Update (6/6 11:30am): @andrewcurryla is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest!
In case you forgot, Father’s Day is coming up quickly. With about three weeks to go, it is time to start seriously figuring out what you are going to get Pops this year. In hopes that you’ll skip the Amazon gift card for 2015, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gear and toys that Dad is sure to love, plus a pretty nice giveaway too.
We’ve already told you the story of TM1985 – a company from Brooklyn that puts out meticulously crafted backpacks, travel and home goods. If Dad is into quality products that also have an exceptional story, then go no further than TM1985’s offerings this year. Our favorite product from Tielor McBride’s line is the Roll Top Back Pack.
Head below for more information, including our top picks for Father’s Day and how you can receive 25% off all TM1985 products or win a Roll Top Back Pack for yourself.
I’ve been using this bag for a while now and have found it to be the perfect combination of comfort and structure. It is made from United States-sourced leather, canvas and hardware. With the Roll Top, no detail seems too small. It comes in a variety of colors and materials, but the brown leather is our favorite. The brass hardware is an excellent touch that really stands out. Perhaps the biggest compliment that I can pay it is this: it’s very comfortable. While many companies have advertised “suspension systems” and exoskeleton padded backings, TM1985 has nailed this area with old fashioned craftsmanship. There is no fancy marketing speak here, it’s just a killer bag that looks great too.
TM1985 is offering 9to5Toys readers two opportunities to pick up the Roll Top Back Pack. First up, TM1985 will take off 25% from any product they sell with coupon code FATHERSDAY25%, that brings the final price of the brown leather Roll Top to $361.50, a savings of over $120.
Giveaway! We are also giving away a Roll Top Back Pack in the color of your choice this week. To enter this giveaway, follow @9to5Toys on Twitter and retweet the article. If Facebook is more your thing, Like us and share this article with your friends. We’ll choose the winner next Saturday.
Our other top picks for Father’s Day 2015:
Over the last couple of years, vinyl records have seen a massive resurgence. Chances are your Dad has music laying around somewhere he’d like to listen to again. The “Vinyl revival” has breathed new life into a sector of music that had gone to the wayside. Get Dad back into the game with a nice two-channel audio setup this year. We recommend checking out Audio-Technica’s line of turntables, which hit a variety of price points for your needs. Of course, you’ll need some speakers as well. By going with a powered setup you’ll skip the need for an extra amplifier. We’d start with this highly-rated set of speakers from Audioengine. While you’re at, throw in a couple of best-selling records for good measure.
A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of touring the Grado factory in Brooklyn where they’ve been making quality audio equipment for decades. We’ve long been fans of Grado’s top-notch headphones that feature a unique open-back design. If Dad is still rocking the Apple EarPods, hook him up with a set of the SR80e’s this year. Not only will he appreciate the story behind them, but he’ll also be hearing his music in a whole new way. Bump him up to the SR325e’s for a little more style.
Perhaps Dad is looking for some new reading for this year? Our top picks cover a variety of topics that are bound to spark his interest. For the technology-inclined, you’ll want to check out Becoming Steve Jobs or the new book on Elon Musk. Perhaps Dad is more into technology of old, he’ll love The Wright Brothers. This recently released behind-the-scenes story of the birth of aviation is Amazon’s #1 new release. Unleash Dad’s inner Mad Men with this coffee table book that highlights the best advertising campaigns of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Of course, everyone needs a little style to go with their technology. Slide Dad’s iPhone into a new home with one of these leather wallet cases from Toffee. Check out the full line of products for other options for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Your Dad will appreciate the thought this June.