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30 Great Gift Ideas for Dad

One of our most popular posts, I’m republishing this with updates. Something for every dad on your list here!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d share some great gift ideas for those who want to pick up a little (or big) something for dad or hubby on Father’s day. Surely there’s something for everyone on this list. From the fun to the simple to the extraordinary, pick a gift and spoil your dad or husband a bit this Father’s Day.

Great Gift Ideas for Dad

The Inexpensive Gift

DEWALT DPG82-11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle Great for the dad who likes to work in the garage. ($9.99 at this writing)

NexgenCover I Love Dad Cufflinks Hero Cuff-links Red Black Cufflinks (Hero Captain America Cufflinks Marvel Comics Formal Wear) How cool are these? If your dad/husband is a superhero movie fanatic, you can’t go wrong with these cool cufflinks. Great gift from the kids. ($3.07)

The Official John Wayne Way to Grill: Great Stories & Manly Meals Shared By Duke’s Family We own this cookbook and use it often. Every recipe we’ve tried out of it is fabulous!

Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf A fun and entertaining read, with golf tips to boot. ($13.86)


Custom Leathercraft 125L Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Large The best work gloves you’ll find on the market. ($12.44)


OXO Good Grips 16-Inch Locking Tongs For the grilling expert. ($14.99)


John Wayne: The Ultimate Collection: 25 Movie Classics (Legends Series) You seriously can’t go wrong with John Wayne. ($19.99)


The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg Hot Habanero Chile Pepper Nuts, 10.5-Ounce Tin The perfect dad snack, and at a great price. ($6.95)


Gas Cubby MPG and Car Maintenance App Help dad keep track of mileage and maintenance due with this great app. ($1.99)


16 Oz Dad Fathers Day Gift Idea Engraved Mason Jar Beer Mug Personalized Drinking Glass Etched Gift for Father Grandpa Kids Birth Dates  For the dad who has everything or wants nothing. ($13.95)


The Moderately Priced Gift

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Raiders of the Lost Ark / Temple of Doom / Last Crusade / Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) [Blu-ray] You just can’t beat a guy movie marathon as a Father’s Day gift. ($34.99)



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BA’s Van Travel Mug. I pity the fool who don’t buy this mug. This high quality travel mug will have your A-Team fan dad drinkin’ coffee on the jazz. Other designs available. ($25.31)


American Heritage Series – Ten DVD Set This 10-DVD set gives history buffs a full and complete knowledge of America’s history. ($39.99)

Zombie Cajun Hot Sauce Gourmet Gifts Basket Set, Includes Four 6 oz Bottles of Louisiana Top Seasonings Sauces – Garlic, Jalapeno, Habanero, and Cayenne Pepper, Plus a Free Zombies Book Oh yeah, baby. Help dad give his grilling expertise a little kick with this gift. ($24.95)

Kikkerland BQ01 Portable BBQ Suitcase, Black  How cool is this? Great for trips to the ball field, cabin or campground. ($96.50)

The American Patriot’s Bible, NKJV: The Word of God and the Shaping of America Our family’s favorite Bible. Filled with quotes from famous Americans throughout history. ($26.95)

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black Help dad keep track of his activity levels and sleep levels with this health-encouraging gift. ($79.99)


Road Mice Lamborghini Murcielago Wireless Optical Mouse (HP-11LGMCYXA) VERY cool way for dad to spend time on his computer. ($39.99, in a variety of models and colors)

Rare Mother of Pearl Cufflinks 18K Platinum Plated Gift Boxed By Digabi High quality, cool design. ($27.89)

Ultimate Gourmet BBQ Seasoning, Spice & Salt Collection For the grilling aficionado. ($51.99)


The Higher-End Gift


Cloud 9 Living helps dads fulfill their wildest dreams with a variety of gifts such as a race car driving experience, learn-to-fly experience or golf with a PGA pro experience. (Prices vary)

Garmin Echo Fishfinder 551dv Worldwide with Transducer A dad who loves to fish will love this top notch fish finder. ($290.02)

PlayStation 4 Console with Free The Last of Us Remastered Voucher  Just because he’s old doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to have fun. ($399.00)

Apple iPhone 7 Unlocked Phone 128 GB – US Version (Black)One of the best phones on the market today. ($825.00)

HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10), Silver

The perfect multi-use laptop. (currently $486.99)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III If you want the best, buy Bose. ($299.00)

Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, Black Don’t know a coffee drinkin’ dad who wouldn’t love this gift. ($119.99)

Dancin Dogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator Help dad keep his game in check even if he can’t make it to the course much these days. ($314.99)

AutoPage C3-RS730LCD 4-Channel 5-Button Chrome LCD Alarm with Remote Car Starter For those cold winter days. ($120.43)

Nintendo Wii Console Black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort Help dad keep in shape with the Wii Sports Edition. ($234.99)


Whatever you give to your dad this Father’s Day, whether it be a lamborghini or a heartfelt “I love you”, have a wonderful day.


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    • Laurie says:

      Love the idea of the fave meal! We do that as a gift lots here too. A good deviation from our normally cheap diets. 😉

  1. I also like the favorite meal gift. Honestly, when asked what I want…I really can’t think of anything (especially anything reasonably priced…sure I’d like a house or a car, but that’s not something I’m putting on a wish list!) A lot of times, our gifts are going somewhere or maybe eating out.

  2. These are great! Admittedly, I’m in the phase of just exchanging cards with my parents, but I think any gesture or act of kindness or gift goes a long way with parents. They earned it.

    • Laurie says:

      I think so too, Natalie. For my dad we get together at a local park for a BBQ. It’s always great fun and dad enjoys simply being with the kids/grandkids.

  3. This is an awesome list Laurie!! I actually think I’m going to get my hubby the handyman work gloves from my son. He always seems to need those for work around the house and never seems to find a pair. They really are a functional and affordable gift!

    • Laurie says:

      LOVE the work gloves! There’s something about having quality gloves when working around the house. We have learned the value of them since moving to the farm.

  4. Kalie says:

    Great ideas, especially the practical, low-cost items. Those are my favorite kind of gifts. We usually do a special meal at home instead of gifts for Mother’s and Father’s days, but my husband hinted he’d like a good raincoat. I’m always more excited to buy gifts when I know of a particular need.

    • Laurie says:

      That’s a great idea, Kalie! Always good to have a good raincoat. It’s one of those things you don’t think you need until it’s pouring out, and then you wish you had one. 🙂

  5. Mr. SSC says:

    Nice list! When the Mrs. asked if I wanted anything for Father’s Day, I replied, “Nope, I’m good. Can’t think of anything.” Those work gloves though, made me make a mental note for my birthday, because mine are getting a little worn out.

    As far as a movie marathon, that’s another great idea! I’d love to have the time and kids with enough attention span to actually sit and enjoy a marathon, lol.
    Soon, hopefully soon…

    • Laurie says:

      LOL, umm, yeah, just a warning: that takes awhile. 🙂 Our youngest is 9 and we’re getting there, I think. 😉

  6. Oh my goodness! Is it Father’s Day? Thanks for the reminder : ) I like the gourmet Bar-b-que seasoning, but that just might be me being selfish. Happy Father’s Day to Rick!

  7. Nate M. says:

    These are some great gift ideas for dads and grandfathers. My father is always difficult to buy for. It always seems he has everything, so going fishing is always a good and cheap idea.

  8. I have been trying to think of things to do for my husband (it is his second father’s day 🙂 I was thinking of an outing with our baby girl…beach day? trip to the zoo? picnic? But I’m sure he would REALLY love the new iPhone!

  9. MMP says:

    I’d always enjoy a good gift, but on Father’s Day, all I need is some quality time with my family!

  10. Ty Roberts says:

    I’ve got the Bose Soundlink and absolutely LOVE it! But that said, I just moved it out of my kitchen where it’s been for the past year or so and replaced it with Alexa. The sound quality is not as nice as the Bose, but it’s good enough. The interactive features make it my favorite ‘toy’ at the moment. I know all of the guys that I associate with would LOVE to have one.

    Nice list here, Laurie!

  11. katscratch says:

    I was visiting a friend last weekend and was blown away by the sound of her Bose soundlink! If I wasn’t a frugal jedi I’d be coveting that myself 🙂

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