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.
Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life isn't easy. Before settling for yet another boring gift (read: ties), take some time to really think about what the guy you're shopping for would love to unwrap. (See? Ties are still a "no."). This list of gifts for men, which is full of thoughtful ideas to match any budget, takes care of any guy on your shopping list — grandpa, dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, and so on.