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47 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.

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

Dad, I Wrote a Book About You

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.

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

LEATHERMAN Tread Bracelet Multitool

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.

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Diy Cordless Drill Storage Charing Station

Diy Cordless Drill Storage Charing Station

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?

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

GRILLART Grill Brush Bristle Free

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.

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

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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.

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Wood Phone Docking Station

Wood Phone Docking Station

Men’s pockets seem to be bottomless pits of loose change, keys, phones, and various paraphernalia from the day. Help him keep his bedside or hall table neat and tidy with this handsome organizer. Made from solid ash wood, it will hold all of the above, and even provides a handy space for charging phones.

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Roadie Tuner Smart Guitar Tuner
For the Guitar Player Dad

Roadie Tuner Smart Guitar Tuner

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.

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

Heated Motorcycle Gloves

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.

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

Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter

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.

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

Yoda Best Dad Shirt

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.

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

DNA Ancestry Test Kit

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.

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CouchCoaster

CouchCoaster

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and this Couch Coaster will become his new best friend. Designed to fit over any flat or gently sloping couch arm measuring a minimum of 5.5” wide, this genius device will hold hot or cold drinks safely and securely, and right where he can reach them.

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Professional Universal Socket Tool
For the DIYer and Handy Man

Professional Universal Socket Tool

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.

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Redneck Backscratcher
For the Country Dad

Redneck Backscratcher

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.

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Diy Candy Dispenser Plinko Game

Diy Candy Dispenser Plinko Game

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.

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Foldable Minimalist Hiking Boots
For Adventurers and Outdoorsmen

Foldable Minimalist Hiking Boots

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.

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

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

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.

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Diy Beer Bouquet

Diy Beer Bouquet

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.

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You're The Man, Dad Mug

You're The Man, Dad Mug

If you and your dad like to indulge in a bit of cheeky banter, give him a reminder with this funny mug. Made from ceramic and holding around 12 ounces, this black mug is printed on both sides with a message that will make him smile every time he makes a brew.

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Pony Up Daddy Saddle
For the Rough and Tumble Dad

Pony Up Daddy Saddle

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.

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Trigger Point Back Massager

Trigger Point Back Massager

If Mom isn’t willing or able to knead out those knots all the time, give Dad the Body Back Buddy Classic so he can do it for himself, even in those hard to reach places. Fitted with 11 knobs on an S-shaped frame, this trigger point massager will make a great birthday gift.

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Drill Brush Attachment

Drill Brush Attachment

Give him a whole new level of DIY with this Drill Brush Attachment Kit. Available in several colors and stiffness levels, these brushes can attach to his power drill, so he can tackle surfaces from carpets and leather, right up to bricks, gutters, and even industrial ovens and furnaces.

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Duct Tape Engineer Book
For the Dad Who Duct Tapes Everything

Duct Tape Engineer Book

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.

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

Walabot See Through Walls

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.

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Beard Straightener
For the Beardy Dad In Your Life

Beard Straightener

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.

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LEATHERMAN Signal Camping Multitool

LEATHERMAN Signal Camping Multitool

This incredible multi tool is less than 6 inches long, and yet it incorporates an astonishing 19 separate tools. From pliers and wire cutters to a saw and a hammer, this superb gadget also includes a can opener and bottle opener, a fire starter, and a whistle in the event of an emergency.

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The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes

The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes

There’s no stopping fathers who want to tell jokes, so the least you can do is make sure he has enough material for every situation. The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes is crammed with more than 200 pages of (what he will consider to be hilarious) jokes to make everyone cringe.

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

Embark Dog DNA Ancestry Test Kit

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.

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Heartfelt Dad Keychain

Heartfelt Dad Keychain

If you’re a Daddy’s Girl and want to make him smile several times every day, this key chain will make a wonderful birthday gift. Available in a round or square style, the key chain consists of a stainless steel tag with a sweet message engraved, and a smaller one which simply reads ‘Dad’.

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Pluto Personalized Pillow

Pluto Personalized Pillow

We all love sleep, but we all have different needs when it comes to getting it. Make sure his head and neck are supported perfectly with a Pluto Personalized Pillow. Customized to include his height, weight, and preferred sleeping position, he’ll be snoozing on Cloud 9 in no time.

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

COWIN Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

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.

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YETI Hopper Backflip Backpack Cooler
For the Adventure Seeking Dad

YETI Hopper Backflip Backpack Cooler

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.

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Pressurized Craft Beer Growler
For the Craft Beer Loving Dad

Pressurized Craft Beer Growler

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!

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Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

If he considers himself something of a connoisseur of fine condiments, this Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce is a must-have birthday gift for Dad. A delicious Caribbean and Tex Mex fusion, this tomato and habanero sauce can be used as a drizzle, dip, or marinade for a sweet and spicy hit with every mouthful.

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How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

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

Custom Made Personalized Dad Comic Book

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.

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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

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.

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

Engraved Dad's Ice Cream Spoon

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.

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

Manly Bands Rings for Men

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.

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Diy Dad Stache Jar

Diy Dad Stache Jar

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.

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

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

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.

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Diy Dad Lego Cuff-links

Diy Dad Lego Cuff-links

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.

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Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers
For the Whiskey Loving Dad Who

Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

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.

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How to Drink Wine: The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like

How to Drink Wine: The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like

Wine buffs can seem like they all belong to some secret club, but if your dad wants to know about the drink without all the drama, this book will be his greatest guide. Relatable and entertaining, the pages are packed with all the terminology and taste tips he’ll need to appreciate wine his way.

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

Theragun Pro Percussive Therapy Device

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.

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A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad
For the Sentimental Dad

A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad

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.

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Fill In The Blanks Love Book

Fill In The Blanks Love Book

Give him a treasure trove of memories with ‘A Book for Badass Dad’. Filled with 30 prompts plus extra space for writing your own thoughts, this cute book is a thoughtful way of giving him a handwritten gift that can be adapted to be as silly or sentimental as you like.

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