With Father’s Day right around the corner, you may be racking your brain for ideas on what to get the old man. Dads can be notoriously hard to shop for. They rarely ever say they want something, but you know they deserve something nice. To help you secure the perfect gift, our editors have come up with a list of gifts for the hard-to-shop-for dad.

You’ll find the traditional dad gifts like socks and polos on our list, but with a modern flare. We also included a couple different ideas to help you think outside of the box for a gift that dad will never see coming. Even if he didn’t ask for anything, these gifts are sure to make his Father’s Day one to remember.

WHOOP 4.0 Activity Tracker 

The WHOOP 4.0 activity tracker is a revolutionary fitness tracker that doesn’t just keep track of your sleep patterns and exercise habits, it actually tells you what to do next. WHOOP uses complex AI coaching algorithms to monitor your activity and your unique physiology and will recommend the ideal times to go to bed or what kind of workout to do. A 12 month membership is included with the purchase of your activity band. Get it a Dick’s Sporting Goods for $239. 

Foosball Ice Chest Cooler

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a dad who loves to entertain outside, this Outsunny 60L Foosball Ice Chest is the ideal pick. It has wheels and can hold up to 50 bottles or 60 cans. It has a bottle opener on the side and comes with a built-in foosball table. Get it at Aosom for $190. 

Bombas Socks

Bombas makes high-quality socks, underwear, t-shirts, and slippers that dad is sure to love. Their socks frequently receive some of the best reviews online for their comfort, durability, and breathability. Grab a 4-pack at Bombas for $49.40. 

Solo Stove

These uber-popular portable fire pits have received lots of hype in recent years, and for good reason. They’re smokeless, lightweight, and easy to clean. The standard size stove weighs just 20 pounds, so dad can easily haul this stove from a backyard bonfire to a tailgate party with ease. Sizes range from small table top stoves to large fire pits. They range in price from $100 to $450 depending on the size.Check out this selection of Solo Stoves at Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

lululemon Golf Polo

If your dad is into golf, Father’s Day is the ideal time to splurge on a quality polo he would never buy for himself. This lululemon ShowZero Polo is specifically designed to eliminate the appearance of sweat to keep dad looking fresh on the fairway. These polos have a four-way stretch, sweat-wicking fabric, and are available in four colors. Get it at lululemon for $98. 

Wireless Meat Thermometer

To help your dad take his BBQ game to the next level, get him this MEATER Plus: Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth. With over 44,000 positive reviews on Amazon, this will be the last thermometer he ever needs. It has bluetooth connectivity and an app that links directly to your phone. It monitors your cook and sends you an alert when your food is ready. Get it on Amazon for $69.95.

Hoka Shoes

For a dad who loves to run (or at least wants to look like he does) you can’t go wrong with a pair of Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoes. These shoes come in a variety of vibrant colorways and are often regarded as one of the best running shoes on the market.Pick them up at Zappos for as low as $131.95. 

Traeger Grill

If your dad loves smoked meats like ribs and brisket, consider investing in a pellet grill, like a Traeger Grill to give him this Father’s Day. Pellet grills are the easiest way to get pitmaster level barbecue with minimal effort. This Traeger Grills Pro 575 Electric Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker even has WiFi connectivity that can be programmed to automatically adjust for more complicated cooks like brisket and pork shoulder. Get it at Best Buy for $599.95.

Blackstone Griddle Grill 

If hamburgers and hot dogs are more your dad’s speed, then he’s sure to love a griddle grill like the Blackstone Griddle Grill. This Blackstone Adventure Ready 2-Burner 28” Propane Griddle with Omnivore Griddle Plate is our overall pick because it has 524 square inches of cooking area and two independent heat zones. You can cook everything from hamburgers to stir frys to pancakes on this grill. Get it at Walmart for $197. 

Patagonia Fleece 

Use Father’s Day as an excuse to upgrade dad’s style and gift him this classic Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece - PatagoniaPatagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. These fleece sweaters are timeless and are made to last. Patagonia uses warm, soft, 100% recycled polyester to craft these sweaters. They are made in a Fair Trade Certified factory and are available in nine colors. Pick one up at Patagonia for $139.

Pizza Oven

Gifting your dad this Pizzello 4-in-1 Outdoor Pizza Oven will allow him to make his favorite pies from the comfort of his own backyard. This multifunctional pizza oven can also be used as a fire pit, grill, and an oven. The detachable design allows you to use two functions at the same time. It can be heated with charcoal, hardwood pellets, or wood. It comes with a pizza peel and stone, ashtray, and cover. Get it for $83 on Amazon.

Yeti Backpack Cooler 

This Yeti M20 Backpack Cooler is the ideal gift for a dad who loves to tailgate, camp, or road trip. This cooler can hold up to 36 cans and only weighs five pounds. It has a magnetic closure that works so much better than typical zippered soft-side coolers. Get it at YETI for $340.

32 Degrees Hey Dude Dupes 

Hey Dudes are a super popular choice for dads for their lightweight, causal design. But if you’re looking for a gift on a budget, these highly rated 32 Degrees Canvas Shoes are a great pick. They come in three colors and have the same look and lightweight feel as Hey Dudes, but for $40 less! Get them at 32 Degrees for $16.99.

Harry’s Shave Subscription

Get your dad a subscription to Harry’s to get him high-quality shaving blades and shave gels delivered for a year. When you shop through our link and use our promo code BRADSDEALS during checkout, you’ll be able to send dad a trial shave kit for just $3. You can then choose to enroll in an annual plan which gets him 24 blades and two shave gels for just $48.  Check out the different subscription options at Harry’s. 

A Cologne Gift Set

You really can’t go wrong with a classic cologne gift set for Father’s Day. Our top pick is this Macy’s 25-Piece Fragrance Sampler. This allows your dad to sample fragrances from top brands like Gucci, Armani, and Burberry so he can find his new favorite scent.Get it for $40 at Macy’s.

A Cozy Pair Of Slippers

Everyone loves a good pair of slippers and dad is no exception! These Isotoner Vincent Moc Slippers are a great choice because they have a gel infused memory foam footbed with extra cushion on the heel. Better yet, they’re super affordable. Get them for $11 at Macy’s. 

A Vintage- Inspired Bluetooth Speaker

This Marshall Emberton Bluetooth Portable Speaker is a stylish bluetooth speaker that is also highly rated. It’s portable, so your dad will be able to transport it from the garage to the backyard to wherever else he wants to go! Get it for $134.99 at Amazon.

A New Pair of Shorts

Help your dad upgrade his summer style by gifting him a new pair of shorts. Our editors love these Stretch Woven 7-Inch Shorts from 32 Degrees. They are light, stretchy, and sweat wicking. The best part? You can get them for less than $20. Get them for $14.99 at 32 Degrees.

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Pickleball Paddles 

For the competitive dad, a pair of pickleball paddles is a great gift. Whether he’s already an avid player or is a first time pickler, this USAPA Approved Pickleball Paddle Set will surely get a lot of use this summer. It comes with two paddles, a carrying case, two cooling towels, and four balls. Get it for $25 on Amazon. 

A New Lunch Bag 

This Carhartt Gear 12-Can Cooler Bag makes a great gift for a dad who brings lunch to work everyday. It has a sleek, rugged design and has two compartments. Get it for $29.99 at Carhartt. 

Crock Pot Lunch Warmer

Alternatively, if your dad prefers to eat his lunch hot rather than cold, you could give him one of these Crockpot 20-oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmers. This electric lunch box will keep dad’s food hot on the go. Get it for $44.99 at Kohl’s.

A Stylish New Wallet 

Father’s Day is the ideal time to get rid of dad’s old tattered wallet. You could upgrade him to a more modern style, like this Ridge Wallet. It’s sleek, stylish, and has built in RFID blocking to keep his data secure. Get it for $75.99 at Amazon.

A Temperature Controlled Coffee Mug

If your dad is always complaining about cold coffee, this Ember Self-Heating Smart Mug would make a perfect gift. It will keep his drink at his preferred temperature for up to 80 minutes on a full charge. Get it for $103.99 at Amazon. 

Air Tags

For the dad who always seems to be misplacing his keys, a pack of Apple Air Tags would be a great gift. He can attach them to his keys, a briefcase, or anything else he is prone to lose to track its location on his phone. Get a 4-pack on Amazon for $79.99. 

Hydrow Rower 

If you can get the siblings to go in on a group gift, this Hydrow Rower would be an amazing gift for the fitness-oriented dad or any dad who wants to get more activity in. He’ll get access to classes led by real Athletes and Olympians to help him get his row on. Get a Hydrow Wave Rower for $1,695 at Hydrow.


For the dad who aspires to have a green thumb but may lack technical gardening skills, an AeroGarden Sprout  is a perfect gift. This garden uses UV light to grow herbs, plants, tomatoes, and more. It even includes a setting to remind you to water and feed your plants. Get it at Aerogarden for $59.99.

A Putting Green with Ball Return 

If your dad is an avid golfer, then he’s sure to love this Sklz Accelerator Pro Indoor Golf Putting Mat with Auto-Ball Return. He’ll love being able to practice his short game in the comfort of his own home. Get it for $59.99 at Amazon. 

Quality Loungewear 

Dad may be perfectly content in his Fruit of the Loom sweatpants from college, but he won’t be able to deny how much better he feels in a pair of quality lounge pants like these Ponto Performance Pants from Vuori. Not only do they have a modern silhouette, they are incredibly soft and breathable. Get them for $98 at REI.