37 Christmas Gifts For Dad He’ll Totally Appreciate

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 15, 2023

    Dad’s been there for you through it all. So let him know he’s the best dad you could ever ask for with something meaningful and practical. 

    But first, let’s examine what kind of Dad you own. Is he sporty (a golf addict, an NFL warrior?) Does he love tech (even if he doesn’t always understand it?) Or is he most happy being the entertainer (captaining the BBQ for friends and family?) Perhaps living his best life includes movies and cozy slippers? Or a good shave and a glass of whiskey? 

    We racked our brains for the best Christmas gifts for dads – all types of dads – and devised this festive season gift guide. From cool tech gadgets to kitchen tools, outdoor relaxation to indoor pampering, gym accessories to personalized pieces, and multiple ways to enjoy his booze.

    Our Christmas list is brimming with ideas he’ll use and appreciate. The hardest part will be deciding between them!

  1. Shiatsu Back, Shoulder & Neck Massager 
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    This personal masseuse uses deep-tissue Shiatsu therapy and infrared heat to help improve blood circulation, body aches, and tension. An Amazon bestseller, it comes with adjustable speeds and a shut-off timer, and it’s easy to clean. Perfect for sitting down to read The New York Times. Or, Dad can take it anywhere with the car charger.  

  3. Armrest Table
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    Make Dad’s life more comfortable with a clip-on bamboo armrest tray. Replace that huge console side table and create a stable (and storable) end table in seconds. It can easily hold remotes, coffee, snacks, and phones and fit on round, square armrests in his man cave.

  5. Badass Whiskey Decanter
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    This intricately handcrafted, old-world ship decanter will transport him to the beauty of a bygone era. The gift set is rust-resistant and leak-proof and comes with two whiskey glasses to please that whiskey-loving dad.

  7. Meat Smoker
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    With the Masterbuilt 30-inch Analog Electric Smoker, you’ll achieve competition-ready results in your backyard without the hassle of charcoal or propane. Plug this smoker in, set the analog controls, and it does the work! The three chrome-coated racks provide plenty of room to smoke up to 3 chickens, two2 turkeys, three racks of ribs, and three pork butts. Master the art of smoking with Masterbuilt.

  9. Adjustable Dumbells


    Jumpstart Dad’s home workout routine with a pair of transformable dumbbell weights that are compact and easily adjustable from 5.5 to 27.5 lbs. Then, show him how to browse strength training videos on YouTube, and he’ll be all set for the new year.

  11. Magnetic Handyman Wristband  
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    Need gift ideas for the dad who has everything? This one is simple but effective –– a wristband with ten strong magnets that hold screws, nails, bolts, washers, and drill bits while he works. Perfect for all of Dad’s DIY projects. No more swearing when he drops small items; Mom can retire from her reluctant “assistant” position.

  13. UGG Slippers
  14. christmas-gifts-for-dad-ugg-slippersThe Ascot is a slipper he’ll want to wear everywhere, which—thanks to the durable rubber sole and bright corduroy outer— he can. This shoe is a best-selling style that’s like a giant hug for the feet due to the 100% wool interior. 

  15. Travel Tumbler
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    Yeti Ramblers are built tough and come with a unique lid that uses the power of magnets to keep his favorite drink on lock. Ramblers are made from stainless steel and are BPA-free dishwasher safe, with a No Sweat Design to ensure hands stay dry. Pair it with Dad’s favorite beans as a great gift set for overworked or tired new dads. 

  17. Hot Dog and Bun Toaster 
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    Is Dad a mad sports fan? I do wish he could get to the game more often. No,w he can bring the game to him (the vibe, at least) with this all-in-one retro toaster, which cooks two hot dogs and two buns simultaneously. It includes a timer, mini tongs, and an easy-clean drip tray.

  19. Wireless Charging Station


    This stylish and straightforward cordless station is super convenient for charging his favorite gadgets. Using only one cable, he can wirelessly charge his iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpod earbuds, making his desktop neater. 

  21. Monogram Steak Branding Iron
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    The best gift for the grilling fanatic dad, this branding iron will give dinner a truly old-fashioned Western vibe. Not only will your grillmaster enjoy branding their steak, burgers, or buns, but it will also work great on wood and leather.

  23. Personalized Leather Wallet
  24. christmas-gifts-for-dad-walletDoes Dad have a tired, old wallet? Well, this wallet is made from genuine cowhide leather, and you can personalize it with a message in your handwriting! You can also monogram the front with Dad’s name or initials—a truly one-of-a-kind personalized gift.

  25. Luxury Shave Kit
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    Make any dad happy with this wet shave kit. It contains everything he needs to keep his face silky smooth or trimmed up –a safety razor trimmer with ten blades, razor stand, shaving brush, bowl, soap, pre-shave oil, and aftershave balm–– all presented in a gift box in—a great Christmas gift for dad or any other man in your life.

  27. NFL Kitchen Knife Set
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    The knives may be out in more ways than one after a Sunday game. But Dad can proudly prepare dinner with these five NFL team knives – a pairing knife, utility knife, carving knife, bread knife, and chef’s knife. A unique gift that’s sure to be a favorite, the blades are custom-printed on both sides with his favorite team’s artwork.

  29. His Life Story
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    Inspire Dad to create a lasting family keepsake with a beautiful journal that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with “The Early Years,” this thoughtful gift is organized into sections containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir. There’s even a section dedicated to what he hopes to accomplish next!

  31. Engraved Hammer


    This engraved hammer is a unique Father’s Day gift or birthday gift for Dad. A bright steelhead and a smooth hardwood handle make for a functional yet beautiful hand tool– whether on duty or display. Because every piece of wood is unique, the final engraved product may be slightly lighter or darker than pictured. 

  33. Personal Sous Vide Tool


    No matter his kitchen prowess, this gadget will step up his cooking game. This sous vide heats water fast and accurately holds the temperature for perfect dinners. 

  35. Movie Projector
  36. Do you want to have a unique watching experience at home? This mini projector is so easy to install, so you can start having the best home cinema experience. It saves space and is suitable for fixed and temporary use, making it convenient to place anywhere. Upgrade their living room this holiday season with this fantastic gift.

  37. Aqua Audio
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    Fantastic clarity, deep bass, super-rich sound, and … waterproof! Dad can shower like never before. He can adjust the volume or switch tracks directly from the Bluetooth speaker. Or, take your calls by clicking the phone button and chatting through the built-in microphone. Just be thankful there’s no camera …

  39. Apple TV 4K (2021)
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    There’s no denying that Apple products are pretty helpful and can link up your life (and devices) seamlessly. Apple TV will manage all of Dad’s favorite streaming services, and he’ll get a  free year’s subscription to Apple TV+ – Apple’s premium streaming service.

  41. Flipbelt
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    Is Dad an avid runner? The FlipBelt is a really simple but revolutionary product to go hands-free. Made of machine-washable high-tech Spandex-Lycra blend material with an internal pocket system accessible from four openings around the belt’s exterior. The four pockets let you easily tuck in your phone, keys, gel packs, credit cards, or whatever you may need for your workout. You then flip the belt inside out, and everything gets locked in place—great gift for runners.

  43. Outdoor Beer Table
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    Table for two? Grassy glades are perfect for picnicking but not ideal for keeping beer bottles or cans upright. This innovative table is designed to hold everything you need when it’s “beer o’clock,” including a bowl for snacks and a built-in bottle opener. Plant the spike in grass or sand, then remove the leg to tote easily.

  45. Minimalist Key Ring
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    How often have you tried to fit a big bundle of keys in your pockets? And then, how annoying is the sound of keys jangling? Now, Dad can keep all of his keys tightly organized with this smart and soft ultimate key organizer (it’s made from full-grain leather.)

  47. A Hammock
  48. retirement-gifts-for-women-hammockLife can get busy and stressful, so perfecting the art of doing nothing is vital. This relaxing gift is a great way to help Dad’s mind unwind – in the backyard, in the garage, or around the pool – and to show him you know how hard he works.

  49. Smart Light Starter Kit
  50. Adjusting lights and shades using smartphones and wifi has never been easier or easier– and it makes a fantastic tech gift. Experience the ultimate convenience with a wireless dimmer remote control and Smart Bridge. The wireless dimmer allows you to set the right light for any activity, whether it’s reading, watching TV, entertaining, or having a casual dinner.

  51. Star Wars Dad Tee
  52. christmas-gifts-for-dad-star-wars-teeDad will love to be celebrated while wearing a rad, licensed, “dad joke” Star Wars tee. The 100% Cotton t-shirts are printed in the USA with eco-friendly inks, perfect for last-minute Christmas, dad’s birthday, or Father’s Day gifts.

  53. Parka Jacket
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    No matter what kind of weather fall and winter throw at you, the Expedition Parka by Boulder Creek is ready for it. Water-resistant microfiber reduces rain, sleet, snow, and whatever “wintry mix” is. Its plush fleece lining will keep you warm through and past the winter solstice, while a set of elastic, adjustable storm cuffs further work to seal out the bitter cold.

  55. Funny Oven Mitt
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    Perfect for the dad who loves to cook, BBQ, bake, or roast. This witty and retro oven mitt is made of cotton with extra-quilted insulation. And, as far as practical Christmas gifts for Dad go, this one will surely give him a chuckle.

  57. Fuego Sauce Gift Set
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    The perfect gift for the “foodie” dad may be his own hot sauce kit. This “Good Hurt” kit contains seven varieties of Fuego Hot Pepper Sauces inspired by exotic flavors from around the world –– from Mexican Chipotle to the legendary Indian Ghost Pepper.

  59. Sweat-Wicking T-Shirt
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    If your dad loves to get sweaty during workouts (or can’t help it), this sweat-wicking t-shirt from Under Armor will be a great addition to his workout wardrobe. The fabric is ultra-soft and wicks away sweat fast. Meanwhile, anti-odor technology prevents “the stink.”

  61. Star Wars Coffee Mug


    This mug is the perfect gift for the Star Wars-loving dad in your life and holds 16 ounces and is perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or even a tipple of whiskey. There are several Star Wars characters to choose from.

  63. Cool Running Shoes
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    The fresh foam Cruz shoe from New Balance features award-winning technology for a well-cushioned, stable ride. It’s a sophisticated yet technically engineered jogger to keep Dad’s feet feeling and looking fresh, mile after mile!

  65. AirPods Leather Case
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    This leather case is made from premium genuine leather and is a stylish way to carry around his AirPods. The metal clasp allows pods to be safely attached to a bag or belt while on the go, while a precise cutout in the base allows easy access to the charging port. This one makes great holiday gift stocking stuffers.

  67. Ultimate Shoe Polish Kit 
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    Every man needs a solid shoe-polishing kit around the house, whether for work or special occasions. This kit is an Amazon fave and includes everything he could need –– two wooden horsehair brushes, neutral, black, and brown wax conditioner polishes, a buffing cloth a shoehorn, and three shine sponges.

  69. Apple Watch
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    The new AppleWatch SE model brings a cheaper price point but has LOADS of fitness features. For example, it can track Dad’s physical activity and sleep and motivate him with coaching and workouts. And it comes with fall detection that connects with emergency services. 

  71. Matching Daddy/Mini-Me Tees
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    For the new daddy who loves Nintendo, this matchy-matchy t-shirt set will melt his heart – now he has a Player 2 for life! Made right here in the USA from soft, preshrunk cotton.

  73. Vinyl Record Coasters
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    These vinyl coasters celebrate the good old days before digital music and are the gift every music-loving dad needs. A rubber underside prevents any slippage or scratching.