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.
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.
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 many women are happy with "traditional" gifts like candy, flowers, or jewelry, it can sometimes be a bit harder to find a gift that resonates with a man. The best birthday gifts for him include everything from a new luxury watch to a stylish slim fit suit to a healthy supply of his favorite protein powder. The Ringside 100-pound Muay Thai Punching Heavy Bag is another great gift choice.
Most waxed aprons are made from canvas, with a thick top layer of paraffin (to repel water), but that makes them heavy and stiff. The Tilit Contra Chef Apron, on the other hand, is made from a thinner cotton fabric that contains a water-repelling solution. This little detail makes the Tilit apron lighter and more comfortable than typical waxed canvas aprons. We think the clean lines, narrow bib, and welted pockets give the Tilit Contra a neat and polished look, and Dad will agree. And this apron comes in a slew of both perennial and seasonal color options.
Give Dad the gift of sleep. Google's Nest Mini has a lot of uses, but it's also one of our favorite white noise machines. Just have him say "Hey Google, play rain sounds" or "white noise" or "fan sounds." There's a whole list of relaxing sounds any Google Assistant speaker can make. But ambient sounds are just a sliver of what Google Assistant can do: It can play the news, blast music, answer your Google queries, even control other smart home equipment he might have installed around the house.
Facial hair may not be the only hair your dad wants to be rid of. (We don’t judge, and neither should you—he changed your diapers, after all.) In this case, we recommend the Panasonic Electric Body Hair Trimmer and Groomer. The Panasonic is vertically oriented (unlike other trimmers that work horizontally), water resistant, and extremely powerful, so your dad can easily cut through any annoying body hair in a single pass. Fully charged, the Panasonic’s battery lasts 40 minutes—more than enough time to get the job done.
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Jazzercise is back! For under $20 per month, you can give the gift of a monthly membership to this on-demand platform and infuse just the right amount of Spandex-enhanced fitness in someone’s life. The platform includes 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-minute class sessions, perfect for fitting in a workout no matter how busy your schedule is. Sessions utilize dance cardio, along with other proven fitness methods like HIIT, kickboxing, strength training, and more, to target a variety of muscle groups and require minimal equipment to get the fitness fun flowing. New content is released every week, and it’s a surprisingly fun workout for mother-daughter duos to do together.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls offer total performance for every player. With its extraordinary yet consistent flight distance, each element works together precisely as per the initial design to deliver the performance you need on every shot. These golf balls feature penetrating trajectory and extremely low long game spin to make all your shots a breeze. In a variety of ways, quality balls can help improve anyone’s game, so don’t listen to those who say higher end balls are only for low handicappers or pros. Titleist ProV1 Golf Balls are well worth the price, so use them and feel the difference! A perfect golf gift for your dad!
When you're living the #DadLife, comfy shoes can be a lifesaver. But who says they can't look good, too? OluKai designs shoes and sandals that are durable enough to handle a Hawaiian lifestyle and are comfortable to wear. The Nohea Moku shoes have a great drop-in heel that bends inward so dad can slide his shoes on quickly if needed. The rest of the shoe is made from non-marking rubber and a breathable mesh with elastic lacing.
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.
Steak, burgers, bacon, oh my! He'll get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to ButcherBox. The trendy meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (it's all grass-fed and organic) that he can pick and choose from each month. I've used it myself multiple times and loved how convenient it was and how tasty all of my cuts were (the burgers were arguably the best I've ever made!).