Father’s Day is almost here—again. Your dad, helpful guy that he is, has probably said something along the lines of, “Don’t get me anything. There’s nothing I need.” Nice, but not so helpful. You’ve got to get him something. After all, he’s probably the guy who taught you how to ride a bike, bait a fish, and magically make everyone’s steak come out perfectly at the same time.
So here are 25 things your dad will love—he just doesn’t know he needs them yet.
Audubon Bird Call
This low-tech bird call is just a birchwood roller and a zinc plug that makes a variety of noises that appeal to many different birds. Available here.
Help your dad get to the bottom of his briefcase, gym bag or tackle box with this handy LED bag light. Available here.
For the dad who likes to barbecue wherever he goes, this briefcase-styled hibachi is perfectly portable—ideal for picnics, balconies, and city terraces. Available here.
Bug Repellent Bar
Help your dad enjoy the outdoors more. He'll have fewer bug bites—and a better time—out in the woods if he washes with this all-natural bug repellent bar first. Available in the Cottage Life store.
Camelbak Bike Pack
If your dad’s a bike rider, runner or hiker, CamelBaks are the ultimate in convenience when it comes to hydrating. Just turn your head and sip—no bottle required. Available here.
For the dad who enjoys a cocktail or a nice glass of whiskey while he’s watching hockey, these soapstone discs—each one nestled in a hollowed-out hockey puck—will cool his drink without watering it down. Available here.
German Safety Goggles
Add a little steampunk chic to your dad’s safety glasses. These goggles are shatterproof and protect the entire eye from flying debris. Available here.
Golf Ball Monogramer
Three little initials is all your dad needs to avoid golf arguments over whose ball went where. Available here.
Gramophone for iPhone
If your dad has a fondness for all things vintage, this iPhone dock with a gorgeous gramophone-shaped speaker is definitely the addition to his music collection he didn’t know he needed. Available here.
Grilling Button Thermometers
Take the guesswork out of meat prep with these colour-coded individual thermometers. With calibrations for beef, chicken, pork, and lamb, your dad can easily maintain his long-held reputation as family grill master. Available here.
iPhone Boom Mic
Take your dad’s family YouTube videos to the next level, sound-wise, with this headphone-jack mic. Available here.
Leather Grilling Apron
No wussy cotton-poly blends for your dad. This heavy-duty leather apron resists sparks, and looks incredibly cool. Available here.
Leather iPad Cover
These vegetable-tanned, hand-tailored leather cases come with a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard. Available here.
For the dad who likes something to read no matter where he is, this fascinating collection of top-ten lists is particularly suited to the bathroom. Available here.
Otterbox Phone Protector
This is the best case you can get to protect your cellphone, so whether your dad’s active or just really clumsy, his phone will be safe. Available here.
Pub Game Coasters
Add a little light-hearted fun to your happy hour with these quirky-yet-classy coasters. Available here.
Roll Up Sewing Kit
Every dad needs to sew on a button or mend a hem at some point. This roll-up sewing kit is compact and portable. Available here.
Whether your dad’s a seasoned globetrotter or an armchair adventurer, this scratch-off map will either remind him of where he’s been or inspire him to go a little further. Available here.
Even if your dad is a shave-in-the-shower kind of guy, he’ll appreciate the little touch of luxury that comes with really good tools. Available here.
For the dad who’s got an eco-friendly sensibility, this do-it-yourself water carbonator is a great way to reduce the use of plastic bottles. Plus, it’s shaped like a penguin. How can you lose? Available here.
Stainless Steel Wallet
Yeah, it’s a wallet. A stainless steel wallet. Chuck Norris wishes he got his dad this gift. Available here.
Survival Kit in a Sardine Can
No sardines—just handy items that just might help your dad out of a tight situation. Perfect for campers, hikers, and anyone who doesn’t think reading a map is important. Available here
Wool Hiking Socks
You’re probably thinking, “Socks? Lame gift.” But these aren’t just any socks. Made of soft, non-itchy, moisture-wicking merino, these are hands-down the best socks your dad will ever wear. Available here
Collapsible Pint Glass
Red Solo cups are for amateurs. Real beer lovers carry their own, portable, collapsible beer glass wherever they go. Available here.