17 best last minute father’s day gifts for 2022

I tend to be an early shopper when it comes to gifts and love looking for the perfect gift, whether it’s a nice coffee table or something more utilitarian like a cool t-shirt or tool. As someone who is known for doing all of their Christmas shopping in October, it’s no surprise that I’m pretty punctual with other holidays too, especially when it comes to big things like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

I realize not everyone has the same chip in my brain that tells me I need to start shopping for my dad like, right now. But given the shipping delays due to the pandemic, a month doesn’t seem like a long time at all. So, whether it’s on a busy schedule or you’re simply overwhelmed with too many options, we’ve got the best last-minute gift ideas for your dad, grandpa, or any father figure right here.

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1. Steam Shower Invigorating Gift Set, $ 28

Maybe your dad enjoys some aromatherapy at the end of a long day. In this case, these shower steamers with scents like cedar, orange and pine are just the ticket. Plus, it’s a small gift that you can wrap in a flash.

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2. Sill Pet Plant Subscription, $ 55 + per month

If it’s so last-minute that there’s not enough time to visit with a gift in hand, why not give your dad a monthly plant membership that will start shortly thereafter? The Sill has two subscriptions and we’re partial to the pet-friendly version which is perfect for the plant-loving dad who also has a dog or cat in tow. Each month he ships a small or medium non-toxic plant in a ceramic pot.

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3. Newgate Wideboy Analog Alarm Clock, $ 49

Instead of wandering around five antique shops in search of the perfect vintage watch, upgrade to this new version, which will be much more efficient on your part. Seems exactly like the real deal for dads who just don’t like digital.

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4. “There is no substitute for hard work” pennant, $ 26

For something that appears to have taken weeks to make but will ship much sooner, consider this old school Oxford Pennant find that’s ideal for a home office.

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5. Mapiful Customizable Zodiac Print, $ 39 +

Give it a personalized touch with a zodiac print that ships surprisingly fast. You can customize the print as you like with your sign or hers, or go wild with an inside joke.

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6. 9-Piece BBQ Tool Set with Wooden Handle for Crate and Barrel, $ 79.95

If his barbecue tools look any worse, check out this exquisite nine-piece set with wooden handle, which can be collected on the sidewalk for a truly last minute gift.

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7. Barebones Living Vintage-Inspired Rechargeable Flashlight, $ 25 +

You I could scour Facebook Marketplace for a vintage flashlight for your dad in the open air and hope it still works. Or you could save time with a vintage-inspired refillable pick from Barebones, a perfect balance of form and function.

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8. Mini basketball hoop, $ 60

Do you have favorite childhood memories of shooting for a field with your dad? Relive those fun moments with a mini basketball hoop that happens to even bigger than the one you two played with years ago. If it’s true, Very last minute, you can always speed up shipping.

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9. Homemade Gin Kit of Uncommon Goods, $ 50

If you want to spend some quality time together, try some homemade gin. The kit ships in 24 hours which gives you enough time to stop at the local liquor store for some vodka as it’s not included.

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10. Levi Anthropologie Cups, $ 48

If you’ve been drinking from the same cups since the early 1980s, it’s time to freshen up your collection with a new set. You can buy it online or pick it up on the pavement at your local Anthropologie.

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11. Round Infinity Frames with Crate and Barrel, $ 25 +

For a thoughtful last-minute gift, grab a set of these so modern frames and then print the photos from your home printer for sweet display. Grandchildren? Pets? Only you? Your dad will love them all.

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12. Kaffe Company: Scandinavian cooking class, $ 61

For a fun gift that will be delivered immediately, how about a virtual cooking class? Uncommon Experiences has a large selection of classes to choose from, including this one on Scandinavian pastry. If he is more into drinks, hot sauce, or even sewing, there is a ton of lessons here.

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13. Teak Wood Tobacco Soy Candle, $ 24

For dads who like to unwind by lighting a candle and sinking into a favorite chair, introduce them to the 100% handmade soy candles from PF Candle Co. This woody aroma holder of teak wood and tobacco and ships within two to three days working.

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14. Loa lava rock coasters, $ 19.95

Whether it’s his office, his den or just the living room, your dad never seems to have a coaster on hand. Fix it with a set of coasters rendered in organic mountain lava, which makes them stylish and practical. Each one is unique and they too will be shipped quickly.

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15. LibrariesStuart Husband and Horst A. Friedrichs, $ 29.60

A coffee table book is always a great last minute gift idea and this one is no exception. If your dad is constantly browsing the bookstores, this one will be for him.

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16. Parachute bathrobe, $ 129

Soft and comfortable, a bathrobe makes a great last-minute gift that’s incredibly thoughtful too. This luxury by Parachute is crafted from sumptuous 100% Turkish cotton and is available for free shipping or sidewalk pickup in major cities.

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17. Apple TV + subscription, $ 4.99 per month

Even if there’s no physical gift, an Apple TV + subscription is still just as thoughtful and practical – two of our most important purchasing parameters to check. There is Like this many good things about the streaming platform right now (like Ted Lasso And TAIL, which just won the Best Picture award), so that it can catch up on all the popular shows and movies. It’s also only $ 4.99 a month after a seven-day free trial, making it a great inexpensive gift that everyone can enjoy.


This post was updated in May 2022 with more great Father’s Day gifts.


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