Aside from the usual gift of a necktie or some cologne, there are quite a few more interesting ways to express your appreciation to the father (or daddy) in your life. queer voices has scoured around looking for some gift ideas that come from companies you can feel good about supporting. Without further ado, and in no particular order, may we suggest:
classic choices with a revolutionary flair
James Reeves offers some distinctly American watches. Check out what we have to say about them here.
for the man with a sense of humor
Teddy the Dog Merch
Teddy the Dog offers apparel and gifts in a variety of amusing designs. From this Choose Love version celebrating Pride to the hilarious shirts honoring all the quintessential father stereotypes through humor. Give them a gander and don’t forget their tagline sense of humor required.
for wine drinking papas
Wine from Cameron Hughes
Grab a Pride sampler with a relatively understated rainbow effect across the six bottle sampler from Cameron Hughes wines. Feel free to toss in a subscription to the Club to keep the wine flowing year-round.
Cameron Hughes is a direct-to-consumer wine distributor, finding the best wines around—having them labeled under the CH brand and negotiating prices they pass on to you. Cameron’s goal is to make the best wines accessible and affordable.
It sounds a little too good to be true, but I’ve sampled this sampler and can attest to its quality.
for the parrothead-type dads
EEGO offers a unique take on the flip-flop. They started many years ago with a simple problem – how could they make our go-to footwear, a pair of flip-flops, as comfortable as possible for a full day of wear. We wanted to find the perfect balance to provide the exact levels and placement of support without taking away from that simple style.
Eight years later and they finally believe that their team has found what everyone has been looking for. Designed by a physiotherapist and a podiatrist to make them as comfortable and healthy as possible, the EEGO cradles the heel and supports your arch without sacrificing the simple style you love.
They offer these, quite comfy, sandals for in a wide selection of colors. You might be able to find me rocking the teal.
for fashion-conscious fathers
Launched in 2011, Sock Panda makes fun, colorful, fashionable socks with an eye to helping out. For every purchase, the company donates socks to those in need. As of last December, the Panda has donated more than 100,000 socks to homeless shelters, low-income senior centers, hospitals, and under-privileged classrooms across the country.
That said, they’re a good deal, too! Jonathan Howard, owner and chief panda officer, has decided to give 15% off all new subscriptions purchases by using the promo code QUEER15.
for the philanthropic dads
ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine — even better!
ONEHOPE has an extensive variety of varietals available from Napa Valley. The California Brut Sparkling Wine Rainbow Glitter Edition supports the Trevor Project which has queer voices‘ endorsement already. A decent chunk of the proceeds from the sale of this bottle is sent along to help the Trevor Project and the LGBTQ youth they serve. So you can feel good, about being good and living the good life.
This Brut has bright green and white fruit flavors with a touch of the tropics. The effervesce adds to the refreshing, balanced experience. It goes great with light flavors and is perfect when enjoyed in the company of some good friends.
for the health conscious, mindful dads
So, we get it, hand sanitizer sounds nothing like a fun father’s day gift and it isn’t really sexy, is it? That said, for the right dad, this is definitely something to consider.
Elyptol makes natural sanitizing and cleaning products—with gels, wipes, and sprays to suit nearly any occasion. They’re registered with the FDA and various other regulatory bodies and have a 99.9999% kill rating for their products—needless to say, that’s rare and effective.
Unlike the typical stuff you find at your local CVS or Walgreen’s, these formulations are made to be safe to use repeatedly and environmentally sound.