Best gifts for dad 2022

gifts for dad

Chances are you call someone, “Dad.” Whether he’s biological, grand, step, adoptive, or honorary, this fatherly figure is a driving force in your life. This special paternal presence might need a little recognition on occasion, and a thoughtful gift is a perfect place to start. No matter the gifting opportunity, the right present honors the unique human he is. To help you choose, especially for the hard-to-buy-for sort, we’ve curated a list of must-haves for every type of dad.

Rockdove Men's Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers

For all dads:
RockDove men’s original two-tone memory foam slippers

Staff Pick

A comfy pair of slippers might seem like an obvious choice, but they’re an essential gift for dads of leisure or those who need to just relax. (Every dad, really.) This dual-colored clog-style pair is constructed to please with breathable cotton-blend uppers and dreamy contouring memory foam insoles. The sturdy rubber soles offer grip and traction to carry him to his favorite chair or the mailbox. A variety of size options and color combinations are available to fit your dad’s unique style.

$22 at Amazon

TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case

For music-loving dads:
TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds with wireless charging case

Podcasts, tracks, and audiobooks will sound better than ever with these must-have wireless Bluetooth earbuds by TOZO. Who needs to be tangled in wires at the gym or on a run anyway? This pair will play that workout (or couch-sitting) playlist with ease, way past the last rep (or snore), lasting for over 6 hours on a charge (30 hours with case). Each bud, boasting 8.0-millimeter speaker drivers, provides a crisp audio experience so every note sounds as it should. But no matter how good the sound is, some earbuds just aren’t comfortable. (So, what’s the point?) But with these headphones, dads will find a pleasant, unobtrusive fit. Their ergonomic construction is defined by a flexible silicone cap for the ultimate personalization. And an IPX8 waterproof coating ensures that moisture isn’t a bother when sweat or rain happens. When it’s time to power up, these earbuds include a handy storage case that doubles as a charger. A variety of color options are available to make this present the perfect choice.

From $40 at Amazon

Vankyo Leisure Projector

For movie-loving dads:
VANKYO Leisure 495W Dolby Audio Projector

Want that movie theater experience at home? The VANKYO Leisure is your ticket. With the ability to easily cast from almost any device, this 1080p LCB projector is one of the quietest you’ll find. Bluetooh and Wi-Fi screen mirroring allow you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on the big screen, or use a streaming stick to watch countless streaming services. This portable projector will work indoors or out, and with it’s compact and lightweight design, can easily be moved from room to room. It features a built-in rotatory focus button for fast focus as well as a cooling noise-canceling system.

From $179 at VANKYO

Yeti Rambler 20 Ounce Stainless Steel Tumbler Render

For coffee-loving dads:
YETI Rambler 20-ounce stainless steel tumbler

Dad’s coffee is serious business, especially when it helps him wake up in the morning. For serious java drinkers, YETI has a host of beverage-carrying options that’ll do the job. We like this tumbler because is hefty in size and stature, made of sturdy stainless steel, and ready to hold 20 ounces. Coffee, tea, water, and more will stay at the preferred hot or cold temperature with double-wall vacuum insulation so drinks can be enjoyed longer. The tumbler’s hefty metallic construction will also endure drops and bumps like a champ as well as a spin in the dishwasher without so much as a scratch. It’s available in several colors, so you’ll definitely find dad’s favorite among them.

From $35 at Amazon

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

For studious dads:
Rocketbook smart reusable notebook

This reusable notebook is for dads who like to organize their thoughts again and again. Its classic spiral-bound design is composed of 36 unique polyester pages for recording notes with ease. Each note, when written with the special Pilot Frixion writing utensil, bonds to the pages until it is wiped away to make room for new musings. But the convenience doesn’t end there; notes taken can be transferred to any cloud service (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, etc.) for future use with the Rocketbook application. Choose from multiple sizes and color options to gift him the last notebook he will ever need.

From $27 at Amazon

Matein Travel Laptop Backpack

For traveling dads:
Matein travel laptop backpack

Dads on the go need a convenient, durable carryall to organize and secure their necessities. This water-resistant backpack is designed to make travel easy with three roomy compartments and a variety of specialized pockets, including laptop, mesh, and anti-theft pockets. The cushioned back panel provides comfort and support when he slings this backpack over his shoulder. Just choose his favorite color and the right size option from the various selections available to gift this multifunctional design.

From $30 at Amazon

Invicta Men's Pro Diver Two-Tone Automatic Watch

For late dads:
Invicta Pro Diver men’s two-tone automatic watch

Timing is everything. And this sleek, 40-millimeter automatic watch is designed to help dads keep their busy schedules. The multi-tone timepiece exudes cool, shaped in a sleek gold and stainless steel combination. The blue dial is detailed with luminous indices and hands for simple time checks, especially in the dark. He doesn’t even have to worry about getting this watch wet with water resistance up to 660 feet (200 meters). The best part? It doesn’t need batteries. This bracelet-style watch is built to wind automatically. Gifting this watch is a simple and stylish choice.

$80 at Amazon

Leven Rose Ranger Grooming Co. Beard Mastery Grooming Kit

For bearded dads:
Leven Rose Ranger Grooming Co. Beard Mastery grooming kit

Sometimes caring for dad means caring for his beard too. This nurturing trio offers him the tools to tame and style his unruly facial hair. The beard oil restores and conditions hair to offer polish to beards of all sizes. Its organic, and fragrance-free formula is comprised of nourishing jojoba and argan oil to make wiry hair a look of the past and encourage growth. Daily beard maintenance also depends on the brushes, and this set comes with two that clean and detangle: a boar bristle brush and a wooden comb.

$19 at Amazon

Timberland Mens Genuine Leather Rfid Blocking Wallet Render

For hard-working dads:
Timberland men’s genuine leather RFID-blocking wallet

If his wallet is barely holding it together, this luxe leather option is the right selection. The classic trifold design includes two bill compartments, an ID window, six card slots, and more to organize and carry essentials easily. Though this design is built to carry a ton, its thin profile is unobtrusive and simple to pop into a pocket. This handsome leather wallet also has the added benefit of security with fraud-preventing RFID-blocking technology. Several color options are available to give dad the upgrade he deserves.

From $19 at Amazon

Rad dad gifts

Dads are special, and sometimes they deserve a little recognition. And a thoughtful gift is a considerate way to appreciate that outstanding man in your life. A pair of slippers might be an obvious choice, but the RockDove men’s original two-tone memory foam slippers take lounging to the next level. And what dad doesn’t need a little relaxation? These easy clog-style slippers are made with soft and breathable cotton-blend uppers and finished with tough rubber soles. But that’s not their greatest feature. The insoles are comprised of soft and forgiving memory foam designed to offer a comfortable fit.

Another classic choice is a backpack, and this backpack is ready for anything from a business trip to city adventuring. It has the pockets to prove it. The Matein travel laptop backpack has three large compartments with room for necessities and then some. A variety of useful nooks make organization simple, including a laptop pocket, mesh pockets, and an anti-theft pocket. Comfort is also built into this design. The padded back panel takes the pressure off as your dad roams.

The perfect beverage at the perfect temperature is a simple pleasure. To extend the enjoyment of coffee, tea, and more an insulated mug is ideal. Dads with a favorite drink to tote will love the YETI Rambler 20-ounce stainless steel tumbler. The enduring stainless-steel mug will keep 20-ounces of liquid hot or cold in style. The double-wall vacuum insulation maintains the temperature and fun color options offer a personal touch. Dad will love the caffeination and hydration that this selection can provide. And, as a bonus, it’s dishwasher safe.

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By Janet J

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