A Family Handyman Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide
Struggling to find the right Father's Day gift for your dad? Check out these Family Handyman Approved products any DIY dad would be proud to use.
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We know you only want what’s best for your dad. Here at Family Handyman, we’re always searching for the best, too.
Each year we test, try and review hundreds of products, ranging from putty knifes to pellet grills. With Father’s Day around the corner, here are a few of our favorite products that we’ve tested and approved. We think there’s something here for every DIY father out there.
Stoggles Safety Glasses
Growing up, whenever I picked up a new activity like rollerblading or skateboarding, my parents clad me head-to-toe in protective safety gear until I resembled an NFL fullback. If your father was this safety conscious, turn the tables and get him a pair of durable Stoggles safety glasses.
Lightweight and well-made, Stoggles are molded from the same material as bulletproof glass. The shatter-resistant lenses feature blue-light blocking and UV protected technology. They also come with an anti-fog coating, helpful for wearing with masks or respirators.
The Stoggles come in various shapes, sizes and colors, so you’ll likely find something for Dad no matter his style.
Craftsman Laser Level
Has this ever happened to you? In the middle of a nice family dinner, deep in conversation, your father suddenly stands and walks across the dining room to adjust a photo or something on a shelf because it’s slightly out of place. If so, get him the super-precise Craftsman Crossline Laser Level for Father’s Day.
The Craftsman Crossline laser level, a 3-in. x 3-in. cube, projects a self-leveling green crosshair laser onto any vertical wall or surface from up to 35 feet away. One of the best gifts from Lowe’s, it’s great for projects where multiple things must hang level and on the same plane, like framed pictures, cabinets or shelves. And because it’s so compact, it easily stores away safely out of sight.
Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop
If your dad is a clean freak, he’ll probably love the Bissell PowerFresh Deluxe 1806. The PowerFresh Deluxe uses steam, an agile swiveling head and a choice of microfiber cleaning pads to quickly break down and remove dirt and bacteria from hard floor surfaces without harsh chemicals or cleaners.
For caked-on stains, remove the Powerfresh’s swivel head and scrub the stain away with the sturdy spot brush. The Bissell PowerFresh Deluxe also comes with a built-in scent tray (discs included) to add a refreshing fragrance to the air as you clean.
Sea Foam Engine Treatment
If your father is a gearhead, constantly tinkering with his hoard of running (and mostly not-running) engines, get him some Sea Foam Engine Treatment. A trusted cleaner and lubricator, Sea Foam works in all two-and four-stroke gasoline and diesel engines.
It’s great for vehicles, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles and lawn tractors, as well as in small engines like lawnmowers, snowblowers, chainsaws and leaf blowers. Sea Foam cleans injectors and carburetors, stabilizes and controls moisture in fuels, quiets noisy lifters and lubricates upper cylinders.
Hestra Work Gloves
For the dad who spends every moment of daylight tending to his lawn and garden, these Hestra Gloves will come in handy. The Hestra Duratan Flex Gardening Gloves feature a reinforced, synthetic Duratan palm that’s 10 times more tear resistant than actual cowhide leather.
The stretchy, breathable woven fabric on the backside keeps hands comfortable. And a snug hook and loop cuff stops unwanted pebbles, bugs and debris from finding their way in.
Traeger Ironwood 650 Pellet Grill
There’s no better way to spend Father’s Day than gathering for a family cookout. If your brood’s outgrown the trusty old family grill, maybe it’s time to get Dad a new Traeger Ironwood 650 Series Pellet Grill.
The Ironwood 650 features a downdraft exhaust system, creating a vortex that rolls fresh smoke over your food instead of letting it escape. Traeger’s WiFire system pairs the grill with your phone, allowing you to monitor your pellet levels and adjust the temperature from anywhere. It also gives you access to more than 1,600 recipes.
With more than 4-1/2-sq. ft. of cooking space, this Traeger can handle five racks of ribs or eight whole chickens in case the neighbors make their way over, too!
Rise Personal Indoor Garden
If your dad is counting the days until he can put his prized vegetable plants in the ground, why not surprise him with the Rise Personal Garden for Father’s Day? It’s a compact, personal-sized hydroponic garden that lets you grow a wide range of herbs and vegetables year-round.
The garden easily sets up in any room with an electrical outlet, and comes with eight seed pods and six weeks’ worth of nutrients. If Dad is tech savvy, he can download the Rise Gardens App and connect the garden to your home WiFi, letting him control the water pump and grow lights straight from his phone. The app also sends notifications if more nutrients or water are needed.
With the Rise Personal Garden, your father can flex his green thumb all year long.
Wagner Furno 700 Heat Gun
There are few tools as versatile and reliable as a heat gun, and I’d argue the Wager Furno 700 is one of the best! This electric heat gun features an LCD display, push button controls and six fan settings, including a cool down mode so Dad can’t set the garage ablaze.
Its 1,500-watt heating element can put out temperatures from 125 F to 1,300 F, making it ideal for everything from refinishing woodwork to heat shrinking electrical connections. So if your father is a jack of all trades, constantly jumping into new projects and learning new skills, pick him up a Wagner Furno 700 heat gun for Father’s Day. He’ll be happy you did!