50 Creative Home Gift Ideas for Dad

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 25th, 2016

Your dad works hard to keep the family supported all year long, often giving more of himself than he asks for in return.

While you can’t go wrong with something handmade yourself with a personal message attached, if you’re looking for a little something extra special, there are many ideas out there.

Show him how much you appreciate all that he does with one of these 50 creative home gift ideas for dad:

Gift Ideas Under $50

1. Wahl Chrome Pro 24-Piece Haircut Kit

This hair trimming kit features 24 pieces to help the man in your life achieve total body grooming and features self-sharpening blades so that there’s never a dull cut. Thanks to a thumb-operated switch and 10 adjustable guide combs, dad is always sure to find the proper height.

Key features:

  • High carbon steel blades
  • Full color instruction manual
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $21.99

2. Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

This classically-designed thermos features an incredibly durable and well-insulated design that can keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours, as well as ice items up to 120 hours! The 18/8 stainless steel won’t rust and features no nasty chemicals to leach into your food.

Key features:

  • Leak-proof design
  • Made without BPA
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $23.96

3. Antique Print Map Flask

This handmade flask features an antique map print design on the exterior of a brushed stainless steel body, with an industrial washed interior that can hold up to 6 ounces of dad’s beverage of choice.

Key features:

  • UV-resistant coating
  • Waterproof design
  • Ships in organza gift bag

Cost: *Est. $22.99

4. Daiwa Mini System Minispin Ultralight Spinning Reel and Rod Combo

Perfect for the dad who loves to fish, this reel and rod set is used by professional fishermen worldwide and comes with its own convenient carry case for easy storage and portability. It comes complete with an ultralight MS-S500T reel and matching 4.5-foot, five-piece ultralight rod as well as various lines and lures.

Key features:

  • Built-in tackle compartments
  • Reversible handle
  • Made in Japan

Cost: *Est. $49.95

5. Champion Sports Anywhere Table Tennis To Go Set

Ideal for the dad that likes to have family game night, this table tennis set boasts a compact design that makes it a breeze to set up nearly anywhere and can attach to nearly any playing surface measuring up to 75 inches wide and 1.75 inches thick.

Key features:

  • Paddles and balls included
  • Storage bag included
  • Spring loaded clamps

Cost: *Est. $16.26

6. 64oz Beer Growler Carrier

If your pops is really into beer, this gift is for him. This handmade carrying case is constructed of solid pine and can easily fit two of his favorite brewer’s growlers for convenient and comfortable carrying.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • One of a kind
  • Fits bottles up to 5 inches in diameter

Cost: *Est. $30

Each set of these sterling silver cufflinks are handmade and can be personalized to suit the special man in your life. Letters are individually stamped to create a unique gift for dad that’s brimming with character and charm.

Key features:

  • 9/16 inch square
  • 20g sterling silver
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $25

8. Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller

This unique gift allows dad to chill his favorite bottle of vino from the inside out and can be used over and over again. It’s made of BPA-free materials and boasts a non-toxic freeze gel that’s easy to clean.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Ready to use in 90 minutes
  • Ideal for at home or on the go

Cost: *Est. $15.70

9. Slime 40022 12-Volt Digital Tire Inflator

Dad can air up all the tires in the household with this digital tire inflator that is compact enough to fit under the seat or in the trunk of his vehicle. Save gas with properly inflated car, truck and van tires. It conveniently plugs into the cigarette lighter to easily inflate a standard mid-sized car tire in just 6 minutes.

Key features:

  • Automatically shuts off when pressure is reached
  • Built-in LED for nighttime use
  • Rubberized feet prevent slipping

Cost: *Est. $29.99

10. Sagaform Rocking Whiskey Glasses

These unique-looking whiskey glasses hold up to 6 ¾ ounces of dad’s favorite blend and boast a mind-bending design that allows the glasses to rock without knocking over.

Key features:

  • Available in set of 6 or 12
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Very sturdy glass design

Cost: *Est. $22.06

11. Trademark Poker 500 Dice Style 11.5-Gram Poker Chip Set

You can bet that dad will enjoy getting a lot of use out of this 500 dice style poker set that includes 500 casino-quality poker chips made of composite resin with heavy inserts for a durable, long-lasting design.

Key features:

  • Heavy duty aluminum storage case included
  • Includes two decks of cards
  • Dealer and two blind buttons included

Cost: *Est. $46.98

12. HotHands Heated Fleece Mittens

These mittens make a great stocking stuffer for dad and can easily be stored in his coat pocket, vehicle, or office for those wintry days when a little extra warmth is needed. They boast integrated pockets that hold HotHands warmers in place.

Key features:

  • Set of free warmers included
  • Made of professional quality fleece
  • Allows user to stay outdoors longer

Cost: *Est. $23.38

Gift Ideas Under $100

A great gift idea for the beer-loving man, this set comes complete with one wooden beer carrier with bottle opener and two 16 ounce bullet growlers that can be filled at your local brewery with dad’s favorite beer.

Key features:

  • Solid pine and stainless steel construction
  • Growlers are dishwasher-safe
  • Hand-blown glass

Cost: *Est. $59.94

14. BoatMates Stainless 3 Rod Organizer

This stainless steel rod organizer is perfect for the dad who loves to fish and is made from polished 304 stainless steel with injection molded ABS inserts to help protect his valuable gear.

Key features:

  • Includes a shelf tray
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Integrated pliers and scissors holder

Cost: *Est. $64.95

15. Callaway Zenith Hitting Net

If your dad loves to hit the green then this gift is for him. It turns any outdoor space into a place for him to practice his swing and is available in a variety of sizes to suit every yard.

Key features:

  • Ground stakes included
  • Carrying case included
  • Suitable for use with all clubs

Cost: *Est. $84.13

Give dad the gift of extended and crystal clear vision on his next hunting trip with this spotting scope. It includes a tripod for secure and smooth viewing, with a zoom magnification of 20x-60x.

Key features:

  • Carrying case included
  • Fog and waterproof
  • Optics are fully-coated

Cost: *Est. $71.93

17. MaxxDry Boot, Shoe and Glove Dryer XL

Ideal for the man who spends his days outdoors in all kinds of weather, this extra large shoe, boot and glove dryer holds up to four items at a time, so he can get back at it faster. Its quiet operation won’t disturb the house either, no matter what time of day.

Key features:

  • Dries most garments in 1 hour
  • UL listed
  • Removable extension tubes included

Cost: *Est. $60.89

18. iBobber Castable Bluetooth Smart Fishfinder

Perfect for the angling lover, this smart fishfinder boasts sonar that can see to depths of up to 135 feet while clearly differentiating between two fish sizes. It uses Bluetooth and waterbed contour mapping to display images up to 100 feet away.

Key features:

  • GPS tagging
  • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices

Cost: *Est. $89.99

19. Viper Hudson Collection All-In-One Dart Center

Your billiard-loving dad will get a kick out of this all-in-one dart center that features a Tournament Shot King dartboard enclosed in a solid pine cabinet with a stunning mahogany finish.

Key features:

  • Includes dry erase cricket and out-chart boards
  • Self-closing hinges
  • Manual, steel-tip darts, and mounting hardware included

Cost: *Est. $68.21

Thanks to its lithium ion battery, this cordless power drill and driver is lighter than other models and offers longer use life. Compatible for drilling into wood, metal and plastic, this model can handle nearly all your home renovation tasks.

Key features:

  • Variable speed settings
  • Built-in LED work light
  • Anti-slip grip

Cost: *Est. $53.09

21. Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable

If your dad loves music then he’s sure to appreciate this portable turntable that boasts a belt-driven portable turntable with NP6 needle to provide quality sound through either its dynamic full range stereo speakers or RCA and headphone outputs.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Plays three different speeds
  • AC power adaptor included

Cost: *Est. $79.95

22. Stanley J5C09 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Built in Compressor

Dad won’t ever be stranded again thanks to this jump starter with built-in compressor that boasts 1000 peak battery amps and 500 amps of instant starting power. It comes with DC and USB charging plugs plus a high-powered LED light that rotates 270 degrees, so he can get moving again even in low-light conditions.

Key features:

  • Audible and visual reverse polarity alarm
  • Top-mounted rubber handle
  • Heavy duty metal clamps included

Cost: *Est. $69.88

23. CaddyDaddy Constrictor 2 Golf Bag Travel Cover

This stylish and portable golf bag travel cover is made of durable fabric and nylon to help protect dad’s clubs while in transport. Thanks to in-line skate wheels it rolls easily and the heavily padded top protects his club heads.

Key features:

  • Heavy-duty curb rails
  • Riveted handles for increased durability
  • Two large shoe pockets

Cost: *Est. $79

24. Champion Sports Steel Horseshoe Set

You and dad will have hours of outdoor fun with this steel horseshoe set that includes four 2.5 pound steel horseshoes and two 24 inch solid steel stakes.

Key features:

  • Heavy-duty carrying case included
  • Game instructions included
  • Shoes are well-weighted

Cost: *Est. $50.42

25. Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

One of the hottest activity trackers in the wearables department, the Fitbit Flex gives dad a wireless way to track his activity and sleep patterns. It automatically syncs with iOS or Android devices so he can easily see his stats anytime, anywhere.

Key features:

  • Silent wake alarm
  • Choose from several colors of wristbands
  • Water-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $87.42

26. The Bone Collector 400 F.P.S. Target by Morrell

Dad can easily get in some target practice at home now thanks to this double duty target that has been designed to stop arrows at speeds up to 400 FPS and features an internal frame system to help provide long-lasting, durable usage.

Key features:

  • Completely weatherproof
  • Easy to remove arrows
  • EZ tote carry handle included

Cost: *Est. $69.99

Your angling enthusiast dad will get a kick out of this realistic-looking mailbox that’s available in a selection of popular fishes including catfish and bass, or camo or cabin. It has been designed to easily mount on a standard 2×4 or 4×4 mailbox post.

Key features:

  • Tamper-proof mounting hardware included
  • Fade-resistant UV protection
  • Free shipping

Cost: *Est. $83.27

Gift Ideas for Big Spenders ($100+)

28. Callaway GPSy Golf GPS Watch

This GPS-enabled watch comes pre-loaded with more than 30,000 worldwide course maps and users can search Callaway’s full course map library online with the ability to add or update maps on demand. It easily tracks distance, hazards, holes and more at the touch of a button.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • No subscription fees, ever
  • Built-in scorekeeping function

Cost: *Est. $199.99

29. Amazon Echo

Now dad can access his music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more all via this hands-free voice-controlled gadget. It’s smart enough to hear from across the room, and since it’s connected to the cloud it’s always adapting to your needs.

Key features:

  • Compatible with select Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink devices
  • 360 degree omni-directional audio
  • Manage away from home via the Alexa app

Cost: *Est. $179.99

30. Axor 28532001 Starck 2 Spray Handshower

This stylish-looking hand shower is available in a number of different hose configurations to suit any bathroom’s needs and boasts a clear, minimalist design that’s sure to impress.

Key features:

  • Choose from two spray styles
  • QuickClean anti-calcification function
  • Available in choice of two finishes

Cost: *Est. $188.64

31. Keurig K250 2.0 Brewing System

The latest installment of the Keurig brewing system, this version is available in a choice of two models and a range of sassy colors that’s sure to impress the dad on your list. The LCD touch screen is easy to use and allows dad to select from multiple brewing styles and sizes to suit his needs.

Key features:

  • Easy to clean, removable drip tray
  • 40 ounce water reservoir
  • Brews over 400 different varieties

Cost: *Est. 103.99

32. Hand Crafted Casino Style Roulette Wheel

This gorgeous solid wood hand crafted casino-style roulette wheel is a stunning piece that would make an excellent focal point for your dad’s rec room. It is a professional-grade wheel that is sure to provide him with years of use and enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Ball bearing turnstile for smooth operation
  • One pill and one roulette rake included
  • Bottom is felted to protect table top

Cost: *Est. $299

33. GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch

This GPS watch boasts all the features of a regular GPS-enabled watch, but with added features sure as target, hazard and distance measuring for golfers. It boasts up to 8 hours of battery life while in golf mode or up to 35 days when used as a standard watch.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Slim design and comfortable fit
  • Automatic course recognition

Cost: *Est. $185

34. Coravin 1000 Wine System

This innovative and unique wine system allows dad to enjoy his favorite vino without having to pop the cork. This ensures that wine stays fresher for longer and helps to cut down on waste.

Key features:

  • Packaged in an elegant gift box
  • Includes two pressurized capsules
  • Each capsule lasts up to four bottles

Cost: *Est. $299

35. Ceramic Chess Set

This stunning chess set is handmade from ceramic and stoneware materials and is a real conversation piece for those that love to engage in a little friendly competition.

Key features:

  • Measures 9.05 inches square
  • Includes board and 16 white and 16 black pieces
  • Each set is unique

Cost: *Est. $222

36. Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill w/ Hinged Lid

This marine grill is conveniently portable and ideal for use in boating applications. It is constructed of 100-percent 18-9 mirror-polished stainless steel and can easily be mounted to dad’s boat.

Key features:

  • 1 year warranty
  • Uses 1-pound propane cylinders or onboard LPG systems
  • Convection technology cooks quicker, more evenly

Cost: *Est. $174.84

37. Boogie Board Sync 9.7-Inch LCD eWriter

This funky little eWriter is perfect for dad to keep track of his to-dos and any other thoughts that pop into his mind. He can easily create notes or meeting agendas just like on a traditional memo pad, and can easily save to the internal storage at the touch of a button.

Key features:

  • Easily sync and share via Bluetooth or email
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Up to 3 days battery life

Cost: *Est. $137.77

38. Nikon COOLSHOT 40i Golf Laser Rangefinder

Perfect for the man who loves to hit the links, this laser rangefinder boasts hyper read technology that gives measurements in less than a second, no matter how far dad is from his target. The ID technology displays slope-adjusted distance, as well as to-the-target distance.

Key features:

  • Target priority choices
  • Integral 6-power monocular
  • Range of 8-650 yards

Cost: *Est. $296.95

39. FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit

This FoodSaver vacuum food storage system is the perfect gift for the dad who likes to hunt as he can then quickly and easily store all that fresh meat for use all year long.

Key features:

  • Suitable for fresh or dehydrated items
  • Can be used to seal mason jars (attachment sold separately)
  • Instructional video and several storage bags included

Cost: *Est. $110.99

40. ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Wow your tech-loving dad with this floating Bluetooth speaker system that features a special sound guide cone that’s been designed to increase 3D surround sound effect. It works via Bluetooth with a built-in NFC function that allows you to connect any smartphone or tablet with NFC function.

Key features:

  • Provides 10mm of ground clearance
  • Can be used without the base as a portable speaker
  • Can be used as a charging station for smart phones and tablets

Cost: *Est. $149.99

41. Arccos Golf Performance Tracking System

Help dad improve his game with this fully-automatic GPS and shot-tracking system that boasts 14 sensors to help dad track his golf stats without interrupting his game.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS devices
  • No charging required
  • Provides real-time feedback

Cost: *Est. $252.99

42. Timbuk2 Especial Messenger

Help dad commute in style with this weatherproof messenger-style bag that is big enough to carry anything he needs while still being comfortable. The built-in flexible cooling panel provides superior ventilation to help keep him cool and comfy.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Can be worn right or left shoulder
  • Magnetic buckle closure

Cost: *Est. $165.86

43. The GunBox Biometric Hand Gun Safe

This gun safe uses biometrics to ensure safe and secure containment of firearms or bullets and features an internal motion and vibration sensor with audible alarm to alert you to tampering.

Key features:

  • Charge devices via 2 USB ports
  • FAA approved
  • Aircraft strength aluminum alloy shell

Cost: *Est. $289.01

44. Franklin Sports Quikset Air Hockey Table

The whole family will enjoy the addition of this air hockey table to any rec room that boasts a Quikset design that allows for easy setup or takedown just minutes. The angled leg design and corner caps give this table a sporty look and feel.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • Includes two pushers and two pucks
  • Durable, steel reinforced hinges

Cost: *Est. $199

45. Belkin Store and Charge Station

This handy little charging station allows the tech-obsessed man to charge up to 10 of his devices at once and can be used with all iPads, Samsung Galaxy, Chromebook, e-readers, and laptops up to 13-inches.

Key features:

  • Available in standard or with security enclosure
  • Available in choice of two styles
  • Built-in cable management

Cost: *Est. $144.51

46. OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator

The OptiShot 2 is the world’s top golf simulator that allows dad to use his own clubs to hit real or foam golf balls on simulations of some of the world’s most famous golf courses.

Key features:

  • Works with both PC and Macs
  • Can be used with tees
  • Improve swing and shot accuracy

Cost: *Est. $403.39

47. Coleman RoadTrip Sport Propane Grill

This portable grill runs off 1-pound propane cylinders and boasts a large 225-square-inch cooking surface and durable steel construction that is built for years of heavy use.

Key features:

  • Lightweight, easily portable design
  • Porcelain-coated grate makes for quick cleanups
  • Collapsible legs for convenient storage

Cost: *Est. $133.99

48. X Rocker 5142201 Commander 2.1 Audio Gaming Chair

The ultimate addition to any rec room, this gaming chair is sure to knock the socks off your dad while giving him a comfortable spot to kick up his feet and play video games, listen to music, watch TV, read, or just simply relax.

Key features:

  • Two integrated speakers and subwoofer
  • Chair is ergonomically designed
  • Polyester seat surface stays cool even during extended use

Cost: *Est. $199.99

49. Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch

Ideal for the golf-loving dad, this GPS watch calculates his swing strength and tempo in order to help him track and improve his game. Touch targeting allows him to see the exact distance to any target and the pinpointer provides blind shot assistance when visibility is limited.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • High resolution color touchscreen
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Cost: *Est. $148.99

50. Lifetime Basketball Double Shot Arcade System

Dad and the whole family will have hours of fun with this indoor basketball shot system that boasts electronic infrared scoring eyes with multiple games, buzzers, and sound effects. It easily folds for convenient storage when not in use.

Key features:

  • Easily adjust the height
  • Includes 7 balls
  • Durable steel construction

Cost: *Est. $185

 
 
   
 
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