The 15 Best Father's Day Gifts of 2021

Go-to gifts for every type of dad

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Our Top Picks

UGG Men’s Ascot Slipper at Amazon

"Level up dad's slipper game with the best ones out there."

Leatherman Tool at Amazon

"Equipped with 19 tools, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, and more."

Breville Joule Sous Vide at Amazon

"This high-tech kitchen gadget is fast, precise, and even works with Amazon’s Alexa."

National Parks of the U.S.A. Book at

"Packed with fast facts and detailed maps of 21 of the national parks."

Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey at

"Stock the bar and inspire dad with an up-and-coming whiskey brand."

TRUFF Hot Sauce at

"Brings a sophisticated taste to any dish."

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock at Amazon

"Though just 16 ounces, this hammock can hold up to 500 pounds."

Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers at Amazon

"These classic sneakers will never get old."

Birddogs Shorts at

"These stylish shorts are made with built-in underwear."

Crossrope at

"Pairs with a workout app so dad can get the most out of his workout."

Avoid the last-minute rush and show Dad some love and appreciation with this Father’s Day gift guide. There’s something for every type of dad. 

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UGG Men’s Ascot Slipper

If dad’s slipper game is slipping, level up with the best slipper out there. These men's slippers have a classic loafer silhouette, but the comfort of UGGs. Lined with UGGpure wool, these have a molded bottom for indoor or outdoor use.

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Leatherman Tool

Set dad up for success with the ready-for-anything Leatherman Super Tool 300. This gadget is equipped with 19 tools, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutter, bottle opener, saw, ruler, and more. With a 25-year warranty, the Leatherman is ready for many years of dependable service to dear old dad.

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Breville Joule Sous Vide

Never let dad overcook food again. This high-tech kitchen gadget is fast, precise, and even works with Amazon’s Alexa. If dad is a king in the kitchen, this is the gift for him. Controlled by a groundbreaking app, this heats water faster than other tools and maintains the temperature with absolute accuracy, which yields perfect results every time. Its compact size allows the Joule to fit in a silverware drawer and it’s portable enough to take anywhere. 

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National Parks of the U.S.A. Book

Courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

Inspire a love of the outdoors and reading with this family-friendly oversized book that both dad and his kids will cherish. Beautifully illustrated, the book is packed with fast facts and detailed maps of 21 of the national parks. Sure to become a family favorite, this will make you want to hit the road and start exploring the wide and wonderful outdoors. 

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Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey

Misunderstood Whiskey

 Courtesy of Misunderstood

Stock the bar and inspire dad with an up-and-coming whiskey brand. Founded by two childhood best friends, this adult beverage is infused and bottled in Kentucky. The ginger spiced whiskey has tasting notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee, spice, and a refreshing ginger finish. It’s terrific on the rocks, straight up, or in dad’s favorite cocktail.

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TRUFF Hot Sauce

Courtesy of Truff Hot Sauce.

Send dad’s taste buds into ecstasy with the world’s first black truffle infused hot sauce. The condiment’s unique flavor profile brings a sophisticated taste to any dish. It’s not overwhelmingly spicy, but a tasty addition to dad’s favorite dishes. The artfully designed bottle and cap will even look cool when he leaves it sitting on the kitchen table. 

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Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

The adventurous dad will never leave home without a hammock again. This camping hammock holds up to 500 pounds, is 9 feet x 4 ½ feet, weighs only 16 ounces, and folds up to the size of a grapefruit. Tree straps and carabiners are included, so dad can literally snooze anywhere he likes.

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Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers

Unlike some dads, these classics will never get old. Gift dad with a new pair of kicks and infuse some unassuming style into his wardrobe. These fresh sneakers will prep dad for a summer of fun. 

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Birddogs Shorts


 Courtesy of Birddogs

Father’s Day lands at the start of summer. Outfit dad with some cool new shorts and his own fresh pair of Birddogs. These stylish shorts are made with built-in underwear. Once he tries them, he won't want to take them off. Choose from tons of color and size choices or buy dad a gift card and let him pick his own pair.

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 Courtesy of Crossrope

If dad is tired of the same old workout or not getting to the gym as often as he’d like, give him the gift of Crossrope. Easy to do at home, these interchangeable weighted jump ropes work more muscle groups than a standard jump rope. Paired with the Crossrope workout app, there are quick workouts, fitness challenges, and tutorials that’ll keep dad engaged and fit. 

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A versatile game that will make dad’s beach day, park picnic, or backyard cookout so much more fun. This easy-to-play game takes minutes to learn; it only requires 4 people and a bit of open space. The set packs up in a drawstring bag for easy transport wherever dad goes.

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All About My Dad Kid Questionnaire


 Courtesy of Etsy

Banish the last minute gift worries with an adorable downloadable and printable questionnaire all about dad. Sure to get a few chuckles and some heartwarming love, simply fill in your children’s answers to a bunch of questions about dad like “My dad laughs when________.” Bonus points to anyone who makes this a yearly tradition.

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L.L. Bean Tote

LL Bean

 Courtesy of LL Bean

A classic gift that will stand up to years of rugged use, the camo open-top tote is perfect to haul around dad’s gardening tools, beach gear, sports equipment, dog toys, or anything else. For a personalized touch, add a monogram with dad’s initials or the word “DAD” and he’ll never grab someone else’s bag again.

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Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

For the road warrior dads out there, packing cubes are a major game-changer. They help travelers use every inch of suitcase space, stay organized, and compress clothes for smarter packing. This set comes with three cubes that’ll help dad store everything he needs. These cubes have two-way zippers, mesh top for visibility and breathability, and quick grab handles. Take them on one trip and dad will be a packing cube convert.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's a mom of a 9-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2-year old daughter. Father’s Day in her house always means an outdoor barbecue and a fun start to summer.

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