Chances are solid that if you ask the dad in your life what he wants for Father’s Day, he’ll say that he already has everything he needs. It’s hard enough to find, among all the things that he doesn’t need, something that he’d really like — and doubly difficult if you’ve waited until the week before to nail something down. Triply so in the year of coronavirus, when shipping delays abound.
It’s OK. We’ve found some excellent last-minute Father’s Day gifts for the audiophile, the grillmaster, the outdoorsman, and everyone in between. All of the gifts below can be ordered with expedited shipping, or via Amazon Prime. but read the fine print when you order, to make sure your gift arrives in time.
Not only do these headphones look retro-cool and have exquisite audio quality, but he gets 30-plus hours of wireless playtime on a single charge.
It weighs just 12 ounces, yet this multi-tool packs a mighty big punch. He gets 19 tools in one, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, an electrical crimper, a wire stripper, bottle and can opener, a file, a saw, an awl and a ruler.
Traeger makes some of the best grills you can buy. And the brand's rubs make meats, poultry, or veggies that much more succulent. Get him the entire set, for any culinary need.
No, it's not the most original gift. But AirPods with noise cancellation just might be the most appreciated. Especially at this price.
Polaroid did away with all the unnecessary bells and whistles and focused on what it does best: Instant pictures. This latest model has autofocus, so it does the thinking for him.
These socks, which are lightweight, soft, and comfortable, give voice to his inner blowhard.
The Adonit stylus disinfects his tablet before uses it. Smart, right? And there's no need to connect to Bluetooth; he just turns it on and it's ready to go. It works with a variety of apps, or directly on PDF files.
Instead of toxic chemicals, this brilliant lighter uses hot air to get the grill going. It gets up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, and his coals are ready in 60 seconds. It has an integrated bottle opener.
Being comfortable doesn't mean looking like a slob. These streamlined sweats are soft and stretchy, with a slim jogger silhouette and a 29-inch inseam. There's a back pocket with a security zipper. Rhone has free two-day shipping.
Yes, this dessert is as decadent as it sounds — and yes, he'll dig it. Think chocolate-chip cake layered with chocolate banana fudge, banana pudding, peanut crunch, and peanut butter frosting. Milk Bar has expedited shipping, for a $15 flat rate.
From the brand renowned for the world's best-tasting macaroons comes a set of 18, with flavors ranging from caramel to lemon to vanilla to pistachio. There's a reason these taste so damn good: Laduree has been making perfect desserts since 1862.
One of the coolest things to come across our desk is this handy aluminum tube, ideal for the outdoorsman. One side is a compass, the other a flashlight. And in the interior houses everything he needs: First aid gear, matches, tape, and even a can opener.
For the dude who can't keep track of his keys, here's a compact key organizer. It comes with a Tile locator so it never goes missing, and includes a built-in LED light, a bottle opener and a loop piece to attach his car keys.
This handy, palm-sized Bluetooth-enabled printer churns out a photo in 12 seconds. He can edit and print photos from his smartphone.
He'll be doing a lot or barbecuing this summer, so arm him with this best-in-class Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer. It has a range of 165 feet, and a guided cooking program so no steak is ever rough as rope again.
When he needs his nutrition on the go, he'll appreciate this smart portable blender, which charges wirelessly and blends a perfect eight-ounce smoothie in 30 seconds. It comes with biodegradable smoothie pods. You can opt for 2-to-3-day express shipping for an extra fee.
For the guy who loves actual photos, as opposed to digital photo streams: The Polaroid lab printer converts photos from his phone to real Polaroid prints, using the app. Think of it as a desktop darkroom.
Two world-class bartenders teach him everything he needs to know about mixing a great drink, from creating a stellar mojito to mastering old classics.
If dad has a black thumb, get him this foolproof indoor garden. It's self-watering and self-lighting, and yields actual vegetables he can use to make you dinner.
Not only is this 6.8-inch knife ambidextrous, but it's a classic workhorse that will last forever. The blade is 2.8 inches long.
At just 9 ounces, this is one lightweight fire pit. It burns clean, and he can light it up anywhere: in the yard, on the patio, or while camping out. Just empty the ash when done. It's 4.25 inches in diameter, so... small.
Raise his grilling game with this set of organic spices. He gets mesquite seasoned sea salt, burger seasoning, and smoked cherrywood sea salt, plus smoky sea salt and smoky Southwest grilling seasoning to upgrade any steak, burger, or chicken breast.
For $15 a month (billed annually), he can learn the fine art of haute cuisine from chef Thomas Keller. He'll coach him on how to confit vegetables, poach flawless eggs, and make hand-shaped pasta.
If he's always aspired to write the great American novel, sign him up for this expressive writing class. Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet, essayist, and cultural critic, helps writers build their narratives and add lyrical flourishes.
If dad is obsessed with keeping his lawn pristine, get him this customized subscription service. Every month, he gets products that keep his greens green, based on his soil, climate, and lawn. Each shipment includes 2-4 nutrient pouches for optimal grass growth.
A perfect ball cap like this one will always be a win. The front panel is water-repellent and abrasion-resistant.
With many gyms closed, it makes sense to work out at home. And with MYX, he gets a stationary bike as well as dumbbells and kettlebells, plus a membership that includes access to an extensive workout library via the home studio tablet. He has access to hundreds of total-body workouts. Shipping times vary, but you do the package via contactless delivery.
If dad has wanted to get fit, hire a personal trainer, who can work out with him virtually. He takes a quick survey, and then the site will match him with a pro based on his personality, experience, and goals. The starting rate is $29 per session.
Speaking of workouts, here's a fantastic set of resistance bands so he can work out specific body parts at home. This compact set, from alternative medicine practitioner Alex Guerrero and football superstar Tom Brady's brand, lets him work on functional strength and conditioning when he's not doing yard work.
Weighing just 16 ounces, this 9-foot-long hammock is insanely comfortable, easy to hang, and supports up to 500 pounds' worth of dad. He can nap anywhere, anytime, in the great outdoors.
This 6-inch espresso machine makes a perfect brew using finely ground beans and hot water. It weighs less than a pound, comes with a protective case, and is perfect for the guy who needs his java on the go.
If he likes his time off the grid, arm him with a compass that makes sure he gets from point A to point B. It weighs 4 ounces and has metric and standard scales, and tool-less declination compensation.
The beer-lover will appreciate a set of four personalized glasses, as well as a custom steel and wood bottle opener. Plus coasters, beer nuts, and ballpark peanuts. The site ships in 1–2 business days.
Speaking of hops, this 128 ounce double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel keg keeps his brew frothy and icy. And always on hand.
These simple, minimalist, look-good-on-everyone shades will be his new go-tos, and they provide 100 percent UV protection, to boot. The site has free two-day shipping.
The carnivore will rejoice when he opens this gift: It's a glorious array of two New York strip steaks, two skirt steaks, and two filet mignons. The steaks are shipped fresh, not frozen, and they're wet-aged for 21-plus days for extra flavor and succulent texture. You pay extra for expedited shipping.
A hardy, rugged charging case for his AirPods Pro, this one comes with a carabiner he can attach anywhere.
When you open this brilliant backpack, it remains upright, so it's easier to keep stuff organized and accessible. It's made from 1000D Nylon material lined with 420D Nylon ripstop, and has compartments for his tech and shades.
An innovative way to keep his whiskey chilled when he's sipping it outdoors: He simply freezes water in the silicone mold, and it keeps his drink cold without watering it down.
A collapsible and fully portable grill, this one has a cast iron body that doubles as cooking surface and grill base; he can either cook steak or chicken or veggies over an open fire, or use coals, as with a traditional grill. The site offers free shipping, and gets your order out in one to four days.
If he likes salami, he'll love getting 12 different salamis, each meticulously crafted and flavored, for Father's Day. This ships out two business days after your purchase.
Durable and good-looking, this apron ties around the waist, has an adjustable neck strap, and utility pockets for his tools. Plus, it's made of machine-washable tin cloth. You pay extra for two-day or one-day shipping.
This epic 3696-piece set won't arrive until after Father's Day. But some things are worth the wait. This masterpiece on wheels features a V12 Engine with movable pistons and an authentic console. This item ships by July 2.
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