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    29 Last-Minute Impressive Father's Day Gifts From Walmart That Only Look Expensive

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    1. A wood chess set so he can show off all the moves he learned from The Queen's Gambit — a show he watched solely because of his interest in the evolution of chess.

    a wood chess board with light and dark wood pieces

    2. An eight-piece cocktail kit with all the tools he'll need to whip up his fave drinks. One Old Fashioned, coming up!

    Someone holding a mixed drink next to the tools of the cocktail kit on the table

    3. A set of adjustable trekking poles that can seriously help him out when it comes to steep hikes. I used to be doubtful, but I'm here to testify that both going up and coming back down inclines are made SO much easier with a pair of trekking poles. He'll love 'em!

    adjustable green trekking poles with cork handles, wrist straps,  and caps for the ends

    4. A minimalist Timex watch perfect for the kind of dad who doesn't want too many bells and whistles — just a classic, stylish watch that tells the dang time.

    white watch with large black numbers, a brown leather band, and silver detailing

    5. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses so he can stay glued to his news app all day without experiencing any eye strain.

    black and grey marbled glasses

    6. A pair of over-ear active noise cancelling headphones to keep the sounds of the world at bay while he listens to yet another podcast about the joys of woodworking.

    black and silver over-ear headphones

    7. A fingernail care kit that'll be essential whenever dad gets a little too into some yard work, resulting in dirt-caked nails.

    the black instruments in a brown leather snap-closure case next to a navy blue and grey case

    8. A record player so he can finally break out all of his old albums again. Let's just hope he keeps his Springsteen-esque jeans in the box.

    cream colored crosley record player shaped like a small suitcase

    9. A sous vide precision cooker perfect for the dad who treats everything like a fun science experiment. This genius device lets you meticulously control the time and temperature at which your meat cooks, ensuring it's to your exact taste.

    the digital tool in front of cooked steak

    10. A table tennis set so he can always get in a quick round of the best game ever after dinner. Or literally *over* dinner if he just can't wait.

    portable table tennis set set up over a folding table with a net, two paddles, and three balls

    11. A passport holder if the only thing pop loves more than seeing new places is staying organized. Its five cardholders, money holder, and one passport slot are just what he needs.

    A model holding a passport holder

    12. A 70-piece tool set if dad's the last person on earth to get a cordless drill. His DIY projects are about to get *so* much easier.

    the tool set and carrying case

    13. A charging station so he finally has a dedicated spot for all of his beloved Apple products to charge as he slumbers. Yes, you might have to explain wireless charging to him once, but hey, that's part of the gift!

    A charging station with an Apple watch, Airpods, and iPhone

    14. A Tile tracker with a 400-foot Bluetooth range that will help dad find his keys and wallet more easily, eliminating the 10 minute shuffle-around-the-house routine he typically does before stepping out the door.

    A Tile item tracker attached to keys

    15. An electric wine opener set if his biggest pet peeve is losing a cork in a wine bottle. Those days are behind him with this helpful gadget that comes with a charging station, aerator, vacuum stopper, and foil cutter.

    An electric wine opener, cutter, aerator, and opener on its charging base

    16. A bamboo bath tray, because yes, dads like and deserve relaxing baths, too! Who could turn down a good novel and a soak?

    A bamboo bath tray

    17. A modern 16-piece dinnerware set so the beautiful meals he prepares can finally be served in style like they deserve.

    White and ceramic dinnerware set on a kitchen counter

    18. A motion-sensor stainless-steel trash can that has over 8,500 reviews and a 4.5-star average rating, and perhaps soon dad's glowing review will be among them. Practical gifts are underrated, especially when it makes the flow of everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning a little easier.

    stainless steel trash can

    19. A bamboo Squatty Potty, because the last thing dad wants to do after a long day at the office is spend a bunch of time in his "office."

    bamboo Squatty Potty

    20. A 15-piece knife block set so he can stop saying that he needs to sharpen your really old kitchen knives soon and get to using nice, sharp ones right away. And when they do need to be sharpened again? This block has a sharpener built right in.

    Red knives and block on a kitchen counter next to various foods and ingredients

    21. A 12-pound weighted blanket, because what dad isn't interested in sleeping even harder and sounder during his near-daily nap?

    The gray blanket on a bed

    22. A large wood cutting board perfect for chopping and dicing in style as well as serving up one of his famous charcuterie boards.

    Wood cutting board with lemons on it

    23. A Bluetooth sleep headband if you have it on good authority that his co-parent tends to snore or if he simply loves the sweet sweet sounds of the Freakonomics podcast lulling him to bed.

    Model sleeping on pillow with the headband over eyes. caption bubble reads "3 in 1, sleep headphones, bluetooth eye mask and bluetooth sports headband

    24. A classic cast iron skillet that's useful in nearly every cooking situation. From searing meat to crisping veggies, and even whipping up some nice cornbread, this stovetop staple is an ideal gift for anyone who's ever stepped foot in a kitchen.

    The cast iron skillet

    25. String lights to finish off his favorite "room" in the house — the patio. Time at the grill and sitting and talking with friends will be all the sweeter.

    the black string lights with edison bulbs

    26. A four-person tent so he's a step closer to finally convincing the family to go camping with him. "There's so much room for activities!" he'll yell with glee.

    27. An adjustable laptop stand so he can finally get a little more comfortable while working from home without needing to spring for a standing desk that — let's be honest — may not get used much.

    the laptop stand being used in different scenarios to hold computers, and books, and recipes

    28. A bocce ball set to bring out his inner Italian grandfather. The Giuseppe within is yearning to get outside and kick some butt at this timeless game.

    bocce set in a yard with green and red balls

    29. A portable UV sanitizing case for the father who loves nothing more than to quote scientific studies about how filthy our phones are. This should reduce the amount of citations from five times a day to one.

    Before showing microscope image of germs on smartphone then phone is placed in case with cartoon germs shown leaving phone, then after photo shows someone using the now clean smartphone

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