Father's Day Gift Guide: Anything-But-the-Usual Ideas
You'd be surprised how much dads like to see what their kids think they'll like. Even if your risky gift doesn't make the old guy swoon, at least he'll know you're trying—and it reveals how others perceive him, which has the kind of narcissistic appeal that he deserves on Father's Day. Below are 14 presents that shake up the same-old-thing formula with the latest products from contemporary brands. Think of it as the gift of the reboot that he didn't know he needed.
Instead of His Favorite Whiskey
Booker's is named for Booker Noe (né, Frederick Booker Noe II), a spirits genius who was Jim Beam's grandson and a sixth-generation master distiller. Booker died in 2004, but his son, Fred, and grandson, Freddie (the seventh and eighth generation, respectively) carry on the family trade. Celebrating Booker's first namesake bourbon, which he handed out as Christmas gifts in 1989, this 25th-anniversary limited-edition 750ml bottle contains whiskey aged 9 to 11 years in some of Booker's favorite barrels. With flavors of oak and vanilla and a rich amber color, Booker's 25th Anniversary Batch is bottled uncut and unfiltered—130 proof!—just like the great patriarch it's named after. $100