Danish brewery Mikkeller is renowned not only for its beer, but also for art director Keith Shore’s distinctly funky label design. If your dad misses cracking a beer with friends and playing cards, he might take some delight in Mikkeller’s Henry & Sally Playing Cards featuring Shore’s unique art. Pair a deck with a few cans of Mikkeller beer (we’re partial to its stouts) for all of the brownie points.
If he has a thing for furniture and interior decor then there is a unique gift idea that you won't see on a bunch of shopping lists this year, but that doesn't mean that it isn't insanely cool. The Globe Shaped Wine Bar is a fantastic gift that really stands out. This is something that he most likely wouldn't ever dream of asking for but if he is a fan of hosting parties and a fan of mixing a great cocktail or uncorking a nice bottle of wine then he is going to fall in love with it the second he lays eyes one it. This gift will be a conversation piece for years to come and will be something that he definitely keeps forever.
There are backpacks, and then there are backpacks. This one from Milwaukee Boot Co. takes things to that next level, striking just the right note of rugged style with hand-stitching and leather accents. There’s plenty of room for everything in the canvas North Point for the guy on the go, as well as a cinch-strap side pocket for water. If you’re looking for something to tote a computer, try these 12 best laptop backpacks at every price point.
For the fitness-minded father, here’s a full-body bodyweight system that fits in a carrying pouch and weighs less than a pound. The system includes a suspension training strap and anchors so he can easily attach it to a door or tree. He’ll be lunging, rotating, pushing, and pulling in no time, and with six months of free access to the TRX app included, he’ll have plenty of workouts to keep him in shape during this long, gym-free winter.
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.
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-style decanter instead of the bottle—and he knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his colleagues over for a glass of scotch. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
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.
A pair of Nest security cameras for the outside and one for the inside will be a home security lover’s dream come true. The system works with Google Nest Max and Alexa, and can be monitored from a smartphone just about anywhere there’s Internet access. That means frequent travelers, parents with kids getting home before them, or just about anyone else can feel safer. These are more of the top-reviewed home security cameras.
Maybe the person on your list already has everything she needs to make the brightest holiday memories, but giving her a new Feed Projects Eleanor Bag (or anything else from the line) does a world of good beyond just giving the gift of fashion. Feed donates a whopping 75 meals to hungry mouths for every Eleanor bag purchased. The gift of karma is a free bonus.
Maybe they already have some pretty cool kitchen gear, but nothing will compare to this Chef iQ smart pressure cooker. It pairs with an accompanying app via Wi-Fi and has a built-in scale for easy measuring, an auto steam release, and more than 300 smart cooking presets. The hearty six-quart size is big enough to feed the family—and petite enough to leave counter space to spare. It’s a fantasy gift for those with a soft spot for kitchen technology, and it will definitely change the way they interact with dinner.
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.
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.
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!”
The health benefits of dark chocolate are plentiful—and just more reason to love these delicious, mildly sweet Omnom Chocolate bars made with 70 percent Tanzanian beans. The brand is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on focusing on organic single-origin Tanzanian cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and egg-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free production in Iceland. It’s a tasty and unique gift for chocolate purists and food tourists alike.
In creating this therapeutic yet masculine scent, the Chanel Allure Homme Sports Eau De Toilette Spray sought to provide every man’s needs in a small, portable package that they’ll love. This spray adds a touch of class to every man who uses it, and as such, is one great gift option for all dads this Christmas. Find more great products like this by checking out our guide to the best men’s colognes.
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.
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.
While Bose’s excellent Quiet Comfort headphones have owned the noise cancelling space for years, Sony is the new champ in town, topping our ratings. Now widely regarded as the best all-around noise canceling headphones you can get, the Sony 1000XM4s offer superb sound quality, cancel out ambient noise beautifully, and are supremely comfy for long flights, train rides, or just working at your desk.