I’m starting with this one because it is hands down the hardest. I always have the hardest time figuring out gifts for my husband and dad. But here is what I am thinking:
Cole Haan Lunargrand Chelsea Boots. Because they are stylish and cool, and super easy to pull on for Saturday morning outings to the park.
1984. Or another classic book that he hasn’t read (or at least hasn’t read since high school).
I feel like I get Sumit a wallet every single year. But that’s just because I never really get it right. It should be not too big, with lots of space for cards and a full-size bill compartment. This one looks nice.
3Doodler – 3D printing pen. Looks like a fun gadget for a guy who likes to draw but doesn’t get much time for it anymore.
This scarf looks so cozy and so old-school manly. I love it.
Bike Spoke Lit. Because he hardly ever has time to ride his new bike until the kids are in bed.
I think this is genius: bespoke shirts (and suits and underwear!) – you decide every single detail (fabric, style, measurements, details like monograming etc) and they’re made to order at a really reasonable price. Genius.
He probably won’t do note cards, so design him some cool super luxe thank you postcards (or pick an existing design) so he can scribble a quick note after an event.
An adrenaline-pumping experience like driving a super car. Sumit did this once and loved it.
Even boys want to be comfy without feeling couch-potatoey around the house. Get him some soft but cool lounge pants.
An old school leather flip-top notebook – a place to write down those good ideas that come to him between midnight wakings by the little ones.
Also on the bike theme (since every guy I know – except my Dad – seem to suddenly be deep into expensive racing bikes) – a donation to the World Bicycle Relief. In the developing world, a bike can be so much more than just a bike – it can change the trajectory of a life.
And also on the giving back theme – because he cares so much for his own children, here is a chance to help someone else’s. This gift through UNICEF provides emergency nutrition to three malnourished children for three days.
Also – previous gift guides.
Top photo of Sumit and Louis at Louis’ naming last year by our great friend Niclas Holm.