It's easy to get tripped up when looking for gifts for Father's Day. Dad's so staunch with his "I don't need anything new" stance— but we're not buying it. He secretly likes cool stuff, though he'd never admit it, so start by contemplating what sweet new products your guy friends like—drinking, cool gadgets, hip clothes that don't look like they're trying too hard, some secret beauty products (shhh), and hanging out with their guy friends. Dad likes those things, too! So in honor of Pops, try a little harder to think of Dad as a cool dude (gross, I know), and we think you'll find shopping for Father's Day to be a lot more fun. Here are of the best gift ideas for dad that will make him a happy man. (If you're looking for last-minute Father's Day gifts, we've got those too.)
AeroGarden AeroGarden™ Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit
A great choice for city-dwelling dads. Help encourage not only his green thumb but his kitchen prowess with this foolproof, space-friendly herb garden.
EdgeStar Craft Brew Single Tap Kegerator
This is a present for Dad, of course, but are you and your siblings going to say no to sharing a pint with your old man? It's Miller Time!
Perhaps Dad is lucky enough to live in a recreationally legal state, or maybe he's leaning on a bit of the flower to help with that "ole tricky football shoulder" (sure, Pops). Whatever the case, step up his smoke-break with this Keith Haring glass bowl. His golf buddies with think he's real cultured.
August Home August Smart Lock
Okay, so by now, you've got your father up to speed on how his smartphone works. Next, blow his mind with this keyless smart lock for the house. The August Smart Lock attaches easily to the existing deadbolt at his house, and once operational, there's no more worrying "Did we lock the door?" and no more "Where are my dang keys!"—in fact, no more keys at all! He can set his phone to auto-lock the door when he leaves, Bluetooth will let it know when he arrives, he can even grant access to you—all from his phone (if only he could find that).
ROKR Self-Assembly Puzzle Model-Pendulum Clock
Remember how your father was talking all that game about how good he was getting at puzzles? Well, challenge him to put his money where his mouth is with this 3D wood puzzle which, when fully actualized, is a working pendulum clock! If he can do it, it'll look super impressive. If he can't, it'll be fun to watch him lose his damn mind. Win/win?
iRobot iRobot Roomba
Let Dad really feel like the king of his clean castle with a simple, "Alexa, vacuum my house!" He won't have to lift a finger, and isn't that what a Father's Day gift is all about?
YETI YETI Tundra Haul Cooler
It's summertime, and just like you, Dad's itching to head out to the beach. This Yeti Haul Cooler with its two wheels and tow handle will make it easy for him to transport his brews from the backseat, to the beach, to the boat.
Let's face it, your father couldn't find his head if wasn't attached. The old man isn't as on it as he used to be, bless him. So throw him a bone and slip him some of these Tiles. He can attach them to the things he's most often misplacing: His keys, the TV remote, his wallet, that $10,000 check he was meant to cut you...
Chain Collection Classic Chain Wrap Bracelet
Like I said, your father wants to be cool, he just doesn't know how. Help him. A single cool bracelet to pair with his watch will amp up his wrist party, which is probably looking bleak right now. Suddenly, he's not a like a regular dad, he's a cool dad!
Sony LinkBuds S
Upgrade dad's music game with these noise-canceling earbuds that are also great for your weekly phone calls. Their waterproof makeup makes them the ideal buds for listening to The Beatles while watering the grass.
Ten Thousand Insulated Tech Jacket
Fact: Dads love gear that can stand up to the elements. This hooded jacket has insulation, wind, and waterproof capabilities and is stylish to boot.
1pt ONE PART Welcome Kit
Cocktails have changed. Dad might not know this. But a great drink that's all-natural and easy to make at home? Dad definitely gets that. The Welcome Kit from One Part Co. is his intro to the perfect cocktail with a gourmet twist. The set includes three infusion blends (peppery, savory and tangy), and comes with cool barware and blank labels. Once infused, Dad can take credit for creating his very own fancy small-batch hooch for when the neighbors come over.
Brouk and Co Poker Game Set
What's that saying—whoever has the most toys in the end wins? Elevate not only Dad's poker night with the guys but also his clout when he busts out this vegan leather encased poker chip set. Your father will feel like a winner even when he's losing his shirt.
Package Free Zinc & Stainless Steel Razor
It's time for Dad to ditch those disposable blades. Help him cut down on his carbon footprint with this sleek razor that pivots to get to the hard-to-reach places. Pair it with shaving soap (opens in new tab) for the complete package. Doing good never looked so good.
Gentleman Gift Set
What's a more classic Father's Day gift than cologne, accompanied by a card with you and all of your siblings' names on it? Show Dad what a gentleman you think he is with ScentBird's Gentleman Gift set. Three distinguished fragrances to help your Pa smell as refined as he is.
Car Vent Mount
It's probably best for Dad to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. This Belkin car-vent mount for his smartphone might really help with that. It adjusts to fit any device (even in their case) and rotates 180 degrees for landscape mode to help him see the map better.
Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection OESQ
Go on and give the man a real man's drink. Four Roses single barrel, barrel-strength Kentucky straight bourbon is just the kind of special treat Dad will reach for to cap off a job well done.
Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe Grill Set
Dads = grill masters. Help him get down to some serious business at the next cookout with this 20-piece briefcase of stainless steel grill tools sure to impress at the next family reunion.
ON Cloud X Shift Monomesh Running Sneakers
This '90s-inspired running sneakers absorbs shock via its engineered Helion™ superfoam CloudTec® soles so dad can stay comfy while at home or on the go.
Levi Trucker Jacket
No distressing, no bleaching, no bells and whistles. A classic Levi's trucker jacket is a must have in every modern man's closet. Perfect for any dad, it's as tough, timeless and tried and true as the man himself. (Plus, think of how funny it'll be when he goes total denim-dad when matching it with his jeans.)
SOG SOG MacV Tool SM1001
With this TSA compliant 12-tools-in-one device that can live on his keychain, Dad will be ready for anything. Multiple wrenches, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, even a line cutter? This tool is every grown-up Boy Scout's dream.
Eno ENO SingleNest Hammock
Isn't it time Dad gets in a little R&R after all that he does? This ultra light hammock packs to the size of a softball in its own built-in stuff sack, so storing it is a cinch.
If your barbecue-slinging dad loves to hang out around the kitchen and grill barefoot, give him the gift of crocs (the chef's shoe of choice). They will offer up a superb lightweight alternative and keep everyone happy.
Rimowa Essential Light Luggage
Make your busy dad's overnight business trips feel a little more luxe with one of Rimowa's lightest models ever in a hard-to-miss blue hue.
Vilebrequin Starfish Swim Shorts
Dad would probably never retire his tattered swim trunks from yesteryear if it were up to him. Gift him this easy machine-washable pair that will last for the next decade and up dad's cool factor for the next beach vacay.
L.L.Bean Truck Seat Fishing Organizer
If dad's trunk looks like a bait and tackle shop, this convenient organizer is loaded with pockets to hold all of his fishing gear— and then some—behind the front seat of his car.
LSA Cask Rectangular Whiskey Decanter
Maybe you've got one of those design-oriented dads? Everything perfectly in its place, furniture well-considered and curated? Well, first off, I'm sorry. He sounds super difficult to buy for. That said, you probably can't go wrong with this minimalist whiskey decanter that's sure to please even the pickiest of dads.
illesteva x Gray Malin Sunglasses
Handmade in Italy, this limited edition sunglasses collection between Illesteva and fine art photographer Gray Malin will quickly become his favorite pair of sunglasses. Have him look closely to see Gray's awesome ocean images imprinted on the inside of the sunglass temples.
de Buyer Copper Saute Pan
Treat the dad who knows his way around a kitchen extra special this year with this de Buyer copper frypan that heats and cools within seconds.
Stadium Goods 6-Sock Box
While socks can seem like an underwhelming Dad's day gift, Stadium Goods classic crew length socks are an ultra-cool and subtle way to tell dad he can throw away his mismatched and hole-laden pairs that keep resurfacing. (Hot tip: Use one of our Stadium Goods promo codes before you buy.)
Sonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-In
Help dad build out his sound system with this compact sound bar that is Alexa-enabled.
Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.
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