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21 Great Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything


June 17, 2020 Buying Guides By
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Need a gift for the dad who has everything? We asked our writers and editors to come up intriguing and unique products fit for aficionados, collectors and enthusiasts.

Philips SmartSleep Wake Up Light

The “sunrise alarm clock” is a new product category that’s growing in popularity. It’s a two-in-one digital alarm clock and smart light. When you set an alarm, it gradually gets brighter and brighter to slowly wake you up. It’s a great nightstand companion for the smart home enthusiast.

Gillette Heated Razor

Gillette’s Heated Razor doesn’t just offer a better shave, it offers a better experience. And, Dad will definitely appreciate the feeling of a hot towel shave whenever he wants.

Time to Race

Famed collector and author John Goldberger explores the unique relationship between cars and watches in a lavishly illustrated new 500-page book. If your dad’s a fan of either, this is one tome he’ll want to display prominently on his coffee table.

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Grilling Pack

This exclusive pack of Snake River Farms Wagyu includes filets mignon, top sirloin steak, ground beef and hot dogs — it’ll instantly upgrade Dad’s grilling menu this summer.

Leatherman Collector’s Edition PST

This multi-tool-enthusiast’s dream is inspired by the original Pocket Survival Tool, released in 1983. Each piece features 14 iconic implements, Tim Leatherman’s stamped autograph and its own number (1 to 500), plus a wooden case, leather sheath, collector’s coin and certificate of authenticity signed by Leatherman.

Samsung Space Monitor

Saving home desk space and reducing clutter has never been more important. And that’s exactly why the Space Monitor is great. Instead of having a traditional base, it has a clamp that latches onto the side of your desk, meaning the monitor actually takes up zero desk space. This leaves more room for your keyboard, mouse and other accessories.

Tolomeo Aluminum Shade Task Lamp

This heavy-based, aluminum task light comes with designer street cred and slick industrial looks. It’s a get-shit-done lamp for somebody who appreciates function and originality.

Suunto 7

Suunto’s newest smartwatch combines the GPS-backed sport tracking modes the company is known for — plus the ability to download topo maps for offline use– with Google’s Wear OS. It’s like giving your dad a mission control center for his wrist.

Viberg Mule

Viberg’s take on the age-old mule lifts the slip-on shoe to rarified air using a rich calf suede upper and quality details like French binding and channeled insole Goodyear welting. Dad can certainly lounge it up at home, slip ’em on for the grabbing the morning paper or even take them beyond the abode.

Scatola del Tempo Rotor One Watch Winder

An elegant watch winder, like the Scatola del Tempo Rotor One, is a top-shelf gift for any dad who fancies himself a watch collector.

Forge de Laguiole Steak Knives

Everyone knows the look of the Laguiole knife, but there’s only one company making knives in the village of Laguiole. Each piece of a Forge de Laguiole knife — from the blade to the bee (or fly?) stamped into the top of the spring — is made at the manufacturing site in the secluded French town. They’re pricey because they’re made by craftsmen with decades of experience using premium materials like olive wood for handles and rare Swedish steel for the blades.

Oval Leather Travel Case

If Dad’s been collecting high-end watches, he shouldn’t be storing them willy-nilly around the house. This handsome leather watch case with a suede-lined interior will store up to four of his best timepieces — and it’s available in four beautiful colors.

Jacques Marie Mage Fellini Sunglasses

Inspired by Italian film director Federico Fellini, these sunglasses are as distinctive as the artist himself. Crafted from an impressively hefty cellulose acetate frame with precious metal hardware, the sunglasses are part of a limited batch, so you can be assured that Dad won’t run into another person with the same shades.

Garmin Overlander Off-Road GPS

If your dad’s vehicular pride and joy is an off-road dream machine, he deserves the best way to navigate around the great outdoors. (Also, presumably you’d like to see him come back.)

Sonos Arc

The Arc is the first Sonos soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos, so it’s able to deliver a way more immersive (and all-around better) home theater experience. Not only that, but it’s a smart speaker just like the company’s Beam soundbar, with either Alexa or Google Assistant controls.

Front Runner Roof Top Tent

A rooftop tent is one of the best upgrades to a car camping kit. Front Runner’s low-profile unit opens up to be nearly eight feet long once deployed, serving up immense room way up above Dad’s overlander.

Dometic CFX3 75L Dual Zone Portable Refrigerator/Freezer

One of the best parts of car camping? Being able to carry around more (cold) food. This 75-liter unit offers two different zones, and can keep things chilled all the way down to -7º Fahrenheit.

RRL Handwoven Pecos Leather Duffle

This over-the-top duffle has all the artisanal bells and whistles your dad didn’t know he needed. Hand-tooled vegetable-tanned leather, vintage brass hardware, vintage-inspired handwoven rug fabric (which is naturally dyed using vegetable-matter) and so much more.

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ

Specialized’s newest e-bike is so zippy, lightweight and straight-up fun to ride that Dad will have no issues garaging his car for any short distance trips. He may even start using errands as an excuse to head out for a spin.

TAG Heuer Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 for Hodinkee

For the motorsports-obsessed Dad, this reimagining of a vintage Heuer Autavia is too cool to pass up. It’s got an automatic movement, a gorgeous dial and a matching beads-of-rice bracelet — all the right features for a vintage-inspired, modern chronograph.

Hestan 36-Inch Propane Gas Grill

This is a grown man’s grill. Powered by two primary burners that, instead of the standard tent-like burners, are covered by a ceramic and stainless plate that pushes out radically even temperature control. Then there’s a rotisserie burner, an infrared burner for steaks and another burner fiixed to the back of the hood for broiling needs. Hestan’s grates are thick-as-hell stainless steel, which are less prone to over-browning and easier to clean than cast iron, too.

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