We celebrate Father’s Day, but not Step-Father’s Day. And that’s a little sad, because stepdads have it tough. It’s not easy for a stepdad for find his place in a new family, and build a connection to kids that aren’t biologically related to him. If you have a beloved stepdad in your life, Father’s Day is a great occasion to show him just how much he means to you. We’ve put together some great gifts for your stepdad. Our list also features fun gift ideas that will work for your biological dad, foster dad, or any other father figure in your life. Read on to see some great Father’s Day gift ideas, including several last-minute options that can be rush-shipped or delivered via email.
1. Fandango Gift Cards
Does your stepdad love going to the movies? Hook him up with some Fandango gift cards. Free movie tickets are an especially nice gift as we head into the summer, when all the blockbuster movies hit theaters. Want to get him dinner and a movie? Toss in a Texas Roadhouse gift card, and the two of you can grab dinner before you hit the multiplex. Both types of gift cards are available for instant delivery via email, which is great for last minute shoppers.
2. Profolio 200-Pocket Sewn Leatherette Photo Album
Looking for an affordable gift for Father’s Day? This inexpensive photo album has room for 200 photos, and space to write notes about when and where each photo was taken. Fill it up with family photos from over the years, and show your stepdad that he’s a valued member of your family. The album is available in your choice of four colors.
Price: $13.95 (39 percent off MSRP)
3. Kindle E-Reader or Kindle Unlimited Subscription
If your stepdad loves to kick back and read a book while he’s on vacation, a Kindle is a great way to help him enjoy summer beach reads. The battery lasts for weeks at a time, and the screen is designed reduce eye fatigue. The Kindle offers a glare-free display, which is especially nice for reading in a hammock or on the beach on a bright, sunny day.
Want an alternative gift idea? Toss in a Kindle Unlimited subscription, and your stepdad can access hundreds of thousands of Kindle books and thousands of audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice. You can keep up to ten books at a time on a device. A Kindle Unlimited subscription can be used on any Kindle device. Alternatively, he can set up Kindle Unlimited access on an iPad, or similar non-Amazon devices.
Price: $59.99 for the Kindle, $9.99 per month for Kindle Unlimited
4. Moscow Mule Copper Mug Gift Set
This Moscow Mule mug set is perfect for keeping your stepdad’s cocktails frosty cold, even on hot days. Real copper mugs are the preferred cocktail receptacle for a Moscow Mule, since copper quickly takes on the chill from the ice, making the rim frosty and keeping the drink insulated. Copper straws are also included to keep the coldness going. And even if he doesn’t like Moscow Mules, these cups are great for any summer beverage that needs to stay ice cold.
Price: $34.96 (42 percent off MSRP)
5. Popular Science All Access Subscription
For the man who loves science and technology, this combination print/digital subscription is the perfect gift idea. Plus, the low cost makes it perfect for those who are on a budget. This is a nice option for last-minute Father’s Day gift giving. Even though it will take a few weeks for the first print issue to show up, your stepdad can enjoy the digital half of his subscription right away. If science isn’t really his cup of tea, maybe he’d prefer a subscription to Car and Driver.
Price: $12 for six issues over 12 months
6. ‘Thank You for Helping Me Build My Life’ Engraved Hammer
This engraved hammer is a thoughtful gift for a stepfather who has taught you important life skills. This hammer is engraved on the hammer, but that doesn’t mean it’s purely decorative. The hammer is a quality piece made from steel, and can be used around the house for any DIY project. If you like the sentiment, but think a hammer isn’t right for your stepdad, consider this coffee mug that expresses the same feeling.
7. Touching Poem for Stepdad in 4×6 Double Frame
Looking for a sentimental gift? This cute photo frame has room for a 4×6 photo on one side, and a sweet poem on the other. The poem reads:
“More than a stepdad…
You became my stepfather the day you married mom and
you’ve become the greatest treasure our family has ever had.
It doesn’t go unnoticed the way that mom loves you.
It’s easy to see why she does and
I can’t help but love you too!”
Price: $27.99 (7 percent off MSRP)
8. Airbnb Gift Cards
Shopping for a stepdad who loves to travel? An Airbnb gift card can help him cover the cost of his next vacation or business trip. It’s also a nice way for him to do a local “stay-cation” on the cheap this summer.
Want more travel-friendly gift ideas? Maybe you should consider an email gift card for Hyatt hotels instead.
9. ‘Daddy’s Home’
Why not get your stepdad a funny movie about a stepdad? This Will Ferrell flick follows a mild-mannered stepdad as he tries to bond with his wife’s two children. When the kid’s biological father comes back on the scene, Ferrell’s character has to compete for the affection of the kids. It’s a funny film that will resonate with any stepfather.
Price: $15.99 (11 percent off MSRP)
10. Fossil Q Grant Chronograph Black Leather Smartwatch
Looking to get him an upscale gift? For the stepdad that you love like a real dad, a watch is a great Father’s Day gift idea. If you’re thinking smartwatch, the new Fossil Q Grant Chronograph should be at the top of your list. It balances the styling of an analog watch with the convenient features of a smartwatch. The watch features a black guilloche dial with Roman numeral indices, three chronograph subdials, and a leather band with tonal topstitching and buckle closure. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and acts as a fitness tracker. Color-coded LED notifications help him track incoming messages from his contacts.
Not sure if this smartwatch is right for your stepdad? Browse our guide to the best smartwatches to get more gift ideas.
Still on the hunt for a Father’s Day gift for your dad? Check our our guides to the most unique Father’s Day gifts, and the best Father’s Day gifts for new dads. Need even more gift resources? Browse more great Father’s Day gift ideas in our post on the best Father’s Day gifts.