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.

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. 
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.
Dad has been there for you through it all: bike falls, broken hearts, you name it. The best way to show your #1 guy how much you appreciate him is with a gift that's equally thoughtful, practical, and budget-friendly (since you know that is very important to him). Steal the show on Christmas, his birthday, or any other special occasion by showing up with these unique gifts for dad, ranging in price, shipping time, and sentiment. There are picks for every kind of dad: the beer lover, home chef, the one who might as well be called "Mr. Handyman," and so forth. If he's the dad who claims he already has everything he could ever want, we made sure to find a few thoughtful options that will prove him otherwise (and steal his heart at the same time). But we all know that anything is a win in his eyes, as long as it comes from his son or daughter.
Vivobarefoot’s shoes for men, women, and kids are produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials in independently monitored factories, and these men’s vegan hiking boots are an exciting addition to the company’s design lineup. They’re good for several terrain types, with a specially designed sole that lets the wearer feel more of the ground to connect to nature.
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.
Signe Brewster is a senior staff writer at Wirecutter covering drones, virtual reality, 3D printers, STEM toys, smart-home gadgets, and hobby tools. She previously reported on emerging technology and science for several tech publications (with brief stints at CERN and The Onion). She spends her free time quilting and pursuing an MFA in creative writing.

The Mixed Tool Set from Stanley is a smart set and a great gift for all DIY enthusiasts and pros, as it can be used for various fastening applications. This excellent product comes with colour coded handles and ten of the most popular sizes of screwdrivers. The tool box is a joy to move without the risk of losing any of your tools with its tri-fold case and twist lock. Use this tool in any weather and watch it stay sleek with its full polish chrome finish that resists corrosion of any kind. Purchase this as a gift for your father and watch him enjoy a lifetime warranty on what might be the best multi-tool yet.


This simple yet smart way to get dogs to slow down when eating is one of our favorite gifts for dog parents. The Wooly Snuffle Mat triggers a dog’s natural instinct to hunt and forage by making them search for dry food and treats. They’re challenged, engaged, and entertained all at the same time. It’s also machine washable, making cleanup a breeze. Love this idea? Check out these other pet products with nearly perfect Amazon reviews.
This coffee maker is both high-tech and elegant. The unique brewing process uses a vacuum to pull water through the coffee grounds. The crema—the white foamy part—is separated from the final brew, resulting in a smoother, less bitter blend. Oh, and it’s quick too. The FrankOne brews a cup of hot coffee in 30 seconds. Cold brew takes just four minutes, rather than the usual overnight process.

Toddler or teenager, it doesn't matter. Every dad needs some peace and quiet occasionally, and the only way he might get it is a good pair of noise-canceling headphones. Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 are among the best you can get when it comes to canceling noise, and they sound good too. They'll help any dad relax, even if the world around him never does. For a more affordable option (that still rocks), try the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 or Voyager 8200.


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.
Looking to treat Dad really big this year? Gift the Apple AirPods Max -- it's like AirPods in an over-ear headphone design with active noise cancellation. Features include a breathable mesh canopy headband, stainless steel arms, telescoping arms, anodized aluminum cups and memory foam ear cushions. It also comes with a Smart Case that keeps the headphones in a low-power state to preserve charge. Pre-order the AirPods Max, which will drop on Dec. 15. 
This coffee maker is both high-tech and elegant. The unique brewing process uses a vacuum to pull water through the coffee grounds. The crema—the white foamy part—is separated from the final brew, resulting in a smoother, less bitter blend. Oh, and it’s quick too. The FrankOne brews a cup of hot coffee in 30 seconds. Cold brew takes just four minutes, rather than the usual overnight process.
Finding the perfect gift for your dad, brother, grandfather, husband, or boyfriend can be tough. Whether you're planning for his birthday, looking for unique Father's Day gifts, or Christmas shopping, show him you care with a memorable present. We'll make sure you surprise him with our unique, cool gift ideas. From sports memorabilia to personalized gifts, you’re sure to find something he’ll love. Shop unexpected gifts for men and give him something to hold onto.
Many dads may already have a Kindle e-reader by now. For those who don't, it's an excellent gift that lasts for years (and stays alive up to a month on a single battery charge). Books are cheap—many are free with Amazon Prime—and the new standard Kindle comes with a light-up screen for under $100. There are other Kindles with extra features like waterproofing, but we think this is the one to buy.

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.
If you’re buying a laptop for a student (or anyone who needs a great laptop), the HP Envy x360 is just about the best all-around option for the money. Its performance is good enough for everyday tasks like surfing the web and checking email, and its long eight-hour battery life means your giftee can use it all day long. But perhaps what we like best is its 2-in-1 form function that allows you to use the Envy as a tablet, too.
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