When it comes to shopping for dads, it can be a frustrating task. They always seem to say they don’t want anything, and it can get tiresome getting them the same toolbox or t-shirt every single year.
Even though it can feel like you’re working with nothing, there are plenty of unique and useful gifts that are sure to make your dad feel extra loved on his special day. You just need to know where to look.
This year, ditch the same old gifts for something with more thought and practical usage. If you need some ideas, here are a few amazing Father’s Day gifts.
Insulated Cups and Mugs
Some dads like building, some dads like movies, and some like sports. But if there’s one thing that almost every dad has in common, it’s that they love their morning coffee.
Drinking a cup of joe is an awesome way to start the day, but you can’t take a normal mug to work because of how fast it gets cold. This makes insulated cups and thermoses perfect gifts for dads on the go, as their coffee will stay warm no matter where the day takes them.
If he likes the outdoors, consider going big with an insulated cooler that will keep his drinks cold for days on end. This will keep him nice and hydrated during his day-long fishing adventures.
Some sites will even let you personalize cups and mugs to let you engrave your initials or their name. It’s an all-around versatile gift that will stand out from the typical power tool.
Father’s Day is perfectly situated in the middle of the summer, so it’s a perfect day to celebrate dad with a classic cookout. And since he’ll probably be the one stuck doing the cooking, why not get him something that will help him out?
You can never go wrong with a new piece of grill equipment to take his burger flipping skills to the next level. Consider a fancy new spatula, high-quality grill forks, a new pair of tongs, or a multitool that will combine all of these in one.
This is a perfect gift for dads who love everything related to cooking by the fire. And who knows? It might make him want to whip up some delicious dinner even more often.
Custom Face Masks
There’s no better way to commemorate Father’s Day in 2021 than with a true sign of the times. Since they're a new way of life in a COVID world, it’s important to have a mask that you’ll actually want to wear out and about.
You can get dad a custom cloth face mask with your own message or picture on the front. Maybe a “World’s Best Dad” mask is just the thing he needs to fight the pandemic fatigue or even a logo of his favorite sport’s team. Regardless, a gift that keeps your loved ones safe is always worth giving.
A Bluetooth Music Receiver
If you’ve ever heard your dad grumble about how music today isn’t nearly as good as when he was a kid, there’s a good chance he’s got a record player or analog system to listen to his music. Cassettes and records can deploy a much better sound than most wireless speaker systems, so there’s a good reason why he’s hesitant to download Spotify.
But having to manually change songs when not in the room or having to search the whole house for one specific record can be tedious. What if you got him something to combine his favorite audio system with the accessibility of Bluetooth tech?
A bluMe HD Bluetooth music receiver is the perfect gift for a dad who loves his oldies but needs a minor modern update. Receivers can be set up easily without the need for an app or wireless router, letting you turn any audio system into a wirelessly compatible speaker.
They work on any analog and digital system, meaning it can be connected to even his most treasured stereo. It’s engineered to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, preserving sound data through the audio transmission. This results in a ‘better-than-CD’ experience.
So help your dad download his favorite tunes on a music streaming device and give him the freedom of wireless technology without sacrificing what he knows and loves.
A Bluetooth Transmitter
Once your dad sees how amazing Bluetooth is, he’ll want to make sure everything in the house is compatible. A Bluetooth transmitter is a great way to make this a reality.
A transmitter can let you turn any ordinary television into the perfect at-home theatrical experience. Seamlessly stream high-fidelity digital audio wirelessly from a TV/DVD/Cable box to your favorite pair of Bluetooth speakers. You can even set up your wireless speakers around the room to make for a surround sound experience right in your bedroom.
Better yet, the transmitter can stream directly to a pair of headphones so that he can enjoy his favorite shows without disturbing the people around him. This means he can keep watching the big game even if you need to get some work done nearby.
Some transmitters, such as the Beamit Bluetooth audio transmitter, even function as both a transmitteranda receiver, so you can get the best of both worlds. Just flick a switch to seamlessly swap between the two. And with support for Qualcomm, aptX, and aptX low latency Bluetooth codecs, beamit provides hi-fi, low latency audio with aptX-enabled headphones.
These are gifts that your dad has probably always wanted yet didn’t even know were possible. Plus, it will make buying gifts even easier, as you can just keep on giving him compatible Bluetooth devices to play around with.
Time is of the essence for most fathers, and it always seems like there’s never enough time in the day for them to get everything done. Watches are great gifts to let them keep tabs on the day without having to constantly check their phone.
A smartwatch, in particular, is a great way to boost the typical functionality of a watch to the next level. Especially for a dad who likes going to the gym, smartwatches let them monitor calorie burn and heart rate to better their overall health.
Besides, after you get him a Bluetooth receiver or transmitter, he’ll want to make sure everything in his life works wirelessly. This is a solid way to combine a number of benefits into one.
After a long day of working hard, every dad needs some time to relax. While a deep tissue massage at the local spa might be the perfect way to soothe achy joints, it’s tough to convince any father to leave the house.
Luckily, he can get the same effect right from home. Compact-sized deep tissue devices are newer products that fit in the palm of your hand but work like magic. He can take one everywhere he goes to get some instant relief.
Additionally, you can’t go wrong with a massage chair pad that sits over top of a desk chair, providing a luxury experience right from home. It’ll make Sunday night football feel even more relaxing for him.
Shopping for dad can be a daunting task, especially when they never give you any clues to what they might want. However, it’s always a great idea to take a risk and get him something completely new.
Bluetooth transmitters and receivers are the gifts that he and you never knew you needed until now. These are the most versatile and modern options on the list, making them excellent contenders for his Father’s Day gift bag.
But the bottom line is that dads are easy to please, and they’ll be happy just to spend some time with you on their special day. Don’t overthink it: you can’t go wrong.