50+ great Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad

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Dads are so unassuming – they do so much for others and expect so little in return. Whether they are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, godfathers, or other father figures, Father’s Day is the one day of the year when we can show our gratitude and celebrate them. So why not choose a Father’s Day gift they might actually like and decide to use? We’ve rounded up – and categorized – an assortment of gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated and bring a smile this Father’s Day.

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Gifts to help Dad relax

Photo courtesy of Saatva Dad works hard every day (even on his off days) but you can help him sleep well with this comfortable mattress. It includes five pounds of ultra-premium memory foam and high-density foam layers, so it can relieve pressure points while also providing stable support for Dad’s lower back – whether he sleeps on his back, stomach, or side. In addition, the gel-infused foam is breathable to keep him cool while he sleeps. The mattress is available in firm and relaxed firm versions.
Loom & Leaf Mattress, $1,899 (Queen), Saatva
In any season, Dad will enjoy this weighted blanket. It’s lightweight, hand-knit from Tencel and organic cotton, so it always feels cool even if he tends to sleep hot. Since it’s a weighted blanket, it stimulates serotonin and increases melatonin – and these natural hormones help to make Dad feel happy and fall into a deep and restful sleep. A weighted blanket also reduces the cortisol levels responsible for producing stress and anxiety. The blanket comes in 15, 20, and 25-pound sizes, and in numerous colors ranging from maple to mahogany to ironbark.
Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blanket, from $269, Bearaby
If Dad prefers Bamboo sheets, these are made of 100% Viscose from Bamboo (and Oprah called them the softest sheets ever). The breathable and moisture-wicking fabric feels cooler than cotton sheets, to help Dad sleep comfortably. The sheets are available in both regular and deep pocket sizes, and in light grey, white, driftwood, charcoal, and oat.
Bamboo Sheet Set, $295.20 (Queen), Cozy Earth
Dad will feel like he’s at a resort hotel while sleeping underneath this hotel-quality down feather comforter. The baffle-box construction is designed to have an even thickness throughout, so the comforter is free from lumps and cold spots. The breathable material is soft and fluffy, as well as leak-proof, and can be used in any season.
California Design Den European Down All-Season Comforter, $299.99, Amazon
If Dad has trouble sleeping well, this 2nd generation Google Nest Hub with Sleep Sensing can help him figure out why. It provides a wellness summary of his sleep quality – for example, how often he coughed, how long he snored, along with his respiratory rate. And after analyzing Dad’s sleep habits, it also provides personalized insights and recommendations.
Nest Hub (2nd Gen) with Sleep Sensing, $59.99, Google
Most Dads keep an eagle eye on the thermostat to avoid paying higher energy bills, but with this tower fan, he can remain cool without adjusting the AC. The fan has a brushless motor and is powerful, yet lightweight and silent. Dad can use it in a stationary position, but the tower also oscillates 120 degrees, and in auto mode, it’s smart enough to adjust the fan speed based on the ambient temperature. There are four modes and 12 speeds on the fan.
Dreo Pilot Max Tower Fan, $129.99, Amazon
Good luck dragging Dad to a spa, but these towels are made of 40% Viscose from Bamboo and 60% cotton, so they provide a spa experience every time he steps out of the shower. The ultra-absorbent set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and four washcloths, and is available in light grey, charcoal, white, and crème.
Classic Bath Bundle, $165, Cozy Earth
If your Dad likes to tinker around in his garage, work outside, or go camping, he can battle the summer’s heat with a portable air conditioner. This one is easy to maintain and redirects water to the heating tube so there’s nothing to drain or pour out. The air conditioner has dial controls, and even an app so he can operate it remotely. There’s also an option to purchase an add-on battery and auto charging cable, which can be charged via his car or wall outlet, in addition to solar charging.
Wave Portable Air Conditioner, $1,199, EcoFlow
Another gift idea to help Dad relax is this pillow with Celliant fiber technology, which can promote longer, deeper sleep and help his body recover quickly from everyday physical stress. The pillow is reversible: one side has softly tufted-down alternative fiber pockets, and the other side is made of temperature-neutral memory foam.
Recovery SoftCell Select Pillow, $190, PureCare
Dads who have trouble falling asleep may benefit from this sleeping companion. It looks like an oddly-shaped pillow, but it’s actually a science-backed (yet cuddly) robotic sleep companion that uses smart sensors to respond to his breathing in real-time. The device senses and matches his breathing rate and rhythm, and uses controlled breathing to reduce feelings of stress and produce feelings of calm, allowing Dad to lower his heart rate and relax so he can drift off to sleep quicker and stay asleep for a longer period of time.
Somnox 2 Sleep Companion Robot, $599, Somnox
Another key to helping Dad sleep peacefully during the night is a set of temperature-regulating sheets. These are made of cotton and a Tencel blended performance fabric to produce a silky feel. The soft sheet set is breathable, durable, and also naturally wrinkle-resistant and is available in gray and white.
Cool Luxe Sheet Set, $199, Chilisleep
What father figure wouldn’t enjoy laying his head on these charcoal-infused ventilated foam pillows? The memory foam pillows provide pressure point relief, and the bamboo charcoal and ventilation holes control moisture and combat odor, keeping Dad in a restful state while he sleeps.
Cool Luxe ChiliPillow, $149, Chilisleep

Gifts for Dads in the kitchen

I never met a chef that didn’t like a good cast iron skillet. This one is preseasoned and economically priced, and it can be used on the stovetop or placed in the oven at temperatures up to 500 degrees. This one is 12 inches in diameter, but it’s also available in a smaller 10.25-inch size, and larger 15-inch size as well.
Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, $30.74, Amazon
Dad can create quite gourmet meals with this 15-piece set (which comes in either orange or grey). The ceramic non-stick cookware set has Silver Ions that provide antimicrobial protection against toxins. The colorful and durable set includes an 8-inch Fry Pan, 10 Inch Fry Pan, 3.5 Quart Chef Pan, 1 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid, 2 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid, 5 Quart Pot with Lid, 3 Nylon Kitchen Tools, and 4 Pan Protectors.
15-Piece Cookware Set, $169.99, Fusion Guard
Dad will enjoy making his own espresso beverages with this fancy, yet simple-to-operate espresso machine. It has a built-in grinder with eight grind settings, so he can make freshly-ground coffee for a single or double espresso. The active temperature control ensures that the right temperature is used for different types of coffee beans. There’s also a professional steam wand so Dad can create latte art, and a separate water spout when he wants a cup of hot water for hot chocolate or tea.|
De’Longhi La Specialista Arte Espresso Machine, $699.95, Amazon
If Dad tends to purchase his coffee at the local grocery store, he might enjoy exploring all of the various types of delicious coffee available as either whole beans, ground, or designed for Keurig coffee makers. Examples include Memory Lane Memory Roast Coffee with Swiss chocolate, almond butter, and dried fig; or Glory Days Dark Roast Coffee with toffee, fudge brownie, and caramel. If he prefers decaf, there’s a Swiss Water Decaf Medium Roast Coffee with tootsie roll, toffee, and mellow moods.
Memory Lane Medium Roast Coffee, $18 Nostalgia Coffee Roasters
A blender with Hexa Power Technology? Yep, this creates a tornado within the container, which guarantees a rich texture that’s deeply blended. Dad can use the stainless steel, high-speed blender, which has stainless steel Hexa blades and a large BPA-free Tritan container, to make blueberry smoothies, sweet potato lattes, and other delicious and nutritious smoothies, juices, and soups. The blender also has pre-programmed settings for smoothies, soups, and crushed ice.
Hexa Power High-Speed Blender, $349, Hurom
For Dads who love fried foods but need to eat healthier, this 5.3-quart air fryer uses 360-degree TurboAir technology to cook food more efficiently, so it is crisp and juicy. The air fryer also uses 90% less fat than traditional frying methods. There are 13 cooking functions, including fries, chicken, steak, shrimp, pizza, and onion rings. The air fryer can also bake cakes, make toast, and preheat food.
Proscenic T22 Air Fryer, $139, Amazon
Dad will love this black, 24-piece flatware set, which is perfect for formal dining or eating leftovers. The 18/10 stainless steel and shiny PVD color finish resist corrosion, oxidation, and scratches. The modern flatware set includes 6 of each: knives, forks, spoons, and teaspoons. In addition to black, other color choices include silver, gold, and rose gold.
Kilne 24-Piece Flatware Set, $225, Kilne
Another gift sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face is this set of four serrated steak knives. The high carbon German steel knives have a full tang construction and five-inch razor-sharp blade edge that is easy to grip, and comfortable to cut with.
Cutluxe 4-Piece Serrated Steak Knife Set, $69.99, Amazon
Fiskars Hard Face Cookware 1.8 qt. Non-Stick Aluminum Saucepan With Lid Dads who are tough on cookware will feel at home using this hard-face saucepan. It has a thick aluminum base to distribute heat evenly, and four layers of Hardtech non-stick coating, The saucepan is also tough and scratch-resistant and has a stay-cool handle and a smart glass lid that lets you pour a little or a lot of liquids out of it. The saucepan is also oven safe up to 464 degrees.
Fiskars Hard Face Cookware Aluminium Saucepan with Lid, $108, Wayfair
Photo: Williams Sonoma and photographer John Merkl Looking for a cookware set that’s lighter than cast iron and can heat up in half the time? Consider giving Dad this seasoned blue steel fry pan set. The two-piece set includes a 10” and a 12” fry pan, both made of heavy-gauge carbon steel that resists rust and corrosion. Since the cookware distributes heat evenly, it’s great for everything from searing to caramelizing to browning meals.
CruxGG Seasoned Blue Steel Fry Pan Set, $149.95 at Williams Sonoma

Gifts to help Dad around the home

Dads love to save money, and this carpet cleaner lets them avoid calling in the pros to handle this chore. The 1300W motor and 130AW of suction power, along with the ability to maintain a water temperature of 104 degrees, all combine to pull all of the dirt out of his carpeting. There’s also a dry-only mode that produces a 167-degree breeze to dry wash carpets quickly, leaving no water behind. Attachments include an extra hose and stain remover tool for upholstery, car interiors, and carpeted stairs.
Tineco Carpet One Smart Carpet Cleaner, $499, Amazon
Photo credit: Branch Basics Dads who don’t like toxic cleaning supplies will appreciate this all-natural cleaning kit. It contains 33.8 ounces of concentrate, two pounds of oxygen boost, and reusable laundry, foaming wash, and all-purpose bottles. The concentrate includes plant-based cleaners, organic flower extract, and several other natural ingredients. Using different ratios, the concentrate can be used to clean everything from countertops to floor tiles to laundry.
Premium Starter Kit, $75, Branch Basics
The problem with most video doorbell cameras is that Dad can either see the top image or the bottom image. However, this dual camera provides both a top video image and a separate bottom video image, so he can see the top of the delivery driver’s head as well as the package on the ground. The camera also sends alerts before someone even rings the doorbell, and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It’s battery-powered and can work with Dad’s existing chime.
Anker Eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera, $259.99, Amazon
When Dad wants to see what’s happening anywhere on his property, this waterproof stick-up battery camera is ideal for inside the home, in the garage, or even in the backyard. It has a live view to let him view images anytime on his smartphone, tablet, or Echo device. The camera can be set on a flat surface, or it can be mounted on a wall or from the ceiling. There’s also a two-way talk option.
Ring Stick Up Battery Cam, $99.99 Amazon
Air purifiers don’t have to be big, bulky, or white. Dad will appreciate this stylish, dark blue air purifier that doesn’t take up much room. In just 20 minutes, it can clean up to 517 square feet, removing dust, smoke, cooking odor, pollen, and other allergens from the air so he can breathe better. The fan is quiet, and can also be controlled remotely via the Smartmi Link app. Plus, it’s compatible with Alexa, Google, and Apple HomeKit.
Smartmi Air Purifier 2, $220.99, Amazon
Power out? No problem with this nifty little solar generator, which can charge Dad’s iPhone 12 up to 60% in 30 minutes. But when charged, the generator can charge (for example) a smartphone 21 times, a MacBook laptop 4 to 5 times, and a drone 16 times. In addition to charging with solar panels, the generator can also be charged via a wall outlet,
Renogy Phoenix 300 Solar Generator, $199.94, Amazon
If Dad needs to power several devices and appliances during a power outage or when traveling in his RV, this portable power station has a 2160Wh capacity, allowing him to function normally for a long time. The generator provides 260 phone charges and 16 laptop charges. Since it’s battery-powered, the generator can be recharged using solar panels (sold separately), via a wall outlet, or using a car charger cable.
Jackery Explorer Portable Power Station, $2,299, Amazon
Dad can keep 15 tools in his pocket with this Leatherman Curl Multitool. Instead of having to lug around a heavy toolkit, this has everything he needs. It includes pliers, wire cutters, wire stripper, knife, spring-action scissors, ruler, awl, can and bottle openers, files, bit driver, and screwdrivers.
Leatherman Curl Multitool, $89.95, Amazon
Whether Dad’s working in the garage, camping, or out and about, a portable lantern can provide additional light when he needs it. The magnetic base allows the lantern to attach to any metallic surface so he can work hands-free, and the weatherproof military-grade material keeps working when it’s raining. Each lantern in this four-pack set is 4.39 inches when closed, but expands to 7.74 inches when expanded.
Etekcity Camping Lantern 4-Pack, $31.99, Amazon

Gifts for work-from-home Dads

Dads who work from home need an ergonomic office chair and this high back chair has an adaptive lumbar pillow for back support, an adjustable height backrest, and 3D armrests that can move up and down, backward, and forward, and also rotate 32 degrees. The chair is made of a strong elastic mesh that’s designed to be breathable, and it has a 3.1-inch soft sponge seat cushion. The chair can hold up to 330 pounds.
Sihoo Ergonomic Office Chair, $364.99, Amazon
There’s nothing like jerky chair movements to interrupt Dad’s workflow. However, this glass chair mat makes it easy to roll or glide on either carpet, hardwood, or tile. Since it’s made of tempered glass instead of plastic or vinyl, it’s designed to be durable (supporting up to 1,000 pounds). And the chair mat also ensures Dad’s chair doesn’t scratch or scuff up the floor.
Tempered Glass Chair Mat, $189, Quartet
A stable internet connection is essential for Dads working from home. This tri-band mesh WiFi 6 system can provide coverage for up to 3000 feet. It provides 4.3 Gbps, can secure all connected devices (up to 100) from malware and hackers, and even provides alerts when weak passwords, vulnerabilities, or infected devices are detected. There are also parental settings to protect kids from inappropriate content, manage their screen time, and let Dad view the websites that they’ve browsed.
Gryphon AX Mesh Wifi Security Router, $279, Amazon
With this smart energy strip, Dad can control three power outlets and automatically switch them on or off via the app or Siri. The energy strip can even set schedules, making it great to use when away from home to automatically turn on the lights or put appliances on autopilot. The energy strip also provides overcurrent, overvoltage, and surge protection.
Eve Energy Strip, $99.95, Amazon
Dad’s weary eyes will appreciate a larger viewing area than his laptop monitor. This 24” inch, 2K QHD widescreen computer monitor is big enough that he won’t have to squint, but it has a small base, so it won’t take up much desk space. The monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate and includes a blue light filter to reduce eye strain. Dal can also tilt the monitor to find the perfect viewing angle.
Innocn 24″ Computer Monitor, $194.99, Amazon
If Dad has a MacBook and he’s using an external computer monitor, this vertical laptop holder can help him keep his laptop safely out of the way – and help him reclaim valuable desk space. The laptop holder is also a docking station and has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports. In addition, there are intake and exhaust vents to keep the laptop cool while in the holder.
Brydge Vertical Laptop Stand/ Docking Station, $169.99, Amazon
When Dad is traveling, it’s impractical to pack and carry an external monitor. However, this 15.6-inch portable monitor is slim and lighter than an iPad, weighing 1.7 pounds, so it fits easily in a briefcase or suitcase. The 1080p monitor has a speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, and HDMI port, and it’s ideal for use with desktops, laptops, gaming consoles, and smartphones.
KYY 15.6-inch Portable Monitor, $161.49, Amazon
When Dad needs to transport his laptop to the office or to a meeting, he can do it in style with this tech tote which has a large, padded laptop compartment. The bag also has an RFID-blocking compartment, as well as a back-slip compartment and a pocket to hide valuables. The bag is water repellant and can be carried by the handles or by the removable strap. It’s available in either black or blue.
Incase A.R.C. Tech Tote Laptop Bag, $89.95, Amazon
You can help Dad protect his new desk – or breathe new life into his old desk – with this extra-large leather desk pad, which is 49 inches by 26.5 inches. The full-grain leather feels and looks buttery soft, and has a natural cork backing. It’s available in either black or tan leather and also in smaller sizes (small, medium, medium-plus, and large). Another great desk accessory gift idea is a set of black or tan leather coasters, which can keep either hot or cold beverages from leaving water rings on Dad’s desk.
Leather Desk Pad- XL, $400, Grovemade
When working at home all day, Dad may not get as much exercise as he needs. However, an exercise bike allows him to stop and work out at any time. This smart exercise bike doesn’t require a membership or subscription – providing over 70 classes and five training modes via the free AI Gym App. The app can also connect to most smartwatches and track Dad’s cycling heart health. In addition, the bike doesn’t take up much space (40” inches L x 20” W x 49” H), so it can fit easily in any room.
Renpho AI Smart Exercise Bike, $599.99, Amazon

Fun gifts for Dad

Upgrade Dad’s TV without breaking the bank. This thin profile 43-inch TV has 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Digital Plus, and includes an Alexa Voice TV Remote, so he can tune into his favorite TV show using voice commands. The TV has 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.1 with an eARC port, as well as USB, ethernet, and Digital Optical Audio Ports. It’s also available in larger sizes: 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch models.
Fire 43″ Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV, $299.99, Amazon
However, Dad’s home entertainment options shouldn’t be limited to TVs. With this portable projector, he can view TV shows and movies on a blank wall, or even project videos and other images on the side of his garage. It projects 500-ANSI lumens at 720p and provides cinematic sound. The projector works with laptops, gaming consoles – pretty much anything that uses an HDMI or USB 2.0 cable, so he can stream Netflix, YouTube, and other apps.
Anker Nebula Mars II Pro Projector, $549.99, Amazon
Dad can have more fun in life if he doesn’t have to worry about dropping and breaking his phone. This rugged phone uses Corning Gorilla Glass and is drop-proof/shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof. It uses Android 12, has 8GB RAM/256GB ROM, and supports Face and fingerprint ID. The rugged smartphone also has a 64MP triple AI camera and a 20MP night vision camera.
Doogee S98 Smartphone, $399.99, Amazon
When Dad wants to get around without taking the car or using public transportation, this electric cruiser bike is a great alternative. It has 26-inch puncture-resistant tires, a 350W direct drive geared motor, and can get up to 19 mph. The large battery, which has a USB charging port, is safe and easy to remove. Dad can travel up to 25 miles on one charge using pure electric and 40 miles using pedal assist. The dual shock absorber provides a comfortable ride on any terrain, and the dual lights provide safety, while the integrated rear rack can store cargo. The bike supports 264 pounds and is available in black or white.
Heybike Cityscape Electric Cruiser Bike, $899.99, Amazon
Give Dad the gift of quietness with these active noise-canceling headphones. However, they also have a transparent mode for those times he needs to hear his surroundings. The battery provides 38 hours of playtime and Dad can even connect to different devices at the same time. The headphones are lightweight and foldable and come in a flannel pouch. They’re available in blue, beige, and black.
Soul Emotion Max ANC Over-Ear Headphones, $119, Amazon
If Dad prefers earbuds to headphones, these wireless earbuds have active noise cancellation to drown out background sounds, and also passthrough mode when he wants to hear ambient sounds. A single charge lasts for five hours, and the earbuds can use Alexa to play music, select audiobooks, and stream podcasts without Dad having to use his hands (or he can tap to access Google Assistant or Siri). The earbuds as sweat-resistant, and include four different ear tip sizes and two wing tips to find the perfect fit.
Echo Buds 2nd Gen Wireless Earbuds, $119.99, Amazon
Active Dads who like to record their adventures will love this action camera, which lets them look like a pro. The camera can be gripped and controlled with one hand, but also has a built-in tripod. It can provide 5.3K video resolution, and the battery can last for 4 hours when recording in 4K/30. Hyper smooth stabilization, wireless remote capabilities, a wide LED light with diffuser, and unlimited cloud backup – along with unlimited use of the app – are just some of the other reasons Dad will love this camera for live streaming and making films.
HERO10 Black Creator Edition, $531.95, GoPro
Whether Dad is chilling out or entertaining, this portable, outdoor bar table can keep his favorite beverages chilled and close by. It looks like a regular patio coffee table and is ideal to set drinks and food on. However, the pop-up lid can be elevated 10 inches to reveal a hidden cooler big enough to keep over three dozen 12-ounce cans ice cold. The table is weather-resistant and has a built-in drain plug that makes it easy to remove water from the cooler.
Keter Modern Cool Bar Side Table with Cooler, $119.95, Amazon
Dad can drink his favorite beverages in style with this two-piece set of 14-ounce double-wall beer glasses. The glasses keep hot drinks hot (but cool to the touch) and keep cold drinks cold, without creating condensation. The glasses are made of borosilicate glass, and are safe to use in the microwave and freezer, and put in the dishwasher. The double espresso cup set is another option if he prefers handles.
Zwilling Double-Wall Beer Glasses, $36.93, Amazon
It’s hard for pet Dads to have fun if they’re worried about furry friends left at home. This security pet camera has a tumbler design that moves around the floors of the home and provides real-time images of pets (and kids). The camera is smart enough to avoid obstacles, and recharge itself. It records videos and photos that Dad can view remotely via the app on his smartphone. And he can even talk to Fido using two-way audio. The camera also detects suspicious activity and sends alerts.
Enabot EBO Air Security Pet Camera, $198, Amazon
Consider giving Dad some customizable glasses. He can choose a base frame with a prescription from several different styles and colors and then select from hundreds of different “tops” like a black sun top or a gold reflective sun top that can go on top of the base frames. The beauty of the tops is that they can be swapped out when Dad wants a new look.
Men’s Glasses and Sunglasses, starting at $60, Pair Eyewear
If Dad likes to listen to music while he’s working out – or just working outside, this speaker is water-resistant and can withstand rain and light water splashes. The speaker has a battery life of up to 36 hours, and it even has a convenient carry strap so Dad can keep his hands free while transporting it. The speaker is available in several colors, including electric blue, carbon black, and flare red.
Raycon Fitness Speaker, $95.99, Amazon

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