Father’s Day gifts: the ULTIMATE guide for every dad

I feel like we just celebrated Mother's Day, but guess what! Father’s Day is right around the corner. Today I’m so excited to share the best gifts for every type of dad. We put together the ultimate guide to help you find the perfect Father's Day gift for any guy in your life – the one who's always in the gym, the self-proclaimed grill master, the business professional guy, the tech guru, and even the outdoor/active dad! Let’s jump right into all these amazing gifts and what there is to love about them.

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Why Father's Day gifts from Nordstrom are the best

Here are a few reasons why I LOVE suggesting Nordstrom for gift shopping!

Nordstrom’s loyalty program makes shopping super easy. Some of their loyalty perks include:

  • ​​Buy in-store, online, or schedule curbside pickup
  • FREE shipping, returns, and alterations – huge for the men in my life!
  • Early sale access with their bonus reward system
  • Last but not least, AMAZING customer service!

Father's Day gifts for the dad who loves the gym

Neil absolutely LOVES to run and has told me lately over and over how great it makes him feel. This year I was so excited to treat him to some running gear that'll enhance his experience! I knew he'd be excited to put these gifts to good use.

  1. Performance Training T-Shirt: He has some of these already but they're super affordable at $29 and extremely functional. Even when he’s not working out Neil loves to wear these around the house while working on projects – they’re perfect!
  2. Vuori Trail Runner Shorts: We’re obsessed with everything Vuori, but these shorts are so awesome! These are super soft and have stretchy fabric with tons of great ratings.
  3. HOKA Running Shoe: This is the gift that I was sooo excited to give him! These are THE rockstar of running shoes, people are really obsessed with them. They get crazy good reviews and after Neil's first run in Hawaii, he said, “these are AWESOME. I LOVE them. They're super cushiony like you're running on pillows, and they help you spring forward on your run. They also protect your feet really well.”
  4. Zip Jacket: I love Vuori so much that I also got him this men’s zipper jacket which is such a comfortable hoodie I know he’ll love to use. This is great not only for before/after workouts, but for travel or anything really! I've actually stolen it from him a couple times already for chilly nights in Hawaii too. SO soft and cozy.
  5. Water Resistant Backpack: Neil travels literally everywhere with a backpack that I gave him YEARS ago! It was definitely time for a new one and this one's great for the gym, work, or travel. There are a ton of compartments including a perfect and really protective laptop sleeve.
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More fitness gifts

  1. Low-cut Socks: You can never go wrong with stocking up on his favorite essentials! These cushioned socks are awesome and have Dri-FIT technology for sweat-wicking.
  2. Headphones: These are NOT your typical ​​over-ear headphones, they use an augmented reality audio system that has motion sensors and location data to tailor your experience.
  3. Best Water Bottle: This Hydro Flask will keep his 32-oz water ice cold aaallll day (and works the same for hot drinks)! These are amazing, BPA-free, and perfect for trails.
  4. Foam Roller: With all the hard work at the gym comes time for recovery and this foam roller is incredible quality and was specifically designed to give the perfect amount of pressure. This will even pair with the Therabody app!
  5. Percussion Massage Device: Don’t miss out on this amazing SALE price for a cordless massager that'll get rid of muscle soreness. Find the perfect attachment and speed that takes care of your body recovery!
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For the grill master dad

  1. Grill Pan: This classic cast iron skillet is a chef’s dream and an amazing Father's Day gift. It's so cool because you don’t have to worry about wearing a mitt thanks to the stainless steel ‘speed cool' handles.
  2. Perfect Pot: One of our FAVORITE lightweight pot sets that seriously does it all!
  3. Apron: A cooking essential. I LOVE that this one has three pockets – super functional and it’s a masculine yet simple design.
  4. Gourmet Knife Set: HIGH SELL-OUT RISK! Incredible stainless-steel knives that have amazing reviews.
  5. Salt & Pepper: A classy set that also serves as a functional accent piece! PS: these are dishwasher safe, isn’t that amazing?!
  6. Utensil Set: Obsessed with this cooking utensil set AND the holder! It comes in a bunch of great color options and makes all your cooking tools accessible.
  7. Always Pan: This pan makes cooking so simple that he’ll probably do it more often! It’s multifunctional and takes place of SEVERAL pans. Sauté? Baking? Boiling? Steaming? This is a go-to for all of the above!
  8. Oven Mitt: Loving the masculine design on this pot-holder – the perfect accessory to go with his grilling tools.
  9. Pizza Peel: If you've been watching my stories, you know we've been having so much fun with our pizza oven! This pizza peel makes grabbing the pie super easy and it's durable which is great for cutting directly on it.
  10. Cutting Board: A Father's Day gift you can’t go wrong with! This oak wood board is super simple yet the unique curved edge makes it such a cool display piece.
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For the workin’ dad

  1. Dress Shirt: A GREAT Father's Day gift – a classic button down that doesn’t wrinkle right away!
  2. Dress Shoes: These are the BEST dress shoes for the guy who's all about comfort. They look super professional but have a grooved rubber sole and are flexible.
  3. Laptop Sleeve: Say goodbye to scratches on his laptop with this amazing protective sleeve. The ​​magnetic-bumper closure is awesome and it has an overall sharp look.
  4. Wallet: Absolutely insane high-quality Italian leather wallet! It has a separate ID holder and five card slots.
  5. Carry-on Suitcase: This roller bag has ​​360-degree wheels, a high-quality handle, and a TSA-approved lock. It’s amazing for staying organized with all its pockets & straps!
  6. Notebook: Meeting notes, journal entries, drawings – anything can be done in this sleek leather notebook!
  7. Phone Holder: This phone holder has such a cool aluminum look. This would be awesome on his desk so he can go hands-free on calls!
  8. Dress Socks: These are comfortable, soft, stretchy cotton dress socks with subtle dots for a fun flair on his work outfit.
  9. Tie: Such a nice tie for a formal occasion or important meeting! This is ​​pure Italian silk and it’s super elegant and classy.
  10. Picture Frame: This digital frame displays ALL the memories directly from your smart device and it has unlimited storage – major win!
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For the tech loving dad

  1. Alarm Clock: This gift is something everyone's talking about! The Hatch restorer sound machine has a reading light you can set up with a nightly routine that’ll play white noise if you want all night, or it'll wake you up with light sounds in the morning.
  2. Bluetooth Headphones: These are noise-canceling, comfortable, and easily pair to your devices.
  3. Speaker: This Bluetooth speaker has a rugged design and powerful sound.
  4. Charging Cable: This is an AWESOME ​​10-foot cable that's literally designed to not get tangled! It’s a great product that'll charge your devices fast.
  5. AirPod Case: Not only is this the coolest Italian leather design for an AirPod Pro case, but it’s super functional to not lose or damage your AirPods.
  6. AirTag Case: This matches the AirPod case perfectly, making it that much easier to find! Super cool brushed, metal detail, too.
  7. Laptop Sleeve: If he’s set on traveling with something really thin and not bulky, this is the best 16-inch Macbook protector! Plus it has an extra exterior pocket.
  8. Apple Watch Band: A timeless ban for his beloved Apple Watch! This is the perfect modern-looking watch with a buckle closure.
  9. Digital Watch: If he doesn’t like wearing an Apple Watch, this is another great option! Between telling the time, calendar notifications, timers, and alarms, this comfortable watch does a little bit of everything.
  10. Magnetic Phone Stand: This might be one of the COOLEST phone stands! The magnet will hold his phone and free his hands. You can still charge it while on the stand, and there are great color options to choose from!
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For a man on a mission outdoors

  1. Waterproof Backpack: Crazy cool waterproof backpack that'll keep all of his gear inside dry with tons of compartments and comfortable straps.
  2. Sandals: These shoes were literally designed to handle the outdoors. They’re a super high performing sandal with waterproof tops and don’t sacrifice on comfort. These are soft, quick-drying, and have great traction.
  3. Hiking Socks: A GREAT pair of socks to give arch support and comfort on long hikes. These even help prevent odors from forming!
  4. Golf Polo: He'll love this striped polo for its stretch and sweat-wicking fabric that lets him have full range of motion with every swing.
  5. Hybrid Shorts: You know we love this brand and these shorts are awesome. They’ll comfortably let him go from jumping in the water to being completely dry with no problem. 
  6. Pickleball Paddle: This is so fun to play with the family and these are great, durable paddles with grips! The embroidered canvas cover is such an adorable bonus.
  7. Golf Shoes: These are designed to help him get the right grip and perfect swing. I love the neutral colors and overall look of these shoes.
  8. Packlite Chair: The BEST solution for the no-hassle dad looking for a lightweight yet comfortable camp chair. It’s on the tiny side but it's all you need for a camping night or tailgate hangout.
  9. Travel Blanket: This blanket is 38” x 52” but seriously packs down into the height of about two oranges – isn’t that insane?! It’s a warm essential, but easy-to-carry piece of home.
  10. Hammock: It doesn’t get more convenient than this small and portable hammock that can sleep two! It comes in super fun prints and will let him relax and enjoy every minute in nature.
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Dads deserve the best 

I'm so happy to be getting this gift guide out because it seriously lists some of the best men's Nordstrom gifts ever. We hope this helps you find the perfect gift for the dads you’re buying for this Father’s Day!

In the end, the thought is really what counts, but it always feels good to know your gift is something that the dad in your life can enjoy time and time again. Nordstrom always guarantees that type of quality, which is why all of these gifts are highly recommended and loved!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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