When it comes to giving gifts for the holidays in 2020, you want to give Dad something he’ll treasure…and use. We asked our editors what they’re giving the papas in their life, from the practical to the personal. Read on to see the unique gifts for dads they came up with.

Me's Way Authentic Vietnamese Chili Sauce

Bring a Vietnamese tradition to your home or Dad's stocking this year with Mẹ’s Way, authentic Huế-style chili sauces founded by Chau Tonnu, a first-generation Vietnamese American who uses a recipe passed down from three generations of mothers to daughters. (Fun fact: Me means mother!) Each jar is small batch and carefully crafted. Choose from regular or vegetarian.

Order now at meswayllc.com, from $25.95-$49.95 (available in 8 oz. and 16 oz.)

OnTop Ball Toss Pro Set

Gift dad a game he will love playing with kids or other grownups! Unlike any other yard game out there, OnTop Ball Toss is full of challenges. Move over Corn Hole! This is the new addictive outdoor game you'll see everywhere in 2021! 

Buy it now. $129.95

Enjoy the Wood 3D Multilayered World Map

This 3D multicolored wooden map not only looks great on the wall, it will satisfy his wanderlust at the same time. 

Get it here. $156

Timberland Earthkeepers Sunglasses

These will pair so well with this favorite boots, he'll wear them almost as much. 

Find his pair here, $87

CreateGiftLove Photo Key Ring

The tiniest way to remind him who loves him the most. 

Get it here. $39.30

Uncommon Goods Baseball Park Map Glasses

Even if you can't take him out to the ballgame this year, he can show his team pride from the comfort of an easy chair.

Shop it here. $35 for set of two.

YourLifeIsAWorkOfArt Custom Travel Poster

Go beyond the framed photo and customize his favorite travel memory into a vintage-style poster.

Shop for yours here, $21 & up

Mancrate's Micro Brewed Kit

Dad will become the brewmaster of his dreams with this 1-gallon kit for making the finest beer in town.

Find it here, $80

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California Cowboy High Sierra Shirt in Daffy Plaid

Give dad a shirt that goes above and beyond just looking good: it also features phone and beer pockets.

Buy it now, $148

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert

This miniature little arcade game is the pocket-sized escape from reality he needs this year. The Screen size is 1.5 inches with an overall cabinet size of 3.75 x 1.75 x 1.75. You can even snap it on a keychain for on-the-go fun.

Shop it here, $18.30

Comes also in Tetris, Pac Man, Frogger, Pole Position and more

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Rad Powered Bike's Radwagon Cargo Bike

Make the new dadwagon this Radwagon, an electric cargo bike that will get him from Point A to Point B, with plenty of room for stops C & D, along the way.

Get it here, $1699

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Peak Design's Everyday Backpack

From daily use to business trip to rugged photoshoot, gift Dad the backpack that won't wear out.

Shop it here, $260

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Wildwood Grilling Planks Sampler Pack

This sampler pack of grilling planks includes cedar, alder, maple, hickory and cherry, sure to add some serious flavor to his grill.

Buy it now, $88

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Westmark Germany 3-in-1 Resealer Beer-Bottle Opener

Not only does this little tool open beer bottles with ease, it also actually reseals them.

Get one here, $9.99

Fire Dept. Coffee's Skull Crushing Espresso

Firefighter owned and operated coffee company that donates a portion of sales to first-responder charities. They also have a coffee of the month club!

Find it here, $14.99

Kelty Journey Perfectfit Signature Kids Carrier

"Where I go, you go" and Dad will take the littles everywhere in this top-rated, sporty backpack kids' carrier. 

Buy it here, $299

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

This personalized book reveals just what kind of world Dad was born into.

Get it here. $99-$135

Kijaro Folding Rok-it Chair

Whether it's field-side for his kiddo's game or relaxing around a campfire, this rocking chair is so comfortable he'll be lucky to keep it to himself. 

Find yours here. $50

Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn Best Sellers Set

Give him the best popcorn around and treat him to a movie night at home, no matter how much the kids groan over his choice of film

Find it here., $33

SureCall Cellphone Signal Booster

If dad is sick of dealing with dropped calls at home or on the road, get techie this year and get him a cellphone signal booster. SureCall’s products boost any existing cell signal by 1 to 3 bars, which reduces dropped calls and improves data speeds. Best of all they work with all carriers and are easy to install. For home, go for the FlareDB+ and for on the road, the N-Range 2.0 is your best bet. He may just share his hotspot with you after he opens this gift! 

—Amber Guetebier



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Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication.