Shopping for Father's Day can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if your dad, or the dad in your life, always says "Don't get me anything." Whether he is the family grill master or resident handyman, there's always something that he will be more than appreciative of.
Just ahead of the holiday, Men’s Health Editor-in-Chief Richard Dorment joined the 3rd Hour of TODAY to talk about some of his favorite gifts that Men's Health has chosen, from unique tech gifts for the dad who needs a little rest and relaxation to gifts made for spending quality time together.
Keep reading to see all of the 18 gift ideas for this Father's Day.
Father's Day gifts, according to Men's Health
For the cocktail-loving dad
Whether he likes to fix himself a cocktail or is known as the in-house bartender for dinner parties, he’ll love this all-in-one strainer that makes drink mixing easier than ever. Unlike traditional strainers, the brand says this option has the mesh built directly into it to help prevent ingredients and ice cubes from falling into the drink.
For a summer fashion boost
This fan-favorite brand is known for its comfortable running shoes, so you can imagine their recovery slides are just as cushy. Dorment says this tried-and-true design effortlessly slides onto your feet to help them feel supported after a hard race day. Since they have a sleek design, he could even wear them poolside or out running errands.
If dad is a foodie
He can go on a run and then jump in the water with these 2023 Men’s Health Fitness Award-winning running shorts. According to the brand, the lining and exterior are made of micro nylon fabric, which means they’re designed to be breathable and flexible, but also moisture-wicking and quick-drying.
For the traveling dad
Dorment says this genius bag is perfect for when you need to travel with a suit and dress shoes since it’s designed with a compartment that lays flat so you can pack button-downs and blazers without wrinkling them. Then, it zips into a normal duffel for the rest of your essentials. According to the brand, it’s made with durable fabric and hardware and is TSA-friendly.
For stress relief
If you want to really upgrade his self care game, Dorment says this 2023 Men’s Health Tech Award- winner is great for any hard-working dad. According to the brand, these smart glasses feature SmartSense technology that offers three different modes: focus, relaxation and sleep. They gently massage, vibrate and use heat to lower the heart rate and reduce stress, says the brand. Dorment suggests wearing them as a midday stress reliever or at night before bedtime.
For backyard fun
Dorment says this Bocce set will make a great gift this summer since it’s one of the most universally loved yard games. Plus, it's timeless, easy to learn and it’s fun for the whole family. Coming with nine Bocce balls, it’s stored in a convenient travel case so it can be taken it to the beach or park.
Since it’s the season of summer barbecues, he’ll get a lot of use out of this Yeti ice bucket. According to the brand, it features vacuum insulation to help keep ice longer and can hold up to three bottles of wine or a six-pack. He could even bring it along on a camping or use it for tailgating, too.
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If dad loves to grill
Since summertime is the perfect time to break out the grill, you might be looking to upgrade his favorite seasonal pastime. "The stainless steel items are neatly organized in a carrying case, making it a great option for storage as well as camp cookouts for weekend getaways," Men's Health shared.
It comes with a chef's spatula, basting brush, grill tongs and more.
For quality time with dad
Men's Health says this is a great way to give Dad something he loves and spend quality time together. This build-your-own domino kit is a fun, unique gift. Coming with 100 pieces, the robot will drive around as it lays out a domino run for you both to ultimately knock down.
Turn the living room into a race track with customizable balloon cars. Men's Health says this a great gift from a kid and a fun project to be done together. According to the brand, this kit includes everything you need to build your car, from stencil kits to a learning magazine that explains the science behind the activity.
Together, you can build and launch your very own rocket in the backyard. This activity isn't just extremely fun but also it's educational. According to the brand, it includes everything you need to set up the ultimate launch pad, including a step-by-step blueprint.
For dad's home bar
Elevate his at-home bar with these hand-blown glasses. Men's Health says this is a perfect gift to pair with his favorite spirit. Whether he likes to host a happy hour or just likes to enjoy an evening beverage, he'll impress his friends when making his next Old-Fashion.
For a speak-easy quality drink, this extra-large ice cube tray will upgrade his favorite beverage. According to the brand, the lid is designed to keep out any unwanted odors and the product is dishwasher safe.
For the stylish dad
If your dad loves keeping up with the trends, these polarized glasses come in a variety of styles suited for every taste. According to the brand, each pair is made from recycled plastic and comes with a lifetime warranty.
For the fitness dad
Men's Health chose this massage ball as a great addition to his post-workout ritual and they love how compact it is, making it easy to toss in a gym bag. According to the brand, it improves mobility and relieves soreness by targeting the muscle groups in the arm, calf, back, thigh and foot.
If dad is handy
Since he can't bring his toolbox everywhere, this multifunctional tool is compact and easily fits into his pocket. Men's Health loves this gift because it can fit on his keychain. It comes with a switchblade, three different types of pliers, a box cutter and more. And as a bonus, if you use the code TODAY30 from 6/5 to 6/18, you'll get 30% off sitewide!
For dads on the go
Men's Health says that this mug lives up to the hype. They chose this travel mug because it is shaped to fit into a cupholder and is great for the outdoors and seasoned tailgaters. According to the brand, it can be used for both cold and hot drinks and even store food.
If dad loves a fragrance
This is a newer fragrance and 2022 Men’s Health Grooming Award-winner, the magazine says this is a cologne he will actually want to wear. Featuring fragrant notes of ginger and citrus, the brand says it has an overall woodsy aroma.