Sneakers are having a major moment right now—so get him in on the trend with a sleek pair that all the influencers are wearing. Maybe that's Allbirds, washable wool sneakers that you see on every third person walking down the street (and that our editors are obsessed with!). Or maybe it's a pair of classic Adidas sneakers like the Stan Smiths which have hundreds of five-star reviews and that are giving us all the nostalgic feels.
The Nightflight from MONTBLANC is a great option when searching for a wallet that is both classic and functional. With eight credit card slots and two compartments for money, this wallet is lightweight and fits right into your pocket without any visible and disturbing bulge. For more wallet Christmas gift ideas for new dads, check out our guide to the best front pocket wallets.
Jazzercise is back! For under $20 per month, you can give the gift of a monthly membership to this on-demand platform and infuse just the right amount of Spandex-enhanced fitness in someone’s life. The platform includes 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-minute class sessions, perfect for fitting in a workout no matter how busy your schedule is. Sessions utilize dance cardio, along with other proven fitness methods like HIIT, kickboxing, strength training, and more, to target a variety of muscle groups and require minimal equipment to get the fitness fun flowing. New content is released every week, and it’s a surprisingly fun workout for mother-daughter duos to do together.
Danish brewery Mikkeller is renowned not only for its beer, but also for art director Keith Shore’s distinctly funky label design. If your dad misses cracking a beer with friends and playing cards, he might take some delight in Mikkeller’s Henry & Sally Playing Cards featuring Shore’s unique art. Pair a deck with a few cans of Mikkeller beer (we’re partial to its stouts) for all of the brownie points.
Of course, if you’re like us, you find it incredibly tricky to shop for your father and often leave shopping until the last minute (shh). Lucky for you, we’ve kept our eyes peeled for goodies for all types of dads—available on Amazon. Maybe your dad’s a sports fan, word nerd, or fitness freak. Or maybe the man’s got needs: sore joints, a forgetful mind, trouble sleeping. Never fear!
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at RD.com, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at TheLuxurySpot.com, Bravo, Parents.com, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.
Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you're not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year. 
If your dad is an early adopter who’s always on the lookout for the latest and greatest tech, or if he just can’t get his hands on a new Xbox or PlayStation this year, a virtual reality headset could be the perfect escape. The Oculus Quest 2 is Wirecutter’s favorite VR headset because it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to use. It doesn’t require any cords or expensive PCs, so your dad can play games anywhere. Just don’t be surprised when he won’t give you a turn.
Oral B has been in existence for years, and their aim remains the same to help consumers obtain white teeth with no surface stains from day 1. The Oral-B PRO 3000 is an electric toothbrush that comes with three main modes; the daily clean, gum care and sensitive modes. These work to provide you with whiter teeth from your very first use, together with its specific polishing cup feature found on its round head. This electronic brush is known to remove more plaque as compared to a regular toothbrush. It also comes with an inbuilt timer that helps you brush your teeth according to the recommended time stated by dentists all around the world; two minutes. 
This useful Honey-Can-Do Lap Desk is the gift the work-from-home crowd will adore whenever they need a break from the kitchen table, a rigid desk, or whatever uncomfortable position they’ve been up in for way too long. They’ll be able to more comfortably place their laptop on this cushioned must-have for hours of easy working on the sofa, recliner chair, or another unofficial work zone. Have a giggle at these hilariously accurate work-from-home memes while you wait for your order to ship.
If you're not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn't committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.
If you have no clue which one item to get him, why not get him five? Burt’s Bees Men’s Gift Set offers you with one gift set that contains five precious skincare items he’s sure to love. The travel sized products include body wash, hand salve, aftershave, shave cream and original Beeswax Lip Balm, and are sure to delight your favourite man, nourish his skin and give him the pampering of his life. These products come in an adorable heritage gift tin that is perfect as a Christmas gift for your dad or grandfather.
A pair of Nest security cameras for the outside and one for the inside will be a home security lover’s dream come true. The system works with Google Nest Max and Alexa, and can be monitored from a smartphone just about anywhere there’s Internet access. That means frequent travelers, parents with kids getting home before them, or just about anyone else can feel safer. These are more of the top-reviewed home security cameras.
Many men love handy, DIY jobs. If he likes to work with a cordless drill, then the RAK Magnetic Wristband is a handy tool to get him this Christmas. Each wristband is made of reinforced canvas and fits snugly to your wrist with the use of a Velcro fastener. Embedded in each band are ten strong magnets that can hold all manner of tools such as washers, drill, screwdrivers and bolts. The magnets on this wristband can keep all tools attached well, without them being difficult to move or fall off. Its handy one size fit provides men with a third helping hand while they work on home improvements, carpentry or any other handy jobs.
When you're living the #DadLife, comfy shoes can be a lifesaver. But who says they can't look good, too? OluKai designs shoes and sandals that are durable enough to handle a Hawaiian lifestyle and are comfortable to wear. The Nohea Moku shoes have a great drop-in heel that bends inward so dad can slide his shoes on quickly if needed. The rest of the shoe is made from non-marking rubber and a breathable mesh with elastic lacing.
While a personal massage therapist would be a wonderful gift, this portable massager is a more practical solution to alleviate muscle tension. We tried the line of Theragun products, and the mini stood out to us as an accessible and effective way to massage out any soreness. Plus, if she’s working in front of a desk all day, she’ll surely appreciate this pocket-size problem solver.
In this strange, strange year, a 1,000-piece Lego set (1,023 pieces, to be exact) paired with a cup of coffee sounds like the perfect Saturday-morning getaway from Dad’s usual doomscrolling. We’ve been drooling over Lego’s The Mandalorian Razor Crest set since we first saw it at Toy Fair in the Before Times. (How can you resist tiny Baby Yoda?) We think dads who are Star Wars fans will get a kick out of it, too.

This coffee maker is both high-tech and elegant. The unique brewing process uses a vacuum to pull water through the coffee grounds. The crema—the white foamy part—is separated from the final brew, resulting in a smoother, less bitter blend. Oh, and it’s quick too. The FrankOne brews a cup of hot coffee in 30 seconds. Cold brew takes just four minutes, rather than the usual overnight process.
The iRobot Roomba 675 is the only vacuum anyone actually wants as a gift. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, cleans on demand, and doesn’t require anyone getting off the sofa. In other words, even the laziest soul can get the house looking tidy with the help of this nifty little robot, and that’s a life we want to be a part of. Make sure the lucky recipient knows these tips about where you should (and shouldn’t) store a Roomba.
If his favorite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" he will benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto his key ring and can locate things over 200 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer (no way those keys are going to get away from him next time!).
The matte black finishing and sleek design on this Balmuda toaster make it seem more like a new Porsche than a small kitchen appliance, which adds an extra dose of fun flair to its impressive list of functions. It’s compact and able to switch between cooking modes designed to suit a range of mouthwatering favorites like sandwich bread, artisan bread, pizza, and pastries. It comes with a size-appropriate baking pan and unlimited inspiration for new meal ideas. You might also want to check out these genius products that will cut cooking time in half.
If he’s serious about his skin care and turning back the hands of time, this whirlwind combination of vitamins C and E and 17 other antioxidant ingredients will be just what the (skin) doctor ordered. The products enhance skin tone and luminosity, defend against free radicals, and reduce the appearance of redness. The Alpharet Overnight Cream significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles in as little as four weeks and offers minimal irritation when compared to other retinoid-based products.
Wirecutter editor Tim Barribeau waxed poetic about Hasami porcelain in 2017 and again in spring 2020, and in his stead, I will do the same. My favorite mugs—like Tim’s—are from Hasami, a Japanese ceramics company. I bet one of these mugs, given the chance, will become your dad’s favorite, too. Hasami mugs are gorgeous porcelain pieces that always look like a set, no matter what size or color you end up buying. They’re easily (and pleasantly) stackable, making it a joy to view more than one on your shelves. To start, I recommend investing in the 13-ounce mug in gloss gray, which is, in my opinion, the perfect size in the most striking color available.
The matte black finishing and sleek design on this Balmuda toaster make it seem more like a new Porsche than a small kitchen appliance, which adds an extra dose of fun flair to its impressive list of functions. It’s compact and able to switch between cooking modes designed to suit a range of mouthwatering favorites like sandwich bread, artisan bread, pizza, and pastries. It comes with a size-appropriate baking pan and unlimited inspiration for new meal ideas. You might also want to check out these genius products that will cut cooking time in half.
If you’re absolutely stumped about what to get the human on your list, Humans is undoubtedly a good choice. It’s a mostly inspiring, although sometimes uncomfortable, walk through the human experience on every corner of the globe, weaving readers through the existences of normal folks across a medley of cultures and continents. It’s an important read for those less prone to traveling, as well as an exciting addition to the literary collections of those often on the go. For friends and family who love the darker side of life, check out these 20 true crime books they won’t be able to put down.
Take, for example, the D.I.Y. Laguiole Toothpick Knife Kit: Like a pocket knife, a traditional toothpick knife can be used for a wide variety of everyday tasks, from opening a package (video) to chopping fruits and veggies. (If your dad is so daring, he can even take its name literally and use it to floss.) With this knife kit, your dad will have all the parts necessary to make his own Occitan-style pocket knife (so it’s a mini assembly project, where building it is half the fun). This gift is craftier and requires a bigger time commitment than if you simply got your dad Wirecutter’s favorite budget pocket knife, the Sanrenmu 710 (aka 7010). But the 710 is a great choice, too, if your dad doesn’t have time for crafts.
If you’re absolutely stumped about what to get the human on your list, Humans is undoubtedly a good choice. It’s a mostly inspiring, although sometimes uncomfortable, walk through the human experience on every corner of the globe, weaving readers through the existences of normal folks across a medley of cultures and continents. It’s an important read for those less prone to traveling, as well as an exciting addition to the literary collections of those often on the go. For friends and family who love the darker side of life, check out these 20 true crime books they won’t be able to put down.
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.
Help him get his lawn ready for next spring with a subscription to Sunday Lawn Care. The popular new service will deliver shipments of custom nutrients for his yard based on the soil, climate, location, etc. to help his grass thrive. Happy customers say they've seen amazing results and they love that the subscription comes with all the tools they need.
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