The Best Gift Ideas for Dad

Spoil your favorite guy with our favorite 72 dad-worthy gifts for every personality, hobby and interest.

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October 18, 2022

Another Christmas, Father’s Day or birthday is coming up and, once again, you find yourself face-to-face with the ultimate gift-shopping challenge: shopping for your dad. You know, the person who gives you everything and asks for nothing in return. Selecting the perfect gift for someone who emphatically claims they already have everything is wildly overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

We’ve curated a list with 72 incredible gifts that every dad will love. Browse through our shopping guides using your dad’s personality and interests as your guide to find the perfect gift for any occasion. From football fanatic finds and barbecue expert essentials to toys for the tech-obsessed and vino subscriptions for the sommelier-in-the-making, we’re covering all the bases with the best gifts for dad in the link below.

If He Has Mastered the Art of Grilling

What does one get the dad who has barbecue brisket down to a science and spends an alarming amount of time at the grill 12 months out of the year, you ask? We have some ideas. A custom apron is a must for any dedicated Grill-Meister, and you can’t go wrong with the waxed canvas design from Mark & Graham. Pair his apron with matching grill gloves, a high-tech meat thermometer or a pro-worthy wood smoking set.

If He Never Misses a Game

Earn a win with your sports-fanatic dad with a gift inspired by his weekend golf matches or sports team. Take his tailgating arsenal to the next level with a collegiate football tumbler or personalized football field cheeseboard. Another idea: Give him unmatched reading material with a custom, leather-bound coffee table book filled will newspaper articles reporting on his favorite football team through the years. Treat the avid golfer to one-of-a-kind finds like a leather score holder, and spoil the baseball fan with an heirloom-worthy bottle opener crafted from authenticated game-day bats swung by MLB players from his team.

If He Escapes Outdoors Every Chance He Gets

If your dad prides himself on his outdoor survival skills and loves nothing more than going off the grid for the weekend — look no further: This is the shopping list for you. Spoil your adventurous dad with tokens of our affection that will enhance his future explorations. A portable fire pit will keep his camp cozy and belly full of warm food, while a top-rated cooler tote will ensure he has plenty of cold beverages to stay hydrated on summer hikes. A pour-over coffee set, fire-top pizza grill and survival kit are all failproof finds he’ll love, too.

If He's a Self-Acclaimed Sommelier or Beer Aficionado

And, here, we have the ultimate shopping list for the dad who strictly orders DOCG wine at dinner and makes a point to list out every oak, berry and chocolate note in his glass. Wrap an engraved cigar and whiskey holder to add a special touch to his desk; a wine aerator promises the perfect pour at every happy hour. Encourage him to brew his IPA with a DIY beer-making kit or get crafty with a mixologist-worthy smoked cocktail kit. Other failproof finds: A luxurious engraved growler, a whisky wedge glass or a wooden craft beer flight tray.

If He's Always Down for Fun and Games

With a side of friendly competition, of course. From classic board games and tabletop corn hole to wall-mounted chess and a big book of puzzles – we’ve curated the perfect shopping list to spoil the fun-loving, kid-at-heart dad in your life. Appeal to his love of quality time with gifts that he can enjoy with the whole family for years and years to come.

If He's Tech-Obsessed

Does your dad need another tech gadget to add to his collection? No, no he does not. Should you get him one anyways? Yes, yes you should. Give your tech-loving dad a new toy to tinker with or a smart device to make his life easier. Take a stylish approach with a leather wireless charging tray, or appeal to his inner child with a drone kit that will keep him entertained for hours. Other promising gift ideas include a wearable massager, a mini projector or sunglasses with built-in wireless Bluetooth capabilities.

If He Loves a Self-Care Spa Day

Treat your dad to some much-deserved TLC with cozy, self-care-inspired tokens of your affection. A hydrating skincare bundle and wireless trimmer will leave him feeling and looking his best. Cashmere-lined gloves, playful socks and a classic fleece pullover will keep him comfy at home or on the go.

If He's Handy Around the House

Dads often moonlight as the unofficial maintenance worker, carpenter, plumber and mechanic for our households. Give your hardworking, handy dad some tools to help him help you and make his job a little easier along the way. A quality toolbox or bucket allows for easy transport of his gadgets across the house, and a work apron will keep his clothes stain-and-smudge-free while he lends his expertise. Other failproof gifts your dad will love? LED flashlight gloves, a contour gauge tool, a telescoping magnetic pickup tool and a personalized mini hammer multitool.

If He Likes Trying New Things

And loves a good mail day — a subscription gift is the best way to go. This is also our go-to gift for the dad who already has everything and is extra tricky to shop for. Why? Because subscription boxes and memberships because they are — quite literally —the gifts that keep giving. Plus, you can find a membership or subscription service for any interest under the sun. We’re covering all the bases with wine, food, history, spices, coffee and more below. Use your dad’s hobbies, happy hour order, favorite restaurant or go-to coffee order as your guide when picking out the perfect subscription or membership for him.

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