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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

collage of items dad's love for Father's Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you plan on celebrating dad from near or far, now is the time to start brainstorming the perfect gift to show your love and appreciation for the big guy. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 11 Father's Day gift ideas for every type of dad.

What is Father's Day?

Father's Day is a U.S. holiday celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Sonora Smart Dodd gets credit for originating Father's Day in 1909 to commemorate her father, a Civil War Veteran. The day was established as a national holiday in 1972 by President Richard Nixon. Today, people use this important day to thank and give cards and gifts to grandfathers, fathers, and other father figures in their lives. 

Father's Day Gift Idea List 

If your tradition includes giving a Father's Day gift to your papa. Here are our top 11 Father's Day gift ideas for every type of dad: 

Child giving father a father's day card

1. The homebody.

Does your dad love to chill? If so, chances are he’s a homebody who would love a great pair of house slippers. Perfect for lounging around the house and trekking outside to take out the trash, these comfy pile-lined slippers from Minnetonka will ensure dad relaxes at home in style.

2. The tech savant.

For the dad who’s always in the know of the latest gadgets, surprise him with one of the coolest ones out right now — audio sunglasses. Made by Bose, these sunnies are not only fashionable but also functional with open-ear audio technology that allows the wearer to listen to music discreetly.

3. The outdoorsy one.

Summer is in full effect, and outdoorsmen everywhere are ready to take advantage of the warm weather. Keep dad refreshed and hydrated by gifting him with the cooler of all coolers.  Perfectly sized, this multipurpose cooler holds up to 30 cans plus ice and is 100% leakproof, puncture-resistant, and mildew-resistant.

If your dad loves to adventure, get outside with him and hit the trail. Need some convincing? Here are five benefits of hiking and hiking tips

4. The sentimental guy.

From wood prints to mugs and more, you’re sure to find a gift that’ll tug at your dad’s heartstrings at Wpix. Whatever gift you choose, Wpix promises that it’ll be handmade and carefully inspected for quality before shipment. 

5. The jokester.

If gag gifts are your dad’s thing, the impossible puzzle is sure to give him a chuckle. The handmade acrylic puzzle boasts 200 pieces and includes two additional puzzle pieces that don’t actually fit to make this puzzle—well, impossible.

Father playing airplane outdoor with child

6. The sports fanatic.

No matter which sport holds your dad’s heart, the ticket stub diary is the perfect gift for the sports fanatic who loves to keep memorabilia like ticket stubs from his beloved sporting events.

Master the lingo of football so you can watch the big game with dad. Our football guide for beginners can help you get started! 

7. The businessman.

Keep dad hip with socks that really say, “I love you, dad.” This colorful three-pack set is sure to be a fun addition to his sock drawer and an ice-breaker at his next meeting.

8. The jet setter.

For the dad who likes to go, go, go, the charger roll-up is a great companion. Available in a wide range of colors and fabrics, this gift will be a lifesaver when it comes to helping dad keep his chargers handy and organized while traveling.

9. The fitness buff.

Nike is always a good choice for the avid fitness buff, but if you’re not sure of your dad’s workout style, a Nike gift card is an awesome option. Bonus: you can purchase a physical card and have it mailed to your dad or go digital with an email version. Double bonus: currently, 1% of every Nike gift card purchase goes to support Marathon Kids.

Break a sweat together! Check out these non-traditional exercises that put the fun in fitness

10. The foodie.

Mantry is a food subscription service made for the foodie father. Featuring six full-size artisan food products, Mantry will arrive at your dad’s doorstep in a handmade wooden crate and a custom manual detailing recipes and each product’s story.

Grandfather, son, and grandson cooking in kitchen

11. The one who has it all.

Shower the dad who has everything with love by hosting a small, laid-back family gathering. Have food catered, fire up the grill, or whip up his favorite meal in the kitchen. Whatever you choose, allow dad to kick back, relax, and enjoy his special day.

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide 

With this Father's Day gift idea list, you're sure to make the holiday one for the books. Whether he's a foodie, jet-setter, or sports fanatic, we hope we inspire you to share the love and find the perfect present. If you want to make dad's favorite day even better, check out our list of 20+ dad jokes that are actually funny