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Finding the perfect thoughtful gift for your in-laws can be tough. You probably don’t know them as well as you know your own parents or your spouse, and you’ll want to get them something that they will really enjoy, and that will show them how much they mean to you. Whether you are shopping for a Father’s Day, Christmas, or Birthday gift, we’ve got you covered. This expertly curated gift guide offers a wide range of unique gift ideas, so whether you are trying to get a head-start on an upcoming event, or you’re searching for a last-minute gift, you are sure to find something perfect for even the most challenging father-in-law.
By Lisa Blake • Published Jan 2 2023
No gift guide for any dad would be complete without a fun gadget to bring out his inner child. This nifty little drone is compact and convenient, weighing only as much as an apple, and fits in the palm of the hand. With a 12mp camera, 4k/30fps video, and a 3-axis motorized gimbal, not only is this mini drone fun to operate, but it will transform the way your father-in-law captures memories forever.
If your other dad is a java connoisseur, he is sure to love the heavy chocolatey flavor of cold brew coffee. This insulated steel carafe makes steeping this famously mellow and smooth brew as easy as pushing a button. Plus the clever design means that he can make and enjoy the beverage on the go, keeping his cup of joe chilled for up to 24-hours.
This New York Times bestseller is considered to be one of the best cookbooks of the year and will make the perfect gift for any BBQ master. James Beard award-winning chef Rodney Scott shares his secrets to creating pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, whole hog, and so much more. The recipes are so easy to follow, this cookbook will be a hit with both the grilling novice and the barbecue pro.
Everyone deserves a little self-care, and if your father-in-law is not used to treating himself to some indulgent grooming, then this gift set will make a great starter kit. The set includes three full-sized care favorites - a deeply moisturizing Hair & Body Cleansing Bar, activated charcoal and menthol Shampoo, and a Grooming Spray to ease combing, blow-drying, and manageability.
This fully automated custom beer maker is another gadget that is guaranteed to ensure that you are his favorite son- or daughter-in-law. The clever app-controlled system makes creating his very own craft brew a breeze, automating and controlling everything from brewing, fermentation, carbonation, to serving. It includes a Squeaky Kolsch kit to get started immediately and offers additional custom recipes in the useful BEERMKR app.
For the avid gardener, you can’t go wrong with spoiling him with this multi-function gardener's seat. Not only will this lightweight steel folding chair protect his knees while he’s digging in the dirt, but the water-resistant nylon bag is perfect to keep all his favorite tools close at hand. Plus this handy portable workstation doubles up for DIY around the house or hours of comfortable enjoyment at his favorite fishing spot.
A grill isn’t just for cooking up burgers and hotdogs, with this nifty stone your father-in-law can also create pizzeria-quality pizza in the comfort of his own backyard. Take his grilling skills to the next level with this 0.6" pizza stone, designed to grill the perfect pizza, cookies, and even bread every time.
Not all coolers are created equal. The YETI Tundra® 45 is a premium cooler designed to last and is guaranteed to keep its contents ice-cold whether on a camping trip, for a day at the stadium, or standing in the hot sun during an all-day fishing expedition. With a 5-year warranty, this cooler not only holds up to 28 cans of his favorite beer but will become his new favorite companion no matter what his hobby of choice.
If your father-in-law is more of a wine-lover, then he will adore this stylish and ergonomically designed cordless and rechargeable wine opener. No more struggling with outdated corkscrews, this electric wine opener removes corks at the touch of a button. Not only does this gadget come with a charging base and a foil cutter, but it includes a thermal stainless steel chiller to keep his wine cold for hours (or at least long enough until he opens another bottle!)
Another self-care essential that your other dad will love is a facial hair grooming kit, provided he is sporting an impressive beard, of course. We love this set as it includes all the necessities for a well-rounded regimen to cleanse, condition, soften, and style: beard wash, conditioning shaving cream, beard oil, and a handcrafted, travel-friendly comb.
This food-grade stainless steel tumbler with double-wall insulation is not only perfect for enjoying his favorite hot or cold beverage on the go, but the special message of "Best Bonus Dad Ever” makes this gift even more meaningful. This tumbler will make the perfect Fathers Day gift to show your “bonus dad” how much you appreciate him.
There are few things as relaxing as a hot shower after a long day, and once you have experienced the destressing benefits of an aromatherapy shower steamer, it is difficult to ever enjoy a shower without one again! If your father-in-law has a cheeky sense of humor and prefers a shower to a soak in the tub, then he will love these “Calm the F*** Down” shower steamers. Made with menthol, lemongrass, and soothing lavender essential oils, he can simply pop one of these steamers onto the floor of the shower and feel the tension of the day melt away.
For the guy who enjoys an exceptional whiskey, consider treating your dad-in-law to this extra special whiskey glass. Crafted from one piece of solid oak and lovingly aged to prevent cracks and leaks, this tumbler is designed with a widened base to expand the content's aromas and lined with honey wax to bring out the flavor of his favorite whiskey.
If your father-in-law enjoys having a good laugh around the grill, he will love this “Hot stuff coming through (and I don’t mean the food)” apron. Both playful and functional, this canvas apron includes an attached bottle opener and bonus hand towel for easy clean-up. Plus, the reinforced pockets include a smaller one on the chest for his mobile phone, and two larger pockets on the waist for his BBQ tools, spices, and sauces.
Some people are easier to shop for than others, and if your other dad is the kind of guy who has everything, why not give him the unique gift of access to over 150 online classes taught by the world’s best. From food to music to business to writing and science and tech, MasterClass offers a library of classes taught by the world’s most inspiring artists, leaders, and icons. He is guaranteed to find plenty that he will love!
A foot massage can be a delightfully relaxing treat, but many people avoid indulging in this self-care pleasure as they’re uncomfortable with a stranger touching their feet. With this massaging machine, your other dad will be able to enjoy a deep kneading foot, ankle, and leg massage from the private comfort of his own home. Boasting five different modes, this useful gadget is perfect for improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, stimulating muscle recovery, providing pain relief, or just comfortable relaxation after a long day (on the golf course).
Staying with your father-in-law’s feet for a moment, another (more budget-friendly) way to help him relax after a long day is with a pair of super warm and indulgently comfortable slippers. We love these ultra-supportive, four-layered, high-density memory foam slippers. Made from soft wool-like knit fabric and with a lightweight thermoplastic rubber sole they are practical for both indoor and outdoor wear.
For the handy DIY dad-in-law, a portable collection of useful tools is the best gift. He might have a full set of tools at home, but this compact case is perfect to pop into the console of his car for fix-it emergencies on the go. With a hammer, LED flashlight, slot screwdriver, long-nosed pliers, and more, these heat-treated and chrome-plated tools include everything he’ll need to come to the rescue, like the superhero only a father can be!
If your other dad is a cocktail enthusiast then this cocktail-making set is sure to delight and excite! The kit includes everything he needs to mix up his own craft cocktails, including 18/8 stainless steel tools, a detailed recipe guide, and a handy bamboo stand to keep his bar set organized and on full display.
This modern cocktail glass set is a great addition to a cocktail-making set (like the one above) or makes a great gift all on its own. These stylish 8-ounce heavy-base stemless glasses are perfect for serving up a suave martini, a classy cosmopolitan, or any other cocktail that your father-in-law enjoys.
For the father who enjoys camping, fishing, or hunting, nothing says, “I appreciate you” like a handy personalized pocket knife. This 440 stainless steel folding blade with a wooden handle makes a practical gift that any outdoorsman will love, and the knife can be personalized with a special message to ensure that dad-in-law will think of you every time he uses it!
Who can resist a high-quality, soft, full-grain leather wallet? With ID Lock™ technology to help protect personal data from electronic theft, sized to hold a variety of international currencies, interior currency and slip pockets, and 12 card slots, this Tumi wallet is our top choice for the best father-in-law gift.
If your other dad hasn't discovered the wonders of wireless speaker yet then this waterproof and dustproof option is a great gift idea. Boasting up to 16 hours of battery life, this Bluetooth speaker is perfect to listen to his favorite music, audiobooks, or podcasts while he tinkers in his workshop, gardens, or just relaxes at home.
Another unique personalized gift idea is this engraved decanter set. Topped with a square glass stopper, this stylish and solid decanter has a heavy base and weighs in at almost 3lbs, perfect to display his preferred malted beverage. It can be personalized with your father-in-law’s name or a special message and includes matching glasses and a beautiful wooden gift box.
For the regular traveler, you can’t go wrong with a versatile hanging toiletry bag. Your dad-in-law will love the stylish lightweight and convenient design, the water-resistant and durable PU leather, and the separate compartments with multiple pockets, perfect to organize all his toiletry travel essentials.
For a light-hearted and fun gift, this truly corny coffee mug takes the cake! Full of silly, punny dad jokes, this mug is sure to have your father-in-law hooting away with joy over his morning cuppa.
If your other father enjoys a good barbeque, then spoiling him with this deluxe electric smoker will ensure that you are forever his new favorite son- or daughter-in-law. Boasting 725-square-inches of primary cooking space, heavy-duty stainless steel grates for rust-resistance and durability, and remote-controlled monitoring for cooking from a distance, this smoker offers a modern, hassle-free way to enjoy the classic, rich flavor of smoked foods.
Save your golfer father-in-law from watered-down whiskey with these golf ball-inspired chillers. Simply pop the two 1.5" glass balls into the freezer, and dad will be able to enjoy his favorite malted beverage chilled to perfection without the risk of melted ice tainting the flavor.
Why use the same old boring hot sauce that everyone else does when you can create your very own unique blend instead? If your significant other’s dad is a lover of all things spicy, inspire his creativity with this hot sauce-making making kit. With all-natural and GMO-free 5th generation heirloom peppers, spice blends, as well as detailed recipes and a flavor guide, this kit includes everything required to produce endless varieties of heat and flavor.
If he is an avid griller, this 11 piece BBQ set is a great gift idea for your favorite father-in-law. Not only does this set include all the grilling tool essentials - stainless steel spatula, tongs, basting brush, fork, knife, steel skewers, and a silicon cooking glove - but the solid maple wood travel case can be engraved for a personal touch too.
Dan the Sausageman is a family-owned U.S. Small Business of the Year award winner and has been making exception quality smoked sausage since 1988. Spoil your dad-in-law with an edible gift box to enjoy on game day, jam-packed with delicacies like Dan’s Original Summer Sausage, Dan’s Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Sausage, Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Marinated Italian Stuffed Olives, and Sweet Hot Mustard.
For the avid outdoorsman who still enjoys a glass of his favorite vino while roughing it, the durable YETI® wine tumbler makes the perfect birthday, Father’s Day, or Christmas gift. Not only will the double-wall vacuum insulation ensure that his preferred beverage stays the perfect temperature until the very last sip, but the 18/8 kitchen-grade stainless steel design ensures that the tumbler is puncture- and rust-resistant.
A handy gadget that makes the recipient’s life easier is always a great gift idea, and this wireless charging pad promises to do just that. Instead of having various cables plugged in strategically around the house in order to charge different smartphones, your in-laws can simply drop their phones, and even their AirPods, onto this wireless charger and never have to worry about multiple charging cables again. The clever design has three charging modes to suit different phones and boasts exclusive Multifunctional Intelligent Protect Technology for temperature control, surge protection, and short-circuit prevention.
Another unique gift idea for vino lovers is these reclaimed granite chilling coasters, stones, and glasses sets. If your dad-in-law is a fine wine connoisseur, he will appreciate being able to enjoy his perfectly chilled chardonnay without worrying about melted ice watering down the flavor. He simply needs to pop the granite set into the freezer for a few hours, pour his chilled beverage into the glass, add one of the cold stones, and rest his glass in the sturdy coaster between sips to enjoy his favorite wine at the perfect temperature right down to the last swig.
If your other father is still using outdated disposable razors, it might be time to introduce him to the magic of a rechargeable alternative. We love the OneBlade Pro as it can do it all - trim, edge, and shave any length of hair. Not only is the shaver water-resistant for easy cleaning, but the trimming comb has 12 precise length settings, and the long-lasting blades are designed to last up to 4 months, meaning more versatility with less waste.
We may not be acutely aware of it, but our handy electronic devices are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Help to protect your favorite other dad from these unwanted baddies with this rechargeable smartphone sanitizer and charger. Not only does the ultraviolet light zap most of the germs and bacteria from the surface of the phone, but the built-in charging feature charges the device at the same time.
This gift bundle is a unique gift idea that your bourbon-loving father-in-law will adore. It includes a whiskey glass with an ice wedge for maximum coolness with minimal dilution, a variety of Beer and Bourbon nuts, and bourbon-infused coffee, made with 100% Arabica beans infused in small batches with a touch of Kentucky's signature spirit.
Not many men understand the importance of a daily skincare regime (yet), and if your dad-in-law could use a little help in this department, why not treat him to an easy-to-use skincare set. We love this “Daily Duo” from Rugged & Dapper, consisting of their Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser and Age & Damage Defense Moisturizer. Both products are specially formulated for men and are suitable for all ages and skin types.
This handy lamp with two heads is the perfect accompaniment to a nighttime cookout. The steel clamp with a silicone grip can easily be attached to the side of the grill, and the long, flexible goosenecks provide full illumination over the sizzling dinner. If your father-in-law is not an avid night-time griller, then the lamp will work just as well in his garage workshop or under the hood of his car.
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card. If you are still unsure of what your father-in-law will love, let him select his own gift from the over 12 million products available from the online retailer. Send him an ecard or have a specialty gift box delivered to have the experience of giving him something that will light up his face with delight!