Why is it so much easier to shop for mom than it is to shop for dad? With mom, all you need is a thoughtful gift (and it better be thoughtful, no matter how practical you think it is) that shows you just what she means to you. But dad? Well, he’s a different story. Practical may override thoughtful for the old man, except when it doesn’t. And while flowers, poems, crafts, and jewelry may appeal to some men, you can definitely go wrong trying to apply the old stand-buys to dad that you would purchase for mom.
Well, we’ve done all the research for you. Presented here is a set of fantastic gift ideas for dear old dad. We’re sure your dad would love anything to do with the grill, sipping down a cold drink, maintaining and preserving his tools, and just off the wall stuff he’ll get a kick out of it.
Here’s a look at 20 unique gift ideas for you dad on any gifting occasion.
No matter if you or a loved one served in the armed forces, or you simply have a love of all things military, the Sgt. Pryer Green Army Man Bottle Opener is for you. This is a large replica of a classic green army man. Instead of it being fashioned out of plastic, it is made out of durable die cast metal that is sure to last for years to come. Its unique shape fits easily into your hand and makes it simple to open up any of your favorite bottles of beer. Measuring only 4.5 inches in length, the Bottle Opener is small enough to be tossed into any storage drawer, or it can easily sit atop your counter as a sort of decoration while it is not being used. It makes for an excellent housewarming gift or a stocking stuffer all the same.
When you are working on a project that requires using your hands, you will find that you need both hands to do the job. But having a box of screws, nuts, bolts and other odds and ends with you when you are climbing a ladder is not only unfeasible, it is also unsafe. When you use the Magnelex Best Magnetic Wrist Band, you can attach all of your drill bits and other metallic ends to your wrist and climb the ladder or hoist yourself into tight spaces without losing sight of the small metallic pieces you need. This wristband uses magnets in order to keep your small pieces close at hand while keeping both of your hands free to work. The Magnelex Best Magnetic Wrist Band is ideal for construction, woodworking, home improvement, carpentry, auto repair and more. With this wristband, you will not ever have to worry about losing some of the most important parts for your project again.
While liquor and guns are not recommended to be used together, they are still two of your favorite things. With The Original BenShot Shot Glass, you can safely combine your love of shooting guns and shooting whiskey. The product is a durable choice that is made out of heavy duty, high quality glass. Made by hand in the United States, the benshot can hold up to 1.75 ounces at a time. What makes it unique is the way the glass has been made to cave inward in order to accommodate the authentic bullet that pierces part of the way through it. This bullet is a genuine lead-free 0.308 caliber rifle bullet that sits beautifully inside of the wall of the shot glass on display for all to see and to envy. The shot glass makes for a unique gift that is perfect for the gun lover in your life or for anyone who collects unique shot glasses.
During the rush of the morning, you want to make something filling and tasty for breakfast, but find you do not often have time. With the Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, you can quickly and easily construct your own breakfast sandwiches in only five minutes flat. It’s a sandwich maker that can make up to two sandwiches at a time. You can use your own ingredients in order to make breakfast sandwiches that rival those at your favorite restaurants. The Hamilton Beach cooks your eggs within it, making it so all you have to do is insert the egg into the egg ring, the bread on the top and bottom of the cooker and your precooked meats on the bottom row. Press the Hamilton Beach closed and allow it to cook the perfect breakfast sandwich in the time that it takes for you to start up your coffee maker.
There are only so many ways to deal with someone’s bad parking skills that don’t involve sitting in the parking lot waiting for the driver to arrive so that you can tell them how you feel. With the Witty Yeti Bad Parking Business Cards, you can skip the wait and the confrontation and instead leave them a note depicting your feelings toward their inability to park. The Witty Yeti Bad Parking Business Cards is a collection of business card-style notes that each feature a unique message, all of them pertaining to someone’s bad parking job. The cards are all ultra thick and durable and have been given a UV coating that will ensure no fading occurs on the cards, making your message loud and clear on even the sunniest of days. There are 50 cards in each pack with 10 copies of each of the humored insults inside of the pack. Simply slide one of the cards under their windshield wiper and call it a day.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the handyman or woman in your life, look no further than the EdgeWorks Screwdriver Pen Pocket Multi-Tool. The tool is designed to provide those who prefer to take control of their own projects with the tools to help get them done. This tool that is shaped like a pen offers plenty of functionality. With this ergonomic pen, you can use the smartphone stylus, the screwdriver, the universal inch and centimeter ruler, the bubble level and a Phillips head screwdriver bit all the same. Durable and comfortable to hold, the EdgeWorks Multi-Tool can easily be slipped into the pocket or hooked onto a bag, notebook, folder or anywhere else. Made out of durable aluminum, this pen has no moving parts, making it harder for it to break easily. Its bright yellow color keeps the EdgeWorks visible no matter where you are.
Whether you have Celtic blood, love the idea of Celtic history, enjoy collecting knives or simply are a lover of antiques, the Toferner Hand Forged Celtic Pocket Knife will make an excellent addition to your collection. It’s a handmade knife that has been cast in the style of Celtic knives of old. Cast out of 14620 spring steel, the ultra durable Toferner Knife features a fixed blade and a hooked end, making it easy to wear around the neck like the owners of those vintage knives did. The blade of this knife measures 3.268 inches and is .945 inches in width. Hand forged, the Toferner Pocket Knife offers a uniquely battered and worn look that makes it appear like a true antique instead of something fashioned to look like one. It also comes with a leather sheath that will protect the blade when not in use.
Even the most experienced handyman or woman who thinks they have every tool they could possibly need may be surprised at one point or another when they are short a tool. With so many interesting shaped bolts, nuts, wings, screws, nails and other pieces out there today, it can be impossible to be sure you have every single tool you could ever need in order to accommodate them. With the RAK Universal Socket Grip, that problem is eliminated. This is a socket grip tool that can easily transform its shape in order to accommodate any shape of fastening that you need to remove. There are 54 steel spring pins that can automatically adjust and conform to whatever shape is needed. You can move through a virtually endless number of different fasteners and remove them with ease without ever having to change out toe sockets. The tool comes with a 3.8-inch adapter that can turn your pocket drill into a power socket driver in seconds.
Ideal as a gift for any fisherman, hunter, or other outdoorsman, the Dope on a Rope Trout Soap on a Rope is a bar of handmade soap that has been shaped to look like a trout. The soap can be used as a piece of bathroom decor in a cabin, as hand soap, body soap and more. It is made out of all natural oils including sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, safflower and hemp seed oil. The soap has been infused with wonderfully scented essential oils such as peppermint and eucalyptus to provide you with aromatherapeutic benefits every time you use it. Handmade, you will appreciate every bit of detail that goes into the Dope on a Rope Trout Soap on a Rope from its fins to its gills. The trout is attached to a rope to make it easier for you to grasp onto when you use it. It makes for an excellent stocking stuffer.
Whether you cook habitually each night or only find yourself cooking on special occasions, you know that whatever ingredients you touch tend to leave their scents all over your hands. Some scents are stronger and more pungent and unpleasant than others, including garlic, onions and fish. It even seems that when you wash your hands with soap and water after touching such ingredients, the smell still lingers beneath the layer of soap. With the Amco Rub-A-Way Bar, you can solve that problem for good. The Amco Rub-A-Way Bar is a stainless steel bar that is shaped like a piece of hand soap. By rubbing your hands with the bar like you would a traditional bar of soap, the sulfur on your skin that causes the putrid aromas will bind with the molecules in the stainless steel, effectively removing the aromas from your skin. It can easily be washed again and again, and because it is made of stainless steel, it will never need to be replaced.
When it comes to handling hot pots, pans or baking dishes, it is sometimes unsafe to rely on pot holders. Pot holders can be awkwardly shaped and oftentimes leave open gaps where your fingers could accidentally slip and get burned. Potholder gloves work a bit better, but not much, as you are still relying on mitten-style gloves that hinder your dexterity. With the Arres XL BBQ Grilling Gloves, you never again have to fear removing hot dishes and pots from the oven. These gloves feature individual spaces for each of your fingers so that you can comfortably and securely grab onto any sort of dishes that you have without dropping them. Heat resistant, these gloves have patterns on them that make it easier to grip onto the hot items. Perfect for smoking meats or running the grill, these high quality silicone gloves are easily able to withstand the heat that comes with it. They make an excellent gift for master grillers.
When you need to measure the pressure of your tires, having to stop and unscrew the air intake nozzle to check the pressure can be quite cumbersome, especially in cold winter weather. This is especially true if you just need to check the tire pressure quickly before a road trip and do not want to spend much time fussing with your car. With the Ionox Digital Tire Pressure Gauge, you can easily determine the pressure of your tires by just pressing the tip of it to the tire. It will judge the pressure inside and relay that information to you through one of the four different PSI settings that you can choose. Ergonomically designed, it can easily fit into any size hand with great ease and comfort. The Ionox Digital Tire Pressure Gauge has single button functionality that makes it easy to use one-handedly. Because of its LED light, it can be used in both dark and bright settings alike.
Flimsy nail clippers that come from the department store or pharmacy often do not make it past their first few uses. They are often weak and fragile, either unable to cut your fingernails and toenails in a swift, clean cut or not durable enough to stay together while you use them. With the Vaulua Nail Clipper for Men, you can own heavy-duty nail clipper that will outperform your standards. This nail clipper is ultra tough and durable, making it so that you only need to buy one pair instead of replacing your clippers again and again. Safe and simple to use, you can flip the hinge of the clipper into the right position to allow swift and easy manicuring. It has a non-slip grip to complement its low profile design, making it every bit as safe and comfortable to use as it are modern and sleek. There are no rough or jagged edges to be found on this clipper.
Ideal as an anytime gift for the men in your life, the Watson.Club Maintenance Kit is a complete kit designed to help those you love fill up what is needed or missing in their do-it-yourself tool kit. The kit comes with a set of 17 different tools geared toward helping with projects around the house, inside of the car and beyond. These tools are all made out of high quality metals that are sure to outlast many years to come. The tools range from different drill bits that are perfect for a number of different applications to small hand tools that will allow those using them to get into small places to get work done the easy way. In order to protect the maintenance kit and keep the contents handy and organized, a sleek carrying case is included. The Watson.Club Maintenance Kit zips closed in order to keep everything safely inside. Finally, the kit comes complete with paper instructions detailing the use of each tool.
The Aposon Men’s Analog Watch is a unique watch for men who want to step outside of the box when it comes to wearing timepieces. Created with uniqueness in mind, the Aposon Men’s Analog Watch features a unique double dial where it is split in the center. One side has the time displayed in a two circle, coaxial rotary scale, while the other dial of this watch tells the time in standard analog conditions. The men’s watch is crafted using an original Citizen Japanese Quartz watch movement that is both reliable and precise. The watch’s case is made out of heavy-duty stainless steel that is sure to last for many years to come. It has a thickness of .51 inches, providing a comfortable, weighty look and feel. Both of the dials are covered by mineral glass that is designed to stop any sort of nicks or scratches from occurring. The timepiece comes attached to a PU leather watch strap.
Crafted out of genuine, high quality leather, the HandMadeCart Men’s Leather Briefcase Satchel is an ideal companion for those who wish to carry their work and school-related belongings to and fro in style. This briefcase is an ideal size for carrying important notebooks, journals, papers, pens, pads, and even small tablets and cellphones around with you. Made out of genuine leather, it has a soft, supple feel to it and is easy to open and close. It is designed to look stylishly worn and handsome as time goes on. The briefcase also comes with an adjustable strap that makes it easy for you to carry it at any height that is most comfortable to you. You can also choose to wear the HandMadeCart Men’s Leather Briefcase Satchel across the body or carry it over one shoulder. Small and compact, it can easily go anywhere you go.
Whether you are just starting out and are still learning your way around a grill or are instead an experienced griller looking to get all of the tools, the Home-Complete 16 piece BBQ Grill Tool Set is for you. The product is a complete set of 16 different grill tools, each one designed to help you grill at your best. It comes in a sleek metal carrying case that makes it simple for you to store your tools when they are not in use. This case also makes it ideal for giving as a gift to the grill master in your life. Each one of the tools, along with the case that it comes in, is made out of stainless steel. Because of the durable nature of stainless steel, you will not have to worry about the handles cracking, rotting, or breaking like you have to worry about with wooden tools. The set features tools such as Swiss knives, spatulas, power tongs, cleaning brushes, basting brushes and more.
Ideal as a gag gift at the office or as a real birthday or Christmas gift for the dad you know, the Boston Creative Company LLC Dad’s Ice Cream Plow is an excellent choice for any dad that is known to have an addiction to ice cream. It is a heavy-duty spoon that is the perfect size for not only scooping out ice cream but eating it as well. Made for the dad who would eat ice cream for every meal, the spoon features an engraving on the bowl of the plow that says “Dad’s ice cream plow.” The durable stainless steel ice cream utensil will not bend while doling out ice cream and can easily withstand the impact of the dishwasher. It is the perfect size to throw in as a stocking stuffer.
Anyone who has tried to make barbecue pulled pork understands how tedious it can be to rip apart the pork you have cooked, no matter how long you allowed it to tenderize and cook. Using the traditional method of two forks simply will not do, especially not after you have tried making your pulled pork the easy way with the Cave Tools Pulled Pork Shredder Claws instead. This is a set of two claws that have been specifically designed to help you pull apart pork and other meat with ease. Ideal for hams, roasts, turkeys and more, these tools are bear-shaped claws that you can pick up by the handle and shred your meat with ease. The tool is also ideal for picking up hot pieces of meat without burning your hands. Made out of heat resistant, non-slip, BPA-free material, the Cave Tools Pulled Pork Shredder Claws are safe for use and are easy to clean.
Standard grill scrapers that come with wire bristles cannot only be inefficient, but they can be dangerous as well. These bristles have a tendency to fall off after too much use, and those bristles can, unfortunately, end up in your food when this happens. With the Sage Owl Grate Grill Scraper, those problems can be eliminated. It’s a grill scraper that is free from any sort of wire bristles and instead is made up solely of metal, making it simple to clean any sort of grates without fear of residue getting into the food. The Sage Owl can tackle grime on most any surface with its 13 unique groves, from charcoal, gas, and electric grills to panini makers, griddles, flat tops, grill pans, dutch ovens, restaurant grills and so much more. The scraper is made out of solid brass that is able to resist any sort of rust or erosion from exposure, making it a long-lasting choice.