24 Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Didn’t Know He Needed

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June 01, 2019

Photo By: Ariel Skelley

Photo By: Bill Schwob

Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s time to celebrate Dad! Don’t be tempted to purchase a tie or another "#1 Dad" mug when there are so many other unique gifts out there to show the dad in your life how much you love him.

FANCHEST Sports Gear

This is the perfect gift for the ultimate sports fan! FANCHEST sends a cardboard locker filled with officially licensed sports gear celebrating Dad's favorite team. From baseball hats to branded stainless steel tumblers, the lockers come packed with an abundance of goodies.

BUY IT: FANCHEST, Starting at $59

Deluxe Men’s Travel Skincare Set from Polished

This is the perfect travel set for the man on-the-go. He can throw it in his gym bag or pack it for a business trip. The kit comes with an exfoliant, dual cleanser, shaving cream, SPF 30 moisturizer and a bonus lip balm.

BUY IT: Amazon, $48

Salami Bouquet from Olympia Provisions

Dad may not want a typical bouquet but, if you swap-out flowers for salami, he’ll be all about it. This Portland charcuterie haven has the perfect Father’s Day gift – six “stems” of their favorite all-natural, slow cured meats that are perfect for sharing…if he lets you.

BUY IT: Amazon, $95

Art from ArtSugar

The decor-minded dad will appreciate a gift from this site, where items are priced well, come framed and are ready to hang! There are options for every kind of aficionado.

BUY IT: ArtSugar, $120

BadMoji Emoji Card Game

Dad spends hours playing board games with his kids, so why not get him a game that’s fun to play with other adults? Perfect for groups, BadMoji takes emojis to a new level by challenging players to come up with witty phrases using the picture cards. It’s definitely good for tons of laughs.

BUY IT: Amazon, $14

TaylorMade M6 Driver

For dads that love to golf, this club will take their game from average to amazing…at least, we can hope. The club is engineered to be one of the fastest drivers allowed in golf and is used by some of the greatest modern golfers.

BUY IT: TaylorMade Golf, $500

Jerky Tie

We said no ties, but for this one, we are certain Dad will make an exception. This tie box is filled with little packs of artisan jerky, including fun flavors like root beer habanero, honey bourbon, and garlic. They make the perfect afternoon snack and are easy to transport.

BUY IT: Man Crates, $40

Airbnb Experiences

Maybe your dad is more of an experiential type of guy. Airbnb now offers experiences in your hometown or wherever you may be traveling. Taste coffee with master roasters, record music with a producer, see a concert at a hidden venue and so much more. Pick your time, place, cost and activity, and you have the perfect gift for Dad.

BUY IT: Airbnb, Starting at $13

Operation BBQ Cookbook

If Dad loves BBQ, he’ll love this book. Not only is it filled with recipes from the very best pitmasters out there, but it tells great stories and gives fantastic tips as well. Dad will be grilling up a feast in no time.

BUY IT: Amazon, $19

sugarfina Vice Collection

Get Dad something sweet—a box filled with candy versions of all of his favorite vices. He’ll indulge in maple bourbon caramels, chocolate bacon pretzels, pale ale gummies, martini olive almonds and more with this fun, sugary gift.

BUY IT: sugarfina, $65

Marc Pro for Muscle Relief

If Dad is a top-notch athlete that isn’t getting any younger, he’s bound to need a little extra TLC through massage, physical therapy or acupuncture. This FDA-approved device will help keep his muscles in tip-top shape with electric stimulation and it’s super easy to use. The best part? It has a lifetime guarantee, so it’ll last him forever and then some.

BUY IT: Marc Pro, $700

Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is a great gift for dads who love to jam. The Bluetooth speaker is portable and its charge lasts for over 20 hours.

BUY IT: Amazon, $270

Rhone "Method" Short Sleeve Shirt

This tee is perfect for the dad that likes to run or just hang out in athleisure. These shirts are well tailored and stink-free, making them a great pick for Dad. Plus, they come in a variety of fun colors.

BUY IT: Rhone, $74

H2L Complete Shaving Kit

Give Dad the luxury of a nice, relaxing shave. Instead of rushing through his morning routine, this single-blade razor will make him slow down to get the ultimate close shave.

BUY IT: Amazon, $40

Mastrad "Meat It" Digital Meat Thermometer

If Dad loves technology and cooking, this is the gift for him. This smart meat thermometer works wirelessly and with a Bluetooth to make sure Dad doesn’t overcook his steak. It even includes a guided cooking system, which makes it hard for him to mess up anything he cooks.

BUY IT: Amazon, $69

Engraved Bottle of Woodford Reserve

For the whiskey-loving dad, this is a classic choice that he can enjoy on the rocks or in a cocktail. Take it a step further for Father’s Day with personalization. You can customize a label for free on the Woodford website or engrave the bottle for an extra $20 in select states here.

BUY IT: ReserveBar, $42

Brim 8-Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker

If Dad is a coffee drinker, you’ll want to step up his at-home game with this pour over coffee maker. What was once a time-consuming, complicated process to get a stellar cup of coffee has been made easy with this machine that pours out amazing blends in less than five minutes.

BUY IT: Amazon, $180

Barrow Watch

For the fashion-forward dad, we think this watch is top-notch. It comes with two bands, so it’s easy to switch up from work to play mode with a navy leather strap or a stainless-steel mesh strap. The watch is made with scratch resistant glass and is both splash and stain resistant, making it the perfect watch for dads with young kids.

BUY IT: Barrow, $200

Zus Smart Car Charger

Whether Dad is a techie or a car geek, this is the gift for him. First off, this sleek charger works at superspeed, charging his phone in less time than a normal charger. It also helps monitor the performance of his car battery, helps him remember where he parked and tracks his mileage.

BUY IT: Amazon, $32

Tommy John Camp Sock Collection

Though they are known for great underwear and loungewear, Tommy John is adding socks to their repertoire. Their special collection features fun, campy prints on both their underwear and in this adorable sock pack. Although the print is fun, the socks are serious—designed with good ventilation, cushioning and grips to ensure they stay put.

BUY IT: Tommy John, $28

Cadence Fishing Rod

If Dad loves the lake, a new fishing rod may be just what he wants this Father’s Day. This lightweight graphite rod is best for freshwater fish like bass, trout and walleye. Plus, the company donates youth rods to various organizations to help get kids outdoors!

BUY IT: Amazon, $75

Plae Waterproof Packable Shoes

Every dad loves a cool pair of kicks and these ones are perfect for those who are always on the go. These retro-looking sneaks are packable, meaning they basically deflate and take up no room in the suitcase, AND they are waterproof, which means Dad can kick soccer balls around with the kids and not worry about ruining his good shoes.

BUY IT: Plae, $100

Cordless Foil Shaver with Retractable Trimmer

For the ultimate groomer, this Italian-made electric razor gets a super close shave without the after bumps. It’s lightweight, portable and charges via USB so you can take it pretty much anywhere. It also has a retractable trimmer, making it great for beards and tight trims, too.

BUY IT: Amazon, $70

Ibi Smart Photo Manager

If Dad loves to take photos of the kids or has a photography hobby, this is a great gift for him. Ibi automatically collects photos from all of your devices and houses them in one central place. They make it easy to search for the photos you love and share them privately with loved ones. Plus, the set up is easy, so Dad doesn’t have to spend all day reading directions.

BUY IT: Amazon, $180

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