Your father in law is a vital part of your family but your personal rapport with him probably differs from that you share with your own dad. Therefore, picking a perfect Christmas gift for your father in law could be a challenging task.
There is a suitable gift for your father in law on our list no matter, whether your father in law is an outdoorsman or gadget geek, this compilation of Christmas gift ideas for dads in law has got all your options covered. We have the perfect gifts for every type of father in law to help you out. Read on for more…
Christmas Gifts For Father-In-Law:
All men have certain favorite brands of accessories that they like to wear. A gold plated watch is one fashion accessory for men that never goes out of fashion. It looked stylish 50 years back and it manages to look equally stylish today. Men of all ages can flaunt it on their wrists. So, why don’t you consider presenting a classic, 18 Carat Gold plated number to your dad in law for Christmas? Get it packed in a vintage, monogrammed wooden box to make the gift look extra special.
2. A Portable Refrigerator:
There are many elderly men who like to enjoy the leisure years of their life in the countryside. If your father-in-law is amongst those who like to go camping or fishing with his pals then this portable refrigerator would be a very useful gift for him. This mini-fridge would help to keep his beverages and food fresh and cool for a couple of days. He can even use it for his barbeque parties and serve chilled beer to their friends.
3. Neck Pillow:
Elderly people need more rest in their daily life. Sleeping well ensures that they are getting enough rest to stay healthy. If your father in law stays in a noisy neighborhood, you could gift him a set of earplugs, a cooling eye mask, a cozy comforter and perhaps, even a white noise machine. All these accessories would ensure that he sleeps very comfortably. What better gift for your old man!
4. Reversible Jersey:
A reversible jersey that has a vintage, rugged feel to it could be one good gift option as a Christmas present for your daddy in law. He can wear it inside out as well and look dashing for Christmas.
Durable and unbreakable travel suitcases would be a nice pick for a daf in law who likes to travel in style. Go for a variant with wheels that spin and rotate with ease to make the suitcase a great travel companion.
6. A Massage Chair:
Body aches and pains are not fun for anybody. The Elderly often complain of all sorts of body aches. Each time a muscle feels sore, it is not advisable to pop in ibuprofen. So, considering all this you could gift a massage chair to your father in law as a Christmas present, this time around. This massage chair would make sure that his sore back and stiff neck are well taken care of. Please ensure that you buy from a trusted brand that has features like kneading balls, heat control, massage mode, etc. With this excellent gift for Christmas, your father in law can finally say goodbye to expensive spa appointments.
7. A Coffee Maker:
This would be a good Christmas present for a father in law who cannot get his day started without his daily cup of coffee. A coffee machine would fill up his living room and kitchen with a delicious aroma of freshly ground coffee each morning. He can now enjoy espresso, cappuccino, or latte each day without having to run to the cafeteria. Make his breakfast time more enjoyable every morning with this Christmas present.
8. A Personalized Cooking Apron
A father in law who is into cooking is a boon! Does he pamper you with delicious pancakes, every time you visit ? You can reciprocate his love by gifting him a personalized cooking apron. Get a funky quote related to cooking and his name printed on the Apron. You can also give a mini-cookbook or a journal where he can pen down his favourite recipes.
9. Office Bag:
A sturdy and practical office bag that can be used to carry your father in law’s important documents and personal belongings could be one of the gift options for him this Christmas. Something rustic and made out of authentic leather would surely appeal to its taste.
10. A Bottle Of His Favorite Scotch:
If your father in law is one amongst those men, who like to enjoy the finer things in life then a bottle of fine quality, aged scotch from his favorite brewery would do the trick of delighting him as a Christmas gift. There are many breweries who would be more than happy to do personalized labels for your bottle of scotch for Christmas time. You can get the bottle dressed up for Christmas by decorating with ribbons. Also, you could gift whiskey glasses and chiller cubes along with the scotch bottle. The glasses would help him entertain his guests in style. The Chiller cubes would help cool the drink without watering it down.
11. Travel Accessories Wanderlust Hamper:
How suitable is this Travel Accessories Wanderlust Hamper as a Christmas gift for your father-in-law? The set, including a luggage tag, an eyewear case, and a passport cover/men’s wallet, will provide a hassle-free traveling to your dad-in-law. Most importantly, the hamper comes packed in a beautiful gift box and can be personalized with the name of your father-in-law.
12. Baseball Wine Rack:
This one of a kind wine rack is a perfect gift for a wine connoisseur who also happens to be a baseball follower as it would cover two of his interests at once. The seller claims that the bat is sourced from the Baseball Hall of Fame in New York, which explains its high price. If you want, you can attach the wine as well to go with the rack.
13. Initial Golf Ball Marker:
Your FIL would be thankful to you every time he goes golfing on the green, especially if he tends to lose the balls on the course. Now he just needs to mark his stuff, especially the ball using the marker and stay at peace while playing.
14. LED Lantern Speaker:
Make your FIL’s camping glamorous and a bit easy by presenting him with this innovative LED Lantern Speaker. This lantern doesn’t just light up the night but also works as a Bluetooth speaker. So now he can listen to his favorite songs while roasting marshmallows. We personally love how it looks like a traditional lantern and is waterproof.
15. Fish Hook:
This is such a wonderful gift for those who are into fishing. Also, it’s a wonderful way to let your father-in-law know how well he has raised his boy and how much your husband means to you. The seller claims that the hooks and swivels included are of very high quality, and it actually looks pretty good from the picture itself. We think it’s one of the best affordable Christmas gifts for father-in-law.
16. Call Me Old Fashioned Glass:
If your FIL has a habit of saying, “call me old fashioned” whenever he’s trying to prove a point, present this funny, but thoughtful whiskey glasses with the same print. After all, being old fashioned isn’t that bad. At least you know that your FIL has a classy and vintage taste.
17. Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art:
If your father-in-law is extremely sensitive and proud about his birthplace, especially the house that he built from his own sweat, blood and money, gift him this Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art from Minted. All you need to do is upload the photo of the house, select the frame, font, size, text, and color, and Minted would do the rest.
18. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne:
This is one of those Christmas gifts that your father-in-law will actually use. Perfumes and colognes by Jo Malone are a huge hit with everyone, so there’s no reason why your father wouldn’t use it every day. Even the scent of this particular cologne is amazing. A mix of wood sage and sea salt, the perfume has received a rating of 4.5 from more than 400 customers. If you want, you can even add an engraving to the product.
19. Blacktop Bracelet Watch:
If your FIL is more into contemporary watches, we’ve got a solution and an idea for that as well. Gift him Blacktop Bracelet Watch by MVMT. It’s a modern-looking, clean, classy and minimalist chronograph watch with a dial free of numbers, and that’s precisely what makes it stand out. Your dad-in-law will think of you each time he wears it.
20. Craft Beer Subscription:
Subscriptions are the best gift ideas for dads-in-law, especially if that subscription calls for a crate of high-quality craft beer from America’s best brewers every month. The subscription will provide your pops 12 hand-crafted beers every month (3 each of four different beer styles), along with a bartender’s bottle opener.
21. Whiskey Chilling Stones Gift Set:
This Whiskey Chilling Stones Set, which includes 6 FDA safe whiskey chilling stones, 2 premium glasses, 1 hardwood storage tray, and a box would make a sophisticated Christmas gift for your whiskey connoisseur father-in-law. Apart from whiskey, your FIL can use these cooling stones for other beverages too!
22. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker:
Make morning breakfasts a bit faster and easier for your father-in-law by gifting him this Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker. This nifty appliance will help him make yummy egg and meat sandwiches in just 5 minutes with just 4 steps. He’s free to customize the sandwich with his choice of eggs, meat, bread, cheese, and more. Cleaning is also very easy, as all the containers are removable and dishwasher safe.
23. BioLite Headlamp:
How perfect is this headlamp as a Christmas gift for your outdoorsy father-in-law? It’s an ultrathin headlamp designed to sit flat on the forehead, without any slipping or bouncing. And the moisture-wicking fabric will keep sweat at bay. This sleek, rechargeable headlamp is perfect for camping, hiking, and even for scouring through things in the basement.
24. Car Vacuum:
This is one of the most useful gifts you can give to your father in law for Christmas. The one we’ve selected is a tiny but mighty machine as it has a strong 106w motor, which will suck out dirt from every nook and corner of the car, giving you professional results every time. Besides, it even comes with a carry bag, which means your FIL can carry and store the vacuum cleaner anywhere he likes.
25. Golden Watch Movement Cuff Links:
If you’re looking for something along the lines of a watch, but not exactly a watch (or a clock), go for these Golden Watch Movement Cuff Links. I mean just look at it! These cufflinks are crafted using the real parts of a patch. Personally, we’ve never come across such beautiful and unique cufflinks before. And we’re hundred percent sure that you’ll spot these cufflinks on your FIL’s at every formal party. They are a bit on the pricier side, but are totally worth it!
26. Acupressure Foot Massage Slippers:
Fathers-in-law also need a bit pampering after all the hard work they do throughout the day. So give him a 15-minute foot massage every day by gifting him this Acupressure Foot Massage Slippers. The slippers are designed to provide relief from heel and foot pain due to neuropathy, arthritis and refresh the achy and sore plantar fasciitis.
27. Deep Freeze Cooler:
Here’s another excellent gift for a father-in-law who’s into all kinds of outdoor activity, be it camping, or trekking. It’s a portable, deep freeze cooler that will keep his food and drinks cool and fresh. The cooler is available in different sizes and can fit as many as 48 cans. So you’re sure to find something that will suit your FIL’s requirement.
28. Grilling Spice Gift Set:
If you’re planning to give the Barbecue Grilling Set to your daddy-in-law, you can pair it with this Grilling Spice Gift Set to make it even more special. This Grilling Spice Gift Set by FreshJax has a rating of 4.8 on 5, which speaks a lot about its taste and quality.
29. Key And Phone Finder:
If you FIL tends to forget things after keeping them safely somewhere, especially small stuff like phone or key, this Key and Phone Finder would make a brilliant gift for him. Key and Phone Finder is basically a small-sized tile with Bluetooth trackers. Hence, it will keep track of each of his essential items, such as wallet, keys, phone, etc. All he needs to do is put the tracker near his essential items.
30. Nerdy Mug:
This father-in-law mug, inspired by one of the greatest movies of all time, “Star Wars” will definitely brighten your pop’s mornings, even Monday mornings. But before buying the mug, just ensure that your father is fond of the trilogy. If not, we’ll find you something inspired by his favorite series or movie. We’re just a comment away!
31. Insulated Mug:
If the above Nerdy Mug didn’t appeal to you much, you can consider this Insulated Mug instead. This mug will keep his tea or coffee warm and steamy for hours. Not just hot, this mug can handle cold beverages too. So that’s another plus.
32. Car Trunk Organizer:
This cool and spacious Car Trunk Organizer will keep your father-in-law’s car trunk clutter-free. This eco-friendly organizer expands up to 2 feet and has tens of compartments to put tools, equipment, cleaning supplies, groceries, etc.
33. Closet Drawer Organizer:
Another excellent Christmas gift for fathers-in-law that will actually come handy. It’s a compact organizer made of bamboo that will fit easily into drawers of any size.
34. Wooden Docking Station:
This functional Wooden Docking Station has a space for everything that your FIL would need before stepping out of the house. This station can hold a smartphone, watch, sunglasses, credit or debit card, pen, tablet and keys. It even comes with a mug or glass coaster.
35. Barbecue Set:
Enhance your father in law’s grilling skills by presenting him with this deluxe BBQ set by Cuisinart. It’s a comprehensive set including 8 corn holders, 5 skewers, a grill tong, chef’s spatula, a cleaning brush, digital temperature fort, replacement brush head, and a silicone basting brush, all housed neatly in an aluminum case. Who knows, you might get a steak or a burger as a return gift?
36. Travel Toiletry Bag:
Here’s a simple Christmas gift for FIL that would fit every budget. It’s a basic toiletry bag that your pops can use while traveling or to keep his bathroom organized. And it looks pretty stylish too!
37. Airplane Footrest:
Help your father-in-law get some well-deserved rest while he’s traveling by gifting him this Airplane Footrest. This quirky little hammock will let your FIL put his feet up, whether he’s traveling by economy, or in a first-class.
38. Freestyle Rocker:
Another cool Christmas gift idea for fathers-in-law would be this Freestyle Rocker. It’s basically a lightweight outdoor rocking chair, which he can fold and carry in the trunk of his car. We loved the addition of a bottle or tumbler holder.
39. Pro Lens Kit:
With this Pro Lens Kit, your father-in-law can take professional photos right from his phone. The installation is pretty simple too. He just needs to attach the lens to his phone and start taking some awesome shots.
40. Self-Cleaning Bottle:
Since your father-in-law is a busy man, help him save a bit more of his time by gifting this Self-Cleaning Bottle (yes, even that’s a thing). This bottle cleans not just the water, but even itself, in just 60 seconds. He’d just need to push a button and the bottle will clean itself intelligently every 2 years. Plus, it’s made of double-wall insulated stainless steel, which will keep the water hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.
41. Soft Pretzel And Beer Cheese Making Kit:
If your father-in-law is on the lookout for a new hobby, or just happens to love cooking, present him this Soft Pretzel and Beer Cheese Making Kit. The kit includes everything he needs to make this yummy snack.
42. The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space:
Here’s a perfect gift for those fathers-in-law who are totally into sci-fi and everything related to space. ‘The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space’ has some stunning photographs of outer space and ample reading material to enthrall him.
43. Leather Belt:
Here’s one of the most useful Christmas gifts for your father-in-law because it’s something that he’ll use every day. It’s a stunning and classy brown leather belt, which would make an excellent addition to your FIL’s closet. The quality of the belt looks really good seeing from the picture itself, and the oxidized gold buckle adds a vintage touch to it.
Kindle is one of the safest gifts if your FIL is an avid reader. Kindle is basically an electronic device that is used to read e-books. So your pops can carry around all his favorite books at the same time, without putting any kind of strain on his back. The latest Kindle is light, slim and has a flush-front design with a 300 PPI glare-free display. Also, Kindle is waterproof, so he can read while relaxing by the pool or beach or even in the bath.
45. Salvatore Ferragamo Tie:
Salvatore Ferragamo makes some of the best fun looking ties, so we decided to shortlist one for your FIL as well. This one’s a playful tie with lollipop prints on it. The print is pretty subtle and minute, so your pops can wear it to his workplace as well (and no one will even notice the quirky print). Plus, the tie is made of pure Italian silk, so that checks on the luxe factor as well.
Buying meaningful gifts for your father in law gives you an opportunity to maintain healthy relations with your partner’s dad and to thank him for raising your husband into the wonderful human being he is! So, these are some gift ideas for Christmas to present to your father-in-law.