Ultimate Father’s Day Gifts and Ideas He’ll Love
These Father’s Day gifts and ideas will help spoil dad and let him know he’s loved and appreciated.
If the men in your family are anything like mine, when asked for gift ideas, the answer is always the same. It’s a variation of “nothing” to, “just a card.” With a sweet smile.
It’s isn’t super helpful.
Gift cards are always appreciated, but if you want to wrap something tangible or gift something they can hold in their hand, we’ve got some ideas.
For the dads and grandfathers who love food, coffee, outdoors, personal care, music… even jokes, we have ideas. That should just about cover everyone!
For those of you looking for Father’s Day gifts, we’ve gathered some awesome ideas to get you thinking about how to spoil the men in your life with things they’ll actually love.
But first… a little history.
Father’s Day History
The first Father’s Day celebration occurred near my neck of the woods, at a YMCA in Spokane, WA. The idea was birthed at church, as many good things are.
It’s said that after listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day, Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired to honor her father, a war veteran, who had raised 6 children on his own after his wife died in childbirth.
The YMCA of Spokane, Washington, and the Ministerial Alliance endorsed Dodd’s idea of a Father’s Day celebration to be held in June.
As her idea gained momentum across the country, Father’s Day celebrations began in various places.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson traveled to Spokane, Washington to join the Father’s Day celebration.
In 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
But it wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance.
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Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Here are some of our favorite Father’s Day gifts and ideas this year!
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Unique and thoughtful Father's Day Gift Ideas we know the men in your life will love!
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Best Dad Ever Travel Mug
"Dad's the best, and our travel mug makes sure everyone knows it. Crafted of porcelain with a matte black glaze, the generously sized mug tapers to a narrow base that fits in a standard cup holder. On top is a snug-fitting sip lid."
Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker
"The ultimate homemade frozen treats are just minutes away when you're equipped with this hardworking machine – from velvety ice cream and gelato to refreshing fruit sorbet and frozen yogurt. Great for parties and everyday fun, it whips up a generous batch of your favorite frosty dessert at the touch of a single button."
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
It's the best of the best, highly rated... and honestly, on my wish list. But if it's on mine, I KNOW my husband would love it. "Brew a great cup of espresso – from bean to brew – in less than a minute. This espresso maker grinds the beans right before brewing, and its interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation ensure perfect results from beginner and connoisseur alike."
Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
This is the espresso machine I own. While it's not top of the line, it is in contact use at my house. For dads (like my husband and dad) who love their coffee, set up a coffee bar in the kitchen with a brand new, easy to use appliance.
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
"If you love pizza as much we do, we predict Breville's compact countertop machine will change your life. Thanks to powerful dual heating elements and a built-in baking stone, it produces extraordinary, brick- oven-style pizzas in about ten minutes. Whether you prefer New York's classic thin pizzas or hearty thick crust pies, you'll enjoy crispy, golden crusts and perfectly cooked toppings—every time."
Monogrammed Steak Brand & Carving Board
What dad wouldn't love his own monogrammed steak brand and carving board set from Williams - Sonoma? For the father who loves to grill, it's a thoughtful gift that will last!
Outdoor Waterproof Pen Thermometer
Whether you're grilling at night or in inclement weather, you can count on this rugged, waterproof, shatter-resistant digital thermometer to take the guesswork out of cooking. Compact enough to fit in your pocket, it's great for grilling, tailgating or picnicking and displays the precise internal temperature of food in seconds.
Nonstick Burger Press
"For the best burgers ever, start with this professional cast-aluminum press. It molds your patties to a perfectly uniform shape and thickness for even cooking and tender, juicy results every time."
Engraved Men's Pocket Knife
A personalized gift is always treasured. This engraved men's pocket knife is a thoughtful gift dad will love.
Jack Black Skin Saviors Set
A full skin care regimen in TSA-approved sizes to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and protect. And one of my guy's favorites!
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag
Herschel is one of my favorite brands at Nordstrom for all things bag, backpack related. This duffel is versatile and built from tough tech fabric and fitted with a signature shoe compartment.
Hanging Travel Shaving Kit (Best Rated)
Every dad needs a new shaving kit from time to time. Father's Day is the perfect excuse to upgrade the men in our lives. This light-weight, versatile travel bag is highly rated and durable.
Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand
For dads who love the outdoors and never rest, this is an unexpected, fun gift I know dads will love.
Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
A waterproof portable bluetooth speaker dad can carry where his adventures take him. Even if its only to the backyard!
Spikeball Game Set
We're always looking for fun backyard activities. With a house full of boys, activity is our life. Spikeball is always a favorite!
Ladder Toss Indoor/Outdoor Game Set
A portable, easy to assemble favorite backyard game that's kid-friendly and super fun.
Yeti Rambler Tumbler, 20 oz.
This double-walled, vacuum-insulated stainless-steel cup keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold on any adventure. The splash-resistant MagSlider™ lid helps prevent spills when driving on bumpy roads or walking on uneven trails.
Insulated Travel Mug with Lid,
Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug with Lid, Insulated Coffee Cup, 2 Straws, for Home, Outdoor, Office, School, Ice Drink, Hot Beverage (20 oz, Black).
Dad Jokes - (Hardcover)
The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes features 301 wonderfully cringe-worthy dad jokes--including the classics, twists on the classics, and fresh new material.
The Story of My Life Activity Journal
Help dad or grandpa tell their story. Writing promps and questions coax their inner storyteller, helping to create a lasting legacy of their life in a simple book to pass down to future generations.