25 Cool and Unique Gifts for Dad 2021

by mkimmel | Last Updated: May 25, 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 different speed 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 that 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 are 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” lineup. 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 at 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 onto 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 a 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 is 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 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 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 a high-quality polyurethane 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 on 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 is 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 nightstands. 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.