Buying gifts for him — any him — is hard enough — if you are successful at getting most men to admit they even want anything, their answers almost always make you regret you even asked. When it comes to asking a dad what he wants as a gift — well, these responses might seem familiar:
Oh, just get me a card.
I don’t need anything — and I really don’t need another tie (no, really).
The only thing worse than shopping for most dads is gift shopping for the dad who already has every single thing you can imagine. A closet filled with shirts. More tech gadgets than a start-up in Silicon Valley. The most expensive stainless steel water bottle with markings that money can buy.
But don’t give up hope on impossible gift recipients, especially when they’re the dads we cherish and love and know deserve the very best. These six gift ideas for the dad who has everything are one part practical, one part unique enough to make dad feel like the superstar that he is.
1) A Portable Charger So Dad Never Gets Caught With A Dead Device
With two USB ports that can fit a phone and tablet at the same time, this portable charger is perfect for the on-the-go dad who always seems to lose his phone charge right when you’re trying to reach him. It’s made with a sturdy aluminum alloy case, charges devices fully and completely, and is so discreet and compact dad can pack it into a work bag or jacket.
Lumina Compact Portable Charger ($24.99)
2) Noise Cancellation Headphones That Give Dad A Bit Of Peace And Quiet
What’s better than the gift of peace and quiet? These noice cancelling bluetooth headphones are wireless and have a built-in microphone. They can be used to cancel out loud noises and distractions, as well as to play music and make phone calls.
3) Cool Glasses
When is the last time dad treated himself to a souped-up pair of specs? These Warby Parker glasses frames (Wilkie) are offered in four color choices and are hip without being over the top. They’re perfect for the dad who loves to look stylish, but still needs to remain conservative enough for the office.
Warby Parker ($95 and up)
4) A Cold Brew Coffee Maker For Dad’s Best Cup Of Coffee Yet
Give dad the tool he needs to whip up a rich, delicious cup of coffee that is less bitter and acidic than traditional cups. This borosilicate glass carafe fits right in the side compartment of your fridge and yields 44 ounces of coffee. Prepping a cold brew couldn’t be easier: add grains to the filter, pour water, give it a spin with a spoon, and let it sit.
Coffee Panda ($27.99)
5) The Brightest, Most Stylish Socks On The Block
Is dad’s sock drawer a blur of black and beige? Shake up his sock game in a major way with these bright, colorful, and uniquely patterned socks. A peek of color under pants is all that’s needed to help dad make major strides in his personal style.
Happy Socks ($45)
6) A Candle That Smells Like Leather
Dad may not think he wants a candle — yet. Once he lights up this Molton Brown candle and sits back, relaxes, and enjoys notes of aged leather, birch, and pine, he’ll change this tune once and for all about scented candles.
Molton Brown ($49)
This super lightweight camera attaches to glasses he already owns. It holds up to 100 photos and 6, 30-second HD videos, and syncs with the PogoCam app for easy viewing/social sharing.