Bob Vila's 2015 Father's Day Gift Guide

What do you get the dad who has it all? This Father's Day, consider treating the man who taught you everything to something he will truly enjoy—whether its a gift that furthers a passion project of his or simply makes the living easy. We've pulled together 10 of the latest and greatest ideas to help wrap up your gift hunt.

Tool Logic Credit Card Companion

Tool Logic Credit Card Companion

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.

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Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill

Weber Jumbo Joe

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. 

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Personalized Pocket Knife

Engraved Pocket Knife

For a gift that he can carry with him wherever he goes, why not try this personalized take on the classic pocketknife? This handy tool will be there for your DIY Dad in a pinch, while the custom engraving will remind him why you're his favorite kid. Available on Etsy; $11.

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. 

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7-Piece Golf Grip Grilling Set

Grill Tool 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.

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Pawleys Island Cotton Rope Hammock

Pawleys Island 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.

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Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater

Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

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

Carpenters 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.

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Multi-Use Flavor Fork

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.

Related: 10 Gadgets to Make Yours the Best BBQ on the Block

4-in-1 Woodsman Multi Camp & Firewood Tool

4 in 1 Woodsman

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.

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