It’s that time of year again – Father’s Day is just around the corner! Instead of making Dad force a smile and a “thank you” for another tie or a pair of socks, why not scroll through this list for some inspiration?
Dad will thank you (probably)! It’s worth a shot, anyway…
#17. Work Gloves
This goatskin option is perfect for the dad who works around the house or in the yard – and what dad doesn’t?
#16. Healthy Cookbook
If the doctor has been on your dad about eating healthier, what better gift than a not-so-subtle reminder that you’d like to keep him around for a long time to come? The author cooked in the Obama White House, so he knows his stuff.
#15. Beer glasses
These adorable, 16 oz. glasses made to look like beer cans are just $3.95 each.
#14. Bottle Caddy
Whether he likes to show off his choice in wine or craft beers, this is a cool piece of decor for any bar, man cave, kitchen, or den.
#13. Wood Block Photo Holder
Not only is this a simple, rugged way to display pictures, but you can flip through up to a dozen different ones….because you know Dad isn’t going to be swapping pictures out of frames anytime soon.
#12. Smart Plug
This plug-in from Urban Outfitters is just $16 and lets you control whatever is plugged into it from your phone. Pretty neat!
#11. Clip-On Coffee Scoop
This is actually a super cool gift if you’ve got a coffee lover on your list.
#10. Nice (Looking) Flip-Flops
You can’t go wrong with a summer staple – you know he’ll get plenty of use out of these puppies.
#9. Bedside (or Recliner-side) Caddy
My dad would for sure use this on his favorite recliner – what better gift for dad than the ability to be lazy??
#8. Swim Shorts
I know, I know, they’re clothes. That said, you don’t want Dad to show up at the pool/lake/beach in his decade-old saggy ones, do you?
#7. FIXR Tool
There are 20 different tools hidden inside this handy, sleek little gadget that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.
#6. Headphone Stand
For his noise-cancelling headphones or those ones that let him listen to the television as loud as he wants (needs) without bothering your mom, you can’t beat this gift.
#5. Pocket Compass + More
Dads have a notoriously bad sense of direction, so a good compass seems like a no-brainer. In addition, this little guy tells you the temperature AND the wind chill.
It’s not cheap, nor does it smell girly, and no matter what Dad says, everyone loves to feel fresh and pampered after a nice, long shower.
#3. Sling Bag
Okay, fine, it’s a fanny pack, but guess what? Your dad’s “classic” style is coming back around, so don’t miss out.
#2. Sommelier Knife
It’s the perfect gift for a dad who opens a bottle or two on a typical weekend.
#1. Bug Repellent Soap
It’s more soap, but this one comes with the added bonus of keeping pesky ticks and mosquitoes at bay. Sign me up!
h/t: The Stir – Cafe Mom