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61 Best Father’s Day Gifts That Men Really Want In 2021

No ties allowed.

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Jewelyn Butron

Father’s Day is upon us, and the pressure is on to impress your dad or the father figure in your life. It's hard to pick out a gift men actually, really want and won't politely pretend to like when they unwrap it in front of you. Even if he’s not expecting anything (but, let's be honest—he is), the perfect present can be a great way to show him how well you know him and what is bound to put a smile on his face.

Chances are, it won’t help to ask your dad what he wants this year—if he's just as cheesy as most dads, he’ll probably just give you the unhelpful answer, “Hugs!”. So, first things first: What’s your dad or father figure like? If he is well on his way to becoming a grill master, a grilling tools set can power up his medium-well steaks and summer corn-on-the-cobs.

Or, maybe he’s the kind of dad who douses any food possible in hot sauce. You can add a new fiery sauce to his arsenal of seasonings and spices. And, if he’s the dad who always made your friends laugh at his quirky, endearing jokes? There’s a t-shirt for that. If you’re still stumped, you can gift a family print sure to make the old man misty eyed (and it’s an upgrade from the days of scribbles framed in macaroni).

It can be easy to run out of ideas that are both thoughtful and actually useful, especially after all of these years. Luckily, we’ve curated a list of the 61 best Father’s Day gifts for the nostalgic dad, the sporty dad, the chef dad, and every kind of dad in between.

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For The Puzzle Lover
Front Page Puzzle

Yes, this is a 500-piece NYT front page news puzzle. Select any day (from 1851) to celebrate a special day for Dad—anniversary, milestone, or birthday—and watch it come to life. 

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For The Worldly Couch Potato
Map Fleece Blanket

Durable enough for sitting outside while soft enough for laying on the couch, this blanket is the perfect gift for any dad who could use some relaxation time. Get one that reminds him of a favorite place, or choose between 10+ cool patterns.

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For The Sentimental Dad
Uncommon Goods
Personalized Family Print

Give him a pretty illustration featuring you and the kiddos to keep the fam close by—even if he's stuck late at the office. 

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Best For The Multitasking Chef
5-in-1 Indoor Electric Countertop Grill
Now 23% off

Trust me when I say my dad loves his "Ninja Grill" as much as his human children. This baby won't just allow him to grill a steak in the dead of winter; it can also air crisp, dehydrate, roast, and bake all his favorite foods.

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Best For The Craft Alcohol Lover
American Oak Barrel
Personalized Rum Making Kit

If your dad's a fan of distilleries, he'll love learning how to age his own rum and whiskey using this kit. Best part: He can kick back with a glass of his hard work afterward.

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Best For The Low-Maintenance Dad
Crème Body Bar

If your dad is the kind of a guy with a 3-in-1 product in his shower, he will be totally on board with this natural face and body bar soap.

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For The Spice Lover
Sichuan Chili Crisp

The dad who always has some kind of hot sauce within reach at every meal will happily add this spicy option, made from Erjingtiao chilis, mushrooms and peppercorns, to his arsenal.

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Best For The Home Chef
Waterdrop Resistant Cotton Canvas Apron
Now 23% off

Any dad who loves to cook will feel like an absolute king rocking this uniquely-designed apron.

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Best For The Nostalgic Traveller
Gold Foil City Map

Spruce up his home office with a piece of art that reminds him of his hometown or favorite travels. 

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Best For The Healthy Dad With A Sweet Tooth
Partake Foods
Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies

Got your sweet tooth from your dad? These crunchy chocolate cookies will hit the spot, thanks to a delish combo of rich cocoa and fudgy chips. Plus, they're made with healthy, whole food ingredients (and vegan!) for a better-for-him treat.

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Best For The Home Handyman
39-Piece Tool Set
Now 18% off

That dusty tool box tucked away in your dad's basement? Throw it away. Opt for this minimally designed, lightweight stainless steel box. After all, his DIYs are serious biz.

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For The Sporty Audiophile
Beats Flex Wireless Earphones

Whether he's walking through the neighborhood or working on Sunday's crossword puzzle, these wireless earbuds will keep the jams going all day long. 

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Best For The Skincare Loving Dad
For Him

If he's trying to up his skincare (or beard care) game, this set is specifically catered towards men to prevent/treat ingrown facial hairs, and smooth the skin with a sweet-smelling beard oil.

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Best For The Dad Who Always Smells Amazing
Le Labo Discovery Set

Wanna help Dad smell like a million bucks without spending that much? He can try nine cool, new colognes.

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For The Dad Who Needs An Upgrade
Black Leather Card Holder

If your pop's wallet has seen better days, then gift him a handmade leather wallet. It's sure to claim an extra special place on his dresser (and in his heart).  

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Best For The Whiskey Drinker
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Whether he's just made his own whiskey or just broke out his favorite bottle, nothing will help him enjoy his bev of choice more than a sleek ice cube that elevates his sipping experience. 

give all out studio app for father's day
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All Out Studio app

Only $14.95 a month, or $89.95 a year


Perfect for the fitness-loving dad! He'll have his pick of hundreds of workouts with world-class trainers. No gym? No problem! All Out Studio is designed to help you get fit specifically at home, from the experts at Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention, and Runner's World.

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Best For The Dad Who Wants A 24/7 Life Soundtrack
Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Now 26% off

This bluetooth speaker from JBL can literally be taken anywhere, even in the shower. The speaker is waterproof, portable, and comes in a tons of colors, including red, gray, and teal.

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Best For The Dad Who's Sweats Need An Upgrade
Ponto Performance Pant

Replace Dad's worn-out sweats with a new pair he can *actually* wear outside of the house. Light, stretchy, and buttery soft, these sustainably-made sweatpants will make running errands or working out instantly better.

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Best For The Coffee Lover
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve

With this gift, Dad won't have to leave the house to get a Starbucks-worthy drink. Not only will this machine prep a latte at the touch of a button, but he can froth his choice of milk, too.

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Best for the Craft Beer Connoisseur
Craft Beer Club Subscription

If your dad's a craft beer connoisseur, then he'll love discovering a whole batch of new brews each month with this subscription box. Each month, 12 (or 24) beers of four different styles will be delivered right to his door. 

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Best For The Dad Who Always Loses His Keys
High Performance Bluetooth Tracker

If your dad has a lot to keep track of these days, give him one (or several) of these handy locators. Attach the Tile Pro to his keys, and then he can use his smartphone to make the device ring whenever he can't find them.

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Best For The Handsome Dresser
Automatic Leather Watch

This sleek MVMT watch is a classic design for the dad that likes to switch up his timepiece. It comes in three beautiful color combos, depending on your Dad's taste.

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Best For The Dad With Good Taste
Koval Bourbon Whiskey

Booze gifts make great gifts. This is one whiskey that Dad can take neat, no problem.

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Best For The Baseball Lover
MLB Team Metallic Pint Glass (Set of 2)

The biggest baseball fan will love hydrating while repping the home team with these cool metallic glasses. 

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Best For The Dad Who Shaves Every Other Day
Starter Shave Kit

This shaving set is luxury in a box since it'll instantly upgrade Dad's shaving experience. It comes with a safety razor, shave brush, pre-shave oil, shave cream, post-shave balm and blades. What more could he want?

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Best For The Dad Who's Always Relaxing
Pillow Pad Multi-Angle Lap Desk
Now 11% off

Is it just me, or do all dads love their iPads? If yours basically lives on his tablet (mine does), then he'll love having a soft place to rest it on when he's lounging on the couch or in bed. 

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Best For The On-The-Go Dad
Men's Wool Runners

Make sure your dad looks as good as he feels after a hard workout with these Merino wool kicks. They're super-soft and bound to fit his every move. 

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Best For The Smart House Enthusiast
Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener

Become Dad's favorite child with this smart garage door opener that allows him to open and close the garage with his smartphone—no matter where he is.

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Best for the Funny Dad
Dad Jokes Loading Shirt

If Dad always seems to have another (terrible) joke up his sleeve, then he absolutely needs this shirt this Father's Day. 

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