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Editor Obsessions: What We’re Buying Our Dads for Father’s Day

Father's Day gifts
Design: theSkimm | Photos: Malbon, Bose
May 30, 2024

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As shopping editors, we come across the best products (and gifts) on a daily basis — and we don’t believe in gatekeeping. We told you what we were buying our moms for Mother’s Day, so we’re back. This time, we’re sharing exactly what we’re shopping for Father’s Day. Take away the gifting stress and take all the credit.

For more of our favorite Father's Day gifts, click here.


A hand balm from a status-y brand…

IYKYK. This Aesop hand balm bears the brand’s signature herbal-woodsy scent — a blend of cedar, patchouli, and clove — and it’s made with skin-softening ingredients like shea butter and plant oils. It’s the kind of fancy yet practical gift that he’d never buy for himself, but would love to have. ($33+, Aesop)

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The paperback version of Paul McCartney’s bestselling anthology…

If he’s a Beatles fan, a history buff, or simply loves to read, this book from the lead singer of Wings is a must-read. He can expect a collection of over 160 song lyrics, along with commentary from Paul McCartney on their story. The original version was quite the expensive coffee table book, but our editor can attest that the paperback version is just as good and a fraction of the cost. ($13.72, Amazon)

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A MasterClass subscription to boost his brain…

What can we say, he’s a student of life. By gifting him a MasterClass subscription, he can take acting classes with Samuel L. Jackson or cooking classes with Gordon Ramsey. He can deepen his knowledge on his current interests or explore new ones altogether at home. Classes are on-demand videos, so learning is on his terms. ($120+/year, MasterClass)

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A golf-inspired T-shirt with a fun graphic…

He’ll be the coolest dad around with this stylish graphic T-shirt from Malbon. It’s even perfect if graphics aren’t his usual forte because the design is on the back. It’s preshrunk, garment-dyed, and so soft. Catch him on the course. ($54, Malbon)

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A baseball book he won’t be able to put down…

We can’t not feature another book on this list. In it, a sports journalist covers 50 of the most memorable moments in baseball history — so if he's a sports fan, it'll be a home run. ($15.99, Amazon)

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Two card options for single parents…

Whether you’re celebrating Mom on Father’s Day or showing some extra love to the dad who does it all, there’s nothing better than a heartfelt note and some quality time. We love these touching options from Etsy to tell them how much you appreciate them.

Buy the Super Parent cardBuy the card for Mom

Some noise-canceling headphones from Bose…

He can use them for walks, workouts, long travel days, and so much more. They have up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge and he can adjust the modes based on what he’s listening to for the best sound quality. He won’t know what he did without them. Psst…this would be a great gift to split with other family members. ($349, Bose)

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