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10 Great Gift Ideas For Dad 2014

Updated on October 29, 2014

10 Cool & Great Gift Ideas For Dad

Are you looking for some great gift ideas to get dad, for his Birthday, Father's Day, Christmas or anytime of the year? Then you've come to the right place! I've compiled an extensive list, full of excellent ideas to get your old man, lol. Sometimes, getting gifts for our dad can be a hard task - let me take the guesswork out of you racking your brain..... check out these ideas & I'm sure you'll find something that he'd really like!

These are pretty much gift ideas for him..... the majority of these ideas fall into that general category, even if the guy you're buying for isn't a father or a dad....All guys will enjoy these items! Father's, Brother's, Son's, Boyfriend's, Husbands, they all fit into this category of gift ideas.

*That's a picture of my Dad with his Grandkids, my niece and nephew.

Also, don't forget to check out: 10 Great Gift Ideas For Mom 2014

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Sports Fan Gear & Memorabilia

New York Yankees Fan Merchandise & Apparel

If you're like my dad and countless others, then I'm sure he's a big sports fan - just like the majority of us guys are. My dad's main sport that he loves is Baseball! He watches every game, sports show & sports news that has to do with his number one team - The New York Yankees!

He's so deeply invested into everything baseball and he could probably win a sports quiz game show! He owns countless Yankee's gear in the form of blankets, shirts, ties, books, pajama pants, pens, plaques, bobbleheads, the list goes on forever. He was like a kid in a candy store when he went to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY a couple years back. So that's the first set of ideas that you could get your dad as a present. Here are some examples of sports memorabilia that you could get him........

Even something as simple as getting your dad a t-shirt that displays his love for his favorite team...

More Sports Memorabilia on Amazon - Sports Collectibles

Every fan wants to be able to own a piece of history, from a moment that their team shined. Why not get your dad a collector's edition and maybe even a limited edition piece to make this Father's Day special. Whether it's a signed baseball, football, basketball or even a jersey, I'm sure he'll be so pleased to have something so cool!

What Is Your Dad's Favorite Sport?

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Sports Memorabilia On eBay - Autographed, Signed Memorabilia - Cards, Basketballs, Baseballs

eBay is probably one of the best places to buy sports memorabilia! Fans and collectors love being able to put up an item, so that someone can really appreciate a piece of their favorite team or player. Just think how cool it would be, to own an autographed card, ball or jersey by a favorite player or even more rare! the whole team! So definitely check out eBay and see if they have something your dad might like.....


Golf Clubs, Apparel, Gear

Speaking of more sports! My dad's favorite game to play is golf. You can't lose when it comes to buying golf stuff for your dad. He loves the world of golf, being out on the greens and playing a couple of rounds to relieve the stresses of the day or at the club house chipping balls from the 2 story open range to try and hit that ball collecting cart lol.

So what do you get a golfer? A golf bag, some golf clubs, golf balls and some golf clothes of course!

Here are some Golf ideas to check out.....

Does Your Dad Play Golf?

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SKLZ Accelerator Pro Ball Return Putting Mat

Can't spare the gas money to get to the golf course? Maybe it's raining or too hot? What if you just need to work on your putting? Here's the easy solution to those, especially the last option! Your dad can just set up this mat in his house, or in his office, if he has one. It's therapeutic, to practice putting!


Golf Carts On eBay

eBay is a great resource for buying Golf Carts. Take a look a some of these golf carts for your dad, if he's been really wanting a golf cart to get around the holes.


What dad, or even just any guy in general, doesn't like fishing? There a couple different types of fishing, you've got your basic fishing, ice pole fishing, big game fishing and fly fishing just to name a few. I've gone fishing a number of times in my life.

I remember this one time when I was younger, I went with one of my friends, & his family, fishing and I cast out out my rod/line..... and the fishing pole that belonged to them, slipped and went flying out of my hand and into the river. That sucked! lol

So remember! Make sure you keep a firm grasp on your pole when you go fishing because you don't want to have to go into the water after it - in which case it's at the bottom, because poles generally sink.

Have You Ever Been Fishing With Your Dad?

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National Coast Guard Certified - Winning Edge's Deluxe Fishing Life Vest (Multiple Sizes To Choose From)

Probably the best gift you could get your dad is safety & peace of mind, for you and for him. Don't worry about him drowning if you buy him this vest. It might just save his life! It's Coast Guard certified! That sells it right there! Now he just has to wear it! Hopefully he's not stubborn, but I don't think he will be, because this is a sharp looking vest! I'm sure he'll appreciate this gift!

Classic Accessories - Colorado Fishing Boat

A lot of us fisherman like to go out fishing by ourselves. It's peaceful, relaxing and therapeutic. It's quiet, except for the water flowing and the birds chirping - which doesn't mean noise pollution, like traffic and people put out. This is a great solo boat that your dad might like! To read more about it, follow the link, above, and see what others have to say.

Gone Fishin'!

Fishing Boats On eBay

It's amazing how many boats are on eBay, much like cars, there is a wide variety of choices......

Tool Gift Ideas For Dad

The Best Handyman Tools

What guy doesn't love tools!?! Well, we think we can fix everything but in all reality we really can't, but we'll give it a shot anyways, with some duct tape, a hammer and some nails.

I remember hearing once that:

"The two main things every person needs in their toolbox is Duct Tape and WD-40.

Duct Tape to use on things you don't want to move and WD-40 for things you want to move."

So who knows, maybe your dad is a regular Mr. Fix-it and can really fix things good and not mess them up like a stereotypical tv show father who messes up everything he touches. Either way, here are some great tool ideas for the big buy!......

Can Your Dad Actually Fix Things?

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DEWALT DCK655X 18-Volt XRP 6 Tool Combo Kit with Impact Driver

This power tool kit has pretty much every power tool you could need and it's quality is backed by a really good brand name - DeWalt! Whether you need to cut, sand, drill or more, this is an ultimate kit of power tools to check out!

Dremel Rotary Tools

One of My Absolute Favorite Tools

I own 2 Dremels, a wall plug-in type one and a battery powered one. If you want to read more about how awesome Dremels are then definitely read this article I put together about my Dremels and how we remodeled our house: Dremel Rotary Tools - The Best Portable Cutting Tools!

Power Tools On eBay

Everyday, eBay members buy and sell a plethora of items and power tools are no different, they have a lot of great deals on power tools that are easy to find or even the rare expensive ones you'd pay an arm and a leg for in the stores!

Great Gadget Gift Ideas For Dad

Cool Gadget Gift Ideas For Dad

Yet again! Here's another set of ideas for your dad, that all guys love! Gadgets! There are a wide variety of gadgets spanning different categories like laser thermometers for grilling, wireless headphones for music and universal remote controls for his television viewing pleasure, just to name a few. I think these products are awesome and I think your dad will agree too!

Does Your Dad Love Gadgets?

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SCOTTEVEST Microfleece Pullover Specially Made For Carrying Gadgets

SCOTTEVEST Microfleece Pullover

Specially Made For Carrying Gadgets

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If your dad is like most dads, then he loves gadgets! This is an amazing vest that can house all his top electronics. It has housing for headphone wires to feed through without having to worry about the cords getting caught outside the vest with external objects. It even has a big enough pocket that was made especially in mind, for carrying tablets! It's a very cool piece of clothing if you ask me.

*Oh and one other extremely cool item you could get your dad, and even yourself, is a real, quality made, authentic, Swiss Army Knife! one with all the cool pull outs. they make a number of different ones that come with different pieces inside them. Be sure and check Amazon for those, they can get expensive though!

Automotive Gifts For Dad

Car Gifts For Him

My dad worked as a car salesman for a number of years and it's no question that he loves cars.

Simply Put: Guys love cars!

We love keeping up the maintenance of our cars, trucks, vans and any other vehicles we own throughout our lifetime. Whether it's changing the oil or replacing the brake pads, we're into it.

So maybe your dad, or the guy in your life, would absolutely love these car care and automotive gift ideas.....

*One set of ideas that I didn't add is cleaning supplies and car maintenance fluids. They sell some really good bundles of supplies on Amazon. They make a cool gift idea!

Accutire MS-4350B Setpoint Tire Gauge - Electronic Tire Gauge Reader

Make sure those tires are taken care of with this handy, portable tire gauge gadget. It's important to keep your tires at the right level to stave off risk of accidents and don't forget to check your tire treads too!

*Also if you want your dad or anyone you know to stay safe, be sure and buy a car kit so if they get stranded, maybe even a jump starter power pack. If you wanted to go all out, get them a membership to Triple A! That will absolutely keep them safe and will assure them that someone will come and help them out of their jam, wherever they may be.

Does Your Dad Love Cars?

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Cars On eBay

You really want to buy your dad an awesome gift? Maybe he's a real car enthusiast? Ebay is the place to go!

Men's Personal Grooming Needs

Manscaping: Men's Cologne, Hair Growth, Beard & Nose Trimmers.....

Nowadays, men have taken to grooming themselves better. Not that we didn't groom ourselves good enough before, but there are a lot more ways that the majority of guys have been making themselves look good these days. We still do the basics though, shaving that 5 o'clock shadow, putting on some cologne or aftershave to smell good for the ladies and maybe getting those nose hairs that seem to want to get free from being in our nostrils and reaching for anything they can.

Here are some good ideas for the guy in your life that needs or wants some grooming, these are the most popular, best selling & highly rated items that men purchase......

Does Your Dad Manscape?

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The Shave Well Company a TRULY FOG FREE Shower Shave Mirror. Truly fogless by design. Will not fall off of the wall. - The Best Non Fogging Shaving Shower Mirro

The Shave Well Company a TRULY FOG FREE Shower Shave Mirror.

Truly fogless by design. Will not fall off of the wall.

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That's right! This is the most reliable shower/bathroom mirror I've found that won't fog up or be a pain in anyway. There's nothing worse than needing to shave or use the mirror after or during a shower and not be able to see with a traditional mirror. This item is most definitely the solution!

Reading & Book Ideas For Dad

E-Readers, Tablets & Book Gifts

I don't know about your dad, but mine is an avid reader! He gets most of his reading done.... on the toilet LoL I mean seriously, doesn't his butt fall asleep after awhile? I know mine used too when i was a kid and sat on the toilet too long. He did his fair share of hogging the bathroom! We'd always have to ask if he was done yet or knock on the door to check and see if he fell in lol

Some of his favorite authors are Tom Clancy & Dean Koontz. Good choices! in my opinion. Tom Clancy writes book about military and government themed ones and especially about his most famous character Jack Ryan, which has been played a couple times in movies by Harrison Ford. Dean Koontz's books are more of mystery, thriller, suspense novels with horror themed aspects.

For the longest time, my dad's read books in paper version, but now ever since my brother got him an Amazon Kindle Fire for Christmas, he loves that thing & he's always using it. Rightly So! It's got a lot of cool functions and they even have ones that use 4G so you can take it anywhere without having to be confined to using just Wifi.

Another thing you can do is get some actual books or digital books for his e-reader. I'm sure you know what books he likes, or you can ask him out of the blue, long before it's present buying time so he doesn't anticipate that it's for a present. As for my dad,Tom Clancy books are probably his favorite books. I've never personally read any of them but I have seen the movies with Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan. I love those movies! Maybe someday I'll read the books, they're probably superb! I know my dad's addicted and gets everyone of his new books, as soon as they come out. He also likes Dean Koontz and Stephen King for scary suspenseful horror.

("Dad! Please Get Out Of The Bathroom Nowww!!!!! I Really Have To Go!!!!!").......

Does Your Dad Hog The Toilet/Bathroom

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Funny Coffee Mugs & Shirts For Dad

Everyone loves a good funny shirt or coffee mug, especially our dads. Maybe some kind of toilet humor or maybe a joke about his age. You could always get him a mug saying #1. Dad! Here are some good ideas for funny clothes or coffee cups.....

Have You Ever Bought Your Dad A Funny Shirt Or Coffee Cup?

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Funny Dad/Father Shirt - DADD T-shirt Dads Against Daughters Dating

Your daughter is dating!?! Not in my house! LoL Where's my gun? OK! OK! I'll just scare him without it! lol

Funny Dad Quotes!

Everyone loves funny quotes, here are some links to pages that are full of some hilarious ones.....

#1. Funny Father Quotes

#2. 20 Funny Fatherhood Quotes

#3. Cosmopolitan's Funny Dad Texts

Ties, Ties & More Ties For Dad

Yup, Ties! The stereotypical present for the working class father. They get tons of these each year, but it doesn't mean he doesn't want a new one, lol You could always buy one as a joke and give it to him and then after he opens it and you get a good laugh, then give him his real, awesome present! Definitely check Amazon for some cool tie ideas if that's what you want to do.

Have You Ever Given Your Dad a Tie, As A Present?

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Gift Certificates For Dad!

As always, if you can't think of what to get your dad then you could always give him gift certificates so he can buy what he needs, as he needs it. Here is a link to Amazon for getting gift certificates for him, or anyone on your shopping gift list(they sell them in many forms, you can either have the gift certificate sent through email, regular mail or have a gift box sent to his house or you can send it to yourself and hand it to him in person):'s Gift Certificates:

Here's A Picture Of My Dad, Dressed As Santa, Last Christmas! LoL

What was the coolest thing you ever got your dad for a gift?

Did you like the selection of ideas here?

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Wow. You definitely have something here for every dad on the planet. If my dad were still here he would love some of that fishing gear. He loved to fish.

    • Teapixie LM profile image

      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      This is a comprehensive Dad-related list. I think the coolest thing I ever got my Dad was a 10 speed bike. Eventually, he gave it back to me because he didn't ride it much. I think you have better Dad gift ideas.

      I love the photo of your Dad as a skinny santa. :)

    • flycatcherrr profile image

      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Wow, that's a treasure trove! Dads are hard to choose a gift for, but surely anyone can find a great one here!

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      DeboraR 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Really thorough list for Dad! Thanks for doing all that leg work and I love the photo of 'Santa". I have the same lamp that is in your photo. Pole questions are a great addition....nice lens!

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      This is a great list! My dad is a bit particular but I am sure there are a few things he would like here.

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic collection for dad. Of course my favorite is the I don't need google mug - LOL. Blessed.