37 Best Gifts for The Dad Who Wants Nothing

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: September 3, 2023

    Finding the perfect gift for the dad who insists he wants nothing can be a puzzling quest—but fear not! We’ve done the legwork to compile a list of the best gifts for dads, and it’s packed with creative, thoughtful, and downright cool options he never knew he needed.

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    What are the best gifts for Dads who want nothing?

    From innovative gadgets to top-quality essentials, our curated list is designed to surprise and delight even the most challenging-to-shop-for fathers. So if your dad says he’s got everything he needs, let us help you show him there’s always room for a little extra awesomeness in his life. Read on to discover gifts that will turn any dad from a “want nothing” guy to a “didn’t know I needed this but love it” aficionado!

  1. Golf Simulator with Swing Stick
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    Is dad an avid golfer? With this unique gift, he can connect an app to his big-screen and immerse himself in realistic golf courses in Full HD. As a result, he’ll improve his skill and enjoy a round of golf without leaving the house. This one certainly levels up the family game night!

  3. Neck Massager
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    Dad won’t complain about the Powerful 3D rotating massage nodes on this shiatsu massage pillow! Perfect for relaxing overused and tight muscles, it also has a gentle heating function to soothe aching muscles. While the ergonomic design means it fits perfectly behind the neck, as well as other body contours.

  5. Beverage Chiller
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    Never wait for a drink to chill again. This chiller cools hot beverages in less than two minutes and room temperature drinks in 30 seconds. And because there’s no ice involved, your drinks won’t ever be watered down. In addition, the chiller is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

  7. Oculus Quest 2
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    This splurge gift is “out of this world,” and Dad will be awestruck by its awesomeness. Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most advanced all-in-one Virtual Reality (VR) systems out there. Every detail is engineered to make virtual worlds adapt to human movements, letting dad (and every extended family member) explore awe-inspiring experiences.

  9. Messenger Commuter Bag
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    Here’s a stunning leather and waxed canvas messenger bag for the dad on the go. He can load it up heavy, and it’s still comfortable to wear and effortlessly durable. It also has a nicely padded pocket for his laptop and enough storage for all the standard accessories.

  11. Sous Vide Cooker
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    Does your old man like to cook? Then he needs this unique and advanced kitchen gadgetSous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, involves vacuum-sealing food in a bag then cooking it to an exact temperature in a water bath. This results in a finished product that’s more flavorful, juicier, and consistent every time. 

  13. Bamboo Charge Station
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    The Great Useful Stuff Charging Station means no more misplaced chargers, cable-tripping, or missing phones. The eco-friendly bamboo station can house several gadgets and has a specially designed magnetic base that can be flipped open to tuck all the wires out of sight, leaving the tabletop clutter-free.

  15. Fossil Smart Watch
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    It’s adventure time—this Fossil Q Explorist smartwatch will keep Dad connected wherever the road takes him. He can customize the display with his three most loved features, receive phone notifications, and track activity from the hiking trails to the gym. Compatible with iPhone and Android phones.

  17. Ring Doorbell
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    By now, we’ve seen the pros to owning a Ring doorbell – from the scary to the utterly bizarre. This doorbell films what’s happening outside your home 24/7. You’ll feel safer knowing Dad can be notified with motion-activated alerts, recorded HD video, and see, hear and talk to anyone who comes to his door – whether he’s home or not.

  19. Comfy Slippers
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    This best-selling men’s style makes for a great Father’s Day gift. Rendered in soft water-resistant suede or leather and fully lined with natural wool, the Ascot is a slipper Dad will want to wear everywhere, which—thanks to the durable rubber sole—he actually can.

  21. Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
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    A perfect gift for the dad who loves telling jokes and making everyone laugh (cough cough) or the new dad who has to live up to this new role. The first page has space for you to write a special message so you won’t even need a card.

  23. Movie Projector
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    Is Dad a bit of a film enthusiast? Here’s a new (and excellent) way he can watch his favorite films – be it on a wall of his living room or outside during summer. Simply connect a multi-media device (i.e., USB, laptop, iPhone) and play. The built-in dual stereo speakers with SRS sound bring a shockingly great sound experience to the screening.

  25. Crosley Turntable
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    Now he can listen to his old records in retro style. Now updated with Bluetooth and pitch control, the Cruiser Deluxe allows you to stream your favorite music straight to the turntable’s dynamic speakers. In addition, the briefcase-style is lightweight and easily transported so that Dad can D.J. both at home and your house.

  27. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
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    A day on the water is even better when he can bring along his favorite music! The speaker is waterproof and comes in a silicone case, so it’s protected from all manner of drops and bumps. The carabiner loop lets you easily clip it to a bag, belt, or lifevest. 

  29. Leatherman Wingman
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    The Leatherman Wingman is a go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite. A lightweight, pocket-sized stainless steel tool now features a one-hand opening blade and newly-designed spring jaws.

  31. The Ultimate BBQ Set
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    If dad’s a self-proclaimed grill master, these high-quality grilling tools are everything he needs for a successful cookout. Season steaks with the basting brush, flip hot dogs or burgers with the spatula or tongs, eat corn with the corn holders, or grill kabobs with the skewers. Plus, the heavy-duty aluminum case makes it easy to cart along to picnics, camping, and tailgating.

  33. Solar Powered Charger
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    A phone charge may last long enough for a day-long hike, but an extended trip means you need a way to charge your phone. And, the only electricity in the woods is the sun! So, simply place this charger in direct sunlight, and the solar panel will fully recharge the battery pack. It also has a flashlight and an SOS strobe mode in case of emergency.

  35. Bedside Charging Stand
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    This nightstand gadget charging station is a bestseller at Amazon. With a silicone base to prevent slipping, it holds the basics of your smart home – a smartwatch, phone, and earphones (from Apple or Samsung) – and presents a sleek and sophisticated front. It also offers over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection.

  37. Contigo Travel Mug
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    As someone who’s been buying these mugs for years, trust me when I say that Contigo mugs are everything. The company promises that a drink will stay hot for up to 5 hours or cold for up to 12 hours. And, it’s all true! They’re also 100 percent BPA-free. So, if Dad loves his coffee or tea on the go – this is a winning and useful gift.

  39. Fuego Sauce Gift Set
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    Fuego Hot Pepper Sauces are inspired by exotic flavors and peppers from around the world. Enjoy the rustic flavors of Mexican chipotle pepper or the traditional spice of the Indian Ghost Pepper right from home. Seven different hot sauce varieties satisfy a daring Dad’s culinary explorations—an excellent gift for any hot sauce lover in your life.

  41. Leather Cashmere Gloves
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    In Italy, great style is a part of daily life. It’s a luxury everyone can afford, and it’s why this line of Italian leather gloves has such exceptional value. If Dad lives in a cold climate and loves to always look his best, these gloves will make a stylish addition to his winter wardrobe.

  43. Kindle E-Reader


    If he doesn’t have a Kindle, this is a no-brainer. The Kindle is purpose-built for reading, and unlike tablets and phones, it doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages. Perfect for the dad who loves to read – especially now that many magazines and newspapers are going permanently digital.

  45. Big + Tall Parka Jacket
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    This parka is a very practical gift, and the classic shape should suit most dads. Water-resistant microfiber turns away rain, sleet, and snow, while the plush fleece lining keeps things toasty warm. Plus, a set of elastic, adjustable storm cuffs further seal out the bitter cold.

  47. Engraved Whiskey Decanter 
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    Enhance Dad’s man cave whiskey experience with this beautifully customized whiskey decanter set, which also arrives with four engraved rocks glasses. It’s the personal touch that makes something extra special, and his whiskey will taste all the better when using this thoughtful gift. A fantastic idea for a “special age” birthday gift.

  49. Mug Warmer
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    This mug warmer is designed to keep your beverage at a consistent, desirable temperature – until you’ve drunk the whole damn thing! All dad needs to do is pop his fave mug on top (metal, enamel, ceramic, glassware), and the device’s built-in gravity induction switch will turn itself on.

  51. A Brilliant Travel Book
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    Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of the bestseller lists and showed us how strange and marvelous our world is. Every page reminds you why humans want to travel in the first place – to be delighted, disoriented, amazed, and uprooted from the familiar—a must for any Dad that loves travel or planet earth at large.

  53. Cordless Electric Razor


    Sure, dad has a shaver. But if it’s from 1974, it’s time to upgrade! Designed with delicate skin in mind, this Philips Norelco Shaver effortlessly accesses hard-to-reach areas like the neck and jawline with its MultiFlex heads. He can use it for a wet or dry shave and even in the shower.

  55. Hot Takes Gift Box
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    This beautiful gift box comes packed with a selection of Sriracha-inspired snacks and makes a perfect gift for the hot head Dad. It includes Spicy Cheddar Shortbread Coins, Hot Honey, Buffalo Wing Almonds, Spicy Potato Chips, Ghost Pepper Pumpkin Seeds, Habanero + Aji Pepper Hot Sauce, and Spicy Sun-Popped Popcorn. 

  57. Personalized Hammer
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    This unique hammer is a humorous yet sentimental dad gift and is sure to please! I mean, he gets a brand new hammer and a good chuckle every time he uses it. Even if he doesn’t need a hammer, he can put it on display.

  59. Nespresso Machine
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    Dad loves his coffee, but he may feel like a fancy espresso machine is beyond his technical capabilities. Enter the Nespresso machine, where he can create barista-grade, single-serve coffee at the touch of a single button. You can also choose whether to include the Aeroccino milk frother.

  61. Slim Minimalist Wallet
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    Handcrafted from the finest full-grain distressed leather, each wallet is one-of-a-kind and will gain more natural character over time. The ultra-slim compact design provides comfortable wear in a front or back pocket while the RFID chip protects his cards from digital thievery.

  63. Baseball Park Glasses (Set of 2)
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    A true fan’s ballpark is sacred ground, and these are true fan’s glasses. Each whiskey glass features an overhead map of a chosen iconic stadium in the team’s two primary colors. And when Dad’s taken his last sip, he’ll see his team’s logo at the bottom. From New York to L.A., all your teams are covered.

  65. Whiskey Mug
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    Some people would call this fun mug a gag gift, and yes, it’s for people with a sense of humor. But it’s also a high-quality mug made from highly durable enamel, which means that Dad can literally throw it in the back of the car for camping trips.

  67. Cutting Board
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    A personalized cutting board makes a great gift for almost anyone, and these are engraved on your choice of premium wood. So whether Dad displays his board as art in the kitchen or uses it to prep family dinner, it’s sure to bring a unique and personal touch. TIP: always display the engraved side but cut on the plain side.

  69. Gin Making Kit
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    This homemade gin kit contains everything Dad will need to transform a generic bottle of vodka into a unique and delicious home blend of your very own gin (yes, quite the alchemy!). This clever, educational, and tasty gift idea is a winner if your dad loves gin!

  71. Real Leather Valet Tray 
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    This premium vanity tray will look great when placed on Dad’s desk, bedside table, countertop, or nightstand, featuring top-grain leather, felt lining, and brass metal snaps. It’s the perfect catchall for all those things that come out when he empties his pockets – coins, cufflinks, keys, candies, or jewelry.

  73. Top Dad Socks
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    Sure, he says he wants absolutely nothing this Christmas/Father’s Day/Birthday. But he surely didn’t know that these Top Gun-inspired Top Dad socks existed, or they would have been at the top of his list. Anything that reminds him of how highly you think of him is always an easy sell.