Kristen Taekman’s Father’s Day Gift Guide for Every Type of Dad!

Father’s Day is right around the corner! This is that one holiday that sneaks up on us in the middle of spring, during the busiest time of the year, when little league, picnics and end of the school year activities are in full swing. This year, plan ahead for dad and get the perfect gift that is just right for him. If your Dad is anything like my Dad, a typical response from him around this time of year is…”I don’t want anything for Father’s Day”, but the truth is the exact opposite! Does this sound familiar? You may be struggling to find that perfect gift for dad but don’t stress…I have made it easy for you by creating a gift guide based on your “type” of dad that will guarantee a happy Father’s Day! What’s the dad in your life most into?


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The Tech Savvy Dad

This is probably the easiest “type” of dad to shop for! Forget the wristwatches and neckties and get the dad in your life what he really wants! If you know your dad is into the latest technology trends, here are a few of my personal favorite gift ideas.


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Give dad a little peace and quite with the latest and greatest noise canceling headphones. The Bose QuiteComfort 3 are the first headphones to feature built in Google Assist. The sound quality is supposed to be incredible and they are wireless!

How about getting dad the highest ranked smart watch? Leave your phone behind and let the Fitbit Ionic do all the work for you! Not only does this smart watch have a Run Detect feature and integrated GPS but it can also make purchases (similar to Apple Pay), download playlists and act as your own personal trainer. Dad will not be disappointed with the newest creation from Fitbit!

Is dad in the market for a new phone? I am completely obsessed with my IPhone X and highly recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a new phone. If you decide on this phone, definitely go the extra mile and on the Twelve South HiRise 2 Stand. It is a chic standing dock that will charge any apple device!

Additonal ideas, the Quip Electric Toothbrush, Nikon D3400 and Apple Airpods.

The Workaholic or 9-5-er

We all know a dad or two that has a long workday! If your dad falls into this category, get him something that will be useful to him on a daily basis.


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Nothing empowers a businessman like a sleek leather briefcase! It makes sense, right? It’s equivalent to carrying a chic leather handbag! The Montblanc briefcase is the trendiest addition to men’s fashion. Looking for the best of the best in briefcases? Without a doubt, go for Montblanc!

Does your dad often hit the gym in the morning or run late for work? If so, how about the D.R. Harris shaving kit! This sleek kit is easy to carry around and includes top-notch products such as a badger hair shave brush, shaving soap (in a classy mahogany bowl), a three-blade razor and aftershave lotion! This will guarantee a great start to dad’s day!

Is your dad a coffee lover? If so, you without a doubt, need to get him the latest creation by Nespresso. The VertuoPlus coffee machine is out of this world and will definitely give him a jumpstart, making his 9-5 go a bit smoother!

My personal favorite gift for Father’s Day, a fancy duffel bag! I’m not talking about a camping duffle bag but an incredible bag from Hook+Albert that can be unzipped and laid flat, revealing a place to lay two suits and two pockets for shoes. The bag is also large enough to fit extra clothing and accessories so this is absolutely ideal for a dad on the go who travels for work (or even a dad who hits the gym every morning and doesn’t want a wrinkled suit).

The Athletic Dad

Is your dad a workout-a-holic? Well, you’re in luck! There are so many incredible gifts for the athletic dad in your life.


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Is your dad a golfer? If so, have you heard of Zepp’s swing-analyzing sensor? This is such a great gadget and ideal for any golfer. It is basically a little device you put on your glove that will, hopefully, help you improve your game. This apparatus will help you measure club speed, tempo, backswing and other mechanics! It’s essentially a training module that can provide instant analysis and smart coaching. All information is sent straight to an app on your phone. Crazy, right?

If your dad is into biking, the Coros Linx Smart Cycling Helmet is a no brainer! It features bone induction speakers and the helmet can link to his smartphone and relay music, phone calls and GPS (turn by turn directions). A handlebar-mounted remote lets dad control his phone without taking it out of his pocket and an accompanying app monitors various metrics and GPS.

If you really want to get dad the best Father’s Day present, go for the Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike. It is absolutely incredible! The bike allows you to access high-energy indoor cycling workouts instantly. It’s basically a SoulCycle class from the comfort of your own home! The bike streams live and on-demand classes with access to a wide range of workouts anytime your schedule allows!

The “Cheffer” or Foodie

Who doesn’t love a dad that’s great in the kitchen? I know I do! If your dad loves spending time cooking or barbecuing, here are some great gift ideas he will love!


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If you know your dad loves to grill you can’t go wrong with surprising him with the hottest (literally) grill on the market: the Napoleon Prestige 500 Freestanding Propane Gas Grill with Infrared Rear Burner and Infrared Side Burner. So, apparently, this is the grill to have! It even comes with a built in Bluetooth thermometer. What? I mean I am no cheffer but a Bluetooth thermometer sounds like something I could handle!

If dad already has a grill, why not get him a Grill Master complete gourmet grilling collection? The set includes numerous spice blends, rubs and glazes. He will be able to pull out all the stops and create delicious dishes (that the whole family can enjoy)!

If your dad is into clean eating, without a doubt, get him the Purify 2-Liter Air Fryer by Black+Decker. If your dad is adamant about staying healthy but still loves those good ole’ French fries, this air fryer is ideal for delivering guilt-free results. It circulates hot air, which adds a crispy touch to your food without drenching them in oils. Ideal? I think so!

How about a dad who likes to enjoy a little Tequila while grilling?!? I am obsessed with the Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses from Williams-Sonoma. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and dad will love these shot glasses that for tequila and mezcal. They add a salty taste to every shot and are naturally antibacterial thanks to the salt minerals!

No matter what category your dad falls into, just remember to make this Father’s Day special and meaningful to him. This is the one-day to really show your appreciation and go out of your way to show him your love.

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Kristen Taekman's Father's Day Gift Guide for Every Type of Dad!