8 Gifts Dad Will Love This Holiday Season

by Ben SanfordNovember 28, 2017

Get Dad Something Special This Year

This holiday season, pick something out for dad that is utilitarian, thoughtful, and not something he’s expecting. Trust us, he doesn’t need another tie. So instead of getting the same old dad-gift for your father this year, get him something unique and useful instead.

We’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for dad without resorting to gift cards or useless household items. From novelty homegoods to state-of-the-art grill accessories and coffee gear, this list will inevitably help you find the perfect gift for your dad, too.
gifts for dad: speakers

1) Bottle Cutter

This is the perfect DIY gift for dads who love to get a little crafty around the house. With a specialty accessory like the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter, he can turn his favorite beer and wine bottles into rare glasses, tumblers, and vases.

Check out Bottlecutting.com for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your bottle cutter. It’s the perfect accessory for a home bar, and also helps you to do your part for the environment as it brings the act of recycling a little bit closer to home. Pair this gift with a tasty bottle of wine or his favorite 6 pack of beer — it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

2) Coffee Maker

If dad is a coffee lover, get him something that will change the way he thinks of coffee. A unique brewing process will not only improve his cup of coffee, but it will also improve his mornings. If he’s into drip coffee, Chemex makes elegant products that brew amazing drip coffee. The Chemex Ottomatic is perfect for dads who love a slow cup of coffee even on mornings when they have to rush off to work.

3) A Killer Sound System

Whether he loves entertaining, or just loves music, he will love a high quality sound system this holiday season. Sonos offers a curated variety of wireless speakers and sound systems that feature incredible sound.

Set up an entire system around the house and surprise dad with his favorite song while he’s unwrapping presents, or just get him one speaker that he can move around the house with him so he’s always ready to rock.
gifts for dad: decanter

4) A Suave Decanter

Nothing says festive like an elegant decanter for wine, liquor, and spirits. This holiday season, get dad a decanter that will look great on a bar cart or shelf.

Wine folly has a great article on how to choose the right decanter for your needs. Keep in mind what dad’s favorite beverages are so that you get the right one to suit him. Not only will he love the luxury, but it will also take the look of your living room or dining room to the next level.

5) Unique Grill Accessories

Barbecue gadgets are often go-to gifts for dads, but this year you can make it a bit more memorable by choosing something really unique. For example, cast iron grill press is perfect for both indoor and outdoor grilling, and cast iron evenly distributes heat so that your meat will be evenly cooked to perfection.

An adjustable burger press is also a great option for useful additions to the BBQ. You can find both of these products and more at Barbecue Guys.

6) A New Drill

For dads who love to engage in improvement projects around the home, give a gift that will allow him to renovate and repair with ease. A new drill will inspire him to go nuts around the house, building shelves and hanging pictures — so everybody wins!

We love the Makita 18V, which has a super long battery life and comes with a sturdy tool bag. It’s ideal for smaller spaces, and perfect for working around corners around the house.

7) A Universal Remote

This may seem like a rather mundane gift option, but hear us out: there’s a good chance you have 3-4 remotes lying around your house. Some of them probably haven’t seen a battery in years; and you probably can’t find the one you would use most often. A universal remote will de-clutter your home while also allowing dad (and you) to control your television, thermostat, stereo system, smart phones, and more, right from the comfort of a plush armchair.

The Logitech Harmony Companion will allow dad to control all his devices. With the Harmony App, he can set his favorite channels and even control settings while he’s away from home.
gifts for dad: pasta machine

8) Novelty Kitchen Gear

If you have a dad who loves playing chef, get him something that will allow him to play around in the kitchen like never before. A pasta machine, juicer, or even a new waffle iron will excite dad and inspire him to experiment as he tries new recipes in the kitchen.

We love the Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine, which features 9 dials to let dad choose his favorite pasta thickness and texture. Bon appetit!

Infuse Each Gift to Dad With Thoughtfulness and Love

Remember that whatever gift you get dad this holiday season, he’ll love it because it’s coming from you. Include a heartfelt note with your gift that will make him feel appreciated, and remind everyone what the holiday season is really about.

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About The Author
Ben Sanford
Ben is a real estate agent and freelance writer. He's lived on the east coast his entire life and is just as "at home" on a snowboard as he is in the office. When not writing about local real estate markets and researching hot new tips for homeowners, he can be found working on his home renovation projects with help from his wife Melissa and their kids, Josh and Cheyenne.