It’s time to celebrate the father figure in your life, and our editors are here to help. We scoured the web to find the coolest, most unique items that he’ll love and actually use! From a five-course meal to beach gear and an Apple watch, keep reading to see our top picks to give dad this year.
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HATCH’s Pops Sweatshirt
HATCH has released a “Pops” sweatshirt, just in time for Father’s Day. A crew neck style in light gray, any dad would be proud to sport it.
Buy it here, $78.
Surf & Turf Add-on from HelloFresh
If you are a HelloFresh member, you know how easy it is to get kid-friendly meals sent right to your door. This Father’s Day, HelloFresh is upping their game with three add-ons for those grill-loving dads.
As part of the HelloFresh Market, which features proteins and pantry staples you can add to your weekly subscription, the Father’s Day Essentials serve either 2 or 4 and are available for delivery the weeks of June 13 and June 20, including:
Burger Pack (+$14.99 / Serves 4): Juicy Cheddar Cheeseburger Fixin’s including ground beef, cheddar and brioche buns
Ultimate BBQ Pack (+$24.99 / Serves 4): Fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, chicken cutlets & cornbread
Surf & Turf (+$29.99 / Serves 2) : Lucious Lobster Tails, Steak & Garlic Herb Butter
Lifetime Leather Co.’s Razor Holder
This razor holder is perfect for when he starts traveling again. Available in five colors, you can even have it engraved with Dad’s initials.
Buy it here, $19.99.
Walnut Catchall Tray from Working Hard Co.
Inspired by mid-century modern design, these Catchall Trays magnetically snap together when stacked and along all sides to keep your tabletop handsomely organized without sacrificing form for function.
Buy it here, $75+
Get Maine Lobster’s Queen Pack
Dad will love a five-course gourmet meal for his special day! This amazingly fresh boxed meal is shipped overnight from Maine and includes 4 sustainably harvested Maine lobster tails, 2 6oz. Filet mignons, 2 New England stuffed clams, 1 pint of lobster bisque and two Maine whoopie pies.
Buy it here, $154.99.
Derek Wolf | 6-Pack Beer Rub Sampler
How fun is this sampler that gives you a six-pack of beer-infused rubs that are perfect for your next grilling soiree? Resealable lids are included. The Jalapeno Pilsner Lime Rub gives you a fruity, crisp and slightly hoppy kick while the Hickory Peach Porter Rub has chocolate, caramel and toffee tones.
Get yours here, $69.99.
Helinox Sunset Chair
Camping dads and Little League-watching dads will love this chair to keep in the back of the minivan. It has a high back and a cool vibe that will make all the other dads jealous. The stuff sack turns into a headrest and you can add on rocking feet for the ultimate in relaxation.
Get yours here, $149.95.
Melinda’s All-Natural Pepper Sauce
Add this one to the list, for sure! Made with real peppers and all-natural vegetable and fruit bases sourced from Colombia, Melinda’s products are non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher Certified and Keto-friendly. The dad in your life will love adding them to meats on the grill and sides in the oven. The black truffle hot sauce is our favorite on fries and the mango pepper sauce goes great with a breakfast burrito.
Get them here, $4.49+
Camp’s Dad Keychain
A sweet little gift for a kid to give their father figure, we love this keychain from CAMP!
Buy it here, $4.99.
Thai Chef’s Moon Knife
Impress dad with this impressive knife that is made of carbon steel and sharpened to traditional standards. It was originally used to cut pork in the market and you’ll find that it works well to cut through any meat and even bones. This knife is one that dad will treasure for years to come.
Get yours here, $70.
The IceFlow Flip Straw Jug
Whether the dad in your life is outdoorsy, sporty or just likes to stay hydrated, this product keeps ice chilly for over two days and cold beverages up to 14 hours. The best part? It’s perfect for sharing with the fam on all your summer adventures.
Available at stanley.com, $40
High Water Tropic Shirt from California Cowboy
For a dad who likes function and style, go for the High Water Tropic Shirt from California Cowboy. The perfect shirt for sunny days on a boat, this shirt comes in a bunch of fun patterns that dad is definitely going to like. He’ll be amazed at the helpful features like the stay-dry tech pocket for phone storage, the bottle opener pocket and a sunglasses loop.
Get yours here, $115
Personalized Beer Flight Set
If your dad has been missing out on beer tasting, hook him up with his own set to bring this activity home. Left Coast Originals has lots of different varieties of charcuterie, wine and beer boards available, with personalization to make it a gift he won’t soon forget.
Get yours here, $54.10+.
Dad’s Smoking Kit from Porter Road
Porter Road began in 2010 as a way to get quality beef to consumers without the middleman. They’ve been shipping their hand-cut meat since 2017 and you can order beef, pork, lamb and chicken to be delivered to your door.
We especially love their two Father’s Day offerings that are available to ship directly to your dad just in time for weekend grilling. Each includes a MEATER+ Bluetooth meat thermometer ($99 retail) alongside their pasture-raised meat. Get the smoking kit that comes with a half pork butt, All Things Smoked rub and a MEATER+. Or go for the grilling kit that includes two dry-aged Thick Cut NY Strip steaks and a MEATER+.
ESPN Trivia Night Game
Calling all sports dads! It’s time for your main man to take home the trophy for all the facts. This fun game brings together well known trivia on nearly every sport, pairing it with a hoop, net, goal and more for interactive table play.
Available at Target, $15.99
Maple Craft Foods Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup
Kick your Sunday morning pancake game up a notch with this bourban barrel-age maple syrup that is the stuff dreams are made of. Dad will want to hide it away from the kids and use it to marinate meat, over ice cream or to transform his next batch of bacon.
Get yours here, $12.99.
A Cooler and Umbrella Stand Combo
There’s one thing that’s certain when you are heading to the beach with kids, you’re going to have your hands full. We love this umbrella stand and cooler combo as a gift for gadget-loving dads because it keeps your umbrella from blowing away and your drinks contained at the same time.
Buy it here, $49.99.
Seasoned Salt from Momofuku
Dads who like to cook will love these seasoned salt from Momofuku as they can literally be used on anything from steaks to shrimp to grilled veggies.
Get them here, $30.
Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig
Your home mixologist will have fun playing with different drinks with their new home bar! There are dozens of different cocktail combinations, and each drink is made in under a minute.
Buy it here, $299.
Half Time Beverage Beer Samplers
Give dad the gift of variety with a plethora of choices from HalfTime Beverage. Pick from samplers of sours, IPA’s, lagers and more, in addition to gift packs that come with coolers. Perfect for beer aficionado dads!
Available at halftimebeverage.com, $59.99
Sea Witch Botanicals Grooming Soap
Dad will be smelling really good after he uses this grooming soap that is made with activated charcoal and other organic elements to nourish both face and body. The charcoal works great to deep clean and leave him feeling fresh for the day to come.
Get yours here, $8.
You may be asking yourself: why do I need an Apple Watch if I already have a smartphone and possibly even a fitness tracker? We asked ourselves the same thing and we discovered that the Apple Watch does far more than just tell time.
Here are a few reasons we loved the Apple Watch and why it’ll make a great gift for dad:
- It’s easy to go hands-free: baby on hip or wrangling a tantruming toddler and trying to cook dinner? We enjoyed the hands-free ability of the watch. You can easily dictate messages or ask Siri questions while doing all the parenting things. We thought we’d miss our phone, but we (surprisingly) didn’t.
- Count your steps and track your health: cleaning up our living room alone got us a few hundred steps closer to our goal. We loved the ease of tracking our health with the Apple watch. From counting steps to the ECG app to the fitness tracker and blood oxygen monitor, we found that wearing the watch daily made us more invested in our health.
- Customized faces: sure, we’re with our kids almost 24/7, but we still like to be reminded of their cute faces (especially when they’re being devious). We tried the custom face that connects to our photos and loved that every time we looked down at the watch, a new family memory popped up.
- Supports the family setup: the Series 6 supports the new family setup. Curious what that is? Read all about it here.
There are currently three different Apple Watch models available. Click here to discover the one that’s right for you.
—Gabby Cullen, Karly Wood & Kate Loweth