Friends, there is only one week left until Father's Day, and if you're still searching for a good gift to give Dad this year, you might be thrilled to learn loads of retailers are running sales and exclusive offers with this holiday in mind. The best part is that some of them aren't even stereotypical, meaning you can find more than fishing gear, ties, and cheesy mugs at great prices. And let's be honest, you're tired of buying that stuff and Dad is tired of getting it.
You're here now, which means you're still searching for the right gift, and I've got good news! You can find one that's not only perfect but also on sale. Just think how proud your dad will be to know his child not only loves him but is also making smart financial decisions. With all that in mind, let's take a look at the best Father's Day sales you can get right now.
1. L.L.Bean clothing
Whether you've got loads of memories of family camping trips or Dad spends every weekend on the lake or he just appreciates a well-made and comfy piece of clothing, this sale could be your key to the perfect present. Right now, you can get 20% off men's clothing, footwear, and outerwear at the outdoorsy retailer with the code DAD20 at checkout. He'd surely appreciate a new rain jacket, a trendy camp shirt, or a comfortable pair of Wicked Good Moccasins. Hey, you might even want to treat yourself to something too.
2. Staub cookware
If Dad is a demon in the kitchen, he might love some high-end cookware, and you might love this sale. High-end models like Staub typically cost an arm and a leg, but right now, you can get 65% off Staub cookware at Sur la Table. Within this sale, we found a 6-quart Staub Shallow Wide Round Cocotte for just $250, or $30 off, which is the best price it's ever been. You can also save big on other incredible Staub products like a steam grill, a double-burner griddle, and a Heritage Coquette.
3. Ancestry DNA kits
I've always been so curious about my heritage, and my dad had always rattled off these percentages of what I was made of (including supposedly being 1/16th Italian), so I got a DNA kit from Ancestry a few years back and found out that he was mostly right, but somehow the Italian didn't make it into my genes. We have the Ellis Island paperwork from my great-great (great?) grandfather, who was very Italian, so this year I'm probably getting my dad his own DNA kit to get to the bottom of this mystery. And thankfully for me, and you, Ancestry is running a promotion for the holiday.
You can get a DNA kit from the most popular DNA test provider for just $59 now through June 17. It's usually $99, and the only time it dipped lower was on Black Friday when they sold it for $49. All Dad has to do is spit in a tube, mail it out, and wait a few weeks for his results. You know you'll get a phone call or five as he starts to explore his heritage and maybe reconnects with an old cousin. Who knows, maybe I'll get to the bottom of my Italian mystery ancestor at long last.
If you want to give Dad more ways to learn about himself, 23andMe's DNA testing kits that also look at your genetic health traits are also on sale. They're offering $50 off their usually $200 Health + Ancestry kit on their site and on Amazon.
4. The best grilling thermometers
Even if your dad considers himself a "grill master," he could always use a little help determining the temperature of whatever he's cooking to make the most succulent meat. That's why a probe thermometer would make a great gift for Father's Day. These fancy meat thermometers allow you to constantly monitor your meat's temperature without opening up the grill and letting out precious heat. Right now, you can get two of our favorite probe thermometers at a discounted price.
The Thermoworks ChefAlarm is the best grilling thermometer we've ever tested because it was the most accurate probe we tested, and it was also the only one that you can calibrate, and right now it's $8 off on the Thermoworks site. If you want something a little more affordable, we gave the Thermoworks DOT the Best Value award, and it's also discounted 14% right now. We think Dad would love either one, and we know your burgers and steaks will taste way better too. Everyone wins!
- Get the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm at ThermoWorks for $56 (Save $8)
- Get the ThermoWorks DOT at ThermoWorks for $36.98 (Save $6.02)
5. Powertools galore at Home Depot
As stereotypical as it may be to shop for tools, if Dad's actually into DIY, or home renovation projects, you can take advantage of Home Depot's Father's Day promotions. They're discounting major brands like Makita, Ryobi, and Milwaukee as much as 40% so you can give the gift of a workshop upgrade. For instance, if your father swears by Makita, who makes our favorite cordless drill, you'd definitely be the favorite child if you picked up this two-pack of 18V battery packs so he can work for hours on end without having to stop and recharge his tools. The set is only $99, down from $159.
6. All-Clad VIP Factory Seconds Sale
On June 12-13, All-Clad will be running another of its massive semi-annual cookware sales. You can find insane discounts, often up to 80% off, on everything from stainless steel pots and pans to nonstick cookware to kitchen accessories, all with the iconic All-Clad name. Factory seconds are just products that have been lightly damaged and can not be sold on store shelves, but are functionally perfect. So All-Clad clears our their inventory with deep discounts, and you can get Dad a new stainless skillet that maybe just looks like you used it a couple times first. You have to give them an email to access the sale once it starts, or you can sign up now and get an email reminder when the sale starts. And note that whatever you order probably won't arrive in time for the holiday, so make sure to get a card and plan something nice so Dad doesn't feel shortchanged on his big day.
7. Apple Watches at Walmart
If Dad's into tech or just glued to his phone, an Apple Watch might be the best choice this Father's Day. And you don't have to pay full price to get one, either. Right now, Walmart is running a special where you can get an Apple Watch, starting at $199 for the Series 3 GPS 38mm with Sport Band, a full $80 off the regular price. Apple isn't running any sort of sale on Watches either, so right now Walmart is the best place to get your pops a new wrist piece that does so much more than tell the time. He can use it to monitor his heart rate, answer texts, control his music and smart home gadgets, and more.
8. Fitbit fitness trackers
With Father's Day less that a week away, you've still got some time to find the perfect gift for dad. If you want to avoid getting something lame or last-minute, you'll be glad to know there are a few deals you can take advantage right now, like Fitbit's Father's Day sale. Not only are they offering discounts on the Versa ($20 off), Charge 3 ($30 off), and Ionic ($50 off), but they're also guaranteeing free two-day delivery so you have time to wrap your gift too. You'll just need to enter the promo code DADSDAY2 when you check out.
The Charge 3 is our top choice, as it's the best fitness tracker we've ever tested. It offers heart rate monitoring, text, call, and calendar notifications, silent alarms, and a super long battery life of 7+ days. We'd actually suggest you steer clear of the Ionic, as our tester said the big, bulky size made it very uncomfortable to wear. But if your dad has giant wrists or arms, maybe he'll love it. Who knows!
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.