The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Dads are pretty special people, don’t you think? The only thing about those lovable guys is that they can be a bit tricky to shop for! It’s just that when these self-sufficient men want or need something, well, they go out and get it for themselves! Father’s Day is June 15 this year, which gives you plenty of time to shop around for the dad in your life and get him something extraordinary. In case, however, you tend to procrastinate (it’s okay, we all do it), we’re ahead of the game so you don’t have to be. We give you (drum roll, please) the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide! Scroll through this list, and you’ll be sure to come across the perfect gift for the man who seems to have it all.

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GIFTS UNDER $50 

1. Travel Chef BBQ Set

Travel Chef BBQ Set

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Is dad the master griller at every outdoor get together? Well then, he should be equipped with this BBQ set for the traveling chef. Men take barbequing pretty seriously, which means they need the top tools to get the job done, and those tools need to be readily available when he needs them (before burnt hot dogs take over the menu). This set includes an apron with multiple pockets to store all those must-have tools, like stainless steel tongs, a spatula, a basting brush, a large fork, and a heavy-duty oven mitt (all included with the set). Even better, the apron conveniently rolls up and zips into a carrying case for on-the-go grilling! Cost: $35.70

 

2. “What Happens in the Garage” Vintage Tin Sign

Garage Sign

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Doesn’t it seem like sometimes dad spends a LOT of time in the garage? What does he even do out there? That’s man territory, my friend, and as the old adage – and this sign – says: “What Happens in the Garage…Stays in the Garage!” To let dad know you finally get it, get him this cool vintage metal sign to hang in his favorite space! Cost: $11.95

 

3. “You Can’t Scare Me” T-Shirt

3 Daughters Tshirt

etsy.com

It’s not easy to scare dad, but any guy who has raised a daughter can undoubtedly attest to some pretty frightening moments: the first time she got behind the wheel, her first boyfriend, and the first time she locked herself in her room crying her eyes out, just to name a few. Multiply these instances times three, and you’ll understand what this shirt is talking about and why it’s the perfect choice for the father of three girls! Cost: $12.65 – $16.30 (depending on size)

 

4. 6-in-1 LED Screwdriver

Screwdriver

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A screwdriver seems like a pretty simple gift, but if dad is the handy type, he’ll value the efficiency of this multi-purpose Craftsman screwdriver that comes with a lifetime warranty. The set includes: an easy-to-grip handle, shank, two 2-sided bits each with a slotted tip, and a Phillips tip. Of course, we think the best part is that it’s lighted so dad can easily see when he’s working in those dark spaces! Cost: $14.99

 

5. Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

Swedish FireKnife

mec.ca

For the outdoorsy dad, this Swedish fire knife unites a sturdy blade with a fire steel, which is unaffected by cold, altitude, or weather and emits a 2,980 degrees Celsius spark. He can use the knife to whittle sticks for the fire and light it up with the same tool! Perfect for the next camping trip or even just firing up the barbeque. Cost: $33 CAD (approx. $30.29 USD)

 

6. Golf Ball of the Month Plan

Golf balls

joyreactor.com

Every avid golfer knows you can’t have enough balls. If dad is one of those guys, he’ll love receiving a new sleeve of top-of-the-line golf balls and tees every month. The first shipment even comes with a free Birdie-Life golf towel. This particular plan, the ‘Birdie’ Single Sleeve, provides three consecutive months of shipments, but there are various plan options that go up in price from here. Cost: $39.99

 

7. Burger Press

Burger Press

Williams-Sonoma.com

This adjustable nonstick burger press will form perfectly uniform patties every time so dad doesn’t have to deal with uneven cooking when he’s getting his grill on. There are various size settings for every appetite, from 1/2” to 1 1/2” thick. It’s as simple as lining the compartment with waxed hamburger patty paper, filling with ground meat, and pressing together! Cost: $19.95

 

 

GIFTS FROM $50 TO $100 

1. Bike Chain Bowl

Bike Chain Bowl

uncommongoods.com

Does dad tend to leave his wallet, keys, change, sunglasses – you name it – all over the house? And then displace said belonging and proceed to go on a scavenger hunt to relocate it? Hey, dads have a lot to remember, they’re allowed to be forgetful now and then. Why not help dad out in that department with this unique bowl perfect for dad to keep all his “stuff” in one place! We love that it is handmade out of recycled bike chain. What a great way to support recycling while getting dad a cool gift! Cost: $84

 

2. Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer

Beard Trimmer

target.com

No matter how hard he tries, those tiny hairs somehow end up all over the bathroom when dad trims his prized beard. Finally, that can be avoided with this Philips Norelco beard trimmer. It features an integrated vacuum system that captures the hair as it is cut for as close to mess-free trimming as it gets. The 18 built-in length settings remove the need for multiple attachments, and there is also a Turbo Boost setting for increased speed and suction power as desired. Dad will appreciate a quicker shave without the hassle of bringing out the broom and dustpan every time! Cost: $59.99

 

3. Cordless Car Waxer

Cordless Car Waxer

Walmart.com

Dads tend to like keeping their cars looking fresh and clean. This cordless 10” orbital waxer is simple to use as well as a time-saver – the car can be waxed and polished in less than 30 minutes so dad has more time to spend with the kids (or watching TV, you know, whatever his heart desires). Cost: $75.19

4. The Diaper Vest

Diaper vest

dadgear.com

New daddies have a lot of adjusting to do – parenthood is a whole new lifestyle! Why not make the adjustment a little easier on him with this stylish, sporty vest that also functions as a diaper bag! There are pockets no one can even tell exist to store everything from bottles, diapers, wipes, and even a cell phone or mp3 player (the front logo contains headphone access). Cost: $79

5. TaskOne Phone Case

Phone case

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This case is specifically made for the iPhone or iPhone 5s user. If dad has one of these phones, and you’d consider him to be a guy who likes to be prepared at all times, he’ll love this super nifty TaskOne case equipped with 22 tools plus kickstands all in one compact package. It’s currently available in grey or red. Cost: $69.95

6. The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Whiskey

Glenlivet scotch whiskey

lcbo.com

What is dad’s drink of choice? If the answer is whiskey, you won’t go wrong with The Glenlivet. This pick in particular, the single malt scotch whiskey aged for 12 years, is one of the most famous malts in the world.  It’s smooth with orange, vanilla, and spice flavors and a smoky, nutty finish and can be sipped straight up, on the rocks, or however dad prefers his whiskey! Cost: $52.95

7. Personalized ‘Remember When’ Print

Remember When print

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This personalized print is the perfect thoughtful gift for dad, and it’s up to you to be as cheesy or as funny as you want. All you have to do is provide a minimum of ten up to a maximum of fifteen ‘memories’ you’ve made with dad, choose from seven color options, and the website puts it all together into one unique poster! Cost: $67.88

8. America’s Best BBQ Joints Gift Basket

BBQ sauce

cheezburger.com

Don’t have time to take dad on a cross country road trip to visit all the best BBQ joints? No worries, this gift basket will deliver them all right to the doorstep! In case dad gets a little (or a lot) messy as he tests this assortment of mouth-watering sauces, the basket comes with wetnaps and bibs! You’ll also receive a free gift card for every gift purchased on the site. Cost: $56.95

9. Omaha Steak Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon

bonappetit.com

For the meat-lovin’ dad, what could be better than getting six 5-ounce filet mignons delivered right to the door? All Omaha Steak beef has been born, raised, and harvested in the USA. Grill these bad boys up for a delicious Father’s Day dinner, and dad will definitely be impressed! Cost: $69.99 (originally $107.99)

10. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Sport Cologne

Cologne

Sephora.com

Dads work hard, which means they can get pretty sweaty. We don’t want dad to stink, which is why cologne is always a great go-to gift! The Polo Blue Sport fragrance by Ralph Lauren is a manly aroma that will leave dad smelling fresh and vibrant all day long. Cost: $78

11. Gift Cards

Gift cards

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If dad is just so particular that it would be better for him to pick out his own gift, why not get him a couple $25 gift cards to stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Depot, and Gander Mountain, and take him on a mini shopping spree to choose whatever he wants! Although some consider gift cards to be not very thoughtful, guys really don’t complain when they get a chance to go to their favorite store and buy things they normally wouldn’t spend the money on! Cost: $75 (or however much you decide to put on each gift card)

GIFTS OVER $100 

1. The Best Electric Power Washer

Best Electric Power Washer

hammacher.com

Dads like to keep things spick-and-span when it comes to the exterior of the home. This electric power washer was compared side-by-side with other models, and it came out on top. It can remove dirt and grime from home siding, cement, and a variety of other surfaces – plus it’s quick! Dad deserves the best, and he’ll be thanking you for years when you invest in this powerful washer for him to manage those outdoor nuisances a little easier! Cost: $199.95

2. The Backpack Cooler Chair

Backpack Cooler Chair

hammacher.com

The price may seem steep at first glance, but the functionality of this easily-portable chair turned cooler makes it worth every penny! The seat is comfortable, made out of durable canvas with foam-padded ribs, and it’s only 13 pounds – light enough to carry around using its two shoulder straps. The removable cooler bag, which attaches to the left armrest, can keep up to 24 12-ounce cans or 35 pounds of food cold for several hours! The chair also features a side table that folds out from the right armrest, complete with a cup holder and extra storage space. If dad is into tailgating, this is the seat for him! Cost: $139.95

 

3. Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

Sony Soundbar

sony.com

If there’s nothing dad enjoys more than plopping on the couch in front of the tube after a long day, his viewing experience isn’t complete until he has an awesome soundbar to really amplify the audio. This one by Sony offers a wireless subwoofer that removes the hassle of fiddling with cords (dad will love this, we promise), and it’s even taken a step further with built-in Bluetooth for access to music from devices such as a smart phone or tablet. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re at the movie theater while in the comfort of their own home? Cost: $299.99

 

4. MLB.TV Premium Subscription

MLB Premium

mlb.com

This subscription is well worth its yearly cost to avoid a panic attack when dad’s favorite team isn’t playing on TV if he is a serious baseball fanatic. Every out-of-market regular season game can be watched LIVE on over 400 mobile and connected devices. The Premium service includes a free subscription to At Bat 14, the #1 selling sports app of all time. In addition, dad can always listen to his favorite announcers with the Premium-exclusive option to watch either the Home or Away video broadcast. Cost: $114.99/year (regularly $129.99/year)

 

5. Six-Month Coffee Subscription

Coffee subscription

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Is dad a little slow when he first wakes up before he gets that first (or fifth) cup of coffee in him? Help him get going in the morning with this six-month coffee subscription. Each tasting box comes with 4 ounces of coffee from each of three different roasters (enough to make 42 cups!), custom tasting notes, and expert brew tips. Cost: $134.94 up front saves you 10% per month (otherwise you’ll pay $22.49/month)

6. Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum

Garage Pro Wet Vacuum

Bissell.com

If the garage – aka dad’s favorite hangout – could use some cleaning, Bissell’s Garage Pro wet/dry vacuum may be just the gift for him. It’s really a complete cleaning system for the garage, car, or workshop, so it should definitely get its use! It’s wall-mountable so it won’t take up much space when stored, and other awesome features include a 32-foot hose and a 4-gallon dirt tank. Cost: $179.99

Of course if all else fails, there are always edible arrangements – I mean, can you really go wrong?

edible arrangement

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