Got a carb lover on your list? You’ve just found the perfect unique gift. This countertop machine provides fresh-baked goodness without your giftee ever having to leave home—and delivers it in under two hours with the express cycle. There’s even a keep-warm function that allows up to 60 minutes of additional warming, so everyone in the house gets a fresh taste from the family bakery. For more ideas for home chefs, check out these other kitchen gadgets they’ll wish they had years ago.
Cuisinart is known for their modern, innovative culinary tools ideal for the contemporary chef. The brand is not limited to food processors and they also provide a wide range of products loved by both professional chefs and regular food lovers. With the Cuisinart Deluxe Stainless Steel Grill Set, dad can have a jolly ‘barbecue’ time in the lawn, patio or this favourite campsite this Christmas. Complete with grill tongs, a chef’s spatula that has an in-built opener, corn holders, cleaning brush and an extra brush head, this stainless steel grill set from Cuisinart is a joy to use. This grill is ideal for on the go cooking with its aluminium storage case that can contain anything the chef finds vital to his delicacy. A perfect BBQ Christmas gift for your favorite man.
The WIRED Gear team has taken turns sporting the Trtl around the office (we’re cool like that), and we’ve determined that the makers have come up with a better alternative to the standard neck cushion. The Trtl is an adjustable, flexible neck brace with a super-soft fleece coating and a scarf that wraps around so it doesn’t look like, well, like you’re wearing a neck brace. You can wedge the curved side of it along your jawline and sleep with your head tilted to the side, or put it behind your head for extra cushioning. If Dad's a frequent flyer and regularly dozes off on flights, this will give him a little more comfort.
This gorgeous Teleflora Winter Glow arrangement is a blizzard of enchanting sparkly snowflakes, lush white roses, mini white carnations, and fresh flat cedar branches gathered in a centerpiece-worthy, mercury-glass vase. It’s a fun way of sending some holiday cheer to far-off loved ones. You can also count down to the big day together with one of these cute and clever advent calendars.
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.
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.
While the stereotypical dad might bristle at the idea of preparing food with anything other than caveman methods, this propane smoker is a fantastic alternative to traditional wood-based cooking. Where a regular smoker would require constant fussiness and attention to ensure the meal comes out just right, the Masterbuilt needs little caretaking. Dad can just place the ingredients onto the four racks inside the cooking chamber, set the temperature, and wait for the perfectly smoked delicacies to emerge. Read our full review here.
Help him get his lawn ready for next spring with a subscription to Sunday Lawn Care. The popular new service will deliver shipments of custom nutrients for his yard based on the soil, climate, location, etc. to help his grass thrive. Happy customers say they've seen amazing results and they love that the subscription comes with all the tools they need.
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.)
Another item from the Stanley brand that makes the ‘nice’ list this Christmas is the Stanley Adventure Flask. Responsible for many shared family memories and adventures of friends, the all-steel vacuum bottle invented by William Stanley in 1913 is a prized possession that is often passed on from generation to generation, for camping trips and hikes. All Stanley vacuum bottles are easy to clean and are made to last a lifetime by using rustproof, food-grade stainless steel covered with a hammertone powder coat that can stand the test of time. You can enjoy your swig of beer without fear of rust being a part of the mixture. This flask can fit into anything and any occasion. Carry this flask it in your pocket while you have fun at a music festival or keep it in your hiking bag as you get closer to your campsite.
These JLab Audio Go Air True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are a great budget-friendly gift for smartphone users. The charging case is included, and a sweat-resistant design makes them the perfect choice for active types, those living in warm climates, and anyone prone to keeping their earbuds in for long periods of time. They’re surprisingly high-end for the price, offering bass boost, sound balance, and a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Here are another 15 cell phone accessories you’ll end up using every day.
Breakfast is a critical meal that often shapes the rest of our day. With running errands and having to take the kids to school, there’s only so much we can do. Most times we wish we could grab a quick sandwich and move. The good news is that with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, your morning can be made easier. Make a perfectly delicious breakfast sandwich in under five minutes in the comfort of your home by layering fresh ingredients such as eggs or cheese underneath your selected bread. What’s more, there’s no need to fuss about how tiring clean-up will be, as this sandwich maker comes with removable parts that can be placed into the dishwasher with ease!
Cool is a word that you want to hear when you give the dad on your list his gift or gifts this year. If he opens the gift and says "oh, cooooool" then you know you have succeeded and can be happy with yourself for the next 365 days. Dads are pretty easy to please so the "cool" factor is relatively easy to obtain. That doesn't mean that searching for that perfect gift is any less fun and that the "cool" reaction is any less satisfying. 

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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.

Busy people will love this Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, and not just for its sleek modern design and large capacity. This next-generation gift is the ultimate for anyone prone to letting their coffee get cold because it’s preloaded with a 90-minute battery life to keep drinks warm and app-controlled for the most modern sipping experience we can think of.
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.
Unlike the wallet from Montblanc, the Dango Tactical EDC Wallet is made from genuine leather and has twelve compartments for all his cards. An additional feature which makes this wallet more functional and intriguing is the Dango multi-tool which is complete with ten functions including a knife, nail prier, ruler, smartphone stand, etc., and it can be detached from the wallet and left at home when going on an extended trip. This tactical wallet is an ideal gift for all outdoor enthusiasts who love to keep things clean.
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!”
Staying hydrated is always important, and whether the woman in your life is hitting at-home workouts harder than ever or just needs a bottle to live on the desk at her home office, this is a perfect choice. Reviewers rate it 4.8-stars because it’s a seriously beautiful water bottle. Covered in a minimal floral print, it’s not only sustainable but will accentuate her home decor too.
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. 
These relaxed fit jeans by Duer are a true-to-size dream he’ll live in day and night. His tees, button-downs, and sweaters may be swapped out each day, but these jeans will be the core wardrobe piece that gets him through just about every fashion scenario. They’re made of L2X performance denim, a cotton blend that was created to stay cool and offer just enough stretch and breathable comfort. Don’t miss these other gifts for the guy who’s impossible to buy for.
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.
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