Gift Edit 2023

The Best Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Get a Kick Out Of

updated May 2, 2023
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If there’s one thing we can all agree about our fathers it’s this: they are notoriously hard to shop for. This is maybe why so many gift guides tend to recommend the same things over and over again. Not that there’s anything wrong with a nice tie, but if you’ve already gifted it once (or 10) times, it can be hard to break out of the pattern and do something different. But your dad deserves something unique, and not something that’s going to end up forgotten in the back of a random drawer. But where do you start? Fear not, we took on the challenge and rounded up 21 of the best Father’s Day gifts your dad will actually get a kick out of this year. Check out our favorite gifting finds you may not have thought of below.

Do you have a gift that was a hit with your dad you want to share? Let us know about your favorite Father’s Day gifts in the comments below!

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Uncommon Goods

A pizza oven can cost a pretty penny, but if dad's already got a grill he loves we've got the perfect workaround: a personal pizza grill. All he has to do is assemble a pizza of his choice, pop it inside this mini oven on the grill (just be sure he leaves the lid on), and in 10 minutes he'll have a delicious homemade pie he may even share with you.

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was $139.99

If your dad's an avid reader, the Kindle Paperwhite is the ultimate gift. Made with a 300 ppi glare-free screen, this is totally waterproof (hello poolside reading!) and features a built-in adjustable light and a battery that lasts weeks, not hours. Be sure to preload it with a new read, too!

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was $90.00

For the dad who likes to kick it outdoors, we present the GCI Outdoor SunShade Rocker Collapsible Outdoor Rocking Chair. Compact and designed with a smooth rocking system, Dad will love hanging out in it all summer long (and Mom will love the protection he'll get from the sun with the included SunShade.)

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Urban Outfitters

My dad's a huge t-shirt guy, and a couple of years ago I started an unintentional tradition of gifting him a new shirt from Urban Outfitters Parks Projects collection each Father's Day — and he's begged me to never stop. Celebrating America's National Parks, every piece features a fun design as well as funds projects in National Parks, including vital wildlife conservation efforts, trail restorations, visitor education, and more. I call that a win-win.

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DL Eyewear

Every dad needs a good pair of sunnies. This statement wayfarer pair comes in four chic colors (though we're partial to this Smoke hue) guaranteed to elevate his look.

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was $12.99

Is your dad a pop-culture junkie? Then he'll get a kick out of this adorable Mandolorian Funko Pop. Featuring a depiction of the galaxy's favorite reluctant father figure and his right-hand man, Mando and the Child, it's a gift any Dad-alorian is sure to treasure.

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Uncommon Goods

Is your dad a fan of Kabobs? Then we have the perfect gift: kabob grill baskets. Designed to take the pain and mess out of kabob-making, these baskets are easy to use, easy to flip, and — best of all — ensure no food gets lost below the grill grate.

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was $129.99

Looking to get Dad a stylish new pair of wireless headphones? Pick up the Marshall Minor III True Wireless In-Ear Headphones. Featuring Marshall's classic styling, these headphones offer up to 25 hours of playtime, intuitive touch controls for easy use, and wireless charging.

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Bean Box

If your dad can't start his day without a cup of joe, make sure he's always got some on hand with a Bean Box subscription. We love this sample box that’s packed with four 1.8-ounce pouches of fresh beans, but if you’re feeling a little splurgy, explore the gifts section that includes some very thoughtfully curated boxes.

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Uncommon Goods

No one likes a cold cup of coffee, so make sure Dad never has to deal with one ever again with this self-warming mug. Complete with a gold-plated stirring spoon, all he has to do is place the ceramic mug on top of the smart base and his coffee will stay perfectly warm for up to six hours! Best of all, the heating pad features a zero-gravity switch meaning it only activates when the mug is placed on it for added safety.

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was $24.99

Is your dad always losing his keys? Then he needs a Tile Mate. This Bluetooth-enabled device keeps track of personal belongings via a free iOS or Android app on your Smart Home device. Crisis averted!

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West Elm

We know, whiskey glasses for Dad? Groundbreaking. However, these Schott Zweisel glasses are a top-notch pick fit for any drink (as well as a personal favorite that was a hit with my father just this last year.) Made of Tritan crystal glass, they feature a "dancing" design that's chic and super fun to entertain with.

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Uncommon Goods

Perfect for the history buff, the New York Times Custom Birthday Book is a hard gift to beat. Bound in a gorgeous library binding, this book features a collection of the New York Times' front page personalized to the day of his birth so he can see just how important that day is to the world!

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If your dad is in desperate need of a new water bottle, pick him up a Stanley Quencher. This 40-ounce cup can really do it all: It keeps drinks cold for up to 11 hours, hot for seven, and can even hold ice for up to two days! It’s so popular that this insulated tumbler is referred to as just “the cup” among its loyal fanbase. It’s perfect for anyone looking to stay hydrated during the day. And, because it’s double-wall vacuum insulated, it’s ideal for keeping coffee, tea, and other hot drinks warm in the colder months.

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was $199.00

Give the gift of relaxation: The Theragun Mini is a portable percussion massage gun that melts tension and aids muscle recovery. It's the perfect gift for your favorite athlete, but Dad will also appreciate simply having a massage handy 24/7.

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MasterClass is the perfect give for the forever learner in your life. With it, they'll gain access to thousands of hours of classes geared at helping them master everything from writing their first novel to nailing the perfect pasta, and so much more. It’s a thoughtful, impactful gift that you know he'll love but wouldn't splurge on for himself.

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Butcher Box
was $169.00

If Dad is a serious griller with seemingly all the grilling accessories or gadgets he could need already at his disposal, it can be hard to find him something he doesn't already have. Instead of trying to guess if he could use new tongs, get something he'll always need more of: high-quality meat to grill. With a Butcher Box subscription, he'll be treated to an array of 25 high-quality cuts each month for meals he'll love whipping up.

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Uncommon Goods

What's a grill master without knife skills? This Father's Day, gift your dad this knife skills class from Uncommon Goods. In it, Chef Mark Kalix will teach him the basics of slicing and dicing with precision and introduce him to advanced cuts, like oblique, ribbon, and brunoise. He’ll demonstrate how to hold a knife properly, explain the uses of different types of knives, and teach how to handle tools safely as well as care for them so they’ll stay sharp and last a lifetime. Bonus: This class comes with two recipes from Mark, so he'll be able to use his beautifully prepped ingredients right away.

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Uncommon Goods

Got a father who's especially hard to shop for? Our advice? Get him something heartfelt, like these personalized pint glasses. Customize a pair with a message/name/date/location of your choosing and select a city or town that holds a special place in his heart to be precision-engraved around the entire glass — he'll think of you every time he uses them.

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If you have the budget for a cooler that can protect beers from the heat and marauding bears, your dad will probably be more than psyched to get one. But for the rest of us, this backpack option is under $40 and a useful addition to the man on the go. You can pack picnic lunches, tailgating supplies, or a day's worth of beach beers to go.

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If your dad is anything like mine, he 1. Likes to get outdoors and 2. Has had an electric bicycle on his wishlist for a while now. If you're really looking to splurge, pick him up this electric bike from HOVSCO. Featuring a folding design so it's easy to store and pack away in the back of his car, this bike can last up to 40 miles on pure electric power and over 60 miles with pedal assist making it a can't-miss pick!