We all face the same problem year after year after year. What should we get Dad for [insert occasion here]? And it certainly doesn’t make things easier when he refuses to give you a single idea.
If you ask him, he’ll tell you he doesn’t want gifts—he just wants YOU to be happy. And while it’s a sweet (and much appreciated) sentiment, a little help with gift options would be nice.
In that spirit, I put together an extensive list of unique gift ideas ranging from tech, to clothes, to self-care products aimed at keeping the Dad in your life healthy, happy, and good looking for a long time to come.
Need more shopping inspiration for other people on your list? Check out our style essentials for men and unique gift ideas for women.
By Matthew Stevens (aka @instahusband)
The company behind the world's greatest non-stick pan also makes a high-quality set of knives. I love that this set is paired with a cutting board.
Enjoy the luxury and convenience of Snake River Farms American Wagyu beef delivered to Dad's doorstep every month. Customize the plan with a variety of different cuts of meat and get free delivery with your subscription.
I call this "the easiest, most fool-proof gift ever." It seems random, but a DNA kit is actually a genius gift idea when you have NO clue what to get your dad (or anyone else for that matter.)
It's officially become my go-to move.
Your dad deserves the creme de la creme of coolers. And everyone who owns this Yeti find raves about it.
Dads need as much help as they can get in the muscle soreness department. This muscle massager is all the rage for good reason.
Since these can be super pricey, here's a mini portable version that's half the price of the original.
This has consistently been one of the top-selling Dad gifts among the #SilbSquad over the years.
If he's a dad who says he wants nothing, get him a framed photo of the two of you.
We've used Framebridge about half a dozen times and have never been let down. Photos are super high quality and the frames are well made.
Take my word for it—once you get your dad hooked on Bombas, he'll never wear "regular" socks again. They're that comfy.
Before you write this thing off as an "as seen on TV" gimmick, you might want to peruse the five-star ratings on Amazon.
The $33 device has taken the Internet by storm of late, and people claim that it truly compares to a deep-tissue massage.
I plan on buying one for my dad—and if he doesn't use it, I'll be keeping it for myself.
These joggers from Tommy John are worth every penny. Dad will want to live in these super soft, relaxed, and stretchy pants.
They say if you want something done right do it yourself. This squeegee window cleaning kit will empower Dad to tackle those hard to reach windows himself and keep them looking clean year round. Not to mention the savings on window cleaning service!
Your Dad probably thinks he doesn't need one of these—but once you get it for him, you'll be hearing him say "Hey google tell me a joke" every five seconds.
For the Dad who's a bit...high strung (meaning all Dads.)
This kit from Equilibria includes a balm that works miracles for sore muscles and arthritis, as well as soft gels and a tincture that'll help him to relax. Get 15% off of your first order with code "LINDSAYSILBERMAN".
The perfect gift when you have no clue what to get him. Masterclass features an incredible array of online courses that caters to just about any interest.
He can take a business class with Starbucks founder Howard Shultz, an economics class with Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, a cooking class with chefs like Thomas Keller and Gordon Ramsey, or geek out over science with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The latest version of the Ring doorbell boasts 1080p HD video and enhanced features that let you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC.
A classic flannel shirt is always a solid go-to for Dad.
Help him bring his home into the 21st century and get more energy efficient with this popular appliance upgrade from Google.
Dad's don't love to clean but they do love electronics. Buy him the Roomba for him and get the best of both worlds!
That old alarm clock from the 80's needs to go. This clock syncs with Google Assistant which means you can control any product featuring a ‘works with the Google Assistant’ badge from the comfort of your bed, with just your voice.
When we bought this several months ago, we were certain that a good quality TV couldn't possibly be this cheap—but we were wrong. The Samsung Smart TV is crisp, super thin, and has great picture quality.
There's no better gift than the gift of silence, especially if he's working from home or wants to tune out mom for a few hours.
Now Dad will know the distance between his golf ball and the flag so he can pick the right club.
Dad's gotta get in those 10,000 steps!
This leather case for his AirPods will keep him from losing one of his most important accessories.
Never lose your chargers again! Another great tech gift for guys that feels like a luxury item without the luxury price tag.
This advanced razor is proven to eliminate bumps, nicks, razor burn and irritation for every face and skin type.
Because it's 2022 and soap and water just won't cut it anymore.
Leave the hotel brand soaps for the next guy and bring your own quality bath products.
Embrace and nurture Dad's baldness with this line of scalp care from one of Queer Eye's "Fab Five" Karamo Brown. Their thoughtfully formulated regimen of Face + Scalp products help clean, moisturize, and protect your skin in one easy routine.
Dad's well-groomed beard is a labor of love and deserves the best care. This beard wash and conditioner combo from Scotch Porter is hydrating, dandruff repelling, and sulfate-free.
In his first book, author Garrett Munce - grooming editor for Esquire and Men’s Health - offers self-care tips & techniques designed for the modern man who wants to live longer, look better, and feel calm, focused, and happy.
This travel kit will hold all his travel size items and is organized into compartments so items are easy to find.
The quality of Tumi products is always top notch, and the fabric is made with an antibacterial material to keep his items from growing mold or mildew.
TSA or the equivalent agencies abroad shouldn’t make you take your items out of the kit since there’s a clear zipper compartment.
This vegan leather passport holder might be just what Dad needs to start planning his next adventure.
The perfect jean for Dad. Comfortable. Sustainable. Inexpensive.
Another classic gift for Dads who can't stand itchy wool sweaters.
This watch from MVMT is the perfect budget-friendly yet stylish watch for Dad.
The perfect (and stylish) sweatpants for lounging at home or heading to the airport for a long-haul flight.
Take Dad's style up a notch in one easy step: The Aviator Sunglass.
These slippers are a classic but the UGG collection has evolved over the years into shoes, boots, outerwear, and more.
Discover even more simple everyday style essentials for men.
It's time to get those ties properly organized. This mounted cedar wood tie rack will provide a fresh scent and protect his clothes from moths.
Parachute makes some of the most comfortable sheets on the market.
The science-backed breathable solution to de-stress and get better sleep.
Since your dad has probably been sleeping on the same tragic mattress for over a decade, do him a favor and force him to upgrade.
Allswell's classic mattress is pretty much perfect: comfort-wise, price-wise, and risk-wise (they'll take the mattress back within the first 100 nights if your pops isn't happy with it.)
He'll be prepared to charge devices wherever he goes.
This portable charger comes highly recommended by sources within the #silbsquad.
Dad could always use a new pair of golf shoes. Just make sure he takes them off before walking into the house.
I still don't understand why Dad wears white shoes to mow the lawn, but now with this cleaning kit, we don't have to think about it anymore.
Got a funny nickname for dad? Why not print it onto America's favorite golf ball?
This simple backyard practice setup MAY take 1 stroke off his score. Maybe.
Keep his cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for A RIDICULOUSLY LONG TIME.
Now Dad can loosen up the lower back during commercial breaks.
Nothing makes Dads happier than tools. Grill tools.
Because nothing is more demoralizing to a man than overcooking his meat.
So Dad can look busy in the kitchen while mom cooks.
Leftovers are better kept in the fridge.
A great gift for Dads who still have their old records collecting dust in the basement.
Give the gift of great coffee and watch Dad stay up past 9pm for once.
Jones Bar-B-Q Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce
Straight from the heartland of America, Kansas City Missouri, comes the most popular BBQ sauce on the market right now.
Truffle. Infused. Hot. Sauce. Need I say more? I can't think of a more perfect gift for a man. Oprah loves it too so...
Quicker and easier than holding the luggage while standing on a scale.
Because the news might give him a heart attack these days.
Played this yard game with my family and it was the first item I thought of for this guide. So much fun.
The ideal gift for the dad that likes to party.
A highly motivational read for a business junkie or sports fan.
Every BBQ master needs a grill set that supports their favorite team.
This juicer is the perfect present to jump-start or support a health journey.
An undeniably cool addition to your dad's drink of choice.
You can never go wrong with a nice bottle of bourbon.
A classic dad game.
If your dad is a serious golfer then this handy device is a must. It tells golfers the precise distance their ball is away from the hole.
Choose from a variety of MLB stadiums to add to this set of whiskey glasses.
A pizza oven makes for a gift that keeps on giving (to the whole family).
Complete with lowball glasses, sandstone coasters, and soapstone whiskey stones, this is the ideal gift for a whiskey lover.
Does your dad still have the same belts he wore when you were a kid? He deserves an upgrade.
Quick-drying swim trunks for lake days or poolside barbecues.
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