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What To Give Dad This Father’s Day

Father's Day is just around the corner! Here are our top suggestions from Colorado (and Colorado-esque) companies.

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We have you covered whether your pops is sappy and sentimental, outdoorsy and adventurous, or all of the above.

Indulgences

$18 per bar, $48 for the mousse, osmiaorganics.com

Osmia Soaps

Dads like to indulge in a little TLC too. Soaps from the Carbondale-based natural skincare brand Osmia help him turn a typical shower into a rejuvenating oasis. He’ll love the moisturizing power of their Oh So Soap (add in the Rosemary Body Mouse for extra softness!). Or if Dad is an early riser, gift him the Coffee Mint for an eye-opening aroma before his first cup of joe. $18 per bar, $48 mousse; osamiaorganics.com

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Colorado Crafted Self Care Box

This isn’t your standard gift basket. Colorado Crafted curates thoughtful collections of premium products—all made in (you guessed it) Colorado. The Self Care Box features a healing balm rich with organic herbs, a lavender/balsam-scented candle, Dawn Patrol essential oil (perfect for beards!), and more. $73, coloradocraftedbox.com 

Tailwind Best Sellers Bundle

If Dad falls into the hardcore athlete category (and given that we live in Colorado, we know that a lot of dads do), he’ll appreciate the sample pack from Durango’s own Tailwind Nutrition. Dubbed the Best Sellers Bundle for a reason, the pack includes single servings of their consumers’ favorite Endurance Fuel and Rebuild Recovery flavors. $13.50, tailwindnutrition.com 


Libations

$30, tincupwhiskey.com

Tin Cup Rye Whiskey

Crafted in honor of the settlers and miners of yore who once lived in Tin Cup, Colorado (established 1879), this amber-colored rye whiskey smells of sweet vanilla and tobacco and finishes with a lingering caramel and silky, tannic mouthfeel. If Dad’s a whiskey-drinker, he’s sure to dig it. $30, tincupwhiskey.com

$17.99, liftedlibations.com

The Caddy Pack from Lifted Libations

Whether Dad spends hours out on the back nine or just recites Caddyshack like it’s his job, the new line-up of light, slightly sweet canned vodka cocktails from Lifted Libations will be a hole-in-one for Father’s Day. The eight-pack includes two cans each of their Mile High Mule, their Arnold-Palmer-esque Tea Time (spiked, of course), Swing Juice (organic vodka and fruit punch), and Lifted Lemonade. $17.99, liftedlibations.com


Gear

Smartwool Hike Light Cushion Mountain Print Crew Socks

White tube socks are a classic Father’s Day gift, but we think your old man will appreciate the comfort and durability of the Hike Light Cushion Crew from Smartwool instead. Dad can pair the mountainscape print with his trusty black sandals for a loud-and-proud look or tuck them into boots for stealth mode. $23, smartwool.com 

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Fjällräven Övik T-Shirt

Our definition of a perfect Saturday morning: Dad flipping banana pancakes; Mom flipping through the latest edition of Colorado Parent; kids happily watching cartoons; and comfy t-shirts all around. That’s where Fjallraven’s Övik T-Shirt comes in. The organic cotton jersey fabric and traditional crew neck are expected, but we love the differentiating arctic fox logo and stitching on the breast pocket. $40, fjallraven.com 

Big Agnes Big Six Armchair

The Big Six Armchair is all about “deluxe chillin,’” something dads excel at. Lightweight yet sturdy, the chair is great for hauling to Little League games and car camping excursions. The double-cupholder can hold his beer and his … other beer. If Dad loves fishing, don’t miss the brown trout design option. $199.95, bigagnes.com 

$98, orvis.com

Orvis PRO Sun Hoodie

Have outdoor adventures planned for this Father’s Day? Gift Dad the PRO Sun Hoodie from Orvis. Rapid evaporation and enhanced cooling features, not to mention a UPF 50 rating, make this a perfect layer for both on-trail and on-water excursions. $98, orvis.com


Sentiments

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Pregnancy in general (and books about pregnancy especially) tend to focus on things from Mom’s point of view. And given that she’s the conduit for the growing human, that’s probably how it should be. But there’s a lot of changes for Dads-to-Be too, and The Expectant Father brings those to light. The all-new fifth edition of this much-loved book walks through month-by-month what the dad, mom, and baby are experiencing, combining the expertise of leading OB/GYNs with the real-life wisdom (and humor) of parents who’ve seen it all. $24.95, abbeville.com

Impart Custom Books

Father's Day Gift Ideas
$24.95 and up, giveimpart.com

We know that under Dad’s tough exterior there’s a true-hearted teddy bear. Tell him how much he’s loved, and you’re sure to make him melt. Impart’s custom books simplify that process. Use their handy portal to contact people in Dad’s network of friends and family requesting their words of affirmation. Then, Impart’s intuitive design process compiles responses and photos and delivers a hardcover book (or digital copy) in just 4-5 days. $24.95 and up, giveimpart.com

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Meet Me at the Table 

The new cookbook from Denver-based recording artist Nathaniel Rateliff, Meet Me at the Table, is the gift that keeps giving. Hopefully, you’ll be on the receiving end of Dad’s culinary prowess, but even if not, proceeds from the book go to The Marigold Project, Rateliff’s foundation supporting community and nonprofit organizations focused on economic, racial, and social justice. Find the book at all Tattered Cover locations. $40, tatteredcover.com

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