If you’ve given your father more ties, golf balls, and #1 Dad mugs than he knows what to do with, you’ve come to the right place. Level up your gift-giving game this year with interesting and unexpected Father’s Day gifts your Dad deserves.
For the Dad Who Would Grill Anything If He Could
GRILLKILT – Barbecue Apron with Pockets
BBQing dads who always need a few extra hands will love this ingenious 360-degree apron that features 10 pockets and five D-rings to hold grill accessories, a grommeted towel, and two carabiners.
Qwick Trim – Brisket and Meat Trimmer
A true BBQ pro developed this tool that makes it easier (and safer) to trim away unwanted fat and silver skin from cuts of meat. It’s Made in the USA with a sturdy handle and stainless steel blade, and is designed to work by letting Dad keep one hand on the protein and trim away with parallel motion.
MEATER – Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
This smart meat thermometer and app work together to keep an eye on what’s cooking, so Dad doesn’t have to. The wireless stainless steel probe reads the temperature of meat and the ambient temperature in a grill or oven and connects to the easy-to-use app. The app sends alerts and cooking times—even a five-minute warning that food like steak or chicken is almost ready.
Baseball BBQ – Triple Play Grill Tool Combo Set
Crazy for baseball AND getting his grill on? Then this tool set will definitely be a grand slam. Each natural wood handle replicates the feel and actual dimensions of a baseball bat, and they can also be laser-engraved with custom text like a name or a favorite team.
For the Dad Who’s Always Starting a New Project
Spear Head Spade – Rocky Soil Spade
This back-saving garden spade handles rocks, cuts through gnarly roots, and slices through packed soil when planting, edging, weeding, or transplanting, requiring 80% less effort than that other shovel Dad’s been using.
Forj – Moldable Thermoplastic Tape
Dad will keep this thermoplastic tape from Forj on hand for fix-its and patch-ups, to create a custom grip, or even to do some heavy-duty jobs. The self-bonding tape is lightweight and flexible and becomes moldable—and re-moldable—with heat. It hardens in minutes and has a tensile strength of over 1,000 pounds. Just heat, press, and repeat.
iFixit – Pro Tech Toolkit
iFixit contains all the poking, prying, gripping, lifting, ESD safety, and screw-driving tools needed to service consumer electronics. iFixit’s kits contain unfamiliar tools like Pentalobe and Torx bits—tools that the tech companies hope you won’t have so you’ll buy a new device or pay them to repair your existing one.
For the Dad Who is Always on the Cutting Edge
HOZO Design – Rollova 2.0 Digital Ruler
This amazing digital pocket ruler measures curves, lines, and a variety of surfaces with one easy roll. It can also save up to 99 measurements to refer back to during a project, and comes packaged in a genuine leather case so it’s ready to gift.
Time Traveler – iPhone & Apple Watch Battery Bank
The Time Traveler Apple Watch portable charger provides on-the-go power and is the only travel solution that lets you use your watch in Nightstand mode, too. The pocket-sized design combines an induction charging pad with a built-in Lightning cable and a USB port to charge three devices all at the same time.
Tablift – Flexible Universal Tablet Stand
Get Dad’s tablet out of his hands and into the perfect position. Tablift holds a tablet securely on top of bendable, adjustable legs, leaving you to enjoy it hands-free, even when lying completely flat. Use it in bed, on the couch, or on an uneven surface and it holds your tablet at eye level, which is easier on your neck, too.
Day Owl – The Cord Organization Pouch
If dad is a bit of a neat freak (or just loses his stuff all the time), help him keep his things in order. For upcoming travels or everyday to-and-fro, this multitasking pouch organizes cords, adapters, and other miscellaneous must-haves, and is sustainably made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
For the Dad Who Always Brings the Fun
Flickin’ Chicken – Rubber Chicken Target Game
Flick the fun up a notch with this rubber chicken game. Bounce, roll, and toss them at the target, and after nine rounds, the player with the lowest score wins the chicken competition. Get the whole crew to flock together for some traditional Flickin’ Chicken or make up your own version.
Bean Bag Bucketz – Bean Bag Basket Toss Game
Get Dad’s competitive and playful spirit going with this fun backyard game. Players aim for adjustable baskets at varying heights that have varying point values—whoever hits 21 points first wins. Best of all, the tower and baskets can easily compact down into a carrying case to tag along on beach trips and tailgates.
Winding Hill Designs – Magnetic Canvas Games
We all know how much most dads enjoy just sitting and hanging out now and then. Wow him (and everyone else on game night) with beautiful magnetic game boards. Each can be played on the wall or on a table, and doubles as functional art.
Chippo Golf – Outdoor Golf Game
Chippo Golf combines cornhole and chip shots to make for a golf-centric backyard game. Use Dad’s irons to hit from turf-covered chipping mats into the netted holes. High-density foam balls have true spin and trajectory so they feel like the real thing but won’t cause damage like a real ball can. The game boards are made with lightweight and durable plastic that’s easy to stow or move to wherever Dad wants to play.
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