Father's Day Gift Guide

Remember the good old days when you could plop your hand into some clay to make an “ashtray” and present it to your dad as a Father’s Day gift? Even though he didn’t smoke, he was so proud of that ill-looking lump of clay that it held an honored spot on the mantle for years.

Today, it’s not so easy. Unless you’re a world-class artist, any attempt at crafting home décor is not recommended. Instead, show your dad—or the father of your children—you really put some thought into this Father’s Day gift by choosing something that fits his unique personality.

For the Landscaper or Gardener

Father's Day Gift for the Landscaper

Do most of his conversations with the neighbors involve fertilizer, compost or the latest lawn and garden tools? Or is his greatest moment of the year when he harvests the perfect tomato? For those dads who live outside on the weekends, here are some Father’s Day gift ideas that will get two green thumbs up:

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Proud Papa: What’s better than a hand-made gift from the kids? With this stepping stone kit, they can create a work of art he’ll be proud to display in his garden.

Weed-free Living: Removing weeds doesn’t have to be back-breaking work. Make his life easier with the Weasel WeedPopper Step & Twist.

What to Wear: In the yard or on the trails, he’ll stay cool with the Coolhead Zero Booney hat. It has sweat-activated super-cooling technology and provides UPF 50 sun protection.

For the Sports Fan

Father's Day Gift for the Sports Fan

He has a passion for sports. And even if his participation takes place in front of the television, he’s intense in his observation skills and his armchair-pounding enthusiasm. Just when you thought he had every sports-themed paraphernalia item known to man, we’ve come up with a few more:

The Golfer: Whatever his ability, the golfer in your life will appreciate all the features available in this stylish Garmin Approach S20 Golf Watch.

The Hockey Hound: When your hockey fan has a hankering for a hamburger, hand him this Sportula 3-Piece Barbeque Set with the name of his team heat-stamped onto the handles.

The Basketballer: Protect his phone with one (or more!) of these basketball-designed cell phone cases available for a variety of brands.

The Baseball Buff: If a trip to a new city isn’t complete unless he visits the baseball park, this baseball map poster will make it easy for him to keep track of the ones he’s seen.

The Football Fanatic: With the NFL Game Pass, Dad can watch game replays, live out-of-market preseason games, 24/7 NFL news and more.

The All-Around Sports Fan: Who wouldn’t love a pair of tickets to his favorite game? Get a great deal through seatgeek.com, which scours the web for the best prices available.

For the Music Lover

Father's Day Gifts for the music lover

Whether he’s a talented musician or has a passion for listening, get him a gift that will keep him humming with that bright beat. Here are some novel and not-so-obvious inventions we just love:

Music Know-How: test his knowledge and memory with a friendly game of MusicIQ The Game, a trivia game that covers multiple genres and periods of music.

Make the Cut: The Pick Punch Kit provides your favorite guitarist with everything he needs to start making his own picks. (

Wireless Sound: No more annoying wires when Dad listens to his favorite tunes. These wireless earbuds offer a secure fit and great sound.

Making Notes: If he loves music but doesn’t know a half-note from a rest, surprise him with online music lessons. From harmonica to keyboards, he’ll find lessons for just about any instrument.

For the Guy Who Needs a Break

Father Who Needs A Break

Has his daily grind become more like a marathon? With kids, jobs and a to-do list that goes on forever, even Superdad needs a day off. Here are a few ways you can help him wind down, while showing him that you appreciate him day in and day out:

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Game Time: With 30 game options, the Viper 787 Electronic Dartboard will keep Dad and his friends entertained for a good long time. (Don’t forget to buy batteries.)

The Perfect Day In: Sometimes the best present you can give him is a day of doing absolutely nothing. So pack up the fridge with his favorite beer, load the pantry with his favorite snack foods and take the kids out for the day.

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The Ideal Day Out: Whether it’s dinner at his favorite restaurant, a day of fishing or tickets to see his favorite band, choose one or more of the activities he loves and schedule a day just for him.

Comfort Food: Make a meal of his favorite foods, call his mom for a much-loved childhood recipe or have brunch ready to go with our make-ahead dishes.

For the Grill Master

Father's Day Gifts for the Griller

It’s no coincidence that Father’s Day is smack dab in the middle of grilling season. He’s just itching to get out there and make some char-grilled magic—if he hasn’t already. So give him the accessories that will make him feel like he’s king of the grill. Here are some suggestions:

Spice it Up: He’ll be the talk of the neighborhood with this barbeque spice gift set, which includes rubs and spices for beef, pork and chicken.

Cooked to Perfection: This 3-in-1 Digital BBQ Fork has a built-in meat thermometer and flashlight. It’ll even beep and light up when it reaches a preset temperature.

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Quick and Clean: Dad won’t mind scraping the grill when he gets to use his new gizmo – the Motorized Grill Brush with Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaning Power.

Manly Cook: Here’s an apron just for Dad. It’s got plenty of pockets to hold all his grilling tools and an attached bottle opener so he can pop a cold one without leaving the grill.

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