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    30 Father's Day Gifts You’ll Probably Wanna Keep For Yourself

    Me, mid-present-wrapping: "Hmmm...maybe this is for me."

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    1. A hot sauce making kit so your dad can heat things up in the kitchen.


    This kit makes seven bottles of hot sauce. It has three glass bottles, four squeeze bottles, a funnel, an apple cider vinegar bottle, a zippered pouch of spices, two pairs of gloves, 5 pH strips, labels, ancho pasillas, chipotle, habanero, ghost pepper, and more.

    Promising review: "Great product! I bought it as a gift for Father's Day since my dad enjoys spicy food as well as cooking in general! I would highly suggest this particular product after researching other type products on Amazon and other websites. This kit had everything we needed and more! It was very well packed. When we opened the product it had everything as described and a nice personal note inside! It was fun, thoughtful, exciting, creative, and interesting all wrapped inside of one box!" —Sean McDermott

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    2. A pack of little wax bears for a flameless way to enjoy a wonderfully scented home.

    wax bears that look like gummy bears next to some lemons

    These lil' bears are made with soy wax and are biodegradable. They come in three scents: lemon, fresh cotton, and baby powder. Throw two onto your wax warmer and enjoy a refreshing scent, no open flame needed. Get a wax warmer here!

    Get a pack of 24-26 bears from Amazon for $12.95.

    3. Magnetic grill lights for all your dad's late-night burger needs. I too enjoy a midnight cheeseburger soooo maybe I'll get some for myself.

    a model grills at night with two lights connected to the top of the grill

    But really though, why isn't every grill equipped with these from the factory?

    Promising review: "These grill lights are exactly what I needed! They light up the area so well. The magnets are strong and the ability to direct the light where needed is great. The package they came in is perfect to store them in when not using! I have recommended these to several people who also think they are great. I was worried they would be cheap and maybe not have a lot of magnetic hold to them, but they do!!" —LC

    Get two from Amazon for $24.97.

    4. And to go with it, a stuffed burger press because everything is better with cheese.

    a burger sliced in half to show it is filled with cheese

    Promising review: "I love this burger press! Whether it's to fill with cheese, bacon, jalapenos, or whatever, this is an awesome tool for grilling season! Even if you aren't interested in stuffed burgers, it helps with making burger patties. Burgers are perfectly sculpted and your hands don't get completely covered in raw beef. But be sure to spray some Pam inside the press on the walls and the base, otherwise it's a major pain getting the patty to come loose." —AGonzales7

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A pack of coasters with Larry David's judgmental stare that may finally shame you and your family into respecting the wood coffee table.

    cork coasters with harry david's face that says "do you respect wood?"

    Promising review: "Loved these! Bought them for my husband’s birthday. They came in quickly and the seller had such cute details in her packaging!" —jessiwelshko

    Get a set of four from MakerMate on Etsy for $12.

    6. Or a pack of old-school NES cartridge coasters for dads who know keeping hardwood safe from watermarks is no game.

    coasters shaped like super nintendo cartridges

    Get eight from Amazon for $9.99 .

    7. A record frame so your dad can show off all his favorite Springsteen albums.

    a model hangs up a wooden frame with a beatles record in it

    Promising review: "These frames are easy to use, and look good. I bought three for some autographed records. They work perfectly! I am planning to purchase more. Also, great customer service. A+" —One Love 311

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in two colors).

    8. A rechargeable electric wine opener that'll make popping bottles as easy as pressing a button. Sure, your dad loves the traditional wine key but no one enjoys cork in their wine.

    a bottle opener that has a glowing blue light where the corkscrew is

    Promising review: "I've have been looking for a reliable wine bottle opener for my wine bar/cart. This looks very stylish and comes with a nice base. It comes with the foil cutter so you don't need to purchase anything extra. It stays lit up while it is on the charging base. I guess it doubles as a nightlight. Very easy to use and stays charged for quite a while. I left it off the charger for a few days and it still worked. Would be a great gift for a wine lover." —Bridget R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A leather sheath for his Fiskars axe so he can stow it in style.

    two axes with leather sheathes in black and brown

    Promising review: "This sheath is outstanding. It fits perfectly on my axe, has quality construction, and looks good. This thing will outlive me, and I'm not a fogy yet. I hope my nephews/nieces are into bushcraft years from now, or at least need a nice hatchet sheath, because this will still be useful." —Ben Sanders

    Get it from AVikingPrincess on Etsy for $20.50+ (available in nine model sizes and two colors).

    10. A "hilarious" mug covered in dad jokes that will come in handy whenever your pop needs to make the whole room groan. Wait, some of these jokes are actually kinda funny.

    a mug that says "emergency dad jokes" with word bubbles with jokes in them all over it

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift and the friend absolutely loved this and thought it was hilarious. The decal is very well made on there and very good quality. Would definitely recommend!" —roarksophia

    Get it from WeArePaperPlane on Etsy for $12.65.

    11. A subscription service that sends coffee and a classic book, plus some other goodies to help your pop get into the reading mood.


    The starter box has a book, a couple of book-themed items, and the choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Upgrade to the standard box for a book, the selected drink, a snack, a mug, a bookmark, and one or two bookish items.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.89+/month.

    12. A funny zip-up hoodie featuring the best Ice Cube/Ice-T collab anyone could ever hope for.

    two models show off the sweatshirt. the front is empty and the back has a picture of rapper ice-t's face shaped like a glass with smaller ice cube faces shaped like cubes floating in it

    Get it from TeeFury for $45 (available in sizes S–5XL and four colors).

    13. A city map rocks glass to give to the dad who is still nostalgic about the city he grew up in. Sure, your suburban neighborhood is cool but HAVE YOU SEEN Chicago?!

    a glass with the map of chicago etched into it

    There are also pint glasses for beer (and juice) drinkers.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $16 (available in 24 cities).

    14. A challenging, circular puzzle that will finally give your jigsaw-loving dad a challenge. Try not to be too jealous when you get a pic of the finished product.


    It comes with 1,000 pieces. Good luck, Dad!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    15. A pair of notched couch bowls, with room for a spoon and grip to avoid any future Froot Loops spills. This is really a gift for the upholstery.

    a model holds a bowl with a groove for the hand and a notch for the spoon

    TBH, everyone could use some couch bowls.

    Get them from UncommonGoods for $38.

    16. A dishwasher-safe, 64-oz. stainless-steel Stanley vacuum growler that'll keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours beers cold for up to 24 hours so your dad never has to choke down a lukewarm beer ever again.

    a reviewer holds up a black bottle with a handle

    Promising review: "In the growing world of growlers this hits the 'sweet spot' for me. In addition to just being a rugged, stainless-steel, vacuum-insulated, wide mouth, flip latch with a great rubber seal, it is the handle that has truly been the functional feature that sets it apart from many others. One hand pouring is often very appreciated while also tipping the receiving pint glass with the other hand." —Doug R.

    Get it from Amazon from $50.33.

    17. A desk elliptical to help your WFH father stay active no matter how many Zoom calls he has to suffer through.

    a model using the machine under a small desk
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    Promising review: "I am so glad I purchased this. I sit at a desk all day, so I am pretty much completely sedentary during work hours. I will use this to keep moving throughout the day and keep my metabolism up. I have a thyroid issue, and I've found that I see much better results with shorter more frequent workouts, so this is perfect. I'll use this at work and at home I have a recumbent bike. It was very easy to put together, and it is whisper quiet. People come into my office and cannot even tell I am using it. Very very sturdy and well constructed. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it's worth it. Highly recommend!" —Amy D

    Get it from Amazon for $349 (available in two styles).

    18. A whisky wedge ice mold that will turn his double Old-Fashioned glass into a work of art.

    a triangle shaped ice cube that fits perfectly in a square rocks glass

    Promising review: "We absolutely LOVE these whiskey wedge glasses. They are simple to use, durable, and such a hit at dinner parties and cocktail hour. The wedge stays solid for a very long time and melts at the appropriate pace so as to not water down your drink. The bourbon drinkers around here are very pleased with the water melt ratio in this glass and we have since ordered three more to add to our first purchase! Highly recommend!!" —Haley E.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    19. A box of Harry & David's legendary chocolate covered fruit for your very sweet dad.

    a bowl with four chocolate covered fruits in different colors
    Harry & David

    This one time my dad got me a bag of Harry & David's chocolate covered blueberries for Christmas and then proceeded to eat them all himself. Does my dad love these candies more than me? Just don't make him choose.

    This box comes with dark and milk chocolate cherries, milk chocolate blueberries, and milk chocolate apricots.

    Get a one-pound box from Harry & David for $39.99.

    20. A Carhartt hooded heavyweight sweatshirt that's water repellant so your dad can keep doing outdoor stuff without having to throw on a raincoat or bother with an umbrella.


    Promising review: "This is the best sweatshirt I own. It’s durable, thick, and heavy but I can still move in it. The water-resistant protection works well and the extra pocket was a nice surprise. A must for heavy durable sweatshirts to work in! I highly recommend!" —James E.

    Get it from Carhartt for $49.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and four colors).

    21. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription, so your father can feel well-traveled while enjoying coffee from all over the world.

    three bags of coffee with geometric designs
    Atlas Coffee Club

    This service sends your pop amazing, full-flavor coffee from a different country each month. You can tailor it to his preferences, whether it be dark or light roast, or ground or whole bean. They also have a special promotion! $10 off a monthly subscription (first bag) or up to $50 off World Tour of Coffee gifts.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $60 for a three-month subscription, $109 for a six-month subscription, or $199 for a yearlong subscription.

    See more awesome subscription services for dad.

    22. A multi-use skillet with room to cook a bunch of food at once, so you don't even have to wake up that early to surprise your dad with breakfast.

    a pan with six compartments, each with a different breakfast item

    Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook because food cook differently and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!" —Dan S

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89.

    23. A hot sauce so good, your dad will do the truffle shuffle after eating it. Embarrassing, but understandable.

    a bottle of the hot sauce being poured on pizza

    Promising review: "This is what you get if truffle and Sriracha had a baby, but 10x better. I highly recommend because it helps my food taste better for my boring diets." —Linzy nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    24. A subscription to Candy Club — a sweet tooth's dream and a dentist's nightmare.

    orange sour candy poured near a container

    Each box comes with six containers of sweets plus some loose candy. You can choose either mostly sweet or sour candies.

    Get it from Candy Club for $29.99+/month.

    25. A stacking solitary bee hive to invite some buzzing friends in your pop's garden.

    a wooden house-shaped bee hotel with holes for bees
    The Grommet

    This bee home is made from sustainably sourced wood and designed to attract non-swarming bees.

    Promising review: "My dad was a beekeeper and my sister is an avid gardener. I bought this as a gift for her to put in her garden and remind her of dad. Beautiful little beehive with a copper top! Excellent product. :) She loved it!" —Lana

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95.

    26. A teeny-tiny TMNT pinball game that really works! If your dad is missing the arcade days of his youth, this might scratch that itch.

    a reviewer image of ninja turtle figures playing with the mini pinball machine

    It's also available in Wac-A-Mole form.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    27. A wooden horse-racing tabletop game for the dad who loves the ponies.

    a dark wood board with pegged horses, dice, and cards
    The Grommet

    This game combines dice, cards, and pegged horses that you can move across the finish line. Compete against the other jockeys to take home the gold.

    Promising review: "I didn't realize this was a gambling game but it was a pleasant surprise!!!! We have had a blast with this game!!! Go Seabiscuit!!!" —Wayne

    Get it from The Grommet for $84+ (available in two finishes).

    28. A Handyman In-Your-Pocket book with all the charts and info any DIYer could hope for. Best of all, it's small enough to fit in a work shirt.

    a grey illustration of a hand holds the book with the measurements that the book is 5.3 inches tall

    Promising review: "I'm so stoked I found this. Tons of random information that can be referenced. People may say 'Google it' but sometimes, Google results can be frustrating as you try to scroll through message board after message board looking for information whereas this you can find the information easily. Great reference tool to have. Had I known that it would regurgitate a great deal of information from the pocket ref, I might have just bought this one alone but, now I have one for the truck and one for home." —Jeremy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    29. A miniature picnic table that can be attached to the trunk of a tree and fitted with a small corn cob. If those darn squirrels are going to mooch off your dad's lawn, they might as well do it with dignity.


    Get some squirrel corn here.

    Promising review: "This is such a cute concept, but also a well-made and great-proportioned product. There were several picnic tables for squirrels to choose from, and I’m so glad we chose this one! It’s beautiful, and the customer service is so friendly — they even sent us a hand-written thank you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    30. And a trio of dramatic looking begonias for your plant-loving dad who is trying to branch out and find new leafy friends.

    three purple colored begonias in grey pots

    The set comes with Begonia Rex Shadow King Rose Frost, Shadow King Lava Red, and Shadow King Cherry Mint. They like indirect light and humidity.

    Get them from Bloomscape for $65.

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