Ties, shirts, and photo gifts may be okay gifts, but they’re severely overdone and predictable for Father’s Day.

This is your dad we’re talking about- the guy who rocked you to sleep when you were screaming your head off as a baby; the guy who taught you to throw a ball, fire up a mean grill, and stand up for yourself.

This is the man who taught you all about respect, the importance of following through your commitments, and how to tell the best piece of steak to leave for your last bite.

He protected you from thunderstorms, bullies, and secretly from your mom when you got in trouble.

This is your dad – stronger and tougher than anyone else’s dad – so think outside the tie with this dad-approved gift guide. From intellectual and sporty to the man who has it all, you’ll be sure to find a gift idea for your budget.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Specialty beard products: coming soon from The Manly Beardsman, get specialty beard oil and balm, made to order with the purest products. Contact justin@themanlybeardsman.com for pre-orders and more information.

Dollar shave club: select the right blade for you; pay only the cost of the blade and get them sent to your door every month.

Spa treatment: spas are not just for women. An increasing amount of men are making regular spa treatments for important, relaxing “me time.” In fact, there are several spas and treatments geared especially to men. Consider facials, steam cleanse, deep tissue massage, gentleman’s manicure/pedicure, or body scrub.

Toiletry kit: a classic leather tote is a great staple to have for any man. Try filling with upscale travel toiletries, such as Kiehl’s or Clinique, or drugstore options, such as Old Spice and Nivea. If your dad travels a lot, try adding a personal touch, such as an embroidered sentiment or family photo for those long business trips away from the family.

Cologne: no matter your price point, there is a delicious cologne out there. Try drugstore.com and Walgreens; they often have great deals and sales on designer colognes.

Bath and Body Works Stress Relief pillow mist: I cannot recommend this enough. My husband and I use this every night. This unique blend of essential oils calms and clears the mind for a truly restful, peaceful slumber. It also comes in a body spray that any man would want to use.

Barber shop trip: send your dad to a true barber shop for a close shave, or better yet, join him and make an outing out of it.


Beer of the Month: there are so many options available online, and most companies offer Father’s Day specials.

Homemade beer or root beer kit: get your dad a complete, easy-to-use kit to make beer or root beer. Join him for a fun, unique bonding experience that could develop into a true hobby.

BBQ & hot sauce: order some specialty sauces and spices, or make and bottle your own.

Grill utensils/cover: amp up your dad’s grilling skills with some shiny new grill utensils and accessories.


Books: if you don’t know your dad’s taste in literature, try going off the best sellers list or get him a gift certificate.

Museum gift certificate: join your dad for a day trip to a new museum exhibit or visit your favorite childhood museum for a truly nostalgic, memorable event. *Note: many museums have free or discounted days. They also have reduced admission for teachers and military members.

Magazine subscription: no matter your dad’s interests, a monthly magazine subscription is an affordable gift that lasts all year.


Fishing gear

Baseball hat

Tickets to sporting game

Coupon for a one-on-one game

Workout gear

Round of golf

Prepaid driving range baskets

Dad Who Has It All

Family dinner out- dad’s choice

Restaurant gift card

The gift of TIME: consider spending quality time with your dad gardening, bowling, doing 5k race, movie night, or pizza night.

Car detail

Amazon gift card


A new website: does your dad have a business with a completely outdated website? Does he have a blog, hobby, or want a place to show off photos of his family? Give him the ultimate unexpected gift – a sleek, contemporary new website. Contact Olive Street Design to get started on your project within your budget.

Big screen TV

Remote control drone or helicopter

Universal remote control

Surround sound speakers

Wireless charger:

Gift card: Apple or The Sharper Image

I hope this gave you some inspiration as you shop for Father’s Day- leave comments below with feedback, what gift you decided on, and how your dads liked their gifts!