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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018 [Updating]

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Shopping for mom was easy, but it’s always a challenge to think of what to get your dad for Father’s Day.

Luckily, we’ve put together this gift guide to help you find that right gift that you’ll be eager to give your ‘pops — and one that he will appreciate getting too.

Keep in mind: Father’s Day is Sunday June 17 — so get shopping. All of these items can be easily ordered online and shipped directly to dad (and granddad!) in time for the big day.

Here are our best suggestions on what to get him this year…

LAST UPDATED: June 14, 4:15pm PST

Traveling through the airport is already stressful, and getting your favorite handy tools confiscated by security is the proverbial cherry on top. Help your dad travel easier this Father’s Day by giving him a TSA approved carry-on tool.

10 TSA-APPROVED MULTIFUNCTION TOOLS

  

Working directly with family-run farms and providers for fresh, sustainable produce, Blue Apron sources only the highest-quality and healthiest ingredients. Whether your dad is looking for a new hobby, or wants to start eating healthier, you can gift him a Blue Apron subscription and enjoy $40 off your first box.

$40 OFF FIRST BOX FOR FATHER’S DAY

  

Looking to get your Father a smartwatch? A Michael Kors watch may be what you’re looking for. The new MK watches incorporate elements from classic watchmaking, which creates a unique modern-classic look you won’t find from other brands. They’re as great for a workout as they are for a night out or a big meeting.

4 MICHAEL KORS SMARTWATCHES TO BUY

  

lip balm

This manly lip balm was made with men in mind and protects against dry, rough and chapped lips with its blend of shea butter and essential oils, leaving the lips feeling soft and supple. Best of all, it doesn’t leave a shiny residue, so only you’ll know you’re wearing it.

THIS MANLY LIP BALM WAS DESIGNED JUST FOR MEN

  

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You don’t have to spend a fortune this Father’s Day to get him a pair of well-designed and durable sunglasses to protect his eyes from damage (and help prevent crows feet). These stylish and popular aviator sunglasses are only $17 on Amazon.

BEST SELLING AVIATOR SUNGLASSES ON AMAZON ARE ONLY $17

  

Amazon has a surprisingly large selection of nostalgia-inducing tees that you can get delivered to your front door for thrift shop prices that we know your dad will love.

THE 8 BEST VINTAGE-INSPIRED GRAPHIC TEES ON AMAZON FOR MEN

  

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If your Dad’s a Kanye fan, his Yeezy sneakers are some of hottest items in fashion right now. There’s a handful of sneakers that provide Yeezy-level style without, well, Yeezy.

6 ALTERNATIVES TO YEEZY SNEAKERS YOU CAN FIND ONLINE

  

men's grooming

With beards continuing to be a trendy statement, there’s more beards than ever this year – some being good and well-groomed, and some not. Here’s seven of our favorites to gift to your dad to keep his facial hair looking its best at all times.

7 CRAZY PRODUCTS FOR BEARDS AND MUSTACHES

  

Best Marvel Gifts

Getting your dad a Marvel-themed gift is a great way to show some love, but finding the right item can be a challenge with such an overwhelming abundance of Marvel merchandise. To save you some time, we’ve put together this list of 10 great Marvel gifts for Father’s Day.

THE 10 BEST GIFTS FOR MARVEL FANS

  

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Before you wring your hands and buy your old man another boring tie, consider getting him a fresh pair of sneakers instead. A new pair of kicks is a great gift because your dad will use them all the time, and might not know which pair to get on his own. Plus, you’ll totally get credit for helping him step up his style.

6 BEST SELLING SNEAKERS FOR YOUR DAD

  

Rolex Watch Alternatives Affordable

Who doesn’t want to own an authentic Rolex watch? The brand’s world-famous designs, time-tested reliability, and incredible resale value has made Rolex arguably the most renowned watch company of all time. Buy your dad a stylish watch that he’ll love.

CHIC ALTERNATIVES TO THE ROLEX UNDER $100

  

Instead of buying him another tie or his go-to pair of socks, get him something special this year. Here are some unique, heartfelt gifts that any dad (or grandpa) would love to get this Father’s Day. Best of all, you can get all of these gifts for under $25.

FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER $25

  

Give dad the gift of complementing his great taste and foodie credentials (or at least the gift of humoring his cooking show-inspired fantasy) with these 10 essential gifts for foodie dads. Take a seat at the chef’s table with these gourmet accessories and culinary must-haves.

GIFTS FOR YOUR FOODIE DAD

  

father day giftsWhat do you get your dad who insists that he doesn’t want anything? Have no fear – we’ve curated a list of 10 great gifts that any dad is sure to appreciate. Show your dad some love this Father’s Day with these unexpected items.

GIFTS FOR DADS WHO ‘DONT WANT ANYTHING’

  

fathers day gifts nerdA lot of people think their dad is a geek, but very few of us actually have a legit nerd for a father. If your dad makes Trekkies look like Fonzie, we’ve got you covered this year. Here are our favorite finds when it comes to Father’s Day gifts for the nerdy dad.

BEST GIFTS FOR THE NERDY DAD

  

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Whether your dad is an home improvement enthusiast or he just likes tinkering in the garage, chances are he’d appreciate new tools to help get the job done. Here are our favorite finds when it comes to Father’s Day gifts for the fixer-upper dad.

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HANDYMAN DAD

  

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From awesome camping trips to having our first taste of whiskey, some of our best memories with dad involve the great outdoors. Celebrate your adventurous old man with some of our favorite finds for the outdoorsy dad.

BEST GIFTS FOR THE OUTDOORSY DAD

  

camera bag

So you’ve got all your tech gear and you’re ready to document your next great travel adventure. We’ve spied the options and narrowed it down to this list. Here are the seven best camera bags for under $200.

BEST CAMERA BAGS UNDER $200

  

ultimate sinatra collection

Legends never die, and this Ultimate Sinatra collection once again proves the saying true. This 2-LP collection captures the legendary singer’s famous, six-decade long career. With 24 carefully curated singles, this Ultimate Collection gathers together some of the most beloved music that will have dad crooning.

Ultimate Sinatra, $29.88

  

Crosley CR6232A-BR Nomad Portable USB Turntable with Software for Ripping & Editing Audio

The Crosley Nomad Turntable is a portable record player that’s been updated to accommodate modern technology. It’s a textile-wrapped, wood style cabinet with a chrome snap closure, NP5 needle and belt-driven turntable mechanism. It plays RPM records and can sync to dad’s collection on PCs and Macs. 

Crosley Nomad Turntable, $130.99

  

Remote Control Paper Airplane

The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane uses Bluetooth technology to guide the heavy-duty paper plane via an in-phone app. Simply tilt your device to the left or right to change direction, and use the throttle lever on your touchscreen to ascend or descend. 

Smartphone Controlled Paper Plane, $49.99

  

This award-winning design lets you brew, steep and sip coffee all in one convenient tumbler. The travel mug is made with insulated, double-walled stainless steel that will keep your coffee toasty for 4-6 hours and is guaranteed for life not to ever break or leak.

Espro Coffee Travel Press, $33.85