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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2019

From boots to earbuds, we've got him covered.

Father’s Day is June 16 this year. Here’s a fun fact for you. The holiday we now know as Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington, in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, to celebrate her dad. He was the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, a single parent who raised six children. And in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson officially made the third Sunday of June Father’s Day.

Go dads, indeed.The role of the paterfamilias has changed and evolved over the years, and today’s dads are much more engaged and involved with their kids and the minutia of family life (even if women still carry most of the load). And while your circumstances don’t need to mimic those of the day’s founder, the sentiment remains the same. You want to celebrate the father figure in your life, and make him feel special, like he matters, and like his contributions count.

See more: The Best Gifts for New Dads

We asked the dads we know and love for the gifts they’d most like to get for Father’s Day, and have compiled a pretty thorough, yet accessible, Father’s Day gift list for you. Happy shopping.

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He'll need this travel pouch before hitting the road. Yes, it's great for cords. But so much more, besides. It has origami-style pockets, letting him pack a ton of stuff into a small space. And keep it organized.

He’ll never leave home without it. The Peak Design tech pouch is made from weatherproof 200D nylon. It has origami-style internal pocket layouts for total organization. And it provides easy cable pass-through for charging phones and tablets. 

No more lost chargers or tangles cords, thanks to this stupidly handy roll-up charger travel case.

He’ll never leave home without this roll-up case, which has three mesh pockets for a USB, SD card, SIM card or other small items, two mesh zipper compartment for his phone, mouse, power bank, two leather compartments to store passports, plus of course, Velcro for the chargers.

Both stylish and deceptively simple, the Howlers Brothers' flannel is a closet staple. It has a button-down collar, roll-up sleeve tabs, and a vented rear yoke for air flow, to prevent overheating. It's made of a light and quick-drying nylon-poly blend with engineered stretch, which makes it just as ideal for outdoor hikes as indoor dinners. Plus, it has a sunglass-cleaning microfiber at the hem.

Flannel shirts are a wardrobe staple. And this one seamlessly fits into his wardrobe. This is the shirt you need to take you from work to barbecue to fishing. It does it all, and even has UPF 35 sun protection.

If dad is into gaming, he'll appreciate this hard drive, which lets him store 50+ titles with 2TB of portable external hard drive storage.

Note that this is meant to store Xbox One titles. But damn, does it deliver. It delivers no-lag performance because it’s specifically meant for Xbox. It has USB 3.0 connectivity, which means no power is cable needed.

Every dude needs a dopp kit for his toiletries. And we're into this leather one, which has leather exterior as well as nylon inner lining and a water-resistant inner bottom for any spills.

The leather dopp kit has two large zipped storage compartments that easily fit travel and shave accessories. There are also interior pockets. And it’s ideal for when he gets on the road, for work or play.

Road warriors will dig this gift. Derek Alexander's leather roll-up utility case holds everything in place with a Velcro strap. Inside, there are two side by side mesh zippered pockets, a full length mesh zippered pocket, and a large expanded compartment that has an interior back wall zippered pocket.

Thanks to numerous storage compartments, he’ll never lose a cord or a card again. The Derek Alexander roll-up has a zippered outside pocket for even more storage. And there’s a handle to tote it all around with ease.

You get three hours of burn time with this portable campfire, which uses recycled soy wax. That means no smoky smell.

Light his fire with this portable campfire, which you can set up anywhere, from the backyard to the beach, for some smoke-free vibes.

Every picture-loving dad needs this mega-lens, which works with all camera apps and is ideal for video, live broadcasting, time-lapse, panoramas and 360 degree VR.

The Ollo is compatible with iPhone, Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This camera bundle includes a multi-device clip, along with fisheye, super-wide and macro essential lenses that offer a 180 degree spherical effect. That’s all fancy speak for badass phone photos.

Stop the horrors of shattered screens with this neoprene laptop sleeve. It's made of 1680D Ballistic nylon with an impact foam interior and a polyethylene plate that will absorb and displace any impact in case of a crash or drop.

Velomacchi’s sleeve protects his laptop from drops, falls, and scratches. It also features a YKK water repellent-coated zipper for quick access and total protection. And it looks good when he pulls it out for a meeting.

If dad loves coffee (and find us one who doesn't), get him this single serve espresso maker from Nespresso. It fits anywhere. And it churns out killer coffee.

He wants espresso? Give him espresso. This machine makes single-serve coffee in two sizes, in seconds, and he can pour it over ice when the temps surge.

So dad doesn't want to wear a fitness-tracker watch? Then get him this heart-rate monitor that straps to his arm and has built-in memory that can store one heart rate training session.

This handy heart rate monitor connects to training devices with Bluetooth and ANT+. Meaning, precision, and no wasted minutes of sweating.

Polar H10 Bluetooth Smart HR Sensor :: When it comes to accuracy and connectivity, Polar H10 heart rate sensor is the go-to choice. Monitor your heart rate with maximum precision and connect your heart rate to your training equipment. With Polar H10, heart rate monitoring is more accurate than ever.

Grilling season is upon us, and it's never looked better than with Heston Blumenthal's lightweight and portable charcoal grill. It has chrome handles that remain cool to the touch while grilling.

Heston Blumental is a superstar British chef. So we sorta trust him when he puts his name on cooking gear. His stunner of a grill is portable, made of powder-coated steel with chrome handles, with a firebox that is made of porcelain enamel for added durability. It uses charcoal only.

Inspired by military gear, the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault backpack has a large main compartment with three-zip entry. It comes with a padded laptop sleeve.

Like its name suggests, the Urban Assault backpack is just as handy for urban outings as it is for weekend-long hikes and trips. It’s functional. It’s unfussy. And it’ll survive basically anything, including the zombie apocalypse.

This charger is nothing short of brilliant. It warms his java, and powers up 7.5W and 10W compatible phones.

Dead devices are a total buzzkill. Avoid that at all costs with this charging stand, which ensures he has hot coffee and a fully charged phone. It works with Apple and Android devices.

So if dad is a fan of sliced meats, get him this Opinel knife, which is made for carving thin and even slices of raw or smoked salmon and prosciutto.

Opinel knives have been a thing since 1890 and are made in France. They’re all pretty great, but we love this one because it’s ideal for carving fine meats and fish.

It's a next-level baseball cap. The Melin cap has melton wool front and back panels, with molded trim, and the interior is lined to be moisture-wicking.

Sure, he could throw on the freebie baseball cap he got from your local bar. Or he could step things up with this brilliant cap with a hidden interior pocket for stashing cash or a key. It’s a dad win. Plus the quality is out of this world.

Never have an overdone steak again, with this Bluetooth meat thermometer, which has dual temperature sensors that can monitor internal meat temperature up to 212 degrees.

This thermometer works with meat, fish, pork, what have you. It can help your pitmaster estimate how long to cook your food and rest your food to help plan your meal to succulent perfection.

Not only does the Marshall Stockwell II speaker have a killer retro vibe. But it delivers 20+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge.

Sure, you can get dad a generic bluetooth speaker. There’s a glut of them on the market. But you can add some serious style with the Marshall Stockwell, which has three class D amplifiers that power its subwoofer, plus front and rear facing tweeters for brilliant sound. It’s water-resistant and has a solid metal grille.

Yeah, we're all glued to our devices. But sometimes, it's nice to rock it old school and write with an actual, you know, pen. Especially when it's personalized.

You get a stunner of a Cross Classic ballpoint pen, and engrave up to 24 characters on it in a gold brass color. Maybe he’ll use it to send you sweet notes.

This brilliant accessory is part wallet, designed to hold up to 12 cards, and part Dango multi-tool, which does double-duty as a saw, knife, paracord tensioner, and smartphone stand.

This is the wallet for the outdoorsy guy in your life. Yes, it holds his credit cards. But beyond that, the Dango multi-tool serves as a para cord cutter, nail pryer, knife, saw and even a phone stand. Plus, it has RFID blocking to keep his data secure.

In terms of some not-so basic basics: he needs the ultimate rain jacket. It has a modern cut, while also being fully functional.

The jacket is water-repellant and windproof, and features lower slant pockets with bolt head snaps and an adjustable waist. Unlike other raincoats, it’s neither bulky nor boxy. 

It's portable. It's powerful. And it's key for all outdoorsy guys. The Nordic Pocket Saw is an essential tool for all major outings, and it literally cuts both ways.

This compact folding chainsaw is something everyone needs for hunting, hiking, camping, and any others outside activity.  The case attaches to his belt for easy access.

The ultimate pull-on performance boot, the Blundstone is your everyday not-so casual work shoe that will last years. And the more it ages, the better it looks. Like dad.

Blundstone’s slip-on boot features 2.5-millimeter-thick weather-proof leather, a well-designed shock protection system that reduces shock by 33 percent, and a removable Cambrelle footbed that wicks away moisture. It’s comfort, at its finest.

Now, dad can tap into his inner Phil Mickelson. The Garmin smartwatch has an analyzer that measures shot distances with auto-recording for post-round analysis and a golf swing sensor that provides metrics to boost swing consistency.

Garmin’s golf smartwatch helps improve his swing with ease and elegance. He just downloads the app, pairs it with this watch, and can track game improvements and analyze and auto-record shot distances.

Bill Murray acts. He shows up unannounced at things. And he loves golf. We love his line of golf shirts, including this number. It's got moisture wicking properties to keep him Murray cool and dry all day long. Plus, it's wrinkle-resistant, stretchy and provides UPF 50 sun protection.

No, your partner won’t make global headlines by showing up at ball games, or randomly bartending for fun. Or maybe he will. But he can grab a little of Bill Murray’s joie de vivre with a flawless golf shirt by William Murray Golf, which “is about infusing the game with energy and a little irreverence.”

Yes, you can use the Muncher to eat meals while camping, or on the go. But it can also be used with the included ferro fire striker to start fires.

The Muncher takes the concept of multi-function to a whole new level. It’s a can opener, a serrated butter knife, a peeler, a fire flint, a cord cutter, a screwdriver, and a box cutter. Oh, and you can eat dinner with it.

If dad loves the outdoors, then get him this multi-use blanket. It’s got a secret pocket, it turns into a pillow, and it converts into a poncho.

The Coalatree blanket is made  from recycled cotton flannel fabric and durable ripstop nylon. It turns into a pillow and a poncho. And it’s water-repellant. 

Dump those paper bags and use this sleek bento box instead. It comes with multiple compartments, and reusable utensils.

This set of BPA-free meal prep containers armed with a pair of silicone lids that deliver an air-tight, no-leak seal, to keep his grub fresh all day.

If dad is into fishing, get him these carbide cutters to quickly remove hooks or replace treble hooks on his go-to lure. They're ergonomically-designed, for ease of use.

Thees fishing pliers have a non-stick handle, and can basically do it all. They’re lightweight enough to tote around, but solid enough that they won’t slip, even when wet. He can use them remove hooks or cut fishing lines.

Parents love quality photos, but don't have the bandwidth to tote around an extra camera. So get him this pens for his phone to capture the whole family in glorious detail.

This high-quality lens attachment works with iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy and OnePlus phones. “It just turns your iPhone into a professional camera,” says one Fatherly editor.

There are dad sneakers, and then there are these simple, standout white kicks that never go out style.

Puma looked into its archives and delivered this deluxe version of its classic shoe. It has a leather on leather upper and formstripe and a gum outsole to add  contrast to the sneaker. He’ll love it.

Yes, guys do take care of their skin. And this Brickell skin care set contains products to gently cleanse the face, remove dead skin, and then hydrate it.

One of our favorite brands now has a set that includes an activated charcoal facial cleanser, a face scrub, and a moisturizer. “I want my skin to look as good as possible,” says another Fatherly editor.

This Faherty polo shirt is just the right amount of faded.

So many polo shirts are tired and dated. Not this style from Faherty. It looks beautifully faded, and is made from Peruvian cotton and knit with a unique slub texture.

Serve him eggs, bacon and pancakes in bed with this bamboo folding tray.

“I very much appreciate breakfast in bed.  Whatever it is,” says another Fatherly dad.

Every guy appreciates a good pair of shades. So much so that one Fatherly dad told us it's his one major splurge.

These will soon be his go-to sunglasses. They’re comfortable, with a traditional fit. The shades are lightweight and feature seven barrel hinges and sculpted acetate for a light and easy fit.

Get rid of that dated old work bag and replace it with this Filson briefcase, which is both rugged and practical.

This everyday briefcase has a wide carrying compartment, two full-length open pockets and sewn-on compartments for his phone, business cards, pencils and pens. It’s got pockets galore, and can go from the office to dinner to a hike, if he so desires.

Dad can work out without tuning out entirely, because there wireless headphones let in ambient sound, making him aware of his surroundings.

These comfortable Bluetooth earbuds have up to five hours of wireless power, and include a soft-shell charging case.

If dad is a whiz in the kitchen, get him this top-notch knife and carver set.

This two-piece knife and carver set is made from German steel, which means you get a knife that is sharp, won’t rust, is easy to maintain, holds its edge retention and is easy to re-sharpen. 

It's not tricked out with glaring colors or flashing lights. But this Bose speaker is quality incarnate, and will last forever.

Bose’s wireless speaker is small, but powerful. It will fill your room with crystal clear beats, and connects to your smartphone apps to play whatever you want.

If dad is all about security and has a habit of misplacing his keys, he'll dig this Lockly Bluetooth device, which lets him lock and unlock his door with one finger tap on his phone via Bluetooth or by entering a 6-8 digit access code.

No more lost keys, ever. The Lockly keyless smart door lock works with your smartphone, or via an access code. It has 3D fingerprint sensor security. It has one-touch lock capability and works on doors up to two inches thick.

If dad loves to cycle, get him this bikepacking commuter kit, which holds all his essentials, and is also good for longer, leisurely rides.

Made from durable ripstop nylon laminated with thermoplastic polyurethane, this bag easily attaches to his bike frame with strong velcro straps to haul whatever he needs or wants.

This is the workhorse of backpacks. It fits most laptops, has an insulated cooler pocket, a fleece-lined sunglass pocket, an organizer pocket, mesh side pockets, and an adjustable sternum strap.

Dakine’s backpack keeps all his stuff organized, and even includes a skateboard strap on the back. There’s a dedicated cooler compartment strap for food and drinks, too.

The Craighill helix keyring is timeless, elegant, and easy to use. He just unscrews the knurled side to add or remove keys.

Yes, he’s outgrown those cheeser bottle-opener keychains, so get him this Craighill beauty instead. it’s two inches by 1.25 inches, and is a study in subtle style.

Everyone deserves to sleep in comfort. Or just hang out around the house. This two-piece set is perfect for both.

He can kick back and catch up on Game of Thrones in this lounge set, made of shorts and a matching shirt. 

Dads want to look groomed. So get him this set to help him shave with total confidence.

The packaging had us sold from the get-to. But the kit itself packs a major punch. He gets a safety razor, shave brush, oil, shaving cream, and restoring balm.

Make his shave extra-special with warm, yes warm, shaving cream or gel.

Like a bottle warmer, this shaving cream warmer fits seven ounce or ten ounce cans to give him the ultimate, warm, comforting shave.

This new retractable shaver clocks in at under five ounces, and charges to full strength in 30 minutes for 120 minutes of continuous run-time.

The secret sauce with this dual-function shaver with a retractable trimmer is its ultra-thin and hypo-allergenic gold titanium foils and staggered, independently floating cutters. Meaning, he gets a close, smooth shave that won’t torture his skin.

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