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The 53 Best Christmas Gifts for Dads Who Want Nothing This Year

Yeah, that’s right, Christmas is right around the corner. When it comes to gifts, dads can be difficult to shop for, especially when they won’t tell you what they want or insist you don’t need to get them anything. If that’s the guy you’re dealing with, we’re happy to help you find some gifts for the dad who wants nothing as the holiday season quickly approaches.

And, trust us, even if he says he wants nothing, he wants something. That’s why we’ve found some awesome gifts for the dad who wants nothing worth considering this year.

You know they have enough of the classic dad gift ideas — socks, ties, gadgets, grilling equipment — but you still want to get them something they’ll like or that will at least make them laugh. And, yes, gag gifts are acceptable.

No matter your dad’s interests or passions, there’s sure to be a gift out there that he’ll love. From shirts to tech to must-have kitchen supplies, keep scrolling to see some of our favorite gifts for the dad who wants nothing for this year’s upcoming holidays.

The Mover Max Emergency Kit

Why is this emergency kit the best possible gift for the dad who wants nothing? Because, unlike most gifts, you want your dad to throw this in a closet and never think of it again. If your dad uses this emergency kit, you’ll be thrilled you gave it to him. And if he never needs it, well, that’s good too. For this reason, it’s the perfect gift idea for dads. Here’s to hoping he’ll never need to use it.

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Appeal to your dad’s protective instincts with a Judy Emergency Kit. The 100% waterproof and rip-proof Mover Max Emergency Kit comes with over 50 life-saving supplies to cover a family of four for 72 hours in the event of an evacuation. That “just in case” peace of mind is a surefire dad-pleaser.

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Real Relax Shiatsu Massge Chair


Sleep Galleria sells massage chairs worth splurging on, and they’re the perfect gifts for dads who say they want nothing for Christmas. If you want to earn major brownie points with the ultimate Christmas gift, then order the Real Relax Reclining Shiatsu Massage Chair. This chair offers a full body massage, but it also has a built-in foot massager, heat therapy and Bluetooth speaker. Plus, you can purchase with confidence thanks to the 1-year warranty.

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Masterclass Subscription

You’re running out of time to shop for dad, but this digital gift is guaranteed no arrive on time. It’s also an excellent gift for guys who love learning new skills, meaning it’s one of the perfect gifts for the dad who wants nothing. What will you help your dad learn this holiday season?

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Football season is here, so what’s better than a football dad can throw around with his buddies at all the tailgates he plans on going to this season? Well, we’ll tell you what’s better: it’s a football that holds a flask in the middle. The Footbottle is a fully functional football that’ll hold dad’s go-to sipper inside. Talk about a gift that will truly surprise him.

Keep in mind that this product may arrive after Christmas. Although this is the case, we still believe it to be one of the best gifts for men in 2022.

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Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold PRO Head Shaver

Is your dad bald? Honestly, there’s a good shot he is. If dad spends way too much time shaving his head with a classic razor and shaving cream, it’s time to change his life and shorten his shaves. The Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold PRO is the best bald head shaver we’ve ever tested, hands-down. It’s designed specifically for the head and will cut or nick while doing its job. Shave dry, wet, in the bathroom, on the bus, at the airport — wherever. This bald head shaver leaves no mess whatsoever because all of the hair is stored within the device. Believe us when we say it: every bald man should own this, so it really is one of the best gifts for the dad who wants nothing.

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Braun Series 9

Although the Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold Pro makes our favorite bald head shaver, the Braun Series 9 is a close second. This incredible electric razor can shave any part of your body down to the skin for an effortlessly smooth shave. It holds a pretty nice charge and can be used in both wet or dry circumstances to make your life easier. The only issue? It’s normally very expensive. But, for the holiday season this year, buyers can now purchase the ultra-impressible Braun Series 9 at 38% off. Trust us when. we say that dad will never pick up a disposable razor again.

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Artifact Uprising Modern Wall Calendar

The new year is just around the corner, so one of the best gifts for dads who want nothing is a simple wall calendar. But, we suggest you pick up one a little more catered to your pops. This modern wall calendar from Artifact Uprising is an affordable way to customize a calendar for your father this year. Add moments from family vacations, birthdays and more — it will surely bring a huge smile to dad’s face.

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Anker GaN Prime Fast Chargers

For the dad who’s spending his retirement geeking out over the latest gadgets, gift him one of the most advanced chargers in the world. Anker’s new lineup of GaN chargers can power more devices at faster rates and lower temperatures than traditional chargers, and dad will be amazed by how fast they power up his devices.

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UGG Ascot Slipper

Papa needs a new pair of shoes! This time around, it’s a pair of slippers he needs the most. UGG’s Ascot Slippers are some of the most comfortable slippers money can buy. They’re made using 100% leather for a stylish exterior with dyed sheep fur to keep dad’s tootsies warm. Trust us when we say these will become his new favorite.

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TUSHY Classic 3.0

We don’t care how great dad says his go-to toilet paper brand is, everybody on the face of this earth should own a bidet. Period. The TUSHY Classic 3.0 bidet is our favorite in the category due to its ease of hooking up, water pressure and sleek design. Not to mention, it leaves us feeling cleaner than clean post-spray. Change your dad’s life with this one. He’ll never go back to just toilet paper again.

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Flaviar Whiskey Club

You may be familiar with wine clubs, but what about whiskey clubs? We first wrote about Flaviar when it launched, and our appreciation has only grown since then. Flaviar delivers tasting samples of the finest whiskey and scotch from around the world, letting dad taste and discover his next favorite bottle. Flaviar also makes it easy to gift a subscription for the holidays, making this of the best Christmas gifts for the dad who says he wants nothing this year.

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Jackery Portable Generator

From camping trips to at-home power outages, the Jackery is something dad never knew he needed, which is why it’s the perfect gift for dads who say they want nothing for Christmas. This portable power station is SPY-tested and approved, and it’s also lightweight and packed with enough power for lights, laptops, phones and more. It’s great for taking on camping trips and other voyages just as much as it is for unlikely situations like power outages from storms.

Trust us, he’ll be thankful he has it when the time comes.

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TurboAnt X7 Max Folding Electric Scooter

Let dad have a little fun! The TurboAnt X7 is a folding electric scooter we’ve been testing and loving for months now here at SPY. It’s the perfect, affordable scooter that will get dad to and from anywhere he needs in a 32-mile range. That’s right, this scooter has the ability to go that far without the need to charge again. It folds for easy storage and will certainly cut down travel expenses on dad’s commute to work, that’s for sure.

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Ecolution Patented Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper

Oh, so he loves popcorn? Help him have a little more fun with it using the Ecolution Micro-Pop Popper. This device uses temperature-safe borosilicate glass so he can throw it in the microwave with ease. Just add kernels, some salt or whatever else he loves to add to his popcorn and he’ll have gourmet popcorn in no time at all.

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Saucemoto Dip Clip

He’s gotta drive Derek to soccer practice, Raelynn to ballet, Kyle to his orthodontist appointment and Cassidy to her swim meet. Mom’s out with the girls, and none of the kids will be home for dinner. What’s a guy to do? One word: McDonald’s. On his back-and-forth escapade to and fro all parts of town, papa’s bound to get hungry. Support his love for nuggets and fries on busier days with the Saucemoto Dip Clip, a fast food sauce holder that clips right to his air conditioning vent for dipping on the go.

Keep in mind that this product may arrive after Christmas. Although this is the case, we still believe it to be one of the best gifts for men in 2022.

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History by Mail Six-Month Subscription

If Dad’s into history, he will love receiving these detailed replicas of historical documents instead of just reading about them in the same old books. Each month a letter will be sent to your dad delivering detailed replica historical documents, from Albert Einstein’s letters to Franklin Roosevelt to the police report from Rosa Parks’ arrest in Birmingham for refusing to move to the back of the bus.

Each letter comes with the essential context and historical significance of the document. It’s an amazingly unique gift for any history enthusiast.

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Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Oh, so he’s the camping type? And he doesn’t have a camping hammock?! Well then, we’ve got the perfect gift for him. This camping tent will have dad up in the trees on any camping trip, hike or even music festival if that’s his gig. It comes in at 9 feet long by 4.5 feet wide to fit all of him and holds 400 lbs total. Plus, it’s on sale — you can’t beat that.

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Cubii JR1 Under Desk Elliptical

The Cubii JR1 is a perfect gift for the dad who is always trying to find ways to stay more fit. He may be busy or just lazy and struggle to find the time and energy to work out — no judgment here. This compact seated elliptical from Cubii allows him to stay active while working, reading or watching TV.

It’s whisper-quiet, fits into almost any space, and pairs with the Cubii app, Fitbit, or Apple HealthKit to track his activity and calories burned.

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YETI Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler

Does dad love spending time on hikes, ski trips and beach getaways? Then, boy, do we have the gift for him. YETI’s Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler is one of the best bags the brand has ever released. No, this isn’t just a backpack; it’s a backpack cooler designed to fit whatever pops is bringing on the trip. An effortless magnetic rolltop closure opens wide, so your dad can see everything he brought on his trip. In addition, the entire thing is waterproof so that no wetness will get inside or out. Whatever he’s carrying, even if he thinks it’s too much, we can assure you it’ll all fit in here.

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Spark Grill Essentials Package

This is a splurge of a gift, but man, will it be worth it if your dad loves to grill. The Spark Grill is a high-tech charcoal-fueled grill that gives you the temperature control of a gas grill but the char flavor of the old-fashioned charcoal grills you love. It’s made with double-walled porcelain insulated enameled steel kettle up top and cast iron grates built to distribute heat evenly. It uses clean-burning charcoal BRIQS to run that is easy to clean up, and there is a connected Bluetooth app that can monitor your grill as you prepare the rest of the meal.

SPY Editors have spent this spring testing and vetting this grill and love it. If your dad needs a grill and you’re willing to pay a little more on your pops, this is more than worth it.

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Hobo Men’s Travel Kit

Whether dad’s traveling around the world or the Jersey Shore, he needs a travel kit to place all of his grooming must-haves. Because if he doesn’t have one, we’re sure that dad is just throwing his items inside of his backpack willy-nilly. Gift dad this handsome travel kit and help him keep his razor, deodorant, shaving cream and more in a safe space while on his next adventure.

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Chubbies Classic Swim Trunk

Recently, Chubbies was kind enough to gift our E-Commerce & Special Projects Editor Tyler Schoeber’s father a pair of Chubbies to answer the age-old question, is Chubbies a good swimwear brand for dads, too? If you’re familiar with Chubbies, you might not think so. They’re very geared toward the modern millennial/Gen Z type due to their shorter inseam, funky patterns and reimagination of the classic liner. But, low and behold, we have a quote from Tyler’s dad that settles the debate for good: “This bathing suit is amazing. I wish they had these out 20 years ago.”

And, there you have it. Dads love Chubbies.

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Taylor Stitch The Minimalist Wallet

He’s told you time and time again, “I don’t need a new wallet!” But given that he’s had the same one before you were born, and it’s now being held together with ducktape and prayer, yes, he does need a new wallet. Don’t let him convince you otherwise. One of our favorite options is this classic minimalistic wallet from Taylor Stitch. It’s made from 100% full-grain Spanish cowhide and has a slim design, so dad can even throw on his tightest pants from his disco days and throw this wallet in his pocket confidently.

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Jot Coffee

If your dad is a coffee lover, tuck this Jot Coffee under the tree or in his stocking and watch his smile light up the room. This pure, highly concentrated coffee is 20 times more caffeinated than any coffee alternative, meaning he will only need one tablespoon to transform a simple glass of iced water into a delicious cup of cold brew.

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Your dad will surely enjoy the retro vibe of collecting his favorite vinyl albums. Allow him to transport back in time with a VNYL subscription plan that ships records to your home based on his music taste. With this plan, you can connect his Spotify with the VNYL team so they can curate and surprise him with three records that he’ll love.

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Lunya Men’s Washable Silk Boxer

Don’t deny dad the gift of comfort this year. Lunya’s Washable Silk Boxers are some of the most comfortable underwear you can purchase. These might not be the under-the-jeans type, but instead, these are the type dad will walk around the house in when no one else is home. Sure, that might not be something you want to picture, but it sure will make a great gift to keep dad cozy.

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Amazon Fire TV 50″ 4-Series 4K UHD Smart TV

Looking to splurge on a major entertainment gift for dad? Check out the Amazon Fire TV 50″ 4-Series 4K UHD Smart TV. Designed to provide clear and vibrant viewing with 4K Ultra HD, this smart TV can handle myriad tasks without needing a Fire TV extension to receive commands. Just speak directly to the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote and enjoy.

In addition, this TV provides some of the brightest colors you can find in modern-day television. Download whichever app you can for effortless viewing on Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more.

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BRONAX Cloud Slides

We’ve recently fallen deeply in love with BRONAX’s Cloud Slides on Amazon. Why? Because we’ve never thrown on a cozier flip-flop in our lives. With a 1.7-inch cushy foam bottom, these slides can make it feel like you’re walking on clouds. They’re ideal for dads that spend all day on their feet and need the perfect, soft platform to stand on as they walk around the house or grab the mail from the mailbox. In addition, they’re ideal for dads looking for the perfect beach flip when the weather calls for it again. Colors are available out the wazoo, so pick up a pair in his favorite.

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Kindle Paperwhite

Released in October 2021, the almost-year-old Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift for dads who enjoy reading. The Kindle Paperwhite offers a 6.8-inch screen and adjustable warm light for a more comfortable viewing experience. Like past versions, the new Kindle Paperwhite is also water-resistant, so he can enjoy it while relaxing in the bath or by the pool with no worries. There’s also an upgrade where pages turn more quickly, allowing him to read with little hassle.

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Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

It’s getting cold out there, and lucky for dad, Solo Stove just updated their Bonfire to Bonfire 2.0. The Bonfire 2.0 makes for the most effortless way to hang out in the backyard due to its smoke-free design. How does it do it? Well, the Solo Stove’s Bonfire has a double-wall structure that sucks air from the bottom for a second burning effect that doesn’t allow for smoke to be added to the mixture. To make things even easier for dad, the Bonfire 2.0 has a removable base pan and ashtray to make cleaning completely effortless. It’s a surefire must for anyone who wants an effortless time around the campfire.

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Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green

Any dad who plays golf would love a little practice putting green in their home or office. This affordable option has a high-quality putting surface that stays smooth, non-skid backing, and sand trap cutouts to mimic an actual course. There are three practice holes to help them master a variety of puts to prepare for their time out on the links.

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How to Traumatize Your Children

Who doesn’t like to give their dad a hard time for embarrassing or traumatizing them? This book is a fun gag gift for all the dads who seem to take pleasure in humiliating their children. It’s a funny, sarcastic guide with step-by-step instructions for screwing up your kids.

It’s sure to give dad a laugh and, unfortunately for you, probably some devious ideas.

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Kilne Knife Set

You know what they say, papa needs a new set of knives! That’s how the saying goes, right? We’re almost sure of it. If dad works with a dull knife set he purchased in college, help him with this gorgeous knife set from Kilne. They come in a beautiful knife block for proper storage, and each blade is made with a sharpness that lasts years and years.

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Bearaby Tree Napper

Dad’s getting very sleepy. Like, most times. Although dad probably has a go-to blanket for the couch, the Bearaby Tree Napper is sure to become his next favorite on the bed. This weighted cooling blanket works effortlessly to keep dad at the perfect temperature during his daily snoozes. In addition, it’s weighted at 15, 20 or 25 lbs for a calmer, more peaceful rest. Each Tree Napper is made naturally using TENCEL, which feels cozy and soft on the skin.

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Leatherman One-Handed Multi-Tool

My dad had a pocket knife on him, literally at all times, just in case. He also broke a few dozen because they tended to be cheap. Buy the Leatherman Free T4; it’ll probably be the last one he ever needs. This sturdy 12-tool wonder comes with Leatherman’s famous 25-year warranty and is American-made along with the rest of the Leatherman line.

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Kuvvfe 2 Pack Portable Extendable Back Scratcher

Dad’s been scratchin’ your back since you were a kid; now it’s time for you to scratch his with these portable extendable back scratchers. These easy-to-gift back scratchers are incredibly affordable so that they won’t dent your wallet. It’s the type of gift that’ll initially make dad scoff, followed by a “why? I didn’t need this,”  followed by a scratch which will most certainly bring an “aaaahhhh.”

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Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Did you accidentally turn your dad into a cold brew boy last summer? We’re surprised he got his hand off the hot, so good for you. Save dad time and money at the local Dunkin’ drive-thru by gifting him the Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker this holiday season. Here, he can brew cold brew coffee right in the comfort of his own home and choose any brand of bean he wants.

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Gaiam Balance Disc

Office chairs are torture devices. Dad can place the Gaiam Balance Disc on any chair to provide extra cushioning and, at the same time, increase core strength and balance. This may sound counterintuitive to comfort, but core strength is essential for a healthy back. It helps improve posture, forcing dad to sit up straight, and he can use it off chairs for a variety of exercises or as a meditation cushion.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro

If your dad is infuriated by stolen packages, pushy solicitors or neighborhood hooligans playing Ding Dong Ditch, he’ll love the Ring Video Doorbell. He’ll be able to catch perpetrators in the act or decide if he wants to pretend he’s not home, depending on who’s at the door. This Pro version features two-way talk, advanced motion detection, enhanced WiFi and customized privacy settings. If dad doesn’t have it, he needs it this holiday season. No doubt about it.

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Delsey Cruise 3.0

Dad needs a new suitcase this holiday season, and we don’t care about his rebuttals. Sorry pops, but your backpack isn’t going to fit a week’s worth of clothes on your anniversary trip to Spain. You have to be realistic. Help dad out for this trip and each one after that by picking him up the Cruise 3.0 suitcase from Delsey. Each bag is lightweight, integrated with a TSA-approved lock for protection and is built to withstand many dings around the airplane.

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Embark Breed Identification Dog DNA Test

It’s always charming when dads have a special connection with their dogs. The Embark Breed Identification Dog DNA test makes a great and thoughtful gift if his pup is a rescue. It can identify over 350 breeds and detect breed contributions down to 5%. It can even show you other dogs that share DNA with yours, so maybe his dog-park pal is a long-lost cousin!

Read More: Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

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If You Can Read This, Bring Me Some Beer Socks

For the dad that can’t go a day without a cold one after a long day at work, these are the perfect socks to gift. They mean what they say — the old man’s thirsty! These are perfect for propping up on the recliner or coffee table, no matter how often mom tells him to get his feet off.

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Crocs Classic Clog

Even if dad has Crocs, he doesn’t have all of the Crocs. With so many styles and patterns to choose from, your dad can own 100 pairs of his go-to shoe brand and still not have everything under their catalog. Of course, our one true love will forever and always be the Classic Clog. You can get this puppy in a wide range of colors, making it perfect for a dad that’s already got one in black, one in blue and one in green. Spiff him up with a red this time around or something!

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Anker Wireless Charger 2-Pack

Your dad may not know that wireless charging is an option, so this set of Anker Qi-certified wireless chargers will be a pleasant surprise, making it easy for him to keep his phone fueled. They provide high-speed charging for Androids and iPhones without having to take your case off.

Plus, the positioning makes it easy to see and use the phone while charging.

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Dad jokes got their name for a reason — only dads find them funny. Add Dadvil to that list. These candy pills are a perfect accompaniment to the corniest of the corny dad jokes. Take two of these and groan in the morning!

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Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights

If dad’s a runner or just takes the DNA-identified dog out for a nighttime stroll, the Night Runner 270 shoe lights will keep him visible to cars and safely help him get home. They provide 150 lumens of light visible from 360 degrees, and they hold their power for anywhere from two to five hours before needing a recharge from the supplied micro USB cable.

They illuminate the path up to 30 feet ahead, helping eliminate the potential for traumatic falls — particularly useful if dad is older or losing his eyesight. An excellent gift for any dad and peace of mind for you knowing he’s safe doing outdoor activities in the dark.

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Letters to My Dad

Sappy gifts may not be for everyone, but a sentimental dad will appreciate these lovely letters that can be treasured forever. Each one has a different prompt to inspire you to write some nice things about dear old dad. You can fill them all out at once and give him the whole booklet to go into a time capsule to read years down the road or when he needs a reminder of how much he means to you.

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Roku Express 4K+

If your dad loves having easy access to all of his favorite shows, you may want to consider gifting him Roku’s brand-new Express 4K+. The device is the brand’s most powerful yet, offering faster app start-up and more straightforward navigation than its predecessors.

If you were to ask us a year ago, we would have probably suggested a Fire TV Stick from Amazon, but Roku has been seriously impressing us lately. It provides vivid colors and smooth streaming on your device with convenient voice control that can even connect to Alexa.

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Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max

Give your dad the gift of easy cooking with this Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max. Not only does it work to cook meals in half the time, using less oil and unhealthy fats, but it’s also one of the most well-reviewed air fryers on Amazon, with 4.8 out of 5 stars. Unlike most air fryers, the Dero Pro Max also has a clear window in the front so you can see what’s cooking without even opening the drawer.

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Ooni Pizza Ovens

Ties, golf polos and universal remote controls all feel like tired gift ideas. Besides, you’ve likely filled dad’s sock drawer to the brim. Our recommendation? Skip the boring, obligatory gift for gifting’s sake and splurge just this once on a long-lasting appliance that’ll serve dad and the entire fam for years. We know it sounds cheesy, but all dad wants is likely more family get-togethers, and that’s why the Ooni luxury pizza oven is the perfect gift when you want to go big.

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Birddogs Khaki Pants

The khakis dad has been wearing to work since his 20s are falling apart at this point, so it’s time to buy him a new pair. But we’re not talking about just any pair. We’re talking about Birddogs. These khaki pants are essentially the pants of the future. Why? Because they’re built with underwear already inside of them. Yep, you read that right. Pants made with underwear. Birddogs offers several good-looking, form-fitting, made-for-modern-man styles that will step dad’s look up a few notches. Plus, with built-in underwear, these will surely save his ass next laundry day.

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Bentgo MicroSteel Heat & Eat Container

For your entire life, your dad’s been telling you, “Don’t put metal in the microwave!” Well, now, say to him that you finally can. The Bentgo MicroSteel Heat & Eat Containers are specially made steel lunch boxes you can safely throw into the microwave. It might take a lot of convincing for dad to shove it in the microwave for the first time, but once he does, he’ll never want to stop.

Read More: Bentgo’s Steel Containers Are Truly Microwave Safe

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FunFamz The Original Spider Prank Box

The original spider box prank has been featured in hundreds of Tik Toks, Instagram posts and Youtube videos over the years, and it’s still one of our favorite gifts for the impossible-to-shop-for dad. Instead of trying to find the perfect dad gift idea, settle for a good old-fashioned laugh.

Read More: Our 55 Favorite Gag Gifts

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