What do you get for the dad who has it all? Fathers are notoriously hard to shop for, and everyone wants to get their dad something meaningful. We’ve found 10 gift ideas, from useful to cute, and in a range of price points. Add a homemade card from the kids and you are all set.
This rugged watch is inspired by vintage military watches for use on any outdoor adventure. It features numeral increments from 5–60, an indigo backlight and a stopwatch, and the watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
A massage gun provides deep muscle relaxation in just a few minutes. This battery-operated gun comes with twelve different massage heads for various body parts. The battery life is 8-15 hours, and the massager is quiet enough to use in the office to help with back or neck pain.
For the dad who likes his martinis shaken, not stirred, try this top-rated cocktail set. Whether a beginner or expert mixologist, the cocktail shaker set comes with all of the bar tools he’ll need for success. When he’s not bartending, the bamboo stand keeps it all organized. The set even includes an e-book with 30 cocktail recipes.
The Coleman Xtreme Cooler will keep ice cold for up to five days in 90-degree heat, making it ideal for your dad’s next fishing or camping trip. The closed lid makes a great seat for guys up to 250 pounds and the molded drink holders on the lid make it easy to keep a cold one close.
This compact speaker is waterproof and has a rugged exterior, making it perfect for outdoor adventures. It comes with a tear-resistant strap so Dad can attach it to a cooler, backpack or handlebars and take his tunes anywhere. Six hours of battery life and Bluetooth pairing make this one very useful gadget.
For the dad who likes whiskey, this gift set includes a pair of cut crystal lowball glasses, tongs, coasters and chilling stones in a velvet bag. The chilling stones should be put in the freezer for 4-8 hours before use to keep your drink cold without watering it down.
7. A funny mug
What is your dad made of? This mug lists some fun facts about him that are bound to make him smile. Dishwasher-safe and microwave-friendly, this mug is perfect for his morning cup of joe.
What does the dad in your life want? These socks have funny text on the soles that is best read when Dad is in full-on relaxation mode. Choose your dad’s favorite from “If you can read this bring me: whiskey, beer, coffee, pizza, tacos and more.” Or choose socks that say “I’d rather be watching football, playing golf, camping …” or whatever dad’s favorite activity is.
This paperback features prompts with fill-in-the-blank spaces for kids to answer about their dads. Though the reading level for the book is 5–7 years, moms could easily write in answers provided by younger kids. There are also blank pages for adding drawings or photographs. Reading what kids say about their dad will be fun this year and even more so in the future.
Give the gift of golf indoors with this practice putting green. The 9-foot by 16.25-inch size makes it perfect for home or the office, and it rolls up for easy storage. The automatic ball return makes it easy to hit more balls, even during short sessions, and the upslope at the cup mimics the putting greens at the golf course.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in June 2021, and updated in June 2022.