Shopping for the right gift for anyone—even those you’ve known your whole lives—can be challenging. You don’t want it to be too sentimental or extravagant, but it can’t be too generic or cheap. Some people can be particularly difficult to shop for, like that finicky aunt, a significant other with luxury tastes, or a dad who has everything.
If you’re shopping for the latter this Father’s Day, think about what makes them happy. Zero in on a type of gift. Is your dad a gadget guy who loves electronic toys to play with? Or an aspiring at-home chef who’s never met a new recipe he wasn’t dying to try? Or a do-it-yourselfer who’s always tinkering in the garage?
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Know what makes him tick, find a gift that works, then look for an upgraded version that’s better than the ordinary. A grill thermometer, for example, is great for chefs, but a wireless, app-connected smart thermometer is even better. A home projector is perfect for multimedia-loving dads, but a portable high-def model is way better. A pocketknife is cool for outdoor lovers and DIYers, but a personalized, made-just-for-them blade is a gift your dad will cherish forever.
If you’re having trouble finding the right gift for dad this Father’s Day, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Here are 38 of the best Father’s Day gifts we recommend for any dad in 2022.
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For the outdoor-loving dad who likes his tech simple, Nixon's Regulus Expedition offers everything he needs—a compass, barometer, altimeter, and alarms—and nothing he doesn't.
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Beer coozies are rarely gift-worthy. But, the Cold Beer Puffer Coat is so cool (literally), you'll probably buy one for your dad, your friends, and yourself.
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Coffee tastes better outdoors. Give pops the gift of espresso (or a cappuccino or macchiato) anywhere with this ultra-portable espresso maker that's perfect for camping, travel, or anywhere he might need a boost.
When it comes to spending time out in nature there's nothing more important than a good cooler. This YETI soft cooler will keep beverages and food perfectly chilled for several hours at a time.
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Hammocks are great for lounging outdoors. This one from Wise Owl is insanely affordable and has over 39,000 reviews on Amazon.
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Mack Weldon elevates the classic dad staple with this relaxed-fit version that's moisture-wicking and made of buttery soft Pima cotton.
There's no reason your dad can't look as young and unencumbered as he feels. With Guess & Marciano's lightweight Suede Leather Trucker Jacket, with convenient front and interior pockets, your dad can have Tom Cruise-level timeless cool without flying in Top Gun: Maverick fighter jets.
For more than 60 years, Persol's OG timeless, oh-so-cool Aviator C sunglasses have been a staple of fashionable men (including dads) everywhere.
Guess & Marciano's Italian Notched Cuff Shirt is made of lightweight, breathable material perfect for any tropical vacation your dad may gift himself with those credit card reward points he's probably been saving up since you were in high school. It's also sophisticated enough to make him feel the sexiest he's supposed in years.
Let your dad pretend he's not actually napping with these perfectly dad-worthy "I'm Not Sleeping, I'm Just Resting My Eyes" socks.
There's nothing more versatile and comfortable in your closet than a good hoodie. Your dad will love this version from Goodthreads that's packable, lightweight, and perfect for lounging around the house or traveling cross-country.
For the techy dad who has almost everything, he'll love this ultra-portable projector from XGIMI. The Halo True boasts high-def 1080P resolution, great onboard audio, and it's compact and lightweight enough to move indoors or out.
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Whether your dad likes classic rock, podcasts, or old-school hip-hop, give the gift of go-anywhere audio with this rugged wireless speaker. It's waterproof, floatable, and suction cups to just about anything.
So dad can keep tabs on all of his personal belongings—plus the current location of the house cat.
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The Duke Twill Chino Pants is a highly fashionable compromise between casual and business, a balance that predicates almost every father's wardrobe.
Take dad's game room, den, or man cave to the next level with the Roku Streambar. It's an all-in-one solution for adding high-def streaming, voice interactivity, and great audio to any TV.
Sony's all-new LinkBuds feature a clever design that'll allow dad to listen to music, podcasts, and phone calls while staying aware of what's going on around him.
LEGO "adult-ifies" its whole building block experience with the Creator series. This detailed model of the classic 1960s American muscle car is as cool as it is fun to put together.
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Let dad bring out his inner teenage "skater kid" with Razor's E300 Electric Scooter. It's an adult-friendly model that supports up to 220 pounds and tops out at a blistering 15 mph.
For the competitive dad who daydreams about backyard gaming with the family, this miniature cornhole will allow him to practice his skills at work or in his home office.
Now pancakes can be delicious and fun! Bring out your father's inner Van Gough with this artsy pancake-making kit that includes an electric griddle, four batter bottles, and a nonstick template.
Grilling gets a whole lot simpler with Yummly's wireless smart meat thermometer. Just plug the included probe into your meat, chicken, fish, or veggies, and the connected app will automatically alert you when your food hits the right temperature.
Hot sauce is awesome. Homemade sauce is even better. Give dad everything to make his own batch with this all-in-one kit from Uncommon Goods. Dried chile peppers, a funnel, a strainer, storage bottles, and an easy-to-follow instruction card are all included.
The lowly bottle opener gets a stylish update with this brass version from Noah Marion. With a unique, hub-and-spoke design, it's sleek and decorative enough to hang on the wall in your father's game room or office.
Whether your father is a mountain climber, a whiskey lover, or both, he'll love this four-set of classy glasses from Whiskey Peaks. At the bottom of each glass is a unique topographical formation of one of America's most iconic peaks.
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Whether for his morning coffee, afternoon tea, or end-of-day ale, Brumate's Imperial Pint tumbler is designed to keep hot drinks steamy and cold drinks ice-cold. This 20-ounce model looks especially handsome and Father's Day-worthy in a classic walnut finish.
If your dad likes to get his hands dirty, he's used to getting his clothes dirty too. Help protect his favorite polo shirts and dad jeans with this handmade leather workshop apron designed for hard-working artisans.
A good pocketknife is essential to every dad's EDC. Your dad deserves a solid fixed-blade like Gerber's handsome Terracraft with a customizable blade, sheath, and handle made just for him.
Dad's tired pajama set could probably use an upgrade. L.L. Bean's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas are soft, lightweight, and comfortable enough to wear year-round.
Pops' bathrobe could use an update too. This long robe from The Company Store features long-staple Turkish cotton and a perfect medium weight for lounging around the house on weekends (and Father's Day).
Give dad everything he needs to keep his handsome face clean, clear, and moisturized. This all-in-one gift set helps protect skin with an advanced four-step solution.
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For wilderness-loving dads who appreciate a little "me time," Juniper Ridge's essential oil kit is perfect. The gift pack includes five unique scents, like Coastal Pine and Desert Cedar, all sustainably harvested from wild, West Coast plants.
Even dads can appreciate a little flower-inspired happiness in their lives. A simple bouquet like this sunflower arrangement is enough to brighten any father's day.