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18 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts
Design: theSkimm | Photo: DribbleUp, Amazon, BloomsyBox
Jun 8, 2022

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Father’s Day is just around the corner (hint: it’s June 19). So if you haven’t gotten a gift for the special guy in your life yet, don’t panic. We got you covered. 

Enter: our favorite options that’ll ship fast and be a hit with your dad, grandpa, partner or whoever you’re shopping for. Check out our picks for music fans, foodies, outdoorsy dads, and more. Less stress, more gifts he’ll love.

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

A pasta machine that’ll change his entire dinner game…

This one is made in Italy and rolls and cuts dough for lasagna, fettuccine, tagliolini, and more (with some extra accessories). It’s made with chrome-plated steel and comes with a hand crank, clamp, and instructions. So even if he’s never made pasta from scratch before, he’ll be able to handle it. A fettuccine dinner alfresco? That’s amore. ($74.99, Amazon)

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A monthly plant subscription to boost his mood…

Because dads deserve plants and flowers too. Each month, he’ll receive a new green baby to add to or start his collection. Whether he’s a new plant parent or a seasoned gardener, he’ll get to enjoy some calming greenery in his space. No expertise required. ($59.99/month, BloomsyBox)

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A Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron grill press for all his BBQ needs…

This little tool brings a new meaning to the idea that good things come in small packages. At only 4.5 x 6.75 inches, it’ll make a huge impact in his kitchen. It can keep bacon from curling up and will get rid of all that unwanted grease from burgers. Plus, when it's preheated it can also help speed up cook time. The press itself is pre-seasoned and has a cast-iron base that’ll work on an oven, stove, grill or campfire. And the cool-grip handle will protect his hands from the heat. Sizzle sizzle. ($19.90, Amazon)

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A golf-themed print to give him from the kids…

It’s instantly downloadable. So just print it out, help your littles get their footprints in the designated spots, and frame it up. It’s perfect for new dads who wanna show off their love for their fam. Plus it’s super-easy to pull off at the last minute. Awww. ($6.37, MargueritesMainSt via Etsy)

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A scented beard soap that’ll have him feeling fresh…

This natural, orange walnut soap is designed to neutralize bad smells and will condition his beard with shea butter and coconut oil. Plus, it provides a deep clean and exfoliation thanks to the walnut granules. Add this conditioning kit to the mix for the ultimate beard-lovin’ gift. It’s a yes from us. ($9.49, Amazon)

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A handheld massager if he’s got some serious shoulder knots…

With six different heads, he’ll be able to get that deep tissue massage he’s been dreaming of, in the comfort of his own home (or car). The body is wireless, and can last over 120 minutes on a single charge. So if he’s got an aching back, he can target the areas giving him pain for some instant relief. ($74.99, Amazon)

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An online guitar-lesson subscription from Fender…

This all-access pass works for new or returning guitar players. The high-quality video tutorials come in both six- and 12-month options. He’ll get unlimited access to instructor-led techniques and a library of songs and lessons. Bop to it. ($49.99+, Fender)

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A Carhartt weekender bag for his post-pandemic trips…

Because if we know one thing about dads, it's that they love using the same stuff from 20 years ago. Aka it’s probably time to level up his travel gear. This trendy one not only looks cool but is also water repellent and has an abrasion-resistant base that’ll help make it durable and long-lasting. Its adjustable padded shoulder strap and triple-stitched reinforced seams mean it’s sturdy and easy to transport too. Get packing, Dad. ($49.66+, Amazon)

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An original vinyl subscription so he can listen to his faves…

Every month, he’ll get six vintage records to add to his collection. And they offer multiple genres from classic rock and jazz to movie soundtracks and funk. The vinyl won’t skip and you can pick a new curation for him every month. It’s like making him a playlist but better. Turn it up. ($32.08+, Cratejoy)

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An Apple AirTag that’ll help him keep track of his keys…

And everything else he manages to lose. All he has to do is pair the tag with his iPhone and attach it to the item he wants to keep an eye on (like a backpack or headphones case). Once he’s set up, he can ping his missing stuff and it’ll help him find it quickly. Bonus: The whole process is encrypted so he doesn’t need to stress about his privacy. Phew. ($29, Amazon)

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An oyster-shucking knife and glove set…

Take his seafood game up a notch with this artisanal, professional-grade oyster shucker. The blade is forged with mirror-finish stainless steel and comes with a genuine leather cover to keep it protected. Plus, it has a hand guard and slip-free surface, so it’s safe to use even with wet hands. He’ll be able to tackle both small and large oysters easily. Shuck yeah. ($16.99, Amazon)

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A glare-free, waterproof Kindle Paperwhite…

So he can read anything, anywhere. A single charge can last weeks, and with twice the storage, he can download more magazines, audiobooks, and reads. It also includes Audible so he can pair the Kindle with his headphones via Bluetooth. The screen brightness is adjustable, so it’s easy to read comfortably at night and outdoors (hi, it is beach season after all). He can also adjust text size and boldness, and thanks to the massive selection of new and old releases, he’ll never be bored. ($109.99+, Amazon)

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And a book for him to read on it… 

In “Music Is History,” Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson (with co-writer  Ben Greenman), marries his love of music and history with this 2021 release. He examines the past 50 years in American history, starting in 1971 (his birth year), by selecting and analyzing pivotal songs that reveal something important about what was going on in the world for each given year. Not only will it be a fun way to absorb some of Questlove’s musical expertise, but your guy will also probably learn something new along the way. Looking for more reads for him? Check out our faves. ($11.99+, Amazon)

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A MasterClass subscription so he can get his lifelong learning on...

An annual membership to MasterClass offers thorough video lessons and valuable tips from icons across tons of fields. Think: Aaron Sorkin on screenwriting, Stephen Curry on basketball, Bob Iger on business strategy, and so much more. They’ve got classes on just about anything you can imagine, from cooking to science. Learning just got even cooler. ($180 per year, MasterClass)

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A smart basketball he can use with the kiddos…

Playing a round of ball with the kids = dad heaven. This smart ball doubles as a workout assistant. It connects with a smartphone and has daily live and on-demand classes for every skill level. There’s an interactive virtual trainer that’ll help boost his skills and will make the evening basketball game in the driveway so much more competitive. It ships in two to three business days. So get ready for game time and some improved skills. ($59.99, DribbleUp)

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A hot sauce subscription to spice up all his meals…

This membership will deliver artisanal hot sauces — many of them award-winning — right to his doorstep. You choose his ideal heat level (mild, classic, or extra hot) and then he’ll get a curated box that’ll arrive either monthly or quarterly. Psst: Boxes ship within one week of ordering. Just print out your confirmation or send it to your giftee via email. And tell him to look out for his first delivery. Time to bring the heat. ($14.99+ per month, Cratejoy)

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The ultimate shaving set for all his self-care needs…

Let’s be real, the last time he gave his shaving routine an update was...so long ago he can’t remember. This kit to the rescue. It comes with a safety razor, a shave brush, pre-shave oil, shaving cream, post-shave balm, and blades. The dermatologist-tested products are designed to prevent and reduce razor bumps and irritation. Plus, they’re made with aloe, shea butter, witch hazel, sunflower seed oil, and tea tree oil. Just select two-day shipping at checkout, or pick up in-store where available to get it in time. ($89.99, Target)

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A jerky subscription that’ll jazz up snack time…

Give him the gift of flavorful, artisanal jerky sent right to his home. The jerky is free of nitrates, nitrites, and high-fructose corn syrup. And you can choose the size and frequency of your shipment (month-to-month or 3-, 6-, and 12-month options). Yum. ($15.99+ per month, Cratejoy)

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