What is the best gift for Father’s Day, you ask? In our resident dads’ opinion, it’s something practical and fun. We rounded up five Father’s Day gift ideas he’ll actually use. Each is as practical as a nice new pair of socks, but far more delightful. Surprise him with one of these handy tools, and you’ll get an appreciative “I always wanted that!” in return.
5 Best Father’s Day Gifts for 2021
1. An Infrared Thermometer: Fluke 59 Max Infrared Thermometer
DA cofounder John Carey is angling for one of these handy little precise-read devices. They’re the perfect companion for another item on his wish list: a pizza oven. The secret to getting a crisp crust every time? Take the temp of the pizza stone with this tool between pies to ensure it’s consistently super hot. The Fluke 59 Max Infrared Thermometer comes highly recommended by at-home pizzaolos everywhere.
2. A Laser Measuring Device: Bosch Blaze GLM 50 C Laser Distance Measure
As you can tell, we’re all about getting precise measurements with ease. This pocket tool replaces your tape measure—and we guarantee you won’t look back. You’ll never need to ask someone to hold the other end again. The Bosch Blaze GLM 50 C Laser Distance Measure is a high-quality, architect-endorsed model.
3. Matching Aprons: Handstand Kitchen Adult and Child Bold Navy Stripe 100% Cotton Apron Set
What’s cuter than father-and-daughter or father-and-son at the grill? Getting out there in Handstand Kitchen’s fun, striped adult and kid aprons. This woman-owned small business makes its gear out of durable 100 percent cotton, so you know it’ll outlast all your culinary adventures.
4. A Beer Growler: Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler
The perfect gift for the man who has his grill and outdoor kitchen all set (or is still dreaming of them). He can tote one of these insulated, portable, and refillable vessels to his local brewery or beer store and top it up with his favorite lager or IPA. The Stanley Classic Easy-Pour growler gets consistently high marks for its vacuum insulation (which keeps your brew super cold) and comfortable, truly easy-to-pour handle.
5. The GOAT Grill: Big Green Egg
Big Green Egg, the kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker is as addictive as it is adaptable. Yes, you can use it as a smoker, cooker, and grill. But its most impressive recommendation is its fan base. They are legion, and they call themselves Eggheads. Don’t be surprised if Dad starts baking pies in here, just to see how it works. Next Father’s Day, your job will be easier: You can just get him a Big Green Eggcessory or two.
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