Gifts for Dads for Christmas Guide

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When it comes to buying gifts for dads for Christmas, it can be really tricky!  I wish we could just tell you what the best Christmas presents for dad are, but given Dads come in all shapes and sizes that it is impossible!  

There are golf Dads, beer loving Dads, Dads who love all the latest gadgets, Dads that love to BBQ, Dads who love the outdoors, and so on.  To understand what to get Dad for Christmas, you first need to think about what kind of Dad you have!

To give you a nudge along in the right direction when it comes to what to get your Dad for Christmas, we’ve scoured the internet to come up with this best Christmas gifts for Dad 2023 guide, which covers presents for all kinds of Dads!

In this guide, you’ll find the perfect gift; whether you’re after Christmas gifts for first time dads, cool gadgets for Dad for Christmas, inexpensive Christmas gifts for Dad and even Christmas gifts for Dads who have everything!

So with this good Christmas presents for Dad 2023 guide, you’ll now be able to find Dad the perfect present that he’ll just love! And if your Dad is part of a couple, check out this couples gift guide!

We have also written a detailed Christmas gift guide for the other men in your life.

Gifts for Dads for Christmas 2023

Let’s just jump straight into it – here are our very best Christmas gift ideas for Dad.

Book Dad an experience 

For those Dads that seem to have everything, the best Christmas ideas for Dad are experiences.  Places like Experience Oz or Groupon even Scoopon have a range of awesome activities like hot air balloon rides, racing car driving, jet boat rides, horse riding and more.  They even have more relaxed activities like paint classes, boat cruises or just pamper sessions.

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for Dad from kids, a great idea is to book an experience the entire family will love.  Sometimes the best Christmas present ideas for Dad really are ones that create special memories.

And if you still have no idea what to get Dad for Christmas, you can book a gift voucher and let him choose his own experience.

Click here to check out all the awesome experiences available on Experience Oz.

For the Dad that loves to read

The best Christmas gifts for Dads that love to read is easy – books!  If you know the type of books he enjoys reading, just search the current top selling books online and buy one from the same genre.  Otherwise, casually bring it up in a conversation about what books he’s hoping to read next.

If you really have no idea, then a gift voucher to a book store like or QBD Books might just be the best Christmas present for Dad this year.

Click here to check out the current books available at QBD Books.

For the Dad that enjoys a cold drink

Whether your Dad enjoys a cold beer on a hot day or even just a nice icy cold coke – a top quality insulated tumbler makes for the best Christmas gifts Dad will love.  The best insulated tumblers are not cheap, so the chances are this isn’t something Dad’s going to buy for himself, so it’s the perfect gift.

The hottest brand on the market right now when it comes to insulated tumblers is Yeti.  Yeti’s  Rambler range includes stubby coolers, tumblers with lids, tumblers with straws, wine tumblers, water bottles and more.  So whatever Dad’s choice of drink is – you’ll be able to find the perfect Yeti Rambler product for him.

These are also the perfect Christmas gifts for outdoorsy Dad who loves to go camping, fishing, or any other outdoor activity where a good quality tumbler would come in handy.

Click here to check out the range of Yeti Rambler products.

For the Dad that loves food

Christmas gift food

We’ve tracked down and listed all the best food gifts for Dads, in our detailed guide. As well as a few featuring drinks. Grab a glass or mug of your favourite (gourmet) beverage and relax while we help you find the perfect foodie gifts for all your friends and family.

Click here for the detailed guide of gifts for male foodie in your life.

For the Harry Potter fans

If the man in your life is a Harry Potter fan – you are in luck! Harry Potter gift ideas go so much further than the seven books and eight films of the series. We have a huge selection of Harry Potter gift ideas for them in our gift guide. From wall art to wands, to mugs, Lego and more.

Click here for the best Harry Potter gift guide this year.

For the Dad that loves coffee on the go

For the Dads that can’t bear to go a day without a good cup of coffee, then one of the best Christmas presents for Dads Australia currently has is the range of Wacaco portable espresso machines.  Like the previously suggested gift, these little coffee machines are perfect for the Dads on the go or the outdoorsy Dad that still wants to enjoy a good cuppa.

These Wacaco espresso machines are super lightweight and allow Dad to brew himself a cuppa when he’s away from home.  We bought one for our Dad a few years back and he still tells us it’s the best gift he’s ever received!

Click here to check out the range of Wacaco Portable Espresso Machines.

For the Dad that loves to cook up a storm

Our Christmas gift guide for Dad wouldn’t be complete without catering for the wannabe chef Dads!  Whether your Dad considers himself a beginner in the kitchen or the next Master Chef winner, there is such a great range of kitchen gadgets and appliances that no doubt you’ll find something he’ll love.  Plus, there are good Christmas gifts for Dad at a range of different prices – ideal whether you’re keen to splurge or just after cheap Christmas gifts for Dad.

A few cool ideas to consider include air fryers, food blenders, stand mixers, food dehydrators or perhaps Dad could even do with a new kettle or toaster.

Click here to check out a range of kitchen related gifts at the Good Guys.

For the BBQ Dads

Maybe your Dad isn’t much of a cook in the kitchen, but outside he is the king of the BBQ!  In this case, when it comes to things to get dad for Christmas, why not consider a portable BBQ.  I mean, just because you’re in the park or away from home doesn’t mean that you should have a mediocre barbie.

If your Dad enjoys a barbie, then no doubt he’s already been eyeing off the Weber range of BBQs – Weber has such a great reputation for making top quality portable BBQs.  Whether you get your Dad a small Weber Baby Q or splurge on a bigger Weber Pulse – you’re guaranteed to be in Dad’s good books for years to come.

Click here to check out the range of portable Weber BBQs.

For gardening Dads

From books on nurturing your indoor flowering plants to plant stands, quirky pots and plant hangers, we have hunted down and found the best Christmas plant gifts to give your Dad this year. If you’d like to find the ideal present for your green-fingered Dad, this guide is guaranteed to provide some gifting inspiration.

Click here to read our gardening gift guide.

For the gadget Dads

If you’re looking at gadgets for Dads at Christmas – wireless headphone such as Air Pods has got to be on your shortlist.  If he doesn’t already own a pair, these are really one of the cool things to get your Dad for Christmas.

Whether your Dad is into running, walking or just wants a handsfree set up to take business calls on the go, a pair of Airpods are not only one of the cool Christmas gifts for Dad, they are practical Christmas gifts for Dad too.

Click here to check out the cool range of AirPods available.

Christmas gifts for first time Dads

If this is Dads 1st Christmas, or you’re looking for gifts for Dads first Christmas from baby, then how about a stylish nappy backpack.  These days there is a great range of nappy backpacks – that look more like stylish travel backpacks.  There are compartments for all of the things baby needs and all the things Dad needs too.

A nappy backpack might not be the coolest gifts to give Dad for Christmas, but if you have no idea what to get him or you’re after a Christmas present for baby to Daddy, then a backpack is a great idea.

Click here to check out the range of nappy backpacks for Dads.

For the photographer Dads

Another one of the cool Christmas gift ideas for new Dads is a brand new GoPro.  With a brand new GoPro, the new Dad can take an endless amount of photos and footage of his baby.  Even for Dads with older children, for Dads who love to photograph their children, he can take his skills to a whole new level with a GoPro.

The great thing about a GoPro – is there is an endless amount of accessories that go with them – so you are set for ideas for his birthdays and Christmas for years to come! (If you have an arty dad, check out this huge list of arty suggestions.)

Click here to check out the current range of GoPros available.

For the Dads that like to relax

If your Dad is always coming to watch your sporting games on the weekends or complains about how uncomfortable his chair is while camping, then one of the easy Christmas gifts for Dad is a brand new super comfortable portable chair.

Portable chairs come in all shapes and sizes, from large reclining chairs for somewhere for Dads to nap in, to chairs with side tables and insulated cooler bags so Dad has somewhere to keep his beer cold or various pockets so he has somewhere to keep his fishing gear organised.  

Whatever sort of activities your Dad likes to get up to, there is the perfect chair for him, making it one of the ideal gifts to give your Dad for Christmas.

Click here to check out a range of awesome portable chairs.

For the water loving Dads

If you’re still not sure what to get your Dad for Christmas, and your Dad likes to get out on the water or just likes to try new things, then how about an inflatable kayak?  This is also a great idea if you’re after good Christmas gifts for Dad from daughter or son because its the perfect thing for families who want to create memories together.

Inflatable kayaks can bring so much fun into a young families life and given they are so portable; they are easy to store and transport.  You can take an inflatable kayak anywhere and don’t need roof racks – just throw it into the boot.

Intex is one of the best brands of inflatable kayaks on the market and you can get a single kayak, or a tandem one is better for families.

Click here to check out the current range of inflatable kayaks available.

For the hairy Dads

If your Dad could do with a bit of help in the grooming area, then a grooming kit is one of the perfect ideas for Dad for Christmas.  There are some top quality grooming kits on the market that cater to all types of hairy dads.  Most all in one grooming kits come with a beard trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, nail clippers and more.

These days you can even get trimmers that are charged via USB, so they are cordless and can be used just about anywhere.  Some can even be used wet or dry, so Dad could use it in the shower too.

For the Dads that need a little help in the grooming department, a grooming kit may be something to get your Dad for Christmas.

Click here to check out the current range of grooming kits on the market.

Looking for some great Christmas clothes to give as a gift for him? We have that too!

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Tracy Jackson

Tracy grew up in and is resident in the UK, and is a mum of one, blogger and professional content writer. She now works freelance to fit in parenting, work, travel and cycling, and enjoys writing about a variety of topics to keep things fresh. Tracy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology so you can see her contributions to our Fun Facts About Science here. Tracy currently lives on the south coast of England but has resided all over the UK, and spent a year living in Australia. In fact she would definitely describe herself as an Australophile, due to her love for all things Australian!

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