Sometimes it can feel impossible to impress your in-laws, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Your father-in-law deserves something great, whether you’ve recently walked down the aisle or he’s played an influential role in your life for years. We’ve curated a list of the best gifts for father-in-laws that’ll work for every occasion, because we understand that shopping for your own dad is hard enough.
Show your father-in-law how much you appreciate him and thank him for raising the man you call your husband. The perfect present to give him on your wedding day, this sandalwood wooden watch with a touching message is sure to give him all the feels.
When the weather isn't in his favor, he can set up this smokeless grill on the kitchen countertop to grill burgers, shrimp, kebabs and other favorites. A major plus: He can stick it in the dishwasher once the grill top cools instead of washing it by hand.
If he fancies a cigar every now and then, he'll appreciate this personalized leather case. It's made from classic brown leather and cedar wood, holds three cigars and includes a cutter. Plus, there are six different ways to customize it.
Ship some of the country's best lagers, ales and IPAS directly to his door on a monthly, bimonthly or quarterly basis. Craft Beer Club will do all the heavy lifting — just pick the shipping frequency and figure out how many beers he can get through in a month or two (12 or 24).
Whether he's camping or hanging out in the backyard, this portable hammock will become his new best friend. The two-layered polyester expands to easily accommodate two people and the rubber feet make it suitable for indoor use. When the day is done, it packs away neatly in the included carry bag.
When he cheers on his baseball team, he can pour a cold one in a glass decorated with a map of their ballpark in the team's official colors. The real treat: Once he finishes his pint, he'll spot the team's logo at the bottom of the glass.
Have a beautiful family photo that he'd love to put on display? Buy him a custom watercolor portrait that he'll cherish forever. Choose your preferred canvas size and your favorite format: stretched canvas, black float framed, digital file or photo paper.
Since years (er, decades) of yard work and DIY projects got the best of him, give him this massager to give his feet much-needed TLC. The next time he's watching TV or reading the paper, he can stick his feet in this portable device, choose between three intensity levels and relieve tension.
If he loves a spicy cocktail, this jalapeno-infused tequila will become a staple on his bar cart. Double-distilled with volcanic water, the blanco tequila has a distinctly clean and ultra-smooth taste. If you're lucky, maybe he'll mix you up a drink once he breaks it open.
He's sweet enough as it is, so your father-in-law will benefit from a savory gift box, packed with jerky in four different ways. And just wait until he dips the jerky, pepperoni and sausage in the beer mustard...
The next time he complains that a meal doesn't meet his spice level, you can redirect him to this make-your-own kit. It lets him mix different peppers, vinegars and spices until he makes six concoctions with varying heat.
Each time he pops a bottle of bubbly, he can put his handiwork on this state-shaped birch wall art. All states come with 30 open slots for wine bottle corks a.k.a. 30 excuses for a glass (or two) of wine.
He appreciates the finer things in life, which is why it's best to gift him this weekly, biweekly or monthly coffee subscription. After he takes a quiz full of questions about his taste and brewing preferences, Trade will match him up with the right bag of joe.
After your father-in-law takes 30 classes with Martin Scorsese on MasterClass, your home videos will be on par with Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Or at the very least, he'll get some filmmaking tips and one-on-one time with the Hollywood great.
Whenever your father-in-law hears [insert song name here], he can't help but a bust out in song. Turn any special song — the one he always chooses on karaoke nights, the soundtrack of his wedding day or another tune that tugs at his heartstrings — into a custom print that can be framed in time for Christmas.
The next time he's taking out the trash, going on a late-night run or fixing something in the dark, he can throw on this beanie to light his way. It doesn't even require batteries to cast a glow — he can recharge it with a standard USB cord when it needs a boost.
Over the years, he's become the go-to gadget guy in your family. For that very reason, this triple-threat charger is a must: Once plugged in, it can wirelessly charge his smartphone, smartwatch and AirPods in one go.
If he pours his coffee into this mug at the crack of dawn, it'll still be warm 12 hours later (or cold up to a day later). Tell him to clip in the stainless steel splash guard before he gets moving to prevent any spills on his morning commute.
"Set it and forget it" doesn't typically apply to coffee — unless you have one of these Ember mugs. Using the Ember app, he can set his ideal drinking temperature (between 120ºF -145ºF) to ensure that his brew stays warm until the very last sip.
If his wallet has seen better days, give him one that's meant to have a worn-in look without actual wear and tear. Emboss the exterior with up to 2o characters — his initials, name or nickname — to make it more personal.
Give him a polished, personalized place to put his watches on display. This engraved oak watch stand can hold three watches at a time, but the Etsy seller also makes similar versions for two, four and five watches.
Some like it sweet, some like it spicy, your father in law likes a little bit of both. Three days after he sticks an infusion bag into a pitcher of tequila, he'll have jalapeño, pineapple and grapefruit margarita to enjoy. Cheers!
No outdoor space? No problem. This mini garden kit makes it possible to grow tomatoes, strawberries and peppers right on his windowsill. Everything he needs is included: a planter box made from renewable timber, coco coir pots, dehydrated soil discs and bamboo plant markers.
He can kick back, relax and sip on the flavors of the great outdoors. All three blends z— Summer Camp, Starry Night and the Mountain Top Espresso blend — are roasted over the open fire, so they have a touch of smokiness along with other top flavor notes.
Once he pops in these wireless earbuds, he'll be completely in the zone, whether he's running around the block or trying to tune out the background noise as he works. When fully charged, they can play music, podcasts or audiobooks for up to eight hours without any interruptions.
He's a low-maintenance guy, but if there's one thing he appreciates, it's a super-soft pair of sweats. This pick from Vuori is as good as it gets: They are stretchy, moisture-wicking and loaded with several zip pockets for storing keys, cards and post-workout snacks.
Amanda GarrityAmanda Garrity is a lifestyle writer and editor with over seven years of experience, including five years on staff at Good Housekeeping, where she covered all things home and holiday, including the latest interior design trends, inspiring DIY ideas and gift guides for any (and every) occasion.
Alyssa GautieriAssociate Lifestyle EditorAlyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design.