If you’re like us, finding the best Father’s Day gifts for the dads in your life (whether they’re your own dad, partner, brother, grandpa, or friend) is never easy. What do you get the men who research everything before they buy it, or tell you they don’t need anything? The right gift is one they’ll truly love and use, that they’ve wish-listed, never knew they needed, or it reminds them of how special they are to you. Lucky for you, it’s our job to assemble great Father’s Day gift ideas, and we know there are plenty of thoughtful, unique presents for your papa.
First, consider what kind of father you have and what his primary passions are. Maybe your dad (or hubby, bro, whoever) fancies himself a grill master, has to sample craft beer at every local brewery he passes or loves trying new recipes. Perhaps he geeks out over tech gadgets, maps, hiking trails, puns, podcasts, puzzles, birds, golf—the list goes on. Or maybe he’s a brand new dad who deserves kudos for his admission into parenthood (not to mention a lot of caffeine).
Whatever type of dad you’re shopping for, below, we’ve highlighted some of the very best Father’s Day gifts from retailers like Nordstrom, Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Huckberry, and REI. From personalized gifts to useful gifts for the practical papa to cooking gifts for the top chef, we’ve got your dad gifts covered. Pro tip: Get your shopping done now, as Father’s Day is June 19 and closing in (although if you need a last-minute Father’s Day gift, we’ve got subscription gift ideas, too).
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dads
No matter the type of dad you’re gifting this year, below, we’ve got ideas for the best dad gifts for all of them. Surefire winners include the water-resistant Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker (which they can tote into the bathroom or backyard), multitools like a five-in-one pen that includes a built-in level, and comfy, shearling-lined Ugg slippers they’ll never want to take off. And of course, what dad doesn’t love a (SELF Fave) neck massager he can wear while he watches TV, an insulated Yeti tumbler he can use in his car, or a ridiculously cute puffer coat that keeps his beer from sweating on his hand?
Best Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads
Welcome any new dad to his first Father’s Day with a gift that speaks to his needs. A sunrise alarm clock gently rouses him from the few hours of sleep he manages to grab, while a coffee subscription service like the SELF Fave Trade Coffee (or Atlas Coffee Club) delivers him the jolt of caffeine he needs on a daily basis without his having to leave the house. Tech gadgets do the double duty of being cool and helpful (like Echo Dot, an Alexa-enabled smart speaker that will let him schedule reminders for all the tasks his parent brain is liable to forget, or the nifty Qubii, which is a phone charger, hard drive, and automatic backup for all the photos he snaps of the baby).
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Boyfriends and Husbands
It’s never a bad idea to give your boyfriend or husband a Father’s Day gift (assuming they’re dads, anyway). Active people will appreciate a splurge-worthy Theragun percussive massager, which eases pain in overworked muscles, or a handsome, lightweight track jacket from Lululemon. Dorky dads will lose it over this Traintrackr, a circuit board that shows the New York subway system’s train statuses in real-time. And hey, if you want to remind your partner that they’re as desirable as they are delightful dads, spoil them with a fun new sex toy from Lelo that feels great for you both.
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Brothers
Maybe your brother recently became a father, or perhaps he serves as a father figure in your family’s life. Whatever the case, Father’s Day is an excellent time to thank your bro. For the golfer, gift these very cool golf ball-shaped whiskey chillers. If he’s a beer fiend, a Hydro Flask cooler backpack or personalized bottle opener will go a long way, and if he never prints photos from his travels (or his kids), a set of prints from Artifact Uprising is a welcome gift.
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Grandfathers
Let’s not overlook the OG dad: your grandfather. Puzzle-loving grandpas might get a kick out of this Minted puzzle you can customize with any family photo, while the grandpa who makes groan-worthy dad jokes may talk for years about these socks customized with his grandkids’ faces. If he’s a big gardener, here’s a handy kneeler that will cushion his knees while he prunes (and turns into a stool when he wants to appreciate his work). And if he’s always talking about a movie you’ve never heard of from his youth, a subscription to Criterion Collection gives him access to classic and contemporary films he can’t find on Netflix (which he may enjoy watching with you).
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Want Nothing
Big S/O to all the dads who claim they want nothing as gifts for Father’s Day, their birthday, Christmas, or whenever. That’s cool. Except sometimes they don’t really mean it, or sometimes you want to show them love anyway with something they’ll appreciate (instead of taking up space). This stainless steel Bindle water bottle keeps him hydrated and stows essentials like earbuds and car keys, while a SELF Fave weighted blanket feels wonderful at the end of a long day. He can sample interesting new fruits on a monthly basis with Harry & David’s Fruit of the Month Club. And listen, perhaps the best gift of all? A SELF Certified Tushy bidet attachment, which he can easily install and which will leave him feeling so fresh and clean in sweaty summer.
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Grilling & Cooking
If you’ve got a dad who loves to cook or who stations himself next to the grill come warm weather and doesn’t leave until Labor Day passes, give him a grilling gift that’s more exciting than a meat thermometer. A personalized maple cutting board, monogrammed steak brand, or corny apron ensures everyone knows who’s the BBQ boss. And a helpful gift set of grilling tools acts as a flashlight so he can grill even after sunset. If no food is ever spicy enough, give him a hot sauce kit so he can DIY his own. And if you’re looking for the perfect foodie gift to go in on with your siblings, an Ooni pizza oven will be his new favorite toy.
Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Dad
Dads who can’t get enough time in nature will appreciate gifts that enhance their time spent outside. We love this $40 packable knife set from GSI Outdoors, which packs away essential, high-quality, stainless steel cooking knives (with protective sheaths), a foldable cutting board, quick-dry cloth, and refillable soap bottle inside a carrying case—an excellent gift for any camper or hiker. This growler keeps 64 ounces of his favorite craft beer close, chilled, and carbonated all day (and has a lockable dispenser tap), while an Aeropress acts as a coffee maker on the go. Lastly, here’s a fire pit, which brings the campfire to his backyard for the times when he just wants to relax at home.
Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Tech-Loving Dad
If you have a techie in your life, maybe it’s time you finally upgraded their $20 earbuds to Apple AirPods (or, hell, Bose noise-canceling headphones). A handsome catch-all tray that acts as a wireless charging station for his phone and Apple Watch will look great on a nightstand; a Fitbit will track his activity and sleep. Speaking of sleep, the SELF Certified Oura Ring will help track their health and sleep and for the mornings this SELF Fave Ember Smart Mug will keep his coffee at precisely the temperature he likes it for hours.
Best Subscription Gifts for Father’s Day
Last but not least, we have subscription gifts, the presents that keep on giving past the holiday itself. From Masterclass subscription gift cards that offer in-depth, virtual lessons from legends such as Stephen Curry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Gloria Steinem to meal-kit delivery services like Home Chef that give him a chance to try exotic recipes and ingredients to wine subscription boxes like Winc that send him new blends, there are all sorts of subscription gifts for Father’s Day.