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6 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That’ll Make You The Favorite Child

Whether you need a gift for your dad, grandfather, husband, uncle, or friend, Father’s Day is right around the corner, so the gift shopping should have happened, well — I hate to say it, but — a few weeks ago. Don’t worry, I am behind, too! How is it June already?!

While I love shopping — especially for other people — shopping for the men in my life can sometimes be a struggle, which means it ultimately gets put off until the very last minute. Mom, sister, friend? Easy! But, what can I get my dad that I know he will like and actually use? 

Plus, with Amazon Prime making it so that almost anything can be at your doorstep in a day or so, I sometimes forget this is not the norm. Hence, the emphasis on the *last minute* part of this article. So, whether it’s too late to order a specific something or you’re just clueless about what to give, check out these last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas that the dads in your life are guaranteed to love.

Try a subscription box.

When in doubt, a subscription is a great gift! Not only can it be purchased instantly, but it is something thoughtful and personal that most people would not buy for themselves. It can also be a great way to find an activity to do together, like cooking, and bond with your dad. If cooking is not his thing, try a wine subscription, coffee subscription, ice cream subscription, or even a shaving subscription

Pick up some coffee table books.

Have a golf fanatic on your hands? This coffee table book, 150 Golf Courses You Need To Visit Before You Die, is a great way to feed into their golf addiction. It is fun to look through, looks great as decor, and gives them something to look forward to doing in the future.

Find something useful on Amazon Prime.

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If you need something that will show up on your doorstep ASAP, try looking for products on Amazon Prime. I saw this gift idea in a TikTok from Sophia Lee a while ago, and thought it was genius! I had to save it for the perfect occasion. If you’re shopping for a business man or frequent traveler, this is the perfect duffle bag, as it unrolls into a garment bag so they can easily pack their sports coats or whatever garments they may need. Plus, it’s less than $50 on Amazon Prime. It is so innovative and something someone would never buy for themselves, so this will be a much appreciated gift.

Get supplies for backyard activities.

Men love games, especially the ones outside that bring the family together. Whether you go for cornhole, ladder ball, or badminton, this is a great last-minute gift idea.

Go catch a game.

If you have a sports fanatic on your hands, try purchasing tickets to a game. Whether you want to go see the hometown heroes or travel to his alma matter, this is a great way to spend quality time together in a way that he will love. Also, if you are a little more last minute to the gift-finding process, you could tell him to pick a weekend that works best for him and purchase the tickets after the fact.

If all else fails, beef jerkey bouquet.

I saw this during my research, and I just had to include it. If your dad is constantly buying bouquets for the women in his life, turn the tables and give him a bouquet in return, especially if he is a meat lover. Not only is this idea so original, but it’s also guaranteed to get some laughs and be a great snack for the day.

Mia McManus

South Carolina '23

Mia McManus is a National Writer for Her Campus Media under the style section of the site. She started with HCM in July 2022 as a Contributing Writer for College Fashionista before entering the writer’s program at Her Campus in May 2023. Beyond her work here, Mia is a Merchandise Planner for a Southern-based department store. She, also, recently launched her freelance career where she writes for different fashion publications and aids with different projects at various trend forecasting agencies. In May 2023, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Digital Innovation. If you are looking for her, she can be found out shopping, at an airport, drinking way too much coffee, or @miamcmanus on Instagram. Follow along with her as she navigates post-grad life and the world of being a fashion writer.