Dads always seems to get the proverbial shaft when it comes to being celebrated on the third Sunday in June. You know it’s true: Even now, just days before Father’s Day (June 18), you’re still looking for a gift. It’s not like he didn’t go to your soccer games — or drive an hour each way to watch you play — or read to you in bed, or wash your car. If you ask us, it’s time to give dads their due.
And despite the holiday getting closer with each passing hour, you still have time to pick a thoughtful option from our glorious list of our favorite last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas. From delicious dinners and desserts you can make at home to gift baskets you can ship to Dad to anywhere in the United States, these recommendations will show your “old man” just how much you love and appreciate everything he’s done for you.
From sweet galettes to savory snacks, this Father’s Day gift box comes with a sampling of all of Dad’s favorites. Summer sausage and cheddar cheese are the makings of a delicious afternoon charcuterie board, and Moose Munch popcorn is perfect for hosting a summer movie night at home.
If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, sign Dad up for one of the many well-known Fruit-of-the-Month clubs, which go well beyond the sweet and juicy fruit of the gods. Start him off with honey mangoes in June, or send him desserts, chocolate, wine and cheese, popcorn, complete breakfast meals — even plants — throughout the rest of the year. Let Dad celebrate Father’s Day month after month with the best in gourmet food and drink…and plants!
If Dad’s an adventurer, pack up the car and take him on a day trip or weekend getaway. From racing along sand dunes in an ATV to exploring gold rush history, a micro-vacation is a lovely way to show your appreciation while treating the entire family to something fun.
Does Dad prefer sweet treats over savory bites? These cherry turnovers are a delicious two-for-one homemade gift that can be enjoyed for breakfast and dessert. You could even swap in his favorite fruit if apples or pears are more his speed.
You and Dad are a great pairing, like brunch and Sundays. And what goes better with brunch than a bloody mary? This kit is more than just your standard tomato juice and celery. It has all the accoutrements to make one of the best bloodies ever. If you don’t believe us, just ask brand ambassador Geoffrey Zakarian.
Dads are typically typecast as grillmen. You can still give a gift for the grillmaster, but at least give him the night off from doing the work by putting on an apron and firing up some Wagyu beef blue cheese burgers. Wagyu beef patties have such exceptional marbling and flavor that all they need is a sprinkle of salt and pepper on each side. The finishing touch is a smoky blue cheese sauce that can double as a dip for a side of fries, chips, or fresh vegetables. The sauce is so good, it can triple as a drink. No judgement.
Growing up, you always questioned why Dad did certain things certain ways. He certainly parented to the beat of his own drum, but he knew what he was doing. Harry & David also knows what it’s doing when it comes to premium dried meats. Whether it’s bacon jerky, sausage sticks, or Landjaeger — even a jerky flower bouquet (seriously!) — Dad will be in jerky heaven.