So of course you should think food, and that could mean all sorts of things, but remember, culinary gifts are great because everyone eats. One kitchen item I've been looking for is a good pepper mill, and I've found a few cool ones your dad (husband, brother, whoever else...) might be interested in.
How about $10 for a thrifty gift?
I'm not exactly sure what the Italian's affinity with travel pepper mills is, but I would love one.
A good cutting board can be a mans best friend. Think of all the meats and cheeses you could slice up, and nom on.
I just love this, and many dads like a good toothpick now and again. It'd look great in the kitchen or the office.
Mid Century Teak Bull - $55
This is basically the same idea, but has a bit more flare. You do pay for it though.
Great for your next bbq. I love to grill and so do most men I know, add some chivalry, and we're there!
For some reason I just can't get over how cool these cocktail swords are. I'd love to have some marinated mushrooms, olives, pickles, cheeses... I'm getting hungry.
Now for some cool stuff for Dad's office.
Every once in a while I find something I just about can't live without. This is one of those times. Please buy this so I don't!
The gatekeeper - $36
This is easily the coolest catch-all I've ever seen, and would make a very classy addition to any dad's desk.
I realize that I added one of these to my last post, but they're just too cool. I'd love to have one of these as a catch all in an office, or the front hallway for my keys.
I have a wood carved hammerhead shark with genuine shark teeth, and it's one of the coolest items I own. Buy this for your dad!
This would be a very cool addition to any office, and would make a dad feel very cool when he reaches for a pen.
Is your dad the science type? He'd probably love this vintage molecular sculpture.
These cork pencil holders are classy, vintage, and very welcome on my desk anytime.
Perhaps you have a dad who likes interactive gifts?
Does your dad like games? The Game of Go is a very cool classic Chinese strategy game. Spend some time, and play a cool game with dad. Great for an evening of fun, but takes a lifetime to master.
You can usually find these between $10 and $30
I love fun sculptural toys like this, and if you have an artist, an architect, an engineer, or a big kid for a father he'll love this too. Boys and their toys...
I'm not a huge sports fan, but this is cool. Very cool. A good football is like a fine wine...
And of course, dad can always use a drink to help him relax, and remember how thoughtful his children are, and how appreciated he is.
I love these old teak ice buckets, even if I've never used an ice bucket.
Ya know, in case beer isn't your thing. I particularly like myself a good bordeaux.
...And I thought I might actually write a post that didn't include some vintage PYREX. Oh well, these are very cool, and would be great with a tasty beverage.
As if dad was anything but a VIP. Remind him.
...And now I'm going to shamelessly plug our own items!
Set of 8 Vintage Pheasant Hunting Glasses - Mid Century Hazel Atlas Barware - Wild Game HIghball - $35
Does your dad like to hunt, or perhaps he just likes having a beverage in style. Him and his seven friends that is.
These are awesome! I almost don't mind if they don't sell because they are so much fun to fiddle with. I definitely recommend getting these as a gift for a dad who likes to gamble, or who just likes that lifestyle.
If I didn't have one already I'd never sell this. If your dad uses matches for anything get him this so he too can use the best form of match disposal!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my selection of vintage fathers day gift ideas. If you find something on Etsy that would be a particularly cool fathers day gift for under $75 let us know! We might even add it to the post.