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Stepdads deserve some love on Father’s Day, too. Finding the perfect gift for any guy in your life can be tough, but you can absolutely select the present that’s just right for your stepdad, whether you’re looking for something sweet, sentimental, or silly.
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Maybe he’s been dropping hints about needing some grilling accessories or maybe you just know him well enough to know he needs a few practical items. Either way, these 21 Father’s Day gifts are perfect for stepdads. These gifts range from useful to heartfelt, and he’s sure to think of you every time he uses them.
1. For the on-the-go guy: Fitbit Charge 4
Some fitness trackers have an overall bulky look, but FitBit’s Charge 4 has a sleek style and the black on black or black and granite band is a wear-with-everything neutral. This small gadget tracks things like heart rate, workouts, and steps, which is why we named it our favorite fitness tracker. Your stepdad can get alerts and encouragement when he’s nearing a fitness goal. Even when he’s not working up a sweat, the built-in GPS is sure to come in handy, as will call and text alerts. It’s also waterproof up to 50 meters, so he can still swim or shower with it.
2. For the grill master: Barbecue set
Help him level up his barbecuing skills with this seven-piece barbecue set from Herb & Grill. The perfectly packaged gift includes a smoker box that can be filled with apple or hickory wood chips to turn any grill (gas or charcoal) into a wood smoker. There’s also a much-needed meat thermometer and spice rub to turn up the heat on grilling. He’ll have a blast whipping up some smokey, savory meals for the family to enjoy. And if he’s ever lost on what to prepare, the included 32-page recipe booklet should help.
3. For the guy constantly on his phone: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro
Wireless earbuds have become quite expensive, costing in the hundreds. However, it’s possible to purchase a wallet-friendly pair that still has great sound quality and solid battery life. The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro is the best affordable wireless earbuds we’ve ever tested because they balance great sound with fancy features like active noise cancelation. They’re also much cheaper than expensive buds from Apple or Jabra.
4. For the music lover: Song Sound Wave
Whether he’s sentimental or just a serious music lover, your stepdad will appreciate this sound wave art. It looks cool and would look amazing on any wall, but it also shows you put some thought into this gift selection. The waves actually coordinate with a favorite song of his of your choosing. Or you can upload a voice note of a special message. The coolest part? If you scan the QR code on it, the recording or song will play.
5. For the person who needs to unwind: Theragun Elite
Even if he doesn’t have the time or funds for a weekly massage, the next best thing might be a massage gun. Reviewed named the Theragun Elite as the best overall massage guns. It’s expensive but completely worth it. The battery lasts up to 120 minutes on a single charge and it has an impressive five speeds and five attachments to work away tired muscles. The ergonomic handle also makes this stand apart from other massagers on the market and the companion app also suggests massage routines based on activities, like legs and feet after an intense workout.
6. For the forever learner: MasterClass subscription
MasterClass has courses taught by celebrities on pretty much everything. There are cooking courses with Gordon Ramsay, guitar lessons with Carlos Santana, and even writing for television with Shonda Rhimes. A MasterClass membership opens up the world of on-demand virtual learning. This is perfect for the stepdad who’s curious about a range of subjects and likes to know a little bit of something about everything, so he can spit out some fun facts. Our editor-in-chief tried MasterClass out for himself and loved that the courses were engaging and easy to follow.
7. For the sentimental guy: Thank You for Stepping in Print
For a gift that’s uniquely for stepdads, opt for this thoughtful print. It gives a shout-out to the special “bonus dad” with the declaration, “You didn’t give me the gift of life. But you sure made my life better.” A range of sizes are available, as well as in gloss or matte paper. Add this to a beautiful frame and your favorite guy will love having this on his wall. Reviewers note that shipping times take a bit long because it’s coming overseas, so be sure to order it in advance.
8. For the techie: reMarkable
Everyone has that guy in their life who loves a new, fun gadget. If that’s your stepdad, then reMarkable might be a winner. It’s like sticky notes and a tablet combined to create a convenient product he’ll use every day. The stylus converts handwritten notes to text, PDFs can be marked up, and files are stored in the cloud and can be viewed on a phone or computer. It’s a unique way to eliminate the need for tons of paper all while staying organized.
9. For the stepdad who loves to lounge: A cozy new robe
Though your stepdad has probably had his fair share of socks, ties, and robes, if you do plan on gifting him another robe, let it be one from Parachute, which our style editor is obsessed with. It’s made from 100 percent Turkish cotton and features two deep pockets and a shawl collar that is sure to equate to hours of comfortably lounging around the house, either after a hot shower or on a lazy weekend. The material will keep him cool in the warmer months but also cozy during winter. It’s available in white, stone, mineral, or blush and goes up to size extra-large.
10. For the retiree: Vivere Double Cotton Hammock
Our tester loves this top-rated hammock that has more than 20,000 Amazon reviews, and if your stepdad needs a bit of sunshine and R&R, he’ll agree. In addition to being easy to assemble and durable, the hammock is available in more than 30 colors and prints, so there’s something for every style. It comfortably fits two and is easy to adjust based on how high or low you want it positioned.
11. For the wannabe mixologist: Bartesian Premium Cocktail Machine
Sure, dad can whip up his own cocktails, or you could buy him the super fun and useful Bartesian to do it for him. The cocktail making machine comes with recyclable pods (margarita, old-fashioned, gin martini, and more) and all you have to do is add the spirit of your choice. No more need to worry about having specific mixers on hand or getting measurements just right. While it isn’t cheap, our tester loved that the cocktails were customizable and you can control the strength of the pour.
12. For the sensitive guy: A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad
If he’s the type to get a bit weepy while watching Disney movies or he’s saved every birthday card, then your stepdad will really love this small but thoughtful gift. The handcrafted birch wood box opens up to reveal 12 heart-shaped wooden chips. Each one reads why you love him so much, from “you can fix anything” to “you are the hardest worker I know.” It’s meant for dads, but we think stepdads will adore this. The lid can be personalized with color and text just for him.
13. For the gadget lover: Echo Dot
To solely describe the Echo Dot as a speaker doesn’t really do it justice. With a diameter of just under four inches, the device has Alexa as your smart assistant and connects with Spotify, Audible, and more to play music or audiobooks. It can even connect to and manage other smart devices (lamps, locks, televisions, thermostats). It takes up minimal space on a desktop and is a great entry-level smart speaker to get your stepdad started on building his own smart home.
14: For the forgetful one: Rustic Leather Catchall Tray
“Where’d I place my keys?” If you’ve heard him ask this multiple times, then a catchall tray like this option from Mark & Graham might help him keep tabs on the essentials like keys, cards, a phone, and more. You can purchase a single tray or buy a set of three. Either way, the leather trays look great on any entryway table, desk, or dresser, and they can even be personalized for a few extra bucks.
15. For Mr. Fix It: Stanley Home Tool Kit
Maybe he wants to step up his tool game or has a list of growing DIY projects. Either way, this Stanley Tool Kit has him covered. It’s the best starter toolkit we’ve ever tested because it’s pretty affordable and comes with more than 60 pieces he’ll need to complete any project. There are the necessities like a tape measure, hammer, level, pliers, screwdriver sets, mechanic tools, and bits. Everything stores away neatly in the hard cast so he’ll be able to actually find what he needs.
16. For the smoothie king: NutriBullet Select
Does he already have an Instant Pot? An air fryer? The Instant Pot with the air fryer lid? Then a foodie gadget lover needs the NutriBullet Select, which is our favorite personal blender. Not only does it pulse and blend drinks to perfection, but it has advanced features typically reserved for larger blenders like soup-making and crushing ice. It also excelled at our smoothie tests, so any smoothie-loving stepdad will get plenty of use out of it.
17. For the family guy: Personalized family print
There’s no doubt you probably have a ton of family photos, but you probably don’t have anything like this. This illustration of the family is absolutely adorable and customizable. It’s also great for bigger families as the print can accommodate up to 12 figures, fur babies included. Customize by selecting the clothes, hair, and skin tone of all members and you can choose from framed or unframed. Either way, he’ll love and cherish this piece of wall art of the gang in doodle form.
18. For the dapper gent: Custom Map Cufflinks
Is there a location that holds a special place in his heart? If so, then these cufflinks are a fun option he’ll adore. The sterling silver cufflinks feature a clipping from an actual map. Choose a location like your stepdad’s birthplace or one of his favorite vacation destinations. You can also personalize the cufflinks even further with an engraving on the back of up to eight characters. Reviewers love the quality of these cufflinks and that you can still make out the place despite their small size.
19. For the adventurer: Knife Making Kit
A totally different and cool gift is this knife making kit from Man Crates. The set comes with everything he’ll need to assemble his own knife that he can store in the included leather sheath. Reviewers note it’s a fun project that can be completed over the span of a few days, and your stepdad will love (safely) showing off his newly crafted knife.
20. For the photography lover: Create Your Own Reel Finder
Gifts that have a sense of nostalgia are always great. Odds are, your stepdad is probably familiar with the old-school View-Master. This Create Your Own Reel Viewer from Uncommon Goods bridges the past and the present. Simply upload his favorite seven photos on the reel and he can view them through the device. You can also buy additional reels and create a separate one for each grandkid, a special trip, etc. This is definitely a fun way to share photos instead of the traditional picture frame or photo album.
21. For the guy who forgets to hydrate: Yeti Rambler Bottle
The best water bottle we’ve ever tested for the outdoors is also sure to be a favorite of your stepdad’s. The Yeti Rambler is durable (it’s dent and rust-resistant) and the double-insulation maintains a liquid’s temperature for hours without the exterior being hot to the touch or forming any condensation. The 26-ounce capacity is perfect for a long active day and the three-finger grip lid is easy to remove. Also, the water bottle is dishwasher safe.
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