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77 Best Gifts for Dads Who Are Hard to Shop For

He may say he wants nothing, but these unique and useful gift ideas will change his mind.

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It doesn't take much to make your dad happy. Most days, you can just give him an ice-cold beer and a comfortable spot in front of the TV, and he's as pleased as can be. But if it's his birthday, Christmas, Father's Day or major milestone like his retirement, that's an entirely different story. That means it's time to go all-out with a gift that shows him just how much you appreciate all that he does for you.

That said, we're guessing your dad is the kind of guy who claims he has everything and wants nothing (a.k.a. he doesn't want you to spend your hard-earned money on him). But even if your father is hard to shop for (or you have no money in your bank account), we're confident we've got the perfect present for him on this list of the best gifts for dad. From affordable gifts under $20 that won't break the bank to practical and useful gifts for men that he won't be able to resist, we've rounded up dozens of thoughtful and unique gifts tailored to a wide range of interests and hobbies, from cooking to golf to tech and beyond.

As you browse, think about what kind of gift would mean the most to your dad: a subscription box that he can enjoy in the months to come, a personalized present that captures what's inside his heart (his sons and daughters, of course!) or a funny gag gift that will make him laugh. While you're here, see if you find anything for your father-in-law, stepdad and grandpa, too!

Our gift experts are committed to finding the most thoughtful and well-vetted gift ideas out there. See even more of our favorite gift recommendations.

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1
An Extra Useful Tech Gift
Dizaul
Screen Magnifier for Smartphone
Amazon
2
For the Dad Who Likes to Cook
Kitchen + Home
Smokeless Indoor Grill
3
If He Likes to Grill ... and Hates to Clean
Grillbot
Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot
Amazon
4
Easy Birthday Gift to Personalize
Uncommon Goods
The New York Times Custom Birthday Book
Uncommon Goods
5
If He's Always Complaining About Aches and Pains
MoCuishle
Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
6
Best Gift for a Dad Who Loves Watching TV
F&T
Couch Arm Table
Now 17% off
7
For the Coffee Addict
Ember
Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
Amazon
8
Take His Grilling Game to the Next Level
Char-Broil
Cast Iron Smoker Box
Walmart
9
Best Gift for a Health-Conscious Dad
Medcursor
Deep Tissue Massager
Amazon
10
Practical Tech Gift
iWALK
Magnetic Wireless Power Bank
11
Best Gift for Dads Who Love to Golf
PuttOut
Pressure Putt Trainer
12
For the Dad Who Loves Meat
Goldbelly Subscriptions
Monthly Bacon Subscription
13
Best Gift for the Dad Who Is Hard to Shop For
TESLYAR
Phone Docking Station
14
Best Gift for Dad From His Daughter
OurLoveWasBorn
Night Sky Father-Daughter Print
Etsy
15
Popular Gift for Dad on Amazon
Coop Home Goods
Eden Cooling Pillow
16
Remind Him of His Hometown
EtchedAtlas
Wooden Map Wall Art
Etsy
17
Unique Gift Idea for the Dad Who Likes Beer
Craft Beer Club
Beer Subscription
Craft Beer Club
18
For the King of Dad Jokes
Portico
The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes
19
If Watching HGTV Is His Biggest Hobby
KUSONKEY
Magnetic Wristband
Amazon
20
Something Custom for Your One-of-a-Kind Guy
Uncommon Goods
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods
21
Cool Gift Under $30 on Amazon
Host
Freeze Beer Glasses
22
For the Movie Buff
Me Time Joy
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Amazon
23
A Practical Retirement Gift
Sport-Brella
3-Position Recliner Chair
24
Cheap Gift That Packs a Big Punch
Knock Knock
What I Love About Dad Fill-in-the-Blank Book
Amazon
25
For the Dad Who Can't Resist a Steak Dinner
Porter Road
Best of Porter Road Box
Porter Road
26
A Gift Dad Will Actually Use
Hamilton Beach
Breakfast Sandwich Maker
27
Get Him Something Funny
ThisWear
Best Farter Ever Mug
Amazon
Now 20% off
28
Personalized to His Fur Baby
JustArtinAround
Custom Pet Portrait
Etsy
29
Best Splurge Gift for Dad
Courant
CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Tray
Courant
30
Because He Loves His Lawn ... Like a Lot
RAINPOINT
Sprinkler Timer with Wi-Fi Hub
31
For the Dad That Knows His Coffee
DrinkTrade
Coffee Subscription
32
For the Dad Who Loves Adventure
Universe Publishing
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Now 40% off
33
Warning: Mom May Steal Them
Dearfoams
Suede Clog Slippers
Amazon
34
For the Dad Who Has Trouble Sleeping
DODOW
Sleep Aid Device
Amazon
35
For the Dad Who Loves to Camp
Solo Stove
Lite Portable Camping Stove
36
A Great Last-Minute Birthday Gift Idea
MasterClass
Annual Membership
Masterclass
37
For the Frequent Traveler
Mark & Graham
Commuter 2-in-1 Garment Bag
Mark & Graham
38
For the Dad Who Loves Trivia
Millennials vs. Boomers Trivia Game
39
Buy It at the Last Minute
Uncommon Goods
History by Mail Six-Month Subscription
Uncommon Goods
40
Great for the Dad Who Has Everything
Holme & Hadfield
Watch Box Organizer
Amazon
41
For the Dad Who Loves to Sing in the Shower
Ampere
Shower Power Pro
42
For the Dad Who Wears Glasses
UncommonGoods
Eyeglasses Holder
Uncommon Goods
43
If He's an Outdoorsy Dad (Or, Ya Know, Coffee Drinker)
Stanley
The Legendary Camp Mug
Amazon
44
Best Last-Minute Gift Idea
Sock Fancy
Sock Subscription
45
Funny Stocking Stuffer for Dad
Touke o3dy
Thanos Gauntlet Bottle Opener
46
For the Dad Who Loves to Tailgate
Cuisinart
Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop
Amazon
47
Stylish Gift Idea for Dad
The Posh Tech
Stainless Steel & Wood Apple Watch Watchband
48
Best Gift for Whiskey Drinkers
Whiskey Peaks
American Mountains Whiskey Glasses
49
Solid Pick for the Guy Who Says He Wants Nothing
UncommonGoods
Personalized Family Art Print
50
For the Dad Who Loves Beer
Uncommon Goods
Beer Cap State Display
Uncommon Goods
51
Unique Personalized Gift Idea
BettyAndMarieDesigns
Personalized Tape Measure
52
He'll Wear It All the Time
Parachute Home
Cloud Cotton Robe
Parachute
53
For the Handyman
Good Housekeeping
Home Skills
Good Housekeeping
Now 52% off
54
For the Dad Who's a Kid at Heart
LEGO
NASA Apollo Saturn V Model Rocket
Amazon
55
What to Get Your Dad When You Have No Money
1Man1Garage
Airplane 3D Puzzle
Etsy
56
Good Gift for a Dad With No Hobbies
Travelambo
Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet
Now 23% off
57
If He Loves to Read... and Travel
Ecco Press
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
58
For the Dad Who Likes His Beer Cold (But His Hands Warm)
Uncommon Goods
Cold Beer Coats
Uncommon Goods
59
For the Dad Who Likes to Listen to Music All the Time
JBL
CLIP 3 Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon
60
A Handy Tool He'll Actually Use
Streamlight
USB Rechargable Pocket Flashlight
Amazon
61
Great Addition to His Home Office
Elite Sportz Equipment
Wall Ring Toss
Now 28% off
62
For the Dad Who's Always Losing His Airpods
V-MORO
Leather Case for AirPods
63
Help Him Keep Cool ... Literally
Wren
Insulated Dry Bag and Cooler
Bespoke Post
64
A Classy Gift for Dad
Uncommon Goods
Personalized Socks (5 Pairs)
Uncommon Goods
65
For the Dad That's Always Working on His Fitness
Trigger Point Performance
GRID Foam Roller
Amazon
66
For the King of the Grill
Uncommon Goods
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Uncommon Goods
67
For the Dad Who Loves Comfort
Lululemon
License to Train Pant
68
Best Gift for Dad From His Son
LetsMakeMemoriesUS
Personalized Fishing Pail
69
Great for Father-Son Bonding
ISeeMeBooksUS
Personalized Book
Etsy
70
Upgrade His Sneakers
Allbirds
Men's Wool Pipers
Allbirds
71
A Fun Activity for Fathers and Sons
Farm Steady
Soft Pretzel and Beer Cheese Making Kit
Farm Steady
72
For the Dad With a Lot of State Pride
GoodVibesMetal
State Bottle Opener
73
For the Bearded Dad
Scotch Porter
Beard Collection
Scotch Porter
74
Funny Gift for a Dad-to-Be
PandoraTees
"You're Killin' Me Smalls" Onesie and T-Shirt Set
75
Sweet Gift for Dad on Your Wedding Day
LiLinspirations
Personalized Handkerchief
76
For the Dad Who Likes a Close Shave
Bevel
Beard Trimmer
Amazon
77
For Basketball Fans Who Love Coffee
BLK & Bold
NBA Special Edition Coffee
Amazon
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