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69 Father's Day Gifts for Your Weird, Special Dad

From weed-themed Crocs and coffee gear to bidets and brewing kits, here's a grip of A+ ideas for what to get all kinds of daddies.
June 11, 2021, 6:41pm

Heya, junior! And, no, don’t hop in the Gremlin. We’re not going fishing today (next year, OK?). Instead, we’re throwing out lines for your daddy’s favorite things—and we mean your exact dad—and reeling in sausage grinders, toilet timers, Carhartt gear, and all the other stuff that the old man (or unconventional father figure) would enjoy this Father’s Day. 

You might not have been a football star, but Dad doesn’t care—he loves you, anyway. (We hope.) That’s why you should a) call, and b) shower him in novelty shirts, beer mugs, grilling gear, and much, much more.

We’ve got gifts for the hypebeast dad, the Virgo dad, the prankster dad, the traveling dad, the WFH dad, the boomer dad, the stoner dad, the camping dad, and—of course—the hungry dad (who is just starting to self-identify as a “foodie”; bless his dorky, outdated heart). Because no matter how much he may have embarrassed you at little league, prom, and every family event, he’s your dad. 

Gifts for the Goofball Dad 

Who needs friends when you have Socki, Winston, Dewey, and Hosen? Plus, this four-pack of limited-edition socks come with a charming comic, which will bring back memories of Dad’s youth, or something.


Limited Edition Socks Box Set (4 Pairs)

Sometimes, Dad wants to hit the Cha Cha Slide (and hit it HARD) at the cousin’s wedding, but Mom (and literally everyone else) says he has to put the double-fisted Heinekens down first. Here’s the solution: a waterproof, adult tuxedo bib. 

Frenchie Mini Couture

Men's Waterproof Adult Tuxedo Bib

For a gift that says, “You reeled me in with the D” to the father of your children… the ideal fishing joke x dad joke, but make it horny.


Fishing Hook Joke Gift

As seen on Shark Tank, the Toilet Timer was pitched with the concept of “no more 40-minute bathroom breaks.” 

GET OUT OF THE WATER! (The bratwursts are ready.) 

Design Toscano

The Great White Shark Wall Mount Trophy Sculpture

Take him back to the days of the 5-inch inseam (which are BACK, dude) with a vintage Magnum, P.I. trucker hat.


1980 Magnum PI Trucker Hat

Can you pasta sauce, per favore? We’re obsessed with Tombolo’s instantly iconic cabana shirts, and the vongole one just might be our fave.


‘Vongole!’ Cabana Button-Up

So he can rep his favorite person, or share how he sees himself. No rules.


Mommy Hat

Gifts for the Decadent Daddy

An annotated compilation of jazzy records from the 1940s-90s, for cool cat pops.

This USB-rechargeable lighter will look very chic floating around the house, unlike that crusty Bic (which, no shade, we love you, too). 

The USB Lighter Company

Rechargeable Lighter

Once you bidet, you never turn away. This mega-popular Tushy Classic model is super easy to install, too. 

For Daddy's beer, coffee, or anything else he instantly wants ice cold, this Hyperchiller instant beverage cooler operates like Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin


Maxi-Matic Patented Instant Coffee/Beverage Cooler

Replica’s deliciously smoky, unisex Jazz Club cologne has notes of tobacco leaf, rum, and pink pepper. It’s like they bottled Dark Passage.  

Maison Margiela

‘Replica’ Jazz Club Cologne

This Carhartt WIP jawn in collaboration with the artist Tom Król is the perfect synthesis of "Dad's favorite aloha shirt" and your favorite workwear/streetwear crossover. 

Carhartt WIP


The Art of Sport is Dad’s gateway to skincare. This brand is one of the best ways to get him excited about looking at what ingredients are in his body washes and personal care products (in this case, cool eucalyptus and citrus). 

The Art of Sport

The Variety Kit: Antiperspirants and Deep Cleansing Charcoal Body Bars

The gift of pounding a 150-milligram CBD lotion into one’s weary thighs with a Theragun is something everyone deserves to do at least once in their life.


Theragun Prime + Recover CBD Lotion Kit

Ah yes, THE MIRROR. You’ve seen the Instagram ad. Now it’s time to get this black-magic-tech, “nearly invisible” home workout mirror for your Instagram dad.

His skin will feel like Cool Whip when swaddled in Parachute’s cotton summer robe. 

If anyone has lived as much life as Dad, it’s the Fisher Space Pen. It went to space, dude. 

The Fisher Space Pen

Bullet Space Pen

Help him feel a little jazzier in his WFH station with a mug that comes with its very own heater. 


Ui Mug & Heater

The Best Outdoors Gifts for Dad

Swamp daddy doesn’t swat. He zaps—with this tennis racket zapper for Agassi-inspired mosquito destruction. 

Dad needs a keister throne, and a timeless Adirondack chair with definitely suffice.

Alcott Hill

Mitchem Adirondack Patio Chair with Cushions

This fishing hat is bass master on top, Fieri vibes on the flip.

SA Fishing

Under Brim Straw Hat

For your gentle green giant, may we present: weed Crocs. 


Classic Hemp Leaf Clog

The Carhartt chore coat he’ll want to be buried in, in the brand’s signature shade of deli mustard brown. 

What do dads love? Tool chests. Grab this four-drawer guy, and Dad can finally organize the garage. Your home will know peace. 


26-inch 4 Drawer Top Tool Chest

The boys down at the legion are gonna lose it when they see Dad’s new ice. 

FYI: not a coffin. Just a sick tent for the dad who likes his tents to make him look trim. Plus, he can make jokes about how “in-tents” he is for the rest of his days.

REI Co-op

REI Co-op All Season Bivy

You might have to poop into a bucket while camping, but you don’t have to do it in the dark. Shed some light on the situation with this BioLite solar set that transforms any structure into an off-grid home. 

Let Dad indulge his darkest caffeinated desires and fill up this 10-ounce, shatterproof YETI mug over and over.  


RAMBLER 10-ounce Mug with Magslider Lid

This Solo Stove is the coolest fire pit on the internet, mainly because it’s a) sleek, and b) smokeless. That means Dad won’t get smoke in his face while he shows you how to properly roast a weenie. 

You ever watch those oddly satisfying pressure washer videos? Better than sex. Blasting the dust off the awning will feel oh-so-gratifying.

Sun Joe

Electric Pressure Washer

How else is he going to get all up in the neighbor’s business? A 20,000 lumens headlamp will take his backyard snooping to the next level.


Rechargeable 20000 Lumens Headlamp

Did you guys know that you can perch a tent directly on top of your car, away from all the snakes and bugs and the cold, hard, ground? Why would you camp any other way??


Tepui Explorer Kukenam 3 Tent

REI’s Norseland Pack is made with 1050-denier nylon shell fabric, so it can be even harder to get through to than Daddy. 

REI Co-op

Norseland Pack - 24L

These sport binocs were designed for birders, sports fans, and UFO spotters. AKA, pops.

L.L. Bean

Discovery Sport Binoculars

Gifts for the Nerdy Dad

VICE staffer Jamie Steidle said this is the best version of the classic sci-fi book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and we believe. We always want to believe. 

Douglas Adams

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Oh, just a LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon that comes in 1,353 pieces. Bye <3. 


Millennium Falcon

This gradient puzzle is soothing and trippy, just like Dad’s days of following around Phish.

Bryce Wilner

Gradient Puzzle

Take him back to 1978 with an Atari—but make it gold so he can flex to his buddies. 


Flashback 8 Gold Console

Consider this retro arcade console a gift for both of you. 


Namco Museum Retro Arcade Console

This PC and racing game chair has a 155-degree tilt, infinite angle lock—let’s just say it’s the best budget gaming chair that will ruin all other chairs for him. 


Faux Leather Gray PC & Racing Game Chair

The Best Father's Day Food Gifts

“Sleeping through my fingers all the time, these did not.”—ABBA. If you’re gonna be drinking mediocre red wine on the patio with your pops, go with shatterproof glasses.


Shatterproof Recyclable Wine Glass

Toss Dad’s signature salad to the heavens, and don’t forget the blue cheese. These salad servers are gonna become family heirlooms; mark our words. 

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Just add salmon—this Summer Grilling Capsule kit will take care of the rest, with lemony olive oil, coarse heirloom sea salt, and cedar planks. 


The Summer Grilling Capsule

Umamicart’s summer grill kit includes all of the marinated, cubed meats your pops could ever want. New Balances not included [tousles hair].

Give a dad a beer, you’re a good offspring for a few minutes. Teach a dad to beer, you’re the best offspring forever. (Disclaimer: If you give Dad one of these homebrewing starter kits, he may start spending inordinate amounts of time on r/Homebrewing.) 

Northern Brewer

Essential HomeBrewing Starter Set

Brooklyn Brew Shop

Build Your Own Starter Set

“Daddio of the Patio.” He’s gonna lose his shit when you give him this apron.


Grill Apron for Dad

Got one of those sushi-obsessed dads? It’s toro time with this gifting-ready fatty tuna feast from Makimaki. “A full-grown, 800-pound tuna with his 20 or 30 friends? You lose that battle, you lose that battle nine times out of 10.” (Except for this time. This time you eat the tuna.)

Best known for the ridiculously viral Always Pan, Our Place now makes pro-grade knives, and this do-it-all pick will tackle everything your dad could ever wanna cook (or outsource to another family member). 

Our Place

Everyday Chef's Knife

Is your dad a garden gnome? Then he’ll love this herbal tea blend of marigold flowers, butterfly pea flowers, lychee, mango, chamomile flowers, rose hips, and lemongrass.

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Oh, he’s got the juice, alright—the juice is gonna be really loose when he’s downing a carrot-apple-celery combo from this on-sale juicer.

Believe it or not, dads dig grilling! Who knew? (Everyone, obviously.) Traeger is the name of the game when it comes to smoking, searing, and serving up delicious meats and veggies, and this wood pellet grill is the (very safe) bomb.

Traeger Pellet Grills

Tailgater 20 Wood Pellet Grill

This 5-in-1 meat grinder/sausage stuffer baby can load over three pounds of meat, and has all kinds of blades and attachments for all your sausage, patty, and meatball needs. 


5-In-1 Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer

Seal up Dad’s catch of the day in an airtight, French-made cast iron fish pan. We can practically hear the salmon skin crackling.

For the dad who loves his morning cuppa but also tends to spiral. Jibby’s cold brew combines the best of both worlds: caffeine and CBD.


CBD Cold Brew On Tap

For Any and All Daddies

Wanna learn how to make an indie flick, straight from Spike Lee? This Masterclass is like having the most interesting filmside chat buddy, ever.


Spike Lee Teaches Independent Filmmaking

Does he miss the old Kanye, too? Grab him some Adidas Yeezys.


Yeezy Boost 700 Mauve 2018

Don’t worry dad, you can still fill this with Folger’s. It’ll just look cooler in a Stüssy mug. 

Bravo Sierra makes award-winning, aluminum-free natural deo that smells woodsy and daddy-cool. This mega toiletries set (currently 55% off) packs it up with body spray, hair care, shaving and grooming goods, and more in a gym- or weekend-trip-ready duffel bag. 

Bravo Sierra

Dad Deluxe Set

Drape this heated shiatsu massage scarfy thing (that feels like a million well-placed elbows) over dad’s shoulders and let the deep kneading soothe his tired, workin’-man muscles. 


Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

Sunflowers are the mayonnaise of the plant world: Good with everything!!! Nary a dad can hate on something so pretty.

Just like Dad used to smoke ‘em. Dad Grass’s CBD-heavy hemp “grass” gives a mellow, buttery sensation. (We had our guy Adam Rothbarth try it.

Dad Grass

Hemp CBD Preroll 5 Pack

Though he wishes it felt like coarse sandpaper, Dad’s skin needs a little love from time to time to prevent him going full-fisherman. So does his beard. And his dad-musk. That’s where Perfect Blue Alchemy’s perfect products come in.

Perfect Blue Alchemy

Men's Selfcare Bundle

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Caddy daddy needs two things: A bar cart, and this one-stop, rolling car cleaning shop. No more going to-and-fro on scrubbing day. 

Sharper Image

Ultimate Car Wash Caddy

This Beyerdynamic over-the ear studio-quality pair is some of the internet’s favorite headphones, and they’re crazy on sale. 


Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Over-Ear Studio Headphones

One of the best turntable and speaker deals out there: this Audio-Technica number with Bluetooth. (And, there is a record player for every budget.)  


Consumer AT-LP60XBT Stereo Turntable with Bluetooth

Fight gingivitis while helping Dad fit in with The Kids These Days. Or hey, buy now and save for a Supreme stocking stuffer. 


Logo Print Toothbrush

We love you, Dada. We hope these unique Father’s Day gifts make up for not becoming a professional baseball player.

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