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Dads deserve the absolute best, and Father's Day gifts don't just have to be limited to a new tie.
We researched practical and thoughtful gifts for dads, evaluating quality, real user reviews, and overall value. While each father may have different and unique tastes, our favorite picks include a comfy robe from Boll & Branch, a self-cleaning water bottle from LARQ, and the Grillbot, which cleans your grill with ease.
Here are some more popular Father's Day gifts for every type of dad.
Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot with Carrying Case
There are robot vacuums that pick up dirt, autonomous lawnmowers that cut the grass, and now, devices that clean your grill all on their own. With this Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner, Dad just has to place the cleaner on the grill grate, press a button (10, 20, or 30 minute cleaning cycle), and close the lid. An alarm will go off when the process is complete and when he comes back, his grill will be spotless. The brushes are removable and can go right in the dishwasher for cleaning.
Ridge Merino Men's Solstice Lightweight Pullover Hoodie
Dad can never have too many hoodies, and this one is a must for his collection. The Solstice sweatshirt from Ridge Merino features a natural UPF 30+ for days spent in the sun. The lightweight, breathable material keeps him covered without the risk of overheating. Whether biking, hiking, boating, cycling, or more, dad stays protected, comfortable, and stylish in this ideal layering piece.
L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Sometimes slippers can feel like a last minute gift, so finding a pair that really stands out is important. L.L. Bean’s Wicked Good slippers not only have a cult following online, but they're also loved by The Spruce editors. The shearling lining is amazingly soft, so Dad will love sliding his feet into these after a long day. The quality craftsmanship means he’ll have these for years to come.
Magnolia Bakery Dad Bod Box
The aptly named Dad Bod Box comes straight from New York's most famous bakeries right to his doorstep. Dad can enjoy Magnolia Bakery's signature banana pudding, three banana pudding cookies, and two double fudge brownies on his special day. Whether he decides to share or not is up to him.
Uncommon Goods A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad
Even if dad isn’t exactly the sentimental type, this gift can pull at the toughest of heart strings. This set from Uncommon Goods contains 12 heart-shaped wooden pieces contained in a small box. Each shape has a “reason,” you love Dad, which you can choose from more than 50 different phrases, like “You are my constant supporter” or “Thanks for killing all the spiders.”
Boll & Branch Men's Waffle Robe
Undoubtedly, Dad deserves some self care. This luxurious waffle robe from Boll & Branch delivers coziness and functionality with the breathable, soft fabric. Dad can shave, dry off after the shower, or perform daily chores while wrapped in comfort. The generously sized robe is designed specifically for men and comes in two neutral colors.
GiftBasket.com The Man Spa Gift Basket
Some men may not be too keen on the idea of a spa day, but they absolutely deserve some pampering. Enter this useful, unique gift basket, which features items he might use on a regular basis (shaving jelly, muscle rub, etc.). It also has a hand massager, pumice stone, and wooden brush.
Bespoke Post New Belgium Brewing 4-Pack Ultimate Cookout Flight
Add a bit more spice to weekend barbecues with a four pack of mixed spices. With this set, dad will get four new rubs to try on his favorite meats or veggies including citrus ginger, habanero grapefruit, hot honey, and summer BBQ. What more, Spiceology has teamed up with New Belgium to infuse each blend with a best-selling ale.
Mark & Graham Rustic Leather Catchall Tray
Whether it’s on his desk, near his bedside table, or at the front door, everyone needs a good catchall tray—this option from Mark & Graham can be monogrammed for that extra touch. The genuine leather trays are sturdy, but also quite a stylish way to house the essentials like keys, phone charger, wallet, and more. Choose small, medium, large, or get Dad the set of three.
Dos Hombres Mezcal
If your dad is still talking about the "Breaking Bad" finale, gift him a smokey tequila from actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Dos Hombres celebrates the friendship of the two costars, and now Dad can get in on the fun of his favorite show as well. The mezcal offers a rich taste perfect for margaritas or other cocktails, and the recognizable name and bottle will become a conversation starter in any home bar.
Uncommon Goods Baseball Stadium Blueprints
If Dad is a diehard sports fan, you probably know who his favorite team is and why. This vintage baseball stadium print includes the blueprint for famous stadiums like Fenway, Wrigley Field, or Yankee Stadium. The prints are encased in a neutral wood frame and would look amazing as a piece of wall art or the standout feature in dad’s man cave.
Okabashi Mariner Men's Flip Flops
Father's Day comes at the perfect time to prepare for summer and warmer weather. Gift Dad his new favorite outdoor shoes with these flip flops from Okabashi. The brand designs the Mariner to be the most comfortable flip flop available in everyday wearable colors. The chic style doesn't sacrifice comfort with arch support, a sculpted heel cup, and soft upper strap. Gear dad up for days on the boat, at the beach, or just walking around the backyard.
Yummy Bazaar World Box
Experience the delicacies of different cuisines without ever leaving your living room with Yummy Bazaar. Choose from a one-time box or up to a yearly subscription for the dad in your life who loves to travel, always wants to try new recipes, or is looking to expand his culinary horizons. Subscription boxes are also a great way to show someone you care if they live far away or can't be together on holidays.
July Toiletry Bag
For the dad that loves to travel with all of his grooming necessities, look to the July toiletry bag. The nylon construction resists water to protect dad's essentials. The bag keeps all of his items organized as well with two mesh compartments and multiple pockets and straps. Choose from three stylish colors that seamlessly blend in with the rest of your luggage for easy packing and unpacking.
Eco Nassau Sunglasses
Sunglasses tend to be an overlooked accessory that most people just don’t consider or invest in. Help Dad protect his eyes with this pair from Eco. It’s that aviator style that looks great on everyone and is universally flattering. Also, the frames are made from 95 percent, eco-friendly recycled materials and for every pair sold, the company plants a tree.
BYRD The Flock Favorites
Whether Dad has a fully fleshed hair care routine or can use a little help in that department, BYRD has him covered. This set includes fan-favorite products from the surf-inspired brand, including a matte pomade, texturizing Surfspray, pocket comb, and air freshener. Add these sulfate-free, vegan, and cruelty-free products to your daily routine for defined, voluminous, and compliment-worthy hair.
Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine
Bartesian’s cocktail maker is a simple, but fun way to shake up some drinks, no mixology skills required. Simply insert the cocktail capsules, select the strength, and that’s it. Of course you have to supply the actual alcohol, but this seriously cuts down on the need for individual mixers and getting the measurements just right. The six-pack of capsules, which are sold separately, include an old fashioned, gin martini, whiskey sour, and more.
Jackery Explorer 500 Solar Portable Generator
If Dad loves to camp, he needs a portable generator to power all of his devices in the middle of the wilderness. The Jackery Explorer 500 does just that with various charging capabilities. The solar powered generator connects to your car as well and has ports for charging stoves, laptops, fans, projectors, lights, phones, and more. Now, you can bring all of your favorite items from home that make camping in the woods a bit more comfortable.
MasterClass Annual Membership
For the dad that has everything, gift him a year of learning whatever he wishes from the world's experts. Masterclass connects you with virtual classes on anything from cooking and gardening to writing and gaming. Give Dad the power to choose his own gift perfect for him.
FOCO Athletic Gray Lounge Pants
Celebrate Dad's favorite team with a pair of comfy sweats he can wear on the couch or to the game. These athletic lounge pants are meant for long-term comfort and feature one of 32 football logos based on Dad's favorite. Now, he can rep his team while still feeling comfortable during tailgates and Sunday football marathons.
Rise Garden Personal Rise Garden
Bring Dad's green thumb indoors when gardening outside just isn't possible with a personal indoor garden. Perfect for apartments or small spaces, the planter is only 18 inches long, and all of the care is done smart technology connected to the companion app. Grow herbs, vegetables, or leafy greens with ease that you can then incorporate into your daily meals.
Hydro Flask Cooler Cup
No matter Dad's drink of choice, keep it cold with a cooler cup from Hydro Flask. Slip it around a beer or hard seltzer for tailgates, barbecues, or beach days. It fits snugly around most bottles and cans thanks to the silicone sleeve. If he prefers something else, the product can be used as a 12-ounce cup for juice, coffee, or water without the annoying condensation.
Hatch Restore Sound Machine and Smart Light
New or expecting dads will love this sound machine and smart light designed to make you sleep longer and better. You can personalize a sleep and wake-up routine with a sunrise alarm featuring soothing and natural colors. While awake, use the Hatch Restore as a reading light or a sound machine for baby's naps.
Watch Gang Subscription
With Watch Gang, Dad receives new watches every month from top brands at a reduced retail price. Now, Dad can match his watch to his outfit everyday with his new collection. Also, every week, Watch Gang gives away ROLEX, TAG Heuer & Seiko watches to a lucky subscriber.
LARQ Insulated Self-Cleaning Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Have you ever seen your dad clean his water bottle? Probably not, so this Larq option should be on the list of gift options for him. The self-cleaning water bottle has an LED light that not only purifies the water, but also the actual bottle. The bottle’s self-cleaning mode turns on every two hours. Also, the contents in the bottle will stay cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.
Jojo's Sriracha Sriracha Chili Sauce
If your dad always tries out new hot sauces, let Jojo's Sriracha be next. The Good Food Award Winner of 2020, Jojo's sriracha chili sauce adds the perfect flavor and spice to any dish. Additionally, the brand supports local farmers with their small-batch products, actively working with the Pueblo Food Project to create a more equitable food system. You can sprinkle it on eggs, chicken, veggies, pastas, and more.
The Sill Monthly Subscription
Even if Dad doesn’t have a green thumb, The Sill’s monthly plant subscription will make it easy to foster his love of plants. Choose from low light to beginner to pro, and this subscription provides the recipient with a new plant and planter each month. Choose between four planter colors, which the recipient can change over time.
LEATHERMAN Skeletool Lightweight Multitool with Combo Knife and Bottle Opener
The handy-man in your life needs this compact 7-in-1 tool that fits in the pocket of your jeans. The Skeletool from Leatherman features a knife, pliers, a large exchangeable bit driver, wire-cutters and a carabiner/bottle opener. The tool only weighs five ounces so Dad can easily carry it with him anywhere he goes. It's suitable for anything from daily fixes to home renovation projects. The best part—you can customize the tool's color and design, then add a monogram for ultimate personalization.
Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through The Next 9 Months
Impending fatherhood can be scary, but this book can help. John Pfeiffer’s Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months is sure to be a welcome gift. The book covers everything from the first OBGYN visit to birthing day. First-time dads will appreciate this book that takes a lighthearted approach to a life-changing moment.
Hush Puppies Men's The Good Low Top
Hush Puppies creates upgraded dad sneakers that remain timeless and fashionable from season to season. The Good Low Top is the perfect walking shoe that looks a little nicer than running sneakers. Available in white, brown, and black, they match any outfit Dad choose, while the footbed provides plush cushioning all day. Hush Puppies uses recycled water bottles and bloom algae in their shoes for an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book
Most of us are probably guilty of not printing out, or at least framing, our favorite photos. But here’s a sentimental way to display those beautiful memories. The hardcover photo book from Artifact Uprising ranges in size, layout, and design. The fabric hardcover and customized book jacket open up to reveal photos printed on 100 percent recycled pages. Start at 40 or go all the way up to 210 pages to display your favorite pictures together.
Friends NYC Johnny Rose Schitt's Creek Father's Day Card
Honor the TV dads you love (almost) as much as your real one with cards from Friends NYC. The one features Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose in "Schitt's Creek" and reads "You will always be our first dad." There's plenty of room to leave a heartfelt message of your own inside for a sentimental, yet affordable gift for Dad. The site also features cards referencing the Blues Brothers Jeopardy!, Ernest Hemingway, and more.
Harry & David Hometeam Snack Box
It’s rare you can go wrong with a food gift and for a major sports fan, this box from Harry & David is a major touchdown. The package contains one pound of football-shaped sausage, caramel popcorn, dips, crackers, and more. It weights just over four pounds and is sure to provide all the necessary snacks for game day.
Forloh Men's SolAir UPF Long Sleeve Shirt
Forloh's American-made garments protect hunters, fishers, gardeners, hikers, and campers from the elements with their innovative technology. This SolAir long sleeve shirt features cooling fibers built in, no matter the temperature outside. The Polygiene® Stay Fresh antimicrobial and Odor Crunch scent control systems keep Dad looking and smelling fresh after rigorous activity in the heat. Available in five colors, dads who plan to spend all summer outdoors need this versatile shirt to stay cool and protected.
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2020)
If you don’t want to gift Dad an actual laptop or if your funds are low, this iPad Pro is the next best thing. In addition to the vibrant display, the iPad has storage from 128GB to 1TB and an 11 to 12.9-inch display. So Dad can pretty much do any and everything on this device. From work to play, he’ll get tons of bang for your buck out of this handy gadget.
Buck Mason Herringbone Twill Baseball Cap
A modern update to a classic dad staple, the Herringbone Twill baseball cap from Buck Mason will quickly become a favorite in Dad's closet. The classic style and neutral colors make this an easy addition to any outfit. The high-quality material makes this pick feel more stylish and dressy than a traditional cap without sacrificing comfort. The adjustable fit ensures the cap stays in place all day while the suede brim adds a bit of interest to the timeless accessory.
Miko Shiatsu Home Foot Massager Machine
Dad deserves to relax after a long day at work or at home with the kids and a luxurious foot massager is the perfect way. Warm your feet, improve blood flow, and work out any knots or sore spots with Miko. The rolling massagers target pressure points for the ultimate shiatsu experience right from home. Just plug it in, choose your settings, and watch the pressure melt away.
Breo Box Subscription
Keep Dad up to date with the latest products and technology with a Breo Box subscription. Every three months, Dad receives four to eight products that can features tech, gadgets, home goods, and more, specifically picked to fit the season. Now, Dad gets to open four gifts a year and use his new gadgets all year long, so he feels special 365 days a year.
Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
No matter Dad's taste in clothing, a simple cashmere sweater is a nice staple piece that he may not always buy for himself. This option from Quince is made from Mongolian cashmere in a comfortable crewneck fit that can be dressed up or down. Choose from eight colors and four sizes for the perfect date night look for your husband or party look for a dad or brother.
Mr. Beer American Golden Ale Complete Beer Making Kit
If Dad is a bit of a beer snob who knows his pale ale from his porter, he’ll love taking his obsession one step further by brewing up a batch of craft beer in his own kitchen. This beer making kit simplifies the home-brewing process by giving him all the necessary supplies and ingredients to make a case of his favorite beer. It takes only an hour of hands-on time and six weeks of waiting (the hard part!) to get beer that’s perfectly brewed and ready to drink.
Whether Dad is an avid game or nostalgic for games of the past, the new Atari gaming system is an awesome gift that the whole family can enjoy. This new hybrid combines consoles with PC's for a new gaming experience with over 100 classic Atari games available along with some new releases. The old meets the new with a classic joystick and modern controller that features LED and rumbling effects. This is a great splurge present that everyone in the family can have fun with for years and years.
Hawthorne Custom Fragrance
Cologne is a great gift, but it can be difficult to ensure your recipient will enjoy the scent. Take all the guess work out of gifting with Hawthorne, a service that allows Dad to custom make his perfect fragrance. With a simple quiz, Hawthorne will recommend fragrances and other skin and body products that you can guarantee Dad will love.
Fire Department Coffee Coffee Club
Supply Dad with his morning fuel with a coffee subscription service: Every month, Dad will get a new bag of coffee beans delivered right to his door with flavors from Ecuador, Indonesia, and more. Fire Department Coffee is a veteran-owned coffee company that is run by firefighters and dedicated to giving back to ill and injured first responders, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Stock Dad's bar cart with these stylish bar tools. Opt for a clear cocktail shaker if Dad loves negronis, a collection of bar tools on a modern marble stand, a brass ice bucket, or a gold tray to hold it all together. Or, buy the whole four piece set to mix gourmet cocktails at home.
Ember Temperature Control Mug
Catching his morning mug of joe at the ideal temperature is tricky if he’s not paying attention. Luckily, this high-tech mug has a fix. It gives Dad the perfect drinking experience by using a pre-programmed temperature. An app on his phone notifies him when the mug hits his preferred temperature and the mug maintains it for up to two hours. He can also save preset temperatures for all his favorite drinks to make sure they all taste their best.
Kan Jam Original Disc Toss Game
Gift Dad something the whole family can enjoy—a fun lawn game like this Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game. Dad can set it up in the backyard, at the beach or even camping. The point of the game is to get the frisbee in the opposing sides "kan". You can team parents against the kids, boys versus girls or however you see fit. The best part of the game is it induces family bonding and gets you all outside and away from technology.
Yeti Hopper Flip 18 Insulated Personal Cooler
If Dad loves camping, going to the beach, or chilling in the backyard with a cold drink, he needs a Yeti cooler. This personal one is portable and not as bulky or expensive as their traditional coolers, but it still fits up to 16 cans plus ice. Pack a park picnic for the whole family this Father's Day to show Dad you care.
KEPEAK Cotton Hammock, Brazilian Double Hammock, Soft Comfortable Fabric Canvas Hammock for Patio, Porch, Garden and Backyard
No matter if Dad loves being outdoors or prefers to stay in the shade in his own backyard, a cotton hammock is an awesome addition to any yard or camping pack. Hang it on a balcony or patio (or even outside) for lounging with the kids. Or take it on the go for a handy place to sleep when roughing it in the wilderness.
Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Set
If your dad loves growing a beard (then shaving it off), gift him a luxury shaving soap like this one from Dollar Shave Club. The company customizes a kit for Dad based on his routine and his preferences. You can also gift Dad a subscription so dull razors and harsh shaving creams are a thing of the past.
Pix-Star Easy Digital Photo Frame
Keep Dad or grandpa connected by sharing family photos through this digital picture frame. Pix-Star makes it simple to display and share pictures with up to 25 frames from the compatible app. The motion-sensored frame turns on when you walk into the room then shuts off to save battery. Flip through photos of the kids or grandkids with the included remote for hours of reminiscing and sharing memories.
What to Look for When Buying a Father’s Day Gift
Functionality means different things for different fathers; but a lot of the time, practicality trumps novelty. If Dad’s a techie, get him the latest tech gear or a fun new gadget he’s had his eye on. If he’s the kind of dad who says he doesn’t want anything, give him something ephemeral like a gourmet gift basket or case of his favorite wine.
Something to Bond Over
If you and your dad share a passion for spy novels, midcentury-modern architecture, fly fishing, poker, or classic movies, offer him something that will help you bond. Use your gift to show him that you want to spend more quality time together. Or, create a virtual shared experience if he lives far away.
August Abbott, PhD and etiquette expert, recommends something Dad won't buy for himself, like a gift voucher to his favorite restaurant or a ticket to a jazz concert. Sticking within his interests is most important: "Gift cards to a particular place would be seen as more thoughtful than an overall gift card," Dr. Abbott shares.
Get Dad a gift that he can treasure for years to come. If he’s an accomplished cook, offer him a well made piece of cookware like a Dutch oven or cast iron pan that will outlive you both. If he’s a luddite, offer him a classic watch, a stylish AM/FM radio, or a beautifully made leather globe for his study.
Sometimes the best longest lasting gifts require no money at all. "And without spending a dollar this may be the best, most priceless gift of all: Get to know him. Really get to know him," says Dr. Abbott.
What should you get your husband for Father’s Day?
"When fathers are also husbands, the gift is generally more intimate," says Dr. Abbott. This could be as lavish as a weekend getaway to as simple as a dinner out. "When budget is too tight for a getaway, a dinner in a real restaurant rather than in the car after leaving the drive-thru lane can be the momentary escape from routine that shows him how special he is," she says.
What do you write in Father’s Day cards?
"A Father’s Day card is a way to express feelings that you might otherwise not find the words to say out loud," says Dr. Abbott. Depending on your relationship, this can be easy or hard. Keep it real, but keep it positive and specific. Tell him something he did this year that reminded you of what a great dad he is. Don’t forget to remind your dad that you love him. "Recognizing him for everything you may not say can more easily be put in writing, so here’s your opportunity," she says.
Should you get your father-in-law a Father's Day gift?
"Your father in-law is a dad too," Dr. Abbott reminds us. The nature of the gift will depend on your relationship. "Help hubby pick something out that’s meaningful for his dad is a gift you can both put your name on," she suggests. Again, keep in mind his interests and hobbies or give something that you can all enjoy together.
Why Trust the Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020 and loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appears on air for "The Today Show" and WEtv. She also was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.
Additional reporting was done by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce brands covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product round-ups, expert-focused articles, and more.
Expert advice was provided by etiquette expert on JustAnswer, August Abbott, PhD.