By gavincaganoff / July 21, 2022 /
21 Thoughtful Gifts That Will Melt Your Dad's Heart On Father's Day

With Father's Day approaching (June 20, to be exact), what you're going to get your dad for his special day might weigh heavy on your mind.

Well, good thing we've evolved past socks and ties (which they have a lot of) and onto better gift ideas. Dads are diverse people with multiple interests too.

Speaking of gift ideas, you may want to start thinking about them now before items start running out online. They can be pretty challenging to shop for, so you may want to start early. Don't want to get caught in a last-minute rush? Be a step ahead and look at these suggestions to make your old man feel extra appreciated.

Show Your Love With These 21 Gifts

  1. Spice Set

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Got a spice-loving dad who loves to cook? We're sure many of us do. A little heat won't kill anybody (unless you don't like spicy food). Fire up your dad's passion for all things spices by gifting him a set he'll never forget! Make sure your selection is something you'll know he'll use often.

  1. Wireless Headphones

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Dads need their alone time just as much as other family members do. That means zoning out from the rest of the world once in a while. Help him out in that department by giving him a pair of high-quality wireless headphones. Get him the noise-canceling variant for maximum peace and quiet.

  1. Duffel Bag

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Duffel bags fit dads' personalities to a tee. They're light, durable, and practical, making them easy to carry around anytime and anywhere. Give your old man a stylish duffel you'll know he'll love to take on family and personal trips. Buy a bag made of high-quality materials so he'll be able to use it for a long time.

  1. Beer Bucket

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A few things in life beat a cold bottle of beer, especially on a hot summer day. Since Father's Day is well into the hottest time of the year, do him a solid by buying him a bucket of his favorite brew. He may end up even inviting you to grab a bottle yourself!

  1. Smartwatch

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For fitness-loving and health-conscious dads, this is the perfect accessory to sport on their wrists. These watches help them keep their body (and, by extension, their overall health) in tip-top shape by tracking things like heart rate, sleeping patterns, calories, and blood oxygen. It helps that they look stylish too!

  1. Shaving Kit

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Save your dad the trouble of buying shaving essentials individually by getting him an all-inclusive kit instead. This shaving kit covers the basics, such as razors, creams, brushes, and aftercare. It usually comes in neat and sleek packaging, making them more enticing. Say goodbye to unkempt beards with this neat package.

  1. Vinyl Record Display

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Are your dad's vinyl records lying around in a basement covered in dust? Bust them out and put his records on—literally—on sturdy ledges. These turn his extensive collection into art pieces that spruce up the house and turn walls into canvases. Do remind him that he can swap out the displays from time to time if he wants to switch things up.

  1. Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker

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Coffee lovers all have their preferences. If your dad's one of them, you may want to give him something that makes his coffee-loving heart happy. Make him extra satisfied with this glass coffee-making contraption that Q Graders (coffee sommeliers for the uninformed) recommend. Its simple design makes it easy to use and clean, earning extra brownie points.

  1. Running Shoes

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Do your dad's old running shoes need to go? As powerful as nostalgia is, some things just need to be thrown out—especially if they aren't useful anymore. We all joke and meme about New Balance sneakers being the ultimate dad shoe, but the truth is that they're pretty comfy—and there's nothing wrong with that.

Give your dad a new pair of running shoes that are just as comfy and functional as they are stylish. Don't forget to buy a pair in the right size!

  1. iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

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Now here's a worthy addition to your dad's expansive toolbox. This handy toolkit has the right size and equipment to fix mobile devices, saving everyone (and their wallets) a trip to the gadget repair shop. You won't have to worry about repair fees and buying new devices with this around.

  1. Camping Tent

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If your dad's a fan of the great outdoors, what better gift to get him than a camping tent? Make sure to get him a spacious and durable unit that's adaptable to situations like dust storms and heavy rain showers. Think of it as a bit of an investment since he'll be using it a lot.

  1. Knife Set

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Is your dad a fan of cooking? Unleash his inner chef even further with a handy and high-quality knife set. Since no two knives’ uses are the same, why not give him a complete collection, right? Don’t forget to include a knife sharpener to make the set even more inclusive.

  1. Whiskey Gift Basket

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It's safe to say that the past year was a chaotic year for all of us, dads included. They deserve a treat just as much as we do for keeping everything together despite last year's craziness. Give him a gift basket of his favorite whiskey as a way of saying thanks for holding down the fort.

  1. Skincare Set

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Whether he's a skincare enthusiast or not, your dad should at least give his skin some TLC. Start him off by giving him a set covering the essentials (cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing) to let him get the hang of proper skincare. Ensure to check the set's labels—believe us when we say that breakouts and allergies are no fun.

  1. Men’s Cologne

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Men like wearing scents just as much as women do. Even the slightest of sprays can skyrocket their confidence. Have your old man smelling and feeling good by giving him some cologne. Get to know your dad's tastes in scents before buying, though—you wouldn't want him smelling funky, right?

  1. Lifestraw

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Hike-loving fathers will consider this invention a godsend. Since clean water sources are tricky to find in the great outdoors, they can quench their thirst by the nearest river or lake through this innovative tool. This water filter is 100% safe to use, so don't worry about getting sick. Say no to sipping harmful bacteria with this around!

  1.  Teashades

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Let your dad’s inner 60’s rockstar out with these timeless iconic sunglasses. They look light, comfy, and flattering on just about anyone, so your dad doesn’t have to worry about looking odd when sporting them. He doesn’t have to imagine being John Lennon (no pun intended) with this lying around!

  1. Phone Mount

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Hands-free phone usage is the way to go when driving. Thanks to wireless innovations (hello, Bluetooth and WiFi), drivers can use their phones while keeping their eyes on the road. Help your dad avoid distractions and accidents by giving him a phone mount to place his device in while he’s taking the wheel.

  1. Kindle

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Bookworm dads, rejoice! Enjoy the world of e-reading with this handy device. They can take it anytime and anywhere due to how light it is. Your dad can read his favorite books at his convenience with this digital reading buddy.

  1. Record Player

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We’ve mentioned displaying vinyl records like artwork earlier on this list. Now’s the time to play them out loud. Don’t let your dad’s collection go to waste! Buy him a player that cranks out his favorite tunes in excellent quality. Trust us—he’ll thank you for it.

  1. Wireless Charger

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Is your dad tired of detangling wires? Give him a less stressful time with a wireless charger. Get a unique-looking one like the example pictured above to jazz up your old man’s space.

Make dad’s day extra special by giving him a gift to remember. You can take a page out of this list or get something you know that’ll make him happy. It doesn’t have to be super expensive—don’t forget that it’s the thought that counts.