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).
Maybe they already have some pretty cool kitchen gear, but nothing will compare to this Chef iQ smart pressure cooker. It pairs with an accompanying app via Wi-Fi and has a built-in scale for easy measuring, an auto steam release, and more than 300 smart cooking presets. The hearty six-quart size is big enough to feed the family—and petite enough to leave counter space to spare. It’s a fantasy gift for those with a soft spot for kitchen technology, and it will definitely change the way they interact with dinner.
The health benefits of dark chocolate are plentiful—and just more reason to love these delicious, mildly sweet Omnom Chocolate bars made with 70 percent Tanzanian beans. The brand is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on focusing on organic single-origin Tanzanian cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and egg-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free production in Iceland. It’s a tasty and unique gift for chocolate purists and food tourists alike.
What do you call this infamous Christmas tradition? Depending on where you are in the country, you might use one name or the other for the same game. There are a variety of variations on how to execute this gift exchange, but the fundamental difference between these two monikers lies in what you’re gifting. Is your gift exchange all about funny, impractical gifts? Then you’ve likely been playing White Elephant all along. If your gift exchange is more about universal, practical gift-giving- that’s a Yankee Swap. However you choose to play, coming up with the perfect gift can be tricky. Browse these gift exchange gift ideas for more inspiration.
The Filson Rugged Twill Tote Bag makes a great present for Dad for the same reasons we love it as a gift for any other occasion: It’s lightweight, well constructed, and can suit any occasion, from running errands to sitting in on a business meeting. And it has a standard but elevated design that makes it appear as though the wearer has it all together, too (even if that’s not the case). The Filson tote is made from 100% cotton water-repellent twill, and the inner seams are bound to protect them from fraying. Basically, it’s safeguarded against all of the activities that dads are wont to do—but in case you’re still worried, the Filson Tote has a lifetime warranty.
If the dad on your list loves beer, then he is going to really love making his own. A beer brewing kit is a gift that continues to give long after he has thrown away the wrapping paper. Getting him a brewmaster kit will give him a new hobby and a goal to reach, making a beer that he and the rest of the family loves. He'll be dying to invite his friends over to taste the new brew that he made from scratch. Watch in awe as he registers this gift when he opens it. Listen closely because you are about to hear him say, "oh this is so cool!"
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.
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to hear "Hotel California" for the umpteenth time in a row, but Dad’s got his boombox out and he’s ready to rock. Entice him to isolate the experience with this pair of slick earbuds. These little pods have an incredible 10 hours of battery life and feel great in the ear, so they can be worn comfortably for as long as he feels like it. Now he can blast his beats to himself until he falls asleep. Read the review here.
Everyone deserves a little something for making it through 2020, so we’ve put together this list of presents to put a smile on anyone’s face. We combed the internet and went into our testing archives to find the best gifts for him, gifts for her and everyone else. And don’t worry, we won’t tell if you get a couple of gifts for yourself too. To make sure your gift arrives in time, be sure to check estimated shipping times — and consider expedited shipping if you’d like it to be delivered before Christmas. For more ideas, check out our roundups of 5-star Amazon gifts and top-rated Nordstrom gifts.
If you aren't sure what to get Dad this year, you've found the right gift guide. We've put together a list of presents all dads will love, from sleek leather goods and high-tech cooking gadgets to an on-demand massage service and a cookbook that'll let him recreate the famous Shake Shack burger at home. We even threw in a "Star Wars" Lego set to delight his inner child for good measure.
This Lasko 1500W bathroom space heater is a ceramic dream come true for those with drafty, cold bathrooms and a penchant for spending a little too much time on the throne, in the shower, or on their hair routine. It also works nicely in other compact rooms and will be appreciated all winter long. Did you know that some items ship faster on Walmart+ than Amazon Prime?
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.
Whether you’re celebrating your granddad, your dad, or your favorite “zaddy,” you may need some gifting inspiration. Dads often don’t help in this regard; the most common refrain from my own father as we approach any holiday is a gruff “I don’t want anything.” But of course he does, and even if you can’t pull it out of him, you can still get your dad something he’ll appreciate. Send him one of these great, Wirecutter-recommended gifts for dads—none of which is another boring tie.
Just before his band broke up, and at the height of a period of racial tensions in Palo Alto, California, Thelonious Monk made the unexpected decision to accept a student’s request for him to play a show at Palo Alto High School. A recording of the event is now available for the first time on CD and vinyl, offering a portal to another era—and just some really great music.
Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you're not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year.
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.
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.
Having a great dry shampoo on hand is one of the secrets to keeping hair selfie-ready, and Oribe’s Dry Styling Collection is the ideal way to seal the good-hair deal. It includes the brand’s iconic Dry Texturizing Spray in two sizes, as well as a generously sized Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. She’ll be able to shave time off her morning routine and go longer between washes with this set, and time is the most valuable gift of all.
Our top-rated carry-on luggage, the Samsonite Flexis 21" Spinner features tough, nimble wheels that should last for years of hard use. It offers 2,520 cubic inches of packing space. The inside of the suitcase boasts a large open area with elastic retention straps for securing your clothes or packing cubes into place, as well as mesh stash pockets for organizing smaller items. On the inside of the bag’s lid, you’ll find a zippered, mesh compartment that’s perfect for jamming socks or underwear in. We were particularly impressed with the self-healing YKK Strong Grip Zip. If one of the bag’s zippers gets messed up (but doesn’t break), zipping and unzipping it should make it as good as new.
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.
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.
Whether it’s the person who already has everything or the person who’s seemingly impossible to please, we all have that certain someone on our list who stumps us when holiday time rolls around. And finding the right thing might be even trickier this year, since we don’t really want to spend hours in a number of different stores, searching for just the right thing. That’s where this massive list of unique gifts comes in. Not only can it all be delivered right to your (or their) doorstep, but it’s stuff they’ll truly love.
For dads who love to bird-watch from their kitchen, Wirecutter’s pick for the best bird feeder is the Droll Yankees 18-Inch Onyx Mixed Seed Bird Feeder with Removable Base. It was the sturdiest and best-built bird feeder we tested, with tough metal components that secure tightly to the body of the feeder. The Onyx is versatile enough to hold several different feed types, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee against the damage any pesky squirrels can do. The base is easy to take off and clean, and—most importantly—there’s plenty of room for birds to perch.