By Gear Patrol
on 6.16.13

To all the excellent dads: new, forthcoming or long-serving, here’s to an excellent Father’s Day. For men who we’ve known our whole lives who, nonetheless, continue to surprise and impress us, a single day of celebration is short and fleeting but your place in our lives endures. - The Crew

on-fathers-day-the-gift-teaser-small Essay | On Father’s Day: The Gift
Most of my friends growing up didn’t celebrate Father’s Day. I was always curious about that. Who were their dads, exactly, and why didn’t they care? I figured they must have been intellectual types (some of them were) or artists (some of them were) or dads who just had way too many neckties already and didn’t see the point. But in our house, we always celebrated Father’s Day. In fact, it was always kind of a big deal. Read Essay »
thanks-dad-teaser-small Thanks, Dad: Anecdotes on the Men Who Raised Us
Most of us have “remember the time dad…” stories. In celebration of Father’s Day (it’s coming up fast, you slacker) the GP staff decided to put their memorable father-son moments on paper for all the world to see. Read More »
fathers-day-gift-guide-teaser-small 50 Excellent Gifts for an Excellent Dad
Sometimes when trying to find a gift it’s best to inundate yourself in options. Hence our plan of attack for this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: a massive barrage of sweet gear, from outdoor to tech, cheap to astronomically expensive, swanky to rough-and-tumble. Play six degrees of Kevin Bacon with a ridiculous watch strap you can’t afford. Print out the list, blindfold yourself, spin around thrice and throw darts. Take it to your psychic and ask her which one dad will love. This is important, dammit, so put in the effort. We’ve done everything we can to help, below. Browse Guide »
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Best Gifts for New Dads
It’s the scariest and most exciting thing a man will ever face: fatherhood. Suddenly there’s the pressure of knowing this human life is wholly reliant on you, the hope of being just like your father or the fear of the same thing. It’s the moment when BC becomes AD, a distinct frozen moment when a corner is turned and there will forever more only be a “before” (child) and “after”. For many of us, Father’s Day means finding the right gift for Dad. But now some of us will be receiving gifts as well, and so without further ado, we introduce New Father’s Day — along with a wish list for the sleep-deprived new dad to make the beginning of this next lifetime easier. Browse Guide »

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