First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Mine was filled with my three favorite F’s: family, fun and food. We didn’t do anything too over the top, but we had a great time nonetheless. While I was catching some rays in the pool, I glanced over and saw my Dad fire up the grill. As he did that, I remembered that Father’s Day was right around the corner. And as soon as I thought that, a mini moment of panic set in. I don’t know about you, but I always struggle a bit when it comes to Father’s Day gifts; I just don’t know what to get my Dad. I was also pretty sure some of you might feel the same way, so let’s see if we can find a few options this month.

My Dad isn’t the messenger bag kind of Dad, but when I came across the Jack Spade Rubberized Cotton Pipe Messenger Bag, I thought, there are plenty of men (Dads or not) who might love this bag. If you are thinking this bag is a little too young for a Father’s Day gift, I might actually agree with you. However, if the bag is for a young Dad, you are good to go. Otherwise, this could be great for a college student or someone young in the work force. The bag is densely woven, rubberized cotton canvas which means it will be able to remain in tact no matter how much wear and tear its owner puts it through. The shoulder strap is adjustable with a strap up to 58″ long. Like any good messenger bag, there are plenty of pockets to choose from as well as bright red lining. It’s a great bag for a special man in your life. Buy through Saks for $245.

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  • Meredith in IL

    I don’t think I’d care for the material. Fossil has great messenger bags that both of my college aged boys use – they seem to be a lot more fashionable than this blue with a bright red lining.

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    This very casual bag (both in style and material) seems to be a better fit for a high school age student or an adult for weekend use. Can’t see a businessman carrying this.

  • Debbie Mazzie

    There is a great website for Father’s Day gifts. Please visit