Don’t forget Dad this holiday season. He’s likely dealt with a lot over the years and now is a better time than ever to thank him and let him know you appreciate him, even in the smallest gesture with a perfect-for-him stocking stuffer or gift.
However, searching for popular, must-have gifts for dad could present challenges, especially if you’re dealing with a super-picky old man or have little clue of what he actually needs.
Giving some thought to his personality, while having Mom snoop around on your behalf to determine the best gift ideas, can help point you in the right direction. But fear not, that’s where we come in with a combination of some trendy products plus tried-and-true gift ideas that are sure to win Dad over.
Whatever his tastes may be, rest assured that there are numerous items available across different categories and price points that will put a smile on his face this holiday. Get him something useful and unique by shopping one of these top Christmas gifts for dad we know will be best sellers this holiday.
If you need any gift ideas for your other male family members, take a look at our Best Christmas Gifts for Him roundup.
1. Murdock London Great Bearded Expectations Travel Kit
Mature age and a few grays haven’t stopped Pop from maintaining his facial fur in grand fashion. Since he’s due for some new grooming essentials, get him acclimated with this sophisticated set of beard care products, courtesy of Murdock London. This limited-edition bundle packs together the brand’s popular cologne, beard moisturizer, body wash, shampoo and hair-styling spray with a sleek, tweed bag, helping him keep up appearances when traveling during the holidays.
2. Apple AirPods Pro
Christmas is the time to splurge on your parents. For those fortunate enough to drop $250 on a cool gift, it doesn’t get any cooler than the AirPods Pro. Active noise cancellation, improved ergonomics, more personalized features, solid audio, and water-resistant protection, Apple’s all-white danglers are the perfect accessory to pair with Dad’s new iPhone 11 (thank Mom for bearing that financial load). Just the thought of zoning out to his favorite tracks, while filling out NYT crosswords puzzles in peace has him giddier than a Star Wars fanboy on opening night of The Rise of Skywalker.
3. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 Sneakers
Converse sneakers pair well with any form of clothing and will keep Dad’s feet comfortable all day long. You can’t go wrong adding a pair of Chuck Taylors to his closet. The All-Star 70 maintains the iconic silhouette of the original high-top sneaker, while boasting unique details like the velvet exterior, stitched logo and copper accents. Traditional colors like dark blue and gray are also available in different materials: canvas or leather.
4. Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
Knowing he appreciates a hot cup of coffee just as much as a fancy doohickey, satisfy both of Dad’s fancies with this compact espresso maker. Wacaco’s latest innovation is compatible with most ground coffee and requires very little effort to brew up some java goodness on the move. All that’s required is to add boiling water to the tank and manually pump the device a dozen times. It will keep him busy when stuck in traffic and ensure his morning caffeine fix before punching in.
5. MVMT Revolver Leather Strap Watch & Bracelet Strap Set
It will be a few more years before Dad passes down the family Rolex, but that doesn’t mean you can’t thank him in advance with a luxurious Xmas gift of your own. MVMT sells this affordable and stylish watch set that is worthy of a spot on any Best Men’s Watches list, highlighted by a handsome dark face with rose gold accents and refined leather strap that will leave his wrist looking casually chic. The bundled rose gold bracelet will make it look like Dad has an extra luxury timepiece in his collection, so really, he’s getting two gifts in one.
6. Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey
If whiskey is the old man’s preferred spirit of the holidays, top him off with something rich and well rounded. Woodford Reserve’s first wheat whiskey has the flavor profile of an exotic dessert and goes down smooth. Treat his taste buds to spicy (cinnamon-baked apples) and sweet (toasted coconut, vanilla) notes that linger long after the first sip. More enticing is the warm cocoa and barrel char finish that is so savory, it calls for an immediate second round to enjoy near the fireplace when giving this year’s family Christmas toast.
7. Amazon Kindle (2019)
Getting dad to transition from paperback to digital copy hasn’t been easy, but the next-gen Amazon Kindle is an amazing stocking-stuffer that does all the convincing. An attractive screen, multiple fonts and formatting options, and a built-in front light (finally!!!) affords bookworms one of the most comfortable reading experiences ever. Each model carries up to 4GB of internal storage, which is more than enough memory to download hundreds of ebooks from Amazon’s vast collection of millions.
8. Herschel Roy RFID Wallet
Old-school types often struggle to detach from their trusty wallets, no matter how battered they might look. The Herschel Roy is a fine upgrade that blends a classic look with modern design elements. The exterior is made of durable leather and mesh to ensure longevity, while the interior has plenty of storage, including a currency pouch, slip pockets and six card slots. Cooler yet, each wallet has built-in RFID technology to protect your dad’s credit cards and personal info from hackers. He’ll be grateful for the extra security when standing in a crazy line at the flower shop on Valentine’s Day.
9. Polo Ralph Lauren Sporty Skier Bear 3-Pack Socks
Not too casual, and not too conservative, this special set of socks featuring the iconic Polo bear exudes swagger. The ski-inspired designs spice up any boring Christmas outfit and lend themselves well to the festive holiday spirit. Each pair is also made from a soft and stretchy cotton blend that provides tired feet comfort when breaking in new shoes at formal events, a pain your dad knows all too well.
10. Oral-B Genius X 10000 Smart Electric Toothbrush
This smart toothbrush takes your dad’s diligent oral hygiene game to the next level. Oral-B programmed it with some intuitive features that determine how hard someone is brushing or what spots they missed, while offering personalized feedback to improve brushing habits. Underneath the hood are powerful deep-cleansing motors that keep the brush heads operating at an efficient rate to sweep away food particles and plaque with ease. His smile will be the brightest in next year’s family Christmas portrait.
11. Topman Icon Classic Bomber Jacket
Bomber jackets make edgy and fashionable outerwear, and that’s something your dad’s wardrobe currently lacks. Topman sells one of the hottest-looking Christmas gifts at a killer price point. The slick twill and rib-bordered design looks sharp, whereas the jacket’s slim cut provides a flattering fit that accentuates upper body features like the shoulders. In addition, the complementary colorways (Black, Dark Blue and Olive Green) make transitioning through any season, in style, a breeze.
12. Casper Sleep Pillow
Recent studies have shown that older people sleep less. Help your pappy catch up on his ZZZs by resting this super-comfy pillow at the top of his headboard. Casper created what it calls a “pillow-in-pillow design,” which basically means it’s a pillow inside of a pillow. This provides extra support for the head and neck, while maintaining fluffiness over time. The only pain he’ll feel waking up Christmas morning might be an eggnog hangover.
13. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
At this point, Dad has grown tired of the fracas that’s surrounded him for decades and wants nothing more than some quiet time with The Beatles. What better way to help him silence the world and enjoy his favorite tunes simultaneously than with a pair of superior noise-cancelling headphones. Go all out by gifting him the Bose 700, which combines superior sound with industry-leading noise cancellation to hush everything from airplane engines to screaming grandkids running around the house.
14. Frederick Engraving Good Day, Bad Day Glasses
Both comical and practical, this is the type of drinkware your dad needs sitting on his bar. These laser-etched glasses have three messages designed on the front that serve as measuring depending on whether it is rewarding or consolatory. Every occasion deserves a drink.
15. Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool
Father Time has made it more difficult for dad to lug a whole toolbox around the house. Whether he enjoys playing handyman on the weekends or has picked up a new hobby during retirement, he’ll greatly benefit from having an EDC accessory like the Leatherman Wave+ in his arsenal. Up to 18 tools are built into its compact design to accomplish quick fixes around the house or on the go. A 25-year limited warranty makes the multi-tool a potential family heirloom that you and your kids could share someday.
16. UGG Scuff Slipper
Slipping into these comfy slippers will instantly activate chill mode. UGG designed the Scuff Slipper using many of the same materials found in its popular boots, which many of you know feel like wearable rugs. They provide lots of warmth and have moisture-wicking properties to minimize sweat. With five bold colors available, pick one (or two) to match the silk robes hanging in your parents’ master bathroom.
17. Tile Sticker
Tired of your dad always misplacing his valuables? Surprise him by placing a few of these Bluetooth-tracking stickers on each of his treasured possessions. They’re affordable, incredibly thin, and monitor lost items up to 150 feet, which he can keep tabs on via mobile app. See what his excuse is the next time he loses the Apple TV remote.
18. The Art of Shaving Bourbon Shaving Cream
The finer things in life can come in many forms. For the mature man, that could be a clean shave. The Art of Shaving creates exceptional shaving products, but none more impressive than its bourbon-infused shaving cream. Very little is needed to develop a rich, foamy lather, which provides great cushioning for blades to slide comfortably across skin without nicking his moneymaker. Hints of cask-aged bourbon stick to the skin, awarding shavers with a manly rugged scent.
19. Ninja Foodi Tendercrisp Pressure Cooker
This air fryer/pressure cooker hybrid can prep some of your father’s favorite game-time snacks, while sparing mom from cooking duties the day after Christmas. Let him fry some wings with up to 75% less fat or cook a roast for the gang in the mancave without spending several hours on the stove. Ninja programmed the Foodi to be user-friendly, so even if he can’t grasp the cooking machine’s concept, you’ll be able to simplify the instructions for him. There is also the all-new Foodie Deluxe XL, which offers more room to cook up even bigger meals.
20. Retro Photo Scrapbook
Digital photo albums are fine, but something physical like a photo scrapbook just has more sentimental value. This retro-looking binder is one of the more creative ways you can commemorate your dad or family’s fondest memories. There are over 60 pages to document his greatest life achievements and store beloved paper mementos including photos, love notes, memorable concert fliers, sketches, and much more. Consider it a family heirloom in the making.
21. Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 Grooming Kit
Who said you had to go broke on a $300 electric shaver to spoil your dad with an elite grooming tool? For a fraction of the price, Philips Norelco sells a 23-piece trimmer bundle that offers premium trimming performance for the beard, face, head, and yes, body; he just might want to experiment with manscaping for all you know. The trimmer is waterproof and features a full-metal motor underneath the hood that keeps the blades operating fast to shear through thick hairs with ease. It’s also very portable and has up to five hours of cordless run time.
22. Ring Indoor Cam
For the smart-home dad who values security, the Ring Indoor Cam allows any homeowner to monitor the inside of their crib from any mobile device (e.g. smartphones, tablets). It’s small enough to secretly hide in bookshelves, easy to set up, has a wide-range view to see an entire room, produces 1080p video in real time, and sends notifications when sensing unexpected activity. None of these are even its greatest attribute. That would be the price, which for $60 each, should convince you to buy these gifts in bulk.
23. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Knowing that the father figure in your life loves a hot cup of java every morning, be a thoughtful son/daughter and serve him some Folgers in this high-tech coffee cup. The Ember Mug is designed to enjoy drinks at desired temperatures, which sippers can remotely adjust via the Ember app on their smartphone or smartwatch. Its stainless-steel construction with ceramic coating ensures the cup won’t shatter if ever dropped.
24. Saxx Boxer Briefs
The expiration date for underwear is always sooner than later. That being said, now is the best time to re-up Dad with some new boxer briefs before Mom puts him on blast. Saxx has several appealing designs optimized for comfort and fit. The patented BallPark Pouch creates a chafe-free environment with lots of space to rest the family jewels, while the flat-out seams allow for more movement. Moisture-wicking fabric stops clamminess in its sweaty tracks. Load him up with several pairs.
25. Roku Streaming Stick Plus
A streaming stick is the sweetest last-minute gift you can sneak underneath the family Christmas tree. Roku’s latest device is all the incentive Dad needs to cut the cord in 2020, gaining access to hundreds of thousands of movies and shows across every major streaming platform. That includes Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+ and Apple TV+. The interface is simple to navigate, video quality (4K HDR) is impeccable, and the bundled remote can control the TV volume and power. Its compact size also means he can pack it for business trips to use on hotel TVs.