Whether you’re celebrating your granddad, your dad, or your favorite “zaddy,” you may need some gifting inspiration. Dads often don’t help in this regard; the most common refrain from my own father as we approach any holiday is a gruff “I don’t want anything.” But of course he does, and even if you can’t pull it out of him, you can still get your dad something he’ll appreciate. Send him one of these great, Wirecutter-recommended gifts for dads—none of which is another boring tie.
This candle from Henry Rose is a first from the brand, emitting a warm glow from a 100 percent cotton wick and blended coconut, soy, and vegetable waxes infused with the brand’s mysterious and sensual Torn fragrance. Notes of vanilla bean, earthy vetiver root, and cozy sweetness will fill the air. It’s manufactured in small batches and hand-poured in the United States, so you’ll feel good about supporting an American business.

There are backpacks, and then there are backpacks. This one from Milwaukee Boot Co. takes things to that next level, striking just the right note of rugged style with hand-stitching and leather accents. There’s plenty of room for everything in the canvas North Point for the guy on the go, as well as a cinch-strap side pocket for water. If you’re looking for something to tote a computer, try these 12 best laptop backpacks at every price point.
If they’re prone to loving everything pink—from pink clothes to pink lakes—this bag of SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt is the ideal gift under $10. It’s comparable to regular table salt in use and size but a million times more beautiful, thanks to the natural mineral deposits that give it a soft, rosy glow. It’s also ethically sourced and devoid of GMOs.
Using a keyboard can be stressful to your body, as it may affect your wrists, neck and arms. With the Penclic KB3 Wireless Ergonomic Mini Keyboard, you can help your favourite person say goodbye to strain, bending and general body pains during and after Christmas. Experience the best ergo friendly positions with this keyboard, which has been developed with rounded low profile keys. These keys are not only tactile, but they’re also quiet and comfortable to trigger making them ultimately effective and fast. The Penclic wireless keyboards are stylish, with full-sized keys and scissors keycaps encased in brushed aluminium for both aesthetics and functionality. Connect this keyboard via Bluetooth to up to two different devices with a wireless reach of up to ten metres. If you’re looking for a gift that addresses both aesthetics and health, the ergonomic keyboard from Penclic is your best bet.
Another unique gift that you probably haven't thought about since the late 80s or early 90s is a Polaroid camera. Now a regular digital camera isn't really a unique gift in the 21st century but a Polaroid camera is insanely unique nowadays. This is a gift that will make him feel all sorts of nostalgic and a gift that he will have a ton of fun using over and over again. He will love having the power to take and then hold a picture in his hand and will cover the refrigerator and his workspace with pics of this family.

This hefty set of chocolate-covered almonds is just what the peckish person on your list is craving—and you’ll both feel good about the layers of vegan, 73 percent dark chocolate the almonds are dipped in. It’s a superfood on top of a superfood, punctuated by a small amount of heavenly sea salt. They also make some of the most delicious road trip snacks.
Breakfast is a critical meal that often shapes the rest of our day. With running errands and having to take the kids to school, there’s only so much we can do. Most times we wish we could grab a quick sandwich and move. The good news is that with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, your morning can be made easier. Make a perfectly delicious breakfast sandwich in under five minutes in the comfort of your home by layering fresh ingredients such as eggs or cheese underneath your selected bread. What’s more, there’s no need to fuss about how tiring clean-up will be, as this sandwich maker comes with removable parts that can be placed into the dishwasher with ease!
If you have a frustrated traveler on your hands, Atlas Coffee Club might just satisfy their wanderlust until it’s safe to get on a plane again. Every month Atlas delivers coffees from all around the world right to their doorstep. With vastly differing flavors and interesting postcards that detail the history of the coffee from each country, this just might provide your giftee with their fill of adventure in their morning cup of joe.
They’ll love cuddling up to this thoughtful duvet cover from made from 100 percent certified organic bamboo in a sateen weave finish. The buttery-soft texture will lull them to sleep, and the brand promises no blends, compromises, or drama with the fabric. It’s also mindfully designed with easy-to-use interior snaps and antibacterial finishes. This duvet is even more exciting than finally learning how to fold a fitted sheet.
If the guy in your life has been locked up inside the house, it might be time for a weekend getaway (while being safe and socially distant, of course). If that’s the case, he’ll love this small duffel bag from Baboon to the Moon, which is waterproof and made with super-durable OM Stardust Ballistic shell material. Need more than a weekend? It also comes in a larger size for a more extended escape. And if he packs super light, there’s also a mini size for shorter trips.
Breakfast is a critical meal that often shapes the rest of our day. With running errands and having to take the kids to school, there’s only so much we can do. Most times we wish we could grab a quick sandwich and move. The good news is that with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, your morning can be made easier. Make a perfectly delicious breakfast sandwich in under five minutes in the comfort of your home by layering fresh ingredients such as eggs or cheese underneath your selected bread. What’s more, there’s no need to fuss about how tiring clean-up will be, as this sandwich maker comes with removable parts that can be placed into the dishwasher with ease!

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The Mixed Tool Set from Stanley is a smart set and a great gift for all DIY enthusiasts and pros, as it can be used for various fastening applications. This excellent product comes with colour coded handles and ten of the most popular sizes of screwdrivers. The tool box is a joy to move without the risk of losing any of your tools with its tri-fold case and twist lock. Use this tool in any weather and watch it stay sleek with its full polish chrome finish that resists corrosion of any kind. Purchase this as a gift for your father and watch him enjoy a lifetime warranty on what might be the best multi-tool yet.
Find festive Christmas gift ideas for all of your family and friends. Whether they've been naughty or nice, you're sure to find the perfect Christmas presents for everyone this year. From the smallest stocking stuffers for men to the most heartfelt Christmas gifts for Mom, we've got Christmas gift ideas that will make this holiday season extra special.
Whether your dad is a hunter, a hobbyist nature observer, or someone who just wants to know what goes bump in the night outside his rural home, an inexpensive trail camera is a surprisingly effective tool for capturing clear images and videos of wildlife. Our testing showed that the Wildgame Innovations Mirage 18 is the best trail camera under $100 because of its 720p resolution and ability to detect movement from up to 40 feet away. Just be sure to avoid its watchful eye when you’re sneaking out at night.

Facial hair may not be the only hair your dad wants to be rid of. (We don’t judge, and neither should you—he changed your diapers, after all.) In this case, we recommend the Panasonic Electric Body Hair Trimmer and Groomer. The Panasonic is vertically oriented (unlike other trimmers that work horizontally), water resistant, and extremely powerful, so your dad can easily cut through any annoying body hair in a single pass. Fully charged, the Panasonic’s battery lasts 40 minutes—more than enough time to get the job done.


This authentic Japanese-style barbecue sauce from Bachan’s is the exciting vegan, small-batch, non-GMO way to take their dishes on a trip around the world even when everyone is staying home. Don’t expect this one to go on like American barbecue sauce, because it simply won’t. It’s a thinner, more teriyaki-like sauce that adds just the right balance of salty, sweet, and savory notes to meat, fish, veggies, and even tofu.
If you’re buying for someone who really loves coffee, the Sterling Double Wall French Press is perfect. It is double insulated so it keeps coffee nice and hot, it looks fantastic, it works for everything from frothed milk to hot chocolate, it's dishwasher safe, and it's the best French press we've ever tested. Best of all, it’s about a third the price of many other stainless steel French presses, meaning it’ll feel like your gift cost way more than it actually does.

Any dad who tinkers needs a solid tool to make precision cuts. This lightweight, stainless steel knife is sleek enough to carry around and sturdy enough to handle all of his slicing needs. The 3.5-inch blade flicks open with alarming speed and a satisfying snap. It’s great for outdoor use, say while camping or fishing. Or, if your dad is really hardcore, he can use it to open mail in record time.
This Braun No Touch Thermometer is quickly becoming one of this year’s most sought-after household essentials, and its popularity probably won’t be slowing anytime soon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It offers non-invasive comfort that’s easy to use, safe, hygienic, and ideal for contactless forehead measurements. Pair it with one of the best neck gaiters for coronavirus protection to create a whole kit to get them through the next wave.
Steak, burgers, bacon, oh my! He'll get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to ButcherBox. The trendy meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (it's all grass-fed and organic) that he can pick and choose from each month. I've used it myself multiple times and loved how convenient it was and how tasty all of my cuts were (the burgers were arguably the best I've ever made!).
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