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
For the dad who will talk to you for 30 minutes about French roast vs Italian roast beans
For the dad who still uses a sandwich bag as a washbag
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
For the dad who swears he’s ¼ Scottish on his mum’s side
For the dad who finally learned how to say Hygge
Pepper? In a candle? What a concept.
For the dad that needs a hobby
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
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
For the dad who is unorganised
For the dad who binges Queer Eye
For low-maintenance men this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky.
For the dad who loves the Tate
For the dad that’s eco-conscious
Saving the planet doesn’t have to look basic.
For the dad with a sad desk
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.
For the dad who loves guac
For the dad who takes wine seriously
For the dad who takes beer seriously
For the dad who still has a stocking
How to make toothpaste giftable: offer a flavour for every day of the week.
For the dad that’s into juicing now
Voted by our US colleagues as one of the best blenders on the market.
For the dad who loves leftovers
For the dad who still carries a briefcase
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
You know who loves vintage prints about aviation? Dads.
For the dad who just heard about mirepoix
For the dad who messes up the bathroom
No more clogging the sink.
For the dad who Hinches
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
Because his Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh T-shirt is looking a little patchy.
For the dad who can’t stop asking questions
For the dad who hits snooze
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
For the dad who has enough PJs
For the dad who loves to drizzle
For the dad that’s almost retired (but still deskbound)
An inexpensive techy thing that one of our writers found in LA.
For the dad who can’t complete Candy Crush
For the dad who has been to Times Square already
For the dad who just loves socks
For the dad who is outdoorsy… ish
Versatile enough to be worn by David Beckham, Drake and, yes, your dad. A menswear classic.
For the dad who loves Brad Leone
For the Northern dad who takes gravy seriously
For the dad who is intimidated by dress down Fridays
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
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
For the dad who loves the outdoors (but also loves staying in)
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
For the dad who loves pickles
For the dad who insists on getting the bill
For the dad who is constantly on 20% battery
Comically long and virtually indestructible.
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