The 60+ Best Gifts to Give Dad in 2021
Whether you’re looking for a way to honor your old man or are shopping for his next birthday milestone, it’s always smart to keep the best gifts for Dad in mind, no matter the occasion. With Father’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to get shopping for your old man. Whatever you have in mind, just remember that this thoughtful gesture can serve as a humble thank you, letting him know you appreciate everything he’s done as a parent.
However, searching for popular, must-have gifts for dad can present challenges, especially if you’re dealing with a super-picky old man or have little clue of what he actually needs. What are the best gifts for a dad who has everything? Something unique.
Giving some thought to his personality, while having Mom snoop around on your behalf to determine the best gift ideas, can help point you in the right direction. But if you’re desperate to find the perfect gift for pops, fear not. We’ve put together the ultimate list of gifts for dad, with a combination of trendy products plus tried-and-true gift ideas that are sure to win him over. There are a lot of great gifts for dads, and we’re here to make them easy to find.
For dads who love gadgets, we have smart coffee mugs, true wireless earbuds and a pressure cooker/air fryer that can cook up anything. For dads who are a little more old school, we’ve got a refined 12-year-old scotch and our favorite multi-tool. Is your dad a sports fan? Try one of our favorite baseball gifts or the best gifts for golfers.
If you’ve struck out during previous special occasions, get him something truly useful and unique by shopping our best gifts for dads. And if you need any gift ideas for your other male family members, take a look at our Best Gifts for Him gift guide.
1. Ring Indoor Cam
Eagerly awaiting the wild, new indoor flying drone to hit Amazon later this year? Us too. But, we do have to wait a little longer, sadly. Therefore, for the smart-home dad who values security — and what dad doesn’t? — the Ring Indoor Cam allows any homeowner to monitor the inside of their home from any mobile device (e.g. smartphones, tablets). If your dad hasn’t invested in a smart security camera yet, then this is one of the best dad gifts you’ll ever buy. It’s small enough to secretly hide in bookshelves, easy to set up, has a wide-range view to see an entire room, produces 1080p video in real-time and sends notifications when sensing unexpected activity. None of these are even its greatest attribute. That would be the price, which for $60 each, should convince you to buy these home security cameras in bulk.
Buy: Ring Indoor Cam $59.99
2. Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. SPY MAN AWARDS WINNER
At this point, Dad has grown tired of the fracas that’s surrounded him for decades and wants nothing more than some quiet time with The Beatles. What better way to help him silence the world and enjoy his favorite tunes simultaneously than with one of the best noise-canceling headphones available. Go all out by gifting him the Marshall Monitor II A.N.C., which delivers rich sound and solid noise canceling in a retro profile that will have Dad reminiscing about Grandpa’s home audio equipment. He’ll be grateful for being able to hush everything from airplane engines to screaming grandkids running around the house.
We love these headphones so much that we named them the Best Headphones of 2020 in last year’s SPY Man Awards.
Buy: Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. $319.99
3. Instant Pot 8-Quart Air Fryer + EPC Combo
If your dad loves to cook, then this popular pressure cooker is one of the best gifts you can get him. You may have already heard of this machine as the kitchen accessory that can “cook everything” and we’re here to tell you that’s true. You can really create anything in an Instant Pot from roasts to stews, rice and even yogurt. It’s the ultimate dad-chef machine and he’ll be amazed and how many things he can create to perfection with this useful appliance. This particular one can double as an air fryer and includes 11-in-one one-touch cooking programs that all have delicious results. You can sauté, steam, slow cook, air fry, bake, broil and even dehydrate. The whole thing is also dishwasher safe so it won’t create dishes for your dad (mom) to do, and the whole thing can create a fast family meal with ease.
Buy: Instant Pot 8-Quart Air Fryer + EPC Combo $199.99
4. A New Streaming Service
Americans love to watch TV, especially on nice, big TVs. We love going to the movies. But more and more, especially over the past few months, we’ve been enjoying movies in the comfort of our own homes. If your pops is a big movie or TV buff, getting him that streaming service he’s been hesitant to add to his monthly subscriptions is a good call. You could go with Netflix, Amazon Prime or the new Disney+, but our top recommendation is the new HBO Max. For just $15/month, your dad can watch his favorite TV shows and hundreds of movies whenever he likes. If he’s a Marvel fan, he’s gotta watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Buy: HBO Max $14.99/Month
5. Heated Razor by GilletteLabs
Long before “self-care” was the buzzword of the day, men like your dad enjoyed luxurious hot shaves as they relaxed in their favorite barbershop. Of course, a genuine hot shave is hard to come by in 2021. Or, at least, it used to be. The award-winning Heated Razor by GilletteLabs lets every man enjoy the pleasures of a hot shave. Simply pick up the razor from the wireless magnetic charging stand and push the button on the front surface. Within one second, the warming bar will be ready to deliver soothing heat. Plus, this razor is totally waterproof, which makes it easy to rinse the blades clean as you go.
Up the ante even further by gifting dad the Sandalwood Shaving Bundle from The Art of Shaving, which includes the Heated Razor and TAOS Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream and After-Shave Balm.
Buy: Heated Razor by GilletteLabs $200.00 Buy: Heated Razor With Sandalwood Shaving Bundle $300.00 6. LUMIN Dark Circle Defense SPY MAN AWARDS WINNER
Mature age and a few grays haven’t stopped Pop from maintaining his appearance. Since he’s due for some new men’s grooming essentials, get him acclimated with this sophisticated dark circle defense from LUMIN. Not only does this stuff help rid of any dark circles Dad’s gathered over the years, but also rids crows feet, frown lines and puffiness he may have, too. We really swear by this stuff, so much so that we named it the Best Under-Eye Treatment of 2020 in last year’s SPY Man Awards.
Buy: LUMIN Dark Circle Defense $23.20
7. UGG Ascot Slipper
Though Dad spent the entirety of the early 2010s silently making fun of middle and high school-aged girls for wearing those boofy as hell, smelly UGG boots every single day, all winter long, show him just how comfortable UGGs really are with these super cozy slippers. Never let pops go barefooted on the cold, hardwood floor ever again this winter, ensure those tootsies are always wrapped up with this smartly designed slipper. There are tons of colors to choose from, so whatever you think his vibe is, snag it before it’s sold out. He’ll regret ever thinking they were silly. Trust us.
Buy: UGG Ascot Slipper $109.95
8. Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum
You’re doing Dad a disservice by letting him use the same antique bottle of Old Spice Classic he’s had stashed in the medicine cabinet for the past 30 years. He deserves to have one of the best-smelling men’s colognes out there — Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum to be specific. This fragrance embodies both a sophisticated yet forever young spirit at the exact same time and gives us a masculine scent your dad will absolutely love. It’s a calming and mature cologne with lasting power.
Buy: Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum $100.00
9. Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Work, travel or the gym, duffel bags come in handy for many things, and if there’s anything SPY editors love, it’s a good travel bag. And no one constructs a better weekender for the price than Herschel Supply Co. The Canadian manufacturer has an insane collection of bags to choose from, but we strongly recommend the Novel Duffel Bag. It’s light and spacious, offering just enough room to store a weekend’s worth of clothing, while also housing a shoe compartment to carry a pair of sneakers or wingtips. Tough tech fabric makes up most of the Novel’s construction, guaranteeing durability and long-term use. Herschel also sells it in over 37 colors; Raven Crosshatch (pictured below) and Woodland Camo are some of our favorites.
Buy: Herschel Novel Duffel Bag, Raven Crosshatch, Classic 42.5L $84.95
10. Roku Express
Although the majority of us are getting vaccinated in hopes that things are going to back to normal soon, we’re still going to be streaming like we have been over quarantine. A streaming stick is a sweet present you can quickly gift wrap before any huge celebration. Roku Express, one of the most reliable streaming devices from Roku, is all the incentive Dad needs to cut the cord in 2021, gaining access to hundreds of thousands of movies and shows across every major streaming platform. Dad still needs a subscription, but Roku Ultra makes it easy to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+.
If he’s a true couch potato, then he’ll swoon over the device’s impeccable Alexa voice command performance, which demonstrates great speech recognition and pulls up search results in a jiffy. Its compact size also means he can pack it for business trips to use on hotel TVs.
Buy: Roku Express $24.99
11. Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green
As the green gets covered in white, make sure dad is still getting some putts in — even if they are inside his own home. This Putt-A-Bout putting green is an exceptional way for dad to practice his golf whether he’s a long-driver or a mini-golf champ. The mat is kidney-shaped to give the green a bit of pizazz and it measures 9 whole feet in length. It has a non-skid backing so it will stay still as your dad hits. Just, keep one thing in mind, this is made for putting only. Be sure to enforce that into his brain before he gets any wild ideas.
Buy: Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green $29.91
12. Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio
What is it with dads and walkie-talkies? Whether it’s 1981, 2001, 2021 or 2041, all dads absolutely lose it when walkie-talkies are included. Whether it be the sense of added authority or he’s still geeked that the machines even exist in the first place, these Motorola walkie-talkies will be his new summer toy. He’ll have it by his side the entire time he’s in the backyard while the other stays in the kitchen. If he needs anything, he’ll simply signal to whoever’s upstairs. Over.
Buy: Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio $29.00
13. Mofado Crystal Whiskey Glasses
Both elegant and practical, this is the type of drinkware your dad needs sitting on his bar. These distinctive whiskey glasses have a striking look to them, made from ultra-clear lead-free crystal that emphasizes clarity and detail; you’ll definitely notice the legs of a refined whiskey. Each glass is also wide enough to hold a full 11 ounces of his favorite hard liquor, which can be rewarding or consolatory depending on his day. Toast to your dear old dad’s health with these classy glasses, one of the best gifts for dad for any occasion.
Buy: Mofado Crystal Whiskey Glasses $25.50
14. MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
Grilling in the snow? Weird, but we never judge dad’s choices. Gift your favorite grillmaster something he will actually use with the MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer that’ll change the way he cooks his meats. This meat thermometer has a dual heat-reader for both internal and external reading, meaning it can read the inside of your meat’s temp and the level of the grill it’s cooking on at the same exact time. Also, you can expect perfect results each time due to the device’s advanced estimator algorithm. Simply have your pops download the free app on his iPhone or Android and get cooking.
Buy: MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer $99.00
15. Outdoor Fellow Candles
Candles don’t have to be a gift solely made for moms. Outdoor Fellow creates a line of candles for everyone that loves the outdoors, including your pops. Each candle has a soothing scent that feels perfect for burning during a rainstorm near the fireplace. They have a number of candles available that range from a fireplace and clove scent to a mountain forest vibe. No matter what Dad’s favorite scents might be, we’re sure he’s going to love at least one of these.
Buy: Outdoor Fellow Candles $36.00
16. Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Turntable
Let Dad relive his glory days and dust off that record collection with a brand new record player with Bluetooth capabilities. The sound quality on this thing is beautiful, and considering so many modern (and oldie) artists have vinyl records available all over the place, having a record player is a great way for pops to rediscover and discover both old and new favorites again. Considering it’s Bluetooth, the record player doesn’t have a speaker, but pairing it to your dad’s JBL or Amazon Echo Dot is potentially the easiest thing he’ll do all year long. Looking for a record to go along with it? We suggest checking Amazon, Urban Outfitters, FYE, Target and VNYL (a surprise vinyl record subscription service) for oldies and modern picks alike.
Buy: Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Turntable $149.99
17. Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit
Buyer beware: if your dad develops a passion for home brewing, he may become unable to talk about anything else. Even so, a home beer brewing kit is the perfect gift for dads. In particular, we like the Brooklyn Brew Shop’s kits. This craft beer kit has everything you need to brew your own delicious IPA beers at home, but you can also choose another type of beer if your dad prefers something less hoppy. The IPA beer-making kit is designed by professional brewers for the beginner who loves craft beer. This award-winning kit is made in America and lets Dad get started right away.
Buy: Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit $31.50
18. YIERBLUE Rechargeable Spotlight
Now that the weather’s warming up, Dad might want to pack up the car and head on another camping or hiking trip nearby to relive his glory days. If that’s the case, don’t let him out of sight without this rechargeable spotlight. It has a battery life of over 20-hours so Dad will know where he’s going the entire trip. The light has a spot beam distance is over 2600ft/800m and a light so bright he’ll be able to see everything in front of him. With a high, low and SOS setting, Dad will be set for his next adventure.
Buy: YIERBLUE Rechargeable Spotlight $40.96
19. Casper Sleep Pillow
Recent studies have shown that we sleep less as we get older. Help your pappy catch up on his ZZZs by resting this super-comfy pillow at the top of his headboard. Casper created what it calls a “pillow-in-pillow design,” which provides extra support for the head and neck while maintaining fluffiness over time. The only pain he’ll feel waking up in the morning might be a slight scotch whisky hangover.
Buy: Casper Sleep Pillow $64.80
20. Therabody Mini Massage Gun
The SPY team loves massage guns, and Theragun is the gold standard of percussive massagers. Recently, Theragun rebranded as Therabody and released a new generation of massagers. In our experience, some massage guns can actually be too intense for the average customer, which is why the Therabody Mini is the perfect gift for older recipients. This premium massage gun is easy to use and lets anyone enjoy a deep tissue massage in their own home. Not only is this one of the top tech gifts of last year, but it’s also a perfect gift idea for dads.
Buy: Therabody Mini $199.00
21. The NFL 100: The Greatest Moments of the NFL’s Century
Produced for the NFL’s monumental 100th season, this retrospective book pays tribute to a century of excellence in American football. With contributions from master sportswriters and hundreds of photos, this is the ultimate gift for football fans. This hardcover book takes you on a journey through 100 of the greatest moments in football history, and it will leave you with a new appreciation of this sport.
Buy: The NFL 100 $50.75
22. Tile Sticker
Tired of your dad always misplacing his valuables? Surprise him by placing a few of these Bluetooth-tracking stickers on each of his treasured possessions. They’re affordable, incredibly thin, and monitor lost items up to 150 feet, which he can keep tabs on via the mobile app. See what his excuse is the next time he loses the Apple TV remote.
Buy: Tile Sticker 4-Pack $54.60
23. SereneLife SLPAC Portable Air Conditioner
He can never win. In the winter, he constantly complains about how cold it is inside the house. But, in the summer, it’s the exact opposite. He’s sweating. All. Of. The. Time. Clearly, the central AC hasn’t been working the right way in, like, six years, but Dad’s stubborn. “It works just fine”, he says. Yes, Dad. It works great. That’s why everyone in the house is dripping sweat the second June begins. It’s time to finally take one for the team and snag your father this portable air conditioner. Whether or not he is stubborn enough to switch on the power button, at least he has the option to this year.
Buy: SereneLife SLPAC Portable Air Conditioner $289.99
24. Word Teasers — Dad Jokes
Who doesn’t love a good dad joke, right? If your pops is a sucker for a good pun or cringe-worthy limerick then get him the gift of new material every day of the year. This set includes 300 dad jokes for your old man to giggle to himself about this Father’s Day, and maybe even share a few with his cringing family members. They’ll make you groan, chuckle and maybe laugh out loud just for old time’s sake when your dad tries to lighten the mood or entertain everyone with these classic lines. You can also make a game out of it by reading the card and giving a point to whoever answers the card with the correct answer first. A little competition never hurt anybody.
Buy: Word Teasers — Dad Jokes $15.00
25. Rolling Stones Sock Box Set
For the dads with colorful personalities, these are the socks they’ll want on their feet. All of Happy Socks’ socks feature flashy and funky patterns no matter the occasion and are designed to spice up any outfit. Each pair is also made from a soft and stretchy cotton blend that provides tired feet comfort when breaking in new shoes at formal events, a pain your dad knows all too well. Right now we’re loving this Stones three-pack, and if your dad’s a fan of classic rock, there’s no doubt he’ll be fawning over these, too.
Buy: Rolling Stones Sock Box Set $48.00
26. The Balvenie 12-Year-Old DoubleWood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Do you really want to test Dad’s palate for fine scotch? Pour him a glass of this single malt on his day and bask in his elation. The Balvenie 12-Year-Old DoubleWood is a refined expression rich in honey, caramel and smooth oak flavor. If he’s the type who loves sniffing his scotch before taking a sip, then he’s in for a surprise, as the nose is filled with sweet fruit and sherry notes. The subtle, warm finish and creamy mouthfeel should make Dad feel even cozier when kicking back by his outdoor firepit.
Buy: The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Single Malt… $89.99
27. Anker Wireless Charger
Is your dad the type to dawn over each and every new gadget and gizmo you present to him as if it is the coolest thing he’s seen since sliced bread? Well, gift him the Anker wireless charger. Yeah, he’s got an iPhone or an Android, but he’s calling you up every single day asking you how to do something. “How do I change my brightness? How do I turn off ‘Do Not Disturb’? How do I charge my phone?” Rid that last question forever, because now, he can wirelessly throw this on the charging dock and let that phone juice up, completely wire-free. There’s no doubt that he’s going to be impressed, so get giftin’.
Buy: Anker Wireless Charger $35.99
28. FOCO Sports Face Masks
There are two types of parents right now: those that need to be lectured by their adult children to wear face masks in public, and nervous parents constantly reminding their adult children to wear face masks in public. No matter which type of dad you’re dealing with, he’s sure to love these sports face masks from FOCO. FOCO has hundreds of face masks with designs from NASCAR, NFL and college football, MLB, NHL and the NBA. Pick your dad’s favorite NFL team or alma mater and order him a one for around $12.
Buy: FOCO Sports Face Masks $12.00
29. CBDol® Topical – CBD Salve – 500mg
There’s one thing that comes relentlessly with age and that’s body pain. No matter how old he is, there’s a good chance he’s complaining about an ache somewhere on his body. Hell, you probably are too. We suggesting gifting your pops this amazing topical CBD cream to experience what this stuff can actually do. He might be a bit skeptical, but just remind him, no, this will not get him high. It will simply help relieve any body pain he’s having to quickly recover whatever’s causing it. Trust us, he’s not going to believe the true power this topical cream has.
Buy: CBDol® Topical - CBD Salve - 500mg $50.00
30. Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
Knowing he appreciates a hot cup of coffee just as much as a fancy doohickey, satisfy both of Dad’s fancies with this compact espresso maker. Wacaco’s latest innovation is compatible with most ground coffee and requires very little effort to brew up some java goodness on the move. All that’s required is to add boiling water to the tank and manually pump the device a dozen times. It will keep him busy when stuck in traffic and ensure his morning caffeine fix before punching in. If your dad loves a strong cup of joe, then this handy espresso maker is one of the year’s best Father’s day gifts, hand down.
Buy: Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker $64.80
31. Two Roads Hat Co. Elliston Rancher Hat
Three words: Papa’s got style. Well, he will when he’s got on his Elliston Rancher hat from Two Roads Hat Co., that is. Two Roads is a company that specializes in brimmed men’s hats that actually look quite attractive. Yeah, we were kind of surprised too. They look great for wearing in warmer weather and will most certainly make Dad feel the slightest bit better about that bald spot he’s got.
Buy: Two Roads Hat Co. Elliston Rancher Hat $125.00
32. MLB Ballpark Traveler’s Map
Oh, so we’ve got a baseball fan on our hands. Although this year in terms of his favorite ball game have looked a tad bit different, support your slugger’s love for the sport with this MLB ballpark traveler’s map made for any baseball superfan. He likely hasn’t had the chance to see his team’s home field or any other home field in quite some time, but if he’s a real fan, one of his bucket list goals is to see them all. Help him mark down each time he gets the chance to kick a new field off his bucket list with this interactive keepsake. It’s something he’s going to cherish and look forward to marking on for years to come.
Buy: MLB Ballpark Traveler's Map $40.00
33. YETI Hopper Sidekick Dry
According to YETI, this is the “toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there.” And we believe them. This mug is from the brand’s new Elemental’s line of drinkware, which features mugs, tumblers and insulated cups that come in masculine metal colors. In addition to the Rambler 14oz mug pictured below, we think this YETI 26oz Tumbler is another great gift for dad. No matter which one you choose, YETI drinkware is always a solid gifting decision. Insulated and dishwasher-safe, these are practical gifts perfect for a hard-to-shop-for dad.
Buy: YETI Rambler 14oz Mug $29.99
Buy: YETI Rambler 26oz Tumbler $29.99
34. Cloud Paper
Gifting dad a few rolls of toilet paper might seem strange, but after last year, we can assure you it’s not. You never know when there’s going to be another toilet paper shortage in this world. Cloud Paper is a paper-free toilet paper option made entirely from bamboo. It’s 3-ply and refuses to break during wiping so no unwanted particles will be left behind. Change the way dad wipes in an eco-friendly manner.
Buy: Cloud Paper $28.00
35. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds are the perfect companion to pair with Dad’s all-new Samsung Galaxy S20 (thank Mom for bearing that financial load). The Galaxy Buds Plus features better battery life and sound than the AirPods while packing cool features (e.g. adaptive three-mic system, AKG drivers) into a comfy, lightweight design. The charging case holds up to 22 hours of playtime and supports wireless charging — a feature you would normally have to pay extra for with Apple’s cordless danglers. It also has a companion app that extends functionality, letting users customize the touch controls and personalize sound with different EQ presets. He’ll look cool sporting any of the three bold colorways: Black, White or Cloud Blue.
Buy: Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus $119.99
36. Westinghouse WGen7500 Portable Generator
If “Dad’s house” and “loses power even in a light drizzle” are sentences that go hand-in-hand, save up your pennies and gift him a well-deserved generator just in case. No matter where he’s living, he’ll probably get a lot of use out of it. Considering hurricane season starts earlier and ends later each year, the entire west coast of the United States is on fire and the north has been getting heavy snow as early as August, there’s no way pops won’t need this at some point.
Buy: Westinghouse WGen7500 Portable Generator $849.00
37. Sleep Number Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set
Papa loves a good snooze and this set from Sleep Number will help him catch some Z’s in a way he never has before. This pillowcase and sleep mask set is made from 100% mulberry silk which is gentle on both skin and hair. The mask itself is a game-changer. It won’t make dad’s face feel too sweaty or claustrophobic and cuts out any light entirely. There are standard and king sizes available depending on what his favorite pillow is, so just be sure which he’s got before you get purchasing.
Buy: Sleep Number Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set $99.99
38. The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Gift Set for Hot Sauce Lover’s
The big guy likes his food spicy, huh? Well, this seven-piece hot sauce sampler will take care of that. The Good Hurt Fuego set comes with several tasty hot sauces that range from mild garlic herb to scorching-hot ghost pepper. The fact that it’s packaged like a pack of dynamite sticks should already suggest that he’s in for a world of (good) hurt. Who says the best gifts for dad can’t hurt a little?
If you or your dad is a big fan of Hot Ones, here’s where you can buy all the hot sauces from the hit show.
Buy: The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Gift Set for Hot Sauce Lover's $34.99
39. Levi’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket
A fur-lined denim trucker jacket is all daddy-o needs to stay warm this fall and winter because it seems most dads are quite anti-puffer for some reason. We’ll never understand why. Like, isn’t it nice being warm? Whatever. Nonetheless, pops can keep it cool and casual in this stylish piece of outerwear that’s just young enough for any dad to pull off without looking like he’s trying too hard. The jean exterior will elevate your dad’s going-out-to-dinner look immensely with the long sleeves and spread collar. It’s made of 100% cotton and is machine washable so you won’t be adding to the dry cleaning bill with this stylish and affordable present.
Buy: Levi's Sherpa Trucker Jacket $128.00
40. NEW Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Knowing that the father figure in your life loves a hot cup of java every morning, be a thoughtful son/daughter and serve him some Folgers in this high-tech coffee cup. The Ember Mug is designed to enjoy drinks at desired temperatures, which sippers can remotely adjust via the Ember app on their smartphone or smartwatch. Its stainless-steel construction with ceramic coating ensures the cup won’t shatter if dropped. Their new and improved version also has a longer-lasting battery and an auto-sleep feature that enables the mug to turn off when the cup is empty and wake up when it senses movement or liquid. High tech!
Buy: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug $109.93
41. Nautica Men’s Long Sleeve Lightweight Shawl Collar Woven Robe
A handsome bathrobe has long been a popular dad gift idea, and that’s as true in 2021 as it was in 1971. Slipping into this comfort robe will instantly activate chill mode. Nautica designed its loungewear with comfort and flexibility in mind, which the elastic closure and knit waistband ensure; the functional drawstring provides a cozy and secure fit when chilling on the couch. Each robe is made from 100% brushed cotton. Dad will also appreciate the signature sailboat print, which should earn him the paperboy’s approval when waking up early to grab the morning journal.
Buy: Nautica Men's Long Sleeve Lightweight Shawl Collar Woven Robe $44.53
42. Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera
Polaroid is a brand synonymous with memories, and the company’s newest release is something that will resonate with every photo-loving father. The nostalgic Now I-Type Instant Camera should instantly transport Dad back to his earlier years of parenthood when he was gleefully snapping pics of his kid’s crowning achievements, from their first wobbly step to their graduation ceremony. It’s a point-and-shoot camera in the classic Polaroid-style and has new features (e.g. autofocus, self-timer) that makes it even more user-friendly. Just remind Dad to keep all printed photos face down as they develop to allow for deeper saturation and sharper details.
Buy: Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera $99.97
43. Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which is always a great time to stock up on some of the best tequilas. Whether it’s for your own bar or Dad’s, you can’t go wrong with Hornitos Black Barrel, a triple-aged tequila that delivers amazing taste and smoothness for a third of what most premium tequilas cost. Hornitos’ blend of 100% roasted agave, black pepper, and vanilla is well balanced, while oak notes give it a whiskey-like presence. It goes down smooth when taken neat, and mixes well with any tequila cocktail. It sounds like Dad’s signature margaritas just got a whole lot better, and stronger.
Buy: Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila $41.00
44. Philips Series 6000 Rotary Shaver
There are a handful of top-performing electric shavers that can be had for under $100, but none more promising than the Philips Series 6000. This rotary shaver is an ideal option for dads with thick and wild facial fur, equipped with 72 self-sharpening SkinProtect blades that cut hair without ripping. The heads are also designed to move in eight directions, providing enough flexibility to maneuver around contoured surfaces and rough patches. He’ll have the option to use it for dry or wet shaving. The Series 6000 has other unique features too, like a snap-on precision trimmer to style mustaches and quick charging; a dive-minute charge gets you one hour of use.
Buy: Philips Series 6000 Rotary Shaver $99.99
45. Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie
No list of the best dad gifts would be complete without a good sweatshirt for pops to rock at the neighborhood cocktail party or school fundraiser. Something chill and comfy that he can sport any time of the year with any getup, Champion’s powerblend fleece hoodies are beneficial pickups for any man’s closet. They layer nicely over a tee or underneath a jacket and are cut incredibly well to highlight Dad’s physique. Ribbed finishes on the cuffs and hem are nice touches as well. Champion sells the sweatshirts in a ton of different colors, too, so pick your poison.
Buy: Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie
46. Splash Wines Box
Oh, so you’ve got yourself a wine dad on your hands? Can’t say we’re surprised. Why get Dad a bottle or two when you can get him a whopping 15? Probably because you don’t have that kind of money. Well, with Splash Wines, you don’t need that kind of money. This wine box service has quality, curated wine cases at some of the cheapest prices we’ve ever seen. Our e-commerce editor Tyler Schoeber swears by it — he’s shamelessly gotten a box of 15 wines three different times in 2020. Three. Sheesh. With that being said, there’s no way Dad won’t like it and there’s a good shot your wallet might like it even more.
Buy: Splash Wines Cases Starting at $105.00
47. Smile Direct Club Electric Toothbrush
He’s been due for a new toothbrush, so get him something better than that crusty, plastic Colgate model he’s been using since his last dentist visit. Smile Direct Club just launched an electric toothbrush that cleans teeth as effectively as most premium models, and at a fraction of the cost. Intuitive features like the quadrant timer inform users of how long to brush one area before moving onto the next, while the angled head allows for more thorough cleanings. The tongue scraper on the back of the brush head is an appreciated aspect that removes any lingering bacteria in the mouth. For $25, you might as well throw one in the shopping cart for you and Mom, as well.
Buy: Smile Direct Club Electric Toothbrush $18.98
48. Uniqlo Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs SPY MAN AWARDS WINNER
The expiration date for underwear is always sooner than later. That being said, now is the best time to re-up Dad with some new boxer briefs before Mom puts him on blast. Uniqlo offers a solid selection of boxers optimized for comfort and fit. The soft, stretch-infused supima cotton allows for more movement and feels gentle on the skin, while the odor-control fabric stops any unwanted smells. Load him up with several pairs if you can, because they really are the best boxers money can buy, as per last year’s SPY Man Awards.
Buy: Uniqlo Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs $6.90
49. Goodthreads Men’s “The Perfect Chino Pant” Slim-Fit
Does your dad hate shopping? Then buying him a stylish everyday basic in a dad-friendly neutral color is always a good idea. And if you don’t want to buy him another sweater, a good pair of chinos is one of the best gifts for dad. Designed for the weekend warrior, as well as men who value both fashion and function, Goodthread’s selection of slim-fit trousers are exactly what your dad has been searching for since getting his Amazon gift card last Father’s Day. They’re extremely comfy and offer a good level of stretchability, so nothing below his waist will feel cramped. The company also uses wrinkle-free non-iron fabric to keep the pants looking freshly pressed at all times.
Buy: Goodthreads Men's The Perfect Chino Pants $30.90
50. Occer 12×25 Compact Binoculars
There’s nothing that screams “dad” more than a practical gadget. Some gifts never go out of style, and every dad needs a sturdy pair of binoculars. Whether he likes hiking, bird watching, or is the self-appointed captain of the neighborhood watch, he’ll love these small but powerful binoculars. These compact binoculars boast 12x magnification and even work in low-light conditions. Plus, unlike some binoculars, they work fine even if dad wears glasses.
Buy: Occer 12x25 Compact Binoculars $35.99
51. Bellroy Note Sleeve Slim Leather RFID Wallet
There are classic dad gifts, like men’s watches, dad sunglasses and grilling accessories. However, if you’re looking for the best gift for dad idea of all time, then you have to go with a wallet. It’s a standard dad gift for a reason. Just check to see if he’s in the market for a new wallet first.
Old-school types often struggle to detach from their trusty wallets, no matter how battered they might look. The Bellroy Note is a fine upgrade that blends a classic look with modern design elements. The exterior is made of environmentally certified, durable leather to ensure longevity, while the interior has plenty of storage to hold up to 11 cards and a bunch of coins via a secret coin pouch. Cooler yet, each wallet has built-in RFID technology to protect your dad’s credit cards and personal info from hackers. He’ll be grateful for the extra security when standing in a crazy line at the flower shop on Mother’s Day.
Buy: Bellroy Note Sleeve Slim Leather RFID Wallet $89.00 52. Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners
If you’re looking to gift your dad a unique gift to honor the ultimate father figure in your life, this shoe company has created a shoe you can wear in 98% of contexts comfortably out of sustainable materials. Allbirds is an SF startup aimed at making the go-to shoe for the more casual working world, and we’re all for it. These Tree Runners are breathable, come in great colors Dad will love and are ideal for warmer days, so as we head into summer his feet will stay comfortable. They’re machine washable, designed to minimize odor and have a flexible shape that conforms to your feet over time. Give your dad the gift of comfortable shoes he’ll enjoy wearing that your mom won’t scoff at or throw away, it’ll be a treat.
Buy: Allbirds Men's Tree Runners $95.00
53. Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool
Father Time has made it more difficult for Dad to lug a whole toolbox around the house. Whether he enjoys playing handyman on the weekends or has picked up a new hobby during retirement, he’ll greatly benefit from having an EDC accessory like the Leatherman Wave+ in his arsenal. Whether it’s Father’s Day, birthday or Christmas, this multi-tool is always one of our best gifts for dad. Up to 18 tools are built into its compact design to accomplish quick fixes around the house or on the go. A 25-year limited warranty makes the multi-tool a potential family memento that you and your kids could share someday.
Buy: Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool $99.95
54. Amazon Kindle (2019)
Getting dad to transition from paperback to digital reads hasn’t been easy, but the Amazon Kindle is an amazing gift that does all the convincing. An attractive screen, multiple fonts and formatting options, and a built-in front light (finally!) afford bookworms one of the most comfortable reading experiences known to man. Each model carries up to 4GB of internal storage, which is more than enough memory to download hundreds of boring history books or John Grisham novels from Amazon’s vast collection.
Buy: Amazon Kindle (2019) $89.99
55. Barney Genuine Crazy Horse Leather Electronics Organizer
Aging has made it more difficult for Pops to remember where he stores all of his portable gadgets. This vintage-looking organizer can help him keep everything secure, and most importantly, in one place. It has several compartments, mesh pockets, and Velcro straps to carry everything, from wired earphones to passports to portable chargers. The genuine leather is durable and gives the organizer a mature look that accessorizes well with any men’s travel bag.
Buy: Barney Genuine Crazy Horse Leather Electronics Organizer $49.99 56. Sonos Move Speaker
A Sonos is a must-have dad gadget for a few reasons. The sound quality is superb but more importantly, the ease of use means your dad won’t be calling you with tech questions all the time. It’s got Amazon Alexa built right in which might freak out your parents at first, but after a while, they’ll love the convenience. The setup takes a few minutes and all it takes is a WiFi connection to stream their favorite music easily. This speaker from Sonos is durable and battery-powered so they can bring it anywhere with them and enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous play time. It’s also made to last, so an accidental knock off the table shouldn’t take it out of commission.
Buy: Sonos Move $399.00
57. The Original Spider Prank Box
Is your dad a practical joker? Then give him the gift of a good “Got you!” If you haven’t seen the spider box prank before, head to Youtube to see some hilarious reactions to this prank gift. It’s a simple concept. The recipient opens an innocent wooden box, and a “spider” springs out directly at them. It’s a hilarious gift for dads, especially if you owe your old man a good scare.
Buy: The Original Spider Prank Box $16.99
58. Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
Okay, this is a cool gadget. We’ve written about our favorite Bose speakers, but this audio gadget stands apart. These Bose sunglasses have built-in speakers that produce rich sound for you while those around you hear nothing. They also block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays making them perfect for Dad zoning out on the beach during your next family vacation. They’ve got open-ear audio so Dad will still be able to hear what’s happening around him while enjoying the music, except when your family members are nagging him about something. It’s got an integrated microphone for him to take calls on, and the battery life lasts about 3.5 hours — a perfect beach day or afternoon by the pool. Give Dad the gift of relaxation and solitude with these two-in-one audio sunglasses.
Buy: Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses $199.00
59. Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva
Rum is on its way back. For whatever reason, rum hasn’t hit the same way it used to, but brands like Diplomatico are proving rum is still packed with flavor and will spice up any Coca-Cola can Dad is sipping from. Our copy editor James Schiff has been obsessed with this bottle as of recent whether he’s sipping it straight or mixing it up into a cocktail and he’s sure your dad will love it, too.
Buy: Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva $39.59
60. OURA Heritage Ring — Silver
OURA is a performance-tracking ring that will tally up a whole slew of metrics for your dad about his sleep, workouts, balance between strain and recovery and long-term trends, among other things. If he’s into his own body, self-improvement and the science of performance, this is a great gift. It’s on the pricier end of things but it’s super high-tech and he’ll get a lot of use out of it. It’s got advanced sensors that capture a variety of body signals from heart rate to temperature, is durable and water-resistant up to 100m and has a weeklong battery life. It comes in a few different colors to choose from. You can read more about this ring and all of its features here on the OURA website.
Buy: OURA Heritage Ring — Silver $299.00
61. Tissot Tradition Bracelet Watch, 42mm
It will be a few more years before Dad passes down the family Rolex, but that doesn’t mean you can’t thank him in advance with a luxurious gift of your own. SPY is a big fan of watches, we’ve even gathered the best men’s watches on the market in another piece for you to check out, if that’s your thing. That’s why a timepiece from Tissot is a classic pick for a nice watch for the next time you’re gifting dad. If you’re looking for an affordable, nice wristwatch for your old man for his birthday, Father’s Day or another dad-centric day, this one’s a great pick. It’s simple, a little understated, but boasts the same Swiss craftsmanship you want in a high-quality wrist adornment. It’s got a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face and a polished bracelet to hold onto it. The whole thing is made of stainless steel and it’s adjustable so you can find the perfect, comfortable fit.
Buy: Tissot Tradition Bracelet Watch, 42mm $300.00
62. Masterclass Subscription
Is your dad retired? Then Masterclass is one of the best gifts he’ll ever receive. We’ve written about Masterclass and our favorite Masterclass courses before, and we’re big fans of this unique subscription service. Master the art of barbecue with grillmaster Aaron Franklin. Explore the mysteries of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Learn how to write a thriller with best-selling author David Baldacci. No matter what your dad wants to learn, Masterclass can help him develop new skills.
Buy: Masterclass Subscription $15/Month
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