32 best gifts for father-in-law that he will love

A little something to make a great impression.
Father in Law Gift Guide
Your father-in-law will love these popular gifts.TODAY illustration / Getty Images

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Finding the perfect gift for Dad is tough, but shopping for your father-in-law can be even harder. Sure, a “World’s Best Father-in-Law” mug will get the job done, but why not get him something a little more unique?

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

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Best gifts under $25

1. "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. This is also available as a T-shirt, too.

2. Zazzle Personalized Golf Balls

If your father-in-law enjoys spending his days on the golf course, he’ll totally love these customizable golf balls from Zazzle. You can add a message or his name for an extra personal touch and they come in packs of three.

3. 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 spinnerbaits designed for freshwater bass fishing.

4. Beer Chiller Sticks

If he’s more of 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.

5. Yeti Rambler Mug

For an insulated and travel-friendly option, consider the Yeti rambler mug that comes with a lid and can be customized with a monogram, design, logo or text. It comes in over 10 different colors including stainless steel and clay red.

6. W&P Carry Travel Kit For Drinks On the Go

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.

Best gifts under $50

1. ByRiver Acupressure Foot Massage Sandals

If he struggles with foot pain or simply likes foot massages, these acupressure foot massage 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.

2. "The New York Times: 36 Hours, USA & Canada" by Barbara Ireland

Does he love to travel or have dreams of seeing the world? If so, get your father-in-law this travel book which features over 130 different destinations around the USA and Canada with suggestions for a memorable 36-hour stay.

3. RockDove Men's Memory Foam Slippers

For a more traditional option, consider these bestselling men’s slippers from Amazon. They have memory foam insoles for a pillow-soft fit and come in six different colors. The website's bestsellers have nearly 8,000 verified five-star reviews.

4. Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

If he’s been working from home for months, it’s possible he’s been suffering from a little back and neck pain. One way to help him reduce those aches is with this top-rated massager also available at Amazon.

5. Uncommon Goods Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Transport him back to his childhood with this smartphone-operated paper airplane from Uncommon Goods. All he needs to do is fold the plane, attach the Bluetooth device, download the app and let the amazing flight begin.

6. Poligo Golf Club Style Grill Accessories

For the in-law who's obsessed with golfing, there is this set of golf-themed grilling accessories. It comes with a spatula, a brush, grill tongs, golf-ball salt and pepper shakers and a cute golf storage bag.

7. UncommonGoods "Anatomy of Sports" Coasters

Calling all sports fans! Gift him these “Anatomy of Sports” coasters from UncommonGoods 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.

8. UncommonGoods 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!

9. Portable Vacuum Car Cleaner

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

10. 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.

11. UncommonGoods Baseball Park Map Pint Glasses

If he’s an MLB fan, consider these fun baseball park map glasses. Each set of two features a map of the iconic stadium his favorite team plays in, detailed with the team’s two main colors.

12. Whiskey Stones and Glass Gift Boxed Set

Any whiskey drinker would love this cocktail glass and stone gift box. It includes eight granite chilling whiskey rocks and two glasses in a keepsake wooden box.

13. UncommonGoods 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 décor item comes in almost every state in the country and would look great in any man cave.

14. 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.

15. Birkenstock Arizona Essentials Eva Sandal

If you know his shoe size, consider gifting him these incredibly comfortable (and summer-friendly) Birkenstock Arizona Essential sandals. They come in many different colors including black and gray and are waterproof so he can wear them anywhere.

Best gifts under $100

1. Cowin Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

If he loves listening to music or podcasts, he'll totally appreciate this gift. Amazon's bestselling noise-canceling bluetooth headphones have over 16,500 verified reviews and are available in six different colors.

2. MasterClass Gift Card

A MasterClass gift card 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.

3. Winc Gift Card

With a Winc gift card, you can help your in-law explore new bottles with their specialty wine subscription box. Each month they send you three bottles of wine based on the quiz you take when you first join. You can gift one, two or three-month subscriptions.

4. UncommonGoods Personalized Whiskey Barrel

If his drink of choice is whiskey, he’ll love this personalized whiskey barrel from UncommonGoods. 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.

5. FromYouFlowers Chocolate Swizzle Strawberries

Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you’re still not sure what to get your father-in-law this holiday, you can’t go wrong with a gift basket. This set of 12 dozen blue drizzled chocolate covered strawberries are tasty and thoughtful.

6. Man Crates The Sriracha Crate

If he’s obsessed with Sriracha, then he'll appreciate this crate full of spicy snacks. It includes a classic bottle of the popular condiment and spicy treats like Sriracha-flavored bacon jerky and peas.

7. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Say goodbye to lukewarm beverages. If he’s a big coffee or tea lover, he’ll love this temperature-controlled smart mug from Ember. It will keep his drink as hot as 145 degrees Fahrenheit which he can easily control from his smartphone.

8. 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.

9. Arctic Zone Titan Hardbody Cooler

Another outdoor-friendly gift? This wildly popular and top-rated Arctic Zone cooler. The flip-open lid makes it easy to grab food and drinks; it’s leak-proof and comes in a few different shades.

10. HoMedics UV-Clean Phone Sanitizer

This UV phone sanitizer from HoMedics will help your father-in-law keep his belongings squeaky clean. In just 60 seconds the nifty gadget sanitizes and kills up to 99.9% of airborne contaminants on items such as his phone, keys, glasses, wallet and more.

11. De'Longhi Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

For the man who loves a good cappuccino, try this gift. Not only is it easy to use, it won't take up too much counter space either.

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