Over the years, I have come to learn that some people are great gift givers and others are lacking this skill. I fall in with the latter group. Trust me, it has nothing to do with me not caring or wanting to make people feel special! It’s just not my forte. Gift guides are my best friend when special occasions come about. That is why I’ve pulled together this gift guide (with the help of some of the favorite men in my life) to help all of you out with finding the perfect Father’s Day Gift.
Whether you are looking for something for your own dad or trying to find the perfect gift to thank your spouse for doing all he does, this list contains something that is sure to put a smile on their face. You will find the classics, the best gifts for new dads, and even something for the cool dads.
The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide
1. Slippers | 2. Long Sleeve | 3. Basketball | 4. Tile | 5. Coffee Maker | 6. Watch | 7. Phone Camera Lens | 8. Babyfrida Basics | 9. Massage Roller | 10. Baby Carrier | 11. Margarita Glasses | 12. Tequila | 13. Hat | 14. Duffle Bag | 15. Infused Toothpicks
Father’s Day Classics
For dads that put in long days of hard work, there is no better Father’s Day gift than a comfy pair of slippers. Ugg makes the absolute best slippers out there, and I can’t deny that I wear my own pair around the house more often than I would like to admit. The Ugg Scuff Slippers have real wool lining making the super cozy and great for every cold day.
Every guy needs a comfy shirt that is versatile enough for everything from backyard BBQs to casual office days. Patagonia is one of my guy’s absolute favorite brands and he says these Henleys are the softest ever. They are also great for layering under vests or jackets.
If your dad is always up for a little game of hoops in your backyard or at the neighborhood park, he will appreciate a nice new basketball. We selected this one since it is great for both indoors and outdoors. It is a replica of the NCAA game ball and will roll right off your fingertips every shot. Gift him some of your time along with the basketball and hit the court together!
Maybe it is just a bad stereotype, but every dad I know loses things on a daily basis. More frequently than not, it’s keys and wallets. With the introduction of Tile into our lives, our days have been running much smoother. If you haven’t heard of them yet, it is a blue tooth device that slides in or connects to what you don’t want to lose. You connect it to your phone and when an item is lost you can have it ding or pull up a map to help you locate it.
I even had a friend who connected it to her beloved Hydroflask that she frequently misplaced, so the possibilities are endless!
Some coffee makers really do change your life, this is one of them. Even if your dad is a regular customer at Starbucks, he will appreciate this coffee maker and maybe even change his ways. It can make 4 different cup sizes and begins preparing your coffee with just the touch of a button. The end result will be full-bodied coffee with a naturally formed crema… making you sound like the resident coffee expert when you gift this!
Don’t get your dad any regular old watch for Father’s Day. Get him the Daniel Wellington Classic Cambridge Watch. It has all the classic yet subtly cool vibes. The watch band can also easily be switched out for other looks making this watch super versatile. It is water resistant and comes with a two-year warranty.
New Daddy Gift Guide
Every dad wants to capture all their little one’s special moments. Start new dads off on the right foot this Father’s Day with a phone camera lens kit. It comes with a fisheye lens, a macro lens, and a wide angle lens which all can be easily clipped on to almost any smartphone. These lenses are made of industrial grade aluminum allowing you to capture great shots with no blurring.
Every dad should be a hands-on dad and this is the perfect kit to help them do that! Fridababy makes products that make every day parenting tasks a little easier. This kit comes with nail clippers, a bath brush, the infamous Windi to help pass gas, and the snot sucker. All these things will help you to have a healthy, happier baby.
The beginning of parenting can be rough, I don’t think any of us will deny that. Gift the new dad in your life some relief this Father’s Day with a massage roller to help them get out all their knots and kinks. It is made to massage the muscles on your arms, legs, and back. It is super easy to use and even comes with an exercise guide.
This is my favorite gift of all for new dads. The Free to Grow Tula Baby Carrier comes in so many great patterns that even dads will be comfortable sporting. Plus, they are comfy to wear and can be used to carry your little one from newborn into their toddler years. Check out our baby carrier review here to see all of our other favorites!
For the Cool Dad
Every “cool dad” needs to learn to whip up some good cocktails for his friends. Encourage him to do so with these awesome poolside margarita glasses. These are shatterproof and dishwasher safe, so your dad can use them over and over again. I love that they are thick plastic, so they still have an authentic feel. To make this the perfect gift pair it with some tequila (we’ve listed one of our favorites below!) or a mixology book.
As we said, every cool dad knows how to mix a good drink. After all, this is probably why he has become the life of the party. Casamigos is Goerge Clooney’s very own tequila, but I think its popularity is more likely due to how delicious it is! It will make the perfect new addition to your dad’s bar cart with its crisp, clean taste. Make sure to have a drink together this Father’s Day!
L.L. Bean is just certified cool. I love that this classic hat that gives off a chill, outdoorsy vibe. Plus, a hat is a way better gift than a button up or tie. This hat is soft and broken in with the classic logo right on the front. It comes in a khaki color, red, or blue so that you can find the right look for your dad.
This duffle bag is so sleek that I might just get one for myself! On top of that, it is made of high-quality material built to last and is spacious inside while still feeling compact when you carry it. It has a regular top handle and utility side handles so you can carry it whichever way is most convenient. If you love this bag, be sure to check out Herschel’s other accessories to go along with it, like the travel kit. Your dad will surely love taking this cool bag on his next big adventure.
If your dad seems to constantly have a toothpick hanging out the corner of his mouth, then you have to step up his game with these fancy infused toothpicks. I know these are going to be part of my dad’s gift this year! Some words from Daneson about these; “Made from sustainably forested wood, the generously sized picks are soaked in the premium scotch and then kiln-dried, infusing flavors throughout the pick.” They are the perfect gift for scotch lovers!