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He’s a man of simple pleasures—golf, John Grisham and a good Bolognese sauce. And while that’s so endearing, it sure does make gift giving a bore. (How many golf tees do you really need?) This year, surprise him with something special that he never even knew he wanted, let alone needed. Here, ideas that your stubborn traditional dad will love.

RELATED: 25 Holiday Gift Ideas for $25 or Less


Shaving Kit

Features a double-edge razor and brush for the old-school man in your life.

Baxter of California ($260)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Indoor Smokeless Grill

So he can keep perfecting that cedar-plank salmon all winter long.

Philips ($280)

Moda Operandi

Luxury Playing Cards

You just might break his poker face.

Giobagnara ($305)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Smart Electric Toothbrush

A dentist-level brush to keep all cavities at bay.

Philips ($305)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Monogrammed Passport Case

Extra organization is always appreciated. And stamped leather is the cherry on top.

Coach ($150)



So he can make his very own R2-D2. Yes, really.

Egmont ($32)


Shearling Trapper Hat

An ultra-warm accessory for the outdoorsy types.

UGG ($155)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Smokey Quartz Whisky Cubes

Meant to keep drinks cold for up to an hour without watering down the flavor.

Anna by RabLabs ($102)


Beard Grooming Kit

The old guy’s never looked more sophisticated with his salt-and-pepper beard. Help him keep it hydrated with this three-piece care set.

V76 by Vaughn ($65)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Bold Sneakers

He’s been killing the white sneaker game for years, so get him a fresh new pair of colored footwear to add to the rotation.

Adidas ($320)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Golf Bag Organizer

For the few times he’s not out on the green.

Bed Bath & Beyond ($50)


Stainless Steel Watch

Go in on this with your siblings for the ultimate holiday surprise. 

Tissot ($375)


Big Ass Beer Soap

First, he’ll love the name. Then the skin-conditioning benefits and amazing smell.

Duke Cannon Supply Co ($8)


Nest Learning Thermostat

Never argue about the temperature again.

Nest ($250)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Bifold Wallet

One step above his money clip. 

Paul Smith ($195)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Draft Beer System

Revitalize any can or bottle of brew with this cool countertop system that uses pressure and sound waves to enhance the flavor and feel.

Fizzics ($130)


Leather-Trim Duffel Bag

For quick gym trips and European getaways.

Everlane ($115)

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