06.03.24

Every third Sunday in June, dozens of countries around the world celebrate dads. From new dads to granddads, godfathers, and guardians — any and all paternal figures who’ve made a positive impact on your life deserve an extra outpouring of love and gratitude this Father’s Day. 

There are tons of things you can do to show you care, from making a heartfelt phone call or sending a handwritten card to spending quality time together. And thoughtful gifts also rank high on the list of ways to make him feel special. Check out the roundup below for some ideas to surprise pops with on June 16. 

GoPro Hero 11 Waterproof Camera

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If you know a guy who’s always on the go and would enjoy documenting his outdoor excursions, giving him this durable camera is the right move. The Hero 11 captures striking, high-res photos and videos that upload to the cloud automatically during charging. It’s waterproof up to 33 feet, so it’s ideal for scuba divers and surfers, but also great for chronicling bike rides and forest walks.

Männkitchen Pepper Cannon

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There are such people as peppercorn connoisseurs, who have all types lining their pantries, but the casual sprinkler and the expert alike can appreciate the importance of a solid delivery system. At $199, Männkitchen’s cannon costs a lot more than your typical mill — as the brand puts it, “And a Ferrari is expensive compared to a Volkswagen” — but for good reason. It produces 10 times the output and has a massive grind range, from super fine to super coarse. 

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Hyperice Venom Massage Wearables

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Hyperice’s mission is “to help everyone on Earth move better, live better, and be better,” and the brand’s Venom series of innovative massage wearables aligns with that goal. Made for everyday people as much as elite athletes, they combine heat and vibration to soothe sore muscles and relax the body. The entire line comprises a leg wrap, shoulder wrap, back wrap, and the Venom Go, a small wearable pad. 

Stanley Classic Stay Chill Beer Pint

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There are some nifty freezable glasses out there, but we particularly like Stanley’s insulated pint glass because it doesn’t take any extra steps to keep a beverage cold. Just crack a brewski on the built-in bottle opener, pour, and the vessel’s double-wall vacuum insulation will maintain a drink’s crispness down to the last sip — or for four hours, to be precise. Available in an array of colors, it looks pretty cool, too.   

Grundéns RumRunner Backpack

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Calling all fishing dads: This pack is 100% waterproof and designed for anglers, but it’s also a thoughtful gift for anyone who hits the wilderness on the regular. Made from durable material, it has padded straps, welded seams, and plenty of storage for fishing gear, a camera, or “even just a dry pair of skivvies,” per the brand.  

Millhouse Spice Co. Hot Sauce Kit

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Some dads (this writer’s father among them) take pride in their tolerance for and love of all things spicy. Stoke that passion and add in a dose of DIY with this fun hot sauce making kit. It includes four glass bottles, five varieties of peppers, a seasoning blend, recipes, a funnel, and more. Plus, it’s the perfect activity to do together — both creating and tasting.

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Arccos Smart Sensors Golf Tracking System 

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Got a golf lover in your life? This automatic shot tracking system takes the cake for thoughtfulness — because not only is it specific to a sport he enjoys, but can also improve his game. The set comes with 14 sensors, one for each of his clubs, and includes a yearlong subscription to Arccos’ award-winning Caddie app.

Courant Mag:3 Classics Dual-Device Charging Tray

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Clean up the jumble of wires and doodads on his nightstand or hallway table with this attractive charging tray. It has both MagSafe and Qi compatibility to power an iPhone and AirPods at the same time, and it comes with an additional USB-C Port in the back to plug in another device. It’s also roomy enough for his glasses, watch, and wallet.

JLab Headphones and Earbuds

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JLab’s Epic Air Sport ANC True Wireless Earbuds are designed for athletes who need superior sound and comfort — including top PGA golfers like Keegan Bradley and Sepp Straka. And the audio company makes other solid options as well, like over-ear headphones (pictured) that offer exceptional clarity and noise cancellation. Explore the collection at the link below. 

Necessories Grand Fire Pit 

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If you live with your recipient, or visit him often, this item will benefit you as well. Necessories’ kit comes with everything needed to construct a beautiful, 1-by-4-foot cement fire pit — even the gloves. Guaranteed to take backyard cookouts and nights sitting under the stars to the next level, it can be put together in around 30 minutes and includes a swiveling cooking grate.

Oliver Cabell Shoes

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Oliver Cabell sets a high bar when it comes to quality craftsmanship, modern style, and comfort. The brand’s bestselling line of Low 1 sneakers runs the gamut from simple to bold — the crisp white style works for both business casual days in the office and nights out on the town, while the “exotic” variety has a streetwear vibe that’s sure to impress his fashion-forward friends. 

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3D Innovations DeskCycle 2 Pedal Exerciser

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A great gift for someone who spends a lot of time sitting or has limited mobility, the DeskCycle 2 adjusts to two different heights and has eight resistance settings. It can be used while he’s watching TV, working, reading, or engaging in another seated activity, and it simulates the feel of a real bike.  

Recess Pickleball Sets

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Has he picked up pickleball yet? Get him going on the sport or elevate his game with Recess’ slick sets. The brand boasts a wide range of stylish paddles that have durable fiberglass surfaces and sweat-proof grips. Each pair comes with two or three balls and two paddle cases, and some options also include an equally attractive bag to carry it all.   

Cuisinart PerfecTemp Programmable Coffee Maker

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Cuisinart’s sleek, 14-cup coffee maker is a truly thoughtful gift. For one, you’re helping your loved one enjoy countless pots of fresh brew (throw in some beans to really win points). And for two, you’re saving him precious time in the morning. The device can be programmed up to 24 hours in advance, so he can rise to that intoxicating coffee aroma — perhaps this Father’s Day to start? 

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