Last Minute Father's Day Gifts (That Look Like You Planned It All Along)
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No one plans to wait until the last minute to find the perfect gift, but it happens to the best of us—especially when it comes to holidays like Father’s Day that creep up without warning. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some excellent last minute Father’s Day gifts that will look like you put some serious thought into them.
The Best Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas
With so many gift ideas out there to target any dad's interests, it's easy to find the perfect gifts if you're shopping online. So, if you’ve left your shopping a little late this year, continue reading below and see the best Father's Day gifts you can buy at the last minute.
An Air Fryer
We’re kicking off this list of last minute Father's Day ideas with a gift that’s become super popular recently and is sure to please the fried food-loving dad in your life: the air fryer.
Ok, we know that nothing can replace real deep-fried foods, but since you want to help Dad keep his cholesterol in check, the air fryer is the next best thing. Plus, Dad can make some pretty amazing dishes everyday that taste just as good, if not better, when made with the air fryer. Tasty and healthy? Sounds like a win to us.
If you want to get sentimental this Father’s Day, treat Dad to a personalized wallet. A beautiful split leather wallet will make a fantastic upgrade, and he’ll be touched when he sees not only his initials on the outside but also when he discovers the engraved message on the inside. You can’t go wrong with this gift idea.
Not sure what feelings to memorialize on his wallet? Dad will love it no matter what you say, but if you need a little inspiration, check out our guide to crafting the perfect personalized message.
Streaming Music Subscription
Whoever said a last minute gift for Dad couldn’t be awesome? For the dad who instilled a love of music in you, help repay the favor by getting him a subscription to a streaming music service. There’s nothing like unlimited access to his favorite songs (with no commercials) to say, “I love you” on Father’s Day.
For the dad who’s into keeping everything nice and clean, an air purifier makes the perfect last minute present. Air purifiers run the gamut in terms of price and quality, but nowadays you can get a highly effective device that won’t break the bank. Some are even good looking, so you won’t mess with the aesthetics in Dad’s house.
Our advice? Get him a compact model that will take up very little space on his dresser while at the same time removing dust, pet dander, pollen, smoke, and odor. Dad’s health—and his nose—will thank you.
Collapsible Foam Roller
Being a dad, unfortunately, comes with the occasional aches and pains, especially if Dad likes to hit the gym. Luckily for him, he’ll be opening a foam roller this Father’s Day, which he can use to self-massage all the kinks out of problem areas. You may even save him a trip to the physical therapist with this gift.
The main problem with foam rollers has always been their large size, but they now come in collapsible versions that make storage and transport super simple. This gift will become a must in his self-care routine.
Glass Whiskey Decanter Set
Since we know that whiskey = flowers for men, getting a gift for any whiskey loving dad is already pretty easy. Consider a beautiful whiskey decanter set he’ll love displaying. This is easily one of our favorite last minute Father’s Day gifts. This gift set makes a handsome addition to dad’s home bar, and it comes with a whiskey decanter and two glasses for maximum enjoyment of his favorite beverage.
What makes this a truly thoughtful gift is the fact that it’s engravable. Put Dad’s name on the front, and carve a personalized message telling him how much you love him on the back. He’s sure to get sentimental when he sees you went above and beyond to add this unique touch. If you like the idea of getting him something that’s great, thoughtful and heartwarming gift ideas, check out our guide to 17 personalized Father’s Day gifts he’ll be sure to love.
Does your dad often complain about not having anywhere to charge his devices? A charging station makes the perfect gift for the dad who’s always fighting for a place to power his phone. He and the family will achieve outlet harmony once and for all, not to mention you’ll help remove cable clutter with this practical gift. This is the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for any dad who spends a lot of time traveling. For even more help buying things for travelers, check out our gift guide for men who travel frequently.
Being a dad is tiring, which is why a monthly coffee subscription makes the perfect last minute present for dad. The good news for him is there is a multitude of coffee subscription services that will bring the best brew he’s ever had straight to his door. These services make it simple and affordable for coffee lovers to try new blends.
For the pet-loving dad with separation anxiety, there’s no better way to check up on his best friend than with a pet monitor. A pet monitor will help him ensure that his pet is safe (and staying out of trouble) for maximum peace of mind while Dad’s away. Some even come with treat dispensers you can activate remotely.
Weighted Eye Mask
Nothing screams luxurious like putting on a weighted eye mask before hitting the sheets. Help dad live his best life (or get his best sleep, at least) with a weighted eye mask that will facilitate better, deeper sleep and block out those pesky rays of early morning light. Who wants to get out of bed anyway?
An instant cooker is another one of our preferred last minute gift ideas for dad.
This favorite appliance has risen to popularity in the past few years, and with good reason. You can do practically anything with it, including slow cooking, sauteing, steaming, pressure-cooking, and more.
So give Dad a new kitchen workhorse he’ll get tons of use out of this Father’s Day. Whoever said last-minute dad gifts weren’t great?
For the wine-loving dad, there’s no more perfect gift than a wine aerator to elevate his nightly glass of vino. You’ll not only help dad experience his favorite wine’s full character, but you’ll also make his next dinner party even classier. A practical gift that’ll bring maximum wine enjoyment to his life? Sounds good to us.
Plus, this gift comes in a variety of styles and affordable prices, so you can choose the option best suited to your budget. If you want to add on something else for your wine connoisseur dad, get him a new bottle opener too.
The humble electric kettle is next on our list of last-minute presents for your dad. While this is one of those gifts that may seem somewhat underwhelming, trust us when we say it won’t take your dad long to fall totally in love with it the next time he goes to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee or tea.
While an electric kettle is great for making tea and French press coffee (which is reason enough to get one), he’ll also appreciate some of the other uses this handy kitchen appliance is good for. Use it to do things like make hardboiled eggs, warm baby bottle water, and prepare oatmeal in no time at all.
These are only just a few of the ways you can use an electric kettle. Give it a week, and Dad won’t be able to live without it.
Smart Lighting Dimmer
Is Dad’s home a high-tech castle? If so, he’ll feel pretty cool controlling his lights from his smartphone or through voice activation using a smart assistant.
Smart lighting dimmers come in a variety of models and with a range of features. The best part is that they are relatively reasonably priced, so not only is this present excellent, it won’t break the bank.
He’ll have no idea that this one came from our last minute Father's Day gift ideas list, but Dad will enjoy the convenience that his new smart lighting dimmer brings to his life.
MLB Season Tickets
For the baseball-loving dad, there is no greater joy than indulging in a jumbo dog and a beer while watching his favorite team on a perfect summer night—unless of course, he was gifted season tickets for Father’s Day, which makes this moment even sweeter.
Plan His Perfect Day
The last gift idea is a non-material one, and it’s simple, effective, and fun. Plan a special day for Dad that the whole family can enjoy, too. Dad will be stoked that you put together a day full of his favorite activities, and you’ll avoid getting him another pair of socks. Check out our list of 6 fun things to do on Father’s Day for inspiration.
Presents That Are Sure to Impress
Sometimes last minute gifts for Dad are inevitable, but we won’t tell him your little secret. As you can see, there are lots of excellent gift ideas that won’t make it seem like you shopped for Dad on the fly. He’ll be impressed by any of these things, and you’ll show him how much he means to you. Easy, right?
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