Oh boy. Father’s Day is right around the corner and I thought I’d put together a few ideas for gifts. I always find the men in my life so hard to shop for, especially the grandparents.
Hopefully some of these ideas inspire you to get the perfect gift for the Father in your life. Just click the title to be taken directly to the item for more information and reviews and occasionally videos of how the products work.
Sports Shirts- If you have a sports fan, sports shirts and hats are pretty much always a safe bet. My husband has worn his Mariners and Seahawks shirts down to pretty much threadbare status now.
Yeti Rambler- these are pretty expensive and I don’t really see them much in California. I believe these are crazy popular in the South though and might be worth the investment. There are a few sizes but the 30oz is the most popular.
Backpack or Tote Bag- these Herschel bags look so sleek and urban. A bit more grown up and pulled together than a ratty old backpack. We are planning some travel this year and my husband always winds up carrying the backpack full of snacks and jackets and water bottles. Something like this would look sharp for carrying cameras and such.
Photobooks- we do photobooks often for out of town Grandpa. I think they are practical and help him feel like he is part of our adventures. This year I want to make a photobook for my Dad as well and I made an effort to take as many photos of him with our girls as possible over the past year. I recommend splurging on a really good quality book- Blurb makes great ones!
Nespresso Machine- ok so my Keurig is on it’s last leg and I am really considering getting one of these guys. I sampled the coffee in Williams Sonoma and it is just amazing. Really thick, creamy coffee like I remember having in Europe.
Aviators- my husband wears the most embarrassing sunglasses. He likes the ones off the rack at the gas station. (Sadly I am serious). They don’t fit well and look like they are off the rack at the gas station. Aviators are a pretty safe bet and something that looks so sharp on pretty much everyone.
Adidas Water Shoe- ok little known fact. I loathe water shoes. Seriously loathe is the right word to use here. Water sandals make me cringe and I feel itchy and have to avert my eyes. I totally get the comfort situation and the practicality of water shoes and I think these are a great compromise. Sporty and perfect for hikes, kayaking, boating, days at the beach. Whatever. I like these enough that I might actually get the kids and myself a matching pair.
Nike Dri Fit Men’s Shorts- these look so sharp for summer. My husband wears shorts basically all summer and these look nice enough to wear on day trips or out to dinner at night. (PS: I just grabbed some similar ones at Costco and my husband may or have not have worn them pretty much daily ever since.)
Bluetooth Speaker- these are super handy to amplify the sound on your iPhone. My husband got me one of these as a birthday gift and I think secretly it was his own gift to himself. We use it in the house for dance parties, cleaning or yard work days, BBQs and so on. There are tons to choose from- affordable options here and top of the line options here.
Hydro Flask- I have heard great things about these water bottles. I think I am going to pick one up for myself- I love that growler size. I have seen these at Costco recently but the ones at Costco have a little sippy straw thing. I am a wide mouth water bottle girl.
Tools– Is Dad a handy guy? What about some tools or lawn equipment. My husband has requested a new drill and a leaf blower this year. Exciting I know 😉
Adult Goggles– My friend had this idea last year and I thought it was so smart. Do you have a husband that swims with the kiddos? And perhaps puts the kiddos goggles on to swim? I do! Why not get him an adult pair that doesn’t have pink fish on the sides. I bet he will appreciate it.
An experience. Is Dad adventurous? What about an experience of some sort. A weekend trip, a sporting event, book a kayak, a hot air balloon ride or maybe something like a sports massage. I have two experiences planned for my husband for Father’s Day- our gym offered a steal on sports massages so I booked that immediately and a second adventure activity for our family. You could also schedule a class or something Dad is interested in- cooking classes or master gardening or guitar lessons. Learning something new keeps you young 🙂
If homemade or DIY is more your style, here are a few ideas: