58 Father’s Day Gifts Ideas Every Dad Would Love to Have
Instead of giving Dad yet another tie or collared shirt this Father’s Day, why not give him something healthier and more useful? We rounded up the best Father’s Day gifts—he’s sure to love at least one of these ideas.
This shirt doubles as a play mat and a massageVia Jane.com
It’s not the totally affordable $14.99 price tag that makes us think this “Car Massage shirt” is one of the best gifts for Dad on the market—it’s the fact that the feeling of small children riding toy cars along Dad’s back will be sort of like a massage freebie. Is anything better than keeping the kids happy and occupied while he gets a relaxing massage? Hardly. These are the 17 father’s day activities your dad will love.
Help Dad discover his rootsCourtesy, 23 And Me
His roots are your roots, too, so investing in a DNA testing kit to test both ancestry and health will pay family dividends for years to come. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry kit provides four DNA reports and it will help link you to any existing family you may not know about. Bonus with every kit: Dinnertime discussion topics that span a thousand years.
Something to blend his favorite drinks inCourtesy, Black and Decker
Tell Dad to skip the sugary, over-processed drink mixes at his next poolside BBQ and go wild with real, fresh fruit and spirits of his choice. It’s a healthier approach to drinks—not to mention much tastier—which is why he’ll appreciate a powerful blender like the Black + Decker XL Blast Drink Machine to effortlessly crush ice, mix his juices, and make smoothies. It can even double as a quick gravy-maker when the seasons change back to chilly and his thoughts turn to roasted meats. (And don’t forget to share these superfood smoothie recipes with him.)
Give Dad some securityCourtesy, Notion
No, he doesn’t need an armed guard, but a nifty smart home security system like Notion will probably set his mind at ease when he’s out of the house, at work, or on a family vacation with you. Notion is a smart sensor that alerts you 24/7 when someone enters your home, opens your garage, accesses the liquor cabinet, and—most importantly—messes with the thermostat. Can you imagine Dad being any happier than having firsthand knowledge of who is turning the heat up when he’s not around? Neither can we.
If he’s handy, he’ll love this hammerVia Sears.com
OK, maybe it seems a bit obvious as an idea, but Dad will go nuts for this hammer by Craftsman because it offers a magnetic nail helper; plus, it actually flexes to grip and claw all those weird hanging nails, picture hooks, and other DIY disasters. The under-$20 price point also makes it easy for the kids to pool their allowance to buy this one for pops.
Something to look even more handsome than everCourtesy, Jack Black
The dad in your life is already a handsome devil, obviously, so he’ll appreciate a sophisticated shaving kit like this one from Jack Black. It includes a weighted, non-slip handle razor with two cartridges, cleanser, shaving cream, and a men’s formula SPF 20 facial moisturizer. Dad’s baby smooth face will thank you, too. Don’t miss these 20 dads and the best Father’s Day gift they’ve ever received.
Or a beard groomer for trendy facial hairCourtesy, Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit
Whether Dad has a neat, trimmed beard that’s on-trend with male runway models or a free-spirited long hipster beard, he’ll love this Beard Envy kit by Billy Jealousy. It comes with a bristled brush designed specifically for beard grooming, a beard wash (it’s similar to shampoo, but really gets all the weird beard gunk out), and a beard grooming product. Hint: it works on elaborate mustaches, too!
Help him achieve the best nap possibleVia, Casper
Proven scientific fact: Dads like to nap (and by scientific we mean the evidence is in every household for all time). Which means, of course, that any and all sleep-enhancing paraphernalia is welcome. If you can’t pony up for a fancy new mattress, no worries, Casper makes truly unique pillow-in-pillow designs that are an unusually perfect blend of soft and firm.
Reader glasses he’ll never forget at homeCourtesy, Thin OPTICS
If your dad is at the age where reading glasses are a requirement for dinner outings, he’ll love these iPhone-ready Thinoptics readers. They’re slim enough to fit into a phone case so Dad never leaves them behind, but functional enough to find out exactly what the daily special is. They also come in a variety of strengths, and the price is friendly enough for grandkids to chip in for Gramp’s big day, too.
Give the man a mealCourtesy, Omaha Steaks
Sure, you could wrap up a bottle of his favorite liquor or some BBQ gear, but is anything as good as giving the gift of food? Dad’s love is often based on how happy his belly is, so why not win him over with a super fun DIY meal kit like Omaha Steak’s Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings. It’s chicken and dumplings, and everything he’ll need to make the comfort meal is included. Even if he’s not the dump-it-all-in-the-pot type, you can do it for him and claimed you made his favorite meal from scratch on Father’s Day.
The perfect child backpack for hikesCourtesy, Kiddy USA
If Dad is the outdoorsy type, he’ll probably go wild for anything that helps him share his appreciation of the natural world with his little ones. This Kiddy USA Adventure Pack is a heavy duty hiking backpack that easily fits children up to 40 pounds of tot on Dad’s back so he can carry them over the river, through the woods, up the mountain, or just about anywhere else. Toddlers love the idea of riding with Dad, too, so the gift of bonding is an added bonus. Check out these movies to watch on Father’s Day, too.
The coolest coolervia cleveermade.com
Dad loves to bring cold brews to the beach, to the game, on picnics and camping trips but those hard plastic ones get dirty and moldy and can be tough to cram into an already full trunk. Enter CleverMade’s Snapbasket Cooler—besides being insulated and leakproof (keeps bevvies cold for 36 hours), it’s soft-sided, collapsible, and easily wipes clean. Go ahead and cram 50 cans plus ice in there; at the end of the day, fold it down flat in seconds for easy storage.
A manly fitness trackerCourtesy, FitBit
If Dad often trapped behind a desk or computer screen? There’s a chance he’s not getting the recommended 10,000 steps a day that he needs and wants. You can help him change that (and other sedentary habits) with a Fitbit Charge 2. It tracks steps, heart rate, sleep, exercise, and even offers GPS. Dad won’t even be able skip the gym by using the old “But what if I get lost on the way there?” excuse.
Bug zappers, because duhCourtesy, Dynatrap
High powered bug repellers and zappers are hugely appealing to outdoorsy dads, BBQ-loving dads, and the kinds of dads who can’t stop taking nighttime dips in the pool. Why? Because nobody likes mosquito bites, the threat of Zika virus, or the general annoyance of having the kids scratching themselves like crazy. Dynatrap makes a high powered insect trap that manages pests over an entire acre of land without any odors, harmful chemicals, or irritants. Dad will be able to comfortably camp out, grill, swim, and garden.
Is he still wearing shorts from 2006?Via Penguin
We’re not judging, unless the board shorts in question have tears or holes in them. Bring Dad up to current fashion with a pair of modern, printed, and super comfy swimming trunks that welcome him with open arms to the current decade, because he’s not a regular dad—he’s a cool dad. These Original Penguin swim shorts have a relaxed-yet-tailored fit that’ll flatter even the daddest of dad bods. Don’t miss these absurdly macho Father’s Day gifts people actually buy.
Speaking of pool time and naps…Courtesy, Big Mouth Inc
Maybe Dad just wants to have a little fun and relax this summer? We can’t blame him—he works hard. These adorably whimsical pool floats by Big Mouth Inc. are over five feet long, easy to wipe down, and the most comfy way to snooze in the water (just don’t forget the sunscreen!).
Keep him charged upNimrod Lahav
If Dad is the type to climb up mountains, kayak all day, camp out on the beach, or even venture out to hours-long basketball tournaments, but wants to keep his electronic devices fully charged, the Kalisaya KaliPak is the perfect gift. It’s ideal for the for the dad who is an outdoor enthusiast and doesn’t want to give up essential electrical devices. At 14 pounds, it’s not too heavy to haul along on hiking trails, photography trips, all-day picnics, and campground set ups. It has a dependable solar panel and lithium-ion battery, and the 601 model can charge an average iPhone 93 times. Dad will definitely be impressed with this choice.
A manly duffelCourtesy, Cotopoxi
Dads always seem to love good, reliable luggage. This Cotopaxi Chumpi 50L travel duffel bag is durable, rugged, folds quickly and easily and can go from the overhead bin to the gym. Load it up with healthy snacks and gym clothes and it’s one of the best gifts for Dad ever.
A lawnmower he’ll actually get excited aboutCourtesy, The Toro Company
If Dad is the type to groom the grass, he’ll get excited about this price-friendly Toro SmartStow mower that takes 70% less space in the garage. It easily glides over rough, uneven terrain. He’ll get really excited the flat-wall storage, because it means he’ll have more room for the rest of his toys, gear, and your car.
Customizable, comfortable summer sandalsCourtesy, I Slide USA
While you may have the intention of sending him to the beach in these chic, comfortable ISlide sandals, there’s a good chance they’ll be his go-to locker room shoes, run-to-buy-milk slippers, and can’t-be-bothered-to-tie-laces-for-school-dropoff footwear. You can customize what your ISlide sandals say, but we’re partial to the “#1 Dad” version for obvious reasons. Check out these 13 funny Father’s Day quotes to make him laugh.
Matching outfits for dad and his Mini-MeCourtesy, Dickies
Just think of all the priceless photo opportunities you’ll have with matching ultra-cute unisex jackets for Dad and your little ones. The lined Dickies Eisenhower jacket is a wardrobe staple for Dad, but seeing it on him next to the adorable kid’s version will be enough to make the whole family’s heart melt. You can frame the photos you take after and thank us later.
This one fits just rightvia, alandavid.com
If Dad is the type to appreciate a sharp, made-to-order suit, he’ll love an Alan David Custom ensemble. Each suit is 100 percent hand-sewn with the highest quality fabrics in the United States, offers full canvas bespoke construction, a guaranteed perfect fit, and delivery in as little as three to four weeks. Did we mention they offer free alterations for a lifetime? That way Dad can have his cake, and eat it too.
Take his grilling to the next levelvia primogrill.com
The oval-shaped ceramic Primo Grill Oval Jr., is designed to lock in flavor, and allows the grill master to bake, roast, grill, and smoke all in one place. It also features a high-sitting lid in case Dad feels like cooking a whole chicken, because versatility is everything. Tell him to check out our foolproof guide to grilling too.
Speaking of perfectly grilled meals…via store.meater.com
Dad will love getting his very own Meater, the first truly-wireless meat thermometer that’ll ensure his steaks, chicken, fish, and just about everything else are cooked to absolute perfection. This is the master griller’s secret weapon.
The brightest smilevia amazon.com
If his smile light’s up the family’s life and he’s known to love super cool, modern-feeling gadgets, he’ll love a new Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. It features bold electric power with Bluetooth connectivity because he can really never be connected enough, can he? He’ll be excited to check out our list of foods that fight tooth decay too.
For the gym buffvia dickies.com
Swap out his tired summer gear for Dickies Temp-iQ Performance Cooling T-Shirts, which are designed to trap cool air and wick sweat away.
If he’s a mower fanaticvia homedepot.com
Does Dad love his mower so much he’s always looking for an excuse to pull it out of the garage? Then he’ll love John Deere’s Easy 30-Second Oil Change system for a mess-free, fast solution to mower maintenance that extends the life of his most prized tool.
He’s always been a protectorvia homedepot.com
Which is why he’ll love a Kwikset Kevo Convert, an affordable smart lock which is easy enough for beginners to use. It’s simple to install, and integrates seamlessly with a variety of smart home products and features. If you really want to wow him, send him this list of burglar secrets while you’re at it.
Perfectly polarized sunglassesvia mauijim.com
Dad is probably already a fan of Maui Jim sunglasses for their scratch-resistant lenses and filtration of harmful rays, but he’ll be super excited for an aviator upgrade with the brand’s Whitehaven model.
For the craft brew lovervia picobrew.com
You really can’t get more “craft” than making your own small batches of home-brewed beer in the comfort of your own kitchen, which is why we think dads will be obsessed with the Pico Model C machine. You can make five liters of fresh beer at home in about two hours, and then enjoy it fully fermented and carbonated in 10 to 14 days. He’ll want to try these recipes to make with beer after he whips up his first batch of brew!
Something from the favorite childvia susabella.com
Are you the favorite child? Probably, you need to be pretty great. If you’re feeling confident, get Dad this budget-friendly Susabella coffee mug that proudly announces your status in the family.
Need a little more than just the mug?via macys.com
You’ll definitely make your way to favorite child status if you throw in a CRUX coffee grinder. It’s easy to use, compact, and the perfect way to allow Dad the freshest cup of coffee each morning. He’ll probably want to read these calorie-free coffee hacks too.
For the on-the-go guyvia amazon.com
This bag is ideal for any cross-town excursion, because the Moshi Tego Sling Messenger blends functionality with a sleek design. The crossbody messenger, wearable on the left or right shoulder, features a quick-release strap for easy access and a strap for added stability on the move. Fits most tablets and laptops.
When he cooks, the whole family benefitsvia williams-sonoma.com
The All-Clad Deep Fryer will leave him (well, you) with world-class fries, onion rings, chicken, fish, donuts, and everything else that’s right with the world. This high-tech gadget also happens to look gorgeous on the counter.
The most versatile sweatercashmereboutique.com
He’ll look like a million bucks in the Men’s V-Neck Cashmere Sweater from Cashmere Boutique no matter how he wears it—with slacks to the office, or even with worn-in denim and sneakers to run a few errands. And thanks to the sweater’s three-ply pure cashmere yarn, hugs are softer and warmer than ever. It’s surprisingly affordable too.
He’s the sweetest, isn’t he?via mrsfields.com
For the super sweet father with a love of cookies, give him an affordable and fun Mrs. Fields “Best Dad Ever” Box. It’s a fun, cookie-filled way to let him know he’s the best, sweetest, and most loving guy in the world. Check out the 31 times our dads were the funniest people on Earth.
He’ll be on time happily with this timepiecevia shopworn.com
Dad will never be late to a game, dinner, or anything else ever again with a useful Victorinox Swiss Army Officer Chrono Men’s Watch from ShopWorn, an e-commerce website selling designer display-model watches, jewelry, and accessories from authorized retailers around the world. It’s basically an awesome sample sale you can visit online at any time. The watch comes with ShopWorn’s standard two-year warranty too, so Dad will feel confident wearing it just about everywhere, all the time.
This is grossly addictingvia amazon.com
A lot of dads don’t take the greatest care of their feet, which is exactly why a sort of grossly addicting (but satisfying) BabyFoot peel for men is just what he needs to get him ready for sandal weather and barefoot barbecues.
The most comfortable sweats of all timevia amazon.com
If Dad likes to lounge, he’ll fall in love with these Lacoste Banded Bottom Joggers for their comfort and style. They’re modern enough to wear out, and snuggly enough to sleep in.
The most “dad” cup evervia amazon.com
He’ll get a good laugh (and a lot of good use) out of this Tervis Dad Beer Tumbler. He can pop cold brews in it for easy sipping, or use it on colder winter days as a hot coffee travel mug. It’s BPA-free, suits both cool and warm drinks, and is both dishwasher and microwave-safe.
A little vitamin C with a dash of lovevia hurom.com
That’s the recipe for a perfect Father’s Day, if you ask us, and if Dad needs convincing, tell him to read these vitamin C benefits for better health. He’ll love using a new Hurom Citrus Juicer for fresh orange juice, grapefruit drinks, and even homemade and fresh-squeezed lemonades on the hottest days of summer.
The perfect wine openervia theperfectwineopener.com
Really, that’s what it’s called. The Perfect Wine Opener pushes air into the bottle; then pumps and pops the cork out with the air pressure. With just a few pumps, corks pop right out without any damage.
The best nap of his lifevia nestbedding.com
If Dad is prone to weekend naps and the whole family piling into bed for cuddle time, he’ll grin from ear to ear when he receives a set of Nest Bedding Luxury Bamboo sheets. They’re sleep-inducing, soft, and luxurious in all the best ways.
For the movie buffvia sinemia.com
If you haven’t already heard of Sinemia, you need to, because Dad is about to be obsessed. For a fraction of the cost of regular movie tickets, he can take you to all sorts of new releases—and you can get the popcorn too. Just select a movie you want to see—at any theater at any time—on the Sinemia app, and use your membership card to pick up discounted tickets at the box office. Happy viewing!
The world’s comfiest T-shirtvia bensly.com
It turns out the people at Bensly have made the most comfortable fitted men’s t-shirts of all time—out of wood pulp, seriously—and if your dad is the casual type, he’ll love a few of these.
For the general in your homevia shop.quiltedkoala.com
Dad keeps all the little soldiers in line, so he’ll love this ultra-fun large duffel in camouflage from Quilted Koala. He can get the kids from Point A to Point Soccer Practice, head to the gym, or take you on vacation with it.
Because his puppy is also his babyvia beangoods.com
Dog dads everywhere will want this BeanGoods Long Dog Tee, partially because it’s adorable, but mostly because the fit and styling are right on trend. He’ll be happy to read this piece on why owning a dog is so healthy too.
Man maintenance is a growing trendvia birchbox.com
There’s no reason the dad in your life shouldn’t be privy to all the latest and greatest men’s grooming trends, which is why we know he’ll love this Birchbox Off The Clock Box. He’ll love checking out all the mini-sized products, including body lotion, body wash, cleansing clay, lip balm, bath bombs, a manly candle—even cult-classic Bombas wool socks.
He’s got rhythm in his soulvia hsn.com
Give him the gift of some seriously cool musical inspiration with this Ion Audio Ford Mustang LP 4-in-1 Classic Car-Styled Turntable from HSN. He’ll love the design and functionality, and you’ll love the easy payment options.
For the father in need of some soothingvia elementsmassage.com
Pick from either a 60- or 90-minute massage gift card from Elements Massage in either the sports or relaxation formats to show him how appreciated he is. He’ll love an hour of quiet, calm, soothing relief from the stress of work, life, golf, or just about anything else. You can read up on the surprising benefits of massage to get him really excited about this gift idea.
If a perfectly done Thanksgiving turkey is Dad’s pride and joy, he’ll love the All-Clad Stainless Steel Large Roaster with rack and turkey lifters. The sleek, heavy-duty pan holds up to a 20-pound turkey, with high walls to keep precious juices from splattering or spilling. The oversized turkey forks let you transfer the bird securely from pan to platter. One more thing to be thankful for! Check ou thtese 8 wise quotes from everyday dads that will make you appreciate yours.
He’s always on the roadvia hsn.com
Dads who hit the road, work remotely, and travel a lot will love this Boost Mobile ZTE 4G No-Contract Hotspot from HSN. It’s loaded with 20 GB of data for an entire year, so he can browse, Facetime, and message you as much as his heart desires even when there’s no wi-fi in range.
Clothes that don’t bitevia craghoppers.com
Seriously though, this insect-repellent shirt from Craghoppers is an outdoorsy dad’s dream. He can relax, hang out, grill, or just about anything else without fear of pesky mosquito bites. If you don’t get him this shirt, you can email him our guide to why he’s getting so many mosquito bites.
Because he’s constantly connectedvia iottie.com
Whether he’s on an android phone or a die-hard iPhone user with the latest model, he’ll love an iOttie iON Wireless Fast Charging Pad Plus. All he’ll have to do is manage to put his phone down on this sleek, design-friendly pad, and within minutes his phone will be charged so he can get back to gaming, surfing, working, and whatever else he’s up to.
For him and his mini-mevia pairofthieves.com
If Dad loves the idea of having his mini-me match him in every possible way, he’ll gush when you give him matching dad and kid socks from Band of Thieves. You can buy them in a variety of prints and colors so they’ll have a matching pair for every day of the week.
Because he bank-rolled your childhoodvia speidel.com
If your dad skips the wallet in favor of a wad of cash in his pocket, he could use to keep it organized in style. Enter the stainless steel Speidel money clip, which secures bills—and/or credit cards and business cards—with special grip technology, whether he’s carrying $2 or $200. Custom engraving shows you went the extra mile.
Sometimes the best Father’s Day gift idea is a simple, crisp bottle of wine that goes perfectly with a spring meal. The Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec combines the floral and fruity notes of the season with rich black cherry and plum and toasty, spicy black pepper and chocolate. Be sure to check out these funny jokes about dad to get in the spirit of the day.