Father’s Day is right around the corner. On this special day, we thank our fathers for the guidance, love and support they’ve provided us throughout our lives.
Dads, just like moms, deserve a special day all to themselves where they can enjoy special treatment and lots of love from the family. How will you celebrate Dad this year? Whether you have your own traditions or keep things simple, there’s one thing that we all do on Father’s Day: give gifts that express our love and appreciation for all that they do.
Not sure what to give dad? Finding the perfect gift isn’t always easy. But we’re here to help!
Before we share our top picks for the best Father’s Day gifts for 2017, here are some things to consider when choosing a gift:
- Personal Style: If your dad takes pride in his style and look, grooming products and fashion-forward clothing may be just the thing he needs.
- Hobbies: What does your dad do for fun? Hobby-related gifts are always a hit, and give dad an outlet to relax after a hard day at work.
- Taste: Does your dad have a favorite food or drink? If so, he might love a bottle of wine or a box of his favorite chocolates.
With these three things in mind, you can use our guide below to find the perfect gift for dad this year.
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Grooming Gifts For Dad
No matter his age or style, dad wants to look his best. From skin care to shaving, fragrances and beard care, there are male grooming products for every need and personal taste. And if dad prefers natural or organic personal care products, they’re available, too.
Dad may not admit it, but he likes to be pampered, too. And dads need time to relax and take care of themselves just like everyone else.
Gift him his favorite cologne, or surprise him with a classic shaving set – complete with brush and safety razor. Maybe he has a secret stash of hair care products that he would love to expand. The possibilities are endless.
Father’s Day is the perfect time to encourage Dad to spend a little more time taking care of himself. Whether he prefers the rugged look or rocks a clean-cut style, there’s something for every man. Go crazy, or keep it simple – it’s up to you. Whatever you give, Dad is sure to appreciate your thought and effort.
Best In Style Gifts
Put that dad sweater back on the shelf, and step away from that hideous tie. Your father wouldn’t be caught dead in anything that screams “dad.”
Trade in those worn-out gifts for something stylish – something dad will actually wear.
Dapper dads deserve only the best in-style gifts. Wrap him up a stylish pair of boardshorts, or hook him up with a fresh new pair of shades. And if he carries a lot with him to work, a stylish backpack may be just what he needs to carry his gear without compromising his look.
Whatever his style, you’ll find a gift that will put a smile on his face.
From hipsters to businessmen, athletes and everything in between, there’s an in-style gift on our list down below that your dapper dad will love.
Best Tech/Geeky Gifts For Dad
We love our geeky dads, and they love their gadgets. Whether he’s into video games, wearables or just loves anything electronic, you’re sure to find unique gifts for dad that will knock his socks off.
Forget the usual dad gifts. You know, the bottle of cologne or the tool set. Sure, the tech/geeky dad may appreciate these gifts, but his eyes will light up when he sees those nerdy socks you gave him, or that USB-powered gadget that makes his desk that much cooler.
If dad can’t start his day without a hot cup of coffee, a geeky mug may be exactly what he wants. For the science nerd dad, there are gadgets and games that will pique his curiosity. For data-driven dads, there are wearables that will keep him on his game all day long.
Whether he’s into Star Wars, an Apple fanboy or lover of all things weird and cool, we’ve got the perfect gift for your father.
Sure, there are plenty of tech and geeky gifts out there, but the ones on our list are the best.
Best Food & Drink Gifts For Dad
They say that food is the way to man’s heart. Who doesn’t love a big basket of goodies? Whether he loves a good bottle of wine, candy, fruit or sinfully delicious chocolate, there are food and drink gifts for every dad.
Put together a movie night basket, complete with gourmet popcorn and candy. Maybe he’s been dying to try that Pinot Noir or beer he’s had his eye on for months.
If he loves to grill, marinades, rubs and grilling tools are just the thing to make him smile. There are even grilling gadgets and gastronomy kits for the geeky dad.
Maybe your dad is a coffee connoisseur, or maybe he likes to brew his own beer. Whether he’s manning the grill or the coffee pot, he could use a little helping hand. Get him a gift that speaks to his inner foodie.
Not sure where to start? Keep scrolling down a little more to check out these gifts that are sure to make his mouth water.
Best Outdoors/Athletic Gifts For Dad
Dad would rather be out in the sun than inside sitting in front of a computer. He ventures where few men have gone before (at least that’s what he thinks), and in his spare time, he hikes, bikes, camps and water skis – at the same time. Outdoorsy dads are fun to buy gifts for, and there’s no shortage of options out there.
Dad may want a boat for Father’s Day, but if that’s out of the price range (it probably is), fishing gear will make him just as happy (no, really). If he’s not into fishing, he may want a new pair of running shoes. Maybe he likes to surf. Maybe he climbs mountains. Maybe he just likes to do yoga on the back patio.
Whatever dad likes to do outdoors, there’s a gift for that.
From the rugged survivalist who can tame mountain lions to the dads who like to walk in the park, we have the perfect gift for every athletic father.
Have your Dad travel in style with the sleek, durable, and versatile Helium Aero 29 from Kelsey luggage. The double spinner moves around with ease and it will feel weightless as he travels.
Your Dad will be smiling ear to ear once he see's you got him this amazing massage chair from Best Massage. It features a state-of-the-art heat intelligent roller system that conforms to your body shape and relaxes your muscles and mind. It gives you a massage from your neck down to your toes.
Every "Top Chef" Dad will love this healthier and tastier way to simmer their favorite foods. Place the Himalayan salt block on your stove top or grill and use it to seer and add a delicious flavor to your meal.
Yum! Doesn't a fresh batch of fluffy and tasty waffles sound amazing? If so, then you need to get this amazing waffle maker from Cuisinart so your Dad can make them every morning. It makes two deep pocket Belgian waffles at the same time and it comes with 6 settings so each waffle is cooked to order.
Take your favorite memory of you and your Father and share it with him on this hi-res digital frame. What's great about this frame is that it holds multiple photos, plays HD videos, and the Nix frame will turn on when you enter the room and off when you leave.
Raise your hand if you hate tangled charger chords from your electronic devices? With the charger cord holder from Cord Buddy, you have a compact, all-in-one device that holds chords in place and even has a motion sensor night light to help find the right charger at night.
You can never go wrong with a gift card and why not give your Dad the gift of a fresh-brewed cappuccino, macchiato, or frappuccino from Starbucks. Load this gift card up and have your Dad enjoy a tasty drink on you.
Any Dad who knows his way around the kitchen will love this unique and useful tool. The walnut or maple wood ravioli rolling pin from Repast Supply Co. is highly-rated, made in the USA, and makes perfect plump ravioli with ease.
Here's a great gift for any Dad to add to his desk at home or work. The durable, smooth and shiny wooden holds eyeglasses or sunglasses and always gets a laugh from guests.
Combining innovation and function, the SnapPower Guidelight outlet is always a perfect gift idea. Great to add extra lighting and security around the house, plus each outlet is very easy to install.
Spice things up this Father's Day with the DIY hot sauce kit from the Hot Sauce Kit Co. This smokin' hot kit features natural spices, instruction cards and all the tools to make 7 bottles of flavorful hot sauces.
For all the Dads out there who always find themselves working on something in the house, this will become a lifesaver. Use this wristband to keep tools on your wrist while hard at work! Great for holding screws, nails, wrenches and other small tools.
Enjoy the delicious taste of fresh ice cream, smoothies, milk shakes, margaritas, sauces, and more with the all-in-one appliance from Blendtec. Not only will your Dad love using it in the kitchen, the whole family will love how powerful and easy this blender can make multiple treats and meals.
Get your Dad the best hand-held video camera that delivers stunning 4K video and can capture all his latest and greatest adventures. GoPro's have become the standard for hand-held/action video cameras and your Dad will absolutely love it.
If you have never used a Shun blade before, than some will say you never truly used a blade at all. These knives are made from Japanese steel and are some of the most durable and sharpest knives around. It cuts meat and vegetables effortlessly and are known to last for years.
Give your Dad the gift that keeps on giving - a sense of style. The "Dressing The Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion" is a great read for tips on fashion trends and how the modern man should dress today.
If your Dad loves the outdoors and is the adventure-seeking type, then he needs to have this CamelBak Hydration Pack. The durable pack features multiple pouches and compartments to carry all his belonging and has a built-in hydration pump to keep make sure he's easily hydrated.
Every Dad deserves a sweet pair of shades - This Father's Day, treat him to these high-end aviator's from the industry-leader Ray Ban and watch how he'll wear them everywhere he goes.
Go from beans to espresso in under a minute as this Italian-made espresso machine from Breville delivers speed, quality, and delicious coffee every time. If you want a fresh cup of coffee within seconds from the comfort of your home, you will want this great machine.
Let your Dad indulge in his favorite bottle of wine longer with the vacuum seal wine saver. It removes air from the bottle of wine, and the rubber stopper seals the bottle to keep the wine fresh and tasting great for up to 2 weeks.
You can never go wrong with the gift of a smooth clean shave. This electric razor from Braun is one of the most advanced razors on the market as it delivers a closer shave and perfect finish every time.
If your Dad is the chef of your house, then he has to have a durable cutting board - and there is none better than the bamboo cutting board from Fred & Friends. Get either the 9- or 12-inch board that features helpful guides and watch how easy your Dad can measure and prep your next meal.
Today's Dad's love to be tech-savvy and this book is a great way to share that passion with their kids. The book is full of fun, creative, and educational projects that the whole family will love.
We all love fried food and it's okay to indulge in it every now and then - And now you can enjoy delicious fried food at home anytime you want. The FryDaddy from Pesto is the best electric deep fryer on the market and is both easy to clean and easy to use.
One of the coolest gifts you can get for your favorite handyman (aka Dad), the original digital tape measure has a bright display and holds up to 3 memories, so he can see and remember all his measurements with no problems.
How about a friendly self-vacuuming robot to give this Father's Day? The Roomba 650 easily picks up debris as it coasts around your home floors no matter if it's carpet, tile, or hardwood. Schedule when you need it to clean and it will even automatically charge and dock itself.
Almost everyone has the image of their Dad reading the paper and drinking his cup of coffee in the morning, well now imagine him doing it with this fun mug next time. Let's be honest, a Dad pretty much is your everyday super hero.
Does your Dad enjoy his craft beer? The experts at Mr. Beer have created the ultimate craft beer home brew kit that features a reusable Little Brown Keg fermenter and brews 2 gallons (16 pints) of delicious craft beer. Plus brewing extracts for a delicious Czech Pilsner and Aztec Mexcian Cerveza.
Say hello to the best ice ball maker at the best price. Ice balls are a great way to impress your guests and enhance the look and taste of your favorite cocktail - and this tray is made of 100% BPA Free food grade silicone and won't crack or break like traditional plastic ice molds.
A smooth shave is part of every Dad's routine, and no shave will feel better than the one from a Vikings Blade. The high-quality Viking Blade shaver is made from raw materials from Germany, Sweden and Japan. Plus, it comes with a bonus travel case and travel mirror.
The Garrett metal detector has become a fan-favorite and your Dad will love using this on his next trip or visit to the water. This gadget is fully waterproof up to 10 feet and lets you choose from three sensitivity levels to help find hidden items.
Featuring 9 essential tools, the stainless steel multi-tool from Leatherman should never leave your Dad's side. It features a spring-action Needlenose & Regular Pliers, Wire Cutters, 420HC Knife, Scissors, Flat/Phillips Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Wood/Metal File, and Medium Screwdriver.
Take a look at the "King of the Tailgate" and backyard party cooler. It features a built-in blender with rechargeable battery, bluetooth speaker, USB charger, LED lid light and bottle opener. It's the perfect cooler for your next big gathering.
Forget about getting your Dad that fancy Rolex, instead get him the most technologically advanced watch ever made. The Apple Watch is sleek, durable, and now waterproof! Your Dad will feel so cool wearing this!
Don't be surprised if your Dad is stuck in bed snoozing away on his new comfortable adjustable memory foam pillow. Made from Bamboo and Polyester, it's designed to help sleep deep and feel cool through the night.
What's that delicious smell? It's your Dad making breakfast sandwiches for the family after he's discovered his new favorite gift. This breakfast sandwich maker makes it quick and easy to cook up a sandwich is less than 5 minutes.
Easily one of the most popular gadgets in the world, the Apple iPad Air 2 will become your Dad's favorite toy. With more memory, an advanced camera that shoots 1080p HD Video, and other upgrades, what's not to love? Just get it for him already.
Once your Dad gets his hands on this gift, you'll know what he'll be doing during his free time. The 3x9 Par Three putting green with built-in sand traps is a fun way for him to practice his short game and can be used at both home and in the office.
Get the taste of delicious backyard BBQ anywhere in the home with the innovative and convenient 5-in-1 griddler. It works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle.
The Whiskey Wedge is the ideal Father's Day gift because it provides a more artful way to enjoy his favorite cocktail - and what Dad doesn't love a delicious cocktail? Featuring 1 Double Old-Fashioned Whiskey Glass + 1 Silicone Ice Form, he'll be ready to enjoy his drink in no time.
There's no greater bond than a Dad and his tools, and this state-of-the-art, fully-loaded Drill Kit will knock his socks offs with all the features and how smooth it works.
If you're ever going to get your Dad a comfortable and stylish pair of socks, it won't get any better than Paul Smith. The 3-pack features socks with designer patterns and each pair will go with any outfit.
Innovative technology meets ultimate convenience with the Amazon Echo. The hands-free, Bluetooth, and voice command speaker does it all. Just ask "Alexa" to play your favorite song, current weather forecast, and even order a pizza. Your Dad will love having this around the house.
One of the hottest gadgets on the market is the Nest Learning Thermostat. The new sleeker, thinner design lights up when you walk by and will tell you the temperature and time, adjust temp when you're home and away, and is proven to save energy.
For the traveling Dads, this gift is a must-have. The digital scale is the perfect size to take with you anywhere and it accurately measures your luggage or items by simply hooking the scale to your item. It also comes equipped with a tape measurer and is great to use for fishing trips to measure that next big catch.
Whether your Dad's a wine connoisseur or just loves a nice glass before bed, this stainless steel electric wine bottle opener from Secura is perfect. It uncorks a wine bottle in seconds with the push of a button, plus how cool does this thing look?
If your Dad calls himself the "GrillMaster" then he'll love this state-of-the-art smoker from Weber. For juicy, moist, and delicious meats, a smoker is the way to go - and trust us, your Dad will want to use this every day.
Once your Dad hears the sound quality coming from this Sonos wireless speaker, he'll never want to turn it off. The compact but powerful speaker can fill any room with powerful sound and is perfect for home theater rears or a stereo pair.
The 2-inch portable projector can easily turn your images and video from you phone into a crystal-clear 120-inch display. It's compact size makes it easy to take on the go - perfect for the Dad who loves to travel and take pictures.
Does your Dad love beer? Has he always dreamed of brewing his own? This "How To" book will tell him all the secrets to brewing the perfect beer, plus a lot of other quick tips and trades to master brew making.
Enjoy the comfort and size of a queen size bed no matter where you are. The extremely durable Kammok Roo Double Hammock is conveniently portable and lightweight and perfect for your next camping trip with Dad.
Your Dad will be on his way to the PGA Tour in no time thanks to this great golf swing trainer from SKLZ. Designed to help get more power and control with your swing, the innovative swing trainer is a must-have for all the golf-loving Dads.
Introducing the perfect gadget for your Dad and all his other gadgets. The Anker PowerCore 1000 is one of the most powerful and lightweight portable chargers out there today. The high-speed power bank quickly charges your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and more.
Say hello to Luci, the durable, lightweight, and collapsible solar inflatable light that your Dad will love. It's perfect to have for camping, in the garage, around the house, and your next family adventure. Luci will last up to 12 hours and has three powerful lighting settings.
Give your Dad the timeless gift of time with this stunning Movado Men's watch. The sleek design, stainless steel, and brown leather make this a great accessory every Dad would love.