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Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and with the world in such a chaotic state, many have likely forgotten that it was this weekend! However, there are plenty of last minute gifts you can order or go buy that will show your dad that you’re still thinking about them, especially now. During a pandemic, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your own anxieties, however, if anything it should make us all much more appreciative of the individuals that are still in our lives. So even if some of us can’t hug our dads this Sunday, we can still make them smile. 

Wireless headphones/earbuds are a great gift for any dad. My dad is personally still stuck in the 60’s and using a walkman, however, for Christmas we upgraded him with a brand new iPod to hold all his discographies. Now, it’s time to get him some sleek and portable headphones that he can use wherever and connect to any bluetooth capable device. Airpods are one of the most popular options, however, brands such as Bose, Beats, and Microsoft also have plenty of high quality wireless headphone options. 

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If you’re dad’s relatively active and enjoys basic dad things such as checking the weather, a smartwatch/fitness tracker would be perfect! If you just want to get a device that tracks all things fitness such as heart rate, steps, sleep patterns, etc. then Fitbit and brands like it offer cheap options for the dad who can’t stop moving! If your dad is a little more technologically inclined, something like an Apple Watch that is used for a multitude of things beyond just fitness, could also be perfect. 

A powerful speaker is another great option for the dad who likes to spend his weekends doing work around the house, cooking, or just relaxing in the backyard with an iced cold beverage. Smart speakers especially can help your dad play his music from any room in the house, and most are modernly designed to remain sleek while still delivering loud crisp sound. 

A shaving kit is a great staple gift to get for your dad as well. The Art of Shaving 5-piece Travel Kit specifically offers :4 elements for the perfect shave.” The kit itself includes a razor, black travel bag, pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and after-shave balm. All product sizes also meet TSA guidelines for any future travel. 

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Along those same lines, companies such as Birchbox offer a $10 monthly subscription box that will hand deliver your dad a package full of the latest skincare, grooming, and hair styling products for men. Birchbox specifically offers a grooming subscription service for men that mixes up the type of products your dad would receive every month. Once you give him the membership, your dad will be able to fill out a grooming profile online that will allow him to choose from brand name products that he already likes to help Birchbox understand what type of things he’s looking for. The box is equipped with sample sizes of every product but if there’s one in particular that your dad really enjoys, he’ll be able to order a full size easily through Birchboxes website. 

Mugs are so 2005, bring your dad into the next decade by getting him a Yeti insulated tumbler to keep all of his beverages either extremely hot, or extremely cold. Yeti in general has grown in popularity throughout the past few years; they’re most famously known for their industrial coolers. This particular tumbler features an easy to use lid, double wall insulation, and is completely dishwasher safe. 

Regardless of what you get your father this year, make you tell them how appreciative you are more than anything. During times of such uncertainty, it’s important to hold our loved ones as close as possible (or to appreciate them from 6 feet apart).

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Get For Your Outdoorsy Dad

If you have a father who enjoys travelling, he’s probably struggling with the thought of remaining indoors for the rest of the summer amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, since Father’s Day is coming up, now is the perfect time to get the special man in your life something that will remind him of life before the pandemic, and also that this will be over soon, and he’ll be able to hit the road soon enough!

This city map glass from the brand Uncommon Goods combines two great dad stereotypes, drinking dark liquor, and cheesy tourist gifts. The glasses are customizable for most US cities, so you can get a different one for every trip you and your dad took together, one for all the places you want to go in the future, your hometown, or all of the above!

A Fitbit Fitness Activity Tracker is a great staple gift to get for any active individual in your life, but if your dad is responsible for walking the family dog everyday, doing the food shopping, or in general just likes going for long hikes, this gift will be perfect for fathers day. The bracelet tracks how many steps you take in a day, your heart rate, sleeping patterns, and even has built-in GPS and Spotify capabilities. 

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The Jack Black Grand Tour Collection of toiletries for men is a widely popular travel grooming kit for middle-aged men (the company’s main demographic) on the go. The kit comes with deodorant, SPF moisturizer, shaving cream, face cleanser, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. 

The popular “Better Sweater” quarter-zip pullover from outdoorsy brand Patagonia is a super soft classic long-sleeve fleece that will definitely keep your dad warm during the cooler months of the year. You can wear it by itself in the fall, or under a winter coat for an extra layer of warmth. 

Polarized sunglasses in general make amazing gifts for dads. I think we all know what I mean when I say the term “dad sunglasses” so give your old man some style advice by buying him a fresh pair of polarized glasses. These will not only offer the best protection against the sun, but will also help your dad’s wardrobe upgrade a little. 

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If your dad fulfills every aspect of the man’s man dad stereotype, then this Leatherman Wave multi-tool should be a great gift for him. This sleek and portable tool packs in 16 different tool options, including a serrated knife, saw, pliers, a wrench, etc. 

Dads are also famously known for not knowing how to pack for vacation. Most don’t even have a solid overnight bag for shorter trips, so get your dad a nice new duffle bag. The gear we travel with is a part of our overall travel style as well, so by getting your dad a cool new faux leather bag, you’ll be indirectly helping upgrade his wardrobe yet again. 

Yeti has become one of the most popular cooler brands for the avid traveler/camper. The Yeti Hopper M30 Cooler is one of their more well-known products, and it has the same indestructible easy to carry chilling technology that the brand is famous for. 

Finally, no dad is complete without a solid pair of wireless headphones to listen to his music with. There are many brands of wireless headphones out there, and all are relatively credible, the kind you should get is more dependent on how much money you want to spend. The Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless headphones are very popular at the moment and retail for $300, while Apple’s original Airpod design currently retails for about half of that.