Like a lot of you, we used to dread picking out gift ideas for dad. However, the SPY team takes gifting very seriously, and now we genuinely enjoy picking out the best gifts for dad every Christmas season.
We’ve already named the best Christmas gifts of the year, and now we’re ready to count down the best Christmas gifts for dad.
Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, which is why we have an entire gift guide dedicated to finding gift ideas for the impossible dad who says he wants nothing. In this guide, we’ll present even more dad gift ideas for 2022.
Worried you won’t be able to find Christmas gifts for dad that he’ll actually be excited to unwrap on Christmas morning? We know how you feel. We recommend giving some thought to his personality while Mom snoops around on your behalf for the best gift ideas. There are actually a lot of great gifts for dads in 2022, and we’re here to make them easy to find.
For dads who love the coolest gadgets, we have user-friendly wireless earbuds. For dads who are a little more old school, we’ve got a record player and cigar humidor. Is your dad a sports fan? Try one of our favorite baseball gifts or the best golf gifts. We’ve also got dad gift ideas from up-and-coming brands like Fresh Clean Threads and Vuori.
If you’re tired of giving your dad a last-minute gift that you both know he’s never, ever going to use, then skip that pointless Christmas morning ritual and get him something he’ll actually love from our guide to the best gifts for dads. And if you need any more dad gift ideas (or gifts for your other male family members), take a look at our Best Gifts for Him guide.
Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit
Jack Black has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring men’s skincare brands, and they make quality products with refreshing fragrances that are naturally effective and cruelty-free. For the bearded dad, Jack Black’s beard grooming kit is a no-brainer. That’s why we included in our Best of 2022 Product Awards, our annual guide to the best men’s grooming and gear. This kit includes beard wash, beard lube, beard oil and a brush, all in travel-friendly sizes.
Real Relax Shiatsu Massge Chair
Here’s a gift dad will never see coming — and one that will put your siblings’ last-minute gifts to shame. (If you’re feeling generous, you can pool your resources and go in on this gift together.) The Real Relax is a top-rated reclining massage chair with premium features like shiatsu massage, heat therapy and foot massage. For a limited time, you can also save almost $700 on the price of this splurge-worthy gift.
Crocs Classic RealTree V2 Clog
Crocs have become the no-brainer gift for dad no matter the occasion. You’ve gifted them once, you’ve gifted them twice, and it’s about time you gift a third time.
These RealTree V2 Crocs are just what dad needs to step into the new season in style. From wearing them around the house to grabbing the mail to grocery shopping, trust us, he will wear these lined Crocs wherever he goes.
DJI Mini SE
You’re never too old to have fun or pick up a new hobby, and that new hobby could very well be flying drones. Our tech editor, John Velasco, argued that “small drones are always the most fun.” The DJI’s Mini SE is one of his favorites; it’s great for aerial photography, and it’s just plain fun to fly around.
Sonos Ray Essential Soundbar
When we tested the Sonos Ray soundbar, we praised it for both watching TV and listening to music, and hailed it as a more budget-friendly alternative to Sonos’ flagship models. Whether your dad is a film buff or just likes catching up on his favorite shows and sports, he’ll likely appreciate the Sonos Ray. It’s engineered to enhance dialogue, and it has good presence in the low end.
Pickleball Paddle Sets
TRENDING GIFT IDEA
Some of the best Christmas gifts for dad let him enjoy his favorite hobbies — or discover a new one! If your dad hasn’t discovered the joys of pickleball yet, then give him one of the year’s top trending gift ideas, a pickleball set.
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw Pro Metal Detector
At SPY, when we discover new products, we sometimes discover new things about ourselves. Take Reviews Editor Anthony Mastracci, who discovered this year that he’s a metal detector kind of guy. Metal detecting is great for history buffs, it’s a good way to get some fresh air, and it has the added bonus of being a way to help clean up the community. The Quick Draw Pro is a great metal detector to start with.
Anker NEBULA Capsule
We wrote about the Anker Nebula Capsule projector in 2020, but it’s still one of the coolest tech gifts in 2022. We recently reviewed the best portable projectors, and this was one of our top picks (it’s also the most giftable projector). About the size of a soda can, this projector is great for backyard movie nights or sleepovers with the grandkids. Plus, a built-in Android OS makes it easy to download apps like Netflix and Hulu straight to the projector, so there’s no need to fidget with HDMI cords.
GoSports Flag Series Wood Cornhole Sets
When you think “dad gifts” you think practical, useful things. But gifting dad something he can have fun with is just as good of an idea, and that’s why we think corhole sets are some of the best Christmas gifts for dads in 2022. These cornhole sets are perfect for entertaining pops (and the rest of your family, to be honest). Cornhole is a great game for all seasons, depending on where you live, and is easy to pick up so he can invite all his dad friends over to play. This wooden set is coated with an American flag-inspired print to help show off his US pride, too.
Solento Organic Blanco Tequila
When gifting one of the best tequilas, it’s best to consider something that will dazzle up your dad’s bar cart a bit. That’s why this year one of the best gifts for dad is Solento’s Blanco tequila, which comes in a gorgeous vintage-inspired bottle. This is an organic sipping tequila made from 100% organic blue agave in small batches. It’s got more of a citrus approach to it that’s honed down with classic notes of vanilla for an exceptional sip each time.
Fossil Men’s Nate Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
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 gift of your own. SPY is a big fan of watches; we’ve even gathered the best men’s watches on the market in another piece for you to check out if that’s your thing. This watch from Fossil has a classic diver stainless steel design that dad will love and an affordable price tag your wallet will appreciate. It’s got a bold, oversized look and a black stainless steel case that’s interchangeable with other Fossil straps so dad can customize the look to his liking. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters which makes it perfect for swimming and the rugged feel is perfect for a daytime or nighttime adventure.
Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0
Every dad loves sitting in the backyard in front of a blazing fire. That’s just the way life is. But what if we were to tell you that pops can fire sit in a totally smokeless setting? Well, he actually can with the Solo Stove Bonfire.
This smoke-free fire pit is built for toasty lounging in the backyard. It’s perfect for any season dad wants to sit out and drink beers with his buds, roast marshmallows over the firepit or read a book by flame. But, how exactly is it smokeless? Well, the Bonfire uses a signature 360° Airflow Design that draws air in from the bottom and creates a secondary burn at the top, leaving a totally smokeless experience every time. Plus, Solo Stove just updated the Bonfire in August 2022 to make it even better for the modern man.
Looking for the best gifts for dad under $100? The smaller Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit is great for roastin s’mores and much more affordable.
Anker Wireless Charger
Is your dad the type to dawn over each and every new gadget and gizmo you present to him as if it is the coolest thing he’s seen since sliced bread? Well, gift him the Anker wireless charger. Yeah, he’s got an iPhone or an Android, but he’s calling you up every single day asking you how to do something. “How do I change my brightness? How do I turn off ‘Do Not Disturb’? How do I charge my phone?” Rid that last question forever, because now, he can wirelessly throw this on the charging dock and let that phone juice up, completely wire-free. There’s no doubt that he’s going to be impressed, so get giftin’.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Slim Leather RFID Wallet
There are classic dad gifts, like men’s watches, dad sunglasses and grilling accessories. However, if you’re looking for the best Christmas gifts of 2022, then we recommend checking out the up-and-coming leather goods brand Bellroy, which as become a SPY favorite for its fine leather wallets, bags and phone cases.
Old-school types often struggle to detach from their trusty wallets, no matter how battered they might look. The SPY-tested Bellroy Note is a fine upgrade that blends a classic look with modern design elements. Cooler yet, each wallet has built-in RFID technology to protect your dad’s credit cards and personal info from hackers. He’ll love the extra security, and your mom will love the stylish exterior as well.
Fresh Clean Threads Crew Neck
Looking for something dad will actually use? Then basic, comfortable t-shirts are some of the best Christmas gifts for dads you’ll find. We’ve spent a lot of time hunting for the best t-shirts in the world, and we’re 100% confident that these inexpensive shirts from Fresh Clean Threads are the best T-shirts you can buy.
Braun Electric Razors
This is one of the best electric razors we’ve ever tested here at SPY, and ahead of the holidays, it’s on sale. Braun’s Series 9 Electric Razor is your classic electric razor on steroids. Use it either wet or dry and on your face, neck and head as you please. The charge lasts for up to 6 weeks in total due to the addition of the Braun Series 9’s charging case, making this a great razor to bring on trips.
Looking for gifts for dad under $100? We’ve also included a link below to the also-excellent Braun Series 6 electric razor.
Cardon Men’s SPF 30 Face Moisturizer
Skincare can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. A moisturizer with SPF is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your old man’s skincare routine. Regardless of your age, skin type, or where you live, UV rays can wreak havoc on your complexion. Cardon’s moisturizer is non-toxic, keeping skin hydrated and protected from the sun. That’s why we included it in our Best of 2022 awards and was included in our review of the best moisturizers for men.
Ralph Lauren The Iconic Oxford Shirt
If your dad has a classic sense of style, then it’s a good idea to get him a classic gift, and it doesn’t get more classic than Ralph Lauren or Oxford shirts. It can be easily dressed up with dress pants or worn with jeans, and it’s available in classic, slim, or big and tall fits.
Thursday Boot Co Premier Low Top
Dad may love his New Balances (and so do we!), but some occasions call for a more dressed-up sneaker. Thursday Boot Company takes the same considered approach they bring to boots and apply it to sneakers. These shoes are made from full-grain leather, and they’re available in a wide range of colors.
Bodum Chambord French Press
If dad’s preference is for strong coffee, then the Bodum French press is the coffee maker to get. It brews a bold, flavorful cup, and it can be used for tea, cold brew, and a surprising amount of other kitchen tasks. Plus, it’s easy to use but tastes better than many single-serve makers, so it’s ideal for the dad on the go. For best results, grind the coffee coarse.
Hermes Terre d’Hermes
Hermes’ Terre d’Hermes was launched in 2006, and it’s become a modern classic. The name is fitting, too; it has a pleasantly earthy aroma that’s classic that’s woody and aromatic and not overly aggressive. This gift set includes a 2.5 oz, a mini travel spray (0.42 oz.) and an after-shave lotion. It’s an Eau de Parfum, meaning it’s more concentrated, so it’ll last longer throughout the day.
SKLZ Golf Indoor Putting Green
As he plans his future golf trips, make sure dad is still getting some putts in — even if they are inside his own home. This SKLZ putting green is an exceptional way for dad to practice his golf, whether he’s a long-driver or a mini-golf champ. The mat is shaped to mimic a real-life putting green to help dad improve his strokes and is eight feet long, so he’s got plenty of room to practice. He has three cups to choose from at the end for aim, and the true-roll surface simulates actual conditions.
Every dad loves a good EDC item, and the Geekey is the ultimate multi-tool for dads who love always being prepared. It’s a key-shaped multi-tool that fits right on his existing keychain and is TSA-friendly. It’s got a screwdriver, a metric closed wrench, a serrated edge for cutting, a can opener and much more, all on one key-sized device. It’s compact, stainless steel and built durable, so your dad will love it for years to come.
Panasonic ER-GB96 Beard Trimmer
A handful of top-performing beard trimmers can be had for under $100, but none is more promising than the Panasonic ER-GB96 Beard Trimmer. This beard trimmer is ideal for dads with thick and wild facial fur, equipped with 58 different trim lengths depending on their preferences. Unlike most beard trimmers, this one doesn’t come with too many heads he’ll either lose or frustratingly search hours for. He’ll also have the option to use it for dry or wet shaving.
Our testers recently named the Panasonic ER-GB96 the best beard trimmer of all time after testing over 20 beard trimmers. Believe us when we say this is the beard trimmer of all beard trimmers.
Ruggable Outdoor Tulum Desert Sage Rug
Ever since it’s gotten nicer out, dad has been going hard on his backyard living room. The only thing he is missing? A rug. We know — outdoor rugs get dirty way too quickly, so they’re essentially pointless. But that’s not the case if you snag him one from Ruggable. With Ruggable, you can quite literally throw this rug in the washing machine for a quick was when it gets dirty. Throw it back outside once it’s clean, and dad will be ready for barbecue after barbecue all summer long!
Dad not the outdoor rug type? Don’t worry, Ruggable has hundreds of picks to choose from, both indoor and out. And, yes, all can go right in the washer.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Getting dad to transition from paperback to digital reads hasn’t been easy, but the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is an amazing gift that does all the convincing. An attractive screen, multiple fonts and formatting options, and an auto-adjusting front light (finally!) afford bookworms one of the most comfortable reading experiences known to man. Each model carries up to a whopping 32 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough memory to download hundreds of boring history books or John Grisham novels from Amazon’s vast collection. It’s even got wireless charging!
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
So, dad’s trying to get back in the gym? Inspire him from home with Bowflex’s SelectTech 552 dumbbells for the living room workout that’ll actually work. This set of two will allow dad to pick weights between 5-lbs and 52.5-lbs so he can easily switch from one exercise to the next without even changing his weights. It’s really the workout of the future.
YETI Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler
YETI is all over our list this year and we have no doubt that one of the best YETI gifts is also somewhere on your dad’s. One of our favorite YETI gifts of the year is this all-new cooler backpack made for 2022. It has the ability to keep beverages cold on the hottest of days, no matter where pops is heading. This is perfect for beach days, hikes, backyard BBQs — whatever. To top it all off, it’s complete with a magnetic closure and a waterproof consistency both inside and out.
Hilife Steamer for Clothes
How does SPY’s busy Site Director Timothy Werth stay stylish throughout the day? Taste helps, and so does the Hilife steamer. In his review of the Hilife steamer, he found that it was one of the best tools for “removing stubborn wrinkles from dress shirts, chinos, pants and button-up shirts of all kinds.” For the dad who cares about his appearance but doesn’t want to spend all day ironing, this is a solid add-on gift or stocking stuffer.
A New Streaming Service
Americans love to watch TV, especially on nice, big TVs. We love going to the movies. But more and more, especially over the past few months, we’ve been enjoying movies in the comfort of our own homes. If your pops is a big movie or TV buff, getting him that streaming service he’s been hesitant to add to his monthly subscriptions is a good call. You could go with Netflix, Amazon Prime or the new Disney+, but our top recommendation is the new HBO Max. For just $15/month, your dad can watch his favorite TV shows and hundreds of movies whenever he likes, making this one of the best gifts for fathers that simply keeps on giving.
MLB Ballpark Traveler’s Map
Oh, so we’ve got a baseball fan on our hands. Support your slugger’s love for the sport with this MLB ballpark traveler’s map made for any baseball superfan. He likely hasn’t had the chance to visit every stadium on this map, but chances are if he’s a real fan, one of his bucket list goals is to see them all. Help him mark down each time he gets the chance to kick a new field off his bucket list with this interactive keepsake. It’s something he’s going to cherish and look forward to marking on for years to come.
OURA Heritage Ring — Silver
OURA is a performance-tracking ring that will tally up a whole slew of metrics for your dad about his sleep, workouts, balance between strain and recovery and long-term trends, among other things. If he’s into his own body, self-improvement and the science of performance, this is a great gift. It’s on the pricier end of things but it’s super high-tech and he’ll get a lot of use out of it. It’s got advanced sensors that capture a variety of body signals from heart rate to temperature, is durable and water-resistant up to 100m and has weeklong battery life. It comes in a few different colors to choose from. You can read more about this ring and all of its features here on the OURA website.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
Using HD+ video, two-way talking with Audio+, 3D motion detection and a built-in Alexa, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 has quickly become the home security doorbell to own. Unlike its competitors, the Pro 2 covers much more space than you would ever realize. It’s got the ability to let homeowners see as low as the floor so they know whether or not a package has been delivered. For the security-conscious dad, this is one of the top Christmas gifts for dads of the year.
Therabody Mini Massage Gun
The SPY team loves massage guns, and Theragun is the gold standard of percussive massagers. Recently, Theragun rebranded as Therabody and released a new generation of massagers. In our experience, some massage guns can actually be too intense for the average customer, which is why the Therabody Mini is the perfect gift for older recipients. This premium massage gun is easy to use and lets anyone enjoy a deep tissue massage in their own home. Not only is this one of the top tech gifts of last year, but it’s also a perfect gift idea for dads.
Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger
Yeah, Vuori’s Sunday Performance Joggers might be a little bit pricy for a pair of sweatpants — but holy hell, they’re worth it. We’ll go as far as to call these joggers luxurious. They’re comfortable, durable and tremendously good-looking whether your dad is sitting on the couch or running errands. They don’t even come close to as sloppy as dad’s old sweats he’s been rocking since his college days. Do him a favor — give those to God and get him these as one of the best gifts for dad in 2022. He’ll truly thank you.
West~Bourne Organic Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
So, we’ve got ourselves a chef on our hands? Well, it’s time to switch up the way dad makes dinner with West~Bourne’s Organic Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. Oils make excellent gifts for foodies and chefs, but avocado oil makes one of the best. This growing trendy oil is ideal for all types of cooking, from enjoying solo with a little bit of bread, drizzling on top of salads, sauteeing and even baking. It’s got a flavor pops will simply have to try himself. Once he goes avocado, he may never go backocado.
Chef Apron-Cross Back Apron
What’s papa cookin’? Whatever it is, it smells good. But, there’s only one issue: he keeps spilling sauce on his shirt as he’s cooking. That’s why one of the best gifts for dads is an apron for cooking. With this one from Amazon, dad can place all of his spoons in the pockets provided in the front and cover his clothes at the same time. How neat is that?
Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations
Gift your dad the ability to never run out of power again. We recently tested and reviewed the Jackery Explorer 1500 Portable Power Station, and it’s a mighty impressive power station. At this point, consider us obsessed with this generator. It has three different ways of charging which are solar, through an AC power outlet or via car, meaning dad can even take this on the road. Our favorite model has a 1488 Wh capacity, which is absolutely insane, and can charge up to seven different appliances at the same time. Bonkers. However, even the most affordable 160W option will still be super handy in an emergency.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket
Pops can keep it cool and casual in this stylish piece of outerwear that’s just young enough for any dad to pull off without looking like he’s trying too hard. The jean exterior will elevate your dad’s going-out-to-dinner look immensely with the long sleeves and spread collar. It’s made of 100% cotton, sustainably made and machine washable so you won’t be adding to the dry cleaning bill with this stylish and affordable present.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
We used to be huge Polaroid fans, but up until recently, we’ve become totally obsessed with Fujifilm’s line of instant cameras.
The Instax Mini 11 is Fujifilm’s most recent instant camera capturing moments in a cute-colored body your dad will enjoy forever. Photos develop a ton faster than anything Polaroid is making, too. Expect a fully-developed Fujifilm snapshot in just a minute, while Polaroid will take you over 10. Plus, the camera itself and film are way cheaper than Polaroid.
Sure, dad might love the Polaroid name, but it’s time to show him that old-school tricks deserve a little bit of modernity with Fujifilm.
Read More: Review: The $74 Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Is Making Me Question My Love for Polaroid
NFL Legends: 100 Years of the NFL
Celebrate 100 years of the NFL with this retrospective book that pays tribute to a century of excellence in American football. This unofficial book uses hundreds of photos to visualize some of the most iconic players of all time, making this the ultimate gift for football fans. This hardcover book takes you on a journey through some of the most exceptional moments in football history, and it will leave you with a new appreciation of this sport.
New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you recently learned that Apple released their 3rd Gen Apple AirPods and it’s safe to say we’re obsessed. Dad’s been wanting these on the low for years now but hasn’t had the courage to tell you, so we think they’ll make one of the best gifts for dad this year. For dads who always upgrade to the new iPhone but have yet to upgrade their headphones, you can’t go wrong with AirPods.
Sonos Move Speaker
A Sonos is a must-have dad gadget for a few reasons. The sound quality is superb but more importantly, the ease of use means your dad won’t be calling you with tech questions all the time. It’s got Amazon Alexa built right in which might freak out your parents at first, but after a while, they’ll love the convenience. The setup takes a few minutes and all it takes is a WiFi connection to stream their favorite music easily. This speaker from Sonos is durable and battery-powered so they can bring it anywhere with them and enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous play time. It’s also made to last, so an accidental knock off the table shouldn’t take it out of commission.
Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva
Rum is on its way back. For whatever reason, rum hasn’t hit the same way it used to, but brands like Diplomatico are proving rum is still packed with flavor and will spice up any Coca-Cola can dad is sipping from. Our copy editor James Schiff has been obsessed with this bottle as of recent whether he’s sipping it straight or mixing it up into a cocktail and he’s sure your dad will love it, too.
Codenames Board Game
Codenames is a great board game gift for a dad who loves spies, working with a team and clever wordplay. You work together with your teammates to identify all your agents in the field without taking out innocent bystanders or helping the other team uncover theirs. It’s fun, fast-paced and a perfect game for large and small groups alike.
Zology Folding Camping Chair
Dads that love to fish know that the majority of the time, fishing is a waiting game. That’s why this folding chair is perfect to pack alongside the rest of his fishing gear for a day out on the water. It’s only around 3-lbs total yet can hold more than 300-lbs. It’s even made with a cooler so all of dad’s drinks he packs can stay cool and chill right under his booty. How convenient is that?
Read More: Gifts For Dad Who Wants Nothing
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Work, travel or the gym, duffel bags come in handy for many things, and if there’s anything SPY editors love, it’s a good travel bag. And no one constructs a better weekender for the price than Herschel Supply Co. The Canadian manufacturer has an insane collection of bags to choose from, but we strongly recommend the Novel Duffel Bag if you’re searching for the best Christmas gifts for dads.
Cozy Earth Plush Lounge Socks
Papa needs a new pair of socks! Purchase him the plushiest of the pack with Cozy Earth’s Plush Lounge Socks. Believe us when we say that dad has never worn a pair of socks like these before. Each pair is made from 100% bamboo viscose with breathable and moisture-wicking qualities for ultimate comfort. Oprah has even said that Cozy Earth’s bedding is the “softest EVER”, so if the brand’s bedding is trusted by the only and only Oprah herself, these socks should knock his other socks off.
Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio
What is it with dads and walkie-talkies? Whether it’s 1982, 2002, 2022 or 2042, all dads absolutely lose it when walkie-talkies are included. Whether it be the sense of added authority or he’s still geeked that the machines even exist in the first place, these Motorola walkie-talkies will be his new summer toy. He’ll have it by his side the entire time he’s in the backyard while the other stays in the kitchen. If he needs anything, he’ll simply signal to whoever’s upstairs. Over.
Sonic Editions Print
It’s safe to say that dad’s mancave needs a little bit of a decoration update. Sure, that cardboard cutout of Marilyn Monroe is… cute… but pops could use something a little less tacky. In comes Sonic Editions, the only way limited edition fine art photographs are readily available to the public. From iconic photos of rockstars to snapshots behind the scenes of your favorite movies to photos from the first-ever 1969 Moon Landing, these prints were never available for public purchase until now — and they’ll look great in dad’s posession.
TCL 50-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD Smart Roku LED TV
The TCL Smart Roku LED TV is all the incentive dad needs to cut the cord on his cable box. With access to hundreds of thousands of movies and shows across every major streaming platform, why does he even need cable at this point? Dad still needs a subscription, but the TCL Smart Roku LED TV makes it easy to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+.
If he’s a true couch potato, then he’ll swoon over the device’s impeccable Siri, Alexa and Hey Google voice command performances, which demonstrate great speech recognition and pulls up search results in a jiffy.
Bearback Back Scratcher
Not to be dramatic, but this is the back scratcher of all back scratchers. It’s got a large, ergonomic design that won’t slip out of dad’s hands. It folds into itself so he can store it rather easily, too. Unlike a lot of the best back scratchers, this one is really gentle on skin and uses bristles similar to the ones you’d see on a modern hairbrush. He’s going to love it so much that you’ll probably be convinced to buy one for yourself in due time.
UGG Ascot Slipper
Though dad spent the entirety of the early 2010s silently making fun of middle and high school-aged girls for wearing those boofy as hell, smelly UGG boots every single day, show him just how comfortable UGGs really are with these super cozy slippers. Never let pops go barefooted on the cold, hardwood floor ever again, ensure those tootsies are always wrapped up with this smartly designed slipper. There are tons of colors to choose from, so whatever you think his vibe is, snag it before it’s sold out. He’ll regret ever thinking they were silly. Trust us.
YIERBLUE Rechargeable Spotlight
Now that the weather’s warming up, dad might want to pack up the car and head on another camping or hiking trip nearby to relive his glory days. If that’s the case, don’t let him out of sight without this rechargeable spotlight. It has a battery life of over 20-hours so dad will know where he’s going the entire trip. The light has a spot beam distance is over 2600ft/800m and a light so bright he’ll be able to see everything in front of him. With a high, low and SOS setting, dad will be set for his next adventure.
Ruko F11 Pro Drone with Camera
Drones are some of the coolest gadgets made available to the public in the past couple of years — and we know your dad has been eyeing them up since their initial release. What started off as an uber-expensive way to relive your childhood (remember toy helicopters?) became one of the most incredible and inexpensive ways to see the world from a birdseye view. The Ruko F11 is an affordable drone dad will play with for hours upon hours. It comes with a 4K camera that allows for stunning video quality. Whether he’s exploring his own neighborhood or a national park, this is how he needs to do it.
Is your dad retired? Then MasterClass is one of the best gifts he’ll ever receive. We’ve written about MasterClass and our favorite MasterClass courses before, and we’re big fans of this unique subscription service. Master the art of barbecue with grillmaster Aaron Franklin. Explore the mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Learn how to write a thriller with best-selling author David Baldacci. No matter what your dad wants to learn, MasterClass can help him develop new skills.
Goodthreads Men’s “The Perfect Chino Pant” Slim-Fit
Does your dad hate shopping? Then buying him a stylish everyday basic in a dad-friendly neutral color is always a good idea. And if you don’t want to buy him another sweater, a good pair of chinos is one of the best gifts for dad. Designed for the weekend warrior, as well as men who value both fashion and function, Goodthread’s selection of slim-fit trousers are exactly what your dad has been searching for since getting his Amazon gift card last year. They’re extremely comfy and offer a good level of stretchability, so nothing below his waist will feel cramped. The company also uses wrinkle-free non-iron fabric to keep the pants looking freshly pressed at all times.
Occer 12×25 Compact Binoculars
There’s nothing that screams “dad” more than a practical gadget. Some gifts never go out of style, and every father needs a sturdy pair of binoculars. Whether he likes hiking, bird watching, or is the self-appointed captain of the neighborhood watch, he’ll love these small but powerful binoculars. These compact binoculars boast 12x magnification and even work in low-light conditions. Plus, unlike some binoculars, they work fine even if dad wears glasses.
The Original Spider Prank Box
Is your dad a practical joker? Then give him the gift of a good “Got you!” If you haven’t seen the spider box prank before, head to Youtube to see some hilarious reactions to this prank gift. It’s a simple concept. The recipient opens an innocent wooden box, and a “spider” springs out directly at them. It’s one of the hilariously best gifts for dad, especially if you owe your old man a good scare.
DUCIHBA Desktop Cigar Humidor Case
We all love a cigar daddy. If your dad likes to play Italian mobster every once in a while, it’s best that he’s keeping his cigars in a safe spot to retain proper moisture and aroma level. With this affordable desktop cigar humidor case, dad can keep his cigars locked up for centuries and keep them looking and tasting just as good as the day he got them.
Our Place Always Pan
We’ve placed Our Place’s Always Pan in just about every single one of our gift guides this year because of how obsessed we are. Sorry, not sorry. This best-selling pan comes in an array of colors to perform the job of eight different pieces of traditional cookware. Yeah, we mean it. With this bad boy, you can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve and store.
Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If dad is the kind of guy that prefers iced coffee to hot coffee, then boy, do we have the perfect gift for dad. The Takeya Deluxe is a cold brew coffee maker that allows users to save tons and tons of money on their daily Starbucks run. Instead of spending tons of money on pop’s Monday through Friday cold brew, he can now make it from home with an overnight fridge-sit using his favorite ground coffee. Takeya ultimately makes cold brew coffee effortless and affordable.
Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Turntable
FOR MUSIC LOVERS
Let dad relive his glory days and dust off that record collection with a brand-new record player with Bluetooth capabilities. The sound quality on this thing is beautiful, and considering so many modern (and oldie) artists have vinyl records available all over the place, having a record player is a great way for pops to rediscover and discover both old and new favorites again.
Looking for a record to go along with it? We suggest checking Amazon, Urban Outfitters, FYE, Target and VNYL (a surprise vinyl record subscription service) for oldies and modern picks alike.
LUXE Bidet Neo 120
We know that dad won’t be sold right away with this one, but once he gets the hang of it, he’ll never go back to wiping without using his brand-new bidet ever again. LUXE creates an exceptional yet non-bank-breaking bidet that’s so easy to use, a toddler can do it. He’ll end up saving hundreds on toilet paper (which, if something like the year 2020 ever happens again, will totally valuable) and he will feel uber-clean after using.
Mr. Beer Compete Beer Making 2 Gallon Starter Kit
Buyer beware: if your dad develops a passion for home brewing, he may become unable to talk about anything else. Even so, a home beer brewing kit is the perfect gift for dads. In particular, we like the kits from Mr. Beer, that make first-time beer making as easy as possible. They’re designed for beginners with step-by-step instructions and simple ingredients, and come with everything you need from the large brewer to a strainer, bottles for serving and carbonation drops. The beer will be ready in 3-4 weeks, with 10-14 days dedicated to fermenting and 7-14 additional days until it’s ready to drink.
Read More: The Best Beer Making Kits for Dads
AeroGarden Harvest Indoor LED Garden
Dad will be growing his own foods in no time with this AeroGarden Indoor LED Garden. This is one of the best gifts for dad this year because it’s unique and will itch the scratch on his green thumb he doesn’t know he has. It uses a powerful, full-spectrum 20-watt LED light to grow herbs five times faster than soil, and is tuned to the specific needs of your plants to maximize the natural processes of photosynthesis.
Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP45 ECONYL Anti-Theft Carry-On Travel Pack
Papa needs a new backpack. Gift him the best one you can pick up in 2022 by snagging the all-new Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP45. This anti-theft travel backpack is the perfect option if your dad is constantly traveling for work or pleasure. The bag is made from extra-tough ECONYL regenerated nylon fiber and has numerous lockable zips so nothing inside will get snatched out. With a slew of pockets inside, dad will have no trouble organizing his bring-alongs during travel.
Revo Python Crystal Glass Sunglasses
Papa needs a new pair of sunglasses, especially after he lost his last, like, 7 pairs. Ditch Ray-Ban this season for the most ideal dad glasses on the market: the Revo Pythons. These handsome frames use the brand’s signature NASA-based polarized Crystal glass lens technology for a visual clarity we promise you won’t get anywhere else. The frames themselves use a snakeskin texture that will set these apart from any other pair of sunnies dad has ever owned. Complete with UV, HEV and Blue Light filters, these will most certainly become something dad will brag about to his friends.
Tile Mate Essentials
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 can monitor items near and far. See what his excuse is the next time he loses the Apple TV remote. Trust us, it’s one of the best gifts that dad didn’t even know he needed.
Talia di Napoli Pizza
Alright, if dad’s a pizza buff, you need to gift him the best frozen pizza to ever exist. Period. Talia di Napoli is changing the way we chow down on frozen pizza by providing personal pies straight from Naples to your front door. The makers are fourth-generation Napolitanos where the art of pizza runs deep, meaning you don’t have to trust us when we tell you how delicious this pizza is. There are a multitude of flavors ranging from classic Margherita to mushroom-topped to even gluten-free options. This will easily become a new favorite.
Levity Scandinavian Lounge Chair
It’s a pricy one, but sheesh, it’s a gorgeous one. If dad needs a comfortable new chair in his study or his living room, gift him this flawless Scandinavian lounger from Levity. This gorgeously crafted lounge chair is the stain-proof sitter dad’s been looking for. The upholstery is 100% removable with the ability to throw directly into the washing machine for a quick clean. Stains and spills are truly no match. The wood is crafted with solid hardwood that can hold up to 300 pounds in total for sitting the day away no matter your dad’s size.
Chantal Vintage Enamel Teakettle
So, dad’s a tea guy? No matter what his go-to is, make sure he does it in style with one of the best gifts for dads — this striking vintage teakettle. This stovetop sitter has a visually traditional design to it that meets modern contemporary style values. It heats up incredibly quickly and is exceptionally durable for all of dad’s water heating needs. Plus, it comes in an array of fun colors.
Misen Chef’s Knife
For dads that like to cook in the kitchen but can’t afford expensive knives, let us introduce you to Misen. Misen creates top-quality chef’s knives at a quarter of the price traditional professional knives go for. Knives are made from Japanese steel and work to transform preparation in the kitchen.
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Headphones
The best Christmas gifts for dad let him enjoy his hobbies in new ways, and he’ll love listening to his favorite 60s or 70s rock on these noise-canceling headphones from 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 one of the best pairs of over-ear headphones money can buy?
Wildwood Candle Co. Alder Candle
Candles don’t have to be a gift solely made for moms. Wildwood Candle Co. creates a line of candles for everyone that loves the outdoors, including your pops. Each candle has a soothing scent that feels perfect for burning during a rainstorm near the fireplace. They have a number of candles available that range from sandalwood scents and cypresses to dogwood. No matter what your dad’s favorite scents might be, we’re sure these will make one of the best gifts for dad this year.
Glass Topper Cocktail Smoker
If your dad loves making artisan cocktails at home, collects whiskey or always enjoys a new kitchen gadget — this cocktail smoker is a perfect gift. He’ll feel like a master mixologist whipping up aromatic smoke for the top of his drinks with the included smoking chips and mesh cup design. It’s got a hand-carved white oak design and the process is entertaining to do and watch, so you’ll love seeing him create the perfect touch for a smoky, delicious cocktail.
BLACK+DECKER 24-Bottle Capacity Wine Cellar
So, dad considers himself a wine lover but doesn’t have a wine fridge? It’s time to change that. This 24-bottle holder from BLACK+DECKER is the ideal wine fridge for any casual wine drinker. This wine fridge has the ability to keep wine chilled at 40°F to 64°F, making it an ideal option for storing just about any bottle of wine in dad’s collection. It’s got an interior light that gorgeously lights dad’s selections so he can see what he wants to grab before even opening the door. In addition, if it’s not up to dad’s height standard, he can choose to raise or lower it based on his preference.
CRKT M16-01KS EDC Folding Pocket Knife
Dad can never do without a pocket knife. Whether he keeps one on hand currently, lost his last or has been meaning to get one for some time now, this folding pocket knife is a must-have to keep on his body. It’s totally durable and is made with a stainless steel construction so it will never screw you over when you need it most. It folds into itself so the blade (and your body) can stay protected at all times.
Caldera + Lab The Good Serum
Is pops practicing a skin routine? Honestly, likely not. Now’s finally the time to get him on track with Caldera + Lab’s The Good Serum. Our senior e-commerce editor Taylor Galla gifted this to her father post-quarantine and it absolutely changed his skin for the better. In her recent article she mentions that, “his skin feels way more hydrated, and after applying the serum at night, it’s gone by morning rather than leaving a heavy residue. He doesn’t use it with any other moisturizer and it’s been enough to keep his skin moisturized in the dryer climate of Northern California where we live.”
Vuori Strato Tech Tee
If your old man likes to stay fit, then these Vuori workout tees are the best Christmas gifts for dad you’ll find this year — because no dad should be wearing an old T-shirt when getting his reps in. We recently named the Vuori Strato Tech Tee the best moisture-wicking t-shirt of the year, and it has everything dad needs to get a stellar workout. Vuori specifically calls this the “softest piece of workout apparel on the planet” and after testing, this is something we can attest to.
Brooklinen Waffle Robe
A handsome bathrobe has long been a popular dad gift idea, and that’s as true in 2022 as it was in 1972. Slipping into this comfort robe will instantly activate chill mode. Previously, we’ve considered the option of gifting dad a more affordable robe in case he doesn’t use it as much as you want him to, but this year, we’re gifting the best of the best. Brooklinen’s Waffle Robe is going to put a huge smile on dad’s face and will provide him with ultimate comfort no matter where he’s lounging. Each robe is made from 100% Turkish cotton to keep cozy day in and day out.
Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash 400 Disposable 35mm Camera
If you’re wondering what year it is, don’t let us confuse you. It’s still 2022. But, dad’s got so many photos in the camera roll of his smartphone and he needs to be slowed down a little bit. Any disposable camera will be a fun way to get dad to enter a time machine back to his glory days. It’s fun, easy and nostalgic. Most modern pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens will develop these for him, so send him that way when he’s done shooting.
Bvlgari Le Gemme Men Empyr Eau de Parfum
You’re doing dad a disservice by letting him use the same antique bottle of Old Spice Classic he’s had stashed in the medicine cabinet for the past 30 years. He deserves to have one of the best-smelling men’s colognes out there — Bvlgari Le Gemme Men Empyr Eau de Parfum to be specific. This fragrance embodies both a desirable heat and an icy chill at the exact same time and gives us a masculine scent your father will absolutely love. It’s a calming and mature cologne with lasting power, making it one of the best gifts for dads old and young.
Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners
Upgrade his classic dad sneakers with Allbirds, the stylish dad shoes worn by tech workers and start-up dads all up and down the west coast. Allbirds is an SF startup aimed at making the go-to shoe for the more casual working world, and we’re all for it. These Tree Runners are breathable, come in great colors dad will love and are ideal for warmer days, so as we head into summer his feet will stay comfortable. They’re machine washable, designed to minimize odor and have a flexible shape that conforms to your feet over time. Give your dad the gift of comfortable shoes he’ll enjoy wearing that your mom won’t scoff at or throw away, it’ll be a treat.
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. It’s easy to say this multi-tool is always one of best gifts for dad. 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 memento that you and your kids could share someday.
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Does it get any more dad than these kabob grilling baskets? This summer, have dad ditch the sticks and grill all of his delicious kabobs in these baskets instead. They’re made from steel wire that won’t burn and a hardwood handle so dad won’t hurt himself by touching hot metal. They come in a set of four and priced at just $17, these are one of the best gift deals you can’t miss out on.