34 Cool and Unique Gifts For Dads They’ll Actually Use

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: April 26, 2024

    Of course, he says he doesn’t want anything so finding new and interesting gifts for your dad year after year is challenging especially if he’s the man who has everything. No need to stress, because we’ve found some fun and special gifts to buy dad whether he loves to grill or golf. Our gift guide has some of the most unique gift ideas for dad.

  1. Charger Stand
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    This nightstand gadget charging station is made of a patented silicone tray that steadily holds iWatch 45 Degree with Nightstand Mode for time viewing or alarms while prevented from falling off or scratching. The ancient sycee-shaped design makes it more than a stand but a luxury.

  3. Meat Smoker
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    With the Masterbuilt 30-inch Analog Electric Smoker, you’ll achieve competition-ready results in your own backyard, without the hassle of charcoal or propane. Simply 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, 2 turkeys, 3 racks or ribs, or 3 pork butts. Master the art of smoking with Masterbuilt.

  5. Flipbelt
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    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 belts exterior. The four pockets lets 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.

  7. Neck Massager
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    Too busy for the spa?  Zyllion’s new Shiatsu Pillow Massager lets you enjoy a fantastic Shiatsu-style massage anytime, anywhere! The 4 deep-kneading rotating nodes work wonders to relieve aches knots and muscle tension. Sit back, press the ‘On’ button, and simply let your stress melt away. 

  9. Indoor Grill
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    Is he a grillmaster? Enjoy perfectly grilled meats, seafood and veggies anytime with the Elite Cuisine Indoor Grill. With a high searing temperature that locks in flavor and an adjustable temperature knob to customize grilling, you’re sure to have delicious results every time. The nonstick cooking surface allows enough space to grill multiple items at once. It also has a large drip pan to collect excess oils and grease. 

  11. Sleep Mask
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    These wireless sleep headphones are impressive, to say the least. This is the 2019 model, which is as a result of modifications made by considering customer feedback. The 3D mask is made to prevent 100% of the light from reaching your eyes. Also, an upgrade is Bluetooth 5.0 technology. The slow rebound memory sponge makes it a comfortable fit for parties who buy the product to sleep on their side. Also, for side sleepers, playback controls are on the front of the mask to ensure you don’t press the buttons while you sleep. 

  13. Universal Socket Set
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    A universal socket can be adjusted immediately to grasp the hex nut, screw eye, hook, tension screw and bolt head. One socket for on the go. You could keep it in your car, boat, bike, backpack, tackle box, or back pocket. 

  15. Anti Theft Backpack
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    Built to protect your belongings you can’t afford to lose. This bag protects your stuff when you’re carrying it and when you can’t have an eye on it. Great for a dad who travels or commutes.

  17. Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
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    The perfect gift for any Dad who loves telling jokes and making everyone laugh! (cough cough) The first page has space for you to write a special message, an ideal alternative to a card. Please note this book is not a joke book about Dads. It is a joke book full of Dad jokes. A Dad joke can best be described as an embarrassingly bad joke. Often demonstrated during special occasions & makes the family wince.

  19. Caveman Crate
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    The mainstream media and its biases toward hygiene, clear articulation, and pants have always been a bit harsh on our cavemen ancestors. So their cave paintings weren’t intentionally “abstract”, and sure, they couldn’t count past five without setting down their club, but cavemen weren’t the total, no-brain nitwits they’re constantly perceived to be.

  21. Survival Backpack
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    The first 72 hours after a disaster are the most critical as rescue teams work through the affected area. The 2-person Sustain Supply Co. Premium Emergency Go Bag contains enough nutrition and water for the 2 of you for those 72 hours. While it’s intended for use when sheltering in place in your home, the water-resistant pack is easily transportable in the event of a sudden evacuation order. It contains several inside pockets to store additional items.

  23. Low Ball Yeti
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    Enjoy your evening whiskey by the fire and refill with coffee the next morning. Then throw your Lowball in the dishwasher, lid and all. It’s made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, so it’s puncture—and rust-resistant to hold up in the wild. It will never leave a ring on your coffee table and is also great for keeping fingers un-frostbitten. A thoughtful gift for outdoorsmen.

  25. Canvas Beer Caddy


    Rustic yet modern, the Beer Caddy is a canvas 6-pack cooler that allows users to conveniently carry their favorite brews. It makes a great gift for your beer-drinking brothers, your boyfriend, or your Hubby!

  27. Infusing Gift Set
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    Wanna step up your at-home mixology game? This kit will have you savoring flavors you never expected. Simply pick your mix of straight-from-the-farm dehydrated fruits and spices, add your favorite spirit, and let the fun begin. After about a week, you’ll have a fully-infused, ready-to-pour drink. Makers Jesse Crawford and John Feller tested tons of combinations to land on the most crowd-pleasing options, and we agree—any cocktail enthusiast would love this set-up on their bar cart.

  29. Phone Soap
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    Your handy electronic devices have one unwanted function: they’re a breeding ground for bacteria. This easy-to-use sanitizer and charger helps zap most of those germs. Simply place your device inside, attach the included charging cable, and close the lid. Ultra-violet lights do the dirty work. The case even has built-in acoustic amplifiers so you can keep listening to music or use your phone’s alarm while it’s getting its spa treatment.

  31. Map Whiskey Glass


    Each Greenline Goods rocks whiskey glass was etched by a skilled artisan and features a hand-drawn street grid with map coordinates. The glass is carefully packed in an elegant gift box and will make a lasting impression! A great gift for the dad who wants nothing. There are several cities to choose from. 

  33. Smart Light Starter Kit
  34. Adjusting lights and shades from a smartphone has never been easier, more reliable, or affordable. Experience the ultimate convenience with the Lutron Caseta Wireless dimmer Pico 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.

  35. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
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    You can create your own homemade, fresh hot sauce by your own hands. To do this, all you need is a really cool hat and this Hot Sauce Complete Kit. You can make seven bottles of hot sauce, including a “top secret” very scary ghost pepper hot sauce. There can be no better present for a sauce lover or a cooking lover! Maybe you’ll start your own hot sauce company.

  37. Portable Campfire
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    Radiate Outdoor Supply worked tirelessly to bring you the perfect portable outdoor campfire – Radiate Portable Campfire. Its sleek and portable design provides 3-5 hours of burn time. With Radiate Portable Campfire, your outdoor campfire experiences will be first-class. We have designed the perfect portable campfire by incorporating recycled soy wax and paper pulp.

  39. Star Wars Cocktail Ice Mold
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    He is your father, so if he likes cocktails and Star Wars, he can enjoy a cold beverage on the dark side. Once frozen, peel back the flexible silicone mold to reveal the Death Star. 

  41. Airpods Case
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    Solid hard-shell TPU and PC materials protect against drops and scratches. A unique two-piece design allows for easy opening of your case. The included carabiner keeps your AirPods from getting lost. Clip it to your belt loop or backpack, and go. Precise Cutouts provide access for your USB cable, and the front LED is visible while charging.

  43. Turntable Cheese Board
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    Does Dad love throwing dinner parties? Here’s our tip for setting the mood: good tunes and tasty hors d’oeuvres. This rockin’ serving board lets you present your favorite cheeses while paying homage to vinyl. Designed to look like a record player, the turntable is actually a slate platter. Lift the “needle,” and you’ll find a hidden cheese slicer. As Cat Stevens put it, The First Cut is the Deepest, but they’re all equally delicious. A great Father’s Day gift for the music lover.

  45. Wooden Valet & Amplifying Speaker
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    Drop off everything in your pockets, then turn on the tunes. Handcrafted and oh-so-handy, Matt Thomas’ clever cherry and walnut piece is designed to be a natural amplifying speaker for your iPhone, creating a chamber that boosts sound and makes it more focused. It’s also a catchall valet for keys, change, rogue guitar picks, you name it, and a hang spot for headphones and watches. Keep this handsome guy on display wherever you like to unload, and unwind.

  47. Basketball Waste Basket
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    He shoots, he scores! (And he tidies up at the same time.) Tossing out trash has never been so fun. This compact wastebasket would be MVP in your family room—or even in the office. Not to mention, it’d also make a slam dunk of a Father’s Day or graduation gift. Okay, okay, we’re done with the b-ball wordplay.

  49. The Perfect Black And Tan
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    Popular in British pubs since the late 19th century, a black and tan combine stout and a bitter ale into a beautifully layered drink. Easily make your own with this unique bar tool. It allows one beer (typically dark stout) to be gently poured over another lighter-colored beer to achieve a dramatic layered effect. It’s the perfect gift for a beer connoisseur. This tool lends to lots of experimentation possibilities.

  51. Wallet Ninja
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    The power of 18 reliable, functional, everyday tools, in the size of a credit card! Tools that are included within the Wallet Ninja are 6 Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard & metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, eyeglasses, Phillips, and Flathead screwdriver! A super cool multi-tool.

  53. Cool Minimalist Watch
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    MVMT’s pioneer design offers a simple yet sophisticated style that has become a staple piece for the everyday gentleman. This men’s vintage watch can pair with anything and is built to withstand your day-to-day life. 

  55. Football Chillers
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    There’s the snap, the sip, and…time out! Take a cue from the NFL tactic of icing the kicker and chill your drink with these freezable stainless-steel footballs. The four reusable chillers keep your halftime bourbon cool without watering it down. On the sidelines, pop them into the included freezer bag so they’re ready for the next play. Designed in Seattle, home of the Seahawks since 1976.

  57. Smart Pack Travel Set
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    In the olden days, our ancestors would travel with just the clothes on their backs, and maybe a spare harmonica. Today, we have shoes for gym-ing, sightseeing, and dinner. Many lotions and creams. Important documents. And gizmos—so many gizmos. Keep it all organized in this space-saving set of seven expandable packing cubes and bags (we’ve detailed each one below). Each is marked on the outside, so you know what goes where, and they’re constructed from durable, water-resistant fabric—because you’re going places.

  59. Weighted Blanket
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    This weighted blanket provides the warmth and comfort of a gentle hug. Sleep feeling comfortable throughout the night and wake up feeling renewed! Take a nap, cuddle up on movie night, or read a book. 

  61. TRX Workout System
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    TRX GO is a lightweight Suspension Trainer, super easy to pack & travel with yet tough enough to give you fun, fast, and effective workouts in as little as 20 minutes per day.  Bodyweight Suspension Training has been proven to increase muscular activation, reduce injury risk, and accelerate results.

  63. Cigar and Whiskey Glass


    The two-vice device is a cigar lover’s dream. Part rocks glass, part cigar rest, the cigar glass lets you hold your drink and cigar in the same hand without awkward finger fumbling. It’s perfect for parties on the patio, your man cave, and anywhere you fancy smoking and a nice glass of something smooth.

  65. Barista Set
  66. This was made to allow everybody to brew an excellent cup of coffee in the comfort of their own kitchen. Nothing soothes our senses better than a cup of well-crafted coffee. It gets more interesting when artistic shapes form at the top of your coffee. This combo set offers all you need to make a perfect cup of coffee.

  67. Gold Club BBQ Set


    These BBQ utensil sets are made of high-quality and durable stainless steel, which makes the grill utensil kit extremely durable. They won’t rust or crack. This grilling accessories set comes in a box ready for gift wrapping and is perfect for Father’s Day, Christmas, a special anniversary, or a birthday.