I don’t know about you guys, but I have always found that men are the hardest people to buy gifts for. Whether it’s a boyfriend, a brother, a best friend, or a dad, I have always found it incredibly difficult to pick out the perfect gift for a dude. I’ve found that either they, A) don’t care about material possessions enough, or, B) they are extremely particular.
Even though I know what my dad loves, and what he hates, I still always struggle with finding a great Father’s Day gift for him. He tells me he doesn’t want anything, but obviously I’m getting him something to show him my appreciation for being the best dad ever. If you’re in a similar situation, you need to check out this gift guide. These 15 Father’s Day gifts cover everything, from DIY present ideas to inexpensive gifts to more pricey options (maybe split the cost with siblings?). Check ’em out to figure out what to buy your dad, and give him a gift he’ll definitely love.
Superhero Key ChainIf you're just looking for something small and sweet, go for this Batman key chain. The message on it will make any dad feel awesome, and it's sweet enough to work even if he isn't a huge Batman superfan. It's nice, because it's something he can carry with him everywhere. You can buy this from Etsy for $15.20
Luxury Toys: Volume 2Even if your dad isn't a big reader, if he likes "luxury toys," he will love looking through this book. Any dad who likes lusting over expensive cars and such will want to get his hands on this. It's also a nice coffee table book that will look great on display. You can buy this from Amazon for $41.33
LSTN Fillmores HeadphonesIf your dad is really into music, a pair of nice headphones is always a great gift, and these LSTN headphones are the perfect choice. LSTN headphones are made from real wood, which give them a really amazing sound. I own a pair of these Fillmores, and I can tell you that they're super comfy, stylish, and work so well (they block out all other noises!). Even better? For every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. So, you'll be getting your dad an awesome gift, AND helping to change someone's life. You can get him these and split up the cost with your siblings (if you have some!), or if they're too expensive, the Bowrey earbuds are also a terrific option. You can buy these from LSTN for $100
Stuffed Hamburger PressHey, who says dads can't cook?! If your dad is the chef in your home (or just really likes a good burger), this is something fun he'll probably love. It's a hamburger press so that he can make his own burgers - and stuff them with whatever he wants, from cheese to jalapenos, to... I don't know, whatever he wants! You can buy this from Williams Sonoma for $16.95
A Personalized, DIY Gift BasketI always love giving gift baskets to people. They are so versatile, easy to create, and fun for others to go through. Why not make one for your dad for Father's Day? Food themes are always a crowdpleaser, so do whatever your dad likes. If he has a big sweet tooth, something like this sundae gift basket or a candy gift basket could be great. This blog has lots of great ideas!
sPro2 Windshield/Dash Kit for All SmartphonesIf your dad is tech-savvy and uses his smartphone as a GPS in the car, or connects it to play music through the car, this sPro2 is a really cool gift. It can be mounted on the windshield or dashboard so that he can easily see his phone without having to distract himself by holding it in his hand. You can buy this from iBolt for $24.95
Kiehl's Ultimate Men's After-Shave BalmIf you have absolutely no idea what your dad likes or wants... it's okay. This Kiehl's After-Shave Balm is here for you. Any dude who shaves will appreciate a good after-shave lotion, especially one from Kiehl's, which is an amazing brand. The Ultimate Men's line has a bunch of shaving products, so if you want to spend more, buy more! Otherwise, this will do. You can buy this from Kiehl's for $18
Picnic Time Caliente - Charcoal Grill with Tote/CoolerIf your dad loves camping, hiking, hanging at the beach, or even just tailgating at sports games, this is a really cool gift idea for him. It's a little portable charcoal grill, so he can grill up some food for himself where he is. It also comes with a very handy cooler tote to hold the necessities. You can buy this from Target for $39.99
Beer Opening GlassIf your dad loves a cold glass of beer every once in a while (or more than that), this is a cute gift he'll definitely appreciate. The bottom of the glass has a bottle opener on it, so he never has to search for one again (as long as he's using the glass!). You can buy this from Uncommon Goods for $12.99
Build-On Brick MugSometimes, no matter how old they are, dads are just like little boys at heart. If that sounds like your dad, get him this Lego mug. It's so much more fun and interesting than a boring old mug that says "dad," you know? You can buy this from ThinkGeek for $19.99
Personalized Money ClipA nice money clip is always something any dude will enjoy receiving. They're super useful! I like this leather one, because it's not just a clip - it also has a pocket to hold credit cards and business cards. The personalized touch of his initial is also a great idea. You can buy this from Etsy for $34.99
Omaha SteaksAny meat-eater I know would appreciate getting something from Omaha Steaks as a gift. The company is known for their steaks (obviously), but they also have seafood, sides like mashed potatoes, and bottles of wine. Combos can get pretty expensive, so splitting the price with siblings would be a good idea. Or, if it's just you, this Grilling Duo combo is only about $40. If you want to, you can also offer to cook up the steaks for him when they come in, so he can enjoy a meal on you. Check out more options here
A Cute DIY PhotosetInstead of just giving your dad a sweet frame with a picture of the two of you, get a little more creative. I love this idea! You can make the letters yourself or buy them from a craft store. Print the pictures out and either put them in a frame, or make your own. Source
R2-D2 USB Car ChargerUm, how awesome is this charger? If your dad is a Star Wars fan, this would make an amazing, unique present. He can stick it in his cup holder, it has two ports so it can charge two devices at once... and it also has the power to make all of his buddies jealous. You can buy this from ThinkGeek for $39.99
Edward Marc ChocolatesLet's be real: who doesn't love receiving candy as a gift? If you just want to give your dad something small, a box of chocolates is a great option. Edward Marc makes delicious chocolate you need to check out. I personally am obsessed with these Snappers, which are pretzels with chocolate and caramel. If your dad is into golfing, check out the Edward Marc Chocolate Golf Balls. So cute! You can buy these here from Edward Marc for $7
Which of these gifts would you buy your dad for Father’s Day? How are you celebrating? What are you getting that isn’t included here? Tell me in the comments.