Don’t forget to celebrate Dad this weekend! Stumped for gift ideas? Erin Keala Benke, personal stylist manager at LA’s Nordstrom at The Grove, shares her gift ideas to help any father look like an all star, whether he’s a Hollywood dad like Brad Pitt or your own dear old Dad!
Let Dad be comfortable on his special day! TOMS Classic Canvas slip-ons come in a variety of colors—muted and earth-toned for the simple guy, or plaid for the more fashion forward Dad. The leather foot bed and rubber sole offers essential comfort and the canvas material allows Dad to wear it to the office with his favorite pair of slacks or denim on casual Friday. Prices range from $53.95 to $57.95. Plus, with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Does Dad like to lounge at home? The UGG Australia “Ascot” Slipper ($99.95) has plush shear lining that provides ultimate comfort for those lazy days on the couch. The suede upper comes in three different colors that allows him to pair it with jeans and his favorite sports team tee.
UPDATE DAD’S SPORTS SHIRT
A great shirt is the focal point of any man’s wardrobe and a low maintenance way to show some personality. Thomas Dean makes a great sports shirt combining versatility, comfort and affordability ($89.50-$99.50). Pair a woven striped sport shirt under a blazer for the office then easily slip on a pair of jeans for Happy Hour at the local bar with the guys. The idea here is to keep a common texture or color scheme so that the outfit complements rather than competes with other wardrobe elements. At a reasonable price point, you can get Dad a few of them to keep him looking impeccable throughout the week!
STATEMENT TIME PIECE
We know time doesn’t stand still, so why should Dad’s accessories? This year, get Dad a timeless watch that he will use for years to come. There are so many choices: Choose a Gucci “G Timeless” Diamond Dial Bracelet Watch for the brand conscious Dad that loves a little bling ($950). For the Sporty Dad, check out the stainless steel watches by Nixon ($100-$200). Is Dad a more casual dude? Get him the DIESEL Leather Cuff Watch that would be great with a tee shirt and jeans ($120).
Not only does Dad need to look his best, he also needs to feel and smell his best! Get Dad a new modern fragrance that will enhance his masculinity. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio gift set includes eau de toilette, after-shave balm, shower gel and deodorant (a $137 value for only $72.50). Inspired by the qualities of the Mediterranean, Acqua di Gio is a contemporary combination of marine notes, fruits, herbs and woods for a scent that he can use every day.
A FASHION HANDBOOK
We know it’s impossible to be there with Dad every morning to pick out his outfits. Get Dad his very own personal stylist in the form of a book! The ‘Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style’, written by fashion insider, Tom Julian, is the definitive fashion handbook for helping men identify their own personal style and shows how to incorporate that style in their everyday lives ($19.95). Julian’s follow up book, the ‘Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Everyday Dressing’ will teach Dad how to dress for every occasion—the work day, after hours, the weekend and travel while highlighting the essentials of maintaining a well stocked closet ($17.95). To order a copy for Dad, click here.
Do you have a Dad that would rather choose a gift for himself? Give Dad a Nordstrom gift card and let him call the shots!