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The Father of All Gift Guides: Ideas for Every Dad on Your List

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It happens every year. Dad is always the last person on everyone’s list. We get it, we’re hard to shop for. But this year, we’re going to help everyone out. Pass this list along to anyone who asks you for “some ideas” on what to get you, and sit back and enjoy.

Here are the best things we’ve found this season:

GIFTS FOR THE GRILLMASTER

BigMouth Inc The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron

BigMouth Inc The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron

If he takes this grilling thing seriously — maybe a little too seriously? — this is the ultimate accessory. A military-style apron that beefs up his whole experience.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Man Crates Grill Master Crate

Man Crates Grill Master Crate

This one’s so much fun. A sealed crate that’s practically impossible to open, filled with a smoker box, a tenderizer, sauces and spices. Manly!

$109.99 AT MAN CRATES

Grace Kitchenwares 3 n 1 BBQ Accessories Dream Set

Grilling gets a whole lot more badass when you’re wearing “bear claws.” Heads up: there’s a 100% chance he references Wolverine. Every. Single. Time.

$18.95 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE BEER DRINKER

Areaware Bottle Opener

Areaware Bottle Opener

Simple, yet amazing. Just like dads. This unique bent nail and magnet combo is a genius conversation piece that’s both modern-looking rustic at the same time.

$17.60 AT AMAZON

Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Beer Cooler

Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go Vacuum Insulated Double Walled Stainless Steel Beer Bottle and Can Cooler

This ultimate on-the-go cooler keeps bottles AND cans frosty. It’s vacuum insulated and even comes with a built-in bottle opener.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles

Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles

A super-fun gift that keeps beer at the right drinking temperature, even on a hot day!

$19.99 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE MUSIC LOVER

Upcycled Record Coasters

Upcycled Record Coasters

Made out of reclaimed records, these unique coasters are retro-cool, bring back the memories of his favorite tunes, and keep those damn rings off the furniture.

$18.00 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Speakers

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Speakers

If he loves retro AND modern, this is perfect. A turntable for the pure sound of records, with the Bluetooth ability to pump it to wireless speakers.

$40.78 AT AMAZON

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

These barely-there wireless headphones are a perfect gift for gadget and music lovers. And the case is even trackable, so (unlike his keys) he’ll have a hard time losing them. 

$144.00 AT AMAZON

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

A super-popular bluetooth speaker with a built-in robot assistant? It’s like all his dreams are coming true.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

 

GIFTS FOR THE SPORTS LOVER

Abbott Collection Home Plate Doormat

Abbott Collection Home Plate Doormat

“A doormat? You think I want a doormat as a gif…holy crap that’s the coolest doormat ever.” BAD PUN ALERT, BAD PUN ALERT: This gift is a (wait for it) home run.

$22.99 AT AMAZON

Baseball Park Map Glasses

Baseball Park Map Glasses

Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. These ballpark map glasses feature his home away from home, and combine two of his greatest loves.

$35.00 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

Schutt MLB Desk Caddy

Schutt MLB Desk Caddy

The perfect gift for any baseball head. A mini replica of his favorite team’s helmet that holds pens, scissors, business cards, or whatever other crap he keeps on his desk.

$26.04 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE FUNNY DAD

The Dad Book- Truths, Hacks, and Dad-isms

The Dad Book

If he loves to laugh, this is the perfect gift. Packed with hilarious jokes, hacks and dad-isms, yet (almost) small enough to fit in his cargo shorts.

$15.00 AT AMAZON

Objects of Dad’s Desire 2020 Wall Calendar

Objects of Dad's Desire 2020 Wall Calendar

Here’s a hysterically sexy spin on pin-up calendars, featuring the things he really lusts for: lawn mowers, remote controls, thermostats, and crisp white sneakers. Va va voom!

$16.00 AT AMAZON

D Is For Dad: An ABC Book For Kids…And Dads

D-is-For-Dad-An-ABC-Book-For-Kids...And-Dads

 

THIS is the ABC he wants to read to the kids. C is for Cargo Shorts, F is for Finger Pulling, and O is for Oil checks. He’ll like it even more than they do.

$18.00 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE WELL GROOMED DAD

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Razor

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Razor

The closest shave of his life, and a razor with the technology, gadgetry, and looks of a futuristic spaceship.

$174.94 AT AMAZON

BEARD KING – The Official Beard Bib

BEARD KING - The Official Beard Bib

The worst things about beards are clippings and clogged drains. This genius invention solves both problems.

$22.99 AT AMAZON

Proraso Travel Shave Kit

Proraso Travel Shave Kit

Perfect for a guy who travels a lot, this kit lets him take the perfect shave on the road with him..

$15.00 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE TECHIE

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

 

Virtual reality is the next big thing, and the possibilities are endless. Just don’t let him wear it while riding the mower. 

$199.00 AT AMAZON

Anker Wireless Phone Charger

Anker Wireless Phone Charger

With high-speed wireless charging that works with the latest iPhone and Samsung models, this baby helps him cut some of the cords.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video

Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video

This doorbell alerts you when there’s motion, lets you see, hear, and speak to visitors from your phone, and has infared night vision. He’s gonna be feeling so futuristic.

$99.99 AT AMAZON

NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh WIFI System with 2.2Gbps Speed

NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh WIFI System with 2.2Gbps Speed

No more Wi-Fi dead zones. This mesh system gives you 6,000 square feet of coverage that supports up to 20 devices.

$268.00 AT AMAZON

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

This smart thermostat can be set, programmed, and adjusted from your phone, and sends electric shocks if anyone but dad touches it. (The last part is a lie, but tell him that. He’ll love it.)

$232.00 AT AMAZON

LBLA FPV Drone with WiFi Camera Live Video

LBLA FPV Drone with WiFi Camera Live Video

“It’s not a toy! It’s an advanced aerial photography device.” Suuuuuuure it is. But it’s also a pretty cool toy.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

RUNMUS Gaming Headset

RUNMUS Gaming Headset

He loves video games. It’s just in a dad’s DNA. You can’t fight it. At least this way you don’t have to listen to it.

$25.85 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE OUTDOORSY DAD

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

Whether he loves the beach, tailgating, or just hanging out in the yard, this waterproof, leakproof, insulated mega-cooler makes everything a lot more chill.

$199.99 AT AMAZON

OneLogFire 6 Pack

OneLogFire 6 Pack

Sure, he thinks he can light a fire, but let’s be honest. There’s usually more cursing and coughing than sparks. This baby lets him just strike up one match and get two hours of flames.

$67.95 AT AMAZON

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

If he’s a hiker or camper, this is a must. A personal water filter that lets him safely drink from rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes, with no worries.

$17.47 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE KITCHEN KING

The Good Fuego- A Hot Sauce Gift Set

The Good Fuego- A Hot Sauce Gift Set

Does he think he’s hot and spicy? Give him a hot sauce gift set with enough flavors to complement any food.

$32.99 AT AMAZON

Progressive International Microwave S’mores Maker

Progressive International Microwave S'mores Maker

Sure, s’mores are amazing, but what if you could skip the smoky fire part and just get right to the good stuff? This lets him microwave ‘em in 30 seconds and dig in.

$10.81 AT AMAZON

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker

Holy crap, this is an amazing gift for Star Wars fans. In less than 12 parsecs, even a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder will be whipping up his favorite waffles ever. (Trust us. He’ll get the reference.)

$39.95 AT AMAZON

Just Crunch Anti-Soggy Cereal Bowl

Just Crunch Anti-Soggy Cereal Bowl

If he’s cuckoo for crunchy cereal, this is a game-changer. A divider in the bowl lets him skip the soggy spoonfuls, and enjoy what he really wants.

$8.99 AT AMAZON

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves

Perfect for slicing, carving, shucking, or any of the other things that seem like they could leave a handy guy a little less hand-y.

$11.49 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE GAME LOVER

Punderdome- A Card Game for Pun Lovers

Punderdome- A Card Game for Pun Lovers

There is nothing — and we mean NOTHING — dads love more than puns. This game lets him unleash a lifetime of preparation like the groan man that he is.

$18.00 AT AMAZON

Desktop Skee-Ball

Desktop Skee-Ball

There’s only one thing that’s more fun than Skee-Ball, and that’s playing Skee-Ball at your desk.

$9.95 AT AMAZON

USAOPOLY Risk Game of Thrones Strategy Board Game

USAOPOLY Risk Game of Thrones Strategy Board Game

Game of Thrones made it cool to be a nerd again. And Risk was the original nerd game. It’s the perfect match.

$56.63 AT AMAZON

GIFT FOR THE BEST DRESSED DAD

Leather Gloves for Mens With Full-Hand Touchscreen

Leather Gloves for Mens With Full-Hand Touchscreen

Leather touchscreen-enabled gloves keep him stylish and warm, while still able to answer his calls. (Or just play Candy Crush.)

$21.99 AT AMAZON

New Balance Men’s 608v5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer Shoe

New Balance Men's 608v5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer Shoe

The ultimate dad accessory. I mean, if he’s not wearing crisp white New Balances, is he even a dad?

$54.44 AT AMAZON

 

GIFTS FOR THE CURIOUS DAD

Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test

Canine DNA Test - Wisdom Panel

Get the ancestry and health history of Dad’s best friend.

$149.99 AT AMAZON

23andMe Ancestry+Trait Kit

23andMe Ancestry+Trait Kit

“Where are you from?” Whether you’ve said that out of love or out of…well, the other thing, here’s where you can finally get your answer!

$79.00 AT AMAZON

AncestryDNA- Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test

AncestryDNA- Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test

Can’t get enough of this ancestry thing. This one pinpoints his 26 most interesting traits. Which, coincidentally, is 26 more than you thought he had. ZING!

$79.00 AT AMAZON

GIFTS FOR THE NESTING DAD

Custom Map Maker

Custom Map Maker

$49.00 AT GRAFO MAPS

RainBowl Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light

RainBowl Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light

A motion sensor that lights up the toilet bowl at night helps with the ol’ spray pattern, and adds some swag to the throne.

$12.95 AT AMAZON