Father’s Day Gifts & Gets: Top Picks for 2024

With Father’s Day on fast approach, many are still wracking their brains on what to get Dad to express their appreciation for a job well done. Here are a few noteworthy last minute gift picks.

The Rocket Tennis Racquet Bag by Tennis C Williams ( to help bring Dad’s tennis game to a whole new level? Look no further than The Rocket—the ultimate tennis racquet bag by Tennis C Williams. This stylish and durable tote features a spacious interior and smart pocket system that can accommodate everything from shoes to the smallest accessories. Built to last, The Rocket is made of 1680D ballistic nylon, self-mending YKK zippers and advanced lining materials that ensure unmatched durability and protection. The ultra-lightweight and comfortable design provides players versatile carrying options, as well the bag’s ability to stand on its own for added functionality and convenience. The creators of Tennis C Williams aren’t just designers, but tennis players themselves. As such, they understand the needs of those who play the sport at every skill level, and The Rocket is a testament to their expertise. Designed to transform every owners’ pre-game prep- and post-match cooldown, with this tennis bag by Dad’s side, he’ll step onto any court ready to dominate.

Excalibur’s 6 Tray Select Digital Dehydrator ( Dad preserve food more effectively at home with Excalibur’s 6 Tray Select Digital Dehydrator. This expertly crafted, stainless-steel appliance features 9.6 square feet of drying space and includes six chrome trays—offering plenty of room to meet all your dehydrating needs. The brand’s patented HyperwaveTechnology and the Horizontal Parallex Air Flow fluctuates the device’s temperature to remove water from food with a continuous circulation of thermostatically controlled warm air for even drying without tray rotation. Now, users can set precise time and temperature with its easy-to-use LED control panel, with temperatures ranging from 85- to 165-degrees Fahrenheit for up to 60 hours. The dehydrator’s clear glass French door also allows you to easily monitor the drying process first-hand. Whether used for drying vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, flowers and more, this unit is sure to impress on Father’s Day.

RocketFire Propane Torch ( for lighting a grill or fire pit, starting a campfire or searing steak, the RocketFire Torch is reportedly the fastest fire starter on the planet. It’s also an ideal gift to help your loved one reclaim their time with friends and family. With typical fire starters, such as paper, logs, starter squares and lighter fluid, grilling can be a long and frustrating process—taking anywhere from 12-14 minutes to ignite and keep a steady fire going. The RocketFire Torch roars to life in a burst of flame that quickly and evenly lights a charcoal grill or fire pit. Simply place the tri-flame tip in the center of the charcoal or wood and allow the 60-degree flame to do all the work, without the need to add lighter fluid or chemical-soaked bits that could affect the taste of your food. You don’t even have to coax a fire to life by blowing on it or adding kindling. Plus, there’s no finicky cords or overcomplicated instructions. Just push the button and hear the rocket roar. Producing 2,000-degree heat within seconds, RocketFire Torch is the superior solution for fast and reliable fire starting. It’s made of quality stainless steel, brass and aluminum alloy and is safe, easy-to-use and offered with a money-back guarantee. The propane-fueled device is also compatible with Big Green Egg, Kamado and Primo ceramic grills, fire pits and charcoal smokers.

Scosche’s BaseLynx 2.0 Pro Kit ( Scosche BaseLynx 2.0 Pro Kit is the contemporary, compact, customizable modular system to organize, charge, and store all of your portable devices. Use the modules alone or connect multiple modules in your preferred order, adding more as needed. The BaseLynx 2.0 Pro Kit comes with everything you need to power up to 8 devices from one power cord, eliminating clutter and tangled cables and keeping your Apple products charged, organized, easy to find, and ready to go. Highlights include a 2-in-1 vertical multi-device charging station with magsafe; charges iPhone 12 and later; simultaneously charge Airpods charging case; magnetic fast charger for apple watch (MFi); charge up to 3 devices; powered end cap; and a 67w usb-c port. the kit contains a 2-in-1 charging stand with MagSafe; magnetic fast charger for Apple Watch; vertical multi-device charging station; powered end cap; USB-C to lightning braided cable; and 2 USB-C to USB-C (100W) braided cables.

The ‘Access’ Alder Lake Portable Processor from Azulle ( great way to boost Dad’s work productivity this year is with the Access Alder Lake Portable Processor. Featuring the latest 12th Gen Intel Core Processors and a customizable operating system, Azulle’s top-selling mini PC stick’s single-chip design provides a unique combination of power, efficiency and high performance. With 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC memory, Dad can easily speed up data access and handle demanding tasks in a distraction-free work environment. The Access Alder Lake Portable Processor even utilizes passive cooling technology—helping to create a silent operation leading to enhanced focus. Owners need only use the USB-C port to connect two monitors and enjoy media in 4K at 30FPS. The plug-and-play device also allows users to have their preferred operating system and software, so it can be easily integrated into any existing workflow. The result: Users can stay connected without interruptions or delays and enjoy a stress-free experience thanks to the tool’s seamless compatibility with a wide range of peripherals, like printers and monitors. The device is ideal for digital signage, IoT, POS systems, remote work and more. Azulle is a leading manufacturer of mini PCs and sticks, and is dedicated to developing and introducing practical innovation for homes and businesses. What began as a small team creating a single product, Azulle is now a large family of unique and talented people driven to create quality technological solutions for all industries and lifestyles.

iPhone Cloud Gaming Controller from RiotPWR ( that favorite gamer in your life, RioPWR offers the RP1950 iPhone Cloud Gaming Controller that turns your mobile into a console that lets gamers play instead of tapping on the screen—whenever, wherever. Built for gamers by gamers, RiotPWR prevented any unnecessary latency caused by Bluetooth connections with its directly connected gamepad controller, which features an ergonomic design and a removable mobile support post for tactical comfort and agility. Plus, the RP1950 is compatible with more than 1,000 games, including Xbox Cloud Gaming, Stadia, PS Remote Play, Steam Link, Amazon Luna and more. Everything you need is included—simply plug in and play. This cloud gaming controller features an improved version of the company’s pass-through charging technology that powers up as you play for unlimited gaming without draining your device. It also comes with an Audio DAC and headphone socket. Whether online or offline, the RP1950 allows users to operate and instantly share gameplay with its dedicated share button—providing owners extended gameplay without compromise.

JLAB’s Neon Wireless On-Ear Headphones & Epic Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds ( sure what to get that music lover on your holiday list? Help them look cool and feel good with the Neon Wireless On-Ear Headphones from JLAB. These colorful headphones sit softly on the ears and head with their ultra-plush faux leather and cloud foam cushions, giving wearers endless comfort every time they jam out. And it truly is a jam session, since the wireless headphones pack a punch with 40-millimeter neodymium drivers. Plus, JLAB’s exceptional C3—or Crystal Clear Clarity—allows owners to immerse themselves in vibrant highs, mids and bumping bass for 30-hour Bluetooth playtime. Built for everyone who loves to rock out, the Neon Wireless On-Ear Headphones’ circular ear cups rotate 80 degrees and fold up in the palm of your hand, while their quick click track control easily adjusts the volume, play or pause and skip tracks. Users can even accept or reject calls while wearing the headphones and utilize the accessory’s universal mic. For those who prefer the low-profile experience, JLAB’s Epic Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds feature 12-plus hours of Bluetooth playtime in each earbud and 36-plus additional hours from the charging case. With a product called “Epic,” you know it comes with all the bells and whistles. The device’s Smart Active Noise Cancellation function adjusts to the environment and continually learns how to best cancel noises. And, with the new JLab Sound app, users can customize the Active Noise Control settings, touch controls and sound to their personal preferences. Other features include wear-detect sensors, IP55 sweatproofing and movie mode to elevate any film-watching experience.

‘WiFi on Steroids’ GenX MEGA Booster from Camping World ( your favorite traveler’s internet signal this December with the WiFi on Steroids GenX MEGA Booster from Camping World. This device powers your connectivity in any room where there’s a weak or unsatisfactory connection—reliably repeating and amplifying the router’s signal for factory-rated coverage of up to 500 meters. The five-function WiFi on Steroids GenX MEGA Booster includes four external antennas, a WiFi repeater, extender, router, access point and bridge. Simply put, it provides wireless transfer speeds up to 300 megabits per second—offering a better performance for web surfing, emailing and file-sharing while on-the-go or off-the-grid. Even more, the WiFi on Steroids GenX MEGA Booster’s router has the speed and range to charge a complex set of networking applications, which creates an efficient mobile office or entertainment network in no time. Easy to use and install, the device’s small size and wall-mounted design make it simple to deploy and move with flexibility. Holiday shoppers can snag the new WiFi on Steroids GenX MEGA Booster at Camping World, the nation’s largest retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services. Upgrade your loved one’s outdoor living experience by extending their internet’s range and signal strength further than ever before.

Elevated Complete Set with Mat and Stand Slow Feeder Bowls from Trot Pets ( on what to get Dad this Father’s Day? How about something designed to improve the lives of their best four-legged pals. Trot Pets’ Elevated Complete Set with Mat and Stand revolutionizes pet dining with its premium-quality slow feeder bowls that are engineered to tackle the significant health risks associated with rapid eating in dogs. These bowls promote healthier digestion and mitigate the threat of bloat— a condition that tragically claims the lives of tens of thousands of dogs annually. Additionally, the set features an elevated stand to improve posture and digestion, magnetized bowls for mess-free dining and a sleek, contemporary design available in multiple colors to seamlessly complement any home decor. Dishwasher safe for effortless cleaning and rust-proof for enhanced hygiene, the Elevated Complete Set also includes air-tight lids—making it perfect for travel. No matter the size of Dad’s furry friends, this comprehensive solution allows pet owners to provide a safe, comfortable and stylish experience for their beloved companions. Still not sold? A percentage of every sale goes to Hearts and Bones, a rescue and foster organization dedicated to finding loving and forever homes for pets in need.

Personalized Wine Selections Courtesy of the ‘VinoVoss’ Virtual Sommelier by BetterAI ( those dads who look forward to wine-o’clock, it’s important he has a varietal he’s sure to savor. But, the process of discovering and selecting the perfect bottle of wine for Dad based on his exacting preferences—or any celebratory occasion—can be overwhelming. That’s why BetterAI, a data technology company elevating the world of wine through the power of artificial intelligence (AI), has launched the world’s most comprehensive and intuitive wine search engine and recommendation system: “VinoVoss.” This revolutionary AI-driven, web-based platform makes it easier than ever for all wine enthusiasts—from novices to connoisseurs—to find the perfect wine for any occasion. Acting as a virtual wine sommelier, the VinoVoss semantic search and recommendation system harnesses the power of AI to provide personalized wine recommendations, catering to the unique preferences of each customer. The system has numerous capabilities, including allowing users to search for wines by grape variety, region or price; get personalized wines based on taste preferences; compare wines to find a perfect match for a meal; track their own wine collection and create a wish list; search for organic wines and more. Wine Discovery categories allow easy exploration by wine color and type, top occasions (like gift-giving or fine dining), unique picks (like celebrity or sommelier selections or rare collectables) and a fun “Surprise Me!” option. Of course, users can browse by varietals like popular, classic and emerging grapes and popular styles like fruity or bold. A “Regions” category is also handy for those who prefer geographic appellation-based sorting or even Terrior parameters like volcanic, coastal and high altitude. The real fun is asking VinoVoss human, conversation-style questions or providing prompts, like “What is the best wine from Chile?”; “I’m looking for a red wine that’s good with steak”; “I’m craving a bold, full-bodied red wine”; or “What Bordeaux do celebrities like that goes with pork?” The VinoVoss search engine is a powerful and streamlined tool helping users build knowledge and shop, sip and savor with more confidence than ever before.

Big Boys Do Cry: A Man’s Guide to Navigating Emotions and Showing Up More Vulnerable in Relationships” book ( Dad cry his way to better romantic, familial, social and workplace relationships? Yes, says Ryan Joseph Kopyar, LMHCA, RCC, CPT & CSN—an internationally licensed counselor, men’s vulnerability coach and acclaimed author. He is a transformational figure in the fields of psychology and personal development. From his own tragic and tumultuous past, Ryan emerged as a beacon of hope for those seeking personal growth and emotional healing. In his newest book, “Big Boys Do Cry: A Man’s Guide to Navigating Emotions and Showing Up More Vulnerable in Relationships,” Ryan provides guidelines and tactical skills men can use for better navigating emotions and expressing wants and needs in a healthy and effective way. “It’s time to break the narrative about ‘men not being good communicators’ in relationships…or in general,” Ryan says. In this impactful book, Ryan reveals the profound strength men in particular can find in tears—a revelation that took his almost three decades to embrace after his own brush with substances, the law and a horrifically tragic rape/homicide incident that took the life of both his mother and unborn (8 gestational month) sister. “There is power—and purpose—in pain. When I gave myself permission to cry, my life changed,” Ryan notes. Today, Ryan’s guidance for other men is a stepping stone toward their own emotional freedom He helps men worldwide to defy societal norms, unabashedly cry, and embark on a path to deeper connections and richer, more vulnerable relationships. His tireless work reshapes false narratives: tears are not a sign of weakness but rather a catalyst for transformative strength. With a unique blend of intense passion, an energizing persona, and a deep connection with his audience, Ryan aims to inspire men on their healing journey. His goal is to help individuals reconnect with their hearts and learn healthy, effective ways of communication within their families. Ryan’s impact is felt worldwide as he continues to empower individuals to embrace vulnerability and transform their lives.

Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids (Boys’ and Girls’ Edition Books) ( time with Dad can change kids’ lives! Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids, authored by yours truly, is a fictional, award-winning illustrated children’s book written to motivate ALL kids to make good choices every day for health and wellness. In this first-of-its-kind story, important health themes are “served up” in an easy-to-read style to help overweight kids get on a healthy track, as well as encourage those within a healthy weight range to not only continue making wise lifestyle choices, but also better understand and empathize with peers currently struggling with a weight problem. Written for kids ages 7-14 and available in both a Girls’ and Boys’ Edition, “Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” is a ground-breaking piece of fictional children’s literature that has been heralded by an array to health industry experts for its approach. The book also includes a Parent’s Section with Story Discussion Question prompts to facilitate dialogue with the young reader.


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Merilee Kern

Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “T...(Read More)

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