We Asked Our Dads What They Wanted For Father's Day And The Results Are...Dad

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Ah, Father’s Day. I’ve honestly dreaded the day since I was old enough to buy my own gifts instead of just signing my name on the card my older sister bought. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate the guy who single-handedly gave me a sense of humor (dad jokes and all), but because he either A) has everything, or B) buys himself the gift I got him the DAY before Father’s Day.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s easy (and practical) to gift dad all the boring shit he actually needs, but it feels impossible to get the guy a gift he legit wants. IDK about you, but I want my dad to be as excited about his Father’s Day gift as I would be about getting floor seats to the Eras Tour. So, I decided to go straight to the source (and by source I mean, I asked Betches HQ dads for a screenshot of their recent order history) to find gifts that’ll have him thinking you’re a genius, and maybe even shed a tear.

The “First Time Out West” Starter Pack

I’m just waiting for the “camping is in-tents!” joke after seeing this shopping cart. If the dad in your life has been talking about getting out into the wilderness but has been dragging his feet on getting a good pair of hiking boots, this is your moment to shine. It’ll show that you’re actually listening to his interests instead of only asking him to come over when your car needs an oil change.

Yokota 2 Hiking Shoe

Shop it: Merrell Men’s Yokota 2 Hiking Shoe, $60, Amazon

Waterproof Hooded Hiking Coat

Shop it: TEZO Mens Rain Jacket, $49.99, Amazon

Compression Socks

Shop it: SB SOX Compression Socks, $25, Amazon

Insulated Water Bottle

Shop it: Polar Bottle Sport Insulated Water Bottle, $14, Amazon


The “Grilling Is My Main Personality Trait” Dad

Dads to a grill are like moths to a flame—you just can’t keep them away. Instead of going for the normal grill set, get him the accouterments for outdoor dining he never knew he needed. It’s giving backyard BBQ, but upgraded.

Wine Cooler Refrigerator

Shop it: Kalamera 24” Wine Cooler Refrigerator , $694, Amazon

USA Made Pilsner Glasses

Shop it: USA Made Nucleated Pilsner Glasses, $32, Amazon

Natural Bamboo Skewers for BBQ

Shop it: Natural Bamboo Skewers for BBQ, $6.99, Amazon

The Post-Quarantine Back-To-Work Necessity

Nothing feels more “dad” than asking for a screenshot of their most recent purchase and getting an actual photo of their computer screen. That said, just like you Dads are going back to the office too, and after 3 years of sweatpants, he’s probably going to need an upgrade to his wardrobe. These blazers will have him rambling on about how he can still clean up nice.

Regent Classic-Fit Linen Herringbone Blazer

Shop it: Regent Classic-Fit Linen Herringbone Blazer, $448, Brooks Brothers

Casual Sport Coat

Shop it: COOFANDY Mens Sport Coat, $67.99, Amazon

Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Blazer

Shop it: Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Blazer, $279, Bonobos

King of The Kitchen

If your dad is even remotely good at cooking anything more intricate than pasta and a jar of sauce, you’ve probably heard about it. He probably even refers to the one Groupon cooking class he took to as the time he “went to culinary school.” Alas, while (for some dads) it doesn’t happen often, being in the kitchen brings them a lot of joy. So, inspire them to learn yet another hobby (or encourage them to help clean up) with a few kitchen essentials.

Non-Stick (important!) Stainless Steel Skillet

Shop it: Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12″ w/Helper Handle Skillet, $75, Amazon

Bar Keeper’s Friend Powder Cleanser

Shop it: Bar Keeper’s Friend Powder Cleanser, $7, Amazon

Oil Sprayer for Cooking

Shop it: PUZMUG Oil Sprayer for Cooking, $15, Amazon

The Car Is His Favorite Child

When a dad is into cars, he’s usually all in—meaning that he probably spends his Saturday afternoons at the carwash instead of at your Birthday brunch (JK, but like, not really). So, get him a few things to keep the car in tip-top shape so he can spend less time cleaning it and more time letting you be the passenger princess that you are.

Car Trash Can with Lid

Shop it: Accmor Car Trash Can with Lid, $11, Amazon

Tire Inflator Portable Air Compressor

Shop it: Tire Inflator Portable Air Compressor, $27, Amazon

Cleaning Gel for Car Detail

Shop it: TICARVE Cleaning Gel for Car Detail, $9.99, Amazon

Feature Photo by Ketut Subiyanto

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.