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. 
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.
If your dad routinely unwinds after work with a bottle glass of merlot, we bet he would appreciate a gift card from your local wine shop. If you don’t have one, we recommend Astor Wines & Spirits, which has a collection that spans the globe and often runs sales on already affordable wine. Astor Wines & Spirits is based in New York City, but it ships nationally (check its website for state-based restrictions). It also has a great selection of wines, sake, and spirits for the dad who lives more than a few blocks from a good wine shop. If his tastes are evolved enough that he knows exactly what he likes, he can search the Astor site by name, country, region, or grape.
This candle from Henry Rose is a first from the brand, emitting a warm glow from a 100 percent cotton wick and blended coconut, soy, and vegetable waxes infused with the brand’s mysterious and sensual Torn fragrance. Notes of vanilla bean, earthy vetiver root, and cozy sweetness will fill the air. It’s manufactured in small batches and hand-poured in the United States, so you’ll feel good about supporting an American business.
Pop open the luxe velvet box and a tiny light illuminates this diamond dazzler from Joie de Vive. Reviewers give the bestselling necklace, a bezel-set diamond on a solid 18K gold chain, all five stars for being “elegant and simple” and “excellent quality” with a “mesmerizing diamond” and a “chain that sparkles.” It’s made in the USA from ethical IGI Certified VS+ clarity diamonds and reclaimed metals to decrease the global demand for newly mined gold. One fan sums it up: “Definitely more than five stars!”
If Dad needs a serious wallet makeover, the Ridge Wallet is a great choice. It clamps together with a unique elastic design to hold anywhere from one to 12 cards, plus some cash in a money clip on one side. A groove on one edge lets you press out the card or cards you want, and the frame is made of metal with a lifetime guarantee. If rigidness isn't of interest, try the Big Skinny Wallet. It's what I've used for years.
Many power banks are made either too heavy, or they work for only a while before giving up on you when you need them the most. With this USB power bank, you’re offered a sleekly designed power bank, complete with USB cords which will keep you charged up at all times. It comes with a stylish mesh bag which can be kept in even as you change your devices. Now dad can charge up his phones, camera and even a tablet at the same time, and watch this power bank stay strong will three full lights. Join millions all around the world by choosing the RAVPower Treatment.

Looking for affordable stocking stuffers? Or the perfect present for the woman you adore? What about the guy who buys whatever he wants all year long? We’ve got tons of suggestions for you—from tech gifts and kitchen gadgets they won’t know how they ever lived without to cozy clothing and beauty must-haves they’ll use all the time. So, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered…even if you’re shopping at the eleventh hour for last-minute Christmas gifts you need to arrive the very next day.
Create a fun, visual display of treasured family moments with these adorable Mixtiles. Choose one photographic Mixtile for as little as $12, or create dozens of gallery-worthy expressions for the whole crew. Even better? Your giftee won’t have to pull out a hammer and nails to put them up. All they have to do is peel off the sticky strips on the back of the frames and put them wherever they want. This set of nine Mixtiles is ideal over a dresser or entryway table, and it’s a perfect surprise gift that shows appreciation and artistic value.
For the fitness-minded father, here’s a full-body bodyweight system that fits in a carrying pouch and weighs less than a pound. The system includes a suspension training strap and anchors so he can easily attach it to a door or tree. He’ll be lunging, rotating, pushing, and pulling in no time, and with six months of free access to the TRX app included, he’ll have plenty of workouts to keep him in shape during this long, gym-free winter.
Take, for example, the D.I.Y. Laguiole Toothpick Knife Kit: Like a pocket knife, a traditional toothpick knife can be used for a wide variety of everyday tasks, from opening a package (video) to chopping fruits and veggies. (If your dad is so daring, he can even take its name literally and use it to floss.) With this knife kit, your dad will have all the parts necessary to make his own Occitan-style pocket knife (so it’s a mini assembly project, where building it is half the fun). This gift is craftier and requires a bigger time commitment than if you simply got your dad Wirecutter’s favorite budget pocket knife, the Sanrenmu 710 (aka 7010). But the 710 is a great choice, too, if your dad doesn’t have time for crafts.
The grill master on your list will be awestruck when they open this memorable Solo Stove bundle, perfect for everything from the grilled steak to fish to veggies. It brings a no-hassle approach to charcoal grilling that gives even novices the ability to grill a master chef–level meal. Aside from the grill itself, the bundle includes both a short and tall stand, so it’s easy to transport or set up more permanently in the backyard, as well as a grill pack with four pounds of charcoal briquettes, a set of grill tools, a grill shelter, carry case, and more. If you’re on a budget, you can still find plenty of unique gifts for the BBQ aficionado in your life: Try these 17 must-haves for any grilling station.
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.
We’ve been testing screwdrivers for the past five years, but none of them have worked as solidly as the MegaPro 13-in-1 Multi-Bit Ratcheting Screwdriver. If your dad spends a lot of time tinkering with various repairs around your home, a great screwdriver is essential. Although most screwdrivers are fine, the MegaPro 13-in-1 will help your dad work faster and expend less effort.

If you’re looking to splurge on a special woman in your life, this Dyson hair dryer, engineered for all different hair types, is a worthy investment. It’s been known to drastically reduce hair-drying time without using extreme heat, and its cool, space-agey design is a nice bonus to boot. We tested it ourselves, and were truly blown away by how easily we were able to get a salon-quality blowout right at home.
Depending on who you're shopping for this holiday (say, your loving grandma or your tough-to-please teenager), classic gifts may be the best choice. But what happens when you realize that you've bought the same cashmere sweater for your husband for the second year in a row? Browse through this list of unique Christmas gifts to find something that'll surprise and delight him. While some may consider these gift ideas to be unusual, we think they're just more creative than the basic (read: boring) finds that you give (and re-gift) year after year. These gifts, which start as low as $10, are perfect for anyone (and everyone) on your list: your kids, mom, dad, significant other, friends, you get the idea.
While many women are happy with "traditional" gifts like candy, flowers, or jewelry, it can sometimes be a bit harder to find a gift that resonates with a man. The best birthday gifts for him include everything from a new luxury watch to a stylish slim fit suit to a healthy supply of his favorite protein powder. The Ringside 100-pound Muay Thai Punching Heavy Bag is another great gift choice.
We’ve been wearing and recommending L.L.Bean’s Wicked Good Moccasins since 2017, and no other slippers we’ve tried have been as comfortable or kept our feet as warm as the Wicked Good Moccasins—making them the perfect gift for your dad. Their stitching is durable, and the suede shearling upper means he won’t have issues with the moccasins wearing thin or splitting open on top. And L.L.Bean backs these slippers with a one-year guarantee, if anything should happen in that time (although we don’t anticipate it).
If they’re prone to loving everything pink—from pink clothes to pink lakes—this bag of SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt is the ideal gift under $10. It’s comparable to regular table salt in use and size but a million times more beautiful, thanks to the natural mineral deposits that give it a soft, rosy glow. It’s also ethically sourced and devoid of GMOs.

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 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.
Protect against strokes or other heart conditions and look stylish doing it. The Withings Move is a hybrid smartwatch that can detect atrial fibrillation (arrhythmic heartbeat) due to its built-in electrocardiogram. Even without this potentially life-saving feature, the Move is still a solid watch. It auto-detects fitness activities, has connected GPS, and can track sleep. Plus, it’s nowhere near as expensive as some other smartwatches on the market. Read our full review here.
Any dad who tinkers needs a solid tool to make precision cuts. This lightweight, stainless steel knife is sleek enough to carry around and sturdy enough to handle all of his slicing needs. The 3.5-inch blade flicks open with alarming speed and a satisfying snap. It’s great for outdoor use, say while camping or fishing. Or, if your dad is really hardcore, he can use it to open mail in record time.
Whether you’ve known each other a short while or nearly forever, this adorably affordable Made by Mary Knot Ring comes in three metal finishes and is the perfect understated way to show your commitment. This simple yet spectacular little gift shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to find just the right thing. Here are another 50 perfect gifts for her under $50.
Maybe the person on your list already has everything she needs to make the brightest holiday memories, but giving her a new Feed Projects Eleanor Bag (or anything else from the line) does a world of good beyond just giving the gift of fashion. Feed donates a whopping 75 meals to hungry mouths for every Eleanor bag purchased. The gift of karma is a free bonus.
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.
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