It’s not always easy to find the perfect gift for dad. Dads can have an abundance of interests and hobbies, and they’re often particular about what they like. To help you in your search, we’ve identified more than 25 gift ideas for all types of dads. Whether you’re shopping for a golfer, angler, runner or grill-master, you’ll find a winning gift on this list. Test
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Golf Gifts for Dad
A golf watch is an ideal gift for dads who love to hit the links. The affordable Garmin Approach S20 has over 200 four- and five-star customer reviews, making it one of the top-rated golf watches available on DICKS.com. The watch provides accurate distances to the front, back and center of the green to help Dad choose the right club for every shot. The S20 can also track how far each shot travels, allowing Dad to review his performance at the end of each round. Beyond the course, the S20 doubles as a fitness tracker by tallying steps taken, monitoring heart rate and offering insights on sleep patterns when worn overnight.
If your Dad loves being the first guy to have the cool new toy, give him the Bushnell Wingman GPS Golf Speaker. Just released in 2020, the innovative Wingman will allow Dad to play music, podcasts and more on the course when paired with a smartphone or other Bluetooth-capable devices. But the Wingman is more than just a Bluetooth speaker. When synced with the Bushnell Golf app, the Wingman also serves as a golf GPS by audibly providing distance to the front, center and back of the green.
Has Dad been hinting at new golf shoes? Help him step up his game with a pair of top-rated CODECHAOS golf shoes from adidas. New for 2020, CODECHAOS shoes have quickly become a favorite for golfers of all skill levels. When designing these shoes, adidas used heatmaps to study how players distribute and shift their weight throughout their swing. Based on these findings, adidas created a unique spikeless outsole to give players optimum traction and balance in all conditions. CODECHAOS shoes also feature a super-lightweight mesh upper that’s incredibly breathable and 100 percent waterproof. For more footwear ideas, check out our full list of the best golf shoes for 2020.
A Daphne’s headcover will let Dad show off his personality while keeping his driver protected. Daphne’s has created fun and functional headcover designs for over 40 years. Choose from popular styles like the tiger, gopher, gator and pirate, each designed to fit any legal driver club. Daphne’s headcovers are famously made with high-quality materials and are backed by a lifetime manufacturer guarantee.
Help Dad sharpen his short game at home with the PuttOut Pro Putting Mat. This quality mat rolls flat right out of the box, while thick rubber on the underside helps ensure it stays in place throughout every practice session. Alignment markings are designed to help Dad perfect his putting setup and stroke so he can make more birdies on the course. Pair the mat with the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer to give Dad the ultimate at-home putting experience.
Fishing Gifts for Dad
Help Dad make the most of his time on the water with the Hook2 fish finder from Lowrance. This 7-inch model features SplitShot 2-in-1 sonar technology that displays both Broadband sonar and DownScan Imaging to provide lifelike pictures of what’s beneath the boat. This unit also offers automated sonar settings, which will allow Dad to focus on fishing instead of adjusting his equipment. Other benefits include GPS navigation, maps for over 3,000 U.S. lakes and mounting options for either the transom or trolling motor.
This versatile spinning combo from Pflueger is a great option for anglers of all abilities. The reel features a 10-bearing system to promote smooth retrieval when pulling in a catch, while Slow Oscillation Gearing helps prevent line twisting. The durable, I-M8 graphite rod offers the perfect blend of strength and sensitivity to help Dad detect every bite.
If Dad prefers to use a baitcasting reel – or if he’s looking to learn – the SLX DC from Shimano is an excellent choice. The key feature of this reel is the revolutionary IDC-4 digital brake system that helps prevent the dreaded “bird’s nest” – a tangled mess of line that can frustrate even the most experienced baitcast anglers. The IDC-4 system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor and control spool speed to help reduce the risk of line backlash, making this reel an ideal option for those new to baitcasters. Anglers of all abilities will appreciate the low-profile design, ultra-durable HAGANE body and anti-rust bearings.
There’s a lot to love about the award-winning Plano Edge Tackle Boxes. The durable design features a water-tight lid that Dad can open with one hand for added convenience. The adjustable dividers make it easy to fit lures of various sizes, and one of the dividers even features a built-in desiccant pack to absorb any moisture that finds its way inside.
Grilling Gifts for Dad
The top-rated Weber Q 2200 will allow Dad to grill just about anywhere. The portable, gas-powered design features high-quality materials, including a cast aluminum body, stainless-steel burner and porcelain-enameled cooking grates. The grill starts quickly with the electronic push-button ignition, and the infinite-control burner valve is designed to provide full command of the flames. The Q 2200 includes two side tables, making it simple to set up the grill on the patio, at the park, on the beach or wherever you want to fire it up.
Dad can slow-cook meats to perfection with the Char-Broil 20″ Bullet Smoker. This highly rated charcoal smoker features a porcelain-coated steel body, lid and fire-bowl to help ensure long-lasting quality. The airflow control system and lid-mounted temperature gauge are designed to give Dad full control of the heat as he’s smoking ribs, chicken, brisket or whatever else the family enjoys. Plus, the removable ash pan virtually eliminates the hassle of clean up.
Dad can really show off his grill skills with this 13-piece tool set from Cuisinart. The set includes all the essentials a grill master needs, including a spatula, tongs, a cleaning brush and skewers. Each tool is made with durable steel and features a solid wood handle for an extra touch of class. Plus, a travel-friendly carrying case is included for extra convenience. With these tools, the grilling will always be well-done (sorry, we had to have at least one “Dad joke” on the list).
If Dad takes cooking seriously, he’ll appreciate this quality knife set from Camp Chef. This set includes everything needed to prepare a great meal, including a chef knife, filet knife, paring knife, utility knife and more. Each piece features a hardened, stainless steel blade and a rubber handle for added control. Whether Dad is working the grill on the patio or the stove in the kitchen, this knife set will serve him well year-round.
Outdoor Gifts for Dad
Does Dad want to start kayaking? If so, this customer favorite from Pelican is an excellent choice. The sit-in, recreational design is built to provide tremendous stability, making it especially appealing for beginners. The cushioned seat, padded backrest and molded footrests will help keep Dad comfortable as he navigates his favorite waterways. Plus, at 36 pounds, this kayak is easy to carry to the boat launch. To learn more about how to choose the right kayak for you, check out our kayak buying guide.
The whole family can camp in comfort with this top-rated tent from Coleman. This large tent has room for eight people and sets up quickly in about 15 minutes. The Elite Montana features leak-free seams, weather-resistant fabric and waterproof floors to help provide incredible protection from the elements. The tent also includes a built-in battery-powered light if you want to keep the fun going into the night. For more options, check out our article on the 10 best camping tents for 2020.
Every Dad should have a multi-tool handy, especially in the outdoors, so why not give him one of the best? With over 500 five-star customer reviews, the Gerber Suspension-NXT is one of the most popular multi-tools available on DICKS.com. The Suspension-NXT features a total of 15 tools, including essentials like pliers, wire cutter, flathead screwdrivers and scissors. With this top-rated tool, Dad will always be prepared.
This cooler will be the perfect companion for Dad’s adventures. Newly redesigned, the popular Roadie 24 is now 10 percent lighter with 20 percent more capacity and 30 percent more insulating power. The taller, thinner shape is designed to fit more easily behind the front seat, while one-handed latch openings allow for quick and easy access. Featuring YETI’s legendary durability, this cooler will serve Dad well for years to come.
Fitness Gifts for Dad
Help Dad stay toned at home with this pair of adjustable dumbbells from Core Fitness. While individual dumbbells can take up a lot of space, these adjustable dumbbells offer a wide range of weight in a compact design. With a simple twist of the handle, Dad can adjust each dumbbell between five to 50 lbs., giving him tons of options for a variety of muscle-building exercises. The set also comes with two sturdy dumbbell stands for convenient storage (plus they’ll help save Dad’s back from lifting them off the floor).
The Everlast Powercore Dual Bag and Stand is currently the top-selling punching bag unit available at DICK’S. In addition to the heavy-duty steel frame, this exclusive item comes with a durable, 80-lb. heavy bag and a premium, synthetic-leather speed bag, allowing Dad to mix up his training routine for an awesome total-body workout.
If you want to spoil a dad who loves to run, you should check out the Garmin Forerunner 945. Yes, it’s on the expensive side, but it’s worth it. This watch will give Dad real-time insights into his performance, including heart rate, pace, distance and intervals. But there are two new features that really set this watch apart. First, the Forerunner 945 now supports offline music, so Dad can now download his favorite songs from select streaming services and listen to them during his runs without needing to bring along his smartphone. The second innovation is Garmin Pay, which will allow Dad to pay with his watch almost anywhere contactless payment is accepted.
Help Dad recover after every workout with this top-rated percussion massager from Hyperice. The cordless, handheld Hypervolt is designed to help loosen and relax sore muscles by offering deep-tissue stimulation without the pain. The Hypervolt features three speed settings and comes with five head attachments to help Dad customize his massage experience.
Footwear Gifts for Dad
Dad will love logging miles in a pair of Brooks Ghost 12 Running Shoes. These shoes feature two types of proprietary cushioning – BioMoGo DNA and DNA Loft – that combine to provide incredible underfoot softness, responsiveness and durability. The unique Segmented Crash Pad on the outsole helps absorb shock from every step, while the mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and breathability.
These popular basketball shoes from adidas will help Dad dominate the court. The latest signature shoes from professional basketball star Damian Lillard are incredibly light and breathable, featuring patented Lightstrike cushioning for responsive comfort. The sock-like fit helps keeps the foot stable and secure, while the herringbone rubber outsole will help Dad stop on a dime as he pulls up to hit the game-winning jumper.
With over 1,000 five-star customer reviews, the affordable Nike Air Monarch IV is one of the most popular cross trainers available at DICK’S. These versatile shoes will have Dad walking on air – literally. A Nike Air unit runs the entire length of the shoe to help ensure every step lands softly, while Phylon foam in the midsole provides incredible cushioned comfort. The uppers feature strategically placed mesh in the midfoot and forefoot to promote exceptional airflow, and the soft-fabric lining virtually eliminates irritation. Finally, the rubber outsole is equipped with multiple traction patterns to provide stability on grass, hardwood, pavement or wherever Dad works out.
If Dad prefers to make his own path, he’ll love these rugged hikers from Timberland. Featuring Timberland’s eco-friendly ReBOTL fabric, these boots are made with 50 percent recycled materials — including the waterproof membrane that will help keep Dad dry in inclement weather. The rubber-lug outsole will help give Dad sure footing on tough terrain, while climbing-grade rubber in the toe bumper and heel provide added durability.
Looking for something supportive with ultimate comfort? There’s no better choice than Crocs Classic Clogs, as these customer favorites have nearly 8,000 five-star reviews. These Crocs feature the trademark ventilation holes on top and around the toe box to promote exceptional airflow and drainage when worn around water. Dad will love the lightweight design as well as the patented Croslite foam that cushions every step.
Gifts for Dad’s Day Off
Lounging in a hammock is the quintessential image of relaxation – isn’t that what dad needs? Bring that image to life with the ENO DoubleNest Hammock. This top-rated design is made of breathable, quick-drying nylon that can support up to 400 lbs. The hammock is easy to pack in the included stuff sack, so Dad can take it along on every adventure (although nothing beats the backyard). Be aware that suspension straps are sold separately; we recommend ENO Atlas Hammock Straps.
Spend some quality time with Dad around the Field & Stream Fire Pit. The sturdy metal frame features a 29-inch bowl and an adjustable grate for cooking hot dogs, mountain pies and more. This fire pit also has an outer ring where Dad can rest his feet.
After all he did throughout the year, Dad deserves a cold beverage, right? Make sure that drink stays cold from the first sip to the last drop with the YETI Rambler 12 oz. Colster Can Insulator. Designed to fit 12 oz. cans and bottles, the Colster Can Insulator features YETI’s famous double-wall insulation to keep drinks nice and chilled. Plus, NoSweat technology prevents condensation from forming to keep Dad’s drinking hand dry.
Looking for more ways to enjoy time with Dad? Check out our list of must-have backyard games.