It can be difficult to find Father's Day gifts that are meaningful for your dads (whether they're your dad, your boyfriend, your brother, grandpa or friend). You don't know what to get the men who do extensive research before buying anything, or those who say they don’t need it. You want to give them something they will love and use. It should be something they can actually use. We are able to help you find thoughtful and unique Father's Day gifts.
Consider what type of father you are and what your primary interests and passions are. Perhaps your dad, brother, hubby or other father is a master griller and enjoys sampling craft beer from every local brewery. Or maybe he loves to try new recipes. He might be obsessed with tech gadgets, maps and hiking trails, dad jokes or podcasts, puzzles and birds, or even golf. Perhaps he would prefer an experience gift over a product. For example, a MasterClass in new skills or a Cameo by his favorite celebrity. Perhaps he is a new dad and deserves praises for his acceptance into parenthood.
We've highlighted the best Father's Day gifts available from top retailers such as Nordstrom, Uncommon Goods and Huckberry. We have everything you need for dad gifts, from personalized gifts to practical gifts for the practical papa to top-notch cooking gifts for the top chefs.
Pro tip: Start shopping now for Father's Day, which is June 19, and closes in. However, if you need to get a gift last-minute for Father's Day, we have subscription gift ideas and Father's Day gifts available from Amazon.
We have ideas below for the best gifts for dads for every type of dad. The water-resistant Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker, which they can carry into the bathroom or back yard, as well as DIY hot sauce recipes and Ugg slippers lined with shearling that they won't want to take off are surefire winners. A set of prints from Artifact Uprising would make a great gift for a dad who doesn't like to print pictures of his children or his travels. A (SELF Fave® neck massager that he can wear while watching TV, an insulated Yeti tumbler that he can use in the car, or a backyard fire pit to make fancy drinks?
If your husband or boyfriend is a dad, it's a good idea to gift them a Father's Day present. A luxurious Theragun percussive massaging massager that relieves pain from overworked muscles or a Lululemon super-soft hoodie will be appreciated by active people. The Traintrackr is a circuit board that displays the status of New York's subway trains in real-time. Fellow Stagg kettle snobs and dads who are a bit sloppy will love it. You can also spoil your partner with a Lelo sex toy that makes them feel great.
A gift that speaks to the needs of a new dad is a great way to welcome him to his first Father's Day. An alarm clock that wakes him up at dawn helps him get the rest he needs. A subscription service such as the SELF Fave Atlas Coffee Club or Trade Coffee gives him the caffeine he needs every day without him ever having to leave his home. Echo Dot, an Alexa-enabled smart speakers that can schedule reminders for his parents' tasks, is one example of a tech gadget that does both cool and useful. A cuddly Parachute bathrobe will be a great choice to cover the baby's body (and snuggle him against), and silly socks with the newborn's name printed on them.
We must not forget the O.G. Your grandfather, dad. A gift card to Artifact allows him to create podcast episodes and share stories about his life. It's a thoughtful gift that will last a lifetime. A Minted puzzle that you can personalize with your family photos might be a good gift for puzzle-loving grandpas. A handy kneeler will protect his knees when he is pruning (and can be converted into a stool if he needs to appreciate his work). If he's a keen gardener, a personalized tape measure by Uncommon Goods might be a great gift.
Perhaps your brother is a father or a father figure to your family. Father's Day, whatever the reason, is a great time to show your brother how much you appreciate him. These cool whiskey chillers in the shape of golf balls are a great gift for the golfer. And for beer lovers, who can resist a puffy coat that prevents beverages from getting too hot? A National Parks annual pass, or a set pickleball, the ultimate lawn/beach game, will be appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts.
An experience gift is another way to impress dads who don't need more stuff. These gifts are unique and give the dad the gift of new skills or good memories. MasterClass gifts allow him to learn from LeVar Burton about storytelling, conservation lessons from Dr. Jane Goodall and guitar lessons. You can send him a Cameo message from your favorite celebrity or let him drive a vintage Ferrari with DriveShare. Or you can set him up with an Audible subscription to access a huge library of podcasts and books.
This is a great gift idea that will last beyond the holiday: Subscription gifts. There are many subscription options for Father's Day, including sock subscriptions and meal-kit delivery services like Home Chef. These allow him to explore new recipes and ingredients, as well as wine subscription boxes such Winc, which sends him new blends. Uncommon Goods History by Mail subscription is a favorite, as it delivers replicas of historical documents right to his doorstep.
Gifts for dads who love to grill or are devoted to cooking will be more memorable than a meat thermometer. A personalized maple cutting board or monogrammed steak brand will let everyone know who is the boss of the barbecue. He can grill after dark with a handy gift set of grilling tools that acts as a flashlight. An Ooni pizza oven is the ideal gift for foodies to share with siblings. A beautiful Le Creuset omelette skillet will be a great gift for him if he prefers to cook in the house (indoors).
Gifts that increase their outdoor time will be appreciated by dads who love to spend time outdoors. This $40 packable knife set by GSI Outdoors is a great gift. It packs essential, high-quality stainless steel knives with protective sheaths inside a carry case. The growler holds 64 ounces his favorite craft beer, keeps it chilled and carbonated throughout the day, and has a lockable dispenser tap. An Aeropress can be used as a portable coffee maker. A Hydro Flask cooler backpack and personalized bottle opener are great options for beer lovers.
You might consider upgrading the $20 earbuds of a techie to Apple AirPods or Bose noise cancelling headphones. On a nightstand, a handsome tray will serve as a wireless charging station and track his sleep. A Fitbit will also be a great option. The SELF Certified Oura Ring, which tracks his sleep and health, will be a great addition to his nightstand. For mornings, this SELF Fave Ember Smart Mug from SELF will keep his coffee hot for hours.
There are many useful gifts for the practical dads. These include multitools such as a five-in-1 pen with a built-in level, or the Qubii. A phone charger, hard drive and automatic backup of all his photos of his grandkids or kids. A fashionable weekender bag makes a great gift to take on short trips or to the gym. A rechargeable headlamp, which includes a red-light setting, is useful for walking dogs around the house, biking, concerts and other activities.