Rad Gifts For the #1 Dad

If Dad is your Captain America (but would rather save the world from the comfort of his favorite armchair), then check out these designer picks for a hero-worthy Father's Day. 

By Elysa Hill
Photo credit: Terri Minucci/Etsy
Fathers, Assemble!

Created from vintage book paper and digital inking techniques, these mixed-media Avenger prints might be key inspiration pieces for the next living room redesign (sorry, Mom). Etsy, $50.

Photo credit: Ballou Projects
Rack 'Em Up

Introducing a sophisticated bike rack that is as easy on the eyes as it is on your living space. Taking up virtually no floor space, the Very Nice Bike Rack turns an otherwise clunky storage inconvenience into a functional, minimalist focal point. Ballou Projects, price available upon request.

Photo credit: Cuebe
Heatin' Up

Dad will be fryin' and stylin' with this gorgeous German-designed Cuebe grill that is touted as the perfect outdoor kitchen. Designed with a fine balance of modern lines and rugged charm, this one-stop grilling shop will surely be the main attraction at birthday parties, summer picnics, and spontaneous family celebrations. Cool Material, $3,800.

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Bottled Beauties

These innovative, recycled liquor bottles from Reclamation Etchworks will not go unnoticed by resourceful fathers. Repurposed into works of art and laser-etched with classic fillagree, these Kickstarter-funded finds will be rolling out this summer, so you have plenty of time to plan a Gatsby-inspired soiree.

Photo credit: Danish Design Store
All Legs

The beer-and-remote balancing act just got a lot easier! Our favorite feature of these durable Spanish-inspired oak and leather chairs is the wide arms that artist Børge Mogensen kept in the design. Danishdesignstore.com, $4,899.

Photo credit: Woodtec
Naturally Powerful

Eco-friendly iPhone charging stations from Woodtec are handcarved out of Manzanita tree bark. We can totally see these spiffing up a cabin or bringing a rugged vibe into the bedroom! Etsy, $78.

Photo credit: Chronicle Books
Man Vs. Food

 Ryan D'Agostino, Esquire food editor, packs his best man-tastic recipes, essays, and knowledge about dude food into this must-have cookbook. Chronicle Books, $30.

Photo credit: Monc XIII
Sharp Thinking

Give Dad the chance to work his magic in the kitchen with these eye-catching Berti slicing knives that are available in red and white lucite. ShopMonc13.com, $396

Photo credit: Field Candy
Starry Night

After gazing at far-away constellations, take shelter in these out-of-this-world camping tents that reveal the rest of the universe's secrets at arm's reach. Field Candy, $608.

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