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The best gifts for dads: ideas for every type of dad and every budget

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The best gifts for dads don't have to be hard to find. Like many, you may be struggling to find a thoughtful gift that your dad, father-in-law, or any dad in your life would love (and use regularly). The task gets even harder if you're on a budget! 

But there are some pretty cool deals fresh off Black Friday and Cyber Monday that every type of dad would love, and that would be easy on your wallet. Time's running out to buy one of the best gifts for dads, but right now's the perfect time to send in those orders. And while you're here, you may find a little something for yourself. With such deep discounts, there's no reason you shouldn't treat yourself for the holidays!

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How to find the best gifts for dads

Whether you're shopping for your own dad, a father-in-law, or a father figure in your like, the best gifts for dads depend on the gift recipient's taste and hobbies. Of course, some dads are really hard to shop for. That's okay! Not everyone is vocal about what they want to receive for the holidays - what matters is that your gift comes from the heart. If you truly want to impress, one of our picks for the best gifts for dads is sure to result in a happy surprise. Do a little investigating: does your dad have a problem that has a solution you can buy? Is your dad trying out a new lifestyle in the new year? Does he have a specific hobby? The answers to these questions can lead to the answer to what the best gift for your dad really is!

Sophie Kaemmerle

Sophie is TopTenReviews’s Hobbies and Lifestyle Editor. She is a born and bred New Yorker who, paradoxically, loves being in the great outdoors. Her favorite pastimes include running, baking, and writing. She also spends her time volunteering and leading volunteer projects with the Good+ Foundation and Achilles International when not providing information on the best deals, products, and services on the internet to TopTenReviews readers.