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18 last-minute Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)
A tie again? This year, give dad something that will let him indulge in his favorite pastimes.
by Brianna Steinhilber / Jun.12.2018 / 8:56 PM ET
We love our dads ― whether it’s the guy who kept your secret when he spotted you rolling in past curfew as a teenager or the one sharing diaper duty or helping you pack school lunches now. But a recent survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers conducted by men’s gifting company Man Crates found that we may not be great at showing it in gift form. They found that 84 percent of people care more about Mother’s Day than Father’s Day, and that 40 percent of people are more likely to shop for mom. And of those who are purchasing presents for dad, the majority of people admitted to buying boring gifts like ties and belts.
But the outlook isn’t entirely bleak for all the dads out there: A survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation found that 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $133 per person ― with Americans spending a near-record 15.3 billion collectively.
So why not use that cash to give the father in your life something he'll actually like? Spare dad from having to hang the hundredth tie in his closet and get him something that will elevate his lifestyle ― whether he loves cooking for the family, cheering on his favorite sports team or hitting the gym (and then enjoying a cold one).
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FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
Budget friendly: Sawyer water filter and purifier
Price: Starting at $55
If his hobbies include hiking, camping, hunting or fishing, this gift will win you favorite child status this year. No more making room for water bottles in his backpack ― or carrying the extra load ― to stay hydrated while hiking to his destination. This bottle, with a built in filtration system, filters water of chemicals, pesticides, bacteria and protozoa in just 10 seconds, reducing contaminate levels far below EPA standards for safe drinking water. So any fresh water source is now fair game for dad to quench his thirst.
Splurge: Yeti Panga Backpack