Father’s Day Gift Guide: Pandemic Edition

This year’s Father’s Day is going to look a little different. Many of us are still staying close to home, but even if your entire family can’t be together this year, Dad still deserves to be celebrated. It’s in that spirit that we’ve put together this list of gift ideas that Dad will really appreciate. Whether he’s into photography, cooking, gaming, music, or history, there’s something here that will appeal to any Dad. All are available to purchase online for delivery direct to his door.

If you’re looking for a thoughtful, eye-catching, and practical gift for Dad this Father’s Day, it’s hard to go wrong with a Nixplay digital photo frame. These digital frames allow you to safely display and send your personal photos and videos to a friend or family member’s frame, as well as invite others to share their pictures on your own frame. It’s a wonderful way to keep family and friends close while we’re physically apart!

Nixplay frames will be on sale for Father’s Day from June 4th to June 21st with selected frames up to 30% off!


Planets In Time uses NASA data to create beautiful artwork displaying how the planets aligned on your special date. Using their online design tool, you can select the date of your most special memory (the day he became a father, perhaps?!), add a caption, and discover your unique solar system print.

Made with textured 200 gsm matte art paper, the quality of the print is exceptional – it could almost pass for the hand painted original! All prints include free shipping worldwide so you can send this to Dad anywhere!


Scentuals has been making aromatherapy and skin and body care products with natural, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced ingredients since 2008. Now’s an excellent time to check out their new Invigorate Men’s Line of organic and natural products for Dad! May we suggest a set of facial cream and serum for some luxurious skin care? Each is made with moisturizing and enriching ingredients like shea butter, organic aloe juice, and organic argan, camellia seed, and sweet almond oils.

Or if Dad’s growing a pandemic beard, how about a bottle of Scentuals’ Invigorate beard oil. Lightly scented with warm amyris, sandalwood and vanilla, this lightweight, non-greasy formula contains a nourishing blend of organic argan, jojoba, coconut and safflower oils to soften and hydrate his beard and the skin beneath. I love the smell of this! Throw in a nice beard comb and scissors for a wonderfully pampering Father’s Day gift.

Scentuals has been a vital part of our local community for years, and during the current pandemic, they’ve been leaning in to support local healthcare and essential service workers with donations of free hand sanitizer and Scentfree Hand Repair Cream. Thank you for pitching in!


With all of us doing more cooking at home, Dad will appreciate a new multi-function griddle. Cook pancakes, eggs, bacon, steaks, burgers, fajitas, and more on this versatile Hamilton Beach 3-in-one model that serves as a griddle, grill, or grill/griddle combo! The nonstick, PFOA-free cooking plates are removable and reversible, and each has an independent temperature control so Dad can customize his set-up for whatever’s on the menu. The cooking plates and grease tray are both dishwasher safe so cleanup is a breeze too.


Munchkin is a card game for the whole family – a humorous take on role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. The cards are full of dad jokes like the Broad Sword that can only be wielded by female players, and monsters like the “Maul” Rat that whacks you with a giant hammer. This is one game Dad won’t mind playing over and over and over again with the kids.


We all know that it can be hard to focus when working from home. A good pair of wireless noise-blocking headphones can help! The built-in microphone is convenient for Zoom meetings and hands-free calls, and after work, they’re just as handy for watching movies or enjoying his favourite music.


This was a “hot” gift item for the holidays, and now that Dad has more time for cooking and barbecuing, he’ll love this even more! This authentic hot sauce kit includes everything he’ll need to make 7 bottles of gourmet hot sauce at home including 4 kinds of peppers (Ancho Pasillas, Chipotle, Habanero, and smoking hot Ghost peppers), 3 glass bottles, 4 squeeze bottles, a 2-inch funnel, apple cider vinegar, spice blend, 2 pairs of gloves, pH strips, labels, and recipe cards.


Whisky Subscription Box

Is Dad a connoisseur of quality whisky or would he like to learn more? Whisky subscription boxes come in lots of different price points and tailored to all different levels of expertise. Depending on your location, check out PourMore in the US, Craft Whisky Club in the US and UK, Whisky Drop in Canada, or Whisky Flavour which ships worldwide.


Considering a big ticket item for Dad? If you see a Nintendo Switch in stock, grab it! A Nintendo Switch gaming system lets Dad play his favourite games either on the TV or on the handheld screen. With the option to switch back and forth, he can play on the go or at home without hogging the TV, and he doesn’t need to wait for the kids to be in bed before playing those M-rated games. Double check that you’ve got the newest version with better battery life.


World War II: Map by Map is a visually stunning history book that will take Dad on a tour of all the significant events before, during, and after World War II. From the sociopolitical roots of the conflict, to significant events during the war itself, through to the aftermath and historical developments in the years following. Over 100 maps illustrate key events and battles in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and in the Pacific. An attractive book with silver foil on the cover, this would make an incredible gift for military history buffs and students of history.


Dads and barbecues go together like steak and potatoes! Dad will feel like a BBQ pro when he opens up a complete grilling set in a handy dandy case. This one includes almost every accessory he could want including 4-in-1 chef’s spatula, digital thermometer, silicone glove, meat injector, and more.


What’s rarer than blue-rare? Dad, of course! Add a cute card that will delight any steak-loving father who will be happy to know that, in your heart, he’s irreplaceable.


Disclosure: I received some sample items to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you.

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