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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide for the DIYer Dad
From power tools to foodie essentials, here’s what to buy dad this Father’s Day.
Leakproof Portable Cooler
Quality coolers make great gifts for DIY dads. Gift him the cream of the crop with this YETI Hopper TWO Portable Cooler. It’s the first 100 percent leakproof, portable cooler that can keep ice for days. The tapered body is especially appealing, as it makes extended hauling more comfortable. He’ll be able to reach for a cold one as he works on his home renovations, tinkers in the garage, etc.
How to Build a Deck Course
If dad has been talking about building a deck of his own, but hasn’t gotten around to it in far too long, this premium workshop from Family Handyman DIY University will get him excited. The workshop will show him everything he needs to build his own deck, so he can finally enjoy all the outdoor entertaining summer has to offer!
Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
An outdoorsman needs a flashy pair of polarized sunnies. If your dad’s pair is worse for wear, then a gift from Maui Jim is the answer. If he’s always complaining that sunglasses are too small for his frame, he’ll love that this pair is offered in large. They’re comfy, sturdy and fashionable. The addition of polarized lenses makes all the difference. He’ll be able to tackle those outdoor DIY projects without the glaring sun getting in his way.
Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
This full kit with carrying case makes a great gift for dad. He’ll be thrilled to receive a brand new fishing rod, fishing reel, fishing line, fishing lures and hooks to DIY his own catch of the day on the water this summer.
Fully Loaded Backpack
This backpack from Ogio makes a great gift for dad looking to take his DIY lifestyle on the go. The Convoy 525r Backpack features a sleek look and innovative design thanks to the rolltop access. It also has a zippered side entrance for access to the main compartment. He can slip his laptop in this dedicated sleek, put two large water bottles in the available pockets, and stay safe at night with the reflective material.
Family Handyman Insider Subscription
For the dad who loves to DIY, the Family Handyman Insider Subscription is the perfect gift. He’ll get:
- 60+ Downloadable Project Plans
- DIY University Quick Classes
- Family Handyman magazine subscription
- Access to Digital version of magazine
- Monthly Insider E-Newsletter with tips, trends & inspiration
- Insider Inbox: Ask the Expert
7-Piece Garden Tool Set
Dads with a green thumb will love this garden tool set. It comes with a trowel, spade, weeder, rake, fork, stool and bag. If dad suffers from arthritis, he’ll love the ergonomical and soft rubberized handles that reduce hand and arm fatigue.
Antigravity loungers are great gifts for dad. Let him sit back, relax and enjoy some quality time with his other half after a long day of DIYing. This set of two loungers is made with a 250-pound weight capacity and strong, UV-resistant mesh. The smooth lockable reclining system ensures ease of use when trying to glide to the ergonomic zero-gravity position.
90-Piece Mechanics Tool Set
If he loves tinkering in the garage, these tools will make great gifts for dad. The set is made of Crestoloy alloy steel for lasting durability. Each tool is secured in a folding plastic case that makes for easy storage and transport.
Nothing brings a kid together with his/her father better than a little project. These raised patio planters fit the ticket of being able to be put together without too much fuss. Get complete plans and instructions here.
Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt
Gift dad this high-tech lock for his front door this Father’s Day. The Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt allows you to lock/unlock from anywhere. Simply download the Schlage Home app or Key app, and you can create up to 100 access codes for trusted family and friends. From DIYing the installation to managing access codes, he’ll be thrilled with the gift.
Gift dad some extra security this Father’s Day. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a high-tech lover’s dream with its Alexa compatibility that sends announcements to Echo devices when the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. The doorbell also allows you to see, hear and talk to visitors through the Echo Show or Echo Spot. It even monitors your home at while you sleep, in 1080HD video with infrared night vision.
Another techy gift idea the DIY dad will love is the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet. The brand’s largest display yet, the tablet has over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby audio and more. Dad will love that he can watch full HD video, which comes in handy for all those DIY tutorials he’ll be watching!
If you love dad’s cooking, then culinary products make for great gift ideas he’ll love and you’ll benefit from! This Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven is small enough to sit on the counter, and features a double layered ceiling that enhances heating dynamics, so it bakes like a brick oven.
Dad will go nuts over this simple yet effective design. There’s a lot to love about the Megapro Ratcheting Screwdriver. It features a patent pending ZAD 8 Zinc Alloy Solid-Core ratchet that delivers over 225-pounds of torque strength, and has a patented pull-out bit cartridge that’s loaded with six double-ended bits.
Golf Trunk Organizer
If dad is an avid golfer, he’ll appreciate the thought you put into this gift. The organizer is a great way for him to keep things tidy in his trunk, especially if he golfs a lot! The top lid features a large mesh sections for storing gloves, tees, snacks and sunscreen, while the organizer’s movable dividers allow him to DIY his own storage. The unit can hold up to three pairs of shoes in separate compartments.
High Tech Grill Thermometer
For the grill master in your life, cool grill gadgets make for great gift ideas. Weber’s iGrill 3 Grill Thermometer is attached to the grill, so he can remotely monitor up to four meat probes using the free app. When the target temperatures has been reached, he’ll receive an alert. Precision cooking at its smartest!
Give your dad the opportunity to drown out the lawn mower he’s driving or the power tools he’s using by gifting him these cord-free Samsung Galaxy Buds. Offering rich sound by AKG, they’re comfortable to wear, are compact in size and offer impeccably clear sound. He’ll get up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming.
Garden Trowel Beer Opener
How clever is this gift idea? For the father who loves to landscape, this garden trowel with a built-in beer opener is sure to please. Durable, yet lightweight, this tool will allow him to enjoy a brew or two while he prepares to plant flowers and more.
Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker
JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker is a compact yet powerful device that will let dad jam out to music around the house, during a DIY project, while he grills and more. He can even bring it poolside, and if it falls in—no harm no foul! The speaker is waterproof, which means no more worrying about rain or spills.
15-Piece Cutlery Block Set
Chef Boyar-Dad will fall in love with this sweet set of knives from Victorinox. The set comes with a paring, utility, steak, chef’s, Santoku, and bread knives, along with a honing steel, kitchen shears and hardwood block. He’ll especially love the attention to detail, with each knife featuring a textured, Victorinox Swiss Classic handle for a comfortable grip.
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