Father's Day Gift Guide 2017

Now that the pomp and circumstance of Mother’s Day has passed, this gives us room to start planning for the special dads in our lives. We're thinking gifts that are one-of-a-kind, artisanal, soft but sturdy (kinda like Dad). Here’s Not A Rose Girl’s gift guide to getting dad something great — hint: it’s not your average tie.

Cashmere tee

Naadam produces the rarest raw cashmere in the world, from hircus goats in a remote region in the Mongolia steppe. Mongolian herders continue to use the world’s oldest human subsistence method by harmlessly combing these fibers from the goats’ undercoats. This cotton cashmere tee is made with a blend of ethically sourced Peruvian Pima cotton and supersoft Mongolian cashmere for a breathable feel and a substantial weight — certain to make any dad bod feel great! 

JORD wood watch 

Give the gift of a hand-crafted luxury wood timepiece. JORD wood watches celebrate the natural beauty of woods sourced from various regions around the world. Raw materials and refined design that elevate dad’s every day. We love the Conway series, which we were gifted from JORD, featuring an earthy walnut and jet black combination that can be dressed up or down. Thoughtful details like chronograph functionality, custom knurling on both the bezel and wrist line, and a band that features complementary wood and stainless steel links, make keeping time feel less like a chore and help dad stay on task. Every mom's dream.

P.S. There's a little giveaway courtesy of JORD! Every person who enters will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site! One lucky Not A Rose Girl reader will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends on June 4th. Just fill out the simple form here to enter.

Haptic Lab Sailing Ship Kite

Feel the wind beneath your wings and set sail with Haptic Lab’s Sailing Ship Kites. Each handmade kite really flies and is made in collaboration with Balinese artisans from locally-sourced bamboo and nylon. When Dad is not busy flying with the littles, the ship kites can also be displayed indoors as a whimsical, artisanal touch in his man cave.

Linoto linens

Everything by Linoto is 100% linen to help a dad rest easy. All of Linoto’s products are proudly made in New York City — every item is marked on the cloth with chalk, cut with tailor shears, expertly measured, expertly sewn to the same standards as a designer dress, then washed with natural laundry soap and shipped in plastic free recycled packaging. Stylish and masculine without all the fuss over thread counts and weaves. Pssss… gift the Linen boxer shorts — you can steal them from him and wear as yoga shorts.

Hitachi RB24EAP leaf blower

Not to blow your mind, but apparently there are high-end leaf blowers out there that dad dudes crave. Not A Rose Girl Dad tells us that speed, convenience, budget, handheld gas vs. corded electric are all important considerations. We've done the Consumer Reports research for you and like the Hitachi RB24EAP handheld leaf blower because it's a lightweight champ (only 8.6 lbs!) at blowing away leaves and comes with a 7-year warranty, to boot. 

DSTLD raw denim

Based in Los Angeles, DSTLD designs and crafts luxury-grade denim and essentials without the retail middlemen and markup. DSTLD is 100% sweatshop free and uses eco-friendly fabrics and softening techniques to achieve their premium denim. DSTLD’s raw denim jeans are perfect for a "man’s man" kind of dad. With a stiffer feel (a heftier 12.75 oz.) and distinctive color, raw denim is never washed, distressed or treated in any way — the purest form of the cotton twill fabric it’s constructed from. The raw denim fabric is treated to an exhaustive 24-dip dye process in real natural indigo. The result: lasting color with an impressionable, ever-changing quality — the denim will gradually evolve in both look and feel into a true one-of-a-kind, completely bespoke to dad.

Haptic Lab Constellation Quilt

For the dreamer dad, this Constellation Quilt by Haptic Lab is an imaginative and timeless piece of functional art. Dads will love to wrap it around themselves to stay cozy by the fireplace, or hang it up and teach the littles about constellations. Each quilt is made in Haptic Lab's Brooklyn-based studio using traditional craft techniques and true astronomical data. This is an heirloom that will surely be passed on from generation to generation.