Editors’ Picks: 11 Gift Ideas for the Organized Dad (and the Not-So-Organized Dad Too)

Find something your dad will love in our gift guide—whether he’s Type A or Type Zzz.

Hay Laptop Brushes
Above: Two brushes are handily attached together for one self-contained personal electronics cleaning tool; use the soft one to dust, then swivel to the coarser, bristly one to clean between keys. The Laptop Brush by Hay Design is just $25 at Need Supply Co.
Maxx and Unicorn Valet Tray
Above: Made from sustainably harvested American maple, the Rectangle Valet Tray by Maxx & Unicorn is designed to hold a cell phone on one side (complete with a groove for keeping the charging wire tidy) and a wallet, loose pocket change, or other small items on the other; $108 at Kaufmann Mercantile.
Sendak Artist Roll
Above: Margot’s pick for Father’s Day? The Sendak Artist Roll by husband-and-wife team Peg & Awl, which offers an easy and stylish way for your artist dad to travel with his creative tools. The roll comes in four colors—Truffle (shown), Slate, Spice, and Coal—and a choice of either a brown or black leather belt; $164.
Areaware Concrete Desk Set
Above: For the minimalist father, Areaware’s no-nonsense Concrete Desk Set featuring a pen holder, small tray, and a tape dispenser with wooden spool; $50 at Need Supply Co.
Winter Session Waxed Canvas Zip Folio
Above: Last year Izabella’s kids bought their father a zipped bag, in medium, from Winter Session. “He uses it for toiletries when he travels. It’s multipurpose, well-priced, and well-made.” This year she’s eyeing these Waxed Canvas Zip Folios; the small fits an iPad, the medium a 13-inch laptop, and the large a 15-inch laptop. The folios cost between $40 and $50.
Capabunga Cheese Vault
Above: “My husband’s snack of choice as a child was Camembert cheese,” says Fan. “He still loves good cheeses—though he now prefers harder, stinky ones. This Cheese Vault by Capabunga will keep his indulgences fresher longer.” Made of food-safe, BPA-free silicone, the vault has an insert to create two compartments (remove it to hold one large cheese). Use a ballpoint pen to note the type of date of expiration; the ink wipes off easily. We first saw the vaults on Food52 for $62 for a set of two, but they’re currently out of stock there; fortunately, we also found them on Amazon, starting at $29.95 for one.
Kleen Kanteen Insulated Food Containers
Above: Help him green up his packed lunch routine with these Insulated Food Containers by Kleen Kanteen. The eight-ounce container is $31.95 and the 16-ounce is $36.95, both at Package Free Shop.
Wooden Beer Caddy
Above: Kristina bought her father, a beer-brewing enthusiast, a Wooden Beer Caddy (with bottle opener conveniently attached) so that he can BYOB in style; $45 at Uncommon Goods.
Delfonics Pencil Cases
Above: “For my dad, a teacher, writer, and frequent annotator of books, this Canvas Box Pencil Case in olive from Japanese brand Delfonics, available via Everyday Needs,” says Annie. “It’ll keep pencils at the ready when he’s grading papers, and he can toss it into his bag when he heads to a coffee shop. (Plus, the vinyl lining means the inside won’t get marked up.) The case is $32 NZD.

Bellroy iPhone X Case
Above: Everything he needs in one place. The Bellroy 3-Card Phone Case features a hidden slot for holding up to three cards. (Keep it flipped up to use as stand for your phone.) The case comes in multiple colors (pictured is Stone); $69.95 to $79.95.

Trusco Toolbox
Above: A cult favorite, the Japanese-made steel Trusco Toolbox comes in a variety of colors, but we’re digging this happy blue for Father’s Day; $45 at Rikumo.
Be sure to check out Remodelista’s Father’s Day gift suggestions, too; see Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Picks for the Choosy Dad. And here are more ideas:

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