How much did Santa Claus pay for his sleigh? Nothing, it was on the house.
Daddy’s kidding now, it’s time to find out the best gifts to give your dad this holiday season.
If I’ve learned anything in all my years of life, it’s that shopping for my dad can be a difficult action to be taken.
Let’s cut to the chase – if your dad is like mine, he’s content with everything he’s got, says he only wants his annual pair of New Balance sneakers, and then, just when you’re about to buy the one thing he asked for, your mother has already beaten you to it.
To my sister and brother – this gift guide is dedicated to you and our fabulous New York Post readers.
I asked my father to list 34 ideas that men Actually want to. While cordless drills are great and all, aren’t you tired of them working their way into all gift guide on Google?
We’re here to bring you the raw, honest, and practical gifts your dad will go crazy for. In other words, we give you options that you can reference over and over again for birthdays, retirement, and other milestones.
Below, find the 34 best holiday gift ideas for your dad. Recommended by man, girl and approved trade journalist.
All hail supreme dad shoes. New Balance’s 624 Sneaker has developed a cult following among dads everywhere. They are white, minimalist and comfortable to walk around.
My dad loves the beach and likes to carry so many drinks and cold items in a cooler at all times. Splurge on the Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler for a gift he’ll keep talking about.
First off, dads want more “quick eat” ideas to make meal prep a snap, according to mine. Shop the BBQ Sauces Cookbook for ideas on how to make delicious charcuterie flavors.
Ideal for the dad who is satisfied with everything, “you can never have too much chocolate”. Give your dad a Chocolate Biscotti gift basket for a taste of Italy at your doorstep.
During the colder months, my father’s uniform is a comfortable robe. Brooklinen’s waffle dress is one of my favorites, and they do the style in a cool slate gray color that’s great for your parents.
Although my dad doesn’t really like golf, he knows that any golfer would appreciate a new set of clubs. This $350 set is quality, looks neat in its stuff sack, and is one of Amazon’s Choice products.
My dad is a sucker for all things cute and unconventional, so if yours is a beer drinker, consider gifting these winter-ready cold beer coats that will be his next conversation starter.
When my dad tried Firstleaf wines, he was impressed – and not just because he’s a fan of all things cabernet and multipulciano.
This Build Your Own Box of Wine comes with six bottles for $30, based on a personal style quiz. Not to mention, you can sneak into your wine fridge and see what their preferences are.
My dad still wears his Fossil watch that was given to him years ago. The brand’s Neutra Chronograph leather strap watch is one of our favorites to buy from Nordstrom, plus it’s on sale.
Not to throw shade, but my dad’s years-old GPS system is far too outdated for up-to-date, speedy point-A-to-B convenience. No shade though; here’s a good one if your daddy is in need.
This car phone holder is the perfect addition to any vehicle for accessing Google Maps, Spotify and more.
My dad practically lives in these crewneck sweaters and he says everyone would love to get a new one to wear. And, this one is $30 right now.
On my dad’s recommendation, “tool kits are always good.” Purchase the Kobalt 232-Piece Standard Mechanics Tool Set to be prepared for any remedy or vehicle emergency.
Probably because my father is always cold, he recommends a good sweater to put under the tree. The LLBean quilted sweatshirt for men is a classic option that’s hard not to love.
What is recommended most by my father? Surprisingly, this 22ft. Ladder made me raise my eyebrows a bit. “They’re a splurge and are so practical, they make a perfect gift,” he says.
My cousin owns this margarita maker and my dad has been fascinated with it ever since. “It’s a great centerpiece that gets people talking,” he says.
Much to no one’s surprise, a comfortable office chair is essential for your WFH setup. Get your dad the Merrick Lane High Back Swivel Office Chair for under $175.
I grew up playing Monopoly with my family and while playing the game a week ago my dad kept talking about the “modern” version which is digital. If your family loves games, your dad will love this classic banking board game.
My dad recommends sweatpants to all dads because “you can never have too many”. The Nike Dri-Fit Track Pants are one of the brand’s most popular, and for $55 you can’t beat them.
My dad recommends a good pair of running shorts for “any dad who likes going to the gym or working out at home.” The Nike Challenger Brief-Lined 7″ Men’s Running Shorts are a feel-good option available in multiple colors.
My dad always serves Johnny Walker whenever he hosts a get-together, so providing the old-fashioned highball glasses is always a good idea, especially when this set is under $40.
Because my dad recruited my brother to do his hair during quarantine, he had no hesitation in recommending Philips Norelco’s 23-piece grooming kit. “It does the job without having to go to the hairdresser,” he says.
My father, with his dressing gown, lives in sweatpants. The Polo Ralph Lauren cotton lounge pants are also a designer gift option under $50.
Speaking of polo shirts, my dad says “the quality is there” for the brand’s Slim-Fit Stretch-Oxford shirts. They are versatile for work or family parties, among other types of clothing.
It’s your sign to get your dad a nice pair of sunglasses and not the cheap ones he wears at the dollar store. Ray-Ban’s flat-top sunglasses are a basic navy option that goes well with everything.
It’s the 21st century, so if your dad isn’t getting some state-of-the-art insight from who’s on your doorstep, he’s doing something wrong. Give the Ring Video Doorbell for $100 this year to give him a gift he’ll love (and grow him a little).
My dad loves to fish and he thinks a quality spinning rod is good for “anyone who hasn’t fished in a while and needs a good refresher”. Not to mention that the Shimano is under $80 right now.
Before you wonder why there is green tape on your screen, listen to me. If your dad likes to paint, he thinks that green ribbon is like gold. Why? It is supposed to be higher quality and more practical than the traditional blue ribbon. So it’s a gift how do you think.
Cute board games are always fun, especially this tabletop Cornhole. Say what? Uncommon Goods offers you a unique gift if you and your dad love the classic outdoor game.
For the dad who throws his keys and wallet on the kitchen counter, please offer him an organization to store all the things. This docking station has slots for keys, watch, phone, wallet and even a pen.
My dad parades around in his UGG Ascot slippers because they’re so plush. If your dad is stubborn about wearing fuzzy socks (I’ve been there), these designer furs are a great option.
Even if it’s winter, it’s never too early to dream of summer again. My dad loves the CoolCabana5 Beach Cabana because it’s easy to set up, provides unparalleled shade, and doesn’t blow away like flimsy umbrellas would.
For trips to the Jersey Shore (or any beach, for that matter), this is the most practical gift your dad will love.
According to my dad, all power tools make a great gift. For nearly $100 off, you can’t beat this set, which includes two drills, a saw, and other essentials, all packed into this soft carry bag.
Forget the grill pan for burger night and upgrade your dad into a great indoor grill that does it all. It’s a unique kitchen gadget that makes a great gift. In addition, the mini-appliance is of exceptional quality to prepare lunches and dinners in the blink of an eye.
As a great stocking stuffer idea, Dionis Vanilla Bean Goat’s Milk Hand and Body Cream is one my dad doesn’t want to get off his desk. And honestly, it’s one of the best practical gifts that will keep her hands hydrated and smelling fresh.
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