Father's Day Gift Ideas
For the dad who still sleeps in Star Wars pj’s and has Darth Vader as his ringtone. This Boulder Backpack will make him an honorary Jedi. $121. fandangofanshop.com
Have everyone in the family make their own BB-8 Droid and R2-D2 out of Play-Doh.
For the dad who wants an Echo Show, the Apple Watch, and a Sonos system but still insists on no-screen time for the kids. The Kodak Dock will give him the best of both worlds. $140, amazon.com
Take loads of pics at the most photogenic spots in your neighborhood, but instead of posting them, print them!
For the handy dad who can make anything—including a mean grilled cheese. This handsome Trusco Toolbox is a no-fail papa pleaser for stashing tools. $80. field-online.com
Get crafty with the kids and take a look at YouTube channel What Do We Do All Day? for projects the family can build together.
Wildsam Field Guides
For the dad who checks his frequent-flyer miles the way he checked the baby monitor during the newborn months. Wildsam Field Guides will give him the inside scoop on your fam’s next travel destination. $18 each. wildsam.com
Keep things local today, and ask friends for under-the-radar places in your town. Then make it a day of trying new things!
Brass Pour Over Coffee Dripper Stand and Dave’s Coffee Black Crow Beans
For the secretly Instagramobsessed dad who can’t live without his morning coffee. You can’t go wrong with this Brass Pour Over Coffee Dripper Stand and Dave’s Coffee Black Crow beans. $40 (stand); worldmarket.com. $24 (two-pack of beans); food52.com.
The Experience Let Dad sleep in on his big day, and serve a post-worthy breakfast (with coffee, duh) when he wakes up.
Dad + Kid Socks
For the dad who’s all about hanging up the kids’ art in his cubicle and loves SNL and Chevy Chase movies. These Dad + Kid Socks will make twinning so much easier. $16 for two pairs (one dad’s, one kid’s); pairofthieves.com
Whiskey Shave Set
For the dad who takes pride in his extensive fedora collection and wouldn’t be caught dead drinking a Bud Light. This Whiskey Shave Set will freshen him up for the family’s weekly brunch. $30. portlandgeneralstore.com
Instead of chowing down at your usual weekend diner, check out the chic new café he’s been eyeing. Go early before the noon rush so you won’t feel stressed about restaurant dining with kids.
Note: Executive photo director Lily Alt buys this on the reg for her hubby!
Mitchell MU40 Soprano Ukulele
For the goof ball dad who sings along to all of your kids’ favorite songs, even though he’d prefer Miles Davis. The Mitchell MU40 Soprano Ukulele will double as a present and quality time. Your kids will be obsessed with dancing to tunes he loves playing. $40. guitarcenter.com
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ Top Sellers Pint Collection
For the dad who actually eats the way kids imagine they’ll eat as adults. Offer the man five scrumptious pints from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ Top Sellers Pint Collection. $55. jenis.com
Round out the day with another kid fave: Set up a pizza-making party for your family at your local pizza shop.
The Insanely Great History of Apple Print
For the tech-savvy dad who plays The Settlers of Catan and knows what’s what in Silicon Valley. The Insanely Great History of Apple Print will speak to his soul—in binary code, of course. $37. popchartlab.com
Head outdoors to indulge him in a geocaching walk with the kids.
Timex MK1 Aluminum Nylon Watch
You'll appreciate this watch's wallet-friendly price tag; Dad will appreciate the fresh aesthetic. And it's ideal for everyday wear—the aluminum case is super light and water-resistant, and the nylon straps are gentle on wrists. $79, timex.com
Potlicker Kitchen Beer Jellies
If he's big on craft beer, he'll want to whip up snacks like PB&J sandwiches with these malty fruit preserves. Each jar of handmade jelly contains only three ingredients and no funky preservatives. $30 for a set of four, uncommongoods.com
Ostrich Pillow Go
If Dad's a frequent flyer, give him the gift of comfort with this, dare we say, chic travel pillow. It's washable and incredibly flexible, so it'll flatten for easy packing. $60, store.moma.org
V76 by Vaughn Detox Bar Soap Trio
These organic body bars are loaded with oats and clay and will be a treat for Dad's skin. But don't be fooled: While the natural ingredients are gentle on skin, they're tough enough to leave him squeaky-clean. $36 for a set of three, birchbox.com
Pizza's Here Oven Mitt
Dad will help with dinner tonight… and order that pizza himself! He'll proudly present all future meals donning this comical oven mitt. $12.50, alwaysfits.com
Garmin Vívofit 4
Help kick-start a new lifestyle change with the Vívofit 4. It's the perfect intro to healthy living, because it monitors fundamentals like steps, sleep, and calories. And with its 1+ year battery life, Dad can truly forget about charging it. $80, amazon.com
Bela Portuguese Sardines
These anchovies are packed in tomato sauce and flavored oils like lemon and cayenne, so the chef of the house can add a hit of umami to all kinds of dishes. $29 for a pack of 12, food52.com
Casetify Kid's Doodles Phone Case
Transfer your kid's art from the fridge to Dad's phone case. It's an adorable advertisement of the little human that promoted him to his most important role. Plus, it'll melt 99.9% of people's hearts when they ask about it. $29, casetify.com
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die by Chris Santella
Give Dad some serious goals to work toward with this book written for anyone itching to hit the pavement in any part of the world. Make sure you can tag along on those travels too! Release date: March 20, 2018. $25, abramsbooks.com
Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera
Dads nostalgic for the past will get snap-happy with the new-but-old Polaroid camera. Inspired by the original, this version of the OneStep has a USB rechargeable battery. For the retro-obsessed, it doubles as groovy décor. $100, polaroid.com
Who knew a key fob could be swanky? The strappy holder organizes up to seven keys that fold together neatly. You can even add extra features like monograms, a bottle opener, and a USB stick. Maybe Dad won't forget his keys now! From $40, orbitkey.com
Motorola Sphere+ Plus 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker with Headphones
You can't beat this two-for-one deal if Dad is an audiophile. Besides the crystal-clear sound, he'll be impressed by its resistance to dust and water (and kids!), as well as its headphone-charging capability. $150, amazon.com
Mr. Purple Recording Device
"We Are Happy To Serve You" Coffee Cup
Skip the "world's best dad" mug, and delight the coffee connoisseur in your life with the iconic deli coffee cup! Instead of paper, it's made of ceramic. $12.75, wearehappytoserveyou.com
Fredericks and Mae Dominoes
This old-school game is perfect for dads who love play time with their kids—it's simple and can be tucked away in a teeny box. It's proof that you don't need a ton of tech to have fun as a family. $38, fredericksandmae.com
Ello There National Park Checklist Map
Nature lovers will plot outdoor adventures using this print, which outlines all 59 national parks. After Dad knocks one off the list, he can tag the location with a tree-shaped sticker to keep track of where's he been. From $55, ellothere.com
Safari TV Cardboard iPad Stand
This quirky iPad stand is the kind of gift he didn't think he needed: Propping up the tablet against random household items is a small nuisance you can eliminate from Dad's life. From $20, cardboardsafari.com
Modern Espresso Machine
Why let dad start his day with a regular cup of coffee when he can have a frothy cappuccino instead. The Espressotoria Caprista Espresso Coffee Pod Machine and milk frother are sleek additions to any kitchen. Now you just have to learn the art of making a heart with steamed milk. From $99, walmart.com.
Bunches & Bunches Mole Trifecta
Dad's new rule: Every day is Taco Tuesday. And you can thank these moles for that. The rich, hand-roasted chile blends elevate any Mexican-inspired meal and will have Dad thinking beyond the salsa and guac. $36, bunchesandbunches.bigcartel.com