Finding a gift for Dad before Father’s Day isn’t as easy as it seems. For starters, he often says that he doesn’t need anything, and what he wants is to spend time with you. But he probably also taught you a long time ago to never show up to a celebration empty-handed. So when you end up searching for something to unveil on the big day—sidestepping that wish for a long-held rule—it’s no wonder that you’re not sure what he’ll enjoy.
Thankfully, DICK’S Sporting Goods understands what dads are hoping for on their holiday, even if they don’t exactly say it. They usually want gifts that can provide memories with their kids. Ahead of 6/20, this experience-making superstore has put together a list of gifts for all types of Dads, from storytellers and hikers to comfort seekers and sports fans.
As you pinpoint the type of dad you have, you can easily determine which gift is best for both his interests and your budget. And those who have the Slickdeals Browser Extension can receive up to 6% cashback on purchases from DICK’S Sporting Goods for a limited time. No matter what you choose to wrap up for Dad on Father’s Day, every item from this selection is sure to inspire present and future plans together. Here are a few of the standout picks.
Solo Stove Yukon 27-Inch Fire Pit
Dads who enjoy gathering with friends and family to tell stories might love doing so around this stainless-steel fire pit from Yukon. Designed with a double wall to reduce smoke and lined with ventilating holes at the bottom to help burn wood efficiently, this fire pit would make a great addition to a patio where all of Dad’s favorites are waiting to hear what joke he’ll tell next.
YETI Hopper BackFlip 24 Backpack Cooler
Dads often love a good cooler, and this one is likely a major upgrade from what yours is used to. This stylish cooler from YETI has a waterproof outer shell and insulated interior that can hold up to 20 cans or 25 pounds of ice—all while being carried like a backpack. It’s perfect for dads who enjoy the outdoors, and it could inspire yours to strike up a conversation about taking a long-awaited trip.
Weider 300 Lbs. Cast-Iron Weight Set With Hammerstone Finish
If your dad is the type of guy who turned his garage into a gym years ago, then there’s a good chance that his equipment could use a refresh. This cast-iron weight set from Weider comes with Olympic-approved plates, spring collars, and a 45-pound bar, making it a great upgrade for a set that’s seen better days. You could even partner with him to get a full-body workout yourself, spot him when he’s pumping iron, or even inspire some friendly competition.
Nike Men’s Air Max 270 Shoes
While it may be comforting to see Dad wearing the exact same sneakers he’s always worn to mow the lawn or go for a run, he could really be missing out on some much-needed support. These Nike Air Max shoes are not only cushioned, but they’ve also retained stylish elements from pairs first introduced in the 90s. You can even let him know that they can come with shared runs around the block too.
GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro Rocker Chair
Dads who love attending family sporting events might forget to bring a seat to watch them in—and by the end of the game, they wouldn’t be very comfortable. This outdoor rocker chair from GCI gives him the best seat on the sidelines with built-in phone and drink holders alongside an easy-to-carry strap. The next time he shows up to a little league or kids’ soccer game, he’ll be good to go.