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The 44 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type Of Dad

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Father’s Day is coming up in just under a month (mark your diary: it’s the 21st June). And if your dad is tricky to buy gifts for, we’re here to help. We put our heads together to source the best kinds of gift for any dad, from cheffy dads to outdoorsy dads via golf dads and “got your nose” dads (you know the ones). Here are 50 options (at a variety of price points) for every type of dad, that you can buy on Amazon.

For the dad who just got into “proper” coffee

A stylish French press that will make enough coffee to get him through all the Sunday supplements.

For the dad who will talk to you for 30 minutes about French roast vs. Italian roast beans

On the opposite end of the Coffee Dad (™) matrix: this expert-recommended espresso machine.

For the dad who still uses a sandwich bag as a wash bag

Sometimes the best gifts are the most functional, not flashy. Case in point: an easy-clean, right-side-of-stylish wash bag.

For the dad who’s really a big kid

For the dad who swears he’s ¼ Scottish on his mum’s side

Like anything ascribed to taste, you’ll know best what your dad’s into. But this single malt is a real crowd-pleaser.

For the dad who finally learned how to say Hygge

tin candle with a pleasingly herbal scent.

For the dad that needs a hobby

Jauntier than a keyboard and far easier to fit in your pocket, this comes straight from our own recommendations of the best harmonicas for beginners (even if dad says he was a pro “back in the day”).

For the dad who seems a bit frazzled

File under “Things dad will never ask for but would secretly love”.

For the dad who is unorganised

Because there’s only so many important things you can write on the back of receipts.

For the dad who binges Queer Eye

Sachajuan Ocean Mist

For low-maintenance men this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky.

For the dad who loves the Tate


It’s called culture, look it up!

For the dad that’s eco-conscious

For the pasta dad

A kitchen upgrade your dad won’t shut up about.

For the breakfast-for-dinner dad

This chef-approved waffle maker produces restaurant-quality waffles, at a home cook-price.

For the dad who takes wine seriously

Yep, Le Creuset does more than casserole dishes.

You could also consider some nice glasses that are dishwasher (and dad) safe.

For the dad who takes beer seriously

For the dad that doesn’t really want anything

How to make toothpaste giftable: offer a flavour for every day of the week.

For the dad that’s into protein shakes now

When we scoured Amazon for the highest-rated blenders, the Nutribullet came up tops.

For the dad who loves leftovers

Meal-prep dads to the front: This is a good alternative to Tupperware.

Bamboo Cutlery Set

Throw in a bamboo cutlery set for the good of the planet.

For the dad who prefers a hot lunch

A Strategist-approved portable, battery-free slow cooker that means he can cook risotto (or ratatouille) at his desk.

For the dad with a bare study

For the dad who just heard about mirepoix

The secret to buying knives is that unless you’re a butcher, you just need a couple of all-rounders. This set can handle any job; it includes a 20.3 cm chef’s knife, a 17.8 cm santoku knife (an all-purpose Japanese-style blade), a 20.3 cm slicing knife (also known as a carving knife), a 20.3 cm serrated bread knife, a 15.2 cm boning knife, a 12.7 cm utility knife (a midsize blade), and an 8.9 cm paring knife.

For the dad who messes up the bathroom

Wahl Super Trimmer

When we asked barbers to recommend us their favourite beard trimmer, both celebrity hair stylist Charley McEwan and Mark Maciver of Hackney’s SliderCuts and author of Shaping Up Culture recommended the Wahl Super Trimmer.

For the dad who Hinches


A weirdly satisfying motorised squeegee: perfect for using on the shower screen.

For the dad who sticks to the classics

Because his Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh T-shirt is looking a little patchy.

For the dad who can’t stop asking questions

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

“Alexa, where were the 1956 Olympics held?”

For the dad who hits snooze


Because he still keeps his mobile phone in a drawer somewhere. This is one of our favourites.

For the dad who takes out the bins

Glerups Felt Slippers

Slippers in a simple colour made from boiled wool are a perfect gift, and these have a rubber sole.

For the dad who has enough PJs

Cosywear he can nip to the shops in.

For the dad who loves to drizzle

Bonus points: This oil comes in a fancy canister you could use for something else.

For the dad who can’t complete Candy Crush

For when a chess set feels a bit passe, consider a backgammon set.

For the dad who’s in a book club

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A coming-of-age novel about a hero/ine, set against early-’90s identity politics – a must-read, must-discuss.

For the dad who is outdoorsy … ish

Versatile enough to be worn by David Beckham, Drake and, yes, your dad. A menswear classic.

For the Northern dad who takes gravy seriously

He’ll be bragging about his Sunday roasts for months.

For the dad who dresses up to host the family Zoom quiz

A denim shirt looks good on anyone — this medium-wash one by Levis is versatile but not intimidating.

For the dad who turns it up to 11

One of the best features of these hyperenthusiastic reviewed buds is their noise-cancelling ability. One customer said they bought them to drown out the sirens that are always going off outside their flat, while another said he could listen to the football with these on and his wife wasn’t disturbed at all.

For the dad who has an AGA

Perfect for stew season.

For the dad who loves to travel (but can’t right now)

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A chef-recommended cookbook that’s quick, and easy — and will suffice until he can visit Delhi in real life.

For the dad who says today’s musicians aren’t wild enough

‘Me’ by Elton John

Packed with raucous anecdotes and Elton’s frank assessment of everyone in the music industry. They don’t make musicians like this anymore.

For the dad who loves pickles


Not only does it feature stunning photography, but chef and NOMA co-owner Rene Redzepi shares never-before-published techniques behind some of his restaurant’s most popular dishes.

For the dad who insists on getting the bill


Because dad’s paying contactless now. Progress!

For the dad who is constantly on 20 percent battery

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The 44 Best Gifts (You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Dad