Impressing your dad with a gift is usually easy. You’ve known him for your whole life, so finding the right present shouldn’t be hard. Impressing your father-in-law is a whole different story. Not only must you find a gift that he likes, but you must also make a good impression. The good news is that probably he’s not so different from your dad. A few things you can’t go wrong with are gadgets, cooking accessories, or something personal, such as a planner. If you still lack inspiration, check out the best gifts for fathers-in-law we selected for you.
Gifts For Fathers-In-Law
In an era of smart homes, a smart speaker is by far the best gift for father in law you can find. The Echo pairs with Alexa and impresses with Dolby sound processing. It’s perfect for everything, from helping with shopping to answering odd questions, telling the weather forecast, or playing music on demand. Obviously, you can control everything by voice, while multiple layers of privacy ensure the speaker won’t listen when you don’t want it to. It comes in various colors, but perhaps charcoal grey is the best for your father-in-law. Not only this shade looks manly, but it also pairs well with all environments. Quick controls on the top of the speaker include volume up, volume down, mic off, and a turn on/off button. Super-easy to use even by seniors, this smart speaker is undeniably your best choice.
Easy control of smart home devices
Alexa virtual assistant
Pairs with most mobile devices
- Weight29.0 oz. (821 grams)
If you’re looking for gift ideas for father in law suitable for a tech-savvy individual who already has an iPad, then this ProcaseiPad 9.7 Case could be your best bet. Made from premium leather, it’s stylish, elegant, and more than suitable to protect an expensive gadget. Its greatest highlights are a luxurious exterior and soft interior designed to protect the screen from scratches. An auto sleep/wake feature and magnetic closure enhance the value, while a large front document card pocket provides the perfect space for keeping some personal belongings. As you can expect from an iPad case, it provides easy access to all features, including ports, buttons, speakers, and cameras. No doubt, a great choice for the Apple enthusiasts around.
Premium quality construction
Full access to all features
Auto sleep/wake feature
Elastic pencil holder
Procase Stylus pen
- Weight8 ounces
What can be classier than sipping a good whiskey and smoking a cigar in the company of your beloved ones? Your father in law would certainly appreciate the occasion, and while you might not be a cigar or whiskey expert, Godinger Cigar Whiskey Glass will undoubtedly leave him speechless. Made by Godinger, this glass features a flawless construction; the peculiar shape with indented cigar rest makes this whiskey glass stand out, while the 12oz capacity is ideal for drinking whiskey on rocks. The choice of the lead-free crystal rather than glass enhances the taste of the beverage while emphasizing its flavors. For a complete present, you can even pair the glass with a cigar cutter and holder – a sure way to impress your in-law as well as your partner with this outstanding choice.
Made from lead-free crystal
- Weight15.2 ounces
Nobody likes to deal with sore feet after a day at work. A way to relieve pain is with a Shiatsu massage tool, but if your father in law is a busy man, you could spare him the salon time and give him this foot and calf Shiatsu massager by Human Touch. This patented reflexology massager is designed to bring the body back into a natural state of relaxation, promoting blood flow, better oxygenation, and healing. Adjustable massage intensity allows you to find the perfect pressure for your needs, while under-foot massage rollers provide relief even to your sore heels. We also like that you can set the desired massage angle, while a built-in, removable sleeve ensures a soft feel and is machine washable. Furthermore, heat and vibration functions enhance the healing, relaxing effect of this machine. A more than excellent choice for people who have to stay on their feet for long, as well as those suffering from foot or leg pain or various ailments.
Adjustable intensity and angle
Heat and vibration features
Improves blood circulation
Under-foot massage rollers
Machine washable interior sleeve
- BrandHuman Touch
- Weight25 pounds
Moving forward with our list of best gifts for fathers in law, this personalized toiletries travel bag for men by DoneBetter is another lovely choice that will surely impress. Ideal for all occasions, ranging from father’s day to a birthday or anniversary. The greatest highlight is the quality construction of the bag. It’s made from an attractive combination of canvas and leather that not only looks awesome, but it’s also durable. If brown is not really your thing, you can even choose from two other colors. What makes it a star, though, is its compact size. It fits seamlessly in a carry-on and even comes with a strap you can also use for hanging the bag in a restroom or shower. And we didn’t mention that it’s customizable – you can personalize it with your father’s in law monograms for a gift that will surely stand out from the crowd. And for more cool options like this, check out our selection of the best Dopp kits.
Personalized toiletry bag
Made from canvas and leather
Three colors available
5 x 4 x 11.5 inches
Whether you’re planning to extend your family or already have a child or two, this Polaroid Snap Instant digital camera could be a perfect gift for your father in law. It’s designed to help you capture all unforgettable family moments and share them instantly. You can also choose to print the pictures, so you can turn them in priceless keepsakes. Thanks to the zero ink, zero toner (ZINK) printed technology, the camera enables you to print physical photos instantly, and share them with your loved ones. The prints are ready in under a minute and measure 2 x 3 inches. Not only can you keep them in a photo album, but adhesive on the back of the ZINK paper makes them extra-easy to post on a variety of surfaces. Easy to save in digital format, post on social media, or print on paper, the snaps shot with the Polaroid Instant Camera will definitely brighten up your father in law and the rest of the family.
Very easy to use and load ZINK paper
Inkless printing technology
High-quality photos to share online or print
Compatible with SD cards up to 32GB
Charming, colorful design
- Weight13.4 ounces
An elegant, stylish timepiece has been an excellent gift for fathers in law for decades. Things didn’t change, but the selection of watches you can choose from has grown exponentially in the past decades. Nevertheless, you can never go wrong with a classic choice, such as the Fossil Men’s Grant Stainless Steel and Leather Chronograph Quartz Watch. This analog timepiece boasts a 44mm round stainless steel case with Roman numerals arranged on a matte black dial. Three separate dials add versatility, allowing you to track hours, use as a chronograph watch, and even set timers. Water-resistant to 165 feet, it resists swims and splashes – we wouldn’t recommend you wear it in water, though, due to the leather band. Talking about the band, it’s made from genuine brown leather and has a buckle closure. A men’s watch couldn’t get more traditional than this, but if you FIL prefers a sportier look, you’d love to know that you can simply change it with a selection of compatible bands from the brand.
44mm round case
Quartz movement with 3-hand analog display
Mineral crystal face
Water-resistant at 165 feet
Interchangeable, genuine leather band
Watch, stopwatch, and timer functionality
- Weight8.8 ounces
A digital receiver is the core of a modern home audio system. So whether your father in law is building a home audio system or you want to build one for him, the Sangean WR-22WL Table-Top Digital Tuning Receiver is an indispensable piece. In-line with all modern technologies, this classy-looking table-top receiver incorporates Bluetooth wireless audio streaming as well as playback capabilities. Rotary bass and treble controls, as well as dynamic bass compensation, make it easy to reach the sound quality you desire. Easy to control from a distance, thanks to the included remote control, it also boasts an FM wire antenna and is equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Bold, detailed sound, and compact dimensions make it perfect for most homes. An LCD screen displays soundtrack details, while the human wake system brings further value. All packed in a stylish design. Just perfect for keeping in a living room, bedroom, or home office. An amazing gift for audiophiles.
Bluetooth wireless audio streaming
10 FM station presets
Easy bass and treble controls
3-inch, 7W full-range speaker
Clock function with alarm timers
- Weight5.62 pounds
Did your father in law always mention how much he’d love brewing his own beer? Then this complete beer making kit with bottles from Mr. Beer is undeniably the best gift. Designed with first-time brewers in mind, this homebrew kit comprises all needed to brew a whole batch. It comes with all ingredients and equipment, including the bottles as well as step-by-step instructions. Brewing takes under 30 minutes, while the beer will be ready to serve in about four weeks. Besides the simplicity of use, what we like about this kit is the quality of the ingredients selected by the Coopers Brewery.
Complete kit for first-time brewers
Includes all necessary equipment
30 minutes brewing time
Ready to serve in 3-4 weeks
One kit brews 2 gallons of beer
- BrandMr. Beer
- Model2 Gallon
- Weight6 pounds
Whether it’s for a journal or weekly and diary planner, the Horween leather journal case with pockets and pen holder is another fantastic gift for fathers in law. Made from full-grain leather, this elegant cover comes in three sizes for different kinds of notebooks and planners. Interior pockets make it easy to store a few business cards or receipts, while the pen holder adds versatility, allowing you to keep your pen or pencil at hand. Needless to say, this cover can be used indefinitely, maintaining its beautiful looks over the years. It is resistant and very easy to maintain, while the brown finish gives it a noble look. We also like that it’s customizable, so you can engrave the owner’s initials on it. No doubt, a lovely gift for your beloved ones.
Made of high-quality full-grain leather
Easy to customize
Available in three sizes
Comes with one insert
When you’re not completely sure what would be an appropriate gift, a pair of slippers could save the day. However, this doesn’t have to be a dull choice. If your father in law likes football, choosing a pair of slippers with his team’s logo on them will surely turn a rather boring choice into a winning one. Officially licensed, the FOCO NFL Men’s Football Team Logo Moccasin Slippers are embellished with an embroidered Arizona Cardinal’s logo – available with other team logos too – and very comfortable. Made from polyester with faux fur lining, they are warm and cozy, just perfect for the cold season. We also like the hard sole that enhances durability, while the beige color adds style and class. You can even give it to your dad as a Fathers day gift.
Officially licensed NFL moccasin slippers
Made from 100% polyester
Faux fur interior
Available in multiple styles
- Weight1 pounds
Perfect for an office or home study, the World Etched Globe whiskey decanter set is an excellent choice for your father in law, dad, grandpa, or even your boss. It is incredibly elegant and designed to match all kinds of interior design. A true work of art and conversation starter, this decanter features the world globe that allows you to dream of upcoming travels. A ship trapped inside adds visual flair, looking like a sunken ship when the decanter is full. Looks apart, the decanter is also functional. A funnel allows you to fill it without worrying about spills, while the stylish stopper keeps the drink fresh and flavorful. Furthermore, the set is affordable for what it is and truly beautiful.
World-etched custom-designed globe decanter
Glass stopper and funnel included
Premium mahogany stand
- Weight1.55 pounds
Campers, tailgaters, and fishing enthusiasts will always appreciate a good, indestructible coffee mug. Such as the Yeti Rambler. Ideal for hot and cold drinks alike, it’s made from unbreakable stainless steel and boasts a double-wall construction. The vacuum-insulated walls protect your hands from hot or cold, while also maintaining the drink’s temperature for longer. A full-loop triple grip handle is comfortable for wide hands, and even allow you to hold it when you’re wearing thick mitts or gloves. With a capacity of 14 ounces, it’s perfect for your morning coffee, as well as a variety of other drinks. Easy to care for, it goes into the dishwasher and comes with a convenient lid that makes it possible to enjoy your drinks either at home or on the go.
Double-wall, vacuum insulated mug
No sweat design
BPA-free and dishwasher safe
Durable colored coating
- Weight15.4 ounces
Keeping a desk organized is far from easy. Loads of cables and gadgets can easily turn a tidy desktop into a messy one. Luckily, the GUS Eco Bamboo Multi-Device Charging Station Dock & Organizer can be a true game-changer. Made from bamboo and large enough to hold multiple gadgets, it can easily help you keep everything organized and tidy. Designed to accommodate all your electronic devices, it boasts a laptop slot, a tablet slot, as well as three slots for phones and smaller gadgets. Under the organizer, a cable box features elastic loops for easier storage. Attention to detail delivers a smooth finish with rounded edges, while the natural color makes this desktop organizer fit seamlessly in all interiors.
Patented design electronics charging station
Accommodates laptops up to 15 inches
Various slots for gadgets of all sizes
Made from bamboo
- BrandGreat Useful Stuff
- Weight2.65 pounds
If there is one thing men can’t live without – your father in law is no exception – it is a good barbecue. But when the temperature drops and grilling outside is no longer an option, moving this life’s little pleasure indoors is a must. And while there are dozens of indoor grills out there, one we truly recommend is this electric indoor searing grill from Hamilton Beach. More than a grill, this is a multifunctional appliance you can use for cooking meat and vegetables, but also to heat Panini or make sandwiches. Reaching temps of up to 450°F, it’s ideal for grilling, searing meat, cooking pizza, and more. Power and preheat lights take all the temperature guesswork out of the game, while the removable plate, hood, and drip tray make cleaning a breeze. Now, your father in law will really have no excuse when it comes to throwing an indoor BBQ party at Christmas.
Compact enough to fit in small kitchens
450°F max temperature
Easy-to-clean, non-stick plate
Multi-purpose indoor grill
- BrandHamilton Beach
- Weight8.14 pounds
Obviously, those who love barbecue parties more than anything else won’t settle with an indoor grill. If that’s the case, this ROMANTICIST 20pc Heavy Duty BBQ Grill Tool Set could be a more appropriate choice. All utensils included in this kit are made from heavy-duty stainless steel. They can withstand heavy use, and come neatly packed in a silver-colored carrying case. This compact kit is perfect for outdoor grilling, either in the backyard or during a camping trip. Excellent birthday or retirement gift for men who love to BBQ.
20 grilling utensils and accessories
Made from high-quality stainless steel
Durable carrying case
Velcro and elastic belt
- Weight3.75 pounds
It doesn’t matter if you believe in reflexology or not. A foot massage can be the highlight after a rough day, helping you unwind and relax. While massage sessions may cost a fortune, this pair of acupressure BYRIVER Acupressure Foot Massage Slippers will surely provide the deserved relief after a day of work. Designed according to the Asiatic reflexology principles, these flip flops boast a variety of replaceable massage buttons that can relieve foot pain and soothe sores. They are a pleasure to wear, while the replaceable buttons bring further value. A great choice for your father in law as well as everyone else in your family.
41 acupressure buttons
Various sizes and colors
Made from environmentally friendly materials
- Weight1.1 pounds
We all know that dads and fathers in law are attracted to all things DIY. Tape measure can’t miss from their tool box, but this eTape is undeniably a better choice than the standard model. At first glance, it looks just like the regular kind. But all it takes is a more attentive look to spot the LCD screen on top. All you have to do is measure whatever you want to measure to see the reading displayed on top. A very useful thing is you don’t want to bend, or for people who don’t see quite as well anymore, thanks to the large digits. Short-term memory on active measurements and a centerline on the tape are other highlights. No doubt, the perfect gift for all handymen.
Two long-term memory functions
Short-term memory for active measurements
Easy to use
- Weight9.6 ounces
Last entry on our list of best gifts for fathers in law, this luxurious fleece bathrobe by NY Threads will surely wow your partner’s dad. The spa robe is made from super-soft fleece that not only absorbs water beautifully but also keeps you warm. Various colors make it easy to match it with your FIL’s preference, while a shawl neckline and two oversized pockets give it a stylish look. Perfect for warming up during winter or looking exquisite at the spa, you surely can’t go wrong with this choice.
Soft plush bathrobe
Adjustable waist belt
- BrandNY Threads