These practical Father’s Day gifts are sure to please, and they’re also perfect under the Christmas tree or for birthdays! Don’t bother buying another tie or goofy socks – try these gift ideas for dad instead.
My dad called to rave about a book he just ordered. It received great reviews and was sure to revolutionize the way he works.
But there was a problem.
I gave him the very same book two years before! Turns out, he lost it under a pile of other unread books and magazines.
Gifts for my dad and husband are either big hits or total misses. Some gifts – like my dad’s book – are the right gift at the wrong time in the recipient’s life. If he needed and wanted the information that book when I gave it to him, he would have read it right away.
Sometimes I get it right. These practical Father’s Day gifts are ones my husband or dad have and actually use! Give one of these instead of a tie, and be sure to include a handmade card from the kids!
8 Practical Father’s Day Gifts That He’ll Really Use
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First up is an extremely practical, compact toolkit. The Dremel MM20-05 2.3-Amp Multi-Max Oscillating Ultimate Tool Kit comes with 29 accessories, so your dude is likely to find at least a few of them to help with the list of projects that you’ve lined up for him to tackle the day after Father’s Day.
My husband loves to grill, and this grilling cookbook from Weber includes tasty recipes and lots of cooking tips so next time, he’ll grill the steak perfectly.
If there must be a koozie in the house (and apparently, there must) a nice leather koozie is better to look at than a foam version won at pub trivia game.
My dad always has his pocket knife! While it’s come in handy more times than he can probably count, it’s bulky and not TSA-friendly. Another option is this keychain multi-tool, which can be used as a ruler, bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and more.
I love this knife sharpener and gave it to both my dad and husband for Christmas last year. It’s quite small, and all you do is run the knife right through it. No more messing with those wand-like sharpeners!
If your kids are as obsessed with watching YouTube videos on your phone as mine are, then your husband needs a sturdy phone case. This one looks incredibly tough and it comes in tons of different colors.
My husband gave me this car vent mount for my phone. It stays in place and is great for when you use your phone as a GPS or if you need to talk hands-free.
Lastly, my husband uses his Bose earbuds every day on the train during his commute to the city. They’re weather-resistant and available in five different colors.
More Father’s Day Gift Ideas
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