Holidays

16 Classic Dad Gift Ideas

by Angela Tague


16 Classic Dad Gift Ideas

Instead of getting Dad another tie or creating macaroni art, surprise him with something a little unexpected. We’ve got gadgets and goodies galore to add to your shopping list.

 

The Cooper Kit

 

 

Give dad a helping hand finding activities to do with the kiddos. This box-of-fun includes craft projects, books, recipes and digital resources for them to explore together.

 

 

 

Custom Photo Book

 

Snap pictures of your child’s drawings, crafts and artsy creations. Then turn them into a keepsake book, perfect for dad’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

Foot Cardigan

 

 

 

Fancy feet are always in style. Give dad a laugh with this monthly sock subscription service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy Republic

 

 

 

Memories are never outdated, but VHS movies and photo slides are. Transfer all your movies and photos onto a DVD that dad can watch on Father’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Insteon Apps

 

 

 

Does dad dig digitized gadgets? Imagine the smile on his face when he finds out he can control the thermostat, lighting and even monitor for water leaks around the house from his smartphone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meal Planning by Relay Foods

 

 

 

For the foodie father, a monthly meal planning service will tickle his palate. And did we mention he’ll never wonder what’s for dinner again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chillsner

 

 

 

While dad’s tending the grill on Father’s Day weekend, offer him a beer with this handy cooling gadget tucked inside. Warm summer beer, be banished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray-Ban Sunglasses

 

 

 

From sleek aviators to chunky black hipster sunglasses, pick out a perfect pair of sunglasses for a dad-on-the-go this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Gadget Charger

 

 

 

For the man who combines golfing with Facebooking, a solar charger perched on his golf cart is a must-have. This model has two USB outlets so he can share the power with his buddies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon Candle

 

 

 

You can never have too much bacon, even when it’s in candle form. Give the gift that keeps the house smelling like a restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalized Life Ring

 

 

 

Whether dad spends his weekends boating or relaxing by the backyard pool, this personalized nautical gift is sure to be a conversation starter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cigar Humidor

 

 

 

 

Pair that bottle of scotch with a cigar wrapped in a tabletop-size humidor. Each holiday, tuck a new set of cigars inside for the lucky man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Chocolate

 

 

 

When Dad’s sweet tooth is bigger than yours, help him indulge on Father’s Day. Truffles should do the trick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Painterly Pet Portraits

 

 

 

 

Are you shopping for a dad whose main squeeze is four-legged and furry? Have a watercolor painting created of his animal companion for Father’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Mice

 

 

 

Your husband probably loves cars as much as your 3-year-old, so he’ll think this Road Mice is a totally cool (and practical) grown-up toy. Pointing and clicking is way more fun when your computer mouse is a Dodge Charger SRT8 or a Ford GT Mustang. Compatible with Apple and PC desktops and laptops, they come in both wired and wireless versions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardcore Daddy and Baby T-Shirts

 

 

 

 

Perfect for any brand-new dad who’s proud of his little chip-off-the-old-block, this grown-up tee comes with a matching onesie for junior.