I don’t like to generalize, but finding Father’s Day gifts fitting for the paternal figures in our lives is notoriously hard. I have years of anxious shopping trips to back that theory up. I’ve put in my time wandering the aisles of a golf pro shop or furiously browsing that one small boutique corner aimed at men. (You know the spot: There’s almost always a book on whiskey and a Pendleton blanket there.) To help you avoid the pain of a gifting swing and miss, I’ve polled our thoughtful team for Father’s Day gifts that are guaranteed winners.
Ahead, find unique gift ideas (and some of our greatest gifting hits) for every kind of dad — from the sneakerheads, to the slick home chefs, to the guys who rides hard for REI.
Feature image by Kristen Kilpatrick.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Adventurer
He’s prepared for anything and could go off the grid whenever he wants. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to — but he can still look cool in the great outdoors.
Gifts Ideas for the Active Dad
For him, “dad bod” means something entirely different. The following Father’s Day gifts will make him happier than 10,000 steps on a Fitbit.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Music Lover
Has he waxed poetic about concerts of yore? Does he treat the car like a karaoke machine? Did he brag about his vinyl collection before it was cool? If you answered yes to any or all of the above, then congrats, you have yourself a Music Loving Father. Below, find Father’s Day gifts he’ll love and listen to.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Aesthete
Nobody blends form and function quite like him. Treat your father figure to something as thoughtful as he is.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Home Chef
He might not sport a “Kiss the Cook” apron, but he doesn’t have to. His grilling skills are legendary and his cocktails have earned kudos around the world (or at least around the block). This year, give him a little something to liven up his favorite domain.
Gift Ideas for the Sneakerhead Dad
Has he waited in line at Stadium Goods? Does he buy into anything sold at Kith? Take it from our resident wife to a sneakerhead, Brittany Chatburn, he’ll be into these Father’s Day gifts.