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.

A subscription to Masterclass is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to learn (or someone who just doesn't need any more stuff in their house). MasterClass is an e-learning platform in which extremely famous people present a series of video lectures about their working methods. "David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film" and "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography" are just a few. There's a staggering level of talent to be found within these virtual ivy walls. MasterClass's roster contains over 65 of the most high-achieving people in their respective industries. 
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-style decanter instead of the bottle—and he knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his colleagues over for a glass of scotch. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
Make hiking and the outdoors exciting again for the men in your life with Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot. Experience stability where you need it and flexibility where you don’t, with this boot’s rugged outsole feature. To provide extra comfort and to cushion, these boots feature lightweight Techlite midsoles that also ensure you don’t slip in the mud. Get your dad these breathable boots and watch him have the time of his life on that trail. Our guide to hiking shoes offers more great hiking footwear so check it out.
Smart watches are fun and all, but a traditional wristwatch is still a timeless way to complete an outfit. This Skagen Signatur watch is simple, but pairs perfectly with casual and formal outfits. I own two Skagen watches myself and I wear them all the time. If you’re buying for someone who likes a little more pizazz in their wardrobe, MVMT Watches also makes a huge array of stylish, affordable timepieces with great reviews.
The health benefits of dark chocolate are plentiful—and just more reason to love these delicious, mildly sweet Omnom Chocolate bars made with 70 percent Tanzanian beans. The brand is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on focusing on organic single-origin Tanzanian cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and egg-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free production in Iceland. It’s a tasty and unique gift for chocolate purists and food tourists alike.
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!
For dads who love to bird-watch from their kitchen, Wirecutter’s pick for the best bird feeder is the Droll Yankees 18-Inch Onyx Mixed Seed Bird Feeder with Removable Base. It was the sturdiest and best-built bird feeder we tested, with tough metal components that secure tightly to the body of the feeder. The Onyx is versatile enough to hold several different feed types, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee against the damage any pesky squirrels can do. The base is easy to take off and clean, and—most importantly—there’s plenty of room for birds to perch.
This gift is for the human and best furry friend, and it’s packed with travel essentials for Fido that simplify the human’s life. It’s a great way to spoil new pup parents and includes a four-pound bag of Jinx Superfood Kibble, a bag of low-calorie plant-based Pumpkin & Apple Biscuit Treats made with human-grade ingredients, a weekender bag made of heavyweight cotton, a portable water bowl, and a doggy tennis bowl. It’s great for visiting Grandma’s house for the first time or taking Fido for a long cool-weather hike for some epic pics of playing in the leaves. If the person on your list is a pet parent, you’ll definitely want to check out these other paw-some gifts for dog lovers.

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.


Looking to treat Dad really big this year? Gift the Apple AirPods Max -- it's like AirPods in an over-ear headphone design with active noise cancellation. Features include a breathable mesh canopy headband, stainless steel arms, telescoping arms, anodized aluminum cups and memory foam ear cushions. It also comes with a Smart Case that keeps the headphones in a low-power state to preserve charge. Pre-order the AirPods Max, which will drop on Dec. 15. 
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.
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.

Most high-quality drones will cost you $500 and up, which can be pricey if you aren’t sure you are going to get a lot of use out of it. The Potensic T25 is our favorite drone under $200, making it an awesome way to practice flying (and crashing), without spending a ton of money. Despite the price, you’re still getting an included 1080p camera and smart features like hovering, decent battery life, and a “Follow Me” mode.


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.
Whether or not your dad already plays a lot of board games, we think he’ll like Codenames (one of our favorite board games for adults). It’s quick to play, easy to learn, and flexible on how many people can participate. It’s also popular across generations, so you, your dad, your dad’s dad, and maybe even your dad’s dad’s dad can all play together.

Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-style decanter instead of the bottle—and he knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his colleagues over for a glass of scotch. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.

A simple way to find the best gifts for men is by thinking outside the box. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your boyfriend or gifts for Grandpa, thinking about their hobbies, interests, and passions is a good place to start. Is he a lover of all things sports? Check out our collection of sports memorabilia and sports-themed gifts that will look great in his man cave. Does the man in your life like to sit back, relax, and sip on a cold one? You can never go wrong with our beer and bar gifts! And if he loves a new experience or is always traveling, our experience gifts and travel products will make his trips that much better.
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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.

Depending on your definition of unique there is a lot of potential as to what could make this list. Most of the time the best gift isn't the gift that he asked for but the gift he really doesn't know he needs but will improve his life. Whether it is an article of clothing or a techy item there are a lot of great unique gifts out there that will make his eyes go wide and leave him speechless when he unwraps the gift. 
This deeply relaxing Anim massage oil from Asheville Botanicals was created with input from professional massage therapists to offer the deepest therapeutic relief for sore, tired muscles. It contains organic oils blended with a concentrated hemp extract for a light, moisturizing oil that enhances relaxation. Each bottle contains 200 mg of hemp extract that works hard on muscles to soothe, calm, and relax. A massage with this stuff is a surefire way to be lulled into restful sleep.
Your father will adore this watch. Trust us! The Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Maverick Watch is made in Switzerland and covers a three-year warranty. Featuring hypoallergenic stainless steel, the blue color of this chronograph watch is ingeniously inserted in several grades dark and light. This watch also features a stainless steel bracelet, a black dial and safety clasp that is double-locking deployant. Go for a swim or enjoy a little snorkelling with your Victorinox without any fear of destruction. This watch will be the most beautiful Christmas gift he’s ever had.
Dad has been there for you through it all: bike falls, broken hearts, you name it. The best way to show your #1 guy how much you appreciate him is with a gift that's equally thoughtful, practical, and budget-friendly (since you know that is very important to him). Steal the show on Christmas, his birthday, or any other special occasion by showing up with these unique gifts for dad, ranging in price, shipping time, and sentiment. There are picks for every kind of dad: the beer lover, home chef, the one who might as well be called "Mr. Handyman," and so forth. If he's the dad who claims he already has everything he could ever want, we made sure to find a few thoughtful options that will prove him otherwise (and steal his heart at the same time). But we all know that anything is a win in his eyes, as long as it comes from his son or daughter.
Vivobarefoot’s shoes for men, women, and kids are produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials in independently monitored factories, and these men’s vegan hiking boots are an exciting addition to the company’s design lineup. They’re good for several terrain types, with a specially designed sole that lets the wearer feel more of the ground to connect to nature.

Fact: Beer tastes better poured out of a tap. If he agrees, get him the uKeg from GrowlerWerks. Made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the growler/keg combo has gotten a thumbs up from over 1,000 reviewers who say it keeps their beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. And whenever he's ready for happy hour, Dad can use the tap dispenser to pour the perfect pint.
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