2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Dads

gifts for dad

So many people to shop for this holiday season, so little time! Let me help you out with some great gifts for dad.


gifts for dad
Amazon | $7

Eyeglass holder: Give Dad a place to keep his glasses when they’re not on his face! And it’s a fun piece to decorate with when it’s not in use, too.


gifts for dad
Amazon | $19

Hot Chili and Sweet Pepper Kit: My husband and daughter love to cook together, and this spring, they planted a vegetable garden so they could have fresh veggies in the kitchen. At least, they tried to—nothing grew! So here’s a nice, fool-proof kit with everything Dad needs to grow and use his own peppers to spice things in up in the kitchen.


gifts for dad
Amazon | $134

Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones: Does Dad enjoy getting in some me-time at the gym? Surprise him with an awesome pair of water- and sweat-resistant headphones! And if his me-time is spent doing anything in the world other than exercising, try the BeatsX (not water resistant, less expensive!).


gifts for dad
Amazon | $105

XY Clone Diaper Bag: Earlier this year, Ju-Ju-Be released an awesome line of men’s diaper bags and they’re gorgeous! Even if your kid is past the diaper stage, this (machine washable!) bag makes an awesome day bag to pack for a trip to the park or the zoo—or even a work bag. You can check out the whole collection here, and can watch our review of the Hatch (backpack style) here.


gifts for dad
UncommonGoods | $55

Choose Your City Necktie: Do you live in a big city, or is there a city that holds a special place in your family’s heart? Check out these city map neckties (nine cities to choose from!) that will be sure to make Dad smile every time he wears one.


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Foot Cardigan | starting at $12/month

Socks: I don’t know about the dads in your life, but my husband does not care for getting gifts. He loves the intangible holiday joy and all that stuff. So he gets socks for Christmas. And t-shirts. If that sounds too much like giving up to you, try Pair of Thieves Dad and Me socks so Dad and his mini-him can match. Or give the gift that keeps on giving and go with a sock subscription service like Foot Cardigan.


gifts for dad
Kiehl’s | $43

Men’s Starter Kit: Because Dad needs pampering just as much as the rest of the family.


gifts for dad
Great Courses | prices vary

Woodworking 101—Techniques and Everyday Projects: You’ve heard of The Great Courses, yes? Courses taught by amazing instructors, available on DVD or via digital download. They’re intended for lifelong learners who want to explore an interest or learn something new. My husband suggested the woodworking course.


gifts for dad
Etsy | starting at $11

Key Chain: My heart just melted into a big ol’ puddle when I found this. Seriously—could it be any sweeter?


gifts for dad
Shutterfly | $35

Photo Cube: This cube is a fun way to display favorite family photos at home or work. And if visits to dad’s office are anything like the ones I experience with my daughter, it will double as a great toy for the kid, too.

Enjoy picking out the perfect gift to let Dad know how much the family loves him this holiday season!

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Christina lives in Northwest Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at her local library, and does both volunteer and paid work as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.


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