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    Just 39 Super Practical Gifts To Give To Your Dad

    Like a highly-rated white noise machine and a robot vacuum that takes all the work out of cleaning the floors.

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    1. A deep-tissue massage gun that'll help soothe all of the kinks they developed while putting together that dang DIY furniture they keep ordering!

    model using the massage gun on their shoulder
    The massage gun and its 15 heads, carrying case, and interface
    Amazon

    It comes with 15 massage heads and 20 speed levels to try out and weighs just two pounds!

    Promising review: "I’ve never used a massage gun before, but this felt very similar to getting a professional deep tissue massage! I felt immediate relief from places that I didn’t even realize I was holding tension. Great product and it’s very well made! I’d recommend this massage gun for anyone experiencing pain, or even those seeking to unwind and relieve stress. Even better that it’s always available at your fingertips, and in the comfort of your own home. Very impressed!" —William Roccaforte

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in four colors) — don't forget to apply the coupon to save $30!

    2. A pack of solar-powered, motion sensor-activated lights to help them see where they're going when they let the dog out at night, take out the garbage, or just enjoy an evening hang in the yard. Dad: 1, Sneaky Garden Hose: 0. 

    the four lights brightly shining in a backyard at night
    many of the lit lights on the side of a reviewer's house and fence

    Promising review: "I purchased these to cover the side of my house. Installation was easy and I left them outside for two days to charge. The light coverage was about what I expected from them and do the job well. The motion sensitivity covers all the side and lights turn on. It has rained about three times and still work great and hoping they last for a long time." —J. Argueta

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $25.49.

    3. A cordless portable charger, which will reeeally come in handy when they're at 19% battery with no outlets in sight. Now they'll always be just a dad joke-filled text away.

    gif of reviewer holding the pink charger and showing its built-in lightning cable
    hands holding a phone with the white charger plugged into it

    I'd had my eye on this bad boy for a while, and finally ordered it to take on a two-week trip to Europe. Let me tell you: LIFESAVER. I'm the type of person who loves to spend hours and hours exploring new cities, but with the amount of photos and videos I take, my phone's battery tends to drain really quickly (relying on Google Maps to get literally everywhere doesn't help, either). With this, I knew I'd have some backup when there weren't any outlets nearby, and it was *so* nice not having to connect my phone to a clunky charging bank via cord. 100% recommend!

    Promising review: "The holy grail of portable chargers!!! I was traveling to Disney for vacation and knowing me, I would drain my battery with just taking pictures alone. I wanted a portable battery but didn’t want a carry a cord either, so I was excited when I found this little baby! It does exactly as described, pretty pink color, and I get one full charge of battery for my iPhone 11. Get it, you will not be disappointed!" —Meghan Doble

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors) — don't forget to apply the coupon to save 15%!

    4. A popular and inexpensive cold brew maker that'll support their iced-coffee-is-appropriate-all-year ethos without breaking the bank. 

    This product couldn't be more foolproof: Just pour any type of ground coffee into the filter, place it into the pitcher with cold water, shake, and refrigerate. It's BPA free, and can make up to 1 or 2 quarts at a time.

    Promising review: "I love this cold brew system. I did have an expensive Pampered Chef system, but broke the pot. I bought this system as a replacement, and I like it much better. The coffee is great, and I have had zero problems with loose coffee grounds, even when I use bagged ground coffee instead of coarsely ground coffee, as is suggested." —Erin

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    5. Roomba robot vacuum to ensure their floor stays downright glossy, since it's a truly hands-off cleaning experience. As long as they take initiative and press the "on" button every once in a while, they're good.

    the roomba cleaning up floor dust against a wall with its bristles
    the roomba at the top of a staircase, with a graphic showing it can sense it's at a drop-off
    Amazon

    It's compatible with Alexa and runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically returning to its dock to recharge. 

    Promising review: "Life-changing. My Roomba is one of my favorite things I have ever bought myself. It’s incredible! It cleans so thoroughly and I am so impressed by how well it cleans under furniture. As a two-cat owner who is not the best at maintaining a cleaning schedule, I can’t believe it took me this long to get one. It is also great on both carpet and hard wood!" —Katherine Hanson

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $179+ (also available with a virtual wall barrier or replenishing kit).

    6. Hydro Flask tumbler for keeping their hot bevs hot and their cold bevs cold when they take them on the go. 

    model drinking from the blue tumbler while backpacking while another model looks on
    model holding the blue tumbler by its handle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I went on a 3,600-mile solo motorcycle trip in late August from LA to Denver, 120-degree heat. Filled the flask up with ice and water. Every two hours I'd stop and soak my neck cooling scarf with ice cold water and pour some on my head and back. Keep on riding. The ice stayed frozen for hours, if not the whole day. Very easy to fill with ice and water. Pretty sure it will be great to bring a bunch of hot tea in on winter days. My other Hydro Flask keeps coffee boiling hot all day." —Yury Sakovich

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $28.96+ (available in four sizes and 17 colors). 

    7. A pack of Bombas ankle socks that'll make them go, "Ok, I get the hype" as soon as they slip 'em on. Not only will they love the feel of the cushy footbed, they'll appreciate the blister tab and honeycomb arch support system when they realize their feet feel as great at the end of the day as they did in the morning. 

    a four-pack of multicolored socks
    model's feet in the navy ankle socks
    Bombas

    My husband recently jumped on the Bombas train and loves them. Oh, and best of all? For each item purchased, Bombas donates one, so it really is the gift that keeps on giving. 

    Promising review: "I walk five to seven miles a day and the cushiony feel of the socks is wonderful! The socks don’t slip or slide down and I’m grateful for that. I don’t balk at the walk anymore." —Christine S.

    Shipping info: Standard shipping (5–8 business days) is free for orders of $50+, and expedited (2–4 business days) and overnight (next business day after fulfillment) shipping options are available for an additional cost. Allow 1–3 business days for your order to ship (see all of Bombas' shipping info here). 

    Get a pack of four from Bombas for $49.40 (originally $52; available in men's sizes M-XL and four colors, as well as a combo set).

    8. A heavy-duty pizza stone to help them achieve pizzeria-worthy pies at home, even if they don't have a fancy oven. Just make sure they know they're legally obligated to invite you over for pizza night every week from now on. 

    hand lifting a slice from a pizza on the pizza stone
    A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text

    Pizza stones absorb excess moisture from the dough, meaning they'll get a crispier, more evenly baked crust than they'd get if they just used a sheet tray. Plus, they can use it on the grill, too!

    Promising review: "Whether you make pizza from scratch or enjoy a frozen pizza from the market, this pizza stone is essential for the best at home pizza experience. Preparing your pizza on a stone assures a crispy crust and removing the pizza from the oven, on the heated stone, assures you that it will remain warm while the slices are consumed." —Steve

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    9. A luxe-looking passport and vaccination card holder so they'll never hold up an airport check-in line while frantically searching through their pockets and going, "I know it's here somewhere!" ever again. 

    a vaccination card and passport in the black holder beneath fanned out holders in assorted colors
    Henney's Boutique / Etsy

    I bought one of these as a gift for my dad last year, and he loved it — plus, it arrived less than a week after I ordered it!

    It's made by Henney's Boutique, a small biz based in LA specializing in handy leather goods. 

    Promising review: "I love this! I bought one for myself, then one for my husband, then I've been sending the link to everyone who asks me where I got it... They're the best for keeping both your passport and your vaccine card safe for travel." —Paige Devlin

    Shipping info: All domestic orders are shipped within 24 hours of payment for free using USPS first-class mail. Expedited shipping is available at checkout for an additional cost. Orders are typically delivered within 3–5 business days.

    Get it from Henney's Boutique on Etsy for $8+ (available in 21 colors, and with extra slots). 

    10. A memory foam seat cushion that'll make them wonder how the heck they put up with that hard as a rock desk chair for so long as soon as they feel it cradle their bum. If they're WFH, they're gonna want one not only for comfort, but to provide support and promote better alignment!

    model sitting on a desk chair with the cushion on it
    the gray cushion, half of which has a hand indentation to indicate the memory foam material, and half of which shows the inner gel cushioning
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." —CSC

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $35.16+ (available in three colors). 

    11. A pair of Drop Stop car gap fillers, which will help keep all of those drive-thru fries from ending up all over the floor of their car. Mickey D's, you've met your match. 

    a photo set showing hands securing the gap filler around a seatbelt buckle to keep it from slipping into the car's seat gap, and another photo showing a phone, fries, and coins resting on the gap filler to show that they won't fall into the seat gap
    Amazon

    This gap filler is made from a neoprene material that provides the universal perfect fit for any car.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize that it would become one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft, acting just like an extension of my seat. There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A bottle of Truff's truffle-infused hot sauce to give their famous wings (and anything else they cook, really) a sophisticatedly–spicy kick. 

    A bowl of popcorn topped with hot sauce and the hot sauce bottle in the background
    the hot sauce bottle on top of its box
    Amazon, Amazon

    It's vegan and gluten free!

    Promising review: "When you’re older and look back on life, there are special moments that stand out — graduating college, getting married, having a child, or getting promoted to name a few. After tasting the Hotter Sauce, I immediately knew that this was going to be one of those moments. Now I know what many of you are thinking — NO WAY — it can’t be that good. The cold hard truth is that it is! Hotter Sauce is a culinary experience, unlike anything else. Seriously, have a life-changing moment and try the Hotter Sauce!" —Blake Driver

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in black or white truffle flavors, and in "hot" and "hotter" spice levels).

    13. A compact 'LectroFan white noise machine so they can finally get a restful night's sleep, even while their next-door neighbors are doing some "light" renovations. 

    BuzzFeeder holding the white noise machine
    Britt Ross / BuzzFeed

    This is the exact machine I use to help me fall asleep each and every night, and it's an absolute game changer. When I first moved to my current house, I quickly realized I'd been ~blessed~ with neighbors who think it's perfectly acceptable to throw outdoor parties at midnight on a Tuesday, and I knew I'd need something to drown out their literal shrieking in order to get any sleep. Enter: my beloved 'LectroFan, which I'll be the first to admit is nothing fancy, but 100% gets the job done. It comes with 20 nonlooping sounds, and you can let it go all night or set it for an hour (I'm of the "all night" persuasion and it usually has me conking out like a baby). I'm not the most savvy when it comes to tech and gadgets so I appreciate the minimalist interface, and it's proven to be incredibly user-friendly, even for me. Plus, since it weighs just over a pound, it would be a great thing to pack on a trip juuust in case your hotel room neighbors like to rage at 3 a.m. so you're not laying in bed like 😳.

    Promising review: "I live on an extremely busy city street and I have sensitivity to constant, random noises. This little slice of heaven got delivered less than an hour ago, is set at brown noise volume 3, and I’m at peace. I truly am so glad I stumbled upon this device. Extremely easy to use, nice to look at, tiny but plenty of volume. Cheers to finally sleeping again!" —Cat

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). 

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in black or white, as well as a few other models, and with two packaging options). 

    14. A pair of low-top sneakers for the fashion-forward dad who refuses to sacrifice comfort for style. They'll be able to wear these to work, at social gatherings, while they run errands — pretty much anywhere except the gym.

    model tying leather shoes
    Nisolo

    Promising review: "These shoes are very comfortable, look great, and seem to be pretty high quality. The sole is great and they are comfortable at first wear without any time needed to break them in." —Daniel C.

    Shipping info: Orders are shipped Monday–Friday (excluding most major US holidays) within 3 business days of purchase. Expedited shipping options are available for an additional cost. The cutoff time for overnight and expedited orders is 12 p.m. CST Monday–Friday (see the shipping cutoffs for holiday delivery here). 

    Get them from Nisolo for $150 (available in men's sizes 8–13 and six colors).

    15. A tiny Bluetooth FM transmitter that'll instantly make their — how should I put this — "vintage" car feel like it got a major update, no pricey auto body shop visits required. No more enduring barely audible radio stations now that they can play music right from their phone!

    the bluetooth transmitter plugged into a car outlet port
    Amazon

    With this, they can answer calls hands-free, as well as charge their phone via the two USB ports. 

    Promising review: "Awesome product. The connection was easy to set up and the sound is clear. I used this for an eight-hour road trip without any problems and I was able to answer many phone calls while traveling." —Taz

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59.

    16. A compact Beast blender, which isn't just attractive, it's also powerful enough to blitz up ice so finely, it'll keep the "smooth" in their morning smoothies.

    the gray blender filled with an orange smoothie and a hand holding a smaller blending vessel with an attached carry handle
    gif of someone turning on the blender to make a smoothie
    Amazon

    P.S. The blending bowl also doubles as a portable thermos and comes with a screw-on drinking lid and carry cap.

    I got this blender over the summer, and wow, as someone who had firmly decided I was an "I don't need a blender" person, I quickly changed my mind after the first use. For starters, it's not as large as those super industrial-strength blenders, and it's so aesthetically-pleasing that I have it out on my counter at all times. Plus, it couldn't be easier to use — just fill the bowl with your ingredients, pulse, and in a matter of ~moments~ you'll have a perfectly uniform blend of whatever you're trying to blitz. I first tried it out on a smoothie made with frozen bananas and peaches (see it in action on TikTok here!), and it pulverized the icy fruit like a champ. Best of all? It's a total breeze to clean, which, if I'm being honest, was probably the biggest factor in my having waited so long to add a blender to my kitchen arsenal. I can't recommend it enough, 15/10, no notes. 

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $195 (available in two colors) — don't forget to apply the coupon to save 15%!

    17. A highly rated Levoit air purifier so they can breathe easier — literally and figuratively. It traps up to 99.97% of irritating air pollutants (think dust, smoke, dander, and bacteria) and will even help eliminate less-than-pleasant odors (I'm lookin' at you, decades-old tennis shoes!). 

    model sitting at a desk with the white air purifier on top of the desk
    Amazon

    It even comes with a night-light!

    Promising review: "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes, two or three times daily, and general cleaning, I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits' end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished, no smell. We are getting another for the kitchen! The room is 10×10, and I use it on the two setting. I also enjoy the night light. Very helpful without disturbing sick sleepy babies recovering from illness." —victoria Mohagen

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in black or white) — don't forget to apply the coupon to save $15!

    18. A handy toothpaste holder, which doubles as a squeezer for getting out every last bit (and saving some room on their cluttered b-room counter). 

    the toothpaste holder holding the bottom of an upright tube of toothpaste on a bathroom counter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This device is ingenious! Wished I’d known this product exist sooner. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste which still comes in the standard small cap so having it prompt up behind the bathRoom cabinet was impossible. Now, problem solved. It’s a small invention that made a positive impact. I thank the person who thought of it." —Jl33NYC

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. handheld milk frother so they can avoid waiting in an unbearably long line at Starbucks every morning. With this, they'll be able to whip up their own fancy cappuccinos in the comfort of their home. 

    Reviewer using the frother to frother milk in a cup
    reviewer photo of a foamy drink next to the milk frother

    Promising review: "Best frother that I've ever used...very comfortable to use and powerful, too. Got this to replace another branded one that zonked out on me after only a couple of months. Love love this frother. I use it to 'blend' my morning coffee with coconut oil. This frother is more powerful than my last. The stand is a nice little bonus to keep the frother off the table and from rolling off the counter. The handle is very comfortable to hold. The back (if the label is facing you), has an index finger rest. I highly recommend this frother." —N Duong

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in 43 styles).

    20. A Dash rapid egg cooker that'll have them making *perfectly cooked* hard- and soft-boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs, as well as omelets! I foresee many brunches at their place in the near future.

    the black egg cooker filled with eggs, next to a tray of deviled eggs on a counter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So neat and fun to use! I used it the next morning after the delivery, and I cook my eggs only in the Dash Go. It cooks every egg so perfectly, and they come out so fluffy every time. It cooks a variety of egg dishes, and you can cook vegetables, and some meat like fish. Very wonderful kitchen gadget, and I highly recommend you make a dash to buy the Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker if you love eggs! You will not be disappointed!" —Tonya

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).