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.
The Nintendo Switch has become quite the hot commodity in 2020 and has been selling out all year long. Whether you’re buying for a young gamer looking for family-friendly titles, a young person who wants to play the latest and greatest, or a classic gamer jonesing for a nostalgia fix, the Switch has it all. Right now, it's hard to find a regular Nintendo Switch that will arrive before Christmas, but the Nintendo Switch Lite is still available from Best Buy and is also a fantastic gift.
These headphones are worth their price if your dad values performance, comfort, and some control over his auditory environment. He’ll be able to adjust the level of active noise cancellation on a scale from 0 to 10, depending on how much of his surroundings he wants to hear. The Bose headphones have a lightweight design, so they’re comfortable to wear for hours; plus, their controls are easy to use, and they fold for uncomplicated storage.
The Victorinox Expandable Carry On is the ideal carrier for short trips as it meets most regulations concerning carry-ons. This bag is made of sturdy tent fabric yet is extremely lightweight. You can store many items in the various zippered pockets found in the carry-on’s interior. It also provides a full protection space to keep tablets and laptops with a width of up to 17″. Don’t forget to also check our guide to the best Victorinox luggage sets, for more great products like this.
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.
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.
They’ll be able to keep busy and stimulate their mind with this colorful Roto Brain 3D Puzzle Sphere, which is a modern twist on the old Rubik’s Cube idea. With three levels of difficulty, this memory-boosting brain game is easy enough at the basic level for elementary-school-age kids and difficult enough to really challenge advanced adult minds at the toughest. For a next-level gaming gift, add a few more of these hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.
People adore their Sonos systems, and the Sonos One SL is the best way to get in on the act. Just a single One SL can fill a room with beautiful music that is so, so much nicer than what you get from basic smart speakers like the Amazon Echo. The One SL can stream from all the most popular music services, works with Alexa, and can even be paired with a second One SL for wireless stereo sound.
Many people are working from home these days, which makes a good office chair an absolute necessity. Spare your giftee from any more back pain with this incredibly comfortable and well-priced chair from Alera. It was our budget pick among the best office chairs of 2020, but if you really want to splurge, look into our top pick, the Steelcase Series 1. It comes in at $415 but is worth every penny.
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.
While I am sure that your dad doesn't mind mowing the lawn, he could probably do a lot with the time he has spent over the years making sure the lawn is green and trimmed adequately. The Husqvarna Automower is a really cool gift that he might not be able to wrap his head around at first, but once he sees what it can do he will definitely speak of the gift as being "cool" This is the kind of gift he will brag to all of his friends about and even though he isn't actively mowing the lawn that doesn't mean he won't sit and watch as this lawnmower does its thing.
Sure, they could just keep their old vacuum, but once they see this Tineco Pure One X Cordless Smart Vacuum, they’ll never look back. In fact, it might even make them excited to do household chores. Imagine that! It boasts a number of futuristic features like iLoop smart sensor technology that senses dirt and optimizes suction power in real time to preserve battery life. It’s also lightweight and easy enough for, dare we say it, anyone to clean the whole home. Here are another 25 gifts for people who can’t stop cleaning their houses.
This special-edition holiday kit from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare will gently strip back the old, dull layers of skin we’ve all been trapped in this year to reveal a new, brighter face for 2021. The set includes two face peels that help refine the skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, large pores, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. Whew, that’s a lot! While you’re shopping, don’t miss these anti-aging creams that dermatologists trust the most.
Whether they work on this glamorous Four Ferns puzzle from Lemonade Puzzles alone or as a team, it’ll provide hours of fulfilling brain teasing and an end product that’s so beautiful to look at it that it may need to end up on a wall. The artist, Juliana Lupacchino, is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and she uses the Southern landscape as inspiration for many of her pieces. You might also want to include some of these classic board games everyone should own.
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.
If the guy in your life has been locked up inside the house, it might be time for a weekend getaway (while being safe and socially distant, of course). If that’s the case, he’ll love this small duffel bag from Baboon to the Moon, which is waterproof and made with super-durable OM Stardust Ballistic shell material. Need more than a weekend? It also comes in a larger size for a more extended escape. And if he packs super light, there’s also a mini size for shorter trips.
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.