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Find the Best Gifts for Father's Day With These Apps

The perfect food, sports, entertainment, and clothing gifts for Dad are just a click away with these apps.

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Call us sentimental, but we think Father's Day gifts should be meaningful. So before you pick up one more geometric-patterned necktie, shaving stand, fountain pen, or bottle of cologne, just think ofmore

Call us sentimental, but we think Father's Day gifts should be meaningful. So before you pick up one more geometric-patterned necktie, shaving stand, fountain pen, or bottle of cologne, just think of all the times your father took out the trash, drove you to school, helped you with your homework, and took you fishing. Oh, and remember that second job he took to help pay your college tuition?

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Well, now it's payback time. Here are some of the ways you can show your appreciation, and you don't even have to drive anywhere or be with him to do it. From food- and drink-delivery services and hot new threads to subscription streaming services and in-home massages, you can find a thoughtful way to show pops you care. Check out these 15 apps to keep your dad glad and create lasting memories.

Daddy's time to wine

Drizly

Drizly

Drizly asks for your address and returns with a spectacular selection of beer, wine, and liquor from partnering stores without any price markups. Drizly pinky-swears to deliver your order ASAP. If you want to plan ahead, you can schedule a delivery up to two weeks in advance, or if you live outside one of the 70-plus cities Drizly delivers to, you can have your hooch delivered in two to three days.

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Vivino

Vivino

Put the bottle of Two Buck Chuck back on the Trader Joe's shelf and pick up the Vivino Wine Scanner app to get your father a more sophisticated Syrah or Sauvignon Blanc. You'll get wine recommendations for a collection of 9.2 million wines. You can also scan a label at a wine store or an entire wine list at a restaurant and get pricing, ratings, reviews, and even food-pairing options.

You’ll always have a pizza his heart

​DoorDash

​DoorDash

Is your pop more meat and potatoes or summer salads? No matter his preference, DoorDash's variety of culinary options from over 110,000 restaurants in more than 600 cities, are guaranteed to please his palate.

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron

How many lunches did Dad BBQ or grill for you? To trim your father's time in the kitchen, look to a meal-delivery service, such as Blue Apron. With a subscription, he'll have fresh meal kits delivered right to his door, with all the ingredients needed to whip up a fabulous dinner.

He really needs new clothes

Mr Porter

Mr Porter

Mr Porter puts the most stylish, expert-curated clothing and accessories -- from more than 400 designer brands, including Balenciaga, Gucci, and Saint Laurent -- all in one place. Need a last-minute gift sent abroad? The company also offers express worldwide shipping to over 170 countries.

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Glasses by Warby Parker

Glasses by Warby Parker

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Get the coolest sunglasses for Dad for $95 and up, with free shipping and returns on the Glasses by Warby Parker app. Not sure which pair will suit him best? Send him five to try on and only keep the pair -- or pairs -- he likes.

The genes make the man

23andMe

23andMe

You know where you come from. Why not help your father figure out his origin? After purchasing and sending him the 23andMe DNA kit for $99, he'll just have to collect and send back a saliva sample. The 23andMe app will return genetic reports in six to eight weeks that are easy to understand.

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AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA

Purchase an AncestryDNA kit for your pops for $99, have him submit his sample, and he'll be able to discover his family story in six to eight weeks with help from the AncestryDNA database -- and access those reports from within the app.

That’s my dad out there

Golfshot Plus

Golfshot Plus

Get Dad the Golfshot Plus ($29.99) app, and he'll get GPS distances for hundreds of thousands of holes on tens of thousands of courses worldwide, as well as info on hazards. He'll also be able to take photos, track his scores, and share his scorecards directly from this app.

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ESPN+

ESPN+

With an ESPN+ streaming service subscription ($4.99 a month or $49.99 annually) your pop will be able to stream all the live NHL, MLB, MLS, NCAA, golf, boxing, tennis, and rugby games he can handle, as well as original shows and the entire 30 for 30 library (an acclaimed sports short documentary series) -- all from the Watch tab of the ESPN app.

When bread and circuses won’t cut it

Spotify Music

Spotify Music

The Spotify Music app brings the latest and greatest songs and albums to your iOS or Android device. Now you can bring these to your father's, so he'll be able to build playlists, discover new music, and hear songs that match his mood.

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Netflix

Netflix

The Netflix app is your gateway to the streaming service's vast collection of original programs, such as Black Mirror, Stranger Things, and Daredevil; network and cable TV shows; blockbuster and indie movies; and informative documentaries. Buy Dad a subscription, so he can watch popular TV shows and movies, as well as original programming, too.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

Or get him a subscription to YouTube TV, Google's skinny-bundle TV service, offering 40-something channels for $39.99 per month, with tons of sports channels and Cloud DVR included.

Keep calm and book a massage

Soothe

Soothe

Using the Soothe app, you can arrange for a massage therapist to come to your dad's place on Father's Day or at a time that's convenient for him seven days a week, from 8am to midnight in your local timezone. The massage therapist will provide the table, fresh linens, oils, lotion, and music, and your pops just needs to bring his aches and pains.

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Zeel In-Home Massage Therapist

Zeel In-Home Massage Therapist

Whether your dad's into Swedish, deep tissue, sports, or sleep massage, the Zeel app is another great choice for booking him in-home massages.