Need the perfect gift for Father’s Day? We asked our team of gear experts to recommend their go-to products for dads and other father figures. Here’s their list, starting at $5.
There might not be a ton of options when it comes to live sports these days, but at least your dad can watch the most talked about sports documentary of the last decade, The Last Dance. And, those live sports will eventually be back, too.
Microplane 40020 Classic Grater
Professional chefs and home cooks share a love of the Microplane, one of the most underrated kitchen tools. It finely grate cheeses, zests citrus and handles everything in between.
HBO Max Subscription
HBO’s new subscription costs $15/month and gets you access to all of the network’s movies and shows, as well as new and original content. It’s a great gift for people who don’t currently have HBO, or want to watch the exclusive shows and documentaries that are only available to HBO Max subscribers.
Crown & Buckle Keyring Springbar Tool
Changing a watch strap needn’t involve a trip to a jeweler. This handy tool from Crown & Buckle has everything you need, and fits snugly in your pocket on a key ring.
Kizen Instant Read Meat Thermometer
If Dad’s either overcooking or undercooking his meals, then he needs an instant-read thermometer. The tool gets a temperature reading in about two seconds and can be used with meats, deep-fried foods and baked goods.
Sumind Bluetooth Wireless Radio Adapter
Your dad deserves better than some bare-bones Bluetooth add-on for his ride. Instead, get him this little beauty, which includes built-in controls for volume and track selection and even a tiny screen.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
This will make a great addition to anybody’s desk or nightstand. It can output up to 10-watts of power, meaning it can wirelessly charge the latest iPhones and Android smartphones as fast as possible.
The Watch, Thoroughly Revised
Looking for some horological reading while under quarantine? Newly updated, The Watch: Thoroughly Revised features sections on complications, horological history and individual brands.
Nomad Rugged Case (for AirPods Pro)
All AirPods and AirPods Pro look alike because Apple refuses to make them in any other color than white. This means it could be difficult for you, your dad and the rest of your family to tell whose AirPods are whose. This simple accessory eliminates that issue. Nomad makes cases for both AirPods and AirPods Pro.
Oak & Oscar Nylon Straps
These premium nylon NATO-style straps from Oak & Oscar are perfect for kitting out your favorite tool watch this summer. And, if you buy four, you get a fifth free of charge.
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Shirt
Patagonia hid features like 50+ UPF sun protection and odor control inside a t-shirt that looks and feels like a regular (as in non-technical) garment. That makes it great for any of Dad’s pastimes, whether they include marathon running or mowing the lawn.
Puebco Vintage Trousers Apron
Puebco takes vintage fabrics and repurposes them into useful home goods like this beautifully distressed apron made from upcycled trousers.
Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Gift Set
If your dad is still using the same razor since you were in elementary school, it’s probably time for an upgrade. You can’t go wrong with Dollar Shave Club’s Ultimate Shave Gift Set.
Chemex Classic Six-Cup
Dad deserves better a coffee, and there’s no better tool to getting there than the Chemex. The piece of art — it’s a permanent fixture in the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian — brews a clean and bright cup of coffee that’ll highlight how bland Keurig coffee is.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon’s latest miniature smart speaker is a great introduction to Alexa, or a great addition for anybody that has an Alexa smartphone. It has an integrated digital clock making it a great bedside companion.
Motorola T100TP Talkabout Radio (3 Pack)
Cell phones are great, but there’s nothing quite as reliable as a walkie-talkie for short-range communication when camping, hunting, fishing or just working outside. (Plus, using one will make dad feel like a kid again.)
Timex Ironman Transit
Just because you lead an active lifestyle doesn’t mean you need an expensive smartwatch: This affordable digital model from Timex features a countdown timer, stopwatch, customizable alarm and 100m of water resistance.
Hydro Flask Trail Series 32oz Bottle
Dad will have the coolest Hydro Flask in the family when he unwraps this standout. It’s 25 percent lighter than the brand’s regular 32-ounce vessels thanks to an innovative design that thins the stainless steel walls without sacrificing durability or (24 hours of) cold-keeping power.
Chaco Chillos Slide
Even dads who didn’t attend Woodstock will appreciate the Birkenstock-reminiscent style that Chaco used as a base for its latest casual sandal. The Chillos use the zig-zag webbing for security and include the brand’s cushy Luvseat midsole, which is both comfy and supportive.
Ladder Sampler Bundle
Launched by Lebron James and his trainer, Ladder aims to fill gaps in the supplement market. And this sampler of pre-workout, protein, superfood greens and hydration powders — plus a shaker bottle — is the perfect way to introduce a fitness fiend father to next-level nutrition.
Outerknown x Toms Flip Flops
Father’s Day is a summer holiday, so you’d wanna get your pops the right footwear. These flip flops clean up our beaches thanks to recycled nylon straps, and cushy, innovative foam that literally removes harmful algae with every step — plus, they’re pretty good-looking.
Julbo Camino Spectron4 Sunglasses
With durable Cat 4 photochromic lenses, side shields and curved temples for extra grip, these shades are ideal for aggressive hiking and mountaineering in super sunny situations. Less adventurous outings on the agenda? Relax, the shields are removable.
PGTC Dash Cam 170º Wide-Angle
If Dad wants to protect his car when he’s on the road, a good dash cam can help him do just that. This one offers not just a big screen and a large wide-angle lens, but even comes with night vision capability.
Gear Patrol Patrol Logo Crewneck Sweatshirt
Loungewear is essential these days and you’d be hard pressed to find anything more comfy than our Patrol Logo Crewneck Sweatshirt that utilizes Champion’s iconic Reverse Weave fabric.
Battenwear Field Cap
Maybe he’s not one for sunglasses. Maybe he’s a hat guy. Or, maybe he’s just prone to bad hair days. Whatever he is, he’ll look great in this cap, which is made in the US with durable cotton twill, an adjustable strap and lowkey branding.
Inventery No. 2 Mechanical Pen
This dual-purpose pen/mechanical pencil offers a sleek design that will look good behind any dad’s ear, whether in the garage or at the desk.
Billykirk Slim Card Case
This low-profile card case is cut with high-quality leather and stitched by hand to ensure longevity. Perfect for a couple of cards and some notes, it’ll fit easily into a front pocket and save some back pain in the long run.
W&P Designs Peak Ice Works: Starter Set
Ice is as important to a cocktail as the booze. So, trick out dad’s home bar with some great ice molds — he’ll thank you later.
Merlin Finlay Gloves
If your father rides a motorcycle, odds are good he appreciates a great pair of riding gloves. Show him you care with these cool-yet-protective Merlins.
Pro-Ject Phono Box E (Phono Preamp)
Everybody seems to be getting into vinyl these days — or getting into it again — and this little phono preamp is a great upgrade for somebody who has an entry-level turntable. If you’re shopping for somebody that has a turntable with built-in preamp, just make sure that preamp can be switched off. (Most entry-level integrated turntables allow you to turn them off so you can upgrade to a better preamp.)
Abosi Double Watch Winder
Keep two automatic watches fully wound and ready to go with this sleek black watch winder. Premium features include a near-silent motor and multiple rotation modes.
The James Brand The Elko Pocket Knife
The Elko is one of the best keychain pocket knives available and can handle more tasks than just cutting with its butt end that can pry, scrape, twist screws and open bottles.
Graphic Image Glasses Case
You may not be able to keep him from outright losing his sunglasses, but you can at least keep them protected. This tough case will keep his sunnies secure and also will age beautifully thanks to the natural vachetta leather.
Supply Single Edge Razor
The cheap drug store razor just won’t cut it any more. This one is trusted by pros and regular guys alike for its build quality and no-fuss design.
Meguiar’s Ultimate Results Car Care Bundle
Some dads love washing their cars as much as they love driving. If yours falls into that category, hook him up with this Meguiar’s kit.