We're sharing the best gift ideas for dads, with tried and true favorites recommended by our community of parents!
For new fathers and perennial dads-of-the-year, it can be hard to come up with the best gifts for dads that you know will be used and enjoyed. Especially when it seems like he already has everything he needs!
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First Time Dad Beer Bottle Labels
Erin P.: These are a fun gift idea for dads with a new baby at home. Labels all say things like , "this one is for the sleepless nights" or "this one is for the dirty diapers". Purchase these labels from Etsy and then affix them to Dad's favorite beer. The labels are weatherproof, and after removing the bottle's original label, all you have to do is peel and stick!
Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time
Erin P.: This book by Tom Limbert contains quotes from some of the world's most famous coaches, with all of the quotes applying to fatherhood in some way. You'll see quotes from Pat Riley, Connie Mack, Ara Parseghian, Don Shula and Lou Holtz! This is a great gift for the dad who loves to read!
Weber iGrill 3 Thermometer
Grilling to perfection couldn't be easier than with the Weber iGrill! Dad can step away from the grill and enjoy the party by tracking meat temperature and "doneness" from the Weber iGrill app on his smartphone.
Hydro Flask Rocks Glass
Kelly R.: Hydro Flask's awesome drink containers make great gift ideas for dads, no matter what his preferred beverage happens to be. In addition to their traditional water bottles, they also offer tumblers, rocks glasses and growlers that will keep his favorite drink cold (or hot) for hours.
Saddleback Leather Wallet
Kelly R.: This isn't just any wallet. It may be the last wallet he ever needs. The quality is so good that it comes with a 100 year warranty.
What's "manlier" than a gift that arrives in a wooden crate and requires tools to open? Depending on dad's interests, Man Crates has plenty of gift ideas for dads in a variety of themes including grilling, golfing, tacos and many more!
eCreamery Completely Custom Flavors
Tracy Snyder Molina: What dad wouldn't love his own custom-made ice cream? Dads can choose a base - gelato, sorbet or ice cream, a flavor (like chocolate cake or sea salt caramel) and up to three mix-ins such as dark chocolate chips, cappuccino crunch or praline pecans. Finally, he'll choose a packaging style and name his custom creation. Other non-custom best-selling collections are available.
Yoli B: Dad can use the Echo Dot to play music, check the weather, remember appointments, shop on Amazon, control the lights, and much more. Even if you already have one in your home, he might enjoy an additional one in the office or bedroom.
WeatherTech Custom Car Floor Mats
Tim Ponisciak: This is the perfect gift for the car loving dad. Get him these floor mats which are custom made to fit the exact dimensions of your car. This way he doesn't have to worry about junior dripping ice cream all over the place!
SoundBot Shower Speaker
Gina I.: Dads will love this waterproof shower speaker because it's easy to operate, holds a battery charge for 6 hours, and allows him to listen to his favorite tunes even when he's in the shower....who wouldn't love that?!
It has clear sound quality, and you can skip songs, adjust the volume and even answer calls all with the touch of a button.
Man vs. Child: One Dad's Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting
Brigitte Nohra Miller: This book written by comedian Doug Moe tackles parenthood in such a funny way! The author turns challenging parenting situations (tantrums and more) into laugh-out-loud moments. A terrific gift for all dads!
Moscow Mule Copper Mug
Kelly R.: We love Moscow Mules, and I gave my husband these modern mugs from Crate & Barrel as a gift. They're attractive, but since they are stainless steel, they don't require any of the maintenance that traditional copper mugs do.
America the Beautiful Annual Pass
Kelly R.: For the dad who already has enough stuff, give the gift of a year of family adventures. The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass allows one year of family access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. It covers entrance or standard amenity fees at National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, National Grasslands, and more.
NASCAR Racing Experience
Vanessa M.: If you live near a NASCAR Racing Experience, Dad could be in for a real treat! Dad can get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car to drive around the track by himself. He will have training and instructions beforehand, meet with a chief and crew, and talk over 2-way radio with his personal driving instructor as he rounds the track. Ride-alongs are also an option for Dad to ride shotgun in a real NASCAR race car. A variety of packages and options are offered.
Lisa R: Whatever dad carries when he leaves the house, be it a briefcase, backpack, messenger or saddle bag, Timbuk2 has some stylish upgrades he might appreciate. Timbuk2 bags are "made to last a lifetime" and are constructed according to ethical manufacturing practices.
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Erin P.: If dad is staying up and watching a lot of late night TV with a newborn, he will probably enjoy this book, written by comedian Jimmy Fallon. Fallon spent a lot of time trying to get his daughter's first word to be "Dada," and this challenge inspired the book. Although Fallon was not successful (his child's first word was "Mama"), this is still a cute book!
CORE 9 Person Extended Dome Tent
Tim Ponisciak: For the outdoorsmen, get them a new tent for the whole family! Lots of dads will want to spend time outside with their kids, but may not have the supplies to do that with the whole family. This tent can sleep up to nine people, so there will be plenty of room for all.
Jennie Utsinger: This ingenious Toolcard is slim enough for dad to slip in his wallet or clip onto his jeans with the removable money clip. Wrenches, bottle opener, can opener, Phillips screwdriver, ruler, cord cutter: dad will always have a tool handy!
Powerbeats Wireless Earphones
Vanessa M.: Is the dad in your life always finding that he has to pick up new earbuds because his last pair broke...again...? Invest in a good quality set that will last him a long time! Add on a protection plan for a few dollars more.
KEM Playing Cards
Kelly R.: Get him a set of these highest-quality playing cards that will survive poker night and family game night, too. They're made of 100% cellulose acetate plastic, not the vinyl used in other plastic playing cards. This blend makes them flexible, durable, and completely washable. The set includes two poker-size decks and a hard plastic box.
Tim Ponisciak: Make sure dad can relax in style! Sanuks are super comfortable and look good. They have sandals and shoes that are like a combination of a sandal and slipper.
Stephanie W.: YETIs are the best gifts for dads on the go! The YETI is known for its ability to keep drinks cold or hot for hours on end, making it a great cup to bring to work, when traveling, or just around the house. The MagSlider lid uses magnets to avoid leaks better than any other lid, and has a No Sweat design to keep his hands dry!
Personalized Yeti Cup
Sarah Calamita: Anything personalized Dads are sure to love. You can get children's names and pictures they draw etched into a yeti/camelback mug through Etsy and it is a forever keepsake.
AMC Movie Gift Card
Lisa R: Let's face it: half the jokes in kids movies are for the adults anyway. Have your kids chip in for a movie outing with Dad for his birthday or Father's Day, complete with his favorite candy. The kids get a movie, Dad gets some low-energy bonding time and Mom gets everyone out of the house.
What I Love about Dad Book
Brigitte Nohra Miller: Knock Knock offers a wide variety of gifts and books for different occasions. You can't miss with this personalized book as a gift for dads! The kids can fill in the blanks and share their love with dad. This gift has the potential to hold lots of memories and joy to share for years to come!
Ticket Stub Diary
Beth Wood: Save ticket stubs to favorite concerts, sporting events, shows, museums and more in this ticket stub diary. To make this a fun experience gift for dad, get him started on his collection by including tickets to an upcoming event!
Erin P.: Is it hard for the dad in your life to get to the grocery store nowadays? Send some Omaha Steaks his way! Omaha Steaks are shipped straight to your door and arrive on dry ice. You can purchase a variety of packages, including beef combos.
Kelly R.: The Sonos One speaker packs a big punch for its small size. It fills any space with a powerful high-quality sound, and is easy to move around. Setup is simple, and music streams over wi-fi with a handy app or voice control.
Murray's Bacon Me Crazy
Jennie Utsinger: Give your bacon loving spouse or father this delicious trio from Murray's: cherrywood bacon, brown sugar bacon, and hickory bacon. 2.5 lbs of bacon are shipped fresh to your doorstep!
The Original Craft Beer Club
Kristy Pepping: Both my husband and my brother-in-law received this for a gift. You choose how many months to give this as a gift based on how much you want to spend. It's a great way for a beer lover to sample different beers each month.
Date Night Idea Cards
Jaclyn Keifer: Struggling to make intentional time for your spouse? I spent hours trying to come up with date night ideas for my husband and thankfully, stumbled upon this. There were only a handful of cards I chose to omit which still leaves us with PLENTY of fun date night ideas for years to come. I highly recommend this to show your husband you’re thinking of him and can’t wait to spend more time connecting with him!
Ooni Pizza Oven
Sarah Calamita: What is more fun than homemade pizzas on the patio? They taste delicious and so fun to make.
Sarah Calamita: My husband loves, loves these socks that have our 2 kids faces on them. Yes, pricey, but worth it.
Pony Up Daddy Saddle
Kristy Pepping: Pony up daddy! Nothing like putting dad to work for his gift. This saddle makes giving piggy (or in this case, pony!) back rides easy. So saddle up dad and your kids can take a ride around the house!
Personalized Stamped Penny Keychain
Vanessa M.: "A Father's love is endless" penny keychain is hand stamped with the names of dad's children and includes their birthstones. The Etsy shop, Faeriekissage Studio, will customize wording and fonts, and will even use pennies from the children's birth years! What a great, personal gift that dad will treasure for years to come.
Sarah Calamita: Buy 1-2 shares of stock of their favorite store/item, etc. Great for the Dad who has everything!
Sarah Calamita: Take a photo every year of your child holding the letters DAD. I buy the letters at Michael's and decorate in a different color. Put in a 3 hole frame and update it every year!
Minky Couture Men's Collection
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Pamper him with a luxurious blanket, robe or pillow case from the Minky Couture Men's collection. They are the most comfortable and soothing items for even the manliest of men. He may even let you or the kids snuggle up with him...but don't be shocked if he keeps it for himself - they are that comfortable! The site offers deals and free shipping, too!
Medea Custom Vodka Bottle
Tracy Snyder Molina: Medea Vodka, an award-winning blend distilled in Holland, offers a Bluetooth programmable bottle that can be customized with a brief LED electronic message. Tell your favorite dad how you feel, lit up in lights!
Dollar Shave Club
Kristy Pepping: Dollar Shave Club's subscription boxes include dad's choice of shaving and other personal care products. He'll appreciate receiving his kit regularly and won't have to run out to buy more! Plus it's super reasonable price wise.
uKeg Carbonated Growler
Katie G.: My husband loves beer. I mean LOVES it! He received this uKeg for Christmas and has been happily drinking his IPA's ever since. This double-sized growler with a tap dispenser is pressurized to keep your beer fresh for up to two weeks. Take the growler to your local brewery and get it filled with your favorite beer to enjoy at home.
UGG Men's Ascot Slipper
Kelly R.: These are the ultimate cozy slippers to wear around the house, and they're durable enough to last through years of daily use. The soles have good traction, and work well if he needs to run outside to grab the mail or take out the trash.
I Am Perfectly Designed
Amy S.: This beautiful book is described as “an ode to loving who you are, exactly as you are.” Less a conventional story and more an exploration of the special relationship between a father and a son, I Am Perfectly Designed focuses on unconditional love and the wonder of human life, family, and growth. My husband still can’t read this to our sons without tears springing to his eyes.
Simpson Duke 2 Shaving Brush
Jennie Utsinger: Shaving brushes help whip up a thick lather, exfoliate, and soften and lift facial hair off of the skin. My husband loves using a shaving brush to apply shaving cream and a beautiful high-quality shaving brush is a great gift. The Duke 2 is made of extra dense, soft, Simpson Best badger hair and is excellent value for a handmade shaving brush. This is one of my husband's favorites!
Sunshine Girl: This photo gift is good for dads or anyone who would appreciate a photo memento of a loved one that captures their true essence and makes a cherished moment come to life. The artists at Mpix do a superb job of cutting out your desired image from any digital photo at a reasonable price and quick turn around.
Favorite Sport or Sports Team Socks
Agreatmom2!: Sox Market has everything for your Father's Day gift. I purchased a pair of Bears socks and we can't wait to give them on Father's Day.
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