60 Unique Christmas Gifts For Dad 2021

Thinking of gift ideas is no fun for anyone. Sure, finally finding the best gifts for your girlfriend, sister, or brother is a great feeling, but there's always that one family member that's the toughest to shop for. Yup, we're talking about dear old dad.

We all know that dad who seems to have everything and wants nothing, but the idea of showing up for Christmas dinner empty-handed just feels simply wrong. To show the father figure in your life how much you appreciate him, think outside the box with a unique gift for dad that he'll never expect, like a cool, personalized Christmas gift idea. You can also go for a more practical gift—you know, one that he can use daily for work or relates to one of his favorite hobbies. But if you’re not going for a funny gift that’ll give him a good laugh, opt for some really thoughtful Christmas gifts for dad, especially if the dad in your life is celebrating the holiday as a father for the first time.

To help you figure out the gift idea to give him this holiday season, we put in the hard work, searching through endless gifts for dad on Amazon and other top retailers, to find the very best Christmas gift ideas for any dad in your life, from stepdads to new dads.

Whether he's a gamer, fitness lover, whisky connoisseur, beer guy, golfer, or tech nerd we've got you covered with some seriously cool ideas—including some more expensive Christmas gifts for dad. We even have gifts for dads with no hobbies, if he doesn't have ultra-specific interests. From high-quality speakers and other cool tech gifts to top athletic gear that'll help him get fit and stay healthy, here are the best Christmas gifts for dad this year.

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Shinola Runwell Desk Clock

shinola.com

$295.00

One look at Shinola’s watches and it’s plain to see why they have a reputation as some of the most beautiful American-made timepieces you can buy. Now imagine if you simply took the face from one of those watches, scaled it up, and turned it into a classic centerpiece for your home office. Inspired by the first watch Shinola ever made, these Runwell clocks are engineered to fit perfectly on any nightstand.

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Ugg Ascot Slipper

amazon.com

$109.95

Give Dad something he never knew he wanted; glorious and cozy sheepskin slippers. Whether he's relaxing in front of the TV or walking to the curb for the morning paper, these slippers will travel with him indoors and out. The soft suede upper and sheep’s wool lining will spoil his toes, while the hefty rubber sole protects his shoes and his feet from the elements. 

The Ridge Titanium Wallet

ridge.com

$105.00

Introducing the original RFID-blocking wallet. Both slim and functional, he'll never go back to that bulging Costanza wallet again. This model holds up to 12 cards and includes a money clip to secure his bills.

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Sonos Roam

sonos.com

$169.00

This little speaker from Sonos is big on sound and small in size. It seamlessly connects and works with any home Sonos network you have and easily pops in your bag for that great sound on the go. It's great in the gym, the pool, the beach, or camping.

Personalized Hobby Mug

uncommongoods.com

$50.00

Is your dad rarely seen without a golf club or watering can in hand? Honor him and his fave hobby with one of these hilarious and adorable custom mugs.

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Dodow Sleep Aid Device

amazon.com

$59.00

Dodow will help any guy fall asleep in half the time it normally takes. His breathing will sync with the light emitting from the device to create a tired sensation that will make him naturally fall asleep—it’s genius. 

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Dash Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker

amazon.com
$29.99

$24.99 (17% off)

Is he the kind of busy dad who always skips breakfast? With Dash’s popular egg bites maker, he can quickly make keto and paleo-friendly protein-packed breakfast bites to make sure he starts his day with the energy he’ll need.

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Apple AirTag

amazon.com

$29.00

Need a gift for a forgetful dad? This new tracker by Apple makes it easier to locate misplaced items such as car keys and wallets via iPhone’s Find My app. Gift him a 4-pack so he can attach one to his keys, slip one in his work bag, and clip the others to anything else he misplaces on the regular. Plus, you can personalize this gift with his initials or fun emojis.

Omaha Steaks Steak of the Month Club Box

omahasteaks.com

$129.99

Meat lovers, rejoice! Omaha Steaks has a steak of the month club that includes up to eight juicy steaks for dad to fire up the grill. Gift him his first month’s package of bacon-wrapped filet mignons and boneless New York strips. If dad really loves it, he can treat himself to another month’s shipment. 

Panasonic Cordless Beard Trimmer

amazon.com

Dad might own a beard trimmer or two, but we bet none of them are as good as this Panasonic powerhouse. With an ergonomic design and 19 precision settings for him to sculpt and trim his scruff into the perfect look, he’ll instantly clear out room in his Dopp kit for the only cordless trimmer he’ll ever need. 

Anker PowerCore 10000

amazon.com

$24.99

Anyone who’s glued to their phone all day will seriously appreciate Anker’s top-rated power bank that can delivery multiple charges in less time than its competitors. 

Polo Ralph Lauren The Custom Polo

ralphlauren.com

$168.00

Why buy your dad an ordinary polo shirt when you can gift him a unique, personalized one instead? Polo Ralph Lauren now allows you to totally customize the timeless menswear essential with different styles, colorways, logos—the works! Add custom text to the left or right cuff that makes this gift extra special. 

Bravo Sierra Daily Set

bravosierra.com

$55.50

If dad hasn’t jumped on the skincare bandwagon yet, Bravo Sierra is a great place to start. The brand makes quality, affordable grooming goods for your hair, skin, and body that’s been tested by the military. Trust us, he’ll be hooked on this daily set. 

PhoneSoap Go Smartphone Sanitizer & Portable Charger

amazon.com

$95.00

This unique and thoughtful gift will help dad to keep his phone germ-free. Phone Soap’s popular sanitizer is battery-powered, so he can take this fun, useful gadget on all his travels. 

Filson Weatherproof Leather Original Briefcase

filson.com

$995.00

Filson doesn’t make bags—they make heirlooms. The price may seem steep, but the weatherproof, vegetable-tanned leather (which comes from a 150-year-old Pennsylvania tannery Wickett and Craig) is boot-grade and salt-resistant, meaning it’s built to last. The solid brass hardware and wool, felt-lined shoulder strap help elevate the look even more. The leather, meanwhile, will only look better the more you use it—and, no doubt, the more your grandkids keep using it.

The "I Love My Air Fryer" Keto Diet Recipe Book

amazon.com
$16.99

$9.30 (45% off)

Getting Dad on the Keto diet won’t require much convincing, especially after he glimpses over the 175 delicious recipes in this specialty cookbook. All are healthy, easy-to-make meals that he can cook up in an air fryer, eliminating carbs and grease splatter in the process. Bacon, steak, tofu, and even desserts—it’s all fair game.

Nice Laundry 6" Personal Edition Pocket Lounge Short

nicelaundry.com

$49.00

If your dad’s not the pajama set type of guy, gift him some seriously soft, personalized lounge shorts to wear on any lazy Sunday. This pair from Nice Laundry has the mesh detail of basketball shorts, but with a heavenly soft micromodal lining. 

Herschel Supply Co. Ultralight Duffle

herschel.com

$76.99

Now that dad’s gearing up for weekends away and daily summer adventures, it’s a really good time to gift him a sleek and lightweight duffle bag. When he’s not using it, it can easily be packed into a small storage pocket, allowing him to save space in his closet or car trunk. 

Mark and Graham Travel Watch Roll

markandgraham.com

$119.00

This personalized carrying case is just what the watch-loving dad needs. Wherever he goes, his precious timepieces will be safe and secure in this sleek leather roll. 

Man Crates Hot Sauce Making Kit

mancrates.com

$89.99

Is dad a hot sauce lover? This unique gift idea allows him to concoct his own fiery condiments to spice up all of his favorite dishes. 

Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife

swissarmy.com

$44.99

Victorinox’s Huntsman Swiss army knife is a classic gift idea for any outdoorsman. Now you can customize it with a personal message that will make him treasure this useful tool forever. 

FringeFavors Dad Bod Can Cooler

etsy.com

$5.99

Looking for a cheap-but-funny gift for dad? This can cooler is a total winner for the beer lover who wants to drink like a king.

Men's Health Kettlehell Sweatpants

menshealth.com

$38.00

Fitness-loving dads need some comfy sweatpants for that post-workout chill. Score him our very own Welcome to Kettlehell sweatpants, and while you’re at it, pick him up the Kettlehell DVD. The DVD includes six 20-minute workouts for both your upper and lower body, conditioning routines to build muscle, as well as tips to modify your workout to meet your personal fitness goals.

Shutterfly Head Grill Master Cutting Board

shutterfly.com

$34.99

Before your old man fires up the grill, he’ll need to food prep with the best gear. Gift him this popular cutting board for the perfect personalized gift for dad.

Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey

reservebar.com

$41.00

A good bottle of Jack always hits the spot with the whiskey-loving dad. Make it special with personalized engraving for no extra cost. The bottle might not last forever, but the moment your pops sees that special message, the memory will be a lasting one. 

Tim's Wood Designs Personalized BBQ Tools Set

etsy.com

$12.00

There are plenty of personalized gift ideas for your old man, but if he’s a serious grill master, this is by far the best option for him to receive this year. 

Birchbox Monthly Subscription Box

birchbox.com

$10.00

Help dad clean up with Birchbox’s top grooming goods delivered to his door every month. Each box is only $10 a month, and there are tons of different plans to choose from.

Rox and Roll 4-Piece Old Fashioned Glass Set

amazon.com

$29.95

Fancy glassware is a staple for any at-home bar. When sharing a drink with your dad this holiday, wow him with these distinctive whisky glasses, which feature a unique metal ball-rolling design that chills alcohol and dazzles company at the same time.

Best Farter Ever Coffee Mug

amazon.com
$19.99

$15.99 (20% off)

If you love to bust your dad’s chops, look no further than this hilarious gag mug. 

Uncommon Goods Personalized Whiskey Barrel

uncommongoods.com

$85.00

For a true bourbon fan, an at-home distillery is a dream. With this mini barrel, you can actually make that dream a reality—well, sort of. Impress your dad with a cool holiday gift that lets him age his boozy beverage to perfection. 

Apple Watch 40mm Olive Sport Loop

apple.com

$49.00

If your dad has an Apple Watch, scoop up this stylish sport loop that adds a cool finishing touch to his daily outfits. Plus, it's gym-friendly.

Amazon Echo Show 5

amazon.com
$84.99

$44.99 (47% off)

The Amazon Echo Show 5 has everything you’d expect from a smart display. It can play videos and music, respond to Alexa commands, and control other smart home devices. It also makes for a handy smart alarm clock, letting Dad choose different faces and mornings less jarringly to ambient sunrise lighting.

Read more: Best Sleep Gadgets for Men

Our Place Always Pan

fromourplace.com

$145.00

Introduce Dad to the ultimate cookware everyone is raving. The Always Pan replaces eight different cookware essentials, saving him more space in the kitchen for those random infomercial impulse buys your mom hates.

Kettle Pizza Gas Grill Pizza Oven

thegrommet.com

$329.00

Summer is all about grilling, and there’s no need to limit yourself to burgers, steaks, and hot dogs. With this stainless-steel top, guys can easily turn their trusty grill into a pizza oven. Just put a pie on the grill for eight minutes and bam, crispy, delicious pizza without the delivery charge. 

Samsung 65” The Terrace Outdoor QLED 4K Smart TV

samsung.com

$4,999.99

Turn dad’s backyard paradise into an outdoor version of his man cave with Samsung’s The Terrace TV. This outdoor smart TV delivers next-level picture quality, thanks to QLED 4K, and it has an IP55 rating to protect it against dust and water, so he’ll never have to worry about summer showers damaging his precious, new 65-inch anti-reflection screen. 

Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush

oralb.com

$249.99

It’s not just a toothbrush, it’s a smart toothbrush. Oral-B’s iO series 9 uses 3D teeth tracking and AI recognition to make sure you don’t miss a spot, while the Smart Pressure Sensor makes sure you don’t go too hard on your teeth and gums. This thoughtful gift idea is something to smile about.

Radiate Portable Campfire

amazon.com

$35.99

Any outdoor enthusiast can appreciate an easy way to light a fire in the wilderness over the caveman option of sticks and stones. With a shelf life of 30 years (yes, you read that right), he’ll get a lot of bang (or fire) for your buck with this affordable fire starter. 

Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer

amazon.com

$55.28

This is one Dopp kit essential dad might not think to buy himself, but he could definitely use. This powerful, cordless nose hair trimmer will take care of those pesky and distracting hairs with ease.

Hatch Restore

amazon.com

$129.99

Help dad get the best sleep with this thoughtful and unique gift idea. The Hatch Restore provides a personalized sleep-wake routine with customizable lighting and sound through touch or an app. It’ll make mornings less brutal and help him ease into sleep at night. 

Carbone Pasta Sauce Variety Pack

amazon.com

$39.96

This sauce set is *chef’s kiss*. If Dad hasn’t tried the delicious dishes at Carbone, he can now make some crazy-good Italian feasts at home with a little help from the beloved restaurant’s marinara, tomato basil, or arrabbiata sauce. 

Men's Health Doin’ it for the Grams Tee

menshealth.com

$25.00

Dads love dad jokes—especially when it’s stating the obvious. This dad-joke-on-a-tee will bring about laughter and maybe even a healthier lifestyle. 

Allbirds Men's Tree Dashers

allbirds.com

$125.00

The ultimate Dad shoes just got even better. The Tree Dasher style from Allbirds comes with upgraded dual-density soles that provide more underfoot cushion. They are also wider in the back than traditional running shoes, upping the comfort level even more.

Read more: Allbirds Dasher SneakersReview 

Modernist X Gravity Weighted Robe

gravityblankets.com

$130.00

You’ve heard of weighted blankets, but have you ever heard of a weighted robe? Probably not. Gravity Blankets created the weighted robe, which reduces stress and keeps you calm. The pressure of the weighted collar will have you relaxing in no time while you enjoy the seriously soft feel of this cozy loungewear essential. 

PhoneSoap's Air Soap Air Purifier

phonesoap.com

$399.99

Looking for a good practical gift for dad? PhoneSoap’s new air purifier kills 99.9% of airborne viruses, along with reducing allergens and polluted air, all for a reasonable price compared to HEPA air filters.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

amazon.com
$279.00

$199.00 (29% off)

Bose took every top feature of the gold-standard 700s and somehow jammed it all sleek buds that have the most effective noise-canceling technology we tested. Loaded with 11 adjustable levels of active noise-cancellation, they can even silence the most chaotic, noisy environment. They’re not the smallest, but the secure fit (with various ear tip sizes) ensures they won’t pop out of your ears when you’re training hard. The touch panels on the earbuds allow you to have full control with minimal movement, as you enjoy up to six hours of tunes.

Goodful by Cuisinart Food Processor Blender Combination

amazon.com
$129.95

$92.39 (29% off)

Two gadgets for the price of one, this new release from Cuisinart is both a food processor and a blender, making it a practical gift idea that’ll help dad save some room on his kitchen countertop. 

Bevel Shave Kit

getbevel.com

$59.95

To finally put a stop to ingrown hairs and skin irritation, a man needs the right shaving tools. Bevel’s top-notch shave kit has everything he’ll need from start to finish for the smoothest shave he never thought possible. 

Vans x The Webster Croco Bold Ni LX Low-Top Sneaker

thewebster.us

$110.00

For the cool dad in your life, gift him a new pair of cool white sneakers that he’ll want to flex all summer long. This Vans collaboration with The Webster features a subtle-yet-stylish embossed leather upper with rich touches of suede to take elevate his everyday fits. 

Masterclass All-Access Pass

masterclass.com

$180.00

Help Dad learn from the best of the best in entertainment, culinary arts, and business with an annual Master Class membership. Plus, for every membership purchase, you get one free, so you can learn from the greatest, too. 

Gorilla Bow Portable Home Gym Resistance Bands and Bar System

amazon.com
$299.00

$249.99 (16% off)

Instead of giving Dad a gym membership, get him this game-changing resistance bands system that marries up to 110 pounds of banded tension (more with additional bands) and a sturdy, versatile bow.

Read more: Best Fitness Gear for Men

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO Turntable

pro-jectusa.com

$499.00

For the audiophile, a cool vinyl record player is always a solid gift. Pro-Ject’s beloved turntable got an upgrade last year to deliver even better quality sound with a sleek minimalist design.

Men's Health Subscription

amazon.com

$8.00

What's an easy way for dads to look better, feel better, and live better than ever before? Maybe we're a little biased, but a year's subscription to Men's Health magazine should do the trick. 

Faherty Feeder Stripe Jersey Polo

nordstrom.com

$98.00

Whether he’s heading to a family gathering or the golf course with the guys, this breathable cotton polo will have him looking and feeling his best. 

Miansai Singular Cuff

miansai.com

$75.00

This sleek, sophisticated cuff is just what cool dads need to add some interest to their favorite wardrobe basics. 

Brickell Men’s Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream For Men

amazon.com

$40.00

Since no one has yet discovered a way to bottle the Fountain of Youth, look into the next best option for stopping wrinkles in its tracks: an anti-aging cream. Brickell has an amazing skincare solution that eliminates crow’s feet, fine lines, and other signs of aging on Dad’s handsome mug. A 2 oz. jar goes a long way. 

UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Shirt

untuckit.com

$99.00

Help dad look cool with a little help from UNTUCKit. Hitting at the perfect length to let his button hang free, your dad can finally lower the rise of his chinos for a more relaxed, effortlessly cool style flex.

Gillette Labs Heated Razor

gillette.com

$200.00

Give your dad one of the most innovative, unique grooming gifts this year that he’ll actually use. He can turn it on, adjust the heat level, and get one of the smoothest shaves from the comfort of his own home.

Leatherman Multi-Tool

amazon.com

$89.99

This multi-tool from Leatherman will become your best friend when you’re in a jam. It has 14 functions, including multiple screwdriver heads, scissors, and a knife along with a 25-year warranty that means it’ll be with him for the long haul.  

Google Nest Hub Max

bestbuy.com

$189.99

Help him stay connected with loved ones and control his devices all in one useful tech smart gadget. He can play videos or live TV, make video calls, and even display his favorite photos with this cool device he never knew he needed. 

Sunspel Men's Cotton Riviera Polo Shirt

sunspel.com

$135.00

If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for dad. Elevate his style with simple-yet-elegant wardrobe staples, like the Riviera polo shirt from Sunspel worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. This sophisticated shirt is both breathable and seriously soft, so when dad needs to dress up, he can easily channel the swagger of 007. 

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