In case you’ve missed the telltale signs (goofy drugstore cards, galleries of hot celeb dads, bacon-themed recipes, etc.), Father’s Day is this Sunday—mere days away! In the event that you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift, we’ve come up with a few presents that are both easy to purchase in a pinch and super thoughtful. Someone's about to win kid of the year...
1. A Subscription Service
Is your dad a caffeine fiend? A beer connoisseur? A collector of vinyl records? There’s an “of the month” club for that. Try a service like Bean Box, Craft Beer Club, or Vinyl Me, Please, which will ensure that pops gets a gift every few weeks (further cementing your place as the favorite child). The first installment may not arrive in time for Sunday, but you can print out the confirmation email and tuck it inside a fun Father’s Day card.
2. New Specs
It’s incredibly difficult to buy new glasses for someone else, but not impossible. Companies like Warby Parker will let you “try before you buy” by sending up to five pairs of frames to test drive. Select a few for dad and he can pick his fave.
3. His Favorite Food
Most of us have heard the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So why not show your love and gratitude with a tasty treat? Purchase pints of cult-favorite Graeter’s Ice Cream (the Black Cherry Chocolate Chip is to die for) which ships Next Day Air, or choose a package from Goldbely, which mails the most popular and delicious local foods from all over the country right to your doorstep. (Plus, they’ve curated a list of boxes perfect for Father’s Day.)
4. A Good Book
5. Something Green
For a super thoughtful gift that lasts, pick out a tree, herbs, or beautiful blossoms to have planted at your dad's home (or potted for the indoors, if a backyard isn’t an option). If your old man isn’t known for his green thumb, you could instead have a tree planted in his honor.