36 Best Father's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Dad

From the gardener to the tech-obsessed dad

Updated 05/25/18

Photo by Patricia Lyons Photography

With the holiday dedicated exclusively to dad just around the corner, you're again tasked with finding the perfect Father's Day gift for the man who has everything, which is about as difficult is pegging your wedding color palette. From letting you dance on his shoes as a tot to prepping to walk you down the aisle, Dad's obviously been a critical guy in your life since day one, but only so many ties and button down shirts can get the "I love you" point across year after year. That's where our roundup of the best Father's Day gifts comes in, because, let's be honest, you're probably currently prioritizing cake tastings and wedding planner meetings over shopping for dear old dad.

Your dad is obviously way more than a regular dad—he's a cool dad (and he knows it), and cool dads deserve Father's Day gifts that allude to that mentality. Instead of the same polo you gift him every year, insert dad in the fashion scene with a new pair of Vans kicks or stylish tortoise-print shades. If he considers himself a music buff, upgrade his sound situation with a new speaker, or a vintage-inspired record player. As for the father who takes plenty of pride in his culinary expertise, there's no shortage of cooking tools and kits to up the ante on his kitchen game. You know your dad's style better than anyone, so gain inspiration from 36 of the best Father's Day gifts out there. There's something for every price range that's guaranteed to remind dad why you're his favorite soon-to-be-married daughter.

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Best Father's Day Gifts for the Stylish Dad

Photo Courtesy of Vans

Vans 'Old Skool' Sneaker

Old school style meets modern design with an everyday pair of shoes that even the least fashion-savvy fathers won't mind sporting.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $59.95

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Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of Ray-Ban

You can never go wrong with treating dad to a new pair of shades for Father's Day, and the tortoise clubmaster design will meet any father's fancy.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $153

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"Dawson" Heathered Navy Blue Henley

Photo Courtesy Mizzen+Main

Basics are a man's best friend, so add to dad's wardrobe in style. He'll love the comfort and fit of this everyday tee, and you can re-gift in another color next year.

SHOP NOW: Mizzen+Main, $70

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"Crosby" Navy with White Pin Dot

Photo Courtesy of Mizzen+Main

No more excuses for ill-fitting polos. This short sleeve button down comes in fourteen prints and three different fits (trim, trim tall, and standard), so you can easily find the perfect match for your old man.

SHOP NOW: Mizzen+Main, $105

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The Linen Slim Fit Shirt

Courtesy of Everlane

Dad's summer style will be officially backyard barbecue-ready once he adds a loose linen staple to his outfit rotation.

SHOP NOW: Everlane, $60

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The Chambray Standard Fit Work Shirt

Courtesy of Everlane

Chambray puts a cool spin on your father's go-to button down shirts, and this stylish topper can see its fair share of wear year-round.

SHOP NOW: Everlane, $58

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The Classic French Terry Sweatpant

Courtesy of Everlane

Dad's loungewear has never looked so in. A slim fit and cozy cotton mean these bottoms will turn into the Father's Day gift that keeps on giving.

SHOP NOW: Everlane, $55

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Chrono Series 45 mm in White Caramel

Photo Courtesy of MVMT

While you're updating dad's clothing collection, help him out in the accessories department, as well. You don't have to sacrifice too much of your wedding dress budget to get him a classic timepiece that looks the posh part.

SHOP NOW: MVMT, $135

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Le Mans Chronograph

Courtesy of J.Ciro Watches

A new timepiece doesn't have to be reserved just for just your groom, either—dad will appreciate the sentiment as a Father's Day gift, as well. A rose gold case and bold blue dial lend a fresh appeal to a timeless watch style.

SHOP NOW: Aha Life, $229

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BHLDN Navy Solid Gift Set

Courtesy of BHLDN

Although your dad has probably accumulated his fair share of ties from Father's Days past, this dapper BHLDN rendition has been designed to sync with the bridal brand's bridesmaids dress collection, so he can feel like part of the crew on the wedding day.

SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, $50

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Red Wing Leather Classic Bifold Wallet in London Tan

Courtesy of Red Wing Shoes

If a mere cardholder won't do for your picky dad, satisfy his billfold fix with a sleek leather style. With six compartments and room for cash, it's spacious enough to fit all his cards without taking up too much room in his pocket.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $129

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Le Specs Bandwagon Sunglasses in Black Rubber

Courtesy of Le Specs

Simple round shades go with anything. This sunglasses shape alludes to decades past for a vintage feel that will make dad all the more cooler.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $69

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Slider Leather Belt in Brown

Courtesy of Todd Snyder

Dad will get compliments left and right whenever he sports a simple, sleek leather belt around his waist.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $125

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Replica Jazz Club Fragrance

Courtesy of Maison Margiela

This scent is designed to transport dad to a jazz bar, scotch and cigars and all, by relying on hints of tobacco leaf, rum, primofiore lemon, and more to produce a familiar fragrance.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $126

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The Rx Hair Kit

Photo Courtesy of Hims

Your father's locks (or lack thereof) will never look better after using this three-piece prescription hair kit, which features shampoo, minoxidil drops for hair growth, and finasteride to increase hair volume.

SHOP NOW: Hims, $42 per month

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Jack Black The Jack Pack Set

Courtesy of Jack Black

Extend your pre-wedding primping onto dad's Father's Day gift. This grooming set comes with a facial cleanser, moisturizer, scrubbing soap, body lotion, and shave lather for the ultimate full-body treatment.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $49

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D.S. & Durga Cowboy Grass Fragrance

Courtesy of D.S. & Durga

Reboot your father's signature cologne with a scent reminiscent of the wild west. Sagebrush, white thyme, and switchgrass create the perfect woodsy fragrance. Yeehaw.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $155

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Best Father's Day Gifts for the Traveling Dad

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The Carry-On

Swap out your father's ratty duffel bag from the '80s with luxe luggage that takes care of all his traveling needs. Complete with a combination lock, built-in charger, and an interior laundry bag, this carry-on is what dreams are made of.

SHOP NOW: Away, $225

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The Nylon Weekender

Courtesy of Everlane

A spacious and sturdy duffel bag is another pick that probably tops your father's wishlist. This waterproof version can accompany him everywhere, from the gym to the airport.

SHOP NOW: Everlane, $78

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Slim Leather Cardholder

Courtesy of Aha Life

If dad's been in need of a wallet improvement since you were in high school, take the plunge this Father's Day. Your old man's cards and cash will stay organized all the time in a unique, angular billfold.

SHOP NOW: Aha Life, $50

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F. Hammann for Todd Snyder Shaving Kit

Courtesy of F. Hammann

Treat dad to a different kind of toolkit this Father's Day—one for all his grooming necessities. This organized, portable kit with pockets is designed to store all his must-haves.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $168

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Best Father's Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

BBQ Toolbox

You never know when or where the urge to grill may hit—cue this portable kit. Throw in some charcoal, and the toolbox-like contraption is ready to fire up burgers anywhere and everywhere.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $99

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Mountain View Knife Rack

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Kitchen decor has never been more dad-approved, especially if he appreciates the quality of both the great outdoors and a freshly prepared meal. This handcrafted wooden wall mount features a magnetic surface that can safely store any and all food chopping tools.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $60

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Picnic Under the Stars Gift Set

Courtesy of Knack

Mom and dad's date nights are about to be out of this world. This basket has all their summer picnic needs secured, from the blanket to the utensils to even the grilling seasoning.

SHOP NOW: Knack, $107

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Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker

Courtesy of Food52

Your father doesn't have to wait until summer to get that fresh-off-the-grill flavor he loves so much. A kettle smoker that can function both indoors and out will be his smoked food saving grace.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $95

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Citrus Press

Courtesy of Food52

Dad's always been one to take matters into his own hands, so now he can ditch any store-bought orange juices and create his own concoctions with the simple squeeze of a juicer. Bottoms up.

SHOP NOW: Food52, starting at $180

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The Carnivore's Delight Gift Set

Courtesy of Knack

The meat lover in your life will be salivating at the sight of this BBQ-themed kit. From condiments and seasoning to a quirky tea towel, this gift has your dad written all over it.

SHOP NOW: Knack, $68

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Beer Bottle Chilling Coaster Set

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Coasters that can simultaneously chill beers may bring a tear to your brew-aficionado father's eyes. Stick this set in the freezer before cracking open any bottles and dad's favorite cold ones will stay, well, cold.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $68

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Personalized Whiskey Barrel

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Or, if whiskey is his liquor of choice, he'll absolutely love a personalized mini barrel with a spout attachment for easy pouring. And, believe it or not, the smaller container will actually speed up the aging process of the booze inside.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, starting at $85

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Best Father's Day Gifts for the Active Dad

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Gardener's Tool Seat

If yard works falls on your dad's list of chores, or if he just has a green thumb, make his life a whole lot easier thanks to an all-in-one folding stool and storage bag. The 21-pocket tool bag easily detaches from the seat.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, starting at $30

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Cashmere Touchscreen Gloves

Courtesy of Quinn

It's never too early to prep dad for the winter, especially if you're gifting him comfortable, touchscreen-friendly cashmere gloves. He can keep tabs on the family group text no matter where he goes without ever having to remove them.

SHOP NOW: Aha Life, $75

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Tabletop Arcade Game

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Earn major daughter brownie points by satisfying dad's sport and gaming fix, all in one. Choose from mini foosball, basketball, or pool, and dad will have plenty of entertainment that won't hog too much space (you're welcome, mom).

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $36

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F. Hammann for Todd Snyder Toolkit

Courtesy of F. Hammann

You probably owe the construction of all your college IKEA furniture to your father, so thank him for that laborious chore (and so much more) with a luxe set of new tools.

SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $448

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Best Father's Day Gifts for the Tech-Obsessed Dad

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Crosley Radio Cruiser Deluxe Turntable

The vinyl junkie will absolutely love this contemporary rendition of a vintage record player, which is available in nine different colors.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $69.95

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Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker

Courtesy of Bose

This speaker may look small, but it packs a loud punch. Bluetooth connectivity and 360° range will improve the quality of your daddio's favorite tunes, whether he's an AC/DC addict or more of a Neil Young type of guy.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $199

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ZEISS VR One Plus Virtual Reality Headset

Courtesy of ZEISS

Any tech-obsessed dad will jump at the chance to hop on the virtual reality bandwagon. Download a few VR apps, pop his phone into the headset, and he'll instantly be transported to another digital dimension.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $100

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