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18 Cool Christmas Gifts for Dads That Want Nothing

Here are some gift ideas for dad when he says he doesn’t want anything for Christmas. He’s lying. He wants stuff, he just doesn’t know everything that’s out there. That’s where you come in and give him something awesome he didn’t even know about.

Did dad say “Nothing.” when you asked him what he wants for Christmas? Guys aren’t the best at expressing their desires, so sometimes you have to fill in the blanks for him and get him something that will blow him away, and that he might not have known about. What dad wouldn’t want a pizza cone make or the lamp from Christmas Story? Trust us, he wants these, and he’ll be happy you get them.

Remote Control Flying Shark

Remote Control Flying Shark

Dad will be a little more specific next year when you ask him what he wants for Christmas when you get him this remote control flying shark. It’s not every day you see a shark flying around, and this is just a fun and zany gift he’ll actually like.

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Credit Card Toolkit

Credit Card Toolkit

This handy tool fits right in his wallet next to his credit cards. It’s small enough that he can take it anywhere he goes, but still very useful because of the array of tools it provides, including a knife and screwdrivers.

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Target Alarm Clock

Target Alarm Clock

Help make sure dad is awake in the morning by getting him this target alarm clock as a Christmas gift. No snooze buttons here, you have to be awake and alert enough to hit the target, so he might as well get out of bed once he’s awake.

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Shit I Can't Remember Password Organizer

Shit I Can't Remember Password Organizer

If Dad is a bit of a scatterbrain when it comes to remembering passwords, this book is exactly what he needs. With space for the website name, username, password and general notes, this ‘Sh*t I Can’t Remember’ book can hold the logging-on details of up to 160 sites.

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Acupressure Foot Massage Sandals

Acupressure Foot Massage Sandals

Does he complain about his aching back? Or maybe he suffers from arthritis. Either way, these acupressure slippers will help him to relieve the pain in just a couple of weeks. Fitted with massage buttons to stimulate acupressure points on the foot, these slippers are made for cure, not comfort.

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BenShot Pint Glass with Real Golf Ball

BenShot Pint Glass with Real Golf Ball

The perfect gift for a beer-drinking golfer, this pint glass has a real golf ball embedded in its side. Holding a few drops short of 16oz, this glass will make a great addition to his man cave, home bar, or to keep behind the bar in his local golf club.

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Not Today Orangutan Dad Sweatshirt

Not Today Orangutan Dad Sweatshirt

Even fathers need the odd day off, and this sweatshirt will let everyone know that today’s that day! Available in four different colors, this sweatshirt comes in 5 men’s sizes, and features a chilled out, spectacle wearing orangutan on the front, above two words that simply say ‘Not Today’.

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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Take his paper airplane game up a million notches with this cool Christmas gift for dads. Supplied with crash-proof carbon fiber ‘paper’ and two templates, this plane can be fitted with the included Bluetooth device and flown using the app on his phone at up to 25 MPH.

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Indoor S'mores Fire Pit

Indoor S'mores Fire Pit

Some of his favorite memories probably involve cooking around a campfire, but if time or weather prevent a camping trip, he can still make S’mores at home. This delightful little set includes a tabletop firepit, skewers, snuffer, glass votive, and a cedar wood base that holds crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

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Funny I'll Feed All You Apron

Funny I'll Feed All You Apron

A fun gift for the dad who isn’t afraid of bad language, this hilarious apron will be a hit at the next family barbeque. Made from 100% cotton, this black apron has three deep pockets to hold utensils and ingredients, and large white lettering that reads ‘I’ll Feed All You F*ckers’.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Have him put his own twist to hot sauce with this amazing kit. With enough ingredients to make 10 bottles, this kit comes with habanero, chipotle, and jalapeno peppers, spice blend, and vinegar, as well as glass bottles, labels, gloves, and all the tools he’ll need to get creating.

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Indoor Golf Putting Vent Cup

Indoor Golf Putting Vent Cup

If it’s too cold or wet for the golf course (or Mom says no), this indoor putting set will bring the game to him. Made from high impact PVC, this clever little gadget fits most standard floor air vents, while the carpet will provide the feel of being on a real course.

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Magnetic Balance Lamp

Magnetic Balance Lamp

If he loves quirky things, this Heng Balance Lamp will make a great gift. Available in black, red, or white, this unusual lamp can be switched on by balancing the two hanging spheres close together. USB powered, it provides a soft, warm glow to any room or office.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Curious fathers will be delighted to receive ‘What If?’, the book that attempts to answer some of the most impossible questions posed by fans of the author. Based on his xkcd.com webcomic, Randall Munroe’s book will shed light on the dilemmas Dad never even knew existed.

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Smash & Grab Gift Card

Smash & Grab Gift Card

This gift idea is SO much fun, and is perfect for hard-to-buy-for dads. Hidden inside a block of pure concrete is a code for a gift card from one of several retailers, and all he has to do is smash the brick to smithereens using the included hammer and goggles.

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Dad, Now That I'm Older Gift for Dad from Son

Dad, Now That I'm Older Gift for Dad from Son

Truly touching and guaranteed to bring a tear to his eye, this print makes a wonderful gift from a grown-up son to his father. Remembering all the things he did while you were growing up, this print will let him know that even though you rarely say it, you appreciate him.

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Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Holder

Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Holder

A weekend (or even a day) of fishing can call for several rods and pieces of tackle, and they can be really hard to carry. Give him a helping hand with a Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter, which is designed to hold 5 rods without tangling lines or causing damage.

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VSSL Gear Adventure Survival Kit

VSSL Gear Adventure Survival Kit

He always made sure you were safe as a child, and now it’s time to return the favor. This Compact Adventure Kit – which holds more than 70 pieces of essential gear – will ensure he’s equipped to deal with any situation when he’s camping, hiking, or even climbing mountains.

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Illuminated Constellation Cufflinks

Illuminated Constellation Cufflinks

Cufflinks make great gifts for men, even if they don’t dress formally that often. These ones are made from silver-plated brass, and include the constellation associated with his zodiac sign depicted in an unusual way. Protected under glass, the stars shine in the dark thanks to the luminous pigment powder used.

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Super Fast Defrosting Tray

Super Fast Defrosting Tray

Some days are salad days, while on others nothing but steak will do! This defrosting tray set will ensure that even frozen steaks are ready to cook in under 60 minutes, without ruining them in the microwave. Made from heat-conducting aluminum, this set also includes a drip tray and tongs.

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Happy Hipster Animal Shirts

Happy Hipster Animal Shirts

Hipster dads will wear one of these t-shirts with both pride and a smile. Super fun and perfect for animal lovers, these tees feature all kinds of animals – from domesticated to wild – and each one is wearing a pair of red hipster glasses and a goofy grin.

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The Book of Unusual Knowledge

The Book of Unusual Knowledge

This book will make a really cool Christmas gift for dads who love to soak up trivia and fascinating facts. Containing a whopping 704 pages of information, this book covers diverse questions on subjects including animals, art, politics, and the universe, and includes articles, illustrations, lists, and related games.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Tie

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Tie

Geeky guys will proudly wear this tie to work or dinner, especially if they’re fans of Star Wars. The all-over design of the Millennium Falcon blueprint looks abstract and unusual from a distance, but up close it’s incredibly detailed, and will delight any man with a head for engineering, too.

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Chill-O-Matic Drink Chiller

Chill-O-Matic Drink Chiller

A cold beer or soda is always a treat, but it’s easy to forget to stick them in the fridge. The Chill-O-Matic drink chiller will take his drink from room temperature to icy in a single minute. Working 240 times faster than a freezer, this machine will hold any standard sized can.

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Beer Infused Rubs

Beer Infused Rubs

This 6 Pack will make a really cool Christmas gift for dads who like to be in charge of the grill. Designed to look like cans of beer, each one can be opened and sprinkled as a dry rub, or mixed with the suggested beer as a delicious and unusual meat marinade.

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540 Colors 3D Puzzle

540 Colors 3D Puzzle

If he likes puzzles but is bored with the standard jigsaws, this 3D version will make a fantastic change. Made up of 540 pieces – each one in a different shade – this puzzle builds into a stunning 3D sphere, and even comes with a stand as it’s too beautiful not to display.

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Custom Made Personalized Dad Comic Book

Custom Made Personalized Dad Comic Book

Many boys never fully grow out of comic books, but with this gift he can actually have one created using his own ideas. Perfect for the dad who has always had his own superhero in mind, you could also have one made that casts him as the star of the story.

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Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Of course he could add an ice cube to his whiskey, but where’s the fun in that? Not only will it dilute his drink, but it also looks a bit…boring. This mold comes with a double old-fashioned glass, and will create an ice wedge inside the glass that slows down melting.

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Smokehouse Ultimate Grilling Spice Set

Smokehouse Ultimate Grilling Spice Set

Mealtimes will never be the same again when Dad has this set of 20 incredible grilling spices. Beautifully presented in small, clear bottles, each spice or rub will add a unique flavor to meats, vegetables, and seafood. From lime chipotle to Jamaican jerk, it’s a round-the-world trip for his tastebuds.

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Deep Sea Sand Art

Deep Sea Sand Art

Ideal to keep on his desk at work, this Deep Sea Sand Art will let him relax any time he rotates the ring. Sealed within glass panes, the ocean-colored sands and glitter will shift and settle in mesmerizing slow motion, creating a new piece of art to look at every time.

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5 DIY Christmas Gifts for Dad

Fun with Dad Scrabble Jar

Fun with Dad Scrabble Jar


This jar is filled with fun things to do with dad, and the Scrabble tiles just add to the craftsy nature of the gift. You can fill it with all the things that you love to do with dad, and whenever you’re wondering what to do you just grab one and do it.

Daddy's Stache Cookie Jar

Daddy's Stache Cookie Jar


Give dad his own stash of cookies and pay homage to his moustache all in one gift. When you make this cookie jar, it’s all about dad. You can put his favorite cookies in it to make it extra special and personalized.

Bow Tie Beers

Bow Tie Beers


Give dad a sixe pack of well-dressed beers with this bow tie tutorial. Works with beer or those fancy IBC root beers you can find in the soda section. He’ll love getting these because they not only look good, but they taste good too.

Personalized Storybook

Personalized Storybook


This storybook tells dad’s story from the eyes of his kids, so he can see what a hero he is to them. Let them tell the story the way they see it, and then dress it up nicely as a storybook like they have done here.

Guy Time Tickets

Guy Time Tickets


Give dad some time to do guy things and he’ll be a better dad for it. These tickets give dad license to go out with his buddies and do what guys do, without feeling bad about it. It shows dad that you care enough to give him some guy time.

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