48 Great Gift Ideas for Dad That Will Make You His Number One Son
He’s the world’s best dad…and he raised the world’s best son. Show him just how true that statement is by choosing the perfect present for him this year.
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The best gifts for the best dad
Whether you’ve got his wit, his sense of humor, his love of the game, or his affinity for the great outdoors, chances are there’s something that helped you and your dad form a pretty tight bond over the years. In fact, few things are more precious than a bond between a father and son, and Father’s Day is the perfect time to honor that unique relationship. Chances are, that’s exactly what landed you here, looking for Father’s Day gift ideas—and, more specifically, the best Father’s Day gifts from sons.
Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 48 amazing gift ideas that will commemorate and strengthen your bond, tug at his heartstrings, or just show him you really get him. They range from grilling and sporting items he’ll be thrilled to receive to personalized Father’s Day gifts he’ll truly cherish. (Though if you’re looking for funny Father’s Day gifts, we’ve got some of those, too.) While you’re searching for the perfect present, learn the history of Father’s Day, and remember that it falls on June 20 this year. That said, if you’re running late, don’t panic—just check out these last-minute Father’s Day gifts he’ll never know you ordered late and download one of these free printable Father’s Day cards!
Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit
One of the best Father’s Day gifts from a son? The gift of time. Your dad will love every minute you spend together around this stainless steel fire pit. Its 360-degree airflow design allows you to create a roaring fire in just a few minutes with minimal smoke, so you can focus on enjoying what matters most: each other.
Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill
Help him take those backyard barbecues to the next level. This Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill lets him grill, sear, smoke, braise, roast, barbecue, and even bake. It features WIFIRE technology, a built-in meat probe, a remote pellet sensor, and simple controls that include a Super Smoke Mode for extra flavor. He’ll even be able to keep an eye on everything—from food temperatures to pellet levels—through the Traeger app, so no more lifting the lid to check on dinner or running out of fuel mid-cook. The two of you will have a blast with this top-notch grill, especially if you make these recipes for the best summer BBQ.
Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker
If a full-sized grill isn’t in the budget this year, then this indoor/outdoor kettle smoker is a great alternative. It’s made for both dry and wet smoking methods, so you and Dad will have plenty of options when it comes to preparing a gourmet meal that you can sit down and enjoy together. This will also be a surefire hit if you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift for a stepdad.
Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
This smart meat thermometer and app work together to keep an eye on what’s cooking so Dad won’t have to. Its wireless stainless steel probe reads the temperature of meat and the ambient temperature in a grill or oven, and the app then sends you alerts and cooking times on your phone—including a five-minute warning that food like steak or chicken is almost ready. That means he’ll spend less time checking the grill and more time hanging out with you. Here are more cooking gadgets he’ll wish he had years ago.
Nordic Ware Square Meal Pan
Whether Dad regularly cooks gourmet meals or just scrambles up a quick batch of eggs, he’ll be able to make it all with this large-capacity, high-sided pan. Thanks to its size, every meal can be a one-pot meal—hooray for no more mountain of dishes in the sink!—and its nonstick surface makes for easy serving and cleaning.
The Chef & The Dish Private Cooking Class
If you’re missing your days of traveling the globe together, this is the perfect gift—for him and also for you. The Chef & The Dish allows you and Dad to sign up for a private cooking class almost anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own kitchen. You will be transported virtually to the country of your choice, where you’ll learn how to make an authentic dish (or two) with an esteemed chef. This class gives you the opportunity to learn about authentic flavors, different ingredients, new cooking techniques, and, of course, each other.
Enjoy the Wood 3D World Map
If your pop loves to travel, then this 3D World Map by Enjoy the Wood will be the perfect addition to his man cave. It’s available in four different sizes, an array of colors, and can be ordered with countries labeled or left blank. Dad will love tracking all of your memorable family vacations, and once you’re ready to travel again, the two of you can use this map to decide where your next adventure will be, whether you want to take a road trip or fly to an exotic locale.
LensDirect Blue Light Blocking Glasses
If Dad spends all day working in front of a computer, there’s no question that he’s felt some eye strain. These stylish and sophisticated frames will protect his peepers from damaging blue light that can cause eye fatigue and headaches. Depending on his needs, you can order frames with either prescription or non-prescription tinted lenses. Here are more of the best blue light glasses if you’re looking for a different style.
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Kit
Dad taught you how to shave, and now you get to teach him how to shave the right way. It’s finally time to ditch the drugstore shaving cream and treat his face to the perfect shave. This kit, in the brand’s popular Sandalwood scent, comes with everything he’ll need: a pre-shave oil that provides a protective barrier and improves razor guide, luxurious shaving cream with a brush, and after-shave balm to revitalize and soothe skin. Say goodbye to razor burn and ingrown hairs! Grooming products are just one great option if you’re looking for Father’s Day gift basket ideas.
London Sock Company Brave New World Socks
Help Dad show his true colors with this fun yet sophisticated collection of luxury socks. The brand’s signature Scottish Lisle Cotton yarn makes these socks the softest and smoothest to have ever graced his feet. While you’re at it, why not get yourself a matching pair? You are following in his footsteps after all.
RTIC Original Hard Cooler
Your next camping, fishing, or hunting trip just got a whole lot cooler thanks to RTIC. This hard-sided cooler is large enough to store up to 64 cans plus ice, but still small enough for just one of you to carry. It’s available in four different sizes and five colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect one. What would make this Father’s Day gift even better? Pairing it with a trip to one of the most scenic campsites in the country—with his favorite son, of course!
OHOM Ui Mug and Warmer Set
Whether he’s headed back to the office or just going down the hall to his home office, send him off with this self-heating mug system that will keep his coffee or tea at a perfect 130 degrees. The ceramic mug comes with a lid to retain the temperature, as well as a charging pad that, when he’s finished with his coffee, also serves as a—wait for it—wireless cell phone charger.
Sports Retro Jigsaw Puzzle
You and Dad can pass the time talking about your favorite college, MLB, or NFL team while putting together this 500-piece, officially licensed puzzle that shows the team’s history. These puzzles are also available in a 333-piece wooden version if you’re looking for something sturdier. It also makes the perfect first Father’s Day gift for a new dad who can’t wait to pass along his love of sports to the next generation of fans.
Original Grain Wristwatch
This watch has as great a backstory as Dad does. Original Grain watches are made using a combination of all-natural, reclaimed hardwoods and stainless steel. Sports fan? Select a watch made from baseball bat ash wood and Rawlings leather. Musician? Choose a watch that will match his favorite Taylor Guitar. If he’s a military man, you can pick a watch that’s made from reclaimed ammunition crates or even a World War II airplane door from the 1944 Cessna AT-17 Bobcat nicknamed the “Bamboo Bomber.” No matter who your dad is, you’ll find a watch that will perfectly complement his life story—and you’ll get serious points for this super thoughtful Father’s Day gift.
Filimin Connected Friendship Lamps
Whether you’re separated by miles or the pandemic, let Dad know you’re thinking of him with these unique connected friendship lamps. They come as a pre-grouped pair—one for you and one for your dad—with the option to purchase additional lamps so your siblings can join in, too. Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, the touch-activated light will let him know that he’s on your mind with a gentle light that appears on his lamp in your own special color. There are more than 200 colors to choose from, so if you opt for multiple lamps, you and your siblings will be able to easily identify one another. Speaking of sending special messages, here are some ideas for what to write in his Father’s Day card.
Professional Indoor Putting Green
Help Dad prep for his next round of golf with this 9.5-foot-long indoor putting green trainer. It features a wooden backdrop to keep the ball from rolling off the back of the mat, printed markings, one regulation-sized hole, and one smaller hole so he can really perfect his aim. And unlike at an actual golf course, he won’t have to walk to pick up his ball, thanks to a built-in ball return.
True Pendulum Motion Training Aid
If you really want to help your dad up his golf game, this True Pendulum Motion Training Aid is the perfect tool. It is part of the Official Training-Aid Collection of pro golfer Dustin Johnson and has been featured on the Golf Channel’s School of Golf. And don’t worry if your pop’s not a pro…yet. It’s designed for golfers of all ages and stages, and it works with any putter and grip style. While you’re scrolling through this list of the best Father’s Day gifts from sons, don’t forget to pick out a Father’s Day gift for Grandpa, too!
Bartesian Cocktail Machine
Get ready for Dad to impress friends and family with his newfound, effortless bartending skills. All he has to do is stock the machine with water and base spirits—vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin/rum—then insert his cocktail capsule of choice. Voilà! He’ll have a bar-quality cocktail in seconds. The recyclable capsules are formulated by master mixologists and contain all of the bitters, extracts, and juice concentrates needed to make his drinks of choice, including Jalapeño Lime Shrubs, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, and Spicy Margaritas.
TUSHY Classic 3.0 Bidet Attachment
If your dad ever read the book Everyone Poops to you when you were a kid, now’s the time to come full circle. The TUSHY 3.0 bidet attachment is environmentally friendly, practical, and mildly hilarious all at the same time. To install, he’ll simply remove the toilet seat, connect TUSHY to the water supply using the included adapter, replace the seat, and give it a whirl! Find out why bidets are so awesome, from a woman who tried one and swears she’ll never use toilet paper again.
Dad Jokes: The Good. The Bad. The Terrible.
Are you so bright that your dad calls you son? Haha—get it? If you think that’s good, you must get your sense of humor from your dad. Either way, you’ll both get a kick out of this collection of hilariously bad dad jokes. It has more than 600 groan-inducing jokes, quips, and one-liners that will brighten his day.
Whether you think Dad knows everything or absolutely nothing, you can teach him a thing or two with this book. We bet he doesn’t know that he can use an empty toilet paper roll to make an impromptu iPhone speaker. Or that there’s an app that will tell him about every cool attraction along the way of any road trip.
Blackberry & Bay Cologne by Jo Malone London
For dads who want to create their own signature scent, Jo Malone London is a great place to start. All of the brand’s fragrances are unisex and made for layering, so he can combine scents to create one that is unique to him. Blackberry Bay, Lime Basil and Mandarin, and Grapefruit are just some of our favorite picks for Dad, but you can’t go wrong with any scent or combination.
Lettuce Grow Farmstand Hydroponic Vegetable Grower
If your dad is into natural and organic food, he probably likes knowing exactly where his food is coming from, but he’ll really love being able to grow it himself with this hydroponic vegetable grower. It’s available in five sizes, and you can choose from more than 200 greens, veggie, fruit, and herb seedlings. The Farmstand is self-watering and self-fertilizing, so it only requires his attention for about five minutes a week. The space-saving design allows him to set it up on even the smallest of decks or patios, and if he’d prefer to keep it inside, you can also purchase a Glow Ring to ensure that his plants will thrive indoors. FYI, these are the easiest foods to grow at home.
InterMetro 4-Shelf Starter Unit
Not only is this starter shelving unit is perfect for any dad who needs some more storage in his workshop, garage, or man cave, but helping him get organized is also a great excuse to spend a few extra hours together. Not sure where to start? Here are 30 things you can organize in under 30 minutes.
GoSports Classic Cornhole Set
Turn up the heat this summer with a little friendly competition between the two of you. This Classic Cornhole Set is regulation size and features a rustic wood finish that will match just about any backyard decor. It comes with eight all-weather bean bags and a carrying case for easy storage. You might also want to stock up on these other backyard games that will make your next BBQ epic.
Dyson Lightcycle Morph Desk Lamp
Spruce up his home office with this Dyson Lightcycle Morph Desk Lamp. So much more than your ordinary desk lamp, it features daylight tracking technology that produces the right light for the right time of day and reduces eye strain. Its flexible design allows him to use it as a task light on his desk, but it can also create ambient light, light up artwork on the wall, or bounce light off the wall or ceiling to illuminate his entire workspace.
Photo Logo Custom Signature Logo
Whether Dad started a new business or his letterhead just needs a refresh, a custom signature logo will let everyone know that he’s a total pro. All you have to do is select a handcrafted signature logo from a professional artist that will add a personalized touch and help him stand out in his field.
JURA ENA8 Automatic Coffee Machine
If he’s a serious coffee drinker, opening up JURA’s ENA8 automatic coffee machine will not only make this his best Father’s Day ever but probably his best year ever. He’ll be able to make 10 different specialty drinks using his favorite whole bean or ground coffee at the push of a button, as well as adjust the strength, volume, and temperature to his liking. Bonus: The ENA8 boasts a sleek and slim design that makes it a welcome addition to any countertop, making it one of the best gifts for coffee lovers you’ll find.
Farberware Electric Tea Kettle
If your dad prefers tea over coffee, this electric tea kettle will give him the perfect cuppa in just minutes. It has a cordless base with auto shut-off and boil-dry protection to keep from burning the inside. It also features a removable nylon filter, a no-steam tube, and a large water window on both sides of the kettle for easy use and cleaning. This list of coffee alternatives—which includes more than just tea—will also provide some great gift ideas.
UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Blakeslee Shirt
For the man who likes to look sharp but keeps things casual, this button-down is where it’s at. This UNTUCKit shirt was designed to be worn untucked, and its material stays wrinkle-free, so he won’t have to break out an iron. It comes in a variety of patterns and colors and will look great whether he’s going out on the town or hosting one Zoom meeting after another.
UNTUCKit Lightweight Field Jacket
This lightweight field jacket by UNTUCKit will give your dad a polished, layered look that’s perfect for summer nights. It has plenty of exterior pockets to hold all of his stuff, and hidden snaps on the cuffs are great for when he wants to roll up his sleeves.
Prospect Farms All Day Calm CBD Bundle with Daily Journal
The past year has been stressful for all of us. If Dad is still feeling the strain, help him create a natural wellness ritual that ensures he’s the best version of himself. Prospect Farms is an all-natural seed-to-store wellness provider, meaning they don’t use any chemicals, fillers, artificial flavorings, additives, or preservatives. This CBD bundle includes the farm’s best-selling Awaken Tincture, Balance Tincture, and Dream Tincture, which will combat stress, elevate his mood, and promote calm. It also comes with a copy of The Five Minute Journal, so that Dad can begin each day with gratitude and positivity.
Hatch Restore Sleep Machine
Does your mom snore? Does the dog take up more than half the bed? There are plenty of things that could be preventing your dad from getting a solid night’s sleep. And if you happen to be the cause, you should definitely give him something that can help. The Restore Sleep Machine by Hatch combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock into one smart sleep assistant. It’s a genius sleep product that can be personalized to your dad’s liking and finally help him kick those restless nights and morning anxiety.
Tommy John Second Skin Pajama Pocket Tee and Pant Pack
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a pair of high-quality pajamas. Dad will rest comfortably in this Second Skin pajama set from Tommy John, which is made with soft, silky, non-pilling micro modal fabric that really does feel like a second skin. It won’t fade or lose its shape, so he can kick back and enjoy it for years to come. Pair it with the best men’s slippers for the ultimate in relaxation and stylish loungewear.
RockDove Men’s Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slipper
With more than 72,000 five-star ratings, these easy-on, easy-off, memory foam slippers are sure to delight Dad’s feet. Their cushy memory foam feels like you’re walking on pillows, and their sturdy rubber sole makes them perfect for strolling around the house or taking a quick trip outside to get the mail or walk the dog. And don’t worry about stepping in something unsavory while you’re out there, because these slippers are machine washable.
On Cloudswift Running Shoe
A good pair of sneakers is key to preventing common foot and ankle injuries. Give Dad a pair of these popular Swiss-engineered performance running shoes by On. Their CloudTec technology is engineered to deliver a soft landing followed by an explosive takeoff for an unbelievably light running experience. In other words, he’ll feel like he’s running on clouds.
Amazon Essentials Loose-Fit Performance Shorts
Whether he’s working out or just hanging around the house, this two-pack of loose-fit, moisture-wicking performance shorts is definitely something he’ll be glad to have. They’re machine washable and have pockets to hold whatever he needs while running around. He’ll love how comfortable they are, and at less than $20, you’ll love that they won’t break the bank. If you’re on a budget, check out these other cheap Father’s Day gifts that look more expensive than they are.
Elkton Outdoors Rolling Fishing Tackle Box
This fishing tackle box is both easy to use and tote around. With four rod holders, an adjustable top storage compartment, five 18-compartment tackle trays, and three zippered pockets, this bag will hold all of your fishing gear. When you and Dad head out for your next father-son fishing trip, you can use this as a rolling tackle box, carry it with the shoulder strap, or wear it as a backpack.
GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker
Perfect for the guy who loves the great outdoors, this folding rocking chair is perfect for fishing, camping, bird watching, and any other outdoor activity he likes to do. When he’s ready to leave his prime sitting spot, it folds flat for storage and has a handle for easy transportation. You might also want to consider some of this cool camping gear.
Altec Lansing Life Jacket 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Whether he’s heading down to the beach, his workshop, or out to work on his car, Dad can take his favorite music or podcast wherever he goes with this Bluetooth, wireless speaker. It has a heavy-duty rubberized skin that is waterproof, dustproof, sandproof, and shockproof, so he really can take it everywhere. And don’t let its small size fool you. This little speaker has a 16-hour battery life and 30-foot range, so he’ll have no trouble hearing his favorite tunes. Don’t miss these other neat tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
Columbia Classic Outdoor 25L Daypack
Dad will be amazed by how much he can fit into this little pack. Whether the two of you are planning a hike or a day at the beach, he’ll appreciate not having to leave anything behind.
HiNote Personalized Video from His Favorite Artist
Blow your dad’s mind with a personalized video from his favorite musician, courtesy of HiNote. Simply select his favorite artist, request his favorite song, and the artist will create a video with your message, along with a verse and chorus of a chosen song. Once you place your order, the artist has seven days to complete it. HiNote currently has 56 participating artists including Wu Tang Clan, Ghostface, and the Barenaked Ladies, with more artists are added weekly. This is definitely a unique gift he won’t soon forget!
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for Men
The older he gets, the more important it is for Dad to take care of his skin. Kiehl’s revitalizing Facial Fuel includes a cleanser that’s infused with caffeine and vitamin E to stimulate and revive skin, which should be the first step in his daily skin-care routine. It also has an Energizing Facial Scrub to exfoliate and soften tough facial hair so he can get a closer shave, as well as a Facial Fuel Moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a residue.
TRX Pro4 Suspension Trainers
If Dad still isn’t ready to get back into the gym, you can help him set up one at home. With the TRX Pro4 system, he can get a total body workout with any amount of intensity by using simple body-weight and movement-based workouts. Not only are the straps highly effective for weight training, but they’re also easy to set up, use, and clean, and they can be used wherever he feels most comfortable working out. For more ideas on this order, check out the at-home smart gym equipment trainers love.
UNTUCKit Luxe Wrinkle-Free Pique Polo
This might look like an ordinary polo shirt he’d rock on a casual Friday, but it’s so much more. Its breathable and lightweight fabric won’t wrinkle, so Dad will feel like a million bucks every time he puts it on. It’s designed to be worn untucked, so have him pair it with some chino shorts for an effortlessly stylish look.
Gunnar Optiks Lightning Bolt 360 Gaming Glasses
Ask yourself how many hours you and your dad have spent gaming. If you’ve lost track, it’s probably a good idea to pick up a pair (or two) of these glasses. Designed especially for gamers, they’ll relieve temple pressure while wearing headsets, protect his vision by blocking harmful blue light, and reduce eye strain, dry eyes, and headaches.
Heritage Steel 6-Quart Rondeau
No kitchen should be without this six-quart Rondeau by Heritage Steel. Not only is it ideal for making larger meals (think soups, stews, and stocks), but it’s also great for searing, braising, oven-roasting, frying, pan-roasting, and simmering. Yes, you read that right: It can go from stovetop to oven, and it’s even induction-ready. Once Dad gets his hands on this pot, he’ll wonder how he ever cooked without it. In addition to being a brilliant multitasker, it ranks among the safest cookware you can buy.
FitTrack Fitness Pack
If he’s a fitness buff, this smart scale and watch combo by FitTrack will help him maintain his health goals by providing personalized data that it monitors over time. The Dara Scale measures body fat percentage, bone density, hydration levels, and 17 other health vitals, while the Atria 2.0 smartwatch optimizes recovery, training, and sleeping with daily reporting. The idea is that once you understand your body, you can make informed choices to improve it. We want the dads in our lives to be around for a long time, so helping him take care of himself is the best gift for both of you. To make the big day even more special, plan one of these Father’s Day activities your dad will really appreciate.
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