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19 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Husband or S.O.

History whiskey glasses and google nest hub for your fathers day gifts
Design: theSkimm | Image: Uncommon Goods, Target
Jun 2, 2022

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Shopping for the men in your life can be challenging, we feel ya. And if you’re trying to find a Father’s Day gift that’ll show your partner how much you appreciate them — whether they’re a brand-new dad or you’ve been doing this parenting thing together for a while — we’ve got some ideas. From personalized to practical items, we’ve rounded up everything from made-to-order books to items he’ll use around the home to comfy clothes. (In the market for an anniversary gift for your S.O.? We’ve got budget-friendly options for that too.)

Psst...Want more ideas? Check out all of our other Father's Day gift guides here

A wallet that marries function with design...

Because he’s probably still using that one he got all those years ago. This leather one has a curved design that fits perfectly into his front pocket. It’s a safer — and more comfortable — way to stash all that cash. It can hold up to six cards plus full-sized bills, and has an ID pocket. And if that doesn’t seal the deal: it has RFID-blocking protection (which keeps his private information, well, private). ($65, Grommet)

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A pack of grill accessories that’ll jazz up his summer BBQs…

Wood-flanked everything, coming right up. The collection includes five planks for his every BBQ need, available in three different sizes. Each piece of wood provides a unique flavor — from spicy red cedar to bold hickory — so he can experiment with some new recipes. All he needs to do is soak the planks in water for one hour, then put them right on the grill with food on top. You’ll never RSVP ‘yes’ to the fam cookout this quick ever again. ($20+, Food52)

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A performance zip he won’t want to take off… 

If his wardrobe staples could use a little upgrade, this piece will become his new go-to. It’s got the comfort of a pullover and a tailored fit, made from jersey fabric that’s moisture-wicking, has four-way stretch, and includes UPF 50+. So it’ll be the first thing he pulls out of the closet for a day running errands or a weekend on the golf course. It comes in nine colors and sizes up to XXL. And it’s machine-washable, so after a rough day on the green, he’ll be able to toss it straight into the wash. ($115, Peter Millar)

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A personalized pint glass that’ll make him smile… 

Customize this “Best Dad Ever” glass with up to five images of the fam. It comes with a wood grain background, and you can add text, edit the font and color, and even personalize its formatting. And if you want something a lil’ more minimal, try this simple monogram glass instead. Cheers to him. ($19.99, Shutterfly)

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An easy way to ensure that the remote never goes missing… 

What's better than a pillow that marks the spot? A customizable one. This pillow comes with a machine-washable cloth and pocket big enough to hold their favorite book or a remote (and maybe some snacks). You can select whether you want the text to read “remote goes here,” “books go here,” or any other phrasing of your choosing. It’ll take Netflix and chill to a whole new (organized) level. ($22+, zoeysattic via Etsy)

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An upgrade from his threadbare sweats…

If he’s been married to the same old pair of joggers, it’s time for a breakup. These stylish pants bring top-quality comfort, so whether he’s on the couch or running errands, he won’t ever regret putting them on. They’ve got a slim leg and a drawstring waist plus two front pockets and one in the back. Customers say they wash well with no pilling. Aka a dream. ($84, Nordstrom)

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A personalized book featuring his lil’ one(s)… 

In this story, each kiddo tells dad just how much they love him. You can add up to four children’s names, create your own dedication and cover color, and enter your recipient's name — whether it's a dad, stepdad, or granddad. Plus, you get to preview all the pages before they’re set to print. Grab the tissues, he’s gonna need ’em. ($36.99, Wonderbly)

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Whiskey glasses with a bit of history… 

If your partner is a big whiskey fan, he’ll appreciate these highball glasses featuring the origins of and traditional recipes for six American cocktails — including the Manhattan, Old-Fashioned, and Sazerac. You can buy each one individually, mix and match, or grab the set of six. Sip sip. ($16+, Uncommon Goods)

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And some hand-selected, small-batch whiskey to pair ’em with… 

Aged a minimum of four years, this Uncle Nearest 1884 whiskey has been uniquely filtered through sugar maple charcoal that removes impurities without adding a thing. Notes of pecan and oak, hints of coconut and walnut, and finishes of cinnamon and campfire smoke give this whiskey its full-bodied flavor. You can also add on a luxury drawstring holder, custom engraving, or a pair of the brand's whiskey glasses. We’ll raise one to the best dad ever. ($51, Reserve Bar)

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A complete kit for the smoothest shave… 

This one comes with all the essentials — like a charging dock, shaving brush, shaving cream, shaving oil, aftershave, travel case, head and body wipes, and four different shave blades. The electric razor uses five-blade technology that can cut up to 50% more hair in a single stroke. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty, and you can add on a blade refill every six weeks for $17.95. Lookin’ good. Psst…use code SKIMM20 for 20% off sitewide through June 19. ($159.95, Freedom Grooming)

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A hat for the S.O. who keeps the dad jokes comin’…

Maybe he’s been making ’em since way before he even became a dad, but either way, he’ll get a good laugh outta this gift. Choose from two styles — a snapback or a polo-style fit — and several colors. Don’t say the public hasn’t been warned. ($22.45+, Redbubble)

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The sweetest addition to his golf game… 

Now he can take his kiddo along to the green with this personalized golf ball set. It comes with 12 balls — either default balls or Callaway Warbird Plus Balls — printed with the same customized image. And if you wanna go all out, snag these personalized golf tees and club cover too. ($22.99+, Personalization Mall)

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A weighted blanket for his deepest sleep… 

It’ll mold to his body like a warm hug and comes in five different weights for different types of sleepers, and are designed to fit either full/queen or king-sized beds. This one is made with a glass microbead fill housed in 100% breathable cotton, so he won’t wake up in a sweat. Aka less tossing and turning all night. ($149+, Baloo)

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A classic polo that he’ll reach for all summer long… 

The 100% cotton shirt is machine-washable and comes in over 40 colors. And if you want to treat him to some other warmer-weather staples, pair it with these stretch shorts that hit a couple inches above the knee (in sizes 28W to 44W) or these bright quick-dry swim trunks. BTW, use code SKIMM20 for 20% off orders $100+ through June 19. ($14.98+, Nautica)

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A Google Nest Hub that’ll keep him hands-free…

It’s giving ‘The Jetsons’ in 2022. For the dad who could upgrade his sleeping sitch, the Nest Hub will help him unwind at night with soothing sounds and a sunrise alarm. Plus, it has sleep-sensing capabilities, which can provide daily recaps tracking when he goes to bed, when he wakes up, any sleep disturbances like light and temperature changes, and how long he’s slept. The neatest part? It’ll help him understand his sleep patterns and give him personalized insights and recs. All while being made with 54% post-consumer recycled plastic. ($99.99, Target)

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The cutest spoon in the utensil drawer… 

It’s meant for ice cream, but good for every other sweet in the book too. The spoon is laser-engraved so its inscription will never wear off. Choose from four different phrases (we’re partial to “Dad’s Ice Cream Plow”) and snag his favorite ice cream flavor to go along with it. I scream, you scream — we all scream for this adorable gift. ($9.22, Engravingforever via Etsy)

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A monthly subscription full of craft beers… 

It's a taste test he’ll never want to end. He’ll get 12 beers per month — all small-production craft beers from nearly each of the 50 states — for a minimum of two months. Each box comes with beers from two different breweries, from two different regions in the U.S., and includes beer tasting notes and even recipes to pair them with. Sounds like it's time for a cold one. ($46.75/month, Craft Beer Club)

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An easy-to-use, multi-fuel pizza oven… 

This gas-powered pizza oven makes a 12-inch pizza in 60 seconds. At just 20 pounds, it’s also compact enough to fit even in a small outdoor space. It comes with a cordierite stone baking board plus a gas regulator and hose to connect to their propane tank. (Psst....throw in Ooni’s ‘Cooking with Fire’ cookbook for some added inspiration.) Family pizza party, coming right up. ($399, Ooni)

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Personalized socks that’ll make him chuckle… 

Fact: All dads love socks. And not all heroes wear capes, but the dad on this customized pair does. For the partner who’s also a superhero in parenting, this pair is a no-brainer — all you have to do is upload a picture of him and they’ll take it from there. ($19.95, Firebox)

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