From cameras to slippers, 28 gifts for the dad who has it all

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Forget socks and ties. Instead of the old standbys, surprise Dad with a gift he will truly love this year.

Whether he's a food lover or a bookworm, there's bound to be something on our list of gift ideas for dad to make him feel extra special!

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Bestselling gifts for Dad

1. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," by Mark Manson

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" (Amazon / Amazon)
"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," by Mark Manson $15.89 at Amazon

  • "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," by Mark Manson $21.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," by Mark Manson $24.83 at Bookshop

This book is all about "a counterintuitive approach to living a good life." Mark Manson, who is known for his popular blog, makes the argument that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.

2. Sunbeam Neck and Shoulder Heating Wrap

Sunbeam Heating Pad

Sunbeam Heating Pad (Amazon / Amazon)
Sunbeam Heating Pad (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Sunbeam Heating Pad $19.99 at Amazon

  • Sunbeam Heating Pad $19.99 at Walmart

If your dad needs some pain relief, this neck wrap may do the trick. It contours to the shape of his upper shoulders and delivers soothing, therapeutic heat.

3. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit (Amazon / Amazon)
Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit $35.00 at Amazon

  • Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit $35.00 at Ulta

  • Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit $35.00 at Sephora

This travel-friendly grooming kit can help dad keep his beard feeling fly — and leave his skin and facial hair looking their best.

4. "Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space," by Tim Peake

"Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space," by Tim Peake

"Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space" (Amazon / Amazon)
"Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space" (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space," by Tim Peake $20.28 at Amazon

  • "Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space," by Tim Peake $26.00 at Barnes and Noble

Astronaut Tim Peake takes readers behind the scenes and answers hard-hitting questions about life in space. "Was it fun to do a space walk?" and "What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time?" are just a few of the topics touched on in this fascinating read.

5. Maverick Digital Meat Thermometer

Maverick Instant Read Thermometer

Maverick Instant Read Thermometer
Maverick Instant Read Thermometer

With this gadget, Dad can fire up the grill with confidence! This meat thermometer guarantees chicken, steak, pork, hamburgers and more will be cooked to perfection.

Holiday gifts for Dad

1. Original Grain Sapele Wood Watch

Men's Sapele Wood Paired with a Black Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 46mm

  • Men's Sapele Wood Paired with a Black Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 46mm $246.75 at Macy's

  • Men's Sapele Wood Paired with a Black Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 46mm $246.75 at Belk

Isn't this handsome? This 47mm handcrafted watch would look nice on Dad's wrist. It's made from all-natural, sustainably-sourced Hawaiian Koa wood and stainless steel.

2. Ugg Ascot Leather Slippers

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper
UGG Ascot Leather Slipper

These slippers are shaped from rich leather with a rubber traction sole and are great for the dad who likes to lounge around the house.

3. Sable Electric Throw Blanket

Sable Electric Throw Blanket

Sable Electric Throw Blanket (Amazon / Amazon)
Sable Electric Throw Blanket (Amazon / Amazon)

Sable Electric Throw Blanket $39.99 at Amazon

With this soft heated throw blanket, your dad will be extra cozy. The attached controller includes ten heat settings.

4. Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet

Slim Minimalist Leather Wallets

Slim Minimalist Leather Wallets $12.99 at Amazon

Finally! The wallet dad has been looking for. It's not only extra slim and travel-friendly, but there's also nearly 30 colors to choose from!

5. Brooklinen Bergen Joggers

Bergen Jogger

Bergen Jogger
Bergen Jogger

Bergen Jogger $75.00 at Brooklinen

If your dad's been rocking the same pair of sweats all year, help him upgrade with this easy-fitting pants. These joggers are made out of a lightweight, ultra soft French terry fabric.

Tech gifts for Dad

1. Samsung Galaxy Earbuds

Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds (Amazon / Amazon)
Samsung Galaxy Buds (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds $79.99 at Amazon

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds $79.99 at Best Buy

Wireless earbuds fan? These will likely be his jam. Dad can listen to his favorite podcasts, tunes or pair with his smartphone to take calls on the go.

2. Beats Pill + Portable Speaker

Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker $229.99 at Target

  • Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker $179.95 at Amazon

This portable speaker delivers a clear, full-range sound you might not expect from such a compact gadget. It's durable and simple to use. Connect Dad's smartphone to this device and he can start playing his favorite tunes.

3. Kodak Smile Classic Digital Camera

Kodak Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera

KODAK Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera with Bluetooth (Amazon / Amazon)
KODAK Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera with Bluetooth (Amazon / Amazon)

Kodak Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera $119.99 at Amazon

It might be a throwback to retro cameras, but it's got modern technology. Dad can instantly print 3.5-inch by 4.5-inch photos easily.

4. Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable

Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable

Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable
Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable
  • Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable $191.99 at Best Buy

  • Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable $179.99 at Amazon

Speaking of retro, your dad will want to spin all of his vintage vinyls on this modern turntable enabled with Bluetooth technology.

5. GoPro Hero 9

GoPro HERO9 Black

HERO9 Black
HERO9 Black
  • GoPro HERO9 Black $399.99 at GoPro

  • GoPro HERO9 Black $399.00 at Amazon

If your dad has big dreams of directing the next big action movie (or at least a really rad family home video), he'll love the latest addition to the GoPro family. The camera shoots stunning 5K video at 20 megapixels (including time-lapses and slo-mo) and has a front-facing screen and removable lens.

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Books for Dad

1. "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The Water Dancer" (Amazon / Amazon)
"The Water Dancer" (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates $16.77 at Amazon

  • "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates $20.99 at Barnes and Noble

Wow! This book must be good! An Oprah's Book Club pick and New York Times Bestseller, it comes from the National Book Award–winning author of "Between the World and Me."

2. "The Brand Gap," by Marty Neumeier

"The Brand Gap," by Marty Neumeier

"The Brand Gap"
"The Brand Gap"

This book is perfect for the dad looking to restructure his brand. This easy and quick read would be the perfect book to take on vacation or read while commuting to and from work.

3. "1,000 Record Covers," by Michael Ochs

"1,000 Record Covers," by Michael Ochs

1000 Record Covers (Bibliotheca Universalis)--multilingual (Multilingual, French and German Edition) (Amazon / Amazon)
1000 Record Covers (Bibliotheca Universalis)--multilingual (Multilingual, French and German Edition) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "1,000 Record Covers," by Michael Ochs $17.99 at Amazon

  • "1,000 Record Covers," by Michael Ochs $20.00 at Barnes and Noble

  • "1,000 Record Covers," by Michael Ochs $17.99 at Target

The dad who loves music will adore this coffee table book full of classic album covers, from Simon and Garfunkel to Billy Joel.

4. "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," by Michael Chabon

"Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," by Michael Chabon

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces (Amazon / Amazon)
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," by Michael Chabon $7.84 at Amazon

  • "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," by Michael Chabon $19.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces," by Michael Chabon $19.99 at Bookshop

This book of essays about fatherhood will remind you and your dad why your relationship is so special.

Useful gifts for Dad

1. Panasonic Beard Trimmer

Panasonic Beard Trimmer

Panasonic Beard Trimmer (Amazon / Amazon)
Panasonic Beard Trimmer (Amazon / Amazon)

Panasonic Beard Trimmer $100.00 at Amazon

So, dad's got the grooming kit — what about a beard trimmer? This powerful and cordless wet/dry clipper will have dad's beard shaped up in no time!

2. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme

Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme

Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme
Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme
  • Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme $51.00 at Sephora

  • Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme $74.80 at Macy's

  • Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme $63.60 at Amazon

Your dad doesn't need a special occasion to smell good. Essenced with hints of citrus, rosemary and Calabrian bergamot, this fragrance is equally refreshing and relaxing.

3. YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket -- Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Dark Grey, 60''x80'' 20lbs), Suit for One Person(~190lb) Use on Queen/King Bed (Amazon / Amazon)
YnM Weighted Blanket -- Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Dark Grey, 60''x80'' 20lbs), Suit for One Person(~190lb) Use on Queen/King Bed (Amazon / Amazon)

YnM Weighted Blanket $79.90 at Amazon

This bestselling weighted blanket is perfect for the dad who loves to sleep. It's available in 5 to 39-pound options and over 25 different colors and has an impressive 4.6-star average rating from nearly 27,000 reviews.

4. SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash

SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash

SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash for Medium and Large Dogs - Professional Harness with Reflective Stitches for Training, Walking, Jogging and Running Your Pet (Blue) (Amazon / Amazon)
SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash for Medium and Large Dogs - Professional Harness with Reflective Stitches for Training, Walking, Jogging and Running Your Pet (Blue) (Amazon / Amazon)

SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash $15.25 at Amazon

If your dad is a loving dog owner and a fitness fanatic, he needs this hands-free dog leash that allows him to jog or run while walking the dog at the same time.

Kitchen gadget gifts for Dad

1. Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs (Amazon / Amazon)
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.00 at Amazon

  • Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.99 at Target

  • Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.00 at Walmart

Dad can save time and cook with ease with this best-selling cooker. The product has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon and combines seven appliances into one to make cooking easier and more efficient. The cooker is easy to clean and is accompanied by a free app with hundreds of recipe ideas.

2. FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer

FoodSaver FM5200 Series 2-in-1

FoodSaver FM5200 Series 2-in-1 (Walmart / Walmart)
FoodSaver FM5200 Series 2-in-1 (Walmart / Walmart)

FoodSaver FM5200 Series 2-in-1 $189.00 at Walmart

Help your dad save some money and ensure the family has fresh, flavorful food all year long. This powerful vacuum sealing system removes air and locks in freshness, extending the life of food up to five times longer.

3. BlenderBottle Steel Shaker Bottle

BlenderBottle Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle

BlenderBottle Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle (Amazon / Amazon)
BlenderBottle Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle (Amazon / Amazon)
  • BlenderBottle Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle $19.98 at Amazon

  • BlenderBottle Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle $19.98 at Walmart

The new leak-free BlenderBottle shaker cup will keep Dad's drink hot or cold. With three styles to choose from, including insulated stainless steel, there's sure to be one he'll love.

4. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee (Walmart / Walmart)
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee (Walmart / Walmart)

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee $15.47 at Walmart

If he's all about java, dad will surely enjoy this 100% arabica coffee, medium-roasted and infused with authentic Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey.

5. Yeti Rambler Colster

Yeti Rambler Insulated Stainless Steel Colster

YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster
YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster

Yeti Rambler Insulated Stainless Steel Colster $29.99 at YETI

This cult-favorite colster will be on any outdoorsman's list. It's sturdy, portable and keeps drinks hot (or cold) for a long, long time. Plus, there are over a dozen colors to choose from.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 2, 2015.