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82 Thoughtful Gifts for Dads That Show How Much You Love Him

From the practical to the just for fun, our list of gifts for dads will help you find the perfect thing for every occasion—even for the guys who are impossible to shop for.

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Dad Gift Guide Feature UdRD.com, Via retailers

Perfect presents for pops

Fathers do so much for the family, so it’s only natural that you want to show your love and appreciation for them. Whether you’re buying gifts for a husband, a boyfriend, or a father-in-law—or trying to earn the status of favorite child from your own parent—our list of gifts for dads will make your shopping easier. These presents are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, his birthday, or any other special occasion.

We’ve got gifts for men who enjoy the outdoors, personalized gifts for guys who already have it all, tech gifts for the gadget-obsessed, and gag gifts for those who love a good laugh, plus some stocking stuffers for men that won’t break your budget and these gifts that give back to will warm his heart. Father may know best … but so do we, and these gift ideas are sure to be a hit!

Wasserstein WiFi-Controlled Smart Power Strip Via Wasserstein-Home.com

Wasserstein Wi-Fi-Controlled Smart Power Strip

Best for: Tech-savvy dads

If ever there was a perfect gift for Dad, it’s this Wasserstein Wi-Fi-controlled power strip, which lets him control the lights and appliances from just about anywhere he has cell reception. That means he’ll never complain about you leaving lamps turned on again because—fear not—he can turn them off in a jiffy. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant and even includes two USB ports.

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Audible Gift Card Ecomm Via Amazon.comVia Merchant

Audible Premium Plus Gift Membership

Best for: Audiobook lovers

The only thing better than gifting Dad a great book is gifting him a way to read it on the go. Audible Premium Plus gift memberships offer all the perks of a subscription without the commitment. That means audiobooks to thousands of bestsellers, plus originals you can only get on Audible, sleep tracks, meditation programs, and podcasts. And with a Premium Plus gift membership, your dad will also get an additional title every month from an extended list of bestsellers and new releases not available with a standard Audible subscription. Not sure how long he’ll want to listen? Gift memberships range between one month and one year.

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Fresh Clean Tees Starter 5-PackVia Freshcleantees.com

Fresh Clean Tees Starter 5-Pack

Best for: Dads who appreciate casual comforts

This five-pack is sure to be Dad’s new favorite set of shirts and will quickly replace the tired white tees and threadbare sweatshirts he’s been wearing for too long. From a pair of best-selling colorful tees to the comfiest, best-fitting black hoodie on the market, this pack has his back whether he wears a size small or a 2XL.

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Yeti Retro Knit Beanievia yeti.com

Yeti Retro Knit Beanie

Best for: The Yeti fan

Yeti likely already makes his favorite travel mug or cooler, and now you can introduce him to his favorite new hat from the same brand. The 100 percent acrylic Retro Knit Beanie is vintage in all the right ways.

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Carboncool Omniphase Lt Pillow on a bedvia intellibed.com

Intellibed CarbonCool OmniPhase LT Pillow

Best for: Hot sleepers

He’ll never have to flip the pillow in search of the cold side again, thanks to this genius ever-cool OmniPhase pillow. Its molecules attract and disperse heat as needed to maintain ventilation and advanced airflow; he’ll rave to the whole family about it! The pillow’s carbon-infused foam also creates a channel to filter heat away from his face and neck so he can sleep soundly.

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SnoShark Snow Removal Brushvia amazon.com

SnoShark Snow Removal Brush

The last tool he’ll ever need for winter car care, the SnoShark is a heavy-duty, durable, and surprisingly lightweight snow remover made of high-grade aluminum, zinc alloy, and stainless steel parts that are built to last. No more snapping off the head of your snow brush on icy days! The anti-freeze nylon paddle can withstand severe temperatures—so much so that the manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty. SnoShark extends to two locking positions for easy cleaning and collapses down to a compact size for convenient storage.

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VIZIO V-Series 2.1 Home Theater Sound Barvia walmart.com

Vizio V-Series 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar

Best for: The king of movie night

He’ll feel like he’s living in the scenes of his favorite flicks with Vizio’s soundbar. It features Bluetooth technology, crystal-clear sound, and an affordable price that makes it easy to give and even easier to appreciate.

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Arrow Newport Galvanized Metal Shedvia homedepot.com

Arrow Newport Galvanized Metal Shed

Best for: The dad who needs more outdoor storage space

If the garage is overflowing with his gear, this easy-to-assemble galvanized metal shed from Arrow is the best gift for Dad. It ships right to his door, stands up to all sorts of weather conditions, and comes in a generous ten-feet-by-eight-feet size that fits plenty of tools and maintenance gear he can’t live without. Plus, it’s more affordable than you think.

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Compagnie de Provence Liquid Marseille SoapVia Cieluxe.com

Compagnie de Provence Liquid Marseille Soap

Best for: Clean hands and high fives

Dad always appreciates clean hands and good hygiene, and this liquid Marseille soap is sure to please. It’s made in a cauldron, per age-old French tradition, and offers rich hydration in a sleek, guy-friendly bottle he’ll proudly display. And the invigorating rosemary scent is one everyone in the family will love using.

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Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shavervia amazon.com

Philips Norelco OneBlade Face and Body Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver

Best forB Clean shaves

Keep Dad looking well groomed with this face and body electric trimmer and shaver. It can work with or without shaving foam, on his face or his body, and wet or dry—even in the shower.

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Man Crates Jerky Tie

Best for: The classy carnivore

This gift idea for dad takes tasteful-looking ties literally. Give him this stylish and deceptive tie box, stuffed with delectable, bite-sized meats. Unique flavors (there are ten total) like Root Beer Habanero, Garlic Beef, and Whiskey Maple will tantalize and treat his taste buds.

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Boy Smells Cedar Stack Scented Candle

Best for: Scent-sational pops

Yes, you can give a dad a candle—and you can’t go wrong with a masculine scent, like this one from Boy Smells, which has hints of cedar, sawdust, and white musk. Bonus: It is made from natural coconut wax, so no worries if he (or anyone else who might be nearby) is sensitive to synthetic fragrance. You might want to buy two so you have a hostess gift on hand when you need it.

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Personalized Metal Smoke Shop or Grill Sign

Best for: Home chefs

Your dad’s brisket is unsurpassed, and his outdoor grill setup is first-rate. Now, all he needs is some signage. This one comes personalized with your dad’s name, and/or whatever else suits him in 30 characters or less. Make sure he knows these delicious grill recipes, too.

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Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best for: Music lovers

A Bluetooth speaker is pretty much essential these days (for dads and everyone). This outdoor-friendly waterproof version can go just about anywhere your dad wants to go—camping, fishing, the beach, even just another room in the house. It is wireless, weighs less than a pound, and offers 24 hours of playtime and 12 watts of “pure audio power.” If you’re also buying a gift for a teen, you can’t go wrong with something like this.

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Bamboozle Eclipse Server

Best for: Entertainers

If the dad in your life is used to dipping tortilla chips directly into the salsa jar, it might be time to elevate his snacking experience with a proper chip-and-dip server. This dishwasher-safe five-piece set, made from bamboo fiber, is great for a binge-watching sesh, taco night, or even a backyard party with the neighbors. Moms would also love one of these. (Hint, hint.)

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Anker PowerCore Portable Phone Charger

Best for: The tech-inclined

A portable phone charger is quite possibly the best (and the most practical) tech-related gift for dads. Why? Because at some point, he will need to charge his phone, and he won’t be able to find a place to plug it in. This one is lightweight, high-speed, and works with many different phones (including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy). Here are more Amazon Prime gifts to consider when you’re pressed for time.

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MPIX Custom Photo Book

Best for: The proud papa

Forget the brag book for Grandma—it’s Dad who couldn’t be prouder of his brood. Put his greatest loves into a custom-made photo book from Mpix as a keepsake of an amazing family vacation, the kids’ highest-scoring sports games, or just a great collection of daddy-daughter snaps. The website is a cinch to use, and the resulting photo book is absolutely stunning. Even the most basic paper options feel luxe.

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Clarins Smooth Shave

Best for: Bearded fellows

Upgrade his shave routine with this foaming gel, made to be used every day, even on the most sensitive skin. Get a cool, close shave every time with this refreshing product that helps prevent nicks, cuts, and razor burn. It makes a great stocking stuffer or works as part of a larger grooming package.

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Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for Men Set

Best for: The skin-care novice

Thanks to its simplicity, Kiehl’s is always a hit with those who want to keep their skin-care routine no-nonsense (which, let’s face it, includes most dads). This starter kit of necessities includes a face wash, scrub, and moisturizer—basically, everything he needs for a fuss-free regimen.

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Knock Knock “What I Love About Dad” Fill-in-the-Blank Journal

Best for: Dads with young kids

Presents for pops would not be complete without something cute from the kids, and this fill-in-the-blank journal is fun for them and heartwarming for him—making it one of the best gifts for dads out there. While your shopping, grab the What I Love About Grandpa edition and you’ll be all set for him, too.

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Grillight Personalized Lighted Spatula

Best for: Grill masters

Grilled to perfection doesn’t happen by chance. It requires careful watch, attention to detail, and light. Perfect for cookouts after dark, the LED light integrated into the spatula handle allows you to see what’s cooking, even at night. Plus, you can customize it, making it extra special. Talk about a cool kitchen gadget!

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Amazon Essentials Men’s Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt

Best for: Casual loungers

There’s a reason this classic hoodie has thousands of five-star reviews—it’s durable, it’s comfortable, it’s affordable, and it comes in more than 30 colors/patterns—making it the perfect gift for dad. Plus, no man can have too many hoodies, so this pick is basically a sure thing.

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Mr. Beer Craft Beer Kit

Best for: Beer connoisseurs

Your lager-loving dad can craft his very own brewskis at home with this easy-to-use kit. It comes with everything he needs to brew a batch of beer (literally, everything), and it will be ready to drink in less than a month. If a nice Cabernet or Chardonnay is more his thing, you’ll want to take a look at these gifts for wine lovers.

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Thoughtfully Gifts The Good Hurt Fuego: Emergency Kit

Best for: Hot sauce enthusiasts

If your dad doesn’t leave the house without packets of sriracha, he’ll go crazy for this travel-friendly tin packed with mouthwatering hot sauces. The pocket-friendly collection includes Smokey Bourbon, Jalapeño, Chipotle, and Garlic Del Fuego—all sure to give his food an extra kick, no matter the location.

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Hawaiian Isles Kona Classic Coffee

Best for: Java heads

Is dad dreaming of a trip to Hawaii? It may not be in the cards, but he can still enjoy classic Hawaiian coffee at home with this gift that’s perfect for coffee lovers. This blend features Kona beans harvested on the Big Island and roasted on Oahu (aka paradise). And it’s the perfect pairing for Macadamia Nut pancakes, or whatever he likes best for brunch.

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Stinger Compact Wet/Dry Shop Vac

Best for: Obsessive cleaners

Even if your dad already has a powerful, full-sized shop vac, he’ll definitely appreciate this compact, handheld version. It’s easy to carry around (making it an ideal car vacuum), and it can even be used as a mini leaf/debris blower. If he’s always wanted a robot vacuum, we have plenty of those for you to choose from, too.

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Harbinger Push-Up Elite

Best for: Fitness fanatics

These ergonomic push-up handles will help him build strength and maintain proper form while he exercises in the garage, the man cave, the backyard, or wherever. They are designed to rotate to engage more muscles and increase strength and definition in arms, shoulders, chest, back, and abs.

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Jack Black Shave Essentials Kit

Best for: Guys who love to groom

Another practical choice in the skin-care department is this Shave Essentials Kit from Jack Black (which, by the way, is not affiliated with the famous comedic actor of the same name). It comes with a glycolic acid facial cleanser, a moisturizer/sunscreen combo, and a creamy shave lather. Many dads will appreciate the fact that it is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, as well as 100 percent vegan.

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PowerCap Rechargeable LED Structured Hat

Best for: Practical pops

A hat that lights up might sound like a cheesy made-for-TV product, but these hats actually make super cool gifts for dad. With LED lights placed strategically under the bill, it provides visibility up to 42 feet and is perfect for any activity that requires hands-free lighting (camping, late-night jogging, home improvement projects, etc.). Also consider a beanie version for when the temperatures drop. Got a sibling who’s just like your dad? Get this gift for your brother, too.

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Inkbird Bluetooth Grill Thermometer

Best for: Meat lovers

Dad will appreciate the ease of use and accuracy of this Bluetooth thermometer for his grill or smoker. It pairs with his iPhone or Android device, so even if he’s occupied with a game of corn hole, he’ll know when the burgers are done.

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Lumberlend Best Ever Bat Mug

Best for: Baseball fans

This custom mug is sure to be a home run. Perfect for any 12-ounce hot or cold liquid, it comes in four stock wood finishes. Or you can select your own custom color, then personalize it with text that shows your appreciation for dear dad. Add a baseball-inspired custom bottle opener to make it a set.

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Benyar Classic Retro Rectangle Watch

Best for: Style-minded men

If your dad loves the look of the Reverso Classic watch but you’re not in love with the $4,000-plus price tag, this under-$30 watch is a good alternative. It will look great on his wrist, and it won’t require you to sacrifice your life savings. It’s even water-resistant!

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Meguiar Complete Car Care Kit

Best for: The car-obsessed

Washing the car will seem like much less of a chore to your dad if you hook him up with all the right products. Everything he needs to give his whip a complete detail is included in this kit—exterior wash, tire gel, wax, an interior cleaning spray, and more. FYI, Meguiar also makes popular (and super affordable) cleaning wipes that keep your car looking and smelling brand-new.

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Aaron Leather Utility Apron

Best for: The handy man

Woodworking? Welding? Painting? No matter what project your dad has going on, he needs a heavy-duty shop apron to protect his skin and clothing. This one has a bunch of pockets and is adjustable, so it will fit anyone.

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Free Soldier Tactical Trousers

Best for: Outdoor adventurers

Does your dad need tactical pants? He does if he’s into hiking, camping, climbing, hunting, or any other outdoor activity. Bonus points to this pair for being extra durable: They’re made of Teflon fabric, which effectively repels stains and liquids.

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Bonnie & Pop Dried Fruit Gift Basket

Best for: Healthy snackers

This scrumptious gift basket has nutritious dried fruit—including exotic mango slices, luscious peaches, and tangy kiwi—packed with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber for the ultimate diet-friendly indulgence. The naturally sweet treats are kosher, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Plus, the snacks come presented on a reusable wooden basket that also folds flat into a countertop trivet or serving tray.

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Handcrafted Leather Valet Tray

Best for: Messy men

Does your guy need a little help to stay organized? This is a handy (and nice-looking) place to toss his keys, wallet, glasses, and phone. Free custom engraving is also available.

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Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Best for: Coffee fiends

If your dad loves artisanal coffee, he’ll go crazy for the Aeropress. A favorite among coffee connoisseurs, this handy device makes better-tasting coffee by allowing total immersion of ground coffee in the water, resulting in extensive flavor extraction. It brews faster (we’re talking less than two minutes!) to yield rich, flavorful cups.

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Therapedic Reversible Weighted Blanket

Best for: Anyone who needs a good night’s rest

The health benefits of weighted blankets are well documented, but they’re also just super cozy. Help him sleep deeply and wake up feeling more refreshed with this plush blanket. Using the same comforting pressure as a loving hug to elicit a sense of calmness and relaxation, the added weight will help him sleep comfortably through the night.

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Personalized Engraved Compass

Best for: The perpetual wanderer

Adventurous souls will appreciate this functioning compass, which can be engraved and personalized with a message in your own handwriting or even a family photo. Add a leather case for safekeeping.

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Swiss+Tech 19-in-1 Micro Pocket Multitool

Best for: Guys on the go

Two wrenches, six screwdrivers, pliers, a bottle opener, a wire cutter/stripper, a wire crimper, a hand drill, and two rulers and ruler extensions all in one small, lightweight package. It is OK if you don’t know what all of those tools do—your dad will, and he’ll love having this at his disposal.

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Multi-Function Refillable & Retractable Ballpoint Pen

Best for: Old-school writers

It may be a digital world, but a good pen is still a necessity. How about giving your dad a four-in-one multicolored one? It’s retractable, refillable, and perfect for the guy who prefers pen and paper to screen and stylus. Test it out by writing one of these dad quotes in his card.

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True Utility FireStash Lighter Multitool

Best for: Campers

A mini waterproof lighter that fits on a key chain will have your dad all set for camping trips or backyard bonfires. The unbelievably small canister houses a fully working lighter that is ready to ignite. It is designed with a dark chrome-plated zinc alloy body for added durability and has a water-proof neoprene O-ring. It’s refillable, too! If this sounds right up his alley, check out this other camping gear he’ll love.

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Novgarden Personalized Leather Bracelet

Best for: Trendy dudes

Stylish and masculine, this customizable braided leather bracelet makes a great gift for the sentimental guy who likes to accessorize. Names of up to five of his loved ones can be engraved on the beads.

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Goodfellow and Co. Ricky Slide Sandal

Best for: Casual guys

A versatile pair of sandals are a wardrobe staple. Available in gray or black, your dad will love these ultra-comfortable slides for a day at the pool, running to the mailbox, or just hanging out. Also consider these men’s slippers for lounging at home.

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Grill Rescue Grill Brush with Scraper

Best for: BBQ lovers

Do you know that nails-on-a-chalkboard screech you get with a regular grill brush? The Grill Rescue eliminates that because it cleans with steam and doesn’t have wire bristles. Your dad’s post-grilling cleanup regimen will be a lot easier from now on.

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Thermos Vacuum-Insulated Food Jar

Best for: Office mates

The best gifts for dads who head to an office every day are the ones that make his nine-to-five a little easier. Elevate his bagged lunch to this stainless-steel, dual-compartment container that keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. The lid also doubles as a serving bowl. Pair it with one of these smart water bottles if your budget allows.

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Create Your Own Picture Frame

Best for: New dads

This wooden frame is the perfect gift idea for dads who want to remember all of their kids’ special moments. Personalize any four lines of text and have it laser-engraved above and below the photo.

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Columbia Thistletown Park Performance Raglan-Sleeve T-Shirt

Best for: Rad runners

This lightweight shirt is designed to keep the trail-running enthusiast comfortable for short and long treks through the woods (or wherever he likes to run). Its long raglan sleeves let him move, while performance Omni-Wick technology helps evaporate moisture, keeping him comfortable and dry.

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Godiva Signature Chocolate Truffles Gift Box

Best for: Those with a sweet tooth

You should probably ship this gift direct; otherwise, you might be tempted to keep it for yourself. The festive box contains a variety of Godiva’s best Belgian chocolate truffles, including fan favorites like Crème Brulee and Aztec Spice. Oh, and did you know chocolate has health benefits?

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Sur La Table Cast Iron Fish Pan

Best for: Fish aficionados

This pre-seasoned cast-iron pan will significantly improve your dad’s fish-grilling experience. No more fish falling through the grates! Plus, this cute, fish-shaped pan doubles as a handy serving dish. Not a fish guy? Try this other safe cookware for all types of home chefs.

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Golf Storage Hanger

Best for: Serious golfers

He’s always talking about getting the garage more organized. This no-frills storage system for his golf clubs will get him started. It is easy to install and will hold up to two golf bags, and his golf shoes, too. It’ll score big in terms of gifts for dads that satisfy both function and necessity.

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Personalized Clear Glass Decanter Gift Set

Best for: Cocktail connoisseurs

What could be better for the dad who likes to throw ’em back than a personalized decanter and a set of swanky barware glasses? This is definitely a present that he can show off—and use—all year long. If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend, this would also be a hit.

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GearLight LED Flashlight

Best for: The always-prepared dad

Light up your dad’s life with a weather- and impact-resistant flashlight. It delivers up to 1,200 real lumens, which means its ultra-wide beam can effortlessly illuminate a whole room or backyard. It also has an adjustable zoom-spotlight feature that allows you to focus on small objects up to 1,000 feet away. Plus, it’s strong enough to survive a 10-foot drop or being temporarily submerged in water.

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TOZO T10 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Best for: Audio masters

Give your dad the gift of hands-free calling so he can talk to you while working on one of his many DIY projects—or, if he prefers, jamming to music, or even listening to podcasts. He’ll love these fan-favorite earbuds (they have more than 166,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!) that come with a wireless charging case and are even waterproof.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Logo Pajama Shorts

Best for: Preppy loungers

Guess what? Guys like comfortable clothes to wear around the house, too, so you can’t go wrong with this gift idea for dad. Don’t take our word for it, though—these shorts have tons of positive reviews from men who actually own them. For more on this order, check out the best men’s pajamas.

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Personalized Docking Station

Best for: Accessory collectors

Help keep your guy’s clutter contained with this good-looking docking station. The wooden catchall can be customized to fit a specific device (choose his exact phone or tablet size), and you can also have it engraved with his name, a special message, or even a photo.

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Lands’ End Reversible Belt

Best for: The sharp-dressed man

The best gifts for dads are the ones he may not buy for himself, and this very handsome and versatile belt fits the bill. Built with quality full-grain leather on both sides and a reversible swivel buckle that lets him choose between brown or black with ease, it’s sure to become the most worn belt in his wardrobe.

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Brixton Messer Straw Fedora

Best for: Sun worshippers

A polished midgrain strap wraps the crown of this stylish fedora woven from pale straw. Sun protection is just a (very necessary) bonus: The best thing about this hat is how dashing he’ll look while wearing it. For the ladies in your life, try these sun hats for every activity.

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Sugarfina Vice 2.0 Flask & Candy Gift Set

Best for: Candy lovers

Luxury candy maker Sugarfina is known for its cute and kitschy confections, but did you know they also make treats that specifically appeal to fathers? This set is the perfect gift idea for dads who love sweets and spirits. He’ll get Bourbon Bears and Maple Bourbon Caramels, plus a copper flask to keep his favorite libation on hand at all times.

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Hydro Flask 40-Ounce Bottle

Best for: Active dudes

Your dad already has a Hydro Flask, you say? That is OK, because everyone needs multiple Hydro Flasks—for home, for the office, for the car, for the gym, etc. These bottles keep hot liquids hot for up to six hours and cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours. In other words, no more stale coffee or lukewarm water!

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Ooni Koda Outdoor Gas Pizza Oven

Best for: Pizza fanatics

Who doesn’t love a crispy homemade pizza pie? Dad can now make his own with this compact pizza oven that’s the perfect addition to any patio. A built-in ignition heats it to a pizza-perfect 900 degrees in less than 15 minutes, and a heat-control dial helps him stay on top of the temp when cooking a pizza, which takes only 60 seconds. Heading to an outdoor party? He can take this chimney-less portable oven with him. Just connect it to a gas source and it’s ready to fire up.

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Lexon Tykho 3 FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker

Best for: Party starters

This compact radio/speaker looks retro, but it is totally contemporary. Splash-proof and constructed with silicone, it can be used in the shower or even at the pool or beach. It’s available in white and black.

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Quay Australia High Key Rimless Gradient Aviator Sunglasses

Best for: Sun bums

If your dad likes the look and feel of designer sunglasses, he’ll love these smart-looking shades from Quay. They are polarized with 100 percent protection, and the quality is right up there with any luxury line. For more ways to keep his eyes protected, here are other highly rated sunglasses with UV protection.

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Love Is Art Intimate Art Kit

Best for: Dads in need of date night

Let’s face it: Kids can get in the way of quality time with your partner. If you’re looking for a creative way to spice up your next date night, this painting kit puts a sexy spin on couples’ art.

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Houdini Wine Aerator

Best for: Wine enthusiasts

This is a decanter and aerator in one, so your dad can enjoy that celebratory bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon without giving it time to breathe. Simply insert the contraption into a wine bottle as you would a conventional pourer. When you pour the wine, you see and hear aeration happening, and it will improve the flavor of any old vino. Ringing in at less than $15, it would be a stellar Secret Santa gift.

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Seedlip Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Best for: Sober guys

If he prefers mocktails over cocktails, how about giving him a bottle of Seedlip’s distilled botanicals? The spicy and sweet spirit can be used in place of the real thing in just about any cocktail, with zero alcohol. It’s also calorie-free, sugar-free, and allergy-friendly.

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Fiskars Garden Bucket Caddy

Best for: Gardeners

Gardening is a lot easier when all the tools are right there. With this convenient caddy, your dad will love the fact that he won’t have to keep running back and forth between the raised beds and the shed every time he realizes he needs to grab another tool. It even has space for a water bottle!

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The General’s Hot Sauce Heat Seeker

Best for: Spice hounds

Hot sauce goes great with just about everything—meat, veggies, eggs, you name it. The General’s trio has a deep, rich flavor sure to spice up your dad’s life (or at least his lunch). Just be warned that these grenade-shaped bottles are not for the faint of heart. Each hot sauce is 86 percent actual peppers, versus other brands that often clock in around 20 percent.

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KeySmart CleanKey Brass Hand Tool

Best for: Germaphobes

This handy tool fits right onto a key chain and keeps your dad from having to touch filthy surfaces when he’s out and about. Made from copper and zinc, it is antimicrobial and easy to clean.

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Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

Best for: Caffeine fiends

With this brilliant gadget, your dad will never be without his beloved cup of joe again, even if he’s backpacking in the middle of nowhere. It’s the smallest, lightest, and most versatile handheld espresso machine on the market—no battery or electricity needed.

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Men’s Crew Pocket Socks

Best for: Those in need of a wardrobe upgrade

If he hasn’t bought new socks in a decade, or they’re just constantly getting lost in the dryer, get him a pair of stylish socks that have a surprise twist. Made from super-soft yarn derived from recycled water bottles, each pair has a moisture-resistant pocket to safely hold small valuables like credit cards, keys, and cash. Round out his collection with these other warm socks worth buying.

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Uniquebobbleheads Custom Bottle Opener

Best for: Happy-hour hounds

For the guy who loves to relax after a long day with a cold beer but already has every cocktail gift you can think of, look no further. He’ll smile every time he opens a brewski with a bottle opener that features his grinning mug. Here are more funny gag gifts that will get anyone laughing.

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BeLeafGreen Cool Design Reusable Metal Straw Set

Best for: The eco-conscious

If your guy cares about the planet, get him a pack of reusable stainless steel metal straws—with character. He’ll get three straws, a cleaning brush, and a carrying case in one of three cool patterns.

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Everlasting Comfort Gel-Infused Seat Cushion

Best for: The dad who has back pain

Your dad might not be able to change the fact this his job involves a lot of time sitting or driving, but this seat cushion could be a game-changer in terms of how he feels after all those hours spent at a desk or behind the wheel of a car. Not only is it ergonomically designed for pain reduction and comfort—it is also gel-infused for temperature control. If he’s a jet-setter, you might want to opt for this quirky travel pillow that reviewers swear by.

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Black+Decker 6.0-Amp Jigsaw

Best for: Woodworkers

Tools always make a great gift—especially ones that you know he’ll use but won’t go out and buy for himself, like a quality jigsaw. This electric version makes straight and curved cuts on wood, metal, and plastic, and it illuminates your cut line for enhanced visibility and precision.

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Urban Accents Movie Night Popcorn Variety Pack

Best for: Movie buffs

Upgrade his movie-night snacks with this yummy variety pack that includes three sets of popcorn kernels and five premium seasonings. The spices (White Cheddar, Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, Chili Lime, Buttery Caramel, and Sizzling Sriracha) aren’t just for popcorn—sprinkle the toppings on potatoes, nuts, chips, or even ice cream to jazz up any snack.

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Man Crates Sushi and Sake Crate

Best for: Sushi lovers

Bring the sushi bar straight to his kitchen for a fun DIY dinner activity you can do together. This foodie gift set features a pair of personalized pint glasses, ceramic sake cups, and all the tools he’ll need to prepare the perfect sushi roll. There are step-by-step recipes and techniques for different sushi rolls, too.

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City Bonfires S’mores Night Pack

Best for: The outdoor-inclined guy

Does he love sitting around a bonfire, but lacks an actual fire pit? That’s no longer an issue with this portable, reusable mini bonfire that he can take on all of his outdoor adventures. This fun (and yummy!) kit has everything he’ll need to make s’mores, including graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, portable skewers, and even an EZ lighter. It’s the perfect family activity!

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Fever Experience Tickets

Best for: The dad who has it all

If there’s truly nothing your dad needs or wants, get him the best present of all: quality time with you! Fever delivers a curated list of the most exciting events and things to do and see in your city. Browse by category and choose from thousands of unique events—from immersive dining experiences and pop-up food festivals to concerts, cultural activities, and more.

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Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser

Best for: The hygiene-obsessed

If your dad is the type to always want the latest and greatest gadget, this electric flossing device will help him keep his teeth in tip-top shape. It’s rechargeable, portable, cordless, and proven to be more effective than traditional dental floss.

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DaydreamHQ Rustic Wood American Flag Print

Best for: Proud Americans

With the ability to stand up to wind, rain, and sun, DaydreamHQ’s American flag wall hanging can stay outside all year long (or indoors, if your dad prefers). Made in the USA, it is printed with eco-friendly ink and is truly a beautiful—and patriotic—work of art. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Try these unique gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.

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Dawn Weinberger
Dawn is a long-time freelance writer who covers everything from health to home improvement and beyond. For RD.com, she writes lifestyle and pet stories, as well as gift guides and product reviews.
Rachel LeWinter
Rachel is a New York City-based writer, editor, and style expert. She served as the Fashion Director at a national magazine, and has spent more than 15 years styling celebrity cover shoots, writing editorials, and finding the best products you never knew you needed. At RD.com, she covers fashion, beauty, gift guides, and various other lifestyle topics.