There’s no doubt in our minds that Dads are the hardest people to shop for – whether it’s for our husbands, or for our kids’ grandpa, finding the perfect Father’s Day Gift is a challenge.
But that’s exactly why we wanted to step up to the plate and help.
We’ve pulled together 40 gift ideas for dads that will be cherished, well-used and simply adored. You’ll be spoilt for choice, and we guarantee there’s a gift idea below that is perfect for the dad in your life.
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KEEPSAKES + SENTIMENTAL GIFTS
LETTERS TO MY DAD
Get ready for tears to flow! Letters To My Dad is a beautifully crafted memory book where you fill-in the pages before gifting. Each page is a letter that gives you a specific prompt to write about, including, “From you, I learned the importance of…”, “I always think of you when…” and “In the future, I hope we…”.
This keepsake is great for older kids to complete for their dad, or for a special Grandpa.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DAD FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS JOURNAL
Alternatively, if you’d like a slightly less labor-intensive book that still has that handwritten, personalized touch, this What I Love About Dad miniature journal is the perfect solution. There are 50 different fill-in-the blank prompts to complete, all packaged as a small hardcover book that’s easy for the lucky recipient to keep close-by for whenever they need a smile.
For the adventure-seeking dad, we love gifting these beautiful Scratch-off “bucket list” style maps that visually show all of the places they have traveled…and all of the locations they still have to visit! We love the quality of those from Kristen Douglas Art, who hand draws and paints the icons and maps.
A Storyworth subscription is the perfect gift to your own dad. Once a week Storyworth will email them unique questions for them to answer. There are questions (which you can edit or change if you’d like) about their life, like, “Did you have a special hiding place as a child?” or “Tell about a time you got in trouble at work”, and prompts that will reveal their secrets, regrets, and greatest accomplishments. You’ll find out things you didn’t know, and new stories will be unveiled.Each week you’ll be emailed their response, and at the end of the year, StoryWorth will send them a hardcover book with all of their answers compiled. You can even order extra books so the whole family can have a printed collection of Dad’s Stories they can treasure forever, and pass down from generation to generation.
PERSONALIZED PHOTO KEYCHAIN
We adore this beautiful metal and leather photo keychain from Create Gift Love, and we know the dad in your life will too. The photo is printed on a sturdy stainless-steel insert that is then covered with a leather case. The leather can be personalized with their initials, “Dad”, “Grandpa” or similar label.
With this custom keychain, they’ll always be able to carry the special people in their lives with them wherever they go.
PERSONALIZED LEATHER BRACELET
If you think your guy/dad is up for some manly “jewelry”, this leather bracelet from Menation makes a fabulous gift. The simple leather band holds up to 5 metal “charms” which can be customized with their initial + the names of their kids.
Choose from 3 sizes, 5 leather colors, and either silver or gold engravable bands.
BRASS EASEL CALENDAR
Create a beautiful, modern calendar for your guy that features all of his favorite family photos. He’ll be proud to display this Brass Easel Calendar from Artifact Uprising on his desk for all to see – it has just the right amount of flair, and is extremely high-quality. The calendar “pages” are premium, thick paper, and you can choose from various fonts and colors (even foil stamped!). You can even select the starting month for the calendar, so they’ll get a full 12 months to enjoy it.
AFTERSHOKZ WIRELESS BONE CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Before you skip past these thinking they’re just another pair of headphones, hold it right there…we promise you, these are something special. With the AfterShokz Wireless Headphones, you can listen to music through a technology called “bone conduction” – the sound flows through your ear bone, so there is nothing actually IN your ears. As a result, this enables you to hear environmental sounds around you.
So, if the Dad in your life enjoys a sport like bike riding or running, where you need to keep situational awareness (hearing cars coming up from behind on a busy road, for example) the AfterShokz headphones will allow them to safely enjoy their favorite tunes. This technology would also be helpful for those running a race who want some motivational music, but also want to hear their competitors around them.
And for those that play games like tennis and golf, AfterShokz will allow them to listen to music while still hearing full conversations around them. Truly remarkable technology!
AfterShokz are light-weight, stand up nicely to sweat and rain, and will last approximately 6 hours on a full charge.
NIXPLAY SMART DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME
What we love about this smart digital photo frame is that you can send new photos to it remotely, so it makes the perfect gift for Grandparents, or for Daddy’s office. All those daily iPhone pics (and videos up to 15 seconds) you take of your kids can be easily uploaded to the frame using the Nixplay app. So your Grandpa or Dad can experience those special memories, even when you’re unable to be together.
The frame automatically adjusts for landscape vs. portrait photos, and has a motion sensor that turns the frame on/off when it senses someone enter the room. Smart, indeed.
RING VIDEO DOORBELL
Bring your dad into the 21st century with the Ring Video Doorbell. They’ll love being able to see, hear and speak to anyone who approaches the door from their phone, tablet or PC. They’ll also receive mobile notifications when anyone presses the doorbell or triggers the built-in motion sensors. It’s not only convenient, but can help them feel more secure as well. Installation is easy, and Ring can be connected to their existing doorbell. They can even sync it with an Alexa-enabled device so they can talk to the front door without lifting a finger.
3-IN-1 APPLE CHARGING STATION
This beautiful charging station from Oakywood is handcrafted from solid wood, and will fit their iPhone, Airpods and Apple Watch (there’s also a version for just iPhone and Apple Watch here). We love that it comes with 2 lightning cables, and that you can adjust the phone rest so it can still accommodate an iPhone with a case.
You can choose from oak (lighter wood) or walnut (darker wood) to fit your guy’s taste, and even get it personalized!
Is the guy in your life constantly forgetting where he put his keys, wallet, or phone? If so, the Tile Essentials kit will be the perfect gift to alleviate that frustration. Simply attach the small Tile Sticker onto an item and use your smartphone to make it ring (great for remote controls!). Or press the button on the Tile Mate to locate your phone. The Tile Slim is perfect for sliding into a wallet or Passport case. A great gift that will help you all get out the door on time.
ROCKETBOOK FUSION – SMART REUSABLE NOTEBOOK
This is not your regular notebook! The Rocketbook Fusion can easily digitize handwritten notes to popular cloud services like Google drive, Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud, email and more using the free Rocketbook app. You simply write on the Rocketbook pages, scan using the app, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Page templates include task lists, weekly planner, monthly calendar, goals, idea list and lined paper. So if the dad in your life likes keeping up with technology, but still appreciates old school pen-and-paper, Rocketbook is the perfect fusion. We think it’s totally genius! (and if you’re ever looking for a little gift for yourself, we can’t live without our Rocketbook mini which we use to jot down ideas or fill-up our grocery list throughout the week)
THREAD WALLET PHONE CASE
For the true minimalistic, this Thread Wallet Phone Case combines a wallet with a phone case – helping keep his pockets free. The case backing is made from genuine leather, and is paired with a fun knitted elastic pocket that can hold 3 cards, plus cash, so their essentials are always close at hand. Check out all of the cool designs– you’re sure to find one that suits your dad or grandpa’s style just right.
Currently available for iPhone version 6 to 11. If your special guy has an Android, or already has a phone case they’re attached to, we suggest Thread’s Stick-on Wallet that they can easily add onto the back!
(1). Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet, so you can schedule lights, fans and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away. Our favorite use: “Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree lights”!
(2). Leather Apple Watch Strap:If your husband/dad already has an Apple watch (which also makes a fantastic gift!), get him a beautiful new, genuine leather strap. Choice Cuts handcrafts theirs and they come in various lengths, colors and styles (our favorite is the perforated).
(3). Leather Charger Roll-Up: For the on-the-go Dad, this handsome leather charger roll-up from Mark & Graham will keep charging cords and small electronics (perfect for Airpods or USB sticks) neatly organized. Have their initials hand stamped in colored foil, or simply embossed for a personalized touch.
(4). Airpods Case: If your guy has a pair of Airpods, these sleek silicone cases from Native Union offer protection, added grip and just look plain cool. Also great for differentiating theirs from yours! Available for Airpods generation 1 & 2 + Airpods Pro.
Give the gift of clean air with an AirDoctor air purifier that can scrub the air of almost 100% of particles, contaminants and toxic gasses. If your husband/dad has ever suffered from allergies or unexplained symptoms like headaches, fatigue, nasal congestion, throat irritation, sleep troubles, or sneezing – these can be caused by air pollutants hanging out in their house.
AirDoctor’s UltraHEPA filters have been independently tested to capture 100% of airborne particles at 0.003 microns in size (making it 100x more effective than ordinary HEPA filters). And as we’ve all been spending so much time indoors lately, there has never been a better time to gift an AirDoctor.
(Editor’s note: my husband is allergic to dust mites and only when we started using the AirDoctor in our bedroom did he notice a drastic reduction in his symptoms. We now have 4 and couldn’t live without them!)
SPECIAL OFFER: Get THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS OFF (yes, $300!!) an AirDoctor by using our special link!
THE RESERVE SUPPLEMENTS
For those health-conscious dads (or those looking to start-kick a healthier lifestyle), we highly suggest the Superfood powders from The Reserve. They have a vast selection, but all are full of beneficial fibers, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The Reserve never adds any additives or preservations – all ingredients are naturally dried directly after harvesting to maintain the highest vitamin and mineral content. Products are non-GMO, almost all are certified organic, and are independently tested for heavy metals, pesticides and radiation.
In particular, we highly recommend their Superfood Blends (Super Green Me is a constant in our smoothies!), and their Adaptogen powders which help the body adapt to stress, boost energy and enhance overall mood. Or grab one of their immunity-boosting Matcha or Coffee packs and gift with a fun Papa Bear Mug. The gift of health never goes out of style!
LARQ SELF CLEANING WATER BOTTLE
For all the dads out there that bring their water bottle with them to work, or to the gym, and then leave them in their car for several days…only to refill without washing the bottle…the LARQ Self Cleaning Water Bottle is made just for them. The LARQ uses non-toxic UV-C LED technology to clean the inner surfaces of the water bottle, eliminating odor-causing bacteria and viruses. So no more metallic tasting, musty “old” water.
The LARQ bottle is made from stainless steel and comes in 2 sizes and a variety of two-tone colors with a matte finish.
CHILL TIME GIFTS
If you have a man who loves ice coffee, the HyperChiller is a must. This product can chill his cup of burning hot coffee in less than 60 seconds. No more melted ice cubes! You can even brew directly into the HyperChiller with any single serve coffee maker. It also comes in pretty handy when you forget to put that bottle of white wine or 6-pack of beer in the refrigerator – usually you’d stick it in the freezer to try and cool it down fast, but with the HyperChiller, you’ll have it nice and cold in seconds. Needless to say, this is one gift that we’ll be using frequently as well!
BEER CHILLING COASTERS
Make sure your hubby or dad’s ice cold brewski stays that way with these super cool Beer Chilling Coasters. Simply pop the sturdy, reclaimed-granite coasters in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, and they’ll keep his beverage perfectly chilled.
Move over Yeti, RovR has you beat when it comes to functionality on a high-performance, wheeled cooler. So if your man is a camping enthusiast, or loves to bring the party to the beach, gifting him a RovR will make him one happy camper (pun fully intended).
Here’s what we love: puncture resistant tires, excellent insulation, and easy to maneuver handle. But what really sets the RovR apart is the included removable dry bin which sits perfectly inside the cooler, keeping meats, veggies and other food dry and separate. PLUS, the pop-up storage bin which hooks on top of the cooler and lets you move your gear in fewer trips. This bin then collapses into a comfy seat pad that straps to the top of the cooler and provides extra insulation.
This is the only heavy-duty cooler he’ll ever need (or want!).
GROWLERWERKS UKEG GO GROWLER
Fill up the 64oz uKeg Go Growler with his favorite beer, soda, cider, kombucha or cocktail and it will stay fresh for weeks! Your man can take it with him camping, tailgating, or just to the backyard. Its patented carbonation system maintains optimal carbonation and the double wall stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold all day long. Cheers to that!
CUSTOM BEAN BAG TOSS GAME
Bring the family together with a game of Bean Bag toss (or as many like to call it, Cornhole) – it’s perfect for barbeques, tailgating, or everyday face-offs with the kids. We love the integrated handles and foldable legs which make these boards easy to set-up and store. They come with 8 bean bags and you can even personalize it with your family’s last name.
CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES
HERSCHEL NOVEL DUFFLE BAG
You can’t go wrong with a classic, and the Herschel Novel duffle features the clean lines and premium details that make it just that. It’s a great bag to take to the gym, to work, or on a weekend getaway. There’s a neat side-access shoe compartment to keep sweaty gym sneakers or dirty treads separate, and an interior mesh pocket perfect for a phone, keys and wallet.
We love the classic black and tan combo, but it comes in a variety of different colors.
These eco-friendly, super stylish sneakers are the most comfortable sneakers your guy will ever wear. We’re particularly fond of the Wool Runner Mizzles which are made from renewable materials (as are all Allbirds), are machine washable, and are designed to repel the weather. They look great dressed down with jeans, or dressed up with khakis. If your dad likes the feeling of walking on clouds, he’ll love Allbirds!
TOMMY JOHN UNDERWEAR
While this may not be the most glamorous gift, we can assure you that after your hubby has slipped on his new Tommy John underwear, it will be very much appreciated.
Tommy John’s fabrics are super soft and breathable, the fit is unreal (no bunching, rolling or riding up), and according to our husbands (who are already big fans), the Horizontal Quick-Draw Fly is “revolutionary”!
We love that Tommy John believes in their products so much that they have a “Best Pair You’ll Ever Wear or It’s Free” policy, where they’ll issue a refund or allow an exchange if it’s not the most comfortable underwear you’ve ever slipped on.
Choose from 5 different men’s styles, each available in different fabrics and colors, including some limited time prints like this “Dad” one. And while you’re ordering some for him, grab yourself a few new pairs as well – they are BY FAR the most comfortable underwear we’ve ever worn!
LULULEMON T.H.E. SHORT
Whether the dad in your life enjoys an active lifestyle, or simply values comfort, lululemon T.H.E. Short will give him the best of both worlds. These shorts are extremely light-weight, stretchy, and wick sweat away like nothing else. The liner is made from quick-drying mesh and keeps everything right where it’s supposed to be. Then you’ve got the extras like the no-bounce phone pouch, and the zippered back pocket complete with attached key lanyard. Our guys have them in almost every color and wear them on repeat, whether they’re hitting the gym or not.
Available in 11”, 9”, 7” lengths and with and without a liner.
UGG ASCOT SLIPPERS
The look of a loafer, but the softness of a slipper, the Ugg Ascot will soon become your dad’s around-the-house go-to. But with a full rubber sole, it can go indoors and out, so he can slip them on to grab something from the garage, or pop to the mailbox. And with Ugg’s pure wool lining, you can be sure that he’ll never want to take them off. Available in various colors of water-resistant suede and leather.
PERSONALIZED SILICONE WEDDING BAND
These modern silicone rings are a great solution for the gym-going husband, frequent traveler or the outdoor adventurer. And these handsome ones from Aera Rings can be engraved with any word, phrase or message of your choice. Choose from 7 colors and all standard ring sizes.
Is there any other time your husband will clean and consider it fun? That’s the beauty of giving them an electric pressure washer – all of a sudden your deck, patio, garage, car tires and more are sparkling clean…without a complaint! We recommend the Sun Joe SPX3000 for the ease of use, powerful output, 2 detergent tanks, and 5 quick-connect spray tips. This is one investment you will never regret!
DEWALT ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER
We’re a little scared at how obsessed we are with this cordless electric screwdriver. It makes easy work of screws of all sizes, and activates by a simple turn of the wrist. If your guy has ever run around trying to find the right sized screwdriver for the job, this one comes with a 45-piece bit kit, so he’ll never have another excuse to not fix something ever again.
BREEO DOUBLE FLAME SMOKELESS FIREPIT
Turn your backyard into a fun outdoor hangout space with the Double Flame wood-burning fire pit. Not only does it look modern (but still manly), it’s made to last, with heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel. When its double walls heat up, air between them rises to the top where it flows out of the holes along the rim. As it mixes with the smoke on the top, it causes it to reburn, thus reducing the smoke that the heat gives off.
We found that once a hot fire is started with dry wood, it will be virtually smokeless. Thereby making your husband/dad the ultimate hero, and allowing everyone to gather around to keep warm, or make s’mores. A must for the summer!
JUST FOR FUN
And finally, this may be seen as a “gag gift”, but we can assure you, the concept behind the Toilet Timer is pure genius. If your husband spends a long time locked away in the bathroom every day, this little device will put him on the clock. No more lollygagging, checking his phone, or reading the paper. Simply turn the Toilet Timer and a 5-minute sand clock begins. When the sand has passed, it’s time to come out and start dad-ing again. We’re getting one for every bathroom, lol!
If you’re looking to pair one of our recommendations above with a DIY card, or want a gift that costs nothing at all, try our very own printable Father’s Day booklet. This free printable will help your kids create a one-of-a-kind gift with drawings, fill-in-the-blanks and even redeemable coupons.
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