10 of Our Favorite "Thank You, Dad!" Gifts for Father's Day

Looking for gift ideas for Father's Day? The Simply Team shares a few of our favorite gift ideas for Dad on Father's Day!

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Father's Day is just around the corner! Like our Mother's Day Gift Guide, today we're sharing gifts we've given (or would like to give!) to our dads to mark the occasion.

From a collection of hot sauces from around the world, to an heirloom-quality cast iron skillet, we looked for gifts that would enrich his hobbies and habits, spark new ones, or just be something fun to do together!

  • Hot Sauce Gift Box

    "Sometimes I think about all the Father's Day presents I got for my dad as a kid, and I laugh and laugh. Another tie? Silly socks? 'Rocks' ice cubes for bourbon he didn't drink? These days, I know better. My spice-loving dad will love—and actually use!—this set of hot sauces from around the world." - Emma

    Global Hot Sauce Gift Box, $45 from Uncommon Goods

  • A Book for His Particular Interest

    "My dad’s an avid fly fisherman. He also loves tying flies and has made special flies for each of his grandchildren. I just know he would love this book." - Summer

    A History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies by Ian Whitelaw, $18 on Amazon

  • Yard Dominoes

    "We're a big fan of games in our house. This set of outdoor dominos grabbed my eye, since Father's Day is a summer celebration. I can imagine playing this outside while we're firing up the barbecue." - Katie

    Yard Dominoes, $60 from Uncommon Goods

  • A Bottle of Scotch

    "Both my dad and my husband love a good Scotch, and this one is a favorite in our house. It's an all-malt Scotch whisky and has a super peaty aroma and flavor. It's a great one for slowly sipping and, in that regard, will (hopefully) last a good while." - Megan

    Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch, $36 on Total Wine

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  • A Good Bread Knife

    "My dad has really gotten into baking bread these last few years, but the one thing that didn't keep up with his new habit was his bread knife—it was dull as anything! So I got him this super sharp bread knife. Now he can slice through all his delicious artisan bread without any trouble! Pair it with Ken Forkish's Flour Water Salt Yeast and you have a winning gift. " - Cambria

    Victorinox 8" Serrated Bread Knife, $32 on Amazon

  • Moscow Mule Copper Mugs

    "Nothing quite like having the right drinkware for the job, and these are the perfect cups for that perfect summer drink, the Moscow Mule. (Or my recent discovery—a Kentucky Mule, which I think I like even better!) Bonus: Use a ginger beer with a bite!” - Andy, Art Director

    Copper Moscow Mule Mugs, $44 for set of four on Amazon

  • Luxe Garden Pruners

    "If your dad likes spending time in his yard or garden, why not treat him to a luxe pair of garden pruners? These are the best of the best." - Cambria

    Felco Classic Manual Hand Pruner, $53 on Amazon

  • An Heirloom-Quality Cast Iron Skillet

    "I love how smooth and beautiful these pans are (they're truly gift-worthy), but of course with two small kids, nonstick is key, and I've been really surprised how completely nonstick they are. I've been reaching for mine for everything from salmon to scrambled eggs. If your dad is an avid cook, he'd appreciate this pan, no question." - Megan

    Stargazer 10.5-inch Cast Iron Skillet, $115 from Stargazer Cast Iron

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  • A Burr Grinder for His Coffee

    "I've had this burr grinder for over 10 years, and it's the first step towards a better cup of coffee in the morning. It provides totally consistent grinds for whatever coffee method you prefer: drip, French press, espresso, you name it. Coffee enthusiast dads everywhere deserve one!" - Cambria

    Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $139 on Amazon

  • A Grilling Thermometer

    "If your dad loves his grill and his smoker, then this is the tool he needs: a top-of-the-line leave-in probe thermometer that lets him monitor meat temps remotely, so he doesn't have to hang out around the grill the whole time (unless he wants to, of course). Also great for home-brewing and sous vide." - Cambria

    Smoke 2-Channel Thermometer, $99 from Thermoworks