13 Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Are Actually Thoughtful
Updated on 4/12/21 to reflect the most up-to-date information
Father’s Day is one holiday when we’re like, “give us all the gift ideas!” and even then, sometimes we just can’t decide on the right gifts for dad. Suddenly it’s a few days before Father’s Day (how did that happen?) and we’re scrambling to get our hands on a thoughtful gift. Fast. This list is short and sweet and filled with options. Examples include a meat subscription that makes for the best possible grilling experience, a gadget club that sends not just one, but ongoing shipments of cool gear, and, of course, gift cards for some really exciting boxes.
Not in much of a rush after all? There are even more gift ideas in our best subscription box gift ideas for Father’s Day list, our article featuring the gifts the MSA team is picking up for their pops’, and our list of best subscription boxes for men.
Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Love
He’ll never know you waited ’til the last minute!
1. Bespoke Post
The Cost: $45.00 per month + shipping for members, $55.00 + shipping if purchased without a membership. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code ADDICT25 to 25% off your first box.
What He’ll Get: Bespoke Post sends well-made products made for men (and everyone else, too) who care about quality. Each month they post a new selection of curated subscription boxes to choose from—yep, that’s right, no surprises in this subscription. The offerings range from clothing to DIY kits, to lifestyle, to home and everything in between so there’s always something enticing to choose!
Read our Bespoke Post details and reviews for more info. Ships to the lower 48 US states for $3.95, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $10.00. All orders over $75.00 qualify for free shipping.
The Cost: $44.75 for 12 beers per month + free shipping. Sign up here.
COUPON: Receive 3 bonus gifts with your first shipment! No coupon needed - just use this link.
What He’ll Get: This box of beer is the perfect gift for those who enjoy exploring different brews! This subscription features craft beers from breweries across the United States. In his surprise box he can expect to see a variety which may include ales, lagers, ambers, darks, stouts, wheats, blond ales, IPAs, and more. Each monthly shipment contains 4 different styles (3 or 6 of each type, depending on your subscription), as well as a newsletter giving info about each beer and the brewery from which they came.
Read our Craft Beer Club details and reviews for more info. Ships free to all contiguous U.S. states (no Alaska or Hawaii). 21+ signature required at time of delivery. Receive up to three bonus gifts and an additional $25.00 bonus with your order.
3. Crowd Cow
The Cost: Build your monthly box with a la carte items starting as low as $7.99 + free U.S. shipping on every box over $99.00. Recurring boxes receive 5% off. Sign up here.
COUPON: Save 5% off every box when you subscribe. No coupon needed - just use this link.
What He’ll Get: Crowd Cow works with independent ranches to provide farm-to-table meat. Grill masters can choose from boxes including Ground Beef, Lean Protein, Japanese Wagyu, Steak Lovers, and others containing meat and seafood combos. Each shipment includes info about the animal’s breed, how it was raised, and the farm from where it came.
Gift It: Place a gift order and improve dad’s BBQ skills here!
4. Sock Panda
The Cost: $13.00 + free shipping per month for one pair, or $20.00 + free US shipping per month for two. Save by subscribing to 6- or 12-month plans. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% on any subscription.
What He’ll Get: With the monthly subscription box you can sign up for 1 or 2 pairs of high-quality socks per month. You can choose between Stylish & Suave, Daring & Bold, or Mixed themes, but know that these socks always make a statement! Gift sets including 4 pairs of socks are available for a one-time purchase for $40.00.
Gift It: Pick up a Sock Panda gift set here!
Read our Sock Panda details and reviews for more info. Ships to the U.S. and internationally for $3.00 on orders under $35.00, and free on orders over $35.00.
The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! .
What He’ll Get: Gear, fuel, and the occasional apparel or accessories for outdoors adventuring. Cairn sends innovative products that are the perfect gift for hikers, campers, backpackers, cyclists, skiers, and more—make sure you have dad login to his account and indicate his hobby preferences and sizes so that on months when this subscription sends customized items, they’re tailored to his specific brand of nature exploration!
Gift It: Pick up a Cairn gift subscription here!
Read our Cairn details and reviews for more info. Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada for $5.00, and internationally for $10.00.
The Cost: Starts at $40.00 per box for a monthly subscription with the option to save on 6- and 12-month subscriptions. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off any plan or gift package.
What He’ll Get: One epic gadget per month. Think VR devices, Bluetooth speakers, Smarthome gadgets, and more! The items sent in this monthly box are designed by Gadget Discovery Club, so they include the same specs as those of top brands but without the crazy prices. That’s how subscribers end up with high-quality new toys at an affordable price tag!
Gift It: Pick up a Gadget Discovery Club gift subscription here!
Read our Gadget Discovery Club details and review here. Ships to the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. for free.
The Cost: $5.00 for the starter set + free shipping. Sign up here.
COUPON: Get your first Starter Set for $5 plus free shipping! No coupon needed - just use this link.
What He’ll Get: Start dad off with an executive handle, 4 razor refills, and a travel-size (3 oz) shave butter. Or pick the recurring plan of your choice! Before each monthly subscription box shipment from Dollar Shave Club goes out, he can edit his cart to receive any shave, shower, skin, and/or hair products he likes!
Gift It: Go for a gift set to improve dad’s skincare and grooming products here!
Read our Dollar Shave Club details and reviews for more info. Ships to the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
The Cost: Meals start at $11.99 per serving and can be ordered three or four times a week for two or four people. Sign up here.
COUPON: Get 6 meals for $36. No coupon needed - just use this link.
What He’ll Get: This meal kit from Gobble gets dinner on the table with minimal time in the kitchen! And, while the recipes are super-speedy, the end result is homemade deliciousness. Dad can expect three or four meal kits for two or four people in every shipment (you choose when you sign up). Each kit includes pre-chopped and par-cooked ingredients along with a detailed recipe card. These are quality meals made easy!
Gift It: Pick up a Gobble gift card here!
Read our Gobble details and reviews for more info. Ships to the continental U.S. with the exception of MT. There is limited service to NE and NM.
The Cost: The Standard subscription box ships for $45.00 per month with other subscription options also available. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code CULTURE to use code CULTURE to save 20% off the first month of all subscriptions.
What He’ll Get: For the dad interested in both lifestyle and literature, Culture Carton is the perfect Father’s Day subscription box. Dads can expect to receive 3-5 curated lifestyle items each month, along with a book that, according to Culture Carton, “every man should read.”
Gift It: Turn your dad into a stylish, well-read man here!
Read our Culture Carton details and reviews for more info. Ships to the U.S. for varied costs.
The Cost: Starts at $119.00 for a 1-year subscription to the small lawn plan. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save $20 off your first order!
What He’ll Get: Is dear old dad oh-so-proud of a healthy lawn? Or, maybe not yet—but he’s about to be! Sunday starts with an assessment of your lawn (using satellites—you just have to enter in your father’s home address) and then recommends a custom year-long lawn care plan based on the soil and climate. The lawn care bags are filled with formulas made from mostly natural ingredients so they’re safe for pets, kids, and anyone at all to roll across. He’ll just attach it to his hose and water away. Or, to add a little extra to this subscription gift, you could do it for him!
Gift It: Pick up a Sunday subscription for your dad here!
Ships to the U.S.
11. Loot Crate
The Cost: Starts at $ 24.99/month + shipping. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION or SAVE3 to save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month.
What He’ll Get: If dad isn’t quite ready to shed his childhood, somewhat nerdy ways, then Loot Crate is the choice to ensure he stays young at heart for years to come. Loot Crate features a curated collection of collectibles, apparel, comics and more from fandom favorites like Marvel, DC Comics and Star Wars (among others).
Gift It: Feed your dad’s nostalgic hunger with childhood comics here!
Read our Loot Crate details and reviews for more info. Ships domestically and internationally at varied rates.
The Cost: Starts at $28.00 per month. Varying subscription savings can be found when ordered as 3-, 6- and 12-month plans. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to save $10 on your first box!
What He’ll Get: If dad has style – or at least isn’t too stubborn to turn over a stylish leaf – then he’ll be interested in receiving the SprezzaBox. Each box contains multiple accessories both fashionable and on-trend. Your dad will no doubt love his latest closet additions – as will you whenever you’re seen out with him.
Gift It: Improve your dad’s style – or introduce it for the first time – here!
Read our SprezzaBox details and reviews for more info. Ships domestically and internationally at varied rates.
13. Watch Gang
The Cost: Starts at $49.99/month for the Watch Gang Black tier. Additional subscriptions at increasing prices are also available. Sign up here.
COUPON: Use code WATCHADDICT to get 15% off your first box!
What He’ll Get: Watch Gang offers endless options for the dad with timeless class and style. Watch Gang is a wristwatch subscription box service offering users high-quality watches at various pricing tiers and shipping frequencies. Subscribers even receive weekly chances to win a new watch – including a Rolex! – for free.
Gift It: Give your dad the gift of stylish timekeeping here!
Read our Watch Gang reviews for more info. Ships domestically and internationally at varied rates.
Think you’ll give any of these last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas a go? What will you be nabbing for dad right before Father’s Day?