Designer Jesse Carrier Shares His Father’s Day Gift List

The Carrier and Company founder curates a thoughtful list of family-friendly activities, barware, and accessories perfect for cool dads everywhere

Jesse Carrier. Photo: Sam Frost

Carrier and Company cofounder Jesse Carrier crafts stunning spaces that artfully meld cosmopolitan style and welcoming conviviality. Orchestrated in collaboration with his wife and studio cofounder, Mara Miller, these tailored interiors draw people in with their personality-filled elements, like expressively patterned wallpapers; rich, earthy colors; or uniquely assembled collections of art. Yet, with all their refined attention to aesthetics, these rooms also beckon with a affable spirit and easy, breezy living.

It’s a distinct style they’ve channeled into their multitude of collections with Loloi, Century, Lee Jofa, and more, as well as their latest volume, Defining Chic: Carrier and Company Interiors (Rizzoli). What gives the look its authenticity is the designers themselves—both exceedingly kind and always elegantly dressed, they understand balancing beauty with the rough-and-tumble of real life.

Here, Carrier, a father of two, shares his smartly curated list of gifts perfect for any dad looking to spend his holiday doing things both family-friendly and cool.

Little Rest American Whisky

“A Manhattan is my cocktail of choice and Little Rest American Whisky is my favorite local choice. The distillery has a beautiful bar and restaurant in the Hudson Valley and the flavor selections make for a true craft cocktail.”

Ripple Bottle Opener by Craighill

“This sculptural bottle opener is everyday art and feels great in the hand.”

Saint James Navigateur Knit Cardigan

“A modern and sporty cardigan for an updated Father Knows Best look (no pipe needed!).”

Filson bridle leather belt. Photo: Courtesy of Filson

Filson Leather Belt

“A rugged classic that goes with just about everything.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Museum Membership

“We love gifting—and receiving!—museum memberships. It’s a wonderful way to support museums and encourages us, and our kids, to take advantage of the incredible resources in our neighborhood.”

T2 polarized brushed gold sunglasses by Rose & Co. Photo: Courtesy of Rose & Co

Rose & Co Sunglasses

“Great looking, classic frames. Rose & Co is a preferred brand; they are updated versions of quintessential sunglasses and glasses.”

Nocs Provisions binoculars

“Very cool Nocs Provisions binoculars inspire hikes and adventures; any gadget that can pull our kids off their screens is an instant favorite.”

Troutbeck. Photo: Courtesy of Troutbeck

Troutbeck Getaway

“A day at Troutbeck, our preferred escape while Upstate. The spa is excellent and they also offer ax throwing, archery, and falconry if you’re feeling adventurous.”

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Cooking Class at Eataly

“While Mara and I are not chefs, our daughter loves to cook. This is a great family activity, and a way to hopefully boost our talents in the kitchen!”

Defining Chic: Carrier and Company Interiors (Rizzoli). Photo: Courtesy of Carrier and Company

Defining Chic (Rizzoli)

“Our newest monograph, showcasing recent Carrier and Company projects, is an excellent addition to any coffee table or bookcase.”


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