Welcome to Curbed's first gift guide, wherein our editors sort through a retail landscape rife with tech, toys, textiles, trinkets, and tchotchkes. This year we're shopping for some rather specific recipients—though we think you'll find the gift selection broadly appealing. Shop on!
Dad is always the hardest person to shop for. He has everything, but uses the same six things constantly. He's always quick with an opinion, but never wants anything new. He's a man of simple tastes (mostly beer and burgers) and can't be bothered with "that digital crap." So when shopping for dad, it's best to stick to the tried-and-true, and maybe you'll finally find something that makes the cut for his regular rotation.
Classic 64 oz. Growler • ET66 Calculator • The New York Times / 36 Hours Around the World • Stainless Steel Match Case • Survival Kit • Star-spangled spatula • Sweeper & funnel • Dutch Oven with Lid • Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
Classic 64 oz. Growler
$50 at Stanley
The only thing you need to know about this growler is that it will keep dad's favorite beer cold for 24 hours.
$49 at Ghostly
Lo-fi and uncomplicated, the ET66 is ideal for dads who can deal with smartphones. Plus, this is the OG calculator: its design inspired Apple's calculator app.
The New York Times / 36 Hours Around the World
by Barbara Ireland
$68.75 from Amazon
Your mom will be so happy when dad takes some initiative and plans their next weekend getaway--and she'll be even happier to learn that he can do it 364 more times.
Stainless Steel Match Case
$18 at Rakuten Global Market
Pops will never again fall victim to wet, broken matches once he has a sturdy, compact match case.
$170 at Best Made Co.
Are survival kits supposed to be cool? Because this one is. It's made from a "single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum," is strong enough for digging, and can be used as a cooking vessel.
$75 at Food 52
The only bad thing about this flag spatula is that it could steal the spotlight from dad's veggie burgers at the next neighborhood barbecue.
Sweeper & funnel
$70 at Ode to Things
The handle that doubles as a funnel for easy disposal will make cleaning up dad's workshop a breeze (if he ever decides to clean up).
Dutch Oven with Lid
$54.95 at Poler
For dad's award-winning campfire chili.
Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
$24.95 at Paragon Sports
A light and compact headlamp perfect for nighttime hikes or camp cookouts--and there's a strobe light option if dad wants to get a little wild.
· Holiday Gift Guide [Curbed]