Best Holiday Gifts for Dads
By Tracey Dowdy
Dad’s are notoriously hard to buy for. By this point in working-from-home he’s definitely got a favorite coffee mug, and who needs a new tie when he’s not leaving the house?
These gift suggestions are practical, come in at several price points, and work for just about every personality and interest.
If dad is a NASCAR fan, he’ll love the chance to get behind the wheel and drive a NASCAR Race Car for timed racing sessions on any of the Nation’s Premier Speedways. Dad will meet with the crew chief, get training and instruction, get behind the wheel, make pit stops, and choose from 5 to 48 minutes of Track Time. Packages start as low as $99 for a ride-along and increase depending on drive time and the track chosen.
Balancing social distancing, the colder weather in many parts of the country, and our need to see friends and family, can be challenging. That makes outdoor experience gifts a great option this year. Fire pits, outdoor experiences like hiking, snowshoe tours, or backyard accessories like outdoor heaters and blankets can make getting together safely possible.
If dad is more of a foodie, consider a MasterClass so they can learn to make Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant recipes at home or how to make Texas Barbecue from Aaron Franklin, one of the most influential pitmasters in the country.
If he’s missing that posh morning coffee from his commute, a coffee subscription, a french press, coffee stencils for perfect foam art, or a Cold Brew Coffee Maker can make dad the family barista. Consider it a gift for the whole family!
For dads who are golf obsessed, Golf Digest has a fantastic list of options for the dad who already has everything. The list includes stylish golf shirts and shoes, a top-rated mask for sport, and if you really want to go all-in, a $15,430 Southern Tide Sirius golf cart that comes with JBL speakers and custom embroidery and finishes.
Consider clothing subscription boxes like Frank and Oak, Stitch Fix, or Trunk Club for the sartorialist. Lumin, Scentbird, and Birchbox Man will meet all their skincare and fragrance needs, and a subscription to Flaviar, Butcher Box, Grill Master’s Club, or Murray’s Cheese is sure to impress.
Tracey Dowdy is a freelance writer based just outside Washington DC. After years working for non-profits and charities, she now freelances, edits, and researches on subjects ranging from family and education to history and trends in technology. Follow Tracey on Twitter.