Welcome to the annual dilemma of what to get your dad for Father’s Day. It’s that time of year where you have to put on your thinking cap and ask yourself the important questions like, “Does my dad really need another tie?” or “Would he be happy with a novelty mug that says ‘World’s Okayest Dad’?” Or even “Am I sure he’s even my father?”
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably resorted to the classic fallback of a gift card (pretty much yearly) or a purchased bottle of his favorite drink while in a total panic. But fear not, dear friends, because I’m here to offer some pretty unique gift suggestions that will impress even the father who already has everything and uses nothing.
Similar to the gift guide I put together for Mother’s Day, I wanted to focus on ideas that work well for just about any kind of father – whether he’s your bio-dad, your bonus dad, your adopted dad, your uncle, or just the special guy in your life that is a total father-figure to you. It’s tough enough being a parent, so let’s take the stress of the correct label out of it.
So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of Father’s Day gifts that he just might actually appreciate and use!
The "Thinking of You" Touch Lamps
The best way to stay in touch with dad when you’re both some distance from each other. Once hooked up, when you touch the lamp, your dads lamp will instantly light up so he’ll know you’re thinking of him. When he touches his lamp, your lamp will light back up too!
I really love that it helps to promotes connection and communication, even if you dad isn’t the overly touchy-feely kind of guy.
It’s also really easy to use and set up – making it accessible to people of all ages and technological abilities. All you need to do is plug it in, connect it to Wi-Fi, and touch the lamp to activate it. I’m sure your dad will still ask for help but, hey that’s what you’re here for.
It now comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose the one that best suits your personal style or overall home style vibe. You can also program the lamp to light up in different colors for different people, allowing you to keep track of multiple connections beyond just your father.
Online MasterClass Gift Subscription
If you’re looking for something super unique for him, this is it. It’s been one of our best-selling gift recommendations all year long! Sign up your dad to take an online course with a celebrity/pro in an area he’s interested in (or let him choose himself). He can take a cooking class with Gordon Ramsay, get basketball tips and tricks with Steph Curry, learn how to write better with James Patterson, understand film-making with Martin Scorsese, test out a little magic with Penn & Teller, and so much more.
Personally I love that MasterClass keeps offering new an incredible courses across a wide range of topics. From cooking and writing to music and acting, there is truly something for everyone.
Each course consists of a series of video lessons, typically ranging in length from 5 to 25 minutes, that are designed to be easy to follow and understand. And you don’t have to do it all at once. Your dad can go at his own pace.
The Scentbird Monthly Cologne Subscription Box
The Scentbird cologne subscription is a monthly service that allows subscribers to sample a wide range of colognes without committing to the full bottle. So if your father has commitment issues like me, he’ll love it. Here’s how it works:
First, you can sign up for him or he can gain access and do this himself. He’ll create a profile that includes his personal scent preferences and personal details. This helps Scentbird to recommend colognes that are tailored to his unique tastes.
Then you dad can simply choose the colognes he wants to receive each month from a catalog of over 600 designer fragrances. Each month, he’ll receive a new 8ml travel-sized spray bottle of cologne in a sleek, reusable case that’s perfect for on-the-go use. And each travel-sized bottle should last him the entire month.
You can start it on Father’s Day and let it go every month for the entire year if you’d like. Basically he’ll be thinking of you at least once a month. Not bad
The New Ancestry DNA 'At Home' Kit
If you dad loves talking about his childhood and his heritage, he’ll have so much more to discuss after using his new AncestryDNA kit. Basically, it’s a cool and innovative service that allows you to learn more about your family history and genetic heritage.
Whether he’s curious about his ancestry, looking to connect with distant relatives, or simply interested in learning more about his genetics, AncestryDNA is a great way to explore his past and discover new insights about his family and himself.
Personally, I’ve used this and found it incredibly easy to use. All you need to do is order a DNA testing kit, which consists of a saliva collection tube and instructions for how to provide a DNA sample. Once your dad provides his sample, he’ll just simply mail it back to AncestryDNA for analysis.
The results can be truly fascinating and informative. They’ll provide a detailed breakdown of his ethnicity estimate, showing him the regions and countries that make up his genetic heritage. This can be a powerful and emotional experience, especially for people who are curious about their family history and want to learn more about their ancestors.
The Vintage-Inspired 'Dad Bod' T-Shirt
Now he can finally take pride in his classic dad body with the ultimate ‘Dad Bod’ t-shirt. It’s good for a laugh and, to he honest, it’s good to hang around in too! The print is a total worn-in, distressed, vintage look which just helps it stand out from the crowd. It comes in a variety of other cool color options too so pick up a few so he can wear with all his different color shorts that never seem to match anything. It’s ok, he’s a dad!
Here are some other fun dad-inspired tees too. Just click the one you’re interested in to see the color choices and more.
The RTIC Ultra-Light Hard Cooler
This is the cooler to end all coolers! It’s super light (30% lighter than most), has 52 QT capacity, can be carried by just one person, keeps ice for up to 10 days (yes, really), has a no-sweat exterior, and is the perfect addition to his next camping trip , beach party, of just regular backyard get-together. This one is about half the price compared to some others too.
I own a few YETI coolers and while I definitely love them, I find one of the best things about the RTIC 52 QT Ultra-Light Cooler is its impressive insulation. It features a roto-molded construction that ensures maximum ice retention, meaning that it can keep your food and drinks cold for up to 10 days in optimal conditions. This is perfect for extended camping trips, tailgating events, or any other activity where you need to keep your food and drinks cold for an extended period of time.
It’s also incredibly durable and easy to transport. It features heavy-duty rubber T-latches that keep the lid securely closed, as well as molded tie-down slots that allow you to easily secure the cooler to your vehicle or boat. The cooler also comes with two heavy-duty rope handles that make it easy to carry, even when it’s fully loaded.
The ‘What I Love About Dad’ Book
Take a little time to fill out exactly what he means to you and how much you appreciate him. This one if perfect to be from the younger kids or the ‘adult’ kids who want to let dad know just how they feel.
It’s easy to fill out, is prompt based, and actually won’t take that much time. You (or your kids) can either fill it out before you gift it to dad or sit down and do it with him. I mean, why not make it totally awkward!?
The Ooni Personal Backyard Pizza Oven
It’s portable, lightweight, and makes your 12-inch pizza in only 60-seconds! Ooni has created a total miracle for your dad’s backyard.
The Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet pizza oven is a portable, compact oven that is designed to cook authentic wood-fired pizzas in just 60 seconds.
I own this one (for 2 years now) and find it really easy to use. It features a compact design that makes it easy to transport and set up, and it heats up quickly thanks to its efficient wood pellet burning system. This means that you can start cooking pizzas in just 15 minutes after lighting the oven.
And while your dad may want to use it strictly for pizza, it can also be used to cook other dishes like fish, vegetables, and even desserts.
The oven can reach temperatures up to 932°F, which is the perfect temperature for cooking a Neapolitan-style pizza. The pizza cooks quickly, resulting in a crispy crust with a perfectly charred finish. This can make it fun for your father to do by himself or to invite you over to do together. Who doesn’t want a pizza cook-off with dead old dad?
The Sunday Lawn Care Pouches Gift Set
If your dad is obsessed with his lawn (and he is) it’s finally a super easy way for him to take care of it and make it look amazing all season long! These viral lawn pouches from Sunday attach right to your hose and contain different nutrients for different times of the year. They even put together a quick plan for you based on where you live and what your climate is.
I love how their pouches are an all-in-one solution that provides your lawn with everything it needs to stay healthy and green. Each pouch contains a blend of essential nutrients, minerals, and supplements that are carefully formulated to promote strong root growth, healthy leaves, and that vibrant color he’s obsessing over.
Even cooler? It’s really easy to apply. Just attach the pouch to your hose and spray it over your lawn. The pouch will dissolve in the water, releasing its nutrients and supplements into the soil.
The Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver
While any kind of shaver is a super traditional “dad gift” this one from Braun is really the Cadillac of electric shavers that even your father is going to be impressed by.
The Braun Series 9 electric shaver has been designed to provide a close, comfortable shave with minimal irritation. So if he has sensitive skin and always seems to turn red when he’s done shaving, this may be the perfect match for him.
The shaver itself has a really powerful and efficient motor that’s capable of delivering 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute. Whoa! This will allow him to capture more hair with each pass, resulting in a faster and more efficient shave.
I love that it has a flexible head that can adapt to the contours of your face, providing a smooth and comfortable shave with minimal irritation. The head is designed to pivot in ten different directions, allowing it to glide smoothly over your skin and capture even the most stubborn hairs – you know the ones!
It’s been designed to be easy to use and maintain and it really lives up to that. It’s fully waterproof, allowing you to use it in the shower or rinse it under running water for easy cleaning. The shaver also features a powerful battery that provides up to 60 minutes of shaving time on a single charge, which actually is pretty decent compared to some other brands.
Dad's Playbook 'Wisdom for Fathers'
If your dad isn’t a big reader, he’ll still love this book. There are over 100 truly inspiring quotes, wisdom and advice from some of the best coaches of all time. Sometimes he’ll just need a little inspiration to get out of that funk and put things in perspective. Plus, you really can’t beat the price on this one.
The "You Are Loved" or "You Are Enough" T-Shirt
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that dad really is loved and enough!
This super comfy tee comes in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. Color options include navy blue, light yellow, light blue, black, light pink, heather grey, and more!
I’ve listed both tees above so you can go with either the “You Are Loved” or the “You Are Enough.” Hey, even if he just wears it to bed he’ll be thinking of you each time he puts it on.
The Brickell Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Routine Set
Yes, he actually does care about his skin and getting older, but he just may not know where to start. This is the perfect start for him! This is the brand that everyone has been buzzing about online (and the folks over at GQ and Esquire have been obsessing over). This gift set comes with restoring eye balm, anti-aging face and neck cream, and repairing night serum. He’ll be looking younger in no time!
The Truff “White Truffle” Hot Sauce
Yep, this is the hot sauce that everyone has been talking about online recently. Maybe that’s because Oprah named it one of her must-haves of the year?
The hot sauce is made with high-quality ingredients, including ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, and white truffle oil. This amazing combo of flavors creates a unique and delicious taste that sets Truff “White Truffle” Hot Sauce apart from other hot sauces your father may have stocked in his fridge.
While sometimes taste can be subjective, I’ve found it to have a medium level of heat that is not too overpowering, making it a great choice for those who enjoy some spice but don’t want their mouth to be on fire. Maybe I’m a wimp? The heat level is balanced by the sweet and savory flavors of the sauce, creating a harmonious taste.
It pairs well with pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, and other savory dishes, and can be used as a dip, marinade, or just your everyday condiment. Plus, how cool is the bottle?
The Shower Beer Holder and Bluetooth Speaker
Perhaps one of my absolute favorites of the year (so far) is this must-have shower beer holder and bluetooth speaker all in one! It was even a top seller from our favorite brand, Urban Outfitters. Of course we all know someone who likes to partake in some spirits while getting ready (guilty as charged). Well, now they can do that and listen to their favorite jams all at the same time. This one also holders caned wines, ciders, sodas and more!
The Baseball Park Map Drinking Glasses (Choose Your Team)
Now he’ll have his official team drinking glasses while watching the game! These come as a set of 2 and you can pick his favorite team (or teams).
Each glass (3.5-inches tall) has the map of his favorite MLB park in the team colors and he’ll see the team logo at the bottom of the glass when he finishes sipping his favorite beverage.
Since these dishwasher safe glasses come as a gift-set of 2, maybe he’ll split a whiskey with you.
The Best Dad Ever Custom Photo Art (With Frame)
Now you can customize your present by providing the photo of your dad (or you and your dad) directly to Minted that you want printed with beautiful messaging in real gold foil! Choose from a variety of different frames too!
The Grill Wood Chips Smoker Gift Set
I know I’m always listening to my dad talk about his grill and how he’s an expert at it. Sure. If your dad likes to experiment on the grill he’ll most likely enjoy giving this gift-set a whirl and kick up his grill-master skills a notch!
This one comes with apple wood chips, hickory wood chips, cherry wood chips, the smoker box, hickory smoked sea salt, a grill scraper, a bottle opener, a grilling thermometer, and even some instructions and ideas how to use it all.