The Best Holiday Gifts for Dad He'll Actually Be Excited About

Each product has been independently selected by our editorial team. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms.
best gifts for dad

Whether he’s your grandpa, co-parent or the actual dude who raised you, this guy deserves a more personal Christmas gift than a soap-on-a-rope.

When a man puts that much time and effort into spending quality time with you or your kid (or both!), you want to put a fair amount of thought into finding a great holiday gift that’s totally dad-worthy. could outsource the task to us. We’ve combed the internet to find the best gifts for Dad that you can buy online right now. Choose any one of these cool gifts and we’re pretty sure you’ll win the holidays. (And that’s really what Christmas is all about, right? Sorry, other sibs!)

Below, shop the best gifts for Dad or the other father figure in your life. 

Is it a cliché? Maybe. Is barbecue delicious? Definitely. This stainless steel four-piece kit by beloved kitchen tool brand All-Clad is a great gift idea for Dad or Grandpa and exactly what a grill master-in-training needs.

Neiman Marcus

Graphic socks are the new cufflinks for guys, if you didn’t know. Available in seven stylish sock options, these dog-themed ones will definitely make him want to flash a bit of ankle the next time he crosses his legs (just tell him no #manspreading).

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney Women's Sunglasses, 50mm
Stella McCartney

The perfect pair of black sunglasses will never go out of style, especially if they're Stella McCartney. Take 40% off these stunners, while supplies last.

Rains Waterproof Backpack

Whether he’s an urban adventurer, a nature lover or just a commuter who occasionally gets caught in bad weather, this backpack is cool, sleek and waterproof. Translation: His stuff will stay dry, and he’ll stay unfazed by the weather.


Looking for a practical gift he’ll love? Thanks to built-in Amazon Alexa, the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch is like having a virtual assistant -- it'll track his workouts, maintain his calendar and play music. (Bookmark this on your list of potential Father's Day gifts while you're at it.)

Malin+Goetz Cannabis Candle

He may claim to not be a "candle person," and this is a great gift to prove him wrong. Nothing is more relaxing than this rich, earthy and delightfully smoky cannabis candle from Malin+Goetz. It’s THC-free but full of good vibes.

Creed Aventus, 1/7 oz/50 ml

If he’s still wearing the same cologne he picked out for prom, treat him to an upgrade. This spicy, musky fragrance is a best-seller and one you won’t mind getting a whiff of as he passes by.

Axel Arigato
Axel Arigato Genesis Sneakers
East Dane
Axel Arigato

What's a more perfect gift than crisp white leather sneakers? Ones that also feature mesh panels and contrast stitching. There's not one dude -- including Pops -- who won't look cool in these.


His dad carried a briefcase. But these days, he needs to tote a laptop around. Enter the business bag, which fits that and more -- and looks sharp, too.


What would impress Dad even more than having his dear daughter or son tell him how fantastic he is? Having them say it in French -- and on a sweatshirt where everyone else can see it, too.


Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.

See our sister sites for more tech holiday gift guidesgaming holiday gift guideskitchen holiday gift guides and Rachael Ray holiday gift guides


The Best Holiday Gifts for Him: Stylish Gifts for Husband, Boyfriend, Dad, Brother

Holiday Gifts Under $200 for Those You Really Want to Treat

Holiday Gifts Under $100: Stylish Gifts That Are Sure to Impress