Early Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Dad That's Really Annoying to Buy For

By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

Something tells us that you guys did some last-minute shopping for on Mother's Day. Well, here's hoping you don't drop the ball this Father's Day! By June 16 you should have a little something nice wrapped up for your Dad — especially if he's someone who's difficult to buy for. Maybe he would appreciate a nice diamond watch, an awesome Star Wars book, or a gardening kit? Just please, don't get a tie.

  1. Totally Bamboo 3-Piece Cutting Board Set
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $9.99 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: For the chef Dad, these Editors' Choice, durable bamboo cutting boards are a great gift. They boast tri-ply, cross-laminate construction with a specially formulated high temperature adhesive. They're all 3/8" thick, and they come in three sizes: 6"x8", 8.5"x11", and 9.5"x13".

  2. Bulova Men's Diamond Watch
    Store: Ashford
    Price: $88 via coupon code "DNEWSDIAM88" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $34
    Expires: May 20

    Is It Worth It?: A quality watch always makes for a nice Father's Day gift; this exclusive deal on the Bulova Men's Diamond Watch brings its price down from $350 retail to just $88, which is the best deal we've seen on this watch since Cyber Monday. This elegant watch features a stainless steel case and band, diamond hour markers, Japanese quartz movement, an invisible double-locking clasp, and water resistance to 100 feet.

  3. GearXS 10-Piece Garden Tool Set
    Store: GearXS via eBay
    Price: $14.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4
    Expires: June 4

    Is It Worth It?: For a Dad with a green thumb, this 10-piece garden tool set ensures that all his gardening tool needs are stored in a centralized place. It comes with two trowels, two hand cultivators, a pruner, a plant mister (plant missus not included), and much more. It all fits into a handy carrying case to reduce clutter in your garage or basement.

  4. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Hardcover Book
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $7.73 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: Oh, the nostalgia of the 1977 release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Delight Dad in real-time with this compendious Star Wars character encyclopedia, which includes background information on dozens and dozens of his favorite colorful intergalactic characters, including Barriss Offee, Passel Argente, Luminara Unduli, and Tion Medon, and more. And while it's temporarily out of stock, you can order it at this price for delivery when available. See, aren't you glad you're shopping early for Dad?

  5. ThinkTank Technology 31-Piece Roadside Emergency Tool & Auto Kit
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: $11.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: Perhaps the most practical gift on our list is this 31-piece emergency car kit. This selection of supplies contains hyper-useful items that can keep drivers out of a jam, including insulated jumper cables, 12 assorted fuses, a socket wrench with 10 sockets, a tire pressure gauge, and lots more.

Front page photo credit: She Knows

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