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- It can be difficult finding a gift for your dad, especially if he doesn’t offer many suggestions to help you out.
- If you haven’t found the perfect gift for Dad yet, we’ve rounded up 58 great ideas for all budgets.
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Dads can be notoriously tough to shop for. And they rarely dole out lists or clues as to what they may need or want.
If you aren’t sure what to get Dad this year, you’ve found the right gift guide. We’ve put together a list of presents all dads will love, from sleek leather goods and high-tech cooking gadgets to an on-demand massage service and a cookbook that’ll let him recreate the famous Shake Shack burger at home. We even threw in a “Star Wars” Lego set to delight his inner child for good measure.
This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Under Armour. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
Here are 58 thoughtful gifts for dad:
After a long day, all Dad wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While he can’t get a real massage every day, you can give him this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give a quality massage for much less.
A mask fit for athletes
If Dad loves his fitness routine but is often frustrated by working out with a mask on, the Sportsmask is a useful solution. This mask from Under Armour was specifically designed for high activity, and its water resistance, breathability, and UPF 50+ sun protection all lend well to making his workout routine more comfortable.
*Sponsored by Under Armour
A personalized video from his favorite star
You can choose from thousands of actors, athletes, and musicians and get dad a personalized video message from his favorite star. For a gift that also gives back, search for celebrities donating some of the proceeds to charity. Or, opt for a funny and festive option like a Buddy the Elf impersonator. You can read our full breakdown of Cameo here.
A game he can enjoy with the whole family
A fun combo of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling, this lawn game will give dad the gift of quality family bonding time when you all play together. Plus, the carrying case means he can bring it with him to backyard BBQs, beach outings, camping trips, or tailgating parties.
A sleek leather wallet
This slim leather wallet from Bellroy is perfect for dads who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers.
A durable, temperature-maintaining water bottle
Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.
A cookbook from his favorite burger joint
If your dad is a fan of Shake Shack, he’ll love this cookbook that will teach him how to make his very own ShackBurger.
A keepsake he can use for years to come
Concerts, museums, sporting events, or movies — regardless of what Dad’s passionate about, this handy journal makes for efficient storage of sentimental memories that could otherwise get stained or ruined. With 118 ticket sleeves, there’s plenty of room for upcoming memories as well.
Breathable and machine-washable sneakers
These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.
An electric wine opener
This electric cork screw will help dad open any bottle of wine without the hassle. Throw in his favorite bottle along with the wine opener for the ultimate gift any wine aficionado would love.
A set of quality merino wool socks
They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Dad will love these Bombas socks made from soft and warm merino wool.
A health and ancestry genetic test kit
This genetic test kit from 23andMe is great for the dad who’s interested in learning more about his family history.
A Disney Plus subscription
It gives Dad unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.
And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.
A Baby Yoda PopSocket
If he can’t get enough of Baby Yoda, he’ll love this adorable PopSocket. He can use it to position his phone for the optimal streaming of “The Mandalorian.” This would be a great gift alongside a Disney Plus subscription since he’ll have a present to unwrap.
A beer growler for sipping at home
Now dad can take his favorite ales home with him to enjoy. This 64 oz growler comes personalized with his initials on it and includes four mini pilsner glasses.
Soft, crisp sheets and bedding
Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are among our favorites for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and unbelievable comfort. The company’s Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything your dad needs to completely makeover his bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. They include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillowcases.
A custom whiskey glass
Great for new dads, this custom, hand-etched whiskey glass can boast his proudest title alongside the year he became a father. Photos from reviewers go to show that this glass isn’t just for whiskey, recipients have gotten creative by storing candy and other small gifts in their glasses.
A subscription for steaks
Meat lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into a premium cut of sirloin. Each month dad will receive a mouth-watering selection of premium steaks curated by experts and shipped fresh right to his door. Choose from subscription options of one month, six months, 12 months, or every three months.
The SodaStream Fizzi lets you turn plain water into sparkling water in just a few seconds. Dad can adjust the fizziness and flavor level to his personal taste.
A classic stovetop espresso maker
This classic kitchen accessory is perfect for the coffee-loving dad who wants to bring cafe-quality coffee home. The Bialetti stovetop espresso maker not only makes great coffee, but it looks great on the counter.
The Amazon Echo Show
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Show can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Dad should find charming. Unlike the Echo or Echo Dot, the Echo Show also has a screen for displaying information.
A distinctive leather watch
You can’t go wrong with giving a watch as a gift. This Italian leather and gold watch from Filippo Loreti is a timeless option that any dad will love.
A device that improves golfing skills
If your dad is a big golfer, this performance-tracking system is a fun addition to his golf bag.
A durable backpack and cooler combo
Made from a durable 500 denier Cordura ripstop material, this Carhartt backpack is perfect for outdoorsy dads. The included 3-can cooler is a great addition that’ll let him carry a few cold brews on his fishing or camping trips.
A custom map poster
Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your dad’s hometown, his college town, his favorite travel destination, or the place where he got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.
A gift card for the sports fan
If Dad’s nostalgic for his college days or loves gearing up for his favorite sports season, give him the gift of variety with a Fanatics gift card. Fanatics is home to apparel, accessories, and memorabilia for just about every major sports team you can think of.
A luxurious shave kit
This shave set from Harry’s is as sleek as it gets at this price. To go the extra mile, you can get his initials engraved into the razor.
A freshly scented beard wash and conditioner set
Soap and water can leave his facial hair dry and scratchy. Bearded dads need this soothing beard wash and conditioner set from The Art of Shaving in their lives.
A sous-vide device for ambitious home cooks
For under $100, the Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Dad’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time.
A cozy and supportive pillow
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from mattress startup Leesa.
A 10-pack of soft and stylish underwear
Made from MicroModal and elastane, MeUndies claims its underwear is three times softer than cotton. We think its boxers are so comfortable they’ll blow Dad’s mind.
Comfortable and stylish jeans
Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow.
Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
If your dad is tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is now waterproof too.
A hot sauce sampler pack
If you’re not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn’t committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.
A gift subscription to a popular coffee club
If your dad’s veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag.
A personalized sports jersey
The sports-loving dad won’t want to take this jersey off. At the MLB Shop and NFL Shop, you can order a personalized jersey with your dad’s name on the back.
An all-encompassing online subscription
Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift a subscription for an entire year?
An at-home workout system
For the active dad, you can bring the gym home with this TRX trainer.
A modern turntable
This turntable is the sleek home accessory your dad didn’t know he needed. He can bring his old records out of storage and enjoy them with this modern record player.
A subscription service for new vinyl every month
Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop.
The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.
A streaming TV player
A media streaming device can transform your dad’s so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface and 4K video streaming.
A handy duffel bag
If your dad is a frequent traveler or gym-goer, he’ll love this versatile duffel bag and backpack hybrid.
A modular lighting system
This unique lighting system not only looks cool, but it can also replicate a natural sunrise and combat the effects of seasonal sunshine deprivation.
A nice tie
Neckties might be a cliché gift for dads, but The Tie Bar makes some handsome ties that he’ll actually wear on a regular basis. You’ll find plenty of colors, patterns, and styles — and the best part is they’re all affordably priced.
A handy multi-functional tool
This multi-functional tool does it all, plus it has a 25-year guarantee.
A leather iPhone X case
If your dad has the new iPhone 11, he’ll definitely need a protective yet stylish case. This brown leather case is also available for the iPhone X/Xs.
A fast wireless charger and accessory tray
Give your dad the gift of organization with this accessory tray and wireless charger combo. The pebbled leather is a much-needed upgrade from all the plastic tech accessories he has lying around, and the catchall tray is useful and thoughtful. It also means he’ll stop asking you where his keys are three times before leaving the house.
Stylish computer glasses
If he sits in front of a computer every day, he needs these blue light glasses that increase magnification, reduce glare, and filter out blue light in order to reduce eyestrain. They’re also available with prescription lenses — we tried them and loved them.
A weighted blanket with cooling technology
Does Dad always need a blanket to fall asleep, but struggles not to overheat under heavy blankets? This weighted blanket’s soothing feel is appropriate for the winter, but the cooling technology will prevent him from overheating.
Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your dad likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item for him.
A ceramic pizza stone
Homemade pizza is delicious, but it can be tricky to perfect. This ceramic pizza stone will make sure his pizza comes out perfectly cooked every time.
Tech-obsessed dads will love to get their hands on the latest iPad.
A leather iPad case
This leather iPad portfolio comes in 17 colors, so there’s sure to be one that your dad will like. You can even get it monogrammed for an extra personal touch.
A durable and waterproof speaker
The Rålis is Urbanears’ first portable Bluetooth speaker and it sounds as good as it looks. It’s a little pricey, but the sound quality is impressive enough to warrant the cost.
An alarm clock that uses light to wake him up gently
Dads work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because he has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean he has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.
Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake him up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so he can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is also one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure he’ll love it.
A record organization system
Your dad can organize his records in style with this alphabetical wooden divider set.
Editor’s note: This gift may arrive after Christmas.
Modern over-ear headphones
The perfect pair of over-ear headphones should be highly comfortable and sound great. For $69, this pair from Status Audio is among the best you’ll find for less than $100.
Editor’s note: This gift may arrive after Christmas.
A relaxing massage he can book to his home
Soothe is a relatively new service that can help Dad book a massage to his home in as little as an hour. The company will match his massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in his area at the specified time. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and couples massages.
Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you’re not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year.
*Due to the novel coronavirus, gift cards are unable to be used for massages, although they can be applied to Soothe’s apparel and equipment.