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The 25 Best Father’s Day Gifts For All The Dads In Your Life

There’s a tie on this list, but it’s filled with beef jerky.

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It’s hard to shop for the dad who has everything, or more accurately, buys himself whatever he wants before he can think to ask for a Father’s Day gift. If you’re stumped on what to buy the dads in your life this year, I’ve got you covered with this list of best gifts for Father’s Day so you still have plenty of time to order something great).

Gift suggestions for dads can sometimes seem a little juvenile when they’re heavy on video games and fart jokes (not to knock either of those highly entertaining things). But whether your own father, husband, in-law, brother, or friend is young at heart or prefers the finer things, you’ll find something for him here. If you’re lucky enough to celebrate the day with dads you love, it’s fun to make it all about Father’s Day activities (maybe with his brand new corn hole set) but a gift, whether it’s a small token or a splurge, is sure to sweeten the day.

From luxe skincare he’ll appreciate but may not buy for himself, to the softest towels to kitchen essentials and more, you can’t go wrong with one of these thoughtful gifts for Father’s Day.

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A skincare trio

If dad is still using body wash on his face (or your fancy cleanser), treat him to his very own skincare trio. This set from Buttah is formulated for melanin-rich skin and it includes a gentle cleanser, vitamin C drops that help protect skin from environmental stressors like blue light or pollution, plus a moisturizer. You’ll get to choose the moisturizer; there’s Oil-Free Gel Cream, CocoShea Cream, or Facial Shea Butter, and while the gel may be best for oily skin and the others for drier skin, you really can’t go wrong with any.


A diaper bag for an adventurous dad

Yes, it’s a diaper bag but it’s also so much more than that. Designed for anything from daytrips to international travel, The Getaway Bag opens from the side to reveal a unique shelf design inside for keeping all the essentials (and realistically, the non-essentials like the rocks your kid picked up at the park) organized and easy to find. It also has a pocket for wet stuff, and a few pockets for parents’ stuff (including a laptop sleeve). He’ll be thankful for the water bottle pockets, included stroller clips and lunch bag, and a luggage handle slot that makes traveling as breezy as can be.


A set of Asian cooking pantry staples

Whether or not you’re familiar with chef David Chang’s iconic restaurants, you’ll want to try Momofuku Goods, a line of restaurant-grade, Asian American pantry staples. The pantry starter pack includes soy sauce and tamari (I love the packaging), chili crunch, and a trio of seasoning salts, all rich in umami-flavor. I have this, and let me just say it’s not going to last long. If you’re going for the offspring-of-the-year award, add in some Momofuku noodles which take at-home ramen to the next level (and is the only thing my husband wants to eat for lunch).


A beautiful custom knife

This knife makes a stunning gift whether dad’s a seasoned pro in the kitchen or just getting started. The etched Teton Mountain Range is not only a cool touch, but it has a function: like the dimples in a traditional Santoku knife, the etching helps the knife to slice easily through food without sticking. You get to choose the colors of the wooden handle too, and there’s also an option to get this engraved.


A houseplant subscription

What’s better than a gift that really does keep on giving? Horti is a subscription plant service that sends a new houseplant to him each month; you can choose from a three, six, or 12 month subscription. One of the fun things about this service is that the first few plants are easy to care for, and as his thumb gets greener, the plants get a little more finicky, which means dad also learns a ton about plant care. You can have Horti pick the plants, or you can elect to only have pet-friendly plants set.


A personalized memory game

A fun alternative to a photo book, this customized memory game from Paper Culture is super fun for grandpas and dads and their kids to play together. It features 16 photos (so 32 matches in total) and it’s a cool way to interact with your photos in a way you usually wouldn’t.


A set of felt coasters

Elegant and understated, these felt coasters from Graf Lantz will keep the coffee table protected as his sips on a happy hour drink or a morning iced coffee. These won’t break the bank but they’re cool and unique, and they come in a ton of great colors (so good luck choosing).


A pair of Crocs

Look, say what you will about Crocs, but they’re comfy and practical, and they’re good summer shoes when he needs to slip something on and go. They can get wet too, so dad can feel free to take a run through the sprinkler (or go chase after the dog when it rains). You could get him a basic solid pair or something more funky like this ombre glitter Croc which for some reason I can’t get enough of.


A gift certificate for baby gear

If he’s environmentally conscious (and/or loves a deal), dad will be an instant fan of Rebelstork, an online marketplace for used and overstock baby gear. He can choose anything from baby gear like high chairs or strollers to toys, scooters, car seats and so much more.


An herb window box

There’s nothing quite like snipping fresh herbs for a cocktail or a new recipe (and this herb window box even comes with metal scissors). It includes a seed mix with basil, mint, thyme, cilantro and more and you could always get seeds from his favorite herbs, like rosemary or parsley, to go with it.


A gardening tool

Whether he’s a newbie or his garden gets better and better each year, one thing’s for sure: dandelions are the enemy. Made of stainless steel, the dandelion weeding fork from Barebones is designed to last, and it has a comfortable and durable walnut handle. He’ll be so grateful he may even gift you some peonies.


A set of bright socks

No one will be able to “borrow” dad’s socks when they’re this easy to spot. From Stadium Goods comes this set of 12 brightly colored socks, perfect for the dad who’s also a sneakerhead. If you aren’t sure if tangerine or bright pink will be his things, there’s also a box of 12 more muted pairs.


A unique family portrait

This bespoke family portrait is so special and unique. You’ll get to specify the heights and ethnicity of each member of the family, so the collage-like portrait from Etsy seller, LouLouArtStudio, comes out looking accurate. It includes the mat, but not the frame.


A smartwatch

Along with all the features you’d probably expect from a smartwatch like step-counting, GPS, or sleep-tracking, the FitBit Sense also comes with stress management tools; it’s the first smartwatch with an on-device electrodermal activity (EDA) which can detect a body’s response to stress and remind the wearer to take a minute to breathe or go outside — good for those dad moments when the toddler tantrum is somehow still going.


A portable cornhole set

Take the yard games on-the-go with this portable cornhole set. The boards are one foot by two feet each, so they’re a little smaller than your average board, but that’s what makes these so easy to carry. They come with a cool backpack carrying case too, so dad can bring his game and still have his hands free for pushing a stroller or holding a hand.


A Yeti travel mug

A Yeti cooler may not be in the budget this year, but this great travel mug is. It’s double-insulated, so you can have piping hot coffee inside and it’s still comfortable to hold (it also keeps cold drinks icy), plus the wider mouth makes sipping on-the-go a breeze.


Cycling gloves

He can cycle in style with these gel bike gloves that offer padding and warmth. They’re made of a breathable, four-way stretch for a comfortable fit, plus the bright color and reflective elements make him more visible when riding at night, something you’ll feel good about too.


A T-shirt & onesie matching set

If he couldn’t wait to see the new Batman movie, then he will get a kick out of this simple and sweet Gotham-inspired matching tee and onesie set. You’ll get to choose sizes for both parts of the set, and dad gets to be Batman (main character energy, for sure) while baby is Robin.


CBD melts for instant calm

If he’s on the fence about whether CBD does anything, these rapid calming melts will make him a believer. With 5 milligrams of CBD per melt, Equilibria uses hand-harvested, organic CBD from a farm in Colorado. The melts dissolve quickly using patent-pending technology to quicken the onset time (meaning less time wondering if he “feels it”).


Soft joggers that are nice enough for outside

Treat the guy who’s working from home for the see foreseeable future (or the one who just loves to lounge) to a pair of buttery soft joggers from Vuori. Made with four-way stretch, tapered bottoms, and zip pockets, these can go from couch to errands and still look pulled together.


A six-pack of hot sauce

Sure you could get him a six-pack of beer, but heat-lovers will get a lot more use out of this six-pack of hot sauces. Build your own custom pack by choosing from the eight available flavors: jalapeño, habanero, verde, chipotle, miso, seasonal ghost, mango, and strawberry.


Beef jerky in a tie box

He’ll be relieved to discover that inside the tie-shaped box is not a silk piece of formal wear but rather a row of beef jerky. It’s a fun surprise and the jerky comes in ten memorable flavors (like root beer habanero and ghost pepper).


A virtual cooking class

You could take him out for dinner, or you could bring the dinner to him and have him learn a new skill. This fun empanada workshop includes a live virtual host who will walk you through the steps to make this Argentine delicacy (just make sure to get the ingredients, listed on the Amazon page, ahead of time).


Go game set

Give him a piece of history and a really fun game with a “Go” game set. The ancient Chinese game is thought to be the oldest board game continuously played from 2500 years ago until the present day, and it’s strategic and scalable depending on the players’ skill levels. Plus this set comes with beautiful bamboo bowls for keeping all the pieces safe.


A soft tee made sustainably

This midweight jersey pocket tee is soft, comfortable, and feels super high-quality. It’s made of cotton and paper yarn, which is made from a blend of paper and Manila hemp and has anti-odor and moisture-wicking properties.

Even the dad who has everything will find something on this list to keep him interested this Father’s Day. Just wait until you see his eyes light up when he opens his gift.

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