Maybe it’s the anticipation of summer, or maybe it just gets lost in the long stretch between holidays — but either way, Father’s Day always seems to quietly sneak up. So does the sudden realization that you’ll need a thoughtful present. The Best Father’s Day gifts are few and far between, and it’s not always easy to find something unique that still suits his personality and his needs. For those thinking ahead (Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 this year), we commend you, and for those who need a last-minute solution, we’ve got your back.
Rather than defaulting to the obvious, skip the tie, golf tees, and Number-One Dad mug and instead get him something he’ll actually use. Here, we’ve compiled loads of articles with plenty of great products to choose from. Whether you’re searching for useful gifts for practical dads or last-minute gifts that he’ll actually be happy to get, these picks are all highly-rated and designed to genuinely improve his day. That way, he’ll reach for it often, and every time he does, he’ll think of you — his now-favorite kid, if you weren’t already. (Be sure to also shoot him a funny Father’s Day text to solidify that title.)
Keep scrolling for all things Father’s Day, so this year, you’ll be 100-percent prepared to show him how much he means to you.