Whether you’re celebrating together or shipping him a gift, RetailMeNot has ideas for dads, granddads, stepdads, uncles, spouses, and all the other important dudes in your life, so no matter what he’s into, there’s an idea below, and starting at $5. Scroll down to see them all.
For the Fitness Dad
adidas Adilette ($44.95) at Zappos
It’s time to ditch the cheap-o flip-flops that don’t last and spend on a pair that are comfortable, stylish, and won’t break down after one season. Perfect to change into post work-out or to wear in the locker room.
Under Armour Undeniable 4.0 Small Duffle Bag ($40) at Dick’s Sporting Goods
He’s ready to hit the gym again, and with this versatile Under Armour bag, he can easily stow all his gear. The bag features vented pockets for shoes or dirty clothing, a padded handle and adjustable shoulder strap, and it’s available in 15 different colors.
For the Sports Fan Dad
Baseball Park Map Pint Glasses (Set of 2, $38) at Uncommon Goods
From the Astros to the Yankees, baseball fans can honor their favorite team by drinking out of a set of baseball stadium glasses.
Golf Club Pen Set ($12.99) at Amazon
Useful and unique, this trio of felt tip pens comes in black, red, and blue, and are a fun way to add some personality to any golf lover’s desk.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Outside Magazine ($24) at Magazines.com
Get him a full year (six issues) of this amazing magazine, which features excellent writing and photography, and covers all sorts of travel, sports, fitness, and adventure topics.
It’s a lightweight, collapsible solar-powered lantern for camping and outdoor gatherings. Charge it with the sun (or if need be, via any USB port) and get hours of run time, six different color modes, and even a dim “candle flicker” option.
Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic by Robert D. Ballard and Christopher Drew ($25.49 hardcover, $14.99 Kindle)
Robert Ballard is known for finding the Titanic but that’s just one accomplishment in a long and incredible life, which he details here in this new nonfiction release. Kirkus says that Ballard’s “incredible achievements and gift for storytelling will captivate readers from all walks of life.”
The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind by Amanda M. Fairbanks ($23.93) at Amazon
A recounting of a commercial fishing boat from Montauk that went missing in 1984 and the impact that tragedy has had on the community in the years since.
For the Don’t-Talk-to-Him-Until-He-Has-Coffee Dad
Dad Joke Pro Mug ($5) at Target
16 ounces of coffee and a heaping cup ‘o’ love for the corny, joke-telling pops.
BLK & Bold Rise & GRND Medium Roast Coffee ($12.99) at Target
He can start his day with this flavorful AM roast that provides just the right amount of get up and go. Made by BLK & Bold, a popular Black-owned brand coffee roasting brand.
For the Cocktail-Drinking Dad
Bitters “Triple Play” Variety 3-Pack ($26.74) at Amazon
If he likes exploring new cocktails, a package of three different bitters, Angostura, Peychauds and Regans are excellent and versatile flavors to add to a home bar.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey ($49) at Reserve Bar
Award-winning Uncle Nearest, a Black-owned distillery, is named after Nearest Green, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. Pick up a bottle of their small batch whiskey, which is distilled, aged, bottled, and hand-labeled in Tennessee.
For the Gardening Dad
Gardener’s Tool Seat ($40) at Uncommon Goods
A workstation and stool in one — this water-resistant nylon seat with a steel frame features a room interior and an additional 21 pockets to hold tools of all shapes and sizes.
For the Music-Loving Dad
Bandcamp Gift Card ($10 and up)
Explore new music or enjoy the surprising number of established artists (e.g. Bjork, Stereolab) that host their music on this site, which is known to be supportive of musicians. Bandcamp also sells band merchandise, so there’s really something for every taste on here.
JBL GO2 Waterproof Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($39.95) at Amazon
A small, portable, waterproof speaker with more-than-decent sound that’s easy to travel with but honestly, most handy for bathrooms so he can listen to music while he’s showering or shaving.
For the Dad Who Appreciates Food
Nexgrill 8-Piece Grill Tool Set ($16.98) at Home Depot
This set of stainless steel tools, including a spatula, fork, tongs, brush and four skewers, is a good budget buy for anyone who likes to spend time during warmer weather manning the grill.
Striped Tie Ribbon Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box ($29.95) at Godiva
Why should moms get all the chocolate love? Get Dad his own box of 19 assorted chocolates from Godiva (who are celebrating their 95th anniversary this year).
For the Practical Dad
SunSmart Panel Hat ($24.95) at L.L.Bean
Sure, he already knows to wear his sunscreen, but he can double up his sun protection with this casual, stretchy, and quick-drying cap, which offers UPF 50+ — the highest number sun protective clothing goes — to protect his scalp and face.
Adventure Medical Kits ADS Trail Dog First Aid Kit ($25) at REI
He’s already got all the other essential first-aid gear, but he can add to his preparedness with a first aid kit for his beloved pup to handle any minor injuries while they’re on the go together.
For the Tech Dad
Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Gaming Mouse ($46.99) at Best Buy
This highly-rated, well-reviewed (Wirecutter voted it best) mouse is comfortable to hold, affordable, and super-reactive, so there’s no lag time when they’re gaming.
Anker Wireless Charging Station ($49.99) at Amazon
For dads to charge up their phone, watch, and earbuds all at once, plus it conveniently angles the phone so he can easily use it while it’s charging.
For the Impossible-to-Shop-for Dad
World’s Best Dad Candle ($35) at Here For The Burn
Yes, candles are tough to gift, and not everyone wants one, but if he likes to light them, this has the sweet message, and three really nice scents to choose from (mango guava, Moroccan amber, or bergamot, green grass and tonka bean).
Kiehl’s Since 1851 4-Piece Ultimate Shave Set ($48) at Macy’s
Kiehl’s is the best, so even the pickiest of recipients will appreciate their set of face wash, shave cream, post-shave razor burn/bump release remedy, and moisturizer to hydrate and smooth their skin.