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32 Amazing Christmas Gifts For Dads Who Are Hard To Shop For

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Your pops deserves it.

You love your dad so much, and the holidays are a great time to show him. These Christmas gift ideas for dad are unique and special, just like him. And whether he's into wellness and grooming, fitness, or really loves his morning coffee or evening cocktail, there's a gift here he'll really appreciate.

There are also Christmas gifts for dad at every price point, because we all have different budgets and it really is the thought that counts. So, this holiday season, give your dad something he truly wants.

Style and Wellness

1. Watch Gang Membership

A Watch Gang membership will send dad a curated timepiece every month from both well known and craft brands to keep and build a collection with. By becoming a Watch Gang member, dad also gets access to a private Facebook community to learn all about watch collecting and can exchange and sell to other members. Another member bonus is a weekly giveaway of a Rolex, Tag Heuer and Seiko.  

(Watch Gang, from $29 to $99, or $299/month)


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2. Osmia Organics Organic Milk Bath

Organic buttermilk and skim milk powders, organic oats, and baking soda combined with organic and wild-harvested essential oils make for a sublime natural bath experience. This buttery powder instantly transforms the water into a luxurious, skin-conditioning milk. Dead skin cells are sloughed away by the milk acids and the gentle scent of lavender, rose geranium, and chamomile will soften your mood as well.

(Aillea, $36)

3. Art 4 All Snapback Hats

Does Dad's "lucky fishing hat" need a serious upgrade? Inspired by the beauty of the Western landscape, and a true love of fishing, Abby Paffrath's Art 4 All offers one of a kind hats using a traditional Indonesian art form known as Batik, a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabrics.

(Art 4 All by Abby, $30)

4. Scented Sachets from Floral Simplicity

We all know Dads that let their closest, gym bags, man caves, and bathrooms get a little stinky. Floral Simplicity offers scented sachets and home fragrances for every season and occasion. The Laundry Basket would be perfect: the perennial favorite fragrance of freshly laundered linens. Inspired by fluffy, fresh warm laundry, this classic scent combats odors with a crisp and clean aroma.

(Floral Simplicity, $8.50 for 3 pack)

5. Agent Nateur Holi(man) No 5 Deodorant

A seductive, handmade blend of arousing vetiver, heart opening rose, calming sandalwood, leathery cistus, and warm cedarwood. N°5 is the number of manifestation. It is free spirited and creative. The essence of N°5 aligns with freedom to pursue that which fills your heart with passion and purpose.

(Aillea, $21)

6. Range Parry Leather Wallet

The Parry allows the user to carry credit cards, cash and business cards while maintaining a sleek profile. Featuring a vertical orientation and four card slots, it is perfect for your everyday carry. All Range products are crafted by hand from premium Horween Leather in Laramie, WY.

(Balefire Goods, $55)

7. Projects Watches Vault Watch

Vault is unusual in that it tells the time in the 3 o'clock position–further punctuated by the setting crown. Because of this unique arrangement, we’re asked to consider the seconds first, then the minutes, then the hour–helping to further put time in perspective. The watch measures 9 1/2" from end to end with 7" to the closest hole and 9 1/2" inches from the farthest hole. The brushed stainless steel case is complemented with a brushed stainless steel buckle.

(Balefire Goods, $140)

8. IntelliSkin Foundation V-Tee​

With breathable mesh paneling, hypoallergenic silicone arm cuffs, and an elastic waistband, your dad will develop a strong foundation to feeling his best. The V-Tee resumes the classic look of contrasting body mapping threads.

(Intelliskin, $110)

9. The Book Club Eyewear

The Book Club offers attractive yet affordable reading glasses as well as anti-glare lenses (with no prescription or magnification) with blue-light exposure protection that cuts down blue-light absorption by 30 percent. For bibliophiles everywhere, each frame style has a witty name, offering punny, play-on-words of such literary classics as, “A Tail of Two Kitties,” “Bothering Sights,” “Cents and No Ability” and more.

(TBC Eyewear, $30-$60)

10. Auburn Jewelry Cufflinks

Cufflinks that express what Dad loves, Auburn Jewelry creates cufflink sets in a variety of brightly colored enamel designs, including Dachshund, Initials, Jaws, Golf, Baseball, Nautical, Skull & Crossbones and more.

(Auburn Jewelry, $145-$220)

11. Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor 

Want to up your dad’s shaving game? Fine Accoutrements, the retro men’s shaving brand, has launched their own double edge safety razor to cap their now full lineup of traditional shaving products. The Fine “Marvel” Safety Razor brings “Mr. Fine’s” successful formula of vintage product modernization to the most crucial tool necessary for a “Fine Shave.”

(Fine Accoutrements, $40)

12. Wrinkles Schminkles Men's Forehead Smoothing Kit

Reduce the lines and increase the handsome with Wrinkles Schminkles Men's Forehead Smoothing Kit. Gift dad these 100 percent medical grade silicone forehead pads, worn while he sleeps, to soften and correct forehead fine lines and wrinkles. He'll wake up the day after Christmas looking more refreshed and ready to tackle the day with his charming confidence.

(Amazon, $30)

Gear and Gadgets

13. Tile Bluetooth Tracking Device

The most powerful Bluetooth tracker on the market, the newly released Tile Pro has a 300 foot Bluetooth range to help you keep track of what matters most. It's an ideal stocking stuffer for Dad to keep track of his backpack, jacket, gym bag, and anything else.

(Tile.com, $35)

14. August Smart Lock

A retrofit smart lock that allows Dad to lock, unlock and monitor the front door right from his phone, giving increased control and peace of mind over home security (and no need to replace the door deadbolt, making it easily installable). Get the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle for convenient, remote access.

(Amazon, $254) 

15. Jetson Metro Folding Electric Bike

The Metro Folding Electric Bike is the latest bike from Jetson, the Brooklyn-based leader in personal mobility devices for the whole family. The easy-folding system comes with a built-in magnet and collapsible handlebars for compact storage wherever the Metro takes you. Three different levels of pedal assist allow you to decide how much of a boost you want while riding, and a small LCD display shows your speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level, and battery life.

(Ride Jetson, $799)

16. Sensel Morph 

The Morph is Sensel’s first product, a revolutionary and cutting-edge multi-touch pressure-sensitive input device. Basically, it looks like a graphics tablet and it transforms into any creative tool — from a gaming controller to a music production board. The Morph features precision tracking and over 20,000 sensors equipped with 32,000 levels of sensing range, so it can even detect the type of stylus you’re using whether it’s a finger or a paintbrush.

(Sensel.com, $299.99, $35 for additional overlays)

17. Tivoli Audio Model One Digital

Balancing style, technology, and audio quality, the Model One Digital is a radio for the modern era — and dad! It delivers a new spin on a vintage design by offering FM, Wi-Fi, Spotify, Tidal and Bluetooth®. It merges the simplistic elements and user-friendly features Tivoli Audio’s classic line is known for, but with a tech refresh so dad can sit back and listen to his favorite talk show or enjoy some relaxing jazz.

(Tivoli Audio, $299.99)


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18. Ultra Sabers

Whether you're ordering one just for Dad or ordering one for both of you so you can battle, Ultra Sabers if a fun gift for anyone! These are combat-ready lightsabers that can be customized or purchased with default options with express checkout.

(Ultra Sabers, $75-$600)

Kitchen/Food/Drink

19. Margaritaville Outdoor Parrot Bar with Bottle Opener

For the beach-loving dads out there, the Parrot Bar from Margaritaville is the ultimate addition to their outdoor entertaining space. In weather resistant pinewood, this bar offers durability for lasting style. It includes a handy bottle opener, making it perfect for entertaining.

(Bed Bath and Beyond, $399.99)

20. Mr. Steak One-Burner Infrared Portable Grill 

The brand new Mr. Steak portable grill is compact and great for any summer grilling excursion, whether that’s at a campsite, beach or the backyard. This grill's single, state-of-the-art ceramic infrared burner sears in the flavor of meat with super-high heat up to 1,000° — something particularly unique to the market.

(Bass Pro, $230)

21. Mullan Road Cellars' Red Wine Blend

Mullan Road Cellars is a journey into Washington winemaking led by established vintner, Dennis Cakebread. Still new to the market and consistently receiving high marks, this Bordeaux-style blend is extremely well-balanced and has notes of ripe berry fruit and licorice, with a hint of smoke and resin, and has a long, elegant finish.   

(Wine.com, $42.99)

22. Trinchero Napa Valley 2013 BRV Cabernet Sauvignon 

Paying tribute to the second generation of the Trinchero family, this Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from two of Napa Valley’s most esteemed vineyards presents licorice, plum and hints of cigar box on the nose, followed by abundant flavors of blueberry, blackberry and violet. This wine reflects the intensity of its mountain origins and will age beautifully, with firm tannins and powerful structure.

(Trinchero Napa Valley, $80)

23. Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila

This 100 percent blue weber agave tequila is aged for up to 18 months in repurposed Four Roses Bourbon and Jack Daniels Whiskey barrels, creating smooth multi-layered flavors characterized by smoky sweet caramel and hints of rosemary and spice. The wonderfully complex flavors are perfect for crafting cocktails or sipping.

(Reserve Bar, $42)

24. Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine

This is a hand-powered, portable espresso machine that provides 18 bars of pressure so you get café quality espresso every time. At just over 6” and weighing less 1 pound, it is one of the smallest, quality machines on the market. The patented pumping system makes it capable of reaching 18 bars of stable pressure during extraction, comparable to what you might expect from the commercial espresso machine at your local shop.

(Amazon, $80)

25. The Baconer The Strip Club Bacon of the Month Club

The Strip Club is a bacon-of-the-month subscription featuring four mouth-watering months of artisan bacon delivered direct to your doorstep. Each shipment will spotlight one of their specialty butcher cuts — Bacon Steaks, Strips, Lardons and Burnt Bacon Ends — arriving in two drool-worthy flavors that’ll have you waiting out front for the mailman on Bacon Day.

(The Baconer, $49/month for 4 months)

26. Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke World-Influenced Barbecue Sauces

Custom-blended and bottled in small batches, Project Smoke barbecue sauces capture bold flavors from across the USA and around the world. Personally-formulated by Steven Raichlen, these unique sauces bring explosive flavors to any dish. These sauces are available in Lemon Brown Sugar, Chipotle Molasses, Smoky Mustard, Cabernet Rosemary, Cherry Beer, and Spicy Apple.

(Amazon, $38)

27. Welly Bottle

Since Dad is always on the go, give him the gift of the Welly Bottle. The bottle includes a removable infuser for brewing coffee/tea or naturally flavoring water. Welly will keep Dad's drinks cold for up 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours, plus he'll love flaunting this stylish and sustainable bottle at home and around the office. 

(Amazon, $35)

28. The Macallan Edition No. 4 

The Macallan Edition No. 4 has a new limited-edition whisky. The fourth release in the innovative Edition Series, Edition No. 4 embodies the craftsmanship and pioneering design of the new Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland, which opened in June 2018. The liquid demonstrates the mastery of whisky making on the estate since 1824 and is another exceptional example of The Macallan’s dedication to quality.

(Reserve Bar, $110)

29. Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is matured in only the deepest No. 4 “alligator” char, American White Oak barrels handpicked by master distillers. Individually bottled at 110 proof and non-chill filtered to guarantee maximum flavor, each barrel has its own unique personality yet still captures the signature rich, creamy toffee and vanilla taste.

(Total Wine, $56.99)

30. Thoughtfully Branded & Grilled

Nothing brings people together like a delicious meal in your own back yard, a responsibility every grillmaster takes very seriously. This gift set includes a stainless steel basting mug, silicone brush with wood handle, two delicious sauces, and a customizable branding iron to add the finishing touch to their perfectly charred creations. 

(Amazon, $79.99)

31. Lucini Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium Select, 16.9-Ounce, Glass Bottle 

The gift of quality Italian extra virgin olive oil is a gift that ensures he's eating healthy and having the good stuff. Whether he's drizzling it on salads, or using it in the kitchen when cooking, he'll never buy the sale aisle supermarket generic brands again.

(Amazon, $18.99)

32. Snake River Farms Grill Master Set

If he loves to grill, this collection of high-quality skirt steak, flat iron steak, and ribeyes will make his day for many Sunday barbecues to come.

(Snake River Farms, $245)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.

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