The La Jolla Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide - Hi SweetheartFather’s Day can be one of the toughest holidays to shop for, but you can give Dad a gift you know he’ll find special by getting it from the place closest to his heart: La Jolla! If you’re cramped for time like we are, narrow your search with this gift guide sure to include something for everyone.

Getting Started

First, consider your dad’s interests. Does he like getting out and about? Working on his hobbies at home? Looking sharp? Hint: bookmark this post for next year for both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, as there are plenty of moms who love classy office supplies and grilling. We’ve featured a few ideas below to keep it simple.

Fresh Spins on the Classics

The phrase “Father’s Day Gifts” pops up mental images of ties, briefcases, and grills. Sure, these are good bets if you’re not sure what to get, but go ahead and mix it up with more modern takes on traditional favorites.

What says “Dad” more than a Hawaiian shirt? This casual shirt has made a comeback with new color palettes, designs, and fits.
Father's Day Gift Guide - The Ascot Shop We found these stylish options from Robert Graham at The Ascot Shop. While it’s true they sell beautiful designer dress shirts, ties, and cufflinks from worldwide labels, The Ascot Shop also sells very popular collections of quality casual clothes. Treat Pops to a variety of casual shirts, sandals, and belts this Father’s Day!

SEE ALSO: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Ascot Shop in La Jolla

Another hit is grilling supplies, especially since it gives Dad an excuse to fire up the propane and nearly singe off his eyebrows.

Father's Day Gift Guide - Ace HardwareMeanley & Son Ace Hardware is full of well-organized walls of tools, project materials, and other gear. It’s super easy to find everything a gardener, tinkerer, or griller could need. You can butter ‘Father Dear’ up with supplies for his favorite activities, and then take the opportunity to hint at the gate you want fixed.

Office supplies may be useful, but they can be fun too! Give him a break from the same old thing with these new hits.

Father's Day Gift Guide - Warwick's Warwick’s is currently offering a sale for 10% off select fine leather and 20% off all fine pens, but it ends Father’s Day so hurry in! Pictured above is the “Retro” pen ($25), a rollerball with rechargeable ink cartridges that now comes in tons of unique designs! Stop in to view Warwick’s extensive collection of pens before Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Favorites

Father's Day Gift Guide - Hi Sweetheart

Hi Sweetheart offers Father’s Day gifts for all of Dad’s interests. Whether you’re shopping for a hipster daddy (see top article photo) or hitting all the generations (above), you’ve got tons of options to choose from. Our favorites include the Papa Bear greeting card ($4.75), Dad moustache mug ($15) and My Quotable Grandchild diary ($14.95).

Whether he has a big trip coming up or all of life’s an adventure, Dad can document it all with his camera!

Father's Day Gift Guide - C&H Photo

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C&H Photo has cameras, parts, and other gear and accessories for all experience levels. We suggest picking up one of The 5 Best Cameras to Take on Vacation. They also offer classes if Dad is looking to broaden his skill set, or even if he’s just trying out something new!

Lastly, if this Father’s Day is special (beyond honoring a special man in your life) you might want to think about commemorating it with a more lasting keepsake. Village Gifts and Engraving has a variety of meaningful objects you can get engraved or embroidered. Photo frames, photo albums, and baby albums for his First Father’s Day are all available, as well as garment bags, towels, and bathrobes to personalize.

To complete the day, check our restaurant directory for a great place for a celebratory dinner. Happy shopping, and Happy Father’s Day!

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Katherine Wood

Katherine Wood

Katherine Wood contributed to La Jolla Blue Book from 2015 -2016 and works at the Find It La Jolla Visitor Center. Katherine enjoys reporting on art and music events, of which there are several in La Jolla and San Diego area! Her favorite La Jolla attraction is Madison Gallery.

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