We dads don’t make gifting easy, do we? It seems like every great dad gift idea you come up with, we already have. From practical stuff like socks and ties (and hey, I like a good pair of socks, for the record) to fun stuff like grill tools or board games to sporty stuff like golf clubs and yachts, we dads tend to treat ourselves when we want things. (OK, the yacht thing was a stretch.)
So how do you get the best holiday gift for a dad? You get clever. Or you rely on people like me to have done hours of research and polling and reading and put together a list of great gift ideas for dads for 2020.
There are a few practical items on here, a few just for fun ideas, and a few wow factor gifts. Because this is your dad we’re talking about (or your father-in-law or the father of your kids or some other dad variation), so maybe going big is the right move – something to show you care and to wrap up 2020 with something positive.
A Game of Thrones 4 Book Box Set
Almost any dad who enjoys a good book will love the four books that comprise the bulk of the A Song of Fire and Ice series thus far. Assuming your dad has the rare luxury of free time, he’ll love spending it delved into author George R.R. Martin’s gripping world of warfare, magic, murder, ice, and a decent serving of sex, too.
Gerber Pack Hatchet Camping Axe
Every man needs a good hatchet, and this here is a good hatchet. (Oh, Gerber may call it a “camping axe” but don’t be fooled – it’s a hatchet.) Lightweight yet strong, well-balanced, and razor sharp when it arrives, this handy hand tool is perfect for cutting kindling, trimming smaller branches off trees, and throwing at a target out back, if that’s your dad’s thing.
Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth Speaker
This award-winning, compact but powerful Bluetooth speaker is durable and waterproof, so it’s perfect for the dad who likes fishing, boating, biking, and more. In fact, it was even designed to be clipped onto the handlebars of a bicycle, and can also be strapped onto a backpack or a belt.
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife
If your dad doesn’t have a Swiss Army Knife yet, it is high time to right that wrong. These handy, pocket-sized multitools are one of those things that, once a person has used one, they will never want to be without one again. Except when passing through airport security checkpoints.
Olukai Moloa Slipper
These slippers will become your dad’s new favorite footwear, thanks to their warmth, comfort, and support. The backs are designed to be folded down for easy slipping on – say for a garbage drop – or the slippers can be pulled on with the heel covered for even more coziness or for a longer stroll (dog walks, e.g.), which is totally acceptable given their outdoor sole.
Mr. Steak Super Starter Box
If your dad is like most dads, he likes to grill stuff. And if he likes to grill stuff, chances are steak is near the top of that list. And if all that checks out so far, then you need to check out a steak sampler from the aptly named company Mr. Steak. Their Super Starter Box comes with two flatiron steaks, two NY strips, a ribeye, and five steak burgers.
Columbia SH/FT Mid Shoe
Is dad caught somewhere between stylish and outdoorsy? Then these “shoes” from Columbia will be the perfect fit. Rather a hybrid of a lightweight hiking boot and a casual city sneaker, the SH/FT shoes are tough and supportive enough for the trail but will look right at home in town.
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier
Show dad you care about his health with this handsome and highly effective air filter, which can remove 99% of airborne pollutants and help keep him safe. This is an especially good gift if pops works in an office away from home, but will be a welcome addition to any space, from the bedroom to the living room to the mancave to the workshop.
Priority Bicycles Current E-Bike
Your father gave everything he could when raising you, now it’s time you give him something nice, too. And by nice, I mean awesome. This electric bike is actually a great price when compared to similar electric bicycles from other brands, and will be beyond compare with dad’s current old bike collecting dust in the shed. It can assist pedaling up to 28 miles per hour and will carry dad dozens of miles per charge (as many as 60 on flatter ground at moderate speeds, in fact). For older dads, it’s a great way to make exercise safer and lower impact; for younger dads, it’s more than fast enough to keep things exciting.
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