30 Father’s Day Gifts for Design-Loving Dads—And Not a Grilling Apron Among Them
From $15 kitchen tools to a splurge-worthy smart projector.
Published Jun 3, 2022 12:30 PM
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All too often, dads (or the dads in our lives) get the short end of the gifting stick. Go-tos often include techy toys, a bottle to add to the bar cart, or a new apron for the next cookout. But not every dad is a power tool–wielding, whiskey-drinking, flame-broiling grill master, so we’re making it easier this year.
Whether the father figure in your life is one who loves to be pampered or prefers to be the star of the party, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas for all types of dads. And don’t worry, we threw a couple of Domino-approved essentials in there, too, for the dads who have no plans to give up their handyman duties anytime soon.
The Tree Hugger
For the guy whose Sunday Funday is always booked with camping, fishing, or hiking trips, a quality pour-over is essential for fueling days in the great outdoors, while a vintage-inspired, high-powered flashlight is a must for after dark. Even if he prefers to laze around the backyard, you can’t go wrong with a cushy lounging pad and an artisanal granola subscription, the gift that keeps on giving.
The Home Chef
Don’t limit this dad to the confines of the barbecue pit. Let his culinary creativity run wild in the kitchen with all the right equipment, from a design-forward cutting board for slicing and dicing in style to a high-powered food chopper he can put to use with Andy Baraghani’s cookbook. And if his cooking skills aren’t quite there yet, he can keep impersonating Salt Bae with a stylized sprinkle of flaky specialty seasoning.
The Host With the Most
If you’ve got an entertainer on your hands, set him up with the must-haves for impressing a houseful of guests. A stylish bar cart complete with chic tiki barware and a beautiful bottle of bourbon will set the tone while he takes over the sound system or portable projector to show off his hosting prowess.
The Self-Care Seeker
For the dad who appreciates looking and feeling good, his bathroom is the place where serious grooming goes down. Give a primping papa a plush bath mat to put a little spring in his step, a soothing scent to set the mood, and a high-tech health-tracking ring to slip on for the day.
The House Hero
Whether he is refinishing your dresser or tackling a new renovation idea, this father figure is always fixing something, and a gear refresh is a gift he’ll actually use. A leather-wrapped hammer and a colorful multi-tool will be his BFFs, while a vintage-looking steel box will give all his goodies a happy home. When he’s not tinkering around, encourage him to take a break, kick off his new house clogs, and flip through a coffee-table book that will inspire his next project.