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 for him. However, we know shopping for gifts for the dad in your life is no small feat (men are impossible to buy for), so we’ve rounded up some of the best picks on the market for 2019 he’s bound to love. And on the off chance he won’t, just make sure to check the return policy.
FOR THE BEER DRINKER
What goes better with bacon than an ice-cold beer? But make it extra special with a sweet or sexy message on this classic beer mug.
Simple, yet amazing. Just like him ;). This unique bent nail and magnet combo is a genius conversation piece that’s both modern-looking rustic at the same time.
This ultimate on-the-go cooler keeps bottles AND cans frosty. It’s vacuum insulated and even comes with a built-in bottle opener.
Super-fun gift that keeps beer at the right drinking temperature, even on a hot day!
FOR THE MUSIC MUSIC LOVER
Made out of reclaimed records, these unique coasters are retro cool, bring back the memories of his favorite tunes, and keep those damn rings off the furniture.
If he loves retro AND modern, this is perfect. A turntable for the pure sound of records, with the bluetooth ability to pump it to wireless speakers.
He doesn’t really listen, anyway, amirite? Well now he can at least have an excuse, with barely-there, convenient, easy, fun, wireless headphones.
A super-popular bluetooth speaker with a built-in robot assistant? It’s like all his dreams are coming true.
FOR THE SPORTS LOVER
“A doormat? You think I want a doormat as a gif…holy crap that’s the coolest doormat ever.” BAD PUN ALERT, BAD PUN ALERT: This gift is a (wait for it) home run.
Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. These ballpark map glasses feature his home away from home, and combine his two (other) greatest loves.
The perfect gift for any baseball head. A mini replica of his favorite team’s helmet that holds pens, scissors, business cards, or whatever other crap he keeps on his desk.
If Dad is a football fanatic, he’ll be hyped to mount this flag out front (or, you know, wherever Mom will allow him to).
If he loves to laugh, this is the perfect gift. Packed with hilarious jokes, hacks and dad-isms from our friends at The Dad, yet (almost) small enough to fit in his cargo shorts.
Here’s a hysterically sexy spin on pin-up calendars, featuring the things he really lusts for: lawn mowers, remote controls, thermostats, and crisp white sneakers. Va va voom!
A motion sensor that lights up the toilet bowl at night is really more of a gift to YOU, since it’ll stop the spray on the seat. But he’ll love adding some swag to the throne.
If he takes this grilling thing seriously — maybe a little too seriously? — this is the ultimate accessory. A military-style apron that beefs up his whole experience.
This one’s so much fun. A sealed crate that’s practically impossible to open, filled with a smoker box, a tenderizer, sauces and spices. Manly!
Grilling gets a whole lot more badass when you’re wearing “bear claws.” Heads up: there’s a 100% chance he references Wolverine. Every. Single. Time.
Dads and BBQ go hand-in-hand, so this grilling tool is a must-have. Equipped with a bonus beer bottle opener, it’s a game-changer for Dads who like to grill their meats to perfection while sipping a cold one. Throw in this spice kit, and he is going to want to grill up a storm.
FOR THE WELL-GROOMED
The closest shave of his life (good for you!) and a razor with the technology, gadgetry, and looks of a futuristic spaceship (good for him!)
You like the beard, right? What you don’t like is beard clippings all over everything and the clogged drains. This genius invention solves the problem.
Perfect for a guy who travels a lot, this kit lets him take the perfect shave on the road with him..
Weighted blankets are great if he’s anxious and needs to feel supported through the night, but if he isn’t getting enough shut-eye, that’s a different story. In that case, weighted blankets aren’t soothing, they’re hot and feel suffocating. What dad needs to get a good night’s rest is the Nodpod Microbead Weighted Sleep Mask that he can place over his eyes and, with the science of Deep Touch Pressure, be out like a light in minutes.
Virtual Reality is the next big thing. And since he already lives in one where he thinks he’s hot, funny, and helpful, it should be a smooth transition.
With high-speed wireless charging that works with the latest iPhone and Samsung models, this baby helps him cut some of the cords
This doorbell alerts you when there’s motion, lets you see, hear, and speak to visitors from your phone, and has infared night vision. He’s gonna be feeling so futuristic.
No more Wi-Fi dead zones. This mesh system gives you 6,000 square feet of coverage that supports up to 20 devices.
This smart thermostat can be set, programmed, and adjusted from your phone, and sends electric shocks if anyone but dad touches it. (The last part is a lie, but tell him that. He’ll love it.)
“It’s not a toy! It’s an advanced aerial photography device.” Suuuuuuure it is. Then why is he making sound effects when it takes off and lands?
Dads love video games. It’s in our DNA. You can’t fight it. At least this way you don’t have to listen to it.
FOR THE OUTDOORSY
Whether he loves the beach, tailgating, or just hanging out in the yard, this waterproof, leakproof, insulated mega-cooler makes everything a lot more chill.
Sure, he thinks he can light a fire, but let’s be honest. There’s usually more cursing and coughing than sparks. This baby lets him just strike up one match and get two hours of flames.
If he’s a hiker or camper, this is a must. A personal water filter that lets him safely drink from rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes, with no worries.
FOR THE KITCHEN KING
Does he think he’s hot and spicy? Give him a hot sauce gift set with enough flavors to complement any food.
Sure, s’mores are amazing, but what if you could skip the smoky fire part and just get right to the good stuff? This lets him microwave ‘em in 30 seconds and dig in.
Holy crap, this is an amazing gift for Star Wars fans. In less than 12 parsecs, your stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder will be whipping up his favorite waffles ever. (Trust us. He’ll get the reference.)
If he’s cuckoo for crunchy cereal, this is a game-changer. A divider in the bowl lets him skip the soggy spoonfuls, and enjoy what he really wants.
Perfect for slicing, carving, shucking, or any of the other things that seem like they could leave your handy guy a little less hand-y.
Is your guy an early riser? Or maybe he’s the type to skip cooking whatever’s in the house and pick up breakfast at the nearest drive through instead. Hamilton’s Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker will completely transform his mornings (and your bank account) for the better.
Bacon jerky? Yes, please. You may just want to order two of these though. Once you taste the delicious jerky from Man Crates, you might be sneaking this for yourself.
FUN AND GAMES
There is nothing — and we mean NOTHING — dads love more than puns. This game lets him unleash a lifetime of preparation like the groan man that he is.
There’s only one thing that’s more fun than Skee-Ball, and that’s playing Skee-Ball at your desk.
Game of Thrones made it cool to be a nerd again. And Risk was the original nerd game. It’s a match made in heaven.
FOR THE BEST DRESSED DAD
Leather touchscreen-enabled gloves keep him stylish and warm, while still able to answer all your calls.
The ultimate dad accessory. I mean, if he’s not wearing crisp white New Balances, is he even a dad?
Not all men will own up to loving the soothing feel of a soft, warm robe after a warm shower — but that doesn’t mean they don’t. If he thinks he’s low-key stealing yours (but you’ve definitely caught him on occasion), treat him to this spa-like number from Parachute. Snug at the waist and plush all-over, he won’t be shy to sport this loungewear essential around the house.
We’re convinced throwing on a hoodie the second he gets home is the male equivalent to women yanking off their bra after a long day at the office. When he’s looking for something snug to lounge in, he’ll gravitate toward this hoodie from Outdoor Voices every time. Part polyester, part spandex, they should have coined this comfy pull over the Cloud Nine hoodie, because that’s exactly how he’ll feel once he slips it on.
We love wearing our special mama quotes on out T-shirts, and dads do too! This 100% cotton number is perfect for snuggling on Sundays.
FOR THE CURIOUS DAD
Remember when he “didn’t want the dog?” Well, now they’re best buds, and this kit gives you info on the ol’ doggo’s ancestry and health history.
Can’t get enough of this ancestry thing. This one pinpoints his 26 most interesting traits. Which, coincidentally, is 26 more than you thought he had. ZING!
You know when you ask him “What planet are you from?” Well, now you can both find out.
BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT
THIS is the ABC he wants to read to the kids. C is for Cargo Shorts, F is for Finger Pulling, and O is for Oil Changes. He’ll like it even more than they do.
Dads love sentimental gifts too. What better way to express your love for the father of your children than to have them present him with this book. It’s kind of like a sweet version of Mad Libs — your kids fill in the blanks about special qualities they see if their father or memories they’ve shared with him.
Cable bills keep getting pricier and pricier, but you can cut his in half (or more) with a subscription to YouTube TV (it’s his favorite app anyway, right?). The streaming service includes over 70 networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, etc., plus unlimited recording space so he never has to miss his favorite shows.
Super-cool customizable maps that double as stylish art and a reminder of a place that’s really special to him. (Yes, you can even zoom in on whatever the name of that stadium is.)