20 Best Christmas Gifts for Dads Who Never Have a Wish List

December 23, 2021 in Blog

Stumped on the best gift for dad? Maybe you were hoping he would make his Christmas list, but hey, with Christmas Day coming up – we’re here to make it easier.. This year, we’ve done the work for you with gifts from a variety of categories, whether he’s a golf fanatic, home chef, or just wants to look good. These are the best Christmas gifts for dads who don’t have a wish list.

Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds

$112, AMAZON.COM

These truly wireless earbuds fit Dad’s active lifestyle with 33 hours of premium sound, while also achieving a stay-put sport fit (thanks to the included four sets of silicone buds in multiple sizes). They’re even waterproof and comfortable enough to wear while working out, racing around the office all day, or tackling tough yard work.

Vizio 2.1 M-Series Premium Sound Bar

$180, BESTBUY.COM

A wireless subwoofer amplifies the sound for impactful bass. The wireless music cast module lets him stream music from his tablet or smartphone. There’s an input for an optional TV–so he can watch it on the big screen by wirelessly beaming the content from the soundbar to a TV-ready Vizio TV (great gift idea!). And if you’re looking to get really high-tech, this set pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth technology to let you take calls–hands-free! Wink, wink.

Mark & Graham Rustic Leather Tech Catchall Tray

$99, MARKANDGRAHAM.COM

Does dad have a place for all his gizmos and gadgets? This handsome tech tray with leather valet gives him three compartments—one large, two small—and a spot to charge his phone or tablets. Personalize it with his initials or monogram.

Bodum Chambord French Press

$40, LACOLOMBRE.COM

Just because you’re running on empty doesn’t mean that your dad is, too. Overwhelmed with the demands of his toddler and yourself? Gift him with this sleek Bodum French Press coffee maker as an apology for all the late nights and early mornings he’ll be facing in the coming year. With its stainless steel frame, eight-cup carafe, coffee scoop, and reusable filter, this coffee maker is designed to give your busy dad the best cup of morning joe he’s ever had.

Harry’s Winston Set

$25, HARRYS.COM

Give Dad the gift of a great shave this year with Harry’s Winston set. This updated kit includes a travel cover, German-engineered blade cartridges for a close, comfortable shave, and shaving products to get his morning off to a good start. The polished chrome handle is lightweight so he can maneuver it easily, and an ergonomic handle with textured grip makes it comfortable. Plus, you can personalize it with your own message on the handle for an extra thoughtful touch.

Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum

$125, SEPHORA.COM

Not sure what to buy for dad? Well, we’ve got you covered. We love this cologne not only because the bottles are handsome enough to take home to mom, but because they smell good enough to take out on a date with you. We’ve been fans of this collection and its subtle yet sexy masculinity since Gabrielle Chanel recommended it as a male scent in 1947, and at $90 per bottle, it’s actually one of the more affordable splurges.

Costway Electric Harry’s Winston Set

$60, WALMART.COM

Just because you’re running on empty doesn’t mean that your dad is, too. Overwhelmed with the demands of his toddler and yourself? Gift him with this sleek Bodum French Press coffee maker as an apology for all the late nights and early mornings he’ll be facing in the coming year. With its stainless steel frame, eight-cup carafe, coffee scoop, and reusable filter, this coffee maker is designed to give your busy dad the best cup of morning joe he’s ever had.

Cuisinart Coffee-Spice Grinder

$40, CRATEANDBARREL.COM

Keep your coffee-drinking dad happy with this Cuisinart coffee-and-spice grinder. The machine’s versatility makes it a great gift for dads who like to experiment in the kitchen.

Logitech Harmony 665 10-Device Universal Remote

$100, BESTBUY.COM

Dad, we know you’re a man of many achievements. But when it comes to your living room, there are a handful of activities that deserve special recognition…like the time you watched half of a movie while fetching a snack. That’s why Harmony Ultimate 665 is getting its S.A.T. scores in style–it’s an intuitive universal remote that controls up to 10 distinct activities, from basic cable to play your favorite music over AirPlay. The easy-to-use touch screen has large icons for each activity so it’s fast to master and use with all the devices in your living room. Plus, you can connect up to eight remotes at once for convenient control of all of your equipment–even if you don’t know what they are.

Sphere IcNutriBullet by MagicBullet

$53, BEDBATHANDBEYOND.COM

For the health-conscious dad, there’s nothing better than the NutriBullet. Sure, it can whip up smoothies and other nutritious drinks—but that’s just a fraction of its abilities. It’s also able to slice through stems and tough skins like they’re carrots. Seriously, we tried it. What’s more, the NutriBullet can break down the toughest of foods to extract nutrients inside. We’re talking almonds, seeds, and coconut shells. Plus, the super-powerful blades ensure that nothing is left behind—even if you’re pulverizing chicken bones. Oh yeah, there’s also a recipe book in case your dad wants to come up with some new concoctions for himself or his family.

Dad’s Own Cookbook

$23, BARNANDNOBLE.COM

Not every dad is Anthony Bourdain. Many are like me: There’s no denying the fun of being a dad, but taking away the toys and gadgetry, and suddenly cooking for my children becomes a chore. So rather than wade through an entire magazine or book filled with details I can’t be bothered to remember or understand, Dad’s Own Cookbook offers me step-by-step how-to information and 150 recipes that are simple enough I can follow them while my two kids run wild just feet away.

Dad’s Playbook

$13, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM

This loopy, lighthearted book features historical wisdom and advice from eleven of the world’s most accomplished coaches, including Vince Lombardi, John Wooden, Len “Tux” McGuire, and Danny “Breaking Bad” McGrain. Each page is filled with a practical lesson on being a great father or grandfather—for example: “Lead by example. Missing practice to attend your daughter’s violin recital will earn you no points with either her or her teacher!”

Smartphone Sanitizer

$80, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM

Dads deserve the best. Give him something that will bring the best out of Meet the dad who doesn’t want to wash his hands EVER again. Hooray for Meet the dad who doesn’t want to wash his hands EVER again. Hooray for bacteria! Now he can wait until his phone is charged before he obsessively washes them for the third time. This phone sanitizer uses light to kill 99.9% of germs, so he can stop worrying about his kids picking up anything gross in playgrounds, restaurants, on public transit, and any other place where kids roam.

Theragun Mini

$199, THERAGUN.COM

The Theragun mini, the latest in portable, on-the-go muscle massaging technology. If your dad likes to work out, or he’s just really lazy and doesn’t move around enough, use the Theragun mini to soothe his muscle kinks and aching back! The high-tech percussive massager uses rapid hammering vibrations to knead at your soft tissue (the same thing massage therapists do to you during a massage), but it’s so powerful that it can reach deeper layers of muscle than human hands can.

Tech Tools Retro Heated Smart Travel Mug

$25, AMAZON.COM

This retro-style heated mug features an analog temperature gauge so dad knows just how hot his coffee is, whether he’s commuting in his car or taking a train. It also comes with a DC adapter that plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter outlet so dad can power it up while on the go. The one-touch operation and automatic shutoff mean there’s no worry about burn injuries or forgetting to turn it off when he gets out of the car. Add any name for a signature touch.

Coleman Classic Propane Stove

$38, AMAZON.COM

Do you know someone who’s constantly busy? Someone who would rather be out enjoying the amazing world around us than stuck in the kitchen fixing an elaborate meal? Well, Dad’s busy. And lazy. A man of few culinary skills, he won’t admit it, but he’d much rather be around a campfire and hot dogs than a stove and complicated recipe. Coleman understands this conundrum, which is why they created the Classic Propane Stove. Dad can feel a little nimble on the matriarchal throne (don’t you dare argue with me on this one!), while the rest of us revel in his glory.

Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener

$30, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM

The coolest dad ever is always prepared to serve up a cold one. This canvas Beer Caddy with attached bottle opener holds up to six 12-ounce bottles, making it a great way to tote the party supplies.

Everest Gym Bag

$28, AMAZON.COM

What’s a dad to do with this perfectly good pair of stinky roller blades? Throw them in a gym bag featuring TSA-compliant zippers and organizational pockets. Multipurpose enough for dirty laundry, smelly shoes, or wet gear of all kinds, this duffel keeps it fresh until it reaches its destination.

Huckberry Personal Fireplace

$99, HUCKBERRY.COM

For the bonfire-loving dad who lacks a fireplace or room for an outdoor fire pit, this personal-sized concrete fire bowl does the trick. (Add in a few gourmet marshmallows if your dad’s a s’mores fan!) To say a bonfire is timeless is true, but man, can it be inconvenient. Say goodbye to off-roading to some secluded forest, being rejected due to your neighbors’ HOA rules, and working around open-hearth laws (which we may or may not be breaking). Simply carry this portable fire bowl filled with sand wherever you want a blazing fire, and bask in the glory of its warm glow and crackling embers. It’s like having your own personal bonfire!

Men’s Handsewn Slippers, Flannel-Lined

$50, LLBEAN.COM

Dad works hard on the weekdays and will find these slippers will give him some much-needed relief when he makes it home after a long day or is lounging around the house on the weekends. The comfortable slip-on is made of leather with a cozy flannel lining inside.

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