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.
Experts are predicting it's going to be colder than usual this winter. Help him stay warm with a knit beanie from Carhartt. According to its nearly 24,000 (!!) reviews on Amazon, this stretchy one-size-fits-all hat is equal parts comfy and cozy and has the durable quality that Carhartt is so famous for. Some of the colors will still arrive before Christmas, so browse around before buying.

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.
Gap sweatshirts are cult-favorite classics, and this year’s softest hoodie will be a surefire win for the woman on your list looking for ultra-soft, wearable comfort that pairs just as well with the available matching sweatpants as with denim, leggings, and other winter-worthy layers. The curved hem offers a flattering fit, and draw cords give it a distinctly modern feel. If you have a BFF who’s all about comfort, try this or one of these 65 great best friend gifts for every type of friend.
Founded in a garage by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt 25 years ago, the Timbuk2 is an original San Francisco brand known for the design of quality accessories, bags and packs that last for a lifetime. All products created by Timbuk2 are made with style and a passion for durability and functionality. The Timbuk2 Q Laptop Backpack is an original backpack that comes complete with a padded laptop compartment secure enough to fit a 17” Macbook. Keep yourself hydrated and your laptop safe with a side pocket that can contain your water bottle. The Timbuk2 Q also comes with the industry-leading brand’s legendary lifetime warranty. Be sure to also check out our list of the best laptop bags for more great items like this.

There's something about the bond between a man and his grill that can't be matched. So you can't go wrong with a barbecue-themed gift like this highly-rated 20-piece set of grilling tools, which has over 2,000 positive reviews. People like that it has everything you could ever need for a backyard BBQ (from spatulas to tongs to skewers to even corn cob holders) and that the tools are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel.
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 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.
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.

This authentic Japanese-style barbecue sauce from Bachan’s is the exciting vegan, small-batch, non-GMO way to take their dishes on a trip around the world even when everyone is staying home. Don’t expect this one to go on like American barbecue sauce, because it simply won’t. It’s a thinner, more teriyaki-like sauce that adds just the right balance of salty, sweet, and savory notes to meat, fish, veggies, and even tofu.
This Braun No Touch Thermometer is quickly becoming one of this year’s most sought-after household essentials, and its popularity probably won’t be slowing anytime soon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It offers non-invasive comfort that’s easy to use, safe, hygienic, and ideal for contactless forehead measurements. Pair it with one of the best neck gaiters for coronavirus protection to create a whole kit to get them through the next wave.
Every man’s car is his baby. Show your dad and his baby some extra love this Christmas with the Turtle Wax Complete ICE Premium Car Care Kit. This kit comes complete with eight items; the ICE Interior Cleaner & Protectant (T484R), ICE Spray Wax (T477R), ICE Speed Compound (50598), ICE Spray Detailer (T470R), 2 Microfiber Towels and 2 Foam Applicator Pads. With a smart shield technology, the premium care kit for cars builds layers of shine & protection. All products included in the kit help remove dust, stains and scratches with no greasy trace or drying in the crevice. Love this product? Check out our review of the best car waxes for our top picks.

With battery life that can last about a week, the Garmin Fenix 5S is an outdoorsy fitness watch made for a dad. It has an accurate heart rate monitor, GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning, workout tracking, and step counting. The 5S is particularly nice, because it fits a wider variety of wrists, both large and small, but there are plenty of other awesome fitness trackers if you're shopping for someone with particular needs.


This sweet holiday treat will ship right to their door, packed to stay frozen and preserve the holiday cheer. The Holiday Premium Collection includes four pints of custom-churned ice cream flavors, each with festive titles. The flavors included in this set are White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes, Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Fudge Swirls & Brownie Bites, Vanilla Ice Cream with Toffee Crunch, and Sea Salt Caramel Brownie Ice Cream. Yum!
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for his gift. Fortunately, you can get him the Yeti he loves at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $25) with the popular Rambler mug. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 12,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours.
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