Whether you’re looking for the best Father’s Day gifts or shopping for his next birthday milestone, it’s always smart to keep the best gifts for Dad in mind, no matter the special occasion. This can consist of the perfect-for-him stocking stuffers at Christmas or splurge-worthy Father’s Day gifts that he’s dreamt of for many years. Whatever you have in mind, just remember that this thoughtful gesture can serve as a humble thank you, letting him know you appreciate everything he’s done as a parent.
However, searching for popular, must-have gifts for dad could present challenges, especially if you’re dealing with a super-picky old man or have little clue of what he actually needs. What are the best gifts for a dad who has everything? Something unique.
Giving some thought to his personality, while having Mom snoop around on your behalf to determine the best gift ideas, can help point you in the right direction. But if you’re desperate to find the best Father’s Day gifts of 2020, fear not. We’ve put together the ultimate list of gifts for dad, with a combination of trendy products plus tried-and-true gift ideas that are sure to win him over. There are a lot of great gifts for dads, and we’re here to make them easy to find.
For dads who love gadgets, we have smart coffee mugs, true wireless earbuds and a pressure cooker/air fryer that can cook up anything. For dads who are a little more old school, we’ve got a refined 12-year-old scotch and our favorite multi-tool. Is your dad a sports fan? Try one of our favorite baseball gifts or the best gifts for golfers.
If you’ve struck out during previous Father’s Day celebrations, get him something truly useful and unique by shopping our best gifts for Dad. And if you need any gift ideas for your other male family members, take a look at our Best Gifts for Him gift guide.
Philips Series 6000 Rotary Shaver
There are a handful of top-performing electric shavers that can be had for under $100, but none more promising than the Philips Series 6000. This rotary shaver is an ideal option for Dads with thick and wild facial fur, equipped with 72 self-sharpening SkinProtect blades that cut hair without ripping it out. The heads are also designed to move in 8 directions, providing enough flexibility to maneuver around contoured surfaces and rough patches. He’ll have the option to use it for dry or wet shaving. The Series 6000 has other unique features too, like a snap-on precision trimmer to style mustaches and quick charging; a 5-minute charge gets you 1 hour of use.
J.Crew Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
No list of the best Father’s Day gifts would be complete without a good sweater. Something chill and comfy that he can sport any time of the year with any getup, J.Crew’s cashmere crewnecks are beneficial pickups for any man’s closet. They layer nicely over a tee or underneath a jacket and are cut incredibly well to highlight Dad’s physique. Ribbed finishes on the cuffs, hem, and neck are nice touches as well. J.Crew sells the sweaters in six colors: Black, Burgundy, Heather Shadow, Heather Toffee, Moroccan Red, and Navy.
Even if we weren’t all locked inside for the foreseeable future, this popular streaming device would still be one of the best Father’s Day gifts of the year. A streaming stick is a sweet last-minute present you can quickly gift wrap before any huge celebration. Roku Ultra, the latest streaming device from Roku, is all the incentive Dad needs to cut the cord in 2020, gaining access to hundreds of thousands of movies and shows across every major streaming platform. Dad still needs a subscription, but Roku Ultra makes it easy to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+. If he’s a true coach potato, then he’ll swoon over the device’s impeccable Alexa voice command performance, which demonstrates great speech recognition and pulls up search results in a jiffy. Its compact size also means he can pack it for business trips to use on hotel TVs. This product also comes with a pair of JBL headphones, which means he can watch his favorite shows without bothering mom.
The Original Spider Prank Box
Is your dad a practical joker? Then give him the gift of a good “Got you!” If you haven’t seen the spider box prank before, head to Youtube to see some hilarious reactions to this prank gift. It’s a simple concept. The recipient opens an innocent wooden box, and a “spider” springs out directly at them. It’s a hilarious gift for dads, especially if your owe your old man a good scare.
Jack Black The King of Jacks Deluxe Skin Care Set
Mature age and a few grays haven’t stopped Pop from maintaining his appearance. Since he’s due for some new men’s grooming essentials, get him acclimated with this sophisticated set of premium skincare products, courtesy of Jack Black. This specialty bundle packs together the brand’s best-selling face moisturizer, facial cleanser, body lotion, beard lube and charcoal body bar soap, which will help keep him cleansed and well-groomed before heading out to work or social gatherings.
Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Slide Sandal
These Birkenstock sandals are the perfect blend of old and new. They come in the classic Birkenstock style with a few updates for the modern era. On top of the bright orange color, these cushioned sandals are made with a rubber-like material and adjustable straps. These sandals are also waterproof, which means they’re perfect for a day at the beach or hanging by the pool with the grandkids. If the orange color is too bold for your old man, these sandals also come in black, white and forest green.
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Work, travel or the gym, duffel bags come in handy for many things, and if there’s anything SPY editors love, it’s a good travel bag. And no one constructs a better weekender for the price than Herschel Supply Co. The Canadian manufacturer has an insane collection of bags to choose from, but we strongly recommend the Novel Duffel Bag. It’s light and spacious, offering just enough room to store a weekend’s worth of clothing, while also housing a shoe compartment to carry a pair of sneakers or wingtips. Tough tech fabric makes up most of the Novel’s construction, guaranteeing durability and long-term use. Herschel also sells it in over 37 colors; Raven Crosshatch (pictured below) and Woodland Camo look dope.
Marshall Monitor II A.N.C.
At this point, Dad has grown tired of the fracas that’s surrounded him for decades and wants nothing more than some quiet time with The Beatles. What better way to help him silence the world and enjoy his favorite tunes simultaneously than with one of the best noise-canceling headphones available. Go all out by gifting him the Marshall Monitor II A.N.C., which delivers rich sound and solid noise canceling in a retro profile that will have Dad reminiscing about Grandpa’s home audio equipment. He’ll be grateful for being able to hush everything from airplane engines to screaming grandkids running around the house.
Word Teasers — Dad Jokes
Who doesn’t love a good dad joke, right? If a pun-filled funny Father’s Day card isn’t enough get dad a great joke for every day of the year. This set includes 300 dad jokes for your old man to giggle to himself about this Father’s Day, and maybe even share a few with his cringing family members. They’ll make you groan, chuckle and maybe laugh out loud just for old time’s sake when your dad tries to lighten the mood or entertain everyone with these classic limericks. You can also make a game out of it by reading the card and giving a point to whoever answers the card with the correct answer first. A little competition never hurt anybody.
The Balvenie 12-Year-Old DoubleWood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
You really want to test Dad’s palate for fine scotch? Pour him a glass of this single malt on Father’s Day and bask in his elation. The Balvenie 12-Year-Old DoubleWood is a refined expression rich in honey, caramel and smooth oak flavor. If he’s the type who loves sniffing his scotch before taking a sip, then he’s in for a surprise, as the nose is filled with sweet fruit and sherry notes. The subtle, warm finish and creamy mouthfeel should make Dad feel even cozier when kicking back by his outdoor firepit.
Tired of your dad always misplacing his valuables? Surprise him by placing a few of these Bluetooth-tracking stickers on each of his treasured possessions. They’re affordable, incredibly thin, and monitor lost items up to 150 feet, which he can keep tabs on via the mobile app. See what his excuse is the next time he loses the Apple TV remote.
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
Knowing he appreciates a hot cup of coffee just as much as a fancy doohickey, satisfy both of Dad’s fancies with this compact espresso maker. Wacaco’s latest innovation is compatible with most ground coffee and requires very little effort to brew up some java goodness on the move. All that’s required is to add boiling water to the tank and manually pump the device a dozen times. It will keep him busy when stuck in traffic and ensure his morning caffeine fix before punching in. If your dad loves a strong cup of joe, then this handy espresso maker is one of the year’s best Father’s day gifts, hand down.
Ralph Lauren Deep Blue Parfum
You’re doing Dad a disservice by letting him use the same antique bottle of Old Spice Classic he’s had stashed in the medicine cabinet for the past 30 years. He deserves to have one of the best-smelling men’s colognes out there — Ralph Lauren Deep Blue to be specific. The legendary fashion house’s newest fragrance was formulated with refreshing notes of Hawaiian green mango, geranium absolute and deep ocean accord, producing a subtle misty effect that will make him feel like he’s standing near a tropical waterfall. It’s a calming and mature cologne with lasting power.
YETI Hopper Sidekick Dry
According to YETI, this is the the “toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there.” And we believe them. This mug is from the brand’s new Elemental’s line of drinkware, which features mugs, tumblrs and insulated cups that come in masculine metal colors. In addition to the Rambler 14oz mug pictured below, we think this YETI 26oz Tumbler is another great gift for dad this Father’s Day. No matter which one you choose, YETI drinkware is always a solid gifting decision. Insulated and dishwasher-safe, these are practical gifts perfect for a hard-to-shop-for dad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds are the perfect companion to pair with Dad’s all-new Samsung Galaxy S20 (thank Mom for bearing that financial load). The Galaxy Buds Plus features better battery life and sound than the AirPods, while packing cool features (e.g. adaptive 3-mic system, AKG drivers) into a comfy, lightweight design. The charging case holds up to 22 hours of playtime and supports wireless charging — a feature you would normally have to pay extra for with Apple’s cordless danglers. It also has a companion app that extends functionality, letting users customize the touch controls and personalize sound with different EQ presets. He’ll look cool sporting any of the three bold colorways: Black, White or Cloud Blue.
The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Gift Set for Hot Sauce Lover’s
The big guy likes his food spicy, huh? Well, this seven-piece hot sauce sampler will take care of that. The Good Hurt Fuego set comes with several tasty hot sauces that range from mild garlic herb to scorching-hot ghost pepper. The fact that it’s packaged like a pack of dynamite sticks should already suggest that he’s in for a world of good hurt. Who says the best gifts for dad can’t hurt a little?
If you or your dad is a big fan of Hot Ones, here’s where you can buy all the hot sauces from the hit show.
Levi’s Wellthread Trucker Jacket
Denim jackets are forever a springtime and summer staple, and this Wellthread Trucker Jacket from Levi’s is a great father’s day gift for dad. The brand’s Wellthread collection is 100% recycled so you can help your old man maintain his timeless coolness while also being environmentally friendly at the same time. This jacket will delive just the right amount of versatility and style at a super-affordable price. Classic details like the faded wash finish and chest button-flap pockets remain intact. The material also makes it simple to customize the jacket with embroideries or patches, should he want to add his own personal flair to it. This jacket is also currently 50% off on the Nordstrom website.
Casper Sleep Pillow
Recent studies have shown that we sleep less as we get older. Help your pappy catch up on his ZZZs by resting this super-comfy pillow at the top of his headboard. Casper created what it calls a “pillow-in-pillow design,” which provides extra support for the head and neck, while maintaining fluffiness over time. The only pain he’ll feel waking up in the morning might be a slight scotch whisky hangover.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Knowing that the father figure in your life loves a hot cup of java every morning, be a thoughtful son/daughter and serve him some Folgers in this high-tech coffee cup. The Ember Mug is designed to enjoy drinks at desired temperatures, which sippers can remotely adjust via the Ember app on their smartphone or smartwatch. Its stainless-steel construction with ceramic coating ensures the cup won’t shatter if dropped.
Nautica Men’s Long Sleeve Lightweight Shawl Collar Woven Robe
A handsome bathrobe has long been a popular Father’s Day gift idea, and that’s as true in 2020 as it was in 1970. Slipping into this comfort robe will instantly activate chill mode. Nautica designed its loungewear with comfort and flexibility in mind, which the elastic closure and knit waistband ensure; the functional drawstring provides a cozy and secure fit when chilling on the couch. Each robe is made from 100% brushed cotton. Dad will also appreciate the signature sailboat print, which should earn him the paperboy’s approval when waking up early to grab the morning journal.
Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera
Polaroid is a brand synonymous with memories, and the company’s newest release is something that will resonate with every photo-loving father. The nostalgic Now I-Type Instant Camera should instantly transport Dad back to his earlier years of parenthood when he was gleefully snapping pics of his kid’s crowning achievements, from their first wobbly step to their graduation ceremony. It’s a point-and-shoot camera in the classic Polaroid style and has new features (e.g. autofocus, self-timer) that makes it even more user-friendly. Just remind Dad to keep all printed photos face down as they develop to allow for deeper saturation and sharper details.
Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which is always a great time to stock up on some of the best tequilas. Whether it’s for your own bar or Dad’s, you can’t go wrong with Hornitos Black Barrel, a triple-aged tequila that delivers amazing taste and smoothness for a third of what most premium tequilas cost. Hornitos’ blend of 100% roasted agave, black pepper, and vanilla is well balanced, while oak notes give it a whiskey-like presence. It goes down smooth when taken neat, and mixes well with any tequila cocktail. It sounds like Dad’s signature margaritas just got a whole lot better, and stronger.
Smile Direct Club Electric Toothbrush
He’s been due for a new toothbrush, so get him something better than that crusty, plastic Colgate model he’s been using since his last dentist visit. Smile Direct Club just launched an electric toothbrush that cleans teeth as effectively as most premium models, and at a fraction of the cost. Intuitive features like the quadrant timer inform users of how long to brush one area before moving onto the next, while the angled head allows for more thorough cleanings. The tongue scraper on the back of the brush head is an appreciated aspect that removes any lingering bacteria in the mouth. For $25, you might as well throw one in the shopping cart for you and Mom, as well.
Ejis Comfort Pouch Micro Modal 3-Pack Trunks
The expiration date for underwear is always sooner than later. That being said, now is the best time to re-up Dad with some new boxer briefs before Mom puts him on blast. Ejis offers a solid selection of boxers optimized for comfort and fit. The soft, stretch-infused cotton allows for more movement and feels gentle on the skin, while the moisture-wicking fabric stops clamminess in its sweaty tracks. Load him up with several pairs.
Instant Pot 8-Quart Air Fryer + EPC Combo
If your dad loves to cook, then this popular pressure cooker is one of the best Father’s Day gifts of 2020. You may have already heard of this machine as the kitchen accessory that can “cook everything” and I’m here to tell you that’s true. You can really create anything in an Instant Pot from roasts to stews, rice and even yogurt. It’s the ultimate dad chef machine and he’ll be amazed and how many things he can create to perfection with this useful appliance. This particular one can double as an air fryer and includes 11-in-1 one-touch cooking programs that all have delicious results. You can sauté, steam, slow cook, air fry, bake, broil and even dehydrate. The whole thing is also dishwasher safe so it won’t create dishes for your dad (mom) to do, and the whole thing can create a fast family meal with ease.
Mofado Crystal Whiskey Glasses
Both elegant and practical, this is the type of drinkware your dad needs sitting on his bar. These distinctive whiskey glasses have a striking look to them, made from ultra-clear lead-free crystal that emphasizes clarity and detail; you’ll definitely notice the legs of a refined whiskey. Each glass is also wide enough to hold a full 11 ounces of his favorite hard liquor, which can be rewarding or consolatory depending on his day. Toast to your dear old dad’s health with these classy glasses, one of the best gifts for dad for any occasion.
Ring Indoor Cam
For the smart-home dad who values security — and what dad doesn’t? — the Ring Indoor Cam allows any homeowner to monitor the inside of their home from any mobile device (e.g. smartphones, tablets). If your dad hasn’t invested in a smart security camera yet, then this is one of the best Father’s day gifts you’ll ever buy. It’s small enough to secretly hide in bookshelves, easy to set up, has a wide-range view to see an entire room, produces 1080p video in real-time and sends notifications when sensing unexpected activity. None of these are even its greatest attribute. That would be the price, which for $60 each, should convince you to buy these home security cameras in bulk.
Goodthreads Men’s “The Perfect Chino Pant” Slim-Fit
Does your dad hate shopping? Then buying him a stylish everyday basic in a dad-friendly neutral color is always a good idea. And if you don’t want to buy him another sweater, a good pair of chinos is one of the best gifts for dad. Designed for the weekend warrior, as well as men who value both fashion and function, Goodthread’s selection of slim-fit trousers are exactly what your dad has been searching for since getting his Amazon gift card last Xmas. They’re extremely comfy and offer a good level of stretchability, so nothing below his waist will feel cramped. The company also uses wrinkle-free non-iron fabric to keep the pants looking freshly pressed at all times.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Slim Leather RFID Wallet
There are classic dad gifts, like men’s watches, Father’s Day sunglasses and grilling accessories. However, if you’re looking for the best Father’s day gift idea of all time, then you have to go with a wallet. It’s a standard dad gift for a reason. Just check to see if he’s in the market for a new wallet first.
Old-school types often struggle to detach from their trusty wallets, no matter how battered they might look. The Bellroy Note is a fine upgrade that blends a classic look with modern design elements. The exterior is made of environmentally certified, durable leather to ensure longevity, while the interior has plenty of storage to hold up to 11 cards and a bunch of coins via secret coin pouch. Cooler yet, each wallet has built-in RFID technology to protect your dad’s credit cards and personal info from hackers. He’ll be grateful for the extra security when standing in a crazy line at the flower shop on Mother’s Day.
We recently names this the Best Wallet of 2020, so you can’t go wrong ordering this for Father’s Day.
Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners
If you’re looking to gift your dad a unique gift for Father’s Day, this shoe company has created a shoe you can wear in 98% of contexts comfortably out of sustainable materials. Allbirds is an SF startup aimed at making the go-to shoe for the more casual working world, and we’re all for it. These Tree Runners are breathable, come in great colors dad will love and are ideal for warmer days, so as we head into summer his feet will stay comfortable. They’re machine washable, designed to minimize odor and have a flexible shape that conforms to your feet over time. Give your dad the gift of comfortable shoes he’ll enjoy wearing that your mom won’t scoff at or throw away, it’ll be a treat.
Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool
Father Time has made it more difficult for dad to lug a whole toolbox around the house. Whether he enjoys playing handyman on the weekends or has picked up a new hobby during retirement, he’ll greatly benefit from having an EDC accessory like the Leatherman Wave+ in his arsenal. Whether it’s Father’s Day, birthdays or Christmas, this multi-tool is always one of our best gifts for dad. Up to 18 tools are built into its compact design to accomplish quick fixes around the house or on the go. A 25-year limited warranty makes the multi-tool a potential family memento that you and your kids could share someday.
Amazon Kindle (2019)
Getting dad to transition from paperback to digital reads hasn’t been easy, but the Amazon Kindle is an amazing gift that does all the convincing. An attractive screen, multiple fonts and formatting options, and a built-in front light (finally!) afford bookworms one of the most comfortable reading experiences known to man. Each model carries up to 4GB of internal storage, which is more than enough memory to download hundreds of boring history books or John Grisham novels from Amazon’s vast collection.
Barney Genuine Crazy Horse Leather Electronics Organizer
Aging has made it more difficult for Pops to remember where he stores all of his portable gadgets. This vintage-looking organizer can help him keep everything secure, and most importantly, in one place. It has several compartments, mesh pockets, and Velcro straps to carry everything, from wired earphones to passports to portable chargers. The genuine leather is durable and gives the organizer a mature look that accessories well with any men’s travel bag.
Happy Socks Forest 4-Pack Sock Gift Box
For the dads with colorful personalities, these are the socks they’ll want on their feet. Happy Socks’ forest gift box features flashy and funky patterns all forest-themed that spice up any boring outfit and reflect an appreciation of nature. Each pair is also made from a soft and stretchy cotton blend that provides tired feet comfort when breaking in new shoes at formal events, a pain your dad knows all too well.
Sonos Move Speaker
A Sonos is a must-have dad gadget for a few reasons. The sound quality is superb but more importantly, the ease of use means your dad won’t be calling you with tech questions all the time. It’s got Amazon Alexa built right in which might freak out your parents at first, but after a while they’ll love the convenience. The setup takes a few minutes and all it takes is a WiFi connection to stream their favorite music easily. This speaker from Sonos is durable and battery-powered so they can bring it anywhere with them and enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous play time. It’s also made to last, so an accidental knock off the table shouldn’t take it out of commission.
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
Okay, this is a cool gadget. We’ve written about our favorite Bose speakers, but this audio gadget stands apart. These Bose sunglasses have built-in speakers that produce rich sound for you while those around you hear nothing. They also block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays making them perfect for Dad zoning out on the beach during your next family vacation. They’ve got open-ear audio so Dad will still be able to hear what’s happening around him while enjoying the music, except when your family members are nagging him about something. It’s got an integrated microphone for him to take calls on, and the battery life lasts about 3.5 hours — a perfect beach day or afternoon by the pool. Give Dad the gift of relaxation and solitude with these 2-in-1 audio sunglasses.
Amaro is a smokey, delicious after-dinner liqueur that your dad probably already loves and will appreciate a bottle of. It’s a digestif from Italy that can aid in digesting a large meal, of pizza and pasta perhaps. This Amaro brand is made in Sicily and offers a palate of orange, licorice and herbs like rosemary and sage for aroma and flavor. It’s still made using the same recipe as its founding in 1868 and will take your dad’s night cap routine to a whole new level.
ŌURA Heritage Ring — Silver
ŌURA is a performance-tracking ring that will tally up a whole slew of metrics for your dad about his sleep, workouts, balance between strain and recovery and long-term trends, among other things. If he’s into his own body, self-improvement and the science of performance, this is a great gift. It’s on the pricier end of things but it’s super high-tech and he’ll get a lot of use out of it. It’s got advanced sensors that capture a variety of body signals from heart rate to temperature, is durable and water-resistant up to 100m and has a weeklong battery life. It comes in a few different colors to choose from. You can read more about this ring and all of its features here on the ŌURA website.
T Classic Carson Premium Bracelet Watch
It will be a few more years before Dad passes down the family Rolex, but that doesn’t mean you can’t thank him in advance with a luxurious gift of your own. Spy is a big fan of watches, we’ve even gathered the best men’s watches on the market in another piece for you to check out, if that’s your thing. That’s why a timepiece from TISSOT is a classic pick for a nice watch for dad this father’s day.
If you’re looking for an affordable, nice wristwatch for your old man this Father’s Day this one’s a great pick and it’s currently 36% off on Nordstrom. It’s simple, a little understated, but boasts the same Swiss craftsmanship you want in a high-quality wrist adornment. It’s got a durable sapphire face and a polished bracelet to hold onto it. The whole thing is made of stainless steel and it’s adjustable so you can find the perfect, comfortable fit.
What’s the Best Father’s Day Gift of 2020? A New Streaming Service
Americans love to watch TV. We love going to the movies. But more and more, especially over the past few months, we’ve been enjoying movies in the comfort of our own homes. So if you’re looking for the best Father’s Day gift ideas of 2020, you have to consider a streaming service. You could go with Netflix, Amazon Prime or the new HBO Max, but our top recommendation is Disney+. For just $13/month, you can bundle in Hulu and ESPN, which means your dad can watch sports, his favorite TV shows, and hundreds of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars movies. If you have have kids of your own, they’ll love going to Grandpa’s house, where they can watch Toy Story, The Clone Wars and all of their favorite Disney movies. If you’re looking for a gift that won’t end up in the trash, then give your dad the gift of binge-watching.