There's a reason why all those jokes about Father's Day gifts and ties have been popping up in sitcoms and on greeting cards for decades: It's because honestly, it can be hard to find the right present for dads. And back when we were kids, it was probably even worse. But now that internet shopping rules all and pretty much everything in the world is available for shipping, there's no reason to resort to a cheesy mug or a new set of golf balls. So what are some clever Father's Day gifts to get this year?
The thing to remember about shopping for dads is to base your choice on something that appeals to their sense of fun. It's the thought that counts, sure, but it's just not that much fun to open up a brand new package of... underwear. (Even when it's that one specific kind of underwear he likes.) That's not to say your gift can't be useful, but don't forget to keep the "fun" in "functional," either. It's fine if your present serves a purpose, as long as it also happens to be a cool new gadget, or something that looks like a superhero, or essentially doubles as a toy for grown-ups in some way, shape, or form.
1For The Dad Who Hates Warm Beer
Okay, to be fair, there probably aren't any dads (or humans) out there who actually like warm beer. Still, if he prefers to crack open a cold one and keep it that way, these ingenious chillers will do the trick: Simply freeze before use. Particularly handy for outdoor events like tailgating parties or watching fireworks.
2For The Dad Who Needs Tunes To Get Moving
3For The Dad Who Can Never Remember To Charge His Phone
4For The Dad Who Digs The Great Outdoors
5For The Dad Who Grooms On The Go
6For The Trekkie Dad Who Also Likes Gardening
7For The Dad Who Wants To Try Out For MasterChef
8For The Dad Who's All About Maximum Comfort
9For The Dad Who Refuses To Give Up Fried Food
10For The Dad Who's A Cool Dad, Not A Regular Dad
($12 and up)
Not your grandpa's gift box: A Greetabl features cool box designs (including three of your own favorite photos which can be torn out and saved for later) and a choice of cool, curated gifts for sophisticated dads like Rugged Gentleman essential oil spray (pictured), cocktail bitters, a brass tie clip, pale ale flavored gummies and more.
11(Also) For The Dad Who Refuses To Give Up Fried Food
12For The Dad Who Was More Excited For 'Infinity War' Than His Kids
Believe it or not, this is a totally legit 44 piece tool set with stuff like 44-piece tool set with stuff like a tape measure, level, screwdriver, wrench, ratcheting wrench, and utility knife, all in a molded case designed to look like the hammer of the Gods. (It has a real hammer, too.)