It can be difficult to know what to buy dads for Father’s Day. Many dads enjoy their favorite basics and don’t necessarily need “more”. As a self-proclaimed “Tidy Dad”, I certainly don’t want “more stuff” for Father’s Day. However, some of the basics I already own have been very well worn and could definitely stand to be “replaced”. For this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, I’m focusing on updating basics for dad.

Updating Basics for Dad

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to help upgrade dad’s basics with classic, comfortable, and durable items. I’m sharing some of my favorite brands for updating (and elevating!) basics in dad’s wardrobe. It can be a simple and thoughtful way to show a man in your life a little love.

For this Father’s Day gift guide, I reached out to a few of my favorite brands and a few new ones I’d been wanting to try. Some of them sent me products to try in exchange for a review, and some of them set me up with affiliate links and/or discount codes for your purchase. I have personally tried and loved all of the products on this gift guide, and high recommend them for updating basics for dad.

Skincare

Tiege Hanley – Let’s start with the very most basic: Dad’s skin. Some men are hesitant to start a skincare routine because it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin. Start dad on the right track to clean, hydrate, and protect his skin with these easy skin care systems. I use the Level 3 system which includes face wash, face scrub, morning lotion, night lotion, eye cream, and serum. I also use their body wash and lip moisturizer. The Tiege Hanley skin care systems include easy-to-follow directions that explain each product and have helped make them a consistent part of my daily routine.

Accessories

Technigadgets Skelton Watch – I like wearing a watch to work so that I can check the time without checking my phone. I dress fairly simply, but this watch adds a special pop of pizzazz to my workday outfits. Every time that I wear it, I get compliments from my middle school students! I love the navy color and the skeleton style, where the mechanical moving parts are visible through the face of the watch. You can use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order from Technigadgets.

Technigadgets Tortoise Sunglasses – I have several pairs of sunglasses from Technigadgets and these are one of my favorites. Their sunglasses come in lots of shapes and colors, and they even include a sunglasses case that can clip to your bag. Stylish sunglasses are the perfect summer accessory for any dad. You can use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order from Technigadgets.

Shoes

Vessi – Vessi waterproof sneakers are the best pair of shoes I’ve ever owned! I now have two pairs, the Men’s Weekend Sneakers in Concrete Grey and the Men’s Everyday Classic in Marine Blue. I walk about 4 miles roundtrip to work each weekday. I used to consider two shoe options for rainy commute days: either wear my non-waterproof sneakers and pack a pair of dry sneakers with me, or wear bulky rain boots that would slow down my commute time. My Vessi shoes are comfortable, durable, and most importantly, keep my feet dry on rainy days! Use code TIDYDAD for $15 off a purchase from Vessi, and say goodbye to wet socks!

Activewear

Wolaco – After a LONG and cold winter, I’m excited for summer running season to begin! I recently updated my running shorts with three new styles from Wolaco. I have the 6-inch North Moore Short which are a compression style short. I love that the shorts stay in place while I run and feature two sweat-proof pockets and a phone pocket that fits all phone sizes. Because of these shorts, I can run without holding anything in my hands! I also have the 5-inch inseam Spring Short and 7-inch inseam Warren Short. Both shorts are made of lightweight moisture wicking materials and feature sweat-proof pockets. Use code TIDYDAD15 for 15% off an order from Wolaco.

Swimwear

Smithers Swimwear – Swimming laps is my favorite way to exercise and having the right swimsuit is essential. I love swimming laps in Smithers Swimwear because they are made of quality, durable materials, and they allow me to glide through the water. I have two styles of Smithers Swimwear suits, including classic briefs and trunks. They feature bright, playful designs in a variety of colors. In the summertime we enjoy hiking, going to the lake, and walking to swimming pools, and both of these styles are perfect to throw on underneath shorts. Ditch the uncomfortable mesh liner forever! Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order of Smithers Swimwear!

Tees, Tanks, and Shorts

Standard Issue Tees – Dads need comfortable weekend wear, and Standard Issue Tees makes quality tanks, tees and shirts. I love the sweat shorts, which have a comfortable drawstring and deep pockets. They’re perfect to wear to take the kids to the park or run errands. The tees and tanks come in a variety of solid colors that can mix and match with the sweat shorts, and make an easy summer wardrobe. Use code TIDYDAD for 10% off an order from Standard Issue Tees!

Pajamas

Life Labs – My pajama collection got a major upgrade with the Men’s CoolLife Tank Sleep Set. These pajamas are perfect for summer! The tank and shorts are made from luxuriously breathable fabric which is designed to help continuously cool the body. Pajamas can be an under-appreciated staple in a man’s wardrobe, and these pajamas would make a wonderful gift for any dad. If you’re a woman shopping for your partner, grab a Women’s CoolLife Tank Sleep Set for yourself too, and give the gift of matching couple pajamas!

Underwear

Tommy John – Quality, comfortable underwear is something EVERY dad needs. I recently upgraded some of my underwear basics with Tommy John. I almost exclusively wear briefs, so I tried out the Air Brief 2.0 and Second Skin Brief 2.0. Both briefs have a stay-put waistband that won’t roll, bunch, or pinch, a contour pouch, and quick draw horizontal fly. Both are made from an incredibly soft material and are comfortable to wear. I also tried out the Cool Cotton Square Cut 2″. It is made of a breathable, moisture wicking fabric and is comfortable for sleeping and daily wear.

Noice Cancelling Earbuds

QuietOn – I recently discovered the best earbuds for blocking noise. I love my kids, but they can be be loud! Sometimes I just need a little bit of quiet to focus on a work project, read a book, or rest. These earbuds are very small and would be convenient to use while traveling, especially if trying to sleep in a plane or noisy hotel. Check out these comfortable noise cancelling earbuds, and use code TIDYDAD for 10% off an order from QuietOn.

I hope this roundup inspires your Father’s Day gift idea, and helps you with updating basics for dad!

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I'm Tyler Moore 

My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700-square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


June 5, 2022

Updating basics for dad!

It can be difficult to know what to buy dads for Father’s Day. Many dads enjoy their favorite basics and don’t necessarily need “more”. As a self-proclaimed “Tidy Dad”, I certainly don’t want “more stuff” for Father’s Day. However, some of the basics I already own have been very well worn and could definitely stand to be “replaced”. For this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, I’m focusing on updating basics for dad.

Updating Basics for Dad

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to help upgrade dad’s basics with classic, comfortable, and durable items. I’m sharing some of my favorite brands for updating (and elevating!) basics in dad’s wardrobe. It can be a simple and thoughtful way to show a man in your life a little love.

For this Father’s Day gift guide, I reached out to a few of my favorite brands and a few new ones I’d been wanting to try. Some of them sent me products to try in exchange for a review, and some of them set me up with affiliate links and/or discount codes for your purchase. I have personally tried and loved all of the products on this gift guide, and high recommend them for updating basics for dad.

Skincare

Tiege Hanley – Let’s start with the very most basic: Dad’s skin. Some men are hesitant to start a skincare routine because it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin. Start dad on the right track to clean, hydrate, and protect his skin with these easy skin care systems. I use the Level 3 system which includes face wash, face scrub, morning lotion, night lotion, eye cream, and serum. I also use their body wash and lip moisturizer. The Tiege Hanley skin care systems include easy-to-follow directions that explain each product and have helped make them a consistent part of my daily routine.

Accessories

Technigadgets Skelton Watch – I like wearing a watch to work so that I can check the time without checking my phone. I dress fairly simply, but this watch adds a special pop of pizzazz to my workday outfits. Every time that I wear it, I get compliments from my middle school students! I love the navy color and the skeleton style, where the mechanical moving parts are visible through the face of the watch. You can use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order from Technigadgets.

Technigadgets Tortoise Sunglasses – I have several pairs of sunglasses from Technigadgets and these are one of my favorites. Their sunglasses come in lots of shapes and colors, and they even include a sunglasses case that can clip to your bag. Stylish sunglasses are the perfect summer accessory for any dad. You can use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order from Technigadgets.

Shoes

Vessi – Vessi waterproof sneakers are the best pair of shoes I’ve ever owned! I now have two pairs, the Men’s Weekend Sneakers in Concrete Grey and the Men’s Everyday Classic in Marine Blue. I walk about 4 miles roundtrip to work each weekday. I used to consider two shoe options for rainy commute days: either wear my non-waterproof sneakers and pack a pair of dry sneakers with me, or wear bulky rain boots that would slow down my commute time. My Vessi shoes are comfortable, durable, and most importantly, keep my feet dry on rainy days! Use code TIDYDAD for $15 off a purchase from Vessi, and say goodbye to wet socks!

Activewear

Wolaco – After a LONG and cold winter, I’m excited for summer running season to begin! I recently updated my running shorts with three new styles from Wolaco. I have the 6-inch North Moore Short which are a compression style short. I love that the shorts stay in place while I run and feature two sweat-proof pockets and a phone pocket that fits all phone sizes. Because of these shorts, I can run without holding anything in my hands! I also have the 5-inch inseam Spring Short and 7-inch inseam Warren Short. Both shorts are made of lightweight moisture wicking materials and feature sweat-proof pockets. Use code TIDYDAD15 for 15% off an order from Wolaco.

Swimwear

Smithers Swimwear – Swimming laps is my favorite way to exercise and having the right swimsuit is essential. I love swimming laps in Smithers Swimwear because they are made of quality, durable materials, and they allow me to glide through the water. I have two styles of Smithers Swimwear suits, including classic briefs and trunks. They feature bright, playful designs in a variety of colors. In the summertime we enjoy hiking, going to the lake, and walking to swimming pools, and both of these styles are perfect to throw on underneath shorts. Ditch the uncomfortable mesh liner forever! Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order of Smithers Swimwear!

Tees, Tanks, and Shorts

Standard Issue Tees – Dads need comfortable weekend wear, and Standard Issue Tees makes quality tanks, tees and shirts. I love the sweat shorts, which have a comfortable drawstring and deep pockets. They’re perfect to wear to take the kids to the park or run errands. The tees and tanks come in a variety of solid colors that can mix and match with the sweat shorts, and make an easy summer wardrobe. Use code TIDYDAD for 10% off an order from Standard Issue Tees!

Pajamas

Life Labs – My pajama collection got a major upgrade with the Men’s CoolLife Tank Sleep Set. These pajamas are perfect for summer! The tank and shorts are made from luxuriously breathable fabric which is designed to help continuously cool the body. Pajamas can be an under-appreciated staple in a man’s wardrobe, and these pajamas would make a wonderful gift for any dad. If you’re a woman shopping for your partner, grab a Women’s CoolLife Tank Sleep Set for yourself too, and give the gift of matching couple pajamas!

Underwear

Tommy John – Quality, comfortable underwear is something EVERY dad needs. I recently upgraded some of my underwear basics with Tommy John. I almost exclusively wear briefs, so I tried out the Air Brief 2.0 and Second Skin Brief 2.0. Both briefs have a stay-put waistband that won’t roll, bunch, or pinch, a contour pouch, and quick draw horizontal fly. Both are made from an incredibly soft material and are comfortable to wear. I also tried out the Cool Cotton Square Cut 2″. It is made of a breathable, moisture wicking fabric and is comfortable for sleeping and daily wear.

Noice Cancelling Earbuds

QuietOn – I recently discovered the best earbuds for blocking noise. I love my kids, but they can be be loud! Sometimes I just need a little bit of quiet to focus on a work project, read a book, or rest. These earbuds are very small and would be convenient to use while traveling, especially if trying to sleep in a plane or noisy hotel. Check out these comfortable noise cancelling earbuds, and use code TIDYDAD for 10% off an order from QuietOn.

I hope this roundup inspires your Father’s Day gift idea, and helps you with updating basics for dad!

Thanks for pinning: Father’s Day Gift Guide: Updating Basics for Dad

____________________________________________________________________________

You may also like:

Father's Day Gift Guide
Men's Holiday Gift Guide
Father's Day Gift Guide

June 5, 2022

Updating basics for dad!

About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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