There’s an art to finding the perfect Father’s Day present. You can go with the classic “Trifecta of Bs” (beef, booze, bathrobe) but that’s just as expected as flowers on Valentine’s Day.
And if you’re fortunate enough to have a dad to celebrate, you want to do more than what’s expected. Plus, now you’re at an age where you’ve gotten to know him as a person, rather than just the person who wears a tie. (Don’t worry, he really did love all the tie-themed cards you brought home from school. Because you made them for him.)
But that means that now you can get him something that speaks to the man behind the Dad. Maybe he’s a carr buff, or an avid griller. Maybe you’re a dad yourself now, and he’s a proud grandpa. Or maybe he’s kind of hard to shop for.
We got you.
We’ve homed in on niche interests, and also included upgrades to useful household items. Because our aim is to find things that celebrate the many types of men who are dads. And please drop your own purchases and suggestions in the comments. We–and dads everywhere–appreciate it.
This Canadian leather strapback cap is made of highly water resistant waxed canvas which will age and patina like his old favorite leather jacket.
Custom-made in Minneapolis by a women-led team, get your dad a personalized wallet at great price.
Give him something to wear on vacation this year other than that (now vintage) striped polo he just can’t let go of. Made of 100% sustainable French linen washed with biodegradable enzymes for incredible first-wear softness.
Maven Metals makes their personalized keychains in the USA with Italian vegetable tanned leather. Engrave with names of kids, grandkids, or a family motto.
GIve the gift of never fumbling with bedside cables again.
Including stainless still tongs, turner, and a silicone rest, the Oxo set has over 1,500 reviews and a 4.5 star average.
Grovemade machines their pens out of solid brass and crafts them to last a lifetime.
Big enough to hold a day’s trip worth of meals and snacks, whether he’s heading to the beach, the woods, or a long trek to the backyard.
Grill press’s are the secret tools of diners and your favorite burger spots, allowing the piping hot cast iron to sear the top side while the bottom side grills.
Made of waxed sailcloth produced in New Jersey, this grill apron does double-duty in the garage.
This smoking kit includes everything he needs to take his cocktails to the next level (except the butane).
Famed meteorologist Rick Reichmuth was frustrated none of the available umbrellas could stand up to the aggressive weather he was reporting from so he created one that could.
Celebrating the enduring bond between man and machine, this photographic coffeetable book includes over 80 personal stories of famous men and the unique automobiles that have captured their hearts.
Deep Tissue Massage Gun
Whether it’s the yard work, triathlon training, or just some reluctantly-acknowledged arthritis, percussive therapy can work wonders on dad’s sore muscles and achy joints.
Ambient WiFi Smart Weather Station
More accurate than the default app on dad’s phone (and with many more features and functions) this wireless sensor array measures everything from temperature and wind speed to solar and UV radiation, providing useful data for gardeners, storm trackers, and people who just like to know what’s going on in their own back yard.
Beardscape Beard and Hair Trimmer
Help dad wrangle his beard with a quiet yet powerful trimmer that the Primer team has used for years. With an integrated adjustable ceramic blade that’s stronger than steel and an assortment of guards, the Beardscape makes it easy to dial in the right length and won’t burn out in six months.
Waterproof Phone Pouch, Set of 2
Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking…if dad does it, this waterproof phone pouch can keep his device (and cards, cash, etc.) protected and in easy reach. The thin yet durable material makes it easy to use the touchscreen and take photos under water. Just be aware that it does not float, and plan accordingly.
Mesh Grill Bags, Set of 2
Sure, the BBQ gods demand a sacrifice, but does every grilled veggie have to turn into a burnt offering? Not anymore!