I know it’s only May and there’s still a month ’till Father’s Day but preparing for a gift early is better than later. Although your dad may say he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day this year, you know that showing up without a present isn’t really a possibility. After all, he’s the guy you looked up to (quite literally) all these years, and it’s only fitting to get him a Father’s Day gift that shows just how much you appreciate him and all that he does for your whole family. Finding the perfect present for your dad is tricky, though: You want to get a unique Father’s Day gift that he’ll actually use — something that’s meaningful, funny, or a little bit of both.
That’s exactly why we’ve rounded up the best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of father figure in your life, including your stepdad, father-in-law, or grandpa. That’s right, most of these picks work for any of the men in your life, like your brother who just became a new dad or your husband who is the best dad to your kids. Oh, and if you’re shopping for multiple people, we made sure to include plenty of budget-friendly options that will arrive in two days or less, everything from hilarious gag gifts to personalized keepsakes.
So we’ve compiled a list of great gift ideas for the Dad who has everything and wants nothing:
The Bacon Crate ($59.99)
The only thing better than downing a plate full of crispy bacon is receiving a wooden crate full of bacon in many different forms: jerky, jam, brittle and seasoning.
Annual Membership ($180.00)
MasterClass brings in the pros — including dad’s favorites, James Patterson and Steve Martin — to teach him everything he’s ever wanted to know about cooking, acting and so much more. With the all-access membership, he can switch between courses and instructors, so he can really expand his skillset.
My dad can’t live without meat so I believe a grill is a worthwhile investment- a great gift for Dads who love to grill barbeque and a wonderful gift for family. He can’t consider himself a tailgating pro until he brings this portable grill to the party. Small but mighty, this gas grill can actually cook 8 burgers, 8 steaks, 6 to 10 chicken breasts, or 4 pounds of fish at one time. Man power!
Who doesn’t love nature? Give Dad the gift of the great outdoors! Outdoorsy.com is the only global RV rental and outdoor experiences marketplace, with over 200,000+ unique vehicles available to rent in 4,800+ cities across 14 countries.
1-Month Membership ($14.99)
My dad recently picked up fitness as his new hobby. He fully converted our den into an at-home gym. So wouldn’t it be better to give him the tools he needs to get his sweat on? Once he downloads this app, he can choose from dozens of expert-approved workouts that best fit his mood, schedule and fitness level. Let’s work those muscles!
Coffee is always a great gift! Upgrade his morning cup of joe with a biweekly or monthly delivery of ground, whole bean or cold brew coffee. Choose his preferred brewing method (Chemex versus drip, for example), and then Driftaway will send him a four-piece tasting kit, so he can settle on his ultimate brew.
BYOB (Brew Your Own Beer) ($55.00)
This one is for all those Dads who love to have a glass of cool, refreshing beer after a hardworking day! If he’s so particular about the beer he drinks or wants to experiment and find his new, personal favorite DIY beer, give him what he needs to make his perfect IPA, blonde or stout. It’s made with beginners in mind: The kit itself doesn’t require too much prep work, space or time, and comes with detailed instructions from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
Family Style Electric Griddle ($59.94)
The next time he’s on pancake duty, your dad can whip out this 19″ x 11″ griddle to flip multiple pancakes in one go. And if he’s more of the tailgating type, then he can use it to grill tons of patties on game day.
Sweet and Savory Hot Sauce Duo ($14.00)
Balance out his palette with this hot sauce duo — one is infused with mango and pineapple for sweetness, and the other has an earthy flavor due to cilantro, parsley and other herbs.
Night Tech Gear Shoe Lights ($49.95)
There’s something about dads and their obsession with headlamps. Made with runners in mind, these clip-on shoe lights are lightweight and way less bulky than traditional options.
The best gifts come straight from the heart. That’s why you should set aside some time to write 12 short (but sweet) letters to your dad, following prompts like “One thing I’m glad we share is…” and “In the future, I hope we…”
Hope these gift ideas will get you motivated and inspired to start prepping for that “perfect” gift idea for Him.
Even if your dad has everything (or worse, says he doesn’t want anything), you’ll find the perfect present to give him on his special day. Whether you choose right or wrong, I’m sure he’ll love and treasure whatever gift you give him because who wouldn’t love a gift given by their children?