Dads can be hard to shop for; they don't always tell you what they want, and often say they don't need anything. Great Father's Day gifts do exist; sometimes it just takes a little extra care and consideration to come up with the perfect thing. Dads (and Grandpas and Uncles) deserve credit for everything they've done, so show your appreciation for the father figures in your life with a thoughtful gift.
For the Movie Buffs
This popcorn maker is a must-have for movie nights at home with the family. Healthy and delicious, the silicone bowl and lid allow you to make microwave popcorn with nothing more than kernels in minutes! Give it to Dad with his favorite seasoning and spend some time together watching his favorite movies.
If you really want to spoil Dad this year, get him a new recliner he can lean back and relax in while he watches the game. The Cumulus boasts an iconic track arm and an exceptionally soft down-infused back. Each Comfort Air features a revolutionary mechanism that responds to your every move and allows you to lay back in a "zero-gravity" position. Available in buttery leathers and plush fabrics, this recliner will be Dad's favorite chair to relax in, and Mom will love the clean lines and classic aesthetic.
Note: this is custom item, made to order. While it is a generous and excellent gift, it's not something that will be physically present this Father's day.
For the Outdoorsmen
If your Dad is more the outdoor type, the Lafuma Relaxation Recliner is perfect for beach days, camping trips, and the backyard. This recliner is the perfect companion for his adventures in nature with its multiple resting positions, including the famous "zero gravity" position (with the legs slightly above the heart) which is the optimum relaxation position. Its fixed armrests with stabilizers are very useful as they allow pressure to be applied by the hands in order to get up effortlessly.
Is your Dad the grill master? Get him some nice, new tools to use! Whether you're replacing his old basting brush, skewers, tongs, spatula, or the whole grill, useful gifts you know he'll enjoy are always appreciated. If you want to go the extra mile, include a gift card to a local butcher shop or a subscription to Butcher Box. You might even get some tasty BBQ out of it, too!
For the Gourmands
If your father prefers the finer things in life, the Crafthouse Smoking Cloche for Drinks + Meats is a unique gift that will make a lasting impression; it is a statement piece that will standout in his barware collection. Great for smoking his favorite cheeses, meats, and cocktails, he'll enjoy experimenting with different dried herbs, spices, and wood chips.
Upgrade your dad's morning coffee experience with this Chemex pour-over coffeemaker. As a foodie he'll appreciate the subtle nuances of flavor that only a well made pour-over can elicit. Sporting a timeless and easy to use design, this coffee maker can be used to make both hot and iced coffee. Gift it with the Chemex filters and his favorite coffee beans for the ultimate morning brew.
Forged from a single piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength, long-lasting, and thanks to Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology, extreme sharpness, this set of four steak knives are perfect for meat lovers. Replace those old, dull knives and make Dad's favorite meal an even better experience!
Finding a great gift for your dad is by no means an easy feat, but hopefully these ideas will help you get him something unique that he'll love and use. A great rule of thumb is to look for something personal and practical that he'll cherish. Whether you opt for a more unusual gift or the more obvious, any gift on this list is bound to make his day extra special and show how much you appreciate him.