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30 Things on Sale That Would Make Excellent Father’s Day Gifts

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We know that shopping for Father’s Day gifts is often a stumper, which is why we’ve been hard at work curating gift guides for all the dads, granddads, husbands, and other dad figures in your life here. Giving a gift he’ll actually use doesn’t have to cost a lot — we’ve done some digging through the internet’s sales bins and found some nice gifts that are great deals and very thoughtful. Everything below will arrive by Sunday, June 18, but don’t dillydally.

If he likes to bring his own coffee or tea to the office, this Stanley thermos keeps beverages piping hot all day long.

Ease tension in his back and shoulders with this heated massage cushion that has four deep-kneading nodes and three levels of intensity. It can be draped over any chair — whether at home or his office.

Theragun Mini
From $199
From $199

For a portable option Dad can use to work out his stiff muscles and knots, Macklemore says that this tool is ideal for traveling, since it fits easily in a bag or carry-on: “If you spend, like, five, ten minutes with a Theragun, your body is going to feel better.”

Our best nonstick ceramic skillet is 30 percent off right now. After using these pans daily for almost two years — and even testing three cookbooks with them — recipe developer and food writer Caroline Lange says that her GreenPans show minimal wear. She says they clean easily too: “If there’s ever any oil cooked on (like if I fry an egg really hot), scrubbing with a bit of baking soda takes it right off.”

If Dad won’t give up skinny jeans, give him these straight-leg Levi’s that many denim experts, writers, and podcasters say are essential.

This four-piece set includes the menthol shaving cream that Rob Thomas has used for years for its subtle scent. “I don’t think your shaving cream should give you away before you walk into a room,” he says.

And if Dad’s scent is anything but sophisticated, steer him in the right direction with this woody cologne from Tom Ford. Formula One racing driver Lando Norris never travels without the fragrance, which has notes of leather, violet, and jasmine.

Global Classic Chef’s Knife

Strategist editor Maxine Builder (who has been a fan since 2013) describes our top-rated chef’s knife as comfortable to hold and with “enough arc to the blade that you can really get into a rhythm with chopping and dicing.”

Giant Jenga

After his Father’s Day brunch concludes, get outside with this giant version of the game-night staple. Liam Macleod, director and head camper at Camp No Counselors, says that it’s “inclusive of everyone — you can play with two or 20 people.”


If he’s still freezing cuts of meat in Ziploc bags, upgrade his setup with one of our best vacuum sealers. This wallet-friendly option from Anova (even less expensive now that it’s on sale) is praised by Dave Yasuda, director of marketing at Snake River Farms, for its powerful suction and leakproof, double-seal capabilities.

This classic Kaweco fountain pen “writes perfectly,” author André Aciman says. “It’s like the Volkswagen of pens with a Jaguar engine.”

Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio swears he can’t live without this smart meat thermometer, which features “two sensors — one to get the internal temperature of what you’re cooking and one to get the ambient temperature of the oven.”

Gift the dad who desperately needs some shut-eye this Strategist favorite white-noise machine.


The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker is packed with LED lights that make it feel like a futuristic lava lamp.

For dads who love to golf, the high-tech Arccos system can help keep track of their performance on the green. Fourteen sensors attach to club heads, then automatically collect and send information to the accompanying app via their phone (or smart watch) in real time.

Tile Pro

He won’t have to worry about losing luggage during summer travel with Tile Pro, which connects to an app to easily locate his belongings.

A nice-looking leather wireless charging tray will keep his phone charged and keys, change, and other clutter corralled.

Boy Smells makes some of our favorite candles, and a few are on sale at Shopbop. Prunus has notes of oak moss, fig, plum, vanilla, and yuzu.

Redhead is an earthier option, with notes of frankincense, saffron, redwood, poppy, and pomelo.

The weather may be heating up, but these shearling-lined UGG slippers (in an elegant brown suede) will be appreciated year-round.

$95 for 3

It may seem simple, but this three-pack of striped dress socks from Paul Smith is substantial and thoughtful.

You could give him these no-nonsense crew socks that work for everyday wear and for workouts.

Pair this whimsical planter with greenery from your local nursery.

Inspire his next vacation with Wildsam’s all-encompassing guide to the best-of-the-best Texas barbecue.

For the man who loves to camp — and needs access to caffeine at all times.

Pair this fancy ice mold (from Strategist-favorite W&P) with a bottle of his favorite spirit.

A quick-drying Turkish towel for impromptu beach days.

This Printworks puzzle is pretty enough to frame once he’s finished.

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For the dad who’s serious about U.S. history, this book written by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Stacy Schiff chronicles Samuel Adams’s crucial role in the American Revolution.

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30 Excellent Father’s Day Gifts (That Happen to Be on Sale)