12 Best Christmas Gifts for Dad That Top His Holiday Wishlist This Year

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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.

1. Timex Fairfield Leather Strap Watch

Timex Fairfield Leather Strap Watch best gifts for dad Image courtesy of Nordstrom

It might 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. The Timex Fairfield is an affordable and stylish timepiece worthy of a spot on any best men’s watches list, highlighted by a handsome dark face and refined brown leather strap that will leave his wrist looking casually chic. INDIGLO light-up technology also makes this horological stunner visible in dark settings to keep better track of time. He just might need it to navigate through the kitchen at midnight when devouring Santa’s milk and cookies.

  

2. Murdock London Great Bearded Expectations Travel Kit

Murdock London Great Bearded Expectations Travel Kit best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Nordstrom

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.

  

3. Amazon Kindle (2019)

Amazon Kindle 2019 best gifts for dad Image courtesy of Amazon

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.

  

4. The Glenrothes Whisky Maker’s Cut

The Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut best gifts for dad Image courtesy of Glenrothes

If scotch whisky is the old man’s preferred spirit of the holidays, top him off with something rich in taste and heritage. Glenrothes’ special batch of single malt has been matured in sherry-seasoned oak casks to enrich taste buds with a deep, multi-layered flavor profile. One sip will fill his mouth with spicy notes of dried fruit, cinnamon, and orange. More enticing is the gentle and warm nutmeg 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.

  

5. Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 Sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 Sneakers best gifts for dads Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Practical and stylish, 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 and burnout logo that add flair to any casual or dressy getup. Traditional colors like dark blue and gray are also available in different materials: canvas or leather.

  

6. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 best gifts for dad Image courtesy of Bose

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.

  

7. Herschel Roy RFID Wallet

Herschel Roy RFID Wallet best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Nordstrom

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.

  

8. Ninja Foodi Tendercrisp Pressure Cooker

Ninja Foodi Tendercrisp Pressure Cooker best gifts for dad Image courtesy of Amazon

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.

  

9. Topman Icon Classic Bomber Jacket

Topman Icon Classic Bomber Jacket best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Nordstrom

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.

  

10. Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 Grooming Kit

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 Grooming Kit best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Philips

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 5 hours of cordless run time.

  

11. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Apple

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.

  

12. Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool

Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool best gifts for dad 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

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.