25 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dad is Guaranteed to Love
Celebrate the fathers and father-figures in your life with presents that perfectly align with their interests.
No offense to the tried-and-true T-shirt, another handy water bottle, or the ever-so-predictable Amazon gift card, but your one-of-a-kind dad (no matter if it’s your dad, your baby’s daddy or a great father figure in your life) deserves a personalized gift that says, “This just made me think of you.” Whether he’s an outdoorsy dude, a grill master, or just a guy who enjoys the conveniences in life, you’re sure to find a little something amongst these unique gift ideas that will let him know he’s loved and appreciated.
For the dad who is always cooking or gearing up for happy hour.
Brew Muse Beer Stone
Dad just cracked his favorite craft beer, but amidst the constant interruptions of parenthood, his brew went from foamy to flat. With beer stones, he can drop one in his pint glass before pouring, and the stones will keep his drink carbonated. If you need to see to believe, just watch the little bubbles pop out of each end of the reusable stone.
5-in-1 FlipFork Boss
Busy dads don’t have time for multiple tools or more dishes to wash. That’s why we love the 5-in-1, dishwasher-safe FlipFork. With a fork prong, a meat tenderizer, spatula, bottle opener, and knife edge, this one multitool makes grilling a breeze. The product was created by a grilling family, for the grill master in yours, so you know it’s the real deal.
The Chili Lab Homemade Hot Sauce Kit
Pops is probably over the kid-preferred ketchup and ready to spice things up. With the Homemade Hot Sauce Kit gift set, he will have everything he needs to make condiments with a kick. The initial process only requires 10 minutes, but his creations should age for at least three days. Just as he is teaching your toddler to be patient, he will have to do the same, but the end result will be worth it!
Ooni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven
Every pizza-loving papa needs an outdoor oven. While the gas-powered Koda 16 heats up, he can toss some dough (or grab a premade one, we won’t judge), add his toppings, and then pop his creation into the oven. In just 60 seconds, he’ll have the perfect pie. Not so into ‘za? The Koda 16 is also great for steaks, fish and veggies.
Fitness fathers unite with these must-have games and gadgets!
By the time your guy chooses his workout of the day, one of the kiddos will be calling for his help. Fitness Dice take the thinking out of training, meaning he can get his heart rate up before the next cereal emergency. Roll the seven dice for the number of reps and a combination of six moves that are explained in the reference guide.
Perfect Putting Mat
Even if Dad loves a round of golf, he probably doesn’t have time for 18-holes these days. Thankfully, he can get some tee time in with this putting practice mat. Smooth-gliding turf replicates the real thing, a rubber underside keeps the system in place, and the ball return brings his Titleist back to the starting point. The mat is available in three sizes, and no matter the length, it can be rolled up for easy post-putt storage.
Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch
This Fossil Smartwatch has all the activity functions fathers want plus the convenient bonuses of a smartwatch. It can track steps, monitor heart rates, and chart progress at the gym or the pool. Plus, it can control workout playlists, answer calls and texts, set reminders and more. Available in five stylish colors and materials, this watch easily transitions from the weight room to date nights.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
The adjustable SelectTech dumbbells let weightlifting dads change the heaviness of their weights throughout their workout. Simply turn the knob and switch from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds in 2.5 pounds increments. We know the $430 price tag might seem hefty, but the cost of individual dumbbells can add up. Plus, the all-in-one system is an organized space-saver, making it the perfect gift for type-A fellas.
Made for Music Lovers
Perfect presents for the papa who loves pop (or rock, or rap).
Music Is History
We know Dad probably hasn’t been able to turn a page of anything aside from Guess How Much I Love You since baby came along, but Questlove’s deep dive into the past 50 years of American music will impress and excite any music buff. In this historical memoir, the musician breaks down the importance of one song from each year since his birth, dissecting its impact on the issues of the time, or how the era influenced the sound. If Dad geeks out to music history, this is the perfect gift for him.
Raycon Everyday Earbuds
When you and the little ones are tired of hearing Dad’s favorite Springsteen tunes, he can pop in the Everyday Earbuds and jam out on his own. Raycon used “international ear scans, fit studies, and anthropometric data,” (yay science!) to create the perfect fitting buds that deliver top-notch audio and hold 32 hours of charge.
The Moxie is the ultimate shower speaker, integrated right into the showerhead. Now Pops can turn an everyday shower into a concert, and hopefully (for your sake), the speaker will drown out his singing. If he is done scrubbing before his song ends, he can easily remove the speaker and take it with him while he finishes getting ready
Victrola Revolution GO Portable Rechargeable Record Player
The vinyl-loving guy will be taking this portable record player from picnics, to vacations, to kiddie soccer games and beyond. The rechargeable player can hold 12 hours of battery life, the retractable handle and strap are perfect for transporting, and the removable cover can display records. Perhaps best of all, the versatile Revolution GO has not only a turntable, but a Bluetooth speaker for streaming songs that aren’t in his record collection. (If the kids request Baby Shark, at least it will sound as good as it possibly can.)
For the best dad who deserves to slow down and unwind (read: all of them).
Jaxon Lane Bro Mask
If a silly name is what Dad needs to get behind skincare, we won’t fight it! These dermatologist-recommended, fragrance-free hydrogel masks are formulated with hyaluronic acid, collagen, green tea, and more good-for-his-face superstar ingredients. They target dull skin and fine lines to produce the youthful glow that the new dad had before the sleepless nights began. Plus, masks are made in two pieces, so bearded bros can use half at a time (genius, huh?).
Homedics Cordless Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat
After a long day of carrying a little one, lifting their bucket, and giving older siblings piggy back rides, this massage pillow will loosen any knots in Dad’s neck, shoulders and back. Plus, the option to add heat really targets and soothes tension. The cordless design makes it easy to change positions and the rechargeable battery can run for several hours. Here’s to hoping he shares it with you!
Bearaby Cotton Napper
Ideal for a first Father’s Day treat, this weighted blanket will keep Dad mega-comfy in the same way a swaddle calms a newborn. The heft and pressure promote a sense of calm and better sleep, and the weave of the cotton napper allows air to circulate. This means Pops won’t overheat (a common downfall of other weighted blankets). Another complaint with other weighted blankets is that they leave something to be desired style-wise. Luckily chunky knit blankets are Pinterest-approved!
For a nature-loving nurturer who comes alive outside.
ENO DoubleNest Hammock
A nest in nature can do wonders for a new parent. The packable, breathable Eno hammock is like a swaying cocoon that will have him humming “rock-a-bye dada.” (Think of it as a quick DIY getaway you’ll always have on hand.) Sure, he might not need the double size, but go for it anyway … maybe he’ll let you or the babe join him! Plus, ENO’s sustainability initiatives and non-profit partnerships mean you can feel extra good about your purchase.
America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
An annual parks pass is a no-brainer for hiking hubbies (and it makes for a great last-minute gift). Passes cover entrance and other standard fees at more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Depending on the park, this grants entrance to one vehicle or up to four adults, and if Dad wants to bring your little one along, kids are admitted for free. After just a few trips, the pass will pay for itself, and all proceeds are used to improve visitor services.
Travel Scope 80 Portable Telescope with Smartphone Adapter
Dad can say, “goodnight moon, goodnight stars,” and if he’s lucky, “goodnight Mars” with this portable telescope. After building bassinets, cribs, and more, he will appreciate the star gazer’s simple, no-tool setup and adjustable tripod. Plus, the smartphone adapter means he can take pictures of his celestial finds. The kit is less than 5 pounds, so dad can carry it from the front yard to the back, and the included backpack makes it easy to pack on his next camping trip.
Solo Stove Bonfire
While the baby gets some shut-eye, Dad can comfortably lounge in the backyard with this contained, portable fire pit. Its convenient travel case makes the 20-pound stove the perfect companion for beach trips or camping excursions. Signature Airflow Technology produces a hotter fire in minutes, and the smokeless design means everyone can comfortably gather around.
For the dad you want to celebrate again and again.
GQ Print and Digital Subscription and Hat
Give the best of both worlds with this monthly magazine (and now daily online!) gift for your favorite gent. Dad can unwind and stay up-to-date on style, grooming, culture, sports and wellness with his print and digital subscription to GQ. Plus he can rep the iconic brand by adding the included baseball hat to his collection.
Quirky socks are a total dad move, and if the shoe fits … so will this sock subscription! The bamboo fibers in Spiffy Socks make them extra soft, moisture-wicking, and capable of staving off the bacteria that cause stinky feet. The company bypasses boring neutrals and delivers personality, offering geometric patterns, favorite foods, sporting equipment, lightning bolts and more. There’s a reason these pop up in many gift guides: Dads love them!
Stick in a Box
There’s not much time for munching with a newborn in tow, so Dada needs protein … fast. A box full of various one-handed (he can fold laundry with the other!), crowd-pleasing snacks will be delivered monthly. Plus, you’re supporting a teen-run business that serves jokes with their jerky. (They’re better than dad jokes, we promise.) According to their FAQ page, the box pictured shows “all of the wonderful products that you could have received had you subscribed sooner, loser.”
We know Dad barely has time to put together an outfit before his newborn’s crying starts, much less go shopping. Lucky for him (and anyone who sees him), Menlo delivers several stylish staples a month. Best of all, the company tracks what pops has already received to make sure future shipments pair well with what is already in his closet.
MistoBox Coffee Subscriptions
Middle-of-the-night feeds call for as-soon-as-possible caffeine. Help a groggy new daddy function by signing him up for a subscription of morning brews. After taking a personalized coffee quiz to decipher his preferences, MistoBox will ship a 12 ounce bag of coffee from one of their 60+ artisanal coffee roasters. He’ll appreciate the personal touch of enjoying something tailored to him … and will thank you as soon as the brain fog subsides.
By Rebecca Rakowitz