53 Gifts for Your Father-in-Law That Will Make You His Instant Favorite
Win over your father-in-law with these awesome presents that are perfectly suited to his interests—and your budget.
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Gifts for your father-in-law guaranteed to impress him
Wait, when is Father’s Day?! That’s right: It’s coming up sooner than you think, and it’s easy to keep putting off that shopping trip for those gifts for your father-in-law, who might be the trickiest man on the planet to buy for. After all, he’s a little (or a lot) picky, and he’s definitely hard to read, even though you’ve known him for years. Or maybe he’s just the type of guy who buys whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, leaving little room for anyone else to swoop in with cool gift ideas.
While you might be tempted to choose a present from a list of gifts for dads or husbands, the reality is that your relationship with your father-in-law is different, and you want to strike just the right tone. In this Father’s Day gift guide, you’ll find gifts for fathers-in-law that will help you do just that—and remind him just how lucky he got.
What gift can I give my father-in-law?
The “right” choice really boils down to his personality. Some men might be impressed by a splurge present, others might get a kick out of a gag gift. Sentimental types will love personalized Father’s Day gifts, while sports fans will go crazy over anything with their favorite team’s logo emblazoned on it. The bottom line? The best gifts are as unique as he is, and you’ll find exactly what you need below, even if you need last-minute Father’s Day gifts. For more inspiration for the other guys in your life, take a look at this mega list of the best gifts for men and these Father’s Day activities they’ll enjoy.
For the hot sleeper
Casper Hyperlite Sheets
Summertime, and the living is…hot and sweaty for most dads. Gift him the gift of cool, sound slumber with a set of Hyperlite sheets from Casper. These soft, featherweight sheets, made of 100 percent Tencel Lyocell, have a grid weave with little vents for breathability. Reviewer Greg Lawlor writes: “Light as air, keeps us so cool.” Now add a cooling blanket and cooling pillows and maybe he won’t need to set the AC to “arctic.”
For the jet-setter
Calpak Hue Large Luggage
For those times when it’s smarter to check your luggage, he’ll appreciate this modern minimalist rolling suitcase from Calpak. The sleek and stylish hard-sided luggage is constructed with a 100 percent polycarbonate shell and ultra-smooth spinner wheels, so it’s lightweight but super durable and easy to use. Plus, it expands up to two inches in case someone buys too many souvenirs. Fans say it fits “absolutely everything!”
For the action-movie fan
BenShot Bullet Rocks Glass
Impress the man who likes a stiff drink with this unique BenShot whiskey glass. And yes, in case you were wondering, that’s a real bullet in there! (But don’t worry—it’s 100 percent safe.) Pressed for time? These Amazon Prime gifts will be delivered quickly.
For the audiobook lover
Audible Premium Plus Gift Membership
The only thing better than gifting your father-in-law a great book is giving him a way to read it on the go. Audible Premium Plus gift memberships offer all the perks of a subscription without the commitment. That means you get audiobooks to thousands of best sellers, plus originals you can get only on Audible, sleep tracks, meditation programs, and podcasts. And with a Premium Plus gift membership, your father-in-law will also get an additional title every month from an extended list of best sellers and new releases not available with a standard Audible subscription. Not sure how long he’ll want to listen? Gift memberships range from one month to one year.
For the man who likes to lounge
Lake Pima Pajama Pants
Gifts for a father-in-law can be tough to find (hence this guide!), but nice pajamas are always foolproof. Lake is known for its softer-than-soft pajamas for women, but the brand’s men’s pajamas are just as good. Made with Lake’s signature 100 percent Pima cotton, these pajama pants come in six colors and two lengths, and they can easily pass as loungewear for all the lazy weekends to come. These would also make a terrific gift for your brother or, really, any guy in your life.
For the camper
BioLite AlpenGlow 250 Rechargeable USB Lantern
This is the perfect gift for a father-in-law who likes to hang out outdoors. BioLite’s rechargeable, LED-powered AlpenGlow 250 lantern boasts a minimalist design and portability. He can opt for warm natural light, candle flickers, rotating colors, and more, depending on his mood. And it will last for five hours on high or a whopping 200 hours on low. If your budget allows, pair it with a few of these other useful camping items and make sure to check out our roundup of all the best camping gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.
For the comfort seeker
Florsheim Java Wool Moc Toe Slip-Ons
An indoor/outdoor shoe is a necessity for anyone who is home all the time, especially if he has a four-legged friend. Florsheim’s Java Wool Moc Toe Slip-Ons have a super comfortable fit, thanks to a cushioned, responsive midsole. With a slipper silhouette, a nonslip rubber sole, and water-resistant wool that will protect his feet from chilly temps, these shoes will stay firmly on his feet all day.
For the worker bee
Bellroy Work Folio
Is he known for his cluttered desk or always running off to meetings? Does he have a love of leather goods? This work folio is exactly his type. What makes it stand out from the rest is its extra-functional organization: There’s a pen holder; pockets for his phone, tablet, and business cards; and the potential for outward expansion so he can hold more of his stuff. For something more substantial, check out more father-in-law gifts with these laptop backpacks for every style and budget.
For the cyclist
Smith Express MIPS Bike Helmet
If he likes to bike, chances are his helmet needs an upgrade. This lightweight style contains a rear light and the MIPS Brain Protection System, which reduces the rotational force if he’s in an accident and hits his head at an angle. It’s also sleek and minimal, so it will help him look perfectly put together while staying safe. It’s also a practical gift for your teen that will give you peace of mind.
For the self-care junkie
Thrive Natural Care VIP Kit
Navigating the skin care section can be pretty overwhelming, which is why plant-based skin care brand Thrive Natural Care makes it simple with its four-step VIP Kit. With the Energy Scrub, Face Balm, Face Wash, and Shaving Oil, your father-in-law will be looking and feeling better than ever. Bonus: You’ll save 15 percent on every delivery if you gift him a subscription. And look no further than this list for more aah-inspiring self-care gifts.
For the man with curated interests
Bespoke Post Membership Box
Whether he’s into style, grooming, drinks, or outdoorsy stuff, there’s a fabulous subscription box waiting to be sent from Bespoke Post right to your father-in-law’s doorstep. He’ll get a themed membership box every month, so he can discover new products he didn’t know he needed but now won’t be able to imagine life without.
For the patio king
Cutting Edge Firewood Oak Firewood Box
Who wants s’mores? No backyard oasis is complete without a roaring fire, and Cutting Edge Firewood has the perfect logs for the job. Their ultra-premium kiln-dried oak firewood promises a clean, slow, fragrant burn that’s perfect for summer nights in the great outdoors. The box comes stocked with everything he needs for four crowd-pleasing fires: oak firewood logs, heart pine fire starters, Excelsior fire starters, ample kindling, and premium wood matches.
For the comfort connoisseur
Minnetonka Moosehide Classic
If he’s on his feet all day, make sure he has something cozy and warm to slip into the minute he gets home. The timeless loafer design of these Minnetonka Moosehide Classic moccasins is versatile and will match everything he wears, from shorts to joggers to jeans. Looking for a slightly different style? Here are more of the best slippers for men.
For the football fanatic
Tommy Bahama NFL Emfielder Polo
No matter who he’s cheering for (or shouting at) on Sundays, he’ll have a new comfortable cotton uniform to wear each week. Subtly emblazoned with his favorite team’s logo, the NFL Emfielder is nice enough to wear out to casual dinners too.
For the scotch drinker
Rare Cask Reserves Ghosted Reserve Scotch
A 26-year-old reserve bottle of scotch? Trust us: He’ll be impressed! Ghosted Reserve is the first release from the Ghosted Casks series, and it’s rich and creamy, with notes of almond oil and zesty citrus fruit. This also makes a great gift for stepdads, if you’re still shopping for the perfect present.
For the hot sleeper
Casper Foam Pillow with Snow Technology
We’re all partial to the cool side of the pillow, and now your father-in-law can sleep on it all night long. Not only will this squishy Casper Foam Pillow keep his head and neck aligned (read: fewer visits to the chiropractor), but it uses perforated foam to keep heat away from him as he sleeps. While you’re shopping for gifts for your father-in-law, you might want to snag one for yourself too.
For the guy who needs to relax
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
You can’t go wrong with a luxe, lightweight robe as a gift for your father-in-law. This soft Turkish cotton pick from Parachute will make him feel like he’s in a resort or spa every time he leaves the shower.
For the artsy type
Street Art New York: 2000–2010
If he exudes cool, is all about art, or is a New Yorker at heart, he’ll adore this coffee table book of New York City street art from the early aughts. You never know, Street Art New York may just inspire his inner Banksy.
For the father of daughters
Phenomenal “Girl Dad” Sweatshirt and Hat
Before you came onto the scene, he was the main man in her life. This “Girl Dad” Sweatshirt and Hat Bundle is a particularly great gift for a father-in-law who has more than one daughter, and he’ll wear these items proudly. It’s also a clever Father’s Day gift from daughters.
For the guy who wears cologne
Diptyque Orphéon Eau de Parfum
Surprise him with a new scent to replace the fragrance he’s been wearing since the ’80s. Meant to evoke the smells of a Parisian jazz club, this scent is woodsy, mixed with hints of tobacco and juniper berries. Just one spritz of Diptyque’s Orphéon eau de parfum will transport him to a Hemingwayesque world.
For the nonstop snacker
Opopop Discovery Kit
Give the father-in-law who always seems to be snacking on something a healthier option: popcorn. The Opopop Discovery Kit has a popper, flavored kernels (seven pouches that make up to 63 cups of the good stuff), and toppings. Then enjoy it as a family while you watch one of these Father’s Day movies.
For the jet-setter
Allbirds Wool Runners
The soft Allbirds Wool Runners, which are ethically made with merino wool, will provide a malleable, easy-to-wear fit, since they conform to his feet. They’re also completely machine washable, making them a great gift for someone who is always traveling.
For the home chef
Hedley and Bennett Denver All Day Crossback Apron
Grillers, chefs, and bakers will all value a new apron, and the Denver All Day Crossback from Hedley and Bennett is a winner. The straps, which crisscross at the back, really set apart this style, preventing the top half from slipping down and guaranteeing a comfortable fit.
For the wannabe sommelier
Firstleaf Wine Gift Card
Whether your father-in-law has a dedicated wine cellar or is always bringing a bottle as a hostess gift, he’ll love a Firstleaf gift card. As a direct-to-consumer club (though you can always purchase one-offs), the brand is on a mission to provide wine lovers with personalized wine recommendations at up to 60 percent off retail prices. Not only is it extra affordable (just $14.99 a bottle), but it’s also risk-free, because if you don’t like anything, you’ll get a shop credit worth the entire price.
For the up-for-anything guy
Bamboo Ave. Boundless Short
Is your father-in-law always up to something spontaneous? These shorts are about to become a part of his uniform. Surprisingly stylish for just how comfortable and soft they are, Boundless Shorts are designed for everything from swimming to going out to lunch. Bonus: Every pair is sustainably made from more than four recycled plastic bottles and more than two upcycled coconuts.
For the adventurer
Swiftwick Vision Six Impression National Parks Socks
Socks have a reputation for being inadequate and impersonal as a gift. But they’re actually super practical, often needed, and incredibly cool—when you pick a pair like this, that is. Choose from 15 different national park scenes, which are illustrated in a 360-degree design around these breathable, moderately cushioned Vision Six Impression National Parks socks. They also make terrific gifts for the Grandpa who loves the great outdoors.
For the fitness fanatic
Equinox Plus SoulCycle At-Home Bike
Spoil him with a luxe indoor bike that will make him feel like he’s at a studio when he’s in his own home. An additional monthly membership will provide access to fitness classes he can stream on demand, including those from Equinox and SoulCycle. He’ll be physically and mentally stronger in no time.
For the guy with a regular tee time
TaylorMade Distance+ Golf Balls
If your father-in-law spends every weekend on the course, these popular Distance+ Golf Balls will go the distance. Plus, golfers are always in need of a refresh, so you really can’t go wrong with a box of balls designed for speed. Another idea: Create a golf-themed Father’s Day gift basket, and toss in a box of these balls, a towel, gloves, and tees.
For the cold-weather dweller
Sh*t That I Knit Linus Beanie
Sure, you can buy a knit hat anywhere—but not one like this. The Linus Beanie is one of our top gifts for a father-in-law because it’s crafted out of the most luxurious blend of merino and alpaca wool, making it perfect for lower temps and also extra soft and cozy. Fun fact: Everything from Sh*t That I Knit is made by more than 200 artisans in Lima, Peru.
For the outdoorsman
Rumpl Puffy Blanket
While he can certainly use it inside, this waterproof blanket was made for the great outdoors. Whether tailgating, attending an outdoor concert, or camping, he can roll out Rumpl’s Puffy Blanket for a surface to sit on that will keep him comfy and dry. Made with 100 percent recycled material, this blanket is eco friendly, so you can both feel extra good about this gift.
For the data-obsessed dad
MyAir Super-Plant Bar Subscription
Calling all last-minute shoppers! Here’s something you don’t have to pay for until the day of: personalized nutrition. Have your father-in-law take MyAir’s signature stress assessment to find out what superfood bars will address his two main stress effects, then order a month’s supply or start a subscription (for 20 percent off). To keep an eye on his progress, make sure he connects his smartwatch to the MyAir dashboard. And that’s it!
For the history buff
History by Mail Subscription
If he’s fascinated by the past, send him a monthly history lesson. For six months, he’ll receive detailed replicas of historical documents—like Albert Einstein’s correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt, or Rosa Parks’s police report—along with information explaining its context and cultural significance. We can pretty much guarantee that he’ll enjoy sharing what he learned with you and the rest of the family. If history’s his thing, chances are he’ll also love the choices on our list of the best biographies of all time.
For the retiree
Fair Harbor Anchor Swim Trunks
Parents who moved to a warmer climate after retiring are regularly in need of new swimsuits. Help out your father-in-law by introducing him to the stylish and comfortable Anchor trunks from Fair Harbor or any of our picks for best men’s swimsuits. These swim shorts, which come in 13 color and pattern options, have a built-in liner that won’t chafe, and they’re crafted from 88 percent recycled fabric constructed from 12 plastic bottles. We’re guessing he’ll love sharing that tidbit with anyone who will listen!
For the iPhone user
OtterBox iPhone 13 Commuter Series Antimicrobial Case
A practical tech gift for your father-in-law will make him thankful every day. This durable case from OtterBox will protect his phone from accidental drops, and a silver-based antimicrobial additive will help keep it free of germs.
For the blanket hog
Big Blanket Co. Original Stretch Blanket
Is your father-in-law constantly fighting to keep primary custody of the couch throw blanket? Big Blanket Co. is about to change his life with its iconic 10-foot-by-10-foot (no, that’s not a typo) throw blanket. The TikTok-viral Original Stretch style is the perfect combination of polyester and spandex with temperature-regulating fabric, so he can snuggle up all year round.
For the always-polished gent
Collars and Co. Original Dress Collar Polo
We’ve all been trying to figure out a new nine-to-five wardrobe. Offer your father-in-law a dressy yet comfortable solution for his many work video meetings by gifting him the Original Dress Collar Polo, which combines a stretchy, moisture-wicking short-sleeve shirt and a collar worthy of a formal button-down. He’ll look polished and meeting-ready, whether he wears it alone or layered under a sweater or blazer.
For the wellness guru
Oura Ring Generation 3
Oura is to personal health what the iPhone was to communication: a revolutionary, game-changing piece of technology. Packed inside the Ring Generation 3 are all kinds of sensors, tracking everything from activity and fitness to sleep and heart rate. Oura’s app then uses this data to identify a readiness score, which is basically a holistic representation of health. FYI, this also makes a thoughtful Father’s Day gift from wives.
For the music lover
Vertical Vinyl Record Player with Bluetooth
Vinyl collectors will be utterly impressed by a record player that doesn’t just look cool but actually keeps sound precise with a needle that delivers a warm bass and rich ranges. The Vertical Vinyl Record Player is also equipped with Bluetooth, so it can connect with your devices. And the album cover fits in a notch in the back, so your father-in-law will have a work of art ready to impress his friends at their next get-together.
For the father-in-law with back pain
All33 BackStrong C1 Vegan Leather Chair
Doctor recommended and celebrity backed, the stylish, ergonomically designed BackStrong C1 chair allows for natural movement while providing lumbar support. It will help relieve back pain, promote better circulation, and improve his posture. Plus, it’ll look amazing in his home office. Add a printable Father’s Day card with a heartwarming Father’s Day message, and you’re good to go.
For the coffee addict
Yeti Rambler 14-Ounce Mug
The Yeti Rambler is one of the best gifts for coffee lovers and is guaranteed to be his new favorite mug, thanks to a double-walled, vacuum-insulated construction that keeps drinks hot or cold for ages. The magnetic lid will let him take his beverage of choice on the go without the fear of spilling it, and it’s dishwasher safe, so cleaning is a breeze.
For the guy with the green thumb
UrbanStems The Cairo
He doesn’t have to be a gardener to appreciate a little greenery. The UrbanStems Cairo, a six-inch snake plant, comes in a stylish gold pot that will liven up any desk or windowsill.
For the hot sauce connoisseur
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
For the man who loves to light his taste buds on fire, this gift offers a chance to create his own concoctions. The Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit comes with everything he’ll need, from a variety of whole and ground spices to glass bottles and labels to a recipe book. It’s a step up from those homemade Father’s Day gifts he used to receive from the kids years ago.
For the cat lover
My Face Socks Custom Cat Socks
As far as personalized gifts go, these socks are the cat’s meow. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.) Just upload a picture and a personal message for a gift that will knock his socks off. It’s the perfect gift for a cat lover, but you can also choose a dog theme if he’s a pup parent or even get a pair of socks emblazoned with your own mug!
For the amateur mixologist
Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds
If he’s the type of guy who always has a new cocktail recipe to share, this is the perfect gift for your father-in-law. These Tovolo ice molds will create perfect slow-melting spheres of ice to take his concoctions to the next level.
For the family historian
Storyworth Keepsake Book
Does your father-in-law know the family tree by heart? Can he remember the story around every family heirloom? Preserve his memory with a Storyworth subscription. The standard package includes a year of prompts for him to answer by email that are then bound into a hardcover book. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be grateful every day for the gift that keeps on giving. Might want to pick up an extra as a first Father’s Day gift for any new dads you know.
For the oenophile
Estelle Colored Glass Heritage Decanter
His signature cocktail is a masterpiece, and his barware should be too. Made by artisans in Poland, this Heritage Decanter with antique-inspired amber glass will impress on his bar cart now and serve as the most enviable family heirloom later on. Cheers!
For the guy who lives in sweatpants
Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger Sweatpants
An elevated, refined pair of joggers is a must-have for all men. These Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers will make him look more put together, even when he’s spending the whole day watching sports on the sofa. Side note: Your mother-in-law will really appreciate this one!
For the watch collector
Solios Solar Watch
Any father-in-law who loves watches will love adding this one to his collection—and not just because it’s stylish, solar powered, and capable of being engraved. The Solios Solar Watch is also made with sustainable materials, and the company restores one acre of rainforest for every watch it sells. Pretty neat, right? If you love this idea, check out these other gifts that give back.
For the country clubber
Tommy John Second Skin Knit Collar Polo
Whether he’s grabbing lunch, teeing off, or hitting the tennis court, this sporty yet sophisticated polo is always dress-code appropriate. The best part, though? As its name suggests, the Second Skin Knit Collar Polo is super comfortable. From the soft fabric to the four-way stretch to the tag-free label, every part of this shirt is designed for ease. And speaking of ease, he’s also going to love the unshrinkable and wrinkle-resistant fabric. No more last-minute ironing sessions!
For the home cook
Brightland Artist Capsule Olive Oil
Every home cook knows that ingredients can completely transform a meal, and olive oil is especially influential. This set of four premium olive oils infused with different flavors will add that something extra to every meal. And honestly, it’s just as delicious on its own with a piece of dipping bread. Plus, each label was designed by a different artist. Considering how much olive oil you get, this is a great deal for Father’s Day—or any other day of the year.
For the father-in-law with achy feet
Naot Santa Barbara Sandals
Sometimes podiatrist-approved shoes can be a little ugly, but not Naot’s Santa Barbara sandals. These American Podiatric Medical Association–accepted sandals combine form and function in a classic silhouette with adjustable buckles and anatomic footbeds that mold to his feet. When your father-in-law goes to check the mail, walk the dog, or run errands, he’ll be sliding these on.
For the gamesman
YardGames Kubb Game Set
If he’s getting tired of bocce ball or needs a reason to get outside, this Swedish lawn game will have him in the backyard all the time (and you’ll probably be with him). Involving strategy and skill but still appropriate for all ages, kubb has been played since the Viking Age. Now experience it for yourself.
Additional reporting by Gabrielle Porcaro.
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