33 Best Gifts for Dads Who Never Have a Wish List

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Stanley The Outdoor Growler Gift Set

Finding the best gift for dad (even just a great Father's Day gift) is notoriously difficult. There are so many options out there, the right gift for dad might be hard to find among the noise.

But we're here to make it easy. Even if you're shopping for a stepdad or father-in-law (heck, even a grandfather), the right gift is out there. We've combed through the endless ties, novelty glasses, and sports paraphernalia to find useful, creative gifts for dad that will bring a smile to his face, no matter the occasion.

Whether you're shopping for a birthday gift, a Hanukkah gift, or a just-because present, you'll find some gifting inspiration here; you (and your dad) can thank us later.

Airbolt Smart Lock

Airbolt smart travel lock

Ensure his luggage never turns up lost again with this smart lock. The Airbolt runs for up to a year on a charge, allows you to lock or unlock it with your phone, alerts you if you're separated from your lock—and uses crowdsourced tracking to help you locate your item if it's missing.

Shiseido Ultimune Men's Skin Strengthening Set

Shiseido Ultimune Men Skin Strengthening Set

Help him strengthen and protect his skin with this set, which includes full-size versions of revitalizing eye cream, an SPF 42 sunscreen, and Ultimune Power-Infusing Concentrate, which helps strengthen his skin. (It's $127 worth of product for half price.)

Easyklean UV-C Wand

Easyklean UVC Wand

Help your dad stay healthy with a swipe. He just has to run this handheld wand over high-touch surfaces or hard-to-clean items like cushions and car seats to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and other germs.

Prodigy Automatic Scoring Dartboard

Prodigy Darts Automatic Scoring System

Upgrade his man cave (or another spot in the house) with this bristle dartboard system that'll give him that authentic pub vibe. 360-degree lights make it easy to see your target, and bi-ocular dart recognition that provides automatic scoring makes tracking effortless.

TV Remote Organizer

TV Remote Organizer
Great Useful Stuff

Ensure he has everything he needs for his next binge watch with this armchair organizer, which has generously sized pockets for remotes, glasses, or snacks, and a tablet or magazine.

Philips Norelco Ultimate Beard and Hair Trimmer Series 9000

Philips Norelco Trimmer

Help him keep his look on point without heading to the barber with this cordless rechargeable trimmer that can be adjusted to 30 different lengths to give him the perfect look.

Echo Show 8

Echo Show 8

The Echo Show is an all-in-one smart assistant, which can help your dad manage his calendar and reminders, play music or stream shows, video call his loved ones, and serve as a digital frame to show off pictures of his favorite people.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Heroes

Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Heroes Kit
Peter Thomas Roth

For the dad who needs a little glow up, this kit features serum, moisturizer, and eye gel that help refresh and enhance his skin to help him look refreshed, hydrated, and ready to face the day.

Sutton Sunglasses

Sunglasses Gift for Men
Warby Parker

For the dad who's still sporting his old-school sunnies, upgrade him to a sleek new sunglasses style with English oak matte frames. You can add in his prescription to make it easier for him to read the menu (or keep his eye on the ball).

Ultimate Apron

Cotton Apron for Grilling

A heavy-duty cotton apron is perfect for the griller or cook on your list—this one is coated with acrylic to reduce stains and features four reinforced pockets, including a hidden one where he can stash his phone while he's manning the barbecue.

Mr. Root Beer Home Brewing Root Beer Kit

Best gifts for dads – Mr. Root Beer Home Brewing Root Beer Kit

The craft brewer in your life can make some G-rated goodies with this fully loaded kit. The kit includes root beer extract, two packets of flavor crystals, and one packet of root beer yeast, which will make for the ultimate root beer floats in just a few days.

Casper Foam Pillow

Gifts for dad, stepdad, father-in-law - Casper Foam Pillow

Give Dad a gift that will soothe his achy neck and help alleviate shoulder strain in the form of Casper's foam pillow, which is built of supportive and cooling foam to offer comfort and temperature control. This pillow is designed to work with all sleep positions, too, so he's sure to be supported however he sleeps.

California Cowboy Men's High Water Shirt

Gifts for dad, stepdad, father-in-law - California Cowboy Men’s High Water Shirt

Celebrate his love of aloha shirts with a slightly upgraded version: This kitschy-but-clever button-down has a design he'll love, plus a terry cloth lining to keep everything drier post-swim, a reinforced pocket large enough to hold his beer of choice, and a water-resistant dry pocket for his phone (among many other features any dad will appreciate).

Mimeo Custom Throw Blanket


A personalized gift is always a good idea, and any dad will be hard-pressed not to appreciate this one. Mimeo has a variety of unique photo services (puzzles, frames, etc.) that allow you to imprint a family portrait on an item of your choosing. Our favorite has to be the fleece blanket or custom throw—I mean, what's better than snuggling with your entire family?

Cat Men's Outbase Waterproof Steel Toe Work Boot

best-gifts-for-dad-Cat Men's Outbase Waterproof Steel Toe Work Boot

A perfect shoe for the builder dad, Cat's work boot is made with waterproof full grain leather and equipped with a steel toe to protect against impact or compression.

Ekster Parliament Slim Leather Wallet

Best gifts for dads – Ekster Parliament Slim Leather Wallet

This sleek leather wallet isn't just your typical wallet. The slim case also includes RFID/NFC blocking technology against skimming and private data theft. In addition to safety measures, the accessibility factor is top-notch: You access your cards through a card-slider system that pops up at the click of a button, meaning no more digging around your crammed wallet (and holding up the line) trying to find your AMEX.

Tame the Beast Grooming Box

Best gifts for dads – Tame the Beast Grooming Box

First, we have to talk about this packaging—the products come inside a box that literally roars when you open it. Inside, the collection of lightly scented, head-to-toe grooming products includes an exfoliating bar soap, all-purpose cleanser, face mask, and lip balm. In the brand's effort to be environmentally friendly, the cleanser formula comes inside a recyclable pouch that you drain into a bottle. Once you hit pan, simply re-order a refill pouch to minimize the need for additional plastic.

Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum

Best gifts for dads – Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum

The best smelling cologne for men (or any fragrance at that) is highly subjective, which is why giving a fragrance as a gift is a big-risk, big-reward business. But we're going to go out on a limb here and say that this scent (infused with bergamot, ginger, and sage) is pretty universally attractive (and great for an everyday signature scent). In addition to being a good gift for him, it'll also be an olfactory treat for you.

WeciBor Men's Cotton Crew Socks

Best gifts for dads – WeciBor Men's Cotton Crew Socks

Gone are the days when socks would be the dreaded Christmas gift. They might not be particularly glamorous, but a good pair of socks—especially when it's the novelty kind—is a worthy gift. Made with combed cotton and adorned with smile-triggering colors and patterns, the ultra-durable, comfortable collection will keep his feet (and, by extension, him) happy all workday long.

Theragun Mini

Best gifts for dads – Theragun Mini

If your dad likes to work out (or he's just really lazy and doesn't move around enough), soothe his muscle kinks and aching back with this high-tech percussive massager. The device uses rapid hammering vibrations to knead at your soft tissue (the same thing massage therapists do to you during a massage), but because it's so powerful, it can reach deeper layers of muscle than human hands can.

Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds

Best gifts for dads – Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds

These small-but-mighty earbuds offer 33 hours of premium sound, so he can run, tackle some yard work, and walk the dog without missing a single song. The buds are also waterproof—sweat can't even stop them—and have a stay-put sport fit.


Gifts for dad - BottleLoft

A great gift for dad is one he'll use every day, and if he's a beer drinker, these magnetic strips are just that: They attach to the roof of his fridge (or the garage minifridge) and hold bottles in place, so they're above the mess of the rest of the space and always easy to find.

Wine Cork States

Gifts for dad - Wine Cork States (Maine)

If he can't imagine going without his nightly glass of wine and he loves debating flavor notes, let him track his favorite bottles and display his hobby at the same time with this birch wall decor. Pick his state of residence, or one that you have fond memories of; all 50 states are available.

Men's Handsewn Slippers, Flannel-Lined

Men’s Handsewn Slippers, Flannel-Lined

Dad works hard on the weekdays and will find these slippers will give him some much-needed relief when he makes it home after a long day or is lounging around the house on the weekends. The comfortable slip-ons are made of leather with a cozy flannel lining inside.

OtterBox Elevation 20 Tumbler and French Press Lid

Gift ideas for dad – OtterBox Elevation 20 Tumbler and French Press Lid

If he's become a bit of a coffee snob, let him take his French press on the go with this smart set. The French press lid lets his coffee brew while he's driving to work or getting ready; when it's time to press, he can do that and drink right away without dirtying a mug or another container. The stainless steel mug will keep his coffee warm for hours, too, so he has plenty of time to finish his morning brew.

Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener

Best gifts for dads – Beer Caddy Bottle Opener

If he's always charged with bringing brews along to the game, cookout, or lake, this canvas caddy is a great gift idea for dad. It can hold up to six bottles and has an attached bottle opener, so he (and whoever he chooses to share with) can enjoy his favorite drinks anywhere.

Harry's Winston Set

Gift ideas for dad – Harry’s Winston Set

Give his shaving gear a 2019 upgrade with this luxe kit, which includes a polished chrome handle, German-engineered blade cartridges, foaming shave gel or cream, and a travel cover. You can even get the handle engraved for an additional fee and a more personalized gift.

Mesh Grill Bags

Gift ideas for dad – Mesh Grill Bags

Encourage him to eat more veggies without giving up his passion for the grill with these reusable mesh bags, which can cook veggies to blackened perfection without falls into the fire or single-use aluminum foil.

ThermoWorks ThermoPop

Gift ideas for dad – Thermoworks ThermoPop

This highly rated pocket thermometer can check the temperature on barbecue meats and oven roasts alike, so Dad can be sure he's cooking everything well (or medium, or whatever). The rotating display makes checking meat from any angle easy, and the display uses large digits, so he'll be able to read it even without his glasses.

Stanley Outdoor Growler Gift Set

Gift ideas for dad – Stanley Outdoor Growler Gift Set

If he's a bit of an outdoorsman, he'll love this set, which includes a growler (perfect for holding coffee, beer, juice, or whatever beverage he prefers) and four tumblers. The vacuum-insulated body will keep beer cold for 24 hours, and the whole set is dishwasher-safe, so he can come back from his fishing or camping trip having drunk well with minimal clean-up.

Timbuk2 Foundry Pack

Gift ideas for dad – Timbuk2 Foundry Pack

Your dad—or father-in-law or stepdad—is getting older, but no one's ever too old for a backpack. Whether he's retired, driving to work every morning, or taking a train, he can use a sturdy pack to carry all his gear. This one has meeting-ready leather detailing, padded shoulder straps, and a laptop pocket.

Away The Daily Carry-On with Pocket

Gift ideas for dad – Away The Daily Carry-On with Pocket

If he's still dragging his '80s-era duffle on work trips and weekend jaunts, here's a good gift idea for dad: Give him this sleek, ultra-compact carry-on, which can hold his work essentials and weekend getaway–wear alike.

Mark & Graham Rustic Leather Tech Catchall Tray

Gift ideas for dad – Mark & Graham Rustic Leather Tech Catchall Tray

Upgrade his well-used catchall with this leather valet, which has three compartments, a spot for a charging cable, and a lid for truly precious belongings. Personalization is also available.

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