The Onion’s Father’s Day Gift Guide For The Dad Who Has It All

Gift GuidesLifestyle ISSUE 49•24 Jun 14, 2013

Stuck last minute trying to figure out a gift for the father who has everything he possibly needs? Well, these unique gift ideas will let your dad know you’ve been thinking about him.


Tabla ($69.99)

Your dad will love sitting around the house on weekends playing this Indian instrument or getting together with his sitar-playing friends for a quick bhajan session in the garage.


Homemade coupon for 14-hour back rub

Give your dad a gift money can’t buy with a personally written coupon granting him one thorough, 14-hour back massage from you.


Portal to 1981, the last year he was happy

Make your dad flip with this temporal vortex granting him full access to the year when the peak of his life and career was still ahead of him, Reagan was president, and you weren’t born yet.


Just a giant 80-pound sack of beef, power tools, and Dire Straits albums ($59.99)

Not quite sure what dad wants this year? Well, this gargantuan sack of grade-A beef, power tools, and albums from the seminal British rock band will have you covered. Soak the bag with a few cans of Miller Lite for a bonus treat!


2013 Chrysler 300 ($45,000)

There’s no way you can afford it, but just know that some rich asshole did this for his dad and you didn’t.


Piece of printer paper with ‘Dad’ written on it ($4)

Comes in whatever size is in your father’s printer right now. You can also sign it with one of the pens on his desk if you want.


‘A Few Good Men’ novelty bottle opener

Perfect for when your dad just wants to unwind, this bottle opener will, every time he cracks open a beer, play the full four-minute-long audio of the scene in which Capt. Ross (Kevin Bacon) and Lt. Kaffee (Tom Cruise) question Cpl. Barnes (Jack Nicholson) about “Code Reds.”


Just a nice picture of all you kids

There’s nothing your dad really wants this year, but just a good photo of all you kids together for his wallet or office would be nice. You guys are all so far away now and the family is rarely all together. It’s the least you can do.


Small bottle of dirt you can say is from Tiger Stadium or Gettysburg or wherever ($7.99)

Tiny, nondescript bottle of dirt you can make your dad believe was collected from Tiger Stadium before it was demolished, or from the fields of Gettysburg, the shores of Normandy, the old Yankee stadium, or, you know, wherever.