Dad isn’t expecting these…

Why is it that dads always seem to have everything they could ever want? Maybe they genuinely don’t want anything that they don’t already own. Or it could be just that he never really mentions wanting something specific. We think there’s a good chance he’s dropped a hint or two, but we’re pretty sure those hints are along the lines of something practical. And listen, we love our dads and our partners, but we just don’t think socks or a cordless drill backup battery really show what they mean to us. We also don’t want to know that much about drill backup batteries. That means every year, Father’s Day gift shopping can be a serious guessing game.

You’ve probably already done the tie thing. The tools thing. The iTunes gift card thing. Those are all fine, but we think we’ve come up with a few ideas you might not have thought of yet and that dad isn’t expecting. Whether he’s a sports guy, a foodie, or a fashion-forward father, we’ve done our research (just like dad taught us). There are some really cool gifts out there—or rather, right here—that are sure to excite him. So start visualizing your dad, stepdad, husband, partner, and any other dad on your list and check out these Father’s Day gifts.

Junk Food & Food Food Trivia

Brass Monkey/Amazon

Boring trivia? Not here. This delightfully pointless game covers all sorts of food knowledge from a bunch of misleading categories (like 'Hunger Games'—all about eating competitions). Junk Food & Food Food Trivia ($14.00)—Buy Here!

Bombas Men's Golf Ankle Sock 4-Pack Caddie


Now, before you remind us that we seemed anti-socks-as-gifts, these aren't regular socks. They're Bombas. You've probably heard sock-wearers everywhere sing their praises and that's because they're honestly 100% worth it. We're guessing they're similar to walking on clouds. They also walk the walk by donating one for one. They come in multiple colors and styles, but we're fond of this 4-pack with bonus Bombas Hex Tec Sock Bag. Bombas Men's Golf Ankle Sock 4-Pack Caddie ($72.00)—Buy Here!

Omaha Steaks Premier Father's Day Gift

Omaha Steaks

If we’re already drooling, you know dad will love this gift from Omaha Steaks. Let him indulge in the tender & savory cuts of Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignons, juicy Boneless Pork Chops, flavorful PureGround Delmonico Ribeye Burgers, and much more. Omaha Steaks Premier Father's Day Gifs (Starting at $99.00)—Buy Here!

'Fútbol is Life' T-Shirt

Tee Public

Attention, Ted Lasso fans. If you know, you know. 'Fútbol is Life' T-Shirt ($22.00)—Buy Here!

Lego Pac-Man Arcade


The '80s called and Lego answered. This retro game includes Pac-Man, Blinky, Clyde, and even a light-up brick for the coin slot. It's not a fully functional game, but who needs that when you have such a cool project to complete and show off? Lego Pac-Man Arcade ($269.99)—Buy Here!

Supernatural VR

Supernatural VR

This at-home workout is perfect for multitasking dads who just don’t have enough hours in the day to make it to the gym. Busy parent of three Kelly Ripa shared that Supernatural is “everything I’ve been looking for!” when it comes to fitness, and adds that “at-home workouts are here to stay and the convenience that they elicit is hard to compete with.”

Work out in exotic locations around the globe like Machu Picchu, The Maldives, or The Great Wall of China and to today’s top artists such as Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, The Weeknd, and more! Every day, a new workout is released and for those who aren’t in a fitness routine yet, there is an option for every fitness-level so everyone can move, have fun and feel rewarded. Along with a range of intensities, workouts include four different modalities—Flow (Cardio), Stretching, Meditation, and Boxing. Supernatural is available on Meta Quest 2 with pricing at $19/month or $179/annually. Supernatural VR—Start Now!

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The Arsenal Mens Grooming Kit

Wild Willie's

It's not often something as simple as a grooming kit has a 5-star rating. Even if he doesn't know what all of these tools do, he'll have a full 10 of them at his disposal for all his non-beard-grooming needs (and you can help explain how to use the full Arsenal). The Arsenal Mens Grooming Kit ($14.99)—Buy Here!



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The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle


This is the best kind of chaotic mischief. A $20 puzzle. A chance to win between $1 and $1,000,000. Once dad completes the 500-piece puzzle, scan the QR code with your phone. Enter your secret prize code (found on the paper insert in your puzzle box) and learn what you’ve won. This isn't your average jigsaw. The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle ($20.00)—Buy Here!

Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post is a seriously sharp subscription service for the modern dude in your life. Each box is built around a specific story or theme, with the goal of introducing you to something new—a better way to shave, a stylish take on barware, a new hobby; stuff like that.Stay classy, San Diego (or wherever you are). Bespoke Post Subscription (Starting at $49.00)—Buy Here!

RadRunner 2 Electric Bike

Rad Power Bikes

Commute. Explore. Whatever dad does, he can do it in style with the ebike that's been hailed "the best affordable electric utility bike". With over 330 possible accessory combinations, he can customize this moped-style ebike to his heart’s content. Want the numbers? The RadRunner2 offers up to 45 miles per charge, can support up to 300lbs, and has a 750W motor. Available in 3 colors. RadRunner 2 Electric Bike (Starting at $1449.00)—Buy Here!

The Office World’s Best Dad Pop-Up Card


Is there any dad who doesn't love The Office? Hook him up with a very cool greeting card from Lovepop. Whether you go The Office route or pick from another one of their Father's Day collection, you really can't go wrong—these are cards he'll want to keep for sure. The Office World’s Best Dad Pop-Up Card ($15.00)—Buy Here!

Dynamite with a Laser Beam Killer Pecans

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Sweet, salty, spicy. These pecans deliver major flavor and are probably unlike anything dad's ever tasted. Dynamite with a Laser Beam Killer Pecans ($20.00)—Buy Here!

LAKA 30 Cooler

LAKA Coolers

The dad on the go is gonna need his trusty cooler, and this LAKA Cooler delivers. Available in 9 colors, it keeps ice for up to 10 days. Add a telescoping handle, serious durability, cup holder, bottle opener, and rubber wheels and you have a gift dad will use for years to come. LAKA 30 Cooler ($239.99)—Buy Here!

Mystery Tackle Box

Mystery Tackle Box

Does his Facebook profile picture feature him proudly displaying a freshly-caught bass? The Mystery Tackle Box is for him. Choose between a standard or pro plan for bass, multi-species, panfish and trout, walleye, or inshore saltwater fishing, and every month, he'll get a box full of bait, lures, and tackle to help fuel his fishy hobby. No two boxes are the same, either. Mystery Tackle Box (Starting at $48.45)—Buy Here!

National Park Welcome Hoodie

Parks Project

So this is a pretty cool vintage-fit hoodie. But it also gives back. Parks Project has a goal "to protect and preserve parklands for generations to come by educating, advocating, volunteering, and activating park supporters to get involved in conservation." Not only are you gifting his new favorite hoodie, but you'll be contributing to something bigger, too. (Heads up that it runs small, so be sure to go up a size or two.) National Park Welcome Hoodie ($72.00)—Buy Here!

Virgin Experience Gifts

Virgin Experience Gifts

What do you get the guy that has it all? An experience he's never had. From canopy zip-lining, murder mystery theater dinners, the ultimate home date night kit, race car drives, and more, Virgin Experience Gifts offers something for everyone, almost everywhere. Pick something for dad to do, or hook him up with a gift card to choose his own. Virgin Experience Gifts (Price Varies)—Buy Here!

Stitch Fix Men

Stitch Fix

Even if dad hates shopping, Stitch Fix for Men makes it easy for him. All he has to do is take their Style Quiz (or you can do it for him—they're used to it) and he'll get 5 curated pieces delivered to him. Whether he chooses to get his Fix monthly or on-demand, he'll find pieces that fit right out of the box, and if they don't work exactly the way he wants, he can send them back (free) with notes to make his next Fix perfect. He can even preview his pieces before they ship. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Stitch Fix Men ($20.00+)—Buy Here!

Threes Knees Spicy Gift Set

Bushwick Kitchen

Spicy Honey, Spicy Maple, and Gochujang Sriracha plus a BK kitchen towel create a divinely spicy set for the heat lovers among us. And don't worry; they're not so hot that you can't taste the actual (super yummy) flavors of these kickin' condiments. Threes Knees Spicy Gift Set ($49.99)—Buy Here!

Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere

TB12 Sports

A portable massage sphere, this little gadget from TB12 Sports is for dads of all shapes and sizes. It relieves tension, warms up muscles, and basically feels awesome. Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere ($99.00)—Buy Here!

Beer and Bourbon Liquor Peanuts Tin

Damn, Man

He'll probably assume an I.P.A. is in his Father's Day future, so surprise him with this tin of boozy peanuts. Just strong enough to make them super flavorful, they have a sweet and cocktail-y kick. Beer and Bourbon Liquor Peanuts Tin ($24.00)—Buy Here!

Beard Club Ultimate Beard & Trimmer Kit

Beard Club

Maybe you expected a shave kit on the list, but we promise you didn't expect this shave kit. The Beard Club Ultimate Kit has everything he needs for his best beard ever. Plus, the over 3,500 5-star reviews from happy guys speak for themselves. Beard Club Ultimate Beard & Trimmer Kit ($125.00)—Buy Here!

Superman 85th Diamond Anniversary Logo T-shirt

DC Shop

Even if he already owns a bunch of superhero tees, even if he already owns a bunch of Superman tees, the Diamond Anniversary t-shirt is a must for any fan. It comes in royal blue, light blue, and white. Superman 85th Diamond Anniversary Logo T-shirt ($25.00)—Buy Here!

Viking Acacia And Slate Cheese Board

Sur la Table

No one doesn't like charcuterie. No one. This acacia and slate cheese board from foodie fave Viking is sleek, functional, and perfect for parties or movie night. Set includes a wood board with slate inlay, two cheese knives, and three pinch bowls. Viking Acacia And Slate Cheese Board ($179.95)—Buy Here!

Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel DIY Watch Kit

Original Grain

Can't pick? How about something that covers all the bases whether he's a watch lover, a DIY fan, a whiskey connoisseur, or a vintage appreciator? This DIY kit from Original Grain lets dad make his own timepiece (and also comes in reclaimed military wood or reclaimed German beer barrel wood). What he creates is not only a very, very cool watch, but a keepsake he can be proud of. Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel DIY Watch Kit ($329.00)—Buy Here!

Herd & Grace Aussie Feast Starter Box

Herd & Grace

He won't find these cuts at the neighborhood grocery store. They're premium curated cuts from Tasmania and South Australia that are typically reserved for fine dining restaurants (the kind without chicken nuggets on the menu, so it's not likely dad's made it to one of those too often these days) and would cost at least $350. It's a major deal that doesn't feel like one at all. Herd & Grace Aussie Feast Starter Box ($134.99)—Buy Here!

SolidWork Safety Goggles


Why would we include something that seems ultra-practical in a list of gifts? Because these safety goggles from SolidWork have over 11,600 reviews giving them almost 5 stars. That's some goggle love. SolidWork Safety Goggles ($19.99)—Buy Here!

Everdure Cube Portable Charcoal Grill


Everdure by Heston's wildly popular Cube 360 Portable Charcoal BBQ is the ultimate portable charcoal barbeque, uniquely designed to let him grill, smoke, and roast his way to outdoor cooking bliss. Available in 5 colors, too. Everdure Cube Portable Charcoal Grill ($156.99+)—Buy Here!

Nostalgic Chocolate Bars 5pk

Sugar Plum Chocolates

Apple Pie, Pancakes and Syrup, Fruity Flakes, PB&J, Milk and Cookies—what more could a dad ask for? Pick one of each, or snag five of his favorite flavors. Nostalgic Chocolate Bars 5pk ($25.00)—Buy Here!

Bond Heart Smart Necklace

Bond Touch

Obviously, anyone can wear a heart necklace. But even if dad isn't really a jewelry guy, this black (or white) heart necklace is more than just an accessory. It actually holds the heartbeats of those you love. Wrap your hand around the pendant and feel your loved ones' heartbeats without an internet connection. Anytime. Anywhere. Upload and request the heartbeats through the app, pair it with your Bond Heart, and you're set for up to 21 days before it needs to be recharged. Pretty special, right? (And if dad isn't into necklaces, check out Bond Touch's wristbands.) Bond Heart Smart Necklace ($99.00)—Buy Here!

Back to the Roots Hydroponic Indoor Garden

Back to Roots/Amazon

A perfect gift for dad that keeps on giving to the whole family! The Hydroponic Grow Kit comes with everything you need to grow fresh herbs year-round, indoors. Back to the Roots Hydroponic Indoor Garden ($108.99)—Buy Here!

Dad Bod Dessert Bundle

Magnolia Bakery

Celebrate dad (bods) this Father’s Day with a few of our favorite things. Enjoy two large classic Banana Pudding cups, two Banana Pudding cookies, and two Double Fudge Brownies. Maybe he'll share? Dad Bod Dessert Bundle ($60.00)—Buy Here!

Colsen Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace


Concrete and fire. That's a Father's Day gift recipe for the books. This portable fire tabletop is fueled by smokeless, odorless rubbing alcohol with flame arrestor and can be used indoor or out. Seriously. Colsen Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace ($39.96)—Buy Here!

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