8 Deals to Make Dad Feel Extra Loved This Father’s Day
Because under those cheesy jokes is a super cool guy who deserves to be celebrated.
My dad always surprises me with the most thoughtful gifts. He’ll send me anything from an oversized teddy bear when I’m struggling through midterms to Pocky Biscuit Sticks in bulk just because. These gifts are special; they always put a smile on my face and let me know he’s thinking about me.
When attempting to reciprocate his generosity, I find myself racking my brain for a gift that will make him chuckle, only to hit a roadblock every time. Spoiler alert: Dads are, perhaps, the most difficult people on this planet to buy gifts for. My dad never asks for anything and, if he does express interest in a specific item, will go online to purchase it himself, making it impossible to surprise him with the perfect gift.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, I once again started brainstorming, determined to break this cycle. And I think I cracked the code. There’s nothing my dad loves more than a good deal, so, as Father’s Day sales and specials begin to dot my inbox and take over my webpages, I decided to focus my search on these items. It’s a win-win, really. I’m able to embrace my dad’s fondness for savvy shopping, while also picking out a gift I know he’ll love.
If you’re struggling to find a gift for your Dad (one that will make him feel as special as he makes you feel), check out some of these gift options.
BUY IT: Amazon, $15.49 (reg. $19.03)
Let’s face it, sometimes our dads are cooler than we are (whether we like to admit it or not). If your dad is a jet-setter making his way around the world, this Carry-On Cocktail Kit will help him travel in style. He’ll be on cloud nine enjoying a Bloody Mary in Manhattan, a Margarita in Tijuana or even a Moscow Mule in Los Angeles.
BUY IT: Best Buy, $99.99 (reg. $129.99)
This Ninja Digital Air Fryer is perfect for any dad who loves Fried Pickles or Chicken Wings, but isn’t looking to compromise his "diet." He’s also a curious chef, you say? Then he’ll have fun playing with Air Fryer recipes like these Hard-Boiled Eggs, Stuffed Mushrooms, and even this Banana Bread.
Omaha Steaks’ selection of Father’s Day cuts is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do you get to surprise Dad with some really beautiful steaks, you’ll also be able to cook them together, embracing the quality bonding time that can be all too hard to come across nowadays.
BUY IT: Amazon, $18.90 (reg. $44.30)
Cast-iron pans are just like dads: they age gracefully. Lodge takes the timeless classic and ups it with a modern twist, adding grill ribs for an extra bit of pizzazz, making it perfect for Dad on his special day.
BUY IT: Walmart, $59.99 (reg. $99.99)
Your dad is a self-certified master griller. In the summers, he can be found outside every night, cooking up something delicious. But what about during the cold winter months? When Dad has a craving for juicy, freshly grilled steaks in the middle of December he need not worry! This George Foreman Electric Grill will save the day.
We all know how valuable our morning caffeine boost can be, so help Dad shake his morning grogginess with this KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It will bean the world to him and, bonus: its sleek design and modern appearance will be a beautiful addition to his countertop.
BUY IT: Amazon, $31.79 (reg. $39.99)
Everyone needs a quality set of utensils, period. If Dad seems to be lacking in the whisk or slotted spoon department, this is the gift for him. Before you know it, he’ll be skimming soup with swagger, peeling carrots professionally and mashing potatoes like a maestro of the culinary arts.
BUY IT: Best Buy, $376.99 (reg. $399.99)
This BBQ will be your dad’s new BFF. It will be the peanut butter to his jelly, the bacon to his eggs, the Peter Luger to his ribeye. If you’re able to separate them for a minute, though, try to man the grill so Dad can chill on his special day.