The Best Christmas Gifts for Dad in 2019
Apollo 144-piece House Do-It-Yourself Kit
A thorough 144-piece kit, complete with chrome-plated tools, will help him tackle that never-ending list of household projects. Inside, he'll find a hammer, wrench, pliers, screwdriver, scissors, Allen wrench set, measuring tape, and, well, basically anything else he could ever need—all for less than $50.
To buy: $33, target.com.
This unisex wool-felt hat repels rain and snow and features tuck-away ear warmers. In various sizes and colors.
To buy: $135; tilley.com.
Fresh Retro Gallery Family Tree Chart
Map out your family’s lineage on this print modeled after the rings of a tree.
To buy: $17; amazon.com.
There's nothing Dad loves more than spending quality time with family. This year, send him a custom Time Card that promises the gift of time spent together doing any activity of your choice. Together Time allows you to personalize your card and ship it anywhere in the U.S., free of charge.
To buy: free; chick-fil-a.com/timeshop.
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original
Searching for a gift for a new dad? This baby carrier will help him keep his little one close while going about his daily routine. Providing support for children from 8 to 25 pounds, it's a great, long-lasting essential for dad as he enters this exciting new chapter of life.
To buy: $80, buybuybaby.com.
National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks
Former ranger Jon Waterman has written the definitive guide to America’s parks. Careful, this is sure to spark his wanderlust.
To buy: $42; amazon.com.
“Best Dad” Cufflinks
It's tough to find Christmas gifts for the dad who has everything. But these high-shine silver plated cufflinks pay him the ultimate compliment. A departure from traditional cufflinks, this set will let your No. 1 guy know just how much he means to you while adding a touch of flair to his ensemble.
To buy: $55, nordstrom.com.
Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit
Shopping for a dad with a killer beard? This kit includes beard wash to clean and condition, a conditioner to give whiskers a subtle hold and touch of shine, and a boar bristle brush made with reinforced bristles to keep stylish beards straight, smooth, and in place.
To buy: $25, birchbox.com.
Black + Decker 18v Cordless Power Drill/Driver with 30 Bonus Accessories
This power drill was designed to be used by even the most beginner-level do-it-yourselfers. The ultimate workhorse, it features 24 adjustable torque settings, comes with 30 bonus accessories, and stays charged for up to 18 hours—you can pretty much consider that to-do list done.
To buy: $41, target.com.
Black Slate Coasters
Not just for protecting beloved surfaces from pesky glass rings, the black slate design serves as a unique and modern touch to that basement bar he's so proud of.
To buy: $12 for four; amazon.com.
Bodum Chambord French Press
If you're on the hunt for Christmas gifts for dad from your toddler, let this gift serve as a sort of peace offering. Your little one might keep dad running around all day and night, but this sleek French press will help keep him fueled, even when he feels like he's running on empty. This version makes plenty—eight cups!—and includes a coffee scoop and a reusable filter.
To buy: $40, lacolombe.com.
Cafe Press “Promoted To Daddy” T-Shirt
One of the best Christmas gifts for dads—for more reasons than one. Use Christmas morning as the prime opportunity to let the parent-to-be in on the news about his newest position as a father. The relaxed fit is especially great for lounging around the house once the little one arrives. As an added plus, the T-shirt is available in a wide variety of colors.
To buy: $23, amazon.com.
Callaway Executive Putting Mat
An unfavorable weather forecast will no longer get in the way of dad’s putting practice. This 8-foot indoor putting mat’s premium backing minimizes folds and creases for a truer roll, and offers with-grain and against-grain speed variations. And for the man who thrives under pressure, the moveable putting cup is a fourth of an inch smaller than regulation to help sharpen dad’s aim.
To buy: $50, dickssportinggoods.com.
Coleman Classic Propane Stove
A great Christmas gift for dad from a son or daughter, this propane stove can serve as a great excuse to take an impromptu camping trip together (once the weather warms, of course). Its panels help shield burners from wind and adjust for various pan sizes, while its efficient technology aims to help cook with less fuel (and that means less to lug!).
To buy: $43, amazon.com.
Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels
Sometimes the best Christmas gifts for dads are the ones they don't even know they need. This unique alarm clock will make it awfully difficult for even the most sound sleepers to miss a morning meeting ever again. Each time he presses snooze, the clock will move further away from him, ultimately forcing dad to start his day in order to turn off the alarm. Available in a variety of colors, including black, red, gold, silver, and white.
To buy: $40, amazon.com.
This compact multi-use tool combines a level, drywall gauge, ruler, and pen that'll be handy for dad’s many household projects. It can write upside down, in freezing and hot temperatures, underwater, and on wood, aluminum, and galvanized steel—It's even designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions of space!
To buy: $35, uncommongoods.com.
Costway Electric Towel Warmer Drying Rack
There is no denying that a fresh, warm towel after a long shower is the ultimate luxury—especially on a chilly winter morning. With the power of 100 watts, this warmer heats up quickly. Install in on the wall or use the feet to rest it on the floor.
To buy: $60, walmart.com.
Cuisinart Coffee-Spice Grinder
This grinder works with nuts, spices, coffee beans, seeds and more. Powered by a heavy-duty motor with simple push-top operation, it's an essential item for the dad who loves the daily ritual of grinding his own coffee.
To buy: $40, crateandbarrel.com.
Cuisinart Electric Knife
Not just for Thanksgiving, this easy-to-use electric knife will elevate his culinary skills year-round, whether he's serving filet mignon at a dinner party or slicing big cuts at a tailgate. The elegant handle was designed to look like fine cutlery and the included butcher block allows for countertop storage. And for the ultimate in safety, a one-touch trigger makes the knife usable for both left-handed or right-handed carvers.
To buy: $50, walmart.com.
Cruiser 40° Sleeping Bag
Does dad love the great outdoors? This classic sleeping bag is a staple for any camper. Whether he's roughing it in the wilderness or snuggled up with the kids under the stars in the backyard, one thing is for sure: He'll be comfortable and cozy inside this sleeping bag’s 40-denier ripstop nylon shell and synthetic insulation.
To buy: $80, eddiebauer.com.
Cuisinart 12 Cup Extreme Brew Coffee Maker
If dad's daily Starbucks habit is getting a little unwieldy, this unlikely contender could be one of the best Christmas gifts of 2019. The 12-cup programmable coffee maker is customizable with strength control brews for regular or bold (just like at the coffee shop!), and a calibrated glass carafe includes a drip-free pour spout and comfortable handle.
To buy: $100, crateandbarrel.com.
Dad's Own Cookbook
For some dads, the kitchen is one of the most daunting rooms in the house. This foolproof cookbook features basic how-tos, including how to properly handle a knife, as well as 150 recipes that will impress the entire family.
To buy: $23, barnesandnoble.com.
Deluxe 7-in-1 Game Set
Does he love a good old-fashioned family game night? Then this might be a good Christmas gift for dad. This game set offers seven options in one compact place—try chess, checkers, backgammon, cribbage, dominoes, cards, or poker. The game surface lifts off for convenient storage of the game pieces once a winner has been declared.
To buy: $43, amazon.com.
Consider this a funny Christmas gift for dad from a toddler. An instruction manual of sorts, this tome tackles one of the most difficult tasks of all time: parenting. Inside he'll find inspiring quotes for rookie dads, advice on being a leader, scoring under pressure, and encouraging team spirit from some of the most famous coaches in sports.
To buy: $13, uncommongoods.com.
DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket
If you're looking for Christmas gifts for the dad who has everything, this package from DirectTV is a sure winner. This totally original idea allows the football-obsessed to watch every live out-of-market game, every Sunday. With the NFL Sunday Ticket, he can catch all of the action on his television, laptop, tablet, phone, or game console.
To buy: $294 for the season, nflst.directv.com.
DIY Sushi Kit
Dads who love sushi may enjoy this kit that guides him through the art of making the Japanese delicacy. It includes step-by-step instructions, recipes, a bamboo rolling mat and supplies for eight rolls (the only thing you'll have to buy separately are the fresh ingredients).
To buy: $30, williamssonoma.com.
DrizzleStik Flex Golf Bag Umbrella
The golf-savvy dad will appreciate this umbrella’s exceptional club protection in windy and rainy conditions on the green. With a 54-inch extended length and 36-inch collapsed length, the umbrella’s flexible bending head allows for easy club access and its inner liner keeps precious cargo from getting scratched.
To buy: $20,dickssportinggoods.com.
Everbilt Brass Picture Hanging Kit
This 217-piece picture hanging kit contains just about everything dad needs to display those prized family photos around the house. The organized kit comes in a reusable hard shell plastic case and includes hangers to support pictures ranging from 10 to 100 pounds.
To buy: $8, homedepot.com.
Everest Gym Bag
Dads who frequent the gym will appreciate this functional and durable gym bag featuring a designated pocket for smelly shoes, dirty laundry, or other wet gear. Other features include an extra-spacious main compartment with a steel zippered clamshell opening, two front zippered pouches, an adjustable padded shoulder strap, and Velcro close handles.
To buy: $26, amazon.com.
First Alert 2030F Waterproof and Fire Resistant Chest
Built to withstand temperatures of up to 1,550 degrees for as long as 30 minutes, this practical gift will keep dad’s most precious belongings protected in even the most extreme circumstances. It features a 0.39-cubic-foot capacity, plus a clamping-style latch and key (that won't leak, even when submerged in water).
To buy: $71, walmart.com.