It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through May, and just a few short weeks away from being halfway through 2020. What an interesting year so far! Let’s hope the back half of this year is less-exciting. Who’s with me? But before we start thinking about year-end, let’s start thinking about the dads or father-figures in our lives. This year, Father’s Day is on June 21st, 2020, which means we only have a little over one month to find the perfect gift. I’ve compiled a list of 25 awesome Father’s Day gift ideas that I think speaks to a variety of different dads.
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1. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 (12oz)
I put this smart mug brand in my Mother’s Day guide, and I thought the travel mug version is perfect for the dad who: 1. Loves to drink hot drinks. 2. Loves to drink hot drinks at a particular temperature. 3. Can control the temperature of his drink through an app on his phone. Wha??? Yup! There’s an app for that!
2. Brickell Skincare
Many men are now taking care of their skin more than ever before. Just walk down the skincare aisle at any drug store and you’ll see a section dedicated just for men. Brickell Skincare is the one J uses because they use organic ingredients and doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, glycols, phthalates, petrochemicals, silicones, PEG’s, synthetic fragrances, or gluten. Plus, something I always look for in any product, Brickell does not test their products on animals. This set is the perfect starter set as it has a face wash, face scrub and facial moisturizer. They have way more products in case you wanted to top this gift up.
3. Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition
The Fitbit is the perfect gift for the active dad. Fitbits have come a long way since the first generation. The Charge 4 is packed with features like real-time pace and distance measuring using built-in-gps; personalized reminders; more than 20 goal-based exercise modes; heart rate zones; sleep scores and more.
4. Herschel Duffle Bag
Herschel is known for quality backpacks at reasonable prices. They are a Canadian brand based in Vancouver, BC, and carry a wide range of products for both men and women. If the dad in your life is a sports fan, Herschel offers products featuring their favourite NBA or MLB team. If not, most of the products come in a variety of solid, print and colour-blocking patterns, so there’s something for everyone.
5. Google Home
Google Home has been out for a while now, but in case the dad in your life is slowly starting to get on the home automation train, this would be the perfect start. It comes in different sizes and can be placed in every room in the house. Useful ways a parent can use Google Home is to ask it to set timers for your kids; play music; order supplies or talk to your kids if they are in a different part of the house.
6. Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones are a pretty popular gift, and Beats is the brand the beat! No more getting tangled up in cords as dad fires up the BBQ or starts the lawn mower, and he can listen to his favourite music in style. Beats come in a variety of colours, has up to 40 hours of battery life, is durable and foldable so your dad can carry them wherever he goes.
7. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine
One of my co-workers had one of these babies in his office, and all of the other guys thought he was a genius. For the dad that can’t get enough of his strong coffees and lattes, this sleek coffee and espresso maker doesn’t just look great on your countertop, it makes the perfect single-serve beverage every time.
8. Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turn Table
The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe portable turntable has built-in bluetooth so the dad in your life can listen to his favourite music wirelessly to the Cruiser’s full range speakers. The suitcase style turntable is lightweight and super portable so music can be enjoyed just about anywhere.
9. Ray Ban Sunglasses
These iconic sunglasses literally took flight with Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the classic movie “Top Gun”. Whether or not the dad in your life is a Tom Cruise or “Top Gun” fan, I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t look good in a pair of aviators.
10. Dreem Fibonacci 2-in-1 Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11
Super efficient, this 2-in-1 leather wallet case holds between 3-6 credit cards and up to 5-10 cash bills. Oh, and of course, your cell phone! What’s more, this case can work with wireless charging pads and magnetic mounts. It is slim but still provides the much needed protection for the cell phone in case the dad in your life is a little bit clumsy.
11. Tile Essentials Family 4 Pack
Tell me if this sounds familiar…”Guys, have you seen my keys?” Or how about, “Where did I put my cell phone ?” Tile is the amazing little companion that will alert the dad in your life when he’s misplaced one of his items. It connects to your phone so you can locate your items by making the tile ring through the app. Lost his phone? There’s a tracker with a button that can be pressed and will make the tile ring even when the phone is on silent. Never will he misplace his items again!
12. Apple AirPods
You can’t go wrong with gifting Apple products! If the dad in your life is always connected to his iPhone, then getting him AirPods will give him that extra executive-vibe.
13. Seneo 3-in-1 Apple Charging Station
We are all for efficiency in my household, so to have one product charge multiple things at once is a win. Have an Apple fan as a dad? This charging station will charge his iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
14. Whiskey Stones Gift Box Set
I mentioned in my Mother’s Day gift guide that I am not an alcohol drinker. But, since drinking alcohol seems popular with the general masses, I figured I’d put at least one alcohol-related gift in my gift guide! For the dads that love whiskey, this gift box set has everything he needs to get his drink on!
15. Modal Odor Resistant Cotton Crew Sock Set
Alright partners, this one’s for you! Reading through some of the reviews on Amazon.ca, I found at least one that mentioned there were no odours after wearing the socks. Most mentioned they were very comfortable to wear, and at an almost 5-star rating, I thought it was worth adding to this list in case the dad in your life truly does just want socks for Father’s Day.
16. Snailax Shiatsu Neck & Shoulder Massager
Who wouldn’t want a neck and shoulder massage whenever they wanted and needed it? The Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager comes with heat for added warmth helping to soothe tired muscles while improving circulation. What’s more is it comes with both home and car adaptors so it can be used anywhere.
17. ViewSonic 3600 Home Theatre Projector
Love movies in your household? Having a home theatre projector brings the movie-going experience to the comfort of your home. You can place this projector in your backyard or anywhere there is wall space to project your favourite shows or movies.
18. Remington MB4700 Smart Beard Trimmer
Add the word “Smart” to any product and most tech-loving dads will gobble it up. This Remington Smart Beard Trimmer though is smart because the dad in your life can set the motorized comb length and set it so that he can maintain his signature look without thinking about switching plates. Also, the auto turbo feature can sense the level and thickness of facial hair and can adjust trimming speeds automatically. With about 50 minutes of battery time, the dad in your life can go cordless, or he can hook it up for wired power.
19. Beard Kit for Men
Whether the dad in your life is a hipster wanting to keep up with the beard trends (is this still a thing?), or a man who just loves to rock his beard, this beard kit will help him tame his facial hair. This kit comes with beard shampoo, balm, oil, sissors, and a comb, and is made with all-natural ingredients with no additives or harsh chemicals.
20. Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser
This water flosser has almost 18,000 reviews and an almost 5-star rating on Amazon.ca. The Waterpik WP-660 removes 99.9% plaque buildup on your teeth, and takes just one minute to help give the dad in your life a brighter smile and improved gum health.
21. BoxThink Great Brain Challenge
The Great Brain Challenge comes with 8 different 3-D wooden puzzles to challenge the dad in your life and keep him on his toes. This makes the perfect gift for the puzzle enthusiast, and it would look great on your coffee table too!
22. Spikeball Game Set
I had never heard nor seen spikeball until a few weeks ago. Thanks to COVID-19, when we’re not housebound, the only place we go to is a nearby soccer field (it’s the perfect place for our kids to run around while maintaining proper social distancing protocols in place). This is where a family started to set up this contraption, and I was immediately intrigued.
I’m not much into boardgames, but I love almost anything that requires athleticism. Spikeball is almost like a game of 2-on-2 volleyball where each team can volley the ball up to 3 times before hitting it into the net in the hopes that the other team does not get to the ball. Once the ball is served, teams can hit the ball off the net on any side, so players are constantly moving.
If the dad in your life loves to play active games, this is sure to be a hit. Check out the video below to get the basics of the game.
23. Cubii Pro - Seated Under-Desk Elliptical
The Seated Under-Desk Elliptical is perfect for the active dad and even the not-so-active-but-wants-to-be-active dad. I’m partial to this gift because I have something similar to this under my desk at work. I can answer emails, make phone calls, conduct interviews and even eat lunch – all while burning calories. Multi-tasking at it’s finest!
24. Ring Video Doorbell 3
Similar to Goggle Home, the Ring Video Doorbell is perfect for the dad who wants to automate his home. You can receive notifications of visitors to your door on your phone and it even has 2-way communication. Anyone can use the app on the free plan, but if you’d like to have your video recordings saved, you’ll have to subscribe monthly at a reasonably low price.
25. Nintendo Switch Lite
For dads who are gamers, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the perfect handheld gaming system that is compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games. So the dad in your life can play a wide range of Nintendo games anywhere!
Did I give you ideas on what to get dad or your partner for Father’s Day? Hopefully you truly did find this list of awesome Father’s Day gift ideas useful! Drop me a note and let me know what you’re getting! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
Until next time, I hope you all stay healthy and safe.
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