Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything

by Valentina Hughes · Updated on April 19, 2021

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If he claims that he wants nothing and shrugs you off every time you ask – this list is for you. We searched high and low to come up with some thoughtful and unique gift ideas for the guy who has everything.

Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything

1. Wake up light sunrise alarm clock

Give dad the gift of a good night’s rest. Thousands of reviewers are raving about this clock, which features cheerful sunrise and calming sunset light settings, customizable sleep music, and alarm features.

2. 2 Person Cotton Hammock

If he’s most at home in the yard, this retro-inspired hammock is the perfect gift for him.

3. Monogrammed Leather Dopp Kit

He’ll use this personalized leather dopp kit for years to come. Made by hand by a small business from Nevada, this bag ships fast, a great personalized gift if you’re short on time.

4. Mini Projector, 1080P

Portable Mini Projector 1080P

Ideal for watching movies and sports, games, and parties.

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Does dad have his own at-home movie theater? Well, we don’t either. This portable projector can let him transform any space (including the backyard!) into his own real-deal movie night.

5. Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Cook Blender

Ninja Foodi Blender 1400 Watts

64 oz. glass pitcher (56 oz. max cold liquid capacity)

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“I love a soulful bowl of soup, whether chunky or smooth— which is why I’m a fan of this blender that can not only crush ice and fruit into silky smoothies, but can also cook soup and melt cheese for fondue thanks to a built-in heater,” Oprah wrote when she chose this blender as one of her favorite things in 2019.

6. Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs

Fathoms: The World in the Whale

Winner of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

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For the dad that loves nonfiction, this awe-inspiring exploration of mankind’s relationship with whales infuses blends natural history, philosophy, and science, creating a sense of wonder for any type of reader.

7. Timex Weekender Watch

This classic watch comes with a strap that he can swap out for other colors as he pleases.

8. Minnetonka Sheepskin Hardsole Moccasin Slippers

We’ve been buying these slippers for our dad for years. It doesn’t get more comfortable than these.

9. Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul by Lazarus Lynch

Does dad’s cooking need a lift? Joy, humor, and bright color illuminate each page of this soul food bible. Lazarus Lynch fuses Caribbean and Southern cuisine, featuring recipes for Guyanese cheese rolls, cornflake-crusted fried green tomatoes with chipotle ranch, and “OH-MY-GAH Green Beans with Crushed Peanuts.”

10. Personalized Stationary

Up his letter-writing game with this beary cute personalized set.

11. Customized Zippo Lighter

This windproof, refillable, and lifetime-guaranteed Zippo lighter is a great gift. The best part is that this Etsy seller will engrave anything you like and ship it to your door.

12. Look Big by Rachel Levin

Dads who love the outdoors will appreciate this well-researched guide. “A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions–both dangerous and annoying–with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice” from

13. Stanley Classic Flask

This cool and classy flask is pocket-friendly, durable, rust-proof, easy to pour, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

14. Cross Ballpoint Pen

Give dad the pen used by the US presidents. But really, we have this pen and it has replaced all plastic pens, we will never go back.

15. Bluetooth Record Player

A new turntable will allow him to play all those vinyl records that have been collecting dust. Simon and Garfunkel, here we come!

16. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Revsersible Griddle

This griddle fits over two stovetop burners, and is brutally tough for decades of cooking. Can be used in the oven, on the stove, on the grill, or over a campfire.

17. A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Virginia Hall

A Woman of No Importance

The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

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If he’s interested in WWII, give dad this thought-provoking book Virginia Hall. It was chosen as Best Book of the Year by NPR the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London.

18. Gaiam Balance Disk

Gaiam Balance Disk

Use this balance disc in or out of a chair, to increase core strength and balance.

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For the dad who needs a better home-office setup, this disk will help engage his core and keep his back straight during the workday.

19. Digital Counting Money Jar

Does he keep track of every cent? Upgrade his coin-saving system with this jar that’ll automatically keep track of the amount.

20. Leatherman Free K4X

For the DIY dad that’s been carrying the same leatherman around since the 80s, he’ll appreciate the upgrade to this sleeker, easier-to-open tool.

21. Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Thinner, lighter, and now waterproof with 2x the storage.

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Streamline his library with this updated e-reader – it’s waterproof, has its own backlight, and is great to bring along on vacation.

22. Nikon Aculon A211 Binoculars Bundle

For the dad who loves stargazing, he can see Jupiter’s moons from his backyard with a pair of these. They’re also great in the daytime for birdwatching, too.