Signing our permission slips for field trips, cooking dinner after school, lending a helping hand during big moves—Father’s Day isn’t just for biological fathers, but for the brothers, uncles, grandparents, family friends, parents of friends, coaches, neighbors, and all the other father figures who were there for us when we needed them most, and in some cases, still are.
Father’s Day is a time for celebrating the love and support of the father figures in your life—for honoring the role they’ve played in your life for saying, “thank you.” What better way to do all of than than with a Father’s Day gift that will leave them glowing from the inside out?! With the big day just shy of two weeks away, there’s still plenty of time to pick out a meaningful present that’ll show your father figure just how thankful you are for them. No matter what they’re into—or what their relation to you is—these Father’s Day gifts will make their holiday that more special.
Sizes available: 7-16, in half sizes and wide widths
Whether they’re runners, joggers, or walkers, the Hoka Bondi 8s will put pep in your father figure’s steps. Boasting a foam footbed and an ultra thick sole, these cloud-like sneaks absorb shock and are ideal for pounding the pavement. Another nice touch is the mesh outer, which is like a big exhale of hot air, keeping things breathable for when things get sweaty. Your uncle or gramps could take a walk (or two); it’s the shoe that keeps on giving.
If they jumped on the pickleball train, you can’t go wrong with a pickleball set. This one from Recess features a foam-grip paddle with edge reinforcements, three pickleballs, and an embroidered paddle case to keep your paddle from bangs and scratches. With this kit, your dad figure will be ready to hit the courts.
Sure, they have a home gym, a ton of fitness tech, and all the workout clothing they could ever need. But do they have a recovery routine? More specifically, do they have a recovery routine with an infrared sauna blanket? Because this one is worth the splurge. Lined with 96 individual jade and tourmaline stones and crafted with maximum infrared technology, it’s designed to soothe soar muscles, increase circulation, and help them unwind. So after a big workout, they can just turn it on, lay inside, and let it all go.
Available sizes: S-XXL
Now that the weather is warming up, gift him workout clothes that will keep him cool, no matter how sweaty he gets. On Running’s Performance-T is about as light as it gets when it comes to performance T-shirts, bound to maximize airflow and dry quickly when he needs it most. That’s because it’s made from entirely polyester and cut to skim the body, so it’s extra cooling (and cool looking) while it’s on.
Originally $60, now $42
Available sizes: S-XXL
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time he swaps out the flannels and sweats for something lighter. Eddie Bauer’s Hemplify collection will do the trick. Made from naturally breathable hemp and airy cotton, these hemp shorts will make him feel as cool as he looks. And if shorts aren’t his thing, there are button-ups, pants, and more, all made from the same, breezy fabric.
Every now and again, your giftee might have date night or a fancy occasion to dress up for Help them look and feel their best with a couple pair of Bombas. Made of a blend of polyester, cotton, nylon, and elastane, these dress socks offer unparalleled comfort, support, and flexibility. Plus, they’re designed with stay-on tech, so no more slipping or sliding. Date night, movies, or happy hour event—these socks will stick it through the night.
Available sizes: S-XXL
If your uncle plans on hanging by the pool all summer, or your family friend is counting down the days to that summer vacation, these board shorts will leave them smiling. Faherty is known for its eco-friendly, laid-back clothing, and these colorful swim trunks are no different. Made with recycled polyester sourced from recycled water bottles, they’re quick-drying, wrinkle-free, and look sharp. Like, really sharp. Sharp enough he can just wear ’em as a stylish pair of shorts on hot, summer days. And if the color-blocking isn’t his thing, there’s 16 other cool colors to choose from.
He’s bound to garner many a, “where’d you get those?” as soon as he slips these cool wooden sunglasses on. Yes you read that write—Schwood’s sunglasses are made from premium-grade hardwood so give them their unique, light-as-a-feather look and feel. These happen to be bolstered with a carbon fiber-and-wood construction, so they’re extra strong (in case he’s not the most gentle with them…). They come in polarized lenses too, which are preferred for eye protection.
For the home cooks and aspiring chefs, you can never have too many frying pans, and this De Buyer one is one to add to their collection. It’s ideal for searing meats, sautéing veggies, and making some serious stir-fries to share with the whole fam. Made in France, the quality carbon steel body is lighter than a cast iron and disperses heat evenly to whip up your uncle or grandfather’s favorite culinary delights. Trust us, they’ll want this pan in their cooking arsenal.
Known for its beautiful, chic, retro appliances, Smeg is worth adding on your gift list. This five-quart mixer makes the perfect gift for giftees who like to bake. With ten speeds and three attachments—wire whisk, flat beater, and dough hook—it whisks dough, whips eggs, and breaks down sticks of butter, simplifying the baking process from start to finish. Also nice? It looks like a piece of art in the kitchen.
If they love to entertain or unwind with a glass of whiskey, they’ll appreciate a decanter and tumbler set, and this one reads “sophistication.” The textured glass makes it easy to hold and sip, and the decanter looks stunning on a bar cart. Now raise your glass and cheers to the man you’re celebrating this holiday.
This bag of coffee beans roasted on the Big Island, HI, marries the perfect blend of flavor, sugars, and aromas, delivering a Black cherry, cedar, and thyme-flavored cup. It’s sweet with a hint of acidity, and will have to coffee lover in your life undoubtedly heading for a second mug.
If it’s your uncle’s or grandpa’s dream to one day join the ranks as a BBQ pit master, they don’t have to wander far. Cuisinart’s Premium Wood-Handled Grill Tools will bring the fire and smoke to them. A chef’s spatula, tongs, skewers—this kit has everything they’ll need to grill up juicy steaks, burgers, veggies, and more.
Originally $400, now $300
Let’s face it: You’re never too old for video games. If your giftee still likes to play, chances are he will enjoy the Meta Quest 2. This headset features speedy and high-resolution graphics, hand tracking, and positional audio that makes gaming feel like real life. With the device, he can enjoy more than 250 VR experiences, from boxing like Michael B. Jordan in Creed, to fighting off zombies, to simply sitting back and watching videos, there’s so much to do enjoy with Meta. It’s the ultimate gaming experience!
Our dad-like role models deserve all the things, including the Tesla of vacuums: Eufy’s Mach V1 Ultra. While on the pricier side of gifts, this vacuum is wired with smart technology to detect when floors are dirty and steam clean the debris out. Grime, dirt, and spills are no match for the Mach V1 Ultra. What’s more, it washes, sterilizes, and dries all by itself. Cool, right?
Listen up: Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pros make the perfect gift for any music lover. These buds feature noise cancellation technology, 360-degree audio, and a snug fit so that your giftee can jam out to their favorite podcast or tunes—be it jazz, hip-hop, or classical music—in total comfort.
Originally $500, now $400
Did you really do the thing if there’s no photographic evidence? Help the adventure enthusiasts in your life document their journeys with a GoPro. The latest edition of the Hero, this device offers 5.3k video and more than 1080p image resolution for crisp images and videos. What’s also neat is the water-repellant lens cover, which captures stunning cinematic videos under the sea. The adventurer in your life will thank ya because they’ll never miss a beat.
Originally $90, now $72
Boujee shaving experience? Look no further than Bevel’s Shaving Kit. It’s equipped with everything that your father figure needs for a fresh feel: a double edge razor and a whopping 20 replacement blades, a shave brush, pre-shave balm and oil, and shaving cream. These products work in tandem to deliver a seamless shaving experience sans roughness and irritation.
Everyone deserves a simple skin-care routine, and Kiehl’s Ultimate Skin-Care Kit has everything the father figure in your life will need to keep their skin looking healthy and glow-y. Included in the kit is an everyday facial cleanser, avocado-infused eye cream, deep pore cleansing mask, alcohol-free toner, and more. The result? Clearer and blemish-free skin.
Available sizes: 7-14
If they’re serious about time in the Great Outdoors, get them a shoe that’s just as serious. Back in April, Saucony released its first hiking boot—this sporty sneaker—for the first time in 125 years, and it’s the real deal. Featuring waterproof Gore-Tex upper, a ridiculously grippy outsole, and underfoot cushioning, their feet will stay happy, be it on mile 2 or 12.
Doesn’t matter if it’s on the golf course, on the boat, on a mountain, or in the backyard—if he’s outside, he needs his sunscreen. Enter, Oars + Alps curated “The Outdoor Dad” box, which has everything he needs to stay protected from UV rays. Each box includes a bottle of the brand’s Everyday Face Moisturizer with SPF, an SPF Go Stick, and Cooling + Cleansing Wipes, so he can freshen up (and re-apply!) need be.
Every adventurer needs a backpack, and Rei Co-op’s Trail 25 is the Mary Poppin of bags. Featuring 25 liters of storage, this bag holds all of the things (think: water bottle, spare clothes, snacks, hiking gear, and more). What’s great about this pack is that it’s made of recycled nylon fabric that resistant to abrasions and comes with side pockets to easily access your things. Lightweight, durable, and spacious—what can’t this pack do?
Camping, backyard gatherings, and sporting events, Mountain Summit’s Gear Quilted Low Chair is ideal for just about any occasion. The powder-coated steel frame holds up to 300 pounds while the quilted, padded seat offers support during sit-downs. What’s more, the chair boasts two oversized cup holders, so they can enjoy the game without holding your drink the entire time.
Maybe he’s less of adventure kinda guy and more of a chill-by-the-beach-with-a-beer kinda guy. In that case, get him this fabulous beach chair bundle. The star of the show (which he might have seen on Shark Tank) is the chair itself, which is ergonomically engineered for ultimate comfort. Only the bundle includes a shade (to keep the sun out), a drink holder (for said beer), a dry bag (for storing his phone and wallet), and a free towel (for keeping the sand off). Everything he needs to for some much needed R&R.