Although the flower bouquets from Mother’s Day are still fresh, this is your reminder that Father’s Day is just around the corner. And while I’m sure your dad loves his obligatory #1 Dad mug, it’s time to switch things up this year.
To help us think outside of the box, we called on the help of Johnnie Walker, a whisky brand that’s marked by doing things differently.
Born in 1820, Johnnie Walker has perfected the balance between creating premium whiskey with a traditioned craft and knowing when to venture into something new. Keeping up with the latest in innovations, Johnnie Walker flexes collaborations with the likes of designer Angel Chen for the Year of The Rabbit and VANYTHEPINK x 88 Rising within the past year.
Most recently, we’ve teamed up with Johnnie Walker for Father’s Day where we came to the mutual conclusion that extraordinary role models deserve gifts as unique as they are. Drawing blanks? Don’t worry, along with Johnnie Walker (the now unofficial official beverage of cool dads), we’ve tapped fathers Travis Gumbs, Al-baseer Holly, and Carlos Quirate to curate their personal Father’s Day gift guides.
As certified cool dads themselves, we knew their selections would serve as a solid basis for one-of-a-kind gifts. Gumbs, a photographer and herbalist, Holly, a fine artist, and Quirate, a hospitality expert at NYC favorites like Ray’s, all come together to represent niche perspectives on fatherhood that we don’t hear about enough by sharing what they want most for Father’s Day.
From the affordable to the flashy, check out the gift guides below. Who knows, you may just surprise your dad with his new favorite gift this year.
Travis Gumbs’ Gift Guide
“As I am not a regular alcohol drinker, I make a conscious effort to carefully select the alcoholic products I consume. The meticulous consideration and attention devoted to every bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is highly appealing to me. It truly is the pinnacle of whisky blending, craftsmanship, and quality.”
Martine Rose – Shrunken Football Top Yellow
“Martine Rose’s work is refreshing and always considered. Her pieces have a very contemporary West Indian feel, with details that remind me a lot of my own upbringing, having been raised both in St. Kitts and The Bronx. This football top is no exception and makes a bold and stylish statement.”
“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to me, and the Oura Ring makes it easier to stay on track with my health goals. This stylish yet innovative gadget tracks important health data like sleep, activity, and heart rate.”
ALESSI – MP0210 Salt/Pepper Grinder
“I appreciate kitchen accessories that are not only functional but also reflect my personal style. This salt and pepper grinder does just that, and it would make a great addition to my kitchen. Plus, I enjoy cooking with my son, and I’m sure he would love using it too.”
Hatton Labs – Capulet Tennis Bracelet Multi
“While my style has become more classic and practical in recent years, an unexpected pop of color from jewelry keeps it interesting and fresh.”
“Spending time outdoors has become a priority for me and my family, and this canoe would be a fantastic way to make lasting memories. I have fond childhood memories of fishing, and I would love to pass that tradition down to my son.”
Al-baseer Holly’s Gift Guide
Be@rbrick Elmo Costume Version 2 1000％
“I collect these so I feel like it’s a very easy pick and good gift to get me for the occasion.”
“Because I love the scotch Johnnie Walker makes – it’s a forever classic.”
“I think it’s a solid Father’s Day gift almost like a throwback gift but the modern-day version and swag.”
Highsnobiety – Tropical Wool Zip Jacket Sand
“I think that it’s important to make sure your dad and this fit hits that mark.”
Highsnobiety -Tropical Wool Elastic Shorts Sand
“It’s a set so basically you can’t do one without the other … well at least I can’t. That’s my style all day.”
“These are basically the coolest dad glasses you can get so these are an easy call.”
Carlos Quirate’s Gift Guide
Carhartt WIP Detroit Jacket Black Faded
“This is an ideal gift for anyone who loves to stay warm and look good doing it — a classic piece.”
Byredo – FC Cotton Poplin 240g
“This candle smells like home and makes for a cozy and inviting atmosphere.”
Dries van Noten Black Cardholder
“This is a go-to gift for anyone who loves to stay simple and organized in style.”
“The blend is smooth and has a unique flavor that is sure to please any whiskey lover.”
“This is a practical yet stylish gift to bring a drink along on the go; the flask is customizable, and you can emboss initials.”
“This gift is perfect for anyone who loves to represent their favorite hometown bar. The limited edition merch from Ray’s is sure to be a hit for dads who love a good time.”