Father's Day 2021 Gift Guide
We've said this before, but dudes are hard to shop for. Especially for Father's Day because not every dad golfs, watches sports, or wears 'World's Greatest Dad' t-shirts around town. But we still want to show all the dads out there how much we appreciate all they do so we scoured the internet, tapped into our (male and female) friends, and revisited our most successful gifts given to deliver you an epic roundup of Father's Day gifts perfect for all the cool dads out there.
S'mores Like You've Never Had Before
I see your basic Hershey/Honey Maid/Jet Puffed combo, but Portland-based 1927 Smores has really upped the ante by creating smores with sophistication. We’re talking cocoa espresso s’mores, lemon meringue, salted caramel whiskey, and other flavors we didn’t even know were possible in the world of s’mores. Why settle for Jet Puffed when you can have handcrafted grahams and marshmallows?
The Yard Game Everyone is Playing
You probably own a bag toss set and numerous other yard games, but are you really having fun if you don’t also have a Spike Ball Set? I haven’t played it personally, but friends say it’s the most fun yard game they’ve played in awhile. Essentially volleyball without a big net to hang up. Plus, it’s lightweight so you can take it to the beach or campsite without sacrificing cargo space.
Portable Power Station
Give your man the gift of power...as in the power to keep his devices fired up during a long camping weekend. Sure you might want to ‘unplug’ when enjoying the great outdoors, but he’ll still want to bump that camp playlist, take a thousand pics of the kids and not have his phone die before the weekend’s over.
A Proper Party Light
Patio lights are the perfect summer accessory and this modern lantern is absolutely gorgeous. The LED light offers three different settings and it’s splash resistant, cordless, portable, and rechargeable. Summer nights with this gem will basically provide the perfect platform for showing off your incredible taste.
Our household definitely got more screen time in 2020 and whenever I was on the hunt for new binge-worthy material, my friends always recommended something that was from HBO (which we don’t have so I had major FOMO). Content is king and let’s just say HBO seems to rule the domain these days.
Nothing says ‘you’ve earned it’ like a cigar and this is the summer to celebrate hanging with friends again after a year of Netflix. Give your hubby a box of cigars to break out and share with his buds at his first bbq of the season. My Father Cigars were highly recommended by my brother-in-law and can be found at most cigar retailers.
Be the Hero of Happy Hour
This craft cocktail kit makes mixology simple. The unique flavor blends of organic produce, herbs and spices will upgrade his liquor cabinet and the process makes it fool-proof. Add your favorite liquor, wine, or water, infuse for 2-3 days, strain, and you’ve got yourself a fancy cocktail.
Temporary Tats With Dad's Face
I’m about to get these for every single occasion - obsessed! How hilarious would it be to pay homage to the man of the house by plastering your body with temporary tattoos of his face? Simply upload a hi-res photo of Dad and the Tattitude team takes care of designing the rest.
Eat Like A King With This Camping Stove
My husband pulled the trigger and recently got this camping stove (happy early Father’s Day). It’s definitely not cheap, but really, you can only eat so many hot dogs while camping. This Jetboil stove has two burners that are so powerful they can boil water in under 3 minutes. It comes with a pot, pan and steamer lids and everything stows nicely in a small, compact travel bag. Basically, he’ll be able to whip up a gourmet meal in the middle of nowhere and serve you piping hot coffee stat.
Cool Dad Sweatpants
It’s all in the details with these Champion + Todd Snyder joggers. The herringbone drawstring and tailored fit add a sophisticated look to a clothing item you’d normally not want your husband to wear out in public.
Learn Skills From The Pros
This streaming service will give him access to an incredible catalog of 100+ classes taught by the world’s best on cooking, leadership, photography, writing and more. Each class includes around 20 video lessons that are about 10 minutes (short enough to hold his attention) along with an in-depth workbook. If there’s a new skill he’s been wanting to learn, this service will help him get there.
Something Dirty? There's a Soap for That
I recently picked up a bottle of Campsuds for an upcoming camping trip and had no idea how much my husband would appreciate it. In hindsight, I should have seen this coming because it’s the ultimate dude soap due to the fact it works on dishes, clothes, hands, hair, really anything that needs washing. While I personally won’t be ditching my vitamin enhanced face wash, this holiday isn’t about me and I’ll just be happy knowing that this stuff is good for the environment and my tent won’t fill up with smelly boy stink.
For the Hippie at Heart
I actually got this for my husband a few months ago for our anniversary gift so I’ll attest to how awesome it is. Slacklining is significantly harder than it looks but this kit comes with an overhead training line (and handles) so you can hold on as you wobble your way across. Setup is simple and everything fits into a little bag, making it super easy to take anywhere. He’ll be ready to hang with the stoner kids in Boulder and provide your family with endless entertainment.
How to Be A Bookworm With Kids
He has kids so long gone are the days of settling in and getting lost in a book for hours. Thanks to Audible he can still read up on his favorites while moving the lawn or walking the dog (see what I did there?). The subscription gives you access to their entire Audible Plus Catalog of podcasts, audiobooks, guided wellness, and Audible originals.
Locally Distilled Spirits
Now that we can drink with friends again, add a fresh face to the house liquor cabinet with spirits distilled by a women-owned company. Based in Portland, OR, Freeland Spirits is known for their strong gin game, but don’t overlook the whiskey aged in pinot noir wine barrels and their healthy selection of divine mixers. Every single one would scratch that itch for a cocktail without leaving your backyard.