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    Updated on Dec 4, 2019. Posted on Nov 24, 2019

    30 Gifts That'll Probably Make Your Dad Cry Tears Of Joy

    More like Father John Misty-eyed.

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    1. A customized New York Times front-page puzzle to let him know that he's A1 material.

    Uncommon Goods

    Your choice of literally any New York Times front page to be turned into a 500-piece puzzle. (Our recommendation: something not incredibly bleak.)

    Promising review: "Challenging enough to take a few days, but not so hard that it is discouraging. My dad enjoyed checking out the news events from the day of his birth!" —Vick

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $49.95.

    2. A pillow massager with heat he'll be glad to have on hand (or on back, rather) when he's stuck in traffic.


    Promising review: "I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I'm going to try my feet also. I've been wanting something like this for quite some time and I'm thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    3. The Noma Guide to Fermentation if you fermeant to cop this piece of exquisite culinary literature for your foodie dad when it dropped last year.

    Promising review: "The Noma Guide to Fermentation doesn't just teach you 'how' to ferment, it teaches you 'why.' And the biggest why is that the ferments in this book will make your food delicious. The book starts with very easy projects like lacto-fermentation (typical recipe: fruit, salt, jar, time) on through the complexities of making shoyu, the world's most popular fermented flavor. Yes, you can make your own soy sauce! More than that, this guide gives you the foundation (the 'whys') that you can use as a jumping point to go beyond the recipes in the book to #fermentallthethings. Thank you, Rene and David, for sharing your knowledge." —AimsInBrooklyn

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49.

    4. A Levi's trucker jacket to give him a timeless fashion staple he can layer up with in the colder months.


    Get it from Levi's for $98 (available in S–XXL and in eight colors).

    (Take 30% off at checkout with code TAKE30.)

    5. A pair of "winterized" Puma running shoes for the runner dad who won't let the frigid temps get in the way of his morning jog.


    Get them from Puma for $110 (available in 7–14 and in two colorways).

    6. A waterproof Kindle Oasis with adjustable warm light so nothing will get in the way of him and his reading.


    Promising review: "I do like the adjustable amber tint, but I also really like the ability to invert the colors to white print on a black background. I also am really happy to have buttons to turn the page again. It’s the ultimate laziness to be able to just keep your thumb in the button and depress it to turn the page instead of having to actually move your thumb a half inch to touch the screen, but hey, why move a half inch when your can push down 1/16th of an inch? All that extra movement add up over the years.

    The real reason I like the buttons is this: I live in Alaska and we have very long, cold nights. But even in the winter, we turn down the heat at night. I read in bed every single night, tucked all cozy and warm under my down comforter...except for having to have my hand out in order to touch the screen on my Paperwhite to turn the page. My hand starts to get very cold. It’s uncomfortable. My half frozen hand takes away from my happy bedtime reading experience. With the Oasis, I can keep my hand under the blankets and just push the button. You don’t know what a big deal this is until you spend night after night with a frozen hand." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in 8GB or 32GB and in champagne gold or graphite).

    7. A quality record player if you want to turn the tables on him and gift a piece of his own youth.


    Promising review: "This is a professional quality turntable at a great price. Though it took a little time to set up, the time was well spent. I can play everything from my 45s and 33 LPs to my 78s. I can use the USB card to attach it to my computer and digitize my vinyl or I can use the attached cords to hook it into my sound system receiver and have a real stereo surround sound. It comes with great features such as a weighted tone arm, a light to place the tone arm precisely where you want it, and a lift/lower lever for your vinyl. Heavy and sturdy with a lid that lifts and stays in place, the turntable is better than I expected. This is my second Audio-Technica turntable. I bought the smaller one for 45s & 33 LPS several years ago, but wanted this one to record my collection of very old 78s. Fantastic turntable for vinyl lovers!" —Joy

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99+ (available in black or silver).

    8. A Philips sunrise simulation alarm clock for the dad who's forgotten there's an alternative to being jolted awake by a grating beep sound every morning.


    Promising review: "So I am the multiple alarms type of person. I use my phone and set like four alarms, just in case. Because when that horrible ring erupts in my bedroom every morning, I hit snooze immediately. I hit snooze multiple times and usually end up freaking out by the last alarm and running to get ready in time. This makes mornings unenjoyable and sets a sour mood for the day. I'm 26, a teacher, and have been like this my entire life. Until I got this amazing light! I wake up before the radio starts. It's a lovely way to wake up and truly the best money I've spent on Amazon (which is a lot.) I get up earlier now and am much more pleasant for the rest of the day." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $87.95.

    9. A pair of Birkenstock slip-ons to give him a more fashion-forward loungewear alternative to the Crocs he wears to spite you.


    Get it from Birkenstock for $59.95 (available in US 6–13.5, five colors, and in narrow and regular).

    10. A pack of warm merino wool socks that'll get him through winter, comfortably. (An exceptional pairing with the slip-ons I might add.)


    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight colors/varietypacks).

    11. A sleek amenity kit for the always-traveling-for-business dad who is one sleepless flight away from becoming Larry David.


    The kit includes a pair of foam ear plugs, a sleeping mask, slippers (with foam padding and synthetic suede outsole), and an inflatable neck pillow (with storage pouch).

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in S/M and L/XL).

    12. A brushed-twill baseball cap so he can hat tip his actual favorite child, the Volvo stationwagon.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    13. A pair of truly luxurious comfort boots he'll be able to dress down as a light work boot or dress up as a formal boot.

    R.M. Williams

    Get it from R.M. Williams for $495 (available in 5–12, four colors, and in narrow, regular, and wide).

    14. A DIY hot sauce kit for the dad who should really just be making his own condiments at the rate he offers his feedback to restaurant servers.,

    The kit includes gloves, sterilizing solution, a small funnel, bottle labels, and six 5-fluid-ounce glass containers.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.82.

    15. A turtleneck sweater to give him a fit that'll match his wisdom and sophistication.

    Calvin Klein

    Get it from Calvin Klein for $64 (available in S–XXL and in black and gray).

    16. A T-shirt to pay homage to the bone-chilling blue screen of death — classic techie-dad humor he'll surely appreciate.


    Promising review: "Hubby works in the computer industry and is a Mac fan. But most of his coworkers prefer PC. So he loves to wear this shirt to the office (very casual office environment) and everyone gets a kick out of it. He says this is the only way he has to deal with the blue screen of death anymore lol. Has been washed a couple times now, still fits fine." —the wanderer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    17. A Dollar Shave Starter Kit that'll shave hours off your search for the perfect gift.

    Dollar Shave Club

    Get a starter kit from Dollar Shave Club for $5 (includes four Executive razor cartridges, an Executive razor handle, the Sh*t, Shower & Shave trial kit, and The Bathroom Minutes magazine).

    18. An acrylic Squatty Potty, because he's your number one and you wish him nothing but the best for his number twos.


    Promising review: "This thing is SLEEK! I bought this for my new home's main floor guest bath. We wanted to provide guests with the convenience of the Squatty Potty without the eyesore of the white 7" one. I feel like if Kim and Kanye had a Squatty Potty, it would be this one." —Durga D

    Get it from Amazon for $78.76.

    Is your dad not *that* design-minded? Check out the original Squatty Potty that's pure functionality for $24.99.

    19. An indoor herb garden with an LED light kit that'll give him something to rave about, and/or eat, at the next family dinner.


    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best Caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (available in black and sage).

    20. A thermal light shirt jacket that'll give him enough insulated warmth to survive the colder season without weighing him down and a water-repellent shell to keep his upper body dry. (As for his eyes? Expect waterworks.)

    Hill City

    Promising review: "This is a rad jacket. Period. I love the classic 'coach's windbreaker' look but with modern fit and materials. I wear this jacket daily while I teach PE, specifically a daily cycling program. It's light enough to just wear a tee underneath and insulated enough to layer and stay warm on colder days." —John G

    Get it from Hill City for $158 (available in XS–XXL and in six colors).

    21. A hiker subscription box for the dad who likes to hit the trails — but never before packing an awe-inspiring variety of organic granola bars.


    Each box includes 2–3 pieces of gear and 3–6 snacks for the trail.

    Promising review: "The Hiker Crate is awesome, the new gear every month is quality. Every month we get our box sent to our house like a monthly Christmas Present. The edible snacks are from some of the newest companies on the market. The trail fuel that we get ends up eaten on campouts and family day hikes. I love getting new food, especially from companies I've never even heard of and if you like the food or any items there is usually a discount promo codes from your next order. For the value this box is untouchable to the weekend hiker or survivalist/prepper. Great stuff." —Cratejoy user

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month (and use code MARKET at checkout for 10% off your first month!).

    22. A portable hammock he can take with him and be the most enviable guy on the campsite.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my dad and he absolutely loves it. Took it on our camping trip and he couldn't stop talking about it. Very easy to setup, especially when purchased with the straps. It is able to hold him and his girlfriend so they can sit back and relax while the kids run the camp. Compared very well if not better than my ENO double nest, and definitely would purchase again in the future." —Ezra Eckerman

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in 19 colors and two sizes).

    23. A water flosser for the dad whose idea of fun is responsible dental hygiene.


    Promising review: "Well, the dentist said I needed to floss more, but I always seem to butcher my gums when I do it so I bought this. It works great. This is so gross, but it's blasted stuff out from between my teeth, even after brushing with a high end electric brush AND rinsing with mouthwash. The setting range from very gentle to paint remover, so you do need to be careful where you set the knob, especially with some of the included attachments. Please read and follow the directions about different attachments and settings. This is a great tool for our whole family, we all love using it. On a low pressure setting on Massage, it makes your gums feel great. Easy to clean and use. Simple instructions and it WORKS. My dentist noted that I had indeed been flossing on my last visit." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    24. A wine saver with two vacuum stoppers so any leisurely drinker dad can hold onto his precious grapes for as long as he pleases.


    Promising review: "My dad often drinks just one glass of wine with dinner and he always has wine bottles full of 'vinegar' that he has to throw out. I bought him this as a gift, and he loves it. I would recommend this product to someone who likes to enjoy a bottle of wine over a longer-than-average period of time." —Thomas J Croyle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.21 (available in eight varieties).

    25. A pair of sworn-by performance Bluetooth headphones he won't have to sweat about ruining at the gym.


    Promising review: "After going through three sets of headphones in one year and damaging them due to sweat and having to clean the headphone pads to avoid them from stinking of dry sweat, I broke down and searched for a pair of earbuds with a clip around the ear to help keep them in place better. Like most of us, I searched for them here on Amazon. I figured I'd take a chance on these earbuds for $34, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by their performance and quality. The sound coming out of these earbuds is just incredible to me. At the gym, I have them paired with my iPhone 5S, and at 50% they are loud as hell. I will probably never need to go higher than that. Connection with my iPhone was easy and I had no issues. The fact that they are sweat-proof was a must for me. The 30-foot distance in my home worked fine through two walls to the other end of my home. I made calls with them and the mic worked well. I tested the running time of eight hours, and it was on point with what they said. —Cubichi

    Get them from Amazon for $29.97.

    26. A Bluetooth-enabled sous vide precision cooker, because nothing can get a dad reeling quite like some perfectly cooked meats and/or veggies.


    Promising review: "Since I started cooking with the sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova and just recently picked up the Nano. The Nano is awesome because it's much smaller vs the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab I'm more likely to use it vs the Anova which I kept in a special case in the pantry. I have given up cooking in the Rubbermaid container with the silly lid and now just cook in a stockpot with this silicone lid from cellar made. Setup is so much quicker and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you're just starting out in sous vide I recommend this cooker." —Jeff Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    27. A minimalist travel tumbler for the dad who has an eye for good design.


    Get it from Food52 for $38.

    28. A 2020 New Yorker cartoon calendar so your high-brow dad can start every day with a chuckle.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.47.

    29. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club to go all-in on the coffee thing and give him a taste of some fresh exotic beans

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    What they get: Gourmet exotic coffee, each batch's tasting profile, brewing recommendations, postcard.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $60+/three months.

    Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club.

    30. And rustic moose-pattern blanket he'll be able to cozy up with 'round the campfire or at a stadium.

    Bass Pro Shops

    Get it from Bass Pro Shops for $29.97.

    Is your dad ready for the quality gifts that are in store for him? No he is not.


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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