A Gift Guide for Every Type of Dad

Zippy Sandler
11 min readJun 11, 2023

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Whether your dad is an adventurer, a tech enthusiast, a foodie, a sports fanatic, or a mix of everything, we’ve got you covered. We understand that every dad is unique, with his own passions, interests, and quirks. That’s why we’ve curated a handpicked selection of gifts that cater to every type of dad, ensuring that this Father’s Day will be truly special and tailored to his individuality. So, sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through an array of thoughtful and exciting gift ideas that are bound to make your dad’s day one to remember!

The Weekend Athlete

Groovy Golfer — Golf Towels & Head Covers

This must-have golf towel for any duffer dad is made from high-quality, super-absorbent material, the Masters Tailgate Golf Towel is designed to soak up all the sweat, dirt, and grime that comes with a long day on the links. And with its vibrant colors and stylish design, it’s the perfect accessory to complement any golfer’s look.

It is equipped with a convenient slip, allowing you to easily attach it to your golf bag or cart, so there will be no more fumbling around in his pockets or bag for a dirty, wet towel. With the Masters Tailgate Golf Towel, he’ll have quick and easy access to a clean, dry towel whenever ha needs it.

R Riveter 1912 Premium Leather Slim Wallet

All of R Riveter’s products have been named after extraordinary moments in American history. The inspiration for this wallet’s story goes that in 1912, the first electrically-propelled U.S. Navy vessel was completed. This was an incredible moment for technology and innovation in the marine industry. The completion of this vessel sparked the use of this energy source in other vessels.

Leave the bulk behind. This slim, full-grain leather wallet features card slots on both the front and back, two vertical stash pockets, and a lined compartment for folded bills to be stored. It will fit easily into his pocket so that he can keep it with him on the golf course or wherever he wants to have a wallet without any bulk.

  • This and other great leather goods are available at R Riveter

Sunday Funday Matching Sets from the Spunky Stork

The Spunky Stork is a female-owned small business in Orlando, Florida that has adorably fun and unique designs on clothing for babies, toddlers, and even matching Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me sets!

Daddy and his little one can cuddle on the couch for a little football in matching T and onesie. It’s a great way to start a tradition rooting for their favorite teams

All items are:

  • Made from organic cotton
  • Contain no dyes or chemical colorants
  • Made to order

They’ll be too cute for words as their hands go up in the air at every touchdown.

Aura Frames

Fill one of these great Aura Frames with pictures of his FAVORITE family sports stars…his kids. Add in a few photos of his glory days as a high school (or college) athlete and he’ll relive those memories over and over again as the photos and videos you’ve preloaded for him (along with a personal Father’s Day message) offer him a gallery of good times. Beautifully packaged in a blue gift box, Aura is perfect for all the occasions on your calendar.

The setup is simple, you just use the free Aura app to add photos and videos to your frame, then connect to WiFi and enjoy. The color-calibrated, high-resolution screen means every picture looks true to the original. Enjoy auto-adjusting brightness and delightfully genius photo pairing on landscape frames.

With Aura Frame’s unlimited cloud storage he can add an endless amount of photos and videos to his frame with their free cloud storage — plus no subscription fees ever.

Beautifully packaged in a blue gift box, Aura is perfect for dad. There are multiple frames to choose from and right now they are offering some great Father’s Day Deals.

  • Father’s Day promotions start June 2 and end June 18 on auraframes.com, Amazon, and through partner retailers
  • Carver Mat in Clay, will be $30 off at $149 (regularly $179) — 10.1” 1280x800 HD landscape frame with a timeless white matted design.
  • Mason drops to $179 (regularly $199) and delivers even better resolution. — 9” Full HD 1600x1200 display, rotates for portrait or landscape. Available in Graphite and White Quartz
  • Mason Luxe offers the highest photo clarity for only $229 (regularly $249) — 9.7” 2K display, rotates for portrait or landscape. Available in Pebble and Sandstone.

Wallaroo Hats

Keep the sun off of Dad’s face when he’s on the course in this unisex straw Outback hat that brings a modern feel to the timeless fedora. Its brown faux suede leather band adds a rustic touch to this classic design and packs up easily. Maybe he’ll even break 90!

  • UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays, according to the Australian Radiation Protection Agency
  • 3" brim
  • Packable: Soft taco fold
  • Crown sizes: M/L (59cm) and L/XL (61 cm)
  • An internal drawstring adjusts fit
  • 100% paper braid exclusive of trim
  • Spot clean

FYI, you might want to borrow it from him as this hat looks great on just about ANYONE.

  • This and other great hats for the sportsman dad at Wallaroo Hats.

Are We There Yet

This Father’s Day, help Dad stay clean and prepared on the go with ARE WE THERE YET?™ Travel Essentials by Be Smart Get Prepared®. Designed with outdoor enthusiasts and dads in mind, this comprehensive 84-piece kit provides first aid supplies and PPE essentials for any adventure, whether it’s camping, hiking, fishing, boating, or spending quality time with the family.

ARE WE THERE YET?™ Travel Essentials ensures Dad has everything he needs to maintain hygiene and safety during his travels. The kit includes a variety of wipes for cleanliness and freshness, bathroom essentials for when nature calls, and PPE products to keep himself and his environment germ-free. Its compact size and secure design make it the perfect addition to any travel bag or backpack.

One of the standout features of this travel kit is its wide array of hygiene products, including deodorant wipes, body wipes, toilet seat covers, toilet paper, and flushable wet wipes. With these items on hand, Dad can feel fresh and clean no matter where his journey takes him.

Give Dad the gift of cleanliness and preparedness this Father’s Day with the ARE WE THERE YET?™ Travel Essentials kit. It’s a great addition to his golf bag, kayak or whatever he loves to do.

TheraIce Hot & Cold Therapy Sleeve

This sleeve can be used hot or cold for relaxation made easy. The unique design utilizes a 360-degree technique that perfectly distributes the hot or cold therapy to hit all the right spots every time while stabilizing and maintaining mobility.

When Dad goes all out on the golf or tennis courts and begins to attempt to recreate his glory days of playing high school football, he’s going to appreciate that you had the foresight to get him a TheraIce sleeve!

  • Available at Amazon.com and other bookstores ***LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA

Sacred Essentials™ Maximum Strength CBD Infused Pain Balm

Recently, the trusted Sacred Essentials brand launched a new maximum-strength CBD pain balm after growing customer demand for even stronger versions of its Signature CBD Infused Pain Balm, adding to its premier CBD portfolio.

The expanded collection, with the mission to address a need for natural relief for persistent aches and pains, includes the Maximum Strength CBD Infused Pain Balm designed with three times the CBD of the original formula, for everyday relief from joint and muscle pain.

Each product is formulated without dyes nor added fragrances, and starts with an antioxidant olive oil base blended with fast-acting menthol and essential oils, chamomile, lavender, and vitamin E. Then, products are infused with full spectrum CBD oil extracted from US-grown hemp using a clean CO2 process tested for purity by a third party.

CBD may not be something you’ve gifted your dad before, but especially for the dad who insists on playing like he’s still a teen it’s exciting, effective, and eases the pain he’s been complaining about for a few weeks! A dime size amount should do the trick. Working dads can fall to anxiety and stress. This is your chance to give him a little boost of affection. Try mixing the CBD balm with the essential oils of your choice for a natural, calming effect. He will thank you! If dad has skin troubles after traveling/being on the go, help him out! A recent study showed that a CBD ointment helped clear skin and reduce the itch that typically comes from an eczema outbreak. A little goes a long way!

Backyard Fun

Popdarts

If your dad loves competition, we have the perfect game for you! Popdarts is a modern twist on traditional darts, with suction darts that stick to smooth surfaces. The viral game has more than 1 million TikTok followers and more than 5,500+ five-star reviews on Amazon. Stick the orange target marker on a smooth surface and take turns throwing toward the marker.

Earn three points for the Popdart that’s closest to the marker, one point for each that sticks, and 10 points for landing on the marker! The first team to 21 points wins. Put down the screens and reconnect with your dad with this competitive game!

  • Available at Amazon.com and other bookstores ***LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA

Self-Care

Tarabusi Creek Cryptid Collection

I learned a long time ago that men love a great spa day as much as well do. Set the scene in his bath or BEDROOM with this great Cryptid Collection of soy candles from Tarabusi Creek. There are SO MANY scents to fit his moods with fun names like

  • Big Foot Soy Candle
  • Kraken Soy Candle
  • Mothman Soy Candle
  • Nessie Soy Candle

While you’re on their site, check out the sugar scrubs, lip balms, refresher sprays, and soaps as well. You’re sure to find a collection of self-care products that he’ll (and you’ll) love.

Untoxicated

Untoxicated Skincare was founded by Doctor Martin Smith, an Allergist passionate about re-defining sensitive skin care. Now that many millennial men are dads, they are seeking grooming and care options beyond the typical cologne — enter the uncomplicated skincare regimen.

Untoxicated Skincare delivers effective results free from 128 of the most common allergens responsible for 99%+ of reactions in people. The brand has two essential products that are key for every skincare routine, a facial cleanser, and a moisturizer. Now he can feel good about looking good.

Escape Artists 800mg CBD / 800mg THC relief cream with cedar & black pepper

Escape Artists combined its proven 1:1 Relief Cream with a peak potency of 800mg each of CBD and THC with the fresh, woodsy fragrances of cedar and black pepper. This non-intoxicating cream is strong like Dad and can be applied as often as needed. You might want to pop some into his golf or tennis duffle bag.

Perfect for the weekend warrior who comes home with aches and pains from going all out. He simply has to massage liberally into his skin over the affected area and reapply every 2–3 hours as needed.

CleanO2 Shave Collection

CleanO2 soaps are made with captured carbon and every bar helps to reduce your carbon footprint. All of their bars are handmade and all-natural. The curated packs of soaps are a real treat and all of their soaps are made with carbon captured by Clean2O that actively cleans the climate as he cleans himself.

The shaving soap offers a superior glide and cushion that will leave his skin hydrated and free of irritation. This soap is specially formulated for classic wet shaving; the lather is best created when accompanied by a shaving brush and bowl. Shaving soaps are available in Botanical Bourbon Shave Soap, Luminous Lemongrass Shave Soap, and Boreal Wood Shave Soap. Mmmmm…he smells so good.

A Good Book

Pools From Above

Dads who adore photography will want Pools From Above by Brad Walls. Using drones reveals a new perspective on architectural design. This collection spans the globe’s most gorgeous pools and landscaping. Walls’ photography transforms the commonplace into images as refreshing as their subject.

Produced over a span of three years in four countries, this photo collection is the culmination of Walls’ long journey to discover the beauty in commonplace landscapes seen from unexpected vantages.

  • Available at Amazon.com and other bookstores ***LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA

The Ethical Traveller:100 Ways to Roam the World (without ruining it)

For those with the travel bug, check out, The Ethical Traveller:100 Ways to Roam the World (without ruining it) by Imogen Lepere offers 100 tips to protect the planet, support communities, conserve energy, cut poverty, and more. The book helps with organizing, packing, getting there, lodging, and leaving a positive impact.

Icons help travelers select tips that they are passionate about, such as gender equality, poverty, education, community, peace, the climate, etc. Mindful exploration creates a world of harmony and peace.

  • Available at Amazon.com and other bookstores ***LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA

As Father’s Day approaches, we hope this gift guide has provided you with inspiration and ideas to find the perfect present for your dad. Whether you opt for a classic gift or decide to go for something unique and unexpected, the most important thing is to show your appreciation and love for the extraordinary man who has been there for you every step of the way. Remember, it’s not about the price tag but the thought and sentiment behind the gift. So, take this opportunity to celebrate and honor your dad’s role in your life, and make this Father’s Day a truly memorable one.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!