The best Christmas gifts for Dads in 2021

Closer's guide to the best gifts for dads this Christmas.

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by Louella Berryman |

Christmas is a'coming and it's time to tick off your Christmas shopping list.

Someone universally hard to shop for is the father figure in your life - do they want tech, pampering, foodie gifts, or something funny? Even finding the right advent calendar for men can be a challenge.

With this in mind, we've put together a gift guide of perfect Christmas presents for the dad in your life.

From subscription gifts, foodie feasts and top-notch technology, here are our choices of the best gifts for Dads this Christmas.

Check out our picks of the best Christmas gifts for dads

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Christmas Gift Guide for Dads

Insulated Reusable Coffee Cup
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CREDIT: Amazon

For a dad who's always on the go, why not treat him to a sleek insulated coffee cup? This one keeps drinks hot until you're ready to drink it, is powder coated to prevent scratching and fading, and is recyclable at the end of its life. Plus it looks pretty snazzy too.

John Lewis & Partners Bike Cufflinks, Silver
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CREDIT: John Lewis

For the bike loving father figure in your life, these bicycle cufflinks are a great choice. The design is sure to bring a smile to any cyclist in your life and they're surprisingly affordable for the quality too.

FodaBox Man Box
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For any foodie father or beer loving dad, this beer and bar snack box would go down a treat. The box includes craft ales, unusually flavoured crisps, meaty snacks and even a beer bread making kit.

Personalised Toiletry Wash Bag with Gold Monogram
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A smart travel wash bag is something you rarely think to buy yourself, so it makes a great gift. This one from Etsy has the added bonus of being personalised with gold embossed text, very fancy.

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A crate of dad's favourite beers is a no-brainer this Christmas. The box contains 4 IPAs, 4 lagers, 3 pale ales, 1 stout and a free beer glass.

Jetboil ZiP Cooking System
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CREDIT: Blacks

If you're buying an extra special gift for an outdoorsy dad, then this outdoor cooking system is a winner. It's on the pricier side of gifts, but this quick-heat, lightweight stove has rave reviews and is perfect for a dad who likes to camp and hike.

Make Your Own Chilli Sauce Kit
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CREDIT: Not On The Highstreet

Give your spice-obsessed dad, stepdad, or father figure this chilli sauce kit for foodie entertainment way beyond Christmas. This kit contains ingredients and bottles for three chilli sauce creations.

Hawkins & Brimble Grooming Gift Set
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This luxurious grooming set is surprisingly budget-friendly and comes in a lovely gift box. It contains two shaving aids with formulas and scents inspired by Elemi & Ginseng.

Fit Nation Foam Roller for Muscle Massage with Exercise Book
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CREDIT: Amazon

For any fitness obsessive dad a foam roller is a must. The 3D surface of this roller massages out any post-workout knots and tight muscles. It also comes with a handy guide book to make the most out of this workout tool.

L'Occitan Gift Set
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CREDIT: L'Occitane

The perfect pampering gift for any modern dad, this cute set comes with three L'Occitane products and comes in a signature gift box. The set includes scented shower gel, deodrant, and aftershave balm.

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CREDIT: Master of Malt

If you're buying for a spirit-loving dad this year then why not splash out on this set of 12 premium rums. You could even set up your own little rum tasting, with note cards and prizes for correct provenance guesses...

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CREDIT: Not On The High Street

Got a DIY expert you need to buy for? They'll love this personalised leather tool belt. There's room for all his essential equipment and the finish is top quality.

christmas gifts for dads
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CREDIT: Beer52

A subscription gift is a great idea for year-long presents for a special dad. This one is £24 a month and contains 8 beers, a snack and a beer magazine. Perfect for a beer connoisseur.

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CREDIT: Uncommon Ground

Another great idea for beer lovers, Beeropoly invites players to quaff their way through a series of beer challengesu2014from a rhyming competition to demonstrating their best dance moves. Players take turns rolling the dice (included) and moving their bottle cap pieces around the handsome pine wood board. They complete the beer challenges along the way and risk elimination. The last man or woman standing must drink the Community Cup.

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CREDIT: Amazon

Tech gifts never disappoint, and these budget-friendly headphones from Sony will impress any dad on the big day. They've got 35 hours of battery life, a built in mic and excellent sound quality, all under £35.

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Got a dad in your life who can't help but crack bad jokes every five minutes? Treat them to this hilarious Dad Joke book from Amazon. If anything, at least their jokes might get a little better...

Tile Pro (2022) Bluetooth Item Finder, Pack of 2
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CREDIT: Amazon

Got a dad in your life who's always losing their keys? This clever gadget connects to a smartphone and makes a noise when you call it, meaning he'll never lose his car keys/house keys/ other small objects again. Now that's a gift that keeps on giving.

John Lewis & Partners Felt Mule Slippers
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CREDIT: John Lewis

Every father figure needs a good pair of slippers, especially in the chilly winter months. These felt slippers from John Lewis are pretty reasonably priced and they're super warm as well as looking quite stylish.

Gorgeous Brewery Classic Ale Selection, 4 x 330ml
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CREDIT: John Lewis

Treat your dad to this set of four classic ales from the Gorgeous Brewery in Highgate, London that they're bound to love.

Happy Socks Christmas Gift Box 3-Pack
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CREDIT: Happy Socks

Socks are usually seen as a bit of a boring, basic present. But not with Happy Socks - these snazzy socks are completely unique, colourful, and make for a fun festive gift.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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CREDIT: Amazon

Bring your dad into 2021/2022 with a smart speaker - with the popular Echo Dot they can play music, ask questions, check the weather, news, and more.

The Classic Christmas Sleekster
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CREDIT: Hotel Chocolat

If your dad is a fan of dark chocolate, like most seem to be, then this tray will go down a treat. An iconic collection of firm favourites and festive chocolates, they'll be able to indulge from Christmas Day into the New Year.

Roberts Rambler BT DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth Digital Radio, Green
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CREDIT: John Lewis

In a vintage 1970s design that your dad is sure to appreciate, this radio will help keep them entertained as they carry out jobs around the home.

MasterChef Apron
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CREDIT: Menkind

Does your dad consider himself a genius in the kitchen? This MasterChef apron will help him feel like the top-notch chef he is.

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In our round-up we've included state of the art headphones for the music-lover, a foam roller for gym obsessives and a chilli sauce making kit for budding foodies.

If your budget can stretch, we've also found a brilliant beer subscription gift for £24 a month that includes eight beers delivered to his door monthly throughout the year.

For smaller budgets, we've got grooming sets and cycling-themed cufflinks, as well as cosy slippers and one-off hampers.

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