Holiday Gift Guide: For Dads

Guys tend to buy what they want when they want it. They also like big, expensive toys (like motorcycles, for example). This can make gift shopping for Dad a challenge. With that in mind, here are some ideas for unexpected stuff any Dad will appreciate.


Things You Can Put on Meat

Go for this authentic Texan gift set and you may end up with a Christmas Day BBQ. Get the Three Sauce Gift Box by Goode Company.

Things You Can Hang

The refrigerator was never the proper place for your kids’ greatest masterpieces. With these simple frames, Dad can display these one-of-a-kind works in his office.

Things That Make Fire

Dudes like to light things on fire. Dads are no different. This Prometheus fire starter from Basecamp will be useful on family camping trips and your dad will get to indulge his inner pyro.

Things You Can Throw

With playoffs around the corner, there’s no better time to get your dad a Leatherhead football. Christmas game of flag football anyone?

Things You Can Nap On

The genuine Swiss Army blanket duffel serves so many purposes. You can stuff it with all your camping supplies, use it as a pillow, or disassemble it and share use it as a blanket. This bag is waterproof to boot. Cool.

Got a dad on your gift list? What are you getting him this year? Tell me your gift ideas in the comments below. 

- Dean


Gourmet Dad
  • Rudy Alapag

    that’s very kind of you, thanks but my Dad had died November 3rd before my birthday 2010 in the ICU in Kaiser Sunset Hollywood. He died of Bone Cancer and also he was a diabetic. so now i only have my Mom, my oldest siblings: my sister < eldest, my brother < oldest and my brother in-law < married to my sister. all 3 of them are diabetics. my Mom and i are not. anyways, thank you for emailing me and have a Merry Happy Christmas and a Happy 2013 to you and your family. I’ll hear from you soon or next year.

  • Jamie Dwyer

    My Dad is an avid Golfer,so I’m getting a great deal on a gift card to Golf Hub through Costco . Gotta love Costco during the Holidays,especially for the bulk gift cards at discounted prices for everything from spa finder to Golf Hub ,even 10 packs of movie tickets. They also have amazing gift sets and the best section of ready to bring items for those holiday pot lucks.

  • Jessica Provo

    Love the Swiss Army Bag, I’m going to look into that for his birthday gift. This year I got him gloves that are battery operated and heat up to 100 degrees.