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Great Gifts For Dad

Welcome! This page is frequently updated with great gifts for dad.

It’s loaded with unique gift ideas for fathers who have everything and those dads who seem like they want absolutely nothing.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Perfect Gifts For Dads Who Cook
  • Essential Gifts For New Fathers And Dads-To-Be
  • Great Gifts For Dads Who Love To Run
  • Gifts For Dads That Travel For Work
  • Much, much more!

If you can’t find a perfect gift for dad on this list, it probably doesn’t exist!

Great Gifts For New Fathers And Dads-To-Be

Being initiated into the fatherhood club for the first time is a thrilling and frightening experience. New dads need to learn on the fly but having the right gear makes the lives of first-time fathers and dads-to-be much easier to handle.

It’s an absolute must for new dads to have all of the essential baby gear on hand and more than a few items for dad’s personal use.

While traditional baby gear is often ridiculous — and explicitly made with new moms in mind — items created with the new dad in mind do exist.

From a practical and quick coffee pot to a handheld vacuum that’ll suck up any massive mess (and there will be MANY) here are 14 essential new dad gifts you need to get your friend, brother or brother-in-law to welcome him into the fraternity of fatherhood.

GIFTS FOR NEW DADS (UNDER $100)

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Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

The 3D Lite Stroller from Summer Infant features an innovative air-light aluminum frame which makes it super lightweight to carry and push – yet durable enough to stand the test of time.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Mom will have the massive stroller that seats 10 and has enough cargo storage under the seat for luggage and the living room couch. Dad needs a compact stroller that fits into the trunk and gets the kid from point A to B-ack before nap.

Black & Decker 20-Volt Max Lithium Cordless Hand Vacuum

This sleek Black & Decker lithium cordless hand vacuum features a rotating slim nozzle with a built-in crevice tool and flip-up brush and is ideal for everyday cleanup of dust, pet hair, and crumbs. The triple layer, cyclonic action filtration system helps keep dirt off the filter so users can blast through large messes with long-lasting suction power.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: There will be messes. So many messes that pulling out the regular vacuum every time will get exhausting just to think about. The new dad will need a powerful handheld vacuum to suck up the biggest of the small messes.

HELM Core Fitness Strength Training System

Is dad looking for a way to target his core while training chest, shoulders, and arms? The Helm can solve his problem in half the time, allowing new fathers in a time crunch to upper body for strength, stability, and endurance while simultaneously working the core.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Avoid the Dad Bod!!! And because getting to the gym isn’t always possible.

GIFTS FOR DADS TO BE (UNDER $50)

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Mpow Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

Designed for an excellent listening experience, Mpow Bluetooth headset with CSR chip and around-ear cushion design can provide robust, immersive and Hi-fidelity sound.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Oh was the baby crying? He couldn’t hear because he’s blasting dad rap. Give him a couple more minutes.

Cuisinart 4 Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe

The compact design of the Cuisinart 4-cup coffee maker is small enough to use for a small household or second home, without sacrificing the features users love. The Brew Pause allows people to pour a cup before the brewing cycle has finished and the automatic shutoff so you never have to worry about leaving the house in a hurry.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: The dad to be and every new father will need caffeine but brewing an entire pot isn’t always practical and K-cups are expensive, wasteful and usually tastes like hot dirt. A four-cup pot is perfect.

Tile-Mate Bluetooth Key Finder

The world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker just got 25% smaller. The Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Dad isn’t allowed to lose two things — the kid or the keys. Both are incredibly important. Especially if the kid gets lost first. How can dad drive around the neighborhood looking for the baby without his car kids?!?!

All-in-One Multifunctional Phone Mount For Strollers

This multifunctional smartphone mount can be mounted on a variety of locations and surfaces including car air vents bike handlebars, office desks, tables, refrigerators, shelves, air vents, and many more edge-defined surfaces.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Long walks are every new dad’s ace in the hole. The kid dozes off to sleep but dad can’t stop because the motion is calming the ocean. Time to do a couple laps around the block while binging on Netflix or listening to his favorite podcast.

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps & Changing Pad

Wouldn’t it be great if you could organize ALL of your baby care accessories in just one diaper bag – while keeping BOTH of your hands-free – while not having to worry about the bag falling apart?

Bag Nation thought so too. This Diaper Bag Backpack is the result.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Dad will need a diaper bag, his own bag, filled with all of the accessories for taking care of the baby and a few everyday carry items for himself.

GIFTS FOR DADS-TO-BE (UNDER $25)

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Gentlemen’s Hardware 10-in-1 Pocket Multi-Tool

Gentlemen’s Hardware presents its handy and stylish 10-in-1 pocket multitools. In a bit of a tight spot, this brass-style tool combines an array of handy tools in one credit-card-sized solution. From a ruler to a bottle opener, dad will always have what you need for the job.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: New dads are forced to be a Mr. Fix-It whether they want the gig or not. Get the dad-to-be a handy multi-purpose tool that’ll handle most jobs. If this tool doesn’t get the job done, his father-in-law probably will.

“The Bump Maker” Mug

The coffee mug that makes a statement. A funny statement, but a statement.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: He’s going to need a mug for the hundred cups of coffee he consumes every day.

The New Dad Dictionary

Are you ready for cluster feedings and cradle cap? How about meconium and jaundice? With The New Dad Dictionary, new dads no longer have to page through parenting tomes to understand common terms.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: The dad-to-be will have plenty of questions about fatherhood, the baby, and the numerous terms he’ll hear during doctor visits, playdates and binging on daytime TV. This book breaks every term down into regular guy speak with a humorous twist because no one wants to actually learn anything while parenting.

For Sanity’s Sake Parenting Post-It Notes 2019 Calendar

This hilarious desk calendar is filled with funny and relatable messages for parents.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: The calendar is a 365-day reminder that there are dads much worse at parenting.

Threadrock Full and Low Battery Matching Shirts

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: New dads don’t have the energy to be funny. They’ll need some help. Funny shirts will do the trick, especially if the kid plays along with the joke. Actually, the baby has little choice.

Daddy’s First Milestone Beer Labels

Daddy’s First Milestone beer labels are the perfect way to celebrate the incoming a new dad into the club. These waterproof beer bottle labels and carrier make a unique gift for dads-to-be and even work on soda bottles for the dads who don’t partake in the sauce.

Why It’s A Perfect Gift For New Dads: Umm..because beer?

Great Gifts For Dads Who Cook

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Needs gifts for a dad who cooks?

Some dads feel more comfortable in the kitchen than in the garage or coaching a kid’s soccer team. More and more fathers are moving into the kitchen to take over the oven, the stovetop, and the sous via machines to whip up meals for the family.

If you there’s a dad who cooks on your gift list, now’s the time to jump on these amazing deals on the perfect accessories for the home chef. Whether dad needs a new kitchen multi-tool, a different cookbook or another cast iron skillet to add to the arsenal, this list covers all the bases.

Here are 10 perfect gift ideas for dads who cook, all under $50.

Kitchen Multi-Tool

At first glance, one would assume this Kitchen Multi-Tool was a bit of a gimmick, but as soon as you start peeling out a few of the tools you’ll quickly realize this gadget is seriously useful and functional.

Every dad who cooks will find a hundred different reasons to use this multi-tool on the daily.

Lodge Wildlife Series Cast Iron Skillet

For over 100 years Lodge has been dedicated to manufacturing quality cast iron products, that can be passed down from one generation to the next. From summertime campouts to Sunday night dinners, Lodge is happy to be at home on your table.

These Lodge Wildlife Series Cast Iron Skillets are the perfect gift for dads who cook exclusively on cast iron. Each skillet is etched with a gorgeous wildlife scene like this majestic moose, a duck, deer, and even a fish.

Reodoeer BamBoo Reading Rest For Cookbooks

Made of high-quality bamboo, the Reodoeer Bamboo Reading Rest will fit even the thickest of dad’s cookbooks.

The reading rest can be adjusted to 6 different angle settings and it conveniently folds down flat when not in use.

New Cookbooks

Don’t let dad keep making the same boring old recipes. Get him to change it up in the kitchen with any one of these amazing cookbooks jammed packed with recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest brood.

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck – Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they’re throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs.

Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? grilled peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.

What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner? – An offshoot of the incredibly popular website, WhatTheFuckShouldIMakeForDinner.com, this “choose your own adventure”-style cookbook provides quick and easy solutions for the nightly conundrum.

Dad will never wonder what the hell to make for dinner ever again.

Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto – Back in 2009, Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate. Their new book, titled Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster and the perfect gift for grill dads everywhere.

This book is the complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country’s most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue.

‘Dinner Is Coming’ Apron

This Game of Thrones-inspired apron is a perfect gift for dads who love to cook and can’t get enough GoT. Designed for functional use in the home or outdoor grill, the heavy-duty fabric is practical and long-lasting.

8-Inch Multipurpose Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife

Dad’s slicing and dicing will immediately improve with this fantastic 8-inch multipurpose stainless steel kitchen knife from Utopia Kitchen.

Made with a safe, durable and high-quality blade that doesn’t dull quickly, this knife allows for laser-like accuracy while segmenting and trimming large cuts of meat, and even larger items like melon, squash or pineapple.

‘Dad’s Kitchen’ Bamboo Cutting Board

After getting dad the perfect knife to slice and dice his way around the kitchen, add this Andaz Press custom cutting board to the stack of gifts for dad. Andaz Press is a premier designer and manufacturer of custom personalized gifts and their products are always made with the highest quality materials and production methods.

This “Dad’s Kitchen” bamboo cutting board will last longer than dad’s homemade bean dip.

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Yellowbird Hot Sauce Combo 4-Pack

The mission at Yellowbird is not only to make the most delicious, totally natural, and veggie–based spicy condiments. The company also wants to provide the consumer with products made with ethically–sourced ingredients that people will feel great about adding to foods.

This 4-Pack of Yellowbird Hot Sauce includes Habanero, Serrano, Jalapeno and Blue Agave Sriracha that dad can add to his favorite recipes like pizza or pasta sauce, fry batter or even mixed drinks.

Gifts For Dads Who Love To Run

Does dad love to run? He’s not alone, especially out on the road or trails when the weather is nice.

Running is easily one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States and around the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 64 million people went jogging or running in 2016.

People love running not only for the physical and mental benefits but because it’s a relatively inexpensive way to exercise. Gym memberships and training sessions are unnecessary. All a runner needs is a dependable pair of sneakers, comfortable running clothes, and music or podcasts to help pass the miles.

There are a few other accessories to the sport, especially if dad runs frequently and gets serious about training. Here are some gifts for dads who love to run.

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Urban Active Sports Medal Holder

Are you looking for a way to display your medals and awards and creating a beautiful reminder of how awesome dad is at running?

Most dads forget to celebrate and acknowledge their successes. This handsome medal holder ensures everyone remembers dad loves to run – and he’s pretty damn good at it.

13.1 Half-Marathon Running Bracelet

This distinctive and lightweight leather-and-brushed-metal bracelet is the ideal inspiration for dead runs whether he’s in training or on the day of the half.

Oofos Recovery Sandal

These recovery sandals are made of breakthrough Oofoam material, this slip-on, after-sport slide holds tight and conforms to the foot to ensure incredible impact absorption, arch support, and natural motion. Ideal for dad’s post-workout recovery, the closed cell foam won’t absorb water or sweat.

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Baleaf Men’s Quick-Dry Lightweight Pace Running Shorts

Lightweight and stretchy fabric wicks sweat away, these running shorts help keep dad dry and comfortable.

D.N.A. Nature Hydration Backpack Pack With 2L Water Bladder

The D.N.A. Nature Hydration Water Backpack is lightweight making it perfect for sports like running, biking, hiking, backpacking, jogging and other physically demanding activities. The high capacity bladder holds a half gallon of water or your favorite sports drink. Nontoxic TPU, PVC interior keeps dad’s drink safe and healthy even in hot weather.

Compression Socks

Whether dad is looking to reduce recovery times or improve his performance, these socks are going to give him and his calves a big boost. Useful for running, marathons, hiking, cycling, football, rugby, tennis, basketball, triathlons, weightlifting, athletics, etc.

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NextRoller 3-Speed Vibrating Foam Roller

NextRoller vibrating foam roller is used by professional athletes to reach peak performance. It’s been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, and more. Dads who love to run can choose between low, medium, and high intensities to apply the perfect amount of pressure to each off of his sore muscles and joints.

The NextRoller can help relieve muscle pain in the lower and upper back, knees, IT band, quads, hamstrings, and more.

247 Viz Blaze Reflective Vest

247 Viz Blaze material is entirely reflective, lightweight and breathable. The vest doesn’t ride up while jogging, cycling, walking the dog, on a motorcycle, bicycle or horseback riding – this singlet works for running and biking. Dad will hardly notice it’s on and will stay safe and highly visible.

SPIBelt Sports Running Belt

Roomier than an armband, and more efficient than a waist pack, this is a phone holder the size of a belt and will keep dad’s running essentials safe. The ergonomic expandable pockets design keeps a runner’s most essential items at hand while still maintaining a slim profile.

Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones

Mpow IPX7 Water-resistant Nano-coating efficiently protects sports headphones from sweat and ensure more guaranteed lifespan, perfect for running, jogging, hiking, yoga, exercises, gym and any fitness activity.

Halo II Headband Sweatband Pullover

The Halo II Pullover Sweatband is a best-selling headband featuring the patented Sweat Seal Grip Technology and Dryline fabric; this athletic sweatband will redirect sweat and moisture away from dad’s eyes and face.

The Halo II pullover sweatbands are great for running, cycling, or virtually any other activity that will work up a sweat. They fit comfortably under helmets and are great headbands for men or women. Will not lose shape, form, or stretch out.

Great Gifts For Dad: Where To Shop Online

    1. Huckberry: Huckberry is equal parts store, magazine, and inspiration. The company carries the finest in men’s clothing and accessories while blogging about every single reason to get outside and do something.
    2. MensUSA.com: Buy factory direct and save up to 70% every day. MensUSA stocks thousands of suits and carries the world’s most famous brands with prices that will shock you.
    3. MensWearhouse.com: Find the best men’s clothing-including men’s suits, dress shirts, ties, shoes, slacks, sports coats, tuxedos and casual clothing at MensWearhouse.com.
    4. TrunkClub.com: As a Nordstrom company, Trunk Club has the service, selection, and convenience of one of the world’s best retailers — you can even earn Nordstrom Rewards.
    5. Alternative Apparel: Alternative has been challenging the concepts of fashion since 1995 to create the perfect t-shirt – one designed for fashion, made for comfort and tailored for a flawless fit. Today, Alternative has elevated the tee from casual basic to a fashion-forward staple.
    6. Asics.com: Asics pledges to ake the best products, striving to build upon our technological advances and pushing the limits in men’s athletic gear.
    7. HypeDC.com: Established almost 20 years ago, Hype DC has grown from an idea conjured during a European holiday into Australia’s leading sneaker destination.
    8. Century21: Find your favorite men’s fashion and apparel at Century 21 Department Store. Shop for a look to complement your classic or modern style—morning to night, work week to weekend. Working professionals: dress to impress.

Great Gifts For Dads Who Travel For Work

In 2017, Americans logged 463.9 million trips for business purposes. Dads that travel for work account for a large chunk of those people jumping from destination to destination every day.

If dad is one of the millions of people who spend half his life on an airplane, in an airport, or traveling via car or train, these gifts for dad will come in handy and make traversing the world a little bit easier.

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Everlasting Comfort Travel Neck Support Pillow

This Everlasting Comfort Neck Pillow Travel Set is the perfect solution for tired travelers.

The solid yet extremely comfortable cushion supports the neck and head while seated on an airplane, train, or car. It even comes in handy during long airport layovers.

The set includes memory foam earplugs to block out the noise and an eye pillow to darken out harsh lighting.

Travel Security Money Belt with Hidden Money Pocket

This belt with a concealed slot for money is perfect for dads who travel constantly for work.

The high-quality nylon belt is equipped with an easy-to-use hidden zippered security pocket which safely conceals spare currency and some important travel documents from thieves.

The unique security belt comes with a top quality buckle that’s durable and lightweight.

BagSmart Universal Cable & Electronics Organizer For Travel

Does dad travel with a large number of cables, tons of small PC accessories, phone and computer cords and more?

Lugging them all around is no longer a problem with this electronics accessories organizer from Bagsmart.

Constructed of heavy-duty, water-repellent nylon, this durable molded case protects everything and keeps it organized for easy access during long trips.

Bodyguard Travel Umbrella

Most umbrellas are made of 8 or 9 aluminum ribs. This Bodyguard travel umbrella for dad is fortified with 10 fiberglass ribs to minimize the chance of turning inside out during strong rain and winds.

The sturdy metal frame allows for greater stability. The state-of-the-art Teflon technology repels water and dries incredibly fast.

Wave Sound 3 Bluetooth Headphones For Travel

These headphones were made for the traveling dad.

Developed using the latest noise-canceling technology, the Wave Sound 3 effectively block out surrounding noises.

This headphone kit also includes an airplane adapter and an auxiliary cable, making it a must-have for travel and the perfect gift idea for travelers of any age.

Hook the headphones up to the viewing system on an airplane to watch the movie or show that is playing or plug them into your laptop or smartphone to listen to your own music or movie.

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Zero Grid Travel Dopp Bag

This Zero Grid Toiletry Kit is simple for dad to pack into his carry-on or checked bags.

The “space-age” barrel design balances form with function and it’s 100% TSA-approved and compliant. Dad will fit all his travel-sized toiletries with room to spare and the bag is designed to withstand a lifetime of travel.

Modern Traveler Field Notes

Dad will love these pocket notebooks.

Perfect for documenting his travels and a great addition travel gear, the Modern Traveler notebooks fit perfectly in most pockets and are the 100GSM fine, lined paper is smooth and easy to write notes on.

Packing Cubes 

Designed by travelers, for travelers, these pro packing cubes understand the variety of travel situations people incur every day.

Dad can quickly and easily organize is bag and breeze through airport security with these handy packing cubes.

Multiple stops? Pack and unpack in a flash!

Casebudi Travel Watch Case

If dad brings an arsenal of watches on long trips, this Casebudi watch case is a necessity.

The people at Casebudi took time designing this watch case and outfitted it with three custom-fitted foam holders.

Each watch is safe and separate and the bottom is designed to sit flat, not roll, allowing the watch case to open like a display case.

Best of all, the case is equipped with a heavy-duty zipper to ensure the holder stays closed during transit.

Universal Travel Adapter

This travel adapter has FCC, CE and RoHS certified safety system with a safety 6.3 Amp fuse to ensure complete protection for your devices.

The built-in safety shutters protect users from the direct touch of the live parts on the socket outlet and is compliant in over 150 countries.

GlocalMe G3 Mobile Hotspot

Powered by innovative Cloud SIM technology, GlocalMe G3 hotspot allows dads who travel to access the Internet anywhere on their trip without a local SIM card or roaming charge in 100+ countries and regions.

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