Sometimes someone is so close to you that getting them a standard gift doesn’t feel heartfelt or meaningful enough. In that case, going with a personalized or custom present is a surefire way to show you really put your heart into it. Grafomap is a service that will make a custom map of anywhere in the world, whether it’s the city where you met your significant other, the town they were born in, or any other place they hold dear.
If we are talking about a gift that isn't given to a father every day then we have to take into consideration the gifts that are really cool and a total surprise when he opens them. A fireproof safe for him to put all of his important papers and materials is a great gift idea that most likely isn't something that he would generally ask for. A safe can go from being empty to the most important item in the house. If it has pictures, birth certificates, deeds, and jewelry in it, then it can have a big monetary value as well as sentimental value. 
Many men love handy, DIY jobs. If he likes to work with a cordless drill, then the RAK Magnetic Wristband is a handy tool to get him this Christmas. Each wristband is made of reinforced canvas and fits snugly to your wrist with the use of a Velcro fastener. Embedded in each band are ten strong magnets that can hold all manner of tools such as washers, drill, screwdrivers and bolts. The magnets on this wristband can keep all tools attached well, without them being difficult to move or fall off. Its handy one size fit provides men with a third helping hand while they work on home improvements, carpentry or any other handy jobs.
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.
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.
Just before his band broke up, and at the height of a period of racial tensions in Palo Alto, California, Thelonious Monk made the unexpected decision to accept a student’s request for him to play a show at Palo Alto High School. A recording of the event is now available for the first time on CD and vinyl, offering a portal to another era—and just some really great music.
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Having a functional golf bag can rekindle any flickering love one has for the game. The Callaway Golf Capital Stand Bag features five pockets that store a water bottle, gloves, full-length apparels, your valuables and a full-size golf ball. This 5-way top divider system and padded shoulder strap which provides extra comfort as you move can play crucial a part in your performance. Get this bag for Daddy this Christmas in their preferred colour and watch them carry this lightweight beauty to victory on the golf course!
Another unique gift that you probably haven't thought about since the late 80s or early 90s is a Polaroid camera. Now a regular digital camera isn't really a unique gift in the 21st century but a Polaroid camera is insanely unique nowadays. This is a gift that will make him feel all sorts of nostalgic and a gift that he will have a ton of fun using over and over again. He will love having the power to take and then hold a picture in his hand and will cover the refrigerator and his workspace with pics of this family.
Here’s the thing: Anyone might be hesitant to drop big bucks for an impossibly cozy luxury blanket for themselves, but anyone would also be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Available in a variety of colors, this weighted, chunky-braided blanket provides the coziest cocoonlike feel, void of artificial colors and synthetic beads. She’ll be thanking you all winter long.
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Perhaps your father figure isn’t the most organized person in the suburb. This tiny tracker can help keep an eye on his belongings with minimal effort. It’s small enough to fit on just about anything and has a three-year battery life, so he can just stick it and forget it. When he inevitably misplaces his remote control or car keys, he can track them down up to 150 feet away (assuming he doesn’t lose his device with the Tile app on it). It might not be the most exciting gift, but it’ll keep him from calling you every time something goes missing.
We called this our best iPad for most people. It’s a small but snappy tablet, with enough power behind the screen to handle most common computing tasks. While tablets haven’t quite fulfilled their destiny of replacing laptops, they’re still plenty useful. The blend of portability and a large, 10.2-inch screen makes the iPad a joy to use, whether it’s checking emails on a plane or watching a movie while sprawled across the couch. It supports Apple's Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, too, making it more versatile than any of Apple's previous basic iPads.
If she’s into layered jewelry and accessories, this Dune Jewelry Co. Boho Stack Ring won’t disappoint. She’ll know she’s a total gem every time she wears the interconnected silver stack with her choice (or yours) of sands and natural finishes that appear like glistening gems. Each bezel is layered to a slightly domed, glass-like finish she’ll be eager to show off. If she has a lot of trinkets, you should share these 18 clever ways to organize jewelry.
While a personal massage therapist would be a wonderful gift, this portable massager is a more practical solution to alleviate muscle tension. We tried the line of Theragun products, and the mini stood out to us as an accessible and effective way to massage out any soreness. Plus, if she’s working in front of a desk all day, she’ll surely appreciate this pocket-size problem solver.
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.
The last thing any man wants to do after a long day at work is go back out to the store because he ran out of razors (or worse, realize it in the morning when it's too late and he has a 9 a.m. meeting). Enter a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, which is one of our favorite subscription boxes of the year. It'll keep him stocked with all the necessary shaving essentials delivered right to his doorstep.
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