Best Gifts for Dad iMore 2020

Chances are you call someone, "Dad." Whether he's biological, grand, step, adoptive, or honorary, this fatherly figure is a driving force in your life. This special paternal presence might need a little recognition on occasion, and a thoughtful gift is a perfect place to start. No matter the gifting opportunity, the right present honors the unique human he is. To help you choose, especially for the hard-to-buy-for sort, we've curated a list of must-haves for every type of dad.

For all dads: Rockdove Men's Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers

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A comfy pair of slippers might seem like an obvious choice, but they're an essential gift for dads of leisure or those who need to just relax. (Every dad, really.) These dual-colored clog-style slippers are constructed to please with breathable cotton-blend uppers and dreamy contouring memory foam insoles. The sturdy rubber soles offer grip and traction to carry him to his favorite chair or the mailbox. A variety of size options and color combinations are available to fit your dad's unique sense of style.

From $19 at Amazon

For traveling dads: Matein Travel Laptop Backpack

Dads on-the-go need a convenient, durable carryall to organize and secure their necessities. This water-resistant backpack is designed to make travel easy with three roomy compartments and a variety of specialized pockets, including a laptop pocket, mesh pockets, and an anti-theft back pocket. The cushioned back panel provides comfort and support when he slings this backpack over his shoulder. Just choose his favorite color and the right size option from the various selections available to gift this multi-functional design.

From $32 at Amazon

For hard-working dads: HIMI Leather RFID Bifold Wallet

If his wallet is barely holding it together, this luxe leather option is the right selection. The classic bi-fold design includes two bill compartments, two ID windows, and ten card slots to organize and carry essentials easily. Though this design is built to carry a ton, its slim profile is unobtrusive and simple to pop in a pocket. This handsome leather wallet also has the added benefit of security with fraud-preventing RFID blocking technology. Several color options are available to give dad the upgrade he deserves.

From $15 at Amazon

For coffee-loving dads: YETI Rambler 14-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug

This sturdy stainless-steel mug keeps liquids hot or cold no matter what beverage dad prefers. The double-wall vacuum insulation is responsible for maintaining temperature so beverages can be enjoyed longer. This mug was made to endure with a shatter, puncture, and rust-resistant construction. To make this mug easier to enjoy daily, it's also dishwasher safe. This style is available in several different colors, made possible by the lasting layer of vibrant DuraCoat, to ensure his favorite hue is represented without fail.

From $25 at Amazon

For late dads: Invicta Men's Pro Diver Two-Tone Automatic Watch

Timing is everything. And this sleek, 40-millimeter automatic watch is designed to help dads keep their busy schedules. This multi-tone timepiece was built to exude cool, shaped in a sleek combination of gold and stainless steel. The blue dial is detailed with luminous indices and hands for simple time checks, especially in the dark. He doesn't even have to worry about getting this watch wet. It's water-resistant up to 660 feet (200 meters). The best part? It doesn't need batteries. This bracelet-style watch is built to wind automatically. Gifting this watch is a simple choice with several different color options available.

$84 at Amazon

For studious dads: Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

This reusable notebook is for dads who like to organize their thoughts again and again. Its classic spiral-bound design is composed of 36 unique polyester pages for recording notes with ease. Each note, when written with a Pilot Frixion writing utensil, bonds to the special pages until they are wiped away to make room for new musings. But the convenience doesn't end there; notes taken can be transferred to any cloud service (Goodge drive, Dropbox, Slack, etc.) for future use with the Rocketbook application. This tech-savvy notebook is available in different sizes and color options to gift him the last notebook he will ever need.

From $27 at Amazon

For music-loving dads: TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case

Give dad the gift of wireless listening with these Bluetooth earbuds boasting over four hours of playtime. These buds are designed to offer impressive sound quality with 8.0-millimeter speaker drivers. Each bud is created to provide a crisp audio experience as well as comfort. Their ergonomic construction is defined by a flexible silicone cap for a personalized fit. And an IPX8 waterproof coating ensures that moisture isn't a bother. When it's time to power up, these earbuds include a handy storage case that doubles as a charger. A variety of color options are available to make this present the perfect choice.

From $40 at Amazon

For bearded dads: Leven Rose Ranger Grooming Co. Beard Mastery Grooming Kit

Sometimes caring for dad means caring for his beard too. This nurturing trio offers him the tools to tame and style his unruly facial hair. The beard oil restores and conditions hair to offer polish to beards of all sizes. It's organic, and fragrance-free formula is comprised of nourishing jojoba and argan oil to make wirey hair a look of the past and encourage growth. Daily beard maintenance also depends on the brushes, and this set comes with two that clean and detangle: a boar bristle brush and a wooden comb.

$19 at Amazon

Rad dad gifts

Dads are special, and sometimes they deserve a little recognition. And a thoughtful gift is a considerate way to appreciate that outstanding man in your life. A pair of slippers might be an obvious choice, but the Rockdove Men's Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers take lounging to the next level. And what dad doesn't need a little relaxation? These easy clog-style slippers are made with soft and breathable cotton-blend uppers and finished with tough rubber soles. But that's not their greatest feature. The insoles are comprised of soft and forgiving memory foam designed to offer a comfortable fit.

Another classic choice is a backpack, and this backpack is ready for anything from a business trip to city adventuring. It has the pockets to prove it. The Matein Travel Laptop Backpack has three large compartments with room for necessities and then some. A variety of useful pockets make organization simple, including a laptop pocket, mesh pockets, and an anti-theft pocket. Comfort is also a concern, and the padded back panel takes the pressure off.

A great beverage is a simple pleasure, and dads with a favorite drink to tote will love the YETI Rambler 14-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug. This stainless-steel mug is crafted to keep liquids hot or cold, holding a full 14 ounces. The double-wall vacuum insulation maintains the temperature of each delicious sip to make beverages enjoyable longer. This must-have mug was built to last with a shatter, puncture, and rust-resistant construction. And, as a bonus, it's dishwasher safe.

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