As a mom to two boys, I am so looking forward to the day that they (hopefully,
eventually) become dads. I will absolutely shout their praises from the rooftops any chance I get, so it only makes sense that I’ll want to celebrate the joys of parenting and fatherhood with them when the time comes. To celebrate your own child, these Father’s Day gifts for sons are the perfect way to show them what an amazing dad they are.
The type of gift you give your son for
Father’s Day depends a lot on your relationship with one another (and your budget, naturally), but even more so on what they enjoy, their personality, and what phase of parenthood they’re in. For instance, a Father’s Day gift for your son that’s a brand new dad may be a stylish backpack for all of his baby gear. On the other hand, for your son who has three kids under three and loves being outdoors, a hammock to hang in his backyard to create his own kid-free space to unwind might just be the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Whether you keep it practical with something simple like a grooming kit, splurge on a big ticket item, or go the sentimental route, there is no doubt that your son will love getting one of these fantastic Father’s Day gifts for sons from you.
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What could possibly be cooler than gifting your son a
personalized video message from his favorite celebrity? Not much, actually. This Father’s Day, choose from a variety of movie and television stars, athletes, musicians, comedians, and other legendary celebs to send a custom video message straight to your son on Cameo. From noteworthy entrepreneurs like Shark Tank’s Daymond John to music legends like Lass Bass and hall-of-fame athletes like Emmitt Smith, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Pricing starts around $25 (but can reach up to thousands for top-tier celebrities) and varies depending on the star you choose, the length of the video, and other personalization options, and some celebrities even offer live video calls. If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day gift that your son will be raving about for years to come, this is it.
2 A Father’s Day subscription box gift for sons
Want to give your son a gift that keeps on giving this Father’s Day? Especially if he’s particularly hard to shop for, something simple like a pair of socks might be on your radar, but you can step up your gift-giving game this year with a
monthly sock subscription to Sock Fancy. Each month, Sock Fancy will send your son two pairs of premium crew socks in a variety of fun designs. Since you never know what the designs will be, he’ll be surprised over and over again with each delivery. From smiling avocados to funky geometric shapes in bold colors, you never know what deigns will show up at his door. Another unexpected bonus with this gift? He’ll never have to remember to buy socks for himself. 3 A Father’s Day gift for sporty sons
If your sporty son could use a little help with keeping all of his gear organized, this
sports equipment rack from mDesign is one of the best Father’s Day gifts for sons. The metal construction of this wall hanging rack is sturdy enough to hold everything from tennis rackets to basketballs, jump ropes, water bottles, gym bags, and more. With 10 hooks and a space on top to contain anything that rolls or bounces, it’s the perfect thing to hang in an entry way or garage for easy access to sporting equipment for dad. The rack is made from steel with a durable finish and measures approximately 32.5 inches long by 12 inches deep and is 8.25 inches tall. 4 The best Father’s Day gift for a new dad
Every new dad needs a sporty, cool backpack to carry all of their baby’s gear. This Father’s Day, gift your son who’s a new dad this trendy diaper bag. The
Bridgeport Backpack Diaper Bag by Eddie Bauer has a trendy look with seven separate storage compartments so that dad can easily tote everything he needs. Two insulated side pockets are perfect for storing snacks and the exterior insulated pocket is the perfect place to stash a bottle.
The bag also comes complete with a removable changing pad and matching wipes case. The grey cross hatch fabric features complementary tan faux leather trim to keep dad looking stylish day in and day out. Padded and adjustable shoulder straps with a top zip closure, wipe-clean surface, and stroller loops make this backpack a must-have accessory for new dads.
5 A caffeinated Father’s Day gift for your son
From premier espresso brand, illy, the
X7.1 iperEspresso Machine is a splurge-worthy Father’s Day gift for your son. If he lives for his daily shot of espresso or loves to craft beverages worthy of a coffee shop menu, this machine is a top-notch choice. Inspired by vintage Italian coffee machines of the 1960s, the sleek look of this machine looks great in any space. At the touch of a button, he can prepare a cup of rich espresso or froth milk with the included Pannarello stem wand to create a latte or cappuccino. Compatible with all types of iperEspresso capsules, it’s an easy-to-use system that no coffee-lover’s kitchen should be without. 6 A sentimental Father’s Day gift for sons
engraved compass from Vemstore on Etsy is a truly unique Father’s Day gift for sons. Made from antique flat brass, this working compass can be personalized with a sentimental engraving of up to 140 characters to show your love for your son. It’s a keepsake that he’ll be able to reach for time and time again to remind him of your bond. Engraving options include customization on various areas of the compass including the front, inside, back, or any combination of these areas, and you can even use your own handwriting for the engraving. Choose to add a leather carrying case for an additional cost to help keep this unique, personalized gift protected. 7 A gift for gamer sons on Father’s Day
Made from solid birch plywood with a plexiglass top holder, this
handcrafted headphone and game controller stand from UrartDesign on Etsy is one of the best Father’s Day gifts for sons who love to play video games. Help him stay organized with this custom stand that includes space for gaming headphones to lay across the top and two gaming controllers to stack neatly next to one another. Most styles of over-the-ear headphones will fit over the stand without stretching and the controller slots will fit most standard controllers for various consoles.
Multiple wood finishes are available at an additional cost (bronze is pictured), but you can choose from red, black (pictured), neon, or white plexiglass for the headphone holder at no extra cost. Personalized engraving with an initial, name, or monogram is also available free of charge.
8 A stylish Father’s Day gift sons
Keep your stylish son looking his best with a Father’s Day gift from Tomahawk Shades. This pair of
Neuralyzers sunglasses have an injection molded frame design in a wayfarer shape and side spring hinge closure on each side.The matte black frame color is offset by smoke colored CR:39 lenses that offer protection from 100% of the sun’s UV rays. It’s a truly classic look that can be dressed up or worn with a swimsuit at the beach. Best of all, these small-batch shades come with a lifetime warranty that allows for two replacements of any lost, broken, or stolen pairs of sunglasses. 9 A Father’s Day gift for sons who have a beard
If your son is all about his beard, you know he’ll love receiving a gift set specifically designed to keep his facial hair in tip-top shape. From Scotch Porter, the four piece
Beard Collection Set comes complete with a full-size wash, conditioner, balm, and serum. Each of these beard care essentials are designed to nourish growth while keeping skin and hair hydrated with natural ingredients like burdock root, nettle leaf, and aloe vera. This Black-owned brand hand crafts their products in the U.S. using premium ingredients without harmful chemicals and offers a 60-day money back guarantee on all of their men’s grooming products. 10 A kid-friendly cycling gift for Father’s Day
Compatible with the Flyer L885 eBike, the
Kid & Cargo Carrier from Flyer is the ultimate carrier accessory for dads on-the-go. Recommended for use with kids between the ages of 5 and 10, this accessory easily mounts to the back of dad’s eBike and can set up to two riders. It has a padded foam seat to keep kids comfy while dad rides and can also be used in conjunction with the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat. When dad isn’t hauling kiddos around, switch the carrier from kid mode to cargo mode by zipping up the durable fabric sides. This will give him 3,562 cubic inches of storage space for gear, groceries, or anything else dad needs to get from here to there. 11 A relaxing Father’s Day gift for sons
One of the best Father’s Day gifts for sons is the gift of tranquility. Just like moms, dads also need a spot all to themselves where they can slip away from the chaos of raising kids and just relax for a few serene moments. For outdoor enthusiasts, a
SingleNest Hammock by Eagles Nest Outfitters can create a cozy nook to escape to when life gets hectic.
Made from FreeWave fabric, this hammock is breathable and fast-drying, so it holds up against the elements. Simply hang it from a stand or between two trees by the specially designed carabiners for a safe and easy setup, and then store it in the integrated stuff sack when not in use. Measuring approximately nine and a half feet long, it’s a spacious and roomy retreat just for dad.
12 The most practical Father’s Day gift for sons
You still remember that day long, long ago when you bought him his very first pair of adorable little superhero undies. Now that he’s all grown up, you still want to be the kind of mom who helps keep his underwear drawer stocked. If you’re looking to buy your son something that’s a little more sophisticated than a value-sized pack of tighty whities from Costco, this set of boxer briefs from In Common makes a practical and thoughtful Father’s Day gift.
Better Men’s Long Line Boxer Brief five-pack comes in seven different color choices that you can mix and match to make the perfect pack. Made from sustainable modal fibers and 7% recycled spandex, they’re eco-friendly and durable. These boxer briefs feature a longer cut for comfort as well as an antimicrobial finish, so they’re soft, absorbent, and will stay fresher for longer. Plus, they’re machine washable. 13 A Father’s Day grooming gift for sons
One of my husband’s favorite gifts from his own mom was a grooming kit that included a set of nail tools. He gets so excited to help our kids clip a hangnail or remove a splinter thanks to his handy little kit. If your son would be similarly thrilled by this sort of grooming accessory, the
Leather Travel Nail Kit by Men & Nails on Etsy is a great pick for a Father’s Day gift. The company’s founder is a licensed nail technician who has hand-picked 12 high-quality, stainless steel nail tools to include in this kit. A variety of clippers, cuticle nippers, files, tweezers, and scissors, come complete it a luxurious leather carrying case. 14 A Father’s Day gift for your son who just bought a house
For a new homeowner, there’s no better Father’s Day gift for sons than a toolkit. This
Stanley Home Tool Kit from The Home Depot comes complete with 65 pieces in a sturdy carrying case for easy storage and access. It has everything he needs to complete a variety of household projects. From putting together a toddler bed to hanging art on the walls, he can have all of the tools needed to get the job done anywhere around the house. Included in the set are standard pieces like a hammer, tape measure, ratchet, multiple types of screwdrivers, a level, drill bits, pliers, and so much more. 15 A relaxing Father’s Day gift for sons
Give your son the ultimate gift of relaxation this Father’s Day with
CBD Relief Rub balm from Mad Ritual. This natural formula is the perfect gift to ease soreness after a workout (or a day spent chasing little ones), keep skin hydrated, and relieve minor skin irritations. He can massage it into joints and muscles to alleviate pain or tightness, slather it on a sunburn or bug bite, or rub a bit on his temples to get relief from a headache. Made with 200mg hemp-derived CBD, coconut oil, nut butters, olive oil, and plant wax, the balm is naturally unscented and USDA-certified organic. 16 The best Father’s Day gift for tech-savvy dads
If your tech-savvy son is in need of a new gadget to enjoy for Father’s Day, the
JBL Charge 5 portable bluetooth speaker is a great option. With an optimized long excursion driver, separate tweeter, and dual bass radiators, your son will surely be impressed with this small speaker’s powerful output when connected wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet.
The long-lasting rechargeable battery allows for 20 hours of playtime, and a built-in powerbank means they can charge other devices with the speaker itself. The speaker’s waterproof design means that they can enjoy their tunes anywhere and everywhere. It comes in six color options, including bright red, camouflage, and turquoise, which means that this speakers are as stylish and fun as it is functional.
17 The best grilling Father’s Day gift for sons
One of the most iconic Father’s Day gifts for sons is a set of grill tools. Step up your gift-giving game when you give your son this
personalized grill set from My Personal Engravings on Etsy. The utensils are made from high-quality stainless steel with wooden handles. Included in the set is a spatula with a built-in bottle opener, barbecue fork, basting brush, knife, tongs, heat glove, and four steel skewers, all with leather hanging loops.
Everything your son needs to be the family grill master comes in a customized bamboo case with carrying handle. There are 24 engraving options to choose from, but the Dad’s Grill logo (pictured) is a classic. With more than 700 5-star reviews on Etsy, you can be sure you’re getting a quality product that your son will keep for years to come.
18 A Father’s Day gift to play together
If you’re looking to give your son a Father’s Day gift that will give the entire family plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun this summer, consider a
custom cornhole set from Quality Backyard Games on Etsy. These regulation-size wooden boards are made from treated wood and can be customized with a name and monogrammed initial printed right onto the wood. Choose from 14 different colors for the two included bean bag sets in four of each color selected. When shipped, these handmade boards come with the tops unattached, but come complete with screws and instructions for how to assemble the top onto the base. 19 A father & son bathing suit set
How adorable is this
father and son bathing suit set from Tom & Teddy? Each pair of navy blue swim trunks is covered in geometric sailboat shapes in coral and turquoise. Made from soft, quick-dry material that’s ultra-durable and resistant to chlorine and saltwater, these swim trunks have UPF50+ sun protection built right into the fabric. To keep both dad and son comfortable, the interior of the trunks feature a silky lining and the elasticated waistband can be adjusted by tying the braided drawstring. Made to last, they’re machine washable, but should be rinsed in cool water after each use and hung to dry after washing. 20 A Father’s Day gift for foodie sons
When it comes to gifts for sons, it’s hard to go wrong with a basket of snacks — even when they’re grown adults with children of their own. This Father’s Day, give your son the
Dad’s Savory Snack Box with Wine from Harry & David. A delightful array of savory snacks including hickory-smoked summer sausage, shark white cheddar cheese, three-seed crackers, honey hot mustard, sweet and spicy snack mix, mixed nuts, and cheddar cheese snack mix comes paired with a bottle of 2019 Royal Crest Red Blend wine for an indulgent snacking experience. This tasty gift is one that most dads will want to keep all to themselves!
It might seem unbelievable that your son is a dad, but there’s no question that you’ll find just the right gift to show him you care... and that you believe in his skills as a father.