Is your father notoriously difficult to shop for? And yet, no matter how many times he tells you that he doesn’t need anything…doesn’t
want anything…he will still feel decidedly slighted if you arrive empty handed on Father’s Day morning? Hate to break it to you, but you’re not alone. The good news is, we have you covered for Father’s Day 2021 with shirts, pants, shoes, and more he’s guaranteed to love.
The new headphones to blast all those oldies? Check. A lightweight cashmere sweater that will kick his look up just enough to make those vintage jeans look presentable for dinner? You got it. How about the notebook…because your hyper-organized dad loves to keep track of important things? Done and done.
Seriously: whether your dad is a jet-setter, an outdoors-y type with a green thumb, or a dapper dresser with a suit to match his every mood, you’ll find something that he’ll treasure in the list ahead.
Scroll down for this year’s ultimate list of gifts for dad just in time for Father’s Day. In fact, you might even want to add some of these items to your very own wish list, too.
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 For The Loungewear Lover
Working in sweats might now be a thing of the past, but it’s time to update that well-worn loungewear collection. Gap has a selection of understated joggers that are softer than anything you’ve ever slipped into.
2 For The Dad Who Always Loses His Face Mask
Your dad finding trouble keeping track of his face mask? Or maybe he wants a convenient place to store it beyond stuffing it in his back pocket. Enter: Pretty Connected mask chains. This sleek design feels understated and timeless, and it’s so convenient he’ll wear it every day.
3 For The Dad Who Lives In Slippers
Slippers that you can wear outside? Yes, please. It’s time to introduce your dad to the world of Ugg, where he can sport everything from shearling booties to furry slides — both inside and out.
4 For The Cocktail Enthusiast
If your Dad is an unofficial bartender and loves a good spirit, gift him Snoop Dogg’s delicious new gin, a mix of seven premium botanicals infused with all-natural ingredients including strawberry and sans sugar.
5 For The One Seeking That Signature Scent
Give the gift of affordable luxury with this fragrance your Dad will fall in love with. This Valentino scent is aptly named “Born In Roma,” giving off a warm scent that will transport him to the streets of Italy.
6 For The Runner
Does your Dad love running but he was forced to take a break during quarantine? Invest in a treadmill where he can run at his leisure. The Pro-Form Pro 9000 comes with an iFit family membership, offering an array of studio classes and outdoor workouts led by professional trainers.
7 For The Old School Groomer
Does dad love nothing more than an old-school shave, brush, and straight-edge? Update his tools with this chrome set for Father’s Day.
8 For The Pool Party Thrower
Does dad love his tunes? And also lounging in the pool on a hot Summer day? Well now, he can do both together with a totally waterproof speaker that will play all his favorite beats without fear of water. All that’s missing is the ice-cold beer.
9 For The Environmentalist
Biodegradable paper straws just aren’t cutting it these days, as they disintegrate in every single iced coffee you (or he!) has ever crafted. Try a set of colorful glass straws that are totally cleanable and re-usable, for as long as you’re both still drinking your morning brews together.
10 For The One Who Misplaces Everything
Now dad can track all his most important possessions — keys, wallet, and more — with a simple Apple tracker that is about to become a life saver.
11 For The Fitness Enthusiast
With their online platform, it’s easier than ever for your dad to try a new workout class in the comfort of his home.
12 For The Writer
Though your dad might not be writing his deepest, darkest secrets in a diary every single night, he does like to remain organized and on top of everything. And he makes lists — many, many lists. Why not give him a chic way to keep them all in one place?
13 For The Workout Newbie
No matter your Dad’s workout level, he will go crazy for this NordicTrack trainer that comes with a year iFit membership. Not only will he have access to workout classes guided by personal trainers, but the program can automatically adjust the machine’s decline, incline, and resistance in real time.
14 For The Dapper Dresser
Yes, parties are starting again. So, dad has more reason to put on a button-down shirt with cufflinks and look his best — beyond the sweatpants and hoodies he has made his uniform for the past year. Help him out with a chic pair of cufflinks to kick off his new style.
15 For The Dad With Expensive Taste
The travel pouch has a new and stylish look, with a sleek and classic wrist-strap constriction, covered in the classic Gucci logo print. Your Dad will love adding this conversation starter to his casual uniform.
16 For The Cashmere Lover
La Ligne’s most popular sweater style is finally available for men, and this cozy striped knit will be a staple in your father’s wardrobe.
17 For The Outdoor Partier
There’s nothing like an outdoor gathering, especially in the Summer. Arm him with a cooler that he can fill with everything from ice cold beer to water, pack a single sandwich or full-blown feast alike.
18 For The Dad Looking For A Comfortable Face Mask
For a face mask that’s both understated and comfortable, with a special focus on breathability, this will delight any Dad looking to work out or run errands with face protection.
19 For The Sunglass Wearer
Father’s Day is basically the unofficial kick-off to the sunniest of seasons, right? Protect his eyes in a chic way with a pair of classic Aviator sunglasses that look good with any outfit.
20 For The Music Enthusiast
Sometimes you just need a pair of over-the-ear headphones that are super comfortable, and allow you to blast the sound
around your ear, instead of right into it. Take this gift up a notch with a curated playlist of Dad’s favorite tunes. 21 For The “Cool Dad” AKA Trendy Dresser
Is your dad better dressed than you? Then gift him the ‘90s trend that’s taking the world by storm with a bucket hat that’s sure to turn heads. This reversible design is a colorful Fendi logo print on one side and a more understated khaki tone on the other.
22 For The Businessman
There’s nothing more classic when it comes to mens’ accessories than a watch. And few do menswear quite like Tom Ford. If you’re looking for a bit of a splurge this Father’s Day, consider shopping the designer for a watch that your dad will wear forever.