The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad
Yes, even the really, really painfully picky ones.
Part of the art of finding the perfect Father’s Day gift is looking past the indifferent shrug of your average dad when asked what he’d like for Father’s Day. He’s probably not going to be much help — he might say he has everything he needs, and maybe he does. But a truly great gift isn’t about checking a box or replacing the busted hedge clippers. It’s about showing dad that you see and appreciate him, that you recognize he has his own interests and hobbies, and you love that, even if you don’t love the amateur insect collection on the kitchen counter.
It goes without saying that no one gift can sum up all the love, gratitude, and appreciation we feel for dads, but it’s still really nice to get a present that says: We know you. The best Father’s Day gifts simply make him feel understood.
The Best Father’s Day Gifts for 2020
For the dad who digs the outdoors, get him this handy 15 ounce LED flashlight that doubles as a 72-item survival kit. He unscrews the top, and inside, there's a Canadian candle, as well as a first aid kit, safety pints, bamboo cloth, a fire starter kit, waterproof matches, a wire saw, and a whistle, among other necessities.
At just 9 ounces, this is one lightweight fire pit that's also portable as hell. It burns clean, and he can light it up anywhere: in the yard, on the patio, or while camping out. He just empties the ash when done. It's 4.25 inches in diameter, so it's about as small as it gets.
heavy duty yet sleek and streamlined, this is 24 inch toolbox for the handy dad. It has a tray, a triple-clasp lock, and is sizable enough to carry all his go-to hammers and nails. It's a standout item from the brand founded in 1947 in Chicago by Sigmund H. Danziger.
Allbirds have introduced their first technical running shoe. These are ultra-light and made with the same innovative, renewable materials — tree fiber, wool, and a sugarcane insole — that give their shoes a zero-carbon footprint. They're also just comfortable as hell, and look great.
Designed to combat the skin's fatigue after sleepless nights, general stress, and, well, the occasional vice. GOA makes vegan, organic, high-quality skin-care products especially for men. This set includes GOA's Purifying Face Cleanser, Firming Shave Cream and Hyper-Conditioning Beard Oil.
This a beautiful machine that makes a perfect wood-fired pizza. It's eminently portable (weighing in at 26 pounds) and super adaptable — it can be fueled with wood or charcoal, though easily hooked up to gas too, with an Ooni gas burner attachment (sold separately). When he's craving a slice, he'll get one in less than a minute. That's how long this showpiece of a pizza oven takes to cook an entire pie. You can churn out thick or thin crust pizza, or use it to cook steak, fish, vegetables, or chicken.
Help him elevate his grilling game with American Wagyu beef from Snake River Farms — they'll deliver superb, sustainable and humanely raised Wagyu beef right to your backyard. With this grill pack, he'll get two 8-ounce filet mignons, two 6-ounce top sirloin steaks, two pounds of hot dogs, and two pounds of Wagyu ground beef.
A pen worthy of James Bond, this one works no matter how he's holding it (upside down or sideways). But it's much more than a mere writing implement. It's made from machined steel with a tempered window-shattering tip design, and is hardy enough to crack a windshield.
Clocking in at under an ounce, these workout headphones are among the lightest he'll ever wear. They're drop-proof. They're waterproof. They have 6 hours of battery life. And they let him take calls seamlessly, thanks to best-in-class Bluetooth technology.
These backpacks are built to withstand the zombie apocalypse. It's made of hardy 500D cordura fabric. It's sizable enough for camping yet compact enough for a park walk, and it has room for a computer sleeve, secondary document sleeve, and multiple internal mesh pockets to keep everything organized.
A brilliant blend of aesthetics and execution, this messenger bag is the epitome of smart organization. It has a weatherproof shell, and stowable strap system, external stash pockets, document and laptop sleeves, as well as stretchy internal pockets for smaller items.
Father's Day gifts shouldn't be practical — and definitely shouldn't come bundled with an expectation to do more yard work. That said, a Ryobi cordless chainsaw may be the lone exception. With a 10-inch bar and chain, this guy is ideal for pruning and light limbing, as much as most home owners will need.
The new and much-improved Kindle is easier on the eyes and doesn't have that annoying little glitch when you turn the page. It has a 7-inch glare free screen, and a battery that literally lasts for weeks. Oh, and it's waterproof. Best of all is its adjustable warm light setting, which makes e-reading a pleasure.
By breaking up water droplets into tiny particles, the Nebia transforms an ordinary shower into a full-blown spa experience. It has six spray nozzles that envelope his body in warm water and steam, elevating an ordinary wash, rinse, repeat, into something he'll actually relish. Daily.
The first-ever Lamborghini hybrid supercar receives the Lego treatment it deserves with this 23-inch-long, 3,696-piece model that gets all of the details right. The skeleton doors open and close. The pistons in the V-12 engine move, as does the spoiler and the eight-speed gearbox. Its striking green paint job and copper-toned wheels replicate the precise aesthetic of the $2 million car, and while it’s on backorder at the moment and won’t arrive until after Father’s Day, this beauty is definitely worth the wait.
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