Give Dad a Gift That Gives Back
Paternal presents get the "do good" treatment in this roundup of perfect Father's Day gifts.
Swing for the Fences
Take Dad out to the ball game -- or just watch at home -- and do some good in the name of cancer research at the same time. The Prostate Cancer Foundation throws a curve ball this year with its Home Run Challenge, allowing you to pledge the amount of your choice for each home run hit during this year's MLB season. All proceeds benefit the foundation, which works year-round to knock prostate cancer all the way out of the park.
Go Green on the Green
At once forward-thinking and retro-cool, Criquet Shirts is doing something pretty interesting: introducing a soulful, eco-conscious ethos to the crisp and classic world of golf. Their Rat Pack era-inspired golf shirts ($75-95), available with short and long sleeves, are made of 100% organic cotton and have been lauded by everyone from The Golf Channel to the Wall Street Journal.
Have Someone's Back
Made of an eco-friendly material called ProModal, UnderFit shirts ($24) don't carry the extra bulk of traditional men's cotton undershirts. What's more, for every shirt you buy, a meal is donated to a child in need in the Dominican Republic, thanks to a partnership with The Joan Rose Foundation.
Catch Some Rays
Proceeds from these timelessly cool aviators ($149) benefit The Smithsonian's programs and properties, like the National Air & Space Museum. Each pair arrives with a card explaining its relation to the historic objects and figures that inspired it. Why not give Dad a gift as classic and sturdy as he is?
Cast a Wide Net
For more ideas to make Dad smile, check out Milkshake's gear archive, filled with everything from neckties and headphones to tech gadgets and camping gear -- all of which does good in the world in some way.