The 23 Best Gifts for Dads of 2023

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Best Gifts for Dads

Verywell Family / Lecia Landis

Whether it's Father's Day, the holidays, birthdays, or a just-cause celebration, finding a gift to show the fathers and father figures in your life how much they're loved is always an interesting challenge. We've always found that the best gifts for dads are useful, thoughtful, and hone in on their interests.

Consider Dad's hobbies and lifestyle for something he can use daily, or opt for gifts that can be customized or engraved so they can be loved for years. We carefully considered personalization, customization, designs, and value when reviewing products for this list.

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2


The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 ranks high on our list because whether Dad is working from home or at the office, he'll love having warm or hot coffee all day long at his convenience. With the Ember Mug 2, users can pick their drinking temperature for either a 10-ounce or 14-ounce mug size, all of which can be controlled via smartphone app.

Available in an assortment of colors, the mug keeps liquids hot for up to 80-90 minutes thanks to a charging coaster. Just keep in mind the mug must be hand-washed.

Price at time of publication: $125

Seed Ranch Flavor Co. Truffle Hound Gourmet Truffle Hot Sauce

Seed Ranch Flavor Co. Truffle Hound Hot Sauce

Courtesy of Amazon

Some dads like it hot—hot sauce, that is. The Truffle Hound Gourmet Truffle Hot Sauce is handmade from scratch with all-natural ingredients, like organic ghost pepper and chile de arbol, and has no preservatives, gums, sugar, colors, or soy. It’s a low-sodium, gluten-free hot sauce dads will surely put on everything. 

One of our writers received a sample of this hot sauce to pair with GrownAs* Truffle Vegan Mac and Cheese, and to say the two pair beautifully together would be an understatement. Our writer’s husband loved the medium heat of the hot sauce combined with the creamy cheese from the mac and cheese. 

Price at time of publication: $17

Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets

Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

No skewer, no problem! These innovative grilling baskets are made with steel wire and a hardwood handle. Four individual baskets allow you to prepare separate dishes for guests, family members, vegetarians, or kids. 

Price at time of publication: $20

ICARER AirPods Leather Case

Airpods Leather Case

 Courtesy of Amazon

A great gift for a techie dad, this all-leather case will protect his AirPods from scratches and falls. The smart design showcases the LED charging light on the front, and a metal clasp lets Dad attach the case to his backpack, belt loop, or anywhere else. 

Price at time of publication: $20

Ostrichpillow Original Travel Pillow

Ostrich Pillow Original Travel Pillow


If Dad is known for his power nap abilities, this is the gift for him. The immersive head pillow feels like a cocoon. Dad can nap at his desk, lounge at home, on the plane, or anywhere else without moving an inch. Slip it on and he’s off to dreamland. 

Price at time of publication: $99

Herb & Lou's Cocktail-Infused Ice Cubes

A perfect addition to any bar, these alcohol-free pre-mixed ice cubes are ready to mix with Dad’s favorite alcohol or seltzer. Each set comes with 12 individually packed cubes that are perfectly measured and easily mixed. Pop them in the freezer until cocktail hour! 

Price at time of publication: $26

Universal Yums Snacks from Around the World

Universal Yums Snacks from Around the World

Universal Yums

If Dad loves snacks, give him something new to munch on. He'll receive a gift box full of snacks from a different country every month. Each box contains a wide variety of snacks and a 12-plus page booklet that guides each eating adventure with trivia, recipes, and other surprises. Give as a gift for one, three, six, or 12 months. 

Price at time of publication: $15

Talley & Twine Leather Watch

Talley & Twine Leather Watch

Courtesy of Talley & Twine

This timepiece is a simple, elegant addition to Dad's wrist. It features a double butterfly clasp, large face, and an adjustable strap. Designed by a Black-owned company, the watch was crafted from surgical-grade stainless steel and hardened mineral glass, so scratches won't be a problem.

Price at time of publication: $205

Spikeball Pro Kit

Spikeball Pro Kit


Play to Dad’s competitive streak with this fun and active two-on-two game that’s played with rules similar to volleyball. It’s perfect for some family fun indoors, on the beach, in the yard, at the park, or anywhere else. The set and all the elements pack up into the included backpack. 

Price at time of publication: $92

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Courtesy of Reserve Bar

Dads who love to wet their whistles will enjoy Uncle Nearest’s 1884 Small Batch Whiskey. Each batch of whiskey is hand-picked by the company’s founders and then curated by a fifth-generation family member who signs each bottle when she’s finished. This 93-proof bottle of whiskey is aged for a minimum of four years and can be enjoyed alone or in a favorite cocktail.

Price at time of publication: $40

Lumin Classic Maintenance Set

Lumin Classic Maintenance

 Courtesy of Lumin

Get Dad’s skin in prime shape with a classic maintenance skincare set. The set includes a moisturizing balm, charcoal cleanser, and exfoliating rub—all perfect for a fresh-faced dad. 

Price at time of publication: $48

Quince Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance Pant

Quince Flowknit Pants

Courtesy of Quince

Designed with 88% recycled polyester and 12% spandex, these pants are sure to make any dad feel comfortable while lounging at home or out and about. Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large, these pants feature a hidden pocket in the front for a cell phone and a zip pocket in the back for any other necessities.

Price at time of publication: $84

Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Holder Stand

Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Holder Stand


Designed with a 360-degree rotation, this tablet holder stand is sure to be handy for Dad. It fits more than a dozen types and sizes of tablets and even phones. Simply mount the stand to a table, bed, or kitchen counter, and then bend the flexible arm to find the desired angle.

Price at time of publication: $30

Mac Knife MTH-80 Professional Hollow Edge Chef’s Knife

Mac Knife Professional Series 8-Inch Chef's Knife with Dimples


For the dad who makes every meal preparation into his very own version of Chopped, this super sharp kitchen knife is a dream. With a 2.5-millimeter dimpled blade, the knife is designed to glide through foods without any sticking. Dad will be able to use this knife as a universal kitchen tool because the 8-inch length is perfect for chopping, slicing, dicing, and cutting.

Price at time of publication: $157

HotShot Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit

HotShot Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit

Courtesy of Wayfair

Keep friends and family toasty anywhere with this wood-burning fire pit. Made from stainless steel, the HotShot fire pit can be used for camping, vacations, or any other activities Dad loves to do. It weighs only 14 pounds and comes with a carrying case for easier portability. Plus, the double-walled fire pit includes special technology to reduce the amount of smoke put out.

Price at time of publication: $199

Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer

Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer


The Ninja Air Fryer just might become Dad’s favorite kitchen gadget, whether he's prepping a delicious lunch for himself or the kiddos. Enjoy the tasty results of air frying, which uses up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods. The 4-quart basket is extra large, and all accessories are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

 Price at time of publication: $130

Zology Camping Stool with Cooler

Zology Camping Chair with Cooler

Courtesy: Amazon

With this gift, wherever Dad goes, he’ll always have a seat to rest on and a supply of cool drinks available. The highly-rated folding backpack chair is only 3.3 pounds and can support 331 pounds. Multiple pockets stash Dad’s stuff, and comfortable shoulder straps ensure a great fit. 

Price at time of publication: $59

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring


If Dad is a breakfast sandwich dude, this gift is a no-brainer. With one gadget, he can enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast sandwich in just 5 minutes. Put the ingredients in and the sandwich maker assembles the sandwich itself.

Price at time of publication: $30

Allbirds Men's Wool Runners



Give Dad the gift of style. Made with ZQ Merino wool, these shoes are machine washable, come in several different color options, and are moisture wicking. They're available in sizes 8 to 14, and even come in women's sizes if any moms out there want a matching pair.

Price at time of publication: $110

Harry's Winston Shaving Set

Harry's Shaving Set

 Courtesy of Harry's

A one-stop set for all shaving needs, the set includes a foaming shave gel, three five-blade cartridges, and a weighty zinc razor handle. For an added touch, get Dad’s initials engraved on the razor. 

Price at time of publication: $17

Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece Jacket

Patagonia Fleece Jacket

 Courtesy of Patagonia

Comfortable and stylish, this fleece jacket is a perfect light layer that's sleek enough to wear on its own or under another coat. Made of 100% recycled polyester, the classic jacket has three pockets to store all of Dad’s stuff. 

Price at time of publication: $149

Peloton Bike

Peloton Bike


If Dad is looking for a new physical challenge, look no further than a Peloton bike. This splurge-worthy gift offers game-changing exercise in the form of a spin bike with a video touch-screen and access to a vast class library of cardio, strength, yoga, and so much more. 

Price at time of publication: $1,445

VIVO Black Height Adjustable 32 inch Standing Desk Converter

VIVO Black Height Adjustable Converter


If Dad is working from home for the foreseeable future or needs to upgrade his office setup, this is a very useful gift. Unlike other standing desks, this one is almost ready to go right out of the box. Simply place the converter on his existing desk, attach the keyboard and feet, and create some instant active standing. 

Price at time of publication: $200

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. Her dad loves to fish with her boys, so any fishing gift (or photo of his grandchildren) is always appreciated. Her husband is much harder to shop for, but a breakfast sandwich maker might get a lot of action in her house.

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