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Looking for unique gifts for dad? You know – the gifts for dads who want nothing? We’ve been there! Buying great gifts for dads can often be super complicated because they either have everything or he doesn’t want anything!
So, to help you out this Christmas season (and channeling our inner struggle for dad gift buying) we put together this guide of great gift ideas for all the different budgets you might have in mind!
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Things to Consider When Buying Christmas Gifts for Dads
Before you head out to buy that perfect gift (or gifts) for the dad in your life, consider the following buying tips and/or details.
Price/Quality. Obviously, the price is an important detail to consider. Remember, a higher price doesn’t always mean better. It really depends on the product. However, if you’re aiming to grab him tools (like a new set of wrenches), then the more expensive ones are actually usually better.
In the end, you’ll have to judge whether you can get away with the cheaper version of the gift or go all out to buy the best one. You can also just buy a gift in a lower price bracket to avoid the problem of over-spending/having a “mad dad” that you spent so much on him!
If you are unsure what to buy, perhaps package a few smaller gifts together into a mini gift pack that he can enjoy? You can theme the gifts to what he likes (beer, golf, etc) so at least you’re buying in the right direction. Just an idea!
Purpose. One of the biggest things to think about is the purpose of the gift. Is it just supposed to be funny? Is the gift supposed to serve a function, like a tool or electronic? How often can he/will he use it? Think about these things so you buy a gift that will be used frequently OR used a few times but it very important in that moment, like a specialized item or tool.
Affordable Christmas Gifts for Dads
First off, the affordable gifts. There are endless gifts out there that are cheaper and can suit all different dads and their interests. Cheap gifts are also good if you want to buy lots of smaller gifts and put them together – like a “build your own” gift pack for dad.
Sometimes – but not always – cheap gifts end up being gag gifts that people can laugh at. Bruce’s dad would – without a shred of doubt – like the Planet of the Apes box set below. Not even kidding!
Starting off this list of affordable gifts for dads is a gift that is sure to bring out the kid at heart: a remote control helicopter! Great for buzzing around outside in the fresh air - just be sure to supervise that dad!
Inspired by Bruce's dad, a great set of movies to buy is the new trilogy of the Planet of the Apes. These movies are well-made, packed with action, and let's be serious they are wildly entertaining (if you're a dad).
Last - but not least - we have a classic dad gift in the affordable range for Christmas: a shaver set! This 4-piece set comes with everything he needs to achieve a classic shave using the old fashioned brush method - he just needs to add in his favorite blade!
Mid-Range Christmas Gifts for Dads
Mid-range gifts are those perfect “in-between gifts” that can be given to a dad on their own OR they can go with a small item or another mid-range gift. It really depends on what the gift is and what it might be paired with.
For example, a Bloody Mary gift set and a bartending set go together well. From this list, our dads would appreciate the multi-tool since they are pretty handy.
If you have a dad who loves their golf game, then you know how important a good swing trainer can be to him! Here's a great trainer to consider as a nice Christmas gift - now he has to wait until it's warmer out to really get into the game!
For a dad that enjoys his cocktails (especially a good Bloody Mary), consider a Bloody Mary gift set with everything he'd need to crate his own at home. Great for a Sunday brunch or up at the cottage or cabin in the summer!
If you have a dad that is into prepping food but maybe not the healthy kind - consider an electric deep fryer as a great gift. Now deep-fried foods are no match for dads when you have the right tool for the cooking job!
For those projects at home and around the house, consider getting your dad a cordless drill. Black and Decker is a name brand you can usually trust and this drill comes with multiple accessories for lots of functionality!
As a super fun and functional tool, get your dad a reliable and rechargeable set of two-way radios. These bad boys are handy for hunting, fishing, the general outdoors, and plenty of other uses for keeping in touch!
No dad that considers himself handy should be without a good multi-tool. Well, ask and you shall receive! This version has a number of neat features sure to please any dad looking to get handy this Christmas.
Lastly, but certainly on least on this list of mid-range Christmas gifts for dads we have a mini projector. Suitable for lots of different devices, this projector is great for movies, gaming, watching sports on a bigger screen, or just enjoying TV but in a larger size!
High-End Christmas Gifts for Dads
And here they are – the high-end gifts on the list. Fromtoys and electronics to super useful tools for around the home, there is no shortage.
These are the kinds of gifts that you buy once every few years (or even more if it’s something like an expensive watch) because they usually last a while. So have a look below at these ideas for an expensive gift. Personally, we like the headphones since Bruce’s dad would actually use them in his daily life.
If you've got a dad who is into beer, why not help him out in creating his own? This home brewing kit is everything he needs to get started creating delicious suds on his own terms! Maybe he'll even share!
One of the hottest tech gifts right now is a drone - so get your dad a drone he can play around with. Great for photos, exploring an area, or just as a cool hobby. Just be sure you are allowed to fly a drone in your area!
If you have a dad who is also a lover of golf, this might be the gift for him: a golf simulator! This way he can practice his swing indoors when the weather is bad - or if he just wants to swing around indoors!
Got a dad who has to do his share of house chores but admittedly doesn't love his share of the chores? Think about a RoboVac as a great gift. This model goes on different flooring surfaces you might have around the house.
Got the dad's that are into gaming, think about a PS4 as a super option. PS4 is one of the industry leaders - and has been for years - meaning there are loads of games available to suit different styles of play and interests!
If you have a dad that is at home out on the water pulling in the big ones, then a fishfinder from a top brand like Garmin might be for him. Check out the specs on this one to see if it'll work for him!
For the dad that loves his sound quality excellent and his music crisp, think about a good pair of Wireless Bose headphones. We know these are great because Bruce's dad has a very similar pair of Bose and he absolutely loved them for watching TV when everyone else has gone to bed. No joke, they are so great.
If you live in a snowy area and you've got a dad that is up to speed with his snow removal, consider getting him a snowblower. This lightweight one is different than your traditional gas powered and might be a better fit for your dad!
And there you have it – 31 of the best Christmas gifts for dads this holiday season. Whatever you end up buying, just keep your dad in mind and you can’t go wrong! What do you think of these gifts? Anything you’re planning to buy? Need help deciding? Get in touch with us and we’ll chat about it with you!