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We’ve heard from our better haves that dads can be extremely difficult to shop for. But we swear we’re not that difficult! We polled our community of Poppylist dads to find out what every dad needs, wants, and wishes for. We hope this list can provide some ideas and inspiration as you try to find the perfect gift for the dads in your life.
The Every Dad Gift Guide 2022
Stance, Sock Subscription | $19/month
Dads are all about comfort, and nothing beats the Butter Blend™ socks made by Stance. Not only is Stance a category leader in comfort, but their endless collabs and colorways will ensure you’ll find the perfect pair for every dad. A subscription of these socks will keep dad feeling and looking good all year long.
Ridge, Wallet | $95
Gone are the days of the wallets exploding with credit cards, receipts and cash. A new era of slim and sleek wallets is upon us, and Ridge leads the way with their practical, yet uber-stylish wallet.
Theragun, Theragun Mini | $179
One thing is likely clear to all dads - we’re not getting any younger! The Theragun mini is an ultra portable but super effective tool in helping soothe those sore muscles from the never-ending piggyback rides.
Ooni, Koda 12 | $399
If the dad in your life is a pizza fan, get them this oven and you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to pizza heaven. We love the simple setup, and the quality of the finished product is like nothing you could achieve in a home oven. Bonus points for picking up some of the many pizza making accessories.
Kit and Alice, Crew Neck Tees (3 Pack) | $89
If there’s one thing dad’s crave but likely haven’t yet found is the perfect t-shirt. After extensive research, we can confirm these are the closest thing to the perfect tee. We highly recommend the three pack to give dad a variety of options.
Tragger, Pro 757 | $899
If there’s one cooking appliance that every man can probably agree is an essential, it’s a high-quality grill. And there’s no brand better known for high-quality grills than Traeger. We love the precise temperature control, the meat probe, and the ease of cleaning after a perfectly grilled steak.
Whirley Pop, Stovetop Popcorn Popper | $24.41
While parents of little ones may no longer be able to sneak out for a movie on a Friday night, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the movie theater experience into your living room. If you’re a popcorn fan, we’re big fans of Whirley Pop. You’ll thank us later.
Masterclass, Subscription | $15/month
Dads are all about self-improvement, but who has the energy to read a self-help book at the end of a long day of negotiations with a toddler. Enter Masterclass - and in 30 days you can pick up a new skill from the comfort of home.
Fellow, Stagg EKG Electric Kettle | $165
It’s no secret that most dads live off caffeine. What better way to fuel the coffee-loving (or addicted?) dad than by bringing the coffee shop experience into their kitchen? Fellow’s coffee products are unmatched, especially this highly touted electric kettle.
Geologie, Daily Skincare Set | $50
If there’s one thing nearly all dads are guilty of its laziness when it comes to skincare. Enter Geologie. Not only do they know that we aren’t about to go through a 10 step skincare routine, but they don't want us to! Their products are optimized with men in mind, and require the bare minimum of daily maintenance to keep dad’s skin looking and feeling great.
Babish, Chef's Knife | $50
Any dad who spends time in the kitchen, is in need of a high quality chef’s knife. The problem? Most quality knives will break the bank, and as important of a kitchen tool as it is, most dads simply won’t prioritize it over other splurges (see below). Thankfully, YouTuber and Author “Babish” is here to help with his high quality (and highly affordable) line of kitchen tools.
Sonos, Roam | $179
Not just a product for dad, but for the whole family. We’ve all experienced the days at the park when your little one busts out a verse from baby shark that requires your immediate participation (no? just us? cool cool cool). Imagine how well you could uplevel the experience by having those sweet Cocomelon jams pump through the highest quality portable speaker on the market.
Away, The Bigger Carry-On | $295
Travel gear is no longer just about function, but also style and efficiency. And nothing tops Away when it comes to both. The sleekest (affordable) suitcases on the market, that are incredibly easy to pack and steer, while also having just the right amount of tech to go along with them.
Nike, Tech Fleece Joggers | $110
If the dads in your life do not have a comfortable pair of joggers to lounge around in, this should jump to the top of your list. There are countless quality brands to choose from, but our favorite is the Nike Tech Fleece line for the quality, appearance, variety, durability, versatility and most importantly, comfort!
Apple, AirPods Max | $549
Simply put, these are the best headphones on the market. Sure that’s just our opinion, but unless the dads in your life are audiophiles, nothing can top the style, comfort, sound quality and effortless pairing with an iPhone. 10/10.