There is no one type of dad. Some of them love to sip their morning coffee for hours and read the paper by the porch, some like to go fly-fishing alone, some are CEOs of their own company, some just like to kick back with their friends at the ranch, and some are retired and traveling the world with their significant other. For each type of dad, however, there is the perfect gift. Browse our guide for ideas that he will surely find useful, and perhaps a little unexpected.
No matter how hectic or simple their day-to-day is, most dads welcome a little time to kick back, relax and enjoy their kids or grandkids during the holiday season. This Henley can keep dad cozy as a mid-layer for unpredictable winter days, or on its own indoors. It is lightweight, yet super warm with fleece-lined pockets, cuffs and collar — which also make it softer — made out of recycled wool.
For the dad that is as much into grooming as he is into football, Sunday Riley makes sure their post-shave skin glows with this oil-free, gel-cream moisturizer that has papaya enzymes, which helps smooth the look of textured and dehydrated skin, a common side effect of shaving. If dad did not have a reason to upgrade his grooming routine, this best-selling stocking stuffer will be it.
Gift dad a piece of jewelry he can comfortably take on his next fishing escapade, or morning jog. The watch’s scratch-resistant surface is sunlight-readable and comes loaded with maps, pace guidance, heart rate tracking, music, and more.
In case you need to give your dad another subtle hint that you are really craving his grilled beef, gift him this globally-inspired savory rub set that is suitable for lamb, chicken, pork or beef. The set includes Moroccan Harissa for lamb, Caribbean Jerk for chicken, Sweet and Smoky Mustard for pork, and even Argentinian Chimichurri for beef.
If you are wanting to give dad something a little more luxe and sentimental this holiday season, opt for a set for personalized cuff links, which are always on-trend and a nice touch for the next time he chairs a gala, has an important meeting, or walks down the aisle.
Make sure dad is more than prepared for the next time the whole family hits the road — or he simply decides to get away with his friends — with this small, but mighty outdoor cooler. It features permafrost insulation, extra-thick walls to make sure ice stays, nonslip feet, molded tie-down slots for easy mounting on boat or truck, and more. Dad will thank you for giving him a good excuse to plan the next road trip.
For dads that have not missed a gym day this year or sign up for virtually any league in the neighborhood, there is this popular lightweight, cordless massager that helps relieve muscle stiffness and soreness. Its high-torque motor features Quiet Glide technology and any of its three speeds helps increase circulation and range of motion.
Help dad elevate his morning coffee on the porch with this spiral-bound book by New York magazine, featuring 50 recently published crossword puzzles, plus a bonus one by Stephen Sondheim, the magazine’s original puzzle constructor. The puzzles are punny and have a good mix of easy and challenging.
If your dad appreciates the latest technological advancements and always has the latest smartphone, he is also bound to appreciate these frames with built-in Bose speakers featuring “open-ear” audio —which will let him be aware of his surroundings while enjoying music — and an integrated microphone for clear calls, which he can connect to his phone via Bluetooth.
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