2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide: 41 Gift Ideas for Every Dad Personality
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Father’s Day 2022 (June 19) is fast-approaching, and you may still be scratching your head trying to figure out how to celebrate the important dad(s) in your life. That’s where we come in. We’ve carefully curated our Father’s Day gift guide, considering a wide range of dad personalities, from the home chefs and DIY problem-solvers to the gamers and book worms. Whether you’re looking for a cool new tech gadget, a stylish accessory, or a relaxing stress-reliever, chances are we’ve found something he’ll dig. Plus, we’ve also paired gift ideas with some of the best Father’s Day deals below — you can thank us later.
Gift Ideas for the Stylish Dad
Price: $155 at Ray-Ban
The Justin is a riff on Ray-Ban’s classic Wayfarer design, featuring larger rectangular lenses and a rubberized frame finish. They’ll be a welcome addition to any dad’s wardrobe, especially with the various color options to choose from, like tortoise, gray, and black.
Price: $89.50 $67.13 at Michael Kors
The Michael Kors collection of Greenwich polo shirts is perfect for the dad who can’t wait to ditch the suit for the weekend but still wants to look sharp in his casual duds. Choose from six colors that speak to the warm and sunny vibes of summer, including sky blue heather, sangria heather, and turquoise heather.
Price: $128 at Lululemon
Help ease your dad’s transition into modern style with a versatile pair of ABC pants from Lululemon. He’ll love their stretchiness, quick-drying material, and wrinkle-resistance, and you’ll love seeing him in something other than his favorite pair of old jeans. There are plenty of colors to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with navy or dark olive.
Price: $190 at Belk
Clothes and accessories are always risky, so you have to be sure of your dad’s style and size. But this suave pair of Cole Hann oxfords from Belk are too fashionable not to have a look. They’re lace-up with an almond toe and rubber heel. They’ll complement trousers and pants, and pair perfectly with a range of cool tones. These are suede, so they will also require tender love and care (read about maintenance of suede shoes here).
Gift Ideas for the Foodie and Chef Dad
Price: $49.99 at Amazon
This grill set is the perfect gift for any dad who wants to dabble in the culinary art of smoking. He’ll get three kinds of wood chips (hickory, apple, and cherry), a handy keychain-sized grill scraper, a meat thermometer, hickory smoked salt, and a stainless-steel smoker box. This package also comes with easy-to-follow instructions to help him get started in minutes.
Price: $64.99 $49.99 at Personalization Mall
A true chef is never far from his cutting board, so get one that will bring a smile to his face every time he reaches for it. This maple board comes with grip handles and a juice well, and can be personalized with any two lines below its grilling design.
Price: $349.95 at Macy’s
A toaster seems like such an ’80s wedding gift, but just see how smart this one is! It’s a two-slice toaster with a touchscreen, three toasting modes, five food settings (from bagel to waffles), and seven browning levels. It even toasts frozen slices. It’s priced higher than a regular toaster, which your sensible dad may say works perfectly fine, but he’ll appreciate all the smart features that come with this high-speed smart toaster — even if it’s just for plain ol’ toast.
Price: $1 to $1,000 at Goldbelly
Does your dad dream of geographically impractical restaurants or food items? If so, surprise him with a Goldbelly gift card. Goldbelly has partnered with award-winning restaurants from around the country to satisfy any well-traveled or curious palate.
Price: $49.95 at Williams Sonoma
This gift set includes four distinct spice mixes sure to enhance any oil made for dipping or drizzling. Choose from Wine Country, Moroccan, Italian, or Mediterranean, or use them all for a delicious taste-testing experience.
Price: $65.85 at Williams Sonoma
Even if your dad likes preparing his cocktails from scratch, these mixes from Casamigos will more than suffice, especially if he’s low on supplies or too tired to get behind the bar. While the flavors are meant to be paired with tequila, we won’t fault him for getting creative with other spirits.
Price: $179.99 at The Home Depot
A special knife set to dad to show him you love his cooking — how’s that for an idea? This one has excellent reviews on its look, sharpness, and functionality. The 14-knife set (bread knife, chef’s knife, shears, santoku knife, steak knives, tomato knife, utility knife, and paring knife) comes with a self-sharpening block that does its job whenever a knife is removed or replaced. Plus, these carbon steel blades paired with the wooden block will look quite cool on the kitchen counter.
Price: $834.99 $685.59 at 4WheelParts
Ah, the satisfaction of a chilled beer after a hot day of hiking or camping! If your dad (and you) enjoy the quiet in nature and frequently take camping trips, then this Smittybilt fridge/freezer will come in handy. It’s not your standard cooler; it’ll slide right into your 4X4 and keep your drinks at -22°F. You can adjust the temperature too. In case you’re worried about this freezer consuming all your vehicle’s power, then you should know that it has a three-stage automatic preservation switch that reserves capacity. Plus, it’s already at a discounted price and even qualifies for free shipping.
Price: $639 $549 at Lowe’s
Do you have fond memories of spring barbecues as a child? Then this one will be for the whole family. It’s hard to beat Weber when it comes to appliances, and this propane gas grill with three burners is a nifty companion. It comes with a 10-year warranty from Weber, so you know it’ll last a long time. Look at the glowing reviews: 95% of people have recommended it! Get ready for a plate of steaks, grilled veggies, and burgers this summer.
Gift Ideas for the DIY Dad
Price: $12.95 $10.95 at Amazon
What separates the Wallet Ninja from other multipurpose tools is that it’s specifically designed to fit inside — you guessed it — your wallet. Stock it away like a credit card, then bust it out whenever you find yourself in need of a screw driver, bottle opener, box opener, can opener, ruler… you get the idea.
Price: $89 $79 at Lowe’s
A parent who has spent a lot of time on home improvement projects will definitely appreciate this 68-piece tool kit that comes with a 20-volt drill and 66 hand tools as well as a carrying bag. With a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Lowe’s site, 98% of people highly recommend the product.
Price: $145.18 at The Home Depot
Gardens look cool, they’re sustainable, and they can save you money. They’re also hard to get started. Help your dad do just that with this raised garden bed from Greenes Fence. All he has to do is slide the cedar boards into the interlocking joints (no screws or hammers required) and he’ll be ready to begin planting his outdoor masterpiece.
Price: $5 to $2,000 at The Home Depot
If your dad is really a true DIYer, there’s a good chance he’s very particular about the kinds of tools or gadgets he allows in his tool chest — so particular, in fact, that you’re better off letting him do the choosing. A gift card from Home Depot will show him your heart is in the right place, while ensuring he gets exactly what his heart desires. Find more gift-giving inspiration by shopping our carefully curated list of 18 Must-Have Home Depot Tools Under $20 — perfect for any and all DIY enthusiasts!
Gift Ideas for the Tech Gadget Dad
Retail Price: Starting at $399.99 at Verizon
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic has everything you’d expect in a modern smartwatch — call and text capabilities, music streaming, fitness modes — while incorporating a more traditional analog design. Case in point: the Watch4 Classic has a physical rotating bezel that helps you navigate through its many digital menus.
Price: $329 $279 at Amazon
Your dad loves music — so much so that he blasts it from the living room speakers every Saturday morning. Or maybe he only enjoys it from his phone or laptop. These wireless noise-canceling headphones solve both problems, providing a top-notch high-fidelity listening experience that only he can enjoy. They also last up to 24 hours on a single charge and come with a detachable audio cable in case he wants to listen old-school style.
Price: $249.99 at Best Buy
He’s been talking about dipping into vinyl for who knows how long, so help him get his feet wet with this Bluetooth stereo turntable from Sony. It can easily pair with his current wireless speaker system so that he won’t have to worry about redoing his precious setup (unless he wants to, which is totally okay!).
Price: $189.99 $172.99 at Best Buy
An alternative to a photo album (which in itself is a great idea), this smart picture frame can sit on the table or go on the wall and digitally display photos of your most cherished memories. There’s an app that everyone in the family can use to share their photos as those memories happen as well as change settings. To start, you can preload photos when you give this to him. The 10.1-inch frame connects to Wi-Fi; syncs with Google Photos, Instagram, and Facebook; and works with Alexa. For easy access, there’s also a remote included.
It’s a tad expensive, but you’ll save money (and trees), and you can switch out and/or easily upload new images as you and pops create more memories together!
Price: $156.99 at Advance Auto Parts
Gift dad something that’s useful, like this dash cam that gives a 130-degree field of view day and night. It can support a 64GB micro SD memory card that records up to 12 hours of footage. It records video while you’re driving and when the car is parked, and there’s an app to change settings and download videos. It’s a good car accessory to have and definitely something that’ll ensure more safety.
Price: $143.94 at Amazon
Now dad can savor his cup of joe all morning long with the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2. This scratch-resistant ceramic cup will keep his favorite beverage warm and toasty for up to 80 minutes. Once those 80 minutes are up, he can simply return the cup to the charging coaster to keep it warm while recharging the cup’s battery.
Gift Ideas for the Gamer Dad
Price: $13.49 at Amazon
This coffee mug may not be self-warming, but it does feature one of the greatest video games of all time in Super Mario Brothers. It also changes from black to blue as the liquid temperature goes from cold to hot.
Price: $129.99 $99.99 at Amazon
Designed with input from actual esports professionals, the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse combines an ergonomic and ambidextrous design with customizable buttons and an ultra-responsive scroll wheel.
Gift Ideas for the Bookworm Dad
Price: $12.95 at Amazon
This clip-on reading light uses a warm amber bulb that’s easy on the eyes during bedtime reading sessions.
Price: $105 at Ideal Bookshelf
Show dad you’ve been paying attention to his prized bookshelf with a custom print celebrating his favorite titles. This thoughtful gift will make a fantastic addition to his home or work office.
Gift Ideas for the Dad Who Neglects Self-Care
Price: $349.99 $299.99 at Braun
The Braun Series 9 Pro Electric Shaver is gentle on the skin yet can handle up to seven days of growth. It also comes with a charging case and cleaning cartridge.
Price: $58 at Kiehl’s
Is your dad in desperate need of a skincare routine? This gift set from Kiehl’s has everything to get him started, including a facial cleanser, facial cream, and eye treatment cream. If he wants to go all out, he can use the included nighttime facial oil and vitamin C serum.
Price: $10.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Everyone needs a good tube of sunscreen in their everyday essentials kit. Even sitting indoors with the windows letting the sun in, you need it. Even when it’s cloudy, you need it. If your dad is someone who’s always running outside without applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, then you should change this terrible habit this Father’s Day and help him exercise some self-care and self-love.
Note: This is one of the top-rated sunscreen products, but you should still find out what his skin type is and pick something accordingly — you don’t want to get him a greasy sunscreen that’ll make his oily skin worse!
Price: $150 115 at Gillette
Now this is a gift that your dad can use and appreciate every day. Gillette has come up with a heated razor to mimic the experience of a hot towel shave. The razor, which has a warming bar, comes with two levels of heat (109°F and 122°F). It is also waterproof, so your dad can easily shave in the shower. The kit includes the one-of-a-kind heated razor, its charging station, and two blades. You can also get him a subscription (monthly, quarterly, or annually) to refill the blades.
Peep our review on the Heated Razor Starter Kit by GilletteLabs for more insight and how pops can achieve the perfect barbershop shave at home.
Gift Ideas for the Active Dad
Price: $89 at Orvis
These shorts from Orvis will stay dry on the beach or in the boat, and their UPF 50 rating will keep harmful rays from reaching your dad’s skin. They also come with a gusseted crotch and elasticized waist for maximum comfort, as well as two mesh-lined back pockets for safe storage.
Price: $110.00 $72.97 at Nike
Celebrate your dad’s journey to yogic mastery with this high-quality yoga mat from Nike. It’s lightweight, grippy, and made with odor-fighting properties that limit unwanted smells. We especially like the natural stone look of the rubber material.
Price: $299.95 $199.95 at Macy’s
It makes sense to get the Fitbit Sense for your dad. This smartwatch is a tough competitor to Apple Watch and monitors heart rate, workouts, sleep, skin temperature, and blood oxygen saturation. The electrodermal activity sensor that measures stress and the electrocardiogram sensor that records heart rate for irregularities are also useful features of this watch. Plus, he will be able to use its in-built GPS and voice assistant, and get instant notifications and update alerts on the watch. While the watch doesn’t score well on sustainability, as reported by The Guardian, it's a highly rated smartwatch that’s applauded for its health and fitness tracking capabilities.
Price: $149.99 $119.99 at DICK’S
You may not be able to eliminate the hitch in your dad’s swing, but you can help him determine distances from the hole with the Wingman GPS Golf Speaker from Bushnell. Think of it like a GPS rangefinder that also plays high-quality music, or a long-lasting Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a caddy. The Wingman even comes with a magnetic backing so it can attach to the golf cart’s metal bars.
Price: $28.50 at Life is Good
Avid cyclists will be proud to rock this T-shirt that not only features a low-key cool design, but also promotes a positive and environmentally friendly message.
Price: $19.90 – $22.99 at Amazon
These socks are a must-have for any dad who’s ever complained about blisters after running. Balega’s mohair fabric is soft and helps regulate temperature, while the seamless toe box limits blister-causing friction.
Gift Ideas for the Casual Dad
Price: $19.99 at Carhartt
Your dad will relish in the simplicity and usefulness of this mesh-back cap from Carhartt, thanks to its lightweight design and sweatband that wicks away sweat on a hot day. It’s perfect for a chill day in the park or a workday in the garage (or even an afternoon on the couch).
Price: $24.99 $17.49 at Macy’s
It’s a sweet gift that he may proudly wear. It tells him how you feel about him without too much fuss: He’s a great dad, and you let him know with a small gesture like this T-shirt. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Price: $45 at Macy’s
Help your dad retire his overstuffed and worn-out tri-fold wallet with this sleek leather option from Fossil. This slim wallet has four card slots and a money clip for spare bills, but it won’t look like a brick in his pocket.
Price: Save up to 55% at Sam’s Club
The CDC has announced that it’s safe to travel for fully vaccinated people, so why not make this summer memorable? If you and your dad spent time with Lego sets, then a family trip to Legoland may be just the thing to honor those memories. Sam’s Club has theme park deals on a variety of attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Six Flags.