Don’t settle for mediocre presents this Father’s Day. Let our gift guide be your go-to resource for finding the best last-minute gifts that will make Dad feel truly appreciated and loved.
The Jet-Setting Dad
These personalized genuine leather toiletry bags will be perfect for Dad’s next vacation. Available in three sizes, and colors, these bags are crafted from the finest leather and are fit for only the finest of men. $29.70; available online
Father’s Day is around the corner and BRADY Brand just launched their digital Father’s Day Shop on Amazon that has something for every dad on your list. Co-Founded by Tom Brady, BRADY is the first technical apparel brand to apply two decades of pro sports level innovation and engineering to create a system of clothing that performs across every activity. From Tom’s top picks to gifts for the active dad, and gifts under $50, look no further. Tom’s Father’s Day guide has everything you need to shop for the dads in your life this year. Various prices; Available online
Does Dad love being outdoors and hiking or walking in the fresh air? Send him to one of the U.S. national parks, where he can bask in the beauty of mother nature on long walks and nature hikes. Currently, American Airlines and Marriott Bonvoy have special promotions for traveling to and accommodations at the 63 U.S. national parks. And make sure to get Dad the ultimate national park accessory, a U.S. National Parks Bucket List Adventure Journal and Passport Book that will allow him to record his trip and relive his park memories over and over. Various prices; Available online
Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a fine collection of cars, great music, and fun for the entire family at Balboa Bay Resort’s Father’s Day Car Show. The annual show will take place at the upper resort parking deck and will display an impressive assortment of classic, rare, and custom cars with fresh BBQ, cocktails via the Milagro Tequila Van, and additional concessions available for purchase. Rideshare is highly recommended as parking will be extremely limited. Offsite parking and a shuttle will be offered at Newport Harbor High School located at the 16th Street lot adjacent to the football field. Free; 6/18, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Balboa Bay Resort – 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Take Dad out to the ballgame, and give him the gift of baseball with a ticket to a Dodgers game, and of course Dodger Fries! $37+; Available online; Dodger Stadium – 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 866.363.4377
Send Dad to the Hollywood Bowl for two days of smooth jazz, as the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival returns with an all-star lineup of jazz favorites from Kamasi Washington to Herbie Hancock. $26+; Available online; 6/17 – 6/18, 3:30 pm; Hollywood Bowl – 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000
The Homebody Dad
Dad will love to kick back and relax, thanks to this top-rated Shiatsu Foot Massager from Miko. The massager has unique shiatsu nodes that relieve pain and improve circulation. $130; Available online
Does Dad love to cook? Maybe he wants to learn to paint? Whatever his hobbies, he can perfect his craft with videos from experts in those industries with videos from MasterClass. $10+; Available online
This Father’s Day, send Dad a vibrant gift basket filled with luxury chocolates, candies, seasonal fruits, wines, and more. Various prices; Available online
This Father’s Day, Black Angus Steakhouse is giving you more than one way to surprise Dad with the perfect gift. The steakhouse’s options include a BBQ Grill Kit for the passionate at-home grillers, and for the extreme meat lovers (think Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation), a quirky and fun pair of Steak Slippers.
- BBQ Grill Kit: For the dad who is passionate about grilling, this year for Father’s Day gift a BBQ Grill Kit ($30), from steakhouse experts, ensuring Dad will have everything needed. With nearly 60 years of steakhouse experience, Black Angus Steakhouse’s e-commerce Meat Market will give the patriarch all the tools needed to create a flawless grilled meal. The BBQ Grill Kit is a great addition to someone’s outdoor cookware collection and includes: a Stainless Steel BBQ Fork, Knife, Slotted Spatula, and Tongs; in addition, a zip-up carrying case comes with it to neatly store them.
- Steak Slippers: This Father’s Day, help Dad’s style out and gift him a pair of slippers, but not just any plush slippers, go with Steak Slippers ($49.99). Available to be purchased and delivered nationally at Black Angus Steakhouse’s e-commerce meat market, Dad can slip on a pair of warm slippers and look every bit of the part of being a meat lover; but fair warning, keep Fido away from them as the dog might be a little confused why Dad is wearing steaks.
Snag Dad the ultimate gift this year, a Danny Trejo-approved Father’s Day Bundle featuring gifts from Hollywood’s nicest tough guy. The bundle will include the choice between the new Trejo’s Cantina Cookbook or Trejo’s Tacos Cookbook signed by Danny Trejo himself, as well as a Trejo’s Tacos Chef’s Apron and a bottle of the famous Trejo’s Hot Sauce. $117; Available online and at Trejo’s Tacos
Kick off Father’s Day morning with live Mariachi, treats and totes at Vallarta Supermarket in North Hills. Guests can expect a live performance by talented Mariachi musicians, creating an atmosphere filled with joy and celebration for the first hour. And as an added bonus, the first 100 customers to arrive will receive either a Chef Merito tote bag or a branded Vallarta cooler bag, making it a special treat for early attendees. Guests will also have the opportunity to indulge in delightful samples of Tres Leches cake and refreshing Aqua Frescas, allowing everyone to savor the flavors of this special occasion for Dad. Free; 6/18, 9 – 11:00 am; 9136 Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills, CA 91343
Celebrate Dad’s special day with some sweet treats from Hotcakes Bakes in Culver City. The iconic bakery is offering two types of cakes which are offered in 14 different flavors including the classic carrot, red velvet, and strawberry, and even chocolate banana marble. Guests can order a Golf Cake ($80), frosted in bright green just like the fairway of every Dad’s dreams, or they can opt for the Beach Cake ($95) because nothing feels more like family than a beach sunset and a shared cake. Hotcakes Bakes and Evil Twin will also offer a Father’s Day gift basket ($90), uniquely loaded with six items including a beer booklet and candle, and a $30 gift card to Hotcake Bakes. For more good times on Dad’s big day, check out the brother concept Evil Twin for a nighttime winebar experience of curated natural wines and craft beers paired with locally sourced, seasonal bites. Don’t wait, and order online or by calling the bakery directly. Tuesdays – Thursdays, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Fridays – Saturdays, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; 4119 S. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.397.2324
With Dad’s favorite day of the year approaching, the Hedonistas de la Fe Mezcal range offers the perfect gift for every spirits lover this Father’s Day. It’s the first time this incredibly special mezcal has been available outside of Mexico and the exquisite range delights spirit and cocktail lovers with a selection of deep, rich, and complex mezcals created in a family distillery by Kain Santiago, a fourth-generation Maestro Mezcalero. $64.99 – $199.00; Available online for nationwide shipping
If you’re looking for the most classic way to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day, gift him in person or send him Knox & Dobson’s new Superior Bottled Cocktail Gift Box featuring a premium gin Martini, classic Old Fashioned, Improved Whiskey Cocktail made with Maraska Maraschino, and authentic Rye Manhattan and let Dad simply relax, OPEN, POUR & ENJOY! $70 (per Gift Box – 2 Servings per each Bottled Cocktail); available for nationwide delivery or in-person at Stockists
With over 10,000 wines in stock, wine.com has the perfect Father’s Day gift for those who love vino. $49+; Available online
The Sentimental Dad
Tell Me The Story Of Your Life, Dad: A Father’s Guided Memory Keepsake Journal To Share His Life And His Love
Everyone has a story to tell, and Dad’s life story is a legacy for the ages. Tell Me The Story Of Your Life, Dad is a memory keepsake journal with more than 100 guided prompts and questions to help capture Dad’s wonderful memories and experiences. $11.28 – $17.78; Available online (Dad) and $11.28 – $19.28; Available online (Grandpa)
Brick and Mortar Shopping
Give Dad the gift of, well, everything from Emerald Forest Gifts and Fine Crafts. Emerald Forest is one of my favorite stores in LA. More than your average gift shop, this unique boutique is filled with an eclectic mix of artisan crafts perfect for aiding in your Father’s Day gift shopping. “From jewelry, accessories, bath, and body, baby, men’s, books, to home décor, we’ve thoughtfully selected unique and special gifts from around the world.” $30+; Tuesdays – Fridays, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm and Saturdays, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm; 12638 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818.509.8529
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