Momma Society Gift Guides: The Father's Day Edition
It’s a tie…no, it’s a grill set….no, it’s a gift guide to help you shop for the toughest one ever, a dad! You would think that after a lifetime of picking out Father’s Day gifts for my own dad I would have this down to a science, but no such luck. Seriously, what is it about shopping for dad’s that feels like a herculean task? JD and I hardly ever exchange gifts anymore, but there’s no way I could let Father’s Day go by without a little something to celebrate him + all he does for our family.
My team and I have been brainstorming ideas for a few weeks now and we’re really excited about the list we’ve put together. Whether you’re shopping for an outdoorsy dad, a tech dad, or a culinary dad, there’s something great on this list for every dad out there!
How to find a unique Father’s Day gift
A quick search online for “Father’s Day gifts” features a lot of sports memorabilia, at-home brew kits, and at least 10 tools for grilling that you’ve never seen before. While these are still awesome gift ideas for dads, they might not be the right fit for the dad in your life. Add a surprise spin to an otherwise typical gift and it will feel more personalized than a typical gift.
For instance, if you’re shopping for someone who loves to grill, grab a gift card to the local butcher instead of another bottle of seasoning. Or if your dad loves to hit the links, surprise him with a few pairs of fun or silly socks to wear while he golfs (it is scientifically proven that the older you get, the more excited you are when you receive socks as a gift).
You can also gift experiences instead of items for a fun take on a Father’s Day gift. Does your dad love to cook? Sign him up for a cooking class! Is your boyfriend into baseball? Splurge on some lower level seats for an upcoming game! Does he enjoy skincare? Treat him to a session at the spa or barbershop!
Don’t stress and don’t overthink it - it really is the thought that counts.
One | Patagonia 7-Inch Swim Trunks | I love the pattern on these swim trunks and there are 5+ other options to choose from. Added bonus with Patagonia products - if your item rips or breaks they repair it for free!
Two | New Parent’s Supply Kit | A great gift for new dad's who are in need of a little TLC. This kit includes all natural self-care favorites and comes in a small, travel-sized box - perfect for the delivery suite!
Three | Smartphone Photography Lens | This awesome attachment gives you DSLR quality photos right on your smartphone. The clip mounts on virtually any phone and comes with a wide angle and HD wide angle lens.
Four | Wooden Valet & Amplifying Speaker | A stylish way to keep your bedside table organized and store your electronics overnight. I love that it's made of real wood and acts like a speaker too!
Five | Chemex 8-Cup Coffeemaker | This pourover pot is all you need to make a delicious cup of pourover coffee! Just add a filter and favorite grounds for a delicious Father's Day treat.
Six | Garmin Forerunner 235 | I asked every runner I know about fitness trackers and so many people said that this watch was their go-to for tracking runs! If you're interested in more features (such as music) you can find them in the upgraded models.
Seven | Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover | I know what you're thinking, a sweater in summer? But this pullover can be used year-round and bonus, it's on sale right now!
Eight | Sandalwood and Tobacco Apothecary Jar Candle | Who doesn't love a good smelling candle? I like the smokey, musky scent and love that it comes in two sizes - just in case you aren't ready to commit to the larger one!
Nine | Mini Projector | Finally, a way for dad to show off all of his home videos without breaking out the VHS tapes. This projector can be paired with nearly anything and the price is a serious steal.
Ten | W&P Porter Ceramic Travel Mug | JD is obsessed with this mug and uses it daily! I love the feel and shape - plus it also comes in blush! #onbrand
Eleven | Beard Grooming Kit | This is a great starter kit of beard care products, especially if the dad in your life is new to the beard game. The kit includes beard wash, pre-shave oil + cream, beard oil and a comb.
Twelve | Classic Wayfarer 54mm Sunglasses | What do gooey s'mores, fireworks on the 4th, and Ray Ban Wayfarers all have in common? They're summertime classics. The shades come in black and tortoise and are seriously universally flattering.
Thirteen | Kikkerland Bike Repair Kit | Small enough to fit in a backpack or bike basket, this awesome bike kit includes everything you need for a quick fix at home, including the tools to do it with!