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Father's day is fast-approaching. Finding it tough to find a gift for dear old dad? Not to worry! We've got 7 gift ideas for you -- some he'll actually use, and some he'll certainly be amused by. If you've got any other gift ideas, let us know in the comments! 

POP's Kit

Kaufmann Mercantile made this POP's Kit specifically for Father's Day. Just add a cold beverage and you've got everything you need for a game night with dad -- whether you're playing poker, gin rummy, or go fish. 

Bird Book

Everyone needs a little bedside reading. This charming book is a great tribute to all flying feathered creatures that anyone can enjoy, even if your dad isn't the outdoors-y type.

Bird Call

And what goes better with a book on birds than an Audubon Bird Call? Well, nothing. 

Malin and Goetz Soap

How about a little bit of boozy grooming? This rum-scented soap is masculine, but not in an Old Spice way. Think more along the lines of Hemingway and his beloved mojito. 

Lemon Peel Baseball

Time to dust off old baseball gloves and gear up for a game of catch. This Lemon Peel Baseball is nostalgic, handsome, and guarantees some fun.

Sling Shot

Speaking of nostalgia, who won't have fun with an Old Time Slingshot? The retailer very wisely suggests adult female supervision when these are in use. 

Knuckle Meat Pounder

Let your dad feel like a tough guy in the kitchen. This Knuckle Meat Pounder is not only fun (and funny), it's useful! 


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about 3 years ago jnero

Thanks so much! The sling shot is a brillant idea, just ordered one for my dad!


about 3 years ago Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

So happy you liked it!


about 3 years ago Cuocopazzo

Umm, who uses bar soap anymore? I think my mom would banish me if I gave most of these gifts (except, perhaps, for the bird book) to my dad. Pistachios - too salty; bird call - too noisy; slingshot - too dangerous; etc., etc. I'll do what I do every year and that is to give my dad a gift certificate to Fairway and let him shop his heart out!


about 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We love bar soap! And danger, I guess!


about 3 years ago RoastedBeet

Last year I gave my husband a digital thermometer for the grill.


about 3 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

That meat pounder looks like it could also be used for home defense.