Father's Day is barreling toward us once again like a runaway train, and with it comes the annual marathon of last-minute gift buying. You know the kind of gifts I'm talking about — the ones that scream, “I remembered Father's Day at 11:59 PM the night before!”
Now, it seems like there are two kinds of dads in the world. The first type says, “I don't need anything, save your money,” then spends the rest of the year hinting about how his 1985 power drill just isn't what it used to be. The second type genuinely doesn't want anything, already perfectly content with his mismatched sock collection and a garage so full of mysterious ‘essentials' that it looks like the set of a reality show about hoarders.
The Trifecta of Bs—beef, booze, and bathrobe—once our guiding star, is beginning to flicker. Sure, dads enjoy a well-marinated steak, a bottle of top-shelf booze, or a bathrobe softer than an angel's yawn, but it's beginning to feel like giving a heart-shaped box of CVS chocolates for Valentine's Day every year.
Whether you're looking for a gift for your dad, the father of your kids, or you are a dad who's been tasked to compile a wish list, we've got you covered. We've curated gifts that speak to different interests, from the grill master to the car enthusiast, and even for those who are notoriously hard to shop for. And, let's not forget to upgrade some of their favorite household items that have seen better days.
This fully automatic, stainless-steel ice cream maker churns out 2 quarts of frozen treats in just 20 minutes. With 17,000 reviews and effortless operation, it's a dream come true for dads with a sweet tooth.
With a blinding 500 lumens output, this LED flashlight – compact at less than 6 inches – is a top pick among the EDC crowd. Its potent illumination and pocket-friendly size make it a practical and handy companion for all dads, all for a cost that's easy on the wallet.
The Kindle Scribe with a 10.2″ 300 ppi Paperwhite display allows Dad to make notes, create journals, or even review documents digitally. It's a perfect blend of classic reading and modern convenience.
With a satisfying classic click reminiscent of '80s computing, this Bluetooth mechanical keyboard is a delightful throwback for a dad who loathes these new low profile keyboards.
If your dad is is a casual style kind of guy, or goes through hoodies while working around the house like no other, give him the upgrade of an American-made, thick hoodie from Flint & Tinder that's guaranteed for a decade.
Capture wildlife in stunning detail with this 14-megapixel trail camera, boasting an impressive 4.5-star average across 3,000 reviews. With an infrared flash range extending to 65 feet, it's an excellent beginner's trail cam for the nature-loving dad.
Step into comfort with these ‘Papa Bear' slippers. They feature a plush memory foam insole in a handsome grey shade, perfect for mornings at home.
This 18-inch bird feeder, with its four feeding ports, offers hassle-free filling and one-touch cleaning. Watch as Dad enjoys the spectacle of avian visitors, adding a dash of wildlife to his garden or patio.
Let Dad recline in this 110″ mesh hammock, complete with an adjustable stand. Present him with the priceless gift of a peaceful nap in the shade, because every father deserves a lazy afternoon.
Bring a tasty touch to Dad's grill game with this Japanese BBQ sauce. Delicious on chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and even noodles, it's an Amazon bestseller that enhances any culinary adventure.
With over 17,000 reviews, this Ridge minimalist wallet, constructed from RFID-blocking aluminum, offers a sleek and secure home for Dad's cards and cash. This front-pocket design comes with a lifetime warranty, proof of its unbeatable durability.
Sporting 8x magnification and a 6.5-foot close focus, these waterproof binoculars promise a lifetime of adventures. They're an ideal companion for nature walks, bird watching (see birdfeeder!), or getting a closer view of the game.
Hailing from the popular YouTube channel, this car cleaning kit provides everything Dad needs to keep his ride sparkling – from wash and wax to a clay bar and polish.
Ideal for the dad who isn't super mobile or just hates visitors, the HD Ring doorbell will let him see who's at the door without having to trek across the house.
This wooden pocket knife case is a must-have for any knife-collecting dad. With its beautiful craftsmanship, it offers an elegant way to store and showcase his prized collection.
Help Dad improve his swing without even leaving the house with this 10′ x 7′ golf practice net.
For the tech-savvy dad, this Westinghouse Portable Power Station can charge phones up to 17 times or DSLR cameras up to 16 times. Ideal for camping trips or power outages, it's a practical, high-tech gift.
Elevate Dad's BBQ game with this ThermoPro wireless meat thermometer. It features four probes for simultaneously tracking different meats – a must-have for serious grillmasters.
This nonstick BBQ grill mat makes grilling smaller items that sometimes fall through the grate a breeze. Made for small vegetables or delicate seafood, it's a great addition to Dad's grilling arsenal.
These Irwin Quick-Grip clamps come with a quick-release feature, ideal for dads with stiff hands. I've had these for over 20 years and still reach for them regularly.