32 Gifts That Will Actually Impress The Cool Dad In Your Life

We’ve shopped for a lot of hard-to-gift individuals in our lives — our picky sister; the colleague who you only see on Zoom, the “I don’t need any gifts” mother-in-law — but the greatest head-scratcher of them all has got to be The Dad. Whether it’s your baby daddy or your actual father, he is, without a doubt, the “cool guy” in your life — the one who seems to be on the next thing before everyone else is. With Father’s Day coming up, you want to commemorate the special day with a gift that lives up to his standards — and, as usual, you’re stumped.
No matter who this cool dad is, his mile-high standards and sixth sense for gear make him impossible to shop for. But don’t worry — if you’re determined to defy the odds and knock it out of the park with his gift this Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. We observed some of the coolest guys in our own lives to determine which gifts have the greatest wow potential for their highly exacting tastes. With items that range from a $10 comedy memoir to a top-rated, indestructible cooler, everything on this list should pass muster with this hard-to-please fellow.
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