Is your dad obsessed with the art of shaving? Or maybe he loves his tech gadgets? Perhaps he considers himself a grill master or simply loves to cook? Here are some fantastic gifts for dad, no matter whether you're shopping for Father's Day, Christmas, or his birthday!
Gift giving is so much easier when you have a plan. When I'm planning gifts for the men in my life I start with their hobbies. For example, what sorts of goodies could I gift that would help him dig deeper with his interest in great food and wine? Or his latest obsession with creating the most efficient smart home ever?
I use that brainstorming to find the latest and greatest gifts that I know they'll love and actually use!
No matter whether he loves a little vino, enjoys cooking, calls himself the BBQ king, or is a bit of a tech nut, these are some of the top gifts to give your dad, husband, brother or friend (no matter the occasion).
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12 Awesome Gift Ideas That He'll Love (And Secure Your Spot as the Favorite!)
I've pulled together my top picks for everything from a clean skin shaving kit to organic wine to the latest electronics. There's a gift idea for every type of dad!
Fun Gifts for Dad: The Grill Master of the Family
These are the gifts for the dads who obsess over achieving even grill marks, beautifully smoked meats, and the perfectly cooked medium-rare steak.
A ButcherBox subscription is a great gift for the grill master of your family. He'll love cooking up their premium-quality cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef. Or free-range organic chicken. Or even heritage breed pork. There are plenty of different cuts to choose from, so the wide selection of curated boxes ensures that you'll find the best meat delivery choice perfectly suited to your dad's tastes.
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While ButcherBox is a subscription service, your dad gets the best of both worlds in terms of flexibility. He's not committed to a particular box or shipping frequency. And you can pause or cancel his order at any time before the next order is billed. Super convenient and absolutely delicious!
This smoking box is the perfect gift for a dad that would love to try smoking his own meats but doesn't want a separate smoker. This stainless steel grill smoking box is a fantastic BBQ gadget that will make it easy for your dad to grill up some smoked shrimp or his favorite crispy smoked chicken wings.
I like the design of this smoker box because it doesn't have any holes along the bottom panel. This allows the wood chips to smolder (instead of burn up). This will allow your dad to get better flavor in his smoked dishes and further mileage from his wood chips.
This stainless steel BBQ kit is the ultimate set of grilling accessories. The full kit includes a spatula, fork, tongs, basting brush, grill brush, salt and pepper shakers, 8 corn holders, and 4 skewers. Packaged up in a sleek and portable carrying case, this set is sure to become his go-to BBQ toolkit for camping, cottaging, and everyday backyard cookouts.
All of the utensils are made from professional grade stainless steel. And as far as materials go, this is my top choice for non-toxic cookware because it's built to stand up to heat without undergoing adverse reactions that could affect the taste (or safety) of your food.
Gifts For The Dad That's Obsessed With The Art of Shaving
These gifts ensure that you'll be giving the gift of the closest shave, neatly groomed beard, or simply healthy skin—without the harmful ingredients in conventional products. Because guys deserve to indulge in a little pampering too!
This safe skincare set is the perfect choice for the dad that prides himself in a perfectly groomed beard. All four products will leave his pores clean, his skin hydrated, and gently condition his beard. This set is perfect for the dad on the go – whether he's heading to the gym or traveling for business. No matter where life takes him, this kit will help protect his skin from nasty environmental stressors.
This beard grooming kit includes the four key products he needs to keep his skin feeling great: a daily exfoliating cleanser, clarifying toner pads, oil-free face lotion, and conditioning beard oil. All are simple to use. For skin that's simply healthy and clear. No unnecessary fussing required!
This grooming kit is similar to the beard regimen, but better suited to dads who prefer a clean shave. This four-item shaving kit will help him perfect the art of shaving – all while safely hydrating and protecting his skin. He'll get a smoother shaving experience and more moisturized skin all at once!
This shaving kit includes the Counterman daily exfoliating cleanser, smoothing shave cream, clarifying toner pads, and oil-free face lotion. And the rave reviews speak for themselves. Counterman fans are thrilled about the great lather in the shaving cream and the wonders this kit does on stubborn ingrown hairs.
This is the collection for your dad if he has sensitive skin, simply likes to switch up his look, or really just needs to overhaul his grooming regimen. He'll receive the full line of Counterman goodies – the daily exfoliating cleanser, clarifying toner pads, oil-free face lotion, smoothing shave cream, cooling aftershave tonic, conditioning beard oil, energizing charcoal body wash, and the charcoal body bar. All designed and formulated to help him tackle his unique skin and facial hair needs.
This whole line of products is formulated with high-tech Sequoia Stem Cell Complex to help protect skin from everyday stress and smooth, firm and hydrate the skin. Because good guys deserve great skin care.
Cooking Gadgets and Gifts for the Foodie Dad
One of these cooking gifts might be the right choice for your dad if he loves to host game day parties, indulge in a glass (or two) of wine, or simply enjoys puttering around the kitchen.
Leaning towards the gift of vino? Look no further than Thrive Market's Master Sommelier-curated artisanal selection of sustainably sourced wines. Thrive offers a variety of gift boxes and wine packs with biodynamically farmed reds and whites. There are plenty of half-case and full-case options to purchase. Perfect if your dad is known for hosting the occasional backyard grill out for his friends.
Thrive Market's clean wine collection features wines made with as little processing as possible. Your dad's clean wine will skip the flash pasteurization, be completely free of sugar and contain minimal amounts of sulfites. By skipping the 60 or so unwelcome-but-commonly-used chemicals and additives that typically end up in regular store-bought wines, this is just about as healthy as wine can get!
If your dad loves to snack on chips, fries and other traditionally deep-fried foods, this is the kitchen gadget for him. He'll be able to whip up healthier versions of his favorite snacks and meals! He'll be able to cook everything from chicken wings to dessert. (I have to admit my husband uses our air fryer more than I do—he loves it! )
This is my top air fryer choice. If you're feeling stuck (or just want to learn more about your options) you should check out this Philips air fryer comparison to better understand the top models on the market.
And there are a handful of useful air fryer accessories that will help him get even more mileage out of his new kitchen gadget.
An Instant Pot is a great cooking gift for dad if he loves making healthy meals…but doesn't necessarily love the time spent prepping and slaving over the stove. He'll be able to whip up everything from honey-glazed ham to easy pulled pork in just a matter of minutes. Warning: this gift might radically change the way he cooks for game day parties!
It's no secret that I love my Instant Pot Ultra, but there are a handful of different sizes and models to consider. If you're stuck on which to choose, I would recommend going with one of the top 3 models currently on the market.
Top Tech Gifts for the Dad That Geeks Out Over Gadgets
These gifts are perfect for the tech-obsessed, gadget-loving dad that loves to have the latest and greatest electronics at his fingertips.
Smart home meet Echo Plus. It's a great gift choice no matter whether he's already building the smart home of his dreams or just getting started. The Echo Plus offers premium sound and a built-in smart home hub that's quick and easy to set up. With this little speaker, he'll be able to control your smart lights, speakers, and sensors. All from the sound of his voice!
Your dad will be able to ask Alexa to play his favorite classic rock playlist from this premium Dolby-powered 360° speaker with a simple command. Perfect if he's already using Amazon Music, Spotify, or Apple Music. And if he has other Echo devices in the home? He'll be able to set up multi-room music streaming and Drop In home announcements too!
The Fire HD 10 Tablet is the right choice for your dad if he loves having his music, movies, TV shows, books and apps at his fingertips. Its 10″ screen is perfect for widescreen viewing no matter the medium. He'll have access to streaming and media tools like Netflix, HBO, Spotify, and even his Kindle ebooks. Not to mention plenty of Android apps and games!
Your dad can instantly connect this tablet with his other nearby Echo-enabled devices (including the Echo Spot and Echo Plus). And the built-in microphone offers access to the Alexa hands-free mode. That's right. Your dad can control his smart home, ask about the weather or even make a call to his favorite child (that's you!) – completely hands-free.
This is a fantastic gift for a dad that loves to read just as much as he loves his tech gadgets. This membership works perfectly with either the Echo or Fire Tablet. But it also works just as well with other Apple, Android, or Alexa-enabled devices. Now he can take his entire library with him wherever he goes!
Best of all, the titles gained through this membership are his forever. Your dad won't lose his favorite audiobook if he decides to cancel his membership later. He'll receive 3 titles with each month of membership. And exchanges are easy if he ends up with a book he doesn't like. Simply swap it for a different title! This is the easiest and most convenient tool for listening to audio books.
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