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The 50 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type Of Dad

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If your dad is tricky to buy gifts for, be it at Christmas, on father’s day or just for the big guy’s birthday, we’re here to help. We put our heads together to source the best kinds of gift for any dad, from cheffy dads to outdoorsy dads via golf dads and ‘got your nose’ dads (you know the ones). Here are 50 options, for every type of dad, that you can buy on Amazon.

For the dad who just got into “proper” coffee

Stelton 8 Cup Press Coffee Maker, White

Easy to make and even easier to perfect, this is stylish and easy on the wallet.

For the dad who will talk to you for 30 minutes about French roast vs Italian roast beans

JURA 15171 Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

On the opposite end of the Coffee Dad (™) matrix: this bean-to-cup beast that will have him espousing the virtues of freezing your beans in no time.

For the dad who still uses a sandwich bag as a washbag

Tooletries Koby Bag

Sometimes the best gifts are the most functional, not flashy. Case in point: an easy-clean, right-side-of-stylish wash bag.

For the dad who’s really a big kid

Nintendo Switch Lite

You know he wants one.

For the dad who swears he’s ¼ Scottish on his mum’s side

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

Like anything ascribed to taste, you’ll know best what your dad’s into. But this single malt is a real crowd-pleaser.

For the dad who finally learned how to say Hygge

Tom Dixon Eclectic London Candle

Pepper? In a candle? What a concept.

For the dad that needs a hobby

Hohner Special 20 Harmonica Bundle, Major C

Jauntier than a keyboard and far easier to fit in your pocket, this comes straight from our own recommendations of the best harmonicas for beginners (even if dad says he was a pro “back in the day”).

For the dad that’s into athleisure

New Balance Men's 990v4

Our very own Chris Black swears by these Seinfeld-y sneaks. They’d be a great gift for dad.

For the dad who seems a bit frazzled

Spoonk Acupressure Mat

File under “Things dad will never ask for but would secretly love”.

For the dad who is unorganised

Moleskine - Classic Expanded Ruled Paper Notebook

Because there’s only so many important things you can write on the back of receipts.

For the dad who binges Queer Eye

Sachajuan Ocean Mist

For low-maintenance men this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky.

For the dad who loves the Tate

Bauhaus Journal 1926-1931

It’s called culture, look it up!

For the dad that’s eco-conscious

S'well Unisex's Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Night Sky, 350mL

Saving the planet doesn’t have to look basic.

For the dad with a sad desk

Pothos Plant (Epipremnum aureum)

Our US colleagues recommend this pothos because it’s easy to care for and easy on the wallet. Perfect for livening up a dull office cubicle.

Elho B.for Rock 16 - Flowerpot

That plant’s also going to need a pot.

For the dad who loves guac

Mini Molcajete

A pestle and mortar made from actual lava is the ‘Galaxy brain’ kitchen upgrade your dad won’t shut up about.

For the dad who takes wine seriously

Le Creuset Wine Accessories Vitesse Wine Fountain

Yep, Le Creuset do more than casserole dishes.

Krosno Red Wine Glasses (set of 6)

You could also consider some nice glasses that are dishwasher (and dad) safe.

For the dad who takes beer seriously

Lunar Oceans Marble and Gold Bottle Opener

Because those barrel-aged sours won’t open themselves.

For the dad who still has a stocking

Marvis Travel Toothpaste Collection

How to make toothpaste giftable: offer a flavour for every day of the week.

For the dad that’s into juicing now

Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender

Voted by our US colleagues as one of the best blenders on the market.

For the dad who loves leftovers

PuTwo Lunch Box 2 Tiers Bento Box

Meal-prep dads to the front: This is a good alternative to Tupperware.

Bamboo Cutlery Set

Throw in a bamboo cutlery set for the good of the planet. And the office cutlery looks really dodgy.

For the dad who still carries a briefcase

The North Face Peckham Backpack

The way the top of the backpack has been designed means you can get stuff in (and out) easier.

For the dad with a bare study

British Industries Fair poster

You know who loves vintage prints about aviation? Dads.

For the dad who just heard about mirepoix

Victorinox Chefs Knife Broad Blade

The secret to buying knives is that unless you’re a butcher, you just need a couple of all-rounders.

3-Stage Knife Sharpening Tool

That new knife you got him? Better teach him to take good care of it.

For the dad who messes up the bathroom

Philips Series 7000 Beard and Stubble Trimmer with Integrated Vacuum System

No more clogging the sink.

For the dad who Hinches

Kärcher Window Vac WV 2

We’re big fans of the motorised squeegee at the Strategist UK and they’d make a great gift.

For the dad who sticks to the classics

GILDAN Men's Crew T-Shirt Multipack

Because his Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh T-shirt is looking a little patchy.

For the dad who can’t stop asking questions

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

“Alexa, where were the 1956 Olympics held?”

For the dad who hits snooze

Lumie Bodyclock Glow 150

Because he still keeps his mobile phone in a drawer somewhere. This is one of our favourites.

For the dad who takes out the bins

Glerups Felt Slippers

Slippers in a simple colour made from boiled wool are a perfect gift, and these have a rubber sole.

For the dad who has enough PJs

Nike Men's Club Jogger

Cosywear he can (whisper it) nip to the shops in.

For the dad who loves to drizzle

O-MED Virgin Olive Oil Arbequina Canister

Bonus points: This oil comes in a fancy canister you could use for something else.

For the dad that’s almost retired (but still deskbound)

Etekcity Back Neck Massager with Heat Function

An inexpensive techy thing that one of our writers found in LA.

For the dad who can’t complete Candy Crush

Wycliffe Brothers Tournament Backgammon Set

For when a chess set feels a bit passe, consider a backgammon set.

For the dad who has been to Times Square already

Lost in New York City: A Guide

A guide to the Big Apple’s slightly cooler hangs.

For the dad who just loves socks

Anonymous Ism fairisle crew socks

Festive-adjacent Fair Isle means he can still bust these out come January.

For the dad who is outdoorsy… ish

Red Wing Moc-Toe Classic Boots

Versatile enough to be worn by David Beckham, Drake and, yes, your dad. A menswear classic.

For the dad who loves Brad Leone

MUJI Cotton Denim Cook's Shawl Apron

Shawl aprons don’t require tying up and are a bit comfier on the shoulders of any aspiring Bon Appetit staffer.

For the Northern dad who takes gravy seriously

OXO Good Grips Gravy/Fat Separator

He’ll be bragging about his Sunday roasts for months.

For the dad who is intimidated by dress down Fridays

Levi's Men's Battery Denim Shirt, Blue

A denim shirt looks good on anyone — this medium-wash one by Levis is versatile but not intimidating.

For the dad who turns it up to 11

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones

One of the best features of these hyperenthusiastic reviewed buds is ‘Aware mode’, which briefly allows outside noise in at the touch of a button so you can keep tuned in to your surroundings.

For the dad who has an AGA

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole

Perfect for stew season.

For the dad who loves the outdoors (but also loves staying in)

Delicious Wintertime: The Great Outdoors Cookbook for Colder Days

All the joys of the great outdoors without having to leave the house.

For the dad who says today’s musicians aren’t wild enough

Me by Elton John

Packed with raucous anecdotes and Elton’s frank assessment of everyone in the music industry. They don’t make musicians like this anymore.

For the dad who loves pickles

The Noma Guide to Fermentation

Not only does it feature stunning photography, but chef and NOMA co-owner Rene Redzepi shares never-before-published techniques behind some of his restaurant’s most popular dishes.

For the dad who insists on getting the bill

Leather Credit Card Holder

Because dad’s paying contactless now. Progress!

For the dad who is constantly on 20% battery

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft) Charging Cable

Comically long and virtually indestructible.

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The 50 Best Gifts (You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Dad