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43 cool Father's Day gifts for the dad who's impossible to shop for

He'll never think of getting these useful gifts for himself — but that's where you come in.

Finding the perfect Father's Day gift isn't always the easiest of tasks, especially when there are so many options to choose from and you're under a time crunch. You could always go with a personalized gift or a thoughtful gift basket to send straight to his door, but you might be looking for something a bit different from the norm this year.

To help sort through all of the options, Chassie Post, Yahoo contributing editor, stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some cool Father's Day gift finds to make dad feel extra special this year. Whether you're looking to pamper him with self-care or upgrade his golf game, there's an option for every dad.

Keep reading to see all ten gifts that will take him by surprise. Plus even more unique gifts ideas — and some exclusive Shop TODAY discounts on great gifts to give this Father's Day.

Cool Father's Day gifts as seen on TODAY

Sharper Image Driver Drink Dispenser

For the dad who loves to golf, upgrade his golf bag with this club drink dispenser. Post says this is a great and easy way to keep him cool on the green without having to carry around bottles. According to the brand, it fits any golf bag and is perfect for tea, coffee, water and more. You can take 20% off of this cool gift when you use Shop TODAY's exclusive promo code, TODAY20, at checkout.

Kitchen Expressions Personalized Chef Hat

"A hat like this really does make Dad look like he knows what he’s doing whether he’s on the grill or in the kitchen," Post said. Featuring an adjustable velcro enclosure, you can personalize this chef hat with up to three fonts, from his name to "Dude with the Food."

Zazzle Flippin Awesome Grilling Apron

Post says to let him know how "flippin awesome" he is with this customizable grilling apron. "A real confidence booster and incentive to cook everyone dinner, he may be so excited that he might not even want a night off on Father’s Day," she said.

Zazzle Dude with the Food Grilling Apron

Pair this "Dude with Food" grilling apron with a matching chef's hat. It come's in three different colors, plus the option to choose your own strap color.

Jaxon Lane Bro Mask

According to Post, men's beauty, or men's grooming, is trending big time. Give your dad the gift of pampering this Father's Day with these facial masks targeted just for men. According to the brand, this mask is packed with hydrating ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and collagen.

Carhartt Trade Series Embroidered Tool Tote

Post says she loves this brand, which is known for their rugged work pants and jackets. She chose their personalized tool tote as a great gift option for the family handyman. This bag will keep dad's tools organized with 15 different interior compartments and six exterior pockets.

Chronicle Books Letters to My Dad

A perfect gift from kids, this book features ten unique prompts that allow a child to tell their father how much they mean to them. Post says this can be spread out over holidays and milestones, creating a meaningful time capsule.

Chronicle Books Lucky Tickets for Dad

Give him a free pass this Father's Day to skip taking out the trash, control the music in the car and more. Coming with 12 tickets, this coupon book is a fun, lighthearted way to show him how much you care.

Corleone Fine Italian Foods Gift Box

Editor's Note: Post's original pick is out of stock, but we found a similar option below.

Post says this is the perfect gift for dads who love classic films and fine Italian cuisine. This "The Godfather" anniversary themed box comes with a variety of pasta sauces, olive oils and more.

Corleone Fine Italian Foods Pasta Sauce Gift Box

This box includes four gourmet pasta sauces, as well as a collectible Genco olive oil tin, Genco olive oil bottle and a bottle of Corleone's balsamic vinegar.

Life Raft Treats "Not Fried Chicken" Ice Cream Bites

Post loves these mind-blowing ice cream treats that are disguised as fried chicken. "It’s crispy, crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and as fun to eat as it is insanely delicious that Dad will love," she says. According to the brand, the bucket comes shipped with dry ice and contains nine pieces of ice cream bars, which includes a cookie center — shaped as a chicken bone!

Sand & Stable Bening Double Hammock

With the summer weather finally here, this hammock is the perfect gift to make him feel like he's on vacation. According to the brand, this hammock fits two people and can be installed between trees, or with a stand.

Exclusive Father's Day discounts

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Wireless Meat Thermometer

For the dad who takes his grilling game seriously, this wireless meat thermometer is the perfect gift for him to unwrap. The gadget will allow him to check the temperature on his phone, instead of having to hover around the grill.

Tiki Torch Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers (Set of 2)

Tiki torches can add a tropical getaway element to any backyard space, but now is taking them to the next level. Not only do they provide great lighting, but they also feature built-in Bluetooth speakers that can play tunes for up to six hours, according to the brand.

Lands' End

Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type or hoping to refresh his office wardrobe, Lands' End is a one-stop-shop for stylish menswear. Our readers can take 50% off of dress shirts, pants, outerwear, activewear, shoes, belts, and more at checkout by using the code TODAY50 now through June 19.

Men's Linen Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt

Complete Dad's wardrobe with a classic button-down shirt — this one is made with 100 percent linen, which the brand says will keep him comfy and cool all day long. Best of all, it wicks away moisture and is machine-washable.

Men's Traditional Fit Comfort-First Shirt with Coolmax

Finding sweat-free dress shirts can be a struggle, but these button-downs featuring Coolmax moisture-wicking technology are both fashionable and functional. Because no one wants to turn on an iron in the summer heat, this shirt features wrinkle-resistant technology while staying stretchy and comfortable.

Men's 7" Sunset Swim Shorts

Make him the best-dressed dad on summer vacation with these 7-inch swim shorts, available in five fun patterns. Four-way stretch fabric, basket-style knit lining, and an elastic waistband are designed to move with him in the water for a comfortable fit.


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Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Cordless Stick Vacuum

A spotless home is always a great gift, and this cordless vacuum is over $100 off with our discount. The Vertex packs remarkable cleaning power in a lightweight package — under nine pounds — and runs up to 50 minutes on one charge. It also comes with attachments for hard-to-reach places, including a tool specifically designed for pet hair.

Shark AI Ultra Robot Self-Empty XL

If the dad in your life prefers a hands-off approach to cleaning, then the Shark AI Ultra Robot is for him. This smart vacuum features voice control and navigation technology and cleans itself for the ultimate easy cleaning experience.

Ninja DualBrew Pro Specialty Coffee System

Treat him to a delicious cup of coffee with this multi-functional coffee brewer that brews nine different sizes of coffee, from a small cup to a carafe. This coffee maker is also compatible with Keurig K-cups to quickly brew a single cup of coffee with ease.

Ninja Creami

Ice cream lovers, rejoice! This handy machine from Ninja lets your dad whip up sweet treats with ease. Make up to two pints of ice cream, gelato, milkshakes, smoothies, or sorbet at the touch of a button so he can get creative with custom desserts.

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More cool Father's Day gifts for Dad

History by Mail Subscription

Perfect for your favorite history buff, every delivery of this monthly mail subscription service includes keepsake replicas of significant importance, curated by a team of dedicated archivists.

Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

Any budding barbecue grillmaster would love searing his sirloin! Hand forged by a cattle rancher based in Texas, this iron brand can be customized with his monogram (up to three initials).


Cassettes may be as old as he is, but the sentiment behind a mixtape is everlasting. This handcrafted version meshes the best of both worlds — the charm of a physical object with the convenience of a digital playlist. You can even engrave it for an extra special touch!

Host Freeze Beer Glass

Say goodbye to lukewarm beverages! All too often, warm temperatures and watery melted ice cubes ruin a refreshing drink. This beer glass by Host was created to fix that problem. All you need to do is freeze the mug for at least two hours and Dad can enjoy his ice-cold beer until the last drop.

FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set

For the dad who loves to grill, consider getting him this spice gift set from FreshJax. It comes with bottles of smoked cherrywood sea salt, campfire smoky sea salt, smokey southwest grill seasoning, burger seasoning and mesquite lime sea salt. He'll be whipping up one of his new favorite recipes in no time!

Putt-A-Bout Par Three Putting Green

If he loves golf, he’ll enjoy practicing his game from home with this bestselling mini putting green. The kidney-shaped mat comes with three practice targets and a high-quality putting surface designed to stay smooth over time.

RockDove Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers

You can’t go wrong with a new pair of slippers. These men’s slippers are bestsellers on Amazon with over 101,000 verified ratings. They're made with memory foam insoles for a pillow-soft fit and come in nine different colors.

Tablift Flexible Universal Tablet Stand

Whether he likes to use his tablet in bed, during his commute or on the couch, this stand will keep it secure and in the perfect position. It's also easy to store thanks to its flexible legs.

Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

If he's equally passionate about golf and whiskey on the rocks, he'll rave about these inspired chillers from Uncommon Goods. They even come in their own velvet pouch to keep them safe and secure.

Personalized Docking Station

Is he the sort to lose his keys, phone, watch, sunglasses and phone every time he steps foot inside his house? We've got a personalized solution just for him! Available in four materials, this docking station will keep his essentials in one place.

Hammer & Axe Football Playmaker Board Game

The football season doesn't start for a few more months, but he'll barely notice once he starts playing this strategic tabletop game.

Personalized Maple Cutting Board

Does Dad wear his "Kiss The Cook" apron all the time? This one-of-a-kind cutting board will be the perfect accompaniment for it. This kitchen essential is made with a juice well and grip handles to keep your countertop drip-free.

Universal Waterproof Case

If your dad loves a good beach day or spends his weekends fishing on the lake, he'll need a waterproof smartphone case to keep his property safe. Made with a sturdy PVC material, it's waterproof up to 100 feet deep.

HoMedics 3D Shiatsu Massage Pillow

If he’s been working from home for the last two years, he’s probably been dealing with some back pain. He might be able to reduce those aches with this highly rated heat massage pillow by HoMedics. Its circular kneading motions are meant to provide a relaxing and luxurious massage.

Baseball Park Map Glasses

If he’s a MLB fan, these glasses will definitely be a home run! Each set of two features a map of his favorite team's stadium, detailed with the team’s two main colors. It's one of those rare gifts he would probably never buy for himself, but will definitely use quite often.

Craft Beer Club

While your dad probably already has a favorite beer, sometimes it's fun to experiment and try something new. One way you can encourage a little change is with a Craft Beer Club subscription. He'll receive 12 new bottles of beer to try every month — and he might just find his new favorite brew!

Nomad Goods Carbon Carabiner Lightning Cable

This carabiner doubles as a portable charger, making it perfect for the handy dad who loves tech. It has a USB port and is made with carbon composite, so it's great for both emergencies and the minimalist traveler.

Beard Bib Apron

For the dad who is still rocking an impressive quarantine beard, this beard bib will make his trimming so much easier. Simply attach the suction cups to the mirror and the bib will catch all of his shavings to help make cleanup a breeze.

100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

If he can never decide on which movie to watch, he'll totally love this scratch-off poster that will encourage him to watch all the Hollywood classics. From "Rocky" to "Jaws," he'll revisit all of his favorites and just might discover a new hidden gem.

Retro Video Game Phone Case

Bring him back to the good old days with this retro video game phone case. He can play classic video games without having to download yet another app.

"Dad Nutrition Facts" Mug

If you're looking for a funny, budget-friendly gift, this "Dad Nutrition Facts" mug is guaranteed to give Dad a good laugh.

Meater Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

He'll never have to worry about overcooked chicken or steak ever again! This smart thermometer tracks the temperature of his protein and his grill or oven. It even sends alerts when his food is at its ideal doneness.

Philips Compact Pasta Maker for Two

If Dad eats a ton of pasta, now he can make his own (and he better share some with Mom)! This automated machine can make spaghetti, fettuccine or penne in minutes, and its space-saving design makes it easy to put away or present on his countertop.

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