Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas presents for Dad, grandad, an uncle, nephews or a brother? Fed up buying ties and socks? Here are 20 ideas for Christmas presents for Dad and the other men in your life.
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For some reason, buying for Dad and other male relatives can be difficult. There are definitely more gift options for women whether it be jewellery, fashion, makeup or scented candles. We can all come up with lots of ideas for the females in our lives. But if you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas presents for Dad, we’ve got some ideas to inspire you!
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20 Ideas for Christmas Presents For Dad
#1. A Cookbook
If your Dad, boyfriend or brother likes to unleash their inner chef in the kitchen, it’s time to invest in some solid recipes. There are cookbooks for every cuisine and diet, so you’re sure to find one that will be a special personal fit. It’s also a wonderful excuse for Dad to involve the kids, children love helping out in the kitchen, particularly with recipes like pizza.
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#2. Cookery Lessons or Apron
For the men who aren’t too confident in the kitchen but love to get creative, cookery lessons are a lovely present. You can always do it together and bond over delicious food and your new foodie skills.
#3. Fitness Trackers
If you’re buying for an exercise enthusiast, there are a wide selection of fitness trackers. Both Fitbit and Garmin have watches to fit most budgets. You can compare features and pick a watch depending on the sports they’re interested in. Fitness trackers are also a great gift for those who just want to monitor their steps and heart rate.
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#4. The Much Coveted “Christmas Jumper”!
Every year, Christmas jumpers fill and fly off the shelves. Why not have your child and Dad or their favourite uncle matching this year? It will make for adorable festive photos on the 26th. (Just don’t be surprised if it is not worn until the next Christmas).
#5. A Voucher for the Barbers
Pop into your local barbershop for a voucher and treat them to a hot shave. This is a classic Christmas present for Dad, teen brothers, uncles or boyfriends.
#6. “A Present for My Dad” Book
How cute is this?! “A Present for My Dad” is a gift book that’s given from a child to an adult. It tells the story of the journey the child makes while deciding on a present for their Dad. In the end, they decide to get Dad a pair of colourful socks instead. Each book is wrapped, has a gift tag, and comes with a gorgeous pair of socks. They also have grandpa, brother and uncle versions.
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#7. Music or Singing Lessons
Singing opera in the shower? Plucking a few guitar strings at parties? Why not book them into a few music or singing lessons to improve their voice or musical skills? Last year, we bought Dad guitar lessons, something which he had always wanted to learn, and it’s great to hear him strumming away with confidence.
#8. Wine or Beer Hamper
Create a special wine or beer hamper (over 18s) with a selection of their favourite ales or wines. You could get the kids to help decorate the box or basket to make it look extra Christmassy!
#9. Concert Tickets
Is their favourite band or artist playing next year? Concert tickets make wonderful gifts as you don’t just get the initial excitement on Christmas Day, but also the thanks and memories when the gig date rolls around. If it’s an artist you like too, you have plenty of time to book a babysitter to sing and dance the night away together.
#10. A Kindle
Do you have an avid reader on your hands? A Kindle or an e-reader makes a great Christmas present for Dad or the other men in the family. Kindles are available from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. If they already have a Kindle, a voucher for some guilt-free book buying, a new cover or cool e-reader case holder would also be lovely ideas.
#11. A Mini Drone
If you have tech lovers in the family, a mini drone will keep them busy during the festive season and beyond. The kids can even give it a go with this beginner model from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
In my experience, men hate shopping for clothes and appreciate it as a gift at Christmas if it fits their style. Apps like Depop, online vintage kilo sales and charity shop are excellent options for bargains and reducing your carbon footprint. However, a personal shopper voucher or buying a piece of their favourite clothing in a different colour also works.
#13. A Shaving Kit
Traditional wet shaving has grown in popularity as more men realise its benefits. Why not pick up a cool shaving kit with shaving bowl, soothing aftershave cream, and a handmade bristle brush. It’s a fantastic retro present.
#14. Band or Creator Merchandise
If the men around you are raving about a YouTuber creator or a podcaster, go and buy their merchandise. This also works for their favourite artist, as most established creators and artists will have t-shirts, mugs and hats available to purchase online.
#15. A Backpack
Is your husband, boyfriend or uncle always on the move for work or college? A secure backpack with features such as anti-theft, water-resistances and a built-in USB port might just be the perfect present. Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk have a range of colours to pick from, so it can even match his work suit!
#16. Sport Accessories
If they’re cycling fanatics, gym lovers or golf players, there are plenty of presents that could be bought for them. For the cyclists, a new helmet, gloves or lights for the darker winter mornings could be options. If they’re regular gym-goers, protein powder, shakers, water bottles and clothing will be appreciated. As for the golfers, there’s a huge range of accessories from hats to shoes to pick from.
#17. Food Hampers
If the men in your family are dedicated food lovers (it’s a full-time job!), put together a food hamper. Watch their eyes light up as they see their favourite treats and Christmas classics assembled in a beautiful basket.
I have used LEGO sets as presents for several male family members and it’s always received a massive grin and excitement upon opening it. It’s a timeless gift that most men love to build. Take them back to their childhood or get the kids involved in creating LEGO cities or a small aircraft.
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#19. Personalised Poem
Print out a favourite poem of theirs and have your child(ren) put their handprints next to it (dip hands into poster paints) then put it into a frame.
20. Vouchers for Experiences
Give them the gift of experiences this holiday season with vouchers for flying lessons, a balloon ride, laps around a race track or golf lessons!
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Have your say! Do you have any suggestions Christmas presents for Dad or the other family fellas? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!