Because he’s the best dad in the world so it’s actually easier to gift him than you think. These are the best gifts for dad (so far) in 2018.
For real, though, how kick-ass is your dad? He’s always been there for you, taught you so many cool (and downright weird) things, listened to your endless stories and complaints, taught you some inappropriate jokes, and barely yelled at you when you wrecked his car. Ok, fine, he yelled. Like, a lot. The point is that Christmas comes around but once a year and it may be one of the only times you actually get him a gift so why not make it one that he wants and needs? If you’re not going the last minute gifting route, we can help! We’ve tackled some super traditional gifts for dad (hello cologne and sneakers!), found some cool tech gadgets he’ll be obsessing over (hi there Alexa everything!), and went out on a limb to recommend some ideas that he probably wants deep down, but is just too
cheap selfless to buy himself. Either way, he already loves you but will love you more for thinking of him on his special day. Check out our top picks for some of the best Christmas gifts (so far) in 2018 for dear old dad!
The Best Christmas Idea for 2018: New Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) – Buy It Here
Amazon is taking over and, well, we’re ok with that! Check out the latest second generation “Echo Show.” It has all the magic of the regular echo, but this one “shows” you things instead of just robotically telling you. A “must-have” this season. It’s way more advanced than the original, not only because it has a crystal clear 10-inch HD screen, but also because it has killer premium Dolby sound! This one also comes in a cool white color option too. See color options here!
For the Dad Who’s Obsessed With Cologne: Scentbird Monthly Cologne Subscription Box –Buy It Here
Because he can test out a new cologne each and every month from over 100 popular cologne brands and they’ll get delivered right to his door. You can start it on Father’s Day and let it go every month for the entire year if you’d like. Basically he’ll be thinking of you at least once a month. Not bad!
For the Father With a Great Sense of Humor: The ‘Dad Bod’ Vintage-Inspired T-Shirt in Grey – Buy It Here
Now he can finally take pride in his classic dad body with the ultimate ‘Dad Bod’ t-shirt. It’s good for a laugh and, to he honest, it’s good to hang around in too! The print is a total worn-in, distressed, vintage look which just helps it stand out from the crowd. It comes in a variety of other cool color options too so pick up a few so he can wear with all his different color shorts that never seem to match anything. It’s ok, he’s a dad!
The ‘What I Love About Dad’ Book – Buy It Here
Take a little time to fill out exactly what he means to you and how much you appreciate him. This one if perfect to be from the younger kids or the ‘adult’ kids who want to let dad know just how they feel.
The Philips Norelco ‘Vacuum’ Beard Trimmer – Buy It Here
Not only does this cordless rechargeable beard and mustache trimmer work amazingly well (and is pretty affordable) it also has a little vacuum built in that will capture all those little beard trimmers that he usually leaves all over the sink (and floor). We love technology!
Dad’s Playbook ‘Wisdom for Fathers’ – Buy It Here
Such great wisdom and advice for dad from some of the best coaches of all time!
For the Dad Who Sits in Front of the Television: The Fire TV Stick with Alexa – Buy It Here
Because all his favorite shows are just a quick click away and he can watch so many of them. Now he can control the TV and the TV won’t control him!
The Corkcicle ‘Chillsner’ Beer Chiller – Buy It Here
It’s the only way dad will be able to drink his beers moving forward! This gift set comes with 2 Chillsners and will keep his beer nice and cold the whole way through!
For the DIY Dad This Christmas: The Lowe’s Gift Card – Buy It Here
You dad makes about 10,000 trips to Lowe’s on the weekend so why not lessen his load with a helpful Lowe’s gift card? You can choose your own amount you’d like to gift, or select anywhere from $25 – $150. Maybe he can put it towards that snowblower he’s been saving up for?
The ‘My Dad Rocks’ Set of 4 Drinking Glasses – Buy It Here
Because, yes, your dad really does rock. And, well, he likes a drink every now and then too! These handblown glass drinking glasses are durable, dishwasher safe, and a great reminder of how much you think of him. He’ll think of you too every time he knocks one back.
A Print of ‘A Father’s Love’ – Buy It Here
The Crystal Clear Ice Ball Maker – Buy It Here
Now dad can be like that real life bartender he’s always wanted to be! Well, sort of. He can make 2 large crystal clear ice balls that go perfectly with his Old Fashioned or other drinks he enjoys. Pretty
For the Absolute Best Dad: The ‘Best. Dad. Ever.’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
The Comfy Charcoal Grey Bathrobe – Buy It Here
Now this is a bathrobe he’ll want to lounge in all day long (and you won’t mind seeing him in). It’s super comfy, 100% Turkish cotton, and comes in colors like grey (shown), white, and mineral. He can also try it for 60 days and return it if he doesn’t absolutely love it! See more colors here!
The Spikeball Game Set – Buy It Here
He loved seeing it on Shark Tank, loved playing it, and now should finally have one of his own! Plus, you’ll have fun playing it with him.
The Brusell’s Golden Gate Bonsai Tree (Shipped via Amazon!) – Buy It Here
We are absolutely loving that we can now buy real life plants and flowers from Amazon (hello: 2 day free shipping!). Dad will love taking care of this cool Bonsai tree that comes with decorative rocks and a humidity tray! Learn more about this one here!
New Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) – Buy It Here
Hot off the press, this is the latest Amazon Echo Plus, just announced! It’s 2nd generation, comes in charcoal grey, sandstone, and heather grey (see all color options here). It’s better than the last one because it has better sound (Dolby Play 360-degree), you can set up your official smart home without a separate hub (yes!), have Alexa control your lights, switches, door locks, and more. Plus, this one also has a built-in temperature sensor. Don’t worry, you can still listen to your music, ask Alexa questions, play games, hear the news, and so much more! See all the latest Echo everything here!
The ‘You Had One Job!’ 2019 Day Calendar – Buy It Here
How many times have you actually said to them, “You had ONE job!” Well you’re not alone. He’ll get a kick out of this day-by-day calendar with funny pictures of actual jobs that didn’t go as planned. Outside of the funny pictures, on the back of each calendar page there are games to play, trivia to answer, and more fun things to do!
The ‘Choose Your Team’ NFL Jogger Sweatpants – Buy It Here
Now dad can show his support for his favorite NFL team on Sundays and, well, any other day of the week he wants to be comfy! Don’t worry, if the Steelers aren’t his team he can choose from pretty much any of his favorite teams. See all the team choices here!
The Amazon Prime Membership – Buy It Here
Yes, there are people out there who still don’t have an Amazon Prime Membership and, well, your dad just might be one of them! Choose from either 3-months or 12-months and he’ll get things like free 2-day shipping, access to thousands of movies and TV shows that are part of Prime Video, the ability to stream millions of songs, and so much more! Give this as a gift here!
The Sand Trap Paperweight – Buy It Here
Your dad dreams of golf (and wishes he could play more) so here’s a friendly and decorative reminder in paperweight form!
The YETI ‘Rambler’ Insulated Colster in Navy Blue – Buy It Here
YETI really is the best and, well, so is your dad. He’ll love this stainless steel insulated holder that’ll keep his drink (read: beer) super cold for hours! Plus the outside won’t sweat (keeping your hands dry), and it’ll even lock your can in place, keeping it colder longer! We love the navy blue one, but there are also other options like sky blue, olive green, black, brick red, stainless steel, and more. See the additional colors here!
Prank Pack ‘Earwax Kit’ Gag Gift – Buy It Here
Don’t worry, it’s only a joke box. You can pack whatever your ‘real’ gift is inside. This is one of our favorite dad gifts because no one will really want it, but the joke is on them when you hide a gift card inside!
The Blind Barber ‘Tompkins’ Scented Candle – Buy It Here
Yes, guys actually do like candles. Welcome to
1995 2018! We hate to say that this is a candle for men, but he’ll especially like this one if he ever spent any time at the barber shop. It’ll bring him right back to those simpler times. It has soothing notes of leather and light lavender. Plus, each candle is hand-poured in NYC and comes in a traditional barbicide jar. This one is on the smaller side, so if you’re looking for a larger one you’re in luck. Check out the bigger option here.
The Hands-Free Fire TV Cube (with Alexa) – Buy It Here
Now you can access over 500,000 movies and TV shows and do it hands-free! And this one is the first of its kind that is Alexa enabled. Without even having to get up or touch a control you can ask Alexa to turn your TV on or off, lower the lights, and play exactly what you want to watch. Plus, because Alexa is involved you can even have her check the weather and control other smart devices even when your TV is off!
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds – Check Price
Perfect for those who really want their wireless earbuds to actually be wireless! These little guys have been chosen by countless publications as the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2018. We love how comfortable they are, how they totally stay in your ear (even when running or at the gym), and how the battery life is for 5-hours or 15-hours when in the charging case that comes with it.
The On-Trend Eyeglasses from Warby Parker – Buy It Here
For the Father Who’s a Complete Busy-Body: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro – Check Price
This 2-way video doorbell allows dad to see, hear, and speak to anyone who ‘rings’ his doorbell via his smartphone or computer. It’s 1080p HD quality video and will still work in 5 below to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. He’ll love answering, um, or not answering the door depending on who’s there.
For the Traditional Dad with an Edge: Spicebomb Cologne by ViktoRolf – Buy It Here
Because he should smell great while at home and on the go. Still one of the most popular scents for men year after year, Spicebomb is the perfect gift for dad in 2018.
The ‘Thinking of You’ Wi-Fi Touch Lamps – Buy It Here
The best way to stay in touch with dad when you’re both some distance from each other. Once hooked up, when they simply touch the lamp, your lamp will instantly light up so you’ll know they’re thinking of you. When you touch your lamp, their lamp will light back up too! Choose you own colors, patterns, and more. So cool!
For the Father Who Takes Care of Himself: Birchbox Monthly Subscription Box – Buy It Here
Because your dad won’t admit it, but he’d totally dig trying out some cool new grooming, skincare, and other little gadgets delivered to his door each and every month. It really saves the embarrassment he somehow feels when he tries to buy these things at the store.
For the Fitness-Minded Dad: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker in Black – Buy It Here
Because he’s always running around anyway, why not track his health and sleep patterns? Perfect for the dad who works-out or who at least wants to know overall how he’s doing!
For the Protective Dad: The ‘Papa Bear’ Tee in White/Navy/Grey Options – Buy It Here
Because your dad will always protect you and watch over you just like a real papa bear would. Only he’s more friendly. Sometimes. This t-shirt comes in a bunch of different color options too!
For the Father Who Misplaces Stuff: The Tile Key & Phone Finder – Buy It Here
Because he loses his keys and his phone all the live-long-day and now can easily find them! Plus, it’ll cut down on him asking everyone where he left his keys…or glasses!
For the Clean Shaven Dad: Braun Series 9 Latest Wet/Dry Electric Shaver System – Buy It Here
Because he’ll basically get the shave of the future.
For the Father Who Liked Comfort & Style: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Sneakers in Grey, Black, and Platinum – Buy It Here
Nike finally updated their Flymesh upper, so these are better for ventilation are lighter weight, but still have a super comfy, signature, sole cushion. Check these sneakers out in a variety of other eye-catching colors like red, blue, white, and more.
For the Dad Who Needs Some Cooking Help: Hello Fresh Food Subscription Boxes – Buy It Here
Because he’s your dad and whether he’s cooking for himself or for your mom, he could use a little help! Choose from what type of food you like to eat and how often you want your food box delivered (3 days, 4 days, or 5 days). All the ingredients show up in this perfectly packed box and stay at the perfect temperature until you’re home to store things in your refrigerator.
For the Classic Father’s Day Gift: The Art of Shaving ‘Sandalwood’ Shaving Gift Set – Buy It Here
Bring the barber to him with this best-selling shaving kit that comes with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a great shaving brush, and some must-use after shave balm. Keep him looking fresh to death this Fathers Day and every other day of the year!
For the Business Dad: Cole Haan ‘Washington Grand’ Leather Black Briefcase – Buy It Here
For the Fun Father: Meundies Monthly Underwear Subscription – Check Price
Because he’ll never really buy underwear himself so why not gift it to him! Each month dad will receive a new pair of the coolest underwear we’ve seen in a while. He can choose from boxers, boxer briefs, classic underwear and more. Plus, there are endless styles, patterns, super fun ones to choose from.
For the Dad Who Still Likes to Party: The Yeti ‘Hopper’ Flip Portable (Soft) Cooler Bag – Check Price
This one is one of our favorite soft coolers (even outside of the Yeti family). After you add some ice you should be able to hold up to 16 cans of your favorite beer, soda, or seltzer water (but, who are we kidding, it’ll be 16 beers). It’s the one bag he won’t mind packing when heading out for the day.
For the Skincare Obsessed Dad: Jack Black ‘Double Duty’ Men’s Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 – Buy It Here
Now dad can stay moisturized and protected from the damaging rays of the sun all at the same time! This lightweight Jack Black face moisturizer for men has SPF 20 and also contains helpful antioxidants and vitamins. He’ll look and feel great.
The Star Wars Obsessed Dad: The ‘C-3PO’ Socks in Grey – Buy It Here
Because he may not be a kid, but he’s still totally obsessed with all things Star Wars. Who doesn’t love a classic?!
The Grilling Dad: The ‘Monogram Grill Tool Set’ – Buy It Here
Because only he knows how to actually grill the right way so give him some personalized tools that make his job that much easier.
The Hipster Dad: 4 Mustache Beer Pilsner Glasses – Buy It Here
Because drinking beer out of anything else than glasses with mustaches on them is just plain pointless.
The Traveling Dad: The ‘Filson Travel Kit’ in Navy Blue – Buy It Here
Because he has to travel for work so should store his toiletries in the proper bag (and not that Walgreens plastic bag he usually tosses everything in).
The Timely Father: The ‘Tissot V8 Chronograph’ Bracelet Watch – Buy It Here
Because it’s the splurge gift he’s been hoping for. This watch is so killer.
For the Realistic Father: The ‘Ask Your Mother’ Shirt – Buy It Here
The New Fire TV Recast DVR – Buy It Here
This is the latest and newest from Amazon that’s going to take over all of our lives! Introducing the Fire TV Recast (DVR). We love it because it lets us watch and record our favorite TV shows (including regular HD channels like NBC, ABC, and the rest!) either at home while you’re there or when you’re out an about (via your smart devices/phones). The best part? No monthly fees! Plus, you can even watch your recorded shows when you’re out via your devices. Seriously, how cool is that?! It’s time to binge watch on your own time and from anywhere. Learn more here!
The Stylish Dad: Classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses – Buy It Here
Because he really has a classic style or, if he doesn’t, could totally use one. The Ray-Bans will never go out of style.