48 Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Will Adore
Looking for a Father's Day gift for a dad who consistently goes above and beyond? That's no easy task. Luckily, our editors have done the leg work for you, scouring the Internet to deliver some of the most unique gifts that are just a click away. Here, you'll find gift ideas for every kind of dad, at every price point. The perfect card? That one's on you.
Lego Ship In a Bottle
Gifts ahoy! Let Dad be captain for a day—or a weekend, as this ship in a bottle is painstakingly detailed with elements like a raised deck, printed sails, cannons, masts, and the ship’s flag. Be Dad's first mate and build this captivating creation together; it comes with a complete set of instructions that anyone over age 10 can tackle. When it's complete, Dad can showcase it on its stately display stand.
To buy: $70, shop.lego.com.
Yeti Tundra Roadie
Head outside on Father's Day with this colorful cooler (choose from four fun shades). It holds up to 14 cans of Dad's favorite drinks, as well as plenty of ice to keep them frosty. This cooler is likely to be brought along on many beach days and road trips this summer.
To buy: $250; amazon.com.
Shutterfly Desktop Plaque
Brighten up dad's office with a sweet plaque full of photos of his loved ones. A variety of different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds help you create a collage that will really fit his style. In addition to adorable photos of his kids and partner, Shutterfly offers a library of quotes so you can also include a sweet sentiment to tell him how much you love him.
To buy: $24.99; shutterfly.com.
Walt Whitman's Guide to Manly Health & Training
This collection of commentary is filled with 19th-century thoughts on dress, food, and exercise—some of which are still applicable today—and others that are simply entertaining food for thought. All of the advice is curated from a newspaper column Whitman wrote in 1858. Whether he peruses it for practical tips or Whitman’s funny quips, Dad will be glad to have this one on his bookshelf.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
Airjamz Electric Air Guitar Toys
Give his imaginary jam sessions an actual soundtrack with the help of this app-connected pick, which plays music along with his motions. Dad can choose to play the guitar, drums, synths, lasers, and more, so he can flex his musical muscles and never get bored of playing the same instrument.
To buy: $50 each; amazon.com.
Classic Calf Socks
For the dad who continually struggles to find a matching pair (or who tends to lose socks in the wash), this service sends a shipment of the same style sock every three months. Select from five different colors, and he can expect fresh deliveries to arrive in June, September, December, and March.
To buy: $89 (for three deliveries of three pairs); blacksocks.com.
Alpine Dam Trucker Hat, The Jack Warren
Provide Dad with his new favorite hat for Father's Day. This snap-back trucker cap is a top-rated style on Amazon and can e adjusted to fit his size. It's the perfect, infussy gift for an outdoorsy Dad—and he'll really use it.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
Canvas and Leather Game Roll
This dual-sided game board folds up so you and Dad can play backgammon or checkers anywhere. An inner pocket holds pieces and dice for both games and ensures the small parts won’t get lost on the beach or car floor. Leather game pieces and bone dice make this splurge feel well worth it.
To buy: $175; aemcateer.com.
Birchbox Man Subscription
The beauty subscription box you’ve loved for years now offers an option geared towards guys. Send Dad a monthly surprise box filled with pomades, moisturizers, and all of the aftershave he’ll need until his next shipment arrives. Start by filling out a grooming profile of Dad’s style (Is he a classic man? Or maybe artsy?), along with his hair and skin types, so he’ll receive products handpicked just for him.
To buy: $20 per month; birchbox.com.
Sutton Duffel Bag
If he’s in need of a new gym bag or a small weekender, this one fits the bill. Inspired by large volume sailing bags, the utility duffel has a removable shoulder strap, so it’s easy to customize and tote around. The bag's handsome crosshatch is made of tough tech-fabric.
To buy: $60, amazon.com.
Shutterfly Beer Stein
If your dad loves to crack open a cold beer at the end of a long day, create a personalized beer stein with photos of his loved ones for him to drink out of. Choose up to seven of your own photos, or photos from Shutterfly's library of images and quotes, to put together the perfect frosted glass for him to enjoy his next brew from.
To buy: $29; shutterfly.com.
Smythson Short & Sweet Wee Notebook
Dad can slip this petite 2-by-3-inch notebook into his back pocket so he’ll always have a spot to jot down notes and reminders in a meeting. Made in England from rich cross-grain lambskin, this is the kind of luxury item Dad might not buy for himself, but that he definitely deserves.
To buy: $40; smythson.com.
Created by the Museum of Modern Art, this magnetically-powered calendar is as much a work of art as it is a practical office accessory. Dad will never have to buy another calendar again, since the magnetic balls on this perpetual version can simply be moved to mark a new month and year.
To buy: $32-45; uncommongoods.com.
Golf Trunk Organizer
If your dad’s idea of a perfect day is one spent out on the green, get him this organizer outfitted with slots for shoes, balls, tees, spikes, and towels. With all of his supplies in one convenient spot, Dad can spend more time honing his swing and less time searching for a lost glove.
To buy: $46; domino.com.
Sugarfina Pale Ale Pints
If your pop likes hops as much as he likes sugar, these pint-sized sweets are sure to make him smile. To turn this small cube full of gummies into a complete present, pair these bright citrus-flavored candies with a growler of Dad’s drink of choice from his favorite local brewery.
To buy: $7.50; sugarfina.com.
Sriracha for You Package
If your dad is known for adding hot sauce to everything from eggs to chocolate ice cream, don’t let him leave the house without one of these mini Sriracha keychains attached to his belt loop. Designed for Sriracha-lovers who want to enjoy their favorite sauce both at home and on the go, the set includes one 9-ounce bottle, a 1.7-ounce keychain, and a one-ounce keychain.
To buy: $15; sriracha2go.com.
aha Tool Pen Mini Aplus Edition
This pen isn’t actually a pen at all, but a multi-purpose tool with 22 screwdriver bits of different sizes to tackle a variety of small household tasks. Don’t let its tiny size deceive you—this hardworking tool is up to the challenge of repairing broken eyeglasses, opening electronics, and tightening loose screws.
To buy: $89; ahalife.com.
Weber iGrill 3 Thermometer
If your father considers himself a grillmaster, this meat thermometer will modernize his grilling game. When this hi-tech thermometer is attached to the grill, Dad can remotely monitor up to four meat probes (two probes are included in the set) via a free app. An alert will buzz when the target temp is reached, so the chef won’t have to miss the party as he’s busy manning the grill.
To buy: $100; crateandbarrel.com.
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet
If flowers aren’t really your dad’s thing, this salami bouquet may be more his style. Order an arrangement of three or six pork sausages, all wrapped in butcher paper and tied with a red ribbon. A set of three includes one French, one Spanish, and one Italian salami, so the bouquet doubles as a European tour for Dad’s tastebuds.
To buy: From $50; food52.com.
Garden Trowel Bottle Opener
This wood-and-metal trowel not only helps weed the garden, but the built-in bottle opener also makes it easy for Dad to take a well-deserved break from his hard work. Set it out at the drink station at a backyard barbecue or take it along on a picnic. We have a feeling Dad will be reaching for this fun and functional tool all summer long.
To buy: $20; uncommongoods.com.
Avantree 10W Bluetooth Bike Speaker
Outdoorsy dads don’t have to leave their music at home thanks to this bluetooth-enabled, water-resistant speaker. The cylindrical design lets it strap onto a bike or tuck into the mesh pocket of a hiking backpack. With a splash-proof, shock-proof rubber exterior, this rugged speaker will survive Dad’s great adventures.
To buy: $40; amazon.com.
Wilton Sweet Shooter Cookie Shot Glass Pan
The secret to the ultimate happy hour: cookie shot glasses. After a stint in the oven, raw cookie dough magically turns into cute shot glasses ready to serve milk, chocolate mousse, or a splash of dessert liquor. If your dad has a sweet tooth, this pan is destined to become his new favorite kitchen tool.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
NFL Football Leather Coasters
These aren’t your ordinary coasters. They’re made from the same premium-grade leather used in NFL footballs. Plus, they’re water-resistant, so no happy hour—not even a rowdy Super Bowl party—is too tough for this set to handle.
To buy: $35 for four, bloomingdales.com.
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Oak Nightstand Valet
This hand-carved wooden organizer, which looks right at home atop a desk or nightstand, has a shelf for his phone or glasses, plus an arm to collect his watch or activity tracker. Available in multiple finishes with two different styles of monograms.
To buy: From $40, paybacksabeach.etsy.com.
Fujifilm Instax Gift Set
If Dad struggles to figure out all the camera settings on his smartphone, this blast from the past will ensure he doesn’t miss a memorable moment. The point and shoot camera instantly prints photos. This set, which comes in a variety of colors, also includes rechargeable batteries, extra photo strips, a carry case, a screen protector, and a cleaning cloth.
To buy: $99, amazon.com.
Whether he’s always racing to meetings or has an affinity for sports cars, these sleek cufflinks add a fun—but still dapper—edge to formalwear. Made out of durable stainless steel, he’ll be clocking high on the fashion scale for years to come.
To buy: $95, cufflinks.com.
This isn’t your ordinary pocketknife. The multipurpose piece includes eight tools in one: a hammer, a slotted screwdriver, a can opener, a saw, pliers, and more. He’ll be prepared for any situation with this portable and tiny find that’s only nine inches long when opened. He may never need another tool again.
To buy: $13, amazon.com.
Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill
Now this is one kind of briefcase he’ll definitely want to receive this Father’s Day. The stainless steel design has a compact grill and a charcoal pit inside. Since it’s easy to tote around, it’d be perfect for a picnic for two. Or give it to an urban dad, who might not have a huge backyard or patio.
To buy: $62, amazon.com.
The Modern Snap Backpack
An ergonomic, elevated take on the workbag (leather details and a water-resistant exterior), with a padded laptop pouch. Two open side pockets provide a convenient place for other on-the-go necessities (like a water bottle or sunglasses). Available in five cool color combinations.
To buy: $68, everlane.com.
Morning, Noon, and Night Coffee
No matter when Dad needs his caffeine fix, he’ll find something just right in this trio of artisan grounds. The set includes different roasts and flavors best suited for different times throughout the day: butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla for the morning, a dark roast for a particularly early wake-up call, and a mellow decaf for after dinner.
To buy: $12, uncommongoods.com.
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Denim Chambray Pocket Square
Dad can get in on one of this season’s biggest trends: chambray. This denim pocket square features a contrasting neon edge (in light blue, burgundy, or white) that will look sharp tucked inside the breast pocket of a navy blue suit.
To buy: $10, thetiebar.com.
Cacao Nib, Hazelnut & Pink Peppercorn Dark Chocolate Bars
He may be a little preoccupied with work and raising the kids to jet set around the world (right now at least!), but these delicious chocolate bars—filled with Spanish hazelnuts, Aleppo chiles, and Belgian chocolate—transport him to various locales in just one bite.
To buy: $25 for three, food52.com.
Travel Poker Set
Your favorite poker enthusiast can now take game night on the go with this compact travel set, which comes with 40 playing chips, a deck of cards, and assorted dice. With a sleek leather case, this find will definitely impress his playing buddies (and might just give him some luck for the next round). Available in three colors, with a free monogram.
To buy: $79, markandgraham.com.
Wondermade Bourbon Marshmallows
Who doesn’t love sweets and spirits? Combined, they make for a most genius concoction: bourbon marshmallows. Made from cane sugar, these candies taste amazing on their own—or get creative and try them with s’mores or delicious baked treats. If he isn’t big on bourbon, there are a variety of other flavors, including beer, honey, and carrot cake.
To buy: $8 for a box of 16, domino.com.
3D Shape Cocktail Chiller Set
These soapstone and marble shapes will create a sophisticated home bar. The geometric chillers go straight from freezer to highball glass, to keep libations cool (and looking good) without watering them down. Off duty, they double as swanky bar decor, no matter the design style of your space.
To buy: $35, uncommongoods.com.
Not only will this utility case keep his phone safe, but he can stash some credit cards, a driver’s license, and cash in it too. And over time, the durable, soft brown leather will deepen into a richer brown, giving it a sophisticated and vintage feel. Don’t forget to add a monogram for an extra-special touch.
To buy: From $36, bybarva.etsy.com.
Chrome Soft Golf Balls
Frustrated golfer in your home? Not this season. He’ll be able to take his game to the next level with these innovative golf balls that have a low compression core and a urethane cover. They promise an impressive distance and a soft feel when in play.
To buy: $38, amazon.com.
Smart Jump Rope
For the Dad who has a gadget for just about everything, there’s a new way to make his exercise routine high tech, too. This LED rope not only counts jumps, but it also syncs with an app to give calorie readings. Available in a variety of colors and sizes.
To buy: $80, ahalife.com.
Wide Stripe Nautical Personalized Stationery
Encourage him to take up the lost art of letter writing with this personalized stationery set, featuring a classic, preppy design. You can choose between green, yellow, or navy. Plus, you’ll have the option to customize the set with his name, initials, or even his signature catchphrase.
To buy: $35 for 15, minted.com.
Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet
High-end headgear for the dad who bikes to and from work. Sleek, sturdy, and space saving, this helmet is made of three mobile rings that fold flat for easy storage. A removable brim helps keep the sun out of his eyes, too.
To buy: $140, ahalife.com.
Timex Striped ‘Weekender Fairfield’ Watch
The classic stripe never looked so good. Keep him on time with this simple, water-resistant watch that comes with a nightlight and nylon band. It doesn’t matter if he’s the rugged or preppy type, this piece will suit any style and become an everyday staple in his wardrobe.
To buy: $39, amazon.com.
Make Your Own Phaidon Cookbook Set
Get your Top Chef-in-training a collection of the latest and greatest cookbooks. He’ll love experimenting in the kitchen with these tomes, which are filled with new recipes from various cuisines. Some titles to choose from include Cook It Raw, Thailand: The Cookbook, Vefa’s Kitchen, and more.
To buy: From $20, juniperbooks.com.
Dad can test his green thumb with this vertical terrarium kit. A great addition to his desk, it contains everything he needs to start a mini garden, from a recycled wine bottle vessel to soil, seeds, and pebbles. It doesn’t take much to tend to the plant—all it needs is a spritz of water every now and then.
To buy: $38, uncommongoods.com.
Clip Bluetooth Speaker
DJ Dad can blast his favorite songs wherever he goes. This small, portable Bluetooth speaker (it’s just over four inches high and three inches wide) has a carabiner clip so he can attach it to his bag or bike. With five hours of battery life and a built-in microphone, this is something he’s guaranteed to use every day. Choose from ten colors and patterns (including the logos of select sports teams!).
To buy: $41, amazon.com.
Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
This is a dream gift for those who stock a serious home bar that could rival even the best taverns or pubs in town. Give him everything he needs—Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, Kentucky bourbon, an aging barrel, a pouring funnel, and a cleaning kit—for distilling a spirit of his own.
To buy: $75, uncommongoods.com.
Darth Vader and Son
Fans of Star Wars will be entertained by this heartwarming and comical twist on the epic classic. And since the next installment is set to hit theaters in December 2015, it’s pretty timely, too. Through vivid illustrations, author Jeffrey Brown shares the tale of Darth Vader, the hands-on, over-protective dad, who’s involved in Luke’s everyday activities.
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
Barrel Stave Wood Chips
Grilling season is here, so why not give him something new to use at the next family barbecue? Throw these aged wine staves into the grill to infuse food with a subtle smokiness and a hint of red wine. Prep by soaking them in water for an hour and drain well when finished.
To buy: $12, ofloinndecor.etsy.com.