The Mandatory Father’s Day Gift Guide For the Socially-Distant Son This Year
Father’s Day is almost here and you can’t show up empty-handed, or even show up at all. But even if your celebration this year is taking place on Zoom, your old man deserves the very best, even if he only gave you half your DNA. So make sure your Father’s Day gift this year reflects the closeness you feel to him in spite of the unfortunate physical distance between you. Because there are so many dad-geared gifts on the market, you might feel overwhelmed by the options. Or you might have one of those dads who wants nothing, except for time with the fam, which he obviously can’t have without a good Wifi signal this year. We’ve done the initial window shopping for you and narrowed down the list to these 15 Mandatory Father’s Day gifts, which will impress your pops without breaking the bank. So get shopping without having to go to the ends of the Earth, but whatever you do, make sure you don’t go cheap (but also choose the right shipping for once in your life) on your old man on his big day. Don’t let six feet stop you from being the best son this year.
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Bushnell Wingman Bluetooth Speaker with Golf GPS
Golf goes high-tech with this Bluetooth speaker designed with the golf player in mind. The battery lasts up to 10 hours so dad can listen to his favorite tunes or keep track of the score, GPS distances, tee times, and 3D flyovers while he plays.
Roland Sands' Icon Signature Series Watch
Watches may be less common these days, but they haven't gone out of style. For the dad that likes to keep time on his wrist, opt for this eye-grabbing watch. It features a stainless steel case, fixed bezel with IP gun gray plating, flat hardened mineral crystal, Japan quartz three-hand day/day movement, blue dial with Roland Sands logo, and a Horween tan leather strap.
For the beer enthusiast and board game-loving dad, there's Beerolopy, a drinking game that makes players conquer brew-related challenges. May the best man win (and get blasted).
Ettitude Bamboo Waffle Bathrobe
For the sustainably-minded dad, opt for this silky soft CleanBamboo™ robe. It's hypoallergenic, spa quality, and comes in two shades: grey or ecru.
Fulton & Roark Blue Ridge Bundle
Dads aren't always known for smelling great. If yours could use some help in the scent department (enough with the Old Spice, dad), send him this Blue Ridge bundle that combines sandalwood, sage, and amber for an earthy, masculine aroma.
Traeger Ironwood Series 885 Pellet Grill
Get dad grilling this summer with this tricked-out grill. It offers superior heat retention, has a “keep warm” mode so you can decide when it’s time to eat, and can be wirelessly controlled using the Traeger smart phone app, Google Home, or Amazon Alexa.
Nest Bedding Tencil Lyocell Sheet Set
Dads don't tend to splurge on home goods for themselves, which is why you should do it for him this Father's Day. These sheets are made from TENCEL™ fiber, which is extracted from wood and pulp. That means it's a more effective moisture wicker than cotton but is just as smooth. They have a small, eco-friendly footprint, too, so you're doing the Earth a favor while spoiling your dad with a great night's sleep.
Hurom Celery & Greens Horizontal Slow Juicer
For the health-conscious dad, give the gift of homemade smoothies with this juicer. It produces pulp-free juice made from fruit, vegetables, greens, and nuts. It can mince garlic and herbs, too, if your dad is into savory sips.
Japanese A5 Wagyu Steak
If you were lucky, you had a dad who grilled on the regular while you were growing up. Pay your favorite grill master back this Father's Day with a big hunk of beef from Holy Grail Steak Company.
Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow
Your dad likely lost a lot of sleep while raising you. The least you can do is pay him back with the No. 1 rated pillow online. The supportive foam fill will provide the perfect night's rest for your pops.
Wireless Charging Station with UV Sanitizer
Thanks to coronavirus, we all have cleanliness on our brains 24/7, and no device is dirtier than our phones. Dads aren't known for their hygiene, so help yours out by buying him this wireless charging station with UV sanitizer. In just 20 minutes, it kills 99.9% of bacteria.
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera
Help dad secure the home base with this award-winning security camera system. It’s wireless, has a built-in smart siren, and provides a powerful floodlight with 2000-3000 lumens.
Craft Beer Club Subscription
Dads love getting their drink on. Keep him buzzed all year long with a craft beer club subscription. He'll get 12 craft beers in four different styles every month along with a micro brew newsletter that'll keep him up to date on all the beer trends.
Father's Day is all fun and games with this ultralight bocce set. It'll keep your playful dad active and busy outdoors during the long summer days. Just make sure you let him win once in a while.
Justin Signature Wine
For the fancy dad, invest in a good bottle of wine. This award-winning California brand is known for its Bordeaux-style blends. Treat dad to a bottle this Father's Day; hopefully, he'll share a glass with you.