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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.
Ask any chef or serious cook: an 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a must-have. This Henckels model is almost universally praised by online shoppers and won our roundup of the best chef’s knives, easily slicing through the competition in our testing. If you want something to go with it, I personally love the $50 Epicurean Gourmet Series cutting board, which is beautiful, functional, excelled in our testing, and is even dishwasher-safe.
When the best hair masks for damaged hair just aren’t enough to restore overprocessed tresses, this Dermstore exclusive gift set will get the job done in style. Thirsty, frizzy hair will soak up famous breakage-reducing hair protectors from the Olaplex line, including No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and No. 6 Bond Smoother Leave-In Cream.
This Veritas Farms Holiday Tinctures Kit is loaded with festive, seasonally flavored CBD tinctures anyone looking for relaxation might want. Here’s the science behind how CBD can help with anxiety, which may be just enough to make the person on your list more open-minded about its many benefits. This set comes with four 15 ml bottles, each with 250 mg of full-spectrum hemp oil. One extra-strength serving offers 25 mg. The hard part is deciding which flavor to try first, because this package includes Sugar Plum, Cinnamon Roll, Clementine Spice, and Cranberry Orange.
If you’re buying a laptop for a student (or anyone who needs a great laptop), the HP Envy x360 is just about the best all-around option for the money. Its performance is good enough for everyday tasks like surfing the web and checking email, and its long eight-hour battery life means your giftee can use it all day long. But perhaps what we like best is its 2-in-1 form function that allows you to use the Envy as a tablet, too.
This Colleen Rothschild Beauty Discovery Kit has everything she’ll need to start a skin-care routine, healthy habits, or just take her elegant show on the road. It’s great for all skin types and includes best-sellers like the brand’s Radiant Cleansing Balm, Clarifying Detox Mask, Face Oil No. 9, Sheer Renewal Cream, Dual Enzyme Polish, and Extreme Recovery Cream, along with a muslin cleansing cloth—all neatly packed in a travel-ready bag.
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.
This trio of nail polishes from Nails.Inc comes in the most adorable holiday packaging that’s perfect as it is, or even lovelier dropped into a polish lover’s stocking. The set comes with high-shine, shimmery polishes in soft gray, gold shimmer, and rich, creamy red. They’re all formulated with the brand’s patented long-wear, rapid-dry system for easy home manicuring. These easy nail polish tips will help any manicure last longer.

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.


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.
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.
Yes, it's possible to look good even when the temperatures drop below freezing. Canada Goose continues to be a favorite with our readers. While many Canada Goose coats are selling out, the top-rated 'MacMillan' is still available. The jacket has 625-fill-power duck down and is temperature rated down to -5 degrees farenheit, so it will easily contend with blustery winter winds. 
If you’re going to buy the little girl in your life some new clothes, let them be Piccolina Trailblazer tees. They’re each made of 100 percent cotton and feature illustrated portraits of iconic female superheroes from real life, like Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Mae Jemison. These little bits of inspiring fashion art send a powerful “you can do anything” message to growing gals. For superheroes of the fictional variety, check out these out-of-this-world Star Wars gifts for every Jedi fan.
This Carhartt jacket is a clean and stylishly designed jacket ideal for the contemporary man. The Carhartt Men’s Sherpa Lined Sandstone Sierra jacket is a 100% cotton with awesome cuffs that keep out the wind and weather. There are also two pockets of proper sizing that enable you to store any necessities as you please. The angle of all pockets ensures that you don’t lose any of your valuables as you feel great in this jacket.
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.
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.

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.


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.
These newly released Made In red wine glasses are crafted by the cookware brand of choice for Michelin-star restaurants around the United States, and they feature titanium-reinforced coating that hardens the glassware itself to make it more resistant to abrasions, scratches, and breaking. Made in Italy with pure raw materials, they are light in the hand and dishwasher-safe.
She’ll brighten up her skin-care routine with this impressive antioxidant-packed skin-care set. It comes with seven HydroPeptide 5X Power Peel treatments, a full-size Radiance Mask and HydraFlora Essence, and a deluxe mini Firma-Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster. You won’t be able to tell if it’s her smile that’s glowing brighter or her absolutely radiant skin. Husbands, pay attention: This is a splurge-worthy gift for your wife that she’ll really want.
Many dads may already have a Kindle e-reader by now. For those who don't, it's an excellent gift that lasts for years (and stays alive up to a month on a single battery charge). Books are cheap—many are free with Amazon Prime—and the new standard Kindle comes with a light-up screen for under $100. There are other Kindles with extra features like waterproofing, but we think this is the one to buy.
If we are talking about a gift that isn't given to a father every day then we have to take into consideration the gifts that are really cool and a total surprise when he opens them. A fireproof safe for him to put all of his important papers and materials is a great gift idea that most likely isn't something that he would generally ask for. A safe can go from being empty to the most important item in the house. If it has pictures, birth certificates, deeds, and jewelry in it, then it can have a big monetary value as well as sentimental value. 
Everyone loves Alexa, and there’s no doubt that your father will fall in love with her too with one of these great Christmas gifts. Both intriguing and exciting, the second generation of Echo comes complete with noise cancellation, beamforming technology and seven microphones. Talk from any corner of your home and watch Echo react with ease on the Echo 2nd Generation Smart Speaker. There is an instant connection between Alexa and Echo to help you make calls, enjoy some music, ask questions and set timers for your Christmas dinner. Just ask for a song, audiobook, radio station or order an extra-large pizza and watch this smart speaker work its magic.

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.
A grill might not be the most original gift for dads, but our favorite pellet grill is anything but traditional. The Traeger Pro 575 maintains its set temperature to produce tender, juicier meat more consistently than the competition. It can also connect to Wi-Fi, which allows cooks to monitor it from afar—and frees up Dad to join the party instead of hovering over the food. (No judgments if he wants to throw a few burgers on the ol’ charcoal grill for fun, though.)
The last thing any man wants to do after a long day at work is go back out to the store because he ran out of razors (or worse, realize it in the morning when it's too late and he has a 9 a.m. meeting). Enter a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, which is one of our favorite subscription boxes of the year. It'll keep him stocked with all the necessary shaving essentials delivered right to his doorstep.
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