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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Murton

Gifts for Dads

Updated: Jan 20

Let's face it, dads can be hard to shop for sometimes. I'm sharing my Dad Gifts Shopping Guide with tons of gifts for just about every kind of dad. With 11 different dad categories and over 45 different gift ideas, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Gamer dad, check!

Dad who is outdoorsy, we've got that!

A dad loves to cook, we got some fun stuff for him!

Nerdy dads, we rounded up some unique finds!

Dad who would rather stay home and chill, yes!

Dad Gifts

We love all kinds of dads! Shop our gift guide below and be prepared to show Dad just how much he means to you!

father's day gift ideas for dads who drink

Dads with a Home Bar

Cocktail Smoker Kit - Dad can make his cocktails come to life with this smoking kit for extra smoky flavor.

Map Whiskey Glasses - Celebrate Dad with his favorite cities maps etched onto whiskey glasses.

Wine Saver - Dad can preserve his wine for days with this airtight stopper for wine bottles.

Horn Mug - Viking, Thor, Dad? This horn mug is a unique gift for Dad who likes watching Game of Thrones or Vikings.

father's day gift ideas for dads who cook

Dads who Cook

Blackstone - He will be the coolest Dad on the block with this fancy new blackstone grill. Perfect for the Dad who likes to entertain big crowds.

National Parks Cookbook - Recipes inspired by National Parks will keep Dad on his toes while cooking.

Steak Stone Grill Set - Dad can cook up his famous steaks on this hot stone that sears the outside while keeping all the juices inside.

Hydroponic Herb Growing Kit - Dad can grow his own herbs for the kitchen with this unique hydroponic kit with a built-in water pump and grow light.

gift ideas for nerdy dads on father's day

Nerdy Dads

Smartphone Paper Airplane - Dad can make a paper airplane and then attach it to a mini motor and fly it with his smartphone! The plane charges in just 30 minutes, so the fun starts faster!

Build your Own Movie Projector - This 3-d wooden puzzle will be a fun brain teaser for Dad. Once he completes it, he can watch the included film reel because it really plays movies!

Color Change Dice and Custom TTRPG Terrain - Is Dad into D&D? Then these will be right up his alley.

Dad Jokes Shirt - Dad the master of the Dad Jokes! Let him show it off with this cute graphic shirt.

Light Saber Chopsticks - "You are my Father", Star Wars Dads will get a kick out of these glowing chopsticks (and they would make a great stocking stuffer)

gift ideas to spend quality time with dad

Gifts for Quality Time with Dad

100 Things to Do with Dad poster - This poster is chock full of fun ideas to do with Dad throughout the year! Scratch them off as you go and celebrate the new year all year long!

Escape Room in a Box - Stay indoors and try out this fun escape room game! Three different exciting games to play.

Pickleball Bag - learn to play a new sport together. Surprise Dad with this adjustable pickleball tote and some group lessons or time at a local pickleball court.

Give Stories Not Stuff - This gift box is customizable with an experience voucher for 1-2 people (800 things to choose from) in over 50 countries! Give the gift of an experience.

gift ideas for coffee loving dads

Coffee Dads

Whole Bean Coffee Sampler - Bones is a small batch roaster with delicious coffee flavors. This sampler pack is a great place to start.

Coffee Bean Grinder - This coffee grinder set has everything Dad will need to grind his own coffee beans at home.

Keurig Smart Coffee Maker - Go all out with this coffee maker that is wifi compatible, makes lattes and cappuccinos, and has a built-in milk frother.

Temperature Controlling Mug - If Dad is particular about his coffee, this mug keeps it exactly the right temperature, warm, hot, or piping!

thoughtful gift ideas for father's day

Thoughtful Gifts for Dads

Custom Reel Viewmaster - preserve your memories with Dad, vintage style, with this custom Viewmaster. Creating your own reel with your photos is a creative way to show Dad how much you love him.

Personalized Keychain - Turn your child's artwork or handwriting into a personalized keychain Dad can take with him everywhere.

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad Book - Sweet and thoughtful gift idea for those girl Dads.

Custom Puzzle - Create a puzzle just for Dad with your favorite picture of him and the kid(s).

gifts for dads who are outdoor types

Outdoorsy Dads

Hiking Stick and Medallions - This a fun way to inspire Dads to get outdoors and get moving while collecting cool things like a medallion from each National Park.

Monocular Telescope for Smartphone - If Dad likes hiking, hunting, or birdwatching this is a super cool gadget! This monocular has a 60 mm lens with 12x zoom. It comes with a smartphone holder to get clear pictures and videos.

Man Box - Show Dad he's "the man" with this box full of goodies for the outdoor enthusiast.

Survival Kit - Let Dad know "We couldn't survive without you", and Dad can't survive without this cool 17-piece outdoor survival kit.

Also, check out our Camping Gift Guide for more ideas for your Outdoorsy Dad!

father's day gift ideas for musical dads

Musical Dads

Record Player - Dad is old school and so is this record player. Dad can bring back the good old days with this record player and speakers set. Hit up your local record store to get a vinyl of one of Dad's favorite bands to go with it!

Wireless Karaoke Microphone - Encourage Dad to belt out his favorite tunes with this wireless karaoke mic that can Bluetooth stream music and has 6 different voice changers.

Vintage Handcrank Music Box - Dads will think this music box is pretty neat when they play the song you write. It comes with a few pre-made songs and blank paper to create your own.

Game That Song - A fun and interactive music-themed game that anyone can play!

gift ideas for dads who are into sports

Sporty Dads

Stadium Blueprints - Frame the blueprints of his favorite stadium. Perfect to hang in his office or man cave. Couple it with tickets to see his favorite team play and you might become his favorite child!

Golf Sensors - Help Dad up his golf game with these sensors for his clubs. Stroke analytics, personalized advice, automatic shot tracking, and more!

NFL desktop organizer - Dad can wirelessly charge his phone and keep his desk organized.

Stadium Seat Watch - Get Dad a watch made from authentic wooden seats salvaged from iconic MLB ballparks.

gift ideas for dads who like to chill at home

Homebody Dads

Couch Caddy/Tray - Make couch time easier with this all-in-one cup holder, phone charger, and caddy/tray for the couch.

Snack Subscription Box - Try Treats is a fun, monthly subscription box full of snacks from around the world!

Hoodie Blanket - Keep Dad cozy in this oversized hoodie blanket, perfect for chilling out around the house and watching movies.

Hammock - Dad can relax in this hammock out in his backyard. Holds up to 400 lbs and comes in a variety of colors!

Home Security System - Dad can help keep his family safe with this security system complete with indoor and outdoor cameras. Compatible with Alexa and Google.

father's day gift guide for gamer dads

Gamer Dads

Headphones - Dad will enjoy playing with these memory foam headphones with personalizable color lighting.

Gaming Keyboard Combo - Dad can take his PC gaming to the next level with this keyboard and mouse combo made just for gamers.

Retro Gaming Shirt - Dad is just leveling up, not getting older, in this retro-inspired gamer t-shirt

Gaming Storage - Dad can store his controllers and headphones on this cool stand.

Lego Pac-man Arcade - Lego is releasing this non-functional gaming system Lego set with a lot of fun retro details. This lego set is brand new, and was just released this Summer!

Dad Gifts Shopping Guide

For more gift guide ideas, check out our post about Best Camping Gifts.


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