Our Father’s Day Gift Guide makes finding the perfect present easy, no matter what kind of Dad you get to celebrate this year!
Let’s cut to the chase: Dads. Are. Awesome. They’ve got those oddly enticing Dad Bods and a universal collection of phrases straight from the 1960s version of the Dad Handbook (including classics like “I’m just resting my eyes,” and “What’s the damage?” regarding restaurant checks).
Of course, we can’t forget their seemingly endless supply of the corniest, punny Dad Jokes. (Normally we would provide an example, but obviously, it’s totally inappropriate to make dad jokes if you’re not a dad— a complete faux pa, you might say…)
Dads also seem to develop very specific Dad Skills as a direct result of fatherhood. Without fathers, who would know how much charcoal to get for a BBQ — or how to cook the steaks just long enough to reach charred but not all the way to ‘inedibly burnt’? Cars everywhere would go without an oil change for decades at a time, and whole generations would descend into utter confusion when faced with the choice of Phillips or flathead screwdrivers.
Humor aside, dads truly are a unique group of people. As children, we see the ultimate superhero who can do no wrong and has all the right answers. As adults, we see the truth of the man behind the childhood veil of adulation, and we love them all the more for the goodness we continue to find.
As within any population, you can expect to find subcategories. Dads are dads, sure, but each father tends toward one of several “Domains of Dadness” created by talents, hobbies, personality quirks, or specificity of the relationship.
Many fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for. This collection of gift ideas is divided by the best items for the type of dad you’re shopping for — a great way to find the perfect thing for the dad you have the pleasure of celebrating this Father’s Dad!
The Workout Dad:
For the dad who loves fitness, play exercises with his kids as a bench press weight, and gives “Dad Bod” a whole new meaning.
The Handyman Dad:
For the do-it-yourself dad who can fix anything and never needs to call in an expert (even when he really, really should).
The Nerdy Dad:
For the dad who was first in line at the midnight premiere of Star Wars: Episode III, uses wrapping paper tubes to act out Inigo Montoya’s iconic scene, and does not care who knows it.
The Sporty Dad:
For the dad who never misses the Superbowl, spends every Saturday with the company softball team, and has a jersey for every season.
The Bonus Dad:
For the dad you didn’t know you needed, might not have given the warmest welcome, but could no longer imagine life without.
For the dad who leveled up and has the joy of teaching all his best tricks all over again.
Still looking? If your dad broke the mold, find more ideas here!
Whether your dad became yours by birth or blood, by accident or intention, by choice, fortuity, or an unlikely but much-needed blessing, Father’s Day is the perfect time to let him know how much you admire him — and what an impact he has on your life.
To all the dads of every kind: Your job is hard and sometimes thankless, but you are rocking it. And since it’s Father’s Day… just this once… We’ll admit it. Some of those jokes are pretty funny.
The Woman's Clinic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide sites with a means to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com based on our patient's needs and desires.