A tie? New slippers? Puh-lease. It’s been a rough few months. We can do better on Father’s Day this year!
It’s not that these typical gifts would go unappreciated; sometimes even a classic handwritten card is the best present dear old Dad could ever receive. But, this year, why not upgrade your gift idea by pinning it to his favorite architectural style?
From Victorian to Craftsman to midcentury modern, each type of house has its own unique characteristics and design aesthetics. Some have clean lines, some are more decorative, and some are known for being built tough. Whichever style your pop favors can say a lot about his personality—and the type of gift he’d be thrilled to receive.
To help you find a gift that dovetails perfectly with the home design he admires, here are six popular architectural styles with matching Father’s Day presents for each.
1. If he loves midcentury modern…
… try a bar cart
Dads who binged on “Mad Men” and own coffee table books displaying the greatest works of Joseph Eichler and Richard Neutra will love wheeling their own cocktail cart into the living room at 5 p.m. on the dot. Gold accents, handles wrapped in leather, and acacia wood shelves also make this mobile bar ($599, Crate & Barrel) a stylish addition to a home office or man cave. We also love this more budget-friendly option ($189.99, Wayfair).
2. If he digs the humble ranch home…
… pick up new barbecue tools
Ranch homes are typically simple in design, with a single story, moderately sized eave, and a long footprint.
“A ranch house is a classic style for a classic guy, so consider a present for his backyard like new barbecue accessories,” says Drew Henry of Design Dudes.
Seek out a quality set, like this trio made from stainless steel and walnut ($50, Williams Sonoma). There are also rings on each end for easy hanging on the grill’s handle or in the garage when they’re not in use.
3. If he admires Victorian homes…
… consider a projector
Victorian-home owners are often old-school romantics, says Henry. And what’s more romantic than watching a classic movie? A projector ($408, Amazon) will take your weekend screenings of the Criterion Collection to new heights with crystal-clear picture quality. Plus, you might feel like you’re in a movie theater. You remember those, right?
4. If your dad favors Craftsman style…
… go for a table saw
Craftsman homes sport heavy tapered columns and a wide, covered front porch—and they appeal to someone who values the labor of solid construction.
“This home is for someone who appreciates details and workmanship, so a new tool belt or woodworking saw makes sense here,” says Henry.
This 15-amp power saw with a 10-inch blade stores neatly away in its own folding table stand and comes with a three-year warranty ($189, Home Depot).
5. If he’s a log cabin guy…
… get him a temperature-controlled smart mug
Log cabin Dad is rugged but also appreciates the simple things in life, like a good cup of coffee in the morning. Give him the gift of being able to enjoy his cup of joe at a perfect 135 degrees with this smart coffee mug. It keeps your drink hot for 1.5 hours on a single charge, so that should be plenty of time for him to read the newspaper on the porch before starting the day.
6. If he owns (or dreams of owning) a beach house…
… treat him to the ultimate cooler
This kind of guy is probably a laid-back dude who loves to fish and hits the surf as often as he can. A quality cooler he can bring to the beach will definitely make him smile this Father’s Day.
We love a good Coleman cooler, but this year he deserves the next level in beer and brat chilling. Enter the Yeti, a coveted brand that’s known for its toughness and insulating power. This option ($400, Amazon) promises wheels that’ll never go flat and comes in several shades, including coral, sea foam, navy, white, and tan.
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