Gifts for dads who are Sedaris fans, coffee fiends, audiophiles, and more.
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Just as with moms, there’s no one type of dad. There’s the outdoorsy dad, the techie dad, the designy dad, the healthy dad, the young dad, the (ahem) seasoned dad — the list goes on. So we racked our brains to come up with the best gifts for the many, many different kinds of dads you might be shopping for this Father’s Day, which falls on Sunday, June 17th. Order any of these gifts today with two-day shipping, and it’ll arrive on Saturday (just in the nick of time). And if you’re looking for more eleventh-hour ideas, be sure to check out our last-minute Father’s Day gift guide, too.
For the dad with achy feet
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function
So this was one of the best-selling gifts from our Mother’s Day gift guide — and for good reason. We actually just bought one for ourselves and love the thing. Because achy feet know no gender.
For the dad who just wants a glass or two while watching ‘Last Week Tonight’
The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver With 2 Vacuum Stoppers
Does dad appreciate wine without downing the whole bottle? Now he doesn’t have to feel the pressure of degrading his precious bottle of Pinot Gris. Sommeliers and wine experts think the Vacu Vin does a great job of preserving an open bottle of wine.
A definitive biography of photographer Weegee, who arguably invented the modern crime scene photo. New York’s own Chris Bonanos wrote the well-reviewed book (so you know it’s good), and two Strategist editors are gifting it to their dads, too.
VR technology is getting more accessible and cheaper by the minute, especially now that the wireless Oculus Go headset (which doesn’t require hooking up to your PC like the Rift) is available for under $250.
For the dad who wants to monitor air quality (discreetly)
Awair Air Quality Monitor
It looks like an alarm clock, until you notice the little divoted hole. That’s how the Awair monitors allergens and pollutants in the air, giving dad actionable steps to take (especially if he’s a new dad with a baby).
For the dad who needs his coffee at an optimal 137 degrees
Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
Speaking of matte black, how futuristic is this thermos? He probably doesn’t need something that keeps his drink to an exact temperature (you adjust how hot you want to keep it by turning the bottom of the tumbler), but he’ll certainly want it.
For the dad whose Sunday routine doesn’t require leaving bed
Original BedShelfie Bedside Shelf
Dads whose idea of a perfect day means lying in bed will enjoy this shelf, which clamps onto a bed frame and is ideal for holding a computer (or snacks or books). Makes for a great makeshift nightstand for small spaces, too.
In our Father’s Day gift guide last year, we told you about the Rocketbook Wave smart notebook, which allows you to take notes that can be sent to your phone up to five times (you erase it by microwaving it). For the dad who needs to use his notebook an infinite number of times, there’s the Rocketbook Everlast, which can be used endlessly with a wipe of water (no microwave necessary). If you get one of these, be sure to stock up on the Pilot FriXion pens, whose ink is the only kind that will bond with the special paper.
He’ll appreciate a plug-and-go deep fryer with no temperature settings or baskets to speak of. Fill it to the line with oil, and you’re off to a world of doughnuts, French fries, and deep-fried Snickers.