Find the Best Gifts for Dad
Okay, let’s all admit it. Finding gifts for dad is hard work! Whether he’s fussy about gifts or just difficult to buy for, there’s no shame in seeking a little help. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to find the best gifts for dad.
In this guide, we’ve categorized the best gifts in 2020 so you can quickly find the gift that’s ideal for your dad. From outdoorsy dads who love hiking to gamer dads that love nothing more than spending an afternoon with Red Dead Redemption 2. You can find gifts for all kinds of dads right here.
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Occasions to Give Your Dad Gifts
If you need a little help working out what occasions you need to buy gifts for, add this handy list to the calendar on your phone!
- Birthday – photo gifts for dad are always a good idea to remind him of the birthdays that have gone past. Find inspiration here.
- Christmas – remember to buy presents way before December 25th if you’re buying online! The US postal service always gets busy this time of year. Find inspiration here.
- Anniversary – whether it’s a work anniversary or wedding anniversary, a small gift is always a lovely gesture. Find inspiration here.
- Retirement – for some dads, retirement is exciting… for others, it the sad ending of one chapter of life. So, get him a present to cheer him up! Find inspiration here.
- Thanksgiving – this is the perfect occasion to buy sentimental gifts for dad, to remind him how much you care and how grateful you are that he’s your dad. Find inspiration here.
- Father’s Day – forget a crumby card, the best way to make dad feel appreciated is with a gift. Gift baskets for dad are popular around this occasion. Find inspiration here.
- For no reason at all – just because he’s the best dad in the world! This is sure to make you the favorite child. Find inspiration here.
Popular Gift Ideas for Dads
- A travel experience – where has dad always dreamed of going? You can find many experiences on Amazon, like this Statue of Liberty sailing adventure.
- Cool gadgets – we found 5 epic gadgets that dad will find genuinely useful, including the portable solar phone charger for his new iPhone or Android device.
- State-of-the-art tech – dad will love opening his presents to find an Apple Watch. Even if he doesn’t realize how much he needs it.
- New clothes and shoes – all you need to do is work out what size he wears, then you can finally refresh his wardrobe for him, starting with these Skechers.
- Jewelry for men – a simple stainless steel or beaded bracelet makes a lovely gift for your dad that he can wear every day.
- Relaxing spa treatments – book dad in for a day of massages, or just pick up a refreshing care kit for after he hits the gym. He’ll feel good and smell good. It’s a win-win.
- Personalized and engraved gifts – whether it’s a t-shirt with his name on or a wallet that’s engraved with a heartfelt message, personalized and engraved gifts are always thoughtful. Scroll down to find a ton of these gifts in our guide.
- Epic gift cards – sometimes the best thing to do is let dad pick the gifts himself, by buying a gift card for his favorite store… or a Visa gift card for any store!
- Gift baskets – an easy way to group a range of your dad’s favorite things in one basket. Whether he’s a foodie or outdoorsy person, there’s a gift basket to find on Amazon.
- Photo gifts – if you need to find a gift that says “hey, I put effort into this” then photo gifts for dad are the best way to go.
6 Great Experience Gifts for Dad
The best gifts, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for dad or even a little something for Thanksgiving, are memories! And what better way to make memories than with an awesome new experience?
Drive a Ferrari
With this experience gift, dad can take 4 adrenaline-packed laps around a racecourse behind the wheel of a Ferrari! Take a look at the Ferrari experience to discover your nearest track.
East Coast Vineyard Tour
A hotel and vineyard tour for two. Treat dad and mom with this romantic getaway… or why not go with dad yourself by booking an extra room?
NYC Helicopter Tour
See the big apple from its best angle – above. This is a great experience that takes dad on a helicopter tour of New York. Combine this gift with a nice steak dinner in Manhattan!
Tandem Hang Gliding!
If dad’s a bit of an adrenaline junky, why not suspend him 2,500 feet in the air over New York?! This tandem hang gliding experience is great for dads who love adventure.
See the San Francisco Giants
Take dad to SBC Park to see the San Francisco Giants! This baseball gift card can be used to buy tickets for an experience or just new merchandise for your dad.
Just 1 hour with a golfing pro will have your dad ready to take on a new sport. The golfing experience is a great one for all dads – it’s suitable for golf fanatics and beginners alike.
5 Gadget Gifts for Dad That He’ll Actually Use!
No one likes receiving gifts that they’ll never actually get around to using. Who needs more clutter around the house? So, considering buying these gadget gifts for dad that he will genuinely find a use for.
Awesome Tactical Multi-Tool Pen
This Kubotan style pen is everything dad needs to take care of himself. From breaking windows to opening bottles, this pen makes a great gift for the dad that’s always prepared for the next zombie apocalypse!
Gadget Lighter Gift
This is an epic gadget. Tesla’s electric lighter is not only rechargeable, but it’s also totally windproof. You can light up even in a hurricane! Great for dads that love to camp.
Ingenious Hand Warmers
This is a useful gift for dads who work outdoors or suffer the night shift! Rechargeable hand warmers are a thoughtful gift that he’ll love to use.
Smart Water Bottle
A great gadget gift for the dad who loves the gym or the outdoors. This ICEWATER bottle glows hourly to remind you to stay hydrated and can even play music with Bluetooth speakers.
Solar Phone Charger
This is one gift you’ll undoubtedly end up borrowing because it’s just so useful! The portable solar phone charger can even charge 2 devices at once on full power.
Tech Gifts for Dad
Your dad is going to love playing around with these 5 amazing tech gifts for dad! Even if he’s kind of useless when it comes to technology, any one of these tech gifts will pique his interest.
Xbox for The Gamer
Help dad go digital with the best gaming tech. The Xbox One S with 1TB storage is just what he needs for disc-free gaming. A great gift paired with an Xbox gift card!
Whether he rocks out to Metallica or secretly loves Taylor Swift, these noise-cancelling headphones by Bose are ideal. These are the best headphones model money can buy!
Smartphone Photography Kit
This is the smartphone photography kit that will take dad’s vacation pics to a whole new level. Up to 11 different lenses will allow dad to get the best shot from his iPhone or Android device.
A Real Robot
The Vector Robot is a great gift for dads that secretly want to be Tony Stark. Sure, it’s no iron man suit, but it is an intuitive piece of tech to help around the house!
Samsung Smart Watch
It’s so realistic he won’t even be able to tell it’s digital… at first glance. But once he gets to use this Samsung Smart Watch he’ll wonder how he ever lived without it.
Clothes and Fashion – Great Birthday Gifts for Dad!
If you know what size your dad wears, there’s no end to the list of fashionable dad gifts to buy. Let’s hope he takes this as a hint to chuck out that ratty old shirt and 80s battered kicks!
Bluetooth Beanie Hat
Looking cool and connecting to your phone by WiFi? What’s not to love. Fashion meets tech with this cool Bluetooth beanie hat. One size fits all and it’s machine washable too.
Quality Winter Gloves
They look stylish and they’re practical. Dad will find these thermal black gloves super useful in the cold months, as you don’t need to take them off to use a touch screen phone.
Classic Adidas Tennis Shoes
Black with that classic white stripe. These tennis shoes are the perfect, fashionable footwear that you can buy for any dad. If he has the fashion sense of a teaspoon, he’ll be extra grateful for these thoughtful gifts for dad.
Authentic Flannel Jacket
Another classic fashion item every dad should own. This quilted flannel jacket will keep dad toasty warm whether he’s chopping logs in the yard or blowing out the birthday candles.
A Nice Shirt for Birthday Dinner
This is one of our best birthday gifts for dad ideas. Get him this nice, clean, crisp pocket Oxford shirt and make him wear it for the lovely dinner reservation you’ve got booked for the evening!
Jewelry Makes Cool Gifts for Dad
Dads always appreciate jewelry gifts because sometimes, they just feel too silly or too manly to go out and buy it for themselves. So, why not treat your dad to something extra special with these 5 jewelry gifts for dad?
Stainless-Steel Dog Tag
A tough stainless-steel necklace with a kind-hearted message on the side – doesn’t that just sum dad up? We love that this engraved stainless-steel dog tag comes in a velvet bag too.
Silver Ring Pendant Necklace
Another engraved jewelry item dad will love to wear every day. A simple silver stainless-steel ring adorns a silver chain, engraved with ‘Dad’. This men’s necklace is simply the best.
Leather Braided Bracelet
A great gift for dads with lots of kids! This simple black braided bracelet comes with personalized engraved silver rings with all his kid’s names on. A masculine way to wear his heart on his sleeve.
Because Dad’s Your Superman
If you’re not feeling the sentimental jewelry vibes, check out this superman logo ring. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super dad! He’ll love wearing this every day.
Beaded Bracelet Set
The perfect stylish bracelets for dad. He’ll never take a vacation photo without wearing them again. The tiger eye and agate bracelets are adjustable for all wrist sizes.
5 Wellness Gifts for Dad Who Wants Nothing
Gadget gifts for dad are all well and good… but let’s be honest, sometimes tech can be frustrating. If your dad has a short fuse or just needs to relax more, these 5 wellness gifts are worth considering.
A Relaxing Massage in NY
Who said spa days are for women? Try combining this spa massage in Manhattan with our gift card last minute gifts for dad, so he can shop or visit the theatre before his massage!
Manly Bath Bomb Set
This gift is bound to get some chuckles and sniggers. The ‘Soak Your Balls’ Bath Bomb set for men is vegan and man-approved. No girly flowers in smelling distance.
Gym Essentials by Dove
If your dad works out, this gym essentials care kit by Dove is the perfect gift. Remind him to take care of his body after a tough gym session! Includes a gym towel and water bottle.
Magical Shiatsu Massage Machine
A deep kneading massage is just what your dad needs to relax after a long day’s work. He’ll be thanking you for this gift the next morning! Check out the VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow.
At first, this sounds like a cheap gift. But behold, this Alpine Swiss bathrobe will set you back around $50! Dad will laugh at first, but as soon as he feels that soft cotton velour on his skin…
Unique and Personalized Gifts for Dad
Sure, there are hundreds of great gifts with ‘Dad’ printed on them… but how many have your dad’s real name? Personalized gifts for dad with his name on are a great way to show that you put some thought into buying good gifts for dad!
If you spent your childhood shooting hoops with dad or the neighborhood kids, this gift is perfect… even if it just ends up on a shelf. He’ll love his name on this personal basketball.
Desk Nameplate from Ohio
Dad’s an important person. Whether you have this walnut wood nameplate engraved with his actual job or ”Professional Dad” is up to you. Get creative!
Engraved Wooden Chopping Board
If your dad is a bit of a Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, he’ll appreciate this personalized chopping board. Have it engraved with mom and dad’s names from Amazon.
18 Karat Gold Personalized Pen
Hold up, it’s not as expensive as it sounds! This 18 karat gold plated pen looks like a million bucks when it’s skillfully engraved with your dad’s name. Great for dad’s that write.
Legen – wait for it – dary Customizable T-Shirt
The man. The myth. The legend. And your dad’s name right at the center. This is one personalized t-shirt he’ll be proud to wear! Just type in ’Dad’ or his name to customize.
8 Gift Card Ideas as Useful Gifts for Dad
Who said gift cards are lazy? A good gift card can mean your dad gets the gift he actually wants. Look at these 8 gift cards that are always favorites with dads.
Bass Pro Gift Card
If your dad is the outdoorsy type, this Bass Pro gift card is the ideal. Instead of spending ages searching for a gift, let him spend hours deciding which camping apparel to buy.
Airbnb Gift Card
Want to try experience gifts for dad but aren’t quite sure what experience he’d like? The Airbnb gift card makes traveling around the world possible in a flash.
Outback Steakhouse Gift Card
Steak! Need we say any more? Just make sure that you buy this Outback Steakhouse gift card with plenty of money on it so dad can treat you to a steak as well!
AMC Theatre Gift Card
Did you know that AMC gift cards don’t expire? Whether dad wants to save his gift card for a rainy day or spend it all on concessions for the next Marvel blockbuster, this gift makes it possible.
Nike Gift Card
You can’t ever go wrong with a Nike gift card. This is a great gift if you aren’t sure what size your dad wears – with a gift card he can hunt down the perfect sneakers himself.
Starbucks Gift Card
With this Starbucks gift card, dad can have his daily Americano on you for a whole month. This is a great gift to give paired with a branded Starbucks travel thermos.
Apple Gift Card for App Store and iTunes
A gift card that covers everything from Angry Birds to Led Zeppelin. The Apple Gift Card lets dad run wild and download any app, song, album or novel he desires.
Visa Gift Card – The Ultimate Dad Gift?
Dad can use this anywhere that a Visa Debit Card is accepted. Yep. Anywhere. From the nearest pizza place to Barnes and Noble. There’s no way he won’t love the Visa Gift Card!
Gift Baskets for Dad That He’ll Love
These gift baskets make great gifts for dad who has everything and wants nothing… because most of them are edible! Forget cluttering up his house with useless gifts, instead go for a gift basket that he can enjoy in the moment.
Ultimate Savory Snack Basket
There’s no doubt that someone has bought chocolates or sweets for your dad. Along with socks, it’s practically guaranteed. So why not break the curve with the ultimate savory snack basket?
Dedicated to Dad Gift Basket
It’s dad themed, how could he not love it? He won’t mistake this dad snack gift basket as a last-minute gift picked up at the gas station! Oh, and there’s no need to wrap it.
Spice Up His Birthday!
Give unique gifts for dad on his birthday, like this gift basket full of dry spices. Help your dad become king of the grill over the summer. You’ll never skip Sunday dinner with your parents again.
Gourmet Cajun Gift Basket
If spice doesn’t sound nice, maybe some heat will be a treat. The Gourmet Cajun gift basket is a great way to help dad add some flavor to mom’s comforting yet bland home cooking!
For Dad’s Sweet Tooth
Food always makes good gifts for dad, especially when they help keep his hands out of the cookie jar too! This Chocolate Caramel Grand Basket is full of sweet treats to snack on over the holidays.
Artisan Cheese Hamper
Grated over chili, sliced into sandwiches, grilled onto bread… who doesn’t love cheese? Your dad will be grateful for this artisan cheese hamper. You can get a gift message printed on it too.
Coffee Lover’s Gift Box
Coffee AND chocolate? It will be a struggle to give away this deluxe bean box without trying a few! And don’t stop here, we have some great coffee mugs on our list too.
Sandalwood-Scented Spa Basket
Let dad know that he needs a little self-care with this luxury sandalwood spa basket, full of masculine scented soaps and foams for his body and face. He’ll be smelling great!
Last Minute Gifts for Dad – Be Quick!
These 6 last minute gifts for dad can be wrapped the second they arrive… or just add a large gift bag to your order so you can speed it up even more. Oh, and just because these gifts are quick doesn’t mean they’re poor quality.
Cards Against Humanity Master Box
The Cards Against Humanity box is the ultimate quick gift that, ironically, you’ll spend hours playing. How’s your sense of humor? The iconic black box is super easy to wrap as well.
Beard Care Kit (Perfect for Movember)
It’s the dad version of mom’s favorite beauty and bath gift. Forget bath bombs and floral scents, this is a self-care kit for real men. Check out the grooming beard care kit now.
A quick item you can buy right at the last minute to top up your gifts baskets for dad. This biscotti gift goes well with the next last minute gift for dad on our list…
Self-Stirring Coffee Mug
It stirs itself, so dad can get on with work (or just catching up on Facebook) while their coffee mug takes care of the rest. The self-stirring coffee mug is certainly a unique present!
The Daddy of All Gift Cards
It’s so big it couldn’t fit in the gift card section. This ultra-quick gift for dad can be emailed to him on the day. An Amazon Gift Card really is a last-minute present.
For the Bike Enthusiast
You’ve seen the Instagram clips of this already, but now it’s your chance to buy it. Bike lights are a great way to incentivize your dad to get some exercise or just stay safe if he cycles at night. A gift to give just because you love your dad!
The Most Thoughtful Gifts for Dad
These are the best gifts for dad who wants nothing. They’re ideal for any kind of occasion but especially for those moments where you just want to say thank you. Thank you for raising me, for supporting me, and just for being my dad.
Endless Opportunities in Front of the Flat Screen
A subscription to Amazon Prime is a thoughtful gift because it finally gives your dad the chance to catch up on all those TV programs he’s been missing!
Docking Station to Display His Gifts
Last year you got him the watch, right? Or maybe it was the wallet. Whatever good gifts for dad that you’ve purchased in the past, they’ll look lovely displayed on this oak docking station.
For the Traveling Dad
The best thoughtful gifts for dads who travel. Or always dreamed of traveling before they were blessed with a family. Why not gift him this scratch-off map with a plane ticket for his dream vacation?
Unfu*k Yourself Calendar
If your dad was a fan of the epic 1999 movie ‘Fight Club’ then he’ll love this in-your-face calendar. It’s the kick up the butt he needs to finally get on with life.
Help Dad Create a Legacy
Sometimes we just don’t talk enough. Before it’s too late, gift your dad this Father’s Guided Journal book so he can write down the funny and heart-warming stories of his life for future generations.
Papa’s Ice Cream Plough
For the dad who loves ice cream – an engraved ice cream spoon! We almost put this in the engraved gifts for dad section below, but it’s just too thoughtful to go anywhere but here.
Funny Gifts for Dad to Make Him Laugh
Is your dad a grumpy guts? These gifts will help cheer him up. Our top 5 funny gifts for your father are all designed to lighten the mood without lightening your wallet too much.
The World’s Funniest… Boxers?
Yes, you read that right. You’ll definitely want to check out this gift. If your dad is always roaming around the house without his pants, these comical boxers are for him.
A T-Shirt to Make Him Chuckle
Because your dad really is the world’s best ‘farter’ and he should know it. This funny gift for dad will have him chuckling all day long. Printed t-shirts are the perfect birthday gift for dads!
Comical Coloring Book
There’s no way dad will be coloring within the lines with this comical coloring book – he won’t be able to stop laughing! Coloring books make unusual yet cool gifts for dad this year.
Tool Belt for New Dads
Hilarious yet useful gifts for dad that he’ll be wearing around the house for months. This tool belt complete with diapers and baby wipes has everything he needs for dad duty.
Get Ready for Some Cheesy Jokes!
Of all the funny gifts for dad, this one is the funniest. Even if your dad has a terrible sense of humor, this book of cheesy dad jokes will set him on the right path.
Sentimental Gifts for Dad That Are Always Successful
A gift that means something. These great dad gifts should be considered if you’re buying a gift for an anniversary, retirement or other special occasion that’s once in a lifetime!
A Beautiful Mug
A guaranteed way to ensure your dad thinks of you every time he grabs a cuppa Joe! Why not buy this mug and fill it with his favorite candy to make the best gifts for dad?
Sentimental Wall Plaque
100% made in the USA, this wall plaque blesses your dad and your home for more than just a special occasion! A great gift if your dad has a shed workshop to hang it in.
For the Tough Dad
For some dads, being sentimental is a sign of weakness. So, we recommend a flask set with an engraved message so they can have a sneaky nightcap to help whiskey unlock those sentimental feelings.
A Sentimental Tumbler for Father’s Day
Sentimental? Check. Hilarious? Check. Under $30? Hell yes! This matte black tumbler (ideal for keeping coffee hot) has a sentimental message printed on the stainless-steel, thermal exterior.
When Words Aren’t Enough…
This adorable figurine is a gift your dad will keep for life. It will sit on the shelf of your family home and bring up memories of when you first gave this gift to dad.
Customizable Photo Gifts for Dad
If you need gifts for dad at Christmas or on his birthday and you want to do more than just write in a card and pick up a generic present, these customizable gifts are just right. A picture speaks a thousand words, don’t you know.
Customize a Pillow with His Favorite Photo
You could go two ways with this. A cuddly photo cushion with their favorite picture… or a horrible picture they can use as a punching bag! Get creative with this customizable cushion.
A Photo Gift for His Desk
Give him the gift of… your face! Only kidding. This photo frame gives you the chance to eternalize a special moment between you and your dad. A great dad gift for his desk.
New Custom Coffee Mug
Mugs always make good gifts for dad when you’re struggling to find something. This custom photo coffee mug makes a brilliant gift when paired with a jumbo bag of his favorite coffee beans.
Your Photo on a Wallet
A one-of-a-kind photo wallet with your family engraved on the front. We love that this personalized wallet gift is made of vegan leather too, to keep your animal-loving dad happy.
A Shirt He’ll Love Wearing
Add your favorite photo (or dad’s most embarrassing one) plus some text to this customizable cotton t-shirt. Whether you need to say happy birthday or merry Christmas, this shirt does it.
A Masculine Necklace with a Memorable Photo
It’s a calendar, a photo and a dog tag necklace. Who can say no to three presents wrapped into one? The stainless steel is carefully engraved with the photo and month you choose.
6 Impressive Engraved Gifts for Dad
Okay, if you’ve made it this far down our guide, you’re probably looking for something extra special to give to your dad. These engraved gifts take ordinary items and instantly turn them into awesome gifts for your dad no matter the occasion.
Engraved Titanium Bracelet
Pure titanium. Your dad’s going to be bragging about the features on this engraved bracelet to all his friends. It’s simple, it’s masculine and it’s adjustable to fit any wrist size.
Rustic Leather Wallet
“To the world you are just a father but to our family you are the world.” Could this laser engraved wallet say it any better? These wallets make great Christmas gifts for dad.
Practical Engraved Watch
Hey, look! It’s time for dad to tell us all another cheesy dad joke. How do we know? This epic engraved watch, of course. Luckily this wooden watch won’t totally empty your wallet either.
Versatile Tag or Wallet Insert
If your dad loves sentimental things, like this beautiful quote, but doesn’t show his soft side, this is the gift you should pick. An engraved wallet insert he can hide away and treasure.
His Name on a Tactical Pocket Knife
Forget the usual engraved gifts, this tactical pocket knife is an excellent gift for dad. This one won’t get lost in a drawer! It’s the perfect, practical gift with his name on.
Hammer That Message Home…
The perfect gifts for dad who has everything and wants nothing? Try this engraved hammer so he can make the things he wants, rather than buy them. He’ll finally get around to putting up shelves too.
Need More Inspiration?
If you’ve reached the end of our epic list and you’re still looking for unique gifts for dad, don’t worry! Here are a few of our favorite websites to help you find something extra special for your father.