15 Gift Ideas for Dad That Are Better Than (Yet Another) Tie

15 Gift Ideas for Dad That Are Better Than (Yet Another) Tie

Sometimes the easiest people to shop for can be the hardest. Case in point: dads. Usually content with just about anything you wrap up—heck, even if you didn't wrap it, they'd be happy—the options seem endless. Enter paralysis of choice. If you can't decide between the tool kit, that new piece of tech or those cushy slippers this year, we narrowed down our top picks to give dear old dad (no ties allowed).

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3 Month Gift Membership at Vinyl Me, Please, $99

This is an excellent of-the-month club: the recipient gets one exclusive record (three the first month!), an art print, and a cocktail recipe every month, and can swap out unloved records.

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9-Piece BBQ Case Set at Gilt, $59

Everyone could use one of these, especially someone who recently announced he wants to get super into grilling.

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Cold Brew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker at Asobu, $50

Your dad can cold brew coffee at home, then instantly decant it into the stainless travel mug, where it will stay cold for 24 hours. What is he doing in the meantime? That's his business!



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BakerStone Original Pizza Oven Box Kit at Amazon, $150

This is one of Oprah's Favorite Things, and if it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for your dad. This is for the type who's already super into grilling and wants to go further.

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Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills at Gilt, $15

This book includes tips for calming a baby, so it's not all how to survive a multi-wolf attack, but consider whether your dad is the type who wants to learn "how to wrestle an alligator."

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Deluxe Combo Charging Station at G.U.S., $50

We're at the tech tipping point when everyone is finding they need a charging command center, and this unit (walnut veneer, gloss white, or bamboo) is such a pretty one.

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Gentlemen's Hardware Manicure Set-Black at The Company Store, $30

Get your dad into manicures with this stylish kit, and by this time next year he'll be so hooked on them that you can give him a gift card to a proper nail salon...and you can go together!

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit at Uncommon Goods, $35

One of those gifts that keeps on giving: your dad makes hot sauce, and either he gives you a bottle of amazing hot sauce, or he explodes the kitchen, yielding a classic family story.

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Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe at L.L.Bean, $50

This cozy, timeless robe comes in five sizes, two heights, and six plaids, so consider getting one for all of your parents.

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Monti-Taste Set at Sempli., $100

If your dad is generous to a fault, give him a set of impeccable glasses that are just for him, because there's only one of each. For a bonus, give one bomber of each type of beer.

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Nebula Mars Portable Cinema at Amazon, $600

Does your dad dream of hosting esoteric film festivals? Does he want to host a weekly outdoor "RuPaul's Drag Race" watch party (or is that just you?)? He definitely needs this all-in-one home theater.

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Osaka Concrete Pour-Over Coffee Station at CB2, $60

Do you have a sibling? They can get your dad the coffee cold brewer, and you can give him this gorgeous glass, stainless steel, and concrete pour-over station.

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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Set at Gilt, $25

Here's a classy set that can either replace your dad's old beat-up set or use to teach him to play. A new family tradition!

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The Craft Cocktail Compendium Book at Nordstrom, $25

A certain type of parent loves both exquisitely crafted cocktails with obscure ingredients and setting hunks of wood on fire, so the recipe for the Maple Smoke Fizz will bring them joy.

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Limited-Edition Storm Gray Shave Set at Harry's, $30

Your dad gets a fabulous shaving set (complete with monogrammed razor handle, for an extra $10) and you don't have to gift wrap it or pay for shipping. Something for everyone!

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