Unique Gift Ideas for Dad

Trying to figure out what to get your dad for Christmas, Father’s Day, or his birthday? If so, then than you’ve come to the right place. Below I have listed over 65 unique gift ideas for dad. We just updated the list to our 2018 edition, so there are many cool new products on the list. Dads are actually super easy to shop for.Read More

5 Tips to Find Gifts for Dad

1. What are his hobbies and Interests?

What are your dad’s hobbies? Does he like to golf, fish, hunt, grill, camp, shoot guns, drink beer, work on cars, learn about history, cook, run, hike, listen to music, collect art, travel, or is he involved in politics? You could consider picking out a present specifically for what he is interested in. For example, if your dad loves to golf, check out the gifts on this list that relate to golf. Look over the list of gifts below to see if there is something that points you in the right direction.

2. Is he the outdoorsy type?

If you need a Christmas, birthday, or Father’s Day gift ideas for dads that are into the outdoors, consider buying them a gift specifically for the type of activity they do most. If your dad enjoys fishing, check out our list fishing gifts. Consider emergency gifts as well, something that he can use for camping or in a natural disaster situation might be something he would like. Some examples would be a solar lantern, 9 in 1 emergency tool, or the camping lantern with a ceiling fan that we have on this list. If your dad likes to backpack consider getting him a GPSs, or a GPS watch so he can track his activity and have a backup tool in case he gets lost. These are all examples of creative and unique gift ideas for dad.

3. What doesn’t he have?

If your dad is always looking at certain things online, or is always using a particular item that is beat up or out or date, consider getting him the latest and greatest version. Consider things like grilling accessories, gifts for his car, camping gifts, a new pair of hunting boots, a new cooler, a new razor, a bluetooth speaker to listen to music and audio books, a new compressor for the garage, a jerky maker, a shop vacuum, a new pair of headphones for shooting, or something that the whole family can use together, like the croquet set we have on this list of unique gift ideas for dad. There are some gifts on the list below that literally everyone could use, like an insulated YETI coaster or a gourmet gift basket with his favorite types of foods. A YETI coaster is an especially good gift idea for dads that drink a lot of beer.

4. Is there anything he asked for?

If you have one of those dads that always just buys anything he wants and you can’t think of anything, don’t hesitate to ask him what he wants or to give you a wish list. He might give you a vague idea of what he wants, then you’ll have to do some research online to find the best version of the product he wants that fits your price range. It’s 2017, there are so many cool gifts out there that there is no way he “has everything.”

5. Personalize when possible

Personalized is always better if the option is available. For example, the Callaway golf balls on our list can be personalized with up to three lines of text. So, you can add a message to your dad or add his name so he always knows which ball is his after everyone tees off. There are also gifts specifically for holidays like Father’s Day. An example of this would be the “Dad picture frame” on the list below.

If this list of unique gift ideas for dad doesn’t help you find a home run gift, hopefully it at least points you in the right direction.

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Grenade Take a Number Sign

Grenade Take a Number Sign

This is another good secret santa gift idea for the office. The number is attached to the pin on the grenade, so this sign is essentially saying don’t annoy me. If you are buying for a gift for someone that gets a lot of questions or needs to brighten up their desk at work, this complaint department sign is a home run ...

Fish Cleaning Table with Sink

Fish Cleaning Table with Sink

Cleaning fish can be a mess. It’s nice to have a designated table to clean fish so you don’t have to get all the fish slime in the house. This table by Best Choice Products has a built in water spout so you can easily connect the hose and have running water. This plastic table is lightweight and collapsible, making it ...

Amazon Echo Dot Speaker

Amazon Echo Dot Speaker

This professional 3D Art Pen with OLED display is awesome for making some unique artwork. Being able to make 3D art with a pen is a relatively new thing. It comes with printing materials, so they will be able to start being creative right away. It also has different discharging modes, feed speeds, adjustable nozzles, ...

Bullet Shaped Gun Cleaning Kit

Bullet Shaped Gun Cleaning Kit

If you have a dad that likes to go shooting then this cleaning kit is a cool gift idea. The case itself that holds the cleaning tools is bullet shaped. It contains 10 brass wire brushes for different guns including 12 gauge shotguns, 20 gauge shotguns, .41 caliber guns, .40 caliber, .357, .9mm, and many more. The kit ...

YETI Can Insulator

YETI Can Insulator

This is a home run present. This YETI Vacuum insulated stainless steel colster is double walled and vacuum insulated to keep beer and beverages cold longer. YETI is one of the best known cooler companies out there, so the recipient will know it is a high-quality product right away. It also has a no sweat design, so ...

Cast Net for Bait Fish

Cast Net for Bait Fish

Live bait is almost always the best bait. With this casting net they will be able to catch their own bait that is native to the body of water they are fishing in. You can choose between a 4 foot or 6 foot net. In some states nets must be 4 foot or under, so if you aren’t sure what size is legal in your state go for ...

YETI Portable Cooler

YETI Portable Cooler

This is another great cooler by YETI. This one is designed for more on the go use. The YETI Hopper Cooler keeps ice for days. It is super durable and can be carried anywhere you need to take it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXJUo_BIXpY

Portable Propane Grill

Portable Propane Grill

This portable propane grill folds for easy storage and compact storage. The cooking surface is interchangeable so your dad will be able to switch between a full-size griddle or conventional grill top. Its cast iron and porcelain coated surfaces are easy to remove and clean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUsz9rY5yUU ...

Good Air Compressor

Good Air Compressor

Air compressors are a must have item for a garage. They are useful for inflating car tires, bike tires, inner tubes, and more. This 6-gallon oil free Bostitch Air Compressor is 150PSI and has great ratings. Its high efficiency motor is easy to start even in cold weather. Its high flow regulator optimizes performance. ...

Tabletop Gas Grill

Tabletop Gas Grill

This food cleaner is a cool looking product that your mom can place outside the door so visitors can clean any dust or dirt off their shoes before coming inside. There a lot of different models so if you don’t like the look of the hedgehog you can choose another look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDAxRSLIebc ...

Navy Seal Pup Knife

Navy Seal Pup Knife

If your dad has a lot of weapons or likes war movies with Navy SEALS then getting him the actual knife the seals use could be a perfect present. It has a thick steel stock, an AUS8 stainless heat treated blade, long ergonomic handle, finger grooves, and more. If you need a gift for a guy that is into military ...

Folding Chair with Side Table

Folding Chair with Side Table

This folding chair with a side table is super strong (holds up to 300 pounds) and is collapsible for easy storage. You can also choose an upgraded version with padded arm rests for about 10 dollars more. To read more about his chair, click the product image above.

Estwing Hammer Axe

Estwing Hammer Axe

Estwing is known for making some of the best hammers, axes, and tools on the market. The blade axe is made of a strong 1055 carbon steel that is had treated to ASME safety standards. The hammer on the head of the axe is great for pounding in tent stakes or other functions. It has a comfortable leather handle and a ...

Camping Coffee Maker

Camping Coffee Maker

A hot cup of coffee is always a relaxing treat when camping. This coffee maker is portable and great for making coffee anywhere. You can also get the carrying case made specifically for this product.

Camping Popcorn Popper

Camping Popcorn Popper

An outdoor popcorn maker is a unique gift idea for dad. It is easy to use, all your dad will need to do is open the lid and insert the kernels. It is ideal for outdoor uses and campfires. The wooden handle is acts as a good insulator so your dad won’t burn his hand.  

Golf Mug with Putter

Golf Mug with Putter

This mug is one of the best presents for dads that like to golf. It has the course and flag graphic on the mug. The mug has an indent that your dad can use to hit the mini golf ball into. The golf club also doubles as a pen, makings this is perfect gift for dads office. This mug is made of porcelain.

Foldable Key Shaped Knife

Foldable Key Shaped Knife

A SOG keychain knife is a heavy-duty keychain knife. The company SOG backs it by a lifetime warranty. The key body conceals the folding blade and makes it completely safe. It looks like a standard house key, but is a handy tool to complete everyday tasks like opening boxes or cutting string. Comes in many colors ...

Best Cooler in the World

Best Cooler in the World

YETI coolers are always a home run gift. Everyone needs a cooler from time to time. The YETI roadie 20 cooler is rated to hold up to 14 cans with a recommended ratio of 2:1 ice-to-contents. It keeps ice longer with its 3 inches of PermaFrost insulation and extra thick walls. If your dad doesn’t have a YETI cooler he ...

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