Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18 this year, and it’s time to start thinking of ways to let the father figures in your life know how much you appreciate them. Don’t worry — we’ve got ideas galore for all the guys in your life. From the adventurer to the grill master to the fashion-forward, here are 24 gift ideas he’ll love!
Heirloom cast iron skillet
This foot-wide heirloom skillet will have Dad pan-frying chicken, searing steaks on the range, roasting vegetables in the oven, and baking biscuits. It’s at home outdoors, over an open fire, and in the kitchen. Like all Smithey pieces, it’s naturally non-stick and free of chemical coatings. Shop this for $210 at Charleston’s own Smithey, and you can add engraving for $40 for a special surprise!
Bourbon smoked bacon
Fathers worldwide deserve to wake up to the smell of sizzling bacon! This rich, thick-cut Kentucky-made bacon is coated with Bourbon Smoked Pepper and perfect with eggs for breakfast, on sandwiches, or plopped into that hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary. Get a pack for $18 at Bourbon Barrel Foods.
Wagyu beef sticks
Snake River Farms is legendary for its American Wagyu beef. Now Dad can take it with him wherever he goes. These flavorful smoked beef sticks are the better alternative to anything store-bought. They’re made with premium quality beef and a delicious blend of savory seasonings. Grab a few packs of 12 sticks for $24 each at Snake River Farms.
Ultimate grill seasoning collection
The Spice House has led the spice and seasoning charge for over 60 years, and for good reason. This bundle of eight best-selling blends will last Dad until next Father’s Day. No promises, though — he’ll be using them a lot. Grill burgers or fish with their garlic pepper butcher’s rub, and use Vulcan Fire Salt on margarita rims or over popcorn all summer! The set is $78 at The Spice House.
RECREATION & OUTDOORS
Level up Dad’s game (and show you’re ready to play and take him on) with this Pickleball set from Recess. It has two 512 Sport paddles, one rally bag, two nylon paddle covers, and three neon pickleballs. Recess paddles have a durable carbon fiber surface with a honeycomb core, and these are longer, so they’re ready to level up adult players’ games. Shop this set on sale for $330 (reg. $368) at Recess.
Ladder ball toss game
If you’ve never played the ladder toss game, it’s addictively fun and easy to play with a cocktail in hand over warm conversation. This one is sturdier than most but still easy to set up and take on trips. Shop this on sale for $74.99 (reg. $79.98) on Amazon.
The BEST personal cooler
Pelican has created the most versatile personal cooler that holds and does everything you need for a weekend roundtrip or a day on the water. This thing stays COLD and is contained by commercial-grade polyurethane walls and a freezer-gasketed lid, and the dry box keeps important trinkets dry. There’s even a bottle opener with a magnet for easy bottle poppin’. This badass personal lunchbox is $89.95 at Amazon.
Pizza over fire pit accessory
This will be Dad’s new favorite fire pit accessory. This fully five-starred companion lets you make tasty pies with all your favorite toppings from the comfort of your home or while camping under the stars. The pizza oven addition comes in three sizes (based on the size of your Solo Stove) from $199.99 to $349.99 at Solo Stove.
High Camp Flask
High Camp specializes in modern, well-built flasks that stay sealed, cold, and discreet. The Firelight style includes two six-shooter tumblers that magnetize to the 750-ml vacuum-insulated flask. That’s big enough to fit a fifth of his favorite spirit or bottle of wine. (Add the liquid for the ultimate gift!) Shop this for $125 at High Camp Flasks. You can even add personalization.
TOOLS & TRINKETS
No father wants to be left without a solution! This seven-in-one multitool is excellent to keep in the car, shed, and weekend bags. Shop this for $34 from Tennessee-based Gentlemen’s Hardware. (If you don’t love this particular gift, there are dozens of other great ideas on their site!)
Leather writing portfolio
Virginia-based Moore & Giles has purveyed stunning hand-made leather goods since 1933. Take this handsome large writing portfolio to work, on the plane, and on errands. It comes with a full-sized legal pad and fits many documents of all sizes. It’s $325 and can be personalized for another $12 at Moore & Giles.
Whether he’s actually away from electricity or just investigating something outside after dark, a great headlamp is a Dad must-have. Third Eye Headlamps are responsibly made, super bright, and each sale directly supports organizations working toward a healthier, happier planet. Find the perfect color or pattern at Third Eye Headlamps for $49.99.
Antique table lighter
A definite splurge, this oversized, gold-plated table lighter is made by French company S.T. Dupont, arguably the finest name in the world of lighters. The body is hand-painted and signed by a Japanese artist, and the finish is a golden-brown, tortoiseshell-like patina. The one-of-kind piece dates circa the 1970s and is complete with the original box. The perfect gift for any cigar-loving Dad, it’s $1,895 at Tabor.
Oversized active button down
We know it’s warming up outside, but dads need layers too! This overshirt is a useful and handsome layer for late-season hunting and cooler-weather excursions. The lightweight Cotton Duck Canvas is tear resistant and dyed with a unique ground nutmeg earth tone. It’s got a hip pocket and a traditional tailored fit for the active dad who travels from field to city. This is $138 at Ball & Buck.
Short sleeve shirt
This blue linen short-sleeve shirt from Faherty will have Dad looking sharp and chic no matter the occasion. The European linen is naturally cooling and breathable and comes effortlessly soft and lived-in. Shop this at Oak Hall for $128.
The best five-pocket pants
Peter Millar’s ultimate sateen pants are a good-looking alternative to denim. These five-pocket pants are made from a super soft cotton-modal blend woven with a bit of stretch for shape and comfort. They come in 10 different colors for $170 at Peter Millar.
“Quick-drying, easy-caring, and smart-looking,” this long-sleeve fishing shirt combines comfortable materials with performance features. Made with an exclusive cotton-nylon blend, Dad can easily wear this from the water to the local watering hole. Shop this in various colors and patterns from Birmingham’s adventure atelier Tom Beckbe for $145.
SHOES + ACCESSORIES
All-purpose, waterproof sandals
You’ve likely seen this classic Birkenstock style all over the place. Get Dad down to the pool, out on the deck, or into the sand with style, comfort, and ease. Shop these for $49.95 at Nordstrom.
Izipizi makes the best sunglasses for casual days outside in the sun. Their “iconic” style features 100% UV protection, trendy tortoiseshell coloring, and a flexible fit. The sleek look and quality don’t reflect the $60 price tag. You can shop these at Stag Provisions.
Woven leather belt
This woven belt is classic and nostalgic, and it’s easy to find the perfect fit. Snag one or two for Dad at Buck Mason for $98 — it comes in two colors.
42mm luxury field watch
These handsome watches are designed and handmade by Swiss-trained master watchmaker Cameron Weiss in his Nashville workshop and can be customized with a case-back engraving just for Dad. Details like sapphires, hand-painted naval brass, and durable canvas straps make this worth the $2,000 price tag. Find the perfect watch, or let him choose at Weiss Watch Company.
The Art of Hat-Making Experience | Atlanta, GA
Luxury custom hats are still in, so give the stylish man in your life a hat-making experience in Atlanta! He’ll start with refreshments and an interactive tasting with a local beverage maker. Then learn the hat-making process, working hands-on with the materials and age-old tools. After the hat-making demo, meet one-on-one for a hat fitting and create a custom piece from the ground up. The two-hour experience is $100 (plus discounted hat and materials) and runs Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Book Dad a spot at B.M. Franklin & Co.
Fire and Field Weekend at Windy Hill Farm (June 16 through 18) | Loudon, TN
Head to Tennessee’s all-inclusive, affordable resort, Windy Hill Farm, for Father’s Day weekend to celebrate the art of cooking with fire. You’ll learn grilling, smoking, and cooking techniques over an open flame. There’s also archery, clay shooting, fishing, live music, bourbon tastings, and a five-course chef’s tasting menu on Saturday night. Rates start at $600 a night and include all meals. Call (865) 657-1000 to reserve.
The Cottages at The Ocean Course Golf Experience | Kiawah Island, SC
Bring a crew of dads, wives, and partners to this one, but leave the kids home. This golf package lands you in a luxe 3,800-square-foot cottage with four guest rooms. You get a daily round of golf on any of Kiawah’s five courses, unlimited use of The Ocean Course driving range, complimentary on-island transportation, daily breakfast, and lots more. For reservations, call (800) 654-2924.
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