We’re fresh off the traditional Mother’s Day panic and now we’re officially on to Father’s Day. If you’re totally tired of gifting him slippers, don’t sweat it because we’ve come up with some pretty unique ideas that’ll check the boxes for so many different type of fathers.
When it comes to finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day, sometimes we have to think outside of just your dad. For many of us out there a father-figure can be your uncle, your grandfather, your brother and, of course, the mail man. Of course we’re kidding (sort of), but while you’re celebrating the main holiday don’t forget all those other guys who’ve helped to shape you over the years.
Since this year is still quite different than years past we wanted to make sure we focused on gifts that he’ll actually use and are still matching up with the continuing trend this year (read: Covid-19). Recent trend research shows that this year you can’t go wrong with things like:
- Nostalgic gifts that remind him of the good old days (think customized photos, personalized t-shirts, etc)
- Fun things to do and keep busy outside (think grilling essentials, portable fire pits, lawn care, etc).
- Upgrades to his old look/style (think new shorts for the summer, a properly fitting hat, new comfy socks, etc).
So if you’re completely over getting him those traditional items even he’s sick of receiving, check out our top picks for some of the best Father’s Day gifts in 2021!
The Personalized Choice
The Best Dad Ever Custom Photo Art
For the Customized
Now you can customize your present by uploading your own photo and have your message printed in real gold foil! There are a bunch of different frames to choose from right from Minted. Super easy, super sweet. Learn more here!
The Social Distancing Choice
The ‘Thinking of You’ Wi-Fi Touch Lamps
Amazon Ratings: +700
For the Long Distance
The best way to stay in touch with your father when you’re both some distance from each other. Once hooked up, when they simply touch the lamp, your lamp will instantly light up so you’ll know they’re thinking of you. When you touch your lamp, their lamp will light back up too! Learn more here!
The Outdoor Choice
The Sunday Lawn Plan
For the Landscaper-in-Training
This must-have box for your lawn comes with 10 different nutrient pouches that you attach to your hose when he waters the lawn. There are ones specifically give you that deep green look, that lush look, to prep it for winter, and more. It’s always the right time to start preparing! Learn more here.
The Cologne Choice
The ‘At the Barber’s’ Cologne
For the Cologne Guy
If you’re looking to get him a cologne that’s still kind of new, but already a top seller – this is it! The scent is totally fresh, invigorating, and really will take him back to his days at the barber shop. Learn more here!
The Summer Choice
The Comfy Dri-Fit Shorts
For the Active Guy
Finally it’s a pair of shorts that fit perfectly, look great, and will keep him dry (and way cooler) in the warmer months thanks to the dri-fit material. You can’t go wrong with these shorts in blue, but they also come in classic black, khaki, and more. Learn more here!
The Grill Master’s Choice
The Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
Amazon Ratings: +1,200
For the Grill Master
Ok so he may not be the best when it comes to grilling, but he’ll love this best selling wireless smart meat thermometer that’ll monitor the meat on the grill and alert him via the app when it’s ready. Now everyone can get it right. Finally! Learn more here!
The Online Choice
The Online MasterClass
For the One Who’s Always Learning
Sign up your dad to take an online course with a celebrity/pro in an area he’s interested in (or let him choose himself). Take a cooking class with Gordon Ramsay, basketball tips and tricks with Stephen Curry, writing with James Patterson, film-making with Martin Scorsese, magic with Penn & Teller, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Unique Choice
The Bromeliad Pineapple Plant
For the Green-Thumb
It’s been one of the most popular plants of the year (yes, really) at Bloomscape and it actually grows a cute little pineapple too! It comes fully grown already and is super easy to take care of. Plus you can even choose the color of the pot you’d like. Learn more here!
The Tech Choice
The 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station
Amazon Ratings: +15,000
$27.99 (44% Off!)
For the Tech Head
The Cute Choice
The ‘What I Love About Dad’ Book
$10.21 (13% Off!)
For the Personalized
Take a little time to fill out exactly what he means to you and how much you appreciate him. This one if perfect to be from the younger kids or the ‘adult’ kids who want to let dad know just how they feel. Learn more here!
The Backyard Choice
The Solo Stove Backyard Bonfire
For the Caveman
If your father is spending more and more time in his backyard, this is the gift for him. It’s the popular smokeless fire pit from Solo Stove. It’s even portable so he can bring it with him to the beach, to your house, or just leave it in his yard and invite you over. It’ll keep everyone warm and, hey, if you want to make some s’mores, have at it. Learn more here!
The Sporty Choice
The Fjallraven 1960 Logo Hat
For the Hat Fan
Get him a stylish hat that fits right, has a retro look to it, is totally adjustable, and still on trend. Plus, his old hat is nasty and gross, right? Learn more here!
The History Choice
The Ancestry DNA Kit
For the Seeker
Learn more about where you’re from, where your ancestors moved to, what their journey was, and how you fit in to that today! There’s now even an app that goes along with it. This has come a long way since the original version and a great way to spark a deep and meaningful conversation. Learn more here!
The Upgrade Choice
The Bombas Ankle Socks
For the Comfy
It’s always a good idea to upgrade his sock collection and these are the internet-famous ones to do it with. They come in a bunch of different colors and styles and really are the most comfy of all time. Learn more here!
The Funny Choice
The ‘Dad Bod’ Vintage-Inspired Tee
For the Comical
Let him take pride in his classic dad body with the ultimate ‘Dad Bod’ t-shirt. It’s good for a laugh and, to he honest, it’s good to hang around in too! The print is a total worn-in, distressed, vintage look which just helps it stand out from the crowd. Learn more here!
The Classic Choice
The Art of Shaving Gift Set
Art of Shaving
For the Classic Shave
This amazing (and classic) shaving kit comes with luxury shaving cream, soothing lavender after-shave balm, and essential pre-shave oil. Plus a barbershop approved shaving cream brush! Learn more here!
The Hot Choice
The Truff “White Truffle” Hot Sauce
For the Hot Sauce Obsessed
If they love their hot sauce (and they do!) they’re going to love this latest version from Truff, which was recently named as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things! Learn more here!
The Smart Choice
The Amazon Smart Plug
For the Smart Home
Quickly and easily turn any plug into a smart-device. Plug in your lamps, TV, radios, etc and totally control them via the app. Learn more here!
The Comfy Choice
The Luxury Bathrobe
For the Cozy
Now this is a bathrobe he’ll want to lounge in all day long (and you won’t mind seeing him in). It’s super comfy, 100% cotton, and comes in colors like grey (shown), white, and blue. He can also try it for 90 days and return it if he doesn’t absolutely love it! Learn more here!
The Cold AF Choice
The YETI ‘Rambler’ Colster
For the Beer Lover
YETI really is the best, so he’ll love this stainless steel insulated holder that’ll keep his drink (read: beer) super cold for hours! Check out all their different color options too. Learn more here!
The DIY Choice
The Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
For the DIY’er
This top-selling set comes with everything he’ll need to experiment, make, bottle, and label his very own at-home hot sauce. Yum! Learn more here.
If you’re looking for some funny t-shirts these are some of our favorites and they’re pretty cheap (but in a good way!).
The ‘Papa Bear’ T-Shirt
For the Real Papa Bear
Because he’ll always protect you just like a real papa bear would. Only he’s more friendly. Sometimes. Learn more here!
The ‘Ask Your Mother’ Tee
The “You Are Loved” T-Shirt
For the Needed Reminder
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that your father really is loved. Choose your favorite color and you’re good to go. Learn more here!