Dads often get shit for dad jokes and being bad at texting, but father figures have another thing in common besides thinking terrible puns are hilarious: They’re some of the most selfless people in the world.
TBH, a lot of us wouldn’t know how to live on our own if it wasn’t for those father figures who taught us — this goes for uncles, step-dads, or anyone who stepped up to take on that role. And though he probably insists that you don’t have to get him anything, Father’s Day is an extra-special time to show your appreciation.
Don’t phone it in and get him a mug that says “Dad.” It’s technically accurate, but it’s a terrible gift. (Looking for unique options for Father’s Day? Go here. Looking for something relatively cheap? Check our our guide to the best gifts under $50.)
Whether it’s a gadget to make his life easier, a sentimental keepsake, or something that you know he wants but refuses to buy for himself, here are the best gift ideas for Father’s Day:
The Amazon Echo Show
Connected dads probably aren’t new to Alexa, and the Echo Show is the ultimate Echo device to bring all his tech together on one screen. A drop-in feature lets him make video calls without the other person having to pick up, which is just a great parenting tool in general. He can also watch live TV, call up recipe and DIY videos, and use voice commands with smart plugs or lights.
Self-chilling beer glasses
Keeping that one special mug in the freezer is such a dad thing to do. These self-chilling margarita glasses will make his post-work drink even more relaxing with freezable inserts to keep drinks cold for 30 minutes and built-in coasters on the bottom. The same company also makes self-cooling margarita, whiskey, and wine glasses.
Slate & Stone shirts
He’s not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad. A casual, short-sleeve button-down shirt in a fun pattern from Slate & Stone is a great gift idea for the dad who’s already into clothes — or who could use a bit more help in that department. He’ll feel young and hip each time he wears the thing *you* picked out for him, and you’ll get to take all the credit.
Under Armour HOVR Shoe
This line of HOVR sneakers by UA features a “zero gravity feel,” meant to maintain energy return and help eliminate impact. Available in more than a dozen color options, our favorite is this pair, designed in collaboration with Pride as part of UA’s mission “to create an inclusive community for all athletes” — no matter who they love.
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
Ah, the good old days when dad walked seven miles to school in the snow — or whatever story he loves to tell about his childhood. The classic boxing match between Red Rocker and Blue Bomber is guaranteed to make dad smile, even if he’s obsessed with his iPad games.
A robot vacuum
A new leather wallet
Dads who are willing to spend on everyone but themselves must be protected at all costs — but if there’s one high-quality thing he needs in his life, it’s a genuine leather wallet that won’t fail him. Reserve Bar wallets are the definition of classy and are sure to make dad feel special every time he whips9 it out. (Slide a picture of you in there to remind him who his favorite child is.)
A sous vide machine
A reusable water bottle
Help him cut down on plastic and prevent a recycling bin overflow with a reusable water bottle from Yeti. This BPA-free, stainless steel bottle works to keep cold drinks cold or hot drinks hot for at least 12 hours, and does so while preventing condensation. This one is complete with a handle on top for grab-and-go convenience to take on a hike, to the gym, and more.
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Has he been wearing the same watch for the past two decades? Probably — let’s give him an upgrade. The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch takes the look of your classic Timex and adds all the features dad will need to stay connected, including built-in GPS, Samsung Pay, and activity tracking. It’s also waterproof and (for the most part) drop-proof.
You know what makes a great gift? A nice steak. Omaha-cut ribeyes are designed to stay juicey while they cook thanks to their thicker size. Aged at least 21 days, these steaks are richly marbled and flash frozen right after cutting. Your dad’s gonna love them.
Some daily wear sunscreen
Skincare is for everyone. If he’s not about to do a five-step routine, daily sunscreen application is an easy starting point to help prevent signs of aging and protect against UV rays. This double-duty moisturizer and SPF 20 sunscreen is simple enough for quick daily application, but can be used extra for days spent in the yard or on the beach. Jonathan from Queer Eye would be proud.
“Best dad in the galaxy” shirt
He is your father — literally. Any Star Wars-loving dads will appreciate this “Best dad in the galaxy” shirt, which combines that corny dad humor with an OG trilogy reference. This one sports Vader’s two favorite colors and can be customized with a name. Because it’s from Disney’s official site, the decal is guaranteed to be legit and not melt off in the wash.
A phone and Apple Watch dock
Some dads are clueless about tech, but some are more obsessed with Apple than we are. If he’s the latter, free him from that drawer full of tangled cords with the Belkin PowerHouse dock. This handy organizer uses an iPhone lightning cable and a built-in magnetic module for the Apple Watch, and honestly kind of doubles as nightstand decor.
The Ring Video Doorbell
Empty nesting ain’t always retirement and boating trips — being home alone can be hauntingly lonely, regardless of your age. Dad can keep an eye on his house with the Ring Video Doorbell, which can show him whatever’s on the camera via his phone or Echo device. Any time motion is detected at the door, he’ll get a notification even when he’s not home.
A personalized money clip
Let dad carry a piece of you wherever he goes with a money clip featuring a personalized note from his pride and joy. This Etsy shop has over 6,000 five-star reviews and allows you to create a one-of-a-kind clip with a note of your choosing — it can even be in your handwriting. Make it sentimental with a classic “I love you,” keep it simple with your name, or add an inside joke.
Lululemon workout gear
It’s time to help your dad toss out those ratty shorts and upgrade his workout wardrobe to something stylish and sophisticated. For anyone who loves to break a sweat, something from Lululemon makes an excellent gift. Lululemon has so many great options, it’ll be hard to choose just one. (But start with the shorts.)
Fizzics Draft Dispenser
Help your beer connoisseur of a father bring the party wherever he goes with the Fizzics Draft Dispenser. From the makers of Fizzics Waytap, this Kickstarter success story converts regular beer carbonation (IPAs, lagers, or stouts) into uniform bubbles for a creamy, frothy head and enhanced aromas. It’s even rechargeable via USB.
An indoor herb garden
Going organic is the hot move, but shopping at Whole Foods adds up. Click and Grow smart gardens can give him a personal urban garden right in his kitchen, even during the cold seasons. Replaceable pods are only $10 a pop, with strawberries, tomatoes, and arugula all on the menu.
The iPad Pro
Whether your dad likes to read, surf the web, or stream videos, it’s way easier on an 11-inch iPad than a tiny phone screen. He’ll be psyched to have the new iPad Pro and Apple’s most advanced technology yet at his side, especially if his projects involve drawing or graphic design (so grab the Apple Pencil while you’re at it.) It weighs one pound and lasts for 10 hours on a single charge, so taking it on the go is a go.
A laser meter
Everyone loves HGTV. If your dad takes the house-flipping shows as a challenge to tackle his own DIY project, a laser meter will definitely come in handy. Instead of wasting time on a floppy tape measure that won’t go back in, all he has to do is point the device at a wall to get the room’s dimensions right on the screen.
The Echo Dot
Hands-free commands in any room is something he can’t deny is awesome, even if he’s not huge on tech. The Echo Dot is an inconspicuous little speaker that he can use to control smart home features like lights or blinds, set timers, or use as a household intercom.
A Mizzen+Main dress shirt
Crafted from moisture wicking, four-way stretch performance fabric, a Mizzen+Main button-up will give your dad all the comfort of his favorite gym clothes with the crisp look of a traditional dress shirt. The Hampton, the style featured here, is a light blue check that’s perfect for summer.
A personal espresso maker
A constant IV of coffee may not be possible (yet), but superman dads can get that early morning jolt with their own espresso maker. The Nespresso VertuoPlus by De’Longhi offers barista-grade espresso, coffee, or iced coffee, all for cheaper and faster than Starbucks. It even comes with 12 flavor capsules.
A breakfast sandwich maker
Save dad some time (and money) on busy mornings with this dual breakfast sandwich maker from Hamilton Beach. Whether he makes two of the same sandwich or switches it up, he’ll be able to skip the Egg McMuffin line and start his morning off right.
An ornament organizer
Holidays are the time for dads to compete with the neighbors over who has the best decorations, but the mess it makes in the attic isn’t nearly as fun. It’s time for him to trade those deteriorating cardboard boxes in for a padded ornament organizer. These containers have 64 protective compartments and are stackable, so buy a few and he can go HAM.
The Fire TV Stick
Cord cutters don’t have to resort to broadcast channels and reruns of Castle. The Amazon Fire TV Stick basically turns any TV into a smart TV and keeps apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video all in one place. He’ll have the hang of it in seconds, regardless of whether he’s tech-savvy or not.
An NCAA Crock-Pot
Tailgates and watch parties aren’t the same without the food. If he’s big on bringing snacks, he should do it in style. Crock-Pot’s line of NCCA-themed slow cookers will make him the coolest dad at the game. The lid-locking feature makes it a breeze to transport, and once he sets the temperature dial, it’s hands off from there.
A waterproof portable charger
He probably ignores his phone when he’s enjoying the great outdoors, but having a dead phone in the middle of nowhere just isn’t smart. This solar-powered, waterproof one was made for a more rugged lifestyle. (Even if “rugged” means “trying to find parking at Target on a Saturday.”) It can recharge an iPhone up to three times before needing to be charged itself.
Saloon Box Cocktail Kit
Many dads love to play mixologist and whip up fancy drinks when people are over — whether they’re actually good is another story. Cratejoy’s SaloonBox is a DIY cocktail subscription box that will teach him how to make bar-style cocktails. Each box includes supplies to make four drinks (including alcohol), plus seasonal recipes and extras like lemons or limes.
A digital picture frame
Documenting anything and everything that happens is just a requirement of being a parent. Once framing physical photos has become a chore instead of a hobby, this 8-inch digital frame by Nixplay will swipe through 10 GB worth of his photos, giving each one its time to shine. It’s Alexa and app enabled, and can even access photos and videos from social media.
Some hardside luggage
Maybe he travels for work, maybe he’s just really into vacations — either way, any frequent flyer dad needs a suitcase that can keep his stuff safe and endure wear and tear. Tumi is known for making some of the most stylish hardside luggage out there, and the V3 collection is their lightest line yet. Each bag also features a TSA-integrated lock.
A neck massager
Knots and nagging back pain can interfere with daily activities — and even if they don’t, they’re just plain annoying. Even though your dad may not admit that something hurts, this portable shiatsu massager can give him the quick relief he so deserves with kneading that mimics a deep tissue massage. It’s perfect for at home, at work, or in the car.
The Üllo Wine Preserver
If he’s tired of being the lone beer drinker at his friends’ wine and cheese nights, this preserver may be able to change his mind about wine. Üllo aerates vino to highlight the natural flavors of every glass while getting rid of the sulfites that cause headaches — because we all know how hangovers get worse with age.
A vintage-style turntable
Parents love turning on the radio just to roast today’s “shitty” music. Let him put those records in the attic to good use with this portable Bluetooth record player by Victrola. He can blast AC/DC and Hall & Oates to his heart’s content, then switch to Bluetooth for newer jams that he will never admit to liking. Two needles are included and it comes in 20 colors.
Fidget spinner AirPods Case
You know dads who have AirPods think they’re cool AF for it. Make him feel even cooler with the Zenpod: A fidget spinner disguised as an impact-resistant AirPods case. It’s a great little accessory to help him focus any nervous energy, and the leather exterior is actually super classy.
Reading is a seriously underrated method of relaxation, but a lot of dads are way too busy to sit down with a book. Amazon Audible can keep dad busy on every drive, run, or commute, with titles ranging from Stephen King novels to self-help reads on parenting a newborn. He’ll get a credit each month to pick a new title, and his library can be accessed on iOS, Android, Echo, and more.
An air fryer
Life is too short to stress over a diet. An air fryer will let him make his favorite foods without the guilt. Using almost no oil, he can make anything from salmon, to pizza, to two pounds of french fries. (Um, yes please.) This 4-quart model from Ninja can also roast, dehydrate, and reheat. Psst: It’s $40 off right now.
A personalized cutting board
Father’s Day falls at such a convenient time — it’s grilling season, baby. If dad’s been waiting all year to break out his shiny grill and patio furniture, deck out his favorite space with this personalized cutting board. It’s guaranteed to make him feel special, and you’ll probably get a free meal out of it.
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