55 Cool and Unique Gifts for Dad 2021

by mkimmel | Last Updated: February 24, 2021

Finding the perfect gift for Dad often seems impossible, especially when his garage is packed like a hardware store. Ever wondered what else he might like? Worry not, this list is here to help you out. Whether your old man is into working out, cooking, do-it-yourself, gadgets, or outdoors, you’ll find something cool here. Read on!

Crocs Classic Clog

Nothing screams “Dad” louder than the Crocs Classic Clog. It comes in a heap of color options from cantaloupe and electric pink to white and chambray blue. It is made from 100% croslite material and has a sturdy synthetic sole. It features the iconic Crocs comfort ventilation ports that allow for usability in wet locations and improves the overall breathability.

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable

For the Dads who love their beats and tunes, this turntable will make an awesome gift. This belt-driven turntable comes in a portable package and has 3 speeds options. Also, it is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to let him play his “dad tunes” from his phone. It comes in many colors, patterns, and finishes.

Nikon 8428 Aculon Binoculars

The Nikon 8428 Aculon is a powerful 10×50 binocular that packs a spherical multi-coated Eco-glass lens. It has rubber eyecups for comfortable viewing and an ergonomic central focus knob for easier handling. Its form factor is designed to be as light as possible while still being able to function as a nifty pair of binoculars

Thor’s Mjolnir 3D Metal Model Kit

Straight from Asgard, this Thor hammer is a cool looking metal kit which ships unassembled. This is perfect for “worthy” Dads who are true Marvel fans. The set comes with an easy to follow instruction set, plus, there’s no glue or soldering needed.

Thread Rock Pizza Matching Shirt

For the new Dads out there, this matching pizza shirt from Thread Rock is an adorable gift! This pair of shirts is perfect for both Daddy and baby. Made from 100% cotton with ribbed knit collar and double hemmed bottom and sleeves, the quality of both matching shirts is topnotch. It comes in a dozen color options as well.

BenShot Golf Ball Glass

Does the Dad in your life love playing golf? If he does, grab him one of these BenShot gold ball glasses! It has a unique-looking design that makes it seem like an art piece while still being practically usable. This 15oz wine glass is perfect as a home bar decoration or for late-night beer chugging. It is 100% safe to use, and you can throw it in the dishwasher, too!

Valet Tray Organizer with Charging Station

This valet tray organizer from Houndsbay belongs to their “endeavor” line up. It features a sleek design with functionality in mind. The valet has a dedicated charging station on the left side which is friendly for sliding in charging cables. This one has a classic brown finish, but other variants include gray, ivory, and black.

Tire Design Coffee Mug

This coffee mug with a unique tire design is perfect for Dads who love to spend time in the garage. It perfectly fits his love for automobiles and tools. The mug is made with 100% ceramic material and weighs approximately 350g. It is something he’ll use every day!

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

If you are gifting to a coffee lover Dad, you’ll never disappoint with this Espresso machine from Breville. This machine can produce a barista grade single cup in the push of a button. Its serving time is extremely fast at just around 25 seconds. Also, there is an option to adjust the cup holder to accommodate different cup sizes, how convenient!

The Ridge Slim Minimalist RFID Wallet

This minimalist RFID blocking wallet from The Ridge is an awesome upgrade for Dad’s chunky wallet. It’s slim, it’s light, and it can hold up to 12 cards and clip a dozen bills. The aluminum gunmetal finish allows for an industrial-looking design while keeping the overall durability intact. This wallet has a lifetime warranty and comes in four different colors.

Kindle Paperwhite

For the bookworm Dads out there, the Kindle paperwhite is an e-book reader on steroids. It has waterproofing and weeks’ worth of battery on a single charge. The paperwhite is thin, light, and provides a pleasant reading experience even when under direct sunlight. It is perfect for reading anywhere, even on the poolside or in the shower!

Anker Solar Charger

Dads who love getting lost in the outdoors would love the Anker solar charger. It is a lifesaver for when his devices run out of battery juice in the middle of a hike. It has a hefty size, but it is extremely lightweight and designed to be hanged flush on to a backpack. It is also a perfect tool to have on standby in the car.

Aurora A24 Titanium Flashlight

Looking to gift something small yet literally flashy? Get this RovyVon Aurora Titanium Edition. It comes at just around 3″ but it is built like a tank. It has a 1000 lumen super bright LED with 7 different modes and a built-in micro USB charging port. Included in the package are a micro USB cable, lanyard, keyring, paracord, and the flashlight itself.

Birkenstock Men’s Arizona

With an upper made from 100% suede, a classy design, and soft footbed, the Birkenstock men’s Arizona is classy footwear for any Dad. The signature cork footbed conforms to different foot shapes. It features a pronounced arch designed for better support and cushioning. The two metal buckles upfront are adjustable: perfect for a personalized fit.

Amazon Essentials Polar Fleece Jacket

For a stylish look that serves a useful purpose, the Amazon Essentials Polar fleece jacket is the perfect gift. It is made from 100% polyester material and has zippered pockets as well as gartered cuffs. It gives off a cool-weather look with its high collar, full-zip front, and mid-weight fleece finish.

Ab Roller Wheel

Perfect for a quick home workout, this ab roller wheel is an awesome gift for Dads who are into getting in shape. With a non-slip rubber handles and a strong stainless-steel wheel, the Fitnessery ab roller ensures user safety. The set also comes with 3 bonus gifts: a kneepad and two fitness e-books.

Mophie Powerstation PD XL

Dads are the busiest, right? They always tend to forget to charge their phones on the way to work or a family trip. In those cases, this ultra-compact power bank from Mophie comes in extremely handy. It has a hefty 10050mAh capacity, good for charging a smartphone 2-3 times. The best thing is that it has it can easily fit inside his jeans pocket or man pouch!

Premium Egyptian Cotton Sheets

High-quality and comfy sheets are among the essentials of a relaxing bedtime. For the Dads who love to lounge around the bed, you should consider getting them these premium Egyptian cotton sheets. It has 1000 thread-count made with 100% long-staple fiber to ensure the utmost attention to quality. The premium materials used are also eco-friendly and designed to resist fading.

Fire-Starting Multi-Tool Carabiner

This one is a simple gift that goes a long way. This carabiner multi-tool from Outdoor Element features the patent-pending spark wheel for easy fire-starting. The material is made from stainless steel and comes in colors such as aurora, Silverthorne, and a few others. In a small package, it packs in a screwdriver, a bottle opener, and a lot more functionality.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is the best piece of tech for the Fathers who love their peace and quiet. It has an industry-leading active noise cancellation technology, great sound quality, and voice assistant integration. All those features are packed inside an ergonomic and lightweight headphone designed for maximum comfort.

Apple iPad 7th Generation

For older Dads having trouble Face Timing through a smartphone screen, the 7th generation iPad is a useful gift. It is currently the least expensive iPad on Apple’s latest lineup. It features Apple Pencil and Keyboard support and has touch ID. It runs on iPad OS and is as capable as the Pro iPads in terms of everyday use.

Laptop Sleeve Case

This elegant-looking laptop sleeve case is perfect for Dad’s MacBook. It has a velvet interior guaranteed to protect his device from minor bumps and scratches. The exterior is made from high-quality poly urethane material which ensures the durability of the case. It also comes with a small pouch perfect for storing peripherals such as chargers or an external mouse.

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

A heavy-duty hammock is perfect for an afternoon hike or just lounging in the front lawn. Dads are guaranteed to love this! It comes in dual-tone colors such as navy blue & forest green, black & gray, and a dozen others. It utilizes a 210T parachute nylon which is extra soft yet extra durable. The best thing about it is that it packs to the size of a grapefruit!

iRobot Roomba i3

Want to help Dad around the house but your schedule just won’t allow you? Get this Roomba for him! The iRobot Roomba i3 loosens dirt, lifts them up, and sucks them in. It features a dual multi-surface brush which are proven effective on all types of flooring. It has voice assistant integration and a full suite of sensors allowing it to maneuver without supervision.

Echo Show 8

The Echo Show 8 is a perfect assistant for the busy Dad. It has Amazon’s Alexa integration packed in a decent 8-inch screen perfect for countertops or nightstand. With the Echo Show 8, Dad will be able to control his music, TV, security cameras, thermostats, and room lights with just a simple voice command.

Funky Town Socks Set

Break Dad’s boring sock game with these ones from Love Socks Company. These are fun and colorful socks made with premium quality materials perfect for casual use. The socks are breathable and absorb sweat adequately. The set comes inside a box ready for some gift-wrapping paper and a lovely card!

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

A good night’s sleep is a really great thing to have, ever wondered if you can gift it to someone who needs it? With the Dodow Sleep Aid device, you now can! The Dodow is a metronome and light system that teaches one how to fall asleep naturally. It is guaranteed to help users achieve a priceless state of sleep and relaxation.

Winter Leather Gloves

Style, functionality, and sophistication, that’s what these leather gloves from Alepo offers. It comes in a sleek black finish or a slightly shiny gray colorway. This pair of gloves feels like a second skin when worn! With a pull-on closure mechanism, stretchable materials, and touchscreen capability, this pair of gloves is a great gift for your lovely father.

Black Diamond Astro Headlamp

This headlamp is heaven-sent for fathers who like building stuff and working on projects. It has a sleek low-profile design and is powered by 3 AAA batteries. It has adjustable brightness levels and a strobe option perfect for road emergencies. It also has a stormproof IPX 4 rating which makes it tough against moisture.

Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch

The Galaxy Smartwatch is Samsung’s top of the line entry in the smartwatch game. It is a durable watch that is compatible with both IOS and Android devices. The galaxy watch is perfect for fitness tracking and other sporting activities. Because it is a digital watch, there are virtually endless watch face options that will suit Dad’s style.

Percussion Massage Gun

A pat on the back goes a long way, but a back massage goes farther. This percussion massage gun from Exerscribe is perfect to relieve Dad’s muscle pain. This Vybe Pro version has 9-speed variations and can provide between 1800-3400 strokes per minute depending on the setting. It functions quietly and it comes with 8 different massage heads.

Surfwalker Pro 3.0 Water Shoe

This updated Speedo water shoes is perfect for Dad’s who love dancing with the waves. It is made with 100% neoprene upper and has a grippy rubber outsole. The pull-on entry makes it easy to wear and take off. Weighing around just 10.0 oz, the surf walker pro is breathable and is an ideal companion on beach or surfing trips.

Adidas Men’s Ultraboost 20

The Adidas Men’s Ultraboost 20 is literally clouds on feet. The boost capsuled embedded on the midsole of these shoes are infamous for providing topnotch comfort. The ultra boost 20 is the latest iteration of the boost line of shoes. It comes in literally hundreds of colorways perfect as a casual shoe for Dads.

AEVOGUE Polarized Sunglasses

For Dads who love to keep it sleek, this pair of polarized sunglasses from Aevogue make the perfect gift. It’s simple, elegant, and makes them look a decade younger! These polarized sunglasses have an acetate frame and a lowkey gradient design. These are a simple gift yet practical gift.

Leatherman Wave

Arm Dad with a nifty tool perfect for every day carries with the Leatherman Wave. It packs a ton of tools into a single elegant and ergonomic package. With this bad boy, Dad has in his pockets a 420HC knife, scissors, screwdriver, a highly capable pliers and a few other tools. The magnetic locking feature simplifies the use, so no more broken fingernails from opening other pocketknives!

Christophe Robin Cleansing Thickening Paste

For older Dads trying to thicken their hair, this thickening paste from Christophe Robin is a thoughtful gift. It is made from 95% natural ingredients and a high concentration of pure rassoul clay. It rebalances the scalp allowing for hair to visibly grow thicker and stronger with each use. This thickening paste also packs in mineral salts to help maintain the viability of hair follicles.

Fisher Space Pen

A classy pen perfect for the office Dad. The Fisher Space pen is a classic precision pen assembled and hand-tested to last a lifetime. It can write in zero gravity in any position and even in extreme temperatures. The Fisher Space pen is a statement tool in Dad’s arsenal and a functional gift as well.

Toilet Timer

Dads playing games on their phones or scrolling through social media spend an awful lot of time in the toilet. For them, this toilet timer makes a hilarious laidback gift. The hourglass timer designed in a goofy tin packaging takes 5 minutes to finish. It is a perfect solution for keeping those long stinky toilet sessions to a minimum!

Tile Slim

The Tile Slim is a perfect tracker for Dad’s wallet. It fits flush inside narrow wallet pockets or cardholders. It connects via Bluetooth and can be tracked up to 200ft away. In case Dad loses his phone and has the tile slim on him, he can do a double press on the tile and ring his phone. There’s also a nifty community find feature that allows lost items to be even when farther away.

Dell UltraSharp Quad HD Monitor

If you are trying to help Dad set up a home office, the Dell UltraSharp 27″ monitor should be on your gift list. It operates via a standard HDMI port and has a resolution of Quad HD 1440p. The sturdy base features a joint mechanism that allows for fully customizable viewing angles. The near bezel-less display also makes for a more modern look.

The Koby Bag

The Koby bag is for dads having a hard time packing their toiletries for a trip. It is made from 100% antibacterial material and an easy to clean silicone outer. The zipper is leak-resistant and the bag can handle moisture well. It comes in three different colors charcoal, blue, and olive.

Dremel Rotary Tool Kit

An engraver, polisher, and sander, this Dremel rotary tool kit can do it all! It is powered by a high-performance motor tuned to deliver maximum performance. The Dremel rotary tool kit has variable speeds ranging from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM. The kit includes 5 attachments, 40 high-quality Dremel accessories, and a sturdy carrying case.

Crewneck Cable Cotton Sweater

If you are trying to go for a simple gift, take a look at this cotton sweater from Amazon Essentials. Made from 100% cotton, this casual wardrobe essential features a lightweight fabric perfect for casual layering. This crew neck sweater has a ribbed collar, hem, and cuffs. It’s perfect for the lowkey stylish Dads out there.

YI Mirror Dash Cam

The YI mirror dash cam comes with a front camera recorder, a back-camera recorder, and a mirror attachment with touchscreen capabilities. It has an integrated smartphone application where recording can be viewed. This dual dash cam system is easy to install and the mirror attachment sits flush on existing rearview mirrors. This is a perfect gift for the Dad in your life!

TRX Bodyweight Resistance System

For the fit Dads trying to squeeze in a home workout before heading to work, the TRX Bodyweight resistance system makes a great gift. It can be used indoors or outdoors, on doors, pillar, rafters, beams, or trees! The set comes with a 35-page workout guide and 30 days of free trial on the TRX premium workout app.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station

If you are looking for an out-of-this-world gift for Dad, consider getting this International Space Station LEGO set. This set comes with 2 rotating joints, 8 adjustable solar panel lego, 2 astronaut microfigures, and a ton of childhood nostalgia! The package also includes a148-page booklet with facts about the ISS.

Magnelex Magnetic Wristband

The magnelex magnetic wristband is an essential tool for handymen Dads. The wristband is embedded with super strong magnets capable of holding screws, bolts, nuts, and a few lightweight tools. This is great at times when Dad is working on tight spots, on ladders, or under the car. No more looking for fallen screws!

Philips Norelco Shaver

The Philips Norelco shaver is a precision electric shaver that works wet or dry. It is guaranteed safe and waterproof. The five-direction flex heads can shave tight spots including necks and jaw lines. It also comes with Philip’s ComfortGlide technology which makes it extremely safe and comfortable to use.

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

A portable cooler is always nice to have on trips. This one from Yeti features 100% leakproof HydroLock zippers. It can store up to 16 standard-sized cans with ice. The outer material, DryHide Shell, is waterproof and puncture-resistant. This is a perfect gift for Dads who love to bring their cold can of beer outdoors!

Tivoli Audio Table Radio

This Tivoli Audio table radio with a walnut finish is an awesome gift for Dads who love retro. It is a simple table radio with superior sound reproduction enclosed in a furniture-grade wood cabinet. Its 3-inch long-throw drivers ensures tonal balance accuracy and responsive bass. The radio measures 8.4×4.5×5.25 inches.

Bluetooth Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Dierya Bluetooth mechanical gaming keyboard is perfect for Dad’s gaming rig. It is a multi-device Bluetooth keyboard with a wide range of compatibility. It works in major operating systems as well as on smartphones and tablets. The RGB backlight has 7 different colors and the keyboard itself is rechargeable through a USB cable.

Makita Cordless Combo Kit

This Makita Cordless combo kit is the ultimate set of cordless power tools for Dad. The kit includes a variable 2-speed hammer driver-drill, circular saw, Recipro saw 4-position Xenon flashlight, a rapid optimum charger, and a tool bag. The entire package is equipped with Star protection that guarantees user safety against overloading and overheating.

Victorinox Swiss Classic Set

For Dads who love spending time preparing delicious meals in the kitchen, this knife set makes an incredible gift. The set includes 6-pointed tip serrated edge steak knives with plastic handles. Each knife is lightweight and razor-sharp perfect for slicing, dicing, and mincing.

Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener

With the Chamberlain smart garage door opener, Dad can now open the garage through his myQ phone application. This device works with existing garage doors from a wide range of major brands. The setup is a breeze since the myQ app will guide Dad through the entire process. The device only needs an existing Wi-Fi connection to operate.

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Electric Grill

The Ninja Foodi grill will be Dad’s best friend in the kitchen if you decide to get him this gift. It has 5 features packed into a single electric grill. The Ninja Foodi can air fry, roast, bake, dehydrate, and grill. The set includes a non-stick ceramic coated pot, recipe book, ceramic coated grill grate, and a cleaning brush.