The best Father's day gifts for every kind of dad
From the couch potatoes to the sentimental softies, there’s something for every dad
Since many of us won’t be able to give our dads a hug in person, the perfect Father’s day gift can let him know that even though you may be quarantined hundreds of kilometres apart, he’s still your #1 guy.
We’ve put together a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that you can order online, and with just a week left (June 21), you’ll need to get moving.
There’s something for every kind of dad – the bathroom singers, food enthusiasts and home gardeners, so go ahead and make their day from across state lines.
Father’s day gift for the food and drinks enthusiasts
Some dads think they’re MasterChefs for managing to make Maggi without burning it, there are others who truly wow you with their miso egg ramen bowl made from scratch.
These are for both types, so they can brush up their skills and take some of the load off mom.
Gordon Ramsay Masterclass
Who better than seven-star Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay to teach them how to cook? Don’t worry, this isn’t a Hell’s Kitchen home edition, but the gentler, genius side of Ramsay, dishing on getting around the kitchen tools to choosing the right ingredients and cooking up some mind-blowing fare.
You can gift a Masterclass for ₹7,775.
The Ultimate Bar Book
If your dad likes to play bartender at every family gathering and party (he may not always be a success) then this book’s for him. The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich is considered the “bartender bible” with recipes for 1,000 classic cocktails and new-age mixes.
He can hone his mixologist skills and have some fun *cough* get drunk *cough* along the way.
PS: you can always offer yourself up as a taster.
Available on Amazon for ₹1,066.
A superhero apron for the Superman in your life
No cooking experience is complete without an apron. Especially if your father is the kind of cook who leaves the kitchen looking like a haldi cyclone just passed through. Save their clothes from themselves with these cute aprons.
Buy it online for ₹599.
For the dashing dads
Not all dads will admit it, because you know, toxic gender roles, but they do care about how they look. While the beauty industry was long reserved for women, there are more and more companies now that are focusing on men’s grooming needs.
So, you don’t need to hide your expensive mud face masks from papa anymore, gift him some of his own so he can pamper his inner self-care Sujeet.
Forest Essentials Gentlemen’s Box
This mini kit comes with a gentle face wash, hydrating moisturiser and an aftershave spray that’s infused with the goodness of sandalwood and orange peel.
These trial minis also serve as a good starting point if you’re still trying to get your father into skincare.
Buy it online for ₹1,495.
Braun Multi Grooming Kit
This is a multitasking tool that can be used for beard styling, hair trimming and even cutting down on that pesky ear and nose hair that always peeps out.
It comes with six interchangeable heads. And the best part? It’s easy to maintain because you can just wash the head and comb under running water.
Purchase it online for ₹2,158.
The couch potatoes
The couch potato can easily be spotted in the wild, lounging on the sofa, simmering in front of the television screen. TV time is sacred and rarely does this type of father make his way off his chosen cushion island. Perhaps, only to go to the kitchen for snacks.
The Gourmet Box Snack Attack Hamper
If he’s going to spend his day in his banyaan and boxers watching reruns of CID, you can shower him with some delicious snacks before he dozes off. This snack box comes with roasted peanuts, popcorn and chips, all ‘dad favourites’ with a fancy healthy twist.
Order online for ₹1,220.
An at-home foot and calf massager
Instead of getting scolded for putting his feet up on the coffee table, get them into one of these for a quick at-home spa day. He won’t even need to get off the couch for this.
Not only is this relaxing, but some believe that these foot massagers can help relieve pain caused by arthritis, stiff ankles and varicose veins. Either way, it’s a little luxury in the comfort of your home.
Buy it online for ₹11,890.
Remote control holder
TV remotes get lost as easily as lip balms and there’s always a subsequent fight that breaks out. There’s one for the TV, the TATA Sky box, DVD player and the various accoutrements that comprise dad’s home theatre system.
This is a small gift but a handy one to keep it all organised and in one place.
Available online for ₹499.
Father’s day gift for the sports lovers and fitness freaks
He’s an outdoorsman whose ideal day is spent on the golf course or playing squash with the colony uncles. Now stuck inside during lockdown, your health-conscious dad’s down in the doldrums. But lockdown doesn’t mean he can’t be active.
A premium fitness app subscription
He can still get that post-exercise rush with the Fit! app which features a range of workout programmes, follow-along videos, progress tracking and recipe features. It will satisfy his increasing need to prove his fitness levels.
₹6,000 for a year-long subscription.
A Fitbit Ionic smartwatch will be the ultimate style statement for dad among his gym friends.
More than just a swanky-looking digital wrist piece, it comes with fitness guidance and health insights too. He can store music, multiple apps and more.
It’s got a hefty price tag, but hey, he’s worth it.
Available for ₹ 22,499.
Portable golf kit
Nothing says F-A-T-H-E-R quite like golf. While he misses the sun shining down on him on a pristine green course, he can brush up on his putting skills with this portable kit with comes with a putter, two golf balls and a practice cup.
Order online for ₹1,999.
For the emotional cheese balls
These emotional goobers tear up every time you say “My daddy strongest.” They say they don’t want a Father’s day gift but will sulk and pout if you actually don’t get one. They may appear hard and stoic on the outside but it takes just one “papaaaa please!” to make them melt.
They love all the sentimental stuff, the cheesier the better.
The ‘dad jokes’ book
They make us cringe, they make us giggle. There’s a dad joke for every occasion and while you may scoff at them, these jokes tickle their funny bone in a way we’ll never understand.
This compilation of famous @dadsaysjokes Instagram page will keep their repository of dad jokes filled for the year.
A personalised photo frame
Nothing gets the waterworks going like a childhood picture of you and your father. You can customise this wooden frame with a picture of you and your dad, one with all the siblings or a family shot he can display with pride.
Prices vary from ₹799 to ₹2,199 according to the size.
Place your order here.
Their favourite new pin
This pin will be a small reminder of your love that he can wear all the time. Knowing this type of dad, he’ll actually wear it all the time.
Buy it for ₹299.
For the bathroom singers and Kishore Kumar impersonators
You’ve memorised the lyrics of Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si because you grew up listening to your father sing it while taking a shower.
He’s a one-man band, even if the only ‘instrument’ he can play is tapping the dining room table. He doesn’t need a party to break out into song and dance. Maybe a drink or two beforehand.
Spotify premium subscription
Let’s upgrade dad from his old CDs to a digital haven of never-ending playlists and music exploration. You can gift him a premium Spotify subscription but may need to teach him how all the tech works as well.
For new users, you can get 12 months of Premium for ₹699 (offer on till June 30).
Saregama Carvaan Mini music player
This little power box comes with 351 pre-loaded Hindi classics. With FM Radio and Bluetooth, he can stream his playlists for party nights or plug in some headphones when the rest of the family has had enough.
Available for purchase for ₹1,900.
Party for one with a Karaoke machine
He doesn’t need anyone else to have fun. Let him showcase his talents (or lack thereof) with this portable Karaoke machine.
PS. Apologise in advance to your mother who will have to live with him and his new BFF.
Buy it online for ₹4,699.