15 Father's Day Gifts He'll Actually Be Happy to Open

by Cris Pearlstein
Jun 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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Stumped for what to buy a dad in your life? Look no further than the cool, classic gifts ahead.

1 /15: Rocks glasses

1/15 :Rocks glasses

Honor his arsenal of dad jokes with these cheeky glasses. (Target, $46.49 for set of 4)

2 /15: Backpack

2/15 :Backpack

If he still insists on wearing a backpack, at least make sure it’s a cool one. (Tumi, $295)

3 /15: Soy candle

3/15 :Soy candle

Transform his man cave into a gentleman’s haven with scents of leather, tobacco and bourbon. (Paddywax, $37)

4 /15: Virtual reality headset

4/15 :Virtual reality headset

A grown-up version of his childhood View-Master. (JCPenney, $19.99)

5 /15: Movie tickets

5/15 :Movie tickets

This luxe cinema experience beats fighting over the remote in the living room. (iPic, starting at $25)

6 /15: Candy bento box

6/15 :Candy bento box

Elevate his sweet tooth with maple-bourbon caramels and chocolate-bacon toffee. (Sugarfina, $65)

7 /15: At-home massage

7/15 :At-home massage

Dad needs a massage. There’s an app for that. (Zeel, starting at $105)

8 /15: Framebridge

8/15 :Framebridge

Custom framing for everything from childhood photos to his old college jersey. (Framebridge, $39 – $189)

9 /15: Quality T-shirts

9/15 :Quality T-shirts

This T-shirt subscription club ensures he'll never have holes or pit stains again. (Fresh Clean Tees, $36 for 3/month)

10 /15: Camera drone

10/15 :Camera drone

A great way to take a family photo... or find out what the neighbors are up to. (JCPenney, $109.99)

11 /15: Traveler set

11/15 :Traveler set

If he’s had his Dopp kit since you were a kid, treat him to an upgrade. (Dollar Shave Club, $30 for 3-piece set)

12 /15: Cocktail subscription box

12/15 :Cocktail subscription box

You’ll reap the benefits when he plays bartender at the next family party. (Shaker & Spoon, starting at $50)

13 /15: Turkish robe

13/15 :Turkish robe

A cotton terry robe fit for a king. (Mark & Graham, from $99)

14 /15: High-tech scale

14/15 :High-tech scale

For health-conscious dads, this scale tracks BMI, lean mass and body fat percentage wirelessly. (Fitbit Aria, $129.95)

15 /15: Linen duvet set

15/15 :Linen duvet set

Dad will love the looks of this no-frills bed set. Mom will love that it gets better with every wash.


Dad’s bachelor pad shouldn’t look like one—help him along with this chic linen duvet set.  (Loomstead, $199)