Here are some gift guides for the special guy in your life. I tried to think of practical things and things that Dad might not think of for himself.
These gift guides take hours to put together and this year I tried to find splurge options and save options for everything. I do receive a small commission (at no charge to you) for any purchase through my links, so I do really appreciate your support of the blog.
1.Kreg Pocket Hole Jig . This is a great addition to a workbench for Dads that like to DIY.
2. Apple Pen. This is a great gift idea for someone that frequently uses an iPad. So much easier to scroll with this stylus, if Dad uses editing tools like Lightroom or iMovie it is easier to control minor edits with this pen, make notes, mark up documents and so much more…
3. Credit Card Survival Tool. This is a cool like gadget that is inexpensive and handy. It fits right in a wallet and does all sorts of things – a bottle opener, wrench, screwdriver and more…
4. Corkcicle Star Wars Canteen. A fun water bottle for big Star Wars fans.
5. Bose Headphones . If Dad is working from home these days, these headphones could be a great gift. I love these as they are so much more comfortable than ear buds, these are wireless and they totally muffle noise. Find a less expensive option here with great reviews.
6. Ember temperature controlled mug. This is a splurge item that is perfect for a Dad that spends a lot of time in an office in particular. The mug charges to keep coffee hot or it comes with a coaster to keep it warm for hours. I have seen a few people swear this mug is amazing.
7. iPhone Fence Mount. This is a practical idea for a sports Dad- I am actually getting this for myself. You just use this little device to attach your iPhone on a chain link fence so you can record baseball/softball games, tennis etc… I always record my daughter’s at bats in games and then I put them in iMovie and send the clips to her hitting coach. I recently taped a few games from a tournament and uploaded them to a private You Tube link and the Grandparents are able to safely watch her play from home. I wish I had more video of soccer games and softball games when my girls were really little. So fun to look back and see how far they have come. If you have a Go Pro, find a similar version here.
8. Fishing Kayak. A kayak could be a fun option for a outdoorsy Dad or a Dad that loves camping and hiking. The two person kayaks could be a fun way to spend time with a little one.
9. Nerf Dog Blaster. I know this is a silly gift but there are lots of Dads that might get a kick out of this. Our dogs LOVE to chase balls. We have the throw thing and my husband sometimes just hits a tennis ball off a softball bat and they go crazy racing to get the ball. So I couldn’t resist picking this up for the dogs. I got an extra one for our neighbor that dog sits for us for his own dogs.
10. Minnetonka Slippers. Slippers are such an easy gift and these are good quality. I think these Ugg slippers would be great for a guy that spends time in the garage or wants to be able to walk around outside in something super comfortable. These slippers look nice and are a more budget friendly option.
11. Electric Pizza Maker. For Dad’s that like to cook or for families spending more time cooking at home these days (all of us am I right?) I normally wouldn’t consider something like this because I would think it will wind up in a cupboard never used again but one of my daughter’s good friends has one of these. Their family has Friday pizza nights and they make homemade pizza with it and my daughter swears it is the best pizza ever. Hoping Santa brings one for me.
12. Theragun. These guns are awesome for sore or tight muscles. They really get into deep tissue to relieve pain. Great for recovery after sports too.
13. Brumate Hopsulator. Keeps a can or pint glass cold with no sweat. If you have an outdoorsy Dad or a tail gate Dad this might be a great gift. (NOTE: If it is sold out, here is another store that sells these at the same price.)
14. Mr Heater Portable Heater. This is a handy little thing for a Dad that camps or fishes or works in the garage or a sports Dad. It is a portable heater that you can take anywhere. I am getting my husband one of these because softball and soccer practices are absolutely freezing in December. (Another option available here)
15. Le Pen. I don’t think anyone ever things to pick up nice pens for a guy but I have given coaches sport specific notebooks in the past including some good pens and they always appreciate it. These are currently my favorite pens but Papermate is a close second.
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