What to Buy Your Dad Who Says He ‘Doesn’t Need Anything’
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.
Features a double-edge razor and brush for the old-school man in your life.
Baxter of California ($260)
Indoor Smokeless Grill
So he can keep perfecting that cedar-plank salmon all winter long.
Samsung Galaxy Smartphone
If he still hasn’t nailed down the whole “texting thing,” ease him into the 21st century with the Galaxy Note8. It comes with the S Pen, which is designed to write and feel more like a real pen so he won’t have to worry about autocorrect.
Luxury Playing Cards
You just might break his poker face.
Pair with vinyls of Tom Petty and Carole King to round out this gift for the music-loving dad.
Smart Electric Toothbrush
A dentist-level brush to keep all cavities at bay.
Monogrammed Passport Case
Extra organization is always appreciated. And personalization is the cherry on top.
Graphic Image ($78)
’STAR WARS’ DROID WORKSHOP
So he can make his very own R2-D2. Yes, really.
Shearling Trapper Hat
An ultra-warm accessory for the outdoorsy types.
Smokey Quartz Whisky Cubes
Meant to keep drinks cold for up to an hour without watering down the flavor.
Anna by RabLabs ($140)
Silver Fox Grooming Kit
The old guy’s never looked more sophisticated with his salt-and-pepper top. Help him keep his hair hydrated and revitalized with this shampoo and conditioner set.
V76 by Vaughn ($120)
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.
Golf Bag Organizer
For the few times he’s not out on the green.
Bed Bath & Beyond ($70)
Stainless Steel Watch
Go in on this with your siblings for the ultimate holiday surprise.
Big Ass Beer Soap
First, he’ll love the name. Then the skin-conditioning benefits and amazing smell.
Duke Cannon Supply Co ($10)
Nest Learning Thermostat
Never argue about the temperature again.
One step above his money clip.
Paul Smith ($233)
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.
Leather Duffel Bag
To use for everything from quick trips to the gym to a two-week European getaway.