Dudes in your family can be fickle, so it’s best to pick a gift that works across a broad spectrum of the male population. Alcohol is a great pick most times; tech is a slam dunk; and anything related to food tends to land solidly. We picked our favorites from each of those categories to make your life easier and increase the odds of locking down the ever-elusive perfect gift.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Best for the Tech-Savvy Dad: The Nest Thermostat is the ideal smart home companion and a great starting point to help Dad bring his castle into the 21st century. It has a host of sensors that monitor temperatures, ambient light level, humidity and even motion. And it can learn your routine in about a week, saving you money and helping make your home more efficient.

Just Mobile HeadStand for Heaphones

Best for the Audiophile: Audiophiles invest in quality headphones — but rarely do they invest in a quality headphone stand. Just Mobile’s version is precision engineered from aluminum and complements the headphones you choose to put on display. As an added bonus, the base features a storage space for your headphone cable — keeping your desk nice and tidy.

Lagavulin 16

Best for the Distinguished Family Man: Whether he’s a Scotch novice or a seasoned vet, Lagavulin 16 is a no-brainer. It’s peated just enough to be earthy and smoky, yet remains incredibly balanced. Notes of toffee and light sweetness on the palate give way to leather and campfire aromas. It’ll sit as a point of pride on his shelf for months — if it lasts that long.

Traeger Grills PTG+

Best for the BBQ Master: Traeger makes some of the best smokers and barbecue grills on the market, but they can be a tough sell if you don’t have a lot of space. For those who live in cities or just don’t have room for a large Traeger, the PTG+ is perfect. You can grill on it as well as smoke on it, and it’s the perfect size to bring camping or to a tailgate.

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