45 Christmas Gifts for Dad He Will Obsess Over

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This post is all about Christmas gifts for dad.

christmas gifts for dads

A key role to being the favorite child is finding the best Christmas gifts for dads. 

Let's be real...that's easier said than done. Dads are the slightly better than moms but still pull the "I don't need anything" card. Like, no just tell me what you want!!

We have found the best Christmas gifts for dads and believe me, this is one of the best gift roundups we have EVER had. I want to get my dad like six of these things!

This post is all about the best Christmas gifts for dad.

Christmas Gifts for Dad:

1. Leather Wallet 

We all know that there is a running joke between dad’s that “their kids only love them for their wallet”. This Christmas, feed into that joke with your gift! 

A new leather wallet is a great Christmas gift for dad because it is thoughtful and one that he will use often and remember you by! 

2. Amazon Echo 

Amazon Echos are lifesavers, they help you do everything, they turn off your lights, they play your music. . . . wouldn’t your dad love all of this too? DUH! 

Give your dad the gift of basically a personal assistant with an Amazon Echo this Christmas. There are so many to choose from, (I totally want to check out one of the ones with the screen!) that you are sure to get him a gift he will love and forever thank you for! 

3. Watch

What dad doesn’t wear a watch? Like is a dad a dad if he isn’t wearing one? I really don’t know! 

In today’s time, smart watches are all the rage. But they often times look out of place with a suit and tie. That’s why I recommend getting dad a watch for Christmas. Like, an actual watch that he can wear to work and look very professional in. 

A watch as a christmas gift for dad is the perfect way to get him something useful that also says “hey, I’m not entirely turned off of old ways!”.

4. Stylus 

A stylus is a great christmas gift for dad because it allows him to better navigate the technology of today. I mean seriously! I have heard so many parents say that their stylus makes their phone seem so much easier to use. So if you have parents that struggles with basically all technology, get them a stylus because I promise it will work! 

5. Kindle

Honestly, this christmas gift idea for dad makes me a little sad, because it means that physical books and libraries are truly a thing of the past. And I debated putting this in here because I don’t want to accept that but to stay current I’m adding it. 

Kindles are great, don’t get me wrong. I now prefer to read on my iPad or kindle. But for parents its might be more difficult. Ease them into it with a basic kindle, and I promise within time it will be their new best friend! 

6. Espresso Machine 

I have my dad to thank for my obsession with all kinds of coffee. If your dad loves coffee, then this is a great Christmas gift idea for him! 

An espresso machine gives him a Starbucks in his home basically. So not only are you saving him time, you’re saving him money too! This is definitely a gift that will make you his favorite child! 

7. A Record Player 

I LOVE that record players are coming back and are almost “on trend” now! And parents are enjoying it, too! 

A lot of parents — dads especially — have their old record collections somewhere in the house. Give them a chance to break them out with this awesome christmas gift idea just for dad! 

8. FireTV

This is the perfect Christmas gift for dad because a FireTV is just like adding as second TV to the one that you already have! 

FireTV’s have Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc. AND the newest ones have Alexa built into the remote so he won’t have to push buttons a remote he can never remember how to work. How awesome is that?

9. Noise Cancelling Headphones 

TBH, I’m putting these on my Christmas list, but I know that my dad would love them to! 

Noise cancelling headphones are apparently magical because you can only hear your music if you’re playing it, or just silence if not! This is a perfect Christmas gift for dad because it gives him the “peace and quiet” that he always begs for. Or, if he travels a lot these are PERFECT for travel!

10. Leather Phone Case 

This is the dad version of phone cases, I’m convinced. 

Did you know that most dads believe that they don’t need a case on their phones? It’s true, phone cases are typically thought of as a “more feminine item”. But a leather phone case? Oh that completely changes the game because it’s totally male. So if youre constantly worried about your dad breaking his phone, I totally suggest this Christmas gift for him! 

11. Wireless Charger 

I got one of these for Christmas last year, and I cannot say enough GOOD things about it!! You just set your phone on it and it charges it! How cool is that?

It is only available on iPhone 8s and up, but if you dad has one of those, I think this is a great and inexpensive Christmas gift for Dad! 

12. FitBit

If your dad is into fitness or looking to get into it. Then I think that this is a great way to do just that! Fitbits are great for those that just want to track their steps or physical activity.

And another great thing about a FitBit as a Christmas gift for dad is that its on the more inexpensive side compared to other kinds of smart watches. So it won’t completely break your bank! 

13. Ember Mug 

I think that this is a GENIUS product, so if you want to shop for me, feel free to get me this? But order two, one for me and one for your dad! 

Ember Mugs are coffee mugs that stay heated so that your coffee never gets cold! You set their temperature and they keep whatever beverage is inside at that temperature. So if your dad hates cold coffee, save his life with an Ember mug for Christmas! 

14. ...or a regular mug!

This is a great Christmas gift for dad if you’re trying to gift shop on a budget. Amazon has a ton of regular mugs, and some of them are so funny! Definitely look into this gift idea if money is tight this holiday season!  

15. Tile Set 

Does your dad always lose his keys? Then get him a Tile set for Christmas! A tile set connects from your keys to your phone so that if you have one, you can always find the other! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for that forgetful dad! 

16. Multi-Tool

Oh this is a TOTAL dad gift. A multi tool just has — you guessed it — multiple tools in one!

We all know that dads like to be the handy one in the group. And they should be, they’re dads! So keep them feeling like they’re still the most handy person around with a multi tool as a Christmas gift! 

17. Hammer Tool Set 

I think that this Christmas gift is a great idea for dads! A hammer tool set has a hammer with a bunch of interchangeable heads.

Often times when dads are being ~handy~ as I just mentioned, they only need a hammer. Yet they drag their entire tool box to wherever the hammering is needed. This gift is prevents that from happening EVER. AGAIN., and what dad wouldn’t love that?

18. Old Fashion Glass Set 

If you’re dad loves a good high ball or just some whiskey in the evening after work, this is a great Christmas gift idea for him! 

Get him a set of glasses for his bar cart or bookshelf in his office. Then, he’ll think of you every time he pours a glass and be super thankful that his favorite child added such a classic piece to his favorite part of the day! 

19. Braun Grooming Kit 

Did you know that some dads use the most basic kind of shaving products? A lot of them say that its because they “dont see the need to get anything more expensive”. 

Well we, their children, do. And if you see that need then this is the perfect Christmas gift for dad! A precision grooming kit has fresh and brand new products that will give him a clean and fresh shave or haircut every time and drastically reduce their chances of cutting themselves while shaving! 

20. Custom Whiskey Decanter 

This is another great Christmas gift idea for the dad that loves a drink after work. He’s not in college anymore, so the liquor bottles as decor probably isn’t as enticing to him as it is to you.

But with this custom whiskey decanter, he’ll be much more likely to showcase his favorite whiskey in his office or in the kitchen! And in doing that he’ll be showcasing a gift from YOU so that you have actual evidence you're the favorite child  best gift giver.. We love mutually beneficial gifts don't we? 

21. Duffel Bag 

This is perfect for the dad that travels a lot, or goes to the gym a lot.

A lot of dads don’t think of bags. But once they have one for something, they think it's the best thing ever! So if you’re dads a frequent flyer or gym rat, this is the perfect Christmas gift for him! 

22. Cologne 

A go to Christmas gift idea for dads is always to just get him another one of his favorites or a product he uses daily. Cologne is a great product like this. So if you dad has one he wears daily,  get him another bottle so that he stays stocked!

He will think its a sweet gesture for sure. And bonus! Around the holidays things like cologne are available in gift sets so you get a little more bang for your buck! 

23. Blue Light Glasses 

Most dad’s jobs involve looking at a computer for at least some part of the day. If that’s your dad, I highly suggest thinking about getting him blue light glasses as his Christmas gift! 

Ever notice how when you stare at a computer screen your eyes get tired and start to hurt? Or maybe you develop a headache. Well, whatever happens, blue light glasses keep that from happening! They block the things that make your eyes hurt. And the best part is that even if you don’t have to have glasses, there are blue light glasses that are available as non-prescription as well! 

Bottom line: blue light glasses are a great Christmas present for the dad that looks at a phone or computer for too much of the day.  I promise he will thank you immensely for them! 

24. Bluetooth Speaker 
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This is a great Christmas present for the dad that loves to host. Whether it be a dinner party for colleagues or a backyard grill session, a bluetooth speaker is a great Christmas present idea! 

25. Travel Toiletries Bag 

Again, another great Christmas gift idea for the dad that travels a lot. Also pro tip: if you can get him one that is leather, they last forever! They’re more expensive, but totally worth the money for sure! 

26. Bathrobe 

This is for the dad that really needs to pamper himself because he works way too hard! A nice fuzzy bathroom guarantees that he starts his day in a relaxing way, and wouldn’t it be awesome if he had YOU to thank for that? It would be totally awesome, so get him one for Christmas! 

27. Slippers 

Everything I have to say about this is the same as the bathrobe, so just read that again if you have to. It’s a great Christmas present for dad, and you wouldn’t regret getting it for him! 

28. Electric Toothbrush 

Ok, I’m not just talking about the basic ones that we’ve been using forever. I’m talking about one the super nice ones with the like water ability to do the same thing as floss.

 It’s a great Christmas gift for the practical dad who will only like gifts that guarantee that he will use them everyday!

29. Tool Box 

I know what you’re thinking, most dads already have this! Ok true, but do they have one that really fits their needs? Is it too big? Too small? Too old and worn out? 

If you answered yes to any of these, you should totally get dad a new tool box for Christmas! Amazon has a ton of tool box options, so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your ole man this Christmas! 

30. Magnetic Tool Wrist Band 

This is an ingenious gift for that handy dad! My assistant bought this for her dad on his birthday and she says he absolutely loves it! 

Basically, this wrist band has metal in it, so screws and nails stick to it. So while he’s hanging things up or putting something together, he doesn’t have to worry about losing the nails and screws that he needs, because they’re right on his wrist! It’s a handy tool that will transform the way he approaches his “to do” list, so I highly recommend it as a Christmas gift! 

31. Bulk of His Favorite Candy 

Did you know that Amazon has 5 lb bags of  several kinds of different candy? If your dad has a sweet tooth, I totally suggest checking this Christmas gift idea out. AND: it isn’t super expensive. So its another great option if you’re ballin’ on a budget this holiday season! 

32. Socks 

Whatever reason, socks are a necessity and dads often don’t think about buying them when they need them! So if you’re really struggling and don’t know what else to get him, get him socks!

33. Dress Shirts  

This is another more basic idea for that easy to please dad. You can’t go wrong with dress shirts because every dad needs a couple. They’re a great christmas gift idea for dad and there are so many colors and styles on Amazon that you are bound to find the one that suits him perfectly!

34. Beer Bottle Caddy 

This is for the dad who loves to tailgate! This beer caddy holds 6 beers and keeps them the perfect temperature. What dad wouldn’t love getting this as a gift for christmas?

35. A Tie  

Ties are so fun honestly! I love that ties always give a glimpse into the kind of personality a guy has, and with dads it's no exception.

A great Christmas gift idea for dad is a tie. Either add to his funny tie collection, or add to his collection of professional ties so that he has a new look he can sport! 

36. Charging Phone Case 

This christmas gift idea is for the dad that is always on the go. A charging phone case keeps his phone protected and on a full battery. And, charging phone cases have become so much sleeker throughout the years that dads will love them even more! 

37. Shower Beer Holder 

This is a Christmas gift idea for dad if your dad is a jokester who loves beer, or if he loves beer and you’re on a budget. This neat contraption allows him to keep his beer with him in the shower. I have a feel that the kids who get their dads one of these for Christmas will be their forever favorites.

38. A Bottle of His Favorite Alcohol 

Ok, maybe your dad isn’t the biggest beer fan (that’s probably unlikely but you know what I mean) and he prefers some kind of hard liquor instead. Perfectly fine! Like I’ve said before a great Christmas gift idea for dad is getting him another of something that he always knows and loves.

Alcohol TOTALLY applies to this category! So grab a nice bottle of his favorite whiskey or bourbon for him this Christmas, you know he’ll definitely enjoy it! 

39. Sunglasses

If you have some extra cash to spend on your loved ones this holiday season, I highly suggest sunglasses as Dad’s Christmas gift. Because, what dad doesn’t love sunglasses? 

Amazon actually has a ton of name brand sunglasses available through Prime Wardrobe, so you can order them for him and return them for free if they don’t work and dad needs a different style!
40. Grilling Box Set  

This is for grillmaster dad. This grilling box set provides your dad with top notch tools for the grill AND a place to keep them. Now that sounds like a gift a dad would get from their favorite child, doesn’t it?

41. Lap Desk   

My dad loves to work from his chair, but if he did it for too long he would begin to feel pain in his neck and back. I got him a lap desk so that he didn’t have to slouch down all the time and the pain is gone but he can still work from his chair! 

If your dad likes to be productive while being comfortable I highly suggest looking to lap desks as his Christmas gift. They even have ones that fit a phone and a laptop, how cool is that?

42. Car Mount 

This has personally saved my life so I know that it will help dad’s greatly too! A car mount attaches to the dashboard and keeps your phone upward and visible to you by being clipped in. It’s another great Christmas gift idea for dad, especially a dad that is always on the go!

43. YETI Beer Can Holder

If your dad likes the finer things in life, look into getting him a nice set of sheets! It might seem weird, but he’ll sleep great and have you to thank for it!

44. Portable Charger 

If your dad is a guy on the go but also believes that there is no point in phone cases, get him a portable charger. The one above completely charges your phone 4 times if its full. How cool is that? It will ensure that he doesn’t have to find an outlet and can always stay fully charged, he’ll love it!

45. Gift Cards!  

If your dad is just the pickiest person in the world and you really think that nothing you get him will make him happy, you’re wrong. Why? Because a gift card will make him happy! It will tell him that you know him so well you know better than to get him an actual present, but you still want to get him something nice so you’re letting him pick it out!                                         

Amazon has its own gift cards online, but it also has a ton of gift cards to restaurants and other places as well. So if you’re gonna go with a gift card, look on Amazon first! 

This post was all about the best Christmas gifts for dad.

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