The 14 Best Christmas Gifts for Dads in 2019

Take the guesswork out with these top presents for the father in your life

Dad opening his gift on Christmas morning

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Our Top Picks

Best Tech: Fire TV Cube at Amazon

“This smart system enables the television, cable, sound system and more.”

Best for the Coffee Lover: Contigo Stainless Steel Mug at Amazon

“This mug uses AUTOSEAL technology to prevent leaks and spills.”

Best for Music Lovers: Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones at Amazon

“They’re foldable so they make for easy travel or trips to the gym.”

Best for Grillers: Smoke Hollow 26142E Electric Smoker at Amazon

“This Smoke Hollow model is great for beginners because it's electric.”

Best DIY: Personalized Engraved Hammer at Amazon

“The personalization is a nice reminder of how thankful you are for him.”

Best for the Foodie: Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit at Uncommon Goods

“For the man with a hearty appetite and a penchant for cooking,”

Best for the Golfer: Potty Golfing at Amazon

“Reviewers say the putting green is much larger than it looks.”

Best for the Drinking Enthusiast: Marquis Old Fashioned Glasses at Amazon

“Each glass has a substantial weight and looks sophisticated.”

Best for the Family Man: What I Love About Dad by Me Book at Amazon

“There’s no better way to honor him than with a completely personalized book.”

Best for the TV Lover: Couch Arm Table at Uncommon Goods

“It fits snugly over the arm of a sofa or chair to keep everything within arm’s reach.”

Best for the Reader: 100 Books Bucket List Poster at Amazon

“Once he reads the book, he will scratch off the corresponding slot.”

Best for the Adventurer: Hynes Eagle Travel Backpack at Amazon

“It can fit a 15" laptop and has a water bottle pocket.”

Best for the Sports Lover: Team Ugly Sweater at Fanatics.com

“Dad can support his hometown team and stay warm at the same time.”

Best for the Beer Lover: Beer Cap Map at Amazon

“It’s a great way to keep a little souvenir from breweries all over the country.”

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    Best Tech: Fire TV Cube

    If Pops is into all the latest new technology out there then he will want to get his hands on the brand new Fire TV Cube. This system smart enables the television, cable, sound system and more so when he walks in the door he can just say "Alexa, turn on Game of Thrones." Besides controlling the television with no remote (there is one included in case you still want to use) any other smart devices can be hooked up to this so the lights, front door camera, and more can all be accessed through the television, AKA as your command center.

    Besides Dad, the whole family will enjoy the action of this device. In a few months time, you might not even remember what a remote was.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best smart home devices.

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    Best for the Coffee Lover: Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vaccuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug

    Maybe dad has a newborn and is totally sleep-deprived or maybe he’s just the type of person who can’t function until he’s had his morning brew. In either case, this convenient travel mug will ensure he gets his fill—and that it won't spill all over him! To prevent spills and leaks, this mug uses AUTOSEAL technology and a handy button on the top of the lid. Plus, the vacuum-insulated stainless steel ensures that hot beverages stay hot for up to seven hours, and that cold beverages stay cold for up to 18 hours. It's available in three different sizes and 20 different colors.

    Want to take a look at more options? Check out our guide to the best travel mugs.

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    Best for Music Lovers: Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones

    mpow-headphones
    Courtesy of Amazon

    Whether he likes to listen to his favorite tunes on his commute or perhaps he likes to drown out the chaos at home with a hot new podcast—whatever his audio pleasure is, a new pair of headphones will be much appreciated.

    This bestseller comes in seven different colors and is Bluetooth enabled, meaning no wires! They're foldable so they make for easy travel or trips to the gym—plus they play for 13-15 hours of music so they don't need to be charged all the time.

    Over 15,000 reviewers remark that these headphones really are that good. With many saying they are comparable to higher priced competitors.

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    Best for Grillers: Smoke Hollow 26142E 26-Inch Electric Smoker

    smoke-hollow-smoker
    Courtesy of Amazon

    Grilling aficionados might want to dip their toes into the world of smokers. These electric powerhouses add a smokey flavor to all their favorite meats and many users instantly become obsessed with what they'll be smoking next. If he is new to the game this Smoke Hollow model is great for beginners because it is electric (read no need to light coals or wood) and it won't take up too much space. It has a 1.3 cubic feet cooking space so it should easily fit two chickens or two pork butts.

    This Amazon Choice product has tons of reviews saying this smoker gave them a new hobby of smoking meat. Many said it was easy to use and operate and it produced a solid cut of meat after hours of cooking. Many have graduated onto larger versions after falling in love with this one.

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    Best DIY: Personalized Engraved Hammer

    If Dad’s the only person you know who can build an entire deck from scratch, he’s sure to appreciate this useful gift. When he’s stuck making household improvements on his Saturday afternoon off, the personalization is a nice reminder of how thankful you are for all of his hard work.

    An added bonus, he can no longer complain about the neighbors stealing his beloved tools because this has his mark!

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    Best for the Foodie: Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

    Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit
    Courtesy of Walmart

    Is there any snack combo that screams dad more than pretzels and beer cheese? For the man with a hearty appetite and a penchant for cooking, gift a kit that includes all the shelf-stable ingredients needed to make 12 pretzels and homemade beer cheese. Bonus: It’s a fun activity you can do together—if he’ll share, that is.

    All he'll need to have on hand is beer, milk, butter, and baking soda to give him fresh tasting pretzels in the comfort of his own home. This kit is made in New York, so you know it has an authentic recipe.

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    Best for the Golfer: Potty Golfing

    There’s a better chance this gift will make him laugh than it will actually improve his golf game—but that’s part of the fun. And, hey, you never know: Reviewers say the putting green is much larger than it looks and is surprisingly good quality. He doesn't even have to play this solely on the potty—he can use it anywhere in the household to perfect his game. Little (and big!) kids will also enjoy getting in on the fun.

    The set includes the green carpet, a putter, two golf balls, the cup, and a clever door hanger to let the family know that dad is doing his business!

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    Best for the Drinking Enthusiast: Marquis by Waterford Double Old Fashioned Glasses

    This set of four double old fashioned glasses is perfect for making and serving his favorite drink. Whether it's scotch, whiskey, or a mixed drink, these ornate crystalline glasses will look elegant in his hand.

    These glasses hold 11 oz. and feature the Marquis by Waterford Markham pattern. Each glass has a substantial weight and will lend a sophisticated touch to any home bar or kitchen. Since they aren't dishwasher safe they have to be hand washed.

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    Best for the Family Man: What I Love About Dad By Me Book

    Even if dad doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve, there’s no better way to honor him than with a completely personalized book. The small hardcover book, which is protected with a clear plastic jacket, has 112 pages of prompts for children to fill out about your family’s leading man. Examples include “I love that you taught me to appreciate…” and “You’ll keep…forever, won’t you?”

    This present makes a great stocking stuffer, or perhaps a gift from a younger kid in the family to Dad.

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    Best for the TV Lover: Couch Arm Table

    Couch Arm Table
    Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

    When Dad’s rewatching The Sopranos or tuning in to watch his favorite football team take on their rivals, he needs a place to rest his beverage and snack of choice. But any old tv tray simply won’t do. He needs this handcrafted wooden tray—it fits snugly over the arm of a sofa or chair to keep everything within arm’s reach.

    The springs on this will hold onto any armrest up to 15" and you can choose between a round or rectangular shape. This item is made in Ohio and each table will be slightly different since it is made out of hardwood.

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    Best for the Reader: 100 Books Bucket List Poster

    If your dad loves to read and happens to have a bit of a competitive edge, he’ll delight in this literary challenge. The oversized poster features 100 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. Once he reads (or has read) the book he will scratch of the corresponding slot. Up the ante by challenging him to read all of the titles before next Christmas. Such favorites as American Psycho, Ulysses, and more fill the lot. If he really gets into this poster you can buy him the album, album, and places posters for next Christmas and after.

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    Best for the Adventurer: Hynes Eagle Travel Backpack

    If he's passionate about exploring new places, he's sure to love this versatile and affordable backpack that he can take with him—whether he's hiking, biking, or jetting off to another country. This flight approved carry-on backpack measures 20" x 13" x 9" and comes with three different packing cubes to keep him organized. Dad can fit smaller items in the front pocket, and the interior laptop sling can accommodate a 15" laptop. Waist straps provide extra stability when he's moving about.

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    Best for the Sports Lover: Team Ugly Sweater

    Team Ugly Sweater
    Courtesy of Fanatics

    When your family doesn’t consider dad’s favorite team jersey to be appropriate holiday attire, this funny gift is a win-win for everyone. Dad can support his hometown team and sit at the holiday table without any side eye from anyone in the family. This sweater comes in all the major NFL teams colors and logos with the option of women and kid's sizes and styles so the whole family can get in on the fun.

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    Best for the Beer Lover: Beer Cap Map

    If your dad loves to try the latest and greatest craft beer, gift this awesome piece of wall decor. The laser-cut wooden map comes in three finishes—cherry, maple, and walnut—and features 69 empty spots to house beer caps from all over the country. It’s a great way to keep a little souvenir from breweries all over the country, plus it doubles as an interesting conversation piece for his home.

    Reviewers agree that this a great gift for the beer loving dad that comes at an affordable price.