By People Staff
Updated June 16, 2014 12:00 PM

James Van Der Beek

The actor and father of three, 37, handpicks gifts that are stylish, colorful and fun

Medicine Ball

“An old-school but effective workout – especially when you’re carrying kids.”

Dynamax Medicine Ball, from $74;

Java in a Jiffy

“Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you have to give up real coffee. Works with loose-leaf tea too.”

Bodum Travel Press, $30;

Wise Words

“Every father has moments when he realizes his love for his kids is equaled only by his lack of sanity.”

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing by Jason Good, $14.95;

Kooky Socks

“Life is too short to wear boring socks.”

Gallant & Beau Customized Box Set, $48.50 (for a set of three pairs);

Sexy Scent

“Every character I play wears a different cologne. I can’t tell you who wears Oud Wood, but I envy his taste.”

Tom Ford Oud Wood, $210 (for 1.7 oz.); neiman

Chocolate Treat

“These are nut-free, gluten-free and so good!”

Sun Cups, $20 (for a box of 24);

Eco Towels

“When my wife said we were going paper-towel-free, I thought she was crazy. But these just work better.”

Zwipes Microfiber Cloths, $19.99 (for 12);

Versatile Shoes

“Dads who travel need a classic boot that can be worn with jeans and slacks, because checking a bag sucks!” Wolverine 1,000 Mile Boot, $360;

Terry Crews

A dad to four children, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor, 45, shares a mix of go-to presents for the practical patriarch

Salty & Sweet Snack

“A cheat-day staple! Zero trans fat means a lot less guilt when I wolf down a bucket.”

Garrett Popcorn, Chicago Mix, $33;

Upscale Luggage Locks

“I love these! They’re a smart way to keep your items secure yet stylish enough to improve the look of your luggage.”

Tumi TSA Lock Box Set of 3, $55;

High-Tech Grilling Tool

“This gadget ensures all meats are cooked safely and thoroughly. It’s a must for any man who loves to grill.”

Maverick RediFork Pro Digital Thermometer, $19.99;

Tie Accessory

“This ingenious product stays invisible while keeping your tie in place.”

Tiedown 10-Pack, $25;

Crews’s Memoir

The actor says his first book is “the perfect gift for your man. I’ve made all the mistakes so they don’t have to.”

Manhood, $25;

Danny Masterson

The Men at Work star, 38, and father to 4-month-old Fianna offers ideas for dads who are young at heart

Acoustic Guitar

“Mine has been in every dressing room I’ve occupied in the last eight years. It looks great and sounds even better.”

Taylor “Baby Taylor” Sapele/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar, $299; guitar

Colorful Sneakers

“My dad wore them; I wear ’em; my kid will wear ’em.”

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, $50;

Great Whiskey

“It’s delicious and finally available in the U.S.”

Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, $56.17;

Fun iPhone Cables

“iPhone charging cables just got real cool. I went with the baby-blue cable for the house.”

Eastern Collective Lightning Collective Cable, $25.95;

Sleek Golf Club

“Make the ball stop on a dime with this bad boy.”

Cleveland Golf 588 RTX Satin Chrome Wedge, $119.99 and up;

Tony Hale

Dad to 8-year-old Loy Ann, the Veep star, 43, selects gifts ranging from silly to sweet

Hot Comedy

“For the next 24 hours, get him Veep!”

Veep Seasons 1-2 DVDs, $39.98 each;

Quirky Cuff Links

“Star Wars: Episode VII is on its way. Get Dad prepped.”

Star Wars R2D2 Cuff Links, $60 a pair;

Cake Club

“Pick your poison and make Father’s Day last months.”

Amazing Clubs Cake of the Month Club, $74.85 (for three months);


Meaningful Donation

“Find a charity that supports something your dad loves and donate in his name.”

Blood:Water donation, from $1;

Bug Zapper

“I love going Braveheart on bugs.”

Charcoal Companion Bug Zapper, $19.99;

Dierks Bentley

From his Riser tour, the country singer, 39, and dad of three drops hints from his wish list

Classic Aviators

“Because I’m a pilot, I think it’s an unwritten rule that you have to own a pair!”

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, $169.95;

Hip Headphones

“I always travel with a pair of headphones.”

Beats Solo Headphones, $169.95;

Cool Tee

“Pick up a T-shirt and your dad’s bar tab too.”

Whiskey Row Logo T-shirt, $20;

Game of Thrones

“It’s hands-down one of my favorite shows right now. It’s so cinematic.”

Seasons 1-3 DVDs, $59.98 each;

Beer Pong

“I might need to ask for one of these for the tour bus!”

Beer Pong Game Emergency Kit, $23.99;

Amar’e Stoudemire

The New York Knicks forward, 31, and father of four reveals his faves


“I coauthored it with my personal chef Max Hardy. It’s the perfect gift for dads.”

Cooking with Amar’e, $27.99;

Pro Blender

“I use it to make a smoothie when I’m running out the door.”

Vitamix S30, $399.95;


“The eucalyptus is calming.”

Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Body Lotion, $13; bathandbody

Sophisticated Cap

“There’s sure to be a winner at Goorin Bros. for every dad who enjoys a quality hat.”

Goorin Bros. Mr. Montjoy Linen Flat Cap, $98;

Bleacher Seats to a Yankees Game

“Affordable, they offer a great view of the field and have the die-hard fans.”

New York Yankees bleacher seats, $15–$23;