31 Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad
Looking for gift ideas for Dad? Whether he's a coffee enthusiast, golf fanatic, foodie or outdoorsman, these Christmas gifts are the perfect fit.
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A portion of this piece was created in partnership with Milk Street, the culinary multimedia brand founded by food personality Christopher Kimball.
Getting started on holiday shopping? Finding the perfect gift for Dad can be tough, but we’re here to help with clever ideas at every price point.
Whether your dad loves to spend his time barbecuing, golfing, camping or simply relaxing at home, there’s a gift that’s sure to put a smile on his face. From gadgets and gear to kitchen tools and snacks, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas gifts for Dad to make it easy to check him off your holiday shopping list.
For the On-the-Go Dad: Leather Money Clip
Looking for something useful? Choose this handy leather money clip wallet, but make it custom. Choose from four different leather colors, and personalize it with Dad’s initials in either gold foil or pressed embossing to make it that much more special. It’s one of the most practical Christmas gifts for men with a touch of sentiment.
For the Pizza Lover: Ooni Pizza Oven
Say goodbye to delivery. There’s nothing better than pulling a freshly baked pizza out of the oven. This outdoor gas powered pizza oven reaches an impressive 950 degrees to cook pizzas in under a minute. Dad will love improving his dough making skills and coming up with creative toppings with every use. We tried the Ooni, and this pizza oven is just as impressive as it sounds.
For the Home Cook: Chef’s Knife
If Dad’s the king of the kitchen, he’ll love this upgraded chef’s knife from Milk Street. This 7-inch beauty is the perfect size for most cooking tasks, from smashing cloves of garlic to chiffonading herbs. Plus, the knife is made in collaboration with renowned food personality Christopher Kimball and iconic knife manufacturer Henckels International. It very well may be the best chef’s knife Dad has ever owned.
For the Homebody: Plush Robe
Give the gift of cozy this winter. This ultra-plush robe is made from 100% Turkish cotton, making it super soft. It’s available in a huge variety of colors and is even adjustable to find the perfect fit.
For the Handy Dad: Multi-Tool
Whether he’s a hiker, camper or loves working in the garage, this multi-tool is the perfect fit. Complete with multiple blades, a file and a double-sided bit driver, it has all of the basics to tackle almost any task at home or on the go.
For the Meat Lover: Smart Meat Thermometer
Checking the temperature on the perfect prime rib or roast chicken just got easier. This clever Bluetooth meat thermometer connects to any smartphone. From the app, Dad can set the target temperature, check cooking progress and get a notification once the dish is finished.
For the Outdoorsy Dad: Rolling Yeti Cooler
Whether he’s camping, fishing, tailgating or hosting a BBQ in the backyard, he needs a reliable cooler. This Yeti cooler is built tough and sure to hold its cool internal temperature. It won’t take up much space in the car or truck and features impact and puncture-resistant wheels for any terrain.
For the Foodie: Cast-Iron Pan
Whether he loves to cook the perfect steak or sizzle up some fajitas, a new cast-iron pan is the ideal gift. This 12-inch skillet is made from cast iron and comes pre-seasoned. It’s large enough to prep a variety of dishes and comes in three eye-catching colors to make cooking that much more fun.
For the Serious Golfer: Leather Golf Log Book
If golf is more than just a hobby, this golf log book is the perfect fit. The exterior is made with premium leather and comes in three different colors. Inside is a golf log notebook, allowing Dad to keep track of his best days on the course.
For the Coffee Enthusiast: Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
What if Dad could try a new coffee every two or four weeks? An Atlas coffee club subscription will introduce him to a new single origin coffee sourced from all over the world each month. It’s freshly roasted and will arrive whole or ground, depending on his preferences. Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club.
For the Gadget Lover: Mini Utility Light
Whether he’s backpacking, camping or tackling tasks at home, this utility light will come in handy. This tool is incredibly small and compact, yet powerful with a 4-mode LED light. Plus, it also includes multi-purpose tape and bamboo cloths so he can be prepared for a variety of situations.
For the Early Riser: Temperature-Controlled Mug
His cup of coffee will never go cold again. This temperature-controlled smart mug connects with any smartphone. He’ll use the app to set the ideal temperature, keeping his drink warm for up to 80 minutes. Read our Ember coffee mug review for the full scoop.
For the Craft Beer Enthusiast: Carbonated Growler
If his favorite stop is at a nearby craft brewery, give him something to keep beer fresh. This growler features a carbonation system to keep beer carbonated and cold. It comes in three different colors and two sizes to choose the perfect fit for your beer-loving dad.
For the Sweets Lover: Peanut Brittle
If he loves candy, give him something he’ll enjoy. See’s timeless peanut brittle is buttery, crunchy and full of peanuts. Choose one of three sizes to buy Dad the perfect amount to enjoy all holiday season long. If he’s more of a chocolate fan, check out these great chocolate gifts.
For the Mixologist: Bar Tool Set
Cocktail lover? Give him the tools he needs to take his craft cocktail mixing to the next level. This classic bar set comes with a shaker, strainer, bar spoon and measuring jigger. Plus, it comes in four different metallic finishes to select the perfect color to match his home bar.
For the Music Lover: Guitar Drinking Glasses
If he’s always playing a new song on the guitar, celebrate his love for music. This set of pint glasses features four different guitar designs. He’ll love pouring his favorite drink to enjoy while strumming a tune.
For the Fashion-Forward Dad: Merino Wool Scarf
This is the perfect addition to any of Dad’s winter outfits. Plus, it’ll keep him warm. This knitted scarf is made from a merino wool blend, so it’s ultra-soft and comfortable.
For the Early Morning Golfer: Golf Ball Insulated Mug
Does he love to hit the course early? Be sure he can take his coffee with him in style. This stainless steel travel mug is triple insulated to keep drinks warm. Plus, it has a golf ball textured exterior to match his love for the game.
For the Wine Lover: Wine Glasses
Is he a red wine or white wine lover? With this wine glass set, he can enjoy both! Made from durable crystal, these wine glasses are designed for specific wines, with two glasses to enjoy cabernet or merlot and two more glasses for viognier and chardonnay. Find more delightful wine gifts.
For the Snack Lover: Meat and Cheese Gift Box
For the dad who has everything, why not turn to food? With summer sausage, two types of cheese, crackers and mustard, this meat and cheese gift box includes all the essentials for the perfect afternoon snack. Send one of these other clever gift boxes, too.
For the BBQ King: Meat Shredder Claws
Shredding meat has never been easier (or, secretly, more fun) than when using these bear paw meat shredders. Their ergonomic, easy-to-clean design makes them ideal for creating pulled pork or shredded chicken.
For the Carnivore: Steak Box
For the dad who appreciates a fine steak, these cuts are worth the splurge. Rastelli’s makes it easy to ship his favorite cut directly to Dad’s door. Choose from grass-fed filet mignon, Tomahawk steak and Waygu flank steak, among others.
For the Griller: BBQ Tool Set
If his grilling tools are in need of a serious upgrade, look no further than this BBQ tools set. It comes complete with a two-prong fork, spatula, tongs and a basting brush, all in a sleek carrying case. If barbecue is his thing, Dad would also appreciate any of these other grilling gifts.
For the MLB Fan: Baseball Park Map Pint Glasses
Combine your dad’s love for beer and love for baseball in this gift: a set of two pint glasses featuring a map of an iconic MLB stadium. After finishing his drink, a fun surprise awaits him—the team’s logo at the bottom of the glass.
For the Whisky Expert: Glencairn Glasses
Whisky connoisseurs will appreciate this set of four elegant Glencairn glasses designed specifically for their spirit of choice. Glencairn designed these glasses to mimic traditional testing glasses used in Scottish whisky labs, so your dad can sip the drink the way it’s intended from the comfort of home.
For the Dad with a Beard: Perfect Shave Gift Set
No matter whether he’s clean-shaven or sports some scruff, every man needs to keep his facial hair fresh. Make sure Dad is equipped with the best with this set of essentials from the experts at the Art of Shaving.
For the Outdoorsy Dad: A Quality Flannel Shirt
If your outdoorsy dad’s wardrobe is needing a bit of a refresh, this is a flannel shirt he’ll actually want to wear. It’s warm without being too warm, and the stretchy, easy-to-wash fabric helps wick away moisture if Dad does break a sweat. Choose from one of eight stylish patterns.
For the Drink Lover: Insulated Can Cooler
Whether he’s working in the backyard or relaxing on the beach, keeping his favorite drink cold should be a top priority. This can cooler is made from stainless steel and double-walled for insulation. It’s perfect for keeping beer, cider, hard seltzer or soda cold for hours. Consider getting one in another color if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your brother, too!
For the Spice Fanatic: Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
If nothing is quite hot enough for your spice-loving dad, let him mix up a hot sauce to his own liking with this DIY hot sauce kit. With six bottles and labels, there’s enough for him to share with the family (or keep all to himself). Speaking of spice, next time your dad is visiting, try cooking up some of our zesty jalapeño recipes.
For the Cozy Dad: Fleece Jacket
If your dad is anything like mine, his favorite article of clothing is his wear-anywhere fleece jacket. This Christmas, give him an upgrade with this cozy Patagonia fleece, which is made of 100% recycled polyester and available in six colors.
For the Camping Dad: Travel-Friendly Coffee Press
This gift is for dads who love to camp, hit the road in an RV or spend time at the cabin—but still want a decent cup of coffee. The Espro coffee press will help him brew a quality cup of joe, no matter where his travels take him.
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