The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Do you find your dad is difficult to shop for and you don’t want to just buy him another tie? We’re here to help you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, from creative and sentimental gifts to the current tech gifts dad craves. We’ve also included some luxury items like cologne and high-quality watches because this is the perfect time to splurge on your dad and show him how much you care.

Movies about Dads

We all have sentimental movies that remind us of our fathers. Mine was Father of the Bride because my younger sister and I got engaged and married within months of each other. I bought my dad Father of the Bride and the sequel one year later, and he loved it. Other dads love action movies like Die Hard or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Whatever movies are special to the two of you, either choose to make a day of streaming those classics or buy him the DVDs. Add in some of his favorite movie snacks, such as microwave popcorn, candy bars, and M & M’s.

Chromecast with Google TV

Do your parents have multiple streaming services because each of them wanted something different, and so did your younger siblings? If that’s the case, give your dad Chromecast with Google TV since it’s the cost-effective way to organize all your TV shows and movies from your streaming services and play time on one screen. The remote allows you to search by actor, genre, or even your mood. It will even recommend other shows or movies to watch.

Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

If your dad is a dad to younger children, he may really want this. After All, you can only hear Paw Patrol so many times before you need to tune it out for your own sanity. These noise-canceling headphones will allow dad to get a few moments of quiet, and they are affordable and comfortable with their cushioned over the ear bands. These headphones allow you to get up to 30 hours of use.

Cookout Kit with Personalized Spatula

Does your dad think he’s the grillmaster of the house? Does he love grilling steaks, burgers, and chicken for outdoor dinners and parties? Then, consider creating him a cookout kit. Find a good base, such as a wooden beer caddy.  Fill it with a sturdy apron, some BBQ seasonings, homemade BBQ sauce and ketchup, some of his favorite beer, and some high-quality BBQ tools with wooden handles. Lightly sand the entire wooden handle so that the paint adheres better. If you own them, have your children use paint pens to decorate the handle, by writing something like, “#1 Dad.” After it dries, cover it with mod podge to protect the paint.

Outdoor Camping Gift Set

It’s the perfect time of year for backpacking and camping trips. It’s a great way to spend time as a family. If your dad enjoys cooking in the outdoors, consider filling a large backpack with some compact backpacking stoves, some camping cutlery sets, and a Campfire Sandwich Maker. If you’re planning a camping trip relatively soon, consider including the ingredients needed for S’mores or Pizzas.

Season Tickets to Sports Games

If your dad is a sports fanatic, maybe you and siblings can chip in and buy him a season’s pass to his favorite team, whether that’s football, hockey, or basketball. My dad had a season’s pass to the Detroit Red Wings for years. If that’s too expensive, consider buying a season’s pass for the local college team instead. It’s always fun to see Hockey games and Football games live with family.

Yeti Cooler

This cooler is perfect for camping trips, beach days, or tailgating before football games. They’re a bit pricier but they keep your drinks and food icy cold since they use  extra-thick walls of insulation.  Yeti also offers their coolers in collegiate designs so if you’re planning to tailgate football games at your dad’s Alma Matter, consider splurging on one of those.

Coffee Lovers Gift

Is your dad one of those people that needs lots of coffee before he can truly function? Does he appreciate many different flavors and aromas of coffee? If so, consider gifting him a subscription to Trade Coffee, where he can sample multiple bags of coffee a month depending on his preferences. There are over 400 types of coffee to select from. If your dad prefers K-cups, you can opt to upgrade his Keurig and fill a basket with his favorite K- cups so that they’ll be ready for him first thing in the morning.

Personalized Gifts

If you’re thinking about buying your dad a personalized gift, consider a drink tumbler or a pint glass. This pint glass let’s you enter up to five kids names and their birthdays, under the words, “DAD Established.” It’s a cute fun gift, especially for beer drinkers. If your dad likes to always have a cold drink with him, give him this Dad You Rock Acrylic Tumbler with Straw. It keeps things chilled with double insulation, and it can be personalized with up to three photos.

Grooming Kit

Since the pandemic hit, more and more people are keeping up with their grooming and styling needs at home. While some barber shops are opening up again, many people still prefer to do most of their grooming at home to practice safe social distancing.  There are plenty of options out there so you’ll be able to find a grooming set that meet’s your dad’s needs. The Braun Beard Trimmer features an effortless trimming experience and includes the trimmer, two combs, a trimmer head, a Gillette Fusion 5 razor, and a bag to keep everything organized. The Panasonic All-In-One Trimmer is ideal if your dad needs to tackle more than one kind of styling job.

Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

No matter what kind of job your dad has, whether it’s in the office or on the floor, he’s bound to be sore after a long day at work. If he gets down on the floor to play with young children after that, his back and shoulders may be killing. Instead of spending lots of money on a massage therapist, invest in this Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager. It features 3-dimensional deep-kneading shiatsu massage that assists in relaxing tight and overused muscles.  My husband loves his.

Timex Watch

This Timex watch was originally created in 1979, but the reissue of the Q Timex Falcon Eye features some two-tone refinement now. Timex has recreated every detail from the period-correct woven stainless steel bracelet to the luminescent paint and an electric blue dial. This watch is refined and full of character, just like your dad.

Luxury Cologne

Give your dad the gift of high-quality cologne so he oozes confidence at work and feels smart at his next business meeting.  Macy’s carries many options, and as a bonus, you add a Macy’s gift card so your dad can purchase more at a later time. HUGO Boss’s HUGO Man features an earthy and woodsy scent, while Ralph Lauren’s Men’s Polo Red includes red mandarin and cedar wood to energize you.

Beer of the Month Club Subscription

If your dad loves sampling beer at the local brewery, consider buying him a Beer of the Month subscription, so he can sample beers from all over the country. Some even let you try beers from international breweries. The actual Beer Month Club lets you choose from five different options, including a U.S. and International Variety Beer Club. They all let you taste four different styles and twelve, 12 oz. craft beers. In addition, the Craft Beer Club also offers beers from 2 US breweries, as well as their Micro Brew News Publication, and some gifts.

Gift Card to His Favorite Restaurant

If you can’t think of anything else, your dad will surely appreciate a gift card to his favorite restaurant. The entire family can dine there together. If your dad loves steak, consider a steakhouse, such as Texas Roadhouse or The Chop House. You have plenty of options when choosing a gift card for your dad’s favorite kind of cuisine.


We hope that this list gives you some ideas of what to buy your dad. In reality, after the past year, the thing he'll want the most is to spend time with his children. Some would love a phone call from long-distance kids, and most would love to actually go out to dinner for a large, juicy steak. If you can't find a gift card for your dad's favorite restaurant, then build a personalized gift card, where you can even enter a personalized message and photo of the two of you. That way, your dad can enjoy Father's Day however he wishes.