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Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad

June 07, 2019 2 min read

Let’s hear it for dads! With Father’s Day falling on Sunday June 16th this year, we’re showing our appreciation for Dad more than ever. Americans are predicted to spend a record $16 billion on Father’s Day gifts in 2019 — and, no, that’s not $16 billion’s worth of socks. The biggest chunk ($3.3 billion) will actually be spent on special outings. Sounds corny, but dads don’t necessarily want more stuff; sometimes they just want to spend some quality time with you. Here’s how real dads like to celebrate.


Outdoor Dad

First, a thank you to whoever scheduled Father’s Day for the middle of June; it’s the perfect time of year to get outside. A hike, a fishing trip or a round of golf, spending time outdoors with Dad is a surefire way to make him feel special this Sunday. Bonus points for switching off your cell phone and giving him your full attention. And if you’d still like to get him a present to unwrap? We like this roundup of gifts for dads who love the great outdoors.

Foodie Dad

Another reason to love the fact that Father’s Day falls in June: picnics and BBQs. Invite Dad over for a family celebration; keep an eye out for Father’s Day specials at his favorite restaurants; or treat him to some one-one-one time with a beer- or wine-tasting trip. And if he prefers to do the cooking himself? Try a cooking class (Sur La Table is hitting the spot with its handcrafted burger making classes this year), or order a delivery of some gift-worthy steak.

Techie Dad

Does your dad love gadgets? From the latest headphones to drones and voice-activated virtual assistants, there’s a wealth of tech gifts for Dad out there — and the good news is that they don’t have to break the bank. Every dad will appreciate the little things that make his life easier: a portable charger, or a smart plug. If he’s less tech-savvy, meanwhile, why not pledge some tech support time to get him up to speed with all his devices?

And don’t forget his feet...

Whatever he’s up to this Father’s Day, you can make sure he looks the part. Check out the Dockers Father’s Day Gift Guide for shirts. Active dads will love the Dockers Merrimac sporty sandal for outdoor adventures, and you can’t go wrong with the Dockers Pacific flip-flop sandal for a comfortable cookout. Stylish feet = one happy dad.

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