50 perfect Father’s Day gifts for every dad and budget
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From changing a flat tire to mowing the lawn to entertaining us with horrible-but-hilarious jokes, dads do a lot for us. And while we should be grateful for the papas in our life every day of the year, Father's Day is the perfect time to remind them just how much we care about them. But how do you express gratitude for all that Dad does with just one gift?
While no present will ever truly capture the love you have for Dad, there are some gifts that he'll appreciate (and actually use). Since we're experts at finding the best gifts (at the best prices) here at Reviewed, we've rounded up 50 of the best Father's Day gifts of 2020 for every type of dad and every budget. Whether it's the best noise-canceling headphones, a boozy subscription box, or a timeless Patagonia sweater, these are the best presents to buy for him this year.
1. For the dad who likes to get outdoors: This top-rated OtterBox cooler
What's the one thing hiking, camping, and even lounging on the beach all have in common? They all require a solid, heavy-duty cooler—and Dad is bound to love this one from Otterbox. Of all the coolers we've tested, the Venture 45 was the most versatile, the most durable, and offered the best insulation. In fact, it kept the interior an icy 40 degrees for almost five straight days (!!).
2. For the dad who likes to jam out to classic rock: The number one noise-canceling headphones
Dad loves reliving his younger days by listening to The Eagles at max volume—but the rest of the family does not. That's why he needs a pair of noise-canceling headphones like these ones from Sony. When we tested some of the most popular pairs out there (including Bose!), we found these ones to be the best at blocking noise and some of the most comfortable. Plus, they have customizable active noise cancellation technology so Dad can choose how much of the outside world he hears while he's rocking out.
3. For the cool dad: The wildly popular 'Dad Hoodie'
Meet the Father's Day gift of 2020: the Dad Hoodie. The soft and stretchy sweatshirt (perfect for dad bods-in-the-making) has a breathable mesh lining filled with plenty of pockets—including one specifically for bottles—so new dads can leave the diaper bag at home. With a perfect five-star rating from customers, it's a game-changer.
4. For the dad obsessed with getting the perfect shave: This heated razor from Gillette
According to hundreds of reviewers, a heated razor is something Dad never knew he needed—until now. This wildly popular Gillette razor offers the soothing comfort of a warm towel with its heated blade and the smoothest shave with its FlexDisc technology. People love that the razor heats up in just seconds and that you can choose just how hot it gets based on your preferences and comfort.
5. For the meat-eating dad: A ButcherBox subscription
Steak, burgers, bacon, oh my! He'll get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to ButcherBox. The trendy meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (it's all grass-fed and organic) that he can pick and choose from each month. I've used it myself multiple times and loved how convenient it was and how tasty all of my cuts were (the burgers were arguably the best I've ever made!).
6. For the dad who prefers his beer on tap: This growler that doubles as a keg
Fact: 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 gotten a thumbs up from over 1,000 reviewers who say it keeps their beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. And whenever he's ready for happy hour, Dad can use the tap dispenser to pour the perfect pint.
7. For the dad who's always fixing things: Our favorite multitool
Some call him Dad, some call him the local handyman. And whether he needs pliers, wire cutters, a blade, or even a bottle opener, this multitool has it all. Our experts like its smart and sleek design (you can actually operate the scissors with just your thumb!) and that the tools lock firmly into place for safe and easy use.
8. For the dad who puts Sriracha on everything: This monthly hot sauce box
There are two types of people in this world: those who drown everything in hot sauce and those who don't. If Dad belongs in the former group, gift him a subscription to Fuego Box. Every month, he'll get a selection of small-batch craft hot sauces which you can customize based on his heat preferences (from mild to "pain-seeker").
9. For the dad who likes to be comfortable: This cult-favorite loungewear from Everlane
There's no such thing as having too much loungewear. That's why Dad will appreciate a piece or two of cozy, comfy classics from Everlane, the brand that is all the rage right now. Not only does Everlane make our experts' favorite white T-shirt, but they also make a crewneck pullover that reviewers rave is the most comfortable sweatshirt they've ever owned.
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10. For the bookworm dad: A subscription to Kindle Unlimited
Why give Dad one book when you could give him thousands? After all, that's what he'll have access to with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Bonus: He doesn't even need to own a Kindle to get his fill of e-books, audio books, and podcasts—the app can be used on almost any device including phones, tablets, and laptops.
11. For the grill-master: This set of BBQ essentials
There's something about the bond between a man and his grill that can't be matched. So you can't go wrong with a barbecue-themed gift this Father's Day—like this highly-rated 20-piece set of grilling tools, which has over 2,000 positive reviews. People like that it has everything you could ever need for a backyard BBQ (from spatulas to tongs to skewers to even corn cob holders) and that the tools are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel.
12. For the dad who wants to learn something new: A MasterClass subscription
What do you get the dad who already has everything? Classes taught by his favorite celebrities, of course. With an All-Access Pass to MasterClass, he can learn how to cook from Gordon Ramsay, how to tell better jokes 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 that he liked how you can take them at your own pace.
13. For the dad who believes beer should always be ice cold: These cooling pint glasses
"Pass me a warm beer," said no man ever. That's why Dad needs a set of these insulated pint glasses. Not only do reviewers like that the mugs keep their beverages frosty for hours but they also like that the glass is no-sweat and that each one has a comfortable silicone sleeve for easy gripping.
14. For the dad who needs a massage ASAP: The Theragun everyone's obsessed with
He might not be able to get a massage at the spa this year but, according to thousands of happy shoppers, 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.
15. For the dad who just likes to chill: The coziest weighted blanket
From who left the door open while the AC was on to how to unclog the shower drain yet again, dads have a lot to worry about. So sometimes they need to decompress—and a weighted blanket could help any dad do just that. 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.
16. For the practical dad: A pair of 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.
17. For the dad who spends weekends at the driving range: These personalized golf balls
One thing's for sure: Dad won't lose these neon yellow golf balls the next time he's playing a round with his work buddies. While you can buy a standard pack of the iconic Titleist balls (which are some of the most-used golf balls on professional tours, FYI), you can add a personal touch to your gift by customizing the balls with a monogram or his name.
18. For the dad who runs on coffee: The Yeti Rambler mug
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for Dad's gift. Fortunately, you can get him the Yeti he loves at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $25) with the popular Rambler mug. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 12,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours.
19. For the dad who likes convenience: A Dollar Shave Club subscription
The last thing any man wants to do after a long day at work is go back out to the store because he ran out of razors (or worse, realize it in the morning when it's too late and he has a 9 a.m. meeting). Enter a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, which is one of our favorite subscription boxes of the year. It'll keep him stocked with all the necessary shaving essentials delivered right to his doorstep.
20. For the wine-drinking dad: Firstleaf, the best boozy subscription box
It doesn't matter if he prefers red or white—if Dad loves a glass of vino at the end of the day, he'll love a subscription to Firstleaf, which delivers a box of three bottles each month. One of our editors tried out the wine delivery service and liked the variety of wines available (his box will be curated specifically to his preferences) and how flavorful and delicious said wines were.
21. For the dad who thinks he's funny: This book of dad jokes
Ah, the dad joke. Cheesy, cringe-worthy, and often poorly-timed, they elicit groans and eye rolls—but also a few laughs. If the dad in your life is famous for his mildly-inappropriate, mildly-awful humor, get him this book which will add over 500 new dad jokes to his collection.
22. For the dad trying to get in shape: Our favorite fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 4
It doesn't matter if Dad has decided he's going to train for a triathlon or take up CrossFit—if he's getting serious about getting active, he's going to want a way to record all of his miles, burpees, or simply steps. Enter the best fitness tracker we've tested here at Reviewed. The Fitbit Charge 4 is comfortable to wear, offers tons of activity- and sleep-tracking info, and even has a few smartphone features.
23. For the dad who lives in sweatshirts: The iconic Patagonia Better Sweater
Name a sweatshirt that's more recognizable than the Patagonia pullover... we'll wait. The knit fleece is so popular for a lot of reasons besides the fact that it looks good—it's also cozy yet breathable, high-quality (so Dad can wear it for years to come), and made with recycled materials.
24. For the dad with a competitive edge: The popular backyard game, Spikeball
There's no better way to challenge rival dads in the neighborhood than with a rousing game of Spikeball (after all, even though he can't watch sports right now, he can definitely still play them). Spikeball—which involves bouncing a tiny ball on a net—is one of the year's most popular backyard games because it's fun for people of all ages and because you can easily take it anywhere from the beach to the park and have it set it up in seconds.
25. For the dad who loves his wireless earbuds: A pair of Apple AirPods Pro
Maybe he's an audiophile or maybe he likes not dealing with a pesky wire when he's out for a run. No matter his reason, Dad appreciates a good pair of wireless earbuds—and according to our experts, it doesn't get any better than Apple AirPods Pro. Not only do the recognizable white earbuds have a more comfortable fit, but the upgraded AirPods Pro also use active noise cancellation technology so Dad can listen to his tunes in peace.
26. For the dad who appreciates his drinks on the rocks: This Corkcicle whiskey wedge
Sure, he could pour his 5 o'clock 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—according to their hundreds of rave reviews—and include a silicone mold for making ice "wedges" that fit neatly into the glasses.
27. For the techie dad: An Amazon Echo to make life easier
Hey Alexa, what's the best Father's Day gift to give Dad this year? Ah yes, an Amazon Echo of course. We've tested tons of smart speakers and found the 3rd Generation Echo to be the best because it has surprisingly good sound quality (with Dolby Audio!) and far-field voice recognition so Dad can talk to Alexa from any room of the house.
28. For the dad who wants to get outside more: This Vivere hammock with thousands of reviews
This summer, hammocks > lounge chairs. Get Dad in on the chill trend with one of the Internet's most popular hammocks: the Vivere. We put the hammock—which has nearly 8,000 glowing reviews on Amazon—to the test at Reviewed. Our verdict? It's more than worth the higher price, thanks to its spacious size, ample support, and amazing comfort.
29. For the dad who likes to try new things: This shiitake mushroom log everyone is buying
If you're looking for a gift that's weird but also wonderful, look no further than this grow-your-own-shiitake-mushroom log. It's one of the year's most popular presents and, while there are plenty of logs to choose from, this kit from Uncommon Goods is the top-rated. People like that the mushrooms are 100 percent organic and that they're very easy to grow (simply soak the log, put it in a cool, dark place, and wait!).
30. For the carnivore dad: These must-have meat claws
Shredding chicken with a fork is just too civilized for the dad who likes to channel his inner caveman when he's behind the grill. Enter these meat claws, which have over 5,000 reviews on Amazon and have even been voted the "Best BBQ Tool" by the National BBQ Association. Users say the handheld claws make shredding meat quick and easy (and fun!) and can also be used for lifting and carving.
31. For the dad who wants to kick back and relax: The super soft Ugg Scuff slipper
If they're good enough for Tom Brady, they're good enough for Dad. With over 3,000 rave reviews at Nordstrom, these suede slippers are lined with the plush shearling that Ugg boots are so famous for and that will keep his feet warm and comfortable all day long.
32. For the dad who takes his facial hair very seriously: This must-have beard care kit
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 of 2020, The Beard Club offers kits for both growth and grooming (depending on Dad's current beard status) and will deliver refills right to his house.
33. For the dad who listens to music 24/7: The best Bluetooth speaker
He's spent hours curating the perfect Spotify playlist—now Dad just needs a good way to listen to it. Here at Reviewed, we recommend the JBL Flip 4 if he wants amazing sound quality and portable convenience. We chose it as the number one Bluetooth speaker out there thanks to the above reasons along with the fact its decently waterproof and has an impressively long battery life.
34. For the dad who likes the finer things: A set of custom cuff links
Cuff links are a tried-and-true Father's Day gift. And while there are plenty to choose from online, one of the most popular pairs is this personalized set on Etsy, which has over 30,000 (!!) happy reviews. According to customers, the cuff links (which you can get monogrammed with a matching monogrammed wood box) look even better in person and are great quality.
35. For the dad who fancies himself a beer expert: This home brewing kit
Beer is great. Beer you made yourself is even better (or rather, more rewarding). Dad will enjoy experimenting with all things hops and yeast with this home brewing kit, which our testers dubbed the best one you can buy. It has everything he needs to brew his first batch of beer and is incredibly beginner-friendly.
36. For the Netflix-addicted dad: A Roku Ultra
Whether he wants to re-watch every season of Schitt's Creek or catch up on the latest episode of Money Heist, Dad needs the Roku Ultra for the best binge watching experience. It's our experts' favorite streaming device because it offers all of the major services (including Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and even Apple TV) and supports both 4K and HDR.
37. For the adventurous dad: A Lifestraw so he's never without clean water
If the dad in your life likes to camp, hike, or just go out exploring in the woods, make sure he's outfitted with a Lifestraw, which claims to remove 99.99% of waterborne bacteria. It's a best-seller at many outdoor retailers, where shoppers praise it for being easy to use (it filters while you drink using hollow fiber membrane technology) and for being lightweight and portable.
38. For the dad who's also a coffee snob: A MistoBox subscription
Starbucks who? This dad isn't going to settle for some average, pedestrian blonde roast—which is why you'll make his over-caffeinated day with a subscription to MistoBox. We dubbed it the number one 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.
39. For the dad who wishes he was at the Four Seasons: This plush Parachute robe
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.
40. For the dad whose phone is always dying: This tiny-but-mighty portable charger
Let's be real: No dad has time for a dead phone. Keep his device fully charged with our experts' top portable charger, the Jackery Bolt. Not only does its slim design make it easy to tote around on the go, but it can also charge multiple devices at once so he can power up his own iPhone and the kids' tablet at the same time.
41. For the classy dad: An elegant whiskey decanter with matching glasses
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-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 colleagues over for a glass of scotch. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
42. For the dad who loves using power tools: This bizarre-but-brilliant drill brush attachment
Who said drills are just for, well, drilling? They can also be used for cleaning, with this brilliant attachment. It's such a hit with reviewers because it makes cleaning less of a chore because it's faster, more thorough, and way more fun. I.e. it could be what finally motivates Dad to help out with the housework!
43. For the dad who believes he's a pro pit master: This press for making stuffed burgers
The only thing better than Dad's famous burgers are Dad's famous burgers stuffed with ooey gooey cheese. Help him take his grilling game to the next level with this Cuisinart press, which has over 3,500 reviews on Amazon. People love how easy it is to use and how versatile it is (he can make sliders and regular burgers with it, too!).
44. For the dad who's always losing things: The Tile 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!).
45. For the dad who swears he's related to royalty: This popular home DNA test from 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.
46. For the dad-on-the-go: A trendy pair of sneakers from Allbirds or Adidas
Sneakers are having a major moment right now—so get Dad in on the trend with a sleek pair that all the influencers are wearing. Maybe that's Allbirds, washable wool sneakers that you see on every third person walking down the street (and that our editors are obsessed with!). Or maybe it's a pair of classic Adidas sneakers like the Stan Smiths which have hundreds of five-star reviews and that are giving us all the nostalgic feels.
47. For the dad who leaves his hair in the sink: The 'Beard Bib'
Consider this a gift for him and a gift for you—because it will save you the disgusting task of cleaning those pesky beard trimmings out of the sink every morning. Originally seen on Shark Tank, the Beard Bib has a 4.5-star rating for keeping bathrooms across the country cleaner (the bib suctions to the mirror to catch hair) and for being both waterproof and anti-static (easy clean-up!).
48. For the dad who needs a new wallet: The Ridge RFID-blocking case
There's a reason The Ridge wallets have over 9,000 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.
49. For the dad who could use a little self-care: This Jack Black skin care kit
Yes, even men should have a skin care routine and yes, this kit will help Dad get one. Jack Black is a popular brand of men's toiletries that people love for the delicious scents and effective cleansing/moisturizing/exfoliating. This set includes everything he'll need to take a little better care of his skin, including a bonus minty fresh lip balm.
50. For the dad who's the life of the party: This beer caddy for BYOB
This summer will likely be a summer of backyard BBQs, socially distant block parties, and picnics at the park. For all of the above, Dad needs a way to BYOB in style—like with this canvas beer caddy. Reviewers like that there's a removable divider that keeps your bottles safe (but can be taken out for more storage space) and that it even has an attached bottle opener on the side.
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