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Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts to Show Dad You Care

The Father’s Day gifts below will help you show dad how much he means to you.

During the quarantine, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, my family started watching a movie nightly. We would each pick a film and stick in the “hat” and draw a movie each night. My husband suggested Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Of course, this meant we had to watch Honey, I Blew Up the Baby, too. There is a line in this movie that my children have now taken to repeating whenever the opportunity strikes: “Everyone knows Daddy’s are for fun and Mommy’s mean business.” 

We all know it is accurate, and Father’s Day is the perfect time to recognize the unique role of fatherhood. It can be hard trying to find the perfect gift that shows Dad how much he means to you. If you are struggling to find the ideal gift for the dads in your life then you have come to the right place! Dad’s are not all created equal, but these Father’s Day gifts are sure to please the outdoorsy dad, the techy dad, the nerdy dad, and every guy in between!

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts to Show Dad You Care

Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsman

Are you looking for a gift for the guy that is always doing things outdoors? Or maybe, this dad wants to start exploring the outside world a little more. This subscription box, from BattlBox, will have everything he needs! All the packing material can be used for fire tinder, which I thought was cool. It is full of camp gear, survival tools, food rations, and tons of other useful tools and information. Dad will love getting this gift every month, and maybe, you can even schedule a few trips together!

Don’t worry; if the dad in your life likes to think he is an outdoor enthusiast because he is a grill master but doesn’t want to test his survival skills, there are plenty of gifts that he will love—starting with this grill seasoning set by FreshJax. He might also need some tools for cooking outside like these excellent basting brushes.

How about a brand new grill to upgrade his current setup? We like charcoal grills in our house, and I know my husband would love this grill, primarily because of the one-touch cleaning system. If you prefer a propane grill, then this Weber stainless steel grill might be perfect. I love the burners on the side! 

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland

Techy Father’s Day gifts he will nerd out for

Don’t worry if your dad isn’t really the grilling or outdoor activities. There are plenty of techy gadgets that I am sure he will love. Now, devices, in general, are not my thing. I was thinking about getting a Kindle, once upon a time, but then I got the app on my phone and thought that was good enough.

My husband is a reader, though, and I thought I would check it out and see if he would like one. Let me tell you, this little e-reader is so much more than the app! The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof! If that isn’t amazing enough, they say that the “300 PPI glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.”

Maybe Dad is more into music than reading? Check out the EchoDot; this popular little speaker even has a clock! There are so many Alexa products to check out if the dad in your life is into this kind of thing, including the EchoShow. If Dad travels a lot for work, this might be a great gift to help him stay connected. 

Is Dad into golfing? With a swing stick, this golf game simulator might be just the thing he didn’t know he needed. He could set it up in the office and play during lunch, or set it up in the garage at home and play all winter long. Dad can play PhiGolf from anywhere, anytime he feels like it, and it isn’t as expensive I thought it would be coming in at only $250!

“My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” — Liza Minnelli

Father’s Day gifts for the nerdy dad

Is your dad a bit of a nerd?

My husband is a computer programmer, so he likes technology, but he is also a little bit of nerd. There were a few subscription boxes I thought he would really like! I could see him and our son having hours of fun with this comic book collection box from the Comic Garage. You can choose Marvel or DC comics, or a combination of the two! Nothing brings out the 80’s nostalgia in dads like a box full of comic books that they can share with their children.

Hunt-A-Killer is another subscription box that brings the mystery of an escape room right to your front door! This immersive experience will have you eliminating a suspect every month until you reach a conclusion and solve the case. The box is chock full of puzzles, clues, and brain teasers. Every detail is meticulously thought out. I think I will be getting this for us to do as a family, as we are big fans of escape rooms and mystery games.

Twitch Prime is also included for free with an Amazon Prime membership so that Dad can get free games and in-game loot! There are currently offers for RuneScape and Apex Legends. If he is into gaming, it might be time to get the X-Box one; this bundle even comes with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I prefer to play video games on a gaming PC like this one from HP but to each their own! Also, if Dad is a gamer, then this shirt needs to be part of his gift because it is the best thing ever! 

“When you’re young, you think your Dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.” — Dave Attell

Still looking for that perfect gift?

If you don’t think that any of these gifts will work for the dad in your life, you could always check out these go-to ideas: clothing, ties, and tools! If you think Dad might need some comfy and versatile shirts for work, then the Amazon Essential Men’s button-up shirt is a great idea! It is casual enough for the weekend, but it can be worn in the office too! It comes in 5 colors and is only $18! 

Dress it up with a tie from the Amazon Essential collection, or for the nerdy dad, you could go with the Star Wars tie. If you want to get Dad a tie that is a little more formal, then this one might be an excellent choice! With nine colors to pick from, you are sure to find one he will like!

Perhaps you have been giving Dad a tie for the last few years and want to do something a little different? Tools make a great Father’s Day gift! We kind of have our hodgepodge set of household tools in a plastic box, so it might be a good idea to get my husband this 68 piece tool set and drill. There are tools for mechanics, too, if your dad likes to tinker with engines and do auto care work.

“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” — Jerry Seinfeld

No matter what type of dad you have, and which gift you decide to get him, remember Father’s Day is about honoring who he is, and the wisdom he has imparted on you. It is about celebrating the man who teaches you right from wrong, and the art of losing and winning gracefully, who taught you how to ride a bike or go fishing. Or maybe you guys play video games, or golf, together. Perhaps, he likes to make obnoxious farting sounds just to annoy your mom (or is that only in my house?).

Whatever it is that makes your bond unique, you are his child, and he will love anything you get. Life is more fun with Dad’s, and hopefully, you have the best father out there. You could always forgo all these other Father’s Day gift ideas and go with the classic World’s Best Dad mug; everyone loves those.  

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud

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