Gifts For Every Type of Dad

Because he can never have enough ‘stuff’

Kim Kornfeld
Jun 11, 2018 · 11 min read

Father’s Day is headed our way this weekend. To help you make a decision on what to get dad this year, I’ve put together a handful of gifts in various categories that’ll make any dad happy. But hey, just a card can go a long way.

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For the foodie

Karv — A monthly meat subscription service that ships a box of a variety of grass-finished beef, organic free-range chicken and heritage pork straight to dad’s door. Right now, Karv is offering a BOGO: 20% off first delivery and a FREE box for dads using a promo code. $99+, karvmeals.com

Karv

KRAVE Klub — The culinary-inspired jerky subscription from the Sonoma-based brand, delivers meaty goodness straight to Dad’s door. Select the “Subscription” box when adding items to your cart, enter the frequency of deliveries and the quantity you’d like to subscribe for each month. Whether Dad is set in his ways or susceptible to change, his KRAVE Klub subscription can be edited and updated at any time online, with no wild cancellation policies. Starting at $11.99, kravejerky.com

Double Good— Whether it is your ‘work’ dad, brother, uncle, grandfather or neighbor (the list is endless) you can brighten their day and show your love with a box of popcorn, while giving back. Each box features 3, 6, or 9 snack bags of popcorn along with a personalized card. You can customize your Father’s Day box here. 50% of every dollar spent goes to provide the equipment, education, and opportunity for kids with special needs to get all the benefits that sports, and extracurricular activities provide. $39, $69, and $99, doublegood.com

Double Good

Back To The Roots Windowsill Garden Kit — Comes with everything you need to start an organic indoor garden in just 15 minutes. This includes a mushroom growing kit, a cherry tomato planter that you only have to water once a week, an organic kitchen herb garden (basil, mint, cilantro, and dill), and decorative Kitchen Art & recipes. No green thumb, big backyard, or heavy soil & shovels required! Just add sun & water. $89.99, backtotheroots.com

Back To The Roots

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates — A Vermont-based company that sells completely nut-free candy and chocolates. Their delicious gourmet chocolates are great for all dads, especially those with nut allergies. They offer chocolate tackle boxes, truffles, candy, bark and more! $14, vermontnutfree.com

Vermont Nut Free

For the traveler

Hook & Albert’s Project 11 Garment Weekender — The lightest leather bag Hook & Albert has ever made, is perfect for zipping through airports. Inspired by minimalist and modern design, this new smooth top-grain black leather paired with colored accents will elevate any modern dad. $595, hookandalbert.com

Hook & Albert

Frye & Co Shave Set — The perfect travel set for dad to stay on top of his hygiene. Set includes moisturizing shave butter, safety razor, beard shave brush, shave soap and stainless steel container. $24.99, tjmaxx.com

TJ Maxx

Traveler’s Choice Art of Travel — 2 Piece Hardside Spinner Set — When dad’s phone runs out of battery because he’s too busy texting you his flight information, he can use the USB charge port in his own suitcase to juice up. There are also 4 wheels making it an effortless stroll through the airport. Prices vary, Costco.com

Traveler’s Choice

For the health nut

Teasӓne — This new-to-market wellness brand offers a wide variety of products formulated by a team of herbalists. Teasӓne’s wellness teas contain a proprietary blend of premium, natural herbal ingredients like rosemary, chamomile, dandelion, fennel and others to provide the body with a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals. Some top picks for Dad include: Multi-Vitamin, Sleep, Blood Pressure,Bones Be Strong and Calm Down. $18.95, liveteasane.com

Teasӓne

ECCO Men’s BIOM HYBRID 3 — The latest evolution in the award-winning BIOM line, ECCO BIOM Hybrid 3 features an all new Tri-Fi-Grip outsole designed with three zones of performance for ultimate stability, durability and rotation through the swing. Boasting GORE-TEX waterproof construction, the ECCO Yak leather upper offers exceptional breathability and stylish color options, along with an option for BOA lacing. $200, eccousa.com

Ecco USA

Hidrate Spark 2.0 — A smart water bottle that tracks your water intake and syncs to a hydration app (available on iOS and Android). The 24-ounce, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe bottle has a long lasting battery life with no charging needed. Embedded with LED lights, the bottle GLOWS to remind you to stay hydrated. $54.95, hidratespark.com

Hidrate

For the sentimental

Mixbook — Bring together all of your precious memories and favorite moments with dad into beautifully designed, fully-customized photo gifts, from classic photo books to stunning calendar prints. Prices vary, mixbook.com

Mixbook

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera — A fun gadget that lets dad capture all of his adventures with the ability to instantly print every photo he snaps and upload it to his phone, social or computer. You can also instantly print photos from your smartphone through the Snap Touch camera using Bluetooth and the Polaroid app. You can even edit and add filters before you print. $179, Amazon.com

Polaroid

AncestryDNA Kit — With over 10 billion records and 100 million family trees on Ancestry.com, you can show Dad your appreciation by helping him uncover the source of his strength. Perhaps he will be inspired to plan an excursion to pay tribute to his family’s origins, or try a new cuisine from a country in which he has roots. $69, ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

For the tech guru

Notion — An IOT smart home sensor that sends you real-time mobile alerts if there’s a water leak, opening/closing of doors and windows, if someone is opening a liquor cabinet, if the smoke alarm is going off while you’re not home and — for dads everywhere — if someone is touching the thermostat. The brand partnered with Nest, the popular company that notifies you when the temperature changes, so the lifelong dad question of “who turned on the A/C” will now be answered. $219, getnotion.com

Notion

Shark ION ROBOT™ 750 Connected Robotic Vacuum — This futuristic vacuum combines the ease of a robot with the performance of a Shark, making it a convenient solution for automatic everyday upkeep. Wi-Fi connectivity and an optional easy-to-use mobile app with voice control through the Shark® skill for Amazon Alexa allow consumers to program and monitor the robot from anywhere as it cleans, docks and recharges, automatically. $349, retailers nationwide.

Shark

FABRIQ ChorusA bluetooth/wireless customizable smart speaker with different patterns dad can choose from. You can connect up to 10 Chorus units throughout your home so you can create a whole house music system, but at a more affordable cost. For any Dad that has been wanting to have surround sound, now is his chance! $99.99, amazon.com or target.com

FABRIQ

SkyTrak — A personal launch monitor complete with a practice and play system designed for golfer’s use at home or away from the course. The software provides commercial accuracy and reliability in measuring ball flight data and much more. SkyTrak is even running a promotion for Father’s Day right now for $300 off any package. Definitely not the cheapest gift, but could be worth the investment (and is less than some of its competitors) $1995, shop.skygolf.com

SkyTrak

For the home cook

Vitamix Professional Series 750 — Dad will love the 64-ounce low-profile container and the 5 pre-programmed settings — Smoothies, Hot Soups, Frozen Desserts, Purées, and Self-Cleaning — for walk-away convenience. The Pro 750 is also compatible with the 20-ounce Personal Cup Adapter that turns a full-size machine into a personal blender so dad can make and take drinks and snacks on the go. $649.95, vitamix.com

Vitamix

Culinario Series® Cutlery Steak Knives — Forget the neckties and colognes, this Father’s Day give dad the gift of premium steak knives to enjoy with his delicious steaks. This set has sharp, serrated blades that are crafted from German stainless steel and designed for smoothly cutting through meat. $89.95,empiregroupusa.com/culinaro-cutlery/

Culinario

For the booze lover

Sagamore Spirit Gift Basket — Sagamore Spirit Whisky is a Maryland-style rye is made with limestone-rich spring water, which helps craft a perfectly balanced rye whiskey. The Father’s Day gift basket comes complete with 2 whiskey rocks glasses, 1 ice cube tray, 1 bottle of Sagamore Spirit Sweet BBQ Sauce and 1 bottle of Sagamore Spirit Spicy BBQ Sauce. $50, shop.sagamorespirit.com

Sagamore Spirit

Glen Grant Whisky — The only Speyside distillery to bottle 100 percent of its single malt Scotch whisky onsite, from barley to bottle. Each cask is hand selected, using only first fill, ex-bourbon barrels, and bottling it at batch strength, 50% ABV, without using a chill filtration process. $76.99, glengrant.com

Glen Grant

Firstleaf — An algorithm-driven, personalized wine subscription service that eliminates the guesswork out of buying wine by curating unique member tasting profiles for every club member. 6 bottles for $79 + $9.95 shipping and tax, firstleaf.club

FirstLeaf

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada — One of the rarest and most luxurious expressions from BACARDÍ. This is an extremely limited release which has been barrel-aged for an average of twelve (12) years. Exceptionally old barrel aged rums are blended with younger aged rums to produce a perfectly balanced yet richly flavorful spirit. Every bottle carries the signature of the Maximo Maestro de Ron BACARDÍ, before being individually marked with its blending batch, bottling date and bottle number, to capture the specific moment that it achieved blending perfection. $100, reservebar.com

BACARDÍ

NEFT Vodka — An ultra-premium and unadulterated vodka, recently launched in the U.S. and produced in Austria. The unique packaging alone makes this a cool gift for dad, as each is in a unique oil barrel design that serves as a tribute to its origin. 1 liter, 750ml, and 100ml (TSA friendly), $36-$42, reservebar.com

NEFT Vodka

For the sleep deprived

NECTAR Sleep Memory Foam Mattress — Stop dad from tossing and turning at night with a medium-firm mattress with a cooling top layer to keep dad temperature regulated and supported all night. Perfect for the dads who are active and need additional back support, or the dads who are staying up late to watch the football draft and don’t want to wake their partner when they sneak into bed. All sizes are under $1,000, so it makes for an affordable but grand gesture. $425+, nectarsleep.com

Nectar

Community Coffee Premium Tumbler Set — The perfect gift for your favorite on-the-go coffee drinker. Includes ground 12-ounce Dark Roast, House Blend and Breakfast Blend coffees and a Premium Travel Tumbler, all packed in a gift box. $24.99, communitycoffee.com

Sheets & Giggles — A new line of sheets to market, made entirely from eucalyptus trees. These sheets require 95% less water per sheet, use ~30% less energy per sheet, require zero pesticides and are totally sustainable. Dad will be sleeping soundly while saving the environment. $99, sheetsgiggles.com

Sheets & Giggles

For the fashionable

LIDS — A one-stop-shop for every type of dad whether he’s into comics, video games, movies, or any type of sport. They also have novelty items, including jerseys, luggage sets, tailgating gear, man cave essentials, grilling tools and more. LIDS takes it a step further with its EmbroidiGraph service — which gives LIDS the rights to allow customers to get the autograph of their favorite player stitched onto any piece of headwear — a service no other retailer provides. Prices vary, lids.com

LIDS

DYNAMIKOS — Sunglasses handcrafted in Japan with a portion of the net profits going to world-renowned charities that change the World one vision at a time. Making dad look good, while helping another! Prices vary, dynamikosbrand.com

DYNAMIKOS

If you’re on a budget

TCBY — Dads can get their first six ounces of frozen yogurt free at participating TCBY locations nationwide on Sunday, June 17. tcby.com

TCBY

Mrs. Fields — Consumers can save up to 25% online when shopping for Father’s Day items, with gift ideas including themed MLB cookie tins or a customized cookie cake. Prices vary, MrsFields.com

Mrs. Fields

MoviePass — For a low fee of $9.95/month, enroll dad in a subscription service that grants him the ability to see unlimited movies in theaters (up to one movie per day). He can go to any theater that accepts MoviePass (~90%+ of theaters in the country) and the only real restrictions are that he has to avoid 3D or IMAX. $9.95, moviepass.com

MoviePass

Kim Kornfeld

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Dog lover & food fanatic living in NY. Get in touch: kimswrites@gmail.com

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