Life·8 min read

12 Father's Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

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Pottery Barn
Jun 4, 2020

Dads. They often come equipped with bad jokes and an iron grip on the thermostat. Maybe yours loves the outdoors. Or to cook. To listen to music. To ask a million questions about Instagram and what a hashtag is.

This Father’s Day, we wanna show some love and appreciation to all the dads out there. So we rounded up gifts that he’ll love. And that can be used inside or outside in a socially-distant way. New Balance sneakers not included.

For when he insists on being the only one to adjust the flame on the barbecue…

Get him smoking chips

$25, Food52

Each piece of wood provides a unique flavor. Pair cedar with salmon. And hickory with beef. It’ll be like a whole new word of grilling spices. Just don’t lower the flame. Seriously.

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For when the neighborhood dad-tribe hosts their weekly driveway meeting...

Get him a beer caddy

$25,47+, Amazon

That’ll hold six beers. And features a bottle opener. It’s like the adult version of a lunch box. Just make sure he packs some water and snacks.

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For when he’s putting sunglasses on the baby and taking a selfie...

Get him a custom puzzle

$39.98+, Shutterfly

To commemorate the moment. One day they won’t be that little or willing to pose for a photo. So make the memory permanent.

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For when he wants to sharpen his golf skills and enjoy an afternoon refreshment...

Get him a cornhole board

$99.99, Wayfair

Dad, meet pong golf. Aka, the best way he could spend a Saturday. And if the kids are looking to join in, just use water. It’s a win, win.

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For when you want to show him just how super he really is…

Get him a personalized comic book

$35, Uncommon Goods

He tackles things big and small. And you appreciate him for all he does. Now he can have a comic book that showcases his talents. Mega Dad strikes again.

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For when he keeps telling you how he was a bartender back in college…

Get him a cocktail shaker set

$80, Sur La Table

And let him show off a bit. He’ll be able to set up a mini home bar. Plus he’ll also get a strainer and stirring spoon. Don’t forget to tip.

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For when he’s a big fan of the post-dinner family walk...

Get him Allbirds

$95, Allbirds

These sneakers are made from wool. So they’re soft, cozy, and durable. Plus, they can reduce odor. Goodbye, smelly feet. Hi, 10,000 steps a day.

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For when he consistently leaves his stuff around the house…

Get him a home base

$78, The Grommet

For his phone, headphones, wallet, keys, and watch. Oh, and it can double as a charging station. And a speaker. So it really is everything. You’re welcome.

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For when he claims nothing can beat the sound of vinyl…

Get him a turntable

$75.70+, Pottery Barn

This one can play at three speeds and can be plugged into an existing sound system. If he wants to listen alone, it also has a headphone jack. Play that funky music, Dad.

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For when he washes his face with a bar of soap...

Get him Geologie

Subscriptions start at $66, Geologie

Because his skin deserves a little TLC. Geologie will create a personalized routine and ship directly to him. Then he can try the products for 30 days before deciding which he wants to continue with. Dad = glowing.

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For when he complains that no one appreciates his prime dad humor…

Get him the perfect shirt

$21.95+, Etsy

And make him laugh. But to be clear...all bodies are dad bodies. And we accept them all.

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For when he asks you to set him up with an account on ‘The Facebook’...

Get him a guide to the modern world

$12.99, Firebox

When he was a kid, he had to walk three miles just to say hello to a friend. And now he wants to write ‘beautiful family’ on his old coworker’s photo. This guide should do the trick.

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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