Holidays 2017: Top Gifts for Dad

They always say that women are the hardest to shop for, however, here at Daily Mom, we tend to disagree. We would day that, in fact, Dads are the toughest. This holiday season we want to help make this process seamless and help you treat the dad in your life to something he’ll love and use time and time again. From a camera drone, to a draft beer system, we have you covered on our top gift ideas for dads that will not only make him smile, but will truly make him feel appreciated. So dig in, and forget the frantic panic that comes with picking a great gift.

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Men’s Oxford Dress Shoes from Allen Edmonds

Ideal for the stylish Man who loves fashionable footwear.

Allen Edmonds is known for their elegant style, comfort and outstanding quality footwear. Each pair is handcrafted in the U.S.A., and they are the perfect gift for any man in your life. At one point in life, every man needs a nice dress shoe. From college graduates going on their first interview, shoes for a wedding, work shoes, or just for casual wear, the classic Strand Cap­Toe Oxford is the perfect fit. Everyone will take notice of this style that can be worn with slacks, or jeans.

Generations of men have been wearing these handcrafted in the U.S.A leather shoes, and most own multiple pairs, or wish they did. Their comfort is outstanding; they don’t slip off your feet and can easily be worn all day. There are such a great shoe that will quickly become his favorite and he will want to wear them daily. Even with daily wear, you don’t need to worry, as Allen Edmonds also offers recrafting services. For a minimal price, simply send in your shoes and they will put new outsoles, heels, cork inlay, welting, laces and refinish and hand polish the uppers. Any man will truly the gift of a great quality shoe from Allen Edmonds.

Allen Edmonds was founded in 1922 and features classic American styles that are made in the U.S.A. on the shores of Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin.

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Men’s Work Boots from Twisted X

Ideal for the hard working Dad who wants practical and stylish footwear.

Twisted X is your one-stop retailer for quality men’s work boots that are stylish, yet practical enough that he’ll want to wear them every single day. If he’s in the market for a durable work boot that is also light weight, the Men’s Lite Cowboy Workboot -Dark Brown is the ideal boot for him. It is fully welted, yet they added an EVA midsole to eliminate 15% of the weight from the original cowboy work collection. Twisted X is known across the country for their XSD insole for fit and stability and our moisture-wicking, antibacterial machine-washable footbed for all day comfort.


If he’s in need of a safety toed work boot, and is a lover of a classic cowboy boot look, he’d appreciate the Men’s Lite Cowboy Workboot- Peanut Distressed/Navy. It is a steel toed work boot that is lightweight, with a rubber sole perfect for any and all conditions. The square toe looks fashionable and rugged, while also being practical and comfortable for him to wear every day. It has a 12″ stylish shaft, and large holes on the side so he can pull them on easily and quickly. Once again, it’s 15% lighter than most cowboy style work boots.

Twisted X was founded in 2005 specializing in cowboy and work style boots, and every single pair of their shoes are constructed the same, guaranteeing universal fit and comfort across the board.


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Polaroid PL2900 Remote Control Camera Drone

Perfect for seeing the world from a whole new viewpoint


So many dads have added a drone to their holiday wish list and we found the coolest one for you to wrap up and place under the tree. The Polaroid PL2900 Remote Control Camera Drone is easy to operate right out of the box. With a built-in HD 720p Wi-Fi camera that live streams video and photos, Dad can capture the world from above straight to his smart phone. Video in full color record for up to 10 minutes. The sky is the limit with a flight distance of 1,000 feet and flight time of 10 minutes. The stabilization system makes it easy to fly and land.

  • Record videos up to 10 minutes and at a distance of up to 262 feet
  • Multiple speed settings
  • 6-axis gyroscope flight stabilization system
  • Auto return and one key auto landing
  • Includes an extra set of blades


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Evapolar Personal Air Cooler from The Grommet

Perfect for the Dad who wants to keep it cool all the time

Some guys are hot all the time, and the partners of those guys end up freezing in their own home. If your husband or boyfriend is freezing you out of your own home by constantly adjusting the thermostat, giving him the Evapolar Personal Air Cooler from The Grommet is as much a gift for you as it is for him. It is an evaporative cooler than lowers the temperature and cleans the air around it. It is very compact, and can be used bedside or at a desk. Put on a big Christmas bow on this gift and know that you will both be a lot more comfortable from here on out.

  • Uses basalt filter that blocks dust and even prevents mold and bacteria from building up
  • Cools an area of 45 sq. ft. in front of the device
  • Operates for 4-6 hours on single water supply
  • Modern design that lights up and looks great.
  • Cools the air temperature around 10 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit lower


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Mugsy Jeans

Perfect for the fashionable Dad looking for style and comfort

The quest for the perfect pair of jeans can seem impossible. Dad’s quest for the perfect pair of jeans can end this holiday season if you give him Mugsy Jeans. These are the most comfortable jeans for men ever. Men who want to step up their fashion game need some Mugsy Jeans. Mugsy Jeans give him a slim fit without being restrictive. The secret is the denim. It is breathable and super flexible. You actually get a stylish fit that feels better than any other pair of jeans. Order Dad a couple of pairs in confidence. Mugsy offers free returns, no questions asked. We chose two styles: The Fultons and The Studio Blues. The Fultons are a dark wash with natural fading and whiskering. The Studio Blues are a super dark, monochromatic blue jean. These jeans can be dressed up or down and Dad will never want to take them off.

  • Available in four different washes and two fits.
  • Designed just for men with room for “the boys.”
  • More comfortable than sweat pants.



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Full Swing Sherpa-Lined Armstrong Jacket by Carhartt

Perfect for the hard working dad who needs to stay warm year-round.

The Full Swing Armstrong Jacket from Carhartt is thoughtfully designed for the hard working man, that can’t afford to wear bulky, movement-restricting jackets outdoors when the weather gets cold. The outer shell is made out of wind-resistant cotton duck, and is fleece lined for warmth. The amazing design features revolutionary stretch panels between the shoulders and elbows, that lets you swing a sledgehammer, throw a bale of hay on a truck, or wrangle a bossy horse with ease, without being slowed down because of a bulky jacket that won’t move.

Our favorite features on the Full Swing Armstrong Jacket include:

  • Corduroy-trimmed collar with under-collar snaps for optional hood
  • Internal rib-knit cuffs that grip the wrist comfortably so keep the arms warm
  • Inside storm flap and bungee on hem keep cold out
  • Left chest pocket with zipper
  • Two large, fleece-lined, lower-front pockets
  • Available in a wide variety of sizes, including Big & Tall
  • Available in two stylish, yet practical, colors: Black or Moss (Pictured)

And, like everything that Carhartt makes, they are proudly born, raised, and operated, 100% out of the good ole’ USA.


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Heated Stadium Seating from The Grommet

Perfect for the winter sports spectator Dad

Fall and Winter sports are so much fun. Who doesn’t love a good Friday night at the local football game? Even when the temperatures drop, the games go on and fans fill up the freezing cold bleachers to cheer on their team. If you have a dad on your list who faithfully attends every one of his kid’s games, keep his butt from freezing with heated seating from The Grommet. The Grommet finds the best new brands and this heated seating comes from an innovative company called Chaheati. Their heated seats are cordless and use long lasting lithium batteries. Both the Heated Stadium Seat and Heated Chair are lightweight so they are easy to take anywhere.

  • Dad gets the same comfort of heated seats in a car but can take it anywhere.
  • The Heated Chair has a USB charger built in for portable devices, storage pocket, and cup holder.
  • The Heated Stadium Seat is the most portable seat at only 2 pounds.
  • The Heated Stadium Seat battery lasts 6 hours. The Heated Chair Battery lasts from 2-7 hours depending on the heat setting.

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Perfect for the dad who wants to identify himself as a baseball person.

If your dad loves America’s pasttime, Baseballism has some of the coolest gifts for him this Christmas. T-shirts, hats, accessories and more, Baseballism is a premium off the field brand focusing on the class, tradition and history of baseball. Their clever t-shirts and stylish product line keep the passion for baseball in every garment and accessory. We love their Hit & Run and 3 Up 3 Down designs. There are coordinating t-shirts for kids, making this a fantastic idea for a father/son gift. The RTG Single Loop Bracelet is made of Glove Tan Leather and would be a hit in his stocking!

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Waytap Beer Dispenser by Fizzics

Perfect for the beer afficionado

The Fizzics Waytap Beer Dispenser is the perfect gift for the beer aficionado in your life. Using patent-pending fluid and gas technology, the Waytap enhances the flavor, texture, and taste of any beer style without using chemicals. This portable dispenser is compatible with 12 to 25 oz cans and 12 oz bottles. Lightweight and durable, the Waytap delivers draft quality beer with the freshest, full-body flavor possible. Whether you’re entertaining a beer loving crowd at a tailgate, or just enjoying a casual drink at home, the Waytap is the ideal tool to enhance your beer drinking experience.


Waytap Beer Dispenser


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Mission Belt

Perfect for the fashionable man who likes to give back


A belt is one of those classic Dad gifts and odds are you have a dad on your list this holiday season who is way overdue for a new belt. Gift him with the most innovative belt available, a Mission Belt. Mission belts look incredible and fit like not other belt. Instead of spaced out belt holes, the belt buckle is designed with a clasp and ratchet inside that allows Dad to get the exact fit he needs. You can interchange the buckles on all Mission Belts. We love these belts for their look and fit but we also love that Mission Belt Co. is a company that is truly on a mission. Besides designing ridiculously comfortable and stylish belts, Mission Belt Co. is changing the world for the better. Mission Belt Co. donates one dollar from every belt sold to fight global hunger and poverty. Through loans of a few hundred dollars, they give people trapped in a cycle of poverty the kick start they need to begin caring for their families and creating a business that will allow them to support themselves and grow their community. We picked 3 belts for Dad this year: Brown with Chocolate Buckle, Black with Gun Metal Buckle, and the Commando Nylon with Matte Grey Buckle. Since the buckles are interchangeable surprise Dad with a fun NCAA buckle with his favorite team like this Florida State Seminoles Buckle.

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Volt Heating Vest

A Perfect Gift for the Dad Who Doesn’t Let the Cold Get Him Down

Outdoor lovers don’t want to stop being outdoors because of the cold. But often times outdoor layers can get bulky, making it difficult to move the way you want. It is also difficult to find things that will keep you warm in extreme cold temperatures. Volt’s heated vest liner gives you a layer of warmth underneath your regular outdoor gear, ensuring that you stay warm no matter the temperature without creating an additional bulky layer.

This heated vest liner has a slim fit and is extremely lightweight. The Zero Heat Layer System allows the heat to stay in for hours without creating an additional bulky later. The vest is powered by a rechargeable battery system, giving you lasting heat for up to 10 hours depending on which level you keep it. The heating panels rest over your back and shoulders. A four-level heat system raises the temperature up to 150 degrees which allows for all-over warmth and comfort even in the most unbearable of weather.


Heated vest liner


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Black & Decker

Perfect for the Mr. Fix It, DIY Dad


Some dads love to take repairs into their own hands and some dads would like to but don’t have the necessary tools. If you have either kind of dad on your shopping list, Black and Decker has some great gift options: BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill and Project Kit and Black + Decker Multi-Purpose Inflator. The Drill and Project Kit will help all over the home. It includes 68 hand tools and accessories. The Drill is the 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion. With the 11 position clutch, it can be used anywhere it is needed. Projects all over the house will now be easier to take on with this kit. The Multi-Purpose Inflator is a tool everyone needs in their garage. Top off the air in your car tires, inflate athletic equipment for the kids, and keep the bike tires full.

  • Tool Kit Includes Drill, Hammer, Wrench, Pliers, and more. Everything fits neatly in the carrying bag.
  • Long lasting lithium battery for the drill hold charge for up to 18 months.
  • Multipurpose inflator has 2 power sources: 12VDC, 120VAC, 20V MAX battery options
  • Automatic shut off on the inflator when desired pressure is reached.
  • Includes different inflators and needles for different needs.



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Juice Pack by Mophie

Stay fully charged no matter where your holiday journeys take you

Whether heading to out on a marathon holiday shopping excursion or catching a flight togo home for the holiday’s, Dad will love how the Juice Pack from Mophie keeps his phone charged all day long.The stylish battery case extends talk time up to an additional 27 hours, while keeping his phone safely protected from the elements. No need to worry about complicated charging systems, the wireless charging system allows him to full charge up for the next outing with ease.



Juice Pack


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