If you are wondering what to get your dad for Christmas, here’s an alphabetical gift lift to help you out.
Despite the numerous brick and mortar and e-commerce options, figuring out the best gifts to get dad this Christmas doesn’t seem to get easier at all. Some might say the shopping options are enormous. However, in the spirit of benevolence, we have handpicked a range of stylish gifts aimed at various dad stereotypes.
Here are some good things to get your fashion-savvy dad this Christmas 2016. From athletic wear to zip-up hoodies, make shopping for dear old Pops time well-spent for you.
Let’s run through the list now.
A for Athletic Wear.
Whether your dad is sweating it out or watching from the sidelines, he needs athletic clothes.
Whether your dad is new to pumping iron or a lifelong workout beast, he needs clothes that look great and last forever.
As the temperature dips to zero, his early morning jog gets unbearably colder and colder. That’s why it’s crucial to get dad the best athletic gear to keep him comfortable and keep his routine going.
Speaking of athletic wear, here is a sleek, modern take on the classic sweatpants. It is not only very comfortable, but finely fleece-lined for extra warmth all through the winter.
B for Belt.
There you are. It’s a very important accessory that ranges from the rugged and Western to the slim and stylish. And some of you might think a belt may rank right up there with a tacky tie on the Christmas gift list. But nothing could be further from the truth when it boils down to the Allen Edmonds Men’s Manistee Belt.
It’s a classic belt crafted with fine leather, comes in quite a few attractive colors, and is certainly built to last.
No tricks or gimmicks, just a functional and fashionable belt that gets the job done.
C for Cardigan.
There’s definitely something about dads and cardigans that just goes together. If pop’s cardigan collection lies somewhere between Cliff Huxtable and Mr. Rogers, it’s high time you checked out the Shawl-collar Cardigan.
This piece of clothing is expertly knitted with authentic wool, making it as cozy and warm as sitting in front of a wooden fireplace with a cup of cocoa laced with a shot or brandy.
D for Denims.
Let’s be honest, denim themed gifts have always been a safe bet. Much better than a tie. Back in his day, all your pop needed to look fresh and fashionable was his trusty old denim jacket. He perhaps lost it during a crazy night of his youth or wore it to death, so give respect to where you inherited your style quotient by upping dad’s denim jacket game.
Get dad this lovely Denim Jacket to show him that you really understand his indigo obsession.
E for Eyewear.
If dad needs a little help in the style department, you might as well gift him a lovely pair of shades that make him look absolutely cool instead of the grand ‘80s pornstar style he insists on wearing. He comes from the generation when wearing shades at night was totally acceptable, so tell him he will look like an idiot in shades if he wears them when he does not need to.
Get dad the Ray-Ban Men’s Polarized Sunglasses and he’ll be happy to sit with a bunch of cool kids.
F for Fisherman Sweater.
Although dad hates winter, he probably has more sweaters than anything else in his closet. And even though he does not need any more of his wide-ranging collection, he can’t stop finding classic Fisherman Sweaters (as the Irish call them) in every store he walks into.
If you think your dad wants to invest in one classic sweater that will stand the test of time, here is one of the warmest, coziest, classiest fisherman sweaters.
Granted, it’s a little expensive, but given its authenticity and construction, and the fact that it will (hopefully) be the only sweater you buy get dad this Christmas, it’s more than worth it.
G for Golf Wear.
Dad can now look good on the Golf Course. Yes, that’s true. If you think Dad wants to keep his classic golf look going while upgrading to sophisticated materials of the 21st century, this is something worth checking out.
The golf-friendly design of these pants such as the gel waistband inserts and short zippers at the hem are so classic that dad will not think twice to wear it the next time he hits the links. What’s more, there is just about enough detail to tee up his fashion quotient in an understated manner. Overall the stuff looks neat and is surprisingly logo free.
H for Hats.
Snow is going to visit you in a few weeks, but we all could certainly use a refill on the winter hats that define style in the winter season. Whether dad prefers dressier cashmere or casual nylon outerwear, there are different options – from dark wool beanies with tight circular kits or Sheepskin Leather Russian Bomber Fur winter hats– – that add texture and warmth.
Buy dad something that adds considerable swagger to his winter clothing or something that at least shows passers-by that grey skies and snow are not going to get him down.
I for Iron Ranger Boots.
When roads are treacherous and slippery, schools are closed, and the snow is knee-deep and rising, you may decide to stay home. Well, dad may have other ideas.
Red Wings Iron Ranger, made in the U.S, will keep your dad’s feet warm and dry regardless of the weather and his snow adventures. In fact, the Iron Ranger is one of their most versatile snow-beating boots that’s designed to deal with plenty of snow and ice, few puddles of slush or sleet (and everything in between) and still shine up for dinner.
J for Jackets.
Dad likes to go out even when it’s snowing like hell? Well, then, a regular winter jacket is not going to help him keep a cool head in cold weather. In any case, you want your dad’s winter jacket to perform and you want him to stay warm.
How about getting dad a special jacket this season? Consider this double breasted, well patterned take on the winter jacket, which, when buttoned up, provides a torso-hugging fit. Dad will understand that function and fashion can come together in style.
K for Kicks.
When dad was your age, he might have had about half a dozen options when it came to kicks. Now it’s time for you to give him some gyan. He may have shouted at you for wasting your time on fashion blogs, but, hey, it’s your time to dazzle.
Whether it is a luxury label or a fairly inexpensive pair of canvas kicks, get dad something that he’ll love to wear.
Oh yeah, those special orthopedic shoes can wait!
L for Leather Bag.
Maybe you do not have enough money to give dad a lovely weekend vacation, so give him what he needs to haul stuff in style and comfort when his vacation time comes around- A leather travel bag that gets better with age, just like him.
Whether Dad decides to chill out of town with his pals, or go on a romantic getaway with his ladylove, Leathario Genuine Leather Overnight Travel Duffle Bags for Men will do just fine. He’ll throw his shabby travel bag that’s probably left over from his vagabond days.
M for Macs and Trench Coats.
If you’re looking to buy dad a lighter jacket, a mac or trench coat is a good option, because it works quite well in both casual and smart situations.
Cool and practical, the latest men’s collection ticks all the boxes. From classic trench coats to hooded macs, these winter staples will look great teamed up with classic denims. Perfect for the 2015 season, most of these styles are timeless. And the beauty is that they are most adaptable of all winter wear.
Get your dad this lovely trench coat and make him strike this famous John Cusack pose from “Say Anything”.
N for Neckwear.
Yes, dad ties are the worst. If you should get dad a tie, let it not be another horribly patterned dad neck tie. That said, there are several pointers to select a tie that helps him step up his neckwear game. Here’s a dandy tie if dad wants to be keep his fatherly disposition of in charge and put-together while also remaining unassuming and relatable. What’s more, it goes well with a pair of blue denim.
But, hey, at the end of the day, if dad cannot give up on that terrible tie you gave him as a small kid, it’s his prerogative to wear that thing- after all, that’s a cute little display of his fatherly love for you as his kid.
O for Overcoats.
A man’s coat can be both sword and armor, conveying a great sense of authority and confidence while safeguarding from the merciless weather. And when you buy dad the right winter coat this season, even the worst weather doesn’t stand a chance of bringing him down. Whether it’s the double-breasted long overcoat with high armholes and nipped waists or an Italian down-filled cotton-blend Parka with plush line fur, dad deserves something as unique as this THIS!
Buy dad a special overcoat to convince him that it may be snowing outside but that’s no reason not to be in vogue this Christmas.
P for Pajamas
When you have a sleepover or you invite guests to spend the weekend at your home, you want dad to look good. You want him to show off. Don’t you? Get dad a lovely pajama set. It’s the best Christmas gift for dad if he is not willing to sacrifice his personal expression and style even when he’s sleeping.
Although buying stylish and beautiful pajamas might just seem to be a smart investment, splurging on clothing that won’t even see the light of the day – premium pajamas. Having said that, nothing beats that lovely “ah” moment when dad trots out to say goodnight wearing a stylish and sweet silk pajama set.
Q for Quilted Jacket
Winter is round the corner and it is going to be a bit too chilly for your dad out there. Not if you get dad a comfortable jacket to wrap himself up. If you’re not sure what to get your dad for Christmas, go for a quilted jacket and make him dip a toe into the quilting trend.
There is something so Hollywood about this quilted jacket, Ryan Gosling meets Steve McQueen. It is thin enough for winter layering, has leather details with a zipper closure and also doubles as the ideal cushion for a long journey. What’s more, it squashes into a small duffel bag without any difficulty.
R for a Rugged Shirt
Let’s face it. Dads’ stuff used to be pretty drab. Fortunately, more and more dads are now dressing in style while indulging in their favorite things, be it sailing, trekking, golfing or lying on a giant recliner wielding the TV remote. After all, every dad out there deserves comfortable clothing this Christmas no matter whether he is a rugged outdoorsman, weekend warrior or prime-time couch potato.
If your Pa wants to schlep around in stylish, comfy clothes, you can help him push his fashion envelope. Buy dad a rugged shirt that is also blissfully soft and help him upgrade from that trademark sloppy look of his.
S for Sweater Vests.
So, by now, it’s clear that the sweater vest is Rick Santorum’s in thing. But should your dad ever make it his thing? Why not?
Although a lot of us think of vests as normal outerwear, a thin, finely made sweater vest is a lovely layering piece under a warm fur coat or even skinny-sleeved coats. Here’s a cashmere vest that dad can throw over anything in a light shade that goes with everything. He can wear it with high waisted flares or skinny jeans if that is his sort of thing.
T for Turtlenecks.
What better way to bring out the entrepreneurial, seafaring, creative abilities of your dad (think Steve Jobs, Captain Birdseye, and the Beatniks) than to get him a bold and elegant turtleneck that looks totally cool and renders a flappy scarf unnecessary. It’s hard to even talk about your dad’s winter collection without mentioning turtleneck sweaters. Your dad would agree that burly, big, fine-knit classic sweaters make a lot of men feel warm and secure.
Speaking of t-necks, here’s a style that dates back to simpler times.
U for Underwear.
If Dad has made it this far, he probably likes to muck around the house on the weekends and shout at the intolerably noisy kids on the street from the balcony while in his underwear. Shucks! It may be ridiculous as hell, but he’s your hero and you love him anyway, which is why you should get dad some big boxer briefs that double up as shorts.
Yes, two classic looks that look absolutely silly together.
V for Vintage watch.
If your pa taught you the importance of chivalry, punctuality and supreme style, then it’s perhaps the right time for you to present dad a watch that is an upgrade to the heirloom he wears on his wrist. Also, this might convince your dad to passing that lovely antique masterpiece watch down to you.
When it comes to watches, vintage is in big time. Several watchmakers are offering updated models of the classic models- yes, you get the matchless style and leave the issues of a worn, old machine behind. This classic timepiece is a brilliant example, and delivers the best of Swiss watchmaking at a not-so-Swiss retail price. If Dad prefers clean, vintage looks, a lovely machine from a venerable brand, this is the best Christmas gift for your dad.
W for Winter Coats.
Well you’ve had enough of coats already?
X for Xmas Socks.
No dad likes another ordinary pair of socks for Christmas so buy him something special like this one. “How is it special?” you ask, raising your eyebrows. Your dad could have dreamy boots, brilliant earmuffs, and the coziest winter jacket to protect himself from the ravenous elements but if he doesn’t wear the warmest socks for winter, he is going to freeze for sure.
Although these socks might not be the coolest thing in his winter collection, they work well. And, that’s what matters.
Y for Yoga Pants.
Turning your dad into a meditation-obsessed, zenned-out, chakrasana-loving tantric yogi is a wonderful idea. Believe me, I did it and he can’t stop thanking me for unlocking the Don Draper in him. It was only after 6 months he agreed to come to the yoga class with me, and now he’s so obsessed he often goes without me.
If your dad never fails to put his mat down and find his center, he needs special yoga attire to keep him motivated. How about a set of yoga pants to help dad align his chakras in style? I’m sure your dad will like it more than that ‘Keep Calm and Carry OM’ tee you bought him last Christmas.
Z for Zip Up Hoodie.
There are some normal sweatshirts that Dad wears to the gym and then there are some special zip up hooded sweatshirts. Those are the kinds of special sweatshirts- classic ones, with a neat look, and a trim fit- that your dad will want to add to his casual looks for an attractive style come Winter.
This one looks fantastic and feels extremely soft against the skin. Dad can wear it with a t-shirt and jeans for a laid back, casual look or layer it up with a padded gilet especially when the weather gets cold.
Though it is important not to take chances with the weather, he might as well be prepared to look his best this winter.
There you are. Pick any of these Christmas gift ideas for your special dad and let us know how your old man received it.
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