Ever since I can remember, shopping for my father has been hard, simply because he truly has everything and the last thing I want to do is go the generic, cheap route with the Home Depot & Cracker Barrel Gift Cards – don’t get me wrong, those are his top favourite things but there are times where I just felt “guilty” not putting enough thought into his gifting and I know I am not only. I’ve curated this guide to help bring in more thoughtful, unique, gifts for all fathers and father figures this year. I hope this makes your gifting easier!
For All Daddies
LifeVac is a patented, FDA-registered lifesaving device designed to offer the simplest, safest method of aspirating a choking child or adult. Founder and CEO Arthur Lih created the apparatus in 2011 to increase the chances of survival rates in a choking emergency and has successfully saved 150 lives and counting. One LifeVac kit covers adults and children (from 22 pounds), never expires, and includes a free replacement when used in a choking emergency. The LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance device developed for resuscitating a victim with airway obstruction. The Home kit comes fully equipped with an adult mask, a pediatric mask, and a practiced mask.
For the Green Thumb Daddy
The Decktool makes it very easy to clear debris out of cracks in a deck after it has been blown off. It greatly reduces aggravation and bending over. It helps make the deck look its best, reduces the chance of wood rot, and is great for paint and stain prep. And Nobody Has One!
LawnBright is a natural, eco-friendly DIY lawn care subscription box that takes a science-based approach to healthier soil and a better lawn. Independently owned and based in Boston, LawnBright is a smarter way to care for your yard, factoring in weather, soil composition and more to make lawn care quick, easy and effective.
For Golf Daddy
It’s not just for Christmas, this ornament can be hung in his office, car or even on his golf caddy! Handmade in Georgia by Dolce Crafts Co.
You may be his child but Dad’s dog (or cat) is his best friend. But, his pal isn’t always welcome on the golf course. The next best thing are the lifelike golf headcovers from Cuddle Clones. Made from high-grade faux fur, each one is individually created to look just like Dad’s pet as it protects drivers and woods. He’ll also love that the purchase of each one feeds 17 shelter pets across the country!
For the Fitness & Health Daddies
Staying healthy has never been more crucial than it is today, and one of the best methods is having fresh fruit juice every day. But squeezing fruit every morning quickly becomes a messy, sticky chore. The Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer, named best in class by EatingWell Magazine, is the most advanced home citrus juicer on the market and makes getting your daily healthy dose of vitamins and minerals a breeze.
Trusted by athletes, EyePromise provides scientifically supported eye vitamins for people like you looking to support their eye and overall health with critical vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may be missing from their daily diet. Whether it’s age-related, screen time or even occasional dry eyes, EyePromise has a solution for our dads!
The Plankpad is the world’s first app-supported total body trainer that combines workouts with games. The playful element is Plankpad’s secret weapon against the biggest enemy of all exercisers: overcoming your inner badass and completing workouts regularly. Instead of just fighting the clock, the app (available for iOS and Android) motivates intense workouts through varied games. Simply place your smartphone or tablet on the board, lean on it in the plank position, and control the games through your movements. The games challenge your playful ambition and distract you from the strenuous workout. You focus on the game and keep up the forearm support quite incidentally – and significantly longer. The app can also be streamed to any smart TV, turning the workout in the living room into an event for the whole family.
A leading smart helmet manufacturer and state-of-the-art with Smart Safety Bluetooth Helmets. It’s backed by advanced safety features like Brake Warning lights, Fall detection, SOS button, and more ensuring a more enhanced and safer biking experience and is compatible with all kinds of cycles, bikes, skateboarders, skiers, electric bikes, hoverboards, etc. Perfect gift for the sporty outdoorsy Dad or father figure.
A timeless classic, traditional rollerskates. BTFL artistic skates come with an adjustable toe stop and are equipped with a lightweight nylon plate that helps to provide a smoother ride and absorb vibrations. Variety of style and colors, grab a pair for you and dad and get rollin’.
For GQ Daddies
Malbec is the #1 best-selling men’s fragrance in Brazil and the first in the world to use the same maturation process in its colognes that is used when creating the finest wines. All Malbec colognes are infused and aged in French oak barrels and feature fragrance combinations that turn heads: from peppery and woody with notes of oak and vanilla to spicy and citrusy with a hint of sandalwood and orange blossom.
Infused with Argan Oil & Vitamin E, Mason Man’s Smooth Operator Beard Oil will condition the driest of beards, leaving you ready for your close up.
For Daddies That Need A Better Sleep
For daddy’s that need not only a good night’s sleep & recovery but for those that need to keep cool and comfortable throughout the night. Backed by science and athletes such as Michael Phelps, Russell Wilson, and Alex Morgan, Molecule helps people get the right type of recovery-focused sleep through advanced materials and decades of research.
Every man needs his extra rest time, especially dads! The luxurious Big Daddy by JUVEA pillow will give him all the extra support he needs to achieve the ultimate night of sleep and beyond! The Big Daddy by JUVEA pillow bolsters 7 lbs of 100% All-Natural Latex in an overstuffed King size pillow providing excellent support for all back and side sleepers. Due to its high supportive loft, The Big Daddy is ideal for side sleepers, keeping your head and neck properly aligned. No matter how you shape it or bend it, ComforFill adapts to your support needs and never goes flat.
Smart Topper by Perfectly Snug
The Smart Topper cools by gently blowing cool air under and around you. It can also heat you, and provides independent foot warming. The Smart Topper senses your body temperature and auto-adjusts the amount of cooling or warming to ensure you stay comfortable all night.
For Chef Daddies
Serving the Celiac and Gluten Sensitive Community, Charley’s Table provides gluten-free pasta for everyone without sacrificing the quality or taste.
It’s every bacon lover’s dream – and truly delicious as a spread or marinade and a perfect fit for both savory and sweet dishes. Spread bacon jam on a sandwich (a breakfast sandwich with a sweet twist, perhaps?), make a bacon jam burger, or even spread it into your favorite mac and cheese! Nothing is off-limits! Crafted by a chef and restaurateur whose mission is to bring the incredible taste of bacon to foodies everywhere!
If the way to dad’s heart is through his stomach then he will really enjoy Vervana’s gourmet food gift sets containing organic extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, pasta, pasta sauces and spice blends. Vegan-friendly and cultivated without synthetic pesticides or additives, the olive oils pair perfectly with the seasoning blends for dipping fresh bread or veggies.
For Daddy’s Mancave & Game Room
HEXlights provide modern, completely customizable ambient lighting perfect for any room. These LED lights, which are remote- and touch-activated, are where functionality meets fun. These versatile HEXlights are both remote- and touch-activated to illuminate your world no matter the situation. HEXlights are a fully functional lighting system that feels like an art installation. With colors spanning the spectrum from red to white, and everything in between, these LED HEXlights are sure to give you the ambiance to match your mood. From ring light to nightlight, the possibilities are endless.
More than simply Smart Lights that stay up all year outdoors or inside to coordinate colors, pulses and music movement for any occasion or just for those summer nights. These new generation LED light strings are smartphone controllable, and Twinkly has the patent on pairing computer mapping with lighting. This way each light, which is a pixel, behaves the same way it looks on the screen. Twinkly combines colorful RGB LED lights with an impressive variety of levels for brightness, speed, intensity, and color palettes; fully controlled through the Twinkly app on a smartphone and fully compatible with RAZER CHROMA™ RGB, Apple HomeKit and Android.
For Grillin’ Daddies
Giving backyard chefs the freedom to use it flat OR snap the corners together to form a leak-proof, high-rimmed dish. Put an end to sauces making a mess of racks and dripping onto coals, creating flare-ups! Cook fish with ease without losing pieces through the grill! It boasts more heat resistance at 660 degrees Fahrenheit than its leading competitors, and because it’s made from premium fiberglass (PTFE emulsion and PFOA free), clean-up is a breeze.
For the dad who loves to spend his weekends grilling, he needs the O-Yaki Perfectly Portable Grill Set! It has all the barbecue accessories he could want and need for cooking outside. It comes with tongs, a carving fork, a carving knife, skewers, a spatula and a basting brush in a convenient zippered storage case so he can take it with him wherever he goes.
Veteran-owned, Grilla Grills has an extensive range of pellet grills that make it the perfect gift for every dad. With options like the compact “Chimp,” the signature “Silverback” heavy-duty barrel-style smoker, and the offroad, competition-style, wood pellet “Silverback AT,” every grill has state of the art industry-defining technology.
For Daddies That Need to Relax More
Celebrating their 10-Year Anniversary, Wood Underwear provides premium underwear and loungewear and recently launched its Cashmere collection – it’s wood that can’t be chopped.
Naboso, meaning “barefoot” in Czech, is the first-ever small nerve proprioceptive material commercially available and designed for the purpose of improving posture and enhancing movement. Through innovative products such as socks, insoles, and mats, Naboso is dedicated to helping impact lives in the categories of neurorehabilitation, human performance, and wellness.
Give the gift of calm with Moving Sand Art! These ever-changing, mesmerizing, versatile pieces of art combine water, sand, and air to create one-of-a-kind images that are continually changing. Perfect for bringing peace to any home or at the office.
If you want dad to have the most comfortable end to his busy day at work or at home, then Pantuss aromotherapy, warming slippers is the best gift for him! To reach ultimate desired comfort, you take out the insoles and heat them in the microwave. The dried lavender flowers and flax seeds create a calming, relaxing aroma and when you insert them back into your Pantuss slippers and slide your feet in, that is when you reach the pinnacle of relaxation.
For Wine & Spirit Daddies
Tequila lovers are in for a uniquely smooth and refined drinking experience they won’t soon forget! CaliFino Tequila is a young high-end sipping tequila company designed to enhance any moment into a finer drinking experience. Straight from the Highlands of Arandas, Jalisco in Mexico, CaliFino takes pride in creating all of its expressions using 100% ultra-premium blue weber agave.
Made sustainably from slow-roasted, wild agave hearts harvested on local ranches, every sip of award-winning IZO Mezcal speaks to generations of Mezcaleros bringing people together around shared values of community, celebration, and savoring the reward of a job well done.
Does your father love to travel and collect wines and spirits he discovers along the way? Or maybe he’s enjoying a day at the lake and wants to share a special bourbon with his friends. Vinarmour is the foolproof way to transport those bottles. These patented wine bags are made from recycled footballs. And like any dependable piece of ‘packable’ luggage this bag is collapsible and leakproof and puncture proof.
For the Techie Daddies
The Velox Magnetic Wireless Duo Stand is engineered for maximum efficiency. With dual charging capabilities, you can wirelessly charge your MagSafe compatible iPhone and AirPods or other Qi-enabled earbuds simultaneously. The magnetic mounting face securely holds your iPhone to ensure an efficient charge at 7.5W of power. The wireless charging pad offers 5W of power for Qi-enabled devices and accessories. The Duo Stand features a built-in USB-C cable and an LED indicator light for the charging pad. A weighted base and non-slip silicone pads ensure a safe and secure charging experience, regardless of device size. Made from premium aluminum and silicone in midnight blue and champagne gold, the Velox Magnetic Wireless Duo Stand is a sleek and modern charging stand that perfectly complements any home or office.
For Daddies on the Go
NO one likes a warm drink on a hot day. But have you ever tried to fit a 16-ounce beverage into a 12-ounce can cooler? Frost Buddy to the rescue! Frost Buddy is the world’s first and ONLY universal, 5-in-1 can cooler for all your 12 oz. cans, slim cans, bottles, and 16 oz. cans and bottles. You’ll never have to switch can coolers ever again. Its patented lid and internal design allow you to switch drinks seamlessly, and it double wall vacuum sealed stainless steel design ensures that your drinks stay cold for 12+ hours. Available in a wide variety of colors and designs. Customizable, too!
Home Improvement Daddies
It’s now easier than ever to get shower clean each time you visit the toilet. Whisper Bidets is the sleek, simple-to-use installed bidet that fits neatly under your seat. No handyperson required – it takes just 10 minutes to set up the device. You’ll use 80% less toilet paper and leave the bathroom feeling fresh with a kick in your step! Done are the days of infinitely wiping when you use Whisper Bidets. It’s no secret – it’s a game-changer. They work wonders on our delicate tushies and have been long overdue to become a staple in U.S. homes while being better for the environment. The nozzle sprayer is fully protected ensuring it remains untouched and perfectly clean. Give it a try with a 60-day money-back guarantee.
I hope this guide helps you think a little more outside the box and really give Dad a gift he could truly use and enjoy!