25 Father's Day Gifts Dad Really Wants

by Michael Satterfield - 05/17/2020

Father's day will be here before you know it, no matter if you are celebrating your father, grandfather, or a special man who has had an impact on your life, finding the perfect gift for 'the guy who has everything can be challenging. Dad deserves something more than the standard novelty socks or another tie he won't wear, and please don't get him another BBQ apron. Scouring a cool gift for Father's Day doesn't have to be hard, we put in the hard work of tracking down some of the best products from around the world that Dad will actually use and appreciate. From the avid outdoorsman to the stylish traveler, we have 25 thoughtful and unique gifts for dad that he’ll be thankful for this Father's Day.  

Lifelong Leather:
The classic Dopp Kit has been a staple of the traveling man since the first one was made by Charles Doppelt in 1919 to house all of the toiletries needed to keep oneself looking sharp on the road. This Galen Leather Co. version is so high quality that it should be the last toiletry bag any man would ever need. Galen also offers a hanging toiletry and a classic Dopp Kit.


Tom Morgan Creel
Fly Fisher Fantasy:
Tom Morgan Rodsmiths offers a truly personalized gift for the fly fisherman in your life. Packaged in a wicker creel, the gift includes a hat, story from Tom, and a certificate for a custom Tom Morgan Rodsmiths fly rod.  After receiving the gift, the recipient will work with Tom's team to design their perfect custom fly rod which will be handcrafted in time for fishing the next summer. 


Torgoen Watches
Timeless Style:
Torgoen's take on the classic pilot's watch is refreshingly simple and the result is a beautiful and functional timepiece anyone would be proud to wear. Featuring either Swiss-made movements and high-quality cases and compounds a Torgoen watch is comparable to watches costing twice as much.


Adirondack Guideboat
A Floating Heirloom:
Adirondack Guideboats is owned and operated by two brothers, master boatbuilders, who handcraft each boat the way it has been done since the 1800s. From their classic cedar boats to their modern classic made of Kevlar, each Andirondact Guideboat is built to last generations. A cedar guideboat can take 300 to 400 hours to construct, if the man in your life is a little more hands-on, Adirondack sells a DIY kit with everything needed to hand-build a cedar boat at home. They even have pre-owned and refurbished boats.

$3,800-$4,800 Cedar Boat Kit 
$15,700-$18,950 Cedar Boat 
$2,675-$4,900 Kevlar Boat

Leather Head Balls
Great Balls:
Back before mass production, everything was made by hand, including sports balls. Leather Head seeks to bring back the craftsmanship of high-quality leather sports balls. From their reproduction of the original "lemon peel" baseball from the early 1900s to their version of the 1930 World Cup soccer ball, each ball is designed to tell a story. Balls can be customized with monograms, school names, or messages commemorating a special event. Leather Head also offers a great range of leather accessories. Their gift sets which include either a football or baseball, key fob, and leather credit card sleeve, all monogrammed to match.


Fisher Space Pen
Write out of this World:
The original Fisher Space Pen, model AG7, was designed so that astronauts could write in the extremes of space. Today Fisher's innovative pen has been spun off into an entire range of stylish writing instruments, from basic pens to rare collectors editions a Fisher is a gift a man can keep for decades to come. Most pens come in a collectible box and customized engraving is offered on many models, Fisher also offers gift wrapping as an option.


Land Rover Experiance
Land Rover Lifestyle:
The British SUV brand, known for building both some of the most rugged and luxurious off-road vehicles in the world, hosts programs allowing drivers to experience the true capabilities of their vehicles. With centers in California, North Carolina, and Vermont, there are a number of ways to experience the brand including Advanced Driving Programs, or perhaps my personal favorite the Heritage Experience that lets drivers get behind the wheel of one of the most iconic 4X4s of all time, the original Land Rover Defender. 


Cast and Blast
Everything in one Case:
Master Rodsmith Tom Morgan and Charlie Pfleger of Hill Rod & Gun have partnered to create what they call the Cast & Blast.  Housed in a restored vintage case is a Tom Morgan Rodsmiths 3pc bamboo flyfishing rod, paired with a classic English shotgun from Charlie's collection. Each case tailored for the buyer and the price is dependent on the shotgun and rod are chosen. 

Starting at $9,000+

Buttercloth Shirt
Classy and Comfortable:
If you are a fan of Shark Tank you might remember Buttercloth, the clothing brand that's wanted to offer men stylish but comfortable apparel. Not only did they end up with a shirt that is wrinkle-free, but the breathable and stretchy fabric keeps guys comfortable all day long. 


Sea Bags Chebeague Duffel
The Perfect Weekender:
Sea Bags Chebeague Duffel is the perfect weekend duffle bag for a man on the go, designed fit all airline carry-on requirements, it can become his main travel bag. Made in by hand in Portland, Maine from recycled ship sails, canvas, and premium leather, each bag is unique and tells a story. 


Heritage Jockey Cologne
Classic Scent:
First introduced in 1840, this cologne is a classic sporting scent, with classic Citrus, Thyme, and Basil notes; a hint of dry Honey & Rose and a clean sophisticated dry-down unique to this special fragrance. The cologne was a favorite of President JFK who wore it over 100 years after its first introduction. 


Bond: Photography by Terry O'Neill:The Definitive Collection features
Book of Bond:
Photography by Terry O'Neill: The Definitive Collection features iconic portraits and contact sheets from Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, GoldenEye, and the Bond spoof, Casino Royale. The book also contains rare and unseen photos of Roger Moore and Sean Connery as well as a special section on all the Bond women including Honor Blackman. The perfect gift for any Bond fan.


Nicestuff Clothing
For Nice Guys:
NICESTUFF is a new menswear brand founded in 2019, they too wanted to create dressy apparel that guys would want to wear because it is as comfortable as their favorite sweatshirt. The brand offers everything from classic knit button-down shirts to contemporary pants and jackets combos for when you need to look nice but don't need a three-piece suit. 


Johnnie Walker & Crystal
Gift Boxes Designed for Men:
Help dad up his bar game with one of Pamper Hamper's pre-packaged gift boxes. Like this Johnnie Walker & Crystal package that ships in a classy gift box. While this box is $236 check out their full Father's Day gift box section with boxes starting at just $87.00.


Your Comic Story
Show Dad he is a Hero:
YourComicStory.com specializes in creating custom comic books and posters. A customer simply needs to share events, memories, and details of the recipient that they would like included. Based on the information provided, we draw a custom comic book or poster from scratch. Each comic book gift celebrates the uniqueness of the main character, which could be whoever is special in your life. With custom posters starting at $150 and full comic books at $500, it is a truly unique gift.


BMW Motorcycle Tour
Ride the Dragon:
BMW's US Rider Academy, in South Carolina, offers riders a unique "arrive and ride" moto tours that take riders through some of the most beautiful and famous roads in the Smoky Mountains. The two-day tours offer both on and off-road adventures and include fuel, food, lodging, and a lifetime of memories.  


Gulf Oil Menswear
Go With Gulf:
There is something about guys and Gulf Oil with ties to iconic race cars and Steve McQueen there is just something cool about Gulf Oil and the blue and orange colors. M&P Speed Shop makes officially licensed Gulf Oil apparel as well as other automotive and motorcycle tees, caps, jackets, and more.


Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist
Modern Mixologist:
A new book that has been a favorite of mine on lockdown is "Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist" not only are the drinks amazing, but they use nothing by low-calorie spirits, fresh ingredients, and natural sweeteners. Help dad or the special men in your life become Modern Mixologist. 


Caffeine on Demand:
If dad is a coffee lover, Apex Coffee Roasters should already be on his radar, but if it isn't getting him a sample pack or subscription is an easy way to score a lot of points. Apex sources the best beans from around the world and fresh roasts all their coffee at their own roasting facility in Waco, Texas. With sample packs, individual bags, and annual coffee subscriptions, Apex has gifts for any budget.


Spark Grills
A New Way to Grill:
Spark Grills has developed an innovative new charcoal grill that fires up in seconds, has oven-like precision control, and makes outdoor cooking simple. Using their patented wood or charcoal "Briqs" you get the advantages and flavors charcoal or wood grilling without the lighter fluid and mess. Inside the fans control the temperature and the Spark App lets you know when your grill is up to temperature and connects to food probes to let you know when your meat is perfectly cooked. Pre-Order now for shipping by father's day.


Butcher Box
Succulent Subscription:
Butcher Box offers incredible meats with no antibiotics or added hormones ever, humanely raised.  
100% grass-fed beef, heritage breed pork, free-range chicken, and wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon. Shipped right to dad's door. (Due to Covid-19, Butcher Box is limited on accepting new subscriptions)

$129-$149 (per month)

Stay Sharp:
Having a good knife is like owning a good watch, sure there are less expensive versions that do the same thing, but in the end, the quality and craftsmanship are what you are paying for. The SOG Flash AT is the perfect knife for everyday carry, it's lightweight, low profile, and with excellent rapid assisted opening, easy to use. 


Veldskoen Shoes
Stylish Sole:
The classic Desert Boot has been a staple of menswear since the Second World War. Nathan Clark, of C. & J. Clark Shoes, spotted them while serving in Africa and brought the design back to London launching the Chukka boot crazy that would last well into the 1970s. Steve McQueen, James Stewart, Clark Gable, and many other style icons over the years have worn the Chukka boot. Veldskoen has brought the Chukka full circle and back to its South African roots by handcrafting their high-quality boots in a family-owned factory in Durban. Offered in classic and more vibrant colors, you can pick out a style of Veldskoen that best fit the personality of the wearer.  


Cannondale Bike

Pedal Power:
Staying fit at home is a lot easier with a good bike and Cannondale makes some of the best bikes in the world. With bikes that are designed for commuting, fitness, and even their all-new Neo electric-assisted bikes, they make a bike for every kind of rider and every type of ride. 


Bushwick Kitchen
Sweet and Hot:
For the guy who loves to spice it up, Bushwick Kitchen's handmade sauces are the perfect gift. The small Brookly brand is known for its sauces like the Bees Knees Honey, Trees Knees Maple Syrup, and Weak Knees Sriracha. In addition to just spicing up your lunch, the sauces are great for making cocktails. Pre-packaged gift sets are the way to go and can ship directly to the recipient.



Four Roses
Small Batch:
Four Roses Bourbon is one of the best values when it comes to Burbon. The distillery won Master Distiller and Master Blender of the year for 2020 in the Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky competition. Four Roses Small Batch offers an amazing balance of flavors and quality that punches far above its price point.  


Lead Photo by: Juliane Liebermann