15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad
Whether your dad is a foodie or a sports fanatic, an outdoorsman or a whiskey lover, these are our top Christmas gift ideas for dad.
For the dad that appreciates a fine steak, these cuts are worth the splurge. The Butchery was founded to give consumers an alternative to low-quality, mass-produced grocery store meat, so this box ($200) full of various meats is nothing like the everyday styrofoam-packaged ones. Be sure Dad knows about the best cuts of meat you never knew you could ask the butcher for.
Dad’s always losing his car keys…or his glasses…or his—wait, what was he looking for again? Help him stay on track with a Tile Sticker ($40). This teeny smart gadget sticks to virtually anything, then beeps when he presses the “Find” button on the Tile smartphone app. Pretty nifty!
If his grilling tools are in need of a serious upgrade, look no further than this set from Williams Sonoma ($130). It comes complete with a two-prong fork, spatula, tongs, and a basting brush, all in a sleek carrying case.
A great cut of meat is nothing without mouth-watering seasoning. This box of eight grilling and broiling spices ($55) is a bestseller at Penzeys, ideal for creating fall-off-the-bone ribs and Jamaican-inspired jerk chicken (and if you have leftovers, try them in our favorite Jerk Chicken Wraps).
Whiskey connoisseurs will appreciate this set of four elegant glasses ($25) designed specifically for their spirit of choice. Glencairn designed the glasses to mimic traditional testing glasses used in Scottish whisky labs, so your dad can sip the drink the way it’s intended from the comfort of home. Here’s the difference between whisky and whiskey.
No matter whether he’s clean-shaven or sports some scruff, every man needs to keep his facial hair fresh. Make sure he’s equipped with the best with this set of the essentials ($95) from the experts at the Art of Shaving.
Even when he can’t be out on the green, the golf-loving dad in your life will be reminded of his favorite sport with this set of mugs and coasters ($45). They’re printed with aerial photos of real sand traps, all in a perfectly giftable crate. Don’t miss our best recipes sent in by dads.
If your outdoorsy dad’s wardrobe is needing a bit of a refresh, this is a shirt he’ll actually want to wear. This Duluth Trading Co. flannel shirt ($50) is equipped with armpit gussets and shoulder pleats for maximum moveability, in six classic shades of twice-brushed cotton flannel.
If nothing is quite hot enough for your spice-loving dad, let him mix up a hot sauce to his own liking with this DIY kit ($35). With six bottles and labels, he can share with the family or keep them all to himself. Don’t miss our jalapeno recipes for a dad who can’t get enough spice.
Fans of skillet cooking will appreciate this unexpected gift: a heat-protecting silicone handle gripper ($4) designed specifically to fit traditional cast-iron skillets. It protects hands from temperatures up to 450 degrees. For cast-iron cleanup, we have all the tips and tricks.
Shredding meat has never been easier (or, secretly, more fun) than when using these bear paw meat handlers and shredders ($13). Their ergonomic, easy-to-clean design makes them ideal for creating pulled pork or shredded chicken (just toss the meat in a slow-cooker for an instant weeknight dinner).
Cologne is a classic gift for dads—but it’s tough to know if he’ll actually like the one you choose. This fragrance flight ($30) helps him discover his favorite on his own, with top colognes from Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Mont Blanc and more.
Pretty much every dad loves tools, and this essential kit ($45) allows him to have the most useful ones on hand wherever he goes. Since they’re contained in a handy zip case, he can easily slip the set in his glove compartment or under his car seat.
Give the gift of freshly ground coffee every single morning with this precision-set hand grinder ($50). With 15 adjustable settings, an ergonomic design, and easy loading, he’ll always get his ideal grind. (Want to learn how to make spiced coffee? Here are our tips.)
Combine his loves of beer and baseball in this gift: a set of two pint glasses featuring a map of an iconic MLB stadium ($38). The team’s logo at the bottom of the glass is a fun surprise that awaits him when he finishes his drink.
If your dad is anything like mine, his favorite article of clothing is his wear-anywhere fleece jacket. This Christmas, give him an upgrade with this cozy Patagonia fleece ($139), which is made of 100-percent recycled polyester and available in six colors.