20 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who’s Impossible to Shop For
Instead of settling for yet another tie this year, surprise him with something he’ll truly appreciate. From practical gadgets to heartfelt tokens, these Father's Day gifts will demonstrate how much you value him.
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Dad always puts the family first. He provides support, encouragement and wisdom when you need it the most. In short, he is truly the best, and Father’s Day is a fantastic time to show him how much he means to you. We’ve found the best Father’s Day gifts for dad—even the one who’s impossible to shop for. From sports gear and tech gifts to grilling essentials and some really cool unique gifts, these gifts for men are guaranteed to put a smile on his face.
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for a new dad, a seasoned dad, a stepfather or a grandpa, we have Father’s Day gift ideas for every interest and at every budget. And, of course, no matter what you buy, don’t forget to top off your present with a thoughtful card and plan a special Father’s Day activity with him. After all, you are his greatest gift.
For the dad who’s always learning: MasterClass Subscription
He may be a teacher to you, but he’s still a student of life and will appreciate the new skills he’ll learn from all the experts on MasterClass. An annual subscription buys him access to video classes led by people he admires, like Stephen Curry, Howard Schultz and Bill Nye. With A-listers like Dan Brown, Annie Leibovitz and Questlove sharing their secrets, MasterClass is an ideal gift for writers, photographers and music lovers. Each class is broken down into 10-minute segments, so he can easily pick up bite-sized lessons in everything from business to sports to science. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks with one of the most clever father’s day gifts?
For the lounger: Cozy Earth Bamboo Jogger Pant
This just might be the gift that finally gets him to throw out his embarrassing old sweatpants. In fact, these super comfy jogger pants may even get him off the couch to show off his stylish new look. Made of the softest bamboo fabric, they come in five colors and he’ll want all of them. They are simply the best men’s joggers, we promise he’ll never want to them off.
For the dad who overdoes it: Theragun Mini
Exercising and playing sports can take its toll on dad’s muscles, so give him this quick-working massage gun. Small but mighty, it’s one of the best self-care gifts, offering him a deep tissue massage on demand. This handheld wonder promises to improve recovery, performance, sleep, mobility and stress. Plus, it fits right in his gym bag so he can keep working on his own guns.
For the runner: Allbirds Tree Dasher 2
One of the best sustainable clothing brands, Allbirds is world-renowned for its commitment to sustainable living as well as to both style and substance. These second-generation Tree Dashers prove better than the beloved originals, tested on more than 90 runners over a nine-month period to ensure they’re durable and comfortable. Watch Dad’s confidence grow as he gets faster and faster—or at least looks cooler.
For the beer drinker: Craft Beer Club Subscription
Give Dad something to raise a glass to with this monthly subscription that provides him with the best craft beers from (almost!) every state. Each box features your choice of 12 or 24 lagers, and three or four styles from two different breweries. Shipments feature the brewery’s award-winning flagship and the most popular small-production varieties. The boxes also come with publications about specific ales and breweries. You can gift him one to 12 shipments, but if you want to be his favorite child, splurge for the whole year.
For the sole-ful dad: Naot Director
They say that shoes make the man and these fantastic-looking leather slip-ons will make the man happy. Not only do they command attention, but they are so comfortable he’ll forget he’s not wearing slippers. Available in half a dozen casually sophisticated colors, there’s a pick for every type of pop.
For the king of the grill: Solo Stove Bonfire Pi Pizza Oven
He’s mastered burgers and hot dogs, but now he can add pizza to the menu with this brilliant addition to his Solo Stove fire pit. There’s no smoke and no fuss–just cheesy deliciousness. The portable oven even comes with a carrying case so he can make pizza anywhere. It’s a useful gift for campers and makes the idea of sleeping out in the woods a lot more appealing to the rest of the family.
For the casually cool dad: Flint and Tinder 365 Pant
As comfortable as his favorite jeans, the 365 Pant is aptly named because that’s how many days a year he’s going to want to wear them. With the tailoring of a chino and the stretch of a performance pant, they’re ultra-comfortable and appropriate for work or play. Available in more than a dozen colors, sizes and styles, count these as the perfect Father’s Day gifts from daughters who are always giving Dad fashion advice.
For the workaholic: ViewSonic 15.6-inch Portable Monitor
Make his life easier with this high-quality compact monitor that slips right into his laptop backpack. Weighing only two pounds, it works with any laptop or PC and features USB-C inputs, an anti-glare screen and built-in speakers. It’s versatile and practical and will come in handy for watching funny family movies together on vacation.
For the pickleball player: SLK by Selkirk Pickleball Set
If Dad is throwing around words like “dink” and “kitchen” and he’s not talking about the one in your home, then he’s probably one of the millions of Americans currently obsessed with pickleball. It’s the country’s fastest-growing sport! This pickleball set includes everything he needs to step up his game. It comes with two high-tech paddles from Selkirk—a leader in the industry—as well as four balls and a case to hold it all. The kit is also a fun gift for couples, so keep it in mind for your parents next anniversary.
For the java junkie: Bean Box World Coffee Tour Sampler
Keep him caffeinated with this expertly curated collection of coffees from around the world. He’ll get 16 bags of the best flavors from Latin America to Africa, which are all available in both whole-bean and ground coffee options. He’ll feel like a jetsetter with every sip. This is one of the best Father’s Day gifts from a wife, and is sure to be a much-appreciated gift for coffee lovers, in general.
For the style connoisseur: Bespoke Post Subscription
Bougie dads will be all over Bespoke Post, one of the best subscription boxes for men. Each month you can select a specific themed box tailored for your pop—like “Weekender” or “Polished.” Additionally, create your own customized box, filling it with unique products from their shop. Options include everything from home goods to camping gear to apparel. He’ll love being surprised each month and won’t ever forget to go get the mail.
For the work-from-home dad: Logitech Lift Vertical Mouse
He puts in long hours in his home office, so give him the tools he needs to be successful—and comfortable. This vertical mouse is an ergonomic update to the old classic computer accessory, boasting a cool design that makes endless hours of screen time easier on his wrists. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, and offers quiet clicking for both PCs and Apple iOS systems. It’s a helpful gift for techies and one of those Father’s day gifts he’ll actually appreciate.
For the carnivore: Craft Jerky Co. Beef Jerky Subscription
Indulge his taste for beef jerky with a subscription that gets him your choice of two, four, six or eight bags per month of small-batch, artisan brands from all around the country. This carefully-curated collection introduces him to new jerky makers and flavors, some of which are actually healthy versions, all of which make ideal road trip snacks. Maybe he’ll even share—but don’t count on it.
For the beach bum: Kenny Flowers The Bali Hai Swim Trunks
He’ll be excited to kick back this summer in these trendy, comfort-driven swim trunks that offer just the right amount of color and flair. Their flattering mid-length style and variety of prints makes them one of the best bathing suits for every type of body. Plan a trip together to one of the best nearby beaches and watch him flaunt his confidence.
For the guy who’s glued to his phone: SoundPeats True Wireless Earbuds
If he’s always on his phone watching videos, listening to podcasts and music, or wheeling and dealing on work calls, these Bluetooth-enabled earbuds will really impress him as one of his Father’s day gifts. The wireless headphones come in their own charging case and offer sharp sound and a built-in mic at an affordable price. Dad can test them out by watching one of these Father’s Day movies or listening to the best podcasts on Spotify.
For the history buff: History by Mail Subscription
You may think Dad’s fascination with history is a little nerdy, but Father’s day gifts like this unique subscription will totally change your mind. Every month he’ll get a replica of a historical document—like the police report of Rosa Parks after she refused to give up her seat on the bus or Albert Einstein’s correspondence with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He’ll also receive information to give it context and explain its significance. This deep dive will bring history to life for both of you, and may even inspire you to sit down together to watch one of the best history documentaries currently streaming.
For the handy dad: Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool
If he’s a regular MacGyver and manages to fix everything in sight (while making it look easy), he’ll treasure this nifty multi-tasker. It features 18 tools, including a variety of pliers, a wire cutter, a can and bottle opener, wire stripper and more. If your budget allows, you can include this in a handyman-themed Father’s Day gift basket.
For the sleepyhead: Lake Pajamas Shorts Set
Father’s day gifts don’t need to be complicated. Let him sleep in style with this super soft set made from 100 percent Pima cotton. The men’s pajamas include a crewneck tee and comfy shorts with pockets, and could easily pass for outdoor wear. That’s a good thing, because if you add matching pajamas for his little ones, he’ll probably want to go out and proudly show them all off.
For the yard master: Handlandy Work Gloves
These padded, lightweight work gloves will be his new go-to accessory for gardening and tinkering around the yard. They boast high marks from reviewers for durability, a snug fit and quality construction. They even feature touchscreen fingertips for convenience. They’re perfect for working with dangerous materials and sharp garden tools, and even handling Mom’s thorny rose bushes.
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