Gift Guides

Father's Day Gift Guide: Our Best New Gifts for Dad in 2020

It's that time of the year again. Father's Day is June 21st, and while celebrations may look a bit different this year, we're still here getting creative with art inspired gifts for doting dads. From games and activities to gardening and much more, we've curated a collection of thoughtful gifts to help honor dad, even if it's at a distance.  


Frank Lloyd Wright® Playing Cards Set / Frank Lloyd Wright® Imperial Hotel Puzzle

 Frank Lloyd Wright® Wooden Dominoes 

Puzzles and games are all the rage these days as we find ways to have fun at home. Enhance your quality time with activities for architecture lovers. 

 Celebrate Mint Grow Kit

It doesn't matter whether dad has a green thumb. Our Celebrate Mint Grow Kit makes growing and toasting easy with bar accessories so he can create his favorite cocktail any time. 

 Art Institute of Chicago Museum Facade T-shirt

Featuring our iconic facade, dad will be comfy as can be in this commemorative t-shirt. 

David Shrigley Hipflask

Everyone can use a little humor right now. Stating the obvious, this handy hipflask is a quirky, classic oversharer. 




Escher Tie - Blue / Klimt Turquoise Tie

Is your dad a tie guy?  Help him tie one on for fun with our selection of art-inspired ties.

 Frank Lloyd Wright® Black Tree of Life Socks / Chicago Subway Map Sock

Ensure dad has toasty toes with fun socks featuring lively designs. He'll remember your love whenever he wears them. 


 Frank Lloyd Wright® Willits House Clock

Frank Lloyd Wright® (American, 1867–1959) lent his vision to even the smallest of home furnishings. Give your dad a timely assist with our clever clock inspired by the architect's designs. 

 Frank Lloyd Wright

For the dad who's a literature lover, look no further. We've got titles to tickle the thinker and delight the eyes. 

 The Thinker Sculpture - 11 ¾"

Speaking of thinkers...look what we have here!  Based on one of Auguste Rodin’s (French, 1840–1917) many versions of The Thinker, our sculpture is ready to occupy a prime home office spot. Solid and speculative, it's a thoughtful gift for any dad.


 Lion Bookends - Pair

And finally, beautifully bookend his day with some famous felines. Our Lion Bookends feature one with a tail up and another with tail down, reflecting the museum's defiant guardians out front. Perfect for the dad with attention to de tail!

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