- It can be difficult finding a gift for your dad, especially if he doesn’t offer many suggestions to help you out.
- If you haven’t found the perfect gift for Dad yet, we’ve rounded up 51 great gift ideas.
- Check out all of our Father’s Day gift guides for ideas categorized by budget and type.
Editor’s note: It’s likely that many families will be spending Father’s Day apart this year. Nothing takes the place of time spent together, but if you’re looking to send a gift to Dad in lieu of a visit, we hope this list will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
When it comes to getting your dad any sort of gift, your conversation probably goes something like this:
You: “Dad, what do you want for [insert holiday here]?”
Him: “I don’t know. You don’t have to get me anything.”
If you aren’t sure what to get Dad this year, you’ve found the right gift guide. We’ve put together a list of 51 presents all dads will love, from sleek leather goods and high-tech cooking gadgets to an on-demand massage service and a cookbook that’ll let him recreate the famous Shake Shack burger at home. We even threw in a “Star Wars” Lego set to delight his inner child for good measure.
As a professional product reviewer and as someone who’s given her own dad many of the gifts included in this list over the years, I can safely say that your dad will love them all.
The top 5 best gifts for dad:
- A Disney Plus gift subscription, $69.99
- A Baby Yoda PopSocket, $16.99
- A heated massager to melt the day away, $39.96
- A hot sauce sampler pack, $34.99
- A leather iPad case, $190
This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Trade Coffee. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
Here are 51 thoughtful gifts for dad:
A cold brew coffee subscription
Trade Coffee sells all kinds of specialty coffee beans and grounds for regular coffee, cold brew, and espresso. Its cold brew coffee subscription is a great gift for dads because it can be tailored to match his taste preferences. Just take the quiz, see roasters that match his tastes, and choose the frequency of delivery. Trade Coffee’s eco-friendly brew bags make preparing cold brew at home easy, too.
*Sponsored by Trade Coffee
Soft, crisp sheets and bedding
Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are among our favorites for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and unbelievable comfort. The company’s Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything your dad needs to completely makeover his bed – and stay nice and cozy all year long. They include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillowcases.
The Amazon Echo Show
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Show can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Dad should find charming. Unlike the Echo or Echo Dot, the Echo Show also has a screen for displaying information.
A custom map poster
Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your dad’s hometown, his college town, his favorite travel destination, or the place where he got engaged or married – you’re only limited by your imagination.
A heated massager to melt the day away
After a long day, all Dad wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While he can’t get a real massage every day, you can give him this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give a quality massage for much less.
A relaxing massage he can book to his home
Soothe is a relatively new service that can help Dad book a massage to his home in as little as an hour. The company will match his massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in his area at the specified time. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and couples massages.
Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you’re not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year.
A sous-vide device for ambitious home cooks
For under $100, the Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Dad’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time.
Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
If your dad is tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is now waterproof too.
A hot sauce sampler pack
If you’re not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn’t committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then a The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.
A subscription service for new vinyl every month
Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop.
The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.
A streaming TV player
A media streaming device can transform your dad’s so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface and 4K video streaming.
A fast wireless charger and accessory tray
Give your dad the gift of organization with this accessory tray and wireless charger combo. The pebbled leather is a much-needed upgrade from all the plastic tech accessories he has lying around, and the catchall tray is useful and thoughtful. It also means he’ll stop asking you where his keys are three times before leaving the house.
An alarm clock that uses light to wake him up gently
Dads work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because he has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean he has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.
Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake him up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so he can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is the top pick in our buying guide, so you can be sure he’ll love it.
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