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33 Father’s Day Gifts No Dad Can Resist

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Why does shopping for father figures always feel so hard? They may be a little shy about mentioning it, but men love cool stuff just as much as the next person. With Father’s Day fast approaching—June 20!—we’ve rounded up 33 practical, fun, stylish, outdoorsy, and delicious gifts for all kinds of dads: stoic dads, dads who cry at every movie, dads who host tea parties, dads who always bail you out, new dads, longtime dads, and hey, anyone in your life who has earned the title of dad, regardless of biology! Here’s to them.

For the Dad Who Taught You How to Cook

Culinary personality Molly Baz’s dad makes delightful appearances in her videos and tutorials, so it feels fitting to give your dad her first cookbook, which also happens to be full of crowd-pleasing new dishes to add to his repertoire.

For the Dad Who Retired to Florida

Tombolo does modern, kitschy takes on the classic polo shirt. This one would make a big splash in Boca, but it’s also ideal for the millennial dad who likes to cosplay as Frank Costanza.

For the Dad Who Loves Espresso

This very cool-looking, very old-school espresso-maker brews up two perfect cups.

For the Distinguished Dad

Skip the tie this year, and gift the signature smooth taste of The Glenlivet.

For the Dad Whose Phone Is Always About to Die

A sleek, nonslip pad makes charging about as simple as it gets.

For the Dad Who Loves His Apple Watch

A cool acetate upgrade for his favorite piece of tech.

For the Dad Who Loves to Layer

A little retro and timelessly cool, this lightweight jacket will set him apart from all the dads in identical fleece vests. Available in sizes S to XL.

For the Dad With Exceptional Taste in Music

Hanif Abdurraqib’s latest book offers a historical deep dive into the legacy of Black performances that shaped the world, woven together with his own memories of the musical moments that changed his life.

For the Dad Who Needs a Skin-Care Routine

Dads deserve nice skin too! If your pops is late to the game, make things easy for him with this two-step system that’s so effective it keeps selling out.

For the Dad Who’s Always Puttering Outside

A headlamp is useful for grilling after sunset, checking on weird nighttime noises, and a whole host of other classic dad jobs.

For the Sneakerhead Dad

If you can’t afford those Jordans he’s been lusting after, this is a worthy consolation.

For the Dad Who Keeps All His Stuff in a Stained NPR Tote

Even with the plethora of pockets offered by menswear, he sometimes needs a little extra space for carrying things. Upgrade his game with this compact, waterproof bag.

For the Grillmaster Dad

Help him take those backyard cookouts to another level.

For the Dad Who’s Over Old Spice

Whether you’re buying a gift for a new dad who wants to keep things fresh or a seasoned dad who’s due for a change, this crisp, woodsy deodorant is a sure thing.

For the Dad Who’s Always Prepared

This comfy, spacious chair is lightweight and folds down into an almost unbelievably small carrying case so he can take it with him from the ballfields to a campground with ease.

For the Dad Who Loves Practical Footwear

In good news for fathers everywhere, crocs are back, baby! Hook him up with this classic version before introducing him to the wide world of Jibbitz.

For the Casual Dad

A minor, Italian-designed upgrade to his go-to canvas Vans.

For the Meticulous Dad

Kane 11 Sebring 4 Pack
$34

Socks may seem one-size-fits-all, but that’s not the case. For the most precise fit, Kane 11 offers styles that run from size 7 to 17.

For the Dad Who Loves a Novelty Tee

This cool but understated tee is a comfy, modern spin on a logo long-sleeve. Available in sizes S to XXL.

For the Dad Whose Wallet Is Crumbling

Fancy but not too flashy, this sleek calf-leather cardholder will look right at home in his back pocket.

For the Cinephile Dad

Movie buffs will go nuts for this entertaining deep dive into the year that gave us The Matrix, Office Space, Being John Malkovich, and way, way more.

For the Gourmet Dad

Exactly the right size for a nice cut of steak — which, come to think of it, would be a great addition to this gift.

For the Flashy Dad

A head-turning gold watch that won’t (completely) break the bank, built from hardy steel that will survive just about anything.

For the Outdoorsy Dad

The kind of jacket that makes you look forward to bad weather.

For the Dad With Classic Taste

A staple with a little flair, this crinkly seersucker shirt comes in four shades, from classic navy to bold orange. Available in sizes XS to XXL.

For the Photographer Dad

For all those photos of the kids he’s endlessly snapping.

For the Dad Who Loves to Nap

A kinder alternative to a box of anti-snoring nasal strips.

For the Committed Dad

This will look rad engraved with the kids’ initials, or even just “DAD.”

For the Dad Who Loves Podcasts

Apple AirPods Pro
$197
$197

He may not splurge on these himself, but surprise him with some everyday luxury.

For the Dad Who Keeps Hiking Up His Pants

If his tried-and-true belt is on its last legs (er, notches), this simple one with tonal hardware is a no-brainer for every flavor of dad.

For the Dad With a Personal Uniform

There’s nothing wrong with a Hanes three-pack, but see if one of these soft, colorful cotton tees adds a little extra pep to his step. Available in sizes XS to XXXL.

For the Exercise Dad

These sleek shorts are lightweight and will wick away sweat so he can enjoy his intense workouts. Added bonus: The brand donates a portion of every sale to the SEAL Legacy Foundation, which provides support to wounded and fallen SEALs and their families.

For the Dad Who Likes a Statement Shoe

Indestructible but nice enough to wear with a suit, these luxe boots will set him apart from the crowd.

For the Dad Who Idolizes Paul Newman

Classically cool and affordable enough to be low stakes, these just might make a stylish dad’s fashion dream come true.

This post originally appeared on May 23, 2018. It has been updated throughout. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

33 Father’s Day Gifts No Dad Can Resist