Sometimes shopping for dad can be a little daunting, especially around Father’s Day. Sure, you can get him a shirt or a mug again but we know you like thinking a little more out of the box. To help you get those ideas flowing, we put together a list of bold gifts for every type of dad out there.
The Do It All – Backpack ($76)
For the dad who does it all this lightweight pack is perfect. Built with a padded compartment for his laptop, multiple zip pockets for all the little things, and reflective tape for night-time safety.
The Escapist – Nomadik Subscription ($35 for a single box; other options available)
For the dad who likes to escape the urban jungle now and again, this is the subscription box for them. Each month’s box has a different theme that offers a variety of high-end products. Previous boxes have included a hammock, a multi-tool survival card, a high performance water bottle, and more.
The Commuter – High Rated External Battery ($24)
Help dad streamline his day-to-day gear with this sleek portable charger that packs some serious power. One of the smallest and lightest 10k mAh chargers out there, it delivers some seriously fast charging.
The Music Lover – UE BOOM2 Portable Speaker ($160)
For the music-obsessed dad there’s the UE Boom update that’s now waterproof and shockproof with 360 degree sound. The speakers come integrated with Siri and Google Now voice with a 15 hour battery life and 100 ft bluetooth range.
Warm Basics – Logo Crewneck ($40)
There’s never a bad time to get dad a staple for his wardrobe. This classic sweatshirt says it all with the Cat trademark logo: you work hard, play hard, and can do it all. Does anything else represent dad any better? Nah.
The Coffee Lover – Bulletproof Coffee Kit ($52)
Upgrade dads coffee routine with this Bulletproof best-selling starter kit. He can get his feet wet with the company’s proprietary coffee method that’ll increase his daily energy levels so he can get things done.
The Video Game Lover – Nintendo Switch ($300)
Dad was really set on your middle name being Zelda or Mario and even though that might not have happened, you can still give him a little video game magic with the new Nintendo Switch. This hybrid console will keep dad entertained at home, during his commute, any long family road trips, and beyond.
The Athlete – SoundSport Wireless Headphones ($150)
If your athletically-inclined dad is still working out with the headphones that came with his phone or iPod, it’s time to get him some quality wireless ones. This pair from Bose are sweat and weather resistant with a battery life of up to 6 hours per charge so nothing will get in dad’s way.
For All Dads – Carnaby ($100)
Every dad could use a nice pair of casual boots that are as versatile as he is. Enter the Carnaby. One of our favorites from the season, it comes in high quality leather and canvas materials that you just can’t keep your hands off. Bonus: the Carnaby has some serious comfort.