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Your Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ideas for all types of dads

June is here (all together: Already?) and that means Father’s Day is upon us. If you’re like us, shopping for the men in your life can be tricky. How many times have you asked them what they want, and they tell you “I don’t need anything”? Well we have some gift ideas for you, from gifts for the grilling dad to gifts for the golfing dad and all those dads in between.

1. On Running Shoes

These running shoes have become quite trendy in the past couple of months. And it’s easy to see why: they’re incredibly lightweight, come in a huge variety of colors and are great for running as well as mixed-sport workouts. // Cloudswift, $149.99+

2. ToiletTree Fogless Shower Mirror

Does your husband, dad or grandpa shave in the shower? Does he get frustrated that his mirror keeps fogging up? Enter this fogless shaving mirror from ToiletTree. Here’s how it works: Slide the mirror off the bracket before each shower; fill the chamber with warm or hot water; slide it back on and, ta-da, your mirror won’t fog up. It also comes with a built-in shelf to store your razor, along with a squeegee to remove any excess water droplets. Highly recommend. // Amazon.com$29.95

3. Mini Drone

If Dad likes gadgets, consider getting him this mini drone. It’s a super easy-to-use drone that he and the kids can play with. It has three speed modes and can fold up to easily tote around with you if you’re out at a park or on vacation. // Amazon, $69.99

4. Personalized Leather Watch Band

Give Dad something sentimental this Father’s Day with a personalized watch band for his Apple watch or non-fitness watch. There are a ton of options on Etsy to choose from; this Texan shop is one of our favorites and offers four colors for Apple watch straps. // Price varies

5. Sports Team Bobble Head

Give him a fun item that he can display proudly on his desk: a bobble head from his favorite team, like the Rangers and Cowboys. Keep in mind, these are not always the easiest to find, so we recommend shopping early if this is a gift you think he’ll really love. One place we suggest looking is Amazon, but eBay also has some great vintage options. // Price varies

6. ENO Portable Hammock

Dad will love lounging around in this portable hammock from ENO. These are fun option to take with you to the park of if you’re going on a camping trip. There are single and double sizes, but make sure you also purchase the necessary straps or suspension system needed if hanging the hammock up from a couple trees; or ENO offers a portable stand you can purchase. // eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com, from $54.95

7. Collegiate Golf Balls and Club Covers

Up Dad’s golf game with new golf balls and club covers that rep his alma mater. You can find most university options on Amazon and Golf Galaxy. // Price varies

8. Columbia PFG

When fishing in the summer, Dad will be extremely grateful you gave him performance fishing gear (PFG) shirt from Columbia. There are long-sleeve and short-sleeve options that will keep him cool and protected from the sun. // columbia.comfrom $30

9. Athletic Outing: Archery, Shooting Range or Batting Cage

Rather than giving Dad an item, give him an experience. Maybe he’s always wanted to try archery, or he’s interested in getting in a few hits at a batting cage, there are tons of places all over the area that allow you to rent some space. Do a quick search for a location in your area. // Price varies

10. Jack Mason Watch

Want to get Dad a new watch and shop local at the same time? Check out Jack Mason watches, located in Deep Ellum. (They’re even holding a Father’s Day sale. Hint hint.) One of our favorites is the chronograph Avigator with the sleek navy blue face, as well as the stainless steel Canton Day-Date // Avigator, $329; Canton Day-Date, $349

11. Sports Jacket

Every now and then, it’s fun to get a little dressed up for a night on the town without the kiddos. Spruce Dad up with a new sports jacket. These always look great with a dress shirt and jeans. A few stores that have jackets we love include Macy’s, Brooks Brothers and Nordstrom. // Price varies

12. Meat Claws

If Dad is the grill master of the house, he will love using these meat claws. It’s such a fun, but easy, way to shred up the tasty meat he prepared. These are great for shredded chicken, pork, beef, you name it. There are a bunch of options on the market, but we encourage you to consider three things before you buy: heat-resistance, durability and ease of cleaning. Some we like that fit the bill include the Bear Paw shredders. // $12.99

13. Beef Jerky Bouquet

Want to give the dads in your life something a little outside the box? Check out these beef jerky bouquets from Manly Man Co. There are a lot of fun options and flavors to choose from, but hurry, these are selling out quickly. // manlymanco.com, price varies

14. Man Crate

Always a hit, Man Crates offer something for everyone. Choose from gifts for the grill master, the handyman, the snack connoisseur and more. Order early to make sure it arrives on time. // mancrates.com, price varies

15. Personalized Book from the Kids

This is such a sweet gift from your kiddo if, especially for a new dad. Simply add in your details (your child’s name, what your child calls their dad, etc.), pick hard or soft cover and order the book. This will be a book he will cherish forever. // etsy.comfrom $34

16. Corn Hole Set

Does your family spend a lot of time in the backyard or hosting cookouts? Add some fun to the event by giving Dad his own corn hole set. You can purchase sets that are already designed with sports teams or decals, you can order custom boards, or you can buy a plain set and decorate them yourselves. // Price varies

17. Personalized Beverage Tub

Another great gift if your family hosts a lot of shindigs during the summer is a personalized beverage tub. Choose from having just your last name, The (Insert Name Here) Family, or the name and year of establishment. Etsy has a lot of tub options, as does the Personalization Mall. // Price varies

18. Standing Desk

A huge number of people transitioned to working from home this past year, and many are continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future. If Dad is one of those people, change up his work situation by giving him a standing desk. This one has a ton of great reviews, includes a drawer, comes in multiple colors and sizes and can adjust from heights of 28 inches to 46 inches. // Price varies by make and size; Fezibo, 48 inches, $254.99

19. GQ Best Stuff Subscription Box

Does Dad like to stay up on the latest trends? Check out the GQ Best Stuff Box. Each quarter, Dad will be sent a collection of GQ’s favorite products. Some of the items can include apparel, grooming products, style accessories and more. All of the items have been tested and loved by GQ editors. // Quarterly box, $50; Yearly box, $190

This list was originally published in June 2021.

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