10 Father’s Day gifts he’ll actually want

These are the 10 gifts he actually wants this year.

10 Father’s Day gifts he’ll actually want

There’s actually nothing better in life than a partner who rocks at #dadlife. So we think the amazing father in your life deserves a gift as awesome as he is.


After some serious digging, we’ve found some of our favorite items—all well-loved by the fathers we well-love.

1. For use with a crowbar: Mancrates

Trust us, the man in your life will be thrilled just by the packaging on any ManCrates gift. Shipped in crates and arriving with a crowbar (seriously), these themed boxes range from exotic meats to auto care to outdoor survival and beyond. Each crate is packed with items he’ll love and want to put to use right away.

Pro tip: Don’t let the kids nearby when he starts opening his crate. We’ve known dads to get a little overly excited with the crowbar.

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2. To bring out their inner teenager: Onewheel electric board

Whether surfer, snowboarder, skateboarder, or just a fun seeker, no one can resist the thrill of Onewheel’s smooth ride. The most intuitive (lean forward to go, back to slow down) board out there, Onewheel cruises up to 15 MPH and only takes 20 minutes to fully recharge. Built by a crew of with serious engineering cred and a dream of feeling like snowboarding on fresh powder, it will turn any commute or walk to the park into your personal playground.

Pro tip: Charge it in advance to let him hop right on. And don’t forget a helmet.

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3. A diaper bag he’ll actually want to carry: BabyZala’s Baby Bootcamp bag

BabyZala’s Baby Bootcamp bag is about as neutral as they come. It’s an all in one bag that holds everything for baby (think lots of pockets for bottles, diapers, wipes, etc.) with plenty of room left over for all of your on-the-go essentials. And the best part is no one will know if dad is carrying around his iPad or your toddler’s favorite stuffed bear!

Pro tip: The front pocket of this bag folds down to hold a towel or even a yoga mat.

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4. Something for an Insta-worthy #twinsies photo op: Pair of Thieves Dad + Kid socks

Looking for a new twist on the tried and true matching clothes gift idea? Pair of Thieves Dad + Kid Twinsies sets will knock your socks off. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.) Made with added padding and a flat toe seam, these moisture wicking, odor resistant, and most importantly uber comfy socks are perfect for a day of adventure or an afternoon on the couch with your little one. The hardest part will be choosing which pair to rock this Father’s Day!

Pro tip: If you’re looking to bring your matching to a whole new level, Pair of Thieves also makes Dad + Kid undies!

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5. An accessory that’s as stylish as it is functional: Tether camera strap

Phone snaps are great, but nothing beats the real deal. Make sure dad always looks cool while capturing the kiddos’ every moment. Tether makes super stylish leather and denim camera straps that are perfect for the amateur and photo buff alike. Add a monogram to make to make it extra special.

Pro tip: Procrastinators, unite! Tether straps ship 24-36 hours after purchase, so no need to think (too far) ahead.

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6. For a global caffeine buzz: Atlas Coffee Club subscription

For the coffee lovers out there?, an Atlas Coffee Club subscription is a fun way to explore the world's best blends—with the ease of your own coffee machine. Each bag comes with an interesting description of where the coffee originated, what flavors you can expect and how it was processed.

Pro tip: Once you've found your coffee soul-mate, you can half the "world tour" and just order bags of your favorite brew.

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7. A grill gift that isn’t...overdone: Uncommon Goods’ Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank

We know that a grilling gift for Father’s Day doesn’t sound so original, but trust us on this one—the Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank from Uncommon Goods will spice up dad’s BBQ game for sure. This hand-carved platter multitasks as a serving piece and a grilling platter, giving your food just the right touch of salty goodness.

Pro tip: Salt is a long-lasting and naturally anti-bacterial mineral, so these plates need very little care to last for many years. Just wipe clean and dry after each use!

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8. A classic watch with a modern twist: Timex for J. Crew watch

Inspired by vintage diving watches, this Timex for J. Crew watch is about as all-American as it gets. Whether dad’s on land or at sea—or even just splashing around the baby pool—this classic piece will never go out of style and, most importantly, won’t break the bank.

Pro tip: Keep him on his toes with lots of different choices for interchangeable bands like, this and this.

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Our favorite last-minute picks

You’re busy, we get it. (I mean, we really get it.) Here are a few last-minute gift ideas that are sure to deliver.

9. An easier way to satisfy his inner book nerd: Audible subscription

Dad needs some downtime, too, and an audiobook is a perfect way to unwind whether he’s in the car, on a train, or relaxing after baby’s in bed. Audible boasts the world’s largest library of audio books and ad-free podcasts. Membership is quick and easy, and if you don’t love a book, you get to swap it for another, no questions asked. See also: LAST MINUTE FATHER’S DAY GIFT.

Pro tip: Sign up now and get a free 30-day trial and a free audio book! Join now and get dad his subscription free for the first month!

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10. VIP museum access

Don’t we all need a little more culture in our lives? Museum memberships are affordable, fun, and often filled with cool perks like special viewing hours, invitations to previews and parties, and more.

Pro tip: Stick with a popular museum close to home with a varied calendar of events so dad can make the most of the experience!

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