Celebrate deserving dads with these thoughtful and meaningful presents. These are our favorite Father's Day gift ideas for every kind of dad.

By Amy Palanjian
May 16, 2019
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It's almost Father’s Day, which means it's the perfect time to get ready to celebrate all of the best men in your life including dads, grandpas, husbands, and partners. You can make this holiday a memorable one with a unique Father's Day gift that shows you're paying attention to what he needs and wants—to show appreciation for all he does!

With gifts that range from camping gear to customized art and photo books, we've rounded up our favorite thoughtful, sentimental, and fun Father's Day gifts. Whether he's celebrating his first Father's Day or is a seasoned dad who simply deserves a day to be honored, we have you covered with all of the best dad gift ideas.

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Best Dad Mug

Satisfy his love for a good pun and good coffee all at the same time with this "Yoda Best Dad" mug. It's a funny Father's Day gift for all dads, but particularly those with a soft spot for Star Wars. Pair it with a package of his favorite whole coffee beans for a customized Father's Day gift basket he'll truly enjoy.

Buy It: Best Dad Mug, $12.38, Etsy

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Cookie Stache

Count on the queen of cookies, Mrs. Field's, to have an indulgent and funny Father's Day gift to share. This cookie assortment can be dad's very own secret stash (at home or in his office!) and comes filled with 12 original size cookies in all of the best flavors, including classic chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies.

Buy It: Dad's Stache Cookie Box, $29.99, Mrs. Fields

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Bocce Ball Set

Add this to your Father's Day shopping list: A classic bocce ball set! The multicolor set has everything he'll need for a round (or two) of old-fashioned bocce ball in the yard. This game can double as a new way to let his competitive spirit shine through and a family-friendly activity to do together all summer long.

Buy It: Bocce Ball Set, $21, West Elm

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Cooler Backpack

Hit the picnic circuit this summer with a unique Father's Day gift for your best man. We love that this cooler backpack is durable and water-resistant; it can keep your classic picnic food hot or cold for up to 16 hours, is leak-resistant, and even has compartments for a laptop and water bottle. Choose from three colors to suit his style.

Buy It: Insulated Cooler Backpack, $49.99, Amazon

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"You're Our Rock" Art

This is a perfect gift for a new dad—or as a gift for dad from the kids. You can customize the artwork with the number of kids, the color of the bunting, and the color of the frame to be triple sure he'll love this gift. Coordinate it with the décor of his office or a room in the house in need of a family memento.

Buy It: Father's Day Pebble Art, $35.05, Etsy

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Plaid and Leather Catchall

Help Dad stay calm and collected with a spot to store all of his essentials. This brown leather accessories case is the ideal catchall for coins, keys, and more. And you can customize this present with his initials or a special phrase right on the front plaque, which is a sweet touch for any deserving dad. Bonus: It also works well as a Father's Day gift for grandpa!

Buy It: Brown Leather Accessory Tray, $26.90, Etsy

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Stainless Steel Map

Help him update his wall art with this super cool stainless map. It comes framed in matte-finished wood with plexiglass for protection and is ready to display. All you need to do is choose a city—think hometowns or cities you've visited together—and this unique Father's Day gift is ready to give.

Buy It: Stainless Steel Map, $19.95, The Grommet

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Best Dad Phone Case

Let dad show off his parenting cred with an engraved wooden iPhone case. Your "Best Dad Ever" will appreciate the kudos each time he picks up his phone, and he'll love having a little extra protection for one of his most used possessions—especially if the kids are prone to playing with it.

Buy It: Best Dad Ever Phone Case, $28, Etsy

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100 Parks Book

Share travel inspiration with this beautiful National Geographic book filled with stunning images of 100 parks—and 5,000 images of where and when to go and what to do when you get there. We love the idea of perusing this together to plan a family vacation for the coming year, or just to do a little armchair traveling when wanderlust strikes.

Buy It: 100 Parks Ideas Book, $19.36, Amazon

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Grandpa Mug

Give a newly minted grandpa a mug to show off his new status with this sentimental Father's Day gift. You can personalize the date to reflect the year he first became "grandpa" and choose from two sizes—11-ounce and 15-ounce to customize his coffee drinking experience. (P.S. This is also a perfect pregnancy reveal Father's Day gift for grandpa!)

Buy It: Grandpa Mug, $13.50, Etsy

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Echo Dot

Priced under $30, this is an affordable smart speaker that any dad—especially a tech-loving one—will love to receive. We love Amazon Father's Day gifts because they typically come with super-fast shipping, so you can grab the perfect present for your favorite guy even if you're down to the wire with timing.

Buy It: Echo Dot Smart Speaker, $29.99, Amazon

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6-Piece Barbecue Tool Set

Help dad take his grilling next level with this handy set. With a grill fork, knife, tongs, slotted spatula, and a small cutting board that are all stored neatly in a carrying case, this BBQ set is perfect for grilling up backyard barbeque recipes, camping, or tailgating. We love the modern aesthetic, and that it's a great motivation for dad to cook dinner!

Buy It: Barbecue Tool Set, $29.99, World Market

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Craft Beer Starter

Give him a kit that will satisfy his craft beer cravings for months to come with this Father's Day gift from the Northern Brewer company. The kit contains everything he needs to brew his own beer, including fresh ingredients to make brown ale, wheat, IPA, double IPA, or seasonal varieties. You pick his favorite flavor and let him do the rest!

Buy It: Craft Beer Making Starter Kit, $49.99, Amazon

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YETI Rambler

Help keep his coffee warm without endless reheating—no matter what the kids may throw his way in the morning—with a vacuum-insulated stainless-steel thermos. Choose his favorite color and make this good Father's Day gift one that he'll appreciate for years to come. It's BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and can keep 20 ounces of his favorite beverage steaming hot for hours.

Buy It: YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Tumbler, $29.99, Amazon

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Photo Art

Use sentimentality to your advantage with a sweet and customized photo collage for Dad. You provide the images and they'll be assembled into a unique Father's Day gift that he'll never forget—especially since it's the perfect new artwork to take to his office! You can even let the kids in on the photo-picking fun to ensure it's a gift that captures the spirit of the whole family.

Buy It: Dad Photo Collage, $42, Etsy

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Fill-In Book

Work with the kids to fill in the blanks and show dad just how much he is appreciated. You can make the answers funny or sweet, and include inside jokes too. This is a great way to capture the moment in your family's life—in a format that's actually easy to complete in time for dad's special day.

Buy It: What I Love About Dad Book, $11.68, Amazon

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Golf Socks

This funny Father's Day golf gift is ideal for the guy who loves golf–both playing and watching it on TV. He'll get a kick out of this practical gift—and the low price point makes it a great one for the kids to spend their hard-earned pennies on.

Buy It: Funny Golf Socks, $11.99, Amazon

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Fire 7 Tablet

This Alexa-enabled Amazon Father's Day gift is the perfect way to set your main squeeze up with portable reading, gaming, and more. This easy-to-use tablet is also a good Father's day gift for grandpa who, we're sure, will appreciate an easy way to Facetime with the grandkids and stay up to date on all of his favorite podcasts and news.

Buy It: Fire 7 Tablet, $49.99, Amazon

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Dad Rules Tee

This funny shirt hits high marks for puns, sure, but also for comfort and a modern graphic aesthetic he'll enjoy. It's a great present for any math-loving or handyman dads, or for the kids to gift to their favorite guy. We bet this tee will soon be one of his favorites.

Buy It: Dad Rules Shirt, $29.99, Etsy

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Logo Board Game

The second edition of this popular family game is updated with new questions to test your knowledge of branding, logos, pop culture, and slogans. It's a super fun family game night option bursting with over 1200 trivia questions. This is a family-favorite Father's Day gift from Walmart, especially since it's under $25!

Buy It: Logo Board Game, $24.99, Walmart

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Gentlemen Bar Soap

Moisturizing, check. Bay rum fragrance, check. Funny design that's perfect for him, check! This everyday soap is made with shea butter for ultimate softness and is paraben free for clean grooming. It's a perfect gift to give on its own, or as part of a Father's Day gift basket with other skincare essentials.

Buy It: Everyday Gentleman Bar Soap, $5.99, World Market

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Homesick Candle

Even if he's not overly sentimental, Dad will appreciate this nod to his hometown. Homesick candles are available for all 50 states, 8 countries, and 43 cities, so you can choose the one that represents him best. Or, give him a candle from the 'Memories' line to commemorate activities he enjoys doing with the kids; Backyard BBQ, Road Trip and Friday Night Football are some of our favorites.

Buy It: State Candle, $29.99, Homesick

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Copper Waffle Maker

Set Dad up for Sunday breakfast success with a new waffle iron. We love that this model is cool to the touch—which is great if kids are nearby while dad cooks!—is easy to clean, and has a ready light for perfect waffles, every time. Pair it with a homemade mix and get ready to dig in.

Buy It: Copper Non-Stick Waffle Maker, $24.99, Walmart

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Bluetooth Headphones

These sweatproof Bluetooth headphones are a good Father's Day gift for the runners and cyclists in your life—no matter how advanced (or not) they are. They're durable, cordless, and lightweight, making it possible for him to listen to his favorite playlist or podcast while he's getting his cardio on. (Or, of course, simply mowing the lawn.)

Buy It: Bluetooth Headphones, $26.99, Amazon

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Portable Hammock

Have hammock, will travel—or nap! Your husband, dad, or grandpa will love this unique Father's Day gift since it’s one of the best ways to help him relax and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time. Choose from a variety of colors to suit his style. Then, all he needs to do is to find two trees for hanging!

Buy It: Portable Nylon Hammock, $25.95, Amazon

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Costa Rican Coffee

This 3-pack of specialty coffee is one of the best Father's Day gifts for the coffee connoisseur in your life. You could even add it to a basket with other kitchen essentials such as a French press and coffee grinder. The Costa Rican coffee has undertones of lemon with balanced acidity and a full body to help wake him up in the morning. And, the medium-dark roast comes in whole bean, so it can be ground at home for optimum freshness.

Buy It: Costa Rican Tarrazu Coffee Set, $29.97, World Market

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Biodegradable Instant Grill

He'll want to pack this super cool grill on his next camp out or backpacking trip: Once he's done cooking, he can toss the grill into the campfire and it will naturally decompose. Really! It's made of biodegradable materials including cardboard, bamboo, and lava stone, and is ideal for grilling his favorite meats.

Buy It: Instant Biodegradable Grill, $14.95, The Grommet

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Father's Day Card

Whether to send via snail mail, to add to a Father's Day gift basket, or to give in person, this "Rarest of all" dad's day card will fit the occasion. It's perfect for those men in your life who love to grill and eat prized cuts! You could even gift it with a pack of his favorite chops or steaks.

Buy It: Father's Day Card, $5.95, Paper Source

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Beard Butter

This hydrating beard cream is a great Father's Day gift for those who deserve a little TLC. Plus, it soothes itchy skin, feels lightweight, and has a scent blend featuring grapefruit, black pepper, and bergamot that you'll both love. Gift it on its own, or pair it with his other favorite grooming products.

Buy It: Beard Butter Blend, $17.99, Target

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Monopoly Card Game

For less than $5, you can gift all the fun of classic Monopoly in a faster format in this fun new card game. You can play a round in about 15 minutes, and there are "action cards" to use for deals and rent. Bonus: Up to 5 people can play, so everyone in the family can get in on the fun!

Buy It: Monopoly Deal Card Game, $4.99, Walmart



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