Father’s Day is just around the corner. And, what better gift to give your old man this year than the power of Merino wool gear! Not only is Merino wool soft and comfy, but it’s actually stylish.
And let’s be honest, Pops definitely needs a bit of wardrobe update, doesn’t he?
From tees to socks, sweaters to polos, there’s bound to be a great gift that fits your dad’s unique style. You may even find something for yourself along the way! So, let’s look into our 15 favorite Merino wool Father’s Day gifts of 2022.
- BUFF Merino Wool Multifunctional Neckwear
- Unbound Merino Crew Neck T-Shirt
- Woolx Summit Polo
- Boardroom Socks Merino Wool Dress Socks
- Darn Tough Steely Boot Midweight Work Sock
- Klum House Merino Wool Felt Tray Kit
- Pendleton Westerly (The Dude) Sweater
- Ibex USA Made Wool Blanket
- Baabuk Mel Merino Wool Slippers
- LeMouton Classic Wool Sneakers
- Woolly Pro-Knit Warm Up Shorts
- Smartwool Sun Hat
- Icebreaker Anatomica Briefs
- Ridge Merino Aspect Base Layer Bottoms
- Minus33 Merino Wool Dryer Ball Kit
15 Awesome Merino Wool Father’s Day Gifts
100% Merino wool | 125 gsm (lightweight) | 17 color options | Price: $
If there is one thing every father loves, it’s utility. And in the world of Merino wool, the most helpful piece of gear is the buff. You can wear it as a gaiter, a hat, a face mask, a balaclava, and more! In fact, here are 16 different ways you can wear a buff (and it doesn’t even include our favorite – a sleep mask).
Personally, I got into Merino wool in the first place because of this exact buff (in dark gray) that I took to over 20+ countries. After five years, it’s developed some wear, but it never leaves my backpack. I actually feel naked without it!
If you’re looking for a solid Merino wool gift for dad at a reasonable price, the Merino wool buff is probably your best bet. Moreover, there are 17 colors to choose from, so why not grab one for every dad in your life?
100% Merino wool | 190 gsm (lightweight) | 8 colors available | Price: $$$
If your dad has been wearing the same tees since the 90s, you may want to help upgrade his wardrobe. In the world of Merino wool tees, there is none better than the Unbound Merino crew neck. It’s super comfy, comes in neutral colors, and is 100% Merino wool!
We love this Unbound Merino tee as a gift for dad because it’s simple. There are no frills. No logos. No flashy letters. It’s just a tee. And a darn good one at that.
So, if papa bear is in the market for a new t-shirt, get him the gift of comfort with Unbound Merino. Or, if you don’t think it’s his style, check out 22 other of our favorite Merino wool tees. There’s bound to be one to fit his dad bod!
85% Merino, 12% Nylon, 3% Spandex | 150 gsm (ultralight) | 5 colors available | Price: $$$
If your old man prefers a more professional look, why not gift him a Merino wool polo? While there are several options, our favorite must be the Woolx Summit polo! It’s sleek, stylish, and one of the comfiest polos we’ve tried – Merino wool or not!
The fabric is not 100% Merino wool; it’s blended with synthetics for strength and stretch. Still, these features don’t sacrifice overall comfort. Moreover, the ultralight fabric is perfect for the summer (as is most Merino wool gear). As we’ve said, it’s like “a performance tee with a collar.“
And remember, it’s for your dad. Let him pop the collar when he tries it on. Just one time.
67% Merino, 30% Nylon, 3% Spandex | Lightweight | 23 colors & patterns | Price: $
There’s no more cliche Father’s Day gift than a pair of socks. But it’s a cliche for a reason: guys love a great pair of socks! So, instead of getting dad the same old six-pack of cotton socks from the nearest department store, why not step it up this year? Gift him a pair of Merino wool dress socks from Boardroom Socks.
On the surface, you may think that these are just your basic dress socks. Trust me, I get it. But the high-quality Merino wool makes all the difference. It helps regulate your foot temperature, even in uncomfortable dress shoes.
And, if Pops isn’t basic, there are plenty of colors and styles to choose from: black, tan, navy, striped, polka dots, and everything in between. You can even get him a gift box of 6 Merino wool socks from Boardroom Socks if you’re unsure which one he’ll like best.
56% Merino, 41% Nylon, 3% Spandex | Midweight | Full cushion | 2 colors | Price: $$
Although, if Dad is a more blue-collar worker, he may enjoy a pair of seriously tough socks. Darn Tough, in fact. The Steely work socks by Darn Tough are by far my favorite pair of work socks. And I’m a blue-collar dad, sort of.
These Merino wool socks were specifically engineered to withstand the harshest work conditions. They are super durable and warm, yet still comfortable. The toe box is fully cushioned to prevent any chafing from steel-toed boots. I mean, Darn Tough did name the socks ‘Steely’ for a reason.
The obvious aside, when Father’s day comes around, I’m sure your dad will be happy with any pair of Darn Tough socks. But if he laces up his boots every morning and grabs his metal lunch box, the Steely work socks will be his best option.
100% Merino wool felt | 5″ x 5″ | 2 colors available | Price: $
Merino wool gifts for Dad don’t always need to be clothing items. There are plenty of knick-knacks, doo-dads, and thingamajigs made from Merino wool that your dad will love. Our favorite has to be the Klum House Merino wool felt tray kit.
It’s perfect for any guy – like myself – who just can’t seem to find his keys. Or wallet. Or anything, for that matter. At 5″ x 5″ inches, it can fit almost anything that lives in papa’s pockets.
But we really love this Merino wool felt tray kit as a gift because it’s simple. Like super simple. You don’t have to guess your dad’s shirt or shoe size. You don’t have to worry if he’s ever going to wear your gift. It serves its purpose as a tray and a fine one at that. Trust us, he’ll use it.
100% wool | Heavyweight knit | Original 1972 design | Price: $$$$$
First and foremost, I know what you’re thinking. And the answer is yes, this is the exact sweater from the Big Lebowski. Did you know that it was made from Merino wool? Well, now you do. And if your dad can’t stop quoting 90’s movies, this is the perfect gift this father’s day. It just really ties his wardrobe together.
Pendleton has maintained the original 1972 design for this Westerly sweater, and we still love it. Celebrities like Aaron Rodgers and Jon Hamm have been spotted rocking this sweater. And since your dad is clearly the celebrity in your life, you should allow him to dress like one.
Once you check the price, you may think it’s a little out of your element. But trust us when we say this sweater is worth it. It’s high-quality, super comfy, and an absolute legend. And if you don’t like it, “yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.“
100% wool sourced & woven in Massachusettes | 3 styles available | Price: $$$$$
Ibex has you covered with this next Merino wool father’s day gift. This USA-made wool blanket (sourced and woven in Massachussettes) is soft, light, and comfy. It folds nicely so Dad can throw it over the back of his favorite recliner when he’s not snuggled up watching television.
Moreover, this Ibex wool blanket is a perfect size. It’s over six feet long and almost five feet wide. So, Dad has plenty of room to cover his toes without all the excess fabric. And in three classic styles, you can’t go wrong with the aesthetic aspect of this Merino wool throw.
Finally, the loft isn’t the thickest but heavy enough to stay cool on chilly evenings. Still, it’s enough to keep your dad warm when he refuses to turn up the heat in the winter. So tell him to practice what he preaches and get an Ibex wool blanket – or another of our 10 favorite Merino wool blankets – for Father’s Day this year.
100% Merino wool uppers | Natural crepe rubber soles | 7 colors available | Price: $$$
Every dad deserves a great pair of slippers. He’s on his feet all day working, running around town, and playing with the kids. So, when he gets home, give his feet a rest with the Baabuk Mel Merino wool slippers.
These slippers are a whole new world of comfort. Baabuk designs these slippers in Switzerland using 100% New Zealand Merino wool. And they are handmade in Nepal by skilled artisans using felting techniques that have been around for centuries. So when we say a world of comfort, we really mean a world of comfort.
In short, I’m sure your dad will love these simple Merino house shoes as a Father’s Day gift. With natural rubber soles, he can even wear them in the driveway while flexing his new footwear to the jealous neighborhood dads.
100% Merino lining, 73% Merino outer | 6 colors available | Price: $$$
Listen. There’s something you need to know. The reason dads flock to the New Balance 624s and Nike Monarchs is not because they are stylish. It’s because they are comfortable. Luckily, there’s a shoe that is both comfortable and stylish: the LeMouton Classic Wool Sneaker.
These Merino wool sneakers are dad’s best option for comfy everyday shoes. They are crafted from “3D stretchable wool fabric,” and they come with removable wool insoles. So, if you’re old man can’t live without Dr. Scholls, he can still rock these sneakers without the extra bulk.
Finally, the best part about LeMouton sneakers, and all Merino wool shoes, is that socks aren’t required! That’s because Merino wool doesn’t stink! So, tell your dad to kiss those high white socks goodbye. His feet will thank him, and you won’t be embarrassed to go out in public with him anymore.
100% Merino wool | 190 gsm (lightweight) | 3 colors available | Price: $$$
Every man has that particular pair of shorts near and dear to their heart. For us, that pair is the Woolly Pro-Knit Warm Up shorts. It’s the pair you can always count on while bumming around the house, running to the store, or even falling asleep.
They indeed are everything you can ask for in sweat shorts. The fit itself is like the Goldilocks of bagginess – not too tight, not too loose. Moreover, as Woolly is known for its Merino wool innovation, they didn’t spare any expense in adding extra comfort features like flatlock seams. The fabric itself is lightweight and breezy, perfect for everyday activities.
Although, in my experience, these shorts are best worn as pajamas with nothing underneath. It’s the ultimate loungewear, underwear or not! So, grab some Woolly shorts – or any of their other Merino performancewear – for the commando commander of your family!
150 Merino Sport Lining | 2 colors available | Price: $$
Believe it or not, bucket hats are back in style. And there’s a good reason for that: they actually work! Complete 360-degree coverage will help Dad stay safe from the sun when fishing or tinkering outside all day. But don’t just get any basic bucket hat. Instead, get Pops a Smartwool Sun Hat this year!
This hat is lined with Smartwool’s award-winning 150 Merino Sport mesh to keep your dad’s head cool during the hot summer. It does this by wicking sweat and moisture and regulating the next-to-skin microclimate. The brim is made of foam, so the shape won’t warp like other hats. Moreover, the exterior is made from a waterproof nylon shell!
So, if your dad is asking for a new hat this year for Father’s Day, Smartwool is the way to go. And, being the Merino wool gear expert I am, I’ll let you in on a secret: they are selling out fast. So make sure to get one soon!
83% Merino, 12% Nylon, 5% Spandex | 2 colors available | Price: $$
Ah, yes. Another cliche-for-a-reason Father’s Day gift: underwear. But this year, you can forget about the 3-pack of Hanes and gift dad something a little more luxurious: Merino wool underwear. While there are many options, our favorite – for several years running – is the Icebreaker Anatomica Brief.
These boxers are the best of the best. I have a rotation of three that I have worn every week for the past two years. The ultralight fabric makes it feel like I’m not wearing anything at all, and isn’t that the point of underwear in the first place?
But what I love the most – and I’m sure your dad will too – is the exceptional fit. These Merino wool boxers don’t ride up or slide around. They move with you, no matter what you’re wearing over the top of them. And on top of that, Icebreaker has designed an excellent contoured “ball pouch” for added comfort. What more could Dad want in a pair of boxers?
84% Merino, 16% Nylon | 180 gsm (lightweight) | 4 colors available | Price: $$$
If you know anything about Merino wool, you probably know that it reigns supreme in the base layer world. That’s because it has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and many other beneficial properties. And when choosing a pair of Merino wool base layers, it can be difficult to discern which ones are best. But I can tell you from experience that the Ridge Merino Aspect Base Layer Bottoms are definitely toward the top of that list.
As a base layer, the lightweight fabric is fantastic at staying put. These Merino wool long underwear are incredibly layerable. In other words, Dad won’t have to worry about excess bunching and rubbing under his hunting pants. In addition, the 180-gsm fabric is thick enough to keep warm but light enough to be breathable.
Our favorite aspect of the Aspect bottoms (see what I did there) is that they are technically superior to the competition. Ridge Merino is continually updating their products to meet the highest standards of the outdoor clothing industry. And your dad has always deserved the best.
100% Merino wool | Pack of 6 | Price: $
Wool dryer balls are a must for any dads that take care of the dirty laundry. They bounce around in the machine, preventing your clothing from clumping, creating a more even and wrinkle-free dry. It makes the clothes softer and more robust in the long run, and dad won’t have to spend money on fabric softener anymore!
While these Minus33 dryer balls are made from wool (as most dryer balls are), it’s important to note that not all Merino should go in the dryer. Some brands – like Minus33 – claim their clothes can be tumble dried on low heat, but we suggest you flat dry or hang dry instead. See our Merino wool care guide if you have any concerns.
In short, these dryer balls make a great addition to any laundry kit. While they may not seem like Dad’s first choice as a gift, they’re useful. And like I said in the beginning, there’s one thing that dads love about gifts: utility.
Final Note About Merino Wool Gifts For Father’s Day
There you have it! Our 15 favorite Merino wool gifts for Father’s Day. We tried to span the world of wool, so there’s something for all types of dads.
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