80 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Every Dad Would Love to Have
Instead of giving Dad yet another tie or collared shirt this Father's Day, get him something he’ll really love. These gift ideas will show that you really took the time to think about him.
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Surefire hits for Father’s Day
Dad always puts the family first, so making him feel extra special and loved on Father’s Day should be a top priority. He’s there for support, encouragement, strength, and wisdom even when it’s hard—which is exactly why the holiday was invented, and an important piece of the history of Father’s Day in America. How can you say “I love you” in a tangible way? With an amazing gift from this Father’s Day gift guide that will seem tailor-made for him, of course!
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new dad, a Grandpa, or the dad who just wants to laugh, there’s something here for every kind of father figure, at every budget. What are you waiting for? Get shopping and start celebrating the best guy around! (And don’t forget a Father’s Day card! If you need help on what to write, check out these funny Father’s Day quotes)
For the Dad with Lots of Fans: Tribute Video
Forget about making dad’s day, you’ll make his year when you present him with a collaborative video montage from Tribute. The company makes it simple; all you have to do is sign up, share the custom URL for your project, then recruit family members and friends to submit videos and photos. You can DIY it using Tribute’s software ($25) or sign up for concierge services ($99) and they’ll do the work for you; for $175 you’ll get a 7-inch video card that you can present dad on the big day. Bring tissues!
For the ultimate sous chef: Viking Acacia 20″ Butcher Block Prep/Serving Board
Up dad’s grilling prep with this beautiful Viking cutting board. It has three built in bowls so he can keep the peppers away from the onion in an effort to please the picky eaters in the family. It also does double duty as a server for a cheeseboard. Made of acai wood, the cutting board is naturally resistant to water and bacteria.
For grill lovers: KC Cattle Company’s Backyard Dad Bundle
Fire up the grill because Dad will waste no time cooking up the Wagyu Ribeye Steaks, burgers, beef and bacon cheeseburger bratwurst, and Wagyu beef hot dogs in this drool-worthy gift set from KC Cattle Company. The four-year-old company, which is 100 percent veteran-owned and operated, has won recognition for its gourmet Wagyu beef hot dogs, which taste like steak on a bun. Owner Patrick Montgomery, a former U.S. Army ranger, raises his cattle with zero hormones or antibiotics on 300 acres in Missouri. Don’t be surprised if Dad starts gifting KC Cattle Company to himself after this delectable eating experience.
For outdoorsy dads: Tommy Breeze Classic Soft Top Hat
Everyone needs a summer hat! Whether Dad does hardcore hiking or just hangs on the patio, he’ll keep a cool head with this comfy, soft, classic baseball hat from Tommy Breeze. The unstructured low-profile crown means he can mold it to his head, and the brass buckle enclosure ensures a custom fit. Love the embroidered mountain patch? It’s hand-sewn in Fairfax, California, to add a personal touch.
For the Dog Lover: West & Willow Custom Pet Portrait
Let’s face it, the dog is probably his favorite “child” anyway, so instead of fighting that fact, embrace it. Dad will love a custom pet portrait from West & Willow. It couldn’t be any easier either: all you have to do is send in a photo of the pup, then choose a background and a frame.
For the traveler: Travelpro Platinum Elite Large Check-In Expandable Hardside Spinner
For times when it’s smarter to check your luggage, Dad will absolutely love this big daddy of smart bags from TravelPro. The majestic metallic spinner is lightweight and ultra-durable with an easy-to-clean polycarbonate shell, lots of interior zip pockets (including one for damp items), four spinner wheels that practically glide on their own, a two-inch zipper expansion, a TSA-approved lock, and built-in USB ports (with external FAA-compliant storage for a power bank) for powering electronics on the go. TravelPro is so sure of the quality of this luggage—it passed 15 durability tests, including something called a “cold drop test”—that it offers a Built For A Lifetime Limited Warranty.
For sock rockers: The Rolling Stones Box Set
You can’t always get what you want, but Rolling Stones fans can get the band’s iconic “hot lips” logo on three pairs of riotously colorful and fun socks from Happy Socks. Made of combed cotton, the limited edition three-pack features Paint It Bright, Stripe Me Up, and I Got The Blues socks. Comes in size 9–11.
For the gamer: Metafy Private Lessons
If Dad loves chess—perhaps he got wrapped up the year’s biggest Netflix hit, The Queen’s Gambit, or if he’s a fan of gaming—we’re talking Fortnite, Smash Ultimate, Mortal Kombat, and more, he’ll be thrilled with the gift of private one-on-one champion-level coaching from Metafy. Over 450 coaches offer personalized instruction in over 80 popular games. Rates start as low as $15 per hour, making it an affordable way to brush up on existing skills, build new ones, or reach for the goal of becoming a grandmaster.
For dads who love toys: Handmade Wood Game Tic Tac Toe
The classic game of tic tac toe is way more exciting when it’s in three dimensions. Handcrafted in Thailand from rain tree and rubber wood, the game features a square board with nine standing pegs to hold the X and O shapes. Here’s the coolest part: Sold on the UNICEF site, every purchase provides 13 packets of lifesaving nourishment to children suffering from acute malnutrition.
For the well-heeled dad: Harmony783 Men’s Brown Leather Driver
Harmony783 wants you to know about their patent-pending grounding technology that runs pure silver thread through the midsoles and footbeds of all their shoes to send natural energy up into the body. But fans of the soft full-grain leather and cushy padded memory foam in these dress-casual slip-ons rave about the incredible comfort, great fit, and high quality. One reviewer notes: “I wore the drivers right out of the box to work. I do a lot of walking and I was not fatigued at all! I even got a compliment from a co-worker. These shoes have now become my favorite!” Comes in sizes 7–15.
For the casually styled pops: Ben Sherman Archive Indigo Short-Sleeve Shirt
He’ll wear this timeless short-sleeved Ben Sherman classic for years to come, thanks to timeless styling, a versatile deep indigo color that goes with just about everything, and 100 percent machine-washable cotton fabric that makes even his messiest, sweatiest summer outings seem like no big deal. The chest pocket and modern patchwork styling make it a surefire hit for dads of all types, and a smart choice for a Father’s Day gift for a stepdad when you’re stumped on what to give.
For the sweetest guy: Maple Craft Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup
If the words bourbon and maple perk him right up, this affordable luxury will have him smiling through the next several Sunday-morning meals. This delectable food gift is a family-friendly barrel-aged maple syrup (after all, it’s just the barrels imparting flavor, not actual bourbon) that offers notes of caramel, oak, and smoke behind the rich, local Vermont maple flavor. He’ll pour it over pancakes, drizzle it on salmon steaks before cooking, or throw a small spoonful in his morning coffee for a bit of fun.
For dads of all ages: JLab Audio JBuds Wireless Earbuds
These Bluetooth earbuds make the perfect tech gift for dad, thanks to sleek black and gold styling, an included charging case that’s small enough to fit in his favorite jeans pocket, and six or more hours of seamless play time with an extra 18 or so hours in the case. They also boast stereo calling, an upgraded microphone, and crystal-clear clarity—all of which makes them seem far more expensive than their under-$50 price tag. Did you wait until the 11th hour to look for the perfect present? We’ve got you covered with these last-minute Father’s Day gifts he’ll never know you ordered late.
For the work-from-home dad: Pixel Blue Light Protection Glasses
If he’s spending hours in front of a computer screen or tablet or catching up on work with his smartphone from home, these flattering Pixel blue light protection glasses will be the unsung hero of his workspace. They’re designed to reduce symptoms of eye strain and dry eyes, as well as headaches from too much screen time. The clear lenses don’t have the strong yellow tint many blue light protection products do, and these feature 100 percent UV protection as well. Try coupling this gift with the best sunglasses with UV protection and he’ll be all set for all seasons and occasions.
For the one with timeless style: Unbound Merino Polo Shirt
This simple-looking polo shirt is unlike any other he has in his collection. It features superfine Merino wool that feels as light as cotton but works hard to keep him stink-free because of its natural sweat-wicking and temperature-regulation properties; he’d be hard-pressed to find that in a synthetic material. It’s available in several classic dad-friendly colors, fits like a dream, and will excite everyone at home when they realize this extremely high-quality fabric actually requires less frequent machine washing than other materials. Plus, he can wear it tucked neatly into pants for a comfortable business casual look any day of the week.
For the comfort-driven dad: Dearfoams Oscar Microwool Clog Slipper
These comfortable microwool clog-slipper hybrids are just what he’ll want to lounge around in, but they also offer just the right amount of support, comfort, and traction for him to tinker around in the garage, run to the mailbox, or take the dog out for a couple of minutes without the hassle of getting a whole socks-and-sneakers combo going. At just $20, these versatile men’s slippers look a lot more expensive than they actually are.
For the outdoorsy dad: Sierra Designs Double Lightweight Hammock
He’ll love taking this lightweight and travel-friendly hammock with him on camping trips, vacations, and impromptu park gatherings with friends and family, but he can also just set it up in the backyard to enjoy a peaceful nap in nature. It’s the perfect gift from a wife or daughter, as it fits up to two people in case a kid or spouse wants to hop in for a photo, is great for relaxing, and is made of ultra-durable lightweight nylon that packs small for carry-on bags and backpacks.
For the family videographer: Pivo Pod Red
His home-video game is about to be forever changed with this content creation pod that works just as well for Instagram, TikTok, and other social media content as it does for fun, memorable family videos that make his work look like he had a whole crew behind him. Its auto-tracking feature means this phone-holding pod will actually follow him, you, or the kids in any direction so there’s never an off-screen moment, and it works just as well with hands-free FaceTime and video calls, too. He’ll be able to seamlessly video-chat while cooking, tinkering, working out, or whatever else he loves doing, which is exactly why this is one of the most life-changing tech gifts on our Father’s Day gift guide list.
For the top chef: Laconiko Black Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
If he’s always whipping up something worthy of a Michelin star, Dad is going to love this ultra-premium black truffle-infused extra virgin olive oil from Laconiko. Add this bottle of savory goodness to a Father’s Day gift basket brimming with pastas, ripe salad vegetables, and his favorite proteins and you’ll see him smiling from ear to ear. It’s made with 100 percent hand-picked, estate-grown Koroneiki olives from Southern Greece and infused with real, deliciously fragrant black truffles. He’ll drizzle it over all his favorite dishes and never look back.
For the BBQ guy: Thermacell E55 Mosquito Repeller
This electronic version of a 20-foot mosquito net is about to be Dad’s favorite new toy to make his time on the patio that much better. It’s a 12-hour insect-repelling gadget that’s rechargeable, has no flames, sprays, or scents, and offers a DEET-free alternative to some of the more worrisome options on the market. All he has to do is keep the refill bucket renewed for every 12-hour run and he’ll enjoy a no-gimmick approach to eating, relaxing, and lounging outdoors without the hassle of mosquitoes and other bothersome bugs.
For the bearded dad: Walton Wood Farm Beard Balm
Some of the best cheap Father’s Day gifts from family members on a budget at the ones he’ll actually use every day, and this paraben-free beard balm from Walton Wood Farm is no exception. It’s made with a 100 percent natural base, offers fragrance notes of real maple bark and treasured hiking trails, and goes to work conditioning even the scraggliest of beards with minimal effort. It’s also great for traveling, thanks to its convenient size, leak-free construction, and dye-free formula.
For the dad you want to pamper: Brooklinen Classic Bath Towels
Maybe Dad hasn’t gotten the vacation, massage, or other relaxing experiences he truly deserves because of social distancing. You can change all that by creating an utterly indulgent Father’s Day package filled with home spa products, including a set of these over-the-top Brooklinen bath towels. They’re as plush as you can get, ultra-absorbent, and made of Turkish cotton that feels like a five-star hotel spa’s own collection, even after several washes.
For the tech-obsessed: Lucyd Lyte Round Glasses
He’s going to be wowed when he opens these extraordinary futuristic glasses that help him fulfill all his gloriously nerdy tech dreams. These patent-pending Bluetooth frames offer designer styling, protection, and smart features. You can fit them with either prescription or non-prescription lenses, and either way, he’ll enjoy inclusive audio with sharp open-ear playback, thanks to flush speakers in each arm. That means the frames themselves become the headphones, and a noise-canceling microphone can make his calls hands-free and way more fun.
For the dog dad: Petsies Custom Pet Socks
He’s going to snort-laugh when he gets a pair of Petsies’ custom-printed socks with Fido’s face emblazoned on them. Simply upload a photo of his favorite pet, pick a background color or pattern, and add additional options like his face or other important details to complete the look. You can pick from simple backgrounds all the way to strawberry-frosted doughnut imagery, and lots of options in between. He won’t soon forget this Insta-worthy personalized pet gift, and you’ll all get a good chuckle out of it.
For the surfer: Sharkbanz 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Bands
If he loves hitting the waves, this shark-repelling bracelet will make his swimming, surfing, diving, and snorkeling that much better. It’s the ideal gift from his son so you two can make the most out of your day at the beach. It uses research-backed technology that works at depths up to 330 feet, doesn’t require batteries or charging, and offers a natural shark repellent that will keep him safer and more confident on his next big beach day.
For the golfer: FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Shoes
What Father’s Day gift guide would be complete without high-end golf gear? These FootJoy Premiere Series golf shoes offer hand-selected full-grain leather, a performance outsole with translucent rubber traction elements, completely cushioned arch support with an OrthoLite fit, and low-profile spikes for professional-level traction on the green.
For the glass-half-full father: Life Is Good Totem Crusher Tee
This fun-to-wear tee is the ultimate sign of good vibes and high fives for the eternal-optimist dad who offers endless encouragement and love. It offers prewashed everyday softness, a classic fit, and timeless style he’ll love wearing.
For the home fitness buff: Arriste Resistance Bands
This set of three resistance bands from Arriste will help Dad get the most out of his home workout without bulky equipment or expensive machinery. Adding resistance to his squats, lunges, and other key moves will make each rep more impactful, and this set offers varied levels indicated by each band’s fabric color. They also feature a non-slip latex threading that sets them apart from other popular bands on the market, because these actually stay in place during use.
For the kitchen rock star: Stella Falone Reversible Cutting Board
This beauty is a far cry from his typical cutting board, thanks to double-thick exotic hardwood, marbled hues, and a dose of feel-good ethics. The West African ebony wood the board of made of is legally and ethically sourced from Cameroon, and the brand, Stella Falone, helps sustain steady jobs with living wages while supporting sustainable harvesting practices. Its large size (18 x 11.4 inches) is ideal for heavy-duty meal prep, carving, and jaw-dropping cheese boards. And in case you were wondering, wood cutting boards are typically better than their plastic counterparts.
For the best dad of all time: Nixon Sentry Chrono Watch
This sleek, almost sports-car-like Nixon watch is about to be his new favorite timepiece. He’ll wear it during the workweek, out to dinner, and as a dash of sophisticated charm with his typical jeans-and-tee look. The 42mm size beautifully displays a six-hand chronograph, 24-hour subdial, and a printed seconds track that make this watch seem like a far more expensive choice. Better yet, the steel three-link bracelet has a double-locking clasp with micro-adjustments that make it a comfortable, easy piece he’ll wear for years to come. And don’t forget to get a Father’s Day card to go along with this gift! If you’re stumped on what to write, here’s what to write in a Father’s Day card. You could use one of these father-son quotes for inspiration!
For the versatile dad: Common Strand Hemp Tee
He’ll love wearing this comfortable, easy-to-coordinate T-shirt, and you’ll both love knowing it’s made with 100 percent natural and organic materials that actually soften with each wear. That means he’ll think it’s great the first time he wears it, and wonder how he ever lived without it by the hundredth. The brand’s signature hemp fabric offers anti-microbial and odor-repelling protection and doesn’t shrink or lose its shape in the wash.
For the sideline supporter: Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool
This little tool may seem like no big deal, but if he’s always outdoors—at the big game cheering you on, or just about anywhere pesky bugs may be lurking—this is the best under-$10 gift in our Father’s Day gift guide. It’s a nearly magical little suction tool that removes insect venom, saliva, and other irritants to stop excess redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort. It’s clinically proven, good for the whole family, and works on a variety of bug bites ranging from mosquitoes to biting flies, bees to sea lice, and several in between. It’s one of the easiest, drug-free home remedies for bug bites that actually works.
For the dad who rocks: Isabelle Grace Guitar Pick Necklace
Whether he’s a rock star in real life or just plays one in the garage, this handmade Isabelle Grace Jewelry guitar pick necklace will have him singing all the right chords. It’s made with fine silver, and it can be personalized with a name (up to 10 characters) and a date to show how much you truly care. If you love this idea, check out more of the best personalized Father’s Day gifts that go the extra mile.
For your superhero: Los Angeles Trading Co. Superdad Robe
We know he deserves a cape, but where would he ever wear it? That’s exactly why this far more practical Superdad robe from Los Angeles Trading Co. will be his new favorite. Made of a cozy, machine-washable plush fabric he’ll love kicking back in, it offers extra insulation for those dads known to keep the thermostat set low to save on heating bills. (Ahem, we’re looking at you, Dad.)
For the health-focused: Oura Ring
Tell his FitBit, Apple watch, and other fitness devices to take a seat because the Oura ring is the more easily worn fitness-tracking device you’ll both end up wanting. It looks like a regular, stylish ring, but it actually includes sensitive tracking for steps, heart rate, respiration, and more. It does most of the typical smartwatch things without all the weight and bulk of a larger piece, and it holds a charge for seven straight days instead of a watch needing daily recharges. Plus, a lightweight titanium ring that’s both water-resistant and sized specifically for his finger makes it something that seldom comes off. The accompanying app is easy to navigate and understand, and a free sizing kit and charger are included with every order, so you don’t have to worry about spending anything extra. Here are more smart devices that are worth every penny.
For the on-the-go dad: MaskTite Face Mask Tape
This little packet contains medical-grade, hypoallergenic, latex-free double-sided face mask tape that keeps his glasses from fogging up, his mask from slipping, and all sorts of other pandemic-era snafus. It’s ideal for dads in public-facing positions, those with lots of places to go, and anyone who experiences the ongoing frustration of their masks never fitting properly or comfortably enough.
For the java lover: Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler
Take Dad for a cup of coffee each morning, even if you’re not there in person. This delicious Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler is brimming with four hand-picked gourmet coffees, and each purchase supports local American coffee roasters. This great gift for coffee lovers boasts a variety of single-origin coffees and artfully-crafted blends, and freshness is guaranteed because each shipped batch is roasted to order.
For the product guy: Color Up Keep It Cool Kit
Help Dad keep his cool from head to toe with Color Up’s selection of guy-friendly CBD-infused products that soothe, treat, and improve skin. The kit includes the brand’s Soothe Scalp Serum, Clean Enzymatic Deodorant, Sensation Rub for sore and stiff muscles (one of the best CBD creams for pain), and travel-size portions of Relieve Salve and Daily CBD Oil. The set is beautifully presented in a reusable bag, so you won’t have to fuss with packaging.
For the foodie: Carne Collective Trial Gaucho Box
Send his taste buds all the way to Argentina and back again with this trial-size version of Carne Collective’s ultra-popular Gaucho Box. It includes four wet-aged New York strip steaks, two filet mignons, two sirloin steaks, one skirt steak, one flank steak, a pound of ground chuck, and three Picanha steaks. All the meat in this box comes from 100 percent grass-fed and finished cows that were raised on family-owned ranches in Argentina. All he’ll need now is a chef’s hat and an excuse to grill.
For the game-night fan: Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger
Add a little bit of excitement and nostalgia to his favorite night of the week: game night. This Choose Your Own Adventure series-themed game is a playful take on the classics he loved reading as a kid and offers thousands of potential gaming paths and a cooperative narrative that’s fun for the whole family. It’s got a neat retro aesthetic he’ll appreciate, and it will easily take its rightful place next to his favorite classic board games.
For the dad who loves his bed: California Design Sheet Set
This soft sateen-weave sheet set is the smooth, cool-feeling dream catcher he’s been looking for, only better, thanks to deep elasticized pockets that fit both low-profile and tall mattresses. It comes with four matching pillowcases as well, so you don’t have to run out and buy extras to accommodate the double-pillow pileup. This particular set is so popular that it’s one of Amazon’s bestsellers, and among the most popular sleep products on Amazon as a whole.
For the fisherman: Googan Squad Green Series Spinning Rod
This design-forward rod is just what he needs to cast perfectly every time, and ceramic insert guides will help keep each one long and smooth. This composite rod is built for strength, sensitivity, and durability, and it’s available in two sizes. It also features a custom reel seat and grip for all-day comfort, so he can be gone fishin’ as long as he likes.
For the guy who’s your cuppa tea: BOH Tea Gift Variety Pack
Give this flavorful gift and he’ll be sipping Cameronian black, lime ginger, lemon mandarin, chamomile, peppermint, and lemon myrtle flavors for weeks to come. The set includes 48 individual tea bags with a variety of caffeine levels ranging from coffee substitutes to bedtime-friendly herbal offerings. Tea isn’t your only choice if he’s not a java guy, by the way—here are more delicious coffee alternatives to choose from.
For the feel-good dad: Coalatree Evolution Joggers
These aren’t your ordinary sweatpants, and that’s good news because your dad isn’t an ordinary dad— he manages to get everything done and still makes everyone around him feel good. These Evolution Joggers from Coalatree are buttery-soft, which is just what he wants in athleisure, but they’re also made of recycled coffee grounds for unmatched sustainability. He’ll get a kick out of how great the pants feel, but also how thoughtful you are.
For the gamer: Panasonic SoundSlayer Gaming Speakers
These are technically gaming speakers that he’ll quickly wonder how he ever played without, but they also work seamlessly with just about any PC setup, which will make them awesome for his home office, DIY video or music production, and even Netflix viewing. They feature Dolby Atmos–powered immersive sound for powerful and realistic 3D audio, and offer several modes, including role-player gamer and voice mode, for lots of ongoing dialogue.
For the camper: Pull Start Fire Pull String Firestarter
This genius little device is the kind of thing he’ll wish he’d thought of, and then thank you profusely for. It makes camping out, enjoying backyard fire pits, and even starting indoor fireplaces so much easier with a simple pull-to-start-a-fire approach that even a first-time outdoorsman can handle. It’s weatherproof and affordable, and it doesn’t require any matches, lighters, fluids, or flames, making it must-have camping gear for his next excursion.
For the modern dad: Christian Siriano People Are People Fragrance
This design-forward, modern fragrance bottle will sit like a piece of fine art on his vanity, but he’ll love it even more for the woody, bergamot-noted scent that makes him feel unstoppable. He’ll also catch slightly spicy, sweet notes of pink pepper, black prune, and rich tuberose with every spray.
For the brightest dad: Maui Jim South Swell Polarized Classic Sunglasses
If Dad or Grandpa doesn’t already know about the unbeatable warranty of Maui Jim sunglasses, now is as good a time as any to get him excited about these always-in-style polarized classic sunglasses. They’re durable, laid-back, and great for a variety of face shapes, and Maui Jim will repair or replace them for two full years if they ever have a manufacturing-related issue or defect. That level of commitment is nearly impossible to find in the accessories industry, and it shows just how durable these frames and lenses are. FYI, these Amazon products have a lifetime warranty.
For the swimmer: Southern Tide Solid Swim Trunk
He’ll wear these comfortable, timeless swim trunks all summer long. They’re perfect for getaways and backyard pool days, and they easily pack into the side pocket for a teeny-tiny footprint that hardly takes up any luggage real estate at all. They’re also moisture-wicking, offer UPF sun protection, and come in a variety of fun solid colors to suit every dad’s taste.
For the dad who’s always put together: GlobeIn Sustainable Leather iPad Case
He’ll get daily use out of this sustainably sourced leather iPad case that boasts a convenient magnetic closure, gentle padding for device protection, and a chic interior lining with block-printed patterns. The exterior is embossed with a world map on both sides to remind him that he’s the best dad in the world.
For the problem solver: The DeliverySafe Lockable Insulated Delivery Box
If he’s gotten his fair share of Amazon and Walmart+ deliveries this year but lived with the little nagging voice inside his head telling him to worry about his packages being stolen, damaged, or rained on, this DeliverySafe lockable, insulated box is going to be the best gift ever. It’s a secure home-package drop-off box that’s easily programmed (and reprogrammed) with a special combination, so he doesn’t have to worry about being home exactly on time for that important delivery. It’s large enough to handle a bulky grocery delivery, several small and medium Amazon boxes, and more.
For the active dad: OffCourt Performance Body Spray
This set of three OffCourt Performance Body Sprays will provide a serious upgrade to his dop kit. It’s a decidedly modern take on always-popular body sprays, offering refreshing, lighter-bodied scents that mask mild amounts of odor and sweat with a spray-deodorant style. The best part? It’s aluminum-free, so health-conscious dads will certainly approve.
For the adventurer: BioLite HeadLamp 200
He’s going to use this very cool BioLite HeadLamp more than he imagines, thanks to its lightweight design, bright output, and 40 hours of low-shine time or up to three straight hours of high beams. It recharges via an included micro USB and offers hands-free illumination for nighttime dog walking, jogging, and other outdoor activities when the sun is starting to set.
For the gourmet guy: Maille Mustard Variety Pack
Sure, he can add any of these gourmet mustards to his favorite brats, hot dogs, and other grilled classics, but if he’s the type of home chef worthy of his very own cooking show, this set of Maille mustards will be his new favorite base for sauces, dressings, batters, and more. It’s also an adorable Father’s Day gift from kids who love cooking with their dads because it’s inexpensive enough to buy with saved-up allowance money and can be used time and time again in creative, learning-encouraging ways. Looking for more good, inexpensive gift ideas from the kids? Check out these DIY Father’s Day crafts they can make in a day—they could even work as adorable homemade Father’s Day gifts!
For the preppy dad: Ben Sherman Seersucker Co-ord Shorts
These regular-fit men’s shorts are enhanced with elegant cotton seersucker striped fabric in 100 percent cotton that’s easily machine-washed and worn over and over again. The design features two side-seam pockets, two welt pockets, and easy-to-wear construction that goes just as well with a simple white polo shirt as it does with a more dressed-up coordinating button-down.
For the conference-caller: HyperX Cloud Core Headset
This isn’t just any noise-canceling headset—it’s one he’ll love wearing all day in the home office, while he’s catching up on videos, or gaming with the kids, thanks to memory foam earpads and a durable, lightweight aluminum frame. The attached microphone was designed for gaming, but it works like a dream for long-winded conference calls and Zoom meetings. He’ll be even more successful working from home with these—and he’ll thank you for it.
For the one who needs a better night’s sleep: Saatva Down Alternative Pillow
This made-in-the-USA wonder pillow is filled with a light and airy down alternative that mimics the feeling and texture of real down without any of the allergy-related concerns. It’s comfortable, durable, and encased in an organic cotton shell that pairs beautifully with a weighted blanket, just in case you were thinking of beefing up this gift to give him an entire sleep-focused experience.
For the practical dad: Nioxin Scalp Relief Kit
If he’s had the same blue and white bottle in his shower for years and it hasn’t done enough good, this Nioxin Scalp Relief Kit is going to rock his very simple beauty routine. It offers clinically proven results through a three-step system comprised of a gentle cleanser, soothing conditioner, and scalp serum that’s meant to be left on to nourish the scalp and thicken hair. Free of parabens, sulfates, and colorants, it is suitable for sensitive, dry, and itchy scalps. Added aloe vera, niacinamide, and a clean fragrance make this cleanser one of the best shampoos around—and an easy switch from Dad’s prior go-to.
For the stylish commuter: Yaya & Co. Fairfield Leather Briefcase Backpack
This premium leather take on the typical briefcase combines European vertical design with the best Italian leathers and brass fittings. It comes in two leather tones, has a front flap compartment with an interior snap and two exterior snaps for security, and easily stores and transports laptops up to 15-inches. Each piece is handmade, one at a time, so he’ll feel like he received a true treasure.
For the gadget guy: Vitamix Immersion Blender
The five variable speed settings, LED light display, and ergonomic handle design on this immersion blender makes it an easy choice for any kitchen. It can easily turn a chunky-style soup into a creamier delight, emulsify professional-chef-level dressings and sauces, and turn an ordinary pile of fresh fruit and protein powder into an award-winning smoothie. Trust us: This is one of those genius kitchen gadgets he’ll wish he had years ago.
For the workout king: Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder
He’ll add this delicious vegan protein powder to his post-workout routine and love the rich vanilla flavor that tastes more like a dessert than a 30-gram bounty of muscle-building protein. It’s also brimming with roughly two billion CFU probiotics per serving to help fight colds and the flu and to keep the digestive system moving smoothly. The formula is certified organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, and doesn’t have any added sugars. He’ll feel great about adding this to his routine and be grateful you found it.
For the best BBQ host: WoodWick Citronella Outdoor Candle
If you’re heading to Dad’s annual Father’s Day BBQ this year, be a champ and bring one of these gorgeous WoodWick citronella outdoor candles to keep the scene comfortable and bug-free. Perfect for socially distanced outdoor gatherings, it features a design-forward wood-textured ceramic vessel, soothing fragrance oils, and four real wood wicks that provide a glow and inviting fireplace crackle sound. The added citronella oil is one of the best-known natural mosquito repellents, and this candle will create a protection area large enough to surround the family table.
For the coffee fiend: Chefman Coffee Grinder
Fill up his cup with fresh, better-than-ever-tasting coffee and he’ll think of you every morning. With this Chefman coffee grinder, he can grind his own top-quality roasts as needed, so every cup is fresh and brimming with flavor. This awesome little gadget is also customizable, thanks to 17 grinding options ranging from extremely fine to coarse, and the large hopper holds up to 2.8 ounces of coffee beans at a time. The Burr mill system of this Chefman model sets it apart from the competition, too, because it won’t overheat the beans in the grinding process—something that can ultimately alter the flavor of a brew.
For the handiest pop: Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool
This do-it-all Leatherman multitool will get him out of a thousand pickles, or just look super cool in his car’s glove compartment as a sort of emotional insurance policy. It comes with premium replaceable wire cutters, spring-action scissors, pliers, a wire stripper, can and bottle openers, files, and screwdrivers, as well as at least a dozen other facets. It’s a neat idea for a Father’s Day gift from a son, because they’ll both get a kick out of using it.
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For the lounger: Feat Roam Shorts
These ultra-comfortable lounge shorts are designed for relaxing, but they offer enough flexibility and movement to take his show on the road to the gym, long walks, or just about anywhere else he may go. They’re lightweight, incredibly soft, offer a seven-inch inseam, a secure phone pocket with a zipper, a drawstring waist, and practical side pockets. They come in a variety of dad-friendly neutral colors, so you may want to buy a couple.
For the carnivore: Tajima American Wagyu Ribeye
You don’t have to head out to a fancy restaurant to treat him to a mouthwatering American Wagyu ribeye this year, and he’ll love knowing his favorite special-occasion cut ships directly to his door through Holy Grail Steak Co. so he can cook it exactly the way he likes. This roughly one-pound steak is hand-selected, perfectly aged, and falls in the A4 to A5 range of superior Japanese Wagyu-style cuts. The meat comes from cows that aren’t subjected to any added hormones or antibiotics, and it makes the perfect Father’s Day gift for the grill-happy guy. Is he also in the market for a new grill? Find out which is better in the showdown between indoor vs. outdoor grills.
For the one who hates being wasteful: FoodSaver Multi-Use Food Preservation System
He’s always been a practical, cost-conscious guy who’s managed to keep family finances on track, so this FoodSaver food preservation system is going to be something he gets really excited about—especially when he realizes it means his favorite foods won’t be thrown out or wasted. It keeps food (like his steaks) fresher, longer by combining the power of a heat sealer with the convenience of a handheld vacuum sealer all in one unit. It also helps keep dreaded freezer burn at bay, so when he finally makes it back to that mouthwatering fillet of fish he caught himself, it’ll be just as tasty as the day he reeled it in. You might want to pick up a set for yourself while you’re at it since you should never wrap leftovers in tin foil.
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For the grandpa who missed out on a year: Chatbooks Facebook Printed Memories Book
It’s been a hard year for grandparents around the world, especially if they’re not up to speed on social media or regulars on the video-chat circuit. This adorably thoughtful Chatbooks Facebook printed memories book is the easy way to show Gramps how much you care and are thinking of him, especially if he lives far away and has missed in-person time with the kids. Starting at just $10, it’s an inexpensive, tangible, printed book full of all those smile-inducing Facebook photos and memories you’ve shared along the way that he’ll love sifting through over and over again.
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For the expert angler: Fishbrain App
You don’t have to have a large budget—or any budget at all!—to make his Father’s Day feel extra special this year, and he’ll love knowing that you thought of him and his favorite hobby when you download Fishbrain on his phone. The basic app is completely free and supplies all sorts of fishing community intel like local fishing spots near him (or any other location for that matter), information on gear, species, and so much more.
For the bubbly guy: Gruet Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
Change up Dad’s usual celebratory sips in favor of this American-produced Gruet Blan de Noirs sparkling wine made of grapes that are grown and harvested in New Mexico. It’s a decidedly more patriotic twist on everyone’s favorite brunch pairing, offering an exciting salmon-pink color, a fruity palate, and dessert-worthy aromas. Believe it or not, New Mexico is one of America’s most exciting up-and-coming wine regions, with terroir that is remarkably similar to several European production hot spots, but it’s available at a fraction of the price. Here are more amazing things made in the USA.
For the kid at heart: Sky Viper Fury Stunt Drone
Dad will happily fidget away for hours when you give him this affordable drone. It’s easy to fly with its auto-launch and land features, one-touch stunts, and extended flight time. There’s also a tiny camera sensor on the underside of the drone that tracks and analyzes surface patterns at nearly 200 times per second to delight his geektastic heart.
For the dad who’s all about his lawn: Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Cordless Battery Push Lawn Mower
Tell Dad his lawn will still be mowed perfectly even if you’re not around to do it yourself. This battery-charged walk-behind mower is compact enough to fit in the garage, features a brushless motor for increased run time and gas-like power, and includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that offers up to 48 minutes of run time per charge.
For the couch cuddler: Denali Ultimate Comfort Rustic Throw Blanket
Take your Father’s Day gone fishin’ theme to the max with this whimsical, plush throw blanket he’ll get the biggest kick out of using while he’s fishing for the remote. It’s soft, easy to care for and wash, and made in the United States, making it the perfect movie-night companion as he watches his favorite Father’s Day movies. If he’s the type who always gets cold, try one of these electric blankets that he’ll love in chilly air-conditioned rooms and on cold winter nights.
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For your MVP: Topps Customized Baseball Card
Did Dad love baseball cards when he was little? Or maybe you loved talking about the best players and cards with him as a kid and baseball was your special thing—but the real MVP all along has been him. He’ll love you to the moon and back for turning a photo of him (or you two together) into a real Topps baseball card that will be passed down as a family treasure for generations to come as if it’s a Babe Ruth rookie card.
For the dad who needs a boost in the morning: Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker
Sometimes the best Father’s Day gift is a simple item he’ll really use every day—and that’s exactly why this Keurig K-Slim coffee maker just may be dad’s favorite gift yet. Its narrow footprint is only five inches wide, meaning he can save counter space anywhere he puts it (even in his office) without worrying about another space-taking appliance. And, just like it always has, Keurig makes the perfect cup of coffee nearly effortless. Just make sure he doesn’t make these mistakes with his coffee maker and accidentally shorten its life.
For the taskmaster: Litheli 40V Leaf Blower
OK, maybe it seems a bit obvious as an idea, but Dad will love any powered-up equipment that helps him achieve the perfect landscaping in less time. The Litheli 40V Leaf Blower offers him easy yard maintenance, cordless mobility, and all the vroom-vroom power he’s been known to love. It’s also quieter than your average leaf blower and especially lightweight.
For the most kissable guy: Hello CBD Vegan Lip Balm
The dad in your life is already a handsome devil, obviously, so he’ll appreciate a sophisticated, new minty-fresh vegan lip balm. This sweet treat also includes broad-spectrum hemp oil for a boost of on-trend CBD, moisturizing coconut and olive oils, and rugged metallic packaging that stores just as well in his desk drawer as his glove compartment.
For the griller: Monument 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill
If Dad is always lifting the hood of the grill to peek at the burgers, he’ll marvel at the genius of the glass window in the Monument 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill, which has a clear lid that lets you monitor what’s cooking without disturbing the process. The heavy-duty porcelain cast-iron cooking grids ensure even grilling—no hot spots. Dad will love using the sneaky side and seer burners for veggies, corn on the cob, and even fish.
From the obvious winner: My Favorite Child Mug
Are you the favorite child? Well, if you’re feeling confident, get Dad this budget-friendly coffee mug that proudly announces your status in the family. If you both find this amusing, you’ll definitely enjoy these dad jokes. These dad quotes are pretty good, too!
For the one with multiple devices: iOttie iON Wireless Plus v2 Charging Pad
Whether he uses an Android phone or he’s 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 put his phone on this sleek, design-friendly pad, and within minutes, his phone will be charged, so he can get back to gaming, surfing, working, and texting you. Of course, finding the perfect present is only part of your job for the big day. Spend some quality time together if you can this year, doing these Father’s Day activities he’ll appreciate.
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