12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father’s Day

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Alex Williams

My husband Alex has been a dad for 12 years (here’s a post he wrote as a newbie) and we love having him in our lives. In anticipation of Father’s Day on June 19th, I asked him to reveal the gifts on his wishlist, and here’s what he said…

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

The award-winning book Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield, $11. Says Alex: “You think you already know everything about the Beatles and there’s nothing more to learn, but somehow this feels like a revelation. It’s a fun, smart, illuminating page turner. You pick it up and can’t put it down.”

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Waxed canvas Dopp kit for family adventures, $60. (This $15 one is great, too.)

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Delicious mochi with flavors like green tea, ripe strawberry, double chocolate, and salted caramel, $6 for six.

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Nick and Nora glasses, $40 for four. These are everywhere in New York restaurants right now. Says Alex: “They’re elegant, it’s not like you’re just having a bucket of gin.” (These are nice, too.)

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

A cap for slightly distracted dads everywhere. £35.

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Lightweight rain jacket, from $110. I love this Danish brand because their jackets look great and aren’t thick and hot — so you can comfortably wear them on warm rainy days, too.

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Apple battery pack, $80. One of those things that makes daily life easier.

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Spicewalla grill and roast collection, $33. Says Alex: “Rubs are absolutely crucial for meat. This is an amazing way to bring in more flavors and open up possibilities.”

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Portable campfire, $24. Says Alex: “Sitting around a fire pit with loved ones is the best; there is something so primal about staring into a fire.”

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Seat cushion, $79. Says Alex: “When you’re sitting for 40 hours a week, comfort makes a big difference. You never realize how uncomfortable you were until you change it, and then you’re like, wow, this is amazing.”

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Photo mug for his morning coffee, from $16.

12 Gifts Guys Secretly Want for Father's Day

Card saying how much you love him, since that’s all he really wants anyway. $5.50.

Thoughts? What would your partner or your own dad like? Any other recommendations?

P.S. 6 more Father’s Day gifts, a case for giving guys flowers, and why are dads’ texts so freaking cute?

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