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.
If he has a thing for furniture and interior decor then there is a unique gift idea that you won't see on a bunch of shopping lists this year, but that doesn't mean that it isn't insanely cool. The Globe Shaped Wine Bar is a fantastic gift that really stands out. This is something that he most likely wouldn't ever dream of asking for but if he is a fan of hosting parties and a fan of mixing a great cocktail or uncorking a nice bottle of wine then he is going to fall in love with it the second he lays eyes one it. This gift will be a conversation piece for years to come and will be something that he definitely keeps forever. 

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.


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If your dad just needs to chill out (and he’s open to it!), we recommend giving him the AirVape X, our favorite portable cannabis vaporizer—which we recommend after researching more than 50 models and testing nearly two dozen over the past four years. Whether he’s completely new to cannabis or has been a casual smoker in the past, a vaporizer is a great way to bypass the sticky, ashy, black mess that comes along with smoking joints, pipes, and bongs. It also provides a cleaner taste, less lingering odor, reduced throat irritation, and more efficient use of your material.
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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.

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!

These number one best-selling hiking shoes for men come with thousands of positive ratings, thanks to their quality construction, sturdy synthetic soles, performance suede leather and mesh uppers, and a protective rubber toe cap that keeps the wearer warm and dry. They fit and feel like a sneaker that’s somehow able to do much heavier-duty work, like hiking through damp forests—or just heading down the slushy winter driveway to the mailbox. We’re supportive either way.


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.

If your dad just needs to chill out (and he’s open to it!), we recommend giving him the AirVape X, our favorite portable cannabis vaporizer—which we recommend after researching more than 50 models and testing nearly two dozen over the past four years. Whether he’s completely new to cannabis or has been a casual smoker in the past, a vaporizer is a great way to bypass the sticky, ashy, black mess that comes along with smoking joints, pipes, and bongs. It also provides a cleaner taste, less lingering odor, reduced throat irritation, and more efficient use of your material.

If she’s into layered jewelry and accessories, this Dune Jewelry Co. Boho Stack Ring won’t disappoint. She’ll know she’s a total gem every time she wears the interconnected silver stack with her choice (or yours) of sands and natural finishes that appear like glistening gems. Each bezel is layered to a slightly domed, glass-like finish she’ll be eager to show off. If she has a lot of trinkets, you should share these 18 clever ways to organize jewelry.


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.
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.
This simple yet smart way to get dogs to slow down when eating is one of our favorite gifts for dog parents. The Wooly Snuffle Mat triggers a dog’s natural instinct to hunt and forage by making them search for dry food and treats. They’re challenged, engaged, and entertained all at the same time. It’s also machine washable, making cleanup a breeze. Love this idea? Check out these other pet products with nearly perfect Amazon reviews.
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. 

While the stereotypical dad might bristle at the idea of preparing food with anything other than caveman methods, this propane smoker is a fantastic alternative to traditional wood-based cooking. Where a regular smoker would require constant fussiness and attention to ensure the meal comes out just right, the Masterbuilt needs little caretaking. Dad can just place the ingredients onto the four racks inside the cooking chamber, set the temperature, and wait for the perfectly smoked delicacies to emerge. Read our full review here.
The moment you take the OXO coffee grinder out of its box, you’ll know it’s a fantastic model. Unlike most coffee grinders, this stainless steel machine is a silent grinder and doesn’t wake your kids up when you sneak downstairs for a quick mug of coffee. It’s easy to place in your kitchen as it doesn’t require much space on your counter, and it can store up to 110 grams of coffee, equivalent to 12 cups. This grinder comes with fifteen settings thus, no matter how many times you use it, the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder produces the same quality of fine, coarse or your preferred midpoint coffee grind.
This soft-sided lunch box from Carhartt is the perfect size lunch box to bring to work or the job site. The Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag has a Dual insulated compartment which is large enough for a 6-pack and is used to keep fruits and veggies protected and keep food organised. A perfect front zippered compartment is provided for storing utensils and condiments. Carry your lunch bag with ease using its top handle and shoulder strap.
While you can't go wrong with classic options (a trusty pair of socks), these unique gift ideas range from personalized picks (Morse code bracelets) to Amazon's best-selling finds (freezable beer glasses). And if for some reason one of these ideas isn't cool enough for the leading man in your life, consider one of these DIY options ... unless you waited until the last minute, of course. If that's the case, browse even more ideas for your golfer, foodie, or beer lover until you find something that they'll love. Don't forget to pick up a few stocking stuffers your man while you're at it!
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