Gift Guide

Gifts for the Perfect Father’s Day

Celebrate Dad all day long with this coffee-to-nightcap guide

Forget the obligatory golf shirt or tie this Father’s Day—a great Southern Dad deserves to be indulged all day long instead. These gift ideas will take him from a.m. to p.m. with panache, including the ultimate monthly delivery of gourmet bacon and a fishing shirt endorsed (and field tested!) by Garden & Gun editor in chief David DiBenedetto.


Bacon of the Month Club

Awaken Dad with the smell of sizzling bacon thanks to this monthly subscription service, which includes samples from Nashville’s Loveless Cafe and slices from Bill-E’s Small Batch Bacon in Fairhope, Alabama. $59; goldbelly.com


No. 10 Cast-Iron Chef Skillet

Charleston, South Carolina’s Smithey Ironware updates its classic cast-iron skillet with this new model featuring rounded sides perfect for pancake flipping, sauce swirling, egg frying, and—you guessed it—bacon cooking. The smooth bottom also works on induction cooktops without scratching the surface like a traditional cast-iron pan might. $140; ggfieldshop.com


Red Clay Hot Sauce All-Stars

Inspired by Georgia’s red clay fields, where he grew up, chef Geoff Rhyne dreamed up the Charleston–born Red Clay Hot Sauce company. This trio of his finest creations—the original hot sauce made with Fresno chilis, ideal on raw oysters; a verde hot sauce with serrano peppers, wonderful in a Bloody Mary; and the hot honey, great on fried chicken—will spice up breakfast right. $28; redclayhotsauce.com


Pawley’s Island Hammock

Time for a late-morning nap in the shade, courtesy of a new Pawley’s Island rope hammock. They’ve been made the same way in South Carolina for decades—and they last for decades, too. $180; amazon.com


All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters

Give Dad something riveting to read while he’s out there relaxing, such as Joe Namath’s new memoir on fame and fatherhood—including insights from his time playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama. $21; amazon.com


Tech Chambray Work Shirt

Dad deserves some recreation after all that swinging—send him out on the boat to cast a line in this Orvis shirt, given the seal of approval by our very particular G&G editor in chief David DiBenedetto. “As rare as a golden trout: fishing shirts that combine style and function,” DiBenedetto says. “Orvis got it right with their trout bum shirt with just the necessary amount of pockets, quick-drying fabric, and a sunglasses cleaner in the hem.” $89; orvis.com


Faherty Printed Swim Shorts

When he’s ready for a dip, these swim shorts will do the trick: They aren’t too short, too long, too tight, or too loose. The subtle but stylish print will help him stand out among the sea of solid blue, too. $100; mrporter.com


Weber Genesis II Grill in Copper

By now Dad will have worked up an appetite again, so fire up the grill. This new copper-embellished design from Weber features the ease and brevity of propane alongside its traditional enameled cast-iron cooking grates. $849; amazon.com 


Marshall Bluetooth Speakers

While the brats are cooking, turn up his favorite band with the help of this portable Bluetooth speaker from Memphis, Tennessee–based Marshall (Elvis’s favorite brand). This version stays charged for twenty hours, maintains a connection at thirty feet, and looks as good as it sounds. $399; urbanoutfitters.com


Hydro Flask Cooler Cup

Keep beers and cocktails super cold in these super coozies by Hydro Flask. They come double vacuum sealed so drinks feel like you just pulled them out of the fridge even hours later. $25 each; amazon.com

Nebula Capsule Mini Projector

Wind down the evening with a hint of nostalgia—this portable, WiFi-enabled projector generates a 100-inch picture and can stream from Netflix, hook up to your Blu-Ray player, or attach to a flash drive for an old-fashioned slideshow of family photos. $300; amazon.com


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