7 gifts for Dad you can't get at Home Depot

Gift guides for Dad were a huge inspiration for starting this site. R & I felt that all gift guides for Dads were grills and drills. We wanted to acknowledge that Dads are humans, and thus, they’re all different! Hopefully this guide will help you give your dad something that’s truly for him.

AirPods - $159


Ok look — Apple does a lot of things well, and I’ve never met a single person that regrets this over-the-top-purchase. If you've got a dad who’s always putting you first, why not splurge on him a little and treat him to a pair.

Weighted Blanket - $249+

Gravity Blankets

Dads get stress and anxiety too—and may have a harder time saying so. Give him 25lbs of help this Christmas with a weighted blanket, and he may just sleep until New Year’s.

A Pop Chart - $30

Pop Chart Lab

If your dad loves irreverent pop culture references + visual representations of data, get him something like “a ranking of rappers by size of vocabulary” or “a diagrammatical dissertation on opening lines from novels” or “the permutations of pasta”.

Wooden Watch - $85


We’ve recommended Treehut watches before because we love them! It’s a nice update to the traditional Dad-style watches with natural materials and a sleek, organic look.

Something Le Creuset - $99+

Williams Sonoma

Is your Dad a gourmand? If so, he’s probably been lusting after some Le Creuset for awhile. Pick him up a piece from this Ina-Garten-Fabulous Matte Navy collection at Williams-Sonoma.

Baron Fig Starter Set - $119

Baron Fig

For the thoughtful dad, get him a Baron Fig Starter Set. Baron Fig notebooks were made to be gifted, which is why we can’t stop recommending it! He’ll love the high quality notebook and pen for all the things he needs to get on paper.

Vinyl Subscription - $22+/mo


Old School Music Dad doesn’t use Spotify, so you need to be his Discover Weekly. Get him a membership and he can get 1-3 records a month. As he won’t stop reminding you, “it’s the way music ought to be played.”