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Can't-Miss Father's Day Gift Ideas to Help Dad Relax

May 23rd 2023

Maybe he’s a new dad, your step dad or even a granddad. At least once a year, on Father’s Day, you want to show that special father figure in your life that you’ve been paying attention and appreciate everything he does for you.

And it’s a lot. Among other jobs, dad often pulls shifts as the household handyman, driver’s ed instructor, sports coach and lawn maintenance technician. So when he gets a chance to relax, he does it in typical all-or-nothing style.

To show your dad (or stepfather or grandpa) how much he means to you, choose a gift that reflects his interests and tastes and helps support his leisure pursuits. This collection of useful Father’s Day gift ideas are sure to resonate with him.

blue and green striped double Brazilian hammock    46 inch round Ford Mustang pool float

1. Rest Stop

Indulge dad with a swinging new spot to relax. A colorful hammock is perfect for when he has time to chill. If dad prefers lazing in the pool, a large, inflatable pool lounger or raft will fit his mood (and dad bod) nicely.

set of three black and silver barbecue tools

2. Grilling Down

If your dad is the family grill master, now’s the time to set him up with some shiny new barbecue tools and grilling accessories. Stainless steel grill gear is easy to clean and will help make outdoor cooking a breeze time after time.

Up the ante with a portable cooler to keep his favorite drinks as chill as he is, wherever he goes.

beer taster flight board made from wine barrel staves and four shot glasses

3. Four Cheers for Beer

For the dad who has everything, a taster flight set is a tasteful way to indulge his thirst for craft beers. Add a six-pack of local brews to get the sampling started.

Is dad a bourbon fan? Serve him a refreshing beverage in a classy copper Moscow Mule mug.

32 inch black decorative wood fire pit

4. Happy Camper

Some dads love relaxing in the great outdoors. Indulge his “call of the wild” with camping accessories chosen just for him. From camp and travel mugs to camp chairsportable tables to fire pits, there are plenty of ways to add a smidgen of pampering while he’s roughing it. For the cottage or cabin, Adirondack chairs encourage him to relax in style, while a colorful house flag will alert the neighbors that dad is on deck!

11 inch blue and gray classic vintage world map table clock

5. Timely Whimsy

Does dad work from home, or has he returned to the office? Either way, a desk clock with a vintage vibe or whimsical whirl can help keep him on schedule in suitable style – and let him know when it’s time to sign off for the day.

Dad has earned his R&R. Show him you appreciate all his hard work and support his ability to kick back and unwind with a unique Father’s Day gift.

For additional gift ideas for dad, browse our curated selection of gift ideas for dad or shop

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The History of Father's Day 
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Can't-Miss Father's Day Gift Ideas to Help Dad Relax

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