30 Father’s Day Gifts Dads Actually Want & Will Use!
Let’s be honest—men are hard to shop for! They’re more drawn to practical and useful items when shopping, and typically don’t see the need to have multiples of many things (unlike your everyday female). The father figures in your life, whether it’s your dad, husband, brother, or uncle more than likely don’t switch out their wallet every few days to match their outfit, and we’d be willing to bet that whenever you ask them what they want for a gift, they almost always tend to respond with one of these three statements: “I don’t need anything,” “I don’t want anything,” or “You don’t have to buy me a gift.” On top of all that, they tend to drop zero clues which makes gift giving extra hard.
All that to say, the perfect gift for the dad(s) in your life is one they’ll actually use but more than that, one that might just impress them. Because men tend to love practicality, we came up with 30 practical gifts with a twist for any dad in your life. If he’s into grilling, what about an indoor smokeless grill for when the weather is dampening his outdoor grilling plans? Maybe he’s a runner or jogger and could use some high-tech sunglasses with built-in Bluetooth. Or maybe he’s into skin care but doesn’t know where to start—we’ve got a suggestion for that, too. Check out the full list below and don’t forget to include a card with a personal note (always a winner, no matter what)!
Coleman Popcorn Popper
Popcorn is not only a healthy snack, but a super easy one to make. This outdoor popcorn popper will make any dad the hero of movie nights outside, camping, or tailgating!
THE BELLWETHER Rose Gold + Black Watch
Watches are always a safe bet when it comes to gifting the men in your life with something both useful and fashionable, and we love this rose gold and black leather combo from Vincero. It’s sophisticated with a bit of edge, AKA sex appeal on the wrist!
Clean beauty sees no gender; it just sees skin in need of safe, clean products. Beautycounter’s mens line offers the basics like cleanser and lotion to shampoo and body wash, all of which are packed into their “Carry-On” starter pack—the perfect gift for your guy!
GOBY Gold Electric Toothbrush
Speaking of general cleanliness, why not gift your SO or Dad with a sleek electric toothbrush? This design by Goby comes with a subscription, so your man will receive a new brush head every two months to ensure his smile is always 100.
BELLA Copper Titanium Indoor Smokeless Grill & Skillet
No outdoor grill? No problem with this indoor smokeless grill from BELLA. It can fry, roast, saute, steam, and so much more, all from the comfort of your own kitchen. It even has a cooling drip pan to make clean-up that much easier (so he has no excuses to not clean up his mess!).
APPLE Airpods With Wireless Charging Cases
If he’s been stubborn about jumping on the Airpod train, do him a favor by gifting him a pair this Father’s Day. When he realizes how much he can multitask while listening to music or podcasts (mowing the yard, feeding the kids, staying up late in bed), he’ll wonder why he hesitated for so long!
BIRKENSTOCK Arizona EVA Waterproof Slide Sandal
Dads’ love for house shoes is universal. During the summer when warm slippers are too hot to wear around the house, waterproof Birkenstock sandals are where it’s at! They’re easy to slide on and off, wear to the pool or beach, and for you to slide on to take the dogs out or grab the mail (we all do it)!
WACACO Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine
Coffee is essential for a lot of people and, if your man is one of those people, consider this portable espresso machine. For under $50, this genius device produces a quarter cup of hot espresso at home, in the office, or on-the-go! All he needs are coffee grounds and hot water.
BOSE Frames Alto Bluetooth Speaker Sunglasses
If Airpods or any type of headphone isn’t your man’s thing, what about cool sunglasses with bluetooth built into them? That’s a thing, and Bose offers them! Walking, talking, and getting things done all while protecting your eyes? Sounds like a win-win to us.
AWAY The Carry-On
If you’re shopping for the traveler who’s always on the go, treat them to Away’s Carry-On rolling suitcase. Not only does it come in multiple colors so you can choose the best shade for your man, but it also has a built-in battery so they can charge up wherever to always stay connected.
LEATHERMAN Wave Plus Multi-Tool
If your hubby or dad is a self-proclaimed handyman, the multitool from Leatherman is 100% for him. With 18 tools including pliers, replaceable wire cutters, wire stripper, knives, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler, can & bottle openers, files and screwdrivers, there’s no challenge he’ll face that he can’t fix!
HYPERICE Vyper 2.0 High-Intensity Vibrating Roller
Typically, men aren’t flexible. On top of that, they don’t really like to stretch it out. However, this high-intensity vibrating roller may change their tune. To encourage flexibility, circulation, and reducing muscle soreness, give this to a man in your life who could use all three!
CUISINART Electric Knife
Slicing up the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham is a big job, and this Cuisinart electric knife will help your father, father-in-law, uncle, cousin, brother, husband, whoever do it like a real pro.
Gadgets are always a good idea, and the Apple watch is at the top of that good idea list. If your man has flirted with the idea but hasn’t pulled the trigger, treat him this Father’s Day. It’s wearable technology that he’ll use every single day!
Icons of Men's Style
If your recipient considers himself the stylish type, consider this gorgeous book covering men’s fashion over the years and highlighting every garment that paved the way for how men dress today.
NIKE LeBron Witness IV Basketball Shoe
Style and comfort are the two most important attributes to consider when buying your man shoes, and the LeBron Witness IV Basketball shoes cover both and then some. If your hubby still plays pick-up games or has his buddies over to shoot hoops in the backyard, these are the perfect gift to keep his feet and ankles protected while making him look just a bit more hip than all the others.
VINOBRAVO 11-Piece Black Cocktail Drink Shaker Set
For the men who love to fix up drinks, this gorgeous, sleek cocktail set is the perfect addition to their bar! It comes with everything an expert or amateur bartender needs: jiggers, strainers, shakers, and more. Why not encourage him to become an expert at mixing up your favorite drink?
UNCOMMON GOODS Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener
The cardboard grates or plastic rings beer is usually sold in can be a nuisance. This canvas beer caddy from Uncommon Goods is a stylish and smart way for your man to transport his lite and domestic or imported, 5x distilled, super fancy IPA anywhere while keeping it cold. Plus, it comes with an attached stainless steel bottle opener so there’s no need for anyone to show off their manhood with their teeth!
UNCOMMON GOODS Bourbon Infused Coffee
Coffee? Good. Bourbon? Good. This delicious bourbon infused coffee (also from Common Goods) is a perfect present for your caffeine and whiskey lover! Instead of splashing some whiskey into his post-dinner cup of joe, this coffee offers the flavor and aroma of both without the alcohol.
VYBE Handheld Deep Muscle Massager
Giving each other massages can be fun, but giving them a tool that they use on their own is better. This handheld deep muscle massager is not for the faint of pressure. It’s a small machine that packs a loud and powerful punch and comes with a small ball, large ball, and a cone-shaped ball for deep tissue. We have a feeling you’ll end up sharing this one!
BODUM BISTRO Electric Coffee Grinder
He’s on the grind and needs to grind, and this Bodum Coffee Grinder is the perfect option for that! This burr grinder crushes coffee beans between conical burrs rather than chopping them up like your traditional grinder. In other words, this grinder is high-tech and grinds up his coffee without losing the taste or aroma of the beans! If your man is a serious coffee drinker, he’ll appreciate this caffeine-fueled gift.
FLUANCE High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
For the music lovers and vinyl collectors, this record player from Fluance comes highly recommended. With an all-black base and see-through, acrylic cover, it not only sounds good but looks chic in any room of the house.
RAY-BAN Round-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses
If your dad or husband is the type of guy who keeps every pair of free sunglasses he gets from events and just wears those to block the sun, it might be time to treat him to a pair of stylish, classic sunnies like these round-frame Ray-Bans.
So Bad, They're Good Dad Jokes
They mean well, but dad jokes can just be so cringey that they’re hilarious. If you’ve caught your hubby or own dad leaning into dad jokes more, buy him this book so the whole family can laugh at the cringe!
X-GRILL Portable Fold-Up BBQ Grill
A fold-up grill?! This is what dad dreams are made of! This is the perfect, portable gift for the grillers, smokers, and BBQers in your life.
BEATS by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones
If your man would rather have full-coverage headphones than Airpods, the Beats by Dre Studio 3 wireless headphones are hands-down the way to go. Not only do they look slick, but the sound quality is unmatched for the price!
KITCHENAID 2-Burner Propane Gas Covered Grill in Red
Does your dad or father-in-law need a serious grill upgrade? This gorgeous propane gas grill by KitchenAid provides two burners and is the perfect size if you’re looking for a grill that won’t take up a ton of space!
SAMSUNG HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset with Wireless Controllers
If you’ve got a gamer on your hands, this is sure to make them jump up and down with excitement. Sure, you might enable their gaming obsession a bit once they experience how clear both the sound and picture is with this wireless set, but the men in our lives deserve a bit of escapism and fun!
YETI Customized Tumbler 30oz
Whatever you call your husband or dad (we all have inside nicknames no one else understands), surprise him by engraving it on a YETI tumbler so he can smile or chuckle to himself every time he takes a drink. A practical, hydrating, and fun gift!
NIKE for J.CREW Killshot 2 Sneakers
Casual sneakers have made a huge comeback in the last year for everyone, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Women are wearing them with more skirts and dresses, and men are opting for them instead of tired old loafers. These classic Nikes from J.Crew are so good looking—whoever you’re buying them for will absolutely pull them off!