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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

Whether he’s an outdoorsy type or a designer dad.

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Before you even get a chance to pat yourself on the back for finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift, it’s time to start thinking about your dad. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for all types of dads. Whether yours is a beer enthusiast or an avid golfer, the outdoorsy type or a designer dad, we’re sure you’ll find something here that’s perfect for him. And we’ve made things even easier for you: They’re all available on Amazon.

For the frequent-flying dad

Vim & Vigr Stylish Compression Socks

The stripes make these circulation-boosting socks (always important on long flights) a little more fashion-forward without getting too crazy.

For the road-tripping dad

Yeti Rambler 30-ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Tumbler

A travel mug beloved for fitting in a car’s cup-holder, this tumbler will keep your dad’s coffee hot (or cold) for the long haul.

For the dad looking to upgrade his sweats

Brooklyn Athletics Men’s Twill Jogger Pants Soft-Stretch Slim-Fit Trousers

Give his baggy sweatpants an upgrade with these slim-fit joggers that are just tailored enough for the occasional coffee run.

For the dad who works all the time

Cyxus Blue Light Filter Computer Glasses

If he’s always looking at a screen, these glasses filter out harmful blue light that can cause headaches and sleep trouble — and they look stylish, too.

For the retired dad

Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Dads looking for a new hobby can go deep on Instant Pot-cooking and learn how to whip up everything from steamed vegetables to homemade Greek yogurt.

For the dad who loves showing off his knife skills

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

This electric knife sharpener is a favorite of Amazon reviewers and will keep both straight and serrated knives in frighteningly good shape.

For the dad who loves to grill

TNK Brand The Stingray 7-in-1 BBQ Tool

Writer Steven John calls this “the Swiss Army knife of grilling equipment,” because it combines a spatula, grill fork, tongs, and more. There’s also a built-in bottle opener for dads who like to enjoy a beer while they grill.

For the dad who reads the newspaper on the patio

Keter Outdoor Chair

It’s like his favorite armchair, but weatherproof.

For the dad who has seasonal allergies

Ponaris Nasal Emollient

He’ll get a kick (and some serious decongestion benefits) out of this NASA-approved nasal emollient, which helped one Strategist contributor finally relieve her sore and stuffy sinuses.

For the dad who loves lawn games

Kubb Game Premium Set

If he’s already a KanJam pro, introduce him to this Swedish block-tossing game that supposedly dates back to Viking times.

For the dad with a green thumb

ARS HP-130DX 7-Inch Ideal Light Pruner

He’ll appreciate this sleek pair of pruners, which are a favorite of the New York Botanical Garden’s director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids.

For the dad who wishes he had a green thumb

Costa Farms Snake Plant with 6.5-Inch Wide Mid-Century Modern Planter

Considered one of the best plants for beginners, the unfussy snake plant will boost his confidence. Plus, we found that this one from Amazon is one of the nicest you can order online, and the modern planter is a nice touch.

For the dad who lives for baseball season

Edoneery Washed Twill Low Profile Baseball Cap Hat

A “dad cap” in his team’s color — but without a logo — feels a little more grown-up.

For the dad who’s fermentation-curious

Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit

If he’s mentioned wanting to make his own kimchi or pickles, give him this all-in-one kit that will get him fermenting in no time.

For the new dad

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

Keeping a clean house can easily take a backseat to feedings and diaper changes for new parents. Dad will feel like a hero with this automatic vacuum — and love that he can program it from the app.

For the dad who wants some peace and quiet

Honeywell Laser Lites, 50-pack

A 50-pack of earplugs recommended by multiple sleep experts will surely help him tune out some of the noise. According to said experts, these Honeywell ones, which are made from foam, are particularly effective at blocking out sounds from your environment.

For the dad who just can’t sleep

Yogasleep Dohm Classic White-Noise Sound Machine

This white-noise machine is a Strategist favorite.

For the dad with a bad back

Snailax Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat

Draped over his favorite chair, this heated electric massager will ease tension in his back and shoulders.

For the dad with sore feet

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager with Deep-Kneading

If he’s always on his feet, he’ll love getting a powerful, heated foot massage when he finally has a chance to sit down.

For the dad who wants to kick back with a cold one

Prince of Scots Professional Series Bartender Bottle Opener

A surprisingly classy, minimalist bottle opener that doesn’t scream “frat boy.”

For the wine-enthusiast dad

Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve

Perfect for stealthy sipping on the beach or at a picnic in the park.

For the low-maintenance dad

Jack Black All-Over Wash for Face, Hair, and Body

For dads who are easily overwhelmed by skin care and hair products, this fresh-scented wash does it all.

For the high-maintenance dad

Jaxon Lane Hydrogel Bro Mask

For dads who do like to dabble in skin care, we recommend this hydrating and anti-aging sheet mask designed for men.

For the dad who loves reading about the past

The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Give your history-buff dad a break from politics and war this year with this fascinating story tracing a rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible on its unlikely journey around the world.

For the dad who loves reading about the future

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Even if your dad is already passionate about saving the planet, New York writer David Wallace-Wells’s book on climate change is an inspiring (and frightening) call to action.

For the dad who just loves reading

Kindle Paperwhite

The latest iteration of Amazon’s Kindle is waterproof, making it ideal for dads who read poolside.

For the dad who loves space

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space

A coffee-table book with more than 400 historical photographs published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing last summer.

For the dad who loves golf

Under Armour UA Propel Wrap Sunglasses

Tinted for ideal color contrast on the green, these sunglasses will give dad’s game an edge.

For the dad who does the crossword puzzle in pen

Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen

Make his impressive feat even more impressive with a classy-looking (but not-at-all expensive) fountain pen.

For the dad who loves showing off pictures of the kids (and grandkids)

NIX Advance USB Digital Photo Frame Widescreen

With this (actually decent-looking) digital frame, he’ll have instant access to all the latest family photos.

For the dad who wants to shed a few pounds

Fitbit Charge 3 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

Make it a family competition for the highest daily step count.

For the DIY dad

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool

Crafted from pale wood, this ten-in-one tool is a bit more handsome than most and will help him with any household project.

For the DIY (foodie) dad

Hot Sauce Kit

Let dad nerd out and create his own hot sauce with this kit that includes heirloom peppers and pH strips for nailing the right level of heat.

For the dad who lives for lobster

Zyliss Seafood Cracker

These surprisingly stylish seafood crackers came recommended by Bianca Piccillo, co-founder of Mermaid’s Garden Sustainable Seafood, who says these are the “sturdiest crackers around, and unlike metal crackers, they are easy and comfortable to hold, even when your hands are slick or sticky.”

For the dad who prefers oysters

Dexter-Russell 2.75” New Haven Style Oyster Knife

If he’s up to the task of shucking his own oysters, give him the preferred knife of Derek Hanson, the chef and owner of Jacqueline in Portland, Oregon. “This little beauty is the best,” he says.

For the dad who appreciates a novelty sock

Hot Sox Men’s Artist Series Crew Socks

If black or white crew socks are just too plain for him, give him some socks with a side of history — or art or sculpture. There are plenty of options available from Hot Sox’s Artist Series.

For the dad training for his first marathon

Balega Silver Antimicrobial No-Show Compression-Fit Running Socks

Don’t let dad make the rookie mistake of running in cotton socks and ending up with blisters. These wick moisture away from the foot and feature silver threads to keep them smelling fresh even on long runs.

For the dad training for his tenth marathon

Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS Running Watch

If your dad’s gunning for a Boston-qualifying time (or just a personal best), he’ll love that this GPS watch analyzes his training and can be programmed for specific workouts.

For the dad who’s always prepared

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Rechargeable Lantern with USB Power Hub

This tiny lantern was one of our expert-recommended picks for blackout must-haves, but it’d also be a hit on a camping trip.

For the dad with a record collection

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable

His beloved B-sides and deep cuts will sound great on this very attractive turntable.

For the dad who always kicks the covers off

PeachSkinSheets Original Moisture Wicking Sheet Set

Approved by sweaty sleepers, these moisture-wicking sheets will keep him cool on summer nights.

For the dad who babies the dog

FurHaven Deluxe Chaise Faux Fur & Suede Pet Bed

A plush chaise longue with a supportive orthopedic foam base, because your dad’s best friend deserves the best.

For the dad who babies the cats

PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Dog and Cat Water Fountain

An elegant water fountain for discerning kitties who prefer running water — and the dads who indulge them.