Among the drippers we tested for making great pour-over coffee, the Kalita Wave 185 Dripper produced the most consistent, flavorful, and balanced coffee, perfectly suited to your dad’s sophisticated taste buds. After brewing 150 cups, we found the Kalita Dripper’s flat-bottomed design promoted more-even water drainage and made it easy for beginners to get consistent results (for example, it made great coffee even when we just eyeballed the amount of water per pour, or when our aim and timing were off).
Whether it’s game day or just a busy Wednesday, sometimes you just want something quick, easy, and delicious. Air fryers aren’t the most health-conscious products in the world, but they do a good job of providing crispy food without the mess or hassle of frying in oil. This Philips model won our roundup of the best air fryers, excelling in most of our testing.
This one-pound bag of single-source African coffee is harvested along steep volcanic mountains within the western provinces of Rwanda at altitudes nearing 6,000 feet above sea level. The result is a cup with balanced, sweet, creamy mouthfeel, robust fruity flavor, and widespread appeal. Every purchase also supports The Water Project, Inc., which is a soul-energizing bonus at the end of each cup.
With battery life that can last about a week, the Garmin Fenix 5S is an outdoorsy fitness watch made for a dad. It has an accurate heart rate monitor, GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning, workout tracking, and step counting. The 5S is particularly nice, because it fits a wider variety of wrists, both large and small, but there are plenty of other awesome fitness trackers if you're shopping for someone with particular needs.
If the dad on your list loves beer, then he is going to really love making his own. A beer brewing kit is a gift that continues to give long after he has thrown away the wrapping paper. Getting him a brewmaster kit will give him a new hobby and a goal to reach, making a beer that he and the rest of the family loves. He'll be dying to invite his friends over to taste the new brew that he made from scratch. Watch in awe as he registers this gift when he opens it. Listen closely because you are about to hear him say, "oh this is so cool!"
This lightweight serum, powered by vitamin C, makes skin look visibly brighter, smoother, and more radiant. It tackles skin concerns like dark spots, dullness, and loss of firmness and elasticity, and it’s great for a range of skin types. Ferulic acid helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin C works to reduce the visibility of scars and encourages more even-looking skin. For other skin-care gifts and so much more, check out these 16 gifts from Black-owned businesses you’ll also want to buy for yourself.
For as low as $79, the glasses-wearing person on your list can pick out a new pair of frames they absolutely love—stress-free. They’ll pick five frames they really like from Liingo’s wide selection or text one of the brand’s stylists for suggestions based on face shape, style preferences, and trends. Then the brand will ship them free of charge (both ways), the recipient will give them a whirl, and they’ll pick the ones they like best. They can keep one, all, or even none—there’s no commitment, but we’re pretty sure they’ll find at least one perfect pair.
This gentle-on-skin Cilque Plus silk face mask is a one-size-fits-most face mask made of 100 percent mulberry silk. It’s machine washable, but if you don’t have access to a laundry machine, you can disinfect your face mask in another way and swap out the air filter for a new one. The adjustable ear loop and nose clip make wearing it ultra-comfortable.
The SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II provides terrific sound anywhere you go, be it from the pool to the park to the patio. Enjoy quality music up to 8 hours with its Lithium-ion battery which is also rechargeable with USB power sources. Need to keep the music flowing? The Bose speaker is easy to use. You don’t have to guess what device you’re paired to, thanks to the voice prompts feature. With these Bluetooth speakers from Bose, you’re covered with up to 8 hours of music as your day unfolds. This wireless speaker is available in Aquatic Blue, Coral Red, Soft Black or Polar White and comes with an easy-touch texture that is non-slip, keeping your speakers in your hands as you move.
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.
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.
As a working man, you must be ready for anything. The Leatherman Super Multitool from Tim Leatherman’s brand is an ideal tool to have within your reach always when you’re prepared to work. The first multi-tool was created in Oregon, the place for people who love to get stuff done. With a handle made for gripping with gloves and 19 tools built with a pair of the strongest pliers ever to exist, the Leatherman multitool comes complete with knives, pliers, a saw, ruler and an awl for more functionality. The all-locking feature that accompanies this toolbox ensure that all your valuable tools are securely in place at all times.
Please note that while many of these gifts will still ship before Christmas with free shipping (we even updated links for select gifts that sold out on Amazon that are still available from other retailers!), you may have to pay for expedited shipping for certain gifts. Be sure to read the fine print before purchasing as shipping times are changing each day.