Father’s Day Gift Ideas He’ll Love

Father’s Day Gift Ideas He’ll Love
The best Father's Day gifts (that aren't a "#1 Dad" mug).

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.

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Huckberry Waxed Canvas Cap

This Canadian leather strapback cap is made of highly water resistant waxed canvas which will age and patina like his old favorite leather jacket.

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Northwind Personalized Card Wallet

Custom-made in Minneapolis by a women-led team, get your dad a personalized wallet at great price.

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Alex Crane Playa Shirt

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.

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Maven Metals Engraved Leather Keychain Ring

Maven Metals makes their personalized keychains in the USA with Italian vegetable tanned leather. Engrave with names of kids, grandkids, or a family motto.

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Apple MagSafe Charger + Wooden Stand

GIve the gift of never fumbling with bedside cables again.

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OXO 3-Piece Grilling Tools

Including stainless still tongs, turner, and a silicone rest, the Oxo set has over 1,500 reviews and a 4.5 star average.

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Grovemade Brass Pen

Grovemade machines their pens out of solid brass and crafts them to last a lifetime.

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Buck Mason Track Jacket

Equal parts Harrington jacket, bomber, and his favorite sweatshirt.

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YETI Hopper Flip Soft Cooler

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.

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Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press

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.

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Flint and Tinder Waxed Apron

Made of waxed sailcloth produced in New Jersey, this grill apron does double-duty in the garage.

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The Crafty Cocktail Dome Smoking Kit

This smoking kit includes everything he needs to take his cocktails to the next level (except the butane).

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Weatherman Windproof Umbrella

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.

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A Man & His Car: Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Andrew Snavely

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.