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49 Dad-Approved Birthday Gifts That He’ll Actually Like and Use

Men aren’t usually too fussy, although you could become more inventive than giving him a new watch each year, which is why you should check out this amazing list of birthday gifts for Dad. We have something for every type of dad, whether they’re the local handyman or a bit of a nerd.

Step away from the socks and screwdrivers, it’s time to level up your birthday gifts for Dad this year, and this list of cool gifts is here to help you out.

GRILLART Grill Brush Bristle Free
For the Dad Who Should Take Better Care of His Grill

GRILLART Grill Brush Bristle Free

amazon.com Prices Vary SHOP NOW

So, we all know dads are the grilling kings, but are they as good at getting the BBQ squeaky clean as they are at getting your juicy steak just as you like it? Probably not, but with the stainless steel GRILLART Grill Brush and Scraper, it’ll look just like new, in no time.



Roadie Tuner Smart Guitar Tuner
For the Guitar Player Dad

Roadie Tuner Smart Guitar Tuner

amazon.com $129.00 SHOP NOW

Don’t spend your precious time fine-tuning your guitar, when these genius Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuners do ALL the hard work for you, in just a few seconds, so you can get back to rocking out ASAP. Just connect the tuner to the peg, strum the string and it’ll tune your guitar for you – wicked.



Pressurized Craft Beer Growler
For the Craft Beer Loving Dad

Pressurized Craft Beer Growler

uncommongoods.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Brew your own beer in style with this unique and innovative Craft Beer Growler. Unlike traditional growlers, this one is designed to give you a perfect carbonation level, so you never have to worry about your tasty beer becoming gross and flat, plus it also keeps your beverage cool for up to 9 hours!



Walabot See Through Walls
For the Dad That Always Wants to Fix Things Himself

Walabot See Through Walls

alabot.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

How often has your dad gone to fix” something and accidentally made it MUCH worse? Gone are the days of puncturing pipes or breaking electrical wires with this nifty Walabot DIY Wall Scanner. Use the app to scan up to 4 inches inside your walls before you go safely ahead with your DIY.


DNA Ancestry Test Kit
For the Hard to Shop for Dad Who Wants Nothing

DNA Ancestry Test Kit

amazon.com $99.00 SHOP NOW

Join the other 10 million people who have discovered not only where they are from, but found other living relatives, too. When you receive your DNA results, you’re given your own chart that shows you your Ethnicity estimates, which can be very surprising! Plus, you can learn all about the history of those places, too.



Hudson Durable Goods Heavy Duty Apron with Tool Pockets
For the Handy Dad Who Is Always In Their Workshop

Hudson Durable Goods Heavy Duty Apron with Tool Pockets

amazon.com $29.99 SHOP NOW

Handmade from waxed canvas is this Hudson Durable Goods Work Apron – when you buy this, you can rest assured you’re buying a gift that’s sure to last. This sturdy work apron has many helpful pockets, so your handyman can comfortably carry his tools, gloves, and goggles with him.



100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
For the Movie Buff Dad Who Misses Going to the Theater

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

uncommongoods.com $15.00 SHOP NOW

Is your pops movie mad? Then you’ve probably exhausted the go-to DVD gift already, but no matter how many he’s watched, he’s sure to find plenty of new movies to enjoy with the 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster. Struggling to find something to view? Scratch off a square and it’ll give you a fab film idea.



Dad, I Wrote a Book About You
For the Dad Who Needs a Good Cry

Dad, I Wrote a Book About You

amazon.com $12.99 SHOP NOW

We don’t always tell our parents how we feel, but this book will let Dad know exactly what he means to you. With touching prompts to be filled in on every page, this book will show him that you haven’t forgotten all those little things that have always meant so much.



Theragun Pro Percussive Therapy Device
For Athlete Dad or Dad with Chronic Pain

Theragun Pro Percussive Therapy Device

theragun.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Whether he likes to work out or just suffers from a lot of aches and pains, the Theragun PRO will get rid of the pain super quick. The powerful motor can deliver deep muscle percussive massage (up to 60lbs of force) while being no louder than a standard electric toothbrush.



Pony Up Daddy Saddle
For the Rough and Tumble Dad

Pony Up Daddy Saddle

amazon.com $34.99 SHOP NOW

The perfect birthday gift for dads who love to get down with the kids – literally – this Pony Up Daddy Saddle will make playtime more realistic. Made from Neoprene and fitting up to a 50 inch chest, this strap-on saddle will make horsey rides much more comfy for Dad and little ones.



Dogs on a Bike Shirts
For Dads Who Love Their Fur Babies

Dogs on a Bike Shirts

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If Dad is a fan of black Labradors, he’ll love wearing this funny t-shirt. There are six fabulous colors to choose from, and each one features a stunning lab riding a bike. Soft and comfy, it’s the perfect shirt for walking the family pet or just relaxing at the weekend.


Foldable Minimalist Hiking Boots
For Adventurers and Outdoorsmen

Foldable Minimalist Hiking Boots

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Boots usually take up a whole lot of space in a suitcase, but this Men’s Boulder Boot folds into a much smaller size. Made from 1200 denier nylon and shaped to fit the foot perfectly, this stylish boot is lightweight yet rugged, and features a leather trim and injection-blown rubber outsole.



New York Times Custom Birthday Book
For Dads Who Have Everything

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

uncommongoods.com $99.95 - $139.95 SHOP NOW

Give him a glimpse back through the news with a New York Times Birthday Book. Featuring the front page of every NYT published on his birthday, this custom book will let him see what happened on the day he was born and each subsequent year, bound together in a handsome personalized cover.



Beard Straightener
For the Beardy Dad In Your Life

Beard Straightener

amazon.com $32.99 SHOP NOW

Help him keep his unruly facial hair under control with the Arkam Premium Beard Straightener. Using dual ceramic plates and ion technology, this electric straightener will allow him to straighten his beard quickly and easily, in under 2 minutes. Anti-scald teeth and rail brushes eliminate the risk of burning, too.



3D Multilayered Wooden World Map
For the World Traveling Father

3D Multilayered Wooden World Map

enjoythewood.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Whether he’s a seasoned globetrotter or is a bit of an armchair traveller, this astonishing map will make a fabulous gift. Made from wood and available in 4 colorways and 4 sizes, this 3D wall map also comes with optional flags and planes to chart his journeys in style.



Personalized Luxury Fleece Robe
For the Dad That Always Wears Cozy Things or Needs to Relax

Personalized Luxury Fleece Robe

personalizationmall.com $52.49 SHOP NOW

There are four colors to choose from when you buy this luxurious fleece robe for men. Soft and cozy, this robe features oversized pockets for convenience and oversized cuffs for comfort. Personalization adds the finishing touch, with any name or monogram available in a choice of thread colors and fonts.



Professional Universal Socket Tool
For the DIYer and Handy Man

Professional Universal Socket Tool

amazon.com $14.99 SHOP NOW

Help Dad streamline his tool kit with this adjustable universal socket tool set. Suitable for screws, nuts, and bolts from 7mm to 19mm, this socket adjusts automatically as the 54 super strong, spring actuated steel rods move and shift to accommodate the hardware that needs holding. Power drill adapter also included.



Manly Bands Rings for Men
For the Dad Who Never Wants to Wear His Wedding Ring

Manly Bands Rings for Men

manlybands.com $250.00 SHOP NOW

If standard gold rings just aren’t his thing, how about getting him one of these ‘Manly Bands’ instead? Highly unusual and with a variety of designs to suit all tastes and styles, these rings are made using a variety of alternative materials, such as antler, wood, and cobalt chrome.



A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad
For the Sentimental Dad

A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad

uncommongoods.com $40.00 SHOP NOW

If you’re not always around when Dad needs to hear how much he’s loved, this charming set will do a grand job. Choose from more than 50 reasons why you love him, and he’ll receive a dozen wooden hearts etched with those reasons, presented in a sweet personalized wooden box.



Custom Made Personalized Dad Comic Book
For the Nerdy Dad Who Wants to Change the World

Custom Made Personalized Dad Comic Book

etsy.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

If your dad is your very own superhero, commit that idea to print with this awesome gift idea. Featuring Dad as you’ve never seen him before, you can have him on just a comic cover or a cover plus up to 6 pages; you can even incorporate your own story ideas.



Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
For the Music Loving Dad Who Is Always Wearing His Sunglasses

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

amazon.com $169.00 SHOP NOW

Not only will he look super cool wearing these shades, but he’ll also be treated to the full Bose experience. Fitted with built-in Bose speakers, these shades allow for immersive sound as he listens to his favorite tunes, while also allowing him to hear ambient sounds around him.


PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
For the Protective Dad or Dad With Serious Health Conditions

PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

uncommongoods.com $80.00 SHOP NOW

It’s more important now than ever to keep our belongings germ-free. The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer deep cleanses phones using ultra-violet lights, and will even allow him to continue listening to his music while the cleaning goes on, or go to sleep knowing he’ll still hear the alarm in the morning.



Redneck Backscratcher
For the Country Dad

Redneck Backscratcher

amazon.com $24.99 SHOP NOW

Are you looking for a birthday gift for Dad that’s both fun and functional? The Redneck Backscratcher is an oversized garden tool that features 15 long, flexible tines that are just right for hitting that sweet spot that he can never quite reach on his own.



Ooni Fyra Portable Wood-fired Outdoor Pizza Oven
For the Dad Who Misses Their Favorite Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant

Ooni Fyra Portable Wood-fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

ooni.com $249.00 SHOP NOW

Pizza lovers will love having the Ooni Fyra wood-fired pizza oven in their backyard. Sleek and stylish to look at, it reaches temperatures of 932°F (500°C), turning out delicious stone-baked pizzas in just 60 seconds. Plus, every sale of this portable and lightweight oven helps fund Eden Reforestation Projects.



Engraved Dad's Ice Cream Spoon
For the Dad Who Hoovers Ice Cream Like It's a Race

Engraved Dad's Ice Cream Spoon

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He’s shared everything with his kids as they were growing up, but now it’s time to claim back what’s rightfully his – the ice cream! Handmade from stainless steel, this spoon is available in teaspoon or tablespoon size, and comes laser engraved with ‘Dad’s Ice Cream Spoon’, just in case anyone forgets.



Duct Tape Engineer Book
For the Dad Who Duct Tapes Everything

Duct Tape Engineer Book

amazon.com $18.99 SHOP NOW

Lots of fathers are handy with their hands, but how many of them can make a bed frame and dresser – with drawers – out of duct tape? This incredible book is packed with projects that can be made using tape, from indoor and outdoor furniture to an impressive backpack.



Cold Beer Coats
For the Beer Loving Dads That Want to Keep Their Brewskis Cold In Style

Cold Beer Coats

uncommongoods.com $13.00 SHOP NOW

Help him keep his beer cold and his hands warm with one of these cold beer coats. Made to resemble an actual puffer jacket, complete with sleeves, this coat comes in two color ways and is lined with a metallic fabric to make sure the contents stay as cool as him.



Yoda Best Dad Shirt
For the Geeky Dads Who Are One with the Force

Yoda Best Dad Shirt

amazon.com $13.70 SHOP NOW

Is Dad a bit of a geek when it comes to movies? Does he lose himself in Star Wars? If so, this tee will make the ultimate dad gift. Featuring the instantly-recognizable Yoda on the front, the legend reads ‘Yoda Best Dad Ever’ in a geeky play on words.



Warm Water Bidet
For the Dad Who Spends a Lot of Time on the Toilet or Has a Sensitive Tush

Warm Water Bidet

hellotushy.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Give him the luxury of a clean behind with the Tushy warm water bidet. Easily fitted to the toilet (just install under the seat), the Tushy will deliver a stream of water right where it’s needed. Pressure and temperature controlled, it will keep both him and the planet happy.



Ecotric Electric Bike
For the Bike Commuting Dad or Outdoor Lover

Ecotric Electric Bike

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Get Dad to ditch the car and enjoy some fresh air instead with the Ecotric Electic bike. Incredibly comfy to ride, these bikes reduce pollution while allowing riders the option of using pedal power to improve fitness, with the luxury of the electric engine to help them up steeper inclines.



LEATHERMAN Tread Bracelet Multitool
For the Dad Who Always Wants to Be Prepared for Anything

LEATHERMAN Tread Bracelet Multitool

amazon.com Prices Vary SHOP NOW

You know you can rely on your father to fix anything, but with the Leatherman Tread Bracelet, he won’t even have to go home for his toolkit. Fitted with an incredible 29 tools, this smart bracelet comes equipped with screwdrivers, wrenches, cutting hook, bottle opener, and many more essentials.



Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
For the Chili Head Dad Who Can Never Get Enough Spice

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

uncommongoods.com $40.00 SHOP NOW

Most dads like to turn up the heat in the kitchen, but with this kit he can put his own personal stamp on it. Containing everything he’ll need to create six amazing spicy sauces, including spices, vinegar, bottles, and more, this kit also comes with instructions so his sauces are perfect.



Tactical Seat Cover
For the Military Dad

Tactical Seat Cover

amazon.com $71.88 SHOP NOW

Made to fit the Jeep Wrangler from 1976 – present day, the Smittybilt 5661024 GEAR Front Seat Cover will prove invaluable. Fully adjustable, this front seat cover comes with a multitude of pockets on the back to hold gear and equipment safely and securely wherever his adventures take him.



Personalized 50 Cal Ammo Box for Dad
For the Hunting Dad or Gun Lover

Personalized 50 Cal Ammo Box for Dad

personalizationmall.com $44.99 SHOP NOW

This 50 cal ammo box makes a unique birthday gift for any dad with an interest in the forces. Personalized with a name and one line of text, this used military surplus box will feature dents, scrapes, and other signs of use. Fill it with smaller gifts for an extra treat.



Dad's Playbook
For the Dad Who Loves to LOL

Dad's Playbook

uncommongoods.com $13.00 SHOP NOW

Are you looking for a birthday gift for a dad who’s new to the world of fatherhood? If he’s into sports, this book will speak his language. Filled with words of wisdom from some of the greatest sports coaches of all time, this book will get him through those early days.



Personalized Grill Set
For the Foodie Dad Who Loves to Grill

Personalized Grill Set

etsy.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

No-one will dare to take over the grilling at the next family BBQ when he has this handsome set of utensils. With a personalized grilling brush and knife, this 18 piece stainless steel set comes presented in a plastic case that also features the same attractive personalization.



What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
For the Knowledge Seeking, Intellectual Dad

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

amazon.com $15.81 SHOP NOW

The ideal gift for dads who love to know everything, ‘What If?’ will make fascinating reading. Packed with hypothetical questions and well-researched answers, this book will fill his mind with some great party pieces and useless (but fascinating) facts, figures, and information.



Personalized Tree Wood Carving
For the Dad Who Is a Sucker for Personalized Gifts

Personalized Tree Wood Carving

uncommongoods.com $85.00 - $160.00 SHOP NOW

If your father is a bit of a romantic, give him this sweet tree wood carving to mark the great love story he shares with his soul mate. Based on the tradition of carving initials into a tree trunk, this Baltic birch plywood plaque recreates the ritual in a more environmentally-friendly way.



Heated Motorcycle Gloves
For the Motorcycle Riding Dad That Lives in a Cold Climate

Heated Motorcycle Gloves

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Cold hands might equal a warm heart, but there’s no need for him to suffer from frostbite! Keep his hands warm while he’s biking, hiking, or skiing with a pair of heated gloves. Touchscreen-enabled, these gloves heat up in just 5 seconds with a temperature range of 40˚ to 65˚ Celsius.



Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter
For the Dad Who Loves Fishing More Than Life Itself

Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter

amazon.com $59.99 SHOP NOW

Carting multiple fishing rods around is no easy task, but this Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter makes it simple. Allowing up to 5 rods to be carried in one hand at the same time, this carrier makes light work of loading and unloading trucks, cars, and kayaks without damaging rods or reels.



You & Me Dad Journal
For the Dad Who Talks About Everything With His Kids

You & Me Dad Journal

uncommongoods.com $13.00 SHOP NOW

One of the most precious gifts you can give to someone is a lifetime of memories, and with this book that’s exactly what they will get. Designed to be filled in by both father and child, ‘You and Me, Dad’ is filled with prompts for both generations to elaborate on.



YETI Hopper Backflip Backpack Cooler
For the Adventure Seeking Dad

YETI Hopper Backflip Backpack Cooler

amazon.com $499.98 SHOP NOW

Made to be carried on the back, the YETI Hopper Backflip can comfortable hold enough food and drink for a whole day. Waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and UV rays, this cooler is taller and wider for even distribution, and includes removable chest and waist straps for added stability.



COWIN Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
For the Dad That Needs Serious Peace and Quiet

COWIN Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

amazon.com $59.99 SHOP NOW

Can you hear that? Nope, that’s because, with these professional noise-canceling COWIN headphones, you won’t hear a thing until you turn on your funky tunes. Not only do these headphones look good and sound even better, but they’re also wireless (Bluetooth) so you’re not restricted by annoying cables; break out those groovy moves.



DJI Drones
For the Dad Who is More Big Kid Than Adult

DJI Drones

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You know how it is with ‘boys and their toys’, and dads are no exception, so you just know he’s going to go soaring crazy for these ultra cool DJI Drones. There are many different models to choose from, such as Spark – an awesome little drone that you can even use your phone to control.



Winc Wine Subscription Box
For the Lush Dad Who Can't Stop Tasting Different Wines

Winc Wine Subscription Box

winc.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

If he prefers wine to beer, then sign him up to become a Winc Wine Subscription Member. Is there really any better gift than 4 remarkable, delicious wines sent to your door? Not a chance. Winc has over 100 styles of wine to tantalize those thirsty taste buds.



Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers
For the Whiskey Loving Dad Who

Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

uncommongoods.com $24.50 SHOP NOW

No sophisticated man should have to use ordinary ice for his whiskey on the rocks, so you just know he has to have these Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers, especially if he’s a fan of the sport. What better way to cool down after a round of golf than with a refreshing glass of fine whiskey.



Embark Dog DNA Ancestry Test Kit
For the Rescue Dog Fur Dad

Embark Dog DNA Ancestry Test Kit

amazon.com $169.00 SHOP NOW

Have you always wondered what exact breed your dog is? For all you know, he could be a mix of 5 breeds or more! You’ve probably wondered where he got his lovable quirks from, like his big ears or ultra fluffy fur, and you can find all that out with the Embark dog DNA Kit.



Flavair Whiskey Subscription Box
For the Whiskey Afficianado Dad

Flavair Whiskey Subscription Box

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He probably does really appreciate the yearly pair of socks for his birthday, but why not spice it up a few notches from now on with the tasteful Flaviar Whiskey Club Subscription Box? It’s sure to ‘rock’ his (plentiful) socks, and with personalized recommendations AND free shipping, how can you resist?!



Personal Minibar Travel Set
For the Dad That Is Always Inventing Cocktails

Personal Minibar Travel Set

uncommongoods.com $55.00 SHOP NOW

Perfect for any festival-goer, party-thrower, drink-lover or avid-hiker: the nifty Personal Minibar Travel Set. No matter where your busy-bee dad is off to next time, he will be sure to pack this elegant portable mini-bar and you just know that he AND his friends will be super grateful for it.


More Awesome Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad


11 Diy Dad Birthday Gifts

Diy Candy Dispenser Plinko Game

Diy Candy Dispenser Plinko Game

jenwoodhouse.com

Candy-addict dads can have fun with their sweet tooth when they have this dispenser on their desk. All you need is plywood, pegboard, and some wooden dowelling (plus wood glue and a drill) and you can create this simple project by yourself in just a couple of hours.



Diy Beer Bouquet

Diy Beer Bouquet

unoriginalmom.com

So giving flowers isn’t exactly a traditional gift for a man, but when you turn his favorite beers into a bouquet of roses, it suddenly becomes much more appealing. This tutorial shows you how to make paper roses and foliage to create a stunning display he’ll be only too pleased to receive.



Diy Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

Diy Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

2littlehooligans.com

If fishing is his favorite pastime, and beer is his favorite drink, you can combine the two in this brilliant DIY idea. Using treble hooks, jump rings, connectors, and bottle tops, you can create one or more fishing lures that look super cool, and which work beautifully, too.



Diy Dad Lego Cuff-links

Diy Dad Lego Cuff-links

dreamalittlebigger.com

He may use the kids as an excuse to still play with LEGO, but if truth be known, he enjoys building with it as much as they do. Incredibly easy to make, all you need for these delightfully dorky cufflinks are two LEGO bricks, spray paint, glue, and cufflink blanks.



Diy Dad Stache Jar

Diy Dad Stache Jar

alicewingerden.com

Dads don’t always get a look in when it comes to treats, so why not make sure he has his own with this clever gift idea? Choose a decorative glass jar, fill it with his favorite candies, and then attach the free printable ‘Dad’s Stache’ label that comes with this tutorial.



Diy Bottle Tags

Diy Bottle Tags

skiptomylou.org

Beer makes a great birthday gift for dads, whether you choose his favorite or treat him to a variety of new brews. Jazz up the bottles with one of these funny labels. There are four to choose from and the template is free; simply print onto the card of your choice.



Diy Waxed Canvas Tool Apron

Diy Waxed Canvas Tool Apron

themerrythought.com

If he spends time making things, chances are he gets himself in a bit of a mess. Keep his clothes clean and make sure he has his tools to hand with a home-made waxed canvas apron. Simple, stylish, and easy to make, it’s a practical gift for a practical man.



Diy Chef's Apron

Diy Chef's Apron

marthastewart.com

Whether your dad is the king of the grill, or the family chef (or even a real one) why not have a go at making him his own apron. This great tutorial even includes free templates so (almost) all the hard work is done for you; even sewing beginners can master this easy make.



Diy Cordless Drill Storage Charing Station

Diy Cordless Drill Storage Charing Station

hertoolbelt.com

All handymen could do with this crafty Cordless Drill Storage/Charging Station by Her Tool Belt – take a read of this awesome DIY to find out how. All measurements are helpfully included, as well as the materials you will need to build the station, so what’re you waiting for?



How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

artofmanliness.com

Fancy making this year’s gifts for Dad’s birthday? Take a look at this neat DIY ‘Handsome Clock’. By reading this tutorial over on artofmanliness.com, you’ll find out everything you need to know to make your pops a stylish clock that’s sure to fit right into his man cave or garden shed.


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