Dads are generally not fussy about the gifts they get for their birthday. They’re just happy you remembered it, and who can’t use another pair of socks or a cool tie, right? It certainly makes them easy to shop for, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be inventive and thoughtful on your gift-giving from time to time. Which means that if you’re looking for best birthday gift ideas for Dads, you’ve come to the right place.
Since dads come in all shapes and sizes and kinds, there’s no single best birthday gift for all of them. Which is why our list contains the best gifts for the many different kinds of dads we could think of – golfing dads, fishing dads, techie dads, and even the lazy dads. Scroll down our list of best birthday gift ideas for Dads to find which gift YOUR dad will love.
Top 20 Birthday Gift Ideas For Dads In 2019
1. GrowlerWerks uKegBest Birthday Gift For Dad Who Has Everything
The Ukeg is an innovative draft beer growler. What’s that? Well, it’s a container that enables you to keep your favorite beer fresh, cold and carbonated until the very last pint. You can store your beer in it for weeks and it’ll still provide you with the aroma and flavor of freshly drafted beer just like you wanted. Even better, it allows you to take it with you to the beach, a picnic, the next tailgate party, or just beside your favorite living room chair.
If your dad seems to have everything he needs, then maybe you should think about getting him something he never thought he’d want. This draft beer growler will not only keep his beer fresh and cool, but it also looks awesome. It is made of durable 18/8 stainless steel so it can keep your beer cold all day long. It has an adjustable cap with a pressure gauge so the carbonation is maintained. And it comes with a locking dispenser with interchangeable handle.
2. Echo Smart speaker with AlexaBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Who Loves Music
The Echo is a smart speaker that connects you to Alexa which allows you to listen to music, whether it’s from a local radio station, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon music, Apple Music, etc. With Echo you can also listen to the news, play audiobooks, adjust thermostats, turn on lights, lock doors, look for TV shows, etc. You can use just about any of the services that Alexa offers if you have an Echo in your home.
Why should you buy it?
Alexa. ‘Nuff said. But if you need more convincing, the 2nd generation Echo comes with built-in microphones that enables it to hear you give commands from any direction, even in noisy environments. It has dual Dolby speakers – a 2.5″ woofer and 0.6″ tweeter. It helps control smart home devices and it comes with 6 Echo Decorative Shells to suit your style.
3. Apple TVBest Birthday Ideas For Dad At Home
If your dad loves to stay at home and watch TV, tell him to ditch the cable and the antenna because you’ve got something better – the Apple TV. This baby allows you to stream shows and movies from various apps in the App Store like Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, ESPN, and more. And he can even use this view photos and videos on his iPhone or iPad on TV.
Aside from the fact that it enables your dad to save tons of money on cable, the Apple TV turns his regular TV into a Smart TV (as long as he has an HDMI3 port). Apple TV is easy to set up and use. It comes with a voice search function so your dad doesn’t have to do any tinkering on the remote to get his show going. It has a video output of 1080p and an audio output of Dolby Atmos 360-degree cinema sound.
4. Sleepy Ride Airplane FootrestBest Birthday Gift For Dad In 60s
If you can’t afford to buy your dad a first class plane ticket to wherever he wants to go, you can do the next best thing – ensure that he travels comfortably. And he can definitely do that with the Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest. This “foot hammock” essentially lets you hang your feet up even if you’re sitting in coach.
The Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest is made of high-quality, thick memory foam that will provide adequate support to your feet, alleviating any pressure on your back as well as stiffness in the legs, particularly during long flights. This footrest is lightweight and compact, easily fitting into your carry-on luggage. It even comes with it’s own handy drawstring carry bag. Plus, it’s easy to set up and adjust. Your dad will be sleeping in his seat in no time, giving him enough rest to enjoy his vacation wherever it may be.
5. GoPro HERO5 BlackBest Birthday Gifts For Outdoor Dad
The GoPro HERO5 Black lets you take awesome 4K video and 12MP photos of your adventure, no matter what it may be. Not only that, this device automatically sends your videos to your phone where it is transformed into an edited video through the QuikStories app. In addition, the 2-inch touch display lets you preview your shots so you can change the settings or trim your footage without using your phone or computer.
If your dad’s a great lover of outdoor adventures, whether on his own or with family, what better way to keep his memories alive than with the GoPro HERO5 Black? Not only does it take awesome videos, it has voice control and video stabilization. The one-button control also makes it easy to use, even for dads who are not so techy. Plus, it’s rugged and waterproof up to 33 feet (10m).
6. Fire Tablet with AlexaBest Birthday Gifts For Picky Dads
The Fire Tablet with Alexa is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a new tablet for your dad. It has a beautiful 7-inch IPS display. The colors are vivid and provide an awesome viewing experience at an angle which makes it easy for your dad to stream his favorite shows wherever he goes. It’s 2MP rear-facing camera lets him take photos while the front-facing VGA camera allows you to see him clearly during Skype calls.
This tablet is not just great for watching and calling family members. Your dad can use the Fire Tablet to read his favorite books and magazines, play his favorite apps, and stay connected with old friends through social media. Even better, this tablet comes with Alexa which makes it much easier to use and allows your dad to control his smart home (if he has one). In addition, Alexa can help make his everyday tasks much easier to accomplish.
7. GRILLART Grill BrushBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Who Loves To Grill
If your dad loves to barbecue every chance he gets, then he knows the pain of cleaning the grill. So, why not make his life much easier with the GRILLART Grill Brush. It will save him lots of time as the brush lets him clean the grates 5x faster. It’s 100% bristle free so he won’t have to worry about leaving behind any metal pieces. And the 18-inch tough plastic handle will give him a good grip and enough length to protect his hands from getting burned on the hot grill.
After all his hard work on the grill, it’s only right that you get him something that will bring his grates back to their original glory. Plus, this brush is no ordinary brush. It is made of galvanized twisted wire and 201 stainless steel bristle which makes it durable and rust resistant. Even better, it is very flexible which will enable your dad to easily reach and clean all the hard-to-reach places on your grill. As an added bonus, if he doesn’t end up liking it, you can still return it and receive a full refund due to the 100% Money Back & Lifetime Guarantee.
8. Kindle PaperwhiteBest Birthday Gifts For Retired Dads
Your dad probably spent so much time working and taking care of the family that he didn’t have enough time to take in some of life’s little pleasures such reading. Well, this Kindle Paperwhite is the best way to make up for all that time he didn’t have to read.
Why should I buy this?
With the Kindle Paperwhite, your dad will have access to millions of books wherever he goes. This is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite which makes it easily portable. The flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display will enable your dad to read on it even in bright sunlight. Plus, if he likes reading while taking a bath, this baby is now waterproof. Other highlights of the Kindle Paperwhite include a long-lasting battery (a single charge can last weeks) and the built-in adjustable light. And if your dad suddenly gets a liking to audiobooks, no worries. This device is also able to pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers so he can listen anytime he wants to.
9. Tiger Insulated Travel MugBest Birthday Gift For Father To Be
We all know how sleep is a rare commodity when you’re a new parent. Making things even more difficult, you still have to go to work when you’re so sleep deprived. Fortunately, new dads can get caffeinated all they want to keep their eyes open and their brains working throughout the first few months of parenthood. And this Tiger Insulated Travel Mug will ensure they have their juice with them at all times.
The Tiger Insulated Travel Mug features advanced vacuum insulation technology which can keep your coffee hot or cold for more than 6 hours. That’s enough to keep any new dad caffeinated throughout the workday. The clean interior finish doesn’t hold odors or stains. The mug is incredibly light and compact so it can easily fit in a backpack, work bag, or lunch box. And it’s easy to clean which means you won’t feel too bad about adding another bottle to be washed.
10. Belmint Shiatsu Foot MassagerBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Turning 70
The Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager is a great gift for elderly parents, especially those who have chronic inflammation and/or pain in their feet. The machine performs a combination of air compression, kneading, and heat to relieve any pain, muscle tension, stubborn knots, and stiffness in your feet. The message is completely customizable so your dad can find the setting that suits him to a T.
Aside from providing your dad with a customized massage experience, the built-in heater of the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager features a relaxing heat function which allows your dad to heat his feet during cold winter nights. The controls are pretty easy to use, just use your toes to tap them which means your dad doesn’t even need to bend down to adjust the settings. And because it’s so light and compact, the machine can be placed in front of his chair and left there; it won’t be taking up any valuable space.
11. Cubii Pro Under Desk EllipticalBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Turning 50
If your dad is someone who sits on a desk 8 to 12 hours a day, it’s a good bet that he may not find time to get some exercise in to keep himself healthy. Well, there’s no excuse anymore. The Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical will enable him to exercise without leaving his desk. This machine is a step in the right direction.
The Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical is a good choice for workaholics or those who want to be able to get some exercise but can’t find time to do it. This machine provides you with low impact workouts that won’t stress your joints. It features 8 resistance levels and can help tone your abs, core, hip flexors, glutes, quads, hamstring, and calves. All while sitting on your desk! The machine also syncs your steps, distance, and calories burnt with your smartphone, Fitbit, and Apple Health Kit.
12. Ninja Professional Blender
Does your dad like smoothies? Well, the Ninja Professional Blender 1000 should make him a happy man. This blender features the Ninja Total Crushing blades which can easily crush, blend, and puree ice and frozen fruits. It’s big enough (72 ounces) for him to make large batches of frozen drinks or smoothies for everyone. He can even use it to make daiquiris and margaritas the next time you’re over for dinner.
The Ninja Professional Blender 1000 is outstanding when it comes to crushing and blending. It has 1000 watts of power and 6 blades to crush and blend ingredients faster and much smoother than other blenders out there. Your dad can even use this blender to make sauces and dips for his next BBQ party. The blender comes with recipes that he can try. Not to mention, this is a gift that even your mother would appreciate.
13. Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart NotebookBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Turning 80
All dads have memories that they want to treasure and lessons they want to impart. If your dad loves to write all of his thoughts for future generations to read, there’s no better way to do it than with the Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook.
The Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook is no ordinary “journal.” It has 36 reusable pages that your dad can wipe clean with a damp cloth whenever they’re full. And before he wipes them off, he can store all the information on the pages in Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, or email. There’s no way for his memories to get lost because they’ll all be stored in the cloud. Even better, his nuggets of wisdom will get passed down from one generation to the next. Plus, this is an environmentally-friendly way to preserve his thoughts since he won’t be wasting paper.
14. Wild River Nomad Lighted Tackle BackpackBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Who Likes Fishing
Angler dads will love the heck out of the Wild River Nomad Lighted Tackle Backpack. It has just about every function that any fisherman will need while he’s out there in the water (or on the bank of a river). One of which is the integrated LED light system which will let him fish from dusk till dawn.
The Wild River Nomad Lighted Tackle Backpack is the perfect bag for any fisherman. It features web loops to secure tools, mesh pockets that allow you to easily see what you’re carrying, a removable self-extracting steel cable lanyard for your clippers and small tools, and a front pocket that folds down so you can use it as a handy work surface. There’s more. The backpack has enough space to hold up to 6 medium #3600 trays and 4 #3500 trays. The base pads keep the bag clean and dry wherever you may place it. The rain cover keeps the entire bag dry during wet conditions. And the large adjustable padded shoulder straps make the backpack easy to carry to wherever your favorite fishing hole may be.
15. Anker PowerCore 10000
If your dad is one of those guys who always forgets to charge his phone, then the Anker PowerCore 10000 is the best gift for him. This light and compact power bank will keep him charged while on the go and just when he needs it the most.
The Anker PowerCore is small but incredibly powerful with 10000mAh capacity. It can charge an iPhone X 2.4 times before requiring a recharge. An iPhone 8 can charge 3.6 times on this power bank before it runs out. Aside from large charge capacity, the Anker PowerCore features high-speed charging technology – PowerIQ and VoltageBoost. And because it’s only 180g, it’s easy to bring with you wherever you go.
16. Norpro Decorative Cup WarmerBest Birthday Gifts For Handyman Dad
If your old man loves tinkering in his workshop, he may be guilty of letting his warm cup of Joe go cold. Well, no more cold coffee for him with the Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer! He also won’t be calling you to make him a new cup every so often.
Whether or not your dad lets his coffee go cold, the Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer is a great gift to keep his drink warm, especially during the cold winter months. He can use this in his workshop, in the living room, in his office, etc. The nonstick heating element easily wipes clean. The unit comes with an on/off switch as well as a neon light indicator so you never have to wonder if the warmer is hot or not. And the cord is extra long so you can easily plug it in wherever.
17. Philips Viva Airfryer with TurboStarBest Birthday Gifts For Difficult Dads
Tired of pressuring your dad to eat healthier? Well, worry no more. If he can’t resist eating all those fried goodies, there’s one way for you two to compromise – the Philips Viva Airfryer with TurboStar. It can cook all the southern fried chicken and french fries he likes with 75% less fat.
Aside from enabling your dad to eat his favorite fried foods without the fat, the Philips Viva Airfryer with Turbostar is the world’s #1 air fryer. it heats up instantly and is ready to start cooking in seconds. It has a small footprint but can accommodate 1.8lbs of food. The removable non-stick mesh basket is easy to use and clean. It is also dishwasher safe just like the nonstick coated drawer which makes clean up real convenient. Your dad can also use the air fryer to grill, roast, and bake his favorite meals.
18. Prophet And Tools Beard Oil and Comb KitBest Birthday Gift For Single Dad
Single dads don’t need to stop looking hot. Yes, being a single parent isn’t easy but that’s no reason to let your looks go. If your dad has a beard, then he’s going to need to keep it gorgeous. The Prophet And Tools Premium Beard Oil and Comb Kit is an all-in-one beard grooming kit that’ll keep your dad’s beard look and feel amazing.
The Prophet And Tools Premium Beard Oil and Comb Kit features a premium unscented non-greasy beard oil that you can use to moisturize your beard and promote healthier and faster beard growth. Because it is easily absorbed, you can even use any excess oil in your hand to moisturize your face! The oil, by the way, is made of 100% natural ingredients such as Vitamin A, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, and Chamomile. Aside from the oil, the handcrafted pocket-sized comb takes care of any tangles while a beard care ebook helps newbies learn how to grow soft, full, thick beards.
19. Speedo Men’s Surfwalker 3.0 Water ShoeBest Birthday Present For Dad On a Budget
If you’re unsure what to buy your dad for his next birthday and you’re on a limited budget, you may want to check out the Surfwalker 3.0 Water shoes by Speedo. It’s the perfect footwear for any water sport activity or vacations at the beach.
Aside from the fact that Speedo is a very reputable brand, these water shoes are quite innovative in its design The shoes are made of a lightweight four-way stretch material that makes it easy to put on and pull off. The mesh panels provide ventilation so your dad’s feet won’t feel uncomfortably hot. It also makes the shoes easy to dry off. The soles are made of rubberized S-Trac which makes it easy to walk and stand on various surfaces. Plus, these come in lots of different colors so you’ll easily find out that suits your dad.
20. Weber Q2200 Gas GrillBest Birthday Gifts For Dad Who Wants Nothing
If your dad is someone who never seems to want anything on his birthday, it can be incredibly difficult to find a gift that’ll make his day. Well, unless it’s a Weber grill like the Q2200 that is. Weber is the gold standard of grills so it’s safe to say that he’ll be overjoyed that you got him one, no matter what it is. But if he already has a grill for the whole family, the Q2200 is a great alternative when he’s only grilling for himself or for two.
The Weber Q2200 is a portable gas grill that features 280 square inches of cooking space, a 12,000 BTU per hour stainless steel burner, and two folding side tables. It’s the perfect grill for the beach, a picnic, or even at your dad’s regular tailgate parties. The body and lid are made of cast aluminum while the frame is glass-reinforced nylon. There’s even a removable catch pan to make clean up easy.
Birthday Gifts for Dads Buying Guide
Dads can be difficult to buy gifts for. They’re pretty happy with just a greeting that tells them you remembered. And while that’s good enough when you were little, it isn’t a great way to celebrate his birthday once you’ve grown older. If you want to show him your appreciation for all the things he’s done for you, getting him a well thought out gift is a good start. Of course, saying that isn’t as easy as doing it. If you’re not sure where to start or even how to start, we’ve compiled some tips in our buying guide that should help.
Tip #1: Decide on a budget first
Before you start coming up with ideas on what to buy, you should check how much money you can afford to spend. This way, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices quickly and not be forced to overspend.
Tip #2: Make a wish list
Since it’s your dad, you should know him pretty well. To help you figure out what kind of gift he’d like, you should make a wish list – a list of all things that he likes. For example, if he loves to fish, then you need to include fishing accessories on your list like the Wild River Nomad Lighted Tackle Backpack. If he loves learning new things, he may be interested in reading books which means he may enjoy getting a Kindle Paperwhite.
Tip #3: Consider the age
Your dad could be 40 or going 80. What would be a great gift for a working dad like the GoPro HERO5 Black won’t be suitable for someone who’s elderly and no longer interested in outdoor adventures. Something like the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager may be more appropriate for dads in their 70s or 80s.
Tip #4: Think unique
The best birthday gifts are the ones that they’ve never received before. Something that shows great thought and care has been placed in choosing it. The GrowlerWerks uKeg, for example, is a unique gift and something that a beer-loving dad would enjoy. The Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook is another innovative gift that will last far beyond your dad’s lifetime.
Tip #5: Be smart
Don’t rely on what you know. Take the time to ask other family members, especially your mom, on what they think your dad would like. You can even go straight to the source, a.k.a. your dad, to get some hints on what would make the best birthday gift. Something useful to him like the Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest may be what he’s looking for.