29 best Father's Day gifts 2023 — ideas for every kind of dad

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The best Father's Day gifts depend on the kind of dad you have. There are sporty dads, tech-savvy dads, foodie dads and more. Finding the right present isn't always easy, but we know you want to show your appreciation, so we've created the ultimate selection of Father's Day gifts you can buy right now.

From outdoor must-haves to modern gadgets to fitness gear, we have recommendations for all the best Father's Day gifts. Father's Day is on June 18, so time is ticking. Don't hesitate if you see something you think did will love on the list. 

See our top Father's Day gifts below for every kind of dad in your life. 

Ooni Koda 16

Ooni Koda 16

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Thanks to its ease of setup, relatively lightweight construction and no-fuss functionality, the Ooni Koda 16 ($599 at Amazon) is the best Father's Day gift for the dad who will appreciate homemade pizza without extra hassle. The large cooking space and powerful L-shaped flame make for a versatile, family-friendly experience, which is why this is the best pizza oven for outdoors that we’ve tested. Pair with a nice pizza peel, and you’ll win Father’s Day. That said, if you’re looking for something less expensive, check out the Ooni Koda 12 ($338 at Amazon). 

Read our full Ooni Koda 16 review to learn more.

JBL Flip 5

JBL Flip 5

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A portable bluetooth speaker is always a good gift idea, but the JBL Flip 5 ($89 @ at Amazon) is one of the best Father’s Day gifts in particular. Not only does it come in a variety of colors and prints, but it’s completely waterproof. That means dad can use it at the pool, out on the water, at a tailgate and more. The bass quality is great for this speaker’s size, and 12 hours on a full charge means the music can keep up all day long. While there are many bluetooth speakers you could choose from, the JBL Flip 5 is one dad is guaranteed to love.

Read our full JBL Flip 5 review to learn more.

Satechi Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand

Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand

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Another sure-fire Father’s Day gift is a wireless charging stand. We’re big fans of the Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand from Satechi ($99 at Amazon), since it has versatile functionality for the price. The stand folds out to prop up a smartphone, while underneath a pair of wireless earbuds can be charged simultaneously. Or, it can be used as a standalone 10000mAh power bank via the USB-C port. This gift is especially good if dad travels, but it also makes a good desk accessory for keeping all his devices charged.

Typhur Instaprobe

Typhur Instaprobe

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If dad loves to cook and grill, a good meat thermometer is a must. We like the Typhur Instaprobe ($109 at Amazon) because it’s easy to use and offers fast readings on food. The built-in magnets help prevent misplacing the thermometer, because let’s be honest, organization might not be dad’s speciality. The large OLED display is a breeze to read, even in direct sunlight if you’re using the thermometer over the grill outdoors. Accurate temperature readings can help dad get the perfect medium rare on his steak every time, and what better gift can you ask for?

Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8

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The best smartwatch you can buy right now is the Apple Watch Series 8 ($329 at Amazon), so naturally, it’s a great gift choice. With a smartwatch, dad can track activity, see notifications mirrored on his wrist and have access to a number of safety features instantly. At the very least, a brand-new Apple Watch can inspire him to get moving a bit more. At most, it can help him better understand his health while offering the convenience of connectivity features without needing a smartphone in-hand. Bonus points if you show him our guide on how to use the Apple Watch, especially if he’s a first-time user.

Read our full Apple Watch Series 8 review to learn more. 

XGIMI MoGo 2 projector

XGIMI MoGo 2

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Projectors are underrated gifts, and one of our favorites for this Father’s Day is the new XGIMI MoGo 2 ($399 at Amazon). This portable projector has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus a built-in smart TV platform offering multiple ways to watch on any blank wall dad can find. We’ve tried this projector for watching movies, gaming and even adding a second screen in our living room to watch sports when multiple soccer matches are in progress. It weighs just over 2 pounds, so it can move easily between rooms, or even outside to make a backyard movie theater.

High Camp Firelight 750 Flask

High Camp Flasks

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Say dad loves a freshly crafted cocktail, but doesn't like the hassle of packing a bunch of different tools and vessels when he's out golfing, camping or even tailgating. The High Camp Firelight 750 Flask ($125 at High Camp Flasks) is a great Father's Day gift, in that case. This cleve insulated flask doubles as a cocktail shaker, and even stores two drinking cups. The 750ml means the flask can even hold an entire bottle of wine, if that's more dad's speed. You can get it now in four different colors and the option to personalize it, if you want your gift to be extra thoughtful. 

CLIQ Portable Chair

CLIQ Portable Chair

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For the dad who camps, tailgates, or sits at their kid’s sports games, the CLIQ Portable Chair ($109 at Amazon) is one of the best Father’s Day gifts you can get. As the name suggests, it’s a portable lounge chair, but it’s a big step up from the familiar fold-out soccer chair collecting dust in your garage. CLIQ chairs come packed in a carrying bag and unfurl into comfortable lounge seats that support up to 300 pounds. The sturdy aluminum base is rust- and scratch- resistant, meaning it will last a long time in all sorts of environments, too. 

Traeger Flatrock

Traeger Flatrock

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While normal grills can be great, outdoor griddle cookers are all the rage these days. We’ve been testing the Traeger Flatrock ($899 at Home Depot), and it’s safe to say cooking has never been more fun. The griddle provides even heat, while the built-in fuel gauge lets you know exactly how much gas is left in your propane tank. The collapsible prep areas on either side of the Flatrock offer plenty of space to prepare a meal, while accessory rails conveniently hold all the griddle tools dad might want to use. Whether it’s for smash burgers or pancakes, dad will love experimenting with griddle cooking.

Victrola Stream Onyx

Victrola Stream Onyx

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If your dad is obsessed with his Sonos speaker system (don’t worry, we know the type) the Victrola Stream Onyx ($599 at Amazon) is one of the best Father’s Day gifts. The Stream Onyx might look like a regular sleek record player, but it is “Works with Sonos” certified, meaning it can wirelessly stream vinyl playback on any Sonos speaker in your home. Setting up speakers to go with a record player can be complicated, but Victrola’s Stream Onyx makes it simple — no extra hardwiring or physical connections needed. Just get the record player spinning and the sound will stream beautifully throughout your system. 

BlenderBottle Strada Shaker Cup

BlenderBottle Strada Shaker Cup

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For the gym-going dad, the BlenderBottle Strada Shaker Cup ($24 at Amazon) makes for a great Father’s Day gift. You might be familiar with the basic BlenderBottle, which features a clever whisk ball for turning protein powder into tasty shakes. The sleeker BlenderBottle Strada ($25 at BlenderBottle) features the same whisk but in an insulated stainless steel design that has convenient measurement markers on the inside. This model in particular has a lock lid mechanism that can help prevent accidental spills. That’s something dad will certainly appreciate while he’s on the go. 

Hydroflask 20 L Carry Out Soft Cooler

Hydroflask carry-out cooler

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Dad could always use a new cooler, and one of our favorites for Father's Day is the Hydroflask 20L Carry Out Soft Cooler ($89 at Hydroflask). It can keep food and drinks fresh for up to 24 hours, and it can hold up to 38 cans so dad can stay fully stocked. For the beach, golf, tailgating or just hanging out in the backyard, this Hydroflask cooler is the perfect gift. It even comes in a few different colors, so you can choose the one you think dad will like best.

Sena R1 Smart Helmet

Sena R1 Smart Helmet

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If dad likes to ride a bicycle, whether it's a normal bike or an electric bike, it could be time to upgrade his helmet. The Sena R1 Smart Helmet ($129 at Amazon) isn't your average bike helmet, though. It has integrated speakers and microphones, as well as Bluetooth, meaning you can pair your phone to the helmet and use it to listen to music or take phone calls while you ride. It even has a group intercom feature that lets you talk with three other people on a group ride. 

FluffCo Hotel Robe

FluffCo Hotel Robe

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If your dad is like mine, he could always use a fresh robe. A luxurious — yet affordable — option is the FluffCo Hotel Robe ($99 at FluffCo). With a microfiber exterior and fleece interior, this robe brings the word comfort to new level. It comes in three sizes, with fit recommendations available on FluffCo site. The best part? It's entirely machine washable, not adding any extra hassle for dad. 

Hedley & Bennett Star Wars Darth Vader Apron

Hedley & Bennett Star Wars Darth Vader Apron

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When dad is a home chef and a Star Wars fan, there's no better Father's Day gift than the Hedley & Bennett Star Wars Darth Vader Apron ($105 at Hedley & Bennett). This apron is filled with thoughtful Darth Vader motifs, such as the galactic empire symbol and other nods to the Dark Side. Hedley & Bennett is known for long-lasting, machine-washable aprons, and this one from the Star Wars collection is no different. And if Darth Vader isn't dad's style, there are aprons inspired by Boba Fett, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, too. 

ZLINE 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

ZLINE 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

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They say the most dangerous thing you can have in your kitchen is a dull knife. That’s why a high-end collection like the ZLINE 3-Piece Professional Damascus Steel Kitchen Knife Set ($279 at Amazon) can greatly improve the tools dad uses for meal preparation. This set comes with a 8 inch Chef Knife, 9 inch Bread Knife, and 3.5 inch Paring Knife, all of which are composed of durable Japanese Damascus Steel. Meanwhile, the ergonomic handle provides a comfortable and safe grip for precise cutting. If dad is serious about cheffing, he’ll know the value of  receiving a good set of knives for Father’s Day. 

AirFly Pro

AirFly Pro

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Whether there is a family vacation coming up, or dad travels for work, the Twelve South AirFly Pro ($54 at Amazon) is one of the best Father's Day gifts you can buy. The AirFly Pro is a Bluetooth transmitter that lets you pair your AirPods or other wireless earbuds to the headphone jack at your airplane seat. You can even pair two sets of AirPods to the device, if you want to watch a movie with your seat mate. This affordable, genius gadget also have over 25 hours of battery life, so you won't need to worry about it losing juice on your trip.

Aiper Seagull Pro

Aiper Seagull Pro

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If dad is in charge of taking care of the pool, the Aiper Seagull Pro ($724 via on-page coupon at Amazon) might be the best Father’s Day gift you can give him. Aiper makes robotic, cordless pool cleaners that collect unwanted debris from the pool without awkward, noisy hoses. The Seagull Pro is especially impressive, since it can map pools with different elevations, and even scale pool walls to get the gunk that floated up around the edge of the water. All dad needs to do is toss the robot into the water, and fish it out with the included hook when cleaning is done.

Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2

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What better time to get the gamer dad a new console than during Father’s Day gifts season? The Meta Quest 2 ($374 at Walmart) is one of the best VR headsets because it hits the sweet spot of portability, power and price. It's capable enough to let you play tons of the best VR games for hours, without having to connect to a PC. Dad can use the Meta Quest 2 to exercise, explore simulations, master Beat Saber and more. It’s truly the perfect entertainment escape.

MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon

MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon

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We know a “pepper cannon” might not sound like one of the best Father’s Day gifts, but the MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon ($199 at Amazon) is much more than a pepper grinder. The sleek aluminum design surely makes a statement, but it’s the hidden grinder inside that makes this gadget special. It grinds whole peppercorns up to 10 times faster than other pepper mills, meaning less work to get food and meats properly seasoned. From experience, it’s an awesome tool for preparing steaks to go on the grill. 

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