16 of the Best Gifts to Give Dad for the Holidays

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When it comes to giving gifts for the holidays in 2021, you want to give Dad something he’ll treasure . . . and use. We asked our editors what they’re giving the papas in their life, from the practical to the personal. Read on to see the unique gifts for dads they’re gifting this year.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$179 as shown BUY NOW

Keep your favorite beer cold, fresh and carbonated for up to two weeks with this pressurized growler. Not only does it look good on your counter, but you can choose your desired carbonation level for optimal refreshment.

Dr. Squatch Star Wars Limited Edition Soap


This sustainably sourced soap has no harsh chemicals and is inspired by your favorite Star Wars characters.

Hydro Flask Soft-Sided Cooler

$213 BUY NOW

The days of lugging a heavy plastic cooler are over, thanks to this stylish backpack that’s deep enough for plenty of juice boxes (or wine bottles).

Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset

$299 BUY NOW

Dad can take his gaming to another level when he jumps into VR with this set. He can also immerse himself in a concert or sporting event, get moving with a fitness program and travel all over the world. Be warned: the teens are going to want to borrow it, for sure.

California Cowboy PCH Full-Zip Hoodie

$148 BUY NOW

Dad will love all the bells and whistles that come along with this ultra-durable hoodie like the sunglasses loop, bottle opener pocket and dry pocket. Plus, the style can’t be beat.

1000-Piece Van Life Puzzle


This will be a fun puzzle for the family to put together over winter break. You can feel good about giving a gift from this women-owned family business that donates a portion of proceeds to marine conservation initiatives.

Solo Stove Bonfire

$250 BUY NOW

It’s always a good night for s’mores when you have this smokeless, portable fire pit.

Ted Lasso Mug


On those days when he’s just not feeling it, Coach Lasso will cheer him right up.

Ghostbusters Plasma Series Ecto-1

$100 BUY NOW

Dad will love this blast from the past Ghostbusters collectible vehicle that will look awesome displayed on his office bookcase.

The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop


A whopping 223 artists appear on this poster that’s sure to garner compliments from unsuspecting house guests.

Bellroy Tech Kit


Keep all those cords organized in style with this zip-around pouch.

MEATER Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer & Apron

$100 BUY NOW

Get Dad geared up for grilling with this thermometer that he can monitor via an app. It comes with an apron that any dad would be proud to wear at the grill.

Peace Pies 12-Pack

$100 BUY NOW

Yes, there’s a smaller (less-expensive) option to get these treats shipped to your home, but take our advice and go big. With flavors like Pecan Pie and The Elvis, you’re going to wish you gifted this to yourself.

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger Sweatpants


Yes, these joggers have a cult following. And yes, they are as good as you thought they’d be. Immerse dad in jogger culture this holiday season.

Winston Set from Harry’s


Upgrade his shaving routine with German craftsmanship. This classic set will become a favorite in no time.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

$350 BUY NOW

For the dad who has to have the newest everything, meet the OLED model. The 7-inch screen is nothing he’s seen before.

—Kate Loweth & Editorial Team

Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication. Images courtesy of retailers.

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