The 22 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.

Reviewed & Approved

The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is a smart mug that can be controlled via a smartphone app or use regularly with the charging coaster. For dads who love grilling, we recommend the Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets.

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

Here are the best gifts to celebrate Dads with every interest.

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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: $130

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

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 Infused Cubes The Clyde Ready-Made Cocktail Mixer

Herb & Lou's Infused Cubes The Clyde Ready-Made Cocktail Mixer


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: $24

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 Black Chronograph 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

Courtesy: Amazon

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: $120

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: $49

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

What Our Staff Says

"My dad’s a homebody and also works from home, so these sweats were a no brainer. They double as loungewear and athleisure, pair well with almost anything, and they’re also stylish enough to wear out of the house. His pockets are always overflowing, so the hidden cell phone pocket and zip back pocket are a nice touch. As a plus, the pants were sustainably made with recycled polyester." -Tori Zhou, Associate Health Commerce Editor

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: $175

Tester Insight

"I didn’t realize what a knife should cut like until I got this. Having a properly sharp knife adds a lot more precision and ease to any recipe I’m prepping. It’s my go-to for all types of food now, and I avoid my old knives at all costs." - Zachary Gabrielski, Product Director

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 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

All-G.O.A.T. Puzzles Michael Jordan

All G.O.A.T. Puzzles Michael Jordan

Courtesy of All G.O.A.T. Puzzles

This puzzle celebrating Michael Jordan will impress Dad with its unique design. Each puzzle piece resembles the basketball legend shooting hoops, slamming dunks, and more. Choose from three different puzzle sizes: small (150 pieces), medium, (270 pieces), or large (500 pieces). All puzzles are 1/4 inch thick and made of sustainable wood, and with each purchase of a puzzle, the company vows to plant a tree in its place at no additional cost to you.

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: $49

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring

Courtesy by Amazon

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: $25

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

What Our Staff Says

"My dad's more of a fleece guy than a sweatshirt guy, and this Patagonia pick is one of my favorites. The retro pile fleece comes in a variety of colors that work with any outfit, plus it's made from 100% recycled polyester and, like a lot of products Patagonia makes, is Fair Trade Certified. It's a gift I can feel good about giving all around." -Meg Lappe, Senior Commerce Editor

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

Final Verdict

If you’re still on the fence about what to give Dad, the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is a great place to start. Whether he’s enjoying a cup of joe or a nightcap, his drink is sure to stay hot all day long whenever he wants. There’s also the subscription to Universal Yums, which supplies him with snacks from a different country every month.

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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