Now that stores are safely reopening, shopping for last-minute Father's Day gifts in L.A. now slightly less challenging in the midst of a pandemic. If quarantining has rendered you stumped on stylish tokens of appreciation for dear ol' dad or your favorite father figure, we've rounded up a handful of ideas that are shoppable online and in-store or available for curbside pickup.
From backpacks (that don't look like diaper bags) for soon-to-be papas and cool activewear to a complete BBQ spread that doesn't require any hard work from dad and more, read on for other stylish and cool gift ideas for Father's Day from L.A. brands and boutiques.
For the streetwear-loving dad: L.A. designer Daniel Patrick has once again teamed with pro basketball player James Harden and Adidas on a court-ready collection activewear. Cop these shorts alongside joggers, footwear, and more gear for sports- and streetwear-loving dads.
Buy: Daniel Patrick x James Harden x Adidas shorts, $104 (orig. $130)
For the soon-to-be dad: Every parent struggles with self-care (and sleep!) when a new human joins the fam, so encourage your hubby (or almost-papa pals) to indulge in some self-care and establish a regular skincare routine beforehand. Cool new men's brand Asystem's paraben-, sulfate-, and dye-free line of high-performance skincare will get the job done. (Fun fact: The brand was co-founded by two fashion, beauty, and marketing industry vets who also happen to be rad dads.)
Buy: Asystem Performance Skincare, $45 per month or $55 for a one-time order
For the sneakerhead dad: Show your appreciation with a pair of well-made kicks from L.A.-based Clae, which recently tapped Cali surfboard shaper Paul Lefevre (a.k.a. Son of Cobra) to design this marbled Nappa leather sneaker. There are also matching boards, if pop's a waverider, too.
Buy: Clae x Son of Cobra limited edition Malone sneaker, $160
For the on-the-go outdoorsman: This lightweight 27-liter capacity carryall is made of weather-resistant recycled nylon and polyester lining and features plenty of pockets for storage, breathable shoulder straps, and a convertible tote-to-backpack design — all the makings of an adventure-ready bag that doubles as a cool diaper carryall.
Buy: Patagonia Ultralight Tote Pack, $89 at Wittmore; available for curbside pickup at the store's DTLA or Malibu locations or same-day local delivery (orders of $100+ before 1 p.m. PT)
For the dapper (and socially distancing) dad: L.A.-based menswear brand Pocket Square Clothing (which recently purchased its L.A. factory to ensure maximum sustainability) is doing its part to help keep people safe with its collection of face masks, which are made from leftover fabrics. Score bonus points and get dad a matching tie or custom-made blazer.
Buy: Pocket Square Clothing Unity face mask in Navy, $15
For the fitness fiend father: International Yoga Day also happens to be on Father's Day — so inspire your fitness-obsessed dad to go with the flow (if he isn't already) with this moisture-wicking workout tee from L.A.-based Alo.
Buy: Alo Amplify seamless short sleeve tee, $78
For the techie dad: This vegetable-tanned leather and merino wool laptop sleeve will keep 15" Macbook Air laptops safe. It's made in L.A. from sustainable and renewable material, which naturally helps to prevent your tech from overheating. Although the Silver Lake-based brand isn't offering in-store pickup at the moment, they're offering free shipping for orders of $40+ (so tell dad to keep an eye on his mailbox).
Buy: Graf Lantz 16" laptop computer sleeve, $59
For the earth-conscious dad: Surfer-founded, SoCal-based brand Outerknown's Sundown sweater is perfect for L.A. weather. It's available at cool men's lifestyle boutique The Optimist, which is shoppable via Platform's drive-through.
Buy: Outerknown Sundown sweater, $128 at The Optimist and Platform Drive-Through
For the luxury beachgoer: Also available via Platform's drive-through is luxe lifestyle brand Monocle's "Guide to Better Living," which makes the perfect beach read while wearing OAS' very Cali-inspired swim trunks from The Optimist.
Buy: Monocle Father's Day Set for the Aesthete, $145 at Monocle and Platform Drive-Through
For the BBQ aficionado: Let pops hang up the grill gear for once and order a complete carnivore-friendly meal from family-owned barbecue restaurant Bludso's. Founded by Compton-bred entrepreneur Kevin Bludso, the eatery serves up ribs, smoked brisket, mac and cheese, collard greens, baked beans, and other classic fare inspired by his family's Texas roots.
Buy: Bludso's Bar & Que Father's Day packages, $90 to $225; curbside pickup at 609 North La Brea Ave., L.A., 90036
For the luxury-loving dad: If your high-end dad's desk is lacking a pricey letter opener, consider this vintage Gucci one available for curbside pickup at edgy-luxe L.A. retailer Maxfield. (If you're looking for a decidedly less painful price point, try this equally profesh button-down from Maison Margiela on sale for $207.)
Buy: 1960s rare Gucci letter opener, $1,250 at Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069
For the proud Angeleno pop: This exclusive New Era snapback can be personalized with a custom monogram or short message by L.A. chain stitching gurus Lot Stock & Barrel. You can also bring any other piece of clothing or accessories for LS&B to embroider, and the shop also offers tees, sweaters, and more that can be monogrammed. Just note that turnaround may be delayed as the holiday is a few days away.
Buy: Lot Stock & Barrel Los Angeles baseball hat, $30