs.
Get It: $95; getrcooper.com
For the Sporty Guy: Polos
Kick the traditional polo up a notch with this cooler version by Shipley & Halmos. The Broome polo’s multicolor stripes makes it easy to mix-and-match, while the white collar, buttons, and sleeve trim keep it bright for summer.
Get It: $125; Goldyn, 2040 W. 30th Ave., 720-489-0580, shopgoldyn.com
For the Dapper Dad: Shades
Instead of choosing sunglasses by a mega-label, try California boutique brand Raen Optics. The classic shapes (wayfarer, aviator) give these shades a retro quality, while the unusual color palettes and mixed material frames provide a modern twist.
Get It: Starting at $117; The Garment District, 2595 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-757-3371, garmentdistrictcolorado.com
For the Water Lover: Swim Trunks
These days, some of the best-looking swimwear is coming from Australia. Check out these retro-print board shorts by Deus Ex Machina at Boulder’s Nod & Rose Storehouse; the fun patterns and brilliant colors will have Dad reminiscing about the 1980s.
Get It: $77; 1220 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-442-2322
For the Well-Suited Man: Cuff Links
A set of cuff links always serve a man well—even if he doesn’t wear a suit to work every day (hello, weddings, charity events, date night). Andrisen Morton stocks a wide range of designs, colors, and textures by David Donahue in sterling silver with mother-of-pearl or enamel accents.
Get It: Starting at $165; 270 St. Paul St., 303-377-8488
For the Well-Suited Man (Take Two): Tie
The dapper dad may enjoy his age-old tie collection, but you can add a new one with a little more pep. This silk Space Invaders print tie by Eton is both colorful and whimsical.
Get It: $125; Weekends, 1200 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-4231, weekendsboulder.com