The 20 Best Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts

We've rounded up gifts that will get to your dad in no time!

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May 31, 2023
Young father and daughter cooking together at home. Tokyo Japan


Young father and daughter cooking together at home. Tokyo Japan

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The sights, sounds and, most importantly, sunshine of summer have finally arrived, which can have us feeling a bit distracted as we bask in the glory of outdoor picnics, rooftop happy hours and trips to the local ice cream shop. If this change in season can has you feeling a bit too distracted, it’s likely that Father’s Day slipped your mind and you’re scrambling to find a last-minute gift. But don’t fret — there are many food and drink-related products that can make their way to dad in a pinch, all thanks to Amazon Prime and expedited (and sometimes digitally instantaneous) shipping options. There are also many thoughtful ideas that can inspire bigger homemade projects like gift baskets that can be personalized and curated to make the family patriarch feel extra special.

Check out 20 of our favorite presents for any procrastinator (or the person who simply can’t be bothered when the weather is above 70 degrees).

No Father’s Day brunch is complete without a spicy bloody mary, and this kit has dad covered with everything from seasoning and olives to tomato juice and a bacon-flavored rim shot. It also includes Manly Man’s famous beef jerky bouquet to one-up the roses you sent mom on Mother’s Day.

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This is the jam that dad will spread on practically everything — and for good reason. It’s sweet, salty, smoky and spicy, hitting practically every flavor profile on the tongue to create what can only be described as the world’s most perfect condiment.

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If your dad is looking for inspiration in the kitchen, might we suggest a monthly subscription to keep him inspired in the kitchen? At less than $1 an issue, it only makes sense to tack on an annual subscription to Food Network Magazine for the guy who often channels his inner Guy Fieri.

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A subscription food or drink box is always an excellent option if you can’t think of something unique or clever. And Murray’s is the authority when it comes to all things cheese. Dad will enjoy hand-selected fromage from the NYC-based store’s expert cheesemongers to build a charcuterie board that is nothing short of epic.

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Is there anything not to love about salsa? The answer is a resounding no, so this four-jar sampler from Blazing Bella featuring salsa fresca, mango, chipotle corn and peach varieties make it a wonderful last-minute gift (with a bag of gourmet tortilla chips, of course).

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Father’s Day, as discussed, aligns with summer, which means dad’s likely going to prefer the majority of his meals to be al fresco. This checkered picnic blanket makes a great stylish eating surface for any park, beach or garden picnic. It’s also waterproof, super-soft and big enough to accommodate four adults or one napping papa.

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There are hundreds of barbecue tool sets on the market, but none as sleek and modern as this stainless steel and wood-handled Crate & Barrel offering that conveniently folds up for easy storage (though we have a feeling it won’t be put away too often since every summer night is a perfect night for grilling).

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While dad may prefer breakfast in bed, he’ll more than appreciate this Belgian waffle maker to wow the family with fluffy, crispy-edged creations on the weekends. Throw in some caramel, hot fudge and strawberry preserves to really knock his questionably fashionable socks off.

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Whether he prefers it neat, on the rocks or mixed into a cocktail, a whiskey of the month club will allow dad to explore his love for the spirit. And it’s certainly a lot less expensive than an all-expense-paid trip to Kentucky.

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Unseasoned meat is practically a crime. Help dad avoid jail time with this five-bottle sampler featuring bold and zesty flavors like citrus pepper, Jamaican jerk and Cajun. Pro tip: Use it to line a mezcal-based margarita glass for a smokier departure from standard salt.

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If dad can’t hold out for pizza on the weekend, pizza-flavored nuts will serve as a suitable alternative during the week. Presented in an actual pizza box, the cardboard components hold peanuts, cashews, almonds and pretzels, coated with the Italian staple’s signature tomato-y, cheesy goodness.

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A vacation around the world may be unrealistic, but dad doesn’t have to leave the couch to sample a selection of brews from six different countries. Pair it with an ad-free Duolingo subscription, so he can also learn the word “cheers” in six different languages.

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If dad enjoys the great outdoors and is constantly hiking or camping, a battery-operated coffee maker is a must to conquer the day (or a mountain … or even a bear). It can also be stored and used in any backyard to cap the night of a successful outdoor soiree.

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A good olive is an excellent gift on its own, but it can also be the foundation to a last-minute gift basket that you build yourself. Add a dried pasta, jarred sauce and seasonings to round out an Italian-inspired assortment that will have dad saying "grazie" and "mangia!"

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Goldbelly makes gift-giving a breeze by allowing customers to purchase perishable cakes, seafood platters and food kits as an e-gift that can be redeemed whenever it’s convenient for the recipient. Rye bread, corned beef, swiss cheese, coleslaw, sauerkraut and Russian dressing make up this box that will kick any boring cold cut sandwich to the curb.

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Sometimes dad craves mainstream American food at a moment’s notice, and that’s entirely okay. Treat him to dinner with a gift card that can be redeemed at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s, Yard House, Seasons 52 and others. And double the amount you were intending to initially purchase since you’ll inevitably be invited.

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Like shoes, t-shirts and a tackle box, it's likely that dad is holding on to things for years longer than he should be. This likely applies to knives, as well, so upgrade his meal-prepping game with this sharp set from Cangshan that touts a lifetime warranty and blades that will actually last.

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The only sweat dad should experience on Father’s Day is a meat sweat. And he’ll certainly get his fill with this butcher box chock-full of proteins like dry aged steaks and sirloin filets. Plus, he can freeze whatever he doesn’t fire up in the moment and enjoy juicy, tener meat for months to come.

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Harry & David goes all out with all of their wide variety of gift baskets, but they’ve outdone themselves with a giant Father's Day gift crate boasting everything from bacon beer cheese dip and sausage pepperoni sticks to honey hot mustard and root beer candy drops. If he has never voiced which child is his favorite, it’s time to prep your acceptance speech.

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The possibilities are seemingly endless at Williams Sonoma. From home goods and kitchen appliances to gourmet foods and grilling supplies, your dad will have no shortage of options to choose from with a simple, yet thoughtful gift card. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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