Let’s be honest, figuring out what to get your dad for Father’s Day can be a bit paralyzing. Even for us—and we live and breathe all things gifting! It’s a lot of pressure, especially this year because of the pandemic and varying social distancing restrictions across the nation. Being able to spend the day with your dad in person may not be possible, so you need a gift that not only celebrates Father’s Day but lets your dad know how much you love and miss him during this incredibly uncertain time.

Use This Easy Exercise to Figure Out What to Get Your Dad for Father’s Day

In moments of paralysis such as this, we like to fall back on a very simple exercise to help us figure out what to get dad for Father’s Day. Here’s how it works. Take a moment to visualize your gift recipient, your dad in this case, when he is most ‘in his element’. What is he doing? Is he playing or cuddling with the family pet? Grilling in the back yard? Endlessly, watching the travel channel? Obsessing over brewing the perfect cup of coffee? Capture that essence in your mind and channel it into a gift customized around his favorite moments.

The Knack team used this exercise to help figure out what to get our dads. Keep reading to find out what we came up with:

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Liz’s Pick – The Beer Box Gift Set

Liz Furmanski, Customer Success Manager, “When my dad and I  get to spend time together, we love visiting craft breweries and discovering new & tasty beers!”

2 Twine Cheers Pint Glasses, 16 oz each, 5.5"h Smoky Hot Chipotle Original Wicked Mix, 7 oz Theo Chocolate Beer Confection Collection, 1.7 oz, 4 chocolates Coro by Salumi Molé Salami, 5 oz

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Tessa’s Pick – Grilling Season BBQ Gift Set

Tessa Gold, Photographer, “Rain, shine or full-on blizzard, my dad’s always barbecuing.”

Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grilling Planks, set of 2, 11" h x 5" w each Tom Douglas' Rub With Love Smoky Barbecue Rub, 3.5 oz Tom Douglas' Rub With Love Ancho & Molasses BBQ Sauce, 19 oz RSVP International Basting Brush, handle 10.25" long

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Kim’s Pick – Salami Sampler Gift Set

Kim Doucett, Senior Designer, “My Dad loves a good appetizer spread. He grew up in New York and especially enjoys good salami.”

Salami Sampler gift set with - Olympia Provisions Kleine Schweine Pepperettes, 1.7 oz, 3 pepperettes Coro by Salumi Molé Salami, 5 oz Coro by Salumi Agrumi Salami, 5 oz Mustard and Co. Classic Mustard, 7 oz Salt Blade The Seattle Stick, 3.8 oz Hellenic Farms Smoked Paprika Fig Salami, 6.4 oz Janis & Melanie Cheese Straws, 6 oz Raincoast Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps, 5.3 oz

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Ally’s Pick – You’re My Hero Gift Set

Ally Bruner, Merchandising Specialist, “This was a no-brainer for me. My dad’s my hero!”

 

Knack HERO Mug, 16 oz Seattle Chocolate Milk Chocolate Many Thanks Truffle Bar, 2.5 oz CiCi's Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies, 9 oz, 6 cookies

 

 

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Theresa’s Pick – Coffee To Go Gift Set

Theresa Johnston, Content Marketing Manager, “My dad always has a cup of coffee in his hand.”

Espro Ultralight Travel French Press, max fill 16 oz Caffe Vita Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 12 oz Torn Ranch Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, 6 oz

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Holli’s Pick – Caramel Connoisseur Gift Set

Holli Kyle, Operations & Fulfillment, “My dad loves sweets. Especially caramels.”

Sugarfina Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, net wt 2.7 oz, 25 pieces Fran’s Chocolates Caramel Sauce, 9.6 oz Fran's Chocolates Gray Salt Dark and Smoked Salt Milk Chocolate Caramels, 6 oz gift box, 20 caramels Theo Chocolate Big Daddy Marshmallows, 1.9 oz package with 3 marshmallows Theo Chocolate Coffee Caramels, 2.11 oz, 6 caramels Jonboy Fleur de Sel Caramels, 4 oz

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day: Kelsey’s Pick – Whiskey Tasting for Two Gift Set

Kelsey Sandberg, Customer Success Manager, “My dad is a whiskey connoisseur.”

2 Viski Hairpin Deco Rocks Glasses, each 10 oz, 3.5" h x 3" w Feridies Salted Virginia Peanuts, 9 oz Sugarfina Bourbon Bears, net wt 3.9 oz, approx. 38 pieces

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