Last Updated: November 28, 2022

The 15 Best Gifts for Dad.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 19 min read

Three cheers for dad! When he's not toting the kids around to practice, he's often the one putting together the toys that require some assembly. He's in the stands, cheering you on to a win, and he's the first to suggest going out for ice cream when your team loses. He's the coach, the medic, and a shoulder to lean on. They work hard and love deeply. Dads deserve so much appreciation for all they do.

Here's a little-known secret — dads love it when their kids give them gifts. They seldom ask for thanks, so when the apple of their eye shows their appreciation with a little something, it'll hit a father right in the feels. Whether it's tools for the garden or a balm to soothe overworked muscles, our suggestions are sure to yield the perfect something for your dad.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. method Beard Collection

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This bundle includes a selection of our community’s favorite method products, the perfect gift for those in need of beard care.

method Face Wash- Sea + Surf
method Face Lotion SPF 15
method Beard Oil- Sea + Surf
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1 x Face Wash, 1 x Beard Oil, 1 x Face Lotion
$27.42
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2. method Men's Exfoliating Bar Soap

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Mineral-based exfoliants like volcanic pumice give this method Men's Exfoliating Bar Soap its magic. Activated carbon detoxifies impurities while shea butter ensures your skin feels smooth, even with everyday scrubbing. Men — and the people who love them — will appreciate this ocean-inspired scented lather that leaves a body clean and smelling …

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6 oz
$4.99
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3. Badger Balm Beard Grooming Kit

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Irritated by rogue hairs that stick out from a poorly groomed beard? This Badger Balm Beard Grooming Kit tames strays and softens facial hair into a healthy, well-groomed beard. This grooming kit for men includes a 1-ounce bottle of Badger Beard Oil and a 2-ounce tin of Badger Beard Balm to moisturize and condition. Enjoy aromatic notes of bergamot …

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1 x Beard Oil 1 Oz - 1 x Beard Balm 2 Oz
$34.99
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4. method Men Body Wash

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Life is complicated enough, showering doesn’t have to be. Wash away the sweat of the day with this method Men Body Wash. This men’s body wash is made without parabens or phthalates and comes in three sophisticated, nature-inspired scents.

Are you more of a bar soap kind of guy? See all of our naturally derived soaps and body washes, or browse …

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18 Oz
$7.99
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5. Oars + Alps Exfoliating Bar Soap

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Blue charcoal soap designed for exfoliation and deep cleaning, purges your skin of dead skin cells, sweat and bacteria.
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6 oz
$10.99
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6. Asutra Menthol Arnica Ease Your Pain Cream

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This Asutra Menthol Arnica Ease Your Pain Gel is the first product Venus Williams tried at Asutra, and because of it she joined their team. The anti-inflammatory power of natural arnica combined with the cooling sensation of 4% menthol gives you deeply penetrating relief from the pain of sore muscles, achy joints, and more. Cruelty-free, …
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3 oz
$19.99
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7. Back to the Roots Windowsill Planter - Chili

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The best way to prepare a dish is to cook with the freshest ingredients, and what better way to do that than by growing your own! You can start by growing your own vegetable garden. The Back to the Roots Vegetable Planter makes indoor gardening easy and fun. The kit comes with everything you need to start, including nutrient-rich organic soil that …
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1 kit
$28.99
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8. Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit

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Searching for an easy and fun way to grow your own organic, non-GMO mushrooms at home? Try the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit! In less than two weeks, you’ll be growing your own gourmet pearl oyster mushrooms right out of the box.

Want to see a grow kit in action? Here’s what happened when a NYC native tried growing microgreens from …

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1 kit
$21.99
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9. Bulldog Men's Original Moisturizer

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Bulldog Men’s Original Moisturizer smoothes and softens male skin while it hydrates with a combination of aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea. Ideal for normal skin, Bulldog’s light, nongreasy moisturizer for men has a creamy texture that won’t leave behind an oily residue. Everyone in your life will appreciate a complexion that’s nourished and …

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3.3 Oz
$10.99
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10. Modern Sprout Pruning Shears

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Snip, prune, and harvest your plants and small crops with these Modern Sprout Garden Shears. These garden clippers are made lightweight, durable, sharp, and easy to grip. They feature a high carbon steel blade with a needle-nose tip to make using them both indoors and outdoors super simple. An easy-to-grab handle and convenient finger placement …

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1 pair of shears
$21.99
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11. Spade to Fork Forever Garden Tool Set

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The Spade To Fork Forever Garden Tool Set is made to last. Solid brushed aluminum construction with ergonomically designed handles make this tool set a gardener’s new best friend.

The Garden Trowel
The garden trowel is ideal for digging, spreading soil, prepping beds, and planting seedlings.

The Garden Cultivator
The garden cultivator is …

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1 set
$29.99
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12. Bulldog Original Shave Gel

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Get the smoothest shave of your life with Bulldog Original Shave Gel. Formulated with the best of nature and science to help your razor glide over your face, effortlessly giving you a super close shave. This vegan gel is made with camelina oil, aloe vera, and green tea to hydrate your skin while you shave, plus a fortifying blend of essential oils …

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5.9 Oz
$7.99
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13. Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor

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Get a clean, 100-percent plastic-free shave with this Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor. This Leaf razor package comes with 10 razor blades and one handle. Its blades and razor feature modern characteristics such as all-metal construction and a pivoting head for a safe shave for even the most sensitive skin types. With this razor, you have the choice …

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1 x Razor Handle, 10 x Razor Blades
$88
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14. Tom's of Maine Long-Lasting Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant for Men

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Tom’s of Maine’s Long-Lasting Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant for Men provides a full 24 hours of odor protection — without aluminum. This natural deodorant contains sustainable and responsibly sourced ingredients, including odor-fighting hops, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your body.

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2.8 Oz
$6.99
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15. Modern Sprout DIY Seed Ball Kit - Pizza Garden

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Add Italian herbs to your cooking… mmm pizza, pasta, you name it with help from this Modern Sprout DIY Seed Ball Kit - Pizza Garden. This seed ball kit gives you what you need to make up to 20 nutrient-rich seed balls. Instructions are included to make things easy breezy even if you’re a beginning gardener. Not only can your household benefit from …

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1 kit
$19.99
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FAQs

What's the best surprise for dad?

Dads and moms might differ greatly in their approach to things, but dads love surprises just as much as mom — maybe even more. Dads don't usually expect to be surprised outside of their birthday or Father's Day, so he'll be extra joyful at an unexpected gift or gesture of appreciation just for being him. Also, keep in mind that dads enjoy time with their kids as much as any material gift. Here are some welcome surprises that your dad will most surely love


  • Put together a memory scrapbook to remind him of the happy times you had together.
  • Do something on his to-do list for him — such as tidying his garage.
  • Build something together, or work on an old car as a team.
  • Take him to the movies. Find out what film he's aching to see and surprise him. Chances are he'll wait till it comes out on video otherwise.
  • Have a barbecue and invite dad.
  • Give dad a little gift — something to say you're thinking about him, something you know he'll find useful.

Why are fathers important?

Moms get a lot of credit for getting kids safely through their childhood — and rightfully so. That doesn't mean that dad's just watching it all happen in the corner. Fathers also contribute a lot to the well-being and prosperity of the family as a whole. The best ones do it quietly and let mom get the bulk of the appreciation. But let's not forget all that fathers do for their kids.

Fathers, like mothers, provide guidance through childhood, to help their kids grow to be well-adjusted contributors to society. Dads set the expectation for relationships and friendships by modeling how a good friend and partner should be. They often help provide emotional and financial support to their kids when they first start out on their own, and are there to help out in an emergency. Paternal units also serve as fountains of wisdom and advice for their adult children, once their kids are old enough and wise enough to listen.


What are the qualities of a good dad?

The answer to this question is mostly subjective. Different people value different aspects of their paternal units. For some, their father made them feel safe; for others, valued and appreciated. All dads want to be good fathers. It's a driving force once a man becomes a dad. For the fathers out there, here are some of the characteristics that children appreciated most about their dads:

  • Dads that love to spend time with their children.
  • A wise and knowledgeable dad that's happy to share his wisdom.
  • A father that's generous with praise and adoration for their kids.
  • Dads that are quick to provide comfort and express empathy.
  • A father that makes his children feel protected and secure.
  • Dads that provide fair discipline, and aren't stingy with rewards for a job well done.
  • A dad that lets his children know they're loved.

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At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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