The Best Dad Gifts Are Old Magazines: From Vintage Playboys To Rolling Stone

Ryan Britt
·2 min read

EsquireThe AtlanticPlayboysHemingwayRolling Stone EsquiresGQs, Heavy Metal, Outside, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Starlog, OmnieBayFatherly can’t vouch for each individual seller personally on either platform, we personally do use both eBay and Esty a lot to buy cool, old things. Let’s buy some magazines!

1968 Playboy Christmas Issue

This 1968 Playboy has writing from John Updike, Arthur Miller, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, Arthur C. Clarke, and more!

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1933 Vintage Popular Mechanics Issues

Popular Mechanics - February 1933. And Popular Science - December 1933. Cool!

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1982 Playboys

A set of eight Playboys from 1982. Basically, these were your father's Playboys.

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National Geographic ADVENTURE Magazine

Remember when Adventure Magazine still existed?

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Eleven 1970s Rolling Stone Magazines

Eleven awesome issues of Rolling Stone from the '70s!

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11 Issues of Omni Magazine From the 1970s, '80s, and '90s

Remember the great science (and science fiction) magazine Omni? It's featured in Ghostbusters and quoted in Jurassic Park. Take a trip down memory lane!

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1968 Playboy featuring Kurt Vonnegut and Stanley Kubrick

This 1968 Playboy has features with both Kurt Vonnegut and Stanely Kubrick. What were they talking about back then?

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Lot of 15 1980s Starlog Magazines

Starlog covered geek TV and movies like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. But it also covered Superman, Knight Rider, James Bond, and more! Perfect for nerdy dads.

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Vintage '70s, '80s, and '90s Playboys

A vintage lot of Playboys on Etsy!

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Vintage Heavy Metal Magazines

A cross between sci-fi/horror/science and rock and roll, Heavy Metal lived up to its name.

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1959 German GQ

Remember what GQ actually stands for? Yep, in 1959, it was still called Gentleman's Quarterly.

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1935-1940 Vintage Esquires

Boasting fiction from some of the greatest writers of the first half of the 20th Century, Esquire, in some ways, was a lot like what the New Yorker became. Check out these amazing issues from the 1930s and 1940s.

Buy Now $30.00

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