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The 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2021 Real Life Style Father’s Day Gift Guide! As always, we are coming to you in time for online ordering and shipping mishaps! This year’s gift guide seems very “of the moment.” We cover the WFH wardrobe, the back-to-the-office wardrobe, eating outdoors, and where to put your mask when you walk in the door.

This year’s Father’s Day should be better than last year’s, regardless of material gifts. Most grown-ups are vaccinated where I live, so we can finally be with our family and friends. This is what’s most important. In fact, I just found out that a good friend of mine will be in town from New York with her family, and I’m so excited to see her. I hope that you also have a wonderful Father’s Day filled with friends and family!

Happy Shopping!

To Replace His WFH & Weekend Wardrobes

What 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide would be complete without some fresh work from home (aka WFH) staples? Has the dad for whom you are shopping been wearing the same sweats and tees for the last 15 months? Is the office permanently going remote? If so, it may be time to replace some of his tired WFH wardrobe!

Of course, these clothes also work for stylish weekend wear. Some men, like Mr. Real Life Style, still wear a suit to work every day. This is no excuse to slack on their weekend fashion! Some of our favorite men’s WFH and weekend comfortable clothing brands are Rhone, Vuori, Marine Layer, and Public Rec. The Mandalorian’s The Child Socks are the perfect gift from the kids.

1. Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant, $98
2. Vuori The Rise Pocket T-Shirt, $48
3. Shinola Men’s Interchangeable Belt and Buckle Set, $295
4. Marine Layer Full Zip Hoodie in Denim Neps, $110 $88
5. Nike Killshot 2 Sneaker, $90
6. Mandalorian’s The Child Socks, $19.50

For the Foodie

Is there a Foodie Dad in your life? Are you having a lot more outdoor gatherings with friends? The Yeti Hopper Portable Cooler and Weber Go Anywhere Grill let you make an instant outdoor meal in style. Don’t feel like cooking? Not sure what to send the ex-New Yorker who has everything? The Russ and Daughter’s New York Brunch has you covered. My husband loves trying new sauces and spices. I ordered him this set (will he peek and click this link?!) for Father’s Day.

1. Russ and Daughter’s New York Brunch, $179
2. Yeti Hopper Portable Cooler, $299
3. Weber Go Anywhere Grill, $60
4. Mouth Dog Kit, $85.50 ($110 for the Father’s Day upgrade)
5. Truff Variety Pack, $69

Little Luxuries

This section of the Father’s Day Gift Guide has two items that Mr. Real Life Style is getting for Father’s Day or his birthday later in the month. If you are on my newsletter list, I’ll let you know which items after he receives them! The most brilliant but affordable item in this section is #5, the PaperSource Navy Catchall. Another perfect gift from the kids.

How about improving his life in subtle ways? You could put a FootFitter Long Stainless Steel and Leather Shoe Horn by the front door. (I previously purchased this fun style for my husband!) Place a CushionLab Pressure Relief Ergonomic Cushion on his desk chair. A very RLS gift that will make his nice shoes last longer? Let him come home to Nordstrom Cedar Shoe Trees in all of his leather shoes.

1. Currant Catch:3 Wireless Phone Charger, $175 (30% off for Father’s Day)
2. Harry’s Shave and Shower Travel Kit, $35
3. Apple AirTag, $29 (Add in a leather keychain and he’ll never lose his keys!)
4. Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum, $37
5. PaperSource Navy Catchall, $16.95
6. Jason Markk Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit, $16
7. FootFitter Long Stainless Steel and Leather Shoe Horn, $30
8. Nordstrom Cedar Shoe Trees, $19.95
9. CushionLab Pressure Relief Ergonomic Cushion, $79

The Gift of a Clean Closet and Clear Style

Is there a man in your life who is wholly unprepared to go back to the office after a year in WFH gear? Or a man you’d like to understand that WFH business casual does not mean sweats and a tee for Zoom meetings? The ladies of Real Life Style are here to help sift through the rubble of his pre-pandemic wardrobe and create a fresh look that makes him feel like his authentic, powerful self. Email Lani at for more information.

Who are the Dads for whom you are shopping? What are your favorite gifts in our Father’s Day Gift Guide? Let us know in the comments!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

Once in a while, you can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Mostly, they are happily busy serving their fabulous clients, not hanging out online!

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