Creative Gifts for Dad That Show You Know Him Best

Give him something he'll actually like! 🎁

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Show the special man in your life what he means to you (and your family) by giving him something he can treasure. Check out our favorite gifts for Dad to find the perfect present for the patriarch!

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Amazon Echo Dot $39.99

Here's a rare chance to give the hottest tech gift without spending hundreds of dollars. Amazon's newest Echo Dot is a virtual assistant powered by Alexa, and it can do everything from calling an Uber to reading the news. There's even a microphone, so you can turn on music with just your voice.

More: This Is the Only Amazon Echo Shopping Guide You Need

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Business Casual T-Shirt
amazon $24.99

Give Dad an excuse to wear a T-shirt to work. He'll get a kick out of adding this to his wardrobe. Worn best into the office with a classic pair of blue jeans, the smiles your dad will get throughout his workday will brighten his mood. 

Holiday Gifting Made Easy

This Amazon e-gift card makes the perfect holiday gift for the person on your list who has everything. You can even send this by email and schedule it so it arrives exactly on time!

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What I Love About Dad By Me Book $10.00

Whether Dad has kids under the age of 10 or over the age of 50, this sweet book offers a simple way to jot down treasured memories. It's filled with 50 fill-in-the-blank-style lines, like "I'm glad I got your _______" or "Your hugs are always _____." 

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Jack Black
Jack Black The Grand Tour Set $52.00

This is the ultimate grooming kit for a dad who loves to take care of his scruff. This kit includes facial cleanser, energizing cleanser, shaving cream, facial moisturizer, and antiperspirant. 

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Kabob Grilling Baskets $16.99

If you can always find your dad hanging around the grill, this set of four kabob grillers will light his heart on fire! It's perfect if your dad needs to entertain vegetarian guests, too, because the griller baskets help keep each kebob completely separate. 

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Epica Electric Coffee Grinder and Spice Grinder $19.95

Every coffee-loving dad deserves his very own coffee grinder. This top-reviewed option by Epica can be used to finely grind up Dad's favorite coffee beans or spices. 

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Eloi Dad's Keychain $10.99

Your dad will turn into mush after you give him this keychain that'll always serve as a reminder that the man of the house means more than he'll ever know. 

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Pony Up Daddy Saddle $34.99

This cool invention is perfect for the dad who loves getting on his hands and knees to play with his kids. Dad will simply wrap the saddle around his waist and get on the ground for the kids to hop on! It's a great gag gift, but, in all seriousness, we love the element of encouraged interaction between Dad and child.

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Herschel Supply Co. 'Novel' Duffel Bag $85.00

This duffel by Herschel makes for the perfect gym bag or weekender for the dad on the go. Don't be fooled by the classic, sophisticated look — the interior features a zip shoe compartment to keep dirty kicks contained, so it's designed for carrying just about anything. 

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Eight & Bob Egypt Eau de Parfum $185.00

Your dad will feel like a brand-new man once you introduce him to this classic cologne. 

The story goes that in 1937, John F. Kennedy persuaded Albert Fouquet, a self-made French perfumer, to leave him a sample of cologne. He loved it so much, he requested eight more, and "one for Bob." The cologne carries notes of cardamom, dried wood, sandalwood, amber, and vetiver. 

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Tekton Tools Socket Set $44.49

If the man in your life is constantly in the middle of taking things apart and putting them back together, a new socket set will make his heart start thumping — in a good way.

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking $61.99

For the French-cuisine-obsessed dad, Mastering the Art of French Cooking will bring him a collection of close to 800 recipes of tested perfection from the master herself, Julia Child. Ratatouille, anyone?

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Good Day, Bad Day Rocks Glass $15.95

This hilarious rocks glass is sure to place a smirk on your dad's face. If he enjoys sipping the good stuff, this will quickly become his new favorite piece of glassware. Give it to him with a bottle of his favorite bourbon.

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Live Nation Gift Card

from $25.00


Skip the "World's Best Dad" mug and give him an experience he'll never forget with a Live Nation gift card. He'll be able to use the credit — from $25 to $500 — on tickets to any upcoming concerts.

More: Upcoming Concerts in NYC You Won't Want to Miss

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Etched Globe Scotch Decanter $19.99

Does your dad love scotch? Gift him a decanter that he'll love to show off, or use it in private on a special occasion.

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Fogless Shower Mirror $27.95

Your dad will get a kick out of this mirror that won't fog when the steam rises in the shower. It's a gift that any clean-shaven man will get tons of use out of. Plus, the mirror has over 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

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Roku Streaming Stick+ $59.00

A lot comes in a little package with the Roku Express+ streaming stick. This streaming service provides access to 350,000+ shows and movies across paid and free channels like Hulu, Netflix, and PBS Kids. Dad can transform his tube into a smart TV without any monthly subscription fees. It's super simple to set up, too.

More: Roku vs. Chromecast: How to Pick the Right Streaming Device

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BigMouth Inc Prescription Style Drink Cooler $9.99

Sometimes, Dad just needs a drink! Prescribe him one brew (or two!), and he'll love you for life ... 

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Marshall MS2 Micro Guitar Amplifier $44.00

If your dad loves to rock out on his guitar, hook him up with an amp that he can take just about anywhere! Though small in size, the amp seriously delivers. Plus, there's a convenient headphone jack if Dad doesn't feel like sharing his tunes with anyone else.

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BirchBox Man Monthly Subscription

from $10.00 per month


Here's a perfect gift option for Dad if you're just not quite sure what to get him. Any man will appreciate a BirchBox monthly subscription. Plus, maybe he'll take a cue from you when he's making gift decisions in the future! 😉

More: The Coolest Monthly Subscription Boxes for Men

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Brookstone Massaging Blanket $129.99

Pamper Papa and give him a massaging blanket to help him work those knots when your hands are tied with the kids. Watch that manly man melt away, wrapped in this genius invention by Brookstone. Plus, pat yourself on the back, because you're up next!

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Engraved Wood and Steel Hammer 
Engraved Wood and Steel Hammer



This hammer is engraved with a sentimental message: "Thank you for helping me build my life." If your dad is the handyman of the family, there's no doubt that this will be his new favorite tool.

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Stealth Core Trainer $299.00

If your dad is focused on his fitness, encourage him by gifting him a Stealth core trainer. He can hook up his smartphone for a total gaming experience.

Here's how it works: The phone slips into the space right in the center of the Stealth, and your dad will get on the floor and lean his arms on the Stealth, similar to being in a plank position. 

He can then move his body according to what's going on in the game and get a killer ab workout at the same time!

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50 Jobs Worse Than Yours by Justin Racz $14.40

This gift is perfect for the guy who has a tough time on the job, but he does it anyway to help support his family. You can't go wrong with this one, because most individuals just find this downright entertaining!

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Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine $89.95

If your dad enjoys cooking Italian food, make sure he's well-equipped with this Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine. This pasta maker comes with a nine-position dial that'll let him choose thickness for a custom texture every time. Oh, it's made in Italy... 

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Accoutrements Bacon Strips Bandages $6.21

Does your dad love bacon? Shocker! He'll get a serious kick out of this gag gift. Plus, it'll be sure to bring a smile to his face the next time he needs to reach for a bandage!

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital $399.00

This stylish camera is ready to capture the important moments with excellent image quality. Plus, the intuitive control system makes this the perfect camera for any non-professional daddy to use. He'll love feeling like an expert at snapping those stunner shots!

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XBOX Gift Card — Digital Download



Picking out a man's favorite XBOX games and gadgets is the equivalent of him trying to buy you makeup. Spoiler alert: It never ends well. Play it safe with this gift card instead. It even comes in a digital download format, so you don't have to leave the couch.

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The Grommet Custom Made Lake Serving Tray



This will blow the socks right off his feet! Gift him a customized serving tray based off of a lake that's near and dear to his heart. The bathymetric depth-chart representation of the lake will bring him back.

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Espresso Cup Set by DeLonghi $13.85

Dad will love owning a classy glass (or two!) to shoot his espresso in the morning. These insulated double-walled mini tumblers from DeLonghi are built to keep drinks piping hot or icy cold. Bottoms up!