It can be hard to buy for the father in your life, whether that’s your own father, the father of your children or just a father figure. Most gift-buying guides are heavily influenced by product placement. Not here! In this guide, I offer you my 100% personally tested recommendations. I’m pretty confident there is something on this list for everyone. Without further ado, let’s get started:
It’s hard to oversell these. Grill Grates have revolutionized meals at our house. I’ve always been a fantastic griller (rumor has it I was once named Best Griller in Indianapolis) but Grill Grates take it to another level. For men who enjoy grilling out, this is the absolute best gift you can purchase. Even better, it’s really a gift for the whole family!
Is the male in your home surrounded by females? Does he begrudgingly use flowery soaps and fortified shampoos because you’re unwilling to let him have anything of his own in the shower? Give him back his dignity. Give him Dr. Squatch soap.
RibbedTee Undershirts (previously reviewed here)
You know what men hate? Undershirts that fit poorly. You know what they can’t find? Reasonable undershirts that fit well. Spend money on things you use the most every day. For men, one of those things is undershirts. These are the best. Also, if he wears white shirts, get him a grey undershirt; it won’t show through. Oh, and V-neck, of course. You probably knew that, though.
Butcher’s Crossing by John Stoner
Can your man read? Then he will love this book. Set in the 1870’s, it’s about a tenderfoot who decides to take part in a buffalo hunt before they’re all gone. This is a book for every man. Guaranteed.
American Giant makes the best sweatshirts on the planet. Fact. He’ll be able to hand this one down to the grandkids eventually and it will still be bulletproof. Yes, it’s expensive for a hooded sweatshirt. It’s also the only one you’ll ever buy again. This one will feel amazing, last forever, and make him feel great every time he wears it. Or you could buy 3 cheap sweatshirts that he won’t much care for and won’t really enjoy. Don’t do that. Get this one instead.
For everyone else: Bill Murray
You’re telling me NONE of the above would interest him? You’re kidding, right? Well in that case, get him one of these prints and put it in a frame. Done. If you think he wouldn’t like any of these suggestions, just try one anyway. Odds are that you don’t have the slightest damn clue what men like. If he doesn’t like any of these options, check his chromosomes and be sure the Y is actually there. Happy Father’s Day!
Update: One final thought is to find out which apps he uses the most and then buy him the paid version to get additional features and remove ads. It will be the best $1-5 ever spent for him.
*Note: I have not received any compensation/goods in exchange for my priceless recommendations.