Easy-to-Ship Father's Day Gifts That Aren't a Mug, Tie, or Tools
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These Father's Day gift ideas are as special and unique as your dear old dad is. We've rounded up more than a dozen Father's Day gifts that highlight some of dad's favorite hobbies — from grilling and cooking to relaxing and watching movies. Browse these ideas for gifts for dad, and make sure you get them shipped to him in time for June 10 if you can't spend the holiday with him in person this year.
1. Use Your Noodle
Is dad always looking to take his at-home meals up a notch? Consider this stainless steel pasta roller that allows users to control the dough thickness to create four different types of noodles. Don't worry, it comes with a recipe book for dads who might not know where to start.
Buy It: $33; wayfair.com
2. License to Chill
Shaken, not stirred. Allow dad to hone his bartending skills and perfect his pour-over with these spherical ice molds. Two in a pack means he will need a drinking buddy… Bottoms up!
Buy It: $15; williams-sonoma.com
3. On a Roll
Every adventurous dad needs a reliable pack, whether he's toting snacks or supplies. This canvas pack is ideal for hitting the trails or for use as a work bag, stretching to fit up to 17 liters using the unique roll-top closure.
Buy It: $190; macys.com
4. Patriotic Pop
Is Old Glory looking... old? Spruce up dad's yard space by replacing the Stars and Stripes. This affordable pack even comes equipped with a new aluminum pole and mounting brackets, which is everything he needs for a full upgrade.
Buy It: $38; homedepot.com
5. Map It Out
Play ball! Take dad out to the (virtual) ball game with these custom baseball park map pint glasses. Each glass features a full overhead map of the designated MLB stadium etched in the team's colors and the team logo printed on the bottom of the pint. Makes you want to root, root, root for the home team!
Buy It: $38 for two; uncommongoods.com
Busy dads don't have time for dead cell phones. Never let his battery drain again with this chic (yet practical) charger that promises to fuel-up dad's device at lightning speed and offers a weighted knot that can anchor the charger in place. Goodbye, cord tangles!
Buy It: $40; nordstrom.com
7. Life Lessons
Written by a Navy SEAL, this no-nonsense book of life lessons is sure to inspire any dad in need of a little pick-me-up. As the title suggests, if you want to change the world, start by making your bed.
Buy It: $11.50; target.com
8. Get Moving
If dad has been using his quarantine time to buff up, eco-friendly fitness gear should make the "short" list. These 5-inch run shorts offer a built-in brief liner, stink-proof fabric, and a hidden zipper compartment. What's more? The company is a certified B-Corp, meaning all materials are sourced responsibly.
Buy It: $68, Hill City
9. Movie Buff
Grab the popcorn and settle in! This scratch-off movie poster offers up 100 classic film suggestions that should make at-home film festivals a no-brainer. Using a coin to scratch selections that have been viewed, the poster reveals one-of-a-kind artwork related to the movies.
Buy It: $15; Uncommon Goods
10. Great Griller
Is dad ready to upgrade his outdoor cooking experience with a new ceramic grill? The middle-of-the-road price point and consistent five-star reviews of this Vision Grills HD1 Kamado Charcoal Grill make it a supreme gift for dad. And you can volunteer to be his first restaurant audience when he tries the grill for the first time.
Buy it: $599; homedepot.com
11. This Gift Keeps Giving
Is dad jealous when your coffee of the month club box shows up? Does he covet your monthly delivery of snacks? Give him his own subscription box to look forward to. This one fixes up special monthly features, like gardening gear, a mixologist set, and swimming gear.
Buy it: $45; bespokepostcom
12. Squeaky Clean
Keeping clean and sanitary is more important than ever. Gift dad with a germ- and virus-busting sanitizer for his smartphone. The sanitizing devices kills 99.99 percent of bacteria in just five minutes. If dad keeps his tablet or on hand and it could use a UV bath, opt for the HomeSoap, which is big enough for an iPad Pro and other hand-held gaming devices.
Buy it: 120; phonesoap.com
13. Great Shades
Dad is as classic as these Ray-Ban Wayfarers. He'll look suave whether he's wearing these to mow the lawn or surfing on waves in the Pacific. Be sure to splurge for the polarized lenses. They reduce glare and make objects easier to see, even on the brightest days or whitest slopes.
Buy it: $204; sunglasshut.com
14. Quick Cook
Dad can flip burgers, steaks, kebabs, and even grill some veggies all from the surface of this incredibly versatile electric griddle. The non-stick surface makes flipping pancakes or eggs a cinch, too. And with precise temperature control capabilities and a high-end appearance, this appliance may just find itself as dad's new go-to appliance.
Buy it: $550; williams-sonoma.com
15. A Cut Above
Only dad's wit is sharper than this knife. Made In's Chef's Knife is eight inches of incomparable sharpness. The handle's angled grip makes it easier to hold, too. And to make it a special gift, get it engraved with dad's initials or nickname.
Buy it: $89; madeincookware.com
16. Get Grilling
Fill dad's Father's Day plate and his freezer with a selection of gourmet meats, quick meals, and dessert. The Butcher's Cut Filet Mignon, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and Cheesecake Sampler can be reserved for his special day of recognition, but he'll thank you again when he pulls out the pork chops, chicken breasts, ground beef, and other gift set items for meals.
Buy it: $179; omahasteaks.com
17. Father en Fuego
Is dad always looking for the next tongue-torching hot sauce to add to his collection? This Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription box will always deliver a new hit of heat. The small-batch and artisan hot sauces are sure to be new to him, which is like a gift with each delivery.
Buy it: $120; food52.com
18. Kick Back
Give dad what he really wants: some peace and quiet. He can take this new hammock into his favorite spot in the yard or nearby park and spend the day watching clouds, listening to music, or catching some shut-eye. There's also space for another person, if he's willing to share his relaxation space with you.
Buy it: $70; dickssportinggoods.com