Best Father's Day gift

Father and child in black and white
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Father's Day is a chance to show appreciation to paternal figures everywhere. New, seasoned, step, and honorary dads, as well as those in-between, give the love, advice, and support needed to nurture and shape their offspring. Finding a gift that shows gratitude for these things and more can be a tall order. To help take the pressure off, we've gathered the best, most desirable items for all dad types from caffeine enthusiasts to grill masters. We're confident you'll bring a smile to that fatherly face with any of our selections. 

For coffee aficionados

Blue 20-ounce tumbler

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YETI Rambler 20-ounce tumbler (opens in new tab)

Pour and tour

This tumbler will be dad's most steadfast and trustworthy companion. Whether it's a drive to the local Home Depot or a camping trip, the sturdy metallic tumbler will keep him going.

Pros:

  • Lasting stainless steel construction
  • Trusted, must-have brand
  • Fitted slide-lock lid
  • Multiple colors available
  • Holds just enough liquid at 20 ounces

Cons:

  • Thirsty dads may need to refill more often

Coffee is strong, but this YETI tumbler is stronger. Its substantial stainless steel construction keeps liquids contained while preventing dings, dents, and other drop-related mishaps. Dads can expect that this hardwearing beverage-holder will keep up with demanding jobs and tasks while providing the ultimate refreshment. When it comes to capacity, this tumbler is no slouch, holding 20 ounces of java, tea, water, and other preferred beverages. No matter the drink, the double-walled insulation sustains the ideal temperature for extended periods. Balmy drinks will stay hot and chilly drinks will stay frigid. From vibrant blue to slick black, there's a shade to make every dad happy. Delight your dad with this refreshing pick.

For entertainers

Sleek black microphone

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Logitech for Creators Blue Yeti USB microphone (opens in new tab)

Testing, testing, one—two

The latest pod makes runs, workouts, and commutes more bearable for dads. Avid listeners with aspirations to debut a broadcast of their own will need the Blue Yeti mic in their corner.

Pros:

  • Podcasters, musicians, and more will approve
  • Excellent sound quality for audio and video recordings
  • Accessible volume control dial and mute button
  • Articulating design for just the right angle
  • Simple USB set-up

Cons:

  • Cost

Dad jokes aren't the only form of entertainment a father can bestow on his family and the surrounding world. Whether their medium is a song, the next viral video, or an episodic podcast, those with the entertaining spirit require a microphone, and this one delivers. Mimicking the retro vibe from mics of the past, this sleek design stands tall and offers an adjustable head for perfect positioning and audio capture. Streaming-savvy pops will love its easy integrated volume and mute controls as well as the simple USB set-up. Audiences will hear that familiar voice loud and clear with this crisp and good-looking mic. Several sleek hues are available to complement dad's style. If audio is a way of life, this microphone is the best Father's Day gift around.

For carnivores

Wooden-handle grill tool set

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Cuisinart wooden-handle tool set (opens in new tab)

Flip-out worthy collection

An open flame and searing meat call to some dads, and those backyard barbecuers need the proper utensils to get the job done. This extensive set will give dad everything he needs to man the meat and veggies.

Pros:

  • Durable stainless steel and wooden construction
  • Extensive 13-piece set including a spatula, tongs, fork, skewers, and more 
  • Sturdy carrying case keeps everything organized as well as travel and storage-ready

Cons:

  • Quality might be lacking for some

Meaty masterpieces are some dad's pride and joy (aside from their children, that is.). For fathers who are happiest within feet of a sizzling grill, a tool set is the perfect sidekick. Kebabs, burgers, hotdogs, and corn can all be managed with this masterful set by Cuisinart. Meat maintenance can be conducted with the spatula, tongs, and fork while grate upkeep can be handled with the brush. Each piece is made with stainless steel, some with hefty and handsome wooden handles. In total, there are 13 pieces, all neatly corralled in a durable box that's just like one in your dad's tool shed. Mealtimes will be better than ever with this grill tool set in tow.

For gadget fans

Slim black key holder

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KeySmart key holder (opens in new tab)

Key rings are a thing of the past

Improvements can be made when it comes to the basic key ring. This sleek and narrow key-keeper will hide dad's most important keys until the house, car, or shed needs to be unlocked.  

Pros:

  • Narrow, fold-away design, perfect for slipping into a pocket
  • Holds and organizes 14 keys
  • Light and strong aluminum shell
  • Multiple colors available 

Cons:

  • Not for those who hold an excessive amount of keys

Jangly key rings can be a bit cumbersome, especially for dads who keep them in a pocket. This updated take on a key ring makes house, car, and other keys more discreet. The slimline contraption arranges keys in a Swiss Army knife-like sleeve, folding them away in a durable aluminum shell for protection. Though sleek, it can hold a staggering 14 keys until they're needed. While a keychain is—dare we say—a classic Father's Day gift, we think this one merits consideration. Its unique and useful design is sure to make the gadget-loving dad happy. 

For foodies

Hot sauce-making gift set

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DIY Gift Kits hot sauce-making kit (opens in new tab)

Hot, hot, hot

If Hot Ones is one of dad's favorite shows, this hot sauce-making set will be the Father's Day gift to beat. Packed with steamy peppers and spices, dads will concoct the perfect piping hot formula to wow every palate.

Pros:

  • Everything required to make seven bottles of hot sauce
  • Peppers, seasoning, bottles, funnel gloves, and more included
  • Dad will have fun blending and bringing the heat

Cons:

  • Not for the faint of heart (or of mouth)

For those dads that operate under the "hot sauce goes on everything" rule, why not gift them the chance to turn up the heat on their own? Kicky spices and peppers fill out this sizzling set to craft sweltering sauces that will make mouths sweat. Dads will blend and bottle sauces based on the included recipes or their own with the supplied bottles, funnel, labels, and more. Wing night will get even more fun with this kit in dad's mealtime arsenal.  

For fun

Dad-inspired Yoda tee

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STAR WARS men's Yoda dad tee (opens in new tab)

Love it, he will

Yoda makes an appearance on this cool cotton tee for dads that delight in the legendary franchise. What makes this shirt a must-have for fathers is the quippy text that spotlights them as the greatest in the galaxy.

Pros:

  • Classic crew neckline
  • Soft cotton construction
  • Fun and licensed series graphic
  • Multiple sizes available

Cons:

  • Only great for Star Wars fans

The obligatory dad shirt is a go-to father's day gift, but it doesn't have to be lacking fun—or the force in this case. Star Wars enthusiast dads get a heaping dose with this soft cotton crewneck. Yoda, wise and wielding a staff, wanders onto the tee under dad-perfect text that proclaims a pun-intended phrase bestowing fatherly greatness. Dads and Jedis alike will enjoy the befitting tee any day for its epic subject matter and cool and comfortable construction. Several sizes are available for the perfect fit.

Downright dadly finds

One thing's for certain, Father's Day is a great occasion to recognize the best dads, pop-pops, godfathers, and other paternal figures we have the pleasure of knowing. Each one is a unique cocktail of lovely adjectives from supportive to humorous. Since every dad is different, it could be hard to narrow down the ideal gift. Most dads can appreciate a good beverage, and as such, the YETI Rambler 20-ounce tumbler (opens in new tab) can keep go-to drinks like coffee and tea at the ready. It's cast in enduring stainless steel and double-wall insulated to ensure sips stay at a desirable temperature for as long as possible. There are even multiple shades to choose from to personalize the tumbler to dad's taste. We're sure this will be his favorite way to grab a drink for the road.

Key rings are another traditional choice for dads everywhere. While dad-themed options are commonplace, the KeySmart key holder (opens in new tab) is a modern and desirable interpretation. Resembling a pocket or Swiss Army knife, the streamlined organizer stacks and folds keys away into a narrow metal casing. Keys are accessible without bulk and clumsiness. It's so discreet he might even forget he's carrying it.

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