Birthday Gifting 101: What to Buy a Dad Who Has Everything

101 Gift Ideas for Dad

Let's be clear about one thing before we get started on this topic: nobody has everything. After all, where would they keep it? So what we're really talking about here is coming up with something to give a dad who's hard to shop for. And frankly, every dad falls into this category. Here are our best gift ideas for a dad who has everything.

A Comfy Staycation

It would be wonderful to be able to buy Dad a fancy trip on a tropical vacation and a stay at an exotic resort. But, for most of us, that type of gift isn't within our price range. Instead, you could buy Dad some comfy home accessories to make him feel like he is on vacation at home. Buy him a new book by his favorite author, maybe a bottle of his favorite whiskey, a comfy new pair of slippers, and a new set of flannel sheets. Ours are warm and cozy, just like a day at the beach. And once Dad falls asleep, he can dream of being on that tropical island listening to the ocean waves and enjoying a refreshing beverage.

Staycation Gift Ideas:

  • Comfy slippers
  • Warm flannel sheets
  • A book by his favorite author or something new in a genre he likes
  • A glass of his favorite refreshing drink
  • A new swim look for the local beach or pool
  • All his favorite snacks

A Day at the Spa

Give your Dad a day at the spa and then bring the spa to your Dad! Your Dad does a lot of work and now it's time for him to take a day off and relax. It's a common myth that men don't enjoy a spa day, but let's be real, who is going to turn down a warm bath, face mask, or massage?! Imagine how much he would love a professional massage, then coming home to a relaxing bath, and afterward slipping into his brand new personalized robe and comfortable pair of slippers?

Day at the Spa Gift Ideas:

  • Gift Certificate for a Professional Massage
  • Monogrammed Robe
  • Monogrammed Men's Flannel Pajamas
  • Monogrammed Towel Set
  • Supima Cotton Bath Rug
  • Men's Skin Care Product
  • Hydrating Face Mask
  • Sauna Gift Certificate
  • Bath Salts
  • Fancy Coffee
  • His Favorite Tea
  • Grooming Kit

Christmas Every Day

Sometimes the sweetest gifts are those that bring back memories of traditions. What better time to honor traditions from years past or make new traditions than Christmas time! Giving your Dad something to decorate his hearth like a personalized Christmas stocking or a personalized Christmas Ornament will give him the opportunity to think of you each and every time he decorates for Christmas. Or bring back family game night with some of his favorite board games and a promise of a regular evening of family fun!

Christmas Gift Ideas:

Home Improvement Gifts

If your Dad is a handy-Dad and loves to work around the house, you can never go wrong with some home-improvement style gifts. Even if he is a novice in the area, there are plenty of ideas that are useful and fun that any home-owner or handyman would enjoy.

Home Improvement Gift Ideas:

  • Tool Belt
  • Work Bench
  • Headlamp
  • Rechargeable Flashlight
  • Tool Box
  • A Book on Home Improvement
  • Socket Wrench Set
  • A Peg Board
  • Work Gloves

Cooking Gifts

Is your Dad someone who loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen? Cooking gifts are a great go-to for these types of Dads. And as a bonus, you will probably benefit from the new recipes he will try with your present!

Cooking Gift Ideas:

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Spice Subscription
  • A BBQ Sauce gift basket
  • Chef's Knife
  • Cook Book
  • Pasta Maker
  • Pressure Cooker
  • A Fermentation Kit
  • New Dishware
  • Serving Dishes
  • Wireless Meat Thermometer
  • Engraved Wooden Cutting Board
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Pour Over Coffee Maker
  • Electric Kettle
  • Hot Sauce Making Kit

Clothing Gifts

A lot of Dads do not enjoy shopping, because they are never sure of what to buy themselves. So, a nice sweater and slacks can be a great gift. Not only is it something they will enjoy wearing, but they didn't have to do the work to pick it out. Here are some of our favorite clothing items that Dad's love.

Clothing Gift Ideas:

Outdoorsy Gifts

Is your Dad someone who enjoys the outdoors? Whether he loves hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, or just spending time outdoors — there are a plethora of gifts to choose from for a Dad who loves being out in nature.

Outdoorsy Gift Ideas:

  • Hiking Boots
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Solar Powered Phone Charger
  • Hiking Backpack
  • Canteen
  • Electric Bug Repellant
  • Outdoor / Patio Furniture
  • Adirondack Chair
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn Games
  • Portable Cooker
  • Camping Chair
  • Gardening Tools
  • Rechargeable Lantern

Active Gifts

Is your Dad an active guy who enjoys working out? Maybe he is an avid runner or marathoner and likes to keep himself in tip-top shape? You Dad would probably love for you to take part in some of his favorite activities with you, so offering to do a virtual 5k with him or go on a hike would be a fun way to spend quality time together doing something he enjoys. He will love that you were thinking of his favorite activities and helping him stay healthy with any of these gifts.

Active Gift Ideas:

  • Signing up for a 5K together
  • Plan a day doing his favorite activity together
  • Activity Tracker
  • Protein Powder
  • Virtual membership to a workout class
  • Light-up Running Vest
  • Shoe Lights for Running
  • Running T-Shirt
  • Standing Desk
  • Portable Desk Elliptical

Classic Dad Gifts

These gifts are classic for a reason. So many people love to receive them, they are heartfelt, and are so useful! (And we all know Dads love practical gifts).

Classic Dad Gift Ideas:

  • An Engraved Watch
  • Stainless Steel Fountain Pen
  • Wireless Headphones
  • Leather Wallet
  • Miniature Putting Green
  • Beer Brewing Kit
  • Travel Mug
  • Record Player

Whether you're shopping for Father's Day Gifts or Christmas Gifts, finding the perfect gifts for the dad who has everything can be a challenge. But, we are sure he will love the thought and care that you put in to finding the perfect gift for him — no matter what the occasion!

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