Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, June 16th. Now is the time to get the perfect gift for your unique dad. While the internet makes shopping easy, and allows for quick, inexpensive shipping, it can also make it difficult to choose from a wide range of inferior options.
Curbed is here to help you if you find yourself in shopping paralysis because of too many choices. To find the best picks, we searched for our top brands. We know that not all dads will be the same so we have broken down our picks into different categories to help you narrow your search. These 22 gift ideas are top-notch for Father’s Day.
Helpful gifts for dad at home
Edge Light Clock
The compact and lightweight device is functional and simple to use. On one side, you’ll find a light and a clock. You can snooze by giving the clock a shake.
Bedside Essentials Pocket
This handy pouch is made from neutral gray felt and comes in two sizes. It can be placed under a cushion or on your bed frame to store everything, from books to remote controls. Life, organized.
Philips Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit
Smart light bulbs can be controlled via WiFi using WiFi. They can turn on or off at different levels and dim to different levels. This set comes with four bulbs and a hub that is compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant.
Megapro Ratcheting Screwdriver
Handy dads will love the screwdriver that comes with six professional-quality bits. The cartridge pulls out to make it easy to change bits and store them.
Baseball in the American City: Ballpark
Paul Goldberger’s new book explores how stadium design and baseball reflect our changing views of cities. This book is a great look at American’s favorite pastime and how it mirrors ideas about American Urbanism. It is a must-read for every design-minded dad who plays sports.
Transit in the United States: Trains, Buses and People: A Opinionated Atlas
Have you ever wondered which cities are best for transit? Did you know which rail lines are most inefficient? Christof Spieler, a writer, explores these and other issues in a humorous, visually appealing, and nerdy examination of what makes transit efficient.
Herman Miller: A Way of Living
This book, published recently by Herman Miller in Michigan, explains how the Michigan-based company became America’s largest producer of modern furniture and an influential figure in the world of design.
Set of 2 Whiskey glasses
These glasses, inspired by the diamond shape, allow spirits to aerate while they are being poured and swirled. Their tilt angle of 50 degrees is just plain cool.
BBQ Tool Set
This classic gift idea contains four tools, a spoon, fork and basting brush as well as tongs, all made from stainless steel. They will elevate dad’s grilling skills.
Baseball Park Map Glasses
These whiskey glasses are for outdoorsy dads. They feature an overhead map showing the iconic Major League Baseball stadium in its two colors.
The set comes with two trays, a lid and an accessory bin. This allows you to marinate, chill, chill, and then serve your grilled food. To prevent cross-contamination, the two trays have been marked “raw” or “cooked”. Everything is dishwasher safe.
Crosley Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
This turntable is located in Barber’s living area in a prominent spot. It features vintage style and a mint faux leather briefcase. The record player is compatible with bluetooth and produces solid sound. It also comes with a headphone jack and RCA audio out.
Mistaken Lyrics Coasters
These cork coasters come in two sets and are the perfect gift idea for dads who get lyrics wrong. “Sweet dreams made of cheese. Who am I to disagree?”
Trenbader Vintage Bluetooth Speaker
This wood-framed, portable speaker is a great addition to any decor. This one is a winner with a 33-foot range, Bluetooth connectivity, multiple play modes, and connectability to any Bluetooth device.
Echo Smart Speaker (2nd Gen)
Echo can connect to Alexa to control smart home devices, play music, make calls and set alarms. The 3rd generation Echo will launch on October 16 at $99 and will be a popular item for Black Friday sales.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Control
This WiFi sprinkler controller works with the Rachio app and impress your neighbors. Wireless flow meters detect leaks and weather sensors allow you to water less.
Amazon Smart Plug
The smart plug can be controlled by Alexa using voice commands. You can schedule appliances, fans, lights, and other devices to automatically turn on or off while you are away.
MPOWERD Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Lantern
The sun powers this lantern without the need for batteries. The lantern can last 24 hours on one charge and can emit warm light in four modes. It is also durable and lightweight.
Igloo Picnic Cooler
Brightly colored, this cooler is full of nostalgia. It features a hinge-open lid and dual carrying handles.
Rumpl Outdoor Blanket
The Rumpl Puffy Blanket can be used for camping, picnicking, or any other purpose. It’s durable, lightweight, waterproof, machine washable, and easy to clean. You can choose from a variety of colors and prints.
Set of 4 Stainless Steel Wine Glasses
These highly-respected glasses are made from premium stainless steel. They are ideal for outdoor use. They can be chilled, unbreakable, rustproof, and dishwasher-safe.