14 Unique Gift Ideas Perfect for Father’s Day

It’s time to celebrate the father figure in your life, and our editors are here to help. We scoured the web to find the coolest, most unique items that he’ll love and actually use! From a five-course meal to beach gear and an Apple watch, keep reading to see our top picks to give dad this year.

HATCH’s Pops Sweatshirt 

HATCH has released a “Pops” sweatshirt, just in time for Father’s Day. A crew neck style in light gray, any dad would be proud to sport it. 

Buy it here, $78. 

Lifetime Leather Co.’s Razor Holder

This razor holder is perfect for when he starts traveling again. Available in five colors, you can even have it engraved with Dad’s initials. 

Buy it here, $19.99.

Get Main Lobster’s Queen Pack 

Dad will love a five-course gourmet meal for his special day! This amazingly fresh boxed meal is shipped overnight from Maine and includes 4 sustainably harvested Maine lobster tails, 2 6oz. Filet mignons, 2 New England stuffed clams, 1 pint of lobster bisque and two Maine whoopie pies. 

Buy it here, $154.99.

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Derek Wolf | 6-Pack Beer Rub Sampler

How fun is this sampler that gives you a six-pack of beer-infused rubs that are perfect for your next grilling soiree? Resealable lids are included. The Jalapeno Pilsner Lime Rub gives you a fruity, crisp and slightly hoppy kick while the Hickory Peach Porter Rub has chocolate, caramel and toffee tones. 

Get yours here, $69.99. 

Find all our favorite grilling gear recommendations here

Camp’s Dad Keychain

A sweet little gift for a kid to give their father figure, we love this keychain from CAMP!

Buy it here, $4.99.

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The IceFlow Flip Straw Jug

Whether the dad in your life is outdoorsy, sporty or just likes to stay hydrated, this product keeps ice chilly for over two days and cold beverages up to 14 hours. The best part? It's perfect for sharing with the fam on all your summer adventures.

Available at stanley.com, $40

High Water Tropic Shirt from California Cowboy

For a dad who likes function and style, go for the High Water Tropic Shirt from California Cowboy. The perfect shirt for sunny days on a boat, this shirt comes in a bunch of fun patterns that dad is definitely going to like. He'll be amazed at the helpful features like the stay-dry tech pocket for phone storage, the bottle opener pocket and a sunglasses loop.

Get yours here, $115

Personalized Beer Flight Set

If your dad has been missing out on beer tasting, hook him up with his own set to bring this activity home. Left Coast Originals has lots of different varieties of charcuterie, wine and beer boards available, with personalization to make it a gift he won't soon forget. 

Get yours here, $54.10+. 

Dad's Smoking Kit from Porter Road

Porter Road began in 2010 as a way to get quality beef to consumers without the middleman. They've been shipping their hand-cut meat since 2017 and you can order beef, pork, lamb and chicken to be delivered to your door. 

We especially love their two Father's Day offerings that are available to ship directly to your dad just in time for weekend grilling. Each includes a MEATER+ Bluetooth meat thermometer ($99 retail) alongside their pasture-raised meat. Get the smoking kit that comes with a half pork butt, All Things Smoked rub and a MEATER+. Or go for the grilling kit that includes two dry-aged Thick Cut NY Strip steaks and a MEATER+. 

Order the smoking kit here and the grilling kit here.

Find all our meat box recommendations here

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ESPN Trivia Night Game

Calling all sports dads! It's time for your main man to take home the trophy for all the facts. This fun game brings together well known trivia on nearly every sport, pairing it with a hoop, net, goal and more for interactive table play.

Available at Target, $15.99

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A Cooler and Umbrella Stand Combo

There's one thing that's certain when you are heading to the beach with kids, you're going to have your hands full. We love this umbrella stand and cooler combo as a gift for gadget-loving dads because it keeps your umbrella from blowing away and your drinks contained at the same time. 

Buy it here, $49.99. 

Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig

Your home mixologist will have fun playing with different drinks with their new home bar! There are dozens of different cocktail combinations, and each drink is made in under a minute. 

Buy it here, $449.98.

photo: Half Time Beverages

Half Time Beverage Beer Samplers

Give dad the gift of variety with a plethora of choices from HalfTime Beverage. Pick from samplers of sours, IPA's, lagers and more, in addition to gift packs that come with coolers. Perfect for beer aficionado dads!

Available at halftimebeverage.com, $59.99

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Apple Watch 

You may be asking yourself: why do I need an Apple Watch if I already have a smartphone and possibly even a fitness tracker? We asked ourselves the same thing and we discovered that the Apple Watch does far more than just tell time. 

Here are a few reasons we loved the Apple Watch and why it’ll make a great gift for dad:

  • It’s easy to go hands-free: baby on hip or wrangling a tantruming toddler and trying to cook dinner? We enjoyed the hands-free ability of the watch. You can easily dictate messages or ask Siri questions while doing all the parenting things. We thought we’d miss our phone, but we (surprisingly) didn’t.
  • Count your steps and track your health: cleaning up our living room alone got us a few hundred steps closer to our goal. We loved the ease of tracking our health with the Apple watch. From counting steps to the ECG app to the fitness tracker and blood oxygen monitor, we found that wearing the watch daily made us more invested in our health. 
  • Customized faces: sure, we’re with our kids almost 24/7, but we still like to be reminded of their cute faces (especially when they’re being devious). We tried the custom face that connects to our photos and loved that every time we looked down at the watch, a new family memory popped up. 
  • Supports the family setup: the Series 6 supports the new family setup. Curious what that is? Read all about it here


There are currently three different Apple Watch models available. Click here to discover the one that’s right for you.

—Gabby Cullen, Karly Wood & Kate Loweth

 

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