35 best gifts for dads who claim to have everything already in 2023

Our expert guide to the best gifts for dads covers a range of interests, ages and budgets, with many options offering next-day delivery if you're shopping last minute...

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Whether you're scouring the internet for gifts for golf dads, retired dads, or the best gifts from daughters, we've got you covered with our definitive guide to the best gifts for dads for every kind of father in 2023.

Let's face it, dads are notoriously hard to shop for. They're known to claim 'they don't need anything' but this lack of inspiration just leaves us rushing out at the last minute to find a gift.

To make shopping for gifts for the men in our lives easier, we've crowd sourced ideas for the best gifts for dads from fathers themselves so that we're never short on a perfect present ideas, whether that be for a milestone birthday or a Father's Day token.

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Our pick of the best gifts for dads in 2023


1. Callaway Golf Dawn Patrol Glove

Your golfer dad will be hitting birdies comfortably and in style. Whether he's just picked up golfing as a new hobby in 2023 or is a professional, you can never have too many golf gloves. These all-leather Callaway golf gloves are moisture-absorbing with a comfortable, light fit. 


2. Catch: 3 Classics Charging Tray

If your dad loves all things tech, this modern wireless charging tray will become his new favorite gadget and accessory holder, with one side charging his phone and the other holding his jewelry, cologne, and other trinkets. It makes for the perfect nightstand topper. And its pebble-grain leather material definitely wins in the aesthetically pleasing department. For $10 more, you can make this a one-of-a-kind gift and monogram the tray.


3. Big Green Egg MiniMax Charcoal Kamado and Smoker Green

The Big Green Egg is a personal gift on my dad's wishlist. This infamous outdoor cooker allows you to grill, roast, bake, smoke, and sear all your favorite meats and veggies. The mini is a perfect size if your dad already has a main charcoal or gas grill. He can place the egg to the side of it and have smoked chicken in one and grilled in the other - now that's how to BBQ right!


4. Airbnb Gift Card

A nice paid-for trip is a great gift idea for the retired dad. You add the funds, and he chooses the destination of his choice. He might bring your mom as his plus one, automatically becoming one of the best gift for couples


5. The Girl Father T-Shirt

Whether he's a fan of the movie, The Godfather or you're searching for the best gift for dad from daughters, this graphic t-shirt is a humorous and thoughtful gift that'll surely put a smile on his face. Don't be surprised if you notice him wearing this shirt every time he's around you.


6. Lanvin Knot Gold-Plated Cufflinks

Cufflinks not only keep the shirt's cuffs intact, but fancy ones like these gold knotted ones add a polished finish. Made in Germany, these Lanvin cufflinks also make a lovely gift for husbands. And don't worry about buying a gift box. These already come delivered in one. 


7. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum 50ml

Cologne is always a great gift idea for men. It's something they will always want and need. The Paco Rabanne 1 Million smells amazing and is a fan favorite. I surprised my dad with this scent for Father's Day last year and my boyfriend for Valentine's Day, as it was on both of their wishlists as a top men's cologne. This is a great option if he's always wearing warm and spicy fragrances. The 1 Million parfum has notes of pink peppercorn, leather, and salicylate solar accord. 


8. TRX Home 2 Suspension Trainer

Help him reach his fitness goal and get rid of his dad bod. The TRX Home 2 Suspension Trainer allows you to bring the gym to your home. Whether he wants to tone his back, legs, arms, or both, the straps and foot cradles are adjustable, and the carabiner clips to the door or any anchor of your choice.


9. Whiskey Making Kit

If he's a whiskey kind of guy, this kit is a unique and interactive gift that keeps on giving. The kit includes three wood chip flavors, six botanical test tubes, two glass bottles with wooden corks, two filters, and stainless steel whiskey cubes. All that's needed is a bottle of his favorite vodka and you guys can have a night of whiskey tasting.


10. Aura Smart Digital Frame

A sentimental gift for him to digitally display his favorite photos and memories. You can even give him a head start by sending a photo of the two of you to the digital frame. He can then share and send as many photos and videos to family and friends. All you need is the Aura app and wifi. This also makes a sweet wedding gift idea.


11. Scotch Porter Beard Serum

According to my dad, Scotch Porter has some of the best beard grooming products, with the beard serum being one of them. The serum consists of jojoba and avocado seed oil that nourishes and hydrates the beard, keeping it in top-notch shape. Plus, it's a Black-owned beauty and skincare brand you can support year-round. 


12. Saatva Latex Pillow

Sometimes, Dad needs a soft, luxurious pillow to help him sleep better at night. I've been testing the Saatva latex pillow for woman&home's best pillows guide, and it's definitely the best pillow for side sleepers. I love how cloud-like it feels while still supporting my head and neck. And if he's a hot sleeper like myself, please add this to your cart ASAP.


13. UGG Tasman Slippers

The Ugg Tasman slippers are the perfect shoes to slide into after a long day of work or when you need to run to the store quickly. These will become his go-to lounge shoe. With a soft sheepskin interior, he'll never want to wear his regular shoes again. 


14. Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser

He might enjoy using a smart plug-in diffuser if he's not big on scented candles. The Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser works exclusively from the Pura app. You can control the oil's intensity, when and how long you want your Pura to diffuse, and turn it on and off, all within the app. I've had my Pura for over a year, and it's honestly my favorite essential oil diffuser. I love how strong the fragrance fills up my room. Even my dad has asked me to buy him one. 


15. Le Chateau Wine Decanter  

If he's a wine connoisseur, he'll appreciate smelling the aromas and tasting the rich flavors of his favorite wine from this decanter. The decanter not only beautifully displays and hold your wine but allows your wine to breathe out after being in an airtight bottle, richening the wine's flavor and smell. With over 5,000 five-star Amazon reviews, we're confident he'll love it.


16. Herschel Orion Retreat Backpack Small

If he's in need of a new travel or work bag, consider surprising him with the Herschel Orion Retreat Backpack. Its sleek and rich leather material will compliment any outfit, whether it's his airport fit or work attire. 


17. YETI Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler

Yeti is known for its insulated outdoor products, like its infamous water bottles. This YETI cooler is the perfect beach or park accessory to store his favorite beers, water, and snacks. The cooler is fully leakproof and keeps your food and drinks ice cold. 


18. MLB Ballpark Pint Glasses Set of 2

Paraphernalia of his favorite sports team always makes the best gifts. These MLB pint glasses feature a map of the team's stadium and the logo at the bottom of the cup. He'll be asking for his new favorite cup while watching the game.


19. Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

A classic but a goodie. Having an Amazon Echo Dot is like having a personal assistant. Whether you want to check the weather, order takeout, play your favorite album, or listen to the best podcasts, the Amazon Echo does it all. Just say, "hey Alexa" with your request. It's the best gift for dads on Amazon. Plus, it's only $35


20. Ember Travel Mug 2

For the coffee obsessed dad who can't go a day without his morning cup of joe, the Ember Travel Mug 2 is the best gift for coffee lovers and one of the best coffee travel mugs we tested. With a jaw-dropping touchscreen display to control your coffee's desired temperature, a 360-degree leakproof lid, and an included coaster to rest and charge your Ember travel mug on, it's a gift he'll be excited to fill with coffee every day.


21. 23andMe DNA Test

Looking for a thoughtful Father's Day gift? Consider gifting him a 23andMe DNA testing kit. Not only will he be able to learn where his family started geographically, but you will too. The test also finds your relatives, gives you a report on your traits and genetic makeup, and much more. It's a gift he'll cherish forever.


22. Patagonia Dirt Craft Long-Sleeve Mountain Bike Jersey

Gift him a new shirt he'll never want to take off. This Patagonia long-sleeve is moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and helps mask odors. It's the perfect workout top. Plus, it's one of the best sustainable clothing brands - a cool fact you can mention to him. 


23. Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm

Hand cream might not be the fanciest gift, but it's a useful and smell-good present they'll always have in arms reach. This Aesop hand balm is a sweet gift for the guy whose hands could use some extra moisture. He'll love its woodsy and smoky scent. 


24. Beats Studio Buds

These Beats wireless earbuds are perfect for jamming out to music during a morning commute to work, working out, or just tuning out the background noise. He can juggle between two listening modes of noise cancellation and transparency mode, enjoy up to eight hours of listening, and make calls with its voice assistance.


25. New Balance Fresh Foam 680V7 Running Sneakers

If your dad is constantly on his feet or his sneaker collection looks sparse, consider adding these New Balances to your Amazon cart. He can wear them casually with jeans or with a pair of running short for a sporty look. With a fresh foam midsole, his feet will be supported and comfortable.


26. Ooni Karu 12 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven

Pizza nights just got more fun with the Ooni portable pizza oven. All you need is wood or charcoal, and you'll have a wood-fired or stone-baked pizza in just one minute. It's the perfect gift for the dad who loves to cook. Plus, it's a gift the whole family will enjoy. 


27. Hammer Multi-Tool

Toss the old tool tote to this side and upgrade your dad to a multi-tool hammer. He won't have to rummage through the drawers looking for the pliers. This all-in-one hammer includes a nail claw, three screwdrivers, a knife, a can opener, pliers, and more. The hammer even has a sweet message that says, 'The best dad ever.' It's a gift he'll always thank you for.


28. Apple AirTag

If your dad or husband is constantly misplacing their keys or wallet or is always traveling, consider snagging him an Apple AirTag. It's a useful Bluetooth device they can easily slip into their checked luggage, in their wallet, or onto their keys and track it straight from the Find My app on their iPhone. 


29. Weighted Relaxation Robe

After a long day of work, your dad may need a big hug. So why not gift him one? Snuggling under a weighted blanket is like receiving a nice warm hug, but imagine being able to wear one. The good news is, you can! This weighted robe is filled with glass beads and weighs up to 17 pounds. It's the perfect lounge gift for Dad.


30. Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set

Brooklinen is home to luxurious linen bedding. And as someone who owns a Brooklinen duvet, I can attest to its top-notch quality. Your dad will love sleeping under 100% linen sheets. He'll be cozy and cool the entire night. The set includes a loose and fitted sheet and two pillowcases. It's the perfect material for the spring and summer months. 


31. Our Place Always Pan 2.0

If your dad is a beast in the kitchen, he'll appreciate having a multi-functional skillet that replaces 10 cookware pieces. I had an Always Pan for almost a year until my dad took it over. This one pan replaces a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, roasting and baking dish, saucier, spatula, skillet, nonstick pan, and a spoon rest. And if your dad loves everything sustainable, he'll be excited to know the Always Pan is made with 100% recycled aluminum. 


32. Oars and Alps Cooling + Cleansing Wipes

If your dad is always in the gym, traveling, or has a long work commute, consider gifting him a box of Oars and Alps Cooling and Cleansing Wipes. These are two-sided wipes, with one side consisting of arctic blue ice crystals to cool you down and the other consisting of caffeine for a mid-day energy refresh.


33. Apple iPad 9th Generation

An iPad is a sweet tech gift they'll love and actually use. It's the perfect size to toss in their work bag and pull out during meetings or while out visiting clients. If you want to make this gift extra special you can add the compatible Apple Pencil and this iPad will turn into a digital notebook. 


34. Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L

Keep your dad updated with current fashion trends, and gift him the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. It's the perfect everyday bag to snap around his waist as a fanny bag or wear across the chest as a crossbody. He can store his wallet, hand cream, earbuds, and more.


35. Personalized Leather Camera Strap

This personalized leather camera strap is a sweet, sentimental gift for the dad that always has a camera in his hand. He'll think of you whenever he reaches for his camera to capture a new memory. Cut and stitched by hand, this leather strap is durable and sleek. For $9 more, you can engrave his name or photography business.

How to choose the best gifts for dads

1. Don’t shy away from fashion and accessories

Some dads are, by their own admission, not incredibly stylish. Maybe shopping for clothing and accessories is a daunting prospect to them, or their job/hobbies require a sartorial practicality which causes them to run from anything too high fashion. But this doesn’t mean that when buying a gift for your dad, you should similarly avoid these items. Khabi Mirza, fashion writer and men’s trend expert, notes that you should “think about those must-have style-savers which the dad in your life may not have the confidence or foresight to shop for himself. Mirza claims that “Accessories are a perfect place to start”, suggesting a new pair of sunglasses from a “trusted brand like Hackett or Moscot”. 

If your dad commutes to work and/or the gym, a new commuter backpack is also a great gift idea, as they’ll likely use it every day. Just make sure you opt for a high-quality brand - Mirza recommends Eastpak, The Cambridge Satchel Company and the Japanese brand Porter Yoshida. “While it’s a cliche, the default option has to be socks”, Mirza admits, adding that Argyle socks, available from retailers such as Burlingtons, are always a safe bet.

2. Personal gifts will always be appreciated

The menswear specialists we spoke to at retail giant Matalan claim that "the key things to bear in mind when choosing a gift for a father are practicality and sentimentality." One way to combine the two is something like "a personalized mug", which "can be used every day, but the personal touch makes the gift that little bit special." Gifting them something you know they will really love also adds to the personalized aspect of a present - Matalan’s experts suggest "books from their favorite author or genre", or "a selection of their favorite foods and drinks." 

3. Choose a practical gift and consider what they really need

Consider useful gifts or presents that make his days a bit easier, such as the best productivity planners. A planner will help him prioritize his daily tasks, work meetings, and appointments. Also, think of hobbies they partake in and gifts that align with those activities. For example, if your dad is always tending his garden, consider shopping for the best garden gifts. Or if he's a gym rat, a new gym bag or earbuds are gifts he'll use every time at the gym.

Kenedee Fowler
Shopping Writer

Kenedee Fowler is a shopping writer based in the United States. She joined woman&home in September 2022, and ever since has been sharing her expertise with the brand to help readers source gifts for any occasion and on any budget, reviews products so you don’t have to, and scout out the best deals and products to give you the best value for your money. Before joining woman&home, Kenedee was a home editorial fellow for Insider Reviews, where she wrote in-depth reviews and articles across the home vertical. Kenedee is a recent graduate from the number one journalism school in the US, the University of Missouri - Columbia, where she gained hands-on experience as a multimedia journalist at mid-Missouri’s local news station.