Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means you need a wow-worthy present, and stat! Not a problem. We've scoured the Internet to bring you the best of the best Father’s Day gift ideas, whether you're looking for a present that's personalized, ideal for first-time dads or something that's totally awesome and equally affordable. Scroll to see The Bump top picks.
In this article:
First Father’s Day gift ideas
Cool Father’s Day gift ideas
Personalized Father’s Day gift ideas
Funny Father’s Day gift ideas
Unique Father’s Day gift ideas
Cheap Father’s Day gift ideas
Father’s Day gift baskets
DIY Father’s Day gift ideas
First Father’s Day Gift Ideas
While every Father’s Day is special, the first one is particularly important. Whether you want those first Father’s Day gifts to come from mommy or baby, we've got options that'll mark the milestone in a meaningful way.
What better way to honor a new dad than with a first Father’s Day gift celebrating his love for baby? This framed set of photos can be personalized with a date and your child’s name, and you can choose the frame color, mating and type of glass to boot.
Buy it: Minted Elegant Simplicity Custom Photo Art, starting at $29, Minted.com
Papa bear mug
An ideal gift for the father who's eager to announce his new dad status—and is in desperate need of caffeine.
Buy it: Hug In Mug Design Papa Bear Mug, $17, Etsy.com
Dad survival guide
Help your partner feel ready for his new parenting role with The New Dad's Survival Guide—a must-have book that offers hilarious tales and solid advice for dads, from dads.
Buy it: The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers by Scott Mactavish, $10, Amazon.com
Beer bottle labels
For a unique first Father’s Day gift, present him with a few bottles of his favorite brew, wrapped in these special labels. From his first dirty diaper change to the first time baby spits up on him, there’ll be a beer waiting in the fridge to mark the milestone.
Buy it: Paprika Paperie First Time Dad Beer Bottle Labels, starting at $12, Etsy.com
On-demand razor blades
There’s a reason why the scruffy new dad look is a stereotype—with a newborn in the house, who has time to run out and get fresh razor blades? This Father’s Day, present your guy with the ultimate solution: A subscription to Gillette On Demand, where he can pick his favorite blades and decide how often he wants to have them dropped at his door.
Buy it: Gillette On Demand subscription, starting at $10, OnDemand.Gillette.com
Daddy and me board book
Whether he’s been a dad for a month or 11 months, you no doubt have tons of photos of him with baby. Take the best and transform them into a custom board book he can read with baby for storytime. It’s a Father’s Day gift that’ll keep on giving.
Buy it: Pinhole Press Daddy and Me Board Book, $40, PinholePress.com
If you’re looking for a memento of the newborn days, baby footprint art makes for a wonderful first Father’s Day gift. Help Dad remember just how tiny baby was with unique twist on the family portrait. You can customize it using photos of your handprints and baby’s footprint, or embrace the symbolism of the stock images.
Buy it: Pine and Poem Baby Footprint & Handprint Art, starting at $18, Etsy.com
Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas
For the cool dude who's into his tech gadgets, stylin' looks, gourmet coffee and bumpin' tunes, these Father's Day gifts are sure to be a big hit.
For the dad who likes to binge-watch Netflix, gift him this flexible tablet stand, designed to be used while your guy lounges in bed (hopefully with a snack, as all good binge-watching sessions demand).
Buy it: Tablift Flexible Tablet Stand, $40, Thegrommet.com
Truth: Parenting is tiring work. Give your partner a much-needed caffeine boost this Father's Day with a top-of-the-line espresso maker, which zips out stellar cups of espresso and coffee at the touch of a button.
Buy it: DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso, $510, Amazon.com
Retro vibes are back in style. For cool dads who appreciate unbeatable sound quality, this 70s-style mini-amp speaker is just the thing. Combining vintage design with modern-day features, the speaker is portable, rechargeable and boasts Bluetooth connectivity.
Buy it: Marshall Kilburn Speaker, $300, Macys.com
The only other woman Dad’s allowed to have in his life? Amazon’s Alexa. She can play music, make calls, send and receive messages, give you the headlines, set alarms and more. The best part? He doesn’t have to lift a finger.
Buy it: Amazon Echo Dot, $50, Amazon.com
The Bose speaker, complete with an easy-to-tow handle, is water-resistant, making it ideal for Dad’s shower sing-alongs.
Buy it: Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker, $299, Amazon.com
If your man’s got style, trendy sunglasses should be on any list of cool Father’s Day gifts. You can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban. These retro-cool frames feature a keyhole bridge and glare-reducing polarized lenses.
Buy it: Ray-Ban 53mm Polarized Round Sunglasses, $178, Shop.Nordstrom.com
Nintendo gaming system
If Dad is just a big kid at heart, a gaming system is one cool Father’s Day gift he’s sure to appreciate. Whether he’s at home or on the go, solo or with his kids, the Nintendo Switch system lets him play wherever and whoever he’s with.
Buy it: Nintendo Switch Gaming System, $299, Amazon.com
Looking for cool Father’s Day gifts to match his hipster style? Check out this gorgeous leather rucksack. A serious step-up from the diaper bag, it’s got two spacious inner compartments and two zippered pockets to hold all his stuff, with an on-point roll top and adjustable buckles.
Buy it: Urban Dezire Men’s Leather Vintage Roll Backpack, $56, Amazon.com
There’s nothing quite like the sound of vinyl—but what dad wants an outdated record player? This sleek gadget automatically places the stylus on records for you and returns the tonearm when the record ends. Plus, it connects wirelessly to speakers via Bluetooth technology.
Buy it: Audio Technica Bluetooth Wireless Belt-Drive Stero Turntable, $150, Amazon.com
White sneaks are so on-trend, earning them a spot on our list of best Father’s Day gifts for stylish dads. These leather Stan Smiths have a contemporary look and come in a range of color options.
Buy it: Adidas Originals Men’s Stan Smith Shoes, starting at $62, Amazon.com
Personalized Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Looking to take your Father’s Day gifts to the next level? Try giving them an extra-personal touch. From engraved gifts to customized prints, here’s the best of the best in personalized Father's Day gifts.
Engraved whiskey decanter
Raise a glass to Dad this Father’s Day with a personalized whiskey decanter. The set comes with two tumblers and a decanter that you can engrave with Dad’s name and title (think: Best Dad) and a date.
Buy it: Magic Woodshop Personalized Whiskey Decanter, starting at $44, Etsy.com
Is Dad king of the BBQ in your house? Fire up your Father's Day gift-giving with this “Grill Master” acacia wood cutting board, engraved with the text of your choice, like his name or a sweet Father’s Day note.
Buy it: Our Board Boutique Grill Master Cutting Board, $49, Etsy.com
Make story time even sweeter this Father's Day with a personalized book all about Dad. He may not be able to leap tall buildings or shoot webs from his wrists, but he's a hero in plenty of other ways. Customize the book by adding Dad's name, photo and a special dedication message.
Buy it: My Dad, My Hero Personalized Book by Ethan Long, $35, Putmeinthestory.com
Night sky print
Your family's love for Dad burns as bright as the stars—which is why this customized print, depicting the night sky the day your kids were born, is such a perfect Father's Day gift idea. Provide the date and location of your kids’ birth, pick out the color, font and text you want, and this Etsy seller will design a fully personalized print.
Buy it: Our Love Was Born Father’s Day Gift, starting at $29, Etsy.com
Watches are classic Father’s Day gifts—and if you can have one engraved with a personalized message, all the better. This sleek stainless steel Townsman watch, which you can have engraved at no additional charge, will take him from desk to dinner and beyond.
Buy it: Fossil Townsman Chronograph Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Watch, $155, Fossil.com
Funny Father’s Day Gift Ideas
For dads who know how to have fun, humorous Father's Day gifts that'll elicit a giggle are always a great way to go. From tongue-in-cheek to straight-up LOL-worthy, we've got the perfect presents.
When it comes to funny Father's Day gifts, what's more apropos than a shirt sporting the classic Star Wars punchline?
Buy it: Shirtoopia I Am Your Father Star Wars Darth Vader Head T-Shirt, $26, Shirtoopia.com
If your kid is the apple that didn't fall far from the tree, this is the funny Father’s Day card for you. Available in both daughter and son editions.
Buy it: Lukanna Designs Like Father Like Daughter Father’s Day Card, $3, Etsy.com
Even the most die-hard gamers take a break every now and then. If Dad needs a reminder, all he'll have to do is glance at baby decked out in this hilarious onesie.
Buy it: Penguins & Pineapples Funny Baby Bodysuit, $15, Etsy.com
Coffee is a dad's lifeblood. How else do you think he transforms into the superhero that he is every single day?
Buy it: Power Rangers But First Coffee Morphin Mug, $20, Shop.powerrangers.com
Shakespearean insults poster
For the dad who appreciates a witty turn of phrase, gift him a colorful diagram of some seriously creative insults, courtesy of William Shakespeare. (Personal fave? “Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat!”)
Buy it: Uncommon Goods Shakespearean Insults Chart, $25, Uncommongoods.com
Book of Dad jokes
For the dad who can’t resist a good dad joke, his Father’s Day gifts should include the ultimate roundup: The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes. Good luck keeping a straight face.
Buy it: The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes: Because Your Dad Thinks He's Hilarious, by Ian Allen, $14, Amazon.com
Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Ties and money clips may be classic choices, but if you really want to knock Dad’s socks off this Father’s Day, go for truly unique Father’s Day gifts. From football-shaped grills to fish-shaped flasks, these unexpected finds are the perfect surprise.
Portable football grill
Heat up Dad’s tailgate game with a travel grill—shaped like a big, beautiful football, no less!
Buy it: Gibson Football BBQ Portable Charcoal Grill, $35, Amazon.com
When you’re a parent, a good night’s sleep can feel like a faraway dream—so any Father’s Day gifts that can make it a reality are worth their weight in gold. These unique bamboo rayon bed sheets are engineered to transfer body head two times more effectively than cotton sheets, so Dad can stay cool and comfy all night long.
Buy it: My Sheets Rock “The Regulator,” $149, MySheetsRock.com
DIY hot sauce kit
For the dad that likes to spice things up, a make-your-own hot sauce kit is the perfect Father’s Day gift. The kids can even help with this one by decorating the labels. (“Dad’s Famous Hot Sauce” with fire emojis, please.)
Buy it: Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $35, Uncommongoods.com
The dad who enjoys a nip or two while fishing obviously needs a large fish-shaped flask. There’s no need to drink like a fish, but it sure is fun to drink out of one.
Buy it: Foster & Rye Trout Flask, $20, Amazon.com
For the dad who loves his baseball, Uncommon Goods prints blueprints of the stadium of your choice—a Father’s Day gift that’s sure to knock it out of the park.
Buy it: Uncommon Goods Baseball Stadium Blueprints, $185, Uncommongoods.com
Carry-on cocktail kit
Being trapped on a plane with screaming kids is never fun, even (especially?) when it’s your own child. Help Dad relax with this unique cocktail kit, which comes with all the ingredients he needs to mix up a refreshing drink mid-flight.
Buy it: W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit, $16, Amazon.com
Cheap Father’s Day Gifts ($25 or Less)
Want to get a cool Father’s Day gift that doesn’t break the bank? Not a problem. From tongue-in-cheek coffee mugs to books about beer, The Bump has you covered for cheap Father’s Day gift ideas—all $25 or less!
A Father’s Day gift he’s sure to love? Coffee–the lifeblood of every parent. Blue Bottle Coffee offers an affordable subscription service, so he can relax knowing the house is always fully stocked. Choose the coffee, delivery frequency and the number of shipments you want.
Buy it: Blue Bottle Coffee Gift Subscription, starting at $24, BlueBottleCoffee.com
Cheeky coffee mug
For the dad that always has the answer, this coffee mug is the perfect cheap but cheeky Father’s Day gift, to go along with that coffee subscription.
Buy it: Sparkly Prints Dad Coffee Mug, $17, Etsy.com
A dead phone battery = parent’s nightmare. Keep Dad connected at all times with this external battery with fast-charging technology, so compact that he can slip it into his pocket. With a near five-star rating from thousands of Amazon shoppers, this is a cheap Father’s Day gift that doesn’t skimp on performance. Buy it: Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, $18, Amazon.com
Written by Jeff Alworth, a beer expert from the West Coast where craft beer got its start, The Beer Bible will tell your microbrew-loving dad everything he’s ever wanted to know about his favorite beverage.
Buy it: The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth, $14, Amazon.com
Weighted eye pillow
What do all parents wish they had more of? You guessed it—sleep. Give Dad some extra ZZZs this Father’s Day with a weighted eye mask. The gentle pressure is profoundly calming and naturally stress-reducing.
Buy it: nodpod Weighted Sleep Therapy, $25, Amazon.com
Star Wars themed earbuds
If your father is a huge Star Wars fan, he’ll get a kick out of these headphones with C-3P0-shaped earbuds. Not his favorite character? Darth Vader, Yoda and Darth Maul shaped buds are also available.
Buy it: Star Wars C-3P0 Earbuds, $10, Amazon.com
If you’re in need of Father’s Day gift ideas for an outdoorsy dad, a hammock is sure to please without breaking the bank. This one from Amazon is lightweight, to keep Dad’s pack light, but can hold up to 400 pounds.
Buy it: AmazonBasics Lightweight Double Camping Hammock, $19, Amazon.com
Activated charcoal towel
For the dad who’s into looking good but short on time, this activated charcoal body scrub towel is a great Father’s Day gift idea. With just a few scrubs, it refreshes, exfoliates and revitalized the entire body and neutralized skin any impurities—so he can step out of the shower looking fine, without having to use extra products.
Buy it: Morihata Binchotan Activated Charcoal Body Scrub Towel, $21, Amazon.com
Father’s Day Gift Baskets
Who doesn’t like tasty treats? If you’re at a loss for what to give Dad, Father’s Day gift baskets are always a hit. Whether it’s a Father’s Day gift basket stuffed with ice cream, a cheese basket with a football-shaped sausage or a giant bucket of beer, this present is sure to warm his heart (and belly).
The perfect cheese plate for dad obviously includes a football-shaped summer sausage. There’s also three-seed crackers and two different kinds of cheddar to add to the feast.
Buy it: Harry & David Football Sausage and Cheese Gift, starting at $30, Harryanddavid.com
When Dad’s settled in to watch his favorite team, he’s going to need some snacks to get him through the game. Bingo: These sports-themed popcorn tins include three of The Popcorn Factory’s best-selling popcorn flavors: butter, cheese and caramel. Best of all, it comes decked out in your baseball or football team’s logo!
Buy it: The Popcorn Factory Sports-Themed 3-Flavor Popcorn Tin, $45, Thepopcornfactory.com
Artisanal ice cream basket
We all scream for ice cream—including Dad! This Father’s Day gift basket includes four pints of artisanal ice cream: a sea salt caramel with chocolate-covered pretzels, vanilla bean with cashew brittle, chocolate with chocolate chunks and malted milk with chocolate covered malt balls and caramel. Even sweeter? Each pint is decorated with a different Father’s Day-themed logo (like “Best Dad Ever”).
Buy it: Harry & David Father’s Day Ice Cream Assortment, $70, Harryanddavid.com
Bucket of beer
We think most dads would happily say yes to “The Ultimate Gift for Men”: a big bucket of beer. It comes with 12 craft beer bottles, popcorn, a bottle opener and a card for Dad.
Buy it: The Bro Basket The Ultimate Gift for Men, $90, Thebrobasket.com
Jerky gift box
A meatier version of the classic Father’s Day gift basket, JerkyGent offers a Father’s Day gift box packed with craft jerky and artisan beef sticks. It’s a Father’s Day gift idea that everyone can enjoy.
Buy it: Jerkygent Father’s Day Beef Jerky Gift Box, $58, JerkyGent.com
DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Sure, there are loads of shoppable Father’s Day gifts that Dad will love, but perhaps the most meaningful gifts are those you make with your very own hands. DIY Father’s Day gifts are the perfect thing for kids to give their fathers—all that’s required is time, imagination and a little bit of love, all of which kids have in spades.
Breakfast in bed
Even if it’s just cereal in a bowl and freshly poured OJ, breakfast in bed—especially breakfast made by your kids—never gets old.
Hallmark’s great, but they ain’t got nothin’ on a card designed by a kid! Crayon on construction paper? The ultimate. But if you want to add a little hilarity to the mix, have your little one fill out this personalized Father’s Day card. The answers will surely make you laugh—and possibly cry.
Decorated gardening gloves
A DIY Father’s Day gift that’s also practical? Gardening gloves, embellished with the handprints of daddy’s favorite little gardeners. All you need is a pair of gardening gloves and a different color of paint for each child.
Another DIY Father’s Day gift that involves paint: a handprint platter. It could be Dad’s grill plate, or just a general cooking platter. Whatever he uses it for, it’s sure to be the only plate he cooks with.
Updated May 2019
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