Because he’s the best dad in the world so it’s actually easier to gift him than you think. These are the best gifts for your dad (so far) in 2021.
For real, though, how kick-ass is your dad? He’s always been there for you, taught you so many cool (and downright weird) things, listened to your endless stories and complaints, taught you some inappropriate jokes, and barely yelled at you when you wrecked his car. Ok, fine, he yelled. Like, a lot. The point is that this may be one of the only times you actually get him a gift so why not make it one that he wants and needs?
✔︎ Alert: Don’t Forget to Pick Up a Gift For Mom Too!
If you’re not going the last minute gifting route, we can help! We’ve tackled some super traditional gifts for dad (hello cologne and sneakers!), found some cool tech gadgets he’ll be obsessing over (hi there Alexa everything!), and went out on a limb to recommend some ideas that he probably wants deep down, but is just too
cheap selfless to buy himself. Either way, he already loves you but will love you more for thinking of him on his special day. Check out our top picks for some of the best gifts (so far) in 2021 for dear old dad!
The Best Gift For Dad in 2021
The ‘Thinking of You’ Wi-Fi Touch Lamps
The best way to stay in touch with dad 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! Choose you own colors, patterns, and more. So cool! Learn more here!
The Best-Selling Choice
The Online ‘Master Class’ with a Pro
If you’re looking for something super unique for him, this is it. It’s been one of our best-selling gift recommendations all year long! 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). Taking a cooking class with Gordon Ramsay, basketball tips and tricks with Steph Curry, writing with James Patterson, film-making with Martin Scorsese, magic with Penn & Teller, and so much more. Learn more here!
For the Cologne Obsessed
The Scentbird Monthly Cologne Subscription Box
Because he can test out a new cologne each and every month from over 100 popular cologne brands and they’ll get delivered right to his door. You can start it on Father’s Day and let it go every month for the entire year if you’d like. Basically he’ll be thinking of you at least once a month. Not bad! Learn more here!
The History Choice
The New Ancestry DNA ‘At Home’ Kit
Not only can you learn more about where you’re from, but now you can also learn about 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. Plus, they’re having some great deals on different kits right now. Learn more here!
The Funny Choice
The ‘Dad Bod’ Vintage-Inspired T-Shirt in Grey
Now he can finally 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. It comes in a variety of other cool color options too so pick up a few so he can wear with all his different color shorts that never seem to match anything. It’s ok, he’s a dad! Learn more here!
The Outdoor Choice
The RTIC Ultra-Light Hard Cooler
This is the cooler to end all coolers! It’s super light (30% lighter than most), has 52 QT capacity, can be carried by just one person, keeps ice for up to 10 days (yes, really), has a no-sweat exterior, and is the perfect addition to his next camping trip , beach party, of just regular backyard get-together. This one is about half the price compared to some others too. Check it out in other color options as well! Learn more here!
The Thoughtful Choice
The ‘What I Love About Dad’ Book
$10.21 (13% Off!)
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 Pizza Lovers Choice
The Ooni Personal Backyard Pizza Oven
It’s portable, lightweight, and makes your 12-inch pizza in only 60-seconds! Ooni has created a total miracle for your backyard. One of our personal favorite gifts for him and he’ll never have pizza the same way again. Learn more here!
The Landscapers Choice
The Sunday Lawn Care Pouches
Finally a super easy to take care of your lawn! These viral lawn pouches from Sunday attach right to your hose and contain different nutrients for different times of the year. They even put together a quick plan for you based on where you live and what your climate is. Go green! Learn more here!
The Classic Choice
The Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver
$280.74 (9% Off!)
It’s one of the hottest and best-selling electric shavers of the year! It’s cordless, rechargeable, and even has its very own cleaning station that doubles as a charger too! Learn more here!
The Inspirational Choice
Dad’s Playbook ‘Wisdom for Fathers’
$9.36 (28% Off!)
Such great wisdom and advice for dad from some of the best coaches of all time. Learn more here!
The Loving Choice
The “You Are Loved” T-Shirt
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that dad really is loved. This super comfy tee comes in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. Color options include navy blue, light yellow, light blue, black, light pink, heather grey, and more! Learn more here!
The Skincare Choice
The Brickell Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Routine Set
Yes, he actually does care about his skin and getting older, but he just may not know where to start. This is the perfect start for him! This is the brand that everyone has been buzzing about online (and the folks over at GQ and Esquire have been obsessing over). This gift set comes with restoring eye balm, anti-aging face and neck cream, and repairing night serum. He’ll be looking younger in no time! Learn more here!
The Hottest Choice
The Truff “White Truffle” Hot Sauce
The Genius Choice
The Shower Beer Holder and Bluetooth Speaker
Perhaps one of our absolute favorites of the year (so far) is this must-have shower beer holder and bluetooth speaker all in one! It was even a top seller from our favorite brand, Urban Outfitters. Of course we all know someone who likes to partake in some spirits while getting ready (guilty as charged). Well, now they can do that and listen to their favorite jams all at the same time. This one also holders caned wines, ciders, sodas and more! Learn more here!
The Sleepers Choice
The Dodow Sleep Aid Device
$54.99 (8% Off!)
This is one of the most popular ways for him to get a better night sleep without meds! It’s the light system that teaches you how to fall asleep faster. In fact, most claim to be able to cut down the time it takes them to fall asleep in half! Learn more here!
The Gardener Choice
The Gardener’s Tool Seat
You can’t go wrong with a lightweight gardener’s tool bag and folding chair all in one! Perfect for anyone who even pretends to have the slightest green thumb. Learn more here!
The Baseball Fan Choice
The Baseball Park Map Drinking Glasses (Choose Your Team)
Now he’ll have his official team drinking glasses while watching the game! These come as a set of 2 and you can pick his favorite team (or teams). Learn more here!
The TV Choice
The Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa
$39.99 (20% Off!)
Because all his favorite shows are just a quick click away and he can watch so many of them. Now he can control the TV and the TV won’t control him Always a top pick in our tech gift guide, it’s something he’ll use each and every day. Learn more here!
The Photo Art Choice
The Best Dad Ever Custom Photo Art (With Frame)
Now you can customize your present by providing the photo of your dad (or you and your dad) directly to Minted that you want printed with beautiful messaging in real gold foil! Choose from a variety of different frames too! Learn more here!
The Beer Lovers Choice
The Corkcicle ‘Chillsner’ Beer Chiller
It’s the only way dad will be able to drink his beers moving forward! This gift set comes with 2 Chillsners and will keep his beer nice and cold the whole way through! Learn more here!
The Bucket List Choice
The Craft Beer ‘Bucket List’ Scratch-Off Poster
He knows his beers, but how about some of the most popular craft beers? This scratch-off poster is like a bucket list of beers and after he drinks one (or more!) he simply scratches it off and moves on to the next. Learn more here!
The Retro Choice
The Crosley Radio Bluetooth Turntable Record Player
Seriously, how cool is this record player!? It’s updated with a modern twist…bluetooth, so he can also play his favorite digital songs on this one too. All those old records your father has stored in the basement can now be played again! Learn more here!
The Smart Choice
The Amazon Smart Plug
Now you can turn basically any plug in your home into a smart-plug and control things with your voice like the lights, TV, and so much more. It’s oddly cheap too, so pick up a few for multiple rooms in your house. Learn more here!
The Funny/Lame Choice
The Word-Teaser Dad Jokes
It’s time to totally up his “dad joke” game and bring things to the next level. The perfect choice for anyone with a fun/lame sense of humor. Learn more here!
The Baby Yoda Choice
The Funko Pop “The Child” From Mandalorian
$9.99 (9% Off!)
Yes, it’s Baby Yoda and, yes, he is officially and finally in-stock! Get yours while you can! Learn more here!
The Best Choice
The ‘Best. Dad. Ever.’ T-Shirt
Seriously, your dad really is the best. He’ll wear this one with pride! It comes in a bunch of cool color options and, even, better you can get it as a long-sleeve tee or a comfy sweatshirt too. So many choices. Learn more here!
The Comfiest Choice
The Luxury Charcoal Grey Bathrobe
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! See more colors here!
The Grillmaster Choice
The Grill Smoker Gifting Set
Time to kick up his grill-master skills up a notch! This one comes with apple wood chips, cherry wood chips, hickory sea salt and a grilling thermometer. Learn more here!
The Sporty Choice
The Spikeball Game Set
He loved seeing it on Shark Tank, loved playing it, and now should finally have one of his own! Plus, you’ll have fun playing it with him. Learn more here!
The Cleanest Choice
The PhoneSoap Smartphone Cleaner
It’s one of the most popular choices of the year! With PhoneSoap you’ll use safe UV-light to kill 99.9% off al the germs and bacteria that’s all over your nasty phone. Did you know that typically your phone has more germs on it than a toilet seat. So gross! Learn more here!
The NFL Choice
The ‘Choose Your Team’ NFL Jogger Sweatpants
$19.20 (36% Off!)
Now dad can show his support for his favorite NFL team on Sundays and, well, any other day of the week he wants to be comfy! Don’t worry, if the Steelers aren’t his team he can choose from pretty much any of his favorite teams. See all the team choices here!
The Amazing Choice
The YETI ‘Rambler’ Insulated Colster
YETI really is the best and, well, so is your dad. He’ll love this stainless steel insulated holder that’ll keep his drink (read: beer) super cold for hours! Plus the outside won’t sweat (keeping your hands dry), and it’ll even lock your can in place, keeping it colder longer! We love the navy blue one, but there are also other options like sky blue, olive green, black, brick red, stainless steel, and more. See the additional colors here!
The Prank Choice
Prank Pack ‘Cheese Printer Gag Gift Box
Don’t worry, it’s only a joke box. You can pack whatever your ‘real’ gift is inside. This is one of our favorites because no one will really want it, but the joke is on them when you hide a gift card inside. Learn more here!
The Brunch Choice
The Bloody Mary Cocktail Branches
Who doesn’t love a Bloody Mary in the morning and/or all day long? These fun cocktail branches make it easy to add on some of your favorites.
The Grooming Choice
The Birchbox Monthly Subscription Box
Because your dad won’t admit it, but he’d totally dig trying out some cool new grooming, skincare, and other little gadgets delivered to his door each and every month from BirchBox. It really saves the embarrassment he somehow feels when he tries to buy these things at the store. Learn more here!
The Fitness Choice
The Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker in Black
Because he’s always running around anyway, why not track his health and sleep patterns? Perfect for the dad who works-out or who at least wants to know overall how he’s doing! Learn more here!
The Protective Choice
The ‘Papa Bear’ Tee in White/Navy/Grey Options
Because your dad will always protect you and watch over you just like a real papa bear would. Only he’s more friendly. Sometimes. This t-shirt comes in a bunch of different color options too! Learn more here!
Pro Tip: Snag it in a Comfy Hoodie Too!
The Party on the Go Choice
The Yeti ‘Hopper’ Flip Portable (Soft) Cooler Bag
This one is one of our favorite soft coolers (even outside of the Yeti family). After you add some ice you should be able to hold up to 16 cans of your favorite beer, soda, or seltzer water (but, who are we kidding, it’ll be 16 beers). It’s the one bag he won’t mind packing when heading out for the day. Learn more here!
The Watch Choice
The ‘Tissot V8 Chronograph’ Bracelet Watch
Because it’s the splurge gift he’s been hoping for. This watch is so killer and really a true classic. Learn more here!
The Realistic Choice
The ‘Ask Your Mother’ Shirt
The DIY Choice
The Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
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.