Father’s Day is fast approaching (June 18), and you’re probably racking your brain for the perfect gift to honor the incredible dads in your life. Well, fear not, because we’re here to be your guide through the treacherous seas of gift shopping. Whether your dad is a hardcore gamer, a tech aficionado, a sports enthusiast, or a master of all things outdoors, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and let us take you on a thrilling journey of gift ideas that will make your dad feel like the superhero he truly is.
TL;DR – 7 Great Father’s Day Gifts
IGN’s Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas for 2023
To give it an extra personal touch, we’ve asked around a slew of IGN staff members to get their top recommendations for Father’s Day – and this is what they managed to work up together! From premium LEGO collections like the new PACMAN Arcade set releasing soon, to some extremely cool whisky chilling stones, IGN staff have managed to land a wonderfully varied selection of gifts for Father’s Day.
Best Zelda-Themed Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Tears of the Kingdom is the big game out at the moment, and we can almost guarantee there are a whole lot of gamer dads out there who are reaching for the Switch at any given moment. It’s tough to cover all things Zelda-related here, so we’ve also got an even more extensive Zelda gift guide for you to check out if needed.
If the Dads in your life are currently Zelda-obsessed, then we’ve got good news, as we’ve found some essential Zelda gifts to consider for Father’s Day. This includes the Zelda Master Sword to put up on their shelf, a Game & Watch with three classic Legend of Zelda games on it, and the upcoming Tears of the Kingdom Guidebook arriving just in time for June 18.
Best Father’s Day Gifts Under $30
You don’t need to spend hundreds to show your gratitude to the dads! Here’s our great selection of awesome Father’s Day gifts that are all under $30. Any gamer dads out there with a Switch, Steam Deck, or ROG Ally will love these new Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds. You can’t go wrong here, with up to 20hrs of battery life, costing just under $20, and they’re environmentally conscious as well.
Best Gifts for Dads That Game On The Go
We all love a dad that has his Steam Deck or Switch permanently attached at the hip, so why not give him the gift of even more convenience while he games? A dependable portable power bank is your best bet, as some of the cheaper versions can lack the significant oomph that you really need to charge your portable devices. For more power bank suggestions, we’d recommended checking out the best Steam Deck power banks, or the best portable chaergs in 2023. Otherwise, we’ve left a few other portable-themed gift ideas just below as well.
Best Unique Father’s Day Gifts
Whether your dad has a taste for the unconventional, a love for the extraordinary, or an appreciation for the offbeat, we’ve curated a selection of one-of-a-kind gifts that will leave him speechless.
Best Assassin’s Creed-Themed Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Dad’s often take after a lot of the vikings as seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, big, burly, hairy, but really are just big softies. AC is big with the gamer dads, so we’ve made special effort to find some awesome Creed-themed gifts to check out before Father’s Day. Just like Zelda, we’ve also got a dedicated gift guide to Assassin’s Creed if you’re looking for a few more options!
Best Father’s Day Tech Gifts
If your dad is a tech enthusiast, you’re in luck. This year, let’s skip the cliché ties and socks and dive straight into some cutting-edge tech. Whether dad is a gadget guru, a DIY enthusiast, or simply loves to stay ahead of the digital curve, here’s a great collection of the best tech gifts that will make his Father’s Day truly unforgettable.
Best Star Wars Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
These are the very best Star Wars gift ideas we’ve handpicked in 2023. Highlights include Star Wars Jedi Survivor, the impressive Stars War Black Series figures, and the incredibly popular R2-D2 Tamagotchi set. Check them out below, or have a browse through our full Star Wars merch and gift guide here.
Best Sport and Outdoor Father’s Day Gifts
Whether your dad is a die-hard fan, a weekend warrior, or a sports trivia aficionado, we’ve got the perfect lineup of gifts to fuel his passion for the game and the outdoors in general.
Best Guardians of the Galaxy-Themed Father’s Day Gifts
“He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn’t your daddy.” Below, you can find some of our personal favorite gift ideas. The latest Awesome Mix for Vol. 3 has some excellent songs on it — from the acoustic version of Creep by Radiohead to the Beastie Boys’ No Sleep Till Brooklyn — and the Nerf Quad Blaster and Adam Warlock figure are great pick-ups for those interested in toys and collectibles.
That’s all we’ve got for now, but there’s also a whole slew of other gaming and pop culture related gift guides available on IGN if you’re looking for even more ideas. From Spider-Man to Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Stranger Things, and more, we’ve got you covered when it comes to gift ideas and the very best merch available in 2023.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.