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The 43 Best Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2022

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With Father’s Day just a few weeks away (as a reminder, this year it’s Sunday, June 19), you may be thinking about what to get the dad (or granddad) in your life. You still have plenty of time to find a great Father’s Day gift, but that time will quickly slip away. So in case you’re a bit of a procrastinator, we’ve put together a list of last-minute gift ideas for every kind of dad, whether he’s into food, tech, beer, high-end design, golf, philanthropy, the great outdoors, or some other hobby or interest. From workout gear and gadgets to the best basic T-shirts, towels, and comfy socks, you’ll find plenty of options below that are sure to make him smile — and arrive on his doorstep in time to celebrate.

Cliganic 10 Pack Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

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If he’s always the first to get bitten, he’ll appreciate this ten pack of DEET-free insect-repelling bracelets.

Wahl Professional Peanut Hair and Beard Clipper/Trimmer

In our quest to find the very best grooming tools for every part of the body, from beards to pubic hair, the Wahl Peanut trimmer has come up again and again. Barber Mark Miguez uses it to trim his chest hair and around his shoulders. “It’s easy to maneuver and get right up against the shoulder blade and around the neck,” he says.

Rollga Foam Roller

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Whether he’s sore from a new workout routine or hours spent bouncing a new baby to sleep, he’ll get relief from this curvy foam roller that actress Kaley Cuoco loves. She tells us its big divots allow her to “wiggle around on my side or back or legs and get the spots that are extra tender.”

Jonathan Adler Sorrento Square Trinket Tray

This little tray will make whatever he pulls out of his pockets look like a curated collection instead of a mess.

Zulay 32-Inch Extendable Stainless Steel Roasting Sticks (8-Pack)

He’ll be the campfire hero roasting up marshmallows and hot dogs with these extra-long sticks that are a favorite of fire-loving dads.

Cosori Premium Food Dehydrator

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To take dad’s boozy creations to the next level, cocktail expert Fred Minnick recommends this food dehydrator for creating elegant garnishes. As he says, “the taste of whatever spirit is poured, be it a $10 bourbon or $100 Scotch, is made better by just one dehydrated orange slice. As the citrus marinates in the drink, its flavor will change with every sip.” The specialty device can also be used to make jerky, dog treats, cured egg yolks, and more.

'How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne,' by Sarah Bakewell

Architect Christopher Choa tells us this book — which is both a guide to living a truly happy life and a biography of 16th-century essayist and philosopher Michel de Montaigne — would make an excellent 60th birthday gift, but we think dads of any age who like to ponder life’s biggest questions would enjoy it.

AYL SoundFit Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

A 20-pack of Ursa Major face wipes that will make him feel refreshed, while exfoliating and hydrating his skin.

Cacala 100% Cotton Pestemal Turkish Bath Towel

Whether they’re used at the beach, pool, or just out of the bath, striped Turkish towels make drying off look good. Plus they’re compact and easy to store in both a cramped linen closet or beach bag.

Squirrel Buster Standard Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

A bird feeder designed to thwart his worst enemies.

Sea to Summit Lightweight 4L Dry Sack

This dry bag will help him store all of his wet gear after a race without getting the rest of his belongings soggy. Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian says it’s the best gift he’s ever received.

Obe Fitness

Obé Fitness offers thousands of on-demand and live weekly classes across multiple practices, including yoga, pilates, cardio boxing, HIIT, and more. Each class is 28 minutes long and requires no equipment beyond a mat.

Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit

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He’ll appreciate this handy fermentation kit from our guide to fermenting. It comes recommended by Michael Perrine, founder of rejuvenation and detox clinic Vitality NYC.

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand (Set of 2)

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This wireless charger, which doubles as a hands-free phone stand, is hard to lose (especially if given a dedicated spot on his desk or nightstand) and will keep Dad’s phone from dying.

Comfort Colors Men's Adult Short Sleeve Pocket Tee

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Fill his dresser drawer with a bunch of pigment-dyed pocket tees from Maine-based basics brand Comfort Colors. These T-shirts are a favorite among cool guys including designer Mickey Pangilinan and writer Max But.

Embark Dog DNA Test

Just like a human DNA test but for dogs, Embark helps owners of adopted pups find out whether they’re a Corgipoo, a Beaglier, or a Border Chow.

Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo’s dog monitor cams help worried pet owners keep a close eye on their furry friends while they’re away. This model even dispenses treats.

Back to the Roots Water Garden

This nifty herb garden is also a fish tank. It could also make a fun family project for dads with young kids.

DJI Mavic Mini Combo

If your dad’s always wanted to take a drone for a spin, the Mavic Mini is a good starter model. It has a powerful camera for capturing aerial photos and is easy enough to control with a phone or even by hand.

LinkedIn Learning: Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish

For dads who are looking to move forward in their careers or simply get better at their favorite hobby, LinkedIn Learning offers courses on skills like negotiation, creative writing, and portrait photography. Memberships start at $30 a month, or $20 a month if you resgister for a year upfront, and offer access to more than 16,000 classes.

Swanwick Classic Night Swannies Tortoise Shell Premium Blue Light Blocking Glasses

According to Sleep Number president and CEO Shelly Ibach, wearing blue-light-blocking glasses while you scroll at night will help you fall asleep faster. After using them for a few months, she says, “Now I definitely can’t sleep without them. They really make a difference.”

Topo Designs Men's Travel Kit

This stylish Dopp kit (that the Trevor Project’s creative director, Thomas Pardee, calls “deceptively roomy”) will corral all his products, and it’s perfect for travel.

ChefSofi Mortar and Pestle Set — Unpolished Heavy Granite

A volcanic-rock mortar-and-pestle set (recommended by chef Alex Stupak) for the home cook who has everything.

Plant Theater Psychedelic Salad Kit

These “psychedelic” vegetables — golden beets, radishes, and delicious lemon cucumbers — will add brightly hued variety to his garden.

Cuisinart AirFryer, Convection Toaster Oven

He gets to enjoy hot French fries, while you worry less about his arteries.

ThermoPro Digital Thermometer

He’ll never overcook a pork tenderloin (or undercook a steak) with this digital thermometer that alerts him when the specified cut is done.

ViewSonic 3600 SVGA High Brightness Projector

So he can set up his own movie theater in his living room, on a roof, or in his backyard. This projector topped our list of the best-reviewed home-theater projectors on Amazon, with fans praising it for how well it works outdoors.


A tub of Twizzlers — dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s favorite movie candy —will help him feel like he’s out at the multiplex even if he’s streaming the films at home.

Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle

This handsome pour-over kettle will help him brew his superior coffee at home.

Basketball Sports Cup

It may seem silly, but this basketball-shaped mug is an affordable way to let him know you were listening to him wax poetic about Jayson Tatum these last few weeks.

Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II

Bose SoundLink Around Ear Bluetooth headphones are designed with extra-roomy ear openings and padding so soft your dad might forget he’s even wearing them.

Withings / Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

A sleek activity and sleep-monitoring watch that doesn’t look like an activity and sleep-monitoring watch.

Areaware Blockitecture Habitat

A toy so nice looking he won’t be embarrassed to display it.

Grown Alchemist Hand Wash Sweet Orange, Cedar Wood and Sage

A handwash with cedarwood, geranium, and sweet-almond oils in handsome if not entirely legible — the print’s teeny-tiny! — packaging.

Proraso Shaving Cream, Refreshing and Toning, 5.2 oz.

If he’s the clean-shaven type, he could do a lot worse than this handsome (and affordable) shaving cream.

Hair Sponge Brush

This little sponge brush makes a great and inexpensive gift for black men who want to maintain their tight curls. Julius Randle of the New York Knicks told us he uses this barber sponge to get his hair in order before stepping out on the court.

URPOWER Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser and Night Light

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A minimal aroma diffuser that comes recommended by writer Lindsey Weber for its no-frills design and subtle scent.

Creative Co-Op Hexagon Marble & Wood Coaster Set

These hexagonal wood and marble coasters are very lagom.

Fluance RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

This boxy, minimalist turntable comes with a built-in preamp. All you’ll need is a set of speakers to get his well-worn records spinning.

Jonathan Yarwood

South Carolina–based golf coach Jonathan Yarwood will help your dad improve his swing via custom coaching video tutorials. A single lesson costs $50 and a six-month membership will run you $299.

VIVO Black Height Adjustable 36 inch Stand up Desk Converter

Maybe it’s time he made the move to a standing-desk converter like this one, which reviewers on Amazon rave about for its quality and affordable price point.

At Home Back and Neck Pain Relief - Acupressure Mat and Neck Pillow Set

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For nearly instantaneous backache relief, give him an acupressure mat.

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