Father's Day is approaching, which has me feeling all the feels for the dads in my life right about now. While everyone's relationship with their father is different, the men who are always, always there for you are something special. While most are still quarantining this year, you can still celebrate the dads in your life with a little something special.
Whether the dad you're shopping for is a master griller, a sports fanatic or just someone sorely in need of a new pair of flip flops for summertime, we've got him (and you) covered.
Father's Factory wooden digital camera
We adore this real wooden digital camera for dad to take pictures in style. It comes with two detachable magnetic lenses (fisheye and wide-angle) so he can get creative, whether he's capturing his favorite moment with the kiddos or out on his own adventure. Simply connect it to a device for keepsakes that'll last a lifetime.
Yeti tundra haul
Before becoming dads, did dads like coolers? We'll never really know. But this we do know: Dads don't just like coolers, they love them. And the Tundra Haul is the best you can buy him (and yes, it's worth the steep price tag!). Yeti is the granddaddy of luxe coolers and this newest version has two ultra-tough, puncture-proof wheels that can take on sand, rocky terrains, rugged trails and more—all while keeping up to 45 cans of beer or 55 pounds of ice at freezer-esque temps.
Meet the coziest blanket ever. Seriously. It's the perfect companion for everything from lounging on the couch to hanging out on the beach. And we're obsessed with all of the beautiful nautical prints (it'll look great in any room).
Facts: It's impossible to "dad" without being hydrated, and a tough water bottle will be a welcomed gift by all. We recommend the stainless steel Welly tumbler, which has a wide opening for sipping and loading (dads loooove big ice cubes!) and for keeping drinks super cold and super hot.
If grandpa simply can't get enough of the grandkids, Loop is the perfect way to keep him, well, in the loop–and he doesn't even have to be tech savvy to enjoy it. This wifi-enabled digital frame sets up in 2 minutes and allows you to instantly share pictures, video and video chat with your family from anywhere in the world.
Man Crates whiskey box
Complete with ice sphere molds, slate coasters, personalized heavy bottom rocks glasses and a decanter, this is a gift he'll use for years to come. To make it ready to use right away, it also comes with various nuts, salted pistachios and a whiskey drinking journal. Psst: Get ready to see how he opens the crate that it comes in!
Veer all terrain cruiser wagon
There's nowhere dad won't be able to go with this stroller wagon hybrid that combines the ease and maneuverability of a stroller with the classic fun of a wagon. We tested this one on myriad surfaces and especially love the smooth ride (thanks to those big ol' wheels) and the cup holders.
Baby Tula explore coast carrier
This all-in-one carrier makes babywearing a breeze. Dad can pick his favorite carrying position (facing out, in or on the back) and you can rest easy knowing your little one is comfortably (and has a healthy hip placement). Plus, the design is gender-neutral!
Wüsthof stainless-steel 10-Piece steak + carving knife set
Not all dads like meat… but a lot of them do. And if they're anything like my husband, they're very finicky about their steak knives. We love this 10-piece stainless steel set from Wüsthoffor multiples reasons. One: The price. Considering that it includes eight serrated steak knives, a carving knife, a carving fork and a flashy wooden holding box for under 80 bucks, well fam, that's a smokin' deal. Two: Founded in Germany more than 200 years ago, the Wüsthof brand is legit. Three: They're pretty! Which isn't the case for all steak knives!
OluKai mea ola sandal
Outfit him with "fancy" flip flops this summer that are slick enough to wear to date night but so comfortable he might actually feel a little guilty about his footwear. Made by hand in Hawaii, OluKai sandals have superior arch support, contoured footbeds and lots of toe room—all of which is too say your man is about to declare that these are the only flip flops he's wearing from now to eternity.
Men's papa bird t-shirt
Have you ever met an adult male who doesn't love a good t-shirt? Nope. This one is soft and cozy and comes in sizes small to 3XL. We're betting this is going to be his new favorite.
Daddy + me matching socks from Q for Quinn
What could be better than twinning with your tiny monster? These monochrome monster socks look just at home on dad's ankles as they will on baby's. We love that these are gender-neutral and come with three matching pairs (a total win if you have multiple kids who want to match with Dad).
The Dollar Shave Club starter shave set
If buying razors is something that always ends up on your to-do list, this subscription service is going to be music to your ears. The Dollar Shave Club delivers razors (and other shaving/bathroom products) to his doorstep as often as he needs. Test it out with the travel-size Starter Set, which includes shave butter and four razor cartridges.
Have a favorite family photo that's been sitting on your phone (or your Instagram) for months? Bring it into the real world and onto walls! Framebridge makes the process of custom framing incredibly easy—simply choose your frame, upload or mail in your imagery, pick your size and voila, you've got your gift! You can even do the entire process from your phone… in under 5 minutes. And for Father's Day, Framebridge is offering a duo of 5 x 7 frames with mattes for $100.
Etsy bottle opener
Whether you hang in it your garage, on your deck railing or near his grill, this wall-mounted, personalized bottle opener is the perfect customized gift for dad. We love that it catches caps... and that it has more than 18,000 reviews on Etsy!
Google Pixel 3a
For the tech lover, the Google Pixel 3a is a dream. With an amazing camera (including Night Sight) dad will have no excuse to not take *all* of the photos. Plus, the battery lasts up to 30 hours in case he forgets to charge it. We love the Google Lens that allows you to point the camera at an object or visual and get answers—the kids will love playing with it!
Dutch deluxes dutch leather oven mitts
Dad won't be able to keep his mitts off of these! (It's Father's Day, so we're allowed to make bad jokes.) Made from 100% leather, these heat-resistant oven mitts can withstand temperatures as high as 460°F 🔥.
Untuckit St. Romain performance shirt
Am I the only wife who's lived this scenario: Husband puts on button-down and laments its too long. Then he tucks in and adds a belt and laments that he looks like his dad. Untuckit to the rescue! Created by a regular dude who was also totally dissatisfied with the odd length of men's button-down shirts, the brand has somehow created the perfect shirt for dads—in dozens of patterns and materials (we really love the wrinkle-free, sweat-wicking performance material!), the shirts aren't too short, aren't too long, nope, they're just right in length. Read: They don't need to be tucked in but they're also long enough that they're not showing off dad's ripped abs (!) every time he raises his arms.
Paige federal slim fit jeans
Finding the ideal dad jean is no easy feat. If they're too wide, dads look like they're headed to a rave in 1999. Too skinny and they'll barely be able to bend over to pick up baby off the floor. Luckily, we discovered Paige's Federal jeans in the Blakely wash and let's just say that the fit and color is just right for all dads out there—they can be worn from daycare drop-off to work to date night and everywhere in between. With the perfect amount of tapering, these are about his new 24/7 jeans.
Um, moms? We need a diaper backpack! Dads will be psyched to strap this one on, whether they're headed to the play space with the baby, to a ball game with the big kids or to meet clients for coffee. Why? It's streamlined aesthetic doesn't scream, "diaper bag!" But luckily it does function like one, with pockets galore, a removable changing pad and room for a laptop.
Murdock London grooming products
Does his skincare routine involve water and a bar of soap? Or maybe the face wash his mom introduced him to when he was 13? Let's upgrade dad's rotation with British grooming brand Murdock London's assortment of goodies—from the skin-calming Post Shave Balm or the deliciously-smelling Black Tea Body Wash to the perfect-level-of-hold Texture Paste for his hair. Does he struggle with a too-course beard? Then the Beard Conditioner will fix all that. More to love: The sleek navy-blue packaging.
Everlane the trainer
Not all gym shoes need a marquis logo on them—and while this might be a hard concept for dad to swallow, Everlane's new Trainer sneaker will change his mind pretty quickly. Available in seven leather-and-suede combo colorways, these sneakers are comfortable right out of the box and since they come from the eco-concious brand, they're also feel-good for your soul. The sole is a blend of natural and recycled rubber (94% virgin-plastic-free!) and the brand is on determined path to be completely carbon neutral.
SodaStream Fizzi sparkling water maker
A must-have for anyone who loves them some fizzy water, the SodaStream turns plain water into seltzer in seconds. The best part? It's cord-free and has a small enough footprint that you won't even mind giving it some real estate on your countertops. Oh, and it's saving the planet from a whole lot of plastic bottles, too.
Is your man a tech-loving dad who wants to stay connected but needs his hands free to deal with the kiddos? Then look no further than the Apple Watch. Dad will be able to do everything from tracking his daily activities to checking his emails right from his wrist. Forewarning: You're going to want a matching one.
Mixbook family photo books
Surprise him with a compilation of your family's best photos—or maybe it's the silliest ones. Or the pics where no one is looking, or the ones where only 75 percent of you are smiling. Regardless, putting photo to paper is the thoughtful gift that will score you a touchdown on Father's Day morning, and Mixbook's options are super easy to create.
Wusthof grilling tools
Grilling and dads go hand-in-hand, so getting him a fancy set of tools for his favorite outdoor appliance for Father's Day will likely be well-received. We love this heat-resistant Wusthof set from Williams-Sonoma because it's solid without being heavy, and each of the four pieces have rings to hang on your grill hooks. Did we mention it's 50% off right now? Done and done!
Instant Pot lux mini
If your husbands anything like mine, he's not the handiest in the kitchen. Set him up for success on solo nights with an Instant Pot, which in addition to being able to make hard boiled eggs in minutes, can also prepare soups and stews, steam and sauté vegetables and much more in under 20 minutes. We like the Lux Mini because of its compact size and it's palatable price.
Public Rec pants
If they're not jeans or sweatpants, my husband completely struggles with pants. The word "chinos" makes him cringe. But pants are a vital wardrobe component for adult males. Enter: Public Rec's new Workday Pants. Styled in the vein of jeans, the five-pocket pants have a tapered ankle and are made from a stretchy blend of polyester and spandex that is quick-drying and super lightweight. Pants that are modern but professional and breathable? We found 'em! An they come in four colors, too.
Uncommon Goods coasters
Dads like sports... but what they really, really love are coasters. Seriously. My husband will dive across a room to prevent a cold glass of ice water from sweating onto our coffee table and leaving a dreaded-ring. So get him what he really wants this year and combine his two favorite things! These sandstone coasters have cork bottoms and come in nine categories (skiing, baseball, golf and more!), covering interesting factoids that the whole fam will enjoy discussing.
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