Dad always seems to have the answer—and now he can always have the tool! Keep him prepared for any situation with this easy-to-pocket multi-tool. It includes a bottle opener, can opener, tweezers, removable blade, magnifying lens, compass, ruler, and toothpick. And as slim as a credit card, it can fit in his wallet for everyday use. Available at Amazon; $24.
- Tools & Workshop >
- Bob Vila's 2015 Father's Day Gift Guide
Bob Vila's 2015 Father's Day Gift Guide
Tool Logic Credit Card Companion
Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill
Small enough to go anywhere, large enough to grill for a crowd, the Jumbo Joe Gold makes the ideal gift for dads who like to go fishing or camping—or tailgating. Like its larger Weber grill cousins, this one handles burgers, steaks, chops, and vegetables with direct and indirect cooking, plus low-and-slow smoking. However, unlike full-size charcoal grills, this one snaps tightly for easy transport and weighs only 20 lbs. Available at Amazon; $70.
Related: 10 Best Grills Under $100
Personalized Pocket Knife
Legends of Baseball Crate from Mancrates
This collection of baseball essentials combines all the best of a day at the ballpark: sips, snacks, and team spirit. From the presentation to the pilsners emblazoned with his favorite team logo, this no-frills MLB-theme gift set is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. Available at Man Crates; $90.
Related: 9 Ideas for a Summery Backyard
7-Piece Golf Grip Grilling Set
These barbecue tools combine grilling and golf—two of Dad’s favorite outdoor hobbies. The set comes with the usual suspects, like tongs and a spatula, but it’s the little touches like the golf ball shaped salt and pepper shakers and the easy-carry golf bag that make this gift something Dad will truly enjoy putting to use. Available on Amazon; $60.
Pawleys Island Cotton Rope Hammock
Every dad deserves a lazy afternoon spent "hanging out" on the porch or patio. Produced in the USA by a century-old manufacturer, Pawleys Island Hammocks feature breathable three-ply cotton rope for a natural look and comfortable feel. Amazingly, 1,000 feet of rope goes into every hammock, with each boasting double-latch weaving that provides strength and durability. Built to last, it's a gift that keeps on giving. Available at Amazon; $170.
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater
Now here's a gift that will encourage a little rest and relaxation: A heating and cooling unit all-in-one, this energy-efficient Dyson fan is designed to keep temperatures comfortable year-round. With the included remote, Dad won't even have to leave the couch to adjust the settings. No more lugging an AC window unit—this compact model weighs in at only 6 lbs.! Available at Dyson; $450.
Related: 7 Tricks for Keeping Cool Without AC
Magnetic Carpenter's Tool Belt
Handy dads around the world, your days of losing small drill bits are now over. The 12-pouch MagnoGrip Carpenter's Tool Belt can fit all essentials needed for the job, without worry that bolts and screws will fall out thanks to its magnetized nail pockets. As a plus, the front oversized pockets stay open for easy access, so you can easily store all your frequently used tools there. Available at Amazon; $30.
Multi-Use Flavor Fork
Typically, grilling requires a whole arsenal of cooking utensils—everything from a spatula to flip the burgers to a brush for applying your various sauces. Instead of dirtying all of your grilling equipment in one session, invest in a quality all-in-one tool to get the job done. With an interchangeable head, the versatile Multi-Use Flavor Fork is all you need to function as just about any grilling tool: a fork, flavor injector, brush, spatula, and bottle opener. When you're done for the day, simply hang it from the grill until your next BBQ. Available at Plow & Hearth; $25.
4-in-1 Woodsman Multi Camp & Firewood Tool
This 4-in-1 beauty is the perfect gift for the dedicated camper. Not only can it chop wood and saw branches, but it can also hammer and pull tent stakes! Backpackers find that this multi-tasker is a cinch to carry, as blades can simply be stored in the handle when not in use. Available at Plow and Hearth; $80.