Your dad’s the man. He’s been there to rescue you and hold your hand, bandage your skinned knees and offer up those special words of wisdom only a dad can give. So how can you possibly show your love for the guy who taught you so much? Finding him the best birthday gift, Father’s Day present or special surprise for no reason at all would be the perfect place to start. While lots of dads pretend to shrug off gifts, (they’re shy about admitting how important they really are), we know for sure that he’ll cherish a special present from you. We’ve discovered some super-fun, interesting, unique and manly sorts of gifts that will leave your dad speechless over your thoughtful selection.
Here are our picks for the Top 10 Best Gifts for Dads. One of them is sure to be the absolute perfect present for your big guy.
1. Best Gifts for Dads: Whiskey Ice Balls – Whiskey Stainless Steel Chillers (Set of 4)
Dad’s always been your superhero. Now you can give him balls of steel to go with his larger than life personality. These steel balls will chill his whiskey and warm his heart. Great to cool spirits of all kinds without diluting his drink, these chillers come with matching tongs and a velvet pouch. Made of food grade stainless steel, FDA approved for food and drink, this is a gift that will impress dad for sure. To make this an even more delicious present, get him some solid rocks glasses so he can pour a shot or two for his friends.
Price: $24.99 (17 percent off MSRP)
2. Best Gifts for Dads: The Man Can All Natural Bath & Body Gift Set for Men
Who says dads don’t need pampering? With the Man Can he can have soft smooth skin and that “manly man” kind of smell while using 100 percent all-natural skin care products made just for him. Packaged in a clever paint can, this fun bath set includes soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter and a body mitt make his weather and work worn skin feel as soft as a baby’s… well, you know. To take that manly man theme on the road, get dad the travel soap with a cool metal travel tin.
Price: $44.97 (8 percent off MSRP)
3. Best Gifts for Dads: Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder
Let’s face it. Most dads are Mr. Fixits. This incredible welder melts adhesive that is 100 percent water proof and heat resistant. The solvent-free formula stays liquid until cured with the included UV LED Light. It dries clear and creates a permanent bond that can fix and fill anything, from plastic to wood, metal, PVC, steel, rubber, wiring, ceramic, figurines, vinyl, Kevlar, polypropylene, leather and so much more. The kit includes one applicator, one 15 x 15 inch microfiber cloth, one 4 gram tube of liquid plastic and one 4 gram liquid plastic refill. Get some extra refills, because dad will be fixing everything around the house and shop.
4. Best Gifts for Dads: The Ultimate Paracord Survival Kit Bracelet
So your dad likes to think he’s in an episode of Dual Survival… or at least he wants to be prepared to show his survival stuff. This premium 16-piece survival kit includes a fully integrated cobra woven paracord bracelet with a compass. Dad will feel comfortable in any situation requiring him start a fire, fish or improvise when survival is the immediate challenge. The kit includes a 1″ x 12′ length of nylon cordage, one Snelled 3/0 offset kale hook with 20″ leader line, one Snelled #2 offset kale hook with 20″ leader line, two 1 1/8 inch line swivels, one 30 ft length 10lb test fishing line, two 1/2 inch foam bobbers, two 3/8 inch egg sinkers, one 2 1/4 inch ferrocerium fire starter rod, one 2 inch diameter serrated fire striker, one Dried grass tinder bundle, one 9 square inch Alcohol pad, and two 1 3/4 inch safety pins. For a simpler fire starter, less challenging ones are available because simply surviving in an emergency situation is hard enough.
Price: $15.49 – $21.99
5. Best Gifts for Dads: WakaWaka Power+ Solar Charger
Dad is nothing if not inventive and fun. While he may be out on his own, he’ll never be out of touch with this unique solar charging station. The high efficiency solar panel converts the sun into power for USB devices and light for many uses. About the size and weight of a smartphone, the WakaWaka fully charges a smartphone in about two hours and provides up to 150 hours of light on a single charge. Better yet, with every purchase, a solar light will be given to a leading humanitarian aid organization, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to provide to a child or family living without access to electricity. Get dad the waterproof pouch if he’s super outdoorsy.
6. Best Gifts for Dads: Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee & Espresso Maker
If George Clooney can make the perfect cup of java, so can your dad, and nothing makes it simpler than this Nespresso Coffee and Espresso maker. This great machine can brew even large man-sized cups of coffee as well as authentic espresso at the touch of a button. It heats up in 15 seconds and comes with a rapid fire milk frother to make yummy espresso and cappucino. Pick up a Nespresso variety pack to give dad some coffee options he never even dreamed of. All you need to do is show up with the donuts.
Price: $167.51 (52 percent off MSRP)
7. Best Gifts for Dads: Orange Whip Golf Swing Trainer
Tell your duffer of a dad to stop playing golf if he wants to improve his swing. Honest. Selected as the #1 Golf Training Aid by PGA.com, the Orange Whip is weighted and counter-weighted for a perfect pre-round warm up. The flexible shaft and counter-weighted system are designed to enhance swing rhythm and balance as well as enhance his core fitness and flexibility. His accelerated swing will provide more impact from his body rather than his shoulders, or arms and hands. Add the SKLZ Smash Bag to let him test the difference in his impact with the ball. Now you just need to set up a tee time challenge.
Price: $109 (8 percent off MSRP)
8. Best Gifts for Dads: Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
Is your dad a photo fanatic? Is he constantly snapping pics with his phone that you never get to see? Get him the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer and ask for your copy on the spot. This nifty little device prints instant 2″ x 3″ wallet-sized photos that are full color and smudge proof. Sync it to your Android or iOS phone or tablet using Bluetooth or NFC technology and he’ll be printing in minutes onto premium ZINK zero paper – meaning no ink and no hassle. Make sure to get plenty of extra ZINK printer paper for all those soon-to-be-shot family photos.
Price: $129.99 (19 percent off MSRP)
9. Best Gifts for Dads: Weber Liquid Propane Tail-gate Sized Grill
Grilling is always more fun with friends and now your pop can grab and go with this mini-grill from Weber. Dad can show off his wicked pitmaster prowess at tailgate parties or family gatherings in just minutes. The grill’s single, stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour to heat up the 189 square-inch total cooking area. With porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body, this grill comes fully assembled and ready to fire up right out of the box. Push button ignition makes starting simple, so invite dad over and make sure you’ve got some juicy steaks and lobster tails to test it out.
Price: $169 (11 percent off MSRP)
10. Best Gifts for Dads: Sound Oasis Sound Therapy System
Sometimes busy dads have trouble shaking off the work day. That’s when this Sound Therapy system can save the evening and ease your dad into relaxation mode. He’ll sleep better and calm down more easily in a healthy sound environment that features six different thirty and sixty minute nature sound recordings. He can even set the gentle-off timer with a volume reduction feature. It’s portable and easy to take anywhere (even on business trips) as it’s powered by four AA batteries, but it also includes an AC adaptor to simply plug and go. For variety, get him some Rhythms of the Sea or Tropical Rain Forest sounds to gently lull him into the sweetest of dreams.
Price: $47.95 (4 percent off MSRP)