Dads don’t have to be label fanatics to appreciate the finer things. Take it from us: We believe that there’s always a certain razzle-dazzle to opening up the packaging on a luxe candle or key chain, even if they’re just little things. Ahead of Father’s Day, we sniffed out the fanciest brands for dad and found the cheapest, most giftable things from each (which you may not consider cheap cheap, but remember that we’re talking about Gucci and Prada here).
And because there are only a few days left until the big day, we’ve sniffed out only the things that will arrive in time. If you buy from Saks Fifth Avenue, order by 12 p.m. Eastern time on June 13 and use the code DADRUSH for free rush delivery by Friday. At Nordstrom, two-day shipping will cost $9. At Neiman Marcus, items shipped via standard shipping will arrive Saturday the 16th, though to be extra safe, you may want to spring the extra $15 for arrival by Thursday. And at Moda Operandi, $15 express shipping will deliver packages within one to two business days, which practically makes you an early bird.
A kicky Paul Smith print for the guy who’s kind of a dandy.
Okay, so this isn’t “cheap” per se, but the return on investment is very high when you’re spending only this much on a money clip that screams “Gucci.”
The only way to drink Moscow Mules is out of the appropriate cocktail glass.
The Dezeen-reading dad would appreciate a more sculptural peeler than the old OXO he’s been using.
A zestier, citrusy deodorant to mask any midday funk. Eau d’Orange has been described as “the scent of the Little Prince in all of us,” so whatever keeps him young!
Just about the cheapest leather item from Saint Laurent that you can get your hands on — and the most tasteful.
Some jaunty tennis socks, on sale no less, to go with a crisp, white tennis outfit.
Aah, smells like luxury.
The incense-y candle that’ll make dad’s place smell — but also look — so classy.
A stylish way to say “Not yours, but mine.”
Does anyone really need Tom Ford lip balm? Of course not. That’s why he’ll want it.
Leather coasters with contrast stitching that silently signal old money.
Any minimalist will appreciate the simple elegance of a Georg Jensen vase on a coffee table or counter.
For the details man: It’s not just a regular tie bar, but a croc-style tie bar.
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