What do you get the dad who has everything — especially when the deadline for Father’s Day is fast approaching? It ain’t easy. But lucky for you, expedited shipping exists. (#Lifesaver, amiright?) Plus, we’ve narrowed down the search to help you easily skim for ideas before it’s too late.
Got a sports-loving dad (read: FANATIC) at home, or a guy who’s a big ol’ mush and enjoys a sentimental gift every now and then? Either way, we’ve got you covered.
For the Slightly Nerdy Dad
“Never Forget” T-Shirt from Feelin’ Good Tees
His kids may never get the thrill of stumbling upon an old mix tape, or remember what it was like to have to set the VCR to record their favorite show (and pray there was still room on the tape). But Dad sure does. And if he has a soft spot for all things ’80s and ’90s, he’ll get a kick out of this tee.
Bumkins Baby Teether
Oh man, does this Nintendo-inspired teether bring back memories, or what? Technically, this gift is for the baby — but let’s be real, Dad will probably enjoy one of these just as much. (Bonus: There are lots of others to choose from, too — like a teether shaped like the mushroom from Super Mario Bros.!)
Keyboard Waffle Iron
There’s no getting around it — this thing is just plain cool. Aside from letting Dad make a jumbo-sized waffle, it pays homage to the old-school PC.
For the Techy Dad
With the Echo, Dad can call or message anyone he wants, play music, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices … you name it. It can even play Audible audiobooks aloud. (Welcome to the future.)
Get ready to catch Dad belting out some tunes in the shower once he’s hooked this bad boy up. It’s portable, hands-free, wireless, and (most importantly) waterproof.
Amazon Ring Doorbell Monitor
Let’s be real: Hearing the doorbell ring when you’re expecting a package is super exciting. But hearing the doorbell ring when you’re not expecting anyone? Not so much. Ring lets you check who’s at the door whether you’re at home or away, via an app you can download to your phone, so you’re always in the loop.
For the Dad Who Loves to Cook (or Just Eat)
#1 Dad Grilling Set
Let him man the grill with his very own grill set — that’ll always remind him he’s the best dad around. This 4-piece set is made from stainless steel with sturdy wooden handles that are dishwasher-safe.
Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Oh boy — looks like somebody’s about to majorly upgrade their breakfast game. This clever sandwich maker will let Dad whip up delicious breakfast sandies in five minutes flat. (So really, it’s a gift for the whole fam.)
“Dinner Is Coming” Apron
Got a hopeless Game of Thrones fan at home? This hilarious kitchen apron will keep him clean when he’s behind the stove or grill, as he wears the Stark family’s motto proudly. (Well, kinda.)
A Candy Subscription
If Dad has a sweet tooth, this is kind of the best gift around. Choose from his favorite kinds of candies and have a new box set to arrive every month.
For the Dad Who’s Got a Good Sense of Humor
The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes
Every dad’s got jokes, but some dads are a cut above the rest. This book will give him even more ridiculous one-liners to add to his arsenal, like, “Why did the banana go to the doctor?” Answer: “Because he wasn’t peeling very well.” (Oof, it’s so bad it’s good.)
Deodorant Storage Container
This may look like an ordinary deodorant stick, but don’t be fooled. Inside, it’s really a covert storage container for all of Dad’s valuables. (AKA: things he doesn’t want his kids to touch.) It’s funny, but also practical — two things Dad prides himself in being.
Bacon-Flavored Lip Balm
Got a dad who’s obsessed with bacon? (LOL — who doesn’t?) This bacon-flavored lip balm will come in handy when his lips are feeling dry, remind him of one of his all-time favorite foods, and make him laugh every time he takes it out of his pocket. Honestly, that’s a win-win if you ask me.
For the Sentimental Dad
“Thanks for Helping Me Build My Life” Hammer
True story: My sister gave my dad this for Father’s Day last year and he wept. If you’re looking for a gift that’ll get him right in the feels, and remind him of how much you appreciate him, this is it.
Letters to My Daughter
This sweet book is the gift that keeps on giving. Inside, it has 12 prompted letters that give parents a place to write heartfelt letters for their daughter to read in the future. They can then be sealed and postdated, so your little girl can treasure them in years to come.
Knock, Knock: What I Love About Dad Book
This one’s another fill-in-the-blank book — except it’s meant to be finished by the child, for Dad to read through (and probably get teary over). Because many of the pages are open-ended, it can be personalized to tell Dad’s story, and be made to be either funny or sentimental.
For the Sports-Loving Dad
Game Used Bat Bottle Opener
If Dad can still remember baseball stats dating back to the early ’90s, you might want to consider this unique keepsake gift. It’s literally the perfect present for the dad who loves baseball and beer (a winning combo!).
Indoor Putting Green
His swing might need work, but this indoor putting green will help Dad perfect it in no time. It has built-in sand trap cut-outs to catch missed balls and three practice cups so he can practice getting that hole in one.
Upon Further Review: The Greatest What Ifs in Sports History
In this engrossing read by Mike Pesca, some of the greatest sports minds in the biz reexamine some of history’s greatest plays and imagine “how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee’s call had just gone the other way.”
6 Speed Gear Cuff Links
Got a NASCAR-loving Dad at home? These cufflinks are perfect for weddings, formal parties, or other fancy gatherings, so Dad can pay homage to his favorite sport and still keep it classy.
For the Dad Who’s Good at Fixing Things (or at Least Trying To)
This handy magnetic wristband will keep dad from losing all his screws, nuts, and bolts (and his cool) while he’s fixing things around the house. Not that he’s been known to do that or anything …
“Keep Calm, Dad Will Fix It” Coffee Mug
For the ultimate Mr. Fix It dad, this mug pretty much says it all. It’ll remind him of how awesome he is every time he fills it up with another cup o’ Joe.
Dad’s Garage Sign
And of course, for the dad who’s always in his garage, under the hood of a car, or fixing something at his work bench, what better way to label his domain than with an official sign?
For the Dad Who’s Slightly … Forgetful
Tile Key Finder
Hey, we all lose our keys from time to time. And occasionally, our cell phones. But if your pops has a chronic habit of misplacing his most prized possessions, consider this electronic finder that’ll literally locate it for you via an app on your phone. (Like magic!)
Wireless Charging Pad
This charging pad makes forgetting to charge your cell phone a thing of the past. Dad just needs to leave it plugged into the wall near his desk, TV, or bed, and his phone can be laid on top of it and be charged without even plugging it in. Plus, its USB-integrated circuitry keeps temperatures low, reduces exposure to harmful radiation, and automatically stops the pad from transferring power to the phone once charging is finished.
Auto Shut-Off Safety Outlet
We all have those fears of leaving the house and not remembering whether we left the flat iron, heating pad, or even — gasp! — the Crock-Pot plugged in. But this shut-off safety outlet will ensure even the most forgetful dad has got his bases covered before leaving the house.
For the Dad Who Loves the Great Outdoors
Amazon Basics Internal Hiking Backpack
Now Dad can hit the trails in style without forgetting any of the essentials. It has extensive storage pockets, adjustable straps, and a water-resistant exterior so he can take it out in all sorts of weather.
Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net
Lounging in a hammock might be one of the funnest parts of camping. But lounging in a hammock and getting eaten up by mosquitos? Not so much. This one eliminates that worry with a built-in mosquito net to keep the critters away while Dad’s resting.More On