21 gift ideas for dads and fathers 2019

From steaks to slippers, you'll find a gift for even the hardest dad to shop for.
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By Julie Loffredi and Camryn La Sala

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This holiday season, forget socks and ties. Instead of the old standbys, surprise Dad with a gift he will truly love.

Whether he's a food lover or a bookworm, there's bound to be something on our list of gift ideas to make dad feel extra special!

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Holiday gifts for Dad

1. Ugg Ascot Leather Slippers

These slippers are shaped from rich leather with a rubber traction sole and are great for the dad who likes to lounge around the house.

2. Sable Electric Throw Blanket

With this soft heated throw blanket, your dad will be extra cozy. The attached controller includes ten heat settings.

3. Eddie Bauer Fair Isle Throw

If your dad isn't into heated blankets, this Eddie Bauer throw is a great alternative! Plus, its machine washable.

4. Original Grain Wood Watch

Isn't this handsome? This 47mm handcrafted watch would look nice on Dad's wrist. It's made from all-natural, sustainably-sourced Hawaiian Koa wood and stainless steel.

5. Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet

Finally! The wallet dad has been looking for. Extra slim and travel-friendly. Nearly 30 colors to choose from!

Tech gifts for Dad

1. Samsung Galaxy Earbuds

Wireless earbuds fan? These will likely be his jam. Dad can listen to his favorite podcasts, tunes or pair with his smartphone to take calls on the go.

2. Beats Pill + Portable Speaker

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This portable speaker delivers clear, full-range sound you might not expect from such a compact gadget. It's durable and simple to use. Connect Dad's smartphone to this device and he can start playing his favorite tunes.

3. Kodak Smile Classic Digital Camera

It might be a throwback to retro cameras, but it's got modern technology. Dad can instantly print 3.5-inch by 4.5-inch photos easily.

Books for Dad

1. "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wow! This book must be good! An Oprah's Book Club pick and New York Times Bestseller, it comes from the National Book Award–winning author of "Between the World and Me."

2. "Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space," by Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake takes readers behind the scenes and answers hard-hitting questions about life in space. "Was it fun to do a space walk?" and "What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time?" are just a few of the topics touched on in this fascinating read.

3. "The Brand Gap," by Marty Neumeier

This book is perfect for the dad looking to restructure his brand. This easy and quick read would be the perfect book to take on vacation or read while commuting to and from work.

4. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson

This book is all about "a counterintuitive approach to living a good life." Mark Manson, who is known for his popular blog, makes the argument that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.

Useful Gifts for Dad

1. Sunbeam Neck and Shoulder Heating Wrap

If your dad needs some pain relief, this neck wrap may do the trick. It contours to the shape of his upper shoulders and delivers soothing, therapeutic heat.

2. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

This travel-friendly grooming kit can help dad keep his beard feeling fly — and leave his skin and facial hair looking their best.

3. Panasonic Beard Trimmer

So, dad's got the grooming kit — what about a beard trimmer? This powerful and cordless wet/dry clipper will have dad's beard shaped up in no time!

Kitchen Gadget Gifts

1. Maverick Digital Meat Thermometer

With this gadget, Dad can fire up the grill with confidence! This meat thermometer guarantees chicken, steak, pork, hamburgers and more will be cooked to perfection.

2. FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer

Help your dad save some money and ensure the family has fresh, flavorful food all year long. This powerful vacuum sealing system removes air and locks in freshness, extending the life of food up to five times longer.

3. BlenderBottle Steel Shaker Bottle

The new leak-free BlenderBottle shaker cup will keep Dad's drink hot or cold. With three styles to choose from, including insulated stainless steel, there's sure to be one he'll love.

4. Yeti Rambler Colster

This cult-favorite colster will be on any outdoorsman's list. It's sturdy, portable and keeps drinks hot (or cold) for a long, long time. Plus, there are over a dozen colors to choose from.

5. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee

If he's all about java, dad will surely enjoy this 100% arabica coffee, medium-roasted and infused with authentic Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey.

6. Omaha Steaks Classic Combo Pack

Yum! This food pack from Omaha Steaks comes with sirloins, burgers, chicken breasts, gourmet franks and individual cheesecakes for dessert! Just heat up and serve. The classic pack comes with enough to feed four people.

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