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    35 Father's Day Gifts For Dads Who Say They Want Nothing

    Even though he really means he will happily accept a hot sauce sampler set...

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    1. A hot sauce sampler set because even though he says he doesn't want anything, he still loves hot sauce, and will therefore be thrilled about this the moment he unwraps it.

    reviewer image of the gift box with hot sauces, honey, and salt

    This gift box comes with three Fuego hot sauces, a hot honey, and salt.

    Promising review: "My dad was enthused, and that never happens! Gave this box as a gift to my dad and his girlfriend. They were both RAVING about it, especially the spicy honey which he said was "very good." That is a standing ovation from my dad, and my stepmom texted to say it was perfect! It felt like an easy way to share a meal with them both, even though we're separated by coronavirus." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    2. A set of wooden planks that'll deliver an extra dose of smokey flavor to all of the foods on dad's go-to grill menu.

    The wooden planks with a grilled stuffed mushrooms sitting on them
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My dad had a great time trying out the different flavors and the family had a great time taste testing, it really turned into a gift for the whole family!" —Gift Giver

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $26.

    3. A three-speed Bluetooth vinyl player with a sleek wood design for a jam session that is as equally suave as his taste in a music.


    Promising review: "My girlfriend always wanted to buy vinyl records but we weren't able to because we don't have a vinyl player. I've decided to get this for her. She was so happy as soon as she opened it. It also has additional features other than playing vinyl records. It adds a modern feature by having Bluetooth connectivity so you can use it as a wireless bluetooth speaker. The wood finish is perfect for our living room even though I don't think it is a real wood. I'm really happy with the sound this thing produces. It has stereo speakers which is very great since it can easily fill a medium-size room. Overall, I'm very glad I was able to find a good vinyl player for my money with some added features." —Viky

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    4. A tabletop fireplace to ~outshine~ all of his other boring ol' centerpieces. The glass can be removed for s'more roasting, and do I need even need to say more?!

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
    One Man Garage / Etsy

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon.

    This darling small business is based in Nashville, TN and sells so many great pieces that would make lovely gifts. Seriously, go check out their entire Etsy page to see all of the wonderful things they're creating at One Man Garage.

    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful! It’s a great little addition to our patio and we decided to use Sterno so we can roast marshmallows! We love the craftsmanship on it and think it is well made! Perfect!!!" —Andrea Lavender

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $34+.

    5. A skull ice mold, because why (WHY!!!) would he use boring ice cubes to chill his cocktail when he could be using THIS? Fancy, but make it dead., Amazon

    Promising review: "The silicone mold is rigid enough to hold its shape but flexible enough to pop out the finished product without damaging either the ice or the mold. The level of detail is pretty impressive." —David M

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    6. A memory foam seat cushion for the practical pops in your life, because there's no better gift than the gift of comfort.

    seat cushion placed on a car seat

    Promising review: "I bought two. One for me, and one for my 87-year-old father. I think mine is great. My father said he doesn't think about his much, because he forgets he's sitting on it. Translated from old man speak, that means he LOVES it! Dad spends hours a day, sitting on a hard wooden dining room chair, watching all of the TV judge shows, news shows, financial reports, and anything else that could cause an old man to have a sore ass. Since I got this chair pad for him, he's actually cut back on his political rants!" —PapaBear

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    7. A sleek, minimalist wallet and money clip that can fit up to 12 cards — which means he can finally downsize from his bulky, worn-out one he's had since you were a kid.,

    This can hold up to 12 cards and has a money clip for carrying cash. Even with the max amount of cards, the wallet doesn't lose its small, compact shape so traveling with it will be easy and breezy. No more bulky wallets taking up unnecessary space!

    Get it from Amazon for $85+ (other styles and colors available here) or The Ridge Wallet for $75 (available in tons of other colors and styles here).

    8. A recycled ski bottle opener dad can hang on the wall as an efficient way to pop open a cold one...and to remember the best place to be is on the slopes.

    top part of a ski hung on wall with bottle opener attached

    Promising review: "This is so much more fun to use than a regular bottle opener. It looks so cool hung on the wall and is a great conversation starter. For anybody who loves to ski, this is the perfect gift!" —Lily T.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $45.

    9. A monthly subscription box curated with fun finds each month. From artisanal cocktail kits to delicious condiments, dad is sure to find some new favorites.,

    My dad has received a few of these boxes, and he still talks about them and sends photos of the dinners he's made with the sauces. Each box is so different month to month, so it never feels repetitive (trust me, he's told me all about each one!). I know he looks forward to finding out what's coming in the mail to him next month.

    If you have a hard-to-shop-for guy in your life, this box covers all the bases!

    Get a box from Vices for $129.95 (or $119.95 when you choose a three month plan; other plan options available).

    10. A salt shooter so he can hunt the trickiest game out there: those pesky houseflies. That...or use it to season his food in the most exciting way possible.

    Reviewer holding the salt shooter in backyard

    This should not be pointed at or used on humans or animals.

    Promising review: "This is a beautifully designed product. It shoots a consistent pattern that will knock down flies and wasps at up to four feet away. You can use it indoors, not much salt comes out with each blast. If you do use it indoors, make sure you aren't shooting at windows coated with interior window films; the salt will scratch these. Don't buy this for a young kid. The salt can do serious damage to eyes, and the gun requires more strength to cock than most 11-year-olds have." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    11. A beer cap map of his state for keeping track of all the amazing craft brews he tries. Finally! A fun place for his cap collection., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love it! Great quality and customer service. I spray painted it gold, which worked out great. I had been looking for a cool way to display my bottle cap collection, and this is perfect." —Josh and Heather Folsom

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in 50 states).

    12. A gourmet beef subscription so he can skip the frantic trip to the store in search of high quality meat for dinner. Just a fair warning that his entire neighborhood might be stopping by once they get a whiff of this cookin' up in his kitchen.

    Cooked meat styled and garnished on a wooden cutting board

    Get a monthly subscription from Certified Piedmontese for $100 (originally $150), also available in other plans or you can shop for different types of meat for individual purchase.

    13. A Deeper smart sonar that scans the water so the fishing fanatic dad in your life has all the information he needs to make the perfect cast.


    This incredibly neat gadget does it all: It scans for depth, measures casting ranges, monitors hows targets react to different presentations, and is great for shore, boat, and kayak fishing. The sonar has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity so they have instant access to the data straight on their device.

    Promising review: "As someone who almost always fishes from shore this is amazing for seeing what is below the water. I can finally see what the area I am fishing looks like beyond what I can physically see. I have compared what the Deeper shows me with a map of the lake and have found it is pretty accurate. I am still getting used to it but it is nice to see how deep the water gets and how fast it gets deep for lure selection. The map function is nice but a little problematic for fishing from shore. To make a good map you would have to cast straight out reel in then walk 5-15 feet over cast straight out and reel in. I really see it being better for a kayak or other small boat. Never the less it is an interesting function." —Pat

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    14. A gemstone guitar pick inspired by each month's birthstone so he can strum away with something extra special.

    Five guitar picks in different gem stones

    Promising review: "This is a gift for a friend. He's a musician and one who appreciates stones and crystals. This is a perfect little gift! It's beautiful and unique." —Crys

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25 (available in 12 gemstones/birth months).

    15. An eight-person tent with a screened-in, covered awning to get the whole family excited about spending time outdoors — absolutely will. Hello, this view!!!,

    It has a large front awning for dry tent entry, rain fly, zippered windows, mesh roof vents, gear loft, and carry bag.

    Promising reviews: "We searched through reviews and decided on this tent. Best move we could have made. We were novice campers approaching retirement and were looking for something that would be roomy for us and could accommodate our grown kids and grandkids. This tent sets up easy and has great ventilation. We could fit two queen mattresses; one in each room. It did great on literally our third night camping EVER by staying completely dry during a four-hour rain event." —David Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $188.49+ (available in blue, gray, and green).

    16. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat — a wildly popular cookbook that'll take him from amateur cook to professional chef once he's finished with it.

    Cover of the cookbook
    Simon & Schuster

    The book covers the basics and how learning about seasoning, balance, and proportions is the key to becoming a better cook. The book is so beloved, that Netflix made a show based off of it!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99, Bookshop for $34.50 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    17. Kabob grilling baskets so he can make the perfect, hassle-free kabob on the grill every. single. time.

    The baskets filled with veggies resting on a plate
    Uncommon Goods

    Besides, nobody eats straight off a skewer and it takes an unnecessary amount of shoving chunks of meat and veggies onto a stick.

    Promising review:: "These kabob grilling baskets take the place of skewers which makes them very easy to use — just put items in basket and grill. Not time-consuming like skewers. Also easy to clean with a kitchen sponge. All in all a great product." —Verified Reviewer

    Get a set of four from UncommonGoods for $17.

    18. A projector here to take his weekly movie session to an entirely new level, all thanks to you. This + a mountain of blankets + popcorn = pure success.,

    Promising review: "This projector packs a punch in a small package. It's relatively small and portable (comes with it's own travel case) but still delivers solid picture quality. The picture is crisp, detailed, and allows for adjustment for different lighting options. It performs best in darkness, of course, but the picture is still passable when used during the day with ambient light coming in through the windows." —Kyle Ritchie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    19. A cast iron fire pit so dad can bring camping coziness straight to his backyard. Jokes on everyone, he actually *will NOT* be leaving his patio this summer.


    Promising review: " This is a great value and it was very easy to assemble! We used it recently and found it to be a great addition to our backyard and it helped keep the mosquitoes away! As the weather has gotten colder at nights I’ve been impressed by how sturdy the fire pit is and by the wonderful heat that it provides us!" —Arthur Glauberman

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    20. A rechargeable, waterproof cooler light that'll illuminate his cooler and help him find the beverage he WANTS (none of that root beer nonsense*) without freezing his hands off.


    *Root beer is trash! Sorry.

    You can choose between a white or red light, with battery life lasting up to 60 hours off one charge.

    Promising review: "Such a neat item! I purchased this for my husband’s hunting trip and he’s truly enjoyed the handiness of the light. He said it provided extra light in the dark wilderness. The light is compact and easy-to-charge. It lasted multiple days from one charge. Also, the different light modes are fun and one can even have a party with the blinking effect!" —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. A wireless Bluetooth karaoke mic – it's basically a portable party to snag for the dad that is also essentially a portable party. It's compatible with any smartphone or tablet and can jam for 5 to 10 hours on a single charge.

    reviewer image of two mics (black and pink) standing next to each other

    It can also connect to their device via cable. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this karaoke mic.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone — the music and your singing comes out of the microphone's speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!" —Ferretocious

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in 11 colors)

    22. An outdoor wine table that will help your dad unwind after a massive grilling event—he will thank you!

    The wine table outside with a charcuterie plate and wine on display
    FaircraftUSA / Etsy

    This beautiful option gives your dad the manpower to house small charcuterie boards, a bottle of wine, and two glasses for an effortless, relaxing staycation at home. 

    Promising review: "Best. Gift. Ever! My in-laws LOVED this wine holder. We set it up on the beach for them during Mother’s Day weekend. It's so well made! Sturdy! Beautiful wood and engraved initial. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!" —Kelly Berber

    Get it from FaircraftUSA on Etsy for $58+.

    23. A sleek standing cooler featuring a detachable tub, bottle opener, and towel rack for keeping his refreshments chilled during his weekend cookouts.

    the standing cooler filled with drinks
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "I wanted a large cooler for entertaining and this cooler works great. It looks great with its stainless steel easy to clean exterior and black lid. It sits nicely on the sturdy base with large easy to roll wheels which make it easy to move around and has a handy tray for supplies. Standing at 35 inches tall makes for a comfortable height to easily reach cold drinks. The cooler can also be lifted off of its base and used by itself, but me and my guests loved that you didn't have to bend over to rummage for a drink. There is a handy bottle cap opener and a place for cap collections. The handles are very sturdy and allow you to easily lift the cooler as needed. I filled with ice and drinks and on the next day there was still a significant amount of ice in the cooler. This item is great for entertaining because it is stylish, practical and looks great. Very happy." —

    Get it from The Home Depot for $224.66.

    24. A Psychedelic Salad Kit — perfect for both full blown garden dads and those who have yet to keep a snake plant alive. This salad kit comes with everything he needs to get his colorful garden growing.

    The box for the kit featuring the kit as a whole with the growing pots, peats, plant markers, and some of the vegetables fully grown

    Kit includes six growing pots, five peat blocks and five plant markers, individual packets of lemon cucumber, red lettuce, spring onions, golden beetroot, & rainbow radishes.

    Promising review: "Hubby loves to garden so this is the second box I've gotten him. He seems excited to plant. I love that it gives you planting time guidelines. The other box plants seem to be growing well too so I think I'll get the peppers next." —SC Mommy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    25. A "pistachio pedestal" — a great gift for dad if leaving his empty shells around the house drives you ~nuts~.

    two tiered tray with spot for pistachios and a lower shelf for the shells

    Promising review: "The pedestal is great for snacking as it makes it easy to sort the nuts from the shells. No digging around shells to see if they are empty. Makes for less food waste and easy cleanup." —R the Yankee fan

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $48.

    26. A '65 Mustang succulent vase that comes with live succulents and will remind your dad of the good old days back when he had hair and a nice ride.

    The mustang succulent vase with live succulents on the back of the car

    This fun and eye-catching vase can house live or fake succulents. It brightens up any room and will evoke feelings of nostalgia for your old man. It's a red mustang from '65, and like, chances are, your dad will love it!

    Get it from Teleflora for $42.49.

    27. A rib master crate that will give your dad the opportunity to improve on his rib grilling game — if that's even possible.

    The kit in its entirety on display

    The kit comes with a beer can roaster with a reversible roasting rack, basting sauce mop, smoke cans, cotton towel, and seasonings and sauces. 

    Get it from Man Crates for $79.99

    28. A birdhouse that suctions to the window so you can provide him with endless hours of animal entertainment.,

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she absolutely loves it! My daughter easily mounted it on the window near mom’s recliner and within just a few days she had her first visitors. She has enjoyed a plethora of different birds coming for a snack. Sometimes two or three at a time. She has even bought herself an encyclopedia of birds to accompany her bird watching. Best gift I’ve ever given her!" —Cindy Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

    29. A darling bee house he can hang in his ever-growing garden. You're still not sure how you didn't get dad's green thumb...

    mason bee house hung in tree

    Promising review: "It is really well made, and beautiful. I got it as a Mother’s Day gift, and can’t wait for the bees to move in!" —kim

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    30. A heated shiatsu neck massager to help dad get the knots out of his neck that juuuust might be caused from the lovely kid gifting him this. ;) You're the favorite kid now!


    Promising review: "I had a hard time finding the perfect gift for my mom, but luckily as search through Amazon, I found this and thought it would be perfect. And I was right, she loves it and uses it at twice a week. I've even used myself and think it's well worth it. I was a great buy in think." —Perry Sorenson

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    31. A ticket stub diary for organizing the piles and piles of tickets he has stored in a shoebox under his bed. Now he can easily flip through and see all of the things he's done!

    the diary opened to reveal different ticket stubs

    Promising review: "My kids have been lucky enough to attend more than a few great events together; I know they save those ticket stubs, and they were so thrilled when they opened their gift on Christmas Day. 'We were just talking about saving our ticket stubs in a box, Mom! This is so cool!'" —Mom of Adult Boys

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $14.

    32. A scenic and serene puzzle that's difficult to complete but will leave your dad feeling so satisfied that he was able to complete the whole thing.

    The puzzle almost finished that shows its mountains design
    Four Point Puzzles

    This colorful and relaxing puzzle was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and will definitely make your dad catch the chill vibes while completing it.

    Get it from Four Point Puzzles for $25.

    33. A personalized corn hole, so that your dad and his buds can play a few rounds while he proudly shows off his impeccable aim during summer barbecues.

    The personalized corn hole boards on display in red and blue

    This corn hole set comes with two boards, four red corn hole bags, four blue corn hole bags, and two vinyl stickers.

    Get it from Mancrates for $129.99.

    34. A stainless steel insert that'll transform dad's charcoal grill into a PIZZA OVEN. Yes, he can now make pizza on his grill, and dinner is at dad's house!

    Kettle Pizza attachment attached to grill to make pizza oven
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This product is ingenious. The product quality itself is very high. It holds up to 700+ degrees of heat with no problems. The thermometer is reliable and makes the difference. Instead of guessing if the oven is ready to cook your pizza, you know. Its simplicity means it's easy to understand and to use. Less is more! The insert makes it possible to use your grill like an oven because you don't have to lift the cover to access the grill surface. That means we can use it to cook more than pizza AND we don't have to use the kitchen oven in the summer and heat up the house! I used my insert for the first time to cook two pizzas and it worked flawlessly. And it was even raining! If you love pizza and want that real pizza parlor taste at home, BUY THIS PRODUCT." —Jack

    Get it from The Grommet for $114.95.

    35. And super strong magnetic strips designed to hang beer bottles and keep them off the shelf so there is more room in his fridge...for more beer., Amazon

    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well, this solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small thinks like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get two magnet strips (holds a six pack) from Amazon for $29.99.



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