Every year when you ask your dad what he wants for Father’s Day his answer is most likely, “I don’t want anything,” which is sweet, but, let’s be real - yes, he does. Every dad loves to be celebrated for the hard work, dedication, and love they’ve shown their families over the years, even if they’ll never admit it.
Perhaps this year more than ever, your dad deserves an extra-special something that shows him how much you care. This gift guide is packed with social-distancing-friendly ideas dads will love. Even if you can’t give it to him in person, a surprise gift shipped straight to his door is sure to bring him joy this Father’s Day. Let’s dive in!
Gifts that say, “Dad, I like your style.”
Nothing like dressing for a good cause. Every one of these pieces has been saved from the big pile marked “landfill” and refurbished until it’s ready for its second life in someone’s closet. These up-cycled clothes are packaged in bundles like “pre-loved blank t-shirts” and “thrifted pre-loved polo shirts.” These are the perfect pieces to get the eco-conscious dad who still likes to dress to impress.
These classic sunnies will get your dad ready for a long, hot, sunny summer. This is one of many awesome styles from Bôhten, a company Inspired by the beauty of the landscapes found in Ghana. The founder, Nana Boateng Osei, created the company to combine a love of nature, style, and Africa into an eyewear company.
More time in the house means more time in slippers. Trade your dad’s broken down pair of slide-ons for these UGG Scuff Slippers. We know and love UGG for their warm and cozy footwear, and these are no exception. He’ll be able to wear them on the daily, and the soles are just sturdy enough to provide subtle support without feeling like a full-on shoe. He’ll never want to take them off.
Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Tokki
“These socks are awesome because they are meant to be fun and inspirational, show a hint of someone's personality. They are also very well-made. I love how Stance has revived the sock industry."
Gifts that say, “Thanks for teaching me so much.”
1. Two Hours of Tech Support From You
Your dad has taught you a lot - now it’s time for you to return the favor. Has dad been asking for help setting up certain software? Does he want to learn how to use certain features on his phone, computer, or other tech gadget?
If you know your dad could use a little help in the tech area, why not devote a couple of hours to helping him out on Father’s Day? End the session with a nice Zoom or FaceTime chat with a glass of wine or an IPA in a chilled glass.
Masterclass has a class for just about anyone - and now is the ideal time to take the plunge and commit to learning something new. If your dad has been wanting to learn how to cook, write a novel, play chess, or any number of new skills, hook him up with a Masterclass to get him started. Bonus points if you take the class along with him.
3. A DIY Book Box
Adults have never had so much time to read as they do right now - take advantage! Build your dad a custom book box with a few of your favorite titles, or of books, he’s been wanting to read but just “hasn’t had the time for.” You can even make it into a book club and read the books as well, then schedule a Zoom call to hold your own private book club meeting.
Here are some titles we recommend to get you started:
- Why We Sleep - An interesting deep dive into the science of sleep and dreams
- How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems - A hysterical comedy book outlining highly impractical scientific solutions to everyday problems.
- The Man Who Solved the Market - A fascinating true story about Jim Simons - the greatest money maker in history.
Gifts that say, “You’re the coolest dad EVER. (Even with your dad jokes).”
If your dad is one of those “the hotter the better” when it comes to chicken wings and tacos, give him the gift hot sauce bliss. This bundle comes with three unique hot sauces that range from mild and interesting to “MY FACE IS GOING TO MELT OFF!” and everything in between. If your dad considers himself a bit of a chef, he’ll most likely run straight to the kitchen to test his new gift with his favorite recipe.
Does your dad treat his dog like one of his own children? Yeah, we know the type. Let your dad rep his canine pal even at work with a custom dog breed tie. These neckties are subtle enough for professional use and quirky enough to satisfy even the most obsessed dog-lover.
Whoever says cufflinks are old-fashioned has just been proven way wrong. These modern cufflink styles range from Marvel superheroes to Day of the Dead skulls, to Star Wars, sports teams...the list goes on. If your dad is a super-fan of anything, odds are Cufflinks has a pair to match. This is how we bring French Cuffs back in style for good.
Gifts that say, “Don’t forget to get some fresh air!”
He may not want to pack up the car and head for the great outdoors right now, but with this portable campfire, he doesn’t have to. Give him the gift of camping-at-home with one of these reusable, soy wax campfires.
They’re said to burn for up to five hours and come in traditional campfire scent as well as eucalyptus if he’s feeling a more spa-like vibe. Best part? No cleanup. Just pop the lid, light it up, and toast a marshmallow. That’s quarantine camping done right!
If your dad likes to take his bike out for some daily exercise, this is going to up his game for good. The Lumos Matrix bike helmet has a pair of bright lights to help him be seen at night, but that’s just the start of what this smart helmet can do.
It also illuminates in multiple patterns to provide greater visibility at night, and it includes turn signals for safer roadway travel. It can even be integrated with his iPhone or Apple Watch through the Lumos app. This is the helmet of the future.
This set includes the most unique, handcrafted, made in the USA gifts to help Dad to chill and grill. It includes 4 seasonings: Everything Brooklyn Bagel, Garlic Pepper Rub, Montreal Steak Seasoning, and Smoked Sea Salt. Plus, to keep him safe if friends join the party, 2 Tokki x Gravitas 100% cotton face masks in limited edition Father’s Day prints (with 2 more being donated to front line workers in need).
The best part - this gift set is wrapped in a reusable tokki gift wrap, can be personalized with a digital message, and we ship it for you. How it works:
- We send you a link and you create a personalized message – using words, video, photos and/or gifts.
- We wrap your gift set in a tokki reusable wrap + tokki digital gift tag (this is where your personalized message lives).
- We ship the gift to your recipient.
- Your recipient receives the gift, scans the tokki digital gift tag with their camera app on their smartphone and views the special message.
- Not only do they receive a gift set, but also a beautiful reusable tokki gift wrap. Bonus: every time a tokki wrap is gifted, we plant a tree.
Gifts that say, “I see how hard you work.”
When your dad does hit the road for work again, make sure he’s ready. This classy, simple leather travel tech organizer can hold all your dad’s most important gadgets so they’re ready for quick access at any time. The organizer also takes up minimal room in a suitcase - perfect for quick business travel when the motto is: “the less luggage, the better.”
He’s out in the garage or in the yard nearly every weekend working on a project for the house or performing maintenance on the yard. He needs to be able to jam out while he does it.
Snag him one of these Boom 3 portable Bluetooth speakers. It’s completely outdoors-friendly and totally ready to blast his favorite tunes for up to 15 hours straight. Wrap it up in one of our large Tokki wraps with a digital card for a special delivery he’ll love to open.
Not really a “play your music loud” type of guy? Then opt for these on-ear headphones from Status. They come in a smooth rusty brown or jet black and provide maximum comfort and sound with minimal weight and clunkiness.
With 30 hours of battery life, he could rock out to Led Zeppelin’s entire canon or listen to the full audiobook of The Brothers Karamazov and still have time leftover before they have to be recharged.
Gifts that say, “Thanks for keeping me safe.”
We’ve entered a new dimension of home security. The Ring Video Doorbell syncs with his phone to alert him to anyone who comes to the front door - even if they don’t ring the bell. The smart doorbell has an HD camera that will record any motion for up to 60 days before it needs to be cleared.
It also connects to his current doorbell wiring, which eliminates the need for batteries. If that wasn’t enough futuristic tech, it is also Alexa-compatible and allows your dad to talk to people at the door via its internal microphone.
A cracked cell phone is no one’s friend. Keep his cell safe - and remind him of how much he loves his kids with a custom cell phone case from Zazzle. You can upload your favorite family photo and have it digitally printed into an OtterBox case in just a couple of easy steps. You can even add a monogram for a little extra flair.
No more chunky hamburger wallet - and no more ID theft. This minimalist wallet fits up to twelve credit cards and has a money clip on the back for bills. It’s designed to fit in his front pocket and has military-grade RFID protection to stop would-be ID thieves from snagging important data with digital technology. The wallet can be engraved with a monogram, a special saying, or both for that custom touch that makes his personal wallet truly one-of-a-kind.
Gifts that say, “Here’s to our next Zoom chat!”
If your dad is a craft beer lover, then he has to try his hand at making his own. This Northern Brewer Craft Beer Making Kit comes with all he needs to get started with either a brown ale or an IPA. Our guess? This will be the start of a new-found passion.
2. These Hydroflask Insulated Wine Bottle and Wine Tumblers
More of a wine guy than a beer guy? We’ve got you covered. To go along with one of those backyard campfires we mentioned above, give him the gift of chilled wine all the time.
The insulated wine bottle from Hydroflask holds - you guessed it - a full bottle of wine. Pair that with a couple tumblers and your mom and dad can enjoy a glass or two together on their back porch, portable campfire ablaze as the sun goes down.
3. A Zoom Happy Hour
Want to get in on the boozy action? Schedule a Zoom happy hour with your dad to catch up over a cocktail. Watch a movie together, or just have a nice long chat. Your dad will love the chance to spend some quality time with you - even from a thousand miles away.
Gifts that say, “I’m proud that you’re my dad.”
If you have small children, then these board books are the way to go. You can custom-make your own picture story for dad to read with the little ones. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the concept! If you need some inspiration, Pint Sized Productions has a great idea board for you to peruse.
Puzzles: the quarantine activity of choice for so many. But for Father’s Day don’t just grab any old off-the-rack puzzle - design your own! Shutterfly lets you upload your own picture to their site and then select the puzzle size you want, from 60 to 1014 pieces.
If you have younger children, go for the easier puzzle and make it a family affair. If it’s just the two of you, we say head straight for the 1014 piece option - then glue it and hang it as art in your living room once your masterpiece is put together.
Give the Gift of Safety for Father’s Day and Every Day
We know you want your dad - and all your friends and family - to be healthy, happy, and safe. Our Tokki face masks are made from high-performance quilter’s cotton - perfect for essential travel, trips to the grocery store, and daily walks. For every mask purchased we will donate a mask to a front-line worker in need. For info about our face masks, Tokki wraps, and other products, please visit our website. Stay healthy, friends!