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51 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Father’s Day

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With Father’s Day just around the corner (as a reminder, it’s coming up this Sunday), there’s just enough time to get in those last-minute Father’s Day gifts. We’ve said this before, but don’t overthink it. Maybe your dad needs a coffee-table book or a tech gift. Maybe he loves to cook. Maybe he hates it! In the spirit of finding the right thing for your dad, we went in search of all the best Father’s Day gifts on Amazon for every different kind of father.

To make things even easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of 51 last-minute Father’s Day gifts, many of which we’ve written about before. Order any of these gifts today with two-day shipping, and they’ll arrive on your doorstep by Saturday, just in time for the big day. And if you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our very last-minute-friendly Father’s Day gifts on Amazon guide.

For the dad who wishes he could disappear

Off the Grid: Houses for Escape

This coffee-table book chronicles the sustainable dwellings of those who’ve built homes in some far-flung places. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, the book will come with free two-day shipping. (That’s true of all of the items on this list.)

For the dad who runs marathons

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack

This dry bag will help him store all of his wet gear after a race without getting the rest of his belongings soggy — ultramarathoner Michael Wardian says it’s the best gift he’s ever received.

For the dad who wants to bulk up

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

A discreet pull-up bar that will take up much less room than the whole home-gym shebang (so it would make a good gift for the dad who says he never has time).

For the dad who thinks he’s PGA material

Voice Caddie SC 200 Portable Golf Launch Monitor with Audible Output

This performance-tracking system will measure swing speed, ball speed, and track stats (which is why it’s a tried-and-true favorite of dedicated golf dads).

For the dad who’s always looking for a spot to charge his phone

Vogek 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charging Station

A desktop charging station with six (count ‘em!) USB ports for whatever he may need to juice.

For the dad who doesn’t want to deal with cords at all

Seneo iPhone X Wireless Charger

Ditch the cord completely for this wireless-charging setup that boasts thousands of glowing reviews.

For the dad who’s the life of the pool party

AYL SoundFit Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker

A splash-proof Bluetooth speaker that will help him DJ uninterrupted.

For the dad who has separation anxiety

Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser

Petcube’s monitor cams help worried pet owners keep a close eye on their pups while they’re away, and this model even dispenses treats.

For the dad who loves a shiny new toy

DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone

If Dad’s always wanted to take one for a spin, this mini DJI drone wouldn’t be a bad place to start. It has a powerful camera for capturing aerial photos and is easy enough to control with a phone or even by hand.

For the dad who swims with the fishes

Speedo Men’s Surfwalker

A pair of sock-style water shoes that grip your feet like flippers might come in handy.

For the dad who overpacks

AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set — Small, Medium, Large, and Slim

These streamlined packing cubes will help him close his luggage without much of a struggle.

For the dad who’s over his Moleskine

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

A “smart” notebook that lets him digitize his hand-scrawled notes electronically via email or Google Docs. Once he’s gone through the whole thing, he can microwave it to reset it and start all over again (up to five times).

For the dad who wants to brainstorm anywhere

Think Board Premium (Clear) Peel & Stick Dry-Erase Board Film

A peel-and-stick piece of film that lets him turn any surface into a dry-erase board — marker and cleaning spray included.

For the dad who gets headaches

HoMedics SP-100H 3-D Shiatsu and Vibration Massage Pillow

A heated pillow that kneads his neck and head with circular motions.

For the dad who still keeps his toothbrush in a Ziploc

Briggs & Riley Baseline Expandable Toiletry Kit

An expandable toiletry bag that houses a good-for-spills washable interior lining.

For the dad who loves a lounge

John Christian Men’s Hooded Fleece Robe

You can’t go wrong with this smart (and comfy) robe.

For the dad who needs more rest

Nodpod Weighted Sleep Therapy

A doctor-approved weighted eye mask should help him sink into sleep more quickly. Emergency physician Wallace Blake McKinney uses it to sneak in naps in between shifts and says it works even if you’re a side sleeper.

For the dad who cooks in style

ChefSofi Mortar and Pestle Set — Unpolished Heavy Granite

A volcanic-rock mortar-and-pestle set (recommended by chef Alex Stupak) for the home cook who has everything.

For the dad who grows everything

Plant Theatre Psychedelic Salad Kit

These “psychedelic” vegetables — golden beets, radishes, and delicious lemon cucumbers — will add even more variety to his garden.

For the dad who fries everything

Presto FryDaddy

He may not be able to resist the temptation of sticking cheese, potato wedges, or Snickers in this little deep fryer.

For the dad who wants “wow factor”

Charcoal Companion CC6064 Himalayan Salt Plate & Holder

It’s a giant slab of pink Himalayan salt that’s sure to get “oohs” and “aahs” the next time he invites the neighbors over.

For the dad who can’t wait for the wine to breathe

Vinturi Reserve Essential Red Wine Aerator and Carafe Set

A wine aerator and carafe in one.

For the dad who’s addicted to the snooze button

Braun Classic Analog Quartz Alarm Clock

Writer Lauren Levy says this ’80s-style Braun alarm clock helped her curb her snooze-cycle habit for good.

For the dad who’s on the clock

Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass

A one-minute hourglass filled with magnetized iron sand that collects into shards and stalagmites.

For the dad with a Starbucks habit

Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle (Copper)

Maybe now that he has a handsome copper kettle, he can ditch the $4-a-day vice.

For the dad with a Starbucks habit who needs proper cups

Japanese Tea Cups, Set of Two

These Japanese ceramic cups are meant for tea, but they’d be great for water or coffee, too.

For the dad who misses capital-F Fashion

Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent by Christopher Petkanas

Here, 500-plus pages of the story of the relationship between muse Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Laurent, featuring interviews with more than 200 people, including Cecil Beaton, Diana Vreeland, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

For the dad who’s not great at the touch test

ThermoPro Digital Thermometer

He’ll never overcook a pork tenderloin (or undercook a steak) again with this digital thermometer that alerts him when the specified cut is done.

For the dad who wants to jam to Mingus wire-free

B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Over-Ear Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones

Strat writer Steven John says that among Bluetooth headphones, these are the best “in terms of sound quality, comfort, and design.”

For the dad who’s too cool for Fitbit

Withings / Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

A sleek activity and sleep-monitoring watch that doesn’t look like an activity and sleep-monitoring watch.

For the dad who drinks beer discreetly

Westmark Beer Resealer

Perfect for the dad with a lower tolerance. This little gadget helps him reseal his unfinished beer.

For the dad who drinks liquor discreetly

Areaware Liquid Body Flask

A slim flask that has the look of crinkly paper but is actually made of stainless steel.

For the dad who drinks liquor … period

Bormioli Rocco Sorgente Shot Glasses (Set of 6)

The little ripples on these Bormioli shot glasses make them look like they’re elegantly melting.

For the dad who wants to impress his houseguests

Grown Alchemist Hand Wash Sweet Orange, Cedar Wood and Sage

A hand wash with cedarwood, geranium, and sweet-almond oils in handsome if not entirely legible — the print’s teeny-tiny! — packaging.

For the dad who rocks bedhead unintentionally

R+Co Badlands Dry-Shampoo Paste

Your lazy dad will think the culty R+Co invented this styling paste–slash–dry shampoo just for him.

For the dad who sports a five o’clock shadow 24/7

Braun Electric Shaver, Series 7 7865cc Men’s Electric Razor

For the perfectly manicured beard, your dad will appreciate this high-precision trimmer that’s one of our favorite electric razors. (See some of our other best-beard-trimmer picks, too.)

For the dad who keeps his face baby-butt smooth

Proraso Shaving Cream, Refreshing and Toning, 5.2 oz.

And if he prefers to go clean-shaven, he could do a lot worse than this handsome (and affordable) shaving cream.

For the dad who’s a clean freak

Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Cleaning Kit

Give your dad’s power drill new life with these brush heads (which are a favorite of Strategist editor Maxine Builder).

For the dad who could stand to de-stress a little

Urpower Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

A minimal aroma diffuser that came recommended by writer Lindsey Weber for its no-frills design and subtle scent.

For the dad who wants a dog without the maintenance

Contixo Smart Interactive Robot Puppy

A remote-controlled robot dog that barks and plays without needing to be walked or fed or cleaned up after.

For the dad who wants to guest-proof his coffee table

Creative Co-op Hexagon Marble & Wood Coaster Set

These hexagonal wood-and-marble coasters are very lagom.

For the dad who’s over Diptyque

LAFCO New York House and Home Cottage Home Candle

This room-size candle will make him think he’s living by the beach.

For the dad who swears he once had a beer with Bill Murray

'The Tao of Bill Murray' by Gavin Edwards

Maybe he’s in this book! At the very least, he’ll appreciate the collection of the many times the actor mixed and mingled with regular folk.

For the dad who’s convinced his office chair will kill him

Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser

Maybe it’s time he made the move to a standing-desk converter like this one, which people on Amazon rave about for its quality and affordable price point.

For the dad who’s deep in his bartending phase

Rivet 2-Tiered Industrial Rolling Bar Cart

A wood-and-brass bar cart will accentuate his liquor collection — whether it’s booze-aisle fare or three-figure swill — quite nicely.

For the dad who just dusted off his Velvet Underground records

Fluance RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

This boxy, minimalist turntable comes with a built-in preamp. All you’ll need is a set of speakers to get his well-worn records spinning.

For the dad whose feet are always pooped

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function

This foot massager, which allows you to toggle warmth and pressure levels, was a hit among moms. Why not give your dad the same luxury?

For the dad who’s been putting off a chiropractor appointment

ProSource Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

A bit granola-y, but for nearly instantaneous backache relief, this acupressure mat is well vetted by podiatrists, acupuncturists, and our own Strategist writer whose aches wouldn’t go away.

For the jet-setting dad

Dopp Men’s Veneto Traditional Framed Kit-Leather

A handsome, chestnut-hued Dopp kit is certainly much nicer (and environmentally sound) to house travel-size shampoo than a Ziploc bag.

For the dad who wants to hack his golf game

Garmin Approach S20 Golf Watch — Black

Plus, it does double duty as a sleep monitor and step counter.

For the dad who’s stuck in the burbs

Homesick Scented Candle

Grab one in a scent of your choice — oh, say, New York City. Two-day ship it to your old man, and give him a call while you’re at it. He’ll be glad to hear your voice.

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51 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Father’s Day