100 Gifts for Father’s Day, from $5 to $1,500
Even if we mark Father’s Day on our calendar weeks in advance (it’s June 21 this year, BTW), we somehow always end up on the hunt for a last-minute gift. It’s probably because our dad is notoriously hard to shop for. Unless you plan on buying him a boat of course, which is just slightly out of our budget. So, this year, we were determined to be extra prepared, and we whipped up 100 gift ideas in the process. From a $5 magazine subscription to a $1,500 workout mirror, here are the 100 best gifts for Father’s Day.
1. “Men’s Health” Annual Subscription
Whether Dad’s into fitness and nutrition, or just looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, Men’s Health will provide all the tips he could ever need. The subscription costs just $5 for the whole year, which is the same price as buying him one copy at CVS. In other words, it’s a great deal.
2. Nivea Post Shave Balm
Get dad (or your brother-in-law) this post-shave balm, and you’ll never have to hear him complain about razor burn or itchiness again. It’s formulated with vitamin E, chamomile and witch hazel to soothe the skin and prevent irritation after shaving.
3. Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
Every morning at eight you can find him sitting at the kitchen island with a cup of coffee in hand. But he has to be getting tired of his Starbucks dark roast by now, right? Treat him to a weekly or monthly subscription from Blue Bottle Coffee. If you choose the blend assortment, he’ll get to sample new beans with every shipment.
4. Evelots Potty Putter Game
You outgrew bathroom humor a long time ago, but Dad still hasn’t. He’ll get a kick out of this golf set that allows him to putt while he’s sitting on the toilet.
5. “Knock Knock What I Love About Dad Fill-in-the-Blank” Book
Filled with prompts like “I love getting your advice on ____” and “we always have the best time when we ____,” this book is sure to make even the toughest guy tear up. Have the kids help you fill it out for an extra special touch.
6. “The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs” by Tristan Gooley
If your father considers himself an outdoorsman, he’ll appreciate this tome, which is all about using items found in nature to navigate the outdoors. It contains more than 850 tips on topics like finding water, tracking animals and detecting direction.
7. ChopSabers Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks
Your Star Wars obsessed dad will lose his mind over these lightsaber chopsticks. Just remind him to turn them off when not in use so the battery doesn’t die while he’s in the middle of eating lo mein.
8. Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ Bundle
Pretty much everything he wants to watch is available on one of these three platforms, so why not combine them into one perfect present. Right now, you can get a subscription to all three for just $13 a month.
9. “Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads” by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
Becoming a dad presents a lot of challenges, and this book is here to help. It covers everything from how to construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, sock and duct tape to how to stay awake at work. Yeah, it’ll give him a few laughs along the way too.
10. “The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes” by Ian Allen
He’ll laugh out loud over these jokes and wish he thought of them himself. Fingers crossed it doesn’t inspire him to use any of them though…
11. QuadPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set
Thanks to this ultra-portable chess set, he can set up a match wherever he wants. Plus, the pieces fit inside the board for convenient storage.
12. Craft Jerky Co. Jerky of the Month Club
Each month, he’ll get two to eight new bags of premium artisan jerky delivered straight to his door, depending on which subscription level you pick. The best part about Jerky of the Month Club? Its extensive variety of both brands and flavors.
14. Buffalo Games Chronology
This game is for the know-it-all dad. He can guess when everything from the invention of mayonnaise to the moon landing happened, in chronological order. Each time he’s right, his timeline will grow. The first player with a 10 card timeline wins.
15. “Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto Cookbook”
Written by Aaron Franklin, the owner of the famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, this manual will teach your old man everything he could ever want to know about perfecting his BBQ technique this summer.
16. Swiftwick Pursuit Business Eight Socks
These babies combine the compression of a running sock with the look of a dress sock, to keep him comfortable during long days at the office (or the home office).
17. Enno Vatti 100 Movie Scratch Off Poster
Behold, his weekend plans for the foreseeable future. This poster includes 100 of the top films of all time from Pulp Fiction to The Big Lebowski, so even if he’s a total movie buff, there are bound to be a few that he hasn’t seen.
18. Mystery Tackle Box Subscription
Sign him up for this subscription box, and he’ll get to try out a new selection of lures every month. Reviewers say that it’s seriously upped their fishing game.
19. AngelinasArtShop Custom City Map
Maybe he’s obsessed with his college town, or he loves the city he grew up in so much that he made your family move back there. Either way, there’s a custom map for that.
20. Life is Good Sunwashed Chill Cap
When it comes to dad’s wardrobe, there’s no such thing as too many baseball hats. And these ones are comfortable, durable and good quality.
21. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
All he has to do is add bread, eggs, meat and cheese to the appropriate slots and boom, he’ll have a homemade breakfast sandwich in five minutes flat.
Whether he wants to keep his coffee within reach while he’s watching the morning news or sip on his beer while he roots for his favorite team, he’ll appreciate being able to rest his beverage of choice right on the couch arm, thanks to this convenient cup holder.
23. Airbnb Gift Card
You can’t exactly surprise him with a trip this year, so an Airbnb gift card is the way to go. That way, he can set his own itinerary once it’s safe to travel again.
24. Dylan’s Candy Bar Signature Tackle Box
The famous NYC candy shop chain fills every tackle box with an assortment of their best-selling candies like mini gummy bears, white chocolate pretzel balls and licorice. We have a feeling the whole fam will want to dig into this immediately.
25. FOCO NFL Yard Gnome
If he’s a true NFL fan, he already owns three hats, four sweatshirts and approximately ten koozies with his team’s logo on them. But we bet he doesn’t have a garden gnome yet…
27. MyGift Tilted Crystal Whiskey Tumblers (Set of 4)
Dads are amused by the simplest things, so we’re pretty confident he’ll chuckle every time he sips his favorite barrel-aged whiskey out of one of these tilted glasses.
28. Manta Blackout Sleep Mask
The adjustable eye cups block out 100 percent of light, so he can sleep ‘til noon if he wants to without interruption.
29. Recess The Sampler
If Pop needs to chill out, send him this six-pack sampler box of Recess. The carbonated drinks are infused with CBD to keep him calm and ginseng and L-theanine to keep him focused.
30. Baked by Melissa World’s Greatest Dad Cupcakes
This assortment of 25 chocolate strawberry, cookies & milk, blondie, electric tie dye, chocolate & sprinkles and sugar cookie dough cupcakes will let him know you love him, even if you can’t celebrate in person this year.
31. Thera Cane Massager
As one PureWow editor so eloquently puts it, “Does it look insane? Yes. Will your dad's new hobby be sitting on the couch working out all of the kinks in his aging back with this magical tool, trying to hook you with it when you're walking by? Also, yes.”
32. Camp Chef Lumberjack Over Fire Grill
This portable over fire grill is a total gamechanger whether he wants to take it on the annual camping trip, or just cook a few burgers in the backyard.
33. Nostalgia Electrics Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster
Careful, he just might start eating hot dogs for every meal once he sees how easy they are to make in this toaster. Yes, it comes with tongs for easy removal.
34. Jack Black Beard Grooming Set
Equipped with beard wash, beard oil, beard lube conditioning shave and a comb, this grooming kit contains everything he needs to look top-notch.
35. Nordstrom Men’s Supima Cotton Briefs
Made from 100 percent Supima cotton, these are guaranteed to be the most comfortable underwear he’s ever owned.
36. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisturizer for Men
You know he’d never buy a moisturizer on his own, so you might as well get him one for Father’s Day. This formula from Kiehl’s has moisturizing vitamin E, plus caffeine that will leave him feeling energized.
37. Monkey Shoulder Scotch
Reviewers say Monkey Shoulder is just as good neat as it is on the rocks. So, either way he takes it, he’ll be impressed that you didn’t go with a basic Johnnie Walker.
38. Home-Complete 16 Piece BBQ Grill Tool Set
This stainless-steel set will take his Grill Master title to a whole new level.
39. The Comfy Oversized Wearable Blanket
This sweatshirt-blanket hybrid will be his new couch uniform. Just make him promise he won’t wear it out in public.
40. Shutterfly Photo Puzzle
Pick a photo of the fam from that amazing vacay you took last summer, and Shutterfly will turn it into a puzzle. Once he finally completes it, he can glue it together and frame it.
41. Shaker & Spoon Subscription
Every month, he’ll get three cocktail recipes from top bartenders—plus all of the ingredients needed to make each one. Cheers!
42. BigArtFamily Custom Watercolor Pet Portrait
Send in a photo of Buddy, and this Etsy artist will create a beautiful watercolor portrait. Who knows, it might even earn a spot on the mantel next to the family photos.
43. Craft Beer Club
If he can’t stop raving about the new IPA he tried last week, this monthly delivery of 12 craft beers from around the country should give him something new to talk about.
44. Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandals
If he’s going to insist on wearing socks with sandals (*cringe*) you can at least ensure that they’re cool sandals. These waterproof Birkenstocks will keep him comfortable, without totally embarrassing the rest of the family.
45. YnM Weighted Blanket
Almost 5,000 five-star reviews speak to this weighted blanket’s comfort and calming effect. Yeah, you should give this to all the new dads in your life.
46. Wolferman’s Deluxe Berry Breakfast Box
Why make him brunch when you could have it delivered? This breakfast box contains a mouth-watering assortment of English muffins, scones, cranberry orange cake, strawberry preserves and coffee. All you have to do is set it up.
47. Traeger BBQ Tool
He may already have an apron and stainless-steel tongs, but there’s no way he has an all-in-one BBQ tool like this yet. It includes a bottle opener, spatula, brush and BBQ flipper, AKA the essentials.
48. Festival Depot 2-in-1 Plastic Cornhole Board
In addition to two durable plastic boards and eight beanbags, this cornhole set also includes a carrying case so he can take it on the go (which you know he’ll want to).
49. Lord Jones CBD Lotion
OK, so there’s no way he’s ever heard of Lord Jones. But he’ll appreciate the soothing effect this CBD-infused lotion has on his sore back and tired feet.
50. Everlane The Lightweight French Terry Hoodie
100 percent cotton, lightweight and ideal for chilly summer nights. And much easier on the eyes than his tattered college sweatshirt.
51. Hydroflask 64 oz Beer Growler
With one of these, his beer will stay just the way he likes it—ice cold—for hours, thanks to the double wall vacuum insulation.
52. PennyBeeArt Push Pin USA Map
If the family dinner table conversation usually revolves around his latest travels, gift him one of these interactive maps. He’ll probably make it his goal to get a pin in every state.
53. Bloomscape Carnivorous Plant Collection
This plant bundle contains a Venus Fly Trap and two types of Trumpet Pincher Plants. We bet he’ll totally become obsessed with watching them prey on insects.
54. Bonobos Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants
Guys rave that these khakis are so comfortable they “feel like you’re wearing pajamas.” Just keep in mind that they’re slim fit, so they might not work for every body type.
55. Ryobi Electric Cordless String Trimmer and Edger
Now he can finally retire his 10-year-old weed wacker. Reviewers note that this model is lightweight, convenient and holds a charge really well.
56. Gaiam Performance Alignment Grip Yoga Mat
Yogis of all levels will appreciate a new mat. We like this one from Gaiam because it features subtle indents that can help improve alignment for almost every pose, from downward dog to warrior two.
57. L.L. Bean Camping Double Hammock
Sleeping bags can be too heavy for summer camping trips. And that’s where this lightweight hammock comes in.
58. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
This baby can mix up one and a half quarts of ice cream in as little as 20 minutes. Chocolate chip mint, anyone?
59. Tushy Classic Bidet
The Tushy bidet fits on all standard toilets and takes just 10 minutes to install, so he’ll be feeling like he’s in a fancy European bathroom in no time.
60. L.L. Bean Men’s Wicked Good Moccasins
Every dad needs a pair of ultra-cozy slippers, and this sheepskin and shearling pair is the best of the best.
61. Teton Sports Hiking Backpack
The internal frame and fully adjustable straps provide support, so that he stays comfortable no matter how long the hiking trail is.
62. Outdoor Voices Nimbus Cotton Sweatpants
A relaxed fit will and a fleecy interior will make these his new weekend wardrobe staple.
63. All-New Kindle
The Kindle’s glare-free display will make it easy for him to read anytime, anywhere. Oh, and it can store thousands of books at once, so he’s never caught without something new to read.
64. Vineyard Vines Destin Regular Fit Performance Polo
The stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric of this Vineyard Vines polo will keep him cool and comfortable whether he’s hitting the golf course, or just playing out back with the kids.
65. Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners
Just because he’s a dad doesn’t mean he has to wear ugly dad sneakers. This pair of sustainable running sneaks is a much sleeker option.
66. Sperry Legend Edit Men’s Authentic Original Boat Shoes
John Legend put his stamp of approval on these bad boys, so you know they’re good quality. The premium leather and hand-sewn construction ensure that they’ll last for years.
67. Brooklinen Super Plush Robe
Upgrade his current robe to this plush Brooklinen number, made from long staple Turkish cotton. And who knows, maybe he’ll return the favor when Christmas rolls around.
68. 23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service
One PureWow editor notes that while she got this DNA test for her dad as a joke, he quickly became obsessed with it. TBH, your dad probably would too.
69. Brooklinen Down Pillow
He takes his daily naps very seriously, so it’s only right that he has a premium quality down pillow to rest his head on.
70. Logitech Slim Folio Case with Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad
A PureWow staffer bought this keyboard case for her dad and he still talks about it years later. If it means he can finally stop sending emails with typos, we support this present.
71. Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
He won’t go anywhere without this new tool. It features everything, including a fire starter, a wire stripper and even a humble can opener.
72. Ryobi 1,600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Fact: All dads want a power washer. This one is top-of-the-line. (And just think about how nice the porch will look once he puts it to use.)
73. Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother
Sure, it’s a bit of an investment, but think about how much you’ll be saving him in the long run now that he can make his lattes at home.
74. Ray-Ban Standard Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses
He’ll look like the coolest dad on the block with a pair of these classic sunnies.
75. O’Brien Screamer Towable Tube
There’s no greater joy for a dad than flinging kids off a towable tube with a really big turn. We don’t know why, they just love it.
76. Our Place Always Pan
This clever four-piece pan is designed to do the work of eight pieces of traditional cookware. That means you can put him on dinner duty for a whole week and he won’t even be upset.
77. Omaha Steaks Top Sirloins
Ship him 16 four-ounce sirloins and you’ll instantly become the favorite child.
78. Hampton Bay Tipton Steel Fire Pit
Just imagine the s’mores-worthy fire he could start in this thing. Psst, it has drainage holes to prevent rusting, so he’ll get a few summers out of it, too.
79. Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album
Appeal to his sentimental side with a photo album featuring pictures of the grandkids, or shots from family parties over the years.
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80. Garmin Approach S20 Golf GPS Watch
The highly sensitive GPS will tell him his shot distance as well as how far he is from the green, with just the push of a button.
81. MasterClass All Access Subscription
Give him the gift of unlimited access to classes from experts in everything from poker to interior design.
82. Kampos Swim Shorts
These soft, flattering swim shorts are made from 100 percent recycled bottles, which the environmentalist in him will love.
83. Furbo Treat Tossing Dog Camera
Thanks to this treat tossing smart device, he can sneak Lucky treats, even when he’s out.
84. Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
Whether he wants to prepare for a tailgate or an hour-long road trip (snacks and drinks are necessary either way), this compact cooler will keep everything chilled and within reach.
85. Nintendo Switch Lite 32GB
The infamous gaming device is finally back in stock, and you know he’s been dying to get back into Mario Kart. This seems like a no brainer.
86. Marshall Action II Voice Bluetooth Speaker
The speaker combines classic features with important updates, so he can wirelessly stream his music through a timeless Marshall amplifier case.
87. Apple AirPods Pro
If he’s still using his circa 2016 headphones, bring him into the modern era with some AirPods Pro. They’re the gift he probably doesn’t know he needs.
88. WPPO Le Peppe Pizza Oven
Once he gets the hang of using this wood/charcoal oven, you’ll never do takeout pizza again.
89. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
He already likes to keep track of who comes and goes from the living room window, but this allows him to do it from his phone. Ring connects to an app so that users can see and hear who’s at the door from anywhere.
90. Etnia Barcelona Avinyo 20 Sun Polarized Sunglasses
Every detail of these polarized sunglasses has been thoughtfully designed, and it shows.
91. Theragun Prime
This percussive massage gun will eliminate every sore muscle, knot and tension he has in mere minutes.
92. Philips Smart Pasta Maker Plus
Two to three portions of fresh pasta in just 10 minutes, coming right up.
93. Outdoor Wicker Recliner
He’s always in his La-Z-Boy, so why not get him one for the backyard, too?
94. Lifetime Tioga Kayak with Paddle
This might not be exactly what he had in mind when he said he wanted a boat, but he’ll warm up to the idea. Especially when he sees how well this sit-on-top design glides through the water.
95. Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Reviewers say that the sound quality and noise cancelling ability of these headphones is worth every penny.
96. Apple Watch Series 5
It’ll allow him to do everything from tracking his workouts to checking his texts, without having to pull his phone out of his pocket.
97. GE Stainless Steel Mini Fridge
Simply plug it in downstairs, and he’ll never have to leave the man cave to replenish his beer again. Buyers note that it’s perfect for a wet bar, too.
98. DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone with Remote Controller
One reviewer consider this to be “a great beginner drone,” although you won’t be able to tell he’s an amateur from the incredible aerial footage it shoots.
99. Echelon Smart Rower
Just like a Peloton, but for rowing. Once he tries it, the erg machine at the gym doesn’t stand a chance.
This interactive mirror’s cardio classes, yoga, personal training and more make it a gift the whole family will enjoy (and probably fight over).