Joey Roth ceramic speakers: A super cool melding of sleek design, low-tech craftsmanship and high-tech functionality awaits in this L.A. designer’s digital speaker system. Made using materials such as porcelain, Baltic birch wood and cork, the speakers ($495) are made to deliver your favorite sounds at a quality that’s superior to box speakers and are ready to plug into your iPhone, laptop, desktop computer, turntables or other digital music player. For free domestic shipping, use the discount code deardad.
Charity Water DODOCase: A sophisticated case made using traditional book-binding techniques ($94.95) for iPad 2 or iPad 3 comes with a good cause attached, thanks to DODOCase’s current collaboration with charity: water, a non-profit organization working hard to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations around the globe. With $40 of the sale price going to the non-profit, this feel-good gift is available in yellow and black and comes with a stamped foil binding and the phrase “water changes everything” inside.
Fanny Wang headphones: Four-way noise-canceling technology, dual listening jacks and a built in amp with bass boost will please picky audiophiles, while a variety of slick color combinations keeps the over-the-ear 3000 series ($299.95) in fashion’s good graces. The less expensive 1000 and 2000 series offer similar features and just as much style. Digital Style Digest readers can score 25 percent off purchases through Father’s Day with the discount code 25off.
Birchbox Man subscription: For the well-groomed guy (or one you’d like to encourage to be a little more so), a three-month gift subscription to Birchbox’s new boxes made especially for men means he’ll get a selection of worthy personal care products, stylish everyday essentials (think socks) and fun extras such as playing cards or bacon caramel popcorn each month. And at $20 per month, keeping him supplied for a quarter of a year is in the budget. If he likes what he gets in his box each month, he can purchase full-size versions of his favorite products via the web site. But that part’s on him, right?
Everlane bow-tie: If he’s a buttoned-up dad, a bow-tie ($35) from this San Francisco-based fashion startup has the potential to please. Try the reversible chambray style for extra versatility.
Trunk Club: For the man too busy or too turned off by retail to shop for himself, you can help him out without facing the what-will-he-really-like conundrum. This Chicago fashion startup offers gift certificates that allow you to set him up with a personal stylist chat. Next up, he’ll receive a box of clothes chosen according to the style preferences he lays out during that conversation. He can keep what suits and return what doesn’t. The best part? He gets exactly what he wants and has you to thank for it.
Wantful: A personalized gift book from this company brings the chance to choose among 16 possible gifts hailing from artisan, gourmet and boutique companies touting everything from handcrafted cologne to knives capable of striking envy in the most seasoned of chefs. Selections are based on your answers to a quick online quiz about the recipient, and you can select from a range of price points. The Wantful gift book for your special guy arrives in attractive packaging and allows him to choose anything shown on its pages.
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