The Best Modern Father’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Dad

The Best Modern Father’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Dad

Just a heads up, Father’s Day is June 19th – that’s right around the corner. And if you thought finding the perfect gift for mom was hard, shopping for the dads in your life poses its own kind of challenge. Because if your dad is anything like mine, he’d be perfectly happy with a day at the beach and an ice-cold beer in hand, giving me little to go off of when it comes to finding an actual gift. That’s where we come in. We think the best Father’s Day gifts are equal parts functional and design-driven, something dad never knew he needed but will cherish and reach for every day. Whether you’re shopping for your own dad, a new dad, dad-in-law, or father figure this Father’s Day, these thoughtful gift ideas will make finding the perfect gift easy. For more modern gifts for dad, visit the Design Milk Shop.


oaky wood catch all tray

Wooden Catchall Tray by Oakywood

A storage solution that’s as functional as it is decorative, this catchall tray will help dad keep track of his everyday essentials. “Before bed, my Dad puts all of his change, phone, and glasses on the nightstand,” says Design Milk’s senior editor Kelly, “This small wooden tray would be perfect for corralling it all together in a more organized way.”

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projects watches

Crossover Black Watch by Projects Watches

You can’t really go wrong with a well-made timepiece for Father’s Day, and our social media manager Lilit recommends this modern watch by Projects Watches – “Whether the dad in your life wears a watch for practicality or style, this crossover watch is bound to check those boxes.” Choose between a leather and steel mesh watch band for a look that’ll complement dad’s style.

$159 – $169
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craighill key ring

Carbon Black Enameled Wilson Keyring by Craighill

New York based design studio Craighill are masters at elevating everyday items. This enameled keyring is the perfect add-on to your Father’s Day gift that’s guaranteed to get daily use. The ring’s simple but unique shape efficiently holds all of dad’s keys and the enameled finish makes them easy to find if misplaced, and even easier to identify in a household full of keys.

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courant charger

CATCH:2 Classics Wireless Charger in Ash by Courant

Tech savvy dads will love this Courant wireless charger for eliminating tangled cables and quickly charging all of their devices. “I actually got this charger for my husband for Christmas, but I think it would make the perfect Father’s Day gift as well,” says digital designer Lauren, “If your dad is anything like mine, his bedside table is always a mess with cords, coins, and receipts. This charger cleans up some of that clutter and looks oh so good doing it!”

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harry allen reality hand hooks

Reality Hand Hook by Harry Allen for Areaware

A favorite among Harry Allen’s iconic REALITY series, the Reality Hand Hooks are the perfect mix of sculptural decor and functional storage – making them a clever addition to a dad’s den or home office for Father’s Day. Cast from the designer’s own hands, the Hand Hooks come in a variety of styles to suit your storage needs. Treat a dad in your life to one or multiple for an eye-catching statement on his walls.

$75 each
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beast blender

Beast Blender + Hydration Bottle by Beast Health

For active dads who prioritize wellness, the Beast Blender makes a grade A gift. Our merchandise director Kate says her husband swears by his for the perfect smoothie – “My husband has perfected his smoothie game with the Beast Blender. It is the perfect gift for any dad out there that loves to blend!” Perfect for protein shakes, smoothies, and fruity drink infusions, the included Hydration Bottle makes enjoying your creations easy while on the go.

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revov tray box

Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box by Mordeco

To spruce up dad’s workspace this Father’s Day, look to the Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box. A longtime Design Milk favorite, this stylish storage box boasts a number of practical uses around the house. Use it for desktop essentials, small art or hobby supplies, watches and accessories, you name it. Any dad will love the ease and functionality of the Revov Box and its ultra-satisfying magnetic swinging lid.

$65 (5% off!)
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alder new york cleanser and moisturizer

Everyday Cleanser + Lightweight Moisturizer by Alder New York

To level up dad’s grooming game this Father’s Day, our tech editor Gregory recommends this face wash and moisturizer combo by Alder New York. “It’s surprisingly a challenge to find a facial cleanser and moisturizer combo that is not too heavily scented and also effective in keeping skin hydrated. Los Angeles can get super dry, both in winter and summer, so I’m glad this combination works to keep my face feeling healthy without stinging or clogging the pores.”

$59.98 for both
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gingko speaker

Mini Halo One Bluetooth Speaker by Gingko

Whether he’s working in the garage or tending to the plants on his patio, my dad loves creating a vibe by listening to his favorite tunes. This Mini Bluetooth Speaker not only looks the part with its modern, phonograph-reminiscent shape, but it offers high quality stereo sound for an upgraded listening experience. The speaker’s compact wireless design means dad can take it with him from room to room, so the good vibes never have to end!

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hast knives

4 Piece Modern Knife Set by Hast Knives

For the dad that loves to cook, a set of award-winning, chef quality knives is a thoughtful way to elevate his time in the kitchen. Complete with a chef, utility, and paring knife, along with a serrated bread knife all expertly made with Hast’s signature Japanese blades, these minimalist knives are as sharp as they are stylish, offering a seamless slicing, chopping, and food prepping experience for dad.

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F.Miller grooming

Hair Oil + Shave Oil by F. Miller

“If your dad can use a little TLC in the haircare department, F. Miller makes a shave oil to help make that weekly (or sometimes daily!) chore a little more pleasant,” says lifestyle editor, Vy, “The shave oil helps prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn. The sandalwood oil in it also makes it smell incredible.” To round out the gift, Vy recommends pairing it with the brand’s Hair Oil – “For dads that are working on growing out their beards, the hair oil helps keep facial air soft and nourished without feeling greasy.”

$90.72 for both
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fireglobe fireplace

FireGlobe Fireplace by Eva Solo

“With 80+ action packed years spent on this earth, my Dad has many entertaining stories to share,” says our director of strategic partnerships, Dixie, “I can’t think of a better place to enjoy them than sitting around Eva Solo’s cozy FireGlobe fireplace.” Perfect for gathering around on cool summer evenings and keeping warm during the winter, this sculptural fireplace helps create a warm, comforting atmosphere allowing dad to make the most of his outdoor space all year round.

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