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    May 21, 2020

    31 Father’s Day Gifts That Dads Won’t Have To Pretend To Like

    That look of disappointment that you know all too well? Not this year.

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    1. A pair of L.L. Bean "Wicked Good" moccasins with a shearling lining that feels like a warm (and also moisture-wicking) hug each and every time you slip on them on. And that durable outsole means there won't be any slipping in these slippers.

    A side and bottom view of light brown LL Bean moccasins
    L.L. Bean

    Promising review: "I received a pair of these for Christmas of 2008 or 2009 and have worn them every winter since. When I got them, they were almost too warm with how thick and insulating the fur was, but I still wore them all the time. Ten years later, the fur lining is a little matted and wearing thin under the heels and balls of the feet but I still love wearing them. I haven't had to replace the laces or restitch anything on them. The tread has plenty of traction and grip to them that I have no problem getting the mail even when it is icy out with these on. I absolutely stand by these slippers and once these ones die, if they ever do, I will definitely be buying a new pair!" —Climber Dude

    Get it from L.L. Bean for $79 (available in sizes 7–14, two widths, and five colors).

    2. A durable, waterproof Yeti all-purpose tote bag built to take a beating inside and out so dads can easily drag their wet or dirty gear (or their beer) when fishing, camping, or beaching.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Amazing quality bag. I use it for almost everything, groceries, camping, boating, beach, you name it. Easy to keep clean and almost indestructible. On the expensive side for a tote bag but that’s expected from yeti. Worth it for the quality." —Trevor Faulkner

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A multipurpose Imarku 8-inch kitchen knife with a high-carbon stainless-steel blade for dads who know their way around the kitchen and not just the quickest route from the couch to the fridge.

    An Imarku 8-inch knife displayed in its packaging
    amazon.com G Schoele

    Promising review: "I love my Imarku 8-inch chef knife! It is solid, perfectly weighted, and handles well. It arrived in a beautiful box, but more importantly, it is a well-crafted chef tool that performs. This is now my go-to all-purpose kitchen knife and I'm looking forward to purchasing more in the Imarku product line." —Kevin G Schoeler

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    4. A Levi's trucker jacket, because chances are your father owned one just like this many years ago and has a story to go along with it (you can just hear that Wayback-machine firing up). But make sure your pops doesn't go all Canadian tuxedo and pair this with matching jeans.

    Levis

    Promising review: "This fits as expected, color is just perfect, and the more I wear it the more comfortable it gets because it loses the initial stiffness. I wore these jackets years ago as a kid, not sure why I stopped, but so glad to have this Levi's product back in my closet. If your thinking about buying you won't be disappointed." —Alex2018

    Get it from Levi's for $62.65 (available in sizes XS–3XL and six washes).

    5. A dishwasher-safe, 64-oz. stainless-steel Stanley vacuum growler that'll keep beers cold for up to 24 hours (pshhhh, as if they'd even make it past the five-hour mark before being chugged down). Bonus: comes with a lifetime guarantee.

    A hand holding a dark blue Stanley vacuum steel growler
    amazon.com

    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+ (available in two colors).

    6. A pair of leather Nisolo Chavito chukka boots with rubber outsoles, so your pops will always have a stylish, complaint-free, pair of shoes that'll go with almost anything, from jeans and a tee to pants and a jacket.

    A dusty brown pair of Nisolo chukka boots
    Nisolo

    Promising review: "These are great boots. High quality, great craftsmanship. extremely comfortable. I got real picky on my next pair of boots wanted something of good quality that didn't cost $400 but also not made somewhere that took advantage of their workers. found these and it's nice to buy something made right! Go Peru!" —Matthew M.

    Get them from Nisolo for $150 (available sizes 8–13 and three colors).

    7. An Audio-Technica turntable for your dad to not only listen to all his old vinyl (so much prog-rock) but convert them to digital audio files (that you'll most likely have to put on his phone even though you demonstrated how to do it, like, five times).

    A silver turntable with a black platter mat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The absolute best turntable on the market under $400! Sound quality is outstanding, setup is a breeze, and it looks great! This unit has significant improvements over its $299 predecessor. It has a detachable RCA cable, a much-improved preamp, and a greatly improved anti-skate mechanism. The only give-up is the absence of reverse play which honestly almost no one uses." —Daniel J. Kobiljak

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    8. A hardcover Moleskine classic notebook, because sometimes dads make lists and take notes in such an efficient, space-saving manner that it will take years until this thing needs to be replaced. Just think of all the minutia this tome will one day contain.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Extremely high quality notebook for journaling or corporate/professional note keeping. Pocket in the back of the notebook for ticket stubs, photos, etc. Ribbon bookmark. High-quality pages and book bindings and an elastic to keep the book closed. Sleek and professional. I love the gridline version for my bullet journaling and this is the fourth notebook I have bought of this same one and I don't plan to change that." —Analei
    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in four paper styles and 15 colors).

    9. A buffalo leather dopp kit so dad no longer has any excuses for not wanting to take that cruise of Alaska. Score some serious extra points by filling it with a smattering of favorite, travel-size toiletries.

    A brown leather dopp kit with two closed zippers
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The workmanship on this item was really good. It has a nice leather smell. It's also the perfect size. It fit all my items with a tiny bit of room to spare. The double zipper at the top is really convenient and smooth. I also like that it didn't have too many pockets. I have bags with many pockets, but I've been trying to get away from buying those lately because it's too easy to lose things." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A stainless-steel, 14-in-1 Leatherman multitool with a knife, pliers, screwdriver, wire cutters, scissors, package, bottle, and can openers, a ruler, and most importantly a clip-on holder, because you know dads totally love wearing things on their belts.

    A shiny metal Leatherman multitool full opened
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves it. He has been using it almost daily for the last three years and carries it with him everywhere. It has proven its utility several times and the tool still looks as good as new. You cannot beat the Leatherman quality. There are some tools that are used more than others however, all the tools have been used several times by my dad and he loves it." —RJain

    Get it from Amazon for $47.96.

    11. A water-repellent, Carhartt rain defender hooded heavyweight sweatshirt that dads can wear when picking their kids up from the airport after a day of cleaning out the gutters. The only uncomfortable thing dads may feel when wearing this hoodie is the awkward silence when small-talk runs out during the ride home.

    Carhartt

    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).

    12. A dishwasher-safe air fryer with a nonstick basket that'll crunchify dad's favorite meats and veggies (and of course french fries) with little to no oil and a whole lot less saturated fat.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising Review: "Like most people, I have a very busy schedule. When I get home, I don't feel like cooking and, I'm just an OK cook because I really don't have the patience when I'm tired after a busy day. But now I find myself looking forward to coming home and trying new things in my air fryer. I cooked a cornish hen in my 5.8 qt. fryer and it came out beautiful. I also did some chicken wings and they were delicious. I even baked a sweet potato and it was scrumptious. The fryer is very simple to use. Cooks quickly. Food tastes delicious and there is practically no clean up at all. I couldn't ask for more." —Celeste T

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    13. A three-month subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for java-loving dad's looking to explore single origin beans from around the world without actually having to leave the house.

    A big of coffee beans, a cup off coffee on a dish, and a postcard of Ethiopia
    Atlas Coffee

    Promising review: "I bought my brother-in-law a subscription to Atlas and he loves it! He's always seeking out new beans on his own, so this was the perfect way to give him a variety of beans from different cultures around the world without him having to do anything! And on top of the convenience of the delivery, the coffee is amazing quality! So tasty!" —Becky L.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee for $60+ (multiple subscriptions available).

    14. A pair of Red Wing 6-inch Classic Moc Boots made from water-, stain-, and perspiration-resistant oil-tanned leather that are built to last, just the way dads like them.

    A pair of black prairie color six-inch leather boots with an off-white sole and white stitching
    REI

    Promising review: "Two years in and these boots not only are holding up extremely well they are getting better. The leather and sole are now broken in and truly molded to my feet. Don't expect step-in comfort. Think of this as a high -quality baseball glove. Break-in takes time but is most certainly worth doing. Keeping up with monthly cleaning and conditioning is a joy knowing that these boots will last a lifetime. Craftsmanship is top-notch. No glue and chemicals holding everything together, just hand-guided machined stitching. Money well spent." —Orangeandblur

    Get them from REI for $279.95 (available in sizes 9–12 and two colors).

    15. A pair of Anker over-the-ear, noise-canceling, wireless, Bluetooth headphones, for the dad who likes a little (or a lot of) peace and quiet. We're talking up to 40 hours of nonstop playtime in noise-cancellation mode. Enjoy the silence.

    A set of Anker noise-canceling headphones set on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought a pair of these for our long flights after growing tired of noisy EarPods and plug-ins that I had to stick into my ear. I will never go back! First, these are very comfortable over the ear. Second, turning the noise canceling on makes you realize just how loud an airplane is (very). Finally, the battery on these lasted for a very long time (made it through 13 hours of flights). I have no idea what the Bose or Sony versions are like for an extra $200-300 but I have a hard time believing they are noticeably better for a non-audiophile." —Adam B.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    16. An Under Armour Polo, for golfer-dads or just polo-dads (the shirt kind, not the horse kind) looking for a looser-fit, a little stretch, and ton of colorways. The moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric comes in handy for any meat-sweat moments.

    Under Armour

    Promising review: "I loved the original Playoff Polo, but the 2.0 version offers even better feel and performance. Soft and stretchy, but firm enough to feel substantial and comfortable. The collar is soft and cool but still stands up nicely and doesn't flop over, looking sloppy. Excellent golf polo." —Shamme303

    Get it from Under Armour for $65 (available in sizes S–3XL and 41 colors).

    17. A wooden, Miller Lite cornhole game with eight bean bags and carrying handles and folding legs for easy movement and storage, because that classic can design will remind dad that it's both Miller Time and cornhole every time these boards make an appearance.

    Overstock

    Promising review: "This corn hole is the perfect size for entertainment and backyard bbq. The design also makes it look more entertaining. It is not made of cheap materials and comes with nice blue and gold beanbags." —Jenn3333

    Get it from Overstock for $108.43.

    18. A pair of polarized Randolph aviator sunglasses with a subtle blue iridescence that will make dad feel like a real top gun even from behind the wheel of that old Chrysler Pacifica.

    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

    Dad talk: Randolph sent me a pair of their aviators to test out and I didn't give them much thought because I felt nothing could replace my Ray-Bans. I never saw myself as an "aviator" guy until I tried these on. I got an immediate Sylvester Stallone in the movie Cobra type of vibe (and that's a good thing IMO). Really digging how light they feel as well as the carrying bag that doubles as a smudge remover. Guess I'm a Randolph man now.

    Get them from Randolph for $309+ (available in seven frame colors and 17 lens colors).

    19. An Everlane standard-fit Japanese oxford shirt, because every dad needs that one button-down to wear to that thing that they really don't want to go to (which could be almost any occasion). Plus this shirt has a 365-day guarantee if anything fades, stretches, tears, or otherwise goes awry.

    Everlane

    Promising review: "This shirt fits so well. I usually have a problem with the necks being too tight and the sleeves being too short on shirts. This shirt fits me really well, and the standard-fit gives me enough room to move, without me looking huge. The fabric has a thick cotton feel that's just rugged enough to feel sturdy and looks great freshly ironed. It usually comes out of the dyer pretty wrinkle-free, but I'll take a quick iron to it if I want to look particularly sharp." —Scott S

    Get it from Everlane for $62 (available in standard and tall sizes XS–XXL and nine colors).

    20. A rechargeable electric wine opener that'll pop about 30 bottles on a single charge at the touch of a single button. No more ruining the cork and having to finish the whole bottle so "it doesn't go bad."

    An electric wine opener the gives off a blue light
    amazon.com

    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.

    21. A flannel fleece robe with a hood for middle-of-the-night dog-walking duties that provide just a bit of anonymity while keeping the pater familias cozy out in the cold when the canine is taking its sweet time.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this robe. I first read the reviews which were really helpful for me to get the size and fit I was looking for. I am 6-foot-2 and 185 lbs., I wanted a hooded, long, somewhat plush soft robe to throw on after showers, to throw on to take the dog out, or just lounge around the house on pajama Sundays. I bought the XXL and it fits me like the model picture, the length is perfect hitting me around the lower shin line. The sleeves hit me just short of my wrist and the wrap is more than enough for my frame. I have already washed it several times and it's holding up well, no signs of any rogue threads just hanging around." —Michael D. Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes S–6XL and 15 colors).

    22. A polished, aluminum Bialetti Moka coffee brewer so dads can get that super strong cup of percolated perfection to start their day.

    A metal Bialetti coffee brewer sitting on a stovetop burner
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've used the Bialetti stovetop every morning for six years and love the ease and minimalism — no cords, nice to look at. Finally upgraded from a six-cup to a nine-cup (which really makes two cups of coffee since I'm not making tiny teacups of espresso) and really happy. Make sure to follow the instructions and never immerse in cold water while still hot as this will warp the metal and affect the seal which will prevent the thing from working (trust me here, the voice of dumb experience)." —Vern Boggs

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes).

    23. A foldable serving cart for putting pop's beverage collection on display indoors and then easily wheeling it outdoors for BBQs and day-drinking-based affairs.

    A red, two shelf folding service cart on four caster wheels packed with bottles of booze
    amazon.com

    Promising review: " I really love this cart. I have three of them now that I’m using for various things around the house. Bar cart for entertaining, printer cart for the office, and portable dishwasher cart for the kitchen. It’s made of a nice metal so it’s very sturdy. And if you want to put it away/not use it any longer it folds up nicely. If I have any other cart needs, I’ll be sure to look at this/buy it again." —Christopher D. Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $115.27+ (available in two styles and six colors).

    24. An energy- and potentially money-saving, third-gen Nest thermostat that can be controlled by phone, tablet, laptop, or the old hands-on method preferred by 9 out of 10 dads completely obsessed with properly maintaining the household temps.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I installed one myself at my home earlier this year. I had no problems, and really liked how easy it is to control with Alexa. I ordered my parents this Nest thermostat for Christmas. Now they can monitor their home's temp and humidity even when they're away and can control their thermostat from their bed. They can even warm up the house before they get out of bed. My dad, who still cannot work the microwave and struggles with the Comcast voice remote, can figure out how to change the temp with the giant dial. Luckily for mom, he still doesn't know how to talk to Alexa, so she can win the temperature war." —EC

    Get it from Amazon for $217.99+ (available in seven colors).

    25. A gift-boxed Fisher Space Pen with clip to write in extreme temperatures (minus-30 degrees to 250 degrees Fahrenheit), underwater, on wet surfaces, or at any angle (even upside-down) as if you were in zero gravity. Plus you get to do the whole "Take the pen" bit from Seinfeld.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I will admit, I was pretty skeptical. I've had "space pens" before that could write upside down, but they were pretty poorly constructed and didn't really last. This pen, by comparison, is brilliant. It's quite small and rounded in the pocket with the cap on, which is nice and comfortable, but it also feels like a regular-sized pen when you put the cap on the other end. Also, it's sturdy. I can just drop it in my pocket and never worry about it." —Mrxak

    Get it from Amazon for $24.65.

    26. A pair of low-top, shell-toe Adidas Originals Superstar shoes, that might not officially qualify as "dad shoes" but they can certainly become your dad's go-to sneakers.

    A pair of white Adidas Superstar sneakers worn by a model
    Adidas

    Promising review: "I have been wearing the same shoe for over six years. As a healthcare worker, it is very important that my feet stay comfortable and pain-free, especially since I'm on my feet for most of my shift." —Bebt22

    Get them from Adidas for $85 (available in sizes 5–14 and 19 colors).

    27. A Sonos One SL wireless speaker, because the bathroom may very well be a dad's favorite room in the house, and this wireless streaming speaker just happens to be humidity-resistant and can fit just about anywhere.

    A black Sonos One SL wireless speaker on a wooden table
    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

    Dad talk: Growing up, I thought I'd have all this massive stereo equipment in my adult home, like speakers and subwoofers and such. But, nope, none of that. Just a Sonos One in my bedroom and a recently added One SL in the living room. I just stream my music and podcasts through my Spotify app straight to my preferred Sonos speaker. So easy. Takes up no space. I hardly notice them but when I do they always look great (and sound better).

    Get it from Sonos for $179 (available in two colors).

    28. A completely leak-proof, virtually indestructible, dishwasher-safe, Nalgene wide-mouth, BPA-free, water bottle to remind dads that they need to hydrate much more often during the day whether that's with warm or cold beverages.

    A clear Nalgene bottle with a blue top filled with water
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I carry this thing literally everywhere I go. A funny thing about water: if it's in front of me, I'll drink it. Since this guy holds a whole liter of water, I drink several liters a day! I used to be chronically dehydrated, never drinking water because it wasn't staring me in the face. This has been such an awesome change-maker in my life. Plus, there's nothing as classic as a Nalgene." —Collegerepeat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 21 colors).

    29. An Anker wireless charger for dads who want to cut the cords ("So many damn wires, I'm always tripping over them!") and juice up their phones and earbuds with ease. They can even charge their phones through those ginormous protective cases without having to take them off.

    A round black Anker wireless charger sitting on a black tabletop
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this to charge my new iPhone 11. I have the OtterBox Commuter Series Case for iPhone 11 and have no problem charging through my case. You do have to have your phone centered on the charging pad, but it's easy to know when it's in the correct position because you will see a small blue light on the side when the pad is charging. It's extremely convenient and will be great for travel since it's so flat." —Echobunny

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    30. An Everlane cotton pocket T-shirt, because even though dads might prefer the five-pack from the "department store" they still deserve a more durable, midweight version that gets softer over time. Trust us, dear old dad will find a use for that front pocket too.

    A brass-color Everlane pocket T-shirt
    Everlane

    Promising review: "Tried the shirt on right out of the bag and the fabric before even a wash was amazingly comfortable. Great fit through the arms and chest and has a nice length to it. Incredibly light and smooth texture on skin. Most likely will be one of my new go-to T-shirts. I’m a new Everlane person, but they did not disappoint!" —Reframed12

    Get it from Everlane for $14 (originally $18, available in sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors).

    31. A wireless remote food thermometer with dual probes, so dad can set it (the temperature) and forget it (until it beeps at the desired temp) and enjoy the BBQ without having to constantly watch over the grill like some sort of meat hawk thanks to the device's range of up to 300 feet.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thermometer is great! I used it today to cook a brisket. I put one probe in the meat and the other in the smoker. Set the alarm to go off at 160 degrees and it worked perfectly. I love having the receiver in the house while it cooks outside. Great product." —Jeffrey Erspamer

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99.

    Any of these Father's Day gifts will surely elicit this level of response from the old man. Oh, you were expecting a hug? Maybe next year.

    Warner Bros. / Via giphy.com

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