Dads are superhuman, which mean they deserve super gifts. Whether you’re shopping for the father of your children who always has your back (not to mention a second set of hands for when yours are full), or the Daddy you still turn to when life gets hard and you need a comforting hero, there’s a gift that he will love, and no doubt appreciate.
We know shopping for gifts for the dad in your life is no small feat (men are impossible to buy for at any age), so we’ve rounded up some of the best picks on the market. And on the off chance he may not 100% love— make sure to check the return policy. He can always do a quick exchange for something he actually does want and will use.
He doesn’t even really listen anyway, am I right?! Well, at least now he can have an excuse. AirPods are the go-to gift of the season (and have been for a while!). They are the new generation of ear buds that take accessibility to a new level. AirPods are the barely-there, easy-to-use, fun wireless headphones that make it convenient for him to do just about anything – take a work phone call, chat with his buddies, listen to his music without bothering you, rock out at the gym without worrying about tripping over wires, scroll on Instagram without the sudden blare of an IG video’s audio scaring you half to death… The opportunities are endless and because there are no finicky, frustrating wires to deal with, he’ll save an estimated decade of his life not having to untangle headphone wires. Trust us, it’s the gift that keeps on giving – for both him and you.
Not all men will own up to loving the soothing feel of a soft, warm robe after a warm shower – but ladies, we know that doesn’t mean they don’t. If he thinks he’s low-key stealing yours (but you have definitely caught him on more than one occasion), then it is totally time he gets his own. Treat him to this spa-like number from Parachute Home. It’s snug at the waist, plush all-over, and super luxurious for the price point. Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, he has never felt anything so soft in his life. He won’t be too shy to sport this loungewear essential around the house. After all, the comfort level on this robe is kind of addicting. Chances are, he’ll never take it off! Available in colors stone, mineral, white, and blush, he will also love the slouchy front pockets (perfect to hold his phone, AirPods, and other couch essentials he needs while binge-watching Netflix from the couch), and the cozy shawl collar that will keep even his neck cozy warm.
Because there is nothing worse than losing all of the information on your phone simply because you forgot to back it up. This ultra-fast charger does it all: Every time the dad in your life charges, the SanDisk 64GB will automatically back up his iPhone’s photos, videos, and contacts. It stores all of the phone’s digital information right on the iXpand Base – without losing the original quality or integrity of the info. There’s no recurring monthly fees and he’ll fall in love with the fast charge that boasts 15 watts of power. (He’ll never be able to use a regular charger cable again!) Compatible with the iPhone 5 or greater with the Lightning connector USB cable and iOS 10+, the SanDisk 64GB also makes it easy to restore backed-up photos, videos, and contacts back onto your iPhone. He’ll never have to worry about losing any of his important information ever again.
Real beer drinkers know that it’s just not right to let a good beer go warm. That’s why he will love these Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles from LETIT.BEER. All you have to do is freeze the beer chiller sticks for approximately 45 minutes. Then, insert it in a bottle and enjoy the refreshing taste of a delicious, cold beer. The beer chillers’ premium stainless-steel material and containing coolant work together to keep all drinks chill. In fact, it can be used for any beverage – not just a beer. Take these chillers to the beach in a cooler to ensure your drinks will be ice-cold every time. This is one gift for him you won’t regret because you will benefit from it, too! Also, the gift box option comes with a bonus bottle opener card, so he’ll never have to tear through the garage searching for a bottle opener ever again.
Give him the gift of the closest shave of his (and your) life! It’s good for him, good for you, and this way, everybody is happy. The intelligent Sonic technology automatically increases power and speed while shaving in his most difficult areas. (And if you have ever tried shaving his face before, it certainly isn’t easy with all those bumps and uneven terrain!) On denser hairs, the Braun Electric Series 7 Razor steps up its game and on flat-lying hairs in problem areas, he can opt for the ActiveLift trimmer. The ActiveLift trimmer captures all those hard-to-get follicles that other razors would miss. It can cut his facial hair as short as 0.05mm – now that’s the perfect closeness! His hair will look good and feel good – what more could you want? It’s also 100 percent waterproof for easy, convenient cleaning. There might be a lot of good razors out there, but doesn’t he deserve the best?
Grilling just got a whole more badass with these wearable “bear claws.” Heads up: There’s a 100 percent chance he references Wolverine. Every. Single. Time. But hey, that should not stop you from purchasing what is perhaps the coolest grilling invention ever. It’s every BBQ man’s dream set! These silicone grill gloves, meat-shredding claws, and silicone basting brush make smoking, grilling, shredding, basting, and lifting all the more exciting while tending to the grill. The silicone gloves are no-mess; they’re also food-grade, waterproof, stain-proof, and odor-proof. They allow you to pick out food without having to worry about being burned by the hot, meaty juices seeping through to your hands. The smell doesn’t stick to the gloves either! To clean ‘em up, just rinse with water and reuse. But it’s the shredders that will really get his attention. They are perfect for shredding pulled pork and other meats. These two-piece, sharp and lightweight meat-shredding claws are dishwasher-safe and make tearing through meat actually kinda fun. So, go get ‘em, Wolverine!
Point-blank, every dad deserves a Yeti! Whether he loves the beach, enjoys tailgating, or just relishes spending his days out in the yard, the Hopper Flip 8 is waterproof and leakproof insulated mega-cooler that makes everything more chill and takes his cooler game to the next level. With ColdCell insulation, a closed-cell foam inside the cooler offers superior cold-holding technology that’s even better than ordinary soft coolers. Plus, it has a capacity of holding up to six cans inside, plus ice. With a 100 percent leakproof HydroLok Zipper, he will never have to worry about losing his beer to a devastating spill and the wide-mouth opening makes for the best accessibility and visibility to all his precious contents inside. Not to mention, this baby is equipped with a DryHide Shell – waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and all other abrasions that could potentially compromise its integrity. Nope, not here. It’s the only personal cooler that’s game for just about anything.
Some men like it hot. If the dad in your life craves the cayenne, pines for the pepper, salivates for the sizzle, then the best, most thoughtful gift you could give him this holiday is the gift of spicy. But instead of buying him just any old hot sauce set, give him the power in his own hands. The DIY Hot Sauce Kit from Uncommon Goods gives him the control to make his own full-bodied hot sauce. Whether he prefers the kick of chipotle or the grit of guajillo peppers, he has so many zesty options to choose from: cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs. The instructions are simple and easy-to-use, too: just combine the desired spices with peppers, vinegars, and brown sugar and voila – he’s got his own handcrafted hot sauce! The kit comes with six bottles and customizable labels so he can brag to his friends and share the spicy goodness.
Is the dad in your life like, a professional beer drinker? If so, he may have his eye on a kegerator – you know, those mini refrigerators that accommodate a keg inside. But let’s be honest AF, kegerators are beyond expensive! Unless you’re willing to drop $400 to $500 on one Christmas gift alone, it’s probably not the route to go. Luckily, there’s a better, more affordable option. Enter the Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser – it turns any beer into a bar-worthy draft pour. We’re talking lagers, ales, stouts, IPAs, APAs, double IPAs, sours, porters, ambers, and more! Simply open the back flap, put a beer in there – can or bottle, either works – and close the flap. Bring the handle down on the Fizzics for a beautiful draft pour into a glass that will have any bartender’s jaw drop. And bonus: It’s really easy to keep clean. Thanks to zinc reinforced pc-abs composite with titanium metallic and matte finishes, it does not get dirty quickly. All it takes is a simple wipe-down after every pour, inside and out and it’s good to go for another round at the bar – uh, we mean, living room.
Is he still trucking along with the silicone band that literally came with the Apple Watch? Apart from that band probably being dirty AF, it’s not exactly cute either. It’s time for an upgrade – an upgrade he’s going to love, you’re going to love, and that he’ll never stop thanking you for. The YALOCEA leather band is one of the nicest, chicest leather watch straps on the market. Made of 100 percent genuine leather, it is skin-friendly, comfortable, and looks great, too. The interior lining is also made of leather, so no yucky blends here that will irritate your skin. It features a metal adapter for easy installation that won’t take more than five minutes. With this brown leather upgrade, his Apple Watch is going to look more like a nice, expensive watch than it ever has. It will match his outfits on nice occasions and overall, will look so much better than that generic band the watch itself came with.
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