In case you couldn’t tell by the weather, light displays and festive Starbucks cups surrounding you, the holiday season is upon us. It’s a time for reflection, family and gift giving. Well, a lot of it revolves around the gift giving, but we guess the reflection and family stuff is important, too.
Now, to all the dads out there, we know that the holidays can be wonderful, but also stressful. Especially the dads who wait until the last minute to get their gift shopping done. By which we mean to say every dad.
So we at The Classic Dad decided to do some of the heavy lifting for you gift-giving dads out there, with our exclusive 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve got the perfect gifts for dads and family members alike. We even got to try them out ourselves, so we know they’re legit. Now’s the time to get in the Holiday spirit and grab these great gifts while they last!
Tervis “Dad Themed” Mugs ($21.99)
The good folks at Tervis know how to hold your beer. They have a variety of options to choose from such as tumblers, water bottles, mugs, and wine glasses, all of which are unbreakable and come with a lifetime guarantee.
But the best part about these products? They’re infinitely customizable! You can get a mug with the logo of your favorite team. Or, better yet, you can use a family picture, or just write down your favorite dad jokes. If you want something to carry with you, instead of a mug, you can make an insulated tumbler with any photo or design of your choosing for between $21.99 and $26.99, depending on how large you want it.
Heck, new dads can even customize their very own sippy cup. The possibilities are endless.
Red Duck Food So Unique Gift Set ($18)
Red Duck makes sauces that are sure to appeal to the barbecue lovers out there. Their sauces are made with fresh tomatoes that go from field to puree in less than four hours, using unique spice blends and vinegar as the only preservative. Their sets sell on Amazon, including ketchups, taco sauces, BBQ sauces and even cocktail sauce, but why not get a little interesting with their special holiday-only “So Unique” pack?
This set has all your condiment needs covered, from a curry ketchup to a sweet mustard peppercorn barbecue sauce, with a Korean taco sauce that’s sure to add a kick to all your favorite dishes.
These sauces are all organic, which dads may shrug at, but are guaranteed to make a barbecue stand out, which all dads love. And really, what dad can resist more high-end sauces to add to his barbecue arsenal?
United By Blue Fife Travel Shirt ($66.30)
Our friends at United By Blue are on a mission to help the planet. The lifestyle company is focused on getting you outdoors, or as it’s better known “the ultimate dad playground,” and in doing so, they’ve crafted warm, lightweight clothing that’s perfect for travel and camping. And for each product you buy, they remove three pounds of trash from the ocean.
Saving the world never looked so good! We’re a fan of this travel shirt, but they have a huge variety of items to choose from, like enamel steel mugs for just $20, this Banff Colorblock Button Down that could even make a dad look trendy, or socks made with real bison down that somehow are softer than cashmere and warmer than wool.
Either way, you’re supporting healthy, outdoor living, and helping to keep our oceans clean.
The Warriors & Scholars Boxer Briefs Club Subscription ($12-30 a month)
It’s time for dad to toss aside those tighty whities and embrace the boxer brief lifestyle.
The Warrior & Scholars Boxer Brief Club can send between one and three pairs of hi-tech boxer briefs a month to the active dad who wants more from his undergarments. These moisture-wicking briefs come in exciting, fun designs. It’s a breeze to join, you can skip a month or cancel at any time, and you can gift it to that special dad in your life by simply entering their name and address at checkout.
We all know dads love their Christmas lights. But you know what they hate? Their Christmas lights. Or rather, the defective Christmas lights that ruin a whole strand. It’s a headache, but an easily remedied one. Enter, the Ultra-Lit Tree Company. The Lightkeeper Pro revitalizes most light sets in a matter of seconds, with just the squeeze of a trigger. And if you shelled extra for those LED light sets, fear not—the LED Keeper works just as well, just as fast.
Next year dad’s putting up the Christmas lights, he’s going to wonder how he went so long without these handy fixers.
Banana Phone ($39.99)
Smart phones are boring. At least for dads. There are a million apps, even though dads only use roughly six of them, and they’re not fun. Or at least they don’t look fun.
Enter, the banana phone.
This Bluetooth®-enabled mobile headset connects with your smart phone and makes calling fun again. Once you pair the banana with your smartphone, you can make calls through Siri or Google Home, and get to work on all the bad dad jokes you can make about talking on a banana. On top of all that, 1% of all proceeds from the banana phone go to support Gearing Up For Gorillas, who support gorilla conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also, it’s a banana phone! Banana!
Anson Belt & Buckle ($49.99)
Anson makes the perfect adjustable belt, so you don’t have to worry about how much Christmas dinner you put away this year. This micro-adjustable belt replaces the typical holes you’d see on a belt with over 30 options only 1/4 of an inch apart, so you can slide the belt and buckle into the perfect fit, every time.
The Anson buckle employs “teeth” on a unique track system that catches as the belt slides through the buckle, letting you make the belt as loose or as tight as you want with no fuss. You can even customize your belt, choosing between dozens of straps and buckles to find the perfect belt for your tastes. Casual or formal, these belts can go with you to the office, or to the ballgame. You’ll never look at your belt the same way again.
The Comfy ($39.99)
Created by two dads in Arizona, The Comfy is plush, cozy, versatile, and the perfect answer to a cold winter day. These wearable blanket/sweatshirts fit all sizes, big and small, and are so comfortable they’re almost unfair. You may have seen this product on an episode of Shark Tank, but you can also see it in your home as the perfect gift for someone who likes to stay warm and snug in the cold weather.
Ghost Scream Hot Sauces ($8-$12)
Every dad in the history of fatherhood has had one response to being told, “Oh, this is too spicy.”
That response was to immediately eat the too-spicy thing, and pretend like it “isn’t so bad” as sweat pours down his forehead. So why not put dad to the test again with Ghost Scream Hot Sauces. From the original hot sauce to the newly released Vindaloo Curry, made with the rare and formidable Moruga Scorpion Pepper, these sauces are high in spice, low in sugar and sodium, and most importantly taste fantastic.
Get dad ready to feel the burn, and like it, with the three-pack kit for $30 featuring hot sauce, chili garlic jam and chili garlic paste.
Zaca Recovery Chewables ($20.99 for 6 packs)
The holidays bring holiday parties, which bring drinking and rich foods that are sure to wreak havoc on the system the following morning. That is, if you didn’t come prepared.
Enter, Zaca Recovery Chewables. Take a few of these chewable tablets after every drink, and two before going to bed, and be amazed at how fresh and free you feel in the morning. These tablets are all-natural, featuring a blend of herbs, antioxidants, and electrolytes and, most importantly, they work.
They offer a 100% Satisfaction guarantee—they promise to stave off fatigue, clear foggy heads, chase away nausea and even aid in liver detoxification, all while keeping you hydrated and giving you a much needed boost. The day after Christmas just got a little less uncomfortable for dads everywhere.
Colorful Trucker Hats from Art 4 All by Abby Paffrath ($29.95-$31.95)
You can never go wrong getting a dad a good trucker hat. And these hats are exceptional. Abby Praffath has created a variety of bright, unique designs inspired by Western landscapes using Batik, a traditional Indonesian art form using a wax resin dye technique to create images and designs on fabric. There are dozens of designs (and beanies for the roughly seven dads in America who do not like trucker hats) to choose from, and each make a unique, individual gift that is tough to beat.
Boardwalk Food Company Craft Beer Pretzels ($6.49)
Pretzels and beer go together like…well, pretzel and beer. It might be the perfect combination.
So when we saw that Boardwalk Food Company decided to combine these into the perfect snack, we have to say we thought…it’s about time! These come in three flavors, each guaranteed to please. There’s IPA, stout, and pilsner. Each pretzel bite is thick, but not too crunchy. And if you think that pretzels go well with beer, wait till you sip on a beer while eating beer-flavored pretzels. Your NFL snack game will never be the same.
3, 6, or 12-Month Cuvée Coffee Subscription ($56-$224)
For the dad who loves his coffee, what better way to up his java game than to get the Cuvée coffee subscription.
You can choose to receive one, two or three 12oz whole bean bags a month, with a different variety available each month, to figure out which coffee is truly king. Cuvée gathers coffee from all around the world, from Brazil to Colombia to Indonesia and everywhere in between, and there’s no better way to get to know these premium coffees than getting this subscription. Shipping costs are included in the price, which makes for the perfect gift for that coffee lover in your life.