‘Tis the season to dote on the badass young dads in your life — you know, the ones who nurture their kids and also tirelessly document their every move on social media. Many millennial fathers are breaking stereotypes of what “dad life” means — some of them are founding start-ups, some are staying home to care for kids and some are toting those kids around the world with them. How does all this inform holiday gift-giving? Well, it definitely makes shopping for Dad a lot more creative than it was in, say, 1992 when we were kids.
During the holiday season — or really, whenever — gifting Dad a pick-me-up (that’s not in the form of a Facebook like) can go a long way. After all, parenting is often a fulfilling job, but it can also be stressful. But what gift to pick? From vintage video games and wrinkle-free suits to subscriptions he’ll actually appreciate, millennial fathers will savor the out-of-the-box thinking you put into selecting the gifts ahead. (And you don’t even have to tell them we selected the gifts for you.)
Here, a collection of items that will brighten Dad’s (holi)day — and make the whole dad gig a little easier.