We know: your dad is notoriously difficult to shop for. But with these creative gifts – featuring some of our favorite local artisans and Classic Storiesalumni – we’ll get you on the right track to help you snag the perfect gift to show Dad (or any other father figure in your life) how much you appreciate him this month.
1. Something to Drink
If your dad loves whiskey and is open to discovering new classics, we recommend giving him a bottle of single malt from the Van Brunt Stillhouse, founded in Brooklyn by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart alum Daric Schlesselman. Deliciously smoky and woody, it’s a gift that you’ll definitely be hoping he shares with you. (Extra credit: impress Dad with the Classic Story behind the distillery on Framework Mag here.)
2. Something to Grill with
If he’s handy with the grill, throw some new spices and rubs to experiment with his way.
3. Something to Hold All His Stuff
If he’s still toting around his goods in a beat-up laptop bag, give him an upgrade with this sleek leather piece.
4. Something to Wake Up To
He’ll be thinking about how great of a kid you are everysingle time he reaches for his coffee. Every morning.
5. Something to Read
If your dad’s the type who’s committed to learning something new every day (even if it seems like he knows everything already), then we recommend gifting him this hefty title. Serious Eats founder Kenji Lopez-Alt meticulously examines the steps behind every basic kitchen staple – from eggs to steaks – to make sure you’re cooking the perfect meal every time. It’s an investment piece.
Framework Magazine is a digital arts magazine that explores the stories behind the creative people and the beautiful things they create that inspire us at Classic Specs. Founded in 2015, Framework Magazine explores everything from the stories of artists, photographers, designers, and other creative professionals working in Brooklyn, New York to the vintage styles of the mid to late twentieth century that inspired the styles and shapes of the glasses and sunglasses we create at Classic Specs. Whether you’re an artist or an art enthusiast, we’re focused on helping you live a creative life, every single day. If you’re looking to the next art gallery to check out in your city, we curate a guide to art galleries and openings in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles every week to make sure that you’re up-to-date with the art scene happening around you. Love a pair of Classic Specs but aren’t sure how to style them? Check out our Instagram style guides, which show you how bloggers and influencers on social media style our glasses and sunglasses. If you’re going for more of a retro inspired look, read our vintage style guides to learn how to choose and style your glasses and sunglasses like fashion icons Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Audrey Hepburn. We’ve also got plenty of interior design inspiration in our What’s On Your Wall? series, where we invite artists from all over the world to show us what their art walls look like at home. We’re inspired by the lives of artists and creatives at Classic Specs, and we want to inspire you to live creatively, every day.