When you have to find the best birthday gifts for dads, you are entering an over-saturated world of gifts people believe dads want. The dad in your life might appreciate a DIY kit more than a personalized keepsake, or vice versa.
Our complete gift guide can help you find gifts for every kind of dad, from the outdoorsy type to the home cook and the refined dad who enjoys the finer things. He’ll feel all the appreciation you can muster with these amazing birthday gift ideas for dads ahead.
83 Special Birthday Gift Ideas for Dads
Keep reading for the coolest birthday gifts for dads he will be sure to treasure.
Leather Valet Tray
Give your dad a reason to stay organized with this useful leather valet tray for his keys, watch, phone, or other small items. The handsome tray has the loving words “Best Dad Ever” and comes with a matching leather keyring so he finds everything he’s looking for when going about his day as the best dad.
BBQ Tools Set
Get your favorite dad grilling with the best of the best found in this set of BBQ tools. The stainless steel set has 19 pieces, including everything from grill brushes and a spatula to corn holders and tongs for precise grilling control. He can keep these powerful BBQ tools in the suave-looking case and use them anytime he wants to impress.
Phone Docking Station
This phone docking station will help the dad in your life keep all his things neatly organized next to his bedside or on his desk. The wood design fits into any room’s style, while the compact shelving unit is the perfect place for his watch, phone, glasses, keys, and other small accessories.
Nuts Gift Basket
Treat the dad who wants nothing to this delicious nuts gift basket and watch his smile grow. The set of six bags contains various nuts packed with flavor, like Mexican Cocoa Peanuts and Honey Sea Salt Almonds. He can snack his heart out with one of the most delicious birthday presents for dads in this nuts gift basket.
Multi Tool Set
Let the dad you know feel appreciated with this top gift set, including a multitool and other accessories. The multitool hammer includes a ton of functions, from a bottle opener and nail clipper to a screwdriver. The companion tumbler and keychain all bear the greatness of the “Best Dad Ever” and will keep him happy for a long time to come.
Wrangler Sherpa Jacket
Make your dad’s birthday special by giving him this Wrangler sherpa shirt-jacket so he always has the ideal warmth and comfort every day. The insulated flannel shirt can act like a light jacket when needed and will wear well with just about any casual outfit. It can help any guy feel like the coolest dad around when he’s wearing it.
The best last-minute dad gifts are ones you know he will get the most use out of, like this great dad tumbler. The vacuum-insulated tumbler will keep his beverages cool or warm, while he can proudly boast the tumbler’s funny, thoughtful design that reads, “You’re the man, Dad. The old man, but still the man!”
Whiskey Globe Decanter Set
This awesome whiskey globe decanter set can make any dad’s home bar even better the moment it becomes part of his collection. The globe-shaped crystal decanter with a floating ship inside is a unique way to house his favorite liquor. The set has a pair of shot glasses with an etched world map design, so he can say cheers to whoever is lucky enough to join him.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
You can’t fail to make a dad happy on his birthday when you provide him with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker for his favorite tunes. The sleek design of the speaker packs a punch when it comes to high-quality wireless sound and long playtime. He can relive all his fondest memories with the music that means the most to him.
DIY Hot Sauce Kit
This cool hot sauce DIY kit will give a dad who has everything something unique and entertaining for his birthday. The kit has everything he needs to create a number of hot sauce blends using the included spice blends and peppers such as Habanero and Chipotle. He can bottle his creation and spread the love (and heat) to all those who he cares about.
Home Team Baseball Game
Make every game time special for your dad’s birthday with this home team baseball game he can play with family and friends. The game is personalized to feature his own home team so the end result is more to his liking. The tabletop night of fun is ready to become a great way to spend quality time with friends and family.
Show the dad in your life some love with this thoughtful compression massager for his feet and legs. The pair of massage wraps fit comfortably and can give compression, vibration, and heat to his heels, feet, ankles, and calves in no time. He’ll be thankful for the self-care and be the best dad he can with full-body confidence.
Best Dad Universal Socket
Combine the meaningful quality of the best birthday gift ideas for dads with a useful tool dads can work with at home when you give him this universal socket tool. The well-crafted tool is made to fit with power drills and ratchet wrenches in any home improvement scheme he has in mind. The tool is marked with “Best Dad Ever” just in case he forgot he’s #1.
Hanes Moccasin Slipper
This super-comfortable moccasin slipper isn’t your typical “dad slipper,” but instead a way to make his birthday feel amazing again. The memory foam cushioning and odor protection ensures these slippers will be in his life for years to come anytime he needs to relax, forget his day, and put his feet up.
Travel Duffle Bag
Get the dad you know traveling in style to celebrate his birthday with his quality travel-ready duffle bag. The coffee-colored weekender bag is not only handsome, but equipped with multiple compartments and pockets to keep his things safe and sound for his time away. The bag fits loads and is comfortable to carry no matter where he’s headed.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Why take your dad out to a birthday breakfast when you can give him the means to create his own awesome breakfast with this Hamilton Beach sandwich maker? The easy-to-use gadget only requires him to load it with his favorite ingredients, along with an egg on the specialized plate, in order to layer a tasty sandwich every morning going forward.
Engraved Wooden Watch
This engraved wooden watch makes a brilliant choice when you don’t know what to get a cool dad for his birthday. The stylish wooden watch can be engraved with one of many optional messages to show dad how much you care, especially if the watch is a gift from a daughter or son. The chronograph-style watch will be sure to stay on his wrist for a long time.
When you love your dad and want to keep him in the best of health, this Breville juicer can step in as a birthday gift to do just that. The powerful juicer works fast and furious and cleans up even faster. He can create delicious, healthy juices for any time of day that taste as good as any juice bar’s creations might.
Colorful Socks Set
This whimsical socks set is as cute as it is hilarious. The set includes eight pairs of colorful cotton socks, each showing off a different design, from miniature sharks and flamingoes to tiny lions and dinosaurs. The baby creatures on his feet can keep him company while he’s going about his day as the world’s best dad ever.
Pretzel DIY Kit
Get the dad in your life into the cool art of pretzel making with this fun DIY kit for making soft pretzels. The set has nearly all the practical ingredients needed to bake soft, delicious pretzels, which can be enjoyed with the whole grain mustard found in the DIY kit. He can create his own snacks and share them with you if you’re lucky.
This tablet stand is the ideal place for your dad to keep his tablet comfortable, or at least close by so he can watch all the content he wishes to in comfort. The table pillow provides ample support, and can sit on a couch, a bed, or even his lap so his gadgets are as tucked in as he is when he plans on vegging out right.
Bluetooth Countertop Jukebox
You can bring a big smile to your favorite dad’s face when he sees this miniature vintage jukebox that actually has a modern wireless Bluetooth speaker. The countertop jukebox is made from wood with all the details he might remember, while the radio, sound quality, and LED visual display will keep him coming back to it again and again.
Foil Playing Cards Set
Whether your dad loves magic tricks or plays a mean game of poker, he’ll love these shiny foil playing cards that come in a set ready to go. The two card decks are dressed up in gold and silver and are waterproof (just in case), so he can wow anyone he entertains with these cool cards by his side.
Portable Digital Printer
Dads can make all the memories from photos on their phones stick around when you give them this helpful portable digital printer. They can easily transfer and print out any number of photos and even share them with family and friends so no one will feel far away again with this photo printer in tow.
Portable Espresso Machine
The dad you know can take the strongest coffee with him wherever he goes with this portable espresso machine. The unique device is a hand-made coffee maker that doesn’t require tech or electricity to work. This espresso maker is one of the most trendy dad birthday gifts that will make a difference in his daily life.
Homemade Gin Kit
Dads love fun DIY projects and few are more fun than this homemade gin making kit. The set has everything needed for the dad in your life, including the juniper berries and botanical spices he can use to create a tasty gin like never before. The two bottles and other gin-making accessories will fill time like almost no other DIY project he’s planning.
Rosewood Flask Gift Set
This handsome flask gift set will make a dad feel special the moment he opens the attractive gift box. The set comes with a stainless steel flask, funnel, and shot glasses, along with a pack of poker cards and dice so he can get a game or two in when sharing a shot of his favorite liquor with good friends and loved ones.
Cheese Cutting Board Set
This stylish cheese cutting board set is ideal for presenting both cheese and charcuterie when the dad in your life wants to upgrade his entertaining game. The serving board is crafted from acacia wood and comes with three ceramic serving bowls. The board rotates to reveal a hidden drawer for cheese tools to make any party this dad throws an awesome one.
This leather workshop apron can make even the toughest dads happy with its quality craftsmanship and cool look. He can feel secure wearing this cowhide leather apron that features heat resistant Kevlar and multiple pockets for all his favorite tools and accessories. Bring on any dad projects he can complete with ease.
This super fun game of desktop basketball will keep dads everywhere fully entertained and recall the old-style basketball alley games from arcades. The mini game set is made with mahogany and comes with two little basketballs and a launcher to get the game started. He can make his workday or any day more interesting with this game close at hand.
Whiskey Oak Tumbler
Your favorite dad will be sure to treasure this whiskey oak tumbler to make each sip more flavorful than before. The sleek-designed oak tumbler is lined with honey wax and can bring out all the subtle notes found in the whiskey he loves best. He may never want to drink whiskey out of another glass again.
Comfort Ready Hammock
Give the dad in your life this comfort-ready hammock for his next camping trip or backyard nap time. The extra-roomy hammock provides amazing support where he needs it and even comes with a storage sack built into it so he doesn’t have to forget those small items he needs to have nearby when taking a nap outdoors.
You can offer this gorgeous brass compass to the dad you love with the knowledge he will love it just as much. The pocket compass can come in handy anytime he loses his way, plus it just looks cool sitting in its handsome gift box. The handmade keepsake for Dad may bring a tear to his eye and a grin to his face.
Charcuterie Board Gift Box
Dads will love to dig into this tasty box of charcuterie-ready treats which have been put together in a formal fashion for his liking. This gift box full of high-end sweet and savory snacks will satisfy all his cravings. It’s got everything from crackers and dried fruit to beef treats and cheese-focused delicacies he’ll love.
Viking Drinking Horn
Guys love the birthday gifts for dads that are extra-special and tons of fun, like this Viking-style drinking horn. The half-novelty/half-practical drinking horn will look great in his home bar, while the handmade drinking accessory won’t let him down when it comes to standing out amongst typical drinking vessels.
Tiger’s Eye Bracelet
When you give this eye-catching Tiger’s Eye bracelet to the dad in your life, you’re not only providing him with a great-looking piece of man jewelry. The tiger’s eye and black agate stone bracelet is thought to release anti-anxiety energy, plus it can be used as an essential oil diffuser. With a drop of his favorite soothing aromatherapy, this bracelet can continue to work for him.
Dad Novelty Socks
These dad-friendly novelty socks are a quick and easy way to make the dad near you laugh out loud. He might also end up wearing the comfortable, cozy socks more than he’ll admit to. The soles of these socks form the m message “I’m just resting my eyes / I’m not sleeping,” along with a few zzzzzzz’s just in case he does drift off to dad nap time.
Dad Throw Blanket
This dad throw blanket is ready for dads to get comfortable at home or wherever they might need some additional love and warmth. The fleece throw blanket features various accolades about how great this dad happens to be, like “My dad is amazing” and “The best dad in the world.” There will be no question about his worthiness once he’s wrapped up in this blanket.
Dad Fill-In-The-Blank Journal
Write the story of how amazing a dad you have in your own words with this cute fill-in-the-blank journal made for dads. The many empty lines and opportunities to expound about your dad and what makes him wonderful are waiting for you to complete them and waiting for him to read them and be touched by every line.
Bacon Man Crate
Dads love bacon and they will be sure to enjoy every last part of this cool bacon man crate. The gift basket comes in a wooden crate and six different bacon-centric snacks for dad palettes. The package has two kinds of bacon jerky, hot pepper bacon jam, bacon seasoning, and even bacon peanut brittle for dessert. He’ll end up in bacon heaven with more to spare.
Your favorite dad can keep the camping going, along with the s’mores, when you give him this portable campfire to celebrate his birthday. He can take it with him to the backyard or on a real camping trip where he wants to create a safe little fire with ease and get the added bonus of a vibrant eucalyptus scent whenever he lights it up.
Make every dad’s DIY project or task easier for him with these helpful LED-powered gloves. The pair of fingerless gloves will stay comfortable for him while he works and offer a bright, crisp light for whatever he needs to eluminate. They look very cool too, and what dad can resist looking cool and getting things done?
Dad Birthday Gift Set
Help the dad in your life have a ball on his birthday with this fun birthday gift set he’ll cherish. The set has cool accessories like tools to start a fire in the great outdoors and a tumbler from which he can sip his favorite beverage once the fire is going. He can even use the included ManKandle to relax and the Coffee Grit soap to wash up the manly way.
Engraved Dad Bracelet
Dads love keepsakes too, and this engraved bracelet will stay close to him while he reads the customized message included in the design. The stainless steel link bracelet will look wonderful on his wrist, while the words of love from his family and loved ones will remain in his heart for an even longer time.
This is a solid, strong wallet that can make your dad’s finances feel light as a feather anytime he carries it. The sleek wallet is made from carbon fiber and holds his cards and cash without even having to fold. The thin wallet will be a welcome addition to his front or back pocket and let him know you care.
Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth Headphones
The coolest dad you know will love listening to music with these in-ear, well-equipped headphones by Bang & Olufsen. The interactive wireless headphones come with a leather case, so he can bring all his favorite music with him wherever he goes, appreciate every last note with each song, and hear crystal clear audio when calling to thank you for these headphones.
Every dad sees value in practical gifts that make life easier, which is what this portable charger will do for him. The high-powered charger can keep all his devices going strong and includes four USB ports. It will provide very safe charging and prevent overcharging at the same time. He’ll be ready to go on a massive journey with all the tech he needs close by.
Portable Deep Fryer
Make the dad in your life fry-happy with this portable deep fryer he can use for any number of delicious dishes. Everything from shrimp and fries to hearty meats and more can find their way to this easy-to-operate fryer which is compact enough to stick around for longer than a season. He can thank you with an array of fried dishes he makes for you on the spot.
Camping Cookware Kit
Get your favorite dad back out camping with this exciting camping cookware kit for his next adventure. The 17-piece kit is packed with everything he could need to be prepared for an awesome camping trip, from utensils, cookware, and serving bowls to a mini stove and fire starter to get cooking in style in the great outdoors.
Outdoor Beer Table
This cool outdoor beer table can become Your dad’s favorite place to spend the summer. The slim beer holder uses a stake to stay put in the ground and have the space for two beers, a bowl for snacks, and a bottle opener so he doesn’t have to run back into the house in between drinks. When you can’t find him around the house, chances are he’s not far from this beer table.
Retro Flip Clock
The offbeat design of this stainless steel retro flip clock will surprise the dad you know in the best way possible. The arty clock works like a clock that changes hours and minutes with a flip. He likely hasn’t seen one of these anywhere in life, so bringing one into his home will give him a jolt of old-fashioned joy every time the flip occurs.
Dads appreciate the little things in life, like having this stylish floating shelf near the door when they come home. The walnut wall-mounted shelf has just enough space to hold his cell phone and a few sets of keys. It’s the ideal place to know where to look when he can’t find either, plus it will keep things organized until he next needs them.
Bonsai Tree Kit
This thoughtful bonsai tree DIY kit can bring the serenity of the bonsai tree into the life of a dad you care about on his birthday. The all-inclusive kit has four kinds of bonsai tree seeds, along with soil discs, seed markers, and planter pots. He can take time out from his busy life as the world’s best dad and find some peace with these beautiful bonsai trees he grows himself.
Workout Dumbbell Set
When you know a cool dad who enjoys working out, or when you want to introduce your dad to the world of fitness, this workout dumbbell set can easily get him on the right path. The professional-quality set of three pairs of weights comes with a sturdy storage stand and includes two lb, three lb, and five lb weights for his next exercise session.
Dads can be slow to accept technology, but this smart notebook will be a pleasant surprise for the dad in your life. He can take 80 pages worth of notes and then zap the notebook in the microwave to clear the pages again for more. He can also easily transfer the notes to a cloud-based app so they stay in his records for a long time to come.
Gourmet Coffee Gift Set
You don’t have to settle on just one coffee gift for your dad on his birthday when you can give him this gourmet coffee set including 16 coffees for him to enjoy. The 16 different coffee blends feature unique flavors from places like Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and Ethiopia. He can keep his coffee game strong and unique every morning and feel like he’s gone around the world.
Man Can Gift Set
This Man Can helps dads pamper themselves in a style befitting their manly nature. The rustic products include Fisherman’s Scrub soap, Spicy Shave oil, hand butter, and more. He will appreciate you trying to influence how he’s taking care of himself.
Spartan Knife Set
When you want to infuse a little bit of cool into your favorite dad’s kitchen gadgetry, you can give him this set of spartan knives. The impressive six-piece knife set has a chef’s knife, Santoku, boning, pairing, and utility knives, plus a sharpener. The set is housed in a wood knife holder shaped like a spartan soldier fighting off the flying blades with his shield.
Wood Smoked Grill Set
This wood smoked grilling set will help the dad in your life become the world’s best smoker in addition to the best dad around. The set comes with a smoker and three different wood chips, like cherry, hickory, and apple wood. His smoked creations will transform from an everyday meal to a special treat.
Bioluminescent Octopus Orb
There are few birthday gift ideas for dads as unique and cool as this bioluminescent octopus orb. While he has no actual purpose, this figurine holds ocean water in its long octopus arms and can light up at night once it’s shaken. The hand-blown glass with glowing algae that is nature’s own LED that will fast become a favorite object in his life.
Bose Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses
You can give these awesome Bose Bluetooth audio sunglasses to the coolest dad you know and watch him act like a teenager when it comes to keeping his favorite music close by. The intricate audio system will keep the sound quality just for him and yet powerful enough to work wonders while he’s wearing the great-looking glasses.
This Bluetooth beanie has been updated and refined so it’s ready to serve your dad for his birthday and long after. The comfortable knit hat will keep him toasty no matter what the weather is like outside, while the top Bluetooth technology will work to bring his music to life. No one around him will know he’s rocking out when jogging, running errands, or taking in the sights.
Agate Coaster Set
This set of four agate coasters will find a welcome space in your dad’s home and provide a lot of use whenever he’s celebrating with family and friends. The agate stone design will stand out among his accessories and provide a beautiful way for guests to keep their drinks safe and his coffee table dry. He can start using them on his birthday and keep going from there.
This beer growler is a strong, impressive way to serve and keep beer for guests, not only at his birthday party but anytime he wants to keep his beer at its freshest. The massive 64-ounce stainless steel growler can be adjusted per its carbonation level so the last glass of beer won’t taste any different than the first glass did.
Crossbody Sling Backpack
This crossbody sling backpack may be one of the best-looking bags you can give to the dad in your life. The sleek design will hold a ton of his dad gear in a compact, organized manner. It has all the little things that make a difference, like a hidden earphone hole and a comfort-ready shoulder strap for all his important travels.
Futuristic Luxury Pen
This pen is straight out of science fiction and will add some futuristic cool to your dad’s desk. The insanely unforgettable design allows the pen to “hover” at an angle and features a cool design made with aluminum and zinc alloy. He’ll love writing and taking notes with this cool pen close by.
Cell Phone Stand & Amplifier
Something so simple as a cell phone stand can be transformed into an artsy piece of decor for your dad’s space. The stand is made with Japanese camphor laurel wood. The phone will have stability and amazing sound once it’s sitting in this holder and can work even better for him during video calls and content viewing.
Dad Ice Cream Bowl Set
This cute ice cream bowl set is an ideal gift from a child to a dad when dad’s ice cream is at stake. The ceramic bowl is an oversized cup with the words “Dad’s Ice Cream” on it, along with a silver, shovel-shaped spoon with the words “Dad’s Ice Cream Shovel.” He’ll be able to count on this set for all his sweet dessert needs.
Shiatsu Back Massager
This shiatsu back massager will make the job of being a dad a little bit easier. It can move around to find whatever is the sorest place he’s got and offers four massage modes for the exact kind of vibration and pressure he’s aching for. He’ll be a better dad for it and appreciate how much you care about the well-being of his body and mind.
Italian Cheesemaking Kit
Take your dad to a cheesemaking course where he doesn’t need to leave home. All he needs to do is add milk to the ingredients and he’ll have beautifully made cheeses that include mascarpone, burrata, ricotta salata, and more. Get ready for the best cheese party to come, thanks to you and this awesome DIY kit.
When you give this Echo Dot device to your favorite dad, you’re making sure he has access to a whole new world in technology that makes life easier. The Echo Dot is part speaker, part clock, part Alexa. He can do everything from making phone calls to checking the day’s weather, all from the comfort of home.
Best Dad Gadget Set
You can give this all-in-one multitool to the DIY dad you know and still manage to touch his heart on his birthday. The hammer tool is marked with the words “Best Dads Ever” and comes with a matching socket and magnetic wristband, all safe in a waterproof box. He’ll have to get to work ASAP with these helpful tools at his side.
Your dad can turn into a kid again when he sees this quadcopter drone on his birthday. The easy-to-use remote control copter comes with an HD camera, so he can have a ball sailing this machine all over the place while filming his travels all the while. Just don’t expect him to come indoors anytime soon with this dad toy all to himself.
Chemistry Spice Rack Set
Dads need items in the kitchen to be extra-special, so this chemistry-style spice rack set won’t disappoint when he needs to pep up his latest culinary creations. The cool-looking spice set has nine small beakers for spices, three for sugar, salt, and pepper, a large beaker for oil, and a carrying tray. The mad scientist will be ready for anything where taste is concerned.
Hand Cup Holder
This quirky pencil cup holder can easily sit with pride on any table or desk in a dad’s home. The cup for pens or pencils looks like it’s being held up by a graceful, detailed hand. The design can be dad-approved in a flash and provide a fun way to make him smile on his birthday.
French Press Coffee Maker
Make your dad’s next cup of coffee French-style with this fun French press coffee maker for his mornings. The elegant design of the 32-ounce coffee maker is made with borosilicate glass, works by hand, and can easily provide a fresh, strong cup of coffee no matter what time of day this dad needs one.
Give your dad a new lease on health for his next birthday with this portable blender he can use anywhere, anytime. The compact blender can whip up shakes, smoothies, and juices for him and delight his taste buds while he’s at home, at work, or having a great time outdoors with friends and loved ones.
Survival Knife Set
The rough and ready dad you know can thrive through anything with this set of survival gear for his next adventure. The 12-piece set has a serrated knife and a skeletal knife, plus additional small tools to make these knives work in the most impressive way possible. He will love this arsenal and make it work for him.
Indoor Golf Putting Game
Your dad won’t have to run away to the golf course every time he wants to get in a game when you give him this indoor golf putting set. The game is unique and is played by rolling dice and putting the ball into different shapes. The best part of this golf game is that he can play with those he loves most.
UV Cell Phone Sanitizer
A dad values practicality, which is just what he’ll get with this UV-powered cell phone sanitizer. The fully functional phone charger will also sanitize the phone from all the bacteria and germs that get logged on it every day. Dad’s phone will be super clean, charged, and ready to call you to ask about what you’re doing for his birthday.
Levitating Magnetic Globe
This super cool levitating globe centerpiece floats using the power of magnets. It can take your dad’s normal-looking desk and transform it into a futuristic place where he makes all his important plans. The glow of the unique globe and interesting design will stand out among anything else he’s got on his desk.
Craft Cocktail Kit
Who says dads are too old to make and enjoy craft cocktails? This fun and exciting craft cocktail kit has everything your dad needs to get started on the road to delicious, trendy drinks. From blackberry syrup to vanilla bitters and hickory wood chips, he’ll have it all at his fingertips and be able to celebrate his birthday in delicious style.
Birthday Gifts for Dads FAQs
How Can I Surprise My Dad on His Birthday?
You can do many things to make your dad’s birthday special. You could revamp his home office with the latest in tech, organization, and fun decor. Taking dad out to dinner is always appreciated, as is a sumptuous home-cooked meal. You can also create a photo book of memories for him so he can look back on all the great times you’ve spent together.
What Is the Best Birthday Gift for My Father?
Dads love personalized items because they remind dads how awesome they are. Whether you get them engraved jewelry, watches, or a tool such as a knife, these personal gifts emphasize that it’s been made just for them. Getting creative with fun DIY kits is also a great way to keep him busy with a new and exciting activity he’ll be sure to love.
What Do You Write In a Birthday Card for Your Dad?
You can write many different heartfelt messages in a card on your dad’s birthday. From letting him know how much he means to you as a father to recalling important, cherished memories from your childhood he’ll enjoy remembering, you can touch his heart easily by being genuine, funny, and taking the time to show him how much you care.