Who’s harder to buy for than a dad?

We know. We have them, too. In fact, we are them. Making us pretty good candidates for helping you choose a well-received Father’s Day gift.

Almost always, tools are a great place to start. We’ve shared a couple options below. It’s pretty hard to get tools wrong.

No matter what your budget, and no matter what Dad’s interests may be, we’d like to think there are some good options here from Summit Racing, and PowerSports Place. Have a look and see if you can find some inspiration!

And, hey… all you dads out there: Happy Father’s Day, gentlemen.

Here are 10 gift ideas to consider:

1. Racing and Auto-Themed Office Chairs and Furniture

Help Dad inject a little a fun into those long office hours with some office furniture that only true racing fans and auto enthusiasts can appreciate.

2. 1930s Vintage Gas Pump Drink Dispenser 

You probably know this already, but long hours spent working at the computer, the construction site, or wrenching in the garage can get a guy feeling thirsty. And sometimes two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen just isn’t cutting it. When Dad needs “fuel,” this vintage gas pump-style dispenser may be just the thing.

3. Clocks

Whether they’re working hard or hardly working, it’s always helpful to know what time it is—in style.

4. Craftsman Air Compressor

Air compressors are great because Dad can think of about 74 different ways to use it. Probably more if you dare him. Great for powering a multitude of air tools and inflating tires, air compressors are fantastic. If he doesn’t have one, he needs one. He just does.

5. Ingersoll Rand 3/8-inch Drive Air Impact Wrench

A great all-purpose air wrench for all the dads already in possession of a reliable air compressor.

6. Tin Signs

In the garage, office, or man cave, these tin signs remind friends, family, and unwanted guests alike, exactly where Dad’s priorities lie.

7. ATV Grips

These aftermarket grips from PROGRIP are a great budget-friendly way to spruce up Dad’s quad and give him added riding comfort!

8. BBQ Tool Set

Some dads cook. Almost all dads grill. Get him the perfect set of hot rod-themed tools to liven up his next cookout!

9. Tool Fridge

Looks like a toolbox. Acts like a fridge. What’s not to like? And what’s the worst thing that can happen? Dad accidentally reaches for a wrench only to pull out a cold one? Something tells us he’ll survive.

10. T-Shirts

The most versatile piece of clothing in a man’s wardrobe is a t-shirt. He will wear it over and over again until grease and coffee stains and other wear-and-tear scars finally take their toll. But those glorious hours wearing the shirt during its prime? Better than a one-year subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club. When in doubt, get Dad a t-shirt. They’re awesome.

We know Dad is hard to shop for. But we also know he’s just about your favorite guy on the planet and you really want to try. So hopefully this list gave you an idea or two.

We’re fortunate enough to have dads too. So if you have any great Father’s Day gift ideas as well, we hope you will enlighten us.

What is the best Father’s Day gift you have ever given or received? Please share below!

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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.