Gear Diary’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad’s Day Special!

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Father’s Day is June 18th, and what better way is there to appreciate the men who’ve been there for you than by celebrating them? Next to giving Dad more time with you, the next best thing you can give him is something that makes his life easier, more comfortable, or more fun. Take a look at our 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide, and we’re positive that you’ll find the perfect present.

Before we start, I want to make sure you know that if something catches your eye, you should click on it to see if it’s on sale! A lot of the items on this list are temporarily marked down, either for seasonal sales or early Father’s Day deals, but we’ve listed each item at their regular prices to ensure that you aren’t disappointed when you click.

Ikigai Weekly Vitamin Case

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is a fan of extraordinary design and long-term usefulness, he is going to love the $98 Ikigai Weekly Vitamin Case; it’s so sleek and well-made, and you’ll love the back story on why it was founded, which helps explain the name, “ikigai,” a Japanese word that means “reason for being, life purpose, or your bliss.”

Built to last forever, this beautifully crafted pill case is made entirely of anodized aluminum with no plastic whatsoever. The last well of the pillbox has an attached rolling ball that keeps the sliding lid secure by smoothly rolling into the precisely placed holes on the underside of the lid.

The pill case stays shut, yet it’s easy to open (just press down and slide), which means no spilled meds, yet it is easy enough for people with limited mobility to open without fumbling.

Inside this durable 8.7″ long by 2.1″ wide by 0.9″ thick pill case, there are seven 1″ long by 1.9″ wide x 0.8 deep compartments that can handle an assortment of even the largest “horse pills.” There’s even a smaller eighth well that can hold extras of things he might not need daily, like seasonal allergy meds.

Dad can group his supplements by days of the week, or he can load each of the compartments with a different set of tablets or capsules.

To make it even more special, the Ikigai Weekly Vitamin Case is available in 11 colors; it can also be personalized with his initials or name (up to eight characters) for an additional $20.

If your Dad needs something a little smaller or prefers an am/pm case, be sure to check out Ikigai’s other offerings!

Maxxeon WorkStar LightVisor Rechargeable Headlight

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!


If Dad enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, working on DIY projects, or even reading in low-light conditions, he’s going to appreciate the $54.95 Maxxeon WorkStar LightVisor Rechargeable Headlight. It provides convenient hands-free illumination, which makes doing all of these activities (and more!) so much easier and safer.

Rather than a single center beam, the LightVisor has a nearly 7″ long strip with two rows of LEDs on the front; they cast a 130° beam angle that’s bright enough to illuminate everything to the front of him and on the sides. His comfort while wearing it is assured by the adjustable, elasticized headband.

Powered by an encased USB-C rechargeable 4,000mAh Lithium-ion battery with four charging indicator LEDs, Dad can easily tell how much power he has left or when it’s time to recharge.

Dad will be able to turn the light on or off or change the intensity by tapping either of the large, integrated rubber buttons that are conveniently placed on each side of the light strip; there’s no penalty or learning curve if he’s left-handed.

Built for everyday use, the LightVisor is shock-resistant up to a 6′ drop, and it’s IP65 dust and water-resistant. Dad will get the choice of setting the headlight’s beam to high (600 lumens) with a runtime of up to 3 hours or low (300 lumens) with a runtime of up to 6.5 hours.

Dad’s going to appreciate that the LightVisor is rechargeable, comfortable to wear, non-cumbersome, and ready to work or play!

Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Logo Sleeve Graphic Sweatshirt

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!
You can help Dad stay cozy and warm on chilly mornings and evenings with the Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Logo Sleeve Graphic Sweatshirt.

Available in 13 colors that go from subtle to popping and with extended sizes of XS to 5XL in standard length and L to 4XL in Tall, this sweatshirt’s cotton blend makes it a versatile and durable layering piece; the familiar hoodie comfort means Dad can strap on his tool belt or relax with equal ease.

Kev has one, and he says it is fantastic; it’s great for chilly evenings around the fire pit and comfortable enough to wear when he’s working!

The Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Logo Sleeve Graphic Sweatshirt sells for $54.99 – $59.99, depending upon size.

JBL PartyBox 1000

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is an aspiring DJ or lives where he can blast an Output Power of 1100 watts(!!) without offending the neighbors or getting the police called, he’ll swoon if Father’s Day brings him the $1299.95 JBL PartyBox 1000.

Inside the PartyBox 1000 are a compression driver, two 7″ mid-range speakers, and one 12″ down-firing woofer; on the front, there are full panel party lights that he can switch up and synchronize to the music or control with the included Air Gesture wristband.

The speakers produce a powerful sound with bone-shakingly deep bass. Dad will be able to stream his favorite tunes wirelessly via Bluetooth, 3.5mm AUX-in, or a USB stick, but the PartyBox 1000 can do so much more!

If Dad is a guitarist or he wants a big karaoke sound, he can plug in any microphone that has a 6.35 mm jack (or he can use a wireless microphone that has a receiver he can plug in the Mic input of the speaker) and a guitar to the dedicated inputs to play or sing along.

An illuminated DJ pad on top of the PartyBox 1000 will give Dad the ability to play drums, keyboard, or piano; this speaker can even record creations and loop them on the fly.

On top of all of that, the PartyBox 1000 also offers JBL True Wireless Stereo, so Dad can pair up to two party speakers for the ultimate DJ or patio setup. On its own, the speaker gets so loud it will literally shake windows!

At 43.3″ tall by 15.3″ wide by 15.6″ deep and weighing 76.5 pounds, and with no internal battery, the PartyBox 1000 isn’t quite portable, although it does have a handle and concealed wheels on the back to help move it around.

Trust me when I say that this is the party speaker that puts all others to shame!

Lochby Tool Roll

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad have a tool collection he carries everywhere? Maybe he’s taken up a portable craft like whittling, he’s got a nice collection of pens, or he just likes to keep every possible screwdriver on hand. Whatever the reason, the $49 Lochby Tool Roll will be the perfect fit.

The Lochby Tool Roll sports several elastic loops as well as a zipper pocket and a nice slash pocket at the top.

The whole thing rolls together with an adjustable metal buckle, and the waxed canvas outside will keep everything organized and protected for years to come. It’s the perfect gift to augment Dad’s hobbies!

Ace Marks Buffalo Leather Travel Sneaker

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad loves to travel and is looking to up his fashion game, look no further than the $235 Ace Marks Buffalo Leather Travel Sneaker.

Handcrafted by Italian artisans from 100% premium Buffalo leather, the sneakers are surprisingly light and have shock-absorbing insoles and flexible rubber soles. A calf leather lining makes them buttery soft, and the hand burnishing gives them a degree of style and class none of the Dad’s other sneakers can match.

Dan’s been wearing a pair for a few weeks and can attest to the fact that they not only look great but are also incredibly comfortable. Best of all, the sneaker can be folded without fear of permanently creasing the leather. That makes it a perfect travel companion on Dad’s next trip.

Dan wore a pair to a party over the weekend. Not only were they exceptionally comfortable, but he got tons of comments and questions about who made them. Clearly, Ace Marks is on to something with these classy, comfortable sneakers, which, of course, will be on his feet when he travels to Tel Aviv in July.

Available in sizes 5 through 15 Medium, Ace Marks sells straight to consumers ad notes that the sneakers would cost double if purchased via retail.

If you get Dad a pair, he’s going to love them!

WhistlePig PiggyBack 6-year-old Rye Smoked Maple Syrup Kit

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad loves bourbon, he will love the $99.99 WhistlePig PiggyBack 6-year-old Rye Smoked Maple Syrup Kit. At 96.56 proof, this 100% rye whiskey is aged six years for a smooth, rich experience.

Paired with the included WhistlePig’ Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, Dad can create an old fashioned that takes a familiar recipe and brings it to places he never imagined.

For Dad’s sake, we tried the recipe yesterday and can assure you this is one gift that Dad will welcome… and finish… long before the July 4th fireworks arrive.

You can also get Dad a 750ml bottle WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye on its own for $49.99.


Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Carved Living Edge iPhone 14 Pro Max case and a Carved Alloy Wood+Resin minimalist wallet.

Your Dad is one of a kind, and each of Carved’s artisan-made phone cases and minimalist wallets is also one-of-one, so it already sounds like a match made in heaven, right?

Unlike other phone case manufacturers who deal in bulk orders of the same case in the same style, each Carved product begins as a responsibly harvested gnarly burl of wood that the in-house artisans add resin to, creating a block.

This ensures that even if another case is made from the same block, no two cases will ever be exactly the same. When you order a Carved case, you’ll scroll through the versions available for Dad’s phone, and the gorgeous case that you select will be the exact case you receive.

Carved makes two styles of cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy owners to choose from, the $59 Traveler and their premier $189 Live Edge.

Both styles are protective, and they all work with Carved’s $49 Qi Wireless Chargers; iPhone and larger Galaxy phone cases are also MagSafe-accessories compatible.

The Carved Traveler phone case has a protective rubber outer shell and clicky buttons; newer iPhone models and newer Samsung Galaxy Plus and Ultra cases have a MagSafe-compatible magnet built-in.

The cases have a slightly raised edge around the display for face-down protection as well as a raised ridge around the camera module.

The Carved Live Edge iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone cases are made from blocks that have been placed into Carved’s CNC and machined to fit a particular phone.

The Live Edge cases are then sanded and polished, metal buttons are added, MagSafe-compatible magnets are built-in, and the result is a fully unique protective case made of wood and resin that offers face-down and camera module protection.

Carved also offers minimalistic Alloy Wood+ResinWallets that hold up to five of Dad’s credit and ID cards and a bit of cash without the bulk. The wallet’s aluminum body is made of precision machined aluminum, and they are RFID blocking. Just like Carved’s phone cases, each $59 wallet is one of a kind, and it will easily fit into his front or back pocket.

Carved wallets use an O-ring instead of an elastic strap to hold everything together; they explain that this increases the lifetime of their wallets and makes it much easier to change out the O-ring to adjust it if needed.

Side note: If Dad has been complaining about hip pain, especially if he sits or drives all day, check his wallet! Years of sitting cock-eyed with a bulky wallet in his rear pocket just might be the culprit!

All of Carved’s unique products are designed, assembled, and shipped from their shop in Elkhart, Indiana.

Lochby Journals

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Whether Dad is jotting down memories or to-do lists, a good notebook should be part of everyone’s everyday carry. You can’t do better than the $59 Lochby Field Journal or $44 Pocket Journal.

The covers are made of waxed canvas with plenty of pockets and slots for pens, stickers, and other small items. Plus, they’re tough enough for Dad to take with him on a hike or camping trip!

The notebooks are a pleasure to write in, and they’ll be a must-have for the dad in your life who’s always jotting things down; his notes will stay organized, and the cover will last through multiple adventures.

Dad can refill them with notebooks from Lochby or with any appropriately sized replacement (3.5″x5.5″ for the pocket journal and 5.9″x8.3″ for the field journal).

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!.

If Dad is complaining about not having enough space on his computer, he’d definitely appreciate the small, portable, and ruggedized Crucial X8 SSD!

Dad can use it to easily add storage to his Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, PS4, and Xbox devices with no reformatting required to back up important photos, videos, and documents with up to a 4TB capacity.

The Crucial X8 boasts read speeds up to 1050MB/s, so Dad can load files up to 1.8x faster than most portable SSDs, 7.5x faster than portable hard drives, and 100x faster than USB flash drives.

Measuring approximately 4.3″ long by 2.0″ wide and about a ¼” thick, the X8 SSD is small enough to bring along when he’s traveling without weighing him down. The sleek little SSD is wrapped in aluminum, so it is durable and rugged; it’s been tested against extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and even 7.5′ drops!

You can get Dad a Crucial X8 SSD in 1TB for $89.99, 2TB for $159.99, and 4TB for $299.99; each comes with a short USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

MonsterDNA Max Wireless Speaker

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad has mentioned wanting a mid-size portable speaker that he can bring outside for all-day pool parties, listening to the game, or for backyard BBQs that can also be used inside for background music in his home office, the $179.99 MonsterDNA Max is a great choice.

The DNA Max is available in black or white and offers omnidirectional, 360º sound and up to 20 hours of playback time.

Worth noting is that the speaker is IP67 waterproof, which means that it can be immersed in water up to three feet deep for 30 minutes, so Dad won’t have to worry about bringing it outside, even when it’s raining!

Inside the speaker are four evenly distributed drivers that can push out 30 watts of sound, and the MonsterDNA Max can be synchronized with up to 99 other DNA One and/or DNA Max speakers for full sound throughout his home or patio.

The DNA Max uses an included Qi wireless charging base for hassle-free, fast-charging convenience; Dad can just set it back on the base when he is done listening to it elsewhere, and the speaker will recharge for the next time he wants to take it along!

Ring Stick Up Cam + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case Bundle

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is a birder, you can give him a way to get up close and personal as he watches his feathered friends with the $177.99 Ring Stick Up Cam + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case Bundle.

Not only will Dad be able to get up-close and personal photos and videos of his visitors as they eat and hang out with their mates amidst the greenery, but he’ll also be able to use the set-up to keep a close eye on the backyard in a most incognito way.

Even better, videos and photos can easily be shared when Dad spots something cool!

The Ring Stick-Up Cam features two-way audio through built-in speakers and microphones, capturing 1080p HD of real-time video. Because the Ring camera integrates with the Ring app on his phone or tablet, Amazon Alexa, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Alexa-enabled Fire Tablets, he’ll have multiple ways to watch what’s happening.

The Ring Stick Up Cam + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case Bundle is quick and easy to mount; you can offer to give Dad a hand with the mounting by strapping the set to a small tree or pole, or you can use the metal wall mount on larger trees and walls.

For ultimate convenience, Dad can power his Ring cam and minimize downtime by connecting a $45.99 Wasserstein solar panel to his set-up; you can buy the Ring Stick Up Camera Battery + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case + Solar Panel Bundle for $211.99.

Dad may not be an ornithologist (or maybe, he is!), but with this set, you’ll be supporting one of his favorite hobbies. He’s going to love it!

Kiss My Face

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

You can pamper Dad with the Kiss My Face De-Stress Collection, which features calming scents like Cedarwood + Bergamot, Lemongrass + Juniper Berry, and Lavender + Ylang Ylang, to name a few.

The Kiss My Face De-Stress Collection is infused with soothing Rhodiola Rosea and Hemp Seed Oil and adaptogenic Ashwagandha, which has been studied for decades because of its effects on cortisol, stress tolerance, and internal stress responses.

All of these reasonably priced products are made from as many close-to-nature, wholesome, high-quality, clean ingredients as possible to give his skin comforting nourishment while helping to improve his skin’s moisture retention.

The $9.99 De-Stress 2-in-1 Body Wash & Bath Soak comes in soothing Cedarwood + Bergamot or Lavender + Ylang Ylang, and the $5.99 De-Stress Bar Soap is available in either Neroli + Gardenia or Orange + Grapefruit.

After he’s clean, Dad can lock in the moisture with the $9.99 De-Stress Hand & Body Lotion, which is available in Lemongrass + Juniper Berry, Lavender + Ylang Ylang, and even Fragrance-Free, if he’s more of an “unscented” type of guy.

If Dad has ashy skin or flaky elbows, knees, or feet, he’ll love the incredibly soothing balm of the $14.99 De-Stress Body Butter, which comes in Lavender + Ylang Ylang.

Dad will love the subtle, non-perfumy aromatic scents, and he will appreciate that Kiss My Face’s products are free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl, laureth sulfates, mineral oils, formaldehyde donors, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances. These products are also hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free since 1980!

Shibumi Shade

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad likes to spend a lot of time at the beach, he’s likely mentioned how nice it would be to have some type of portable shade when the sun is really blasting. Bringing a beach umbrella is bunglesome, and four-point beach tents can be heavy and a pain to set up.

If you get him a $270 Shibumi Shade, Dad will not only be receiving an SPF 50 sun shade that won’t blow away or tumble down the beach but one that’s also large enough to make the experience enjoyable for the whole family!

The Shibumi Shade arrives in a portable carry bag that weighs just four pounds, and it is made so that one person can easily set it up in only a few minutes. Once set up, the Shibumi Shade floats effortlessly above as long as there’s at least 2-3 mph of constant coastal breeze.

All Dad has to do for set-up is simply connect the pole pieces, thread them through the canopy, plant the poles in the sand, fill the carry bag with sand to act as an anchor, and wrap & snap the straps; his beach chair, cooler, and other items will be under cover when he’s swimming, and he can enjoy the shady spot when he’s not in the water!

With the Shibumi Shade, Dad will enjoy 150 square feet of shade without a hassle; there’s even a convenient shoulder carry strap built right into the bag if the beach requires a bit of a walk from his home or car. The package is so easy to carry that the kids or grandkids will want to help if they’re along!

Each Shibumi Shade is made from 40% ocean-bound recycled plastic, so we’re positive that Dad will not only appreciate how convenient the Shibumi Shade is, he’ll love that your gift to him is helping to keep the ocean clean.

If Dad would prefer something that’s not quite as big, there is also a $190 Shibumi Shade Mini that is made for one to two people and offers 75 square feet of coverage while weighing just two pounds. It’s also perfect for air travel to beaches in other locations, as it will easily fit in a carry-on suitcase.

Sterling Pacific 35L Cavin Travel Case

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Business travel is ramping back to pre-pandemic levels, and if that means that Dad is once again on the road or in the air multiple times a month, he will absolutely love the $1950 Sterling Pacific 35L Cabin Travel Case.

Built like a tank and sporting a chic retro style that is guaranteed to garner compliments, this bag harkens to an era when travel was an event.

It features a full 5052 aluminum body with impact-bearing ridges, reinforced A380 aluminum, wheel housings, and aluminum trolley housing (no plastic!), as well as a retractable, two-bar aluminum trolley, Italian full-grain leather handles, an extruded 6063 aluminum frame, dual thru-axle wheels, and TSA double combination latch locks.

The Sterling Pacific 35L Cabin Travel Case is quite possibly the most gorgeous and well-engineered aluminum suitcase ever. Dad will love that it’s built like a tank, functions like a trunk, can travel any terrain with ease, and comes with an excellent lifetime limited warranty and an impressive service promise.

Beyerdynamic SPACE

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

The $279 Beyerdynamic SPACE is referred to as a “personal speakerphone.” While it is a speakerphone, we think Dad will see this gift as much more than “just” that.

Thanks to its 360-degree microphone technology and twenty hours of playback per charge, it does a great job with calls and video conferencing via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

And sure, Dad will appreciate the convenience of connecting via Bluetooth or USB, but thanks to the high-quality audio, Dad will quickly discover that SPACE is great for listening to music or movies.

Available in Charcoal, Aquamarine, or Nordic Grey. You can even use two SPACEs in tandem and create a stereo pair for even better audio.

The Beyerdymaic SPACE has a small size and modern design, making it something Dad will be happy to carry when he travels. At its usual price of $279, we think SPACE is a good value; we think it is a steal at its currently discounted price of just $159.

Johnson’s Popcorn

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Give Dad a sweet treat with Johnson’s Popcorn. Since 1940, Johnson’s Popcorn has been popping corn fresh daily with its world-famous caramel; every batch is air-popped and hand-churned in copper kettles at Johnson’s Popcorn’s Ocean City storefront on the Boardwalk.

Johnson’s Popcorn is a delicious and thoughtful gift; you can select Dad’s favorite flavors from their extensive list of gift ideas, including tubs and tins of sweet and savory popcorn and other goodies like taffy, flavored nuts, and caramels. They even have gift baskets available!

All products are gluten-free, and you can choose from Caramel Corn, Salty-n-Sandy, Cheddar, Peanut Crunch, Chocolate Drizzle, Platinum, Butter, and Tri-Flavor; I can attest that they are delicious.

Johnson’s Popcorn prices range from $24.95 to $69.95.

Naderma NAD+ Daily Moisturizing Cream

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is starting to feel self-conscious about UV damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, he’ll appreciate a tube of the $55 Naderma NAD+ Daily Moisturizing Cream, a daily moisturizer that’s packed with powerful NAD+, Coconut Oil, Chamomile, and snail filtrate (mucin).

NAD+, or Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is a naturally occurring coenzyme in our cells that is responsible for cellular energy, nutrition, and DNA repair. NAD+ depletion is associated with human skin aging and cancer, and its use has been shown as effective at restoring a youthful glow in the skin.

Naderma’s new NAD+ Daily Moisturizing Cream features NAD+, but it also includes snail mucin, the use of which — crazy as it may seem — has been shown to be responsible for a multitude of skin benefits.

Some of those benefits include aiding in the treatment of acne, fading hyperpigmentation, and evening out skin tone, as well as anti-aging effects like helping to hide fine wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Snail mucin naturally contains hyaluronic acid, which is well-known for helping to keep skin hydrated and firm.

It was news to me, but snail mucin and its benefits have been utilized since Ancient Greece, where snail mucus was collected and used for its ability to reduce inflammation and the signs of aging.

More recently, snail mucin’s regenerative properties were realized in the 80s by Chilean farmers who were harvesting snails to be sent to France for escargot; they found that after handling the snails (and their slime), their cuts and scrapes healed more quickly, and their hands felt much softer.

All this to say that if Dad is willing to give Naderma NAD+ Daily Moisturizing Cream a try, he may be very well pleased with the results.

Helinox Chair Zero

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Let’s face it, Dad’s days of sitting on the ground for hours are long gone. No matter where he is, Dad deserves a comfortable chair as he attends sporting events, hands out of the beach with the family heads to the park for a picnic lunch.

The $109.95 Helinox Chair Zero is a chair that can go anywhere thanks to its lightweight, small size, and easy assembly. There are plenty of colors and patterns to choose from, so you can get one that fits Dad’s personality.

It comes with its own carry bag, and when packed, the Chair Zero is just 13.5″ long and weighs just over two pounds; that makes it small enough to take anywhere.

The low-to-the-ground design will let Dad stretch out his legs and, if need be, take a nap between innings. Chair Zero assembles in seconds and can support up to 320 pounds. And when it is time to go, Chair One breaks down and slides into its carrying bag in under a minute.

The Helinox Chair Zero is the “take-everywhere chair” Dad will … take everywhere.

Stealth Bros and Co.

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Dads need to keep their medication and toiletries organized too. Stealth Bros and Co. makes Jr Dopp and full-size Dopp Kits in multiple colors.

The $32 full-size Stealth Bros and Co. Dopp is quite roomy and can hold all sorts of meds or personal hygiene items, and the $34-$40 Stealth Bros and Co. Jr Dopp has slots and elastic holders for lots of organizing. They also sell sharps disposal containers for the safe disposal of injectable medications.

Stealth Bros and Co also raises money to support individuals in need of Gender Affirming Healthcare through their Stealth Bros Support Fund.

These Stealth Bros and Co. dopp kits are built well and priced affordably at $32-$40, depending on size and design.

Buying one is a great opportunity to help Dad keep all his hygiene products organized while also supporting a small business with an important mission.

Baseus 100W Blade Laptop Power Bank

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad’s always on the go and he relies upon his laptop or tablet, we know he will appreciate the $129.95 Baseus Blade Laptop Powerbank.

At just over a pound, this 100W 20,000mAh battery pack is light enough to go just about anywhere, and at just .7″ thick, it will easily slide into any bag or backpack.

The large digital display shows how much power remains, the voltage it is delivering, and the time remaining before the battery needs to be recharged.

Dad will need at least a 65W wall adapter to recharge the Blade quickly (the Baseus GaN2 3 Ports Fast Charger 65W is a great option if he doesn’t already have one). With a 65W wall adapter, however, the power bank will be fully recharged in just an hour and a half.

Thanks to its 100W ultra-fast charging capabilities, Baseus Blade is lightning-fast for topping off laptops and tablets; it even ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable!

Eli & Elm Weighted Comforter

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad has had trouble sleeping lately (like most of us!), the Eli & Elm Weighted Comforter might be a drug and supplement-free solution. Available in Twin (13 pounds), Full/Queen (17 pounds), and King (20 pounds), this comforter is

The Eli & Elm Weighted Comforter is an affordable way to let Dad feel the calming effects of falling asleep with a bit of constant, uniform pressure under the sheets. The soft, 300-count, 100% cotton fabric is filled with thousands of micro glass beads that are evenly distributed throughout the comforter.

Duvet loops are sewn into the corners so Dad can put the weighted comforter inside his favorite duvet cover to keep it clean without worrying that it will get all bunched up. Available in twin, full/queen, or King, the comforters start at just $168.

Dan has one, and he loves it! Dad will too.

Joking Hazard

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad has an irreverent sense of humor and likes card games, He’s going to love the $25 Joking Hazard, the very adult (17+)-themed party game based on the hit webcomic, Cyanide & Happiness.

Playing is easy; you have to finish an awful three-panel comic strip about friendship, violence, sex, and everything in between, and it can get ridiculous!

Each player starts with seven cards; then you pick the first Judge (be nice and let Dad go first!), who will flip the starting card from the draw pile; if the card is red, it adds a bonus round, and if it is black, then you play a normal round.

In a normal round, the Judge will draw another black-bordered card from their hand to start the game, meaning there are now two cards of a three-panel comic strip on the table.

Next, every non-Judge player will choose a card to complete the panel, and they’ll place it face down. The Judge will flip each card over, read the entire comic aloud, and then pick the card they like best to finish the comic strip.

The winning card will go back, face-up, to the player, and the player to the left of the Judge will now assume the mantle.

If the Judge selects a red card, each non-judge player will draw two cards, place them face-down, and wait for the Judge to flip them over, using the Judges red card as the final panel. Again, the Judge will flip the cards over, read the completed comic aloud, and then select a winner.

Everyone keeps drawing until they have seven cards in their hand, and the game goes on until a player only has three left in their hand.

Joking Hazard comes with 360 high-quality cards (including ten add-your-own-words cards), so there are millions of possible (and some quite insane) combinations.

IPD Wayside Shirt

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

It’s summer. And summer means casual fun. This year, let IPD help Dad get a bit of colorful fun in his life. The $62 IPD Wayside Shirt is 55% cotton, 45% viscose, and 100% fun.

The two-way stretch fabric feels great, and the fact that it arrives pre-washed means it is buttery soft and results in minimal shrinkage. The colorful print will go with pretty much any pair of shorts.

What better way to help Dad relax this Summer while also looking stylish?

SWAY Minioke LED Go Portable Karaoke Speaker & Wireless Microphone

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad’s just discovered how much fun karaoke is with friends and family, you can give him a kit that does it all — right at home — with the $69.99 SWAY Minioke LED Go Portable Karaoke Speaker & Wireless Microphone.

The ultra-portable SWAY Minioke LED Go is perfect for a fun night singing karaoke with friends or family. It has a 5-Watt Bluetooth 5.0 portable speaker and also includes a premium upgraded 2.4G Wireless Microphone – each under 6 inches in height!

The Minioke LED Go has multi-ambient mode LED lighting, which adds a visual element for everyone’s enjoyment. Dad can use the portable speaker on its own when he’s not in party mode to enjoy the deep, rich sound inside or on the patio.

Dad will get up to 6 hours of continuous playtime with the microphone and LED in use, and the set recharges easily with upgraded Type C charging ports and the included charging cable.

This is a great gift value for you, and this unique and multi-purpose speaker will instantly become Dad’s go-to for any occasion!


Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad loves to sprinkle freshly ground pepper on almost everything he eats*, you’ve likely grown used to the ritual of watching him crank, crank, crank on his pepper grinder to get his desired amount.* Maybe he’s even managed to wear out or drop more than a few glass pepper grinders over the years.*

You can help Dad shift gears by giving him the Ferrari of pepper grinders, a $199.99 MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon!

The Pepper Cannon produces as much or as little freshly ground pepper as desired with up to 90% fewer cranks. For instance, if he usually needs 70 cranks to season his steaks before grilling with a normal pepper grinder, it will only take 7 cranks with the Pepper Cannon!

Inside its 7.25″ tall, aerospace-grade aluminum body, the MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon holds a half-cup of whole pepper. A double-bearing supported drive shaft powers the hardened, high-carbon stainless steel burrs that can be set to consistently grind whole peppercorns as finely or coarsely as he prefers.

The grind adjuster on the base has dual spring-plungers and detents to keep Dad’s setting in place until he needs to change it. Ordinary mills can only grind pepper in the 12-28 mesh size range, but the Pepper Cannon can grind from 8 all the way past 60.

The result is a pepper grind that is coarse enough for stocks and roast beef, yet it can also be set to grind even more finely than the pre-ground pepper that Dad’s had to buy at times because his mill wasn’t up for the task.

The cap of the Pepper Cannon holds up to 1/3 of a cup of ground pepper, so Dad can even pre-grind his pepper before handling raw steaks, and he won’t have to stop what he’s doing when it’s time to season.

A quick-button release top makes the Pepper Cannon easy to refill, and the smooth action and fewer turns mean less wrist pain for those who have complained about it before*. Dad can even use the Pepper Cannon to grind spices other than salt, which will eventually corrode the

And yes — there’s even a Salt Cannon if Dad’s the type whose aesthetics require a matched set. So he can tell them apart, the Pepper Cannon is available with a Black, Silver, or Red button on top.

Yes, the MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon is expensive, but it will likely be the best and last pepper grinder Dad ever owns; it even comes with an Allen wrench and spare O-rings should they ever need replacing, as well as a 5-year warranty! Doesn’t he deserve that?

*All examples are based on my experience as a “fresh-ground pepper on everything!” lover; I am now using a Pepper Cannon, and the experience has been wonderful!

Steel Series Arena 7

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Is Dad a gamer? Would he enjoy gaming with a top-notch sound experience from a compact package complete with screen-reactive RGB lighting? Does he like to hear the sound of simulated gunfire or the “oomph” of a football tackle resonating through their bones from a comfortable seat? If so, the $299.99 SteelSeries’ Arena 7 speaker system may be his ticket to audio heaven.

The Arena 7 has a USB-connected 2.1 RGB gaming speaker system with a 2-way speaker design; its 6.5″ down-firing subwoofer creates a powerful response for rich, deep, and accurate reproduction of low frequencies. The subwoofer and mid-range drivers are made of premium, organic fibers; combined with the silk dome tweeters, Dad will get an extremely accurate and immersive in-game soundscape.

Using a standard USB connection, the Arena 7 Speaker System is compatible with PC, Mac, or PlayStation; it also has optical connectivity and a 3.5mm aux port, or he can go cable-free with Bluetooth if that’s what Dad prefers. The right speaker has a volume dial and a multifunctional button for muting, headset and LED toggling, and Bluetooth pairing.

Dad will be able to customize the audio using the 10-band Parametric EQ, Acoustical Echo Cancellation, and he’ll be able to simulate surround sound with Spatial Audio from Sonar Software. The speakers are articulated, so they can tilt on their stands; he’ll be able to aim them so that he’s right in the middle of his own soundscape while gaming,

The speakers have reactive prismsync RGB lighting with 4-zone customizable LEDs that will react as Dad’s playing. Every time Dad fires up a game, he’s going to appreciate your thoughtfulness!


Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad needs a better way to monitor and keep his home and yard secure, you can set him up with an excellent and easy-to-install system from Arlo!

How should you get started?

Take a look at the $199.95 Arlo Pro 5S 2K Security Camera. Perfect for use inside or outside Dad’s home, the Arlo Pro 5S features recordings in 2K video with HDR with 12X zoom, dual-band Wi-Fi, a 160º field of view, and color night vision.

The Arlo Pro 5S 2K Security Camera also offers extended battery life with a new low-power mode, and it works perfectly with the $199.99 Arlo Home Security System, which is a versatile, customizable, and comprehensive smart home security system that Dad can easily set up by himself if you don’t live close by.

The basic Arlo Home Security System set-up includes the Keypad Sensor Hub and two wireless and compact All-in-One Sensors that are each enabled with 8 different detection functions that detect motion, water leaks, window and door openings, lights being turned on, and more.

If Dad will likely need more than two All-In-One Sensors, there is also a set that includes the Keypad Sensor Hub and five All-in-One Sensors for $299.99.

Dad will receive alerts on the Arlo app when there are any issues, and he’ll also get a free trial to the Arlo professional monitoring Safe & Secure plan that includes 24/7 Live Security Experts monitoring his home for alerts, One Tap Direct Dispatch, Video Verification & Escalation, and Cellular and Battery Backup, and a lot more for just $24.99 per month.

If Dad is concerned about porch pirates (who isn’t these days?), the $99.95 Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell will give him full coverage for the front of his house and alert him when visitors arrive, even if he’s not home.

The Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell has a 180º field of view, which will allow him to view packages on the ground and his visitors from head-to-toe in crystal clear HD video without a warping fish-eye effect.

Those are just a few of the many excellent options that Arlo offers; we are sure that Dad (and you!) will appreciate the peace of mind!

MyCHELLE’s SOOTHE Collection

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad’s face has sensitive skin that’s prone to breakouts and other irritations, you can help him keep it cleaned, toned, and irritation free with MyCHELLE’s SOOTHE Collection.

The $17.99 MyCHELLE’s SOOTHE Gentle Calming Cleanser is a multi-tasker that will lift dirt and debris from Dad’s skin while toning it. Infused with strawberry fruit extract, vegan squalane, and witch hazel, it will help hydrate, soften, and refresh all skin types.

Dad should shake it well before using and then saturate a cotton pad with the cleanser to remove everything; there’s no need to rinse!

At $34.99, MyCHELLE’s SOOTHE Gentle Calming Serum is a hybrid oil-based serum concentrated with vegan Squalane, mugwort oil, and meadowfoam oil, which help to improve skin smoothness and elasticity while easing discomfort.

The Calming Serum should also be shaken before use, and then Dad can apply two to four small drops to his face and neck twice daily after cleansing; then, he can follow it with his favorite moisturizer.

Finally, the $34.99 MyCHELLE’s SOOTHE Gentle Calming Cream will replenish Dad’s skin’s vital nutrients; it helps protect against irritation and deeply hydrates skin to restore natural moisture balance. Dad should apply it to his face and neck twice daily after cleansing, followed by sun protection in the morning.

All MyCHELLE products are vegetarian, cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, parabens, petroleum, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances, and colors.

Dad’s skin will thank you!

Nextbase 622 GW Dash Cam

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad spend a lot of time on the road, or is he making extra money doing deliveries or ride-shares? If so, the $399.99 Nextbase 622GW has got his back, as it offers a range of safety features on top of being an excellent co-pilot/videographer.

The Nextbase 622GW captures footage in crystal-clear 4K HD resolution at 30fps, providing stable and cinematic-like recordings; it also has a Super Slow Motion feature (at 120fps) should Dad ever capture a clip on the inserted microSD that he wants to examine more closely.

Equipped with a 3” Touch Screen that will give Dad easy navigation, the Nextbase 622GW offers Amazon Alexa voice control for convenient hands-free operation when Dad wants to get directions, play music, make a call, check the weather, or find a parking space.

Should Dad ever be in an accident, the Nextbase 622GW comes with the revolutionary “911 SOS” system, which will automatically contact emergency services and provide critical information, including Dad’s location, should he be left unresponsive after a collision.

What3words geolocation makes sure that Dad’s location will always be marked, even in areas with limited data reception or Wi-Fi connectivity. Even if Dad doesn’t have OnStar, he’ll have quick access to emergency services, along with precise location tracking.

As the world’s first Dash Cam to feature digital image stabilization, the Nextbase 622GW eliminates the impact of vibrations and bumps, so Dad will get smoother video playback, and the Extreme Weather Mode uses advanced algorithms, so he’ll still have excellent image quality even in challenging weather conditions.

On top of all of that, the Nextbase 622GW has enhanced night vision for intelligent and adaptive night vision capabilities; the footage Dad gets will always be the best possible, no matter the conditions.

And finally, if Dad also wants to capture video of what’s happening behind him, the Nextbase 622GW works perfectly with the $69.99 Nextbase Rear Window Cam.

Even if Dad’s the safest driver on the road, having the Nextbase 622GW installed in his car will provide plenty of peace of mind while also capturing clips of some of the craziest things he’s always trying to tell you about that he saw on his rides. Next time, he’ll be able to show you what he saw!


Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad likes to grill or BBQ meats, MEATER wire-free temperature probes will help him create the perfect cooks!

If he’s usually just cooking a single type of meat, he’ll love the $109.95 MEATER Plus, which has dual temperature sensors to monitor the meat’s internal temperature (max: 212ºF) and the ambient temperature (max: 527ºF) inside the grill, pit, or oven.

Through the app, MEATER PLUS offers a guided cook system that will walk Dad through every step of the cooking process so he’ll be guaranteed perfect and consistent results. Using an advanced estimator algorithm, Dad will know exactly how long to cook and rest the food to help him plan his meals and manage his time.

Dad can monitor his cook from a phone or tablet over Bluetooth, and since it’s got a built-in Bluetooth repeater, its wireless range is up to 165′.

If Dad usually cooks multiple types of meat at once, he will love the $299.95 MEATER Block, which offers all of the features of the MEATER PLUS with four probes instead of just one. He’ll even be able to use it in stand-alone mode without his smartphone!

Right now, MEATER is offering a special $119.95 Father’s Day Bundle (that normally retails for $173.95), which includes a bar blade, Mitts, and an engraved brown sugar MEATER Plus saying “BEST.DAD.EVER.” And from June 2-21st, MEATER is offering 20% off the MEATER Plus & MEATER Block.

CE Craft Daily Burn Candles

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Is Dad’s man cave, study, or office smelling a little bit … musty? Maybe because he’s sneaking a stogey when he thinks the coast is clear? You can send Dad a subtle hint without offending him by gifting him one of the 37 scents offered by CE Craft Daily Burn Candles.

CE Craft is a small Pennsylvanian business that makes all-natural, hand-poured candles using all-natural soy wax that’s been imbued with unique combinations of scents that come with names and flavors playing on pop culture, life’s milestones, holidays, and everything in between.

Two of our favorites for Father’s Day include Rise and Grind, a morning-inspired blend of freshly ground and brewed coffee with notes of cream and sweet vanilla that’s sure to start his day right, and Whiskey Business, a strong blend of rich woods and whiskey notes mixed with cedar wood and top notes of patchouli and sherry.

Daily Burn candles come in reusable jars with metal screwtops, and they’re available in either an $18 8-ounce size with a burn time of approximately 35+ hours or a $23 16-ounce size with a burn time of about 55+ hours.

These candles feature cotton wicks, and they burn clean. It’s also reassuring to know that CE Craft candles are vegan and 100% safe, and they are non-toxic for families, kids, and pets.

Dad is going to appreciate the candle’s straightforward style that won’t look out of place anywhere, and he’ll appreciate how good they smell!

CuBLOCK Modular Power Strip

If Dad is always looking for an available outlet, he’ll be amazed at how the modular $199.99 CuBLOCK Modular Power Strip adds versatility, functionality, and flexibility to his charging game.

Thoughtfully designed, the CuBLOCK lives up to its name with modular detachable plug extensions that accommodate sockets of different countries, as well as accessory plugs, like a 45W USB Charger, a sensor lamp, a Bluetooth speaker, a light sensor, and even more modules planned in the future!

The kit includes the CuBLOCK Power Dock, two AC Socket Cubes, a 45W GaN USB Charger Cube (Type A& Type C), a Sensor Lamp Cube, and a Spare AC Socket Cube.

Once the modules are plugged in, CuBLOCK’s lock mechanism secures the modules with up to 20 pounds of force to prevent accidental detachment. The modular power strip has a 6′ SJT 18- 14AWG/3C power cable, and the device is built with fire-retardant material and a fire-retardant level of UL94V0; a safety switch will shut everything off should an overload occur.

Built to handle even the largest plugs, each module can be adjusted 90°, so if he needs one cable going this way and another going the other way, he can simply adjust the module to face the other way in the strip. If Dad needs a particular type of charger, he can swap the modules, making this one of the most versatile power strips we’ve ever seen!

You can keep things simple by ordering a set with all-white modules, or you can make it more fun with the colored module options.

SockWell Compression Socks

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Do Dad’s ankles need a little bit of extra support? Or has he complained about his feet and lower legs swelling or feeling “heavy” at the end of a long day? If so, he’d likely benefit from a pair of SockWell Compression Socks!

Made from a blend of American-grown fine Merino wool, bamboo rayon, stretch nylon, and spandex, SockWell Compression Socks come with either moderate (15-20mmHg) or firm (20-30mmHg) graduated compression in their longer styles and moderate graduated compression in their shorter style.

What’s so great about compression socks? They fit a bit tighter around the foot and ankle to help give support, and they intentionally relax a bit up through the calf of the sock, which is what they mean when they say graduated compression.

Graduated compression gently massages Dad’s muscles, which helps keep his blood flowing throughout his legs; this is beneficial whether he is sitting, driving, traveling on a plane, or standing all day, but there are many other benefits.

Compression socks can also provide relief and support for medical issues like varicose veins, post-surgical recovery, poor circulation, edema, lymphedema, and more.

But even if Dad doesn’t have a medical reason to wear graduated compression socks, he will still appreciate how they improve his everyday wellness and prevent potential future issues because they actively help to ease fatigue and reduce normal swelling. If Dad’s still physically active and likes to run, hike, or ski, compression socks can also help to enhance his muscle recovery and performance.

SockWell Compression Socks’ longer styles, which are available in quite a few fun styles and colors, like the $29.99 Men’s Road Trip, cover the calf and are especially helpful if Dad’s legs sometimes swell from circulation issues. Shorter socks, like the $29.99 Men’s Foothold 2, are great for stabilizing his foot muscles and tendons. In fact, Kev loves wearing them when he takes his walks because they’re so supportive!

Because of the graduated compression SockWell offers, their socks won’t slip or slide on Dad’s feet. Since they are made with merino wool, these socks will also help prevent blisters, regulate foot temperature, and act as a natural odor control!

Baseus 65W PowerCombo Pro 7 Ports Power Strip

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

The days of long, cumbersome powerstrips are over, and thanks to products like the $79.99 Baseus PowerCombo Pro, they have been replaced by a “better mousetrap.”

The PowerCombo Pro is a compact power-delivery system that will meet all of Dad’s charging needs whether at home, at the office, or on the road. It has seven ports, including three North American AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports.

Featuring Baseus’ Smart Charging Protection with Auto Power-Off and 65W Fast Charging with GaN5 Tech, Dad can plug a USB-C cable into one of the USB-C ports, and it will deliver the full 65W to a connected laptop (connecting additional devices causes the power strip to split the 65W charging power between them).

Of course, the Baseus PowerCombo Pro has integrated surge protection and shuts down in .1s if it senses a power surge. We especially love that the USB-C ports are on one end of the power strip, and each of the AC plugs is on a different side, so larger power adapters won’t compete for space.

The small size and light weight make it a perfect travel companion!

Moonside Neon Lighthouse

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Dad is going to love the instant mood lighting he’ll get with the  $67.90 Moonside Neon Lighthouse, a 13.5″ long by 1″ wide smart lamp that is slim enough to place just about anywhere.

The Lighthouse’s base is aluminum, available in silver, black, blue, green, or pink, and there is a clear lucite cap on the top that extends lighting effects to the end of the tube.

The Neon Lighthouse comes with everything Dad needs: a short USB-C to USB-C cable, a smart controller, a longer USB-A to USB-C cable with a wall charger, and a user manual. With the controller, Dad can manually change the lighting mode and the brightness, but the real magic will happen when he connects the light to the Moonside app.

Using the Moonside app, which is available for iOS and Android, the Neon Lighthouse provides customizable ambient light, multiple color zones, and a ton of animated lighting effects, and it integrates with smart home apps like Google Home, Apple Home, SmartThings, and IFTTT.

The slim Neon Lighthouse can stand or be placed on its side just about anywhere, but if you think Dad might want to add a bit of extra stability, there is also a 2.7″ $19.90 aluminum base available.

Dad will have so much fun playing with the color themes or watching the lights dance responsively to whatever music he listens to. Let’s face it — this is way cooler and much more fun than any lava lamp!

Health & Wisdom Topical Magnesium Muscle Recovery

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad deals with sore or tight muscles after working out or even doing yard work, he’s going to appreciate the gift of  Health & Wisdom Topical Magnesium Muscle Recovery.

Muscle Recovery is made with all-natural USP-grade Magnesium Chloride, aloe vera, dandelion root, align (a natural seaweed extract), and pure essential oils.

Made to support muscle recovery and promote relief, Health & Wisdom Topical Magnesium Muscle Recovery can be sprayed on muscles and joints, rubbed in, and allowed to dry before or after any physical activity; doing so can speed healing and help reduce muscle discomfort. You can learn more about it here and here. (.pdf file).

Health & Wisdom Topical Magnesium Muscle Recovery is available in a refillable 4-ounce spray for $19.99 and a 12-ounce bottle for $29.99.

ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

It has long been said that the key to doing the right job, regardless of the job, is having the right tools. And when it comes to grilling, the right tool is the $99.99 ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer.

This smart thermometer offers the technology that will help guarantee Dad’s experience at the grill results in a meal that is cooked to perfection.

The ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer connects to its smartphone companion app wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.2. That means cooking progress can be monitored from up to 500 feet away.

With the app and thermometer connected, Dad will get real-time alerts so he can remotely monitor the grill while also enjoying the company that’s come over to enjoy the feast he is preparing.

In addition to receiving real-time alerts, the app features custom timers and USDA-recommended preset temperatures. That means anyone using the ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer is able to “elevate their cooking like a pro every time they fire up the grill.”

One feature we especially love is the fact that the wireless temperature probe can simultaneously measure both the internal meat temperature and the ambient pit temperatures for added control.

Best of all, the ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer delivers exceptionally accurate temperature readings in just 3 seconds.

Baseus GamerX 6 Ports USB C Hub

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad have a Steam Deck? If so, the $43.99 Baseus GamerX 6 Ports USB C Hub would be a great gift for him!

This Steam Deck Docking Station has a permanent USB-C cable connecting to the Stream Deck and six expansion ports.

There are three USB-A ports (two on the back and one on the side), a USB-C port that delivers up to 100W of power, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an HDMI port that can output 4K video at 60Hz.

The adjustable stand will let Dad choose between a 45 and a 70 angle so he gets the best siding angle possible, and while it wasn’t designed for this purpose, we’ve tested it out with our iPad Pro, and it also doubles as a handy dock for Apple’s tablet!

Fellow’s Carter Cold Tumbler

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Summer is here, and if Dad is looking for a way to keep his beverages cold — at home and on the road — he’s going to love the $35 Fellow’s Carter Cold Tumbler.

A reimagined take on the brand’s Carter Move Mug for hot beverages, the 16-ounce Carter Cold Tumbler looks great, is spill-resistant, insulated, includes its own straw, and it’s perfect for cold-sipping on the go. It even feels great in hand!

The Carter Cold Tumbler has a slim, double-wall stainless steel vacuum design, so it can fit just about anywhere while keeping Dad’s drink cold for up to 18 hours.

Available in eye-catching colors, including Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Grey, Stone Blue, Peri Twinkle, and the Mint Chip shown here, one of them is sure to fit Dad’s style, whether he’s sipping on the back patio, in his car, or at the beach!

Dave’s Gourmet

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad likes his food spicy, he’ll enjoy trying out Dave’s Gourmet hot sauces because they bring the heat!

They are crafted in a variety of gluten-free flavors, including the iconic Dave’s Insanity Sauce (AKA the “hottest hot sauce in the universe”),  Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce, Scorpion Hot Sauce, Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce, Hurtin Habanero Hot Sauce, and many others.

If you’re unsure which he’ll like best, gift collections are also available.

Dave’s Gourmet also offers a line of premium creamy hot sauces with a medium heat level and an incredibly savory flavor that are vegan and gluten-free in four flavors: Creamy Habanero, Garlic Red Pepper, Roasted Jalapeno, and Creamy Asian Hot Sauce.

Dave’s Gourmet products are bottled in the USA, with prices starting at $6.99. You can also find them on Amazon.

Wide Load TP

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If you give Dad a box of Wide Load TP, you’ll not only make him laugh out loud, but you’ll also be ensuring that he won’t run out of toilet paper on his next camping trip, at his work site, or tailgate parties for a long, long time.

Wide Load TP is an 8″ by 8″, 500′ roll of toilet paper that will last for months. The recyclable cardboard box opens from the top, and the paper is pulled from the center, similar to how facial tissue comes out of its box.

Dad will want a box to keep in his vehicle because you just never know when it might come in handy, but Wide Load TP Box is also perfect for keeping in his man cave’s restroom, porta-potties on his job sites, in his workshop, or his RV because it is great for camping trips!

He can set it and forget it, and it’s even safe for toilets and septic tanks!

You can get Dad a single box for $19.50 or a 2-pack box for $35 from Amazon.

IPD Surf Boardshorts

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

IPD offers a great line of board shorts in various eye-catching patterns. Their $63 IPD Surf Frequency 83 18″ Fit Boardshort is made from 86% polyester and 14% recycled spandex, with a 4-way stretch that will keep Dad comfortable; the round drawcord with hand-dipped ends will offer that added bit of “confidence.”

These shorts have a back pocket with a hidden zipper, an interior pocket with a key loop, and a stretch mesh pocket bag; they are available in waist sizes from 28″ to 38″. We love the hypnotic pattern that is sure to capture attention!

IPD Surf also has other length boardshorts available if Dad prefers something shorter or longer.

If Dad is looking for shorts that he can wear all summer long, IPD has him covered with a variety of WalkShorts options, including the Strike Hybrid 17″ WalkShort, which is made of 87% nylon and 13% spandex. It has a 4-way stretch water-repellent fabric perfect for running errands or impromptu cannonballs in the pool.

TBJ Gourmet Bacon Chocolate Bars

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is a “sweet and savory guy,” then he is in for a treat when you give him TBJ Gourmet Bacon Chocolate Bars. They combine the flavors of savory bacon with the world’s greatest treat — chocolate — for the ultimate guilty pleasure.

Crafted with 58% gourmet dark chocolate, each delicious square is loaded with bacon & Alderwood smoked salt for the perfect balance of sweet and savory!

These made-in-the-USA decadent chocolate bars a guaranteed to be a favorite treat! $25.00 gets Dad three full-size bars; make sure that you steal a bite!

Baseus 65W GaN5 Pro Flat Wall Charger

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

There are countless 65W wall chargers on the market, but the $49.99 Baseus 65W GaN5 Pro Flat Wall Charger is one of our favorites. We know Dad will appreciate it too!

Featuring both a USB-A and a USB-C port, this diminutive wall charger can deliver up to 65W of power when the USB-C port is the only one in use. When both ports are in use, the USB-C delivers 45W of power while the USB-A port delivers 20W.

Smart technology means the device always delivers the right amount of power for the connected device, and it doesn’t hurt that the Pro Flat Wall Charger looks elegant thanks to its curved metal body.

The foldable prongs make it perfect for travel, and the thin design is just .66″ thick, so it won’t take up too much space in Dad’s backpack or laptop bag.

Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Taking CBD for aches and pains is great, but if Dad has complained that the kinds he’s tried taste nasty, he’s going to love Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies.

Fashioned like traditional treats with a healthy twist, Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies are made in the USA from premium, all-natural ingredients. These deliciously light cookies are made with CBD (THC-Free), and they taste as good as they’ll make Dad feel with none of the high!

Crafted from chef-inspired recipes, Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies have only natural ingredients like Cane Sugar and Natural flavors. They are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Cholesterol Free, Non-GMO, and THC-Free and contain zero total fat, saturated fats, or trans fats.

Every bag contains 100 MG (5 per bag) or 200MG (10 per bag) of 100% hemp-derived CBD, and they are made from full-spectrum CBD.

There are nine flavors to choose from, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cappuccino, Caramel, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, and Mint Chocolate.

I’ve tried several flavors, and these delicious ~1″ cookies give all of the CBD benefits without any hemp aftertaste. Dad is going to love them!

Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies sell for $12.99-$18.99 per bag.

Baseus 7-in-1 Triple-Display Hub

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is using a late-model Apple laptop, you have likely heard him complain about Apple stripping so many of the ports from their portable computers. That’s where the $39.99 Baseus 7 in 1 Triple-Display Hub comes in.

This small hub is packed with ports, including three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, two HDMI ports, and a single VGA port.

The hub accepts a power input of up to 100W and offers outputs up to 87W. The hub is great for work and plays with 4K video output at 60Hz. Best of all, it also works with the current iPad Air and iPad Pros!

ESR iPad Pro 11″ (2022/2021) Shift Magnetic Case

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

For dads who love their iPads, the $69.99 ESR iPad Pro 11″ (2022/2021) Shift Magnetic Case is a great gift.

The two-piece case comprises a protective shell that wraps around the iPad for all-the-time protection and an adjustable portfolio case that doubles as a stand. The two are securely held together through the magic of magnets, and it’s available in Black, Blue, Purple, or Red.

Offering the ultimate flexibility, the case lets Dad choose from nine different stand angles, six different viewing angles, and three different writing angles. He can even use the case in portrait mode thanks to the clever placement of magnets that hold the protective shell that wraps around the iPad to the rest of the case.

On top of that, the magnets will enable Dad to mount his iPad to the fridge door, depending on the refrigerator.

The ESR iPad Pro 11″ (2022/2021) Shift Magnetic Case is perfect for any Dad looking to use his Apple tablet most.

Bravus Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad is trying to cut down on his alcohol consumption but he loves the taste of craft beer, Bravus Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer will be right up his alley!

Bravus offers beer drinkers premium craft beer styles that taste exactly like their alcoholic counterparts but with less than .5% ABV, thanks to a proprietary brewing process.

Bravus is 100% vegan, dairy-free, low-cal, low-sugar, and gluten-reduced. Bravus’s core line-up of beers includes a West Coast IPA, Peanut Butter Dark, Blood Orange IPA, and Golden.

If you aren’t sure which he might like best, check out their $13.99 Craft Brew Variety Pack, which includes one each of their West Coast IPA, Peanut Butter Dark, Blood Orange IPA, Raspberry Gose, Oatmeal Dark, and Golden Ale. Cheers!

Baseus 65W PowerCombo 6-in-1 Charging Station

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Is Dad’s desk a mess of wires and cables? If so, he might appreciate the $89.99 Baseus 65W PowerCombo 6-in-1 Charging Station.

This small power tower has three AC ports, one USB-A port, one USB-C port, and a retractable USB-C cable. Dad will especially appreciate the convenience of having a retractable cable always available. He’ll also like that the retractable USB-C cable delivers a full 65W of power to the connected device when it is the only charging port in use.

The Baseus 65W PowerCombo has smart technology that senses when connected devices are fully charged and automatically turns off. This is not only a great safety feature but also saves energy and avoids the environmentally wasteful vampire power drain.

Measuring just 4.45″ long by 2.6″ wide by 2.6″ thick, it ships with a nano silicon adhesive pad so it can be securely placed in an optimal location on Dad’s desk and stay in place.

This is one of the best-designed power systems we’ve seen. Dad will love it.

Bob Moog’s Dad Jokes Matching Card Game

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

What Dad doesn’t love a good Dad Joke? Well, maybe you can give him some new material and make him laugh with the $14.78 Bob Moog’s Dad Jokes Matching Card Game!

What’s this all about? Well, Bob Moog has been collecting and creating “Dad” jokes since becoming a Dad in 1990; this card-matching game contains more than 30 years of his worst jokes!

Playing is easy; the goal of the game is to match the most jokes to their punch lines by the end of the game. Laughter and plenty of groaning will erupt as two to five players, ages 8 and up, compete to match the most jokes to their punch lines by the end of the game.

Inside the box, there are 54 joke cards and 54 punchline cards; there are even two blank cards, so if Dad comes up with his own joke and punchline that’s not already included, it is easy enough to do.

To play, one person starts as the dealer and deals five cards to each player (or ten cards if only two people are playing). The rest of the cards are placed face-down in front of the players, and that becomes the draw deck, with the first card turned over next to it to create a discard pile.

The player to the dealer’s left goes first by reading any of their “Completed Jokes” in their hand, and then they set the card in front so that other players can see it. If that player doesn’t have any completed jokes in their hand, the player can ask any of the other players for a Joke or a Punchline card.

If the matching card to the Joke or Punchline card is found in that player’s hand, then the player gets the Joke or Punchline card and another turn, playing until they can’t complete a joke.

Once the player can no longer complete a joke, the player can either draw from the draw deck or the discard pile for as many tries as it takes to have five cards in their hand at all times.

If the punchline for the joke comes from the draw deck or the top of the discard pile, then that player gets another turn; if they wind up making a different completed joke from the deck or discard pile, then the player should hold onto that pair for their next turn.

At the end of each turn, the players must discard a card into the discard pile unless they are out of cards. If the draw deck is depleted, then the discard deck gets shuffled and becomes the new draw pile, with the top card being turned over next to the draw deck to become the discard pile.

Players are supposed to read their completed jokes to the other players before setting the completed joke down in front of them.

The game is over when any player has collected and read eight completed jokes to the other players.

Bob Moog’s Dad Jokes Matching Card Game is good, clean fun, and the game is sure to put a smile on every player’s face.

My husband took one look at the game’s box and said, “Oh, Dad Jokes? That’s a game? That sounds like fun!” without even knowing what the game was all about. We played it with our youngest while she was home from college, and it was a hit!

Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp

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If Dad loves all the pretty colors but also needs a functional floor lamp with “normal” lights, the $169.99 Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp will fit the bill!

The Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp has a modern, stylish design, and it offers 360º of RGBICWW lighting effects in millions of colors and 64 preset scene modes that Dad can access through the Govee Home App. He can even personalize the lighting effects on the lamp with the Creative DIY Mode and save them for later.

When Dad just wants multi-directional white light, this smart floor lamp can be adjusted from 2200k to 6500k for warm to cool whites at up to 1500 lumens. If he’s listening to his favorite music, he can pick from a selection of lighting effects that will sync his floor lamp with what’s playing.

The Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp is a chameleon; it looks like a normal floor lamp when Dad needs it to, but when he’s ready for a light show, it will never disappoint!

Sleep Number Adjustable Wedge Pillow

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad toss, turn and snore all night? If so, the $59.99 Sleep Number Adjustable Wedge Pillow will be a welcome gift.

Inside the soft, removable cover are three different foam inserts. Two are firm foam inserts offering support, while the third is made from cushioning foam that provides conforming comfort. Dad can use all three inserts or any combination of the three.

The included cover has a gusset, so whether Dad uses one, two, or all three inserts, the cover will be a perfect fit.

We suggest Dad spend a few nights experimenting with all the possible combinations to see which is best for him. We did this experiment when the pillow arrived and found that two inserts work best. Your Dad’s mileage may vary.

GuruNanda Sig-nature Rechargeable Portable Water Flosser

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad hate to floss? Or are mobility issues making it harder for him to take care of his teeth and gums? You can help him keep his mouth in top shape with the $39.99 GuruNanda Rechargeable Sig-nature Portable Water Flosser!

A handheld, rechargeable cordless water flosser with an advanced water stream flossing system, the GuruNanda Portable Water Flosser is a complete oral care solution that will help Dad achieve healthier gums and a brighter smile in just two minutes a day.

The portable water flosser delivers high-pressure water pulses at a rate of 1400-1800 times per minute, which will remove plaque and food particles from between Dad’s teeth.

Not only does the GuruNanda Portable Water Flosser massage gums, but it also aids in conquering bad breath while helping to reduce gingivitis. It comes with a detachable 300mL water tank reservoir, and its compact design makes it perfect for use at home and during travel.

The flosser’s 2000 mAh battery takes just four hours to charge, and it can last up to 21 days of continuous use, and it comes with a USB charging cable and four tips, including two standard jet tips and one each of the periodontal pocket and orthodontic tips.

RavPower 100W GaN II Generation 2 DUO USB-C Ports PD Series Wall Charger

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Imagine a wall charger that can fully charge Dad’s 16″ MacBook Pro in just 1.7 hours or his 11″ iPad Pro in just 2 hours. Imagine no more because you can get Dad the $99.99 RavPower 100W GaN II Generation 2 DUO USB-C Ports PD Series Wall Charger!

This compact wall charger is 35% smaller and 45% lighter than Apple’s 96W charger. Yet, it delivers slightly more power, and unlike Apple’s single-port charger, the RavPower 100W GaN II Generation 2 has both a USB-C and a USB-A port.

It features a small LED charging indicator and foldable prongs so they remain safe when the charger is thrown into a backpack. It’s fast, compact, includes a USB-C cable, and is available in your choice of black or white.

Susan’s Own

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad deals with aches and pains, a gift from Susan’s Own will surely be welcomed! Included in the collection of products are CBD tinctures and Muscle Balm, each of which is made with Full-spectrum CBD, also known as “whole-plant” extract.

Whole-plant extracts are the least processed and filtered CBD products, and they contain the fullest possible profile of hemp plant compounds, containing the plant’s natural terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids containing no more than 0.3 percent THC, so there are no psychoactive effects.

Susan’s Own Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures are available in three versions: Original, which has no added flavors; Lemonade, with a light squeeze of citrus flavors; and Creamsicle, for a light note of sweetness. I’ve tried the Lemonade and Creamsicle, and I appreciated that they weren’t overly flavored; the dropper on each bottle makes it easy to take orally.

All three full-spectrum CBD tinctures versions are available in one-ounce dropper bottles for $49.99.

For targeted relief to aching muscles, Susan’s Own Full Spectrum CBD Muscle Balm is a great choice. It comes in a retractable stick, so it’s easy to treat the surface area of sore muscles, joints, or broader areas like the lower or upper back and neck.

Each muscle balm stick contains full spectrum hemp extract with a bit of menthol, camphor, and arnica; it provides deep penetration that leads to relief and relaxation without leaving behind a greasy mess.

The 3,000 mg full spectrum CBD Muscle Balm comes in a 2.75-ounce stick, and it sells for $74.99.

NOMATIC Travel Pack

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

We think your Dad will love the $299.99 NOMATIC Travel Pack as much as we do. Designed for everyday use and with enough room to carry his clothing for two to three-day trips, this backpack is as versatile as we have found.

The NOMATIC Travel Pack’s quality materials and clean lines give it a classy look. It is both durable and water-resistant, and it offers a decent amount of organizational pockets and features. For example, it has magnetic water bottle pockets that stay closed and out of the way when not in use.

The travel pack offers RFID shielding and a few hidden pockets to frustrate bad guys. It even has a dedicated, crushproof sunglass holder and a retractable key leash.

But there is more to this bag than meets the eye — 50% more since this bag can quickly expand from 20L to 30L when Dad needs extra space for a weekend away.

Most of all, we love the NOMATIC Travel Pack’s minimalist look and feel confident it would be as welcome in a business setting as it is on an airplane!

AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

We reviewed one of AIPER’s robotic pool cleaners last year and were impressed; effectively a Roomba for your pool, the device did a surprisingly good job cleaning the bottom and sides of our pool. Yes, these robotic pool cleaners can climb walls!

And while it didn’t replace the weekly visits from the pool maintenance company, Aiper kept the pool looking good between visits.

Now AIPER has released their $899 Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner. A CES 2023 Innovation Award Winner, this is hands-down the Rolls Royce of robotic pool cleaners.

With three cleaning modes, an auto park function when done, a 60% longer running time, and the ability to clean the pool’s bottom, sides, and waterline, this robotic pool cleaner can handle just about anything!

If you want to splurge on a gift and Dad’s house has a pool, we think he will love this!

Swiffer Power Mop

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

A mop and bucket aren’t the only way for Dad to keep the floor in his mancave clean; you can give him an easier and more efficient way to power up his after-the-game (and the inevitable spills) routine with the $29.94 Swiffer Power Mop!

The Swiffer Power Mop’s 3D mop pad has more than 300 powerful looped-design scrubbing strips made up of 6 layers of 2-sided strips positioned to provide just the right texture to entangle and capture loose soils and hair while also allowing the PowerMop to break down tough, sticky messes with ease.

With its sleeker, more modern design than Swiffer WetJet, the Swiffer Power Mop boasts a 30% larger mop head with 360 swivels, so Dad can more easily maneuver it around for cleaning hard-to-reach spaces like nooks, crannies, and grout lines while leaving floors virtually streak and residue-free.

The starter kit includes the PowerMop, one full-size bottle of cleaning solution, two AA batteries, and a pack of two 3D Mop Pads.

All Dad will have to do is slide the handle pieces until they click, insert the batteries, attach a 3D Mop Pad to the PowerMop’s attachment strips, push the purple button on the handle, and two fine streams of cleaning solution will spray in front of the mop so he can get busy!

The Swiffer Power Mop will make quick work of spilled drinks and other messes, and Dad will appreciate how simple it makes his cleaning routine!

Sleep Number Travel Pillow

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Leave it to Sleep Number to create a travel pillow Dad will want to use! Thanks to a unique fill blend of memory foam pieces and premium down alternative fibers, the $49.99 Sleep Number Travel Pillow is soft, comfortable, and supportive all at the same time.

Its ergonomic shape fits comfortably around the neck for additional comfort. Rounding out the travel pillow is a clasp that makes it simple to secure or remove the pillow while traveling while keeping it safe and secure on Dad’s roll-aboard handle as he runs to catch his flight.

The Sleep Number Travel Pillow is also quite comfortable when Dad catnaps in his favorite chair!

Forloh Men’s SolAir Technical Hoodie

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad has had enough of slathering suntan lotion all over his body to go on a hike or work in the garden, he will appreciate the $149 Forloh Men’s SolAir Technical Hoodie.

The hoodie looks like a “normal” high-end hoodie; it is well-constructed and has a full zipper, open side pockets, and a zippered chest pocket, like most hoodies you’ll find.

But the Forloh Men’s SolAir Technical Hoodie drys incredibly fast, wicks sweat rapidly, and it offers a surprising amount of temperature regulation, so Dad will be comfortable no matter what he is doing.

Dan actually feels cooler while wearing the hoodie, thanks to the specialty 7oz brrr Pro treated Polyester and Spandex fabric the company employed when designing it. Best of all, the fabric fights odors and offers UPF 50+ sun protection, so Dad won’t need to worry about sunscreen as much.

Available in Small to 3XL, the Forloh Men’s SolAir Technical Hoodie is soft and feels fantastic to wear; it has a magical way of keeping you feeling “just right” when the temperature moves in one direction or the other.

Dan keeps raving about this hoodie, and he says that he’s barely taken it off since it arrived; we’re positive that your Dad will love it, too!

Rascal Wines

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Is Dad a dog lover? If so, he’ll definitely appreciate Rascal wines because each purchase supports man’s best friend! Made for dog lovers by a fellow dog lover, winemaker Julia Catrall, whose rescue dog helps her supervise the vineyards daily.

Rascal wines are rooted in Oregon and sustainably farmed in the Willamette and Umpqua Valleys; the winery is also a proud recipient of the Clean Label Project Purity Award, which means they are free of substances, including chemicals of concern and industrial and environmental toxins and contaminants (like heavy metals, pesticide residues, and plasticizers) that have the long-term potential to affect health and well-being adversely.

Every sale supports The Humane Society of the United States, whose logo appears on each bottle alongside the silhouette of a dog. The brand’s impact on donations is evident, as, by the end of 2022, Rascal had already donated more than $100,000 to the Humane Society in support of local shelters around the country.

Rascal Wine offers four flavors to choose from, including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rose.

Sourced from the renowned Della Venezie in Northeastern Italy, Rascal Pinot Grigio is dry, savory, refreshing, and well-balanced. The light and crisp Rascal Chardonnay has notes of lemon, white peach, verbena, and honeysuckle with hints of yogurt and shortbread.

The ruby red Rascal Pinot Noir is dominated by fruity notes of raspberries, red cherries, and plums with subtle sweet spice notes of cardamom and vanilla. Finally, the Rascal Rose has clean aromas of fresh-cut strawberry and watermelon.

Rascal wines are affordable and delicious at $15 to $18 per bottle; maybe you’re not sure which to choose. In that case, you can get Dad the $39.99 Rascal Spring Bundle, which includes one bottle of Rascal Rose, one bottle of Rascal Pinot Noir, and two bottles of Rascal Chardonnay!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If Dad prefers using an Android device, but his is sorely outdated, he’s sure to love the $479.99 Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G.

Factory unlocked, this phone has a sleek design, a 6.67” display, a three-lens rear camera array, and fast charging. With a whopping 200-megapixel camera, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G is ideal if Dad likes to capture every family moment or get closeups at concerts and sporting events.

There are also an 8-megapixel and a 2-megapixel camera on the rear for wide-angle and macro shooting. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

The 6.67” AMOLED display has a 20:9 aspect ratio, up to a 120Hz refresh rate, and looks stunning. The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 6nm processor and 8GB of RAM keep the phone zippy, while the included 120W HyperCharge charger can quickly top off the 4,980mAh battery.

We especially love the clean lines and flat metal band running around the phone. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G is stunning to look at and a pleasure to hold and use; Dad will thank you!

Artilect Sundown 250 1/2 Zip

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

If you want to give someone a luxurious Merino wool hoodie, we have just the thing! The $240 Artilect Sundown 250 1/2 Zip is made from 250-weight Nuyarn Merino.

Nuyarn is a spinning technology that takes the natural performance properties of Merino wool to new heights. It is warmer, more durable, dries faster, has more stretch, and it offers greater thermal retention than clothing made from traditionally spun Merino wool.

We love the look and feel of the Sundown 250 and appreciate the thought that went into designing a hoodie that combines a pleasant-to-the-hand waffle weave with areas of flat Nuyarn fabric for minimal weight and optimal warmth.

No-chafe flatlock seams and gusseted underarm provide comfort and durability; at the same time, a zippered kangaroo pocket and two zippered side pockets offer plenty of room to store small items on the go.

The Artilect Sundown 250 1/2 Zip is so warm and comfortable, and Dad will love the half-zipper on the front!

Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Is Dad a side sleeper? Does he complain about neck pain every morning? If so, the Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow will be his favorite gift this year.

The pillow is soft yet supportive, as the cutout on one side of the pillow makes it far more comfortable for side sleepers to find the right position for their head, neck, and arms.

And while the design may not look THAT different from a traditional pillow, trust us, we’ve never slept as well or woken up free of neck pain as much as we have since this arrived for us to try.

Dad will love it, and it is currently on sale for just $104.99 for the pillow and $27.99 for the custom pillowcase.

AuKing V30 Full HD Projector

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Does Dad love movies? Does he enjoy being outside? If so, the $269.99 AuKing V30 Full HD Projector will make a great gift for him. Small in size, this affordable projector packs in some great features.

The projector has native 1080 P, but it supports 4K, delivers 1500 lm of brightness, and has a 15,000 to 1 contrast. The projector has a unique image correction system, which means that no matter where the projector is placed, Dad will get a perfectly square image for his viewing comfort and pleasure.

The zoom function can take him from 100% to 50% at the touch of a button for a more immersive experience if that’s what he’s looking for. The projector features 5G and 4G Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 5.1, so he can connect the projector via either of the two HDMI ports or through Bluetooth.

In addition, he can physically connect the projector to a speaker for huge sound, or he can use the onboard Bluetooth to connect a Bluetooth speaker and go wireless. If he wants maximum portability, he can simply use the Dario dual speakers built into the projector.

The LED lamp inside the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector is rated for up to 100,000 hours of use.

Built into the projector are two HDMI ports, two USB ports, an AV outport, and a 3.5 mm audio interface.

If Dad wants, he can connect it to his choice of device, whether it’s a phone, a laptop, a gaming device, or a streaming box like Google Chromecast, Apple TV, or an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

It’s worth noting that due to copyright issues, apps Netflix or Prime Video can only play via a physical connection to the streaming device from that company, as streaming from apps on phones or tablets is not permitted.

We especially love the fact that the projector ships with a 100″ screen and tripod, so it has everything Dad will need to enjoy movies just about anywhere, right inside the box.

We think that’s an incredible bargain, and Dad is going to love the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector!

Grant Stone Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf

Gear Diary's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad's Day Special!

Business dress had already gone somewhat casual before the Covid lockdown, but after over a year of taking meetings in sweats and sneakers, many work environments are even more casual than ever.

But casual doesn’t mean Dad can’t still be stylish. The $282 Grant Stone Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf offers the comfort and lines of a classic sneaker but is refined and classy enough for most workplaces.

Made with vegetable-tanned Italian calf leather uppers, the Coast Sneaker looks gorgeous. A full grain leather lining and kip leather sock liner add to both the comfort and durability of the shoe, while the Vibram sole means they offer decent traction.

That’s especially great if Dad is back commuting and frequently finds himself running to catch his train.

If you are looking for a gift Dad can use for work and play, you’ll want to check out the Grant Stone Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf. They may be for Dad, but they are anything but “Dad shoes.”


Happy Father’s Day!


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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

104 Comments on "Gear Diary’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Plenty of Ideas to Make Dad’s Day Special!"

  1. Liz Armstrong | May 29, 2023 at 9:36 pm |

    Would love to gift the charger station. Cords are all over the house!

  2. I’d like the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector. We use ours a lot on summer nights, but the one we have has finally gave out.

  3. Jeffrey Smead | May 29, 2023 at 10:25 pm |

    THAT bird feeder with the cam is great, big bird guy here (well NOT Big Bird, on tv,just birds in general)

  4. Danielle Bergeron | May 29, 2023 at 10:30 pm |

    That projector is so cool! Perfect for summer family movies nights ??

  5. Donna Kim Rogozinski | May 29, 2023 at 10:31 pm |

    Robotic pool cleaner, so I don’t have to do it myself!

  6. Paul Gardner | May 29, 2023 at 11:23 pm |

    AuKing V30 Full HD Projector is my favorite because i like to watch movies and shows

  7. I like the Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp because it looks great, and would be something we would use often her in our home!

  8. Penny Branson LeBaron | May 29, 2023 at 11:36 pm |

    AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner is what I like the most because my dad has enjoyed every robotic thing I’ve ever gotten him and nicknames them all

  9. Melanie Corning | May 29, 2023 at 11:41 pm |

    I love the sleeper pillow as dad is a side sleeper and this would help him get better sleep

  10. Keith Vonbernewitz | May 29, 2023 at 11:54 pm |

    I like the Aiper Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner. That thing looks like a tank and can get the job done!

  11. Matthew O'Brien | May 30, 2023 at 12:04 am |

    The Ring Stick Up Cam + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case Bundle. My dad loves birds. He’s got about a dozen or so feeders of all sorts. This feeder is what he needs next.

  12. Will Griesmer | May 30, 2023 at 12:45 am |

    I liked the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector.

  13. Chris Boutin | May 30, 2023 at 12:46 am |

    the bird feeder camera looks nice

  14. jeff geer | May 30, 2023 at 12:57 am |

    The robot vacuum… so he could yell at it and tell it that’s it’s doing it wrong and it’s making too much noise.

  15. NOVE Trident Automatic Watch

  16. Nove Trident Automatic Watch – it’s why I’m here today!

  17. I would like a couple of the Beyerdynamic SPACE speakers. Love their versatility in their use and connections … and the pairing for sterio sound.

  18. disqus_tKa7W5EAaI | May 30, 2023 at 3:10 am |

    Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow is my favorite because I am a side sleeper and this would make me more comfortable.

  19. JJ Anderson | May 30, 2023 at 3:10 am |

    A project is all the motivation i need to finish my basement

  20. My Dad is always wearing his watch. He would love this one!

  21. Cara Kirkland | May 30, 2023 at 3:46 am |

    I like the bird feeder camera. That would be so nice to have.

  22. I like the Baseus 65W PowerCombo 6-in-1 Charging Station, because you always need another charging port.

  23. Mikhail Rapoport | May 30, 2023 at 4:30 am |

    We liked the AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner. Great gift for those with pools.

  24. Jessica Reyes | May 30, 2023 at 5:15 am |

    they are all wonderful prizes, the pillow looks like heaven

  25. Fred Pauly | May 30, 2023 at 9:23 am |

    I like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G phone because my wife needs a new phone.

  26. stevecapell | May 30, 2023 at 9:44 am |

    Bird Feeder

  27. I think my dad would love the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector.

  28. I would like the Nextbase 622 GW Dash Cam

  29. darkgoddess718 | May 30, 2023 at 1:29 pm |

    I liked the Ace Marks Buffalo Leather Travel Sneaker best. I like how you can fold it and it won’t crease, it looks stylish and comfortable.

  30. Brittany Gilley | May 30, 2023 at 2:02 pm |

    love the Artilect Sundown 250 1/2 Zip

  31. I like the charger station. It would help me organize.

  32. David Basile | May 30, 2023 at 3:03 pm |

    Govee Cylinder Floor Lamp

  33. David Basile | May 30, 2023 at 3:04 pm |

    Makes for a peaceful relaxed room

  34. The MEATER probe is awesome! My dad actually bought me one and now I give them to others as gifts. It works seamlessly

  35. Juan Carpio | May 30, 2023 at 3:44 pm |

    I love the Grant Stone Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf.

  36. Dean Hoff | May 30, 2023 at 4:22 pm |

    The Carhartt sweatshirt. I’m a Carhartt fan.

  37. Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow because we really need new pillows

  38. Garrett Alan Ruark | May 30, 2023 at 5:10 pm |

    AuKing V30 Full HD Projector would be amazing for outdoor family movies

  39. Tracy Davis | May 30, 2023 at 5:30 pm |

    I would like the bird feeder camera so I can watch the birds.

  40. v cool

  41. Baseus 65W GaN5 Pro Flat Wall Charger

  42. I love the android phone for a gift to stay in touch!

  43. Deborah J Williams | May 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm |

    Hope to win ?
    And those leather shoes look so comfy

  44. kim mignella | May 30, 2023 at 7:04 pm |

    awesome giveaway, good luck to every1!

  45. Kevin Oconnor | May 30, 2023 at 7:07 pm |

    grant stone shoes

  46. Baseus 65W PowerCombo 6-in-1 Charging Station would solve so many issues

  47. Would love to try that Steel Series system

  48. paigechandler | May 30, 2023 at 7:37 pm |

    Smoked Maple Syrup Kit My whole family are waffle addicts~

  49. Love the Johnson’s Popcorn, super tasty!

  50. Leo Tujak | May 30, 2023 at 8:15 pm |


  51. My family loves outdoor movies in the summer so the HD projector would be awesome!

  52. Audrey Stewart | May 30, 2023 at 9:32 pm |

    I love this watch! My husband need a new watch so badly.

  53. groogruxking40 | May 30, 2023 at 9:38 pm |

    That robotic pool cleaner is super cool.

  54. I would love the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G because with the 3 types of camera lens this phone has so much versatility.

  55. I think my husband would love the Beyerdynamic SPACE as he primarily telecommutes and does a lot of webex meetings.

  56. The Sterling Pacific 35L Cavin Travel Case is my first pick. Gorgeous!

  57. Kelly VanAuken | May 30, 2023 at 10:35 pm |

    Sleep Number Adjustable Wedge Pillow

  58. droller02 | May 30, 2023 at 10:49 pm |

    The MonsterDNA Max Wireless Speaker. I need a really good bluetooth speaker for the patio!

  59. Thomas John | May 30, 2023 at 10:59 pm |

    Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf is for me. Just what flat need.

  60. Ketal Vyas | May 30, 2023 at 11:00 pm |

    The watch, of course.

  61. MMartha Gallo | May 30, 2023 at 11:53 pm |

    The birdfeeder cam set up all the way

  62. gloria schulte | May 30, 2023 at 11:56 pm |

    I like the Grant Stone Coast Sneaker Tobacco Calf shoes because they look really classy and comfy.

  63. I would love to have the AuKing V30 Full HD Projector because my back yard needs it.

  64. Elissa Hammond | May 31, 2023 at 1:15 am |

    Would love the projector, my dad is a huge movie buff

  65. Ron Ablang | May 31, 2023 at 3:12 am |

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Plus 5G. This is something i would use every day. Most useful gift to me.

  66. Those tobacco calf sneakers sure look classy

  67. I like the Carhartt sweatshirt the best. I’m sure my husband would love it as well

  68. Kelly Tupick | May 31, 2023 at 8:59 am |

    I like the Carhartt long sleeve hoodie the best, it’s great for everyday wear and work around here.

  69. Dave Stephenson | May 31, 2023 at 2:35 pm |

    Love the high tech watch

  70. Gritty Savage | May 31, 2023 at 2:40 pm |

    nice giveaway i like the projecter

  71. LayDeeBugLove | May 31, 2023 at 3:00 pm |

    I like the Ring Stick Up Cam + Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera Case Bundle best of all because my husband (whom I’d get this for for Father’s Day) and I just moved to the mountains and his home office window looks out to beautiful trees with tons of birds!

  72. I liked the HD projector for summer movie night .

  73. Susan Climan | May 31, 2023 at 3:50 pm |

    We love wine so the Rascal wine would be great. Bonus that it supports dogs!

  74. As a dog lover, would love to gift the Rascal wine, especially given the charitable component.

  75. tatertot374 | May 31, 2023 at 6:36 pm |

    I like the sleeper pillow. It would be great to sleep with for my hubby or dad.

  76. Maurice McGraw | May 31, 2023 at 8:47 pm |

    I like the X8 ssd. Always need storage!

  77. Soraya M. | May 31, 2023 at 10:27 pm |

    My favorite is the NOMATIC Travel Pack because he loves to travel.

  78. I like the MonsterDNA Max Wireless Speaker because my husband likes listening to music.

  79. Katherine | June 1, 2023 at 12:50 am |

    Totally getting him the bacon chocolate!

  80. Elizabeth C. | June 1, 2023 at 1:12 am |

    I’d like the sleeper pillow. This would definately help me and looks so comfortable.

  81. Robert Tschinkel | June 1, 2023 at 2:38 am |

    my favorite is Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow this is something I could yse

  82. David Cotton | June 1, 2023 at 7:10 am |

    rye whiskey and maple syrup. just missing the bacon.

  83. Tandi Cortez | June 1, 2023 at 9:44 am |

    I love the Forloh Men’s SolAir Technical Hoodie! Looks comfortable!

  84. you have a wonderful list of great items. Thanks for the chance

  85. Linda Pettit | June 1, 2023 at 2:50 pm |

    The dashcam, it could come in handy when you least expect it to.

  86. Angela Heerde | June 1, 2023 at 4:41 pm |

    I like the charger station it helps you keep up with your electronic items.

  87. What wouldn’t I like to gift from this list honestly? Tons of great ideas and products! The gourmet bacon chocolate bars, the cbd meringue cookies, a carhartt hoodie is a classic, and you can’t go wrong with any sleep items like pillows and blankets!

  88. John Lewis | June 1, 2023 at 8:44 pm |

    I like the Swiffer Power Mop

  89. Jack Palmer | June 1, 2023 at 10:23 pm |

    I liked the bird feeder and camera my wife would love it and I would do anything for her.

  90. The Carhartt Logo hoodie would be handy

  91. There are at least 5 items I would love to have.

  92. mizztara71 | June 2, 2023 at 5:37 pm |

    I like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro.

  93. Sweep Net | June 2, 2023 at 7:38 pm |

    jokin ghazard, i havent played this game but im sure my husband would enjoy it

  94. 1froglegs | June 2, 2023 at 10:25 pm |

    I like the bird feeder. We have a few Bluejays that nest in our trees, so this would give us an up close look.

  95. Thomas Frink | June 3, 2023 at 2:30 am |

    I like the Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow as I tend to sleep on my side.

  96. This is amazing! What a wonderful way to kick summer off right! So many great options but The ThermoPro TempSpike Meat Thermometer sounds absolutely perfect for grilling season! Thanks for the chance and for doing such a fantastic giveaway! Wishing everyone an incredible summer filled with smiles! Fingers crossed! Good luck all!

  97. smthkat789 | June 3, 2023 at 5:24 am |

    AuKing V30 Projector is what I like.

  98. I would like to give the Nextbase 622 GW Dash Cam because it is a great safety item.

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  99. NOVE Trident Automatic Watch to tell time

  100. sunshinehdfan | June 4, 2023 at 11:11 am |

    AuKing V30 Full HD Projector because how much fun would this be for the family!

  101. christine burd | June 4, 2023 at 7:03 pm |

    I like the Eli and Elm side sleeper pillow…. I have a hard time finding a comfortable pillow and this may be the answer to my problem

  102. Dave’s Gourmet hot sauces & TBJ Gourmet Bacon Chocolate Bars- both sound delish to me! 🙂

  103. Love to gift charger station

  104. Mark Marville | June 6, 2023 at 4:11 am |

    AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner! Would love to try this in my pool, my corded one is a pain!

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