Instead of the usual socks and ties (necessary, but boring), consider giving Dad some fun toys for Father’s Day! We’ve gathered a few things we think Dad will love and perhaps will bring back fond memories from his childhood. Plus, these gifts are great for sharing, so Dad can have fun with the whole family!
1. All Queens Chess
A challenging twist on a classic game, All Queens Chess is perfect for the dad who loves a good test in his logic skills. Just like in Chess, the Queens can move any number of spaces in any direction, but they can’t capture the opponent. See if you can outwit Dad by getting four Queens in a row to win.
2. Rubik’s Cube
Was Dad a champ at the Rubik’s Cube in grade school? This should encourage him to show off his mad skills once again.
3. Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
Pretty much every Dad had one of these growing up. Knock his socks off and gift him with the original toy!
4. Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs
Add an extra challenge to the original game with big pigs! Roll the pigs and have them land on their noses for big points. (Play with a side of bacon and pork rinds.)
5. Drinking Bird
Dad will say, “I remember this as a kid!” The totally cool and scientific Drinking Bird is the perfect addition for Dad’s desk at work or at home.
6. Jumbo Jacks
You can’t go wrong with a classic tin of jacks!
7. Twin Gyroscopes
Used by sailors, pilots, and engineers, the gyroscope is more than a spinning top. Bring out the scientist in Dad by giving him something cool and scientific.
8. Knot Tying Game: Fisherman’s Challenge
If Dad loves to fish, test his knot-tying knowledge with this challenging game. Be warned: The keyword here is “challenging.” But we know dads can do anything.
9. JJ’s Ocarina and Canoe Knife Kits
Although he won’t have to whittle anything, these kits have all the wooden pieces Dad will need to make two cool toys. (He doesn’t have to follow the instructions if he doesn’t want to.)
10. Tiddly Winks
Another classic toy that will bring back memories, a tin box of Tiddly Winks can’t be beat.