Father’s Day has been celebrated in the United States for over a century. For many generations, American families have gotten together on the third Sunday of June to honor every dad in the family. Father’s Day is a time to give a gift to your own father, step-father, or to any father figure in your life. It’s also common for wives to get their husbands a gift after they have had a child together, or after she has gotten pregnant. Some people even get a gift for their grandfather on Father’s Day.
Finding a great Father’s Day gift can be tricky, especially if you’ve decided to avoid overdone, “classic” gifts like a necktie, tools, or a coffee mug. We’ve put together a gift guide that’s got something for every dad. There are some tried-and-true gifts like a beard trimmer or a new shirt, along with unexpected and creative gift ideas like a dash cam or a pressure washer. Whether he’s into golf, cooking, gadgets, music, DIY, or something else entirely, there’s a cool Father’s Day gift for him on our list. Read on to see 20 great gift ideas that will appeal to fathers, grandfathers, step dads, husbands, and any other paternal figure in your life.
Want some additional resources to help you find an amazing gift for Father’s Day? You should definitely read our guides to the best gifts for men, and the best gifts for dad. Both posts have over 100 awesome gift ideas for the most important man in your life.
1. MLB Sportula Products 3-Piece BBQ Set
Does dad love to grill? Is he passionate about baseball? Then this is the perfect gift for him. The set includes three heavy-duty grill tools: a spatula with a laser-cut sports team logo, matching grill fork, and a pair of handy tongs. The spatula and grill fork both have bottle openers on one end, so he can crack a beer while turning some burgers at the grill. Multiple team options are available, so check out all the available options via the link below. We’ve listed the price below for the Dodgers variant of this product, but prices may vary depending on the team you choose.
Price: $36.99 (26 percent off MSRP)
2. AmazonBasics Ladder Golf Set
Ladder golf is a fantastic lawn game to play at summer parties and backyard BBQs. This ladder golf set comes with its own carrying case. Ladder golf can be played one-on-one, or in teams of two. This would be a fun way to spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day.
3. Philips Norelco Shaver 3100
Want to go a little traditional with your gift choice this year? A shaver is a nice option to consider. This model from Philips Norelco is designed to give a close, comfortable shave. There’s an integrated pop-up trimmer dad can use to trim his sideburns or mustache. The battery lasts for 40 minutes on a full charge, which should be more than enough time for him to complete his daily shave routine.
Shopping for a really hairy guy? He might also appreciate an ear/nosehair trimmer, or a back shaver. You might also get some additional inspiration in our guide to the best gifts for husbands on Father’s Day 2016.
Price: $39.95 (20 percent off MSRP)
4. Men’s Journal
A subscription to Men’s Journal is a great gift for mens who love the outdoors. Each issue has articles about celebrities, health, technology, and style. If that’s not a good description of your dad, maybe a subscription to Road & Track would be a better gift.
Price: $9.95 for 12 issues (33 percent off MSRP)
5. Nostalgia Electrics 5.1 Cubic-Foot Full Size Kegorator Draft Beer Dispenser
A kegerator is a dream gift for dads who love beer. He can store the kegerator in his man cave, in the garage, or even in the kitchen if there is room. The tap looks polished and elegant, and the whole setup is attractive enough to be in place of pride in any home bar. If a kegerator is too expensive, a dedicated beer fridge could also be a nice gift for dad.
Need to stick to a smaller budget, or need a gift for a dad who doesn’t drink? How about a Hamilton Beach dual breakfast sandwich maker?
Price: $384.30 (23 percent off MSRP)
6. Sun Joe SPX1000 1450 PSI 1.45 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
Does your dad take great pride in making his house the best-looking in the neighborhood? This pressure washer can keep the exterior of his house looking great. He can also use it to clean sidewalks, patios, grills, and even vehicles.
Not sure this is the right gift for him? Browse more power tools and DIY tools on sale here.
Price: $79.56 (20 percent off MSRP)
7. ‘Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution’
Shopping for a history buff? This new title is a must-read for anyone with an appreciation for American history. This insightful biography compares the very different paths of two revolutionaries: George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In late 1776, George Washington was defeated in New York, while Benedict Arnold was riding high after postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain. By the end of the war, Washington was the hero, and Arnold was a disgraced traitor. How did circumstances change so much for these two men, and why did Arnold decide to change sides during the War of Independence? This is a fascinating book that explores the nature of liberty, and whether the biggest threats to liberty come from a nation’s enemies, or from hidden enemies within.
If you want to get your dad several gifts for Father’s Day, you might want to check out other books by Nathaniel Philbrick, including In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.
Price: $18 (40 percent off MSRP)
Buy a copy of Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution here.
8. Cubavera Men’s Chest Pocket Solid Short-Sleeve Woven Shirt
Does dad need a wardrobe refresh? This lightweight shirt is perfect for summer. If your dad isn’t the kind of guy who wears pink, this same shirt is also available in white, beige, and pale blue. You can also browse more men’s shirts on sale here.
Price: $47 (44 percent off MSRP)
9. Bluedio T2 Plus Turbine Wireless Bluetooth Headphones With Mic, Micro SD Card Slot & FM Radio
These headphones are a nice gift for a dad who loves listening to music, podcasts, or sports on the radio. He can listen to music from his phone or laptop over Bluetooth, or load up the headphones with music from a micro SD card. He can also listen to live radio over FM bands. Because these headphones span a wide range of technologies, dads with different levels of tech proficiency can all enjoy this gift. Multiple color options are available.
Buy the Bluedio T2 Plus Turbine Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic/Micro SD Card Slot/FM Radio here.
10. English Laundry Royal Aqua Eau de Toilette Gift Set
Want to keep your dad confident and smelling great? This gift set will pamper him, and invigorate him as he starts his day. The scent includes a full size eau de toilette, as well as a travel sized one. There’s also a 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The scent itself is fresh and clean, with an aromatic blend of watermint, basil, ginger, coriander, and sandalwood. You may also want to browse more scents from English Laundry here.
11. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Ray-Ban sunglasses are classic cool, and a great gift to give to dad as summer kicks off. If he’s not a Ray-Ban guy, or you can’t afford a pair of high-end sunglasses, perhaps a pair of lightweight, polarized shades would be a good alternative.
Price: $112.50 (27 percent off MSRP)
12. Callaway Chrome Soft 2016 Golf Balls
New golf balls are a great gift for any serious golfer. These balls from Callaway are designed to fly fast with low spin. For players who tend to put too much spin on a ball as they drive off the tee, these balls are perfect. Consider pairing it with a Bushnell golf GPS watch.
13. LugLoc Luggage Locator
This luggage locator keeps a charge for 15 days, and is the perfect gift for a dad who is always on the go. He can use it in checked bags at the airport, or for added security in his work briefcase. You can track the whereabouts of your bag via a smartphone app. The LugLoc uses GSM, rather than GPS, to track luggage. GPS can be unreliable in places where satellites can’t penetrate, so using a cellular network to track luggage actually makes a lot of sense.
Price: $62 (11 percent off MSRP)
14. Vantrue Dash Cam
A car dash cam is a great gift for dads who love photography, or for dads who need extra peace of mind while they are on the road. Dash cam footage can capture a sunset while he’s driving, or be used to capture video in the event of a crash.
15. Ion Audio Max LP 3-Speed Belt Drive Wooden Turntable With Built-In Speakers
If a broken record player means that dad can’t enjoy his LP collection, a new turntable is a great gift idea for Father’s Day. This wooden turntable has a classic, modern look that sets it apart from other turntables. It works with 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records. This model is also cool because it can connect to a computer via USB and converts records into digital music files.
Want a more retro look, or want to give him something portable? We also like this portable model from Crosley.
Price: $85.99 (34 percent off MSRP)
16. ASUS Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR 10.1-Inch 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop
These days, it can be hard to decide whether you should buy a tablet or a laptop. With this Father’s Day gift, dad gets both gadgets in one. This Windows 10 laptop is a great option for dads who love the touchscreen interface of a tablet, but sometimes need the form factor of a laptop. Not sure this is the right laptop for him? Browse more laptops on sale here.
Price: $259.95 (13 percent off MSRP)
17. ‘The Witch’
Does your dad love horror movies? This critically acclaimed new release is a great gift for dads who love dark, edgy films. This spooky movie, set in 1630s New England, explores what happens when a child goes missing.
Is your dad more into dark TV than dark movies? Maybe he’d be into the first season of Penny Dreadful, a delightfully dark series that features characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Price: $14.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
18. Makita XT250 LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 Inch Hammer Driver-Drill & Circular Saw Kit With 2 3.0Ah Batteries
Tools are a classic Father’s Day gift. This multi-tool set is a great gift for a dad who doesn’t own his own tools, or who has tools that are hopelessly outdated. You can also browse more power tools on sale here.
Price: $229.99 (8 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Makita XT250 LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 Inch Hammer Driver-Drill & Circular Saw Kit With Two 3.0Ah Batteries here.
19. Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition
If your dad still doesn’t have a streaming box, and he loves to play video games, this multi-purpose box is a great gift for him. It has all the streaming TV and movie benefits you’d get with a regular Fire TV, plus a game controller, two games, and a 32 GB microSD card for expanded storage. This streaming set top box supports 4k video. In addition, dad can make use of Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. He can use Alexa to check sports scores or the weather, play music, and much more.
Price: $139.99, or five monthly payments of $28
20. Samsung UN49KS8500 Curved 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
Want to go all out this Father’s Day? Few dads would fail to be moved by the sight of a glorious new 4K TV. This 4K flat screen from Samsung is packed with smart features, and it’s a nice size for the average living room. This same model also comes in 55-inch and 65-inch options, in case dad really needs a huge screen. Special technologies are used to make colors pop, and offer beautiful picture that’s totally immersive.
Price: $1,497.99 (12 percent off MSRP)
Want some additional resources to help you find an amazing gift for Father’s Day? You should definitely read our guides to the best gifts for men, and the best gifts for dad. You can also visit our Father’s Day section to see all our Father’s Day gift guides in one place.