Father’s Day 2020 gift guide

Last Updated September 2020
By Jennifer Blair

Father’s Day may be a little different this year thanks to social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make your dad feel special. Finding the perfect gift to let him know you’re thinking of him is a surefire way to make his day. 

Unfortunately, shopping for dads is often trickier than shopping for moms since a bouquet of flowers or special piece of jewelry usually doesn’t have the same appeal. You just have to be a little more creative.

We’ve put together a list of some of our best gift ideas for dads this Father’s Day. Whether your father loves to grill, is a big-time camper, or never misses a workout, we’ve got you covered with presents he’s sure to love. 

 

Gifts For outdoorsy dads

 

Sunday Lawn Care Subscription: Starting at $109/year at Sunday

Is your dad’s lawn his pride and joy? He’ll love a subscription to Sunday Lawn Care, which provides a smart nutrient plan based on a free lawn analysis. He’ll receive shipments of law treatments throughout the season to treat his lawn for healthy growth — and with the code BESTREVIEW20, you can score $20 off this gift.

 

Callaway Golf Pro Laser Rangefinder: $249.99 at Callaway

Help your father upgrade his golf game with this laser rangefinder that fits comfortably in larger hands and provides all the distance measurements a golfer could need. It features a range of 5 to 1,000 yards and offers 6x magnification, too. It’s even fog-proof and waterproof, so your dad can play even in inclement weather.

 

Stanley Adventure Cooler: $59.96 at Backcountry (was $79.95)

For the father who loves to tailgate — or just hang out in the backyard with a cold drink — this sturdy, leak-resistant cooler is a must-have. It can easily hold up to 21 cans and effectively keep your dad’s favorite beer cold with its double-wall foam insulation.

 

Park Tool Corkscrew Bottle Opener: $49.95 at Backcountry

Your dad will have a much easier time opening his favorite beverages when he’s biking, camping, or tailgating with this handy bottle opener. It can remove corks from wine bottles, open beer bottles, and cut everyday items, too. It also has a rugged aluminum case and stainless steel mechanism, which means it can last for years and years. 

 

MSR Elixir Tent$199.95 at Backcountry

If your father is a fan of solo hiking or camping trips, help him stay comfortable with this durable 3-season tent. It features a color-coordinated pole setup system for easy pitching and a gear loft for additional storage space. Its glow-in-the-dark zipper makes it easy to get into after sunset, too.  

 

Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer: $149 at Amazon

If your dad is the type who’s always looking for things to clean around the house, he’ll love this electric pressure washer. It can clean plenty of surfaces, including home exteriors, decks, driveways, cars, trucks, and boats, and offers two onboard detergent tanks for plenty of versatility. We also love that it generates up to 2,030 PSI of water pressure for seriously intense cleaning.

 

Gifts For Foodie dads

 

Farm Food Market Gift Card: $10 - $100 at Farm Food

Any father who likes a good steak will love a gift card from Farm Food Market. The site offers a variety of different meats from family farms, where no hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs are used. Your dad can choose from steaks, burgers, roasts, ribs, whole chickens, pork chops, bacon, sausage links, duck, elk, and other meats, so there’s an option to satisfy any appetite. 

 

Winc Wine Club Subscription: Starting at $39/month at Winc

If your dad is a wine connoisseur, he’s sure to enjoy a monthly gift box of curated wines to sample. This subscription service selects wines based on a brief quiz that determines your father’s palate, so he can sample new wines every month. The base subscription includes three bottles, but you can adjust it to suit your needs. 

 

KitchenAid 12-Cup Coffee Maker with Spiral Showerhead: $94.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Any dad who can’t start the day without a hot cup of joe is sure to love this user-friendly coffee maker that brews the perfect pot every time. It features a 29-hole spiral showerhead that fully saturates the coffee ground for full flavor extraction and a warming plate to keep your coffee hot for up to two hours. It has a 24-hour timer, too, so your dad can have a cup of coffee waiting for him every morning. 

 

W&P Homemade Gin Kit: $42.04 at Amazon (was $50)

Have a father who fancies himself an amateur mixologist? He’ll certainly love the opportunity to make his own gin at home with this fun kit that comes with all the equipment and flavorings needed to turn a bottle of vodka into homemade gin. That includes a tin of juniper berries and another tin of W&P’s secret botanical blend to create delicious spirits. 

 

Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Kit: $47.71 at Amazon

If your dad is more into beer than the hard stuff, he’ll have fun brewing his own with this handy little kit. Ideal for beginners, it only requires 30 minutes to mix up a batch that’s ready to drink in just three to four weeks thanks to its easy-to-use hopped malt extract. Best of all, it includes bottles, so you don’t need to buy any additional supplies. 

 

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker: $219.95 at Amazon

For the dad who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, this sous vide machine allows for perfect cooking results for everything, including meat, veggies, and fruit. It can clamp onto any pot and has features to keep your dad busy for hours.

 

All-Clad Stainless Steel Barbecue Tool Set: $119.96 at Sur La Table (was $144.95)

There’s kind of an unwritten rule that almost all dads love to get their grill on, and with this durable barbecue toolset, your father will have everything he needs to cook the best burgers, steaks, and ribs in town. It includes a two-pronged fork, locking tongs, basting brush, and slotted turner, which are all made of high-quality stainless steel. It even comes with a sturdy metal case for convenient storage. 

 

Philips Smoke-less Grill: $179.96 at Sur La Table

If your dad prefers no-fuss grilling without charcoal or gas, this portable electric grill is the perfect gift. Its infrared technology allows it to heat quickly and maintain a high temperature without burning any of your food. It creates 80 percent less smoke than other indoor grills, so your father doesn’t have to worry about the kitchen filling up. 

 

Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt Block: $34.95 at Sur La Table

This Himalayan salt block is an excellent gift for any father who wants to take his grilling game to the next level. The block is rich in minerals, which means it intensifies the flavors of anything you cook on it for the most flavorful salmon, tuna, pork belly, and other dishes you’ve ever had. It’s plenty versatile, too, so it can be used on a grill, a gas range, or even refrigerated to serve as a chilled platter. 

 

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Sorrento Double-Wall Beer Glasses: $25 at Sur La Table

Keep your dad’s beer glass from sweating all over his favorite end table with these stylish and functional beer glasses. Each set contains two dishwasher-safe borosilicate glasses that are hand blown and can keep your father’s favorite brew icy cold with their double-walled insulation. 

 

DIY Gift Kits Hot Sauce Kit: $54.95 at Amazon

If your father can’t get enough of spicy foods, he’ll get a kick out of making his own homemade hot sauce with this convenient kit. It contains everything he needs to make seven bottles of custom hot sauce, including glass and squeeze bottles, apple cider vinegar, and three types of peppers. It even comes with fully illustrated recipe cards that offer plenty of pro tips. 

 

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking: $14.99 at Amazon

For the dad who loves cooking and reading, this memoir is the perfect gift. Detailing Buford’s quest to master French cuisine, it highlights the challenges and triumphs of his work in the kitchen as he brings his wife and twin sons along to France for the ride. It’s full of the kind of humor and adventure that makes it an absolute page-turner. 

 

Gifts For Tech-savvy dads

 

Brookstone Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones: $149.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Help your dad enjoy his favorite music, movies and TV shows, audiobooks, or video games in peace with these excellent wireless headphones. They can run for up to 30 hours without needing to be recharged and feature padded over-ear cups that are comfortable enough for extended wear. 

 

Sonos Move Smart Speaker: $399 at Sonos

If your father prefers to share his favorite tunes with the family, this durable smart speaker works for both indoor and outdoor listening. That’s because it’s weatherproof, drop-resistant, and WiFi and Bluetooth compatible. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are built-in, too, so you can use voice control for hands-free operation

 

Gifts For active dads

 

PlayMakar MVP Percussion Massager: $149.95 at PlayMakar (was $249.95)

If your father is always pushing himself hard during workouts, this percussion massager can help him recover faster by loosening up tight muscles. It offers six levels of intensity, so it’s also perfect for simply relaxing. Best of all, it doesn’t make as much noise as other percussion massager
 

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker: $94.08 at Amazon (was $149.95)

Help your dad stay on track in his fitness journey with this handy activity tracker from Fitbit. It records calories burned, steps, distance covered, heart rate, and sleep data, and even sends calls, texts, and app alerts from your smartphone. Best of all, it offers a battery life of up to seven days.
 

Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Training Shorts$26.25 at Macy’s (was $35)

Practical-minded dads will definitely appreciate these comfortable workout shorts. They feature moisture-wicking fabric to help him stay dry, meaning they’re perfect for exercise. But the convenient side pockets and relaxed elastic waistband also make them the ideal attire for running errands or relaxing on weekends. 

 

Jennifer Blair is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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