Whether you call him pop, papa, dad or daddy, now's the time of year to show a little extra affection for your father. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares what's new and buzz-worthy in the world of manly must-haves:
Two things all dads adore? Their kids, and a good ol' T-shirt! Put those two together and you get lovable, personalized tees from Zazzle.com. Their beer label "Dadday" shirt is a funny favorite, which can be customized with his photo, text and a date. If you're looking to spread the father's day spirit a little further, you can get the kids in on the gift with onesies, toddler-size tees and kids shirts that feature cute phrases like "My Dad Rocks!" ($15-$25, ).
Send him style
For the dapper dad or father who may want some fashion advice, TrunkClub.com is an easy, mall-free way to help him spruce up his style. TrunkClub.com, a unique shopping service for men, is free to sign up for, and will deliver a batch of clothes hand-picked by a stylist just for him. A completely "pain-free" process, he won't have to buck crowds in stores and wait in line for fitting rooms; he can simply keep what he loves and send the rest back at no charge (Gift Cards $100 & up, ).
Guy on the go
If your dad's a no-nonsense kind of guy, look no further than menswear outfitter Eddie Bauer for the perfect fashion meets function gift. From wrinkle-free shirts and pants perfect for traveling to moisture-wicking styles for summer, they have him covered for work or play. Their short sleeve High Route button-down is particularly popular, and sure to become a staple in his warm weather wardrobe ($39.99, ).
Last but not least, a few "comeback" brands, making a splash just in time for dad's day. JJ Hat Center has been bringing a touch of timeless style to menswear since 1911. Recently they topped off looks at men's runway shows with cool, straw Panama hats and fedoras, and your dad can go dapper this season too with "Pork Pies" and "crushable" Borsalino hats, perfect for travel ($35 & up, ). On the opposite end of things, Tretorn, known for its chic sneaks and tennis shoes, has a fashion forward assortment of practical slip-on loafers guys will love, and live in year-round ($65-$90, ).
For traditional shades with a twist, sunglasses from Westward Leaning are a celebrity favorite that offer pops an instant upgrade (prices start at $165, ). And trend-driven retailers like Urban Outfitters are a fantastic resource for affordable accessories that can help him expand his options. From huarache "mandals" to colorful, canvas belts, these accents make great gifts that'll go a long way in his wardrobe (assorted accessories $29-$45, ).