The best (dad-approved) Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022

Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022 coming your way!

Hey, friends! Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, coming up on Sunday, June 19th in the U.S.. Are you shopping for a dad in your life? If so, I have some really great (and different) ideas for you today. These are not the regular clothing/beer glass suggestions either, instead, these are actual products that some very hip and cool dads I know suggested for this gift guide specifically (big shout out to Uncle Grant, Uncle Phil and our own Dave for these).

Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022 on tap, from a variety of price points and genres …

The best (dad-approved) Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022

The best (dad-approved) Father's Day gift ideas for 2022 by A Lady Goes West

Everyday white sneakers

Every guy needs some solid everyday white sneakers. They need to be pretty low-profile, neutral and of course, comfortable. If the dad you’re shopping for already has white sneakers, I bet they are dirty, and it’s time for new ones. There are so many to choose from. I like these classic Converse ones, these classic Vans, and these classic Reebok ones.

Vans sneakers

Leather bracelet with kids’ names

I bought Dave a leather bracelet with our birthdays several years ago, and he liked it a lot, because it was sentimental. One of my thought-partner dads for this post also received a bracelet with his kids’ names and suggested it as as gift idea for the list, so this idea is a winner. There are plenty of places to get this kind of thing, and I’m always a fan of supporting small businesses like you find on Etsy. Find some great leather bracelets you can personalize here.

Personalized bracelet

Funny dad t-shirts

There are so many funny dad t-shirts out there that would make a sweet, casual and very cost-effective gift for a dad you care about — something he can throw on for walks, play-dates or going to the grocery store on the weekends. My favorites include this one about dad jokes, this one about being a dad and this “dadman” one. Find some other funny dad t-shirts here.

Dadman shirt

Monogrammed leather money clip

Can we all just say goodbye to thick wallets? I ditched my big continental wallet earlier this year for a thin card case for my essentials, and I’m never going back to a big wallet. I bought Dave a slim wallet last year, but I think soon he’ll be ready to head all the way to a money clip. I love the look of a leather one that you can even monogram for a dad in your life. Find the Monogrammed Leather Money Clip here.

Money clip

Performance golf polo shirts

This idea is from Dave, and so I think that means he wants me to get him one. G/Fore is a very trendy golf apparel brand, and they make some fashionable golf polos. The price on these is outrageous, but it looks like you can get 20 percent off your first purchase if you sign up for their emails (which is a trick I often like to use). I like the striped ones the best. The hope is that the dad you buy this polo for wears it for more than just golf. Find the G/Fore Performance Golf Polo Shirts here.

Polo shirt

Monogrammed/personalized ice cubes

Okay, is this even a thing? It is, and I didn’t know about it until now! And a cool dad suggested this gift, and I love the thoughtfulness of it. Basically, a dad can make big-block ice cubes with his initials or monogram on them for cocktails or other drinks. Very cool idea! Find the personalized ice cubes here.

Personalized ice cube

GPS golf speaker

Here’s another thing I didn’t even know existed, but it’s a speaker that plays music, attaches to a golf cart and also has some other golf-friendly features. It’s a bit pricey, but it seems like a really cool gift idea for a dad who golfs. Find the Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker here.

Golf speaker

Smart meat thermometer

File this one under the category of gifts I sure never hope to receive, but that doesn’t mean a dad in your life wouldn’t want it. Another suggestion from a cool dad, and this one is a smart meat thermometer, which is a wire-free thermometer that links with an app on your phone. Pretty useful invention, especially for a dad who grills or does a lot of cooking. Find the Original MEATER Smart Meat Thermometer here.

Meat thermometer

Cooler backpack

This is one of the few items on the list I can speak to. We actually have a cooler backpack, and you wouldn’t believe how often we use it (we used it this past weekend, actually). It’s so useful for picnics, roadtrips, pool outings, you name it. You definitely want to get one that’s neutral and masculine so the dad doesn’t mind carrying it all over town. Find the Below Zero Cooler Backpack here. (And find a more cost-effective option there’s this Columbia one.)

Cooler backpack

Smoker for cocktails

My brother, Matthew, and my sister-in-law, Stephanie, bought Dave a small handheld cocktail smoker with a torch and wood chips for Christmas, and he’s totally into it. It gives off such a great smell too, so I appreciate it. I haven’t tested a smokey cocktail (not my thing), but Dave enjoys making one on the weekend sometimes. It’s not too difficult, and it makes your drink seem like a fancy experience at home. Find the Busy Bee Pro Cocktail Smoker (similar to what we have) here.

Cocktail smoker

Other Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022 worth considering …

  • Concert tickets — This is my go-to for Dave, and I grabbed us tickets to a Dispatch/O.A.R. concert as part of the anniversary gift I got him.
  • Gift certificate for a massage — Why is this usually reserved for women? Men need a good massage too, and one of my guy friends told me about a new franchise called Stretch Lab, which sounds awesome. If you have one near you, check it out as a potential gift for a tight dad in your life.
  • Gift certificate for a car wash or detailing — Who doesn’t love that clean-car feeling? I think I’ve bought this for Dave at least three times in the past. Once we had someone come to our house to do his car, and he loved that.

And that’ll do it for my Father’s Day gift ideas for 2022! Thanks for stopping by the blog today, my friends. Have an awesome day!

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