For those of us lucky enough to have a bonus dad, finding the best gifts for stepdads can feel like an impossible task. Whether he was an incredible addition to your parental lineup or stepped into the role of your dad when you didn't have one, finding a gift that truly expresses what he means to you is not easy. So, what do you get the man who made such an indelible impact on your life?
What do you get your stepdad on Father's Day?
Like finding a present for your stepmom, when it comes to shopping for gifts for your stepdad, it's a good idea to buy something with a lot of thought behind it. Stepping into the role of a parent is something that he didn't have to do — but chose to — and that should be celebrated. Whether that means getting a present you know corresponds with one of his interests or purchasing something that simply shows how much you love and appreciate him, as long as it comes from the heart, you can't go wrong. Pair it with a heartfelt card, and you'll be all set.
Looking for some great gift ideas for stepdads this Father's Day? Keep scrolling for the 15 best stepdad Father's Day gifts for the bonus dad in your life.
2. Best Thoughtful Gift for Stepdad
Sometimes it's just nice to remind someone you care. If you're looking for a thoughtful stepdad Father's Day gift, this What I Love About Dad fill-in-the-blank book from Knock Knock is a great gift idea. Although it's not much bigger than the palm of your hand, this tiny book packs a punch thanks to the sweet lines that fill the book. Clever and extremely personal, your stepdad can (and will) treasure this little book of love for decades to come.
Where to buy: $12.75, Amazon
5. Best Novelty Gift for Stepdad
Fun gifts are always great gifts, but just because they're fun doesn't mean that they can't be meaningful too. This Father's Day, pick up this "not a stepdad but a bonus dad" t-shirt to let your stepdad know how you really feel. It's not always easy being a stepdad, and sometimes his specific role in your life can feel blurred, but with this tee, he'll always be reminded of just how important he is to you.
Where to buy:
$14.95 $11.21, Etsy
6. Best Tech Gift for Stepdads
Got a techie stepdad that loves to kick back and watch TV but has yet to enter the world of streaming? Introduce him to the wonderful world of binge-watching with an Amazon Fire TV Stick. With tens of thousands of apps with access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows, as well as live TV and sports, your stepdad will appreciate the much deserved me time as well as the ease of using the Alexa-equipped voice remote.
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon
7. Best Retirement Gift for Stepdads
Looking for a sweet way to celebrate your stepdad's retirement? Gift him this rustic scrapbook to remind him of life's greatest adventures — both in the past and to come! A fun DIY gift for you and your stepdad, fill the first half with photos and memories of your time spent together and leave the other half blank, so he can fill them as he embarks on his new journey into retirement. Whether that be stepping into a role as full-time grandpa or finally taking the time to see the world, he'll enjoy being able to look back on all the beautiful moments that life has to offer.
Where to buy: $23.40, Etsy
8. Best Health Gift for Stepdads
We all want our stepdads to remain healthy for as long as possible, so whether it's for his birthday, Father's Day, or just because, show your stepdad that you're thinking of him with the Fitbit Versa Smartwatch. A personal fitness tracker and watch in one, this waterproof smartwatch can do it all. It monitors heart rate, connects to must-have apps, and even stores up to 300 songs. Best of all, this special edition Versa comes equipped with a built-in NFC chip to make secure payments on the go, meaning dad can go on that run without having to worry about bringing a wallet along.
Where to buy: $199.95, Amazon
9. Best Birthday Gift for Stepdads
Got a stepdad who enjoys unwinding after a long day with a nice glass of distilled liquor? Then he's going to love this glass set from Elever. With two classic, Irish-cut whiskey glasses, tongs, and a set of premium basalt chilling rocks packaged in a beautifully engraved wooden box, this high-quality drinking set is the gold standard in gifts for your favorite whiskey enthusiast.
Where to buy: $29.94, Amazon
11. Best Subscription Box for Stepdads
Is your stepdad a beer connoisseur? Does he enjoy discovering new beers as much as he does drinking them? Then put a new pint in his hand every month with a subscription to the original Craft Beer Club. Each month, CBC scours the country for the best craft beers around and delivers them right to your door along with their monthly newsletter detailing the stories behind that boxes' featured selections. Stepdad only a seasonal beer drinker? No worries! Choose from either a monthly, every-other-month, or quarterly delivery. With no membership fee and unlimited possibilities, this is one gift for your stepdad you can be sure he'll love.
Where to buy: $42/month, Craft Beer Club
14. Best Throwback Gift for Stepdads
Give your stepdad the chance to update that picture of you he carries in his wallet with the Instamax Mini 70 instant camera from Fujifilm. It's no secret that physical pictures may have become a bit of a rarity, but it doesn't have to be that way. Sleek and available in eight stylish colors, this camera is an improvement on the instant cameras of yesteryear with improved picture quality and photo modes for every situation (even selfies)! With a simple click of a button, your stepdad can let his inner photographer out to create some new memories that you both can cherish.
Where to buy:
$99.99 $81.79, Amazon