Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

Honor your dad with a Father's Day gift that celebrates his favorite activity.

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Father's Day, which always falls on the third Sunday in June, is the ideal day to let Dad know how much you appreciate him. In addition to giving him what he ‌really‌ wants — time spent with you, of course — get him a gift you know he'll love.


Every dad has his thing, whether that's camping, traveling, cooking, building stuff, relaxing, watching movies, reading, or anything else. So, we've made your shopping experience easy. All you need to do is scroll through our 13 picks below, see what fits best with your dear ol' dad, and add to cart.

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1. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Camp

If Dad loves camping, chances are he already has a lot of camping gadgets and gear. So, for this Father's Day, get him something unexpected to take on his next trip: a luxe camping pillow.


This large quilted, lightweight pillow is made with a hybrid-fill design, combining the cushioning of air with the support of polyester fill. It's a little over 5 inches thick and is 22 inches long, but because it's inflatable, it won't weigh down Dad's backpack. It'll give him the comfort he finds himself craving when out on the land because maybe he doesn't need to "rough it" so much these days.


2. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Grill

This wireless smart thermometer with Bluetooth will thrill the dad who loves to grill, whether he's a beginner or a pro. It allows him to easily monitor his food using his phone, with a range of over 1,000 feet.


Does he want to step away for a conversation or a drink instead of having to stick by the grill? No problem. He simply needs to download the MEATER app and he'll be able to track internal temperature as well as ambient temp everywhere he goes. Once the temperature of his food hits the target degree, he'll be notified by the app that the food is ready. Good for both outdoor and indoor use, it takes the guesswork out of grilling.


3. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves His Brew

It's not just that he likes to drink beer—he loves the entire experience around beer. He's an eternal hoptimist with a passion for discovering unique and unusual craft beers. This half-gallon growler will take him to the next level.


Made of double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it keeps beer cold, fresh, and carbonated for two weeks. The carbon dioxide regulator cap has a customizable tap handle and gauge, and the dispenser easily pours brew without the need to remove the cap. The glass shows how much beer is left in the container, so he'll always be in the know. Dad can take it to a brewery or tap room for a fill-up and then bring it to camping trips or block parties or simply share it with friends or family at home. It's available in a stainless or copper finish.



4. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves History

If your dad can easily recall the names of presidents throughout history and important historical dates around elections, this gift will let him know that you appreciate his passion.

This 100-page collection showcases 85 of the most famous New York Times articles about presidents from over the past 169 years. It includes articles about Abraham Lincoln being elected twice and John F. Kennedy's famous inaugural address. Made with a leather-bound cover, you can customize the front with your dad's name to make it feel really personal. For a little extra, you can also include a magnifying glass. Since we are in an election year, this gift feels all the more on point, doesn't it?

5. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Is Handy

You know this dad—he's always prepared and ready to help fix or build something. This gift enables him to have his tools always at the ready.

Victorinox is a pro at making high-quality essential knives. This pocket knife — the Champ — is Swiss-made and has 33 functions, including pliers, scissors, a magnifying glass, a Phillips screwdriver, a fish scaler (hey, you never know), a ruler, tweezers, a ballpoint pen, a nail file, and both large and small knife blades. At 6.5 ounces in weight and 3.6 inches in length, it's perfectly sized. Add the belt pouch so that he can carry it wherever he goes.

6. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves Movies

Watching movies is one of Dad's greatest pleasures, especially in the comfort of his own home where he can control the sound, noise, snacks, and light. Help him upgrade his experience by gifting him the Sonos Ray soundbar.

Compact in size (2.76 inches tall and 21.93 inches wide), it creates a precisely balanced forward-facing sound—think crisp dialogue and solid bass (it was fine-tuned with help from award-winning Hollywood sound engineers). It offers streamlined control with your TV remote, Apple AirPlay2, the Sonos app, and more. It sets up in minutes, is ideal in enclosed spaces, and comes in black or white.


7. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves Tech

He loves anything tech because to him, it equates convenience and good design. Enter the CATCH:3, a single-device charging tray. So handsome and stylish, it's a one-stop place for him to wirelessly charge his phone while also holding essentials such as his glasses, keys, watch, and other smaller items. Ideally placed on a nightstand or entryway table, it's made of premium pebble-grain Italian leather, is 11 inches wide and 8 inches tall, and charges through most cases up to 3 millimeters in thickness.

8. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Cook

This recipe subscription is an unexpected gift that keeps on giving. These recipes are replicas of historical (vegetarian) recipes created by well-known figures such as George Washington, Emily Dickinson, and Rosa Parks.

Printed on high-quality paper, Dad can expect to learn about the writer's history and the story behind each recipe. Choose from the first six-month collection or the second six-month collection or sign up for the full 12-month subscription. New recipes are mailed on the 15th of each month. And to get Dad even more excited about this present, tell him that you want to make the recipes with him. This way, he'll be able to look forward to trying out new dishes while spending time with one of his favorite people in the whole world.

9. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves His Sunday Mornings

You can't fault Dad for loving to lounge around on Sunday mornings, perhaps drinking coffee and reading the news or a book. Make it all the more cozy for him with this soft, light, and super-comfortable robe from Parachute. Made from premium 100% cotton (a fluffy four-ply gauze), it closes with a waist tie and includes two hidden side pockets—because Dad needs his pockets. Choose from classic or seasonal colors including Dusk, Coal, Evergreen, and Moss. Sizes run up to 3X.

10. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Tailgate

Obviously, this cooler isn't limited to tailgating; it's also perfect for camping, a day trip to the beach, and more. But if Dad has team spirit and loves to tailgate (whether it's at his alma mater, while visiting a family member at college, or supporting his hometown's sport team), this YETI cooler is a touchdown. Or a home run. Or a slam dunk. You get it.


It holds up to 20 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio. The 3 inches of PermaFrost insulation keeps ice frozen, the rotomolded construction makes this cooler virtually indestructible, and the T-Rex lid latches are heavy-duty rubber that won't bust. When empty, the cooler weighs 20 pounds and is 20 inches long by 16 inches wide. It comes in a variety of colors, including Big Wave Blue, King Crab (orange), and Navy.

11. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Read

If you normally send Dad an Amazon gift card so he can buy more books, think outside of the lines this Father's Day. This literary clock is genius for the dad whose favorite pastime is reading.

This digital timepiece offers literary quotes instead of numbers. Every minute, a new story excerpt is shown that synchronizes with the current time in a clever and interesting way. It draws from a library of more than 13,000 literary quotes from work spanning six centuries, and the recipient can choose from reading in English, French, German, or Spanish. Quotes can be displayed every minute, every five minutes, every 30 minutes, or hourly. Made from solid white oak, it comes with a charging cable that allows the clock to hold a charge for several weeks. It's available in two sizes.

12. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves His Pet

We all know this dad: He and his dog or cat are besties. Snuggling in bed, cuddling on the couch, going for walks, sneaking food under the table ... Dad is a big softie for his furry friend. So, give him a gift that will pull on his heartstrings: a customized portrait of his favorite pal (or pals).

You simply upload a photo of the pet to receive a handmade custom watercolor painting of the image. Include the pet's name for personalization. Options include a variety of sizes, from 8 by 10 inches to 16 by 20 inches, as well as different wood frames or stretched canvas, cotton paper, or a digital print.

13. Best Father’s Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves His Sleep

You can't fault Dad for loving his sleep. Help him dial in his bedtime and morning routine with an alarm clock that does way more than tell time. Even TIME magazine named the Loftie one of the best inventions of 2023.

Your dad will have access to over 100 free tracks, including breathwork, meditations, sound baths, white noise, and nature sounds. Dad can even enjoy personalized bedtime stories and tailored affirmations. It also offers a two-phase alarm: first a gentle wake-up alarm followed by a louder get-up alarm, supporting a natural waking process. An adjustable night light is hidden at the base, and it has the ability to set different alarms for different days of the week.


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