25 Perfect Gifts For Dad For The 2021 Holiday Season

October 15, 2021 7 min read

The dads in our lives deserve as much appreciation as we can give. With the festive season fast approaching, don’t forget to shower them with love and a holiday gift that’s unique and guaranteed to please. While there are plenty of holiday gifts to buy on special occasions for your mom, wife, husband, best friends, or even your neighbors, shopping for a special Christmas gift for dad can be quite tough.

To help you come up with the perfect Christmas gift for dad - the one that he'll actually love and use - we have compiled a list of the absolute best holiday gifts for dads of 2021. Some of these gift ideas can be personalized to show your affection, others are tailored to his interests, whether he loves to go fishing, spend time in the garden or gush about his favorite children (or all of the above), but all of these picks are incredibly thoughtful when they come from his beloved son or daughter on Christmas Eve.

As you browse through these finds, keep your father-in-law, stepdad, and grandpa in mind, too. You’re sure to find the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holiday gifts that they'll cherish so much that they'll break out into a full-on happy dance.

1. Vintage Legend Husband Daddy Grandpa Personalized Shirt

Vintage Legend Husband Daddy Grandpa Personalized Shirt

Your dad will get a kick out of this vintage personalized shirt including all of the most special events in his life – from the day he was born, got married to the day he welcomed his kids into the world. Plus, you can customize the skin tone, hairstyle, beard, and tattoo of the figure that most resembles your dad!

2. Happy Pawlidays Best Dog Dad Personalized Sweater

Happy Pawlidays Best Dog Dad Personalized Sweater

Sometimes, all dad wants is something thoughtful and personal. This Happy Pawlidays personalized sweater isn’t just comfy to wear, but it also lets everyone know how proud your dog dad is of his fur babies. He'll be the hit of the Christmas parties by throwing this sweater on.

3. Suede Clog Slippers

Suede Clog Slippers

The Dearfoams suede clog slippers are lightweight, extra-soft, and cozy. Made of 100% polyester, with an indoor-outdoor rubber sole and topped with memory foam, these slippers will give dad the comfort and support his feet need during the winter holidays.

4. New York Times Custom Birthday Book

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

If you're looking for a thoughtful Christmas gift for dad, this New York Times custom birthday book is an excellent gift idea. It can be personalized with a name and all the special stories on his birthday every year since he was born till today – making it a great and lifelong gift.

5. Dear Bonus Dad Personalized Mug

Dear Bonus Dad Personalized Mug

This Christmas, treat your bonus dad to a heartfelt sentiment with the Dear Bonus Dad personalized mug completed with a message right from the heart. With this mug, he'll always be reminded of just how important he is to you for decades to come.

6. Wood Phone Docking Station

Wood Phone Docking Station

When it comes to Christmas gift-giving, a practice gift like a wood phone docking station is always a good idea. Made of solid ash-tree and covered with non-toxic protective finishing, this organizer is sure to stand out in any interior - both classical and modern styles.

7. Eyeglasses Holder

Eyeglasses Holder

Although this eyeglasses holder may just seem like a basic accessory, it is among the most underrated holiday gifts you can give. It’s a wonderful gift for the dad who’s constantly leaving his glasses lying around and can't find them.

8. You Held My Hand For Many Years Personalized Aluminium Ornament

You Held My Hand For Many Years Personalized Aluminium Ornament

Looking for a sweet way to look back on your beautiful moments together? Then look no further than this Christmas aluminium ornament, which can be customized with your favorite picture, title and name. This festive ornament will look oh so charming on the Christmas tree.

9. Handheld Percussion Massage Gun

Handheld Percussion Massage Gun

Give the #1 guy in your life a Christmas gift of relaxation with this handheld massage gun that is designed with a high-torque brushless motor to provide a strong massage and ease his pain. Super easy to use and carry, it can be used at home, office, or even outdoors.

10. Beard Trimmer

Beard Trimmer

This beard trimmer by Bevel is as sleek as it gets at this price. The soft-touch grip and custom-faceted body will give dad superior control and 360-degree non-slip handling while avoiding bumps, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation effectively – making it a perfect gift for men on any holiday.

11. Still Talk About You Conversation Christmas Memorial Canvas

Still Talk About You Conversation Christmas Memorial Canvas

The holidays are certainly the hardest time of year for someone grieving a loss. If dad has experienced a loss of a loved one, memorialize them with this Still Talk About You Christmas memorial canvas. Unique enough to display at home in remembrance of a loved one.

12. Sleep Aid Device

Sleep Aid Device

If your dad is a sensitive sleeper, the sleep aid device by Dodow is a Christmas gift that can help upgrade his bed or help improve his sleep in some ways, without taking any medicine. This portable device uses a light system and guided breathing exercises to create the feeling of fatigue that leads to falling asleep.

13. Cold Beer Coats

Cold Beer Coats

Everyone will be thrilled to receive these cute cold beer coats. Dad can stick his beer or soda can in these cool coats to keep their hands toasty while drinks stay frosty. These koozies are undoubtedly the perfect blend of useful and hilariously adorable Christmas gifts for fans of the latest brews.

14. Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop

Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop

For a worthy splurge for the foodie dad, this petit gourmet portable tabletop is a pretty good gadget that cooks up to 8 burgers or 4 pounds of fish at once. The compact size makes it perfect for the beach, tailgating, hiking, fishing, or camping. It will be nice to have this to fire up the winter grill!

15. Long Distance Father And Daughter Personalized Circle Ornament

Long Distance Father And Daughter Personalized Circle Ornament

If you can’t be with him this holiday, this long distance ornament will be an ideal Christmas gift for your dad. The ornament can be personalized with details such as names, states, and state colors for a unique keepsake that will long be treasured.

16. Gardener's Tool Seat

Gardener's Tool Seat

Dad can keep all his tools organized close at hand with this multi-functional gardener's tool seat while taking a rest when needed. Made of lightweight steel and water-resistant nylon, this handy workstation is a useful and budget-friendly Christmas gift for the favorite gardener in your life.

17. Vintage CR8005D-PS Cruiser Deluxe

Vintage CR8005D-PS Cruiser Deluxe

For a dad who always talks about the good old days of music, this vintage CR8005D-PS cruiser deluxe makes a great Christmas gift option. Thanks to the built-in Bluetooth receiver, he can stream music directly from his smartphone. It comes in tons of attractive colors to suit any taste or decor.

18. This Belongs To Custom Pillow

This Belongs To Custom Pillow

Can you imagine the look on his face when he receives this wonderful custom pillow on Christmas? The title can be changed, and you can customize up to 10 family members from kids, dogs, and cats. It’s a truly one-off Christmas gift that he’ll treasure forever.

19. AirPods Leather Case With Strap

AirPods Leather Case With Strap

Give him the gift of fancy with the AirPods leather case, which is made of 100% premium genuine leather to protect his device from scratches, and provide enough care while bumping or dropping. The little chain is a great addition and he can clip it to his key ring or jeans.

20. Men's Fresh Foam Arishi V3 Running Shoes

Men's Fresh Foam Arishi V3 Running Shoes

Take the Christmas holidays as an opportunity to level up his shoe game with these super comfy Arishi V3 running shoes by New Balance. Featuring fresh foam midsole technology, these sneakers are truly a premium underfoot comfort experience while going well with any outfit.

21. Vivosmart 4 Activity and Fitness Tracker

Vivosmart 4 Activity and Fitness Tracker

This small, durable, and waterproof Vivosmart 4 can help your dad make the most of a healthier, more active lifestyle. The device includes plenty of fitness and health monitoring tools such as all-day stress tracking, the body’s blood oxygen saturation level, advanced sleep monitoring, and so on.

22. Merry Woofmas Thanks For Picking Up Personalized Hoodie

Merry Woofmas Thanks For Picking Up Personalized Hoodie

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with the Merry Woofmas personalized hoodie featuring cute pictures of his dogs on it. Made of high-quality and soft material, this sweatshirt is perfect for these upcoming cozy Christmas days.

23. SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

This SodaStream Fizzi is a perfect Christmas gift idea for the dad who is a sparkling water (or soda) fan. It's simple to use, easy to clean and makes fresh sparkling water at the push of a button. The fizziness and flavor level can be adjusted to fit his personal taste. This is a definite winner!!!!

24. Upcycled Record Coasters

Upcycled Record Coasters

Made from reclaimed records, these upcycled record coasters will be a big hit with any music lover this Christmas. The discs are carefully sealed so moisture won't seep through and damage the surface. The set includes 6 coasters and comes in a clear, round case.

25. Golf Hitting Mat

Golf Hitting Mat

For the dad who loves to golf, this golf hitting mat is sure to be the gift for the year. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, dad no longer needs to worry about weather conditions and can freely hit any club in the bag from the comfort of his home. What’s stopping you?

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Wrapping Up

Holidays are a great occasion to show your old pal how much you love and appreciate him for being in your life. Christmas gifts for dads are especially more meaningful when they are unique to the person they are intended for. No matter what gift you choose, your efforts will put a smile on your loved one’s faces long after they open it.