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10 Practical Father’s Day Gifts Our Dads Still Talk About

dads are simple creatures, really

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Some of the greatest existential questions known to man that even the most acclaimed philosophers struggle to answer include: “What is the meaning of life?” “What does it mean to be truly happy?” and “Why are dads so ridiculously hard to buy gifts for?” Seriously, if you always know the perfect gift to get for your dad, consider yourself to be one of the lucky ones. But if you’re anything like the rest of us, finding a gift you know he’ll actually love is quite literally a struggle like no other. So even though unique and sentimental gifts are always amazing if you can come up with them, this year for Father’s Day, we’re encouraging you to take the practical route for gift-giving instead.

At the end of the day, nothing beats a gift that your dad will use over and over again. You see, what you think is “boring,” your dad probably thinks is “an awesome investment that I use all the time and has greatly improved my day-to-day life.” They’re simple beings—really. So we tapped on our editors to ask their favorite practical gifts they’ve gotten for their dads over the years, and they did not disappoint. Here are eight Father’s Day gift ideas that are simple yet a perfect staple for the everyday dad:

Cooling Short Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt

For Father’s Day this year, I decided to go for a few more of Dickies’ pocket T-shirts that my dad absolutely loves. They’re comfy, practical, and totally his style. He especially loves that chest pocket—perfect for sliding in his sunglasses or any other random things dads always seem to be carrying. I also recently discovered that Dickies’ tees don’t wrinkle after washing—a time-saver for him, and a game-changer for me, someone who doesn’t know how to iron—oops.

– Albany Hayes, Sales & Operations Associate

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Amazon | urban noon
Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

I have gotten my dad so many hard-hitting gifts over the past few years (Hoka shoes, the Nest, and tickets to his favorite hockey team, to name a few), but if there is one gift that gets the most action, it’s this electric salt and pepper shaker set from Amazon. Based on the price, I didn’t think this gift would knock it out of the park but my dad will talk your ear off about how great these are every chance he gets.

– Ashley Selleke, Branded Content Managing Editor

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Chemical Guys
Car Detailing Kit

If there’s one thing all the men in my life have in common, it’s that they don’t want to pay someone to do a task they could do themselves. That’s why this kit has been a raved-about gift from my dad, father-in-law, and husband—listen, when it works, you repeat as much as possible. It has everything (and I truly mean EVERYTHING) he could ever need to give his vehicle a professional detail at home.

– Allyson Trammell, Editor in Chief

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Custom Photo Book

I’m convinced that my dad truly doesn’t want anything, making it impossible to shop for him. The only gifts my siblings and I have gotten a genuine “I love it” reaction from are sentimental ones. The stand-out winners have been anything with photos of his kids. His favorites were custom photo books with family photos or commemorating a family trip. He displays them proudly on his coffee table (even ones that are 10+ years old). The ol’ softie!

– Jess Welsh, Commerce Editor

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Cooler Chair

My brother and I bought this for my dad a couple of years ago for Father’s Day, and it is literally his crown jewel. Whether it’s at the beach, the park, camping, or even just in the backyard at our house, you can find him sitting in this chair, almost always utilizing the little cooler feature to keep his beers cold. One hundred percent the most used gift we’ve ever bought him.

McKenna Pringle, Branded Content Editorial Assistant

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Cologne Sampler Set

My dad is notoriously hard to shop for, but one thing he does love is a cologne. Sephora’s Cologne Sampler is such a great gift because it allows him to sample a bunch of colognes, and then bring in a voucher for the full size of the one he likes most. He has so much fun wearing and trying them all out, and he’s found his favorite scents through it.

– Maddie Galassi, Fashion Editor

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Amazon | Viktor Jurgen
Heated Neck and Back Massager

If my dad wants something, he makes it or builds it. He practically spends all of his retired time on YouTube learning new skills. Last week, he replaced my parents’ entire deck with his own two hands. So naturally, he’s always tired by the end of the day after completing whatever home project my mom has put him up to. So when I saw this massager on Amazon, I knew I had to get it for him. He uses it every night, and I am seriously concerned about how I will ever top this gift.

– Kirra Wallace, Graphic Designer

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Mark & Graham
Travel Watch Roll

My dad (like all dads) is SO hard to buy for, and he’s the type where if he wants something, he’ll just get it for himself. So, I wanted to find something that he would actually use, he wouldn’t have bought for himself, and something personalized so he’d feel thought of and special. I found this beautiful watch case, which he actually loves and uses it because he wears a lot of watches and travels a lot. Plus, the personalized monogram makes him feel extra special, as he deserves.

– Josie Santi, Wellness Editor & Podcast Host

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Amazon | Gerber
15-in-1 Pocket Knife Set

This Father’s Day gift was such a hit that the recipient has now requested * multiple *: one for the car, one for the garage, and so on. It even opened a bottle of wine for me once (it wasn’t pretty), so I’m going to call it an all-time favorite!

Megan Kemp, Senior Sales Manager

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Pickleball Paddle

This is what I like to call the gift that keeps on giving because while I did gift the Pickleball paddle itself, along with it came a promise of quality time at the court with my dad. And as an avid pickleball player myself, that’s a win-win in my book! If there is one thing my dad & I can agree on that is fun, it’s a nice competitive game of pickleball.

Maddi Goodwin, Account Manager

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This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Dickies but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.