A cheerful green sweater destined to be a favorite old pass-me-down, $165; a cozy scarf in five colors or the world’s coolest dad sneakers. A coconut wax candle to make his home smell like a wood cabin or light snow in a forest, from $54.50. A frisbee for playing with the grandkids, $9, because it’s “low-key sick.” A framed tabletop photo of the people he loves. $44. The highest quality salmon subscription, straight from small fishing boats in Alaska. $129/box. The chilled red wine that you had on Thanksgiving and he couldn’t stop talking about, $38. (Or a membership to Scribe’s incredible wine club, from $165/quarter.) A French umbrella, $45, that comes in 14 colors and folds to the size of a cellphone. National Parks scratch-off poster, $25. Packing cubes, $65, because you swear by them and his travel efficiency reminds you of George Clooney from Up in the Air. A thrilling photo book of cycling races, $41, or a bestselling, award-winning science book of 2022 by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ed Yong, $25.
A donation in his name to
Free Bikes 4 Kidz, which helps kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those in need. And a note saying all the reasons he’s a great dad because that’s all he really wants anyway. $5.50.
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