Just when you finished patting yourself on the back for acing Mother’s Day this year, it’s time to start the gift hunt all over again. We’re here to remind you that Father’s Day is fast-approaching. Do you know what you’re getting Dad this year?
Whether you’ve got the kind of dad that geeks out over the latest Apple product drop, or you’re dealing with the grill-master type that knows just how every member of the family likes their meat cooked, finding the right gift for one of the most important guys in your life is always a challenge. So, we’ve rounded up a variety of ideas (at all different price points, too!) that are well-suited for all sorts of hobbies and interests, from the latest tech gadget to the coolest shades for summer. Dad isn’t always easy to shop for, but here are a few ideas to get you started whether you’re going all out this year or working within a budget.
Let Dad know he’ll always be your hero with these funky, crew-length socks featuring all the best superhero characters. What better way to acknowledge everything he’s done to protect you over the years? He can even use these fun socks under his business suit à la Clark Kent (minus the tights).
SHOP: Sock Drawer Superhero Socks, $12, available at The Sock Drawer
If he likes to rock out to a good tune but is not about all that technology, consider a very cool and low-maintenance speaker, which is easy to bring to the next barbecue or beach day. Small but mighty, this speaker can amplify sounds from his phone without any plugs or outlets required!
SHOP: Chalkboard Boom Bowl, $10, available at Uncommon Goods
If he’s a runner, a biker, or just always on the move, give Dad the gift of hydration. This insulated, stainless steel water bottle is durable and leak-proof, so he can have his favorite beverage anytime, anywhere, without worrying about spills. Extra points for the sleek and modern design.
SHOP: Tillak Metolius Stainless Steel Bottle, $22.95, available at Amazon
The dad that’s always on his computer will definitely appreciate a lightweight and portable mouse. The design of this Microsoft option features a sculpted ergonomic design that works on practically any surface. It’s totally cord-free so dad can scroll, click, and surf without any hassle.
SHOP: Microsoft Modern Mobile Wireless Mouse, $24.49, available at Best Buy
Anyone who gets their coffee fix at home knows the struggle of running out of capsules when you need it the most. But now, as soon as Dad starts running low, this modern Coffee Pod Holder will actually automatically reorder his favorite brews from Keurig and Nespresso using Amazon Dash.
SHOP: WePlenish Java Smart Coffee Pod Holder, $49.99, available at Amazon
Dads need to focus on their well-being just as much as the rest of us. This multipurpose wash provides a rich lather to eliminate dirt and sweat without taking away the skin and hair’s natural essential moisture. It’s also formulated for the specific needs of men’s skin, which dad will definitely appreciate.
SHOP: Jack Black All-Over Wash, $48, available at Nordstrom
As we dive into the sunny, beachy goodness of the summer months, Dad will likely need an update to his seasonal accessories collection. The suede appeal of this rounded pair of sunglasses by PUMA will not only protect his eyes from the sun, it will ensure he is the coolest dad at the pool.
SHOP: PUMA Suede 49mm Rounded Sunglasses, $29.97, available at Nordstrom Rack
Yes, your dad does need a braided leather belt to elevate his wardrobe! Inspired by the ropes on ships, this best seller from J.Crew is ideal for men that like to sail — or men that simply like to be stylish. If that sounds like your dad, look no further than this gift option for Father’s Day.
SHOP: J.Crew Braided Leather Belt, $45, available at J.Crew
We all know that type of guy that absolutely loves to grill and takes pride in hosting the best barbecues all summer long. Your dad will love stepping up his grilling game with this wireless thermometer that actually allows users to find the meat’s core temperature, regardless of how the probe is placed.
SHOP: CookPerfect Wireless Meat Thermometer, $99, available at Amazon
There’s no better way to control your home than the Amazon Echo Show 5, which commands security cameras, control lights, and thermostats simply by the sound of your voice. If he’s already obsessed with all things smart (phones, watches, houses), your dad will enjoy managing his day, entertaining at a glance, and feeling connected, no matter how far away he is from home.
SHOP: Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Speaker, $89.99, available at Best Buy
Now you will always be able to get in touch with your dad (and vice versa) without having to worry about dying batteries. No more dead phone excuses — the Mophie juice pack access battery case will give him extra battery power at the push of a button, so dad can listen to music, email, and watch videos while simultaneously bringing his device back to life.
SHOP: Mophie Juice Pack Access, $99.95, available at mophie
If he’s nostalgic for the classic era of vinyl LPs, your dad will go crazy over this Bluetooth-compatible, portable turntable that’s perfect for playing his favorite records with a vintage vibe. It also comes in a canvas briefcase, which is pretty groovy, and it can stream music wirelessly from any handheld device.
SHOP: Crosley Cream Canvas Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player, $99, available at Urban Outfitters
If you’ve got the kind of dad that loves to explore the latest offerings in gadgetry, consider gifting him this portable eye massager that relieves eye strain and puffiness while relaxing the mind and improving sleep. It even has built-in heating plates and kneading and vibration option to comfortably massage the temple and sinuses.
SHOP: Breo iSee4 Electric Portable Eye Massager, $124.99, available at Amazon
For that dad that’s got a comfortable footwear collection that just keeps growing, add a cool pair of Allbirds to the mix. These sleek high-top sneakers are light and breezy for cooling comfort and can be worn throughout all kinds of daily adventures, which explains why celebs like Ashton Kutcher and Matthew McConaughey are fans of the brand.
SHOP: Allbirds Men’s Tree Toppers, $115, available at Allbirds
If you’ve got the kind of dad that takes timeliness very seriously, he better have a nifty smart watch to suit his time-tracking needs. This sharp hybrid option from Fossil goes far beyond simply telling time, including tracking fitness activity, taking pictures, controlling music, monitoring sleep, and so much more.
SHOP: FOSSIL Hybrid Smartwatch, $115, available at Fossil
A better wireless experience starts with good sound, and these Bose on-ear headphones deliver crisp beats that can last for up to 15 hours. Dad will appreciate the uncompromised sound of his favorite music or films while enjoying the fact that these powerful headphones are also lightweight and comfortable. This is certainly a gift that’s fit for the guy that values quality over quantity.
SHOP: Bose On-ear Wireless Headphones, $179.95, available at Bose