Gift Edit 2023

23 Last-Minute (But Still Thoughtful) Father’s Day Gifts That They’ll Love

updated Jun 6, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Father’s Day is coming up fast — like June 18 fast. So have you thought about what you’re gifting the dad, stepdad, grandpa, uncle, or father figure in your life? If you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift on a deadline, fear not: We rounded up 23 last-minute gifts that are anything but half-baked. From the best subscriptions and must-have tech gadgets to self-care items he’d never spoil himself with and outdoor finds he’ll put to great use this summer, these gifts will truly show him how much you care — and he’ll actually be excited about them. Plus, all these presents will arrive before Father’s Day (as long as you place your order soon). The perfect gift delivered on time? You can’t get better than that. (P.S. Check out our ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for more memorable gift ideas you can pretend you thought of on your own.)

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For all of the years that you mooched off your dad for his streaming subscriptions, pay it back by giving him ESPN+. He’ll get access to thousands of events, exclusive series from MLB, NHL, MLS, Series A, FA Cup, Top Rank Boxing, and more. Let’s just say if he loves sports, this gift is a no-brainer.

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If you're looking for a sweet, sentimental gift, get him one of these "What I Love About Dad" books. Simply fill in the journal with thoughtful answers to the prompts given before gifting for a pocket-sized gift he's sure to read again and again.

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After we tested five highly-rated travel mugs, the Zojirushi came out on top by far, so if dad's looking for the perfect to-go cup, this is it. The stainless steel 16-ounce mug kept coffee piping hot at 139ºF after a whopping four hours, which was 30 degrees higher than the other models tested. Plus, it works equally well at keeping a drink cold, too! (I've personally forgotten my Zojirushi in a 90-degree car and found my drink was still ice-cold after five hours.)

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Driftaway Coffee

Every coffee-loving dad needs a Driftaway Coffee Subscription. Each subscription starts with an “Explorer Kit” of four coffees from around the world, which he then rates online. His ongoing deliveries will then be catered to his tastes. These boxes are seriously customizable, with choices for just about every type of coffee for every type of machine, and can be purchased in 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions.

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Help Dad take in the great outdoors with this folding canopy chair. It creates a personal shade patch to keep him cool and comfortable even on hot days, has two cup holders, and folds down into an easy-to-carry bundle for convenient transportation. This chair is actually such a great upgrade from average folding chairs that you might want to get one for yourself while you're at it.

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Upgrade his shaving kit to one that works better than flimsy (and environmentally-unfriendly) single-use razor heads and looks way nicer. This set includes everything Dad needs to get a close and smooth shave: safety razor, replacement blades, shaving cream brush and mixing bowl, and a stand to hold everything. The main pieces are also made by hand from stylish wood, so this will look great on any bathroom shelf.

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West & Willow

If your dad has a furry friend he can't live without, tug on his animal-loving heartstrings with a West & Willow custom pet portrait! Simply upload a photo of their pet onto the order form and this company will turn it into an illustrated portrait. Choose from three sizes, three background colors, and two frame colors to create a thoughtful gift your dad will appreciate forever.

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was $39.99

Does your dad love spending time on his patio but also hates all the mosquitos? We've got the perfect thing. Instead of sticky mosquito repellent spray or a ton of citronella candles, consider a highly effective rechargeable mosquito repellent machine! This chargeable and portable mosquito repeller from Thermacell dispenses an almost undetectable vapor that wards off mosquitos within a 20-foot radius of its location. Now, he can garden or sit outdoors without hesitation!

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For a sentimental read, pick up My Father’s List. This book centers around journalist Laura Carney's mission to complete her late father Mick’s bucket list, what it took to make his dreams a reality, and a father’s lessons on how to fully live life. While currently only available for pre-order, it's slated for a June 13th release, so you can be sure it'll arrive on his doorstep just in time for a Father's Day read.

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was $99.99

Looking for a gift the whole family can enjoy? This Water Garden comes with everything you need to grow a succulent or houseplant garden all year round and doubles as an aquaponic fish tank that's a great way to teach your littles about the beauty of nature!

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The Sill

Is there any better Father's Day gift than gifting the plant dad in your life a new plant baby? This best-selling Monstera plant from The Sill is a beautiful option that also comes with your choice of pot.

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MasterClass is seriously the gift that keeps on giving. For just $15 a month, you can give him access to some of the greatest teachers of all time, in a variety of subjects. MasterClass offers over 80 courses and thousands of lessons where experts like Malcolm Gladwell and Serena Williams teach their craft — you can either purchase an All-Access Pass, or choose one class to give as a gift.

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was $249.95

If your dad is in need of a new pair of headphones, these are the ones to get him. Beloved for their rich, booming bass and wrap-around ear design that stays in place during even the most rigorous use, the Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones are some of the best in the game. Plus, they're also currently $70 off, which is great for a couple of reasons but most of all because you know dad loves when you can score a great deal.

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Fresh Clean Tees
was $95.00

Looking to get dad some nice shirts for the summer? You've got to check out this set from Fresh Clean Tees. Coming with five comfy shirts made with StratuSoft (the brand's own cotton-poly fabric), we love that this brand offers size-inclusive and super soft, durable tees in tons of styles — the ultimate trifecta!

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The perfect companion to a new set of sheets? The perfect pillow. The Foam Pillow from Casper is a Best List winner thanks to its incredible support. It perfectly contours to your head but not in a head-sinks-right-through-the-pillow way — instead, it cradles your head and keeps your neck and spine aligned all night long, making it ideal for those with neck pain.

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Thrive Market

For busy dads, it doesn’t get much better than groceries delivered right to their door. Snag him a Thrive Market gift card, so he can get the highest quality healthy, and sustainable products delivered to him at members-only prices. He’ll be able to shop by diet and values from over 6,000 wholesome food, home, and beauty products.

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Gift the wine connoisseur in your life a subscription to Firstleaf. With a gift card to Firstleaf, your dad can select and customize a box of up to six wines. Who knows, he may even pop one open with you, too!

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For the dad infamous for his famous morning smoothies, get the Ninja TWISTi DUO. The latest innovation from the iconic home appliance brand, this blender is guaranteed to be a hit. It has smartTORQUE technology to blend through frozen and dense ingredients, internal arms that automatically tamp down food, and a generous 34-ounce basin (as well as one 18-ounce and one 24-ounce cup, which can be used as to-go cups).

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was $160.00

Dads don't always spoil themselves when it comes to bedding, so do it for him with a seriously sweet set from Luxome Home. These bamboo sheets boast a 400 thread count — the highest thread count of any bamboo viscose sheets ever made — for an exceptionally soft feel he's going to love.

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Let him live his professional-chef dreams with this handy portable pizza oven from Gozney. Beloved for its ease of use, this gas-powered device makes cooking restaurant-grade pizza in your backyard simple thanks to its anywhere design, detachable burner, and built-in thermometer.

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Bradford Exchange

If your dad's anything like mine, he's a fan of the Duke. If yours is too, then he'll love this gorgeous commemorative John Wayne watch from Bradford Exchange. It features a quartz movement, chronograph stopwatch, gold-tone replica signature, and etched quote on the back all packed in a gorgeous gift box.

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There's still time to really spoil your old man, so if he's had an eye on an e-bike now's the perfect time to surprise him. This model from ANCHEER offers four levels of power assistance and a batter that can go 40 miles per charge! Top that off with a sleek carbon steel and aluminum alloy construction and this is a solid bike you know he'll appreciate taking out on his next excursion!

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was $499.99

Your dad is always talking about going paddle boarding so hold him to his word by gifting him with his own inflatable paddleboard set! This set some with a 10-foot board, a coiled ankle cuff safety leash, an aluminum paddle, a manual air pump, and a handy storage bag. Just be sure you go with him on his first time out on the water — the videos you'll get of him falling will be an additional gift.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.