IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

56 unique gifts for your father-in-law that aren’t a “world’s best dad” mug, starting at $10

A little something for your in-law to leave a lasting impression.
Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

Gift giving never quits, and while finding the perfect item for Dad is tough, shopping for your father-in-law can be even harder. Sure, a classic mug will get the job done, but why not get him something a little more original?

To help you find the perfect present to impress your father-in-law this holiday season, we put together a list of unique and useful gifts that any dad would be thrilled to receive. Whether he enjoys playing golf on the weekends or loves traveling the world, these items are guaranteed to be a huge hit.

Under $25 | Under $50 | Worth the splurge

Best father-in-law gifts under $25

"Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live"

Live from New York, it's... the ideal gift for your father-in-law who quotes every SNL sketch from the '80s. He'll get the uncensored account of all the mayhem that went on backstage, as told by the cast, writers and stars. This book will surely pump him up!

MasterClass Subscription

A MasterClass subscription is a great gift for the in-law who is always looking to learn. The brand offers a variety of celebrity-led courses on cooking, business, photography, sports and more.

Sourcebooks 2024 Dad Jokes Boxed Calendar

Is your father-in-law constantly telling ridiculous jokes at the dinner table? If so, he'll love this 2024 desk calendar that includes a new punny joke for every day of the year. We apologize in advance!

“My Favorite Daughter-in-Law Gave Me This” Mug

When in doubt, go with a coffee mug. This Etsy mug has the perfect message: “My favorite daughter-in-law gave me this mug,” which is bound to make him smile while drinking his morning coffee.

Porter Road Wing Party Pack

Get ready for game day with these delicious chicken wings from Porter Road. Each pack contains 3 lbs. of whole wings- including tasty drumettes and wing tips.

Etsfmoa Unisex Beanie with Light

This LED lighted hat is ideal for the man in your life who always insists on running late at night or taking out the trash in his pajamas. This warm and cozy beanie is available in 37 colors and includes three adjustable brightness settings for finding the perfect amount of light. This product is rated five stars based on over 18,000 Amazon reviews and was featured in Shop TODAY's Gifts We Love.

9-in-1 Multitool Pen

This nine-in-one aluminum pen set is the write gift for your father-in-law. In addition to being a writing utensil, this multifunctional pen can be used as a ruler, screwdriver, bottle opener and more. This resourceful set also includes three extra ink refills and is available in black, yellow and silver.

“[I] bought this for my dad who is a carpenter and he absolutely loves this! I actually like it as well and ended up buying one for myself,” said one verified buyer who gave this a perfect rating.

RockDove Men’s Memory Foam Slippers

For a more traditional gifting option, consider these bestselling men’s slippers from Amazon. They have memory foam insoles for a pillow-soft fit, come in seven different colors and have 93,000+ verified five-star ratings on Amazon.

RAK Magnetic Wristband

This magnetic wristband is a handy way to keep track of the nails and screws that constantly litter the floor of his garage. Perfect for DIY projects or for when he’s building a piece of furniture, this will help keep the tools he needs close by.

Pickleball Skill Journal & Game Tracker

Ace Father’s Day with this skill journal and game tracker for the pickleball-loving man in your life. Whether your father-in-law is a pickleball rookie or champion, this activity planner is the perfect way to track all your game stats and more. This jovial journal also includes historical facts about the paddle sport as well as motivational quotes for inspiration.

Personalized Record Print

There’s nothing like hearing your favorite song come on the radio or a Spotify playlist. Gift your father-in-law this record print personalized with his favorite song (or a sweet message!) for a sentimental gift he’s sure to love.

Catch Co. Mystery Tackle Box Bass Fishing Kit

This mystery tackle box fishing kit is the perfect gift for the in-law who likes to fish. It includes up to six quality fishing lures, including hard baits, skirted jigs and other accessories designed for freshwater bass fishing.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Jingle Booze Kit

Any beer aficionado will get a kick out of this gift set that includes three unique soaps inspired by his favorite brewskies and bourbon! He can expect citrusy scents along with sandalwood and more with each soap bar.

Photo Perfect Golf Ball

If your father-in-law enjoys spending his days on the golf course, he’ll totally love these customizable golf balls from Personalization Mall. You can add a photo for an extra personal touch.

Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag

This deluxe cooler bag is the perfect size for him to carry his lunch to work and even has room for a full six-pack if he's heading to the park with friends or out fishing.

Best father-in-law gifts under $50

Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

If he's working on improving his at-home bartending skills, this kit will make the perfect gift. He can infuse alcohol with fruits and spices and then use it to craft some impressive cocktails.

Dallmann Chocolate and Beer Pairing Box

Can you think of a more delicious pairing than chocolate + beer? We'll wait... The chocolates in this collection have been carefully selected to pair with world-class beer for a rich, decadent taste that your father-in-law will love.

W&P Carry Travel Kit

Is your father-in-law a fan of making his own cocktails? If so, this gift is perfect. Using premium ingredients, this kit will allow your loved one to make their own Moscow Mule from practically anywhere.

ByRiver Acupressure Foot Massage Sandals

If he struggles with foot pain or simply likes foot massages, these acupressure slippers would make a great gift. They’re designed to soothe tension due to arthritis and refresh sore, achy feet while promoting better blood flow to enhance overall health, according to the brand.

Tie Bar Dotted Report Hunter Green Tie-

This stylish hunter-green tie makes the perfect gift if your father-in-law works in an office or likes to dress up for special occasions. It's made with a wool-and-silk fabric combination and is available in super skinny, traditional fit and more.

Personalized Canvas Apron

Available in eight different colors, this canvas apron can be customized with a leather name plate or his favorite sports team logo. With leather adjustable straps, he can cook his favorite dishes and meals without worry of destroying his clothes.

Beer Chiller Sticks

If he’s a beer drinker, he’ll totally appreciate these chiller sticks that will keep his favorite beverage ice cold. Simply freeze the beer chillers for 45 minutes, insert it into a bottle and enjoy.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer

If he's the type to make big breakfasts on the weekends, everyone in the family will benefit from this gift. With separate sections for the bread and eggs, he'll be whipping up restaurant-worthy breakfast sandwiches in no time.

Personalization Mall Custom Cutting Board

Does he love to cook? If so, your in-law will enjoy this personalized bamboo cutting board that allows you to add a large title and two lines of text for the ultimate kitchen gift.

Uncommon Goods Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

If he considers himself an at-home chef, buy him this shiitake mushroom log kit, which allows him to easily grow delicious mushrooms right in his kitchen!

Groovy Guy Gifts Damascus Cutter

There's nothing manlier than a personalized knife. This cutter is made from a durable burlwood handle and a stainless titanium steel blade. But what makes it extra special is the added two-line personalization.

Uncommon Goods Beer Cap States Display Board

This beer-friendly gift allows him to collect and display his favorite beer caps in the shape of his state of choice. The baltic birch plywood decor item comes in almost every state in the country and would look great in any man cave.

Yeti Rambler Mug

For an insulated, travel-friendly mug, consider the Yeti Rambler that comes with a lid and can be customized with a monogram, design, logo or text.

Pinch Provisions 'Hemergency' Kit

Stash this in his work bag, carry-on or in his glove box for any emergencies on-the-go. This little pouch includes quick fixes like stain remover, nail clippers, a lint roller, razor, pain killers and more, so he can enjoy each day without a hitch.

Portable Vacuum Car Cleaner

If he likes to keep is space tidy and organized, he’ll definitely appreciate this gift. This bestselling portable car vacuum cleaner is small, powerful and guaranteed to keep his car in tiptop shape.

Uncommon Goods Baseball Park Map Pint Glasses

Each set of two baseball park map glasses from Uncommon Goods features a blueprint of the iconic stadium his favorite team plays in, detailed with the team’s two main colors.

Digital Measuring Tape

Is your father-in-law always fixing things around the house? If so, make his life a little easier with this nifty digital measuring tape.

Cowin Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

If he loves listening to music or podcasts, he'll totally appreciate this gift. These noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are available in six different colors and have glowing ratings from several hundred Walmart shoppers.

Poligo Golf Club Style Grill Accessories

Is your father-in-law an avid golfer AND griller? Look no further than this grill accessories kit in the shape of (you guessed it) golf clubs. This stainless-steel BBQ set includes spatula, power grill tongs, grill fork, salt & pepper shaker, silicone basting brush and golf storage bag. May the course be with you!

William Murray Tartan Carl Bucket Hat

Your father-in-law will be the envy of golfers everywhere next summer when you gift him this reversible bucket hat. With a handsome tartan print on one side and a more classic navy blue on the reverse, this Carl hat is the ultimate choice for playing nine or 18 holes on the golf course. Watch out, gophers!

"The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country In the World"

Does he love to travel or have dreams of seeing the world? If so, get your father-in-law this travel book from Lonely Planet, which features extensive guides on what to see, eat, drink and do in over 200 countries.

Uncommon Goods "Anatomy of Sports" Coasters

Calling all sports fans! Gift him these “Anatomy of Sports” coasters from Uncommon Goods for the father-in-law who enjoys cheering as much as “cheers!” They come in a variety of different sports including football, hockey and golf.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

If he loves adding a little kick to just about any meal, he'll love making his own hot sauces with this kit. He can even get creative with what he names his creations, thanks to the blank labels that come with the bottles.

Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

This best-selling leather roll up is the ultimate choice for the man who has a million chargers lying around the house. Add cords, earbuds and more to the inside pockets, roll up and secure with the leather tie so he'll never have tangled cords again. Add your father-in-law's initials for an extra touch of personalization.

The Meat Bouquet

Does your father-in-law enjoy a big juicy steak cooked on the grill? If the answer is yes, then we’ve found the perfect gift for him. This meat arrangement includes ready-to-eat gourmet beef sticks and thick cut bacon for a mouth-watering taste. Who said bouquets can’t be delicious?

Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Record Player

Whether your father-in-law is a lover of classic rock or traditional country, he will enjoy listening to his favorite tunes on this vintage record player. This portable suitcase turntable features built-in Bluetooth speakers so your bonus dad can play music everywhere he goes. This product is rated five-stars based on over 48,000 Amazon ratings, so we'd say it's pretty popular.

Best father-in-law gifts worth the splurge

Ron Zacapa No. 23 Rum

For liquor lovers, this award-winning Guatemalan rum will get them ready for their next party. Aged in barrels formerly used for sherry, whiskey and Pedro Ximénez wine, he'll be satisfied splashing this spirit in a cocktail or sipping it neat.

My Hometown Personalized Aerial Map Jigsaw

This unique, personalized puzzle gives an aerial view of any neighborhood. You just plug in the address you want to center the puzzle around and voila! Now all he needs is to do is assemble the puzzle and maybe frame it when he's done.

Personalized Watch Stand

A personalized watch stand will help him keep all of his favorite timepieces proudly on display.

Turn Me Royal The General

Looking for a fun, unique gift to give your father-in-law this holiday season? Simply upload his photo and Turn Me Royal's talented artists will work their magic to create a regal canvas portrait for the whole family to enjoy. Your bonus dad will love watching everyone bow down to him at Christmas dinner.

MLB Game Day Bingo

Hit it out of the park this Father’s Day by gifting your father-in-law this fun baseball-themed bingo set from Uncommon Goods. Made from birch plywood, each board features a home plate with logo of your favorite MLB team on one side and a gameplay event on the other. You won’t strikeout with this gift idea!

Hickory Farms Season's Eatings Gift Box

If you're father-in-law is a foodie, he will probably love this delicious meat and cheese set from Hickory Farms. His mouth will be watering when he opens this tasty box of beef summer sausages, sweet and smoky turkey summer sausages, smoked cheddar, sweet hot mustard and more. Are you getting hungry?

GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair

If he lives to enjoy time outdoors, this comfortable folding rocking chair is the perfect gift he can enjoy while star-gazing next to his outdoor fire pit.

National Park Pass

If your father-in-law loves exploring the Great Outdoors, gift him with this pass that grants him access to the National Parks through the year 2024. This pass covers admission for more than 2,000 parks and recreation sites all across the United States.

Uncommon Goods Personalized Whiskey Barrel

If his drink of choice is whiskey, he’ll love this personalized whiskey barrel from Uncommon Goods. You can customize the barrel with your own “distillery” name with an established date as well as the city and state of your choosing. Plus, you can choose to fill it with rum and whiskey or Tennessee whiskey.

Fresca Italian Pasta Night Gift Crate

If your father-in-law is a sucker for pasta, this is definitely the gift for him. This Italian collection includes three pastas and two sauces from Bertagni, which are all handmade and use traditional recipes. Mangia!

Sharper Image Heated Full Body Massage Mat

If he’s been working from home more regularly, chances are he's dealing with a little back and neck (and leg and shoulder and....) pain. One way to help him reduce those lingering aches is with portable massage mat with nine massage patterns that can be draped over his favorite chair.

UGG Tasman Slipper

Score these slippers now — before they sell out like they did last year — to elevate his fall wardrobe and give him a comfy slipper to pad around in. Whether he's lounging or wants to take comfort on-the-go, these slippers are available in six colors and in sizes 7 to 18.

Custom Map Cufflinks

Does your father-in-law prefer traditional maps over GPS when traveling? If so, these custom pieces are a fit for him. With these sterling silver map cufflinks, he can wear a piece of his hometown or favorite getaway on his sleeve all year long.

Anova Culinary AN400-US00 Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker

If he's a whiz in the kitchen, gift him this sous vide cooker so he can try his hand at this method, which professional chefs have used for years. It even connects to Bluetooth for added convenience!

Theragun Prime

This massage gun from Theragun is one you should keep in mind if you're looking for a wellness gift that'll make a lasting impact. This device comes with all the attachments to target hard-to-reach muscle groups.