20 Last-Minute Gifts for Father’s Day Because It’s Not Too Late
Our dads taught us everything we know. They taught us to be responsible and timely — or, even better, five minutes earlier than everyone else. So, obviously, we planned our Father’s Day gifts months in advance. We handwrote our cards and had everything in the mail last week.
Right. About that. So you didn’t start thinking about a gift until five minutes ago. And all the Father’s Day posts around here are really starting to stress you out. But no matter — we’ve rounded up the essential last-minute gifts you can pick up, whip up, or order online today. We’ll do better next year — but in the mean time, let’s get to work.
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So it’s days out, and you’re nowhere near finding the perfect gift. Go old-school and write him a thoughtful card — or, better yet, make him one.
Father’s Day Card Custom Map Card, $8, Etsy
No time to hit the store? Print your Father’s Day wishes on photo-quality paper and frame them.
Father’s Day Printable Typography Art, $5, Etsy
When you find yourself one day out, with no gift in hand, don’t panic. eBooks make a thoughtful gift — with the added benefit of being instantly downloadable. Choose one with a father figure as awesome as yours.
The Road eBook, $11.99, Barnes and Noble
For the maritime-inclined dad, pick up an elegant model ship to remind him of the open sea.
Capiz & Metal Sailboat, $69.95, Pier 1 Imports
If your dad’s got the travel bug, make sure he’s well-equipped with a sturdy, weekend bag.
Men’s Canvas Weekender Bag, $39.99, Target
When you just can’t face those Father’s Day crowds, DIY your gift. These elegant, gilded journals from Swiish are perfect for the writerly dad.
Drop a Hint
If your dad’s a bona fide grill master, drop a hint with a jar of homemade BBQ sauce from Jelly Toast. He can thank you with a batch of pulled pork.
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Your dad will never say no to beer — especially when he’s the one making it. Let him channel his inner brew boss with an at-home IPA kit.
IPA Beer Making Kit, $44.95, Williams-Sonoma
Caddy for Him
Obviously, he’s going to need something to carry all that homemade IPA in. Treat him to a wooden caddy — and feel free to charge him a one-beer carrying fee.
Wood Beer Caddy, $39, West Elm
His beer, that is. These coasters are just the right amount of elegant and rustic.
Slate Coaster Set, $16, West Elm
For the dapper dad, the perfect shave is an art. Help him master it with all the tools of the trade.
Luxury Shave Collection, $150, L’Occitane en Provence
Hit the Green
If your dad plays like he’s training for the US Open, grab a pack of golf balls and book him a tee time. Easy peasy.
Titleist 12-Pack Golf Balls, $29.99, Target
Off the Cuff
It's a Tie
Skip the department store and make a set of bowties for your classy dad. Then, ship them out first thing tomorrow. Thanks, A Beautiful Mess!
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Bark with Bite
Maybe your dad’s not a bow tie kind of guy — but he’s definitely a whiskey and chocolate person. Endless Simmer has the recipe.
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Take him back to his glory days with old-fashioned maple caramels. Wrap them up in an elegant box, and you’re good to go. Bake Love Give breaks it down.
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Box It Up
So you’ve accepted the fact that you’ll never get a gift in time for your foodie dad. A monthly gift box subscription, featuring picks by Tyler Florence, will more than make up for it.
Tyler Florence Fancy Box Subscription, $39/mo, Fancy
Nothing says “I love you” like a box of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Treat your dad to a batch of these giant, bakery-style confections from Hummingbird High.
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