Dad isn’t expecting these.
Why is it that dads always seem to have everything they could ever want? Maybe they genuinely don’t want anything that they don’t already own. Or it could be just that he never really mentions wanting something specific. We think there’s a good chance he’s dropped a hint or two, but we’re pretty sure those hints are along the lines of something practical. And listen, we love our dads and our partners, but we just don’t think socks or a cordless drill backup battery really show what they mean to us. We also don’t want to know that much about drill backup batteries. That means every year, Father’s Day gift shopping can be a serious guessing game.
You’ve probably already done the tie thing. The tools thing. The iTunes gift card thing. Those are all fine, but we think we’ve come up with a few ideas you might not have thought of yet and that dad isn’t expecting. Whether he’s a sports guy, a foodie, or a fashion-forward father, we’ve done our homework (just like dad taught us), done some research (also just like dad taught us). There are some really cool gifts out there—or rather, right here—that are sure to seriously excite him. So start visualizing your dad, step-dad, husband, partner, and any other dad on your list and check out these Father’s Day gifts.
Junk Food & Food Food Trivia
Boring trivia? Not here. This delightfully pointless game covers all sorts of food knowledge from a bunch of misleading categories (like 'Hunger Games'—all about eating competitions). Junk Food & Food Food Trivia ($14.00)—Buy Here!
Mystery Tackle Box
Does his Facebook profile picture feature him proudly displaying a freshly-caught bass? The Mystery Tackle Box is for him. Choose between a standard or pro plan for bass, multi-species, panfish and trout, walleye, or inshore saltwater fishing, and every month, he'll get a box full of bait, lures, and tackle to help fuel his fishy hobby. No two boxes are the same, either. Mystery Tackle Box (Starting at $48.45)—Buy Here!
Bombas Men's Border Stripe Ankle Sock 4-Pack
Now, before you remind us that we seemed anti-socks-as-gifts, these aren't regular socks. They're Bombas. You've probably heard sock-wearers everywhere sing their praises and that's because they're honestly 100% worth it. We're guessing they're similar to walking on clouds. They also walk the walk by donating one for one. They come in multiple colors and styles, but we're fond of this 4-pack (which means 4 pairs donated). Bombas Men's Border Stripe Ankle Sock 4-Pack ($49.40)—Buy Here!
'Fútbol is Life' T-Shirt
Attention, Ted Lasso fans. If you know, you know. 'Fútbol is Life' T-Shirt ($22.00)—Buy Here!
The Arsenal Mens Grooming Kit
It's not often something as simple as a grooming kit has a 5-star rating. Even if he doesn't know what all of these tools do, he'll have a full 10 of them at his disposal for all his non-beard-grooming needs (and you can help explain how to use the full Arsenal). The Arsenal Mens Grooming Kit ($14.99)—Buy Here!
No, it doesn't come in a box, but aside from our obvious love, 150,000 5-star reviews from our users agree. With Tinybeans, you can easily and privately capture and organize your kiddo’s best moments and milestones in a single platform. Its intuitive interface, along with features like photobook creation and easy customization, make organizing and searching for memories a breeze. Tinybeans—Get it Here!
The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle
This is the best kind of chaotic mischief. A $20 puzzle. A chance to win between $1 and $1,000,000. Once dad completes the 500 piece puzzle, scan the QR code with your phone. Enter your secret prize code (found on the paper insert in your puzzle box) and learn what you’ve won. This isn't your average jigsaw. The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle ($20.00)—Buy Here!
Dynamite with a Laser Beam Killer Pecans
Sweet, salty, spicy. These pecans deliver major flavor and are probably unlike anything dad's ever tasted. Dynamite with a Laser Beam Killer Pecans ($20.00)—Buy Here!
Bespoke Post Issue Five
Bespoke Post is a seriously sharp store + service for the modern dude in your life. Whether you gift him a subscription box filled with curated goodies with a monthly theme, choose something from their storefront, or snag one of these boxes in collaboration with Esquire, there is absolutely no way to go wrong. Stay classy, San Diego (or wherever you are). Bespoke Post Issue Five ($85.00)—Buy Here!
National Park Welcome Hoodie
So this is a pretty cool, vintage-fit hoodie, no doubt. But it also gives back. Parks Project has a goal "to protect and preserve parklands for generations to come by educating, advocating, volunteering, and activating park supporters to get involved in conservation." Not only are you gifting his new favorite hoodie, but you'll be contributing to something bigger, too. National Park Welcome Hoodie ($72.00)—Buy Here!
Virgin Experience Gifts
What do you get the guy that has it all? An experience he's never had. From canopy zip-lining, murder mystery theater dinners, the ultimate home date night kit, race car drives, and more, Virgin Experience Gifts offers something for everyone, almost everywhere. Pick something for dad to do, or hook him up with a gift card to choose his own. Virgin Experience Gifts (Price Varies)—Buy Here!
Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere
A portable massage sphere, this little gadget from TB12 Sports is for dads of all shapes and sizes. It relieves tension, warms up muscles, and basically feels awesome. Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere ($99.00)—Buy Here!
Threes Knees Spicy Gift Set
Spicy Honey, Spicy Maple, and Gochujang Sriracha plus a BK kitchen towel create a divinely spicy set for the heat lovers among us. And don't worry; they're not so hot that you can't taste the actual (super yummy) flavors of these kickin' condiments. Threes Knees Spicy Gift Set ($49.99)—Buy Here!
Beard Club Ultimate Beard & Trimmer Kit
Maybe you expected a shave kit on the list, but we promise you didn't expect this shave kit. The Beard Club Ultimate Kit has everything he needs for his best beard ever. Plus, the over 3,500 5-star reviews from happy guys speak for themselves. Beard Club Ultimate Beard & Trimmer Kit ($125.00)—Buy Here!
Superman 85th Diamond Anniversary Logo T-shirt
Even if he already owns a bunch of superhero tees, even if he already owns a bunch of Superman tees, the Diamond Anniversary t-shirt is a must for any fan. It comes in royal blue, light blue, and white. Superman 85th Diamond Anniversary Logo T-shirt ($25.00)—Buy Here!
Viking Acacia And Slate Cheese Board
No one doesn't like charcuterie. No one. This acacia and slate cheese board from foodie fave Viking is sleek, functional, and perfect for parties or movie night. Set includes a wood board with slate inlay, two cheese knives, and three pinch bowls. Viking Acacia And Slate Cheese Board ($179.95)—Buy Here!
Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel DIY Watch Kit
Can't pick? How about something that covers all the bases whether he's a watch lover, a DIY fan, a whiskey connoisseur, or a vintage appreciator? This DIY kit from Original Grain lets dad make his own timepiece (and also comes in reclaimed military wood or reclaimed German beer barrel wood). What he creates is not only a very, very cool watch, but a keepsake he can be proud of. Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel DIY Watch Kit ($329.00)—Buy Here!
Herd & Grace Aussie Feast Starter Box
He won't find these cuts at the neighborhood grocery store. They're premium curated cuts from Tasmania and South Australia that are typically reserved for fine dining restaurants (the kind without chicken nuggets on the menu, so it's not likely dad's made it to one of those too often these days) and would cost at least $350. It's a major deal that doesn't feel like one at all. Herd & Grace Aussie Feast Starter Box ($134.99)—Buy Here!
SolidWork Safety Goggles
Why would we include something that seems ultra-practical in a list of gifts? Because these safety goggles from SolidWork have over 11,600 reviews giving them almost 5 stars. That's some goggle love. SolidWork Safety Goggles ($19.99)—Buy Here!
Everdure Cube Portable Charcoal Grill
Everdure by Heston's wildly popular Cube 360 Portable Charcoal BBQ is the ultimate portable charcoal barbeque, uniquely designed to let him grill, smoke, and roast his way to outdoor cooking bliss. Available in 5 colors, too. Everdure Cube Portable Charcoal Grill ($156.99+)—Buy Here!
Bond Heart Smart Necklace
Obviously, anyone can wear a heart necklace. But even if dad isn't really a jewelry guy, this black (or white) heart necklace is more than just an accessory. It actually holds the heartbeats of those you love. Wrap your hand around the pendant and feel your loved ones' heartbeats without an internet connection. Anytime. Anywhere. Upload and request the heartbeats through the app, pair it with your Bond Heart, and you're set for up to 21 days before it needs to be recharged. Pretty special, right? (And if dad isn't into necklaces, check out Bond Touch's wristbands.) Bond Heart Smart Necklace ($99.00)—Buy Here!
Back to the Roots Hydroponic Indoor Garden
A perfect gift for dad that keeps on giving to the whole family! The Hydroponic Grow Kit comes with everything you need to grow fresh herbs year-round, indoors. Back to the Roots Hydroponic Indoor Garden ($108.99)—Buy Here!
Dad Bod Dessert Bundle
Celebrate dad (bods) this Father’s Day with a few of our favorite things. Enjoy two large classic Banana Pudding cups, two Banana Pudding cookies, and two Double Fudge Brownies. Maybe he'll share? Dad Bod Dessert Bundle ($60.00)—Buy Here!
Colsen Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace
Concrete and fire. That's a Father's Day gift recipe for the books. This portable fire tabletop is fueled by smokeless, odorless, rubbing alcohol with flame arrestor and be used indoor or outdoor. Seriously. Colsen Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace ($39.96)—Buy Here!
Lego Pac-Man Arcade
The '80s called and Lego answered. This retro game includes Pac-Man, Blinky, Clyde, and even a light-up brick for the coin slot. It's not a fully functional game, but who needs that when you have such a cool project to complete and show off? Lego Pac-Man Arcade ($269.99)—Buy Here!
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