In-laws, especially fathers-in-law can be a tough nut to crack. Right from the first moment we meet him up to every holiday, birthday, and special occasion, we keep wondering: “How can I impress my father-in-law?”
Well, you can impress him with a great gift, for sure! But what are great gifts for a father-in-law? For all of you who are asking yourselves the exact same question, we have created a list of the best gifts for a father-in-law. You can opt for a practical gift, a funny gift, or a personalised present. Whichever gift you choose, you will surely win his approval, become a part of his ‘circle of trust’, and maybe even get the prestigious status of his favourite daughter/son-in-law.
Practical father-in-law gift
If your father-in-law is the designated chef of the family, he would surely appreciate receiving an electric smokeless grill with a glass lid, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. This practical device will allow him to prepare a delicious meal for his family even on a rainy or cold winter day. And when he’s done, he will simply put it in the dishwasher instead of washing it by hand.
Best-selling personal development book
Your father-in-law may know a lot, but he can still learn a thing or two, especially in the field of personal development. This best-selling book by James Clear will help him grow, develop good habits, break the bad ones, and thus help him reach his goals and create his dream life. He may need it to improve his health, strengthen his relationships, reach a career goal, or simply enjoy his retirement with as much joy as possible.
Well-meant father-in-law gift
Your father-in-law is your family member, your partner’s father and as such you want him to be healthy. A quality smartwatch and fitness tracker will help him monitor and improve his health. He should be able to track his blood pressure, his blood oxygen levels, his heart rate, sleep quality, steps, distance travelled, burned calories, and much more. The device may motivate him to exercise more and take better care of himself. They tend to be waterproof, compatible with both iPhones and Android phones, and have a long battery life.
Practical small gift
Every father-in-law likes to be on top of things – after all, that’s his job description. But as most fathers-in-law shy away from complicated apps and prefer to do things the good old way – manually, he may need a printed journal to scratch things off his long to-do list. So why not gift him this stylish journal/notebook designed to organize his chores. Plus, the inscription on the cover will get you some bonus points for sure.
Every man needs socks. And as they tend to wear out relatively quickly, you can never go wrong by buying an extra pair or two. However, these socks aren’t regular socks. Not only will they keep your father-in-law’s feet warm and dry, which will instantly put him in a better mood, but they are also extremely breathable, absorbent, moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and super soft. They are designed to promote well-being and will help your father-in-law take small and comfortable steps towards health.
Gift your father-in-law an experience!
If you wish to bond with your father-in-law and really get him to like you, consider buying him an adventure instead of material stuff. You can buy him a gift card that will allow him to have a thrilling forest segway ride, an unforgettable treetop experience, go zip lining, or try out axe throwing. If you tag along, the two of you could create some memories that will last forever.
Great gift for most fathers-in-law
Men tend to appreciate a good whiskey. If your father-in-law is one of them, giving him a gift set of eight whiskey chilling stones that will not alter the taste of his favourite drink and two elegant glasses in a stylish wooden box would surely make his day. This is one of the best gifts for a father-in-law ever and it will definitely make a lasting impression.
Give your father-in-law a chance to learn
Udemy is an online learning platform that offers courses on countless topics. Depending on your father-in-law’s interests you can buy him a course in business, money management, taxes, personal development, stress management, study skills, arts and crafts, pet care, nutrition, fitness, cooking, etc. You can even buy him a course on how to brew beer at home. Learning a new skill and converting it into a hobby would enrich his life greatly.
Personalised father-in-law present
Here’s a great idea! How about giving your father-in-law a personalised black engraved wallet? This stylish wallet made of 100% real leather can be engraved in gold, silver, or black initials, name, or entire sentences – both inside and outside. The wallet is designed to store cash, coins, cards, receipts, and more. It will keep your father-in-law organized and the sweet and thoughtful engravement will make him think of you every time he looks down on it.
Another nice practical gift
If your father-in-law is outdoorsy, a handyman that gets things done, or spends his leisure hours gardening or fishing, you should consider buying him a gardener’s tool seat. This incredibly handy multi-function garden stool made of steel and water-resistant nylon is lightweight, can be folded, and features a tool bag, which will allow your father-in-law to keep his tools organized and close at hand. This practical gift is perfect for gardeners who wish to get organized and spare their knees.
Make your father-in-law laugh!
If you really want to make your father-in-law laugh, buy him a personalised face mouse mat. Simply upload a photo or two and you will receive a high-quality mouse mat that will both serve its purpose and evoke emotion every time the user looks down on it. You can either choose a beautiful photo of his child or grandchild, or you can select a funny picture of his own face, of your face, or of both your faces. This way he will think of you and have a good laugh every time he looks down on it.
Is he into music?
You and your father-in-law may or may not have the same taste in music, nonetheless, he surely has a long list of songs that remind him of the good old days, songs that cheer him up, and even those that can get him all chocked up. To make sure he always has access to his favourite tunes, buy him this high-quality portable compact speaker. It features Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and even a microphone input, which will allow him to sing along. He will be able to take the device with him wherever he goes and convert every setting into a customized party.
Practical and funny
If your father-in-law is an old adventurer, look no more. You may have just found the perfect gift for him. This is a lightweight military-grade aluminium vessel that includes five other essential camping elements, including a compass, so that he doesn’t get lost, a flashlight with an SOS feature, a bottle opener, 2 shot glasses, and a 9 oz. flask. This practical vessel represents smart packing at its finest and offers a wonderful opportunity for your father-in-law to fully unwind in his favourite natural settings.
Unique father-in-law gift
When we get to a certain age we begin wondering about our ancestors – who they were, how did they live, and where did they come from. While a toddler definitely wouldn’t appreciate this kind of gift, your father-in-law might find it very thoughtful and moving. Simply purchase the DNA ancestry kit online, take the simple DNA mouth swab, and get the results in six to eight weeks. You will receive a ton of information about your recent ancestry, sub-regional ancestry, extended ancestry, and much more.
For the wannabe chef
This BBQ apron is the perfect gift for any “manly-man” foodie and meat lover. It has pockets for salt, pepper, your father-in-law’s favourite hot chilli sauce, his phone, and two beers – one for him and one for you. This handy, fun, and stylish apron is a must-have for any barbecue chef, as it allows him to keep all of his basic necessities neatly organized and at hand. The beer pockets will definitely cheer him up, plus, the ‘You are gonna love my meat’ sign makes it clear that criticism is not welcome.
Funny yet practical gift
Men tend to crave a man’s room and when the child moves out of the house or the apartment, the father gets the perfect opportunity to convert his child’s room into his own personal space, where he can store and do his ‘man stuff’. This sleek wooden sign will allow your father-in-law to mark his newly conquered territory by handing it on the door or inside of his ‘cave’. You can ask the designers to carve in your father-in-law’s name and some activities or rules that must be followed in his cave.
Make the man relax a little!
Imagine how much simpler life would be if your father-in-law would just relax every once in a while. He would let his guard down and impressing him suddenly wouldn’t be such a difficult task. If relaxation sounds like something your father-in-law would need, consider buying him a multi-purpose mini massager with a four-pressure-point rotation feature, optional heat mode, and a convenient portable design to keep him relaxed wherever he goes. Chances are that your mother-in-law will also appreciate this thoughtful gift.
Practical gift for wine lovers
If your father-in-law is the kind of guy who appreciates a good bottle of wine, then he would certainly also appreciate this stylish yet sturdy wall-mounted metal and wood 3-in-1 wine shelf, which also features a glass holder, a letterbox, and cork storage, which will allow him to store the corks of the wine bottles that have been opened at special occasions. He will be able to display it proudly in the kitchen, study, or wine cellar. Not only is this wine rack incredibly practical, but it is also very aesthetically pleasing. As such, it will definitely score the highest gift points.
For the creative
Escape rooms offer some of the most thrilling experiences and once you put your lateral thinking skills to the test, you may just get addicted. Since actual escape rooms may be too expensive to visit every week, a true deciphering enthusiast may love the ability to put his problem-solving abilities to the test on a weekly basis. This interactive game will covert a borderline boring game night into an unforgettable adventure and your father-in-law will finally be able to properly feed the detective inside him.
Give bees a helping hand
Without bees, humanity wouldn’t survive – that is a fact. Anybody who knows and understands it, as well as every other eco-conscious, purpose-seeking, or outdoorsy person and nature lover, would truly appreciate this charming little solitary beehive. It has an eco-friendly design that will attract bees and allow the user to support them and keep them safe. If your father-in-law has a garden with plants, fruits, and other nectar sources, he will probably love this sweet present.
Practical small gift
Is your father-in-law a beer lover? If so, this may be a great gift for him. After all, warm beer is not a beer! These cooling sticks are made of high-quality stainless steel and designed to keep the beer nice and cool from the inside. If pressed into the bottle, they create a tight seal, otherwise, they allow you to drink directly through the chill rod while the rod cools down every sip you take.
For his birthday or Christmas
Beer cooling sticks may be a nice gift, but if your father-in-law ever runs out of beer, the sticks will lose their purpose. As such, it’s best to make sure that your father-in-law always has enough beer in his fridge. The simplest way to ensure that is by getting him a monthly or bi-monthly beer subscription. You can choose from different quantities and beer varieties, depending on his needs and preferences. A subscription will save you money on shipment and give you free priority delivery. Plus, it will keep your father-in-law satisfied at all times.
Personalised to his DoB
If your father-in-law is the kind of guy who likes to kick back with a puzzle, he would probably really appreciate a custom-made New York Times front-page puzzle – especially if he is also a history buff and someone who still enjoys reading old-school printed papers. Getting him a puzzle of the newspaper’s front page from the day of his birth or a special milestone would make a particularly wonderful and interesting gift, which he would love to solve.
Personalised father-in-law gift
If you are searching for a particularly heartwarming gift that will truly move your father-in-law and make a lasting impression, you can opt for a personalised ‘Your Life in Pictures’ Book. The book will contain world news from every year of his life, starting from the year when he was born, as well as his name, date of birth, and your personalised message. It would make a great gift for your father-in-law for a special occasion.
Funny gift for the funny father-in-law
If you are looking for a funny father-in-law gift for a father-in-law who already has everything he really needs, you can buy him this hilarious little book with 52 fun poo puzzles and poo facts that will keep him entertained in the toilet. It is a perfect joke book for your father-in-law – one that will make him laugh and turn into his favourite toilet buddy.