This Father’s Day, even dads who like the more frivolous stuff are seeing the joy in practical Father’s Day gifts. Whether it helps him around the house, master the WAH thing (for the short-term or the long-term), enjoy cooking more, or gear him up for a new hobby, we love all these practical Father’s Day gifts that still happen to be pretty cool.
Not that some dads wouldn’t appreciate a quart of oil when it comes to practicality. But like, you don’t need us for that.
P.S. SO many great Father’s Day gifts are on sale right now. So get a move on!
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Cool but practical Father’s Day gifts for 2020
Tushy Spa Bidet
($99 on sale, Hello Tushy)
Easy to install, joyous to use. They sent me one to try out and uh…life changing. Plus, you save on TP!
Philips Smokeless Indoor Grill
($213 on sale, Amazon)
Urban dads, we’ve got you! This grill is perfect for no-fuss, no-charcoal, no-gas grilling. Even indoors.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Sports Earbuds
($227 and up, Amazon)
For the runner, biker, or WAH dad who just needs to tune out the world for a bit. We get it.
Photo by Lindy Baker via Unsplash
Professional Photo Scanning of all his Slides or Photos
($145 for a prepaid box and up, Scan My Photos)
What a joy to finally have all those shoeboxes and albums full of family snapshots preserved digitally. You can also pay per scan if he has a few special ones worth saving. Oh, and this top-rated company can also convert VHS, DVD, and 8MM prints. Wow.
Cuisinart Coffee Bean Grinder
($59.95 on sale, Williams-Sonoma)
His morning coffee will never be the same.
Growing a new quarantine beard? Help him take good care of it.
Audible Gift Subscription
($45/3 months and up, Audible with free 30 day trial)
Gift him a single book or a whole subscription so he can listen for himself.
Smith Mountain Bike Helmet
($88 on sale, Smith)
Making those socially-distant bike rides extra safe.
Man Bar Soap Set
($24, Uncommon Goods)
Seeing as how we’re flying through soup these days, these ones can be alllll his.
Apple Watch Series 5
($399 and up, Apple)
Close those rings! It’s good for you! And of course, don’t forget to stand.
Oster Cordless Rechargeable Wine Bottle Opener
The easiest way to open a bottle of wine in seconds? Now that’s a practical Father’s Day gift.
A gift subscription to his favorite magazine
($7.50/mo for print + digital access for limited time, The New Yorker
Say goodbye to pesky firewalls with a subscription to a great magazine. Plus, supporting independent journalism is practical for more reasons than one.
If he’s more of a digital guy, definitely check out Apple News Plus (formerly texture) which offers unlimited access to hundreds of magazines on his iOS device. ($9.99/mo with free 1-month trial, if he’s super practical and really wants to be sure he likes it first.)
Bose Waterproof Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Big sound about the size of a phone, for biking, working outside, or those extra-long showers these days.
Cast Iron Grill Press
($8.99 on sale, Sur la Table)
If he’s already got all the tools he needs, this is a great way to get those burgers leaner, that bacon flatter, or those paninis perfect.
Men’s Driving Shoes
($89 and up, Nordstrom)
Like who has the energy to fuss with laces these days?