30 Best Father-In-Law Gift Ideas For Every Type Of Dad

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Your father-in-law helped bring your other half into the world. Celebrating him, regardless of the occasion, is always important. But what do you get him that he'll enjoy? Well, he's not your own dad, but he is pretty close in some ways. After all, he's your partner's father.

In terms of gift ideas, use that as a guideline, but go with what you think he might like, keep it unique and fun, and maybe not too personal or familiar until you're in a place where you feel right about it.

Whether he's into his nightly nip of whiskey or loves to go fishing, there are plenty of gifts for your father-in-law he's sure to love. And he'll certainly appreciate that it came from you.

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1. Aerogarden Harvest Elite

No need to worry about seasons or the mess of soil. AeroGarden’s indoor plants grow year-round and require no outdoor space, soil or even sunshine to thrive. A gift that will yield, you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables for cocktails or cooking.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

2. Art 4 All's Lucky Fishing Hat

Inspired by the beauty of the Western landscape and a true love of fishing, Abby Paffrath's Art 4 All offers one of a kind hats using a traditional Indonesian art form known as Batik, a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabrics.

(Art4All by Abby, $29.95)

3. Surf Tumbled Brown Sea Glass Tie Tacks

The surf tumbled dark brown sea glass has fantastic shapes and vibrant coloring. Each tie tack is unique and hand made in the USA. The sea glass is collected on the rocky shores and sandy beaches of Casco Bay, in Coastal Maine.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Grady’s Cold Brew Kit

Grady’s Cold Brew Kit offers their signature blend of New Orleans-style coffee, made with chicory and their secret mixture of spices. Drop the coffee-filled bags into it and just add cold water, soak overnight, and you have a supply of 36 cups of creamy cold-brew perfection. 

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5. Shaker & Spoon

For the father-in-law who loves his cocktails, Shaker & Spoon delivers the craft cocktail experience to your home with beautifully curated recipes and techniques for mixing the perfect drink every time. Enhance the experience of drinking at home, on the go, or anywhere else. 

(Shaker and Spoon, $50 for a month subscription)

6. Under the Weather MyPod XL

Completely revolutionizing the outdoor spectator experience, now everyone can stay warm, dry and comfortable no matter what the weather brings. The Pods solve the problem of protecting yourself from outside elements. Outdoor sports, camping, hiking and more, Under the Weather has you covered all year long.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Personalized Whiskey Decanter

Assuming your father-in-law enjoys a drink from time to time, a personalized whiskey decanter is a wonderful gift to consider. With the ability to engrave his name and birth year on the front, it’s got that personal touch, without being overly flashy.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. Personalized Cigar Box

A personalized cigar box is not just for cigar enthusiasts. Consider adding his favorite candy, a flashy pair of socks, or some sentimental photographs from your time together as a family. He’s likely to keep it on his desk for years to come.

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9. Asobu Coldbrew Coffee Maker

Treat your father-in-law to this coffee maker that comes with a 40 ounce mug and keeps beverages cold or hot for hours. Features include copper insulated steel design, lightweight, leak-proof, portable, and more. 

(The Apollo Box, $49.99)

10. The Reflex SOL Foot and Calf Massager by Human Touch

The Reflex SOL shells improve circulation by massaging the feet and calves in an upward, rolling and wave-like motion, forcing blood away from the feet and toward the core of the body.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. The Perfect Chair PC Live by Human Touch

The Perfect Chair helps achieve back pain relief by distributing the user’s body weight evenly over the entire seating surface, fully eliminating uncomfortable and painful pressure points. Key features include: Jade Stones radiate far-infrared rays into muscle tissue to lightly shake every cell vessel in the hands and feet to deliver an anti-inflammatory, body-warming effect.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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12. The Premier Tool Belt

The Premier has a uniquely designed belt buckle that detaches to allow access to three screwdrivers (Phillips, slotted, and 4mm Allen), a safety box cutter, six wrenches, and a bottle opener. It's a fun tool to take your father-in-law from adventure to adventure.

(, $64.95)

13. Tatlow Sunglasses

The world looks great from behind these frames, and so will your father-in-law's face. An upscale shape with sophisticated acetate and monel alloy components, Tatlow won’t only boost his mood with SPY’s HD+ lens, but legend has it that his status is about to be elevated too.

(Spyoptic, $130-$170)

14. Nextbase Dash Cams

Nextbase Dash Cams are the ultimate gift for the automotive enthusiast dad, the dad who has everything, or the gadget-loving dad. Does he often forget to turn the thermostat down when he leaves? You have him covered with Alexa Built in.

(Nextbase, $79-$259)

15. Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses

Get your father-in-law a gift he will appreciate to safeguard his eyes from blue light while also looking stylish. Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Kachula Adventure Blanket

The Kachula Adventure Blanket is the perfect outdoor blanket durable for any type of adventure. It’s got a secret pocket, and becomes an instant travel pillow. It also repels water and converts to a poncho.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. Tahoe Cooler from CleverMade​

This 30-can soft sided cooler from CleverMade is so sturdy and collapses flat for storage. What man wouldn’t love this?

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

18. Sharkbanz​ Shark Repellent Band

Show your father-in-law how much you care about his safety in the ocean. Whether he's a swimmer, paddle boarder, surfer or boater, this shark deterrent band is based on over a decade of research to keep sharks at bay.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. Lamo Scuff Slippers

These high quality suede slippers will surely impress. They're perfect for around the house, but the sturdy sole transitions to outdoors in comfort and style.

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20. Rockwell 6C Double Edge Safety Razor

Rockwell 6C is made with chromed zinc alloy (not plastic!) and is fully adjustable to any skin type and stubble length. Patented with six levels of shaving freedom and lifetime warranty, it ensures he gets the perfect close, smooth and comfortable shave without skin irritation, razor burns and cuts. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

21. Parker Leather Small Toiletry Bag

Parker Safety Razor’s small leather toiletry bag is great for dads who love to travel. It fits perfectly into any carry-on bag, but large enough to hold your toiletry essentials. Manufactured with water buffalo leather, that's both durable and functional. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

22. Irish Setter Men's Work Boot

Father-in-laws can be hard to shop for, but a good pair of work boots is always appreciated. This one is heat and electric resistant, as well as waterproof. Whether he's a workhorse or hobby gardener, he'll like them.

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23. Huron The Big 3 Kit

The no-nonsense, I just want to feel, look, and smell better kit for the guy who wants to hit the buy button exactly once and get everything he needs. It includes Huron's face wash, body wash, and face lotion.


24. Cotopaxi Batac 16-Liter Backpack

The Batac is a stowable daypack that deploys for fast-and-light daytrips, hikes, and other excursions. It features a main zippered compartment, along with a front vertical-zip pocket and two mesh water bottle pockets. Each Batac is made with remnant materials by employees who decide exactly how each one looks. In other words, no two are exactly alike.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

25. Jack Black Sleek Finish Texture Cream

This versatile, lightweight cream provides long-lasting, flexible control and superior anti-frizz benefits. It gives hair a controlled, sleek finish without stiffness or greasiness, and is ideal for dry-to-normal coarse, thick or wavy hair.

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26. Icebreaker Merino Zip-Up Hoodie

Underneath this hoodie's sleekly styled exterior is a wealth of wondrous warmth and moisture-wicking comfort, courtesy of its body-mapped merino wool optimizing heat retention and breathability. It's supplemented with ventilated merino zones that expel moisture in sweat-prone areas.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

27. Bagsmart 2-Layer Electronics Organizer

Large quantity of cables? Lots of small electronic accessories? Take so much time to deal with them when you are on holiday? Not a problem anymore to use this cable organizer. You can charge mobile devices without removing cables. Keep all your electronics accessories compact and organized.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

28. Hudson Valley Gourmet Salted Marshmallows

These are the best marshmallows you've ever tasted. It's like eating sugary clouds. (Go with it.) Buttery, sugary caramel is a true craft of the warm kitchens in the Hudson Valley. These caramel marshmallows were handmade in small batches using all-natural ingredients.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

29. House Wine Brut Bubbles

Wine in a can is one of the best trends of 2019: it's portable and refrreshing. This well-balanced and food friendly sparkler offers bright, crisp acidity complemented by notes of green apple and citrus. Just make sure to buy a coozie to go along with it, so dad's hands don't get cold while sipping!

(House Wine, $32/6-pack)

30. Lucy's Market Gourmet Provisions Gift Basket

Filled with beautiful pasta, smooth olive oil, and incredible pink Himalayan salt, this gourmet gift basket is perfect for someone who cares for quality ingredients. Lucy's Market carries the best of the best, including provisions from Italy and France, sea-salt caramels from Oregon, and wines from all over the world.

(Lucy's Market, $185)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who loves browsing for cute gifts (and great sales) on the Internet, so she found a way to make it part of her job! Find her on Twitter or via email.

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