Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16, which means that you have mere days to score that perfect gift. But before you freak out and brave a real-life retail store, consider one of these top-notch gifts available on Amazon.
All the picks listed below are available through Amazon Prime, which means you can get two-day shipping and have Dad’s present delivered by Saturday. And some items come with same-day shipping, which means no one will ever know that you left your shopping until the last minute.
From smart-home tech to must-read books, here are the best last-minute gifts for Father’s Day.
For the foodie father
Make grilling easy with trays that separate raw meat from cooked. Ridges help with marination, a lid can keep chilled food cold, and an accessory caddy hooks on the side for easy access to tools.
Inspired by the shape of diamonds, these tilted glasses allow spirits to aerate as they are poured and swirled. Plus, their 50-degree tilting angle just looks plain cool.
These well-reviewed glasses are made of premium stainless steel and are perfect for outdoor use. They are unbreakable, chillable, rustproof, and dishwasher safe.
This classic gift idea includes four tools—spatula, fork, basting brush, and tongs—made from stainless steel that are sure to level up dad’s grilling.
For the dad that deserves some relaxation
This new book by critic Paul Goldberger traces how baseball and stadium design reflect our changing opinions of cities. It’s a fun look at how American’s favorite pastime mirrors ideas about American urbanism, and a must-read for any design-minded sports dad. Read more, over here.
Everything that’s old is new again, and this wood-framed portable speaker adds a bit of glam to any decor. With a range of 33 feet, connectability with any Bluetooth device, and multiple playing modes, this one’s a winner.
Ever wondered which cities are the best for transit? What about which rail lines are the most useless? Writer Christof Spieler explores these issues and more in a fun, visually appealing, and nerdy look at what makes transit effective.
For the tech-minded dad
These smart light bulbs use WiFi to turn on and off, dim to different levels, or be set to a specific schedule when you’re not home. The set includes four bulbs and a hub compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.
This smart plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet. You’ll be able to schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, and control them while you’re away.
The Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms, ask questions, and control smart home devices. Note that the 3rd generation Echo launches on October 16 at the same price point of $99, and will be a hot item to watch for the Black Friday sales.
For the outdoorsy father
This lantern is completely powered by the sun with no batteries needed. It lasts for 24 hours on a single charge, and emits a warm light in four different modes. It’s also lightweight, durable, and waterproof.
Whether you like camping or just need a picnic blanket, the Rumpl Puffy Blanket is a go-to option that’s lightweight, durable, waterproof, and machine washable. Available in a plethora of prints and colors.
Affordable and with a variety of white and red light modes, this headlamp rises above the rest. I like that it’s waterproof, durable, and lightweight.