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20 Gifts for the Dads Who "Don't Need Anything"

Morgan Keegan

Dads can be some of the most difficult people to shop for. They tend to "never know" what they want or when asked reply with, "I don't need anything."

If you're struggling with gift ideas for a dad, or just want some unusual out-of-the-box ideas, check these out!

1. Cold Beer Coats

Ordinary drink cozies are everywhere. Upgrade your drink's style and keep them colder with this insulated coat! The armholes can clip onto a carabiner and attach to anything.

2. Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

Why buy mushrooms at the grocery store when you can easily grow your own? This Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit is a unique grow kit that Dad will never expect!

3. Canvas and Leather Duffel Bag

A sturdy, stylish duffel bag is always a good option.

4. West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit

Do you know a dad who always talks about how he wants to brew his own beer one day? I think we all do. Give him the gift he'll "hop" around for — a West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit.

5. Taco Toasters

For the dad who loves to make tacos but always complains about them toppling over, these Taco Toasters are the solution to messy taco Tuesdays.

6. Gardener's Tool Seat

For the dad who loves to garden but doesn't love what it does to his knees, get him this Gardener's Tool Seat! It brilliantly combines a garden stool with a tool bag all in one.

7. Bluetooth Meat Thermometer

For the dad's who love to grill. This thermometer lets them set their desired food temperatures, customize alarms and timers, view graphs on their phone, and get estimated completion times to help plan meals!

8. Football Greatest Plays Coasters

For the dad who can't get enough of football, these Football Greatest Plays Coasters are ideal. They are all different depending on which state you choose! Your dad will adore this personalized gift.

9. Key Ring Elastic Card Holder

Is he always losing his wallet? This elastic keychain card and cash holder might be the thing he needs.

10. The Whisker Dam Mustache Drink Guard

Is your dad or another man in your life rocking some awesome pandemic facial hair? The Whisker Dam mustache drink guard can be placed on a glass to keep their 'stache clean and dry. You'll get a good laugh and help them stay handsome and tidy!

11. Vermont Maple Syrup Sampler

For the dad who says he doesn't want anything, get him this yummy Vermont Maple Syrup Sampler — then cook him up a batch of pancakes to go with it.

12. Solitary Bee Hive

Bees need nice homes, too! Give a dad the ability to get closer to nature with a Solitary Bee Hive that invites lone pollinators to come in a make a nice little home!

13. Bottle Cooler with Attached Bottle Opener

This 6-pack travel cooler fits any size bottle or can!

14. The Clean Shave Kit

This Clean Shave Kit is a great gift for sensitive guys who tend to get razor burn or nick their face when shaving.

15. Merino Wool Socks

You can't go wrong with warm socks!

16. Beer Foaming Stones

These stones give beer a bubble boost, making bottled and canned brews taste fresh out of the tap.

17. Egg on a Bagel Maker

For the dad who never misses his morning bagel sandwich, this egg maker is the perfect gift!

18. Campfire Roasted Coffee

For the dad that loves to camp – and needs a little variety in his morning coffee choice – this campfire roasted coffee is sure to get him excited.

19. Sleep Tracking Pad

For the dads who always want a new health-related gadget, this sleep-tracking pad with sleep cycle analysis is perfect.

20. Ferrero Rocher Variety Box

This box was made for the dad with a sweet tooth.


Keep a dad on his toes and surprise him with one of these amazingly unique gifts this year!

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Morgan Keegan is a Graphic Design Specialist and Content Creator for CollegiateParent. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Journalism, and Communications. She grew up in Bronx, NY and enjoys painting, hanging out with her two cats, and taking care of her many plants.
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