While Mother’s Day is the third-highest grossing retail holiday in the U.S., Father’s Day can sometimes underwhelm.
We all know what to get our mums — think jewellery and spa days — but dads are notoriously tough to shop for, and too often relegated to ties, grills, and gift cards.
Your dad probably isn’t expecting you to buy him a Jaguar, but why not aim higher than a card and a golf club this year?
Check out our list of gifts for the modern gentleman in every father.
Don't buy pants as gifts -- It's an unspoken rule.
New York-based Men's Custom Chino however does away with that particular piece of etiquette for you. Schedule dad a fitting in one of the company's 12 showrooms, and they will make a pair of pants that fit better (and are more adventurous) than any off-the-rack pants hanging in his closet.
Drones are the new rave, able to capture spectacular mid-air fireworks footage, or manoeuvre through tricky drone races, and because of that, it is becoming a hobby with a notable following -- especially for dad's who are really just big kids on the inside.
For the beginner dad looking for a new hobby, we recommend the Blade 200QX drone, capable of speed and agility for a reasonable price tag.
Intelligentsia is a coffee company. Soma is a water filter. Together they have joined forces to make a super easy to use, free trade, environmentally friendly coffee kit for $US75.
The thing's basically unbreakable too, which is good for a dad who drinks til his hands shake a little.
New dads don't have time to go shopping for the little things that make their wardrobe look polished and current. That's where Sprezzabox comes in. It's a subscription service that sends dad the accessories he need without him having to think about it.
Price: $US28 a month.
If your dad likes to rough it he should be totally prepared for the elements. That's why San Francisco's Welcome Stranger created this lightweight windbreaker that folds into a little pouch. More room for snacks that way.
An assortment of cigars from Alec Bradley to go with that pocket watch. And while you're at it, why not let his palate take a trip around the world?
Although not the healthiest gift, cigars certainly are a smokey guilty pleasure that will earn oohs and ahs from friends and co-workers.
Ever think that drink and golf should go hand and hand?
Crate and Barrel has created and stainless steel flask with a leather sleeve that holds four golf tees for that exact purpose.
Alternatively, if he hates golf and plays for business, the part inside the sleeve will more than make up for his pains.
Consider buying a pair of stylish Mujjo touch sensitive gloves. The leather and knit hand wear are designed so that he can keep his hands warm, even if he's picking up a call in a January flurry.
For many, cable is a thing of the past as streaming services Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have taken the primetime position. But how about compounding all three and more into one on on the big screen with Roku 3?
Price: $US79.99 on Amazon
Caffeine-addicts might enjoy trying a new way to brew coffee using air pressure. Aerobie's Aeropress coffee and espresso maker, retailed by Crate and Barrel, is a fast and stylish way to get a smooth and grit-free brew.
Deceptively simple in appearance, the ISIS puzzle ball challenges players to do one thing: open it.
Be warned: it's not for those quick to give in.
This little sphere has been touted as one of the most difficult on the market -- and at $US299.95 a piece, it better keep you occupied for a while.
Mothers aren't the only ones who enjoy a good primp and pamper -- any one can relate to the pleasure of complete relaxation.
Try booking an appointment at the Hey Man Day Spa if you're looking to purchase a facial or relaxing massage, or ring up Mortal Man if dad's open to a waxing, deep-pore cleansing, or a detox foot bath. Both establishments are in New York.
Paul Evans is one of our favourite direct to consumer men's accessory brands, and they're having an awesome contest for Father's Day. Enter and you can win matching Italian leather shoes, a belt and a bag. Together these items would run you about $US1,200 on their site.
So ask your dad if he's feeling lucky and enter.