Just as with moms, there’s no one type of dad. There’s the outdoorsy dad, the techie dad, the designy dad, the healthy dad, the young dad, the (ahem) seasoned dad — the list goes on. So we racked our brains to come up with the best gifts for the many, many different kinds of dads you might be shopping for this Father’s Day.
For the dad with achy feet
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function
So this was one of the best-selling gifts from our Mother’s Day gift guide — and for good reason. We actually just bought one for ourselves and love the thing. Because achy feet know no gender.
For the dad who just wants a glass or two while watching ‘Last Week Tonight’
The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver With 2 Vacuum Stoppers
Does dad appreciate wine without downing the whole bottle? Now he doesn’t have to feel the pressure of degrading his precious bottle of Pinot Gris. Sommeliers and wine experts think the Vacu Vin does a great job of preserving an open bottle of wine.
For the dad who just wants a glass or two of his Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System
For the dad with improvable dental hygiene
Waterpik WP-662 Aquarius Water Flosser
For the dad who just learned about microbreweries
GrowlerWerks uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer
If Dad’s more of a beer guy, why not a very elegant pressurized growler? It’s just perfect for impressing his friends during barbecue season.
For the dad who needs a house robe
Brookstone Nap Robe
For the dad who can never remember his face wash
Dopp Men’s Veneto Traditional Framed Kit-Leather
For the dad who wants to monitor air quality (discreetly)
For the dad who needs his caffeine fix at work
MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
Does dad love espresso on the go? Or even just espresso at his desk? He’ll love this matte-black handheld espresso maker.
For the dad who needs his coffee at an optimal 137 degrees
Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
Speaking of matte black, how futuristic is this thermos? He probably doesn’t need something that keeps his drink to an exact temperature (you adjust how hot you want to keep it by turning the bottom of the tumbler), but he’ll certainly want it.
For the dad who micromanages his stubble
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200, Vacuum-Trimmer
This beard trimmer with a vacuum (see how it’s leaving no mess?) is consistently one of the most popular things Strategist readers are buying.
For the dad who wants the inside scoop
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
If he watched James Comey’s media tour and admired more than the former FBI director’s sharp suits and boots.
For the dad with mixed feelings on John McCain
The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
Perhaps the senator’s new memoir will help him make up his mind.
For the dad who’s too busy at work to go to the gym
Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical
Bring the gym to him with an under-the-desk elliptical machine that’ll let him (kind of) discreetly get his workout in.
For the dad who’s into juicing now
Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)
Sure, you could go with a wildly expensive Vitamix, but just in case it’s a temporary phase, why not start him off with a much more affordable Ninja (we love ours).
For the dad whose Sunday routine doesn’t require leaving bed
Original BedShelfie Bedside Shelf
Dads whose idea of a perfect day means lying in bed will enjoy this shelf, which clamps onto a bed frame and is ideal for holding a computer (or snacks or books). Makes for a great makeshift nightstand for small spaces, too.
For the dad who’s looking for newfangled pain relief
ProSource Acupressure Mat
True story: We first heard about acupressure mats from a dad of two who said the thing saved his back.
For the dad who takes far too many notes
Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook
In our Father’s Day gift guide last year, we told you about the Rocketbook Wave smart notebook, which allows you to take notes that can be sent to your phone up to five times (you erase it by microwaving it). For the dad who needs to use his notebook an infinite number of times, there’s the Rocketbook Everlast, which can be used endlessly with a wipe of water (no microwave necessary). If you get one of these, be sure to stock up on the Pilot FriXion pens, whose ink is the only kind that will bond with the special paper.
For the cat dad
For the dad who uses his phone in a cup as “speakers”
Ultimate Ears Megaboom Electric Blue Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
For the dad who uses his phone in a cup as “speakers” while traveling
UE Wonderboom Super Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The next-generation Wonderboom is even more portable — perfect for sticking in a carry-on and bringing just about anywhere.
For the dad who wants to dip his toes into a “smart house”
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
The Amazon Echo Dot is the easiest way.
For the golf dad
JEF Golf Gifts and Gallery 23 in. Collapsible Chipping Net
This collapsible net is perfect for golf dads who are practicing chip shots — it lets him take aim like a Skee-Ball game.
For the dad who just needs a reliable cup of joe
Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe With Stainless Steel Handle
For the dad who loved ‘Barrel Fever’
Calypso by David Sedaris
The king of droll has a new book of stories out, observations and anecdotes after he purchases a beach house on the Carolina coast.
For the active dad with a competitive streak
Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set
If dad has been looking for some way to channel some physical energy while engaging in some healthy competition, set him up with the Spikeball — a Shark Tank original that’s become a backyard hit.
For the dad who wants to keep an eye on the pets — and feed them
Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser
$139 (44 percent off)
For the dad who needs a housewarming gift
te+te Hinoki Hand Wash
If your dad has moved into a new place, the last thing he’s probably thought of is nice hand wash; this one — in statusy Hinoki — is the one to get him.
For the dad with the Stanley Kubrick Criterion Collection
Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made
If dad knows Kubrick, he knows all about Napoleon — this coffee-table book dives into the inside story of the movie that was never made.
For the dad who reads Dezeen
Devialet Gold Phantom Wireless Speaker
These speakers are gorgeous, incredible-sounding, and quite frankly, obscenely expensive.
For the dad who likes a “cozy feeling”
Glerups Unisex Model B Slipper
For the dad who wants a news ticker at home
LaMetric Time Wi-Fi Clock for Smart Home
A Wi-Fi-connected alarm clock for the smart-home age, the LaMetric tells him the time and weather, reads the news and Twitter, even his personal emails, with a cheery pixelated display.
For the single-origin-only dad
Chemex Glass Coffee Maker
If dad’s a coffee lover, retire the Mr. Coffee. True devotees swear by the pour-over joe brewed by the Chemex.
Chemex Unbleached Filters
Don’t forget the filters.
For the dad who’s into matcha now
BambooMN Bamboo Whisk and Spoon
For the dad who sings in the shower
Sangean Waterproof Shower Radio
Let’s be honest: Dad probably doesn’t need a Bluetooth speaker for his ten-minute morning shower. This waterproof radio will do just fine.
For the dad who really wants to taste the hops
$20 for two
Simply freeze the Corkcicle for an hour and stick it into an open beer to keep it ice-cold for at least as long as it’ll take to finish it.
For the dad who needs to hear every one of Coltrane’s notes
Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Headphones With Active Noise Cancellation — Ivory
For the dad who wants to jog to Eminem
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
For the dad who needs any pair of better headphones
Cowin E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones With Microphone Hi-Fi Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear
If he just needs cheap wireless headphones, these well-reviewed ones cancel noise, have microphone capabilities, and are under $100.
For the dad whose phone is always dying
Anker PowerCore 10000
A nice little (slightly passive-aggressive) stocking stuffer to remind him that keeping your phone charged isn’t that hard. (See others we like here, and pair it with the cable below.)
For the dad whose iPhone charger is always breaking
Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable
This ten-foot baby is virtually indestructible — and comically long.
For the dad who’s convinced that his neighbors are swiping his DHL packages
Ring Video Doorbell 2
You know what dads love? Spying.
For the dad who thinks everything is better fried
He’ll appreciate a plug-and-go deep fryer with no temperature settings or baskets to speak of. Fill it to the line with oil, and you’re off to a world of doughnuts, French fries, and deep-fried Snickers.
For the dad who thinks everything is better fried, but feels guilty about it
Philips the Original Airfryer
The air fryer uses 75 percent less fat than conventional deep fryers, so he can feel slightly better about that Snickers.
For the dad who has yet to take advantage of wireless charging
Seneo iPhone X Wireless Charger
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