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Shopping for dad isn’t always easy, especially if you haven’t identified his interests yet. It’s time to get something of real value, to be a little more thoughtful – as much a reflection of your personality as a welcome addition to your wardrobe, library or workout routine. And getting the right gift obviously changes depending on what your dad likes. Do you need the perfect musical gift? Maybe you are looking for something technical? Or is your father more fashionable than you?
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That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad and father figure – at different price points too. From cool picks for techies to trendy finds and fitness gifts, check out our top picks below.
Best Tech Gifts for Dads
1. USB 2.0 drive
The Flipstick is a handy accessory that can make life a little more convenient for the dad who can’t leave his phone. It sticks to the back of devices and can be used as a phone holder anywhere. It is also available in 20 colors to match his style.
2. Definitive Technology Studio 3D Sound System
If you’re willing to spend a little more, the Definitive Technology Studio 3D is one of the best sound experiences out there. The subwoofer and soundbar can be connected to a TV, turntable, or other device with 4K HDMI, optical, auxiliary, eARC, or USB outputs, and it has a built-in HEOS for users to stream audio from Spotify, TuneIn, Tidal and other music platforms. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, which only adds to the convenience.
Definitive Technology Studio 3D Mini Soundbar
3. HumanCentric Desktop Speakers
HumanCentric has a number of good offerings in the home office tech space, and their desktop speakers are some of the sleekest options we’ve seen. Packing a lot of sound for a relatively small device, they’re ideal for your computer, smartphone or even a record player.
HumanCentric Desktop Speakers
Best Gifts for Dads Who Love Music
1. Victrola Revolution Go Portable Record Player
The Revolution Go packs all the standard features of a record player and makes them completely wireless. Collapsible into a fashionable suitcase, the new offering looks like a fairly innocuous – so cool – thing. But when unfolded, it functions as a high quality record player, with Bluetooth capability and its own speaker – a perfect gift for a music lover.
Victrola Revolution Go
2. 1000 record sleeves by Michael Ochs
What album covers would you put on a “best of all time” list? Abbey Road? The dark side of the moon? This 576-page book by author Michael Ochs picks the top 1,000 and breaks them all down, complete with high-resolution images and analysis. If your dad is a classic vinyl enthusiast, this is the perfect gift.
‘1000 record covers’ by Michael Ochs
3. Booze & Vinyl: A Spirit’s Guide to Good Music and Mixed Drinks by Andre and Tenaya Darlington
It may not be very common to wonder what kind of drink could complement a given disc. Well, the 224-page book by writers André Darlington and Tenaya Darlington Alcohol & Vinyl tries to set the mood for over 70 albums from the 50s to the 2000s with the right libation, from the Beatles sergeant. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (East Indian Cocktail) and A Tribe Called Quest’s Low-end theory (a Sidecar) to the Ramones (whisky smash and Jell-O shots). An excellent choice for a music lover who is also an amateur mixologist.
‘Booze & Vinyl’ by André and Tenaya Darlington
Best Fitness Gifts for Dads
1. Alo Moves Subscription
Enhance your dad’s workouts with a membership to Alo Moves, which offers guided fitness sessions, meal plans and more. It also covers all abilities, so whether your dad is a beginner yogi or serious about high-intensity interval training (HIIT), it’s a thoughtful gift.
Alo Moves Subscription
$9 per month
2. Monos Kiyo UVC Water Bottle
Monos’ self-cleaning water bottle makes a great gift for outdoorsy or eco-conscious dads. It uses smart UV technology to remove bacteria from water in less than a minute, all with a simple slip on the cap.
Water bottle Monos Kiyo
3. Ten Thousand Midweight Tech Hoodie
It is admittedly difficult to choose between the hundreds of activewear options available. But this hoodie from Ten Thousand can be worn before, during and after a good workout. Lightweight and stretchy, it’s a good option for any type of workout – and it looks cool too.
Ten Thousand Tech Midweight Hoodie
Best gifts for foodie dads
1. Nguyen Vietnamese coffee maker
Vietnamese coffee is a fantastic summer drink, combining a caffeine kick with the light sweetness of condensed milk. This freebie helps you nail it home – and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
Nguyen Vietnamese coffee maker
2. Roccbox Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
Lots of dads like to try their hand at the grill, but there’s something to be said for trying pizza under the stars. This portable outdoor oven from Roccbox distills that process but also requires the culinary skills required to achieve the perfect pie.
Roccbox Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven
3. Greedy dice
Even the best chefs can have a hard time deciding what to cook, especially if they have quite a few dishes up their sleeve. These wooden dice help speed up the internal debate – or at least narrow down the options.
Best Gifts for Stylish Dads
1. Buck Mason Storm Stopper Bomber Jacket
Dads can be stylish too. This is the case of Buck Mason, a perfect brand for trendy parents. And their new bomber jacket ticks all the fashionable and functional boxes, with its cool navy color and water-repellent finish. (The brand was worn by Ryan Gosling and Tom Brady.)
Bomber Buck Mason Storm Stopper
2. Troubadour Daytripper Carry All
The Troubadour Carry-All might be a good choice if your dad is constantly on the go. Sleek and stylish, it stands out from hundreds of sports bags. Add to that the convenience of tons of pockets, and it’s a thoughtful gift.
Troubadour Day Tripper Carry All
3. Rowing Blazers x Men in Blazers Rugby Shirt
Rugby shirts are a classic item that rarely goes out of style – and they make a great gift for stylish dads who love the sport. And this fashionable collab between cool label Rowing Plazers and football podcast Men in Blazers is where functionality meets style. The red, white and blue color scheme is also eye-catching.
Men in Blazers rugby shirt
4. Ekster Recycled Parliamentary Wallet
Ekster’s wallets make it easy to carry your cards anywhere. Slim and functional, this slim and practical wallet is made from recycled car windshields while maintaining a proper leather feel. Add a wallet tracker for a higher upgrade.
Ekster Parliament Recycled Vegan Leather Wallet
The Best Grooming Gifts for Dads
1. Electric ball shaver
For the dad with a sense of humor, sometimes you need something a little different – and that’s what you get with the aptly-named brand’s flagship Balls. It certainly works, and it’s also a good price. But good luck avoiding a TMI conversation with dad…
2. Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver
Well-groomed dads will appreciate the Braun Series 9 electric shaver, which delivers a smooth, gentle shave and can be used wet or dry. It comes with five attachments for precision beard trimming and close shaves, and the shaver comes with an automatic cleaning and charging station.
Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver