Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

father's day gift ideas for dad

According to survey results about Father’s Day, nearly a third of American dads (32 percent) confess they’ve had family members who have completely forgotten about them on Father’s Day. More than half (57 percent of fathers) confessed to receiving a Father’s Day gift they did not like. Some of the worst Father’s Day gifts included a painted rock, a tie with Santa Clauses on it, a coffee mug – for the 4th year in a row.

This year, make Father’s Day a day dad will remember by getting him a memorable gift. If you’re at loss as to what to get for dad, don’t worry. I’m here to help. I’ve selected a wide range of gift ideas for dad (BTW – Father’s Day is June 15th. Don’t forget)


Gift Ideas for the Bookworm Dad

1. The Grateful Dad by Gary Zavoral 2. Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects by Mike Adamick 3.  Dad Time by Max Lucado 4. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To by Editors 5. The Parents’ Phrase Book by Whit Honea 6. Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge by Etan Thomas

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Gift Ideas for the Techie Dad

1.LG G3 (get dad the most anticipated smartphone of the summer) 2. Nokia Lumia 2520 (a powerful tablet that will make dad more productive) 3. IZZI Slim (gives dad instant access to 4 pro-grade lenses in a convenient, all-in-one package)  4. Paick Noble Power Bank (an intelligent power bank to keep dad fully charged)  5. Amazon Fire TV (a tiny box dad connect to his HDTV so he can enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, and much more)  6. Epson Home Cinema 2000 (this projector allows dad to enjoy full HD 1080p cinematic adventures virtually anywhere in 2D or 3D)

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Gifts Ideas for the Health/Fitness Dad

1.Sol Republic Everyday Active Headphones (these headphones are easy to use when dad’s working out and won’t fall out when he’s exercising) 2. Dumbbell2 (the world’s first two handled dumbbell allows dad to perform an unprecedented variety of workouts) 3. Fitbit Aria (a scale that tracks dad’s weight, body fat percentage, and BMI, painting a picture of his long-term fitness progress) 4. Sigg SIGGNATURE Red 0.6L Water Bottle (keep dad hydrated with this aluminum water bottle that is almost unbreakable) 5. Polar  Loop (a fitness tracker that is much more than a fancy pedometer) 6. Hand Speed Trainer (this training tool will help dad to build strength and increase speed)

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Gifts Ideas for the Kid-at-Heart Dad

1. Silverlit Nano Falcon (world’s smallest I/R model helicopter) 2. Green Lantern Power Ring (We all know that dad is a superhero. This ring will let the whole world know) 3. Man Crates – Retro Gamer Crate (filled with Retro games and candies) 4. Revoltech Action Figure (Revoltech figures are highly detailed, flexible, and poseable. Interchangeable hands make any pose possible) 5. Tudor Games Electric Football (Dad probably played this game when he was a kid. Now he can relive those memories). 6. MLB 14: The Show (The first and only Major League Baseball simulation for next generation consoles)

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Gifts Ideas for the Fashion Conscious Dad

1. Subscription to Tie Society (personally curated ties and accessories for modern dads) 2. Dosh Luxe 6 Wallet (Dosh wallets’ unique designs are moulded in TPU – a durable, water-resistant material that feels rich and soft. The stainless-steel money clip is located on the spine to ensure easy access and organization) 
3. My Favorite Pal Matching Ties (Cool ties for dads and their kids) 4. Rockwell Watch (an elegant time piece that dad will love) 5. Cool Daddy T-Shirt from Daddy Scrubs (let everyone see how cool your dad really is) 6. Moscot Eyewear (stylish sunglasses to compliment that Cool Daddy T-Shirt)

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Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Shop-for Dad

1. Gift basket from 2. WeMontage photo collage (create a beautiful photo montage that dad can hang on his wall) 3. Gift Card from Gift Card Granny (If you don’t know what to get dad, let him pick out something he likes for himself) 4. Personalized gift from Zazzle (create a personalized gift or select from the wide variety of pre-designed gift items) 5. A Day of Pampering With Spafinder Wellness 365  (Spafinder Gift Cards never expire and fit any budget) 6. Handmade card or gift (you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a gift dad will cherish forever)

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Stay Strong,

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Join the conversation: What does your dad or husband want for Father’s Day?

About author

Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at

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