We don’t always thank each other, but this Father’s Day, as James Taylor says—“We want to stop. And thank you, baby.”
Father's Day is almost here, and we want to celebrate our amazing baby daddies in the best way possible—getting him something unique, awesome, and (let's be real) probably covered in bacon.
For all the diaper changes, encouraging texts when your daughter will not get dressed and you're running (very) late, that awesome pep talk on your first day back to work after maternity leave, and everything in between—we want to shout it from the rooftops—you ROCK.
We found the best gifts for every kind of dad out there—from the dapper dad, to the grill master, and everything in between—we've got you covered, mama.
Here's our ultimate Father's Day gift guide to show your man what a wonderful dad you think he is, whatever his style—
1. For the everyman
These awesome crates are filled to the brim with everything from hot sauce to coffee percolators, depending on which specialty you choose. Bonus—they come with a crowbar to crack them open. Let's just say, he will be impressed.
Could you imagine a new type of bacon delivered to your door every month? Talk about a gift for yourself, too. (They also have many other monthly clubs—everything from chocolate to hot sauce to olive oil club, and more.)
2. The cool dad
The game of cornhol (baggo, bean bag toss) has really picked up steam the last couple of years. If you're at a fun BBQ (and even some weddings), you're pretty much guaranteed to see a cornhole setup in the backyard. This is a staple for keeping the cool dad's social game on point.
Hook your baby daddy up with some all-natural, aloe vera based products that are safe and feel smooth. These products are made in the USA, and do not discriminate on size of beard or fullness.
3. The cocktail connoisseur
Abottle of Lagavulin, a smoky single malt scotch, would make Ron Swanson and your husband proud. So, #treatyoself, pops.
Bourbon, rum, or whiskey get better with age (just like the two of you), so let him customize his own spirits to his liking with this DIY kit. He'll think you're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey. Well, because, you are.
Every James bond knows you can't stir a martini. You must shake it. Gift him his own cocktail shaker and he'll be feeling as suave as 007 in no time.
4. The dapper dad
You Stitch Fix or Le Tote, he Trunk Clubs. Everyone deserves to look stylin', and it's not as easy to shop for ourselves during these busy days. A gift card to a personal stylist service is thoughtful and helpful.
Is there anything cuter than seeing your mini-man wearing the same bathing suit as his proud papa? We're not sure there is. Tom & Teddy suits are what preppy dad's dreams are made of.
5. The nerd
A shirt that proudly proclaims “best dad in the Galaxy" would impress even the most advanced Jedi's. May the force be with you this Father's Day.
This throwback to mixed tape days of yore is the perfect office accessory. Only downfall is that you'll want to take it apart so you can pop it in for a listen...but it's too cute to break.
5. The foodie
Sure he's eaten his fair share of delicious bacon, but has he ever cured his own? The satisfaction of curing your own bacon is high, so expect excitement levels to match.
Every foodie needs one. You choose the wood and how you want it customized, and he chooses the meat and cheese selection. Bon appétit!
6. The eco dad
Use this directory to locate a CSA near you. It'll tell you which farms in the area offer a CSA (community supported agriculture) share, and the specifics that go along with it. CSA shares offer delicious in-season fruits and vegetables (and sometimes meat and dairy) either to your doorstep or for pickup that'll keep your family happy and healthy all season long.
This tumbler compost aerates easily and you only have to rotate it once a week, or after every addition. It's low maintenence, and will have fresh compost in just 14 days. Reducing waste in our world is so important, your eco man will appreciate it.
6. The music man
If your husband commutes to work, likes to listen to podcasts, watch movies on his laptop, or is a music buff—these are a no brainer for a successful Father's Day gift choice. They are wireless which is quite frankly, life changing.
For the record loving pops, this USB turntable is revolutionary. It's compact so you can bring it anywhere you go, and it's analog-to-digital transfer feature makes converting your vinyls over to your phone (or other devices) seamless.
7. The traveller
Herschel's duffle is the perfect size for a weekend bag or even a gym bag. It's practical, functional, yet still stylish and classy. Pair it with a weekend trip—just the two of you—and you get super extra special gold stars.
This case is amazing and (knock on wood) indestructible. It “exceeds Military Standards for protection" (um, so basically, exactly what toddler parents need?) and also provides more than 100% extra battery.
8. The practical papa
This helpful bag will keep dad organized on the go. It has twenty pockets to fit all your needs. Plus, it comes with a 7800mAh power bank which keeps your devices charged so you don't have to worry about running low on battery, or the necessities.
These are cool and functional (always a great combo.) Extremely compact, waterproof, and perfect for a few people to sit on. Your baby daddy can bring this to the beach, camping, and concerts.
9. The writer
Super interesting an eye-catching design on front? Check. This will make writing notes down more fun to your husband, so he'll never forget to pick up wine again. Right?
This notebook is super easy to jot notes or reminders down, and doubles as an emergency keep-my-child-busy-and-happy toy for your little one. Win-win.
10. The grill master
Allow him a break from his Sriracha bottle, and introduce the grill master to a four pack of hot sauce straight from Portland, Oregon. This pack comes with four 4oz bottles with flavors like red chili lime and smoked habanero barbeque (YUM.) He's got hot sauce in his bag, #swag.
Even the best grill master can learn a thing or two about the meat they're cooking. This cook book covers seventy five beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry recipes for you to try out this grilling season.
11. The new dad
Your man is rad—a rad husband, and a rad dad. Show your appreciation for the proud new papa with a mug that'll serve a dual purpose—to serve up some liquid energy and put a smile on his face.
New parenthood can leave you feeling more tired than you've ever felt in your life. You may even reach zombie status. So, caffeine please! This energetic trio will keep the new daddio feeling refreshed (okay, as refreshed as possible...) at any time of day.
Some days just call for iced coffee instead of hot. And on those days, the Toddy cold brew coffee maker is where it's at—for iced coffee or iced tea. It also makes piping hot coffee (but no electricity required!)
12. The outdoorsman
Adventure. Adrenaline. And...a place to sleep. This hammock can fit two people, and would be a super fun way to sleep on a camping trip or to take a break on a long hike. Just hook it up, hang out (literally), and then pack up quick and be on your way. Adventure awaits!
This glass is super useful for everyone from the seasoned outdoorsmen to the person who prefers glamping, if they must. It won't rust, is BPA-free, and will keep a drink cold for up to 4.5 hours and a drink hot for 1.5 hours.
13. The athlete
These made-in-Vermont socks are lightweight, comfortable, and won't slip or bunch (which is sooo annoying.) Merino wool will keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter—which basically means it's a magical fabric.
This set of four coasters are made of the same leather footballs are made from—so they are water resistant and durable. And will be awesome tailgating accessories this fall.
14. The classic pops
Nicely presented, eight earthy-Cuban style cigars will make him feel as cool as Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Just stop him before he takes things into Tony Soprano territory.
The Chillsner will cool your beer in seconds and keep it that way the whole drink through. Never deal with a warm beer again.
15. The organizationally challenged dad
Simple, clean, and minimalistic. Planners are amazing and life-changing when it comes to organizing your time and to-do lists. So, if your man already likes to keep track of everything this way, he'll appreciate this gift. And, if planning and organizing is something he needs a little help with, well then he will eventually appreciate this gift.
This handmade bamboo docking and charging station provides an organized home for all those important items that somehow go missing when you need them most—keys, wallet, glasses, phone, pens, and more.
16. The DIY dad
While dipping your child's foot in paint may sound a little messy for you, fear not—this craft is easy, fun, and has a super cute outcome. See?
Handmade cards are MUCH better than $5 store bought cards. So go for extra bonus points this Father's Day—saving money by not buying a card, and bonus sentimental points for having your little one make them something awesome.
Classic. Relaxing. Delicious. When in doubt, always assume breakfast in bed will put a smile on someone's face. These recipes are no brainers.