Christmas is just around the corner, and if your dad is tricky to buy gifts for, we’re here to help. We put our heads together to source the best kinds of gifts for any dad, from cheffy dads to outdoorsy dads, via golf dads and “got your nose” dads (you know the ones). Here are 49 options (at a variety of price points) that you can buy on Amazon for every type of dad. Lastly, as it’s edging closer to Christmas, we’ve checked to make sure that everything featured will arrive on your doorstep before December 25.
For the dad who just got into “proper” coffee
For the dad who will talk to you for 30 minutes about French-roast versus Italian-roast beans
On the other end of the Coffee Dad (™) matrix: this sleek, stylish espresso machine.
For the dad who still uses a sandwich bag as a wash bag
For the dad who’s really a big kid
For the dad who isn’t competitive enough for Mario Kart
Indulge his love of pottering (and gossiping over the garden fence) with a game that rewards both.
For the dad who now commutes to the dining-room table
For the dad who insists on WFS (Working From Sofa)
For the dad who swears he’s one-quarter Scottish on his mum’s side
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 insists on running a marathon in 2021
For the dad who needs a hobby
For the dad who needs to hydrate his skin
For the dad who seems a bit frazzled
File under “Things dad will never ask for but would secretly love”.
For the dad who is unorganised
For the dad who chews his Biros
Get him a proper pen, like this sophisticated one by Caran d’Ache.
For the dad who has taken a virtual tour of the Design Museum
For the dad who has taken a virtual tour of the National Portrait Gallery
Featuring portraits and powerful stories, including those of frontline workers and Black Lives Matter protesters, this coffee-table book is a fascinating glimpse at Britain in 2020.
For the dad who’s eco-conscious
For the dad who is struggling with his face mask
For the pasta dad
For the breakfast-for-dinner dad
For the dad who takes wine seriously
Yep, Le Creuset does more than casserole dishes.
For the dad who takes beer seriously
That cherry saison looks particularly appealing.
For the dad who doesn’t really want anything
For the dad who’s into protein shakes now
For the dad who loves leftovers
For the dad who prefers a hot lunch
A Strategist-approved portable, battery-free slow cooker that means he can cook risotto (or ratatouille) at his desk.
For the dad with a bare study
You know who loves vintage prints? Dads.
For the dad with a bare patio
For the dad who just heard about mirepoix
A chef’s knife is a kitchen all-rounder — and this option, by German brand Mercer, is an affordable way for him to hone his skills.
For the dad who messes up the bathroom
For the dad who Hinches
For the dad who sticks to the classics
For the dad who can’t stop asking questions
“Alexa, where were the 1956 Olympics held?”
For the dad who hits snooze
Because he still keeps his mobile phone in a drawer somewhere.
For the dad who takes out the bins
These slippers have a rubber sole, so he won’t slip.
For the dad who loves to drizzle
For the dad who cheats at Monopoly
For the dad who’s in a book club
For the dad who’s outdoorsy … ish
For the northern dad who takes gravy seriously
He’ll be bragging about his Sunday roasts for months.
For the dad who got seriously into Folklore
Nothing says autumn like stews (and repeatedly listening to “Cardigan”).
For the dad with a weak spot for pilaf
For the dad who loves to travel (but can’t right now)
A chef-recommended cookbook that’s quick and easy — and will suffice until he can visit Delhi in real life.
For the dad who says today’s musicians aren’t wild enough
For the dad who is constantly on 20 percent battery
Comically long and virtually indestructible.
For the dad who turns it up to 11
One of the best features of these hyperenthusiastic reviewed buds is their noise-cancelling ability. One customer said they bought them to drown out the sirens that are always going off outside their flat, while another said he could listen to the football with these on and his wife wasn’t disturbed at all.
For the dad who turns it up to 11 (to listen to the World Service)
We like this (deceptively modern) old-timey radio, which has Bluetooth and Spotify capabilities.
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