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 in 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
Wondering what to get your husband or grandpa for Father’s Day? I’ve updated this list of Father’s Day gift ideas since my original posting. You can find them all on Amazon, and most ship with Prime – perfect for a last-minute gift!
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1. A toolkit he can take anywhere
First up is an extremely practical, compact toolkit. The Dremel MM20-05 2.3-Amp Multi-Max Oscillating Ultimate Tool Kit comes with loads of accessories, so your dad or grandpa 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.
2. A cookbook he’ll actually want to use
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.
3. A stylish way to keep his drinks cold
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 a pub trivia game.
4. The tiniest multitool
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.
5. A simple knife sharpener
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!
6. Armour for his phone
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 brand has lots of incredibly tough phone cases for all the popular brands like the iPhone and Samsung.
7. Car mount for his phone
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.
8. Sports earbuds that will stay put
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 Ideas for Dads, Husbands, and Grandpas
Need a funny Father’s Day card to go along with that special gift for Dad or Grandpa? I’ve rounded up lots of free printable Father’s Day cards!