The top 10 gifts for dad for Christmas

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Christmas is a great time to show your dad how much you love him. Tap into his interests or pick up the items he really needs and you’re sure to hit a winner. To help spark some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of top ten gift ideas for dad this Christmas.

1. A cozy sweater

Where to get it: Old Navy, H&M
Price range: $10-$300

Set dad up for the rest of winter with a cozy new sweater. Choose from simple sweatshirts at the lower end of your budget or splash out on a natural chunky-knit wool for the ultimate snug feeling. With a variety of designs, colors and even novelty options to choose from, you’ll be able to find a sweater to suit your dad, whatever his style is.

2. New socks

Where to get it: Nordstrom, American Eagle
Price range: $25-$500

They’re a classic gift for both dad and Christmas. A good pair of socks will help keep his feet warm and cozy throughout the chilly winter months. Choose a novelty pair with a quirky design to help him show off a different aspect of his personality. Thicker pairs with more insulation or thermal pairs of socks will cost a little more, but some fun novelty pairs might be a little more budget friendly.

3. A pair of slippers

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Where to get it: T.J Maxx, Nordstrom
Price range: $25-$500

For the long holiday period spent at home, nothing beats a great pair of slippers. They’ll both protect their feet from stepping on stray presents and keep them nice and toasty on chilly mornings. Keep up the festive spirit with a pair of plaid or novelty Christmas character slippers or pick a simpler style they can wear all year round.

4. Glass Decanter

Where to get it: Crate & Barrel, West Elm
Price range: $10-$500

If you know your dad enjoys his scotch and bourbon, why not get him an elegant glass decanter and tumbler set? Help him bring the feel of a high-end whisky bar back home so he can sit by the festive fire, with his Christmas jumper and warm his heart with a quick nightcap. For an extra-personal touch, Crate & Barrel offer a range of monogrammed decanters.

5. Gaming cards

Where to get it: Nintendo, Xbox
Price range: $15-$100

For dad’s who love to practice their gaming skills, a gaming gift card for Nintendo or Xbox could be the perfect gift for Christmas. A gift card will help them buy expansion packs for the games they love best or can help them get the latest release to try their hand at. Before you know it, they’ll be a better gamer than you.

6. Gifts for golfers

Where to get it: Top Golf, Academy Sports + Outdoors
Price range: $25-$500

If your dad loves to practice his swing on the golf course, then what better Christmas gift than something that supports his hobby? Whether he needs a new set of clubs, a new putter or some new clothes to impress his mates on the course, Academy Sports + Outdoors will have plenty of gift ideas for you to choose from. If he already has everything he needs, why not pay for some time on the green with Top Golf.

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7. A meal out

Where to get it: Morton’s Steakhouse, Red Robin
Price range: $5-$250

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so show dad how much you love him by treating him to a meal out at his favorite restaurant. Morton’s Steakhouse is known for its delicious, succulent steaks, while Red Robin offers a more casual dining experience if they’re a little more laidback.

8. The latest best-seller

Where to get it: Barnes & Noble, eBay
Price range: $15-$500

Whether he’s into fiction, biographies or history, the latest bestseller from their favorite genre will go down a treat on Christmas morning. With a whole range of books from famous authors on a variety of subjects, Barnes & Noble is the go-to for many book lovers. Or you could pick something from one of the thousands of independent booksellers on eBay for a pre-loved book if you’re on a tighter budget.

9. Gardening equipment

Where to get it: Lowe’s, Target
Price range: $1-$500

Green-fingered dads will love a new set of garden tools, gardening gloves or a new planter. You could even look for some winter-friendly seeds or bulbs so that they can continue caring for and growing their garden as the weather turns colder. The more you want to spoil them, the more you can spend. You might go for just a pair of gloves, or you might create a full hamper with gloves, bulbs and tools to make sure they have everything they need.

10. Photo frame

Where to get it: Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel
Price range: $10-$500

You and your dad will have a lifetime of great memories together. A new photo frame is the perfect way to help him reminisce and display all his favorite moments spent together. Whether you choose something for just the one photo, a collage of photos or a digital frame that will rotate through a variety of images, a great photo frame is the perfect way to show them you treasure those moments as much as they do.


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