Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

by Kiersten Hickman

I get it — you’re busy. It’s not like you have any time off to buy presents or plan a beautiful Father’s Day brunch. Right now, all you have time for is a quick online shop for Father’s Day so you can move on to your next task. If this sounds like you, than you are going to want these last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas to make your life even easier.

When it comes to last minute gift-giving, the trick is to go to shop on websites that you know will get you that gift ASAP. Although you would love to get something more personal from Etsy, you know that it could never possibly get to you on time. You need speedy, but you also need something personal — like you still put a lot of time and through into it. Thank you, Amazon Prime, for moments like this.

Or maybe you have time to run to the mall this afternoon, but don’t want to waste anytime browsing around stores. That’s why I chose other common stores, like Target and Best Buy, for you to get the perfect gift for your dad.

Yes, last minute gift giving is certainly a skill that must be mastered for a busy gal like you. To help you master such skills, here are a few gift ideas for you to consider this upcoming Father’s Day.

Dad Trophy Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Dad Trophy Chocolate Covered Oreos, $15.95, Amazon

Has your Dad been trying to stay away from the sweets? Well, let him splurge with these delicious Philadelphia Candies chocolate-covered Oreos!

Wherever Dual Fuel Grill

Wherever Dual Fuel Grill, $79.95, Crate & Barrel

If your dad loves to grill, than he’s going to pretty much faint when he finds out that he can grill wherever he wants with this easy to-go grill!

Maxpack 18-Can Backpack Cooler

Maxpack 18 Can Backpack Cooler, $29.99, Target

My dad is a total beach bum and loves to take a few drinks with him when he’s heading to the beach for the day. This backpack is way better than having to lug a cooler all the way to the beach!

Bow & Pocket Square Set

Bow & Pocket Square Set, $19.97, Nordstrom Rack

Dad’s business casual deserves an upgrade — so give him something stylish!

Grandpa Superpower Mug

Grandpa Superpower Mug, $10, Amazon

Don’t forget about Grandpa this Father’s Day! He deserves a little love too, especially if it means giving his morning coffee a little sass with this mug.

Wood Handle Grilling Tools

Wood Handle Grilling Tools, $24.95 - $29.95, Crate & Barrel

Upgrade Dad’s grilling tool set with a nice new, wood handle set to go with that new portable grill!

Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Set

Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Set, $49.99, Target

Let dad relive his college days with a few beers and some rounds of Cornhole!

Checkers Game & Shot Glass Set

Checkers Game & Shot Glass Set, $11.97, Nordstrom Rack

You’re not a child anymore, now it’s time to play real checkers with Dad.

“I Am Your Father” Mug

“I Am Your Father” Mug, $10 - $12, Amazon

There’s nothing like a good Star Wars joke to get your nerdy Dad to feel the love.

Pizza Grilling Stone

Pizza Grilling Stone, $44.95, Crate & Barrel

Yes, you can actually make pizza on the grill with this clever grilling stone! Dad is going to love it.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat, $249.99, Target

Is your dad always talking about turning the house into a smart house? Get him started by having your siblings chip in for a Nest — a way cooler thermostat than the dingy one that your parents have been using for years.


Wallet, $54.97, Nordstrom Rack

Does your dad still have that wallet you and your siblings gave him 15 years ago? Is it tearing apart and almost in two? Time for a new one!

Golfing Gift Basket

Golfing Gift Basket, $59.97, Amazon

Want to get dad something for his golf obsession, but have no time (or pretty much any idea) of what he would like? This gift basket is full of golfing goodies that pretty much look like you put hours of effort into such a thoughtful gift! Joke’s on him.

Solar Spray Shower

Solar Spray Shower, $9.59, Target

For the Dad who loves camping but totally forgets what hygiene is during his trip, get him one of these so he doesn’t smell awful coming home next time after a weekend in the woods.

Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses, $99.97, Nordstrom Rack

Those gas station sunglasses dad got last year on a road trip just aren’t going to cut it anymore.

Whiskey Glass

Whiskey Glass, $10.95, Amazon

If dad enjoys a good whiskey at the end of a long day, than he’s going to laugh at this sassy glass. I mean, if you don’t agree on much, there is one thing you both can agree on: Monday’s are the worst.

Aluminum Magnetic Knife Holder

Aluminum Magnetic Knife Holder, $59.95, Crate & Barrel

Is your mom always complaining about not having enough counter space because dad’s huge knife block takes up half of the counter? Help her save the space while also giving your dad a trendy home-design with this magnetic knife holder, making the reach for his knives while cooking a pleasant experience.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-Canceling Headphones, $39.99, Target

Is your your dad always listening to music? These headphones will suit him perfectly!

Leather Strap Watch

Leather Strap Watch, $76.47, Nordstrom Rack

Dad may love his digital stopwatch probably more than he loves your little brother, but we all know that the stopwatch in a suit doesn’t look too classy. Splurge on a new watch for him to wear for special occasions!

Wireless Speaker

Wireless Speaker, around $50, Amazon

Pour dad a whiskey in the glass above, and take him out to the deck where his favorite album will be playing on this clever wireless speaker — great for a summer of grilling and beaching ahead!

Single Serve Keurig

Single Serve Keurig, $99.99, Best Buy

Is your dad still complaining about how bad the coffee is at work? Upgrade his office with a single-serve coffee maker of his own!

Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt

Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt, $39.97, Nordstrom Rack

Mom may think she has style, but we all know who really does (cough, you, cough). So grab one of these chic button down shirts for dad to wear when people are over instead of that ugly Hawaiian shirt, or that Grateful Dead t-shirt he loves so dearly.

Teapot With A Stainless Steel Infuser

Teapot with a Stainless Steel Infuser, $34.99, Amazon

Tea over coffee? I highly disagree, but if your dad is all about tea than he’s going to love this teapot that allows him to infuse his tea leaves!


Molcajete, $34.95, Crate & Barrel

When you and the family go out to Mexican restaurants and order guacamole, is your Dad always coveting the dish that it comes in? Well you can actually get him one! Buy this molcajete and pair it with a few ingredients to make homemade guacamole.

Google Home

Google Home, $129.99, Target

Has your dad not shut up about the Google Home since watching all of those Super Bowl commercials this year? This will either shut him up, or have him talking about how much he loves his Google Home. Either way, it’s a win-win!

4 Port Charging Station

4 Port Charging Station, $22.97, Nordstrom Rack

Is dad always frustrated when he can’t figure out where his phone or iPad is charging? How about having to detangle cords like crazy? Make his life a little bit easier with one of these charging stations. Now he’ll know exactly where to go without having to scan the house to see where his tablet is charging!

Travel Garment Steamer

Travel Garment Steamer, $22.99, Best Buy

If your dad travels a ton for work, he may enjoy having one of these to steam out his nice shirts for conferences and meetings.