Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad—or any other important parent-like man in your life—how much you appreciate him. Whether he’s all about the latest tech, a DIY enthusiast, or just enjoys some nice downtime on the golf course or the lake, it’s a great feeling when you find an ideal gift to fit his interests. So skip the tired ties and coffee mugs and surprise your dad with something thoughtful. Here’s a roundup of the top five Father’s Day gift ideas for 2024 that are sure to impress your dad no matter what he’s into.

1. Smart home assistants

If your dad is techy, a smart home assistant could be the ideal gift. A device like the Google Nest Hub is likely to please any tech-savvy dad. It plays music and controls lighting, security cams, heat and AC, and can also help keep dad organized with calendar integrations and to-do lists—and he can control it all with simple voice commands.

2. Subscription boxes

Subscription boxes are the latest way for people to dive deeper into the things they’re into, and there’s almost certainly a subscription box that matches up with your dad’s interests. If your dad loves good food, a gourmet subscription like ButcherBox (if he’s a carnivore) or a gift card to Goldbelly will deliver culinary delights right to his door. If he’s into books or music, services like Vinyl Me, Please or Book of the Month can keep his shelves well-stocked with records or reading material every month.

3. Quality tools for the DIYer dad

For the dad who likes to spend his weekends fixing and building things, high-quality tools can make his projects a lot more satisfying. Think about upgrading his old drill, saw, or workbench with something new from top brands like DeWalt or Bosch. Battery technology has come a long way the last few years, so if he has corded tools you can get him the latest cordless versions for more flexibility and convenience.

4. Outdoor adventure gear

Is your dad the outdoorsy type? Gear him up for his next adventure with the latest outdoor equipment. A state-of-the-art portable grill for campsite cookouts can be a really useful gift. A durable Yeti cooler is great for camping, tailgating, or even holding extra drinks for a backyard barbecue at home. If he’s a fisherman, a new rod and reel could be just the thing. Wearable tech like a Garmin or a Fitbit tracker can help him track his activity, and a lot of those devices are also useful for summoning help in case of an emergency when he’s out in the wilderness.

5. A day in the life of Dad

Sometimes, the best gifts aren’t things, but experiences. Plan a day that’s all about spending time together doing what he loves. Book a tee time at his favorite golf course, book an excursion on a local fishing charter boat, or buy tickets to a car show or sporting event. For dads who like a little decadence, a gift certificate to a local spa can be a wonderful surprise. It’s a thoughtful way to spend memorable time together, and your dad will love it.

Other ideas to help you find the right gift

– Personalize it: adding a personal touch, like engraving your dad’s name or a special message on a piece of jewelry, a watch, or a pen can make simple gifts a lot more special.

– Think practical: gifts that your dad will actually use every day are often the ones he’ll appreciate most. Pay attention to what he might need or what could make his life easier or more enjoyable—ideally something he doesn’t even know exists.

– Ask others: If you’re not sure about your choice, ask your siblings or your mom to help with the decision-making process. That can also be a helpful way to increase your budget—you can pool your resources to get your dad a more expensive gift from all of you.

– Check secondhand: Facebook marketplace and other spots are a great way to find used gear he will love, at a fraction of the price.