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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Before you even get a chance to pat yourself on the back for finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift, it’s time to start thinking about your dad. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for all types of dads. Whether yours is a beer enthusiast or an avid golfer, the outdoorsy type or a designer dad, we’re sure you’ll find something here that’s perfect for him. And we’ve made things even easier for you: They’re all available on Amazon.

For the frequent-flying dad

Vim & Vigr Stylish Compression Socks

The stripes make these circulation-boosting socks (always important on long flights) a little more fashion-forward without getting too crazy.

For the road-tripping dad

Yeti Rambler 30-ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Tumbler

A travel mug beloved for fitting in a car’s cup-holder, this tumbler will keep your dad’s coffee hot (or cold) for the long haul.

For the dad who works from home

Brooklyn Athletics Men’s Twill Jogger Pants Soft-Stretch Slim-Fit Trousers

Give his baggy sweatpants an upgrade with these slim-fit joggers that are just tailored enough for the occasional coffee run.

For the dad who works all the time

Cyxus Blue Light Filter Computer Glasses

If he’s always looking at a screen, these glasses filter out harmful blue light that can cause headaches and sleep trouble — and they look stylish, too.

For the retired dad

Instant Pot 6 Quart

Dads looking for a new hobby can go deep on Instant Pot-cooking and learn how to whip up everything from steamed vegetables to homemade Greek yogurt.

For the dad who loves showing off his knife skills

Sharp Pebble Premium Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone

This two-sided knife-sharpening stone will keep his tools at the top of their game — just like him.

For the dad who loves to grill

TNK Brand The Stingray 7-in-1 BBQ Tool

Writer Steven John calls this “the Swiss Army knife of grilling equipment,” because it combines a spatula, grill fork, tongs, and more. There’s also a built-in bottle opener for dads who like to enjoy a beer while they grill.

For the dad who loves lawn games

Kubb Game Premium Set

If he’s already a KanJam pro, introduce him to this Swedish block-tossing game that supposedly dates back to Viking times.

For the dad with the green thumb

White Aspect 20W Luxury LED Grow Light

Your houseplant-loving dad will appreciate this lamp that a leading plantfluencer calls “the decorative grow light” (even if he doesn’t know what a plantfluencer is).

For the dad who wishes he had a green thumb

Costa Farms Snake Plant with 6.5-Inch Wide Mid-Century Modern Planter

Considered one of the best plants for beginners, the unfussy snake plant will boost his confidence. Plus, we found that this one from Amazon is one of the nicest you can order online, and the modern planter is a nice touch.

For the dad who lives for baseball season

Edoneery Washed Twill Low Profile Baseball Cap Hat

A “dad cap” in his team’s color — but without a logo — feels a little more grown-up.

For the dad who can’t find his keys

Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery

Attach one of these to his key chain (or anything else that tends to go missing) and he can summon it from his phone.

For the new dad

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

Keeping a clean house can easily take a backseat to feedings and diaper changes for new parents. Dad will feel like a hero with this automatic vacuum — and love that he can program it from the app.

For the dad who wants some peace and quiet

Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones WH1000XM3

Former tech columnist David Pogue thinks these are the best noise-canceling headphones around. Perfect for dads who need to tune out the world for a little while.

For the dad who can’t sleep

Gravity Blanket

Dad’s insomnia won’t stand a chance against this calming weighted blanket that melts away anxiety like a big bear-hug.

For the dad with a bad back

Snailax Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat

Draped over his favorite chair, this heated electric massager will ease tension in his back and shoulders.

For the dad with sore feet

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager with Deep-Kneading

If he’s always on his feet, he’ll love getting a powerful, heated foot massage when he finally has a chance to sit down.

For the dad who wants to kick back with a cold one

Prince of Scots Professional Series Bartender Bottle Opener

A surprisingly classy, minimalist bottle opener that doesn’t scream “frat boy.”

For the wine-enthusiast dad

Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve

Perfect for stealthy sipping on the beach or at a picnic in the park.

For the low-maintenance dad

Jack Black All-Over Wash for Face, Hair, and Body

For dads who are easily overwhelmed by skin care and hair products, this fresh-scented wash does it all.

For the high-maintenance dad

Jaxon Lane Hydrogel Bro Mask

For dads who do like to dabble in skin care, we recommend this hydrating and anti-aging sheet mask designed for men.

For the dad who loves reading about the past

The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Give your history-buff dad a break from politics and war this year with this fascinating story tracing a rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible on its unlikely journey around the world.

For the dad who loves reading about the future

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Even if your dad is already passionate about saving the planet, New York writer David Wallace-Wells’s book on climate change is an inspiring (and frightening) call to action.

For the dad who just loves reading

Kindle Paperwhite

The latest iteration of Amazon’s Kindle is waterproof, making it ideal for dads who read poolside.

For the dad who loves space

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space

A coffee-table book with more than 400 historical photographs to get dad psyched for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this summer.

For the dad who spends every weekend on the golf course

Under Armour UA Propel Wrap Sunglasses

Tinted for ideal color contrast on the green, these sunglasses will give dad’s game an edge.

For the dad who spends every weekend on the couch

Mindfull Products Couch Caddy

If the weekends are your dad’s downtime, make his lazy days even more relaxing with this caddy that keeps all his necessities at hand — and his drink from spilling.

For the dad who’s always first to get the latest gadgets

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Android Tablet 64GB

This tablet and smart (Alexa-enabled) speaker debuted at CES this year and has lots of features for your dad to explore.

For the dad who’s always last to get the latest gadgets

Jabra Elite 65t Alexa-Enabled True Wireless Earbuds

Music — now without wires!

For the dad who does the crossword puzzle in pen

Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen

Make his impressive feat even more impressive with a classy-looking (but not-at-all expensive) fountain pen.

For the dad who loves showing off pictures of the kids (and grandkids)

Skylight 10-inch Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame

With this (actually decent-looking) Wi-Fi-enabled digital frame, he’ll have instant access to all the latest family photos.

For the dad always planning the next family adventure

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

If your well-traveled dad is looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination for the next family vacation, he’ll find lots of tempting options in this book from the founders of Atlas Obscura.

For the dad who wants to shed a few pounds

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

Make it a family competition for the highest daily step count.

For the DIY dad

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool

Crafted from pale wood, this ten-in-one tool is a bit more handsome than most and will help him with any household project.

For the DIY (foodie) dad

Hot Sauce Kit

Let dad nerd out and create his own hot sauce with this kit that includes heirloom peppers and pH strips for nailing the right level of heat.

For the dad who insists on wearing socks with sandals

Stance Men’s Nero Socks

At least these colorful socks make the look seem intentional.

For the dad training for his first marathon

Balega Silver Antimicrobial No-Show Compression-Fit Running Socks

Don’t let dad make the rookie mistake of running in cotton socks and ending up with blisters. These wick moisture away from the foot and feature silver threads to keep them smelling fresh even on long runs.

For the dad training for his tenth marathon

Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS Running Watch

If your dad’s gunning for a Boston-qualifying time (or just a personal best), he’ll love that this GPS watch analyzes his training and can be programmed for specific workouts.

For the dad who’s prepared for anything

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Rechargeable Lantern with USB Power Hub

This tiny lantern was one of our expert-recommended picks for blackout must-haves, but it’d also be a hit on a camping trip.

For the dad who just got Spotify

Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Home Smart Speaker

He’ll love how easy it is to stream his favorite tunes throughout the house.

For the dad with a record collection

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable

His beloved B-sides and deep cuts will sound great on this very attractive turntable.

For the dad who always kicks the covers off

PeachSkinSheets Original Moisture Wicking Sheet Set

Approved by sweaty sleepers, these moisture-wicking sheets will keep him cool on summer nights.

For the dad who babies the dog

FurHaven Deluxe Chaise Faux Fur & Suede Pet Bed

A plush chaise longue with a supportive orthopedic foam base, because your dad’s best friend deserves the best.

For the dad who babies the cats

PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Dog and Cat Water Fountain

An elegant water fountain for discerning kitties who prefer running water — and the dads who indulge them.

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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad