27 Father’s Day Gifts to turn 2021 around

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Father’s Day is always special. But it’s extra important this year. Some haven’t seen their parents in a long time. Make it memorable with a Kroger gift card.

What are good Father’s Day gifts?

1. Shirt

Once things return to normal, dads will want to look good. A shirt is a great gift. And there’s many occasions to buy one for. A casual short-sleeved one from Old Navy for family cook-outs or a more formal one for special occasions from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

2. DIY

Home improvement has never been so popular. So DIY products will make your dad smile… or maybe laugh? Challenge him to embrace tough tasks with a complete tool kit from Curtis Lumber.

3. Music streaming

Access to millions of songs old and new with Spotify? Back catalogs of the greatest acts of all time and the latest pop artists all available on-demand via Apple? Is there a better gift for Father’s Day in 2021?

4. Concert tickets

There’s not been much dad dancing so far but if your pop is itching to hit the dancefloor again, why not treat him to concert tickets? Before you know it those music legends will be taking center stage once more and he can be front row courtesy of StubHub.

5. Slippers

All dads love feeling cozy. And there’s nothing like slipping your feet into some slip-ons in the morning. Or padding around the house on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Treat him to the perfect pair on the day when he’s most allowed to put his feet up with a Famous Footwear gift card.

6. Personalized mug

A mug with dad’s name on, a pic or a family in-joke, is always a winner. Give him something to brighten his day whenever he makes a drink. A brilliant Father’s Day gift idea.

7. Car parts

So your dad fancies himself as a mechanic, always tinkering with his car? He’d love to be able to splash out on vehicle parts and accessories at AutoZone or Advance Auto Parts. From spare wheels to the latest GPS, he’ll be spoiled for choice on Father’s Day.

8. Gaming

Is your dad into computer games? He could be reliving his childhood, playing Super Mario on a Nintendo. Or maybe he gets gung-ho and blasts his way through the latest Xbox games. Whichever his preference, games or a digital gift card he can spend at GameStop are great idea for 2021.

9. Electric shaver

If your old man has got a little unkempt in the facial region while stuck at home over lockdown, fear not. Give him a hint he should up his grooming game and get a clean shave with Dollar Shave Club.

10. Headphones

If dad is driving mom mad by blaring out his favorite rock tunes while working at home – problem solved. From Bluetooth headphones by some of the biggest brands like Sony, to Apple’s famous AirPods, you can can that noise.

11. Whiskey decanter and glasses

One glorious day, restrictions will lift, and we can start getting back to normal. And boy will we be ready to drink a toast to that! A whiskey set will add a touch of class to the celebrations.

12. Fishing

Dad hooked on fishing? Why not try a gift card that lets him buy new kit? From fishing rods to accessories like waders, you can get your old man all the tackle he needs to catch a bite from Bass Pro Shops.

13. Jeans

A brilliant Father’s Day gift, or at any time of year, is a pair of denim jeans. Get dad whatever he feels comfortable in, whether boot cut or loose fit from American Eagle. Or maybe denim shorts from Gap would go down well?

14. Smart speaker

So dad is signed up to music streaming. What’s he going to play it on? If he’s with Apple Music, a couple of HomePod Minis blast out amazing sound for their size. Or an Echo if he wants music throughout the home.

15. Beer caddy

A stylish wooden beer caddy is a really neat Father’s Day idea. Perfect for beer enthusiasts, you can store six or more bottles. Some caddies also have a bottle opener on the side. We’ll drink to that.

16. Electric juicer

Help your father kiss goodbye to his dad bod with an electric juicer. Yield high juice and get rid of that pulp with a wide range of excellent machines. He won’t be able to peel himself away from it.

17. Running gear

With summer around the corner, dad may want to get fit. Help him get kitted out in all he’ll need as a novice runner from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Or if he already loves jogging, the latest trainers from Finish Line. On your marks…

18. Cinema tickets

Lights, camera, action! Are your family missing trips to the movies? Get ready for the return of the big screen with vouchers from AMC Theatres or Bow Tie Cinemas. Treat dad to a Hollywood blockbuster when movie theaters reopen.

19. Musical instruments

Is your dad a frustrated rock star? Does he dream of trading guitar licks with a band on stage in front of thousands? Or is he often to be found air drumming to metal anthems? Music vouchers it is then!

20. Tabletop griddle

If your dad loves cooking up a storm, a tabletop griddle is a a great Father’s Day gift idea. A portable griddle to cook burgers and steak on when camping with pals. What’s not to love?

21. Sports merchandise

For all the sporting fans out there. If dad follows the NFL, NBA, NASCAR or any other sports, get him official merchandise. Let him show the world who his favorite football or baseball teams are with Fanatics.

22. Camping equipment

If dad can’t wait to get back to the great outdoors and under canvas, here’s an idea. A trip to a store where he can splurge on a new tent or the best camping accessories could be exactly what he needs to turn 2021 around.

23. Books

There’s a book out there for everyone at Barnes & Noble. It could be an engrossing non-fiction book like a star’s autobiography. Or some thrilling fiction. An action-packed war drama or terrifying horror, help him discover or rekindle a love of literature.

24. Smart watch

Dads love playing with gadgets. Smart watches are all the rage these days. They offer a quick and easy way to get message notifications. Plus, they can track fitness and activity ­­– great if he’s looking to get rid of those lockdown pounds.

25. Food

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and most dads would agree with that. Treat him to a night out where he can enjoy his favorite meal at Morton’s or even a fast-food lunch at Burger King.

26. Pocket knife

A cool, practical Father’s Day gift idea. Handy for opening envelopes, DIY tasks and camping out in the open. You could even personalize a pocket knife with your dad’s initials or a message that means a lot to him.

27. Waterproof phone case

If dad is an outdoorsy type (and possibly clumsy), a waterproof phone case is a smart idea. It means he can protect his phone while out boating or fishing and even take photos of his latest catch.

Send Father’s Day Gift Cards

As you can see, there are so many excellent Father’s Day gift ideas. No two dads are the same but one thing they have in common is that we love them. So let’s give them a real treat.

It’s been a tough year, and for many of us, it’s been difficult or even impossible to see our parents. So there’s never been a better time to show dad what he means to you. And it’ll make mum happy too.

Whatever you decide to get for Father’s Day, Kroger can help. We have gift cards from the biggest chains and specialist stores. So take a look and turn dad’s 2021 around with the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Browse Kroger’s full list of Father’s Day gift cards for these ideas and many more.