Whether or not your dad already plays a lot of board games, we think he’ll like Codenames (one of our favorite board games for adults). It’s quick to play, easy to learn, and flexible on how many people can participate. It’s also popular across generations, so you, your dad, your dad’s dad, and maybe even your dad’s dad’s dad can all play together.
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.
Cooking—although a fun, collaborative, and often unifying task—can also be extremely laborious. How about you buy Dad a three-course dinner from the famed Katz’s Delicatessen, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, instead? Dishes include delicacies like homemade matzoh ball soup, hand-sliced pastrami, corned beef, and chocolate babka. The soups, meats, and knishes come frozen inside a cooler in the box; the soup is individually portioned and bubble wrapped, and the meats and knishes rest in vacuum-sealed bags. The bread, pickles, babka, and mustard are inside the same package but placed separately from the cooler. Although Katz’s claims the meal serves four people, we think you and your dad can probably finish it off yourselves, if you’re really hungry.
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.
These number one best-selling hiking shoes for men come with thousands of positive ratings, thanks to their quality construction, sturdy synthetic soles, performance suede leather and mesh uppers, and a protective rubber toe cap that keeps the wearer warm and dry. They fit and feel like a sneaker that’s somehow able to do much heavier-duty work, like hiking through damp forests—or just heading down the slushy winter driveway to the mailbox. We’re supportive either way.
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.
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.
The moment you take the OXO coffee grinder out of its box, you’ll know it’s a fantastic model. Unlike most coffee grinders, this stainless steel machine is a silent grinder and doesn’t wake your kids up when you sneak downstairs for a quick mug of coffee. It’s easy to place in your kitchen as it doesn’t require much space on your counter, and it can store up to 110 grams of coffee, equivalent to 12 cups. This grinder comes with fifteen settings thus, no matter how many times you use it, the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder produces the same quality of fine, coarse or your preferred midpoint coffee grind.
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.