Gifts For Dads Who Are More Than Sitcom Stereotypes

We hate to generalize about dads — we know that despite the sitcom stereotype of the lazy, dopey father figure, dads these days are more involved than ever.

But if you forgive us this one tiny generalization: maybe #notalldads, but many, many, many fathers are hard to shop for.

And that’s where we come in. Here are gifts for Dad that don’t subscribe to the golf/beer/barbecue formula, and that he’ll actually enjoy.

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Wi-fi speaker

This speaker hits that sweet spot of being both stylish and super-practical. Get it at Ikea for $149.

Super Mario lamp

For the dad who still plays Mario Kart — or, even better, for the dad who wishes he still did. Get it at ModCloth for $48.

Customizable "New York Times" front page cover

You can choose any New York Times cover since 1851 to make into a unique memento. Get it at Uncommon Goods for $66.

Everlast premium yoga mat

Because sometimes, chilling out is the best option. Get it at Hudson's Bay for $60.

Wooden cheeseboard

Dad will impress all his friends with this affordable but very chic cheeseboard. Brie, anyone? Get it at the Drake General Store for $30.

Plaid throw blanket

Christmas is all about excessive coziness, right? Buy it at Anthropologie for $103.

Chinese evergreen plant

It's air purifying, easy to take care of, and doesn't need a lot of light. Not to mention, it's freaking gorgeous. Get it at Interior Plants for $35.

"Catch and Kill" by Ronan Farrow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has been garnering rave reviews for his account of the lengths predators like Harvey Weinstein go to protect their reputations. Get it at Indigo for $35.

Enamel baking dish

Hey, if it will encourage dad to bake his famous banana bread more often, who are we to say no? Get it at the MoMA store for $43.95.

Nike Killshot 2 sneakers

These leather sneakers are very cool, according to people who know such things! Buy them at J. Crew for $132.

Chef's knife

Everyone needs one of these, from the novice chef to the trained pro. Get it at Williams-Sonoma for $74.95.

AirPod charging station

For the dad who always wants access to his podcasts. Get it at Urban Outfitters for $24.99.

Shower wine glass holder

Some days, you just need some shower wine. Get it at Urban Outfitters for $16.

Balance lamp

Cool, stylish, and practical. Get it at the MoMA shop for $33.95.

Digital subscription to "The New Yorker"

It's nice to receive a continuous experience, rather than an object. Get it at "The New Yorker" for $119.75.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

Skincare is important for everyone! Get it at Sephora for $68.

Yeti tumbler

This tumbler is stainless steel, fully insulated, and won't make his coffee taste like metal. Get it at Yeti for $39.99.


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