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All the Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day — Sunday, June 21 — is only a handful of days away, but there’s still time to pick out a thoughtful gift. To help you find the best gifts for Dad, no matter what he’s into, we’ve put all our best Father’s Day gift ideas — from an indoor, three-hole putting green to an at-home kombucha-brewing kit — all in one place. That includes gifts for outdoorsy dads, techie dads, even dads who love a designer label. And while we predict some of these won’t be able to arrive right in time, they’ll most certainly be worth the wait (and you can send Dad a little something virtual in the meantime, too).

Best virtual Father’s Day gifts

Since everything from wine tasting to tarot reading is happening online these days, we’ve rounded up the best virtual gifts for every type of dad, including this annual membership for MasterClass, an online learning platform taught by celebrity experts. He’ll get access to all of the platform’s 82 classes, which include everything from the Art of Negotiation by Chris Voss to a class on comedy taught by Steve Martin, so he’s certain to find something that piques his interest. Read more here.

Best last-minute Father’s Day gifts

It might not feel last minute, but given all of the shipping delays, your window to get an on-time Father’s Day gift is growing smaller. So we’ve rounded up a bunch of gifts that’ll ship before next Sunday, including this volcanic-rock mortar-and-pestle set (recommended by chef Alex Stupak) for the dad-slash-home cook who makes a mean guacamole. Read more here.

Best gifts for every type of dad

Hyperice Hypervolt

If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the best Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad, from the dad who loves a DIY project to the one with a sore back. Either will almost certainly love this chiropractor-approved gadget for massaging tight muscles. Read more here.

Best gifts for every type of dad (that you can buy on Amazon)


If you’re more of a one-stop-shopper, we’ve rounded up all of the best Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad that you can buy from Amazon — most with two-day shipping, too. There’s something for golf dads to foodie dads to even the dad who loves a good lawn game, such as this Swedish block-tossing game that supposedly dates back to Viking times (and can be played from a socially responsible distance). Read more here.

Best Father’s Day gifts from Black-owned businesses

For conscious shoppers, we put together a list of the best Father’s Day gifts that you can buy from Black-owned businesses, including a woodsy soy wax candle and this hand-dyed long-sleeve shirt made from recycled cotton, for the former-hippie dad who remembers the first wave of the tie-dye craze. Read more here.

Best skin-care Father’s Day gift

For the dad who’s making his first foray into skin care, our in-house beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton put together a guide to all of her favorite multiuse products for low-maintenance dads, with everything from moisturizing bar soap to this fix-it-all skin soufflé for dry, cracked, and/or irritated skin that can be applied almost anywhere. Read more here.

Best Father’s Day gifts according to Strategist dads

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To find out what real dads actually want this Father’s Day, we asked our very own dads about the items they can’t live without, with answers ranging everywhere from a humble bag of frozen peas to this briefcase that Strategist writer Lauren Ro gifted her father. It’s “formal enough to go with my suits,” her father says, and he likes that it’s “not too modern, but has a more traditional look.” Read more here.

Best D.I.Y. Father’s Day gift

For the dad who likes to get his hands dirty, we found the best D.I.Y. gifts for every kind of dad, from a 960-piece Fiat 500 model car Lego set to this deluxe kombucha-brewing kit for the dad who prefers his fermented beverages to be probiotic-packed. Read more here.

Best designer Father’s Day gifts

We found the cheapest, nicest gifts from designer brands for the dad who likes labels, or just enjoys the finer things in life, like this woodsy Byredo candle inspired by a tree house in Tokyo. Read more here.

Best Father’s Day beer gifts

Since most dads we know like to crack open a cold one with the boys, we talked with brewers and beer enthusiasts to find the best Father’s Day beer gifts that are more exciting than another branded pint glass, like this sculptural yet ergonomic bottle opener. Read more here.

Best Father’s Day books for every type of dad

Whether he’s into thrillers or crossword puzzles, there’s a book for every kind of dad on this list, including this World War II title from Erik Larson, which includes diaries, archival documents, and recently released intelligence reports to describe Churchill’s daily life as he led the British during WWII. More here.

Best gift for outdoorsy dads

If your dad’s ideal Father’s Day is spent on a river raft or trekking up a mountain, this is the guide for him: We found some of the best gifts for outdoorsy dads who climb, kayak, trail run, and more, including this Topo Designs daypack that looks nice enough to wear to his local coffee shop (for contactless pickup) but is still durable enough for a Father’s Day hike. Read more here.

Best Father’s Day gifts (that do good, too)

One way to do good this Father’s Day is to give directly to a charity, but we’ve also rounded up some gifts that do good, too — like this limited-edition Joe Coffee blend, whose proceeds will be donated to a local charity of the roaster’s choosing. Read more here.

Best gifts for bird-watching dads

To find the best gifts for the dad who’s into bird-watching, we talked to ten bird-watching experts about the gifts they themselves would want — almost all of whom recommended getting binoculars, like these waterproof, lightweight ones that offer 8x magnification. Read more here.

Best gift for dads who like a close shave

For the dad who takes his grooming seriously, we think this electric razor, which we named the very best electric razor for its close shave, lightweight design, and minimal irritation, makes the cut for a thoughtful Father’s Day gift. Read more here.

Best gift for new dads

To help new dads adjust to, well, being a dad, we found a bunch of thoughtful, practical, and time-saving gifts for dads with little ones, including this top-rated slow cooker that’ll make meal prep a breeze, leaving him the whole afternoon to himself. Read more here.

Best gift for techie dads

If you’re trying to buy a techie gift for an even tech-ier dad, this is the guide for you. There’s up-to-date gifts at every price point, from a set of smart plugs to these well-reviewed noise-canceling headphones. Read more here.

Best gift for dads who golf

For the dad who wishes he could spend Father’s Day on the green, gift him this three-hole indoor putting mat, which the dad of one Strategist editor used to turn his living room into an 18-hole mini golf course. Read more here.

Best gifts for foodie dads

From the Kitchen Confidential superfan to the dad-slash-pitmaster, we found all of the best gifts for foodie dads, including this supersharp gyutou-style chef knife, which, according to Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, is a “total everything-you-do type of chef’s knife.” Read more here.

Best gift for dads who grill

To celebrate the dad who likes to light up the grill, we found all of the best grilling gifts, from vegetable grill baskets to top-rated meat thermometers to this personalized branding iron that one Strategist contributor bought for her boyfriend, who’s since branded everything from sirloins to hamburger patties. Read more here.

Best food Father’s Day gift

While you likely won’t be able to treat your dad to a Father’s Day brunch at his favorite spot this year, you are able to send him a fresh-from-Maine lobster-roll kit to assemble at home and enjoy out on the lawn. More here.

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All the Best Gift Ideas for Father’s Day