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Dads are notoriously hard to shop for when it comes to buying gifts. They always say they don't need anything, or just have no clue what they actually want. That's why it's our job to help you find the perfect gift he never knew he always wanted! So before you settle on another boring tie or gift card this Father's Day 2022 (Sunday June 19), keep reading for some amazing presents.
Top 10 gifts for every type of dad
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To help you find the perfect gift for the father figure in your life—one that he'll actually love and use—our experts have created a carefully-curated collection of some of the best gifts for dads of 2022. Below are our top picks, including the cult-favorite Sony noise-canceling headphones, a fancy whiskey decanter set, and even an awesome inflatable paddleboard.
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1. For the dad who wants to tune out: Jabra Elite True Wireless Earbuds
Looking for a fantastic gift idea for a father figure who likes to tune out and listen to his favorite music or podcast? Look no further with the best wireless earbuds we tested. The Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless earbuds came out on top for their impressive list of features including smooth and balanced sound, impressive noise cancellation and excellent Sound+ app.
2. For the dad who likes to take a hike: Hiking shoes
Tell Dad to "take a hike" when you gift him a pair of premium Huckberry hiking shoes. The Unico Hiker is made with an interior wool liner to wick moisture away from the foot, a soft and supportive midsole, 100% water-resistant construction and integrated speed cable laces for an adjustable fit. Note that these shoes come in Euro sizes which tend to run a tad small, so sizing up is recommended.
3. For the dad with a sweet tooth: Baked by Melissa cupcakes
If your dad has a sweet tooth, satisfy his sugar craving with a pack of scrumptious, bite-sized cupcakes in all of his favorite flavors. Baked by Melissa's limited edition "World's Greatest Dad" pack can be ordered with 25, 50 or 100 mini cupcakes in 13 of their best-selling flavors like Triple Chocolate Fudge, Cookie Butter Bliss, Red Velvet, Churro and more. Gluten-free, vegan and no nut options are available to fit any of Dad's dietary needs. Your dad and his sweet tooth will thank you.
4. For the seafaring dad: An inflatable paddleboard
When he wants to get out of the house and head to the beach on a whim, he'll love taking an inflatable paddleboard with him. The Retrospec Weekender Plus Standup Paddleboard is a portable, durable inflatable paddleboard designed for fun and convenience. Made from armor-strength PVC, the Weekender is stable, lightweight and easy to transport for recreational paddling, cruising and riding small waves. The bundle also includes a carrying case, adjustable aluminum paddle, three removable fins, pump and cell phone carrying case.
5. For the wine-drinking dad: Firstleaf
It doesn't matter if he prefers red, white or rosé—if Dad loves a glass of vino at the end of the day, he'll love a subscription to Firstleaf: A wine club that customizes the monthly bottles they send based on a personalized quiz. Dad can rate each wine after he tastes them, and Firstleaf will use his feedback to continue to pick wines he'll love in future shipments. Alternatively, you can choose from two special Father's Day Bundles. Boxes of wine shipped to his doorstep is a great Father's Day 2022 gift for your dad or any wine lover in your life.
6. For the dad who loves pizza: Personalized Pizza Grilling Crate
Pizza out of a box is okay, but a gourmet, homemade pizza right off of your own hot grill or pizza oven is way better! The pizza-loving pop in your life will appreciate this Personalized Pizza Grilling Crate from Man Crates that is sure to satisfy everyone's appetite at Dad's next pizza night. The crate comes with a collapsible, stainless steel pizza peel that comes personalized with his name, four pizza grilling stones, a pizza cutter, a recipe booklet and a two-sided pizza roller. Plus, two pounds of artisanal dough and two ounces of pizza seasoning are included to get pizza night off to a delicious start.
7. For the bookworm dad: Kindle Paperwhite
Why give Dad one book when you could give him thousands? After all, that's what he'll have access to with the Kindle Paperwhite. It's our favorite Kindle because it has the most storage space of all the models, an automatic light sensor for easy reading and a waterproof exterior.
8. For the dad with a home gym: Tempo
We have the perfect present for dads who want a personalized fitness routine without leaving their living room. The Tempo Studio topped our list of best workout mirrors. Its AI-powered coaching feature set it apart from the rest, in addition to great strength training, fun classes and motivational instructors.
9. For the outdoorsy dad: Yeti Soft Cooler
While Yeti makes an impressive cooler, if that's not in the budget you can still get him something to keep his food fresh at a more affordable price point with the Yeti Hopper Flip Soft Cooler. It's perfect to pack up lunch and some drinks for Dad and a couple buddies while exploring the outdoors. The leakproof design with a high performance zipper, high-density fabric and rubber foam insulation make this a cooler your dad will use for years to come.
10. For the dad who is serious about sound quality: Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Dad may love listening to his favorite jams—but the rest of the family, likely, does not. That’s why he needs a pair of noise-canceling headphones like one of our favorite ones from Sony. We found them to be very comfortable and incredible at blocking noise. Plus, thanks to their customizable Headphones Connect app, he can EQ the sound to his own preference, whether he likes balance, or if he's all about the bass.
11. For the dad who loves jamming out: JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker
If there's one thing dads from all walks of life can agree on, it's that stuff should just work. Especially tech stuff. Based on this, the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker couldn't be more dad-friendly. Simply turn it on, wait a second or two for it to pair, and you're good to go. The Flip 5 is our winner for the best value portable Bluetooth speaker. It's splash-proof, features a rugged design and pumps out some seriously good sound. Plus, the pairing process couldn't be simpler, so consider it pre-approved by fathers everywhere.
12. For the dad who's a coffee connoisseur: Counter Culture
For the dad who doesn't care for an average blonde (roast)—make his day and every day with a subscription to Counter Culture. We dubbed it the best coffee subscription service because the beans are some of the freshest and highest quality you can find, and there's an incredible selection of flavors and roasts to choose from.
13. For the dad who enjoys fine spirits: Top shelf premium liquor
ReserveBar makes gifting alcohol a breeze, without having to make a trip to the liquor store. If he's a fan of Scotch whiskey, he'll be a fan of The Glenlivet 14. This smooth, rich Scotch contains notes of citrus with sweet and fruity aromas. Honey, apricot, pear and chocolate round out the intense and rich flavors of this single malt whiskey. If he prefers tequila, Avión Reserva Cristalino is distilled from hand selected agaves and is about as smooth as it gets. He'll enjoy sipping any of these fine spirits on Father's Day and beyond.
14. For the dad who appreciates a perfectly-cooked steak: ThermoWorks Digital Meat Thermometer
There's nothing more disappointing than overcooking meat, and as much as your dad might think he can pull off a perfect medium-rare without the help of a thermometer, there's no substitute for immediate precision. We've tested the best digital meat thermometers, and this affordable thermometer from ThermoWorks won us over with its rotating display and three-second readout time.
15. For the eco-friendly dad who needs new basics: Pact clothing
There's no such thing as having too many T-shirts and underwear. For the eco-friendly father, or anyone who enjoys comfort and quality, Pact makes some of the most stylish options for every day basics like hoodies, T-shirts and underwear. Made with organic cotton, the heavyweight tee comes in five neutral shades and features a front pocket and washed finish for a relaxed look and fit. Also, let's be honest, Dad's old underwear has seen better days, the only question is, "Boxers or briefs?"—so choose Dad's preference wisely from a variety of breathable organic cotton options.
16. For the dad who is serious about sausage: Choose your own sausages
Some dads like burgers, and some are serious about their sausage. If your dad is the latter, he will squeal with excitement over this delicious gift. Bovine & Swine ships their legendary sausage via Goldbelly, and with this package, you can pick 16 of Dad's favorite flavors including Jalapeño Cheddar, Roadhouse Beer Bratwursts and Andouille. Each handcrafted sausage—(except for the Beer Brat)—is certified all-natural and gluten-free.
17. For the dad who wants to learn something new: MasterClass All-Access Pass
What do you get the dad who already has everything? Classes taught by his favorite celebrities is not a bad start. With an All-Access Pass to MasterClass, he can learn how to cook from Gordon Ramsay, how to up his dad joke game from Steve Martin and even how to shoot hoops from Steph Curry. Our editor-in-chief tried out the service for himself and said the classes were inspiring, and he liked how you can take them at your own pace.
18. For the dad who wants to kick back and relax: Ugg Scuff Slipper
Nobody wants to wake up and step onto a cold, hard floor—especially your dad. Slippers may seem like a mediocre gift, but these are not just any old slippers—these top-rated suede slippers are lined with the plush shearling that Ugg boots are so famous for, and they will keep his feet comfortable all day long. Actually, he might not ever take them off.
19. For the dad who's a true crime junkie: Hunt A Killer
Any dad who listens to true crime podcasts, or who is obsessed with the latest and greatest serial killer documentary, will appreciate a subscription to Hunt A Killer. The subscription box—which is one of our editors' favorites—contains everything he'll need from clues to artifacts to (hopefully) solve a murder mystery.
20. For the dad who needs a massage ASAP: Theragun Elite
If he doesn't like going to a spa for a massage or needs one on the fly after showing off at the gym, Dad can get one that's (almost) just as good at home. All he needs is the very trendy Theragun. One of our staff members put the handheld massager to the test and liked that it was powerful (perfect for kneading out knots) and could get to even the hardest-to-reach spots.
21. For the pro pit master: Grilling Tongs
What was once your father's go-to cooking tongs are now old, rusty and ready to retire, so gift him these 16-inch grilling tongs from OXO, which were the best tongs we tested. OXO's signature non-slip grip will keep your dad in control while maintaining a safe distance from the heat, and the scalloped pincers offer plenty of surface area for gripping all the delicious food he'll be making.
22. For the dad who lives in hoodies: A Carhartt hoodie
Hoodies are essential to any man's closet and look good on any dad bod. Dads love them because they're casual, comfortable and easy to wear for weekend projects. Carhartt is known for durability, and their loose fit hooded sweatshirt is no exception. It's made from a midweight cotton blend for every day comfort, comes in a variety of colors and is the perfect choice to wear while playing with the kids.
23. For the dad who just likes to chill: Gravity Weighted Blanket
From fixing things around the house to taking off the training wheels for the little ones, dads have a lot to do around the house—so when they need to decompress, a weighted blanket can help. Of all the ones we've tested, we like the Gravity Blanket the best because it's super soft to the touch and provides just the right amount of pressure to be comforting but not suffocating.
24. For the dad who loves fried foods: Philips Premium Airfryer
If your dad loves fried foods but is trying to cut down on cholesterol, then this is a fantastic gift for him. The Philips Premium Airfryer XXL is the Best Airfryer we tested with an enormous capacity, no pre-heating needed and of course most importantly, food comes out nice and crispy! One more thing you should know is this XXL model takes up a lot of space, so be sure your dad has enough room for it in his kitchen.
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25. For the golf dad: Personalized golf balls
Your dad won’t get these custom golf balls mixed up with his buddies' the next time he plays a round or two of golf, because his name will be on them! While you can buy the standard pack of golf balls on their own, you can also choose to add a personal touch by customizing the balls with a monogram or his name.
26. For dads who want to stay active: Fitbit Charge 5
For some, staying active isn't easy. For others, working out is a lifestyle. The beauty of the Fitbit Charge is that it's useful to everyone, regardless of how much they exercise. Topping our list of the best fitness trackers, the Fitbit Charge 5 is perfect for any dad, whether he's a fitness fanatic or just looking to make some lifestyle changes. It features GPS integration and a comfortable design—plus improved battery life and a brighter display compared to the earlier model.
27. For the dad who likes to cook: A cast-iron skillet
For a dad who likes to cook, a cast-iron skillet is essential. The Lodge Chef Collection skillet is the best cast-iron skillet we tested because of its lighter weight, ergonomic handle and affordable price. Plus, it comes pre-seasoned (which is important when it comes to cleaning and maintaining a cast-iron skillet) and ready to use for a Father's Day feast!
28. For the dad who prefers his beer on tap: GrowlerWerks uKeg
Beer tastes better poured out of a tap. If Dad agrees, get him the uKeg from GrowlerWerks. Made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the growler/keg combo has thousands of positive reviewers for keeping beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. When he's ready for happy hour, Dad can use the tape dispenser to pour the perfect pint.
29. For the dad who likes convenience: Dollar Shave Club
If he shaves regularly, this is a gift he never knew he always wanted: A subscription to Dollar Shave Club, which is one of our favorite subscription boxes. It'll keep him stocked with all the razors, creams and gels he needs for a fresh, smooth shave, delivered right to his doorstep.
30. For the dad who travels: Minted Dopp kit
Does your dad throw all of his toiletries into a plastic bag when he travels? Help him out with a personalized toiletry bag from Minted. The cotton bag is made with a water-repellant lining, with leather accents including a zipper pull and name tag, which you can have embossed with dad's name free of charge. If this pattern isn't his style, there's plenty of other options to choose from as well.
31. For the practical dad: Bombas socks
Never underestimate the value of a good pair of socks. Dad—and his feet—will be more than happy with these ones from Bombas, the highly talked-about brand that's known for its comfortable (and colorful) socks. The best part? For every pair purchased, another pair is donated to someone in need.
32. For the dad with a competitive edge: Spikeball
There's no better way to challenge rival dads in the neighborhood than with a rousing game of Spikeball. Spikeball—which involves bouncing a tiny ball on a net—is a popular backyard game because it's fun for people of all ages and also because it can easily be taken anywhere from the beach to the park, and have it set it up in seconds.
33. For the dad who appreciates his drinks on the rocks: Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Sure, he could pour his old-fashioned over regular ice—but he could also pour it over a modern wedge of ice, if you gift him this unique glass and mold. Made by cult-favorite brand Corkcicle, the glasses are very durable and include a silicone mold for making ice "wedges" that fit neatly into the glass—simply freeze water in the glass with the silicone mold inserted, and voila, it's 5 o'clock somewhere!
34. For the dad with a home office: Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Comfort is key when it comes to setting up an office at home. If Dad is complaining of wrist pain or cramped hands, it's probably time to upgrade his keyboard and mouse. The ergonomic design, comfort and flexibility of Logitech's MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo made it our best overall choice, and makes a great gift for a dad who works from home.
35. For the bearded dad: The Beard Club
Besides his kids and last season's fantasy football win, the one thing Dad is most proud of is his ability to grow a killer beard. And to maintain that, he needs to show his face (and the hair on it) a little TLC. That's where this beard care kit comes in. One of Reviewed's top subscription boxes, The Beard Club offers some of our favorite Father's Day gifts like kits for both growth and grooming (depending on Dad's current beard status) and will deliver refills right to his house.
36. For the dad who likes to dress up: Custom cuff links
Cuff links are a tried-and-true gift. And while there are plenty to choose from online, one of the most popular pairs is this personalized set on Etsy. According to thousands of happy customers, the cuff links (which you can get monogrammed with a matching wood box) look even better in person and are of great quality.
37. For the dad who trains hard: Fight Camp
Does you dad think he "could have been a contender"? Or does he always work out to the theme song from Rocky? Make his dreams come true with interactive boxing workouts from FightCamp that get streamed through his device on demand. Equipment such as premium boxing gloves and a free-standing bag are included in two of the packages, plus punch tracking technology and real-time stats will have Dad crushing his goals in no time.
38. For the dad who always wears the five-star hotel robe: Parachute Classic Bathrobe
He might not be at a five-star resort in the middle of the Caribbean, but he can feel like he is with this luxe robe that everyone's buying right now. Made of super-soft Turkish cotton, it's so cozy that some reviewers even compare it to being wrapped up in a cloud.
39. For the dad obsessed with getting the perfect shave: An electric razor
A high-quality electric razor is a gift any dad who grooms himself will appreciate. Designed for a close, smooth shave, this Philips Norelco 9700 electric shaver is the best one we tested. Each shaving head moves in eight different directions to follow the shape of your dad's face, and it features slow, medium and high speed settings. As an added bonus, it can be used in the shower and works even better with shaving cream.
40. For the classy dad: Whiskey Decanter Set
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a vintage-style decanter instead of the bottle—and Dad knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his buddies over for a glass (or two) of scotch. The top-rated set is made from handcrafted glass and is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
41. For the dad who likes a little heat: Hot Sauce sampler
We all know them: Dads who try to impress us with their tolerance for spicy foods. They shout repeated cries of "Do you have something other than Tabasco?" Feed their appetite for heat with this sampler pack of seven different hot sauces from The Good Hurt Fuego. From garlic herb to ghost pepper, there are several flavors and spice levels so dads everywhere can scoff and say, "You call this hot?"
42. For the dad who's always losing things: Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
If his favorite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" Dad will benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto his key ring and can locate things over 200 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer (no way those keys are going to get away from him next time!).
43. For the dad who swears he's related to royalty: AncestryDNA
Is he really Prince William's long-lost second cousin? Probably not—but he can find out who he is related to, along with other fascinating genetic and family info, with a home DNA kit. AncestryDNA is one of the most well-known (and most popular) ones available because it's very detailed and all he'll need to get started is a simple saliva sample.
44. For the high-tech dad: Amazon Echo Show
Smart assistants are still as popular as ever, but some seriously take up too much counter space. The Echo Show 8 provides a compact design with the bonus of a screen. It's the next level up from the Dot. The small screen makes it easy to see timers, get news updates and make video calls.
45. For the dad who needs a new wallet: Ridge RFID-Blocking wallet
There's a reason The Ridge wallets have over 16,000 positive reviews—the industrial-grade metal card cases are both sleek and secure. Dad will be grateful for the fact that the slim case can comfortably hold 12 cards and has RFID-blocking technology to protect all of his personal information.
46. For the dad who believes beer should always be ice cold: Cooling pint glasses
"Pass me a warm beer," said no man ever. That's why Dad needs a set of these insulated pint glasses. The insulated plastic walls of the glasses are filled with a cooling gel, which works as a beer chiller when frozen. Pop them in the freezer for two hours to chill the tumbler gel and Dad's beer(s) will stay frosty for hours.
47. For the dad who wants to binge his favorite TV shows: Roku Ultra
We tested several streaming boxes and streaming sticks in our quest to find the best streaming devices, and the Roku Ultra stood above the competition as the overall best device money can buy. With the Roku Ultra, Dad will be free to stream his favorite shows and movies in 4K and HDR. We love Roku's easy-to-use platform, and the remote control is by far the easiest to use of all the devices we tested, which means you won't waste any precious time showing him how to use it.
48. For the dad who doubles as the family handyman: Makita Cordless Drill Kit
If Dad is in need of a new drill, look no further: We tested nine of the most popular cordless drills and then ranked them in a roundup of the best cordless drills you can buy. Pound for pound, the overall best for bigger jobs is the Makita FD07R1. The drill is powerful and features a short snub-nose that makes it easy to maneuver it in tight spots. It's lightweight, but the overall design feels high-quality despite the lack of heft. Most importantly, though, the Makita FD07R1 features a powerful motor that handles most tasks with ease.
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