The holiday season is here and it’s the perfect time to show your appreciation for the dads in your life. Whether he’s a tech enthusiast or a lover of the outdoors, there’s a gift out there for every type of dad. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for dads this holiday season, ranging from eco-friendly playing cards to high-tech gadgets.
Minimalist National Park Playing Cards
If your dad loves hiking or camping, the Minimalist National Park Playing Cards are a great gift for him. These eco-friendly cards feature stylized illustrations of various national parks on their face cards and are perfect for a game around the campfire. They also double as lovely wall decor for the home.
For the bookworm dad, the latest nonfiction thriller from David Grann, The Wager, is a thrilling read. The book chronicles the harrowing voyage of the British vessel the HMS Wager, including its shipwreck off the coast of Brazil in 1741 and the murderous mutiny that followed. This gripping tale is sure to keep dad on the edge of his seat and make for great film fodder.
Hoto Electric Screwdriver
If your dad is a tinkerer and loves to DIY, the Hoto Electric Screwdriver is the perfect tool for him. This elegant-looking screwdriver features a clean, simple design and comes with a USB-C port for charging and a case for storing the included steel bits. It’s great for tackling small to medium-sized projects around the home or workbench.
Poler Elevated Camera Cooler
For the photography enthusiast dad, the Poler Elevated Camera Cooler is a versatile bag that doubles as a camera case or an insulated cooler for a six-pack. It’s perfect for taking on photography adventures and ensuring that Dad always has some cold ones on hand. Just be sure not to mix expensive camera gear with ice!
GuliKit KingKong 2 Pro Controller
If your dad is a gamer, it’s likely he’s dealt with the frustration of Joy-Con stick drift. The GuliKit KingKong 2 Pro Controller is a wireless Bluetooth controller for the Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and iOS that features Hall effect sticks, which don’t succumb to drifting issues. It’s an excellent alternative to Nintendo’s Pro Controller and even supports Amiibos.
Anker PowerHouse 521
For the adventurous dad who loves camping, the Anker PowerHouse 521 is a portable power station that offers a variety of charging ports, from USB-C to a car socket, and delivers up to 200 watts of juice. It’s perfect for powering everything from laptops to mini-fridges and even supports an add-on solar panel for extended off-the-grid living.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket
If your dad is a fan of rugged outdoor looks, the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is a great addition to his wardrobe. This high-quality jacket comes in a variety of earthy tones and is made from sturdy materials. It’s the same jacket worn by Joel in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us.
The Simpsons Arcade1UP
For the nostalgic dad who loves The Simpsons, the Arcade1UP Simpsons arcade cabinet is a small treasure. It’s a perfect replica of the classic arcade game and includes a matching riser and stool for a complete retro gaming experience. This gift is sure to bring back memories of losing quarters in the quintessential beat ’em up.
Jabra Elite 3
A pair of true wireless earbuds is a great gift for any music-loving dad, and the Jabra Elite 3 is an excellent option. These earbuds offer good sound quality, reliable performance, and work with any device, unlike some Bluetooth buds that are locked into a single ecosystem. They also offer up to seven hours of battery life and a comfortable fit, perfect for listening to Dad’s favorite tunes.
Ember Travel Mug 2 Plus
If your dad loves his morning coffee, the Ember Travel Mug 2 Plus is a must-have. This smart mug can be controlled via an app or capacitive buttons and maintains the perfect temperature for up to three hours. It also taps into Apple’s Find My network, so Dad will never lose his favorite mug.
Ambient Weather WS-1965 WiFi Weather Station
For the weather-obsessed dad, the Ambient Weather WS-1965 WiFi Weather Station is a great gift. This Wi-Fi-connected weather station tracks temperature, humidity, wind speed, and other data points right outside your home. It’s a great all-in-one solution for personalized, localized weather tracking.
The Flipper Zero is an open-source remote hacking tool that can learn and control IR devices or store U2F keys for two-factor authentication. It also has a vibrant online community around it, meaning your dad will have no trouble finding clever uses for it. Just be sure to remind him to use it for wholesome projects!
Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe
For the dad who loves to chop wood, the Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe is a must-have. This 36-inch model is designed to get more leverage, allowing Dad to one-shot those logs with less effort. And of course, don’t forget BYOFAS: Bring Your Own Flannel And Suspenders!
Garmin Vivomove Sport
The Garmin Vivomove Sport is a great smartwatch for the stylish dad. Its 40mm size can accommodate most wrists, and the hidden OLED display adds a touch of class to the watch. It’s a great option for Dad looking to project sophistication rather than a “look at me, I like fitness” persona.
The Thermapen One is a sleek, buttonless instant-read thermometer that’s perfect for grilling in the backyard or helping to track the right temperature for tempering chocolate in the kitchen. It’s highly accurate and comes in an assortment of bold colors, making it tough to misplace.
Carved Wooden Phone Case
For the dad who loves nature, the Carved Wooden Phone Case is a great gift. These phone cases are available for newer iPhone models and various Galaxy devices and use a mix of real wood and colorful resin to produce unique, vivid designs.
Pinecil Portable Soldering Iron
If your dad still uses a basic soldering iron that looks like it was bought at RadioShack, the Pinecil Portable Soldering Iron is a great upgrade. This inexpensive gadget heats up in seconds, has a tiny OLED display for dialing in the exact temperature, and can be powered using either a DC adapter or USB-C.
Zhik ZKG Shoe
The Zhik ZKG Shoe is a stylish and versatile water shoe that’s perfect for the dad who loves to transition from casual lounging to the water without a second thought. These shoes drain and dry quickly, and their soles offer plenty of grip even when wet.
XPower A-2 Airrow Pro Duster
For the dad who loves to keep things clean, the XPower A-2 Airrow Pro Duster is an essential tool. This electric duster is incredibly handy when it comes to cleaning nooks, crannies, and other hard-to-reach places. It’s perfect for keeping Dad’s desk, keyboard, or living room entertainment center tidy.
Aarke Carbonator 3
The Aarke Carbonator 3 is a great home carbonation system that makes some seriously fizzy water. Unlike other systems, it features an elegant design and won’t ruin your kitchen decor. Plus, if Dad is feeling crafty, he can mod it to use cheap food-grade CO2 tanks.
Elgato Stream Deck Plus
The Elgato Stream Deck Plus is great for controlling a livestream, but it’s also an handy tool for creating power user-level macro shortcuts for your computer and various smart home accessories. Plus, the addition of four knobs makes it even more customizable.
Hasbro Selfie Series Action Figure
For the dad who loves goofing around, the Hasbro Selfie Series Action Figure is a hilarious gift. This series features customizable action figures that can be made to look like Dad (or any other person) and comes with a selfie stick accessory. It’s a silly, but fun, way to show your appreciation.
Choosing a gift for your dad can be tough, but hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas. From high-tech gadgets to outdoor gear, there’s something out there for every type of dad. The most important thing is to show your appreciation and give a gift that he’ll love. Happy holidays!