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Forget the Tie, These are the 11 Things Dad Really Wants for Christmas

Say Merry Christmas to Dad with these sentimental gifts he'll love.

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hammerCourtesy of Personalized Gifts

Engraved Wood and Steel Hammer

If your dad has helped you fix, build and hang more things than you can count, it’s time to show him some seriously sentimental appreciation with this gift. This hammer is engraved with the sweet message: “Thank you for helping me build my life.”

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Make Your Own Electric Guitar Kit


Has your dad been complaining about how rusty his guitar skills are? If he’s a DIYer, give him the best of both worlds with this DIY guitar kit. He’ll love the process of making it so much, he’ll want to put his hard work to good use.

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VacuumCourtesy of Bissell

Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum


If your dad lives for tinkering around in his garage, this wet/dry vacuum is going to be his new best friend. Not only will it keep his garage sparkling, but he can also use it to keep his car clean too!

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GrillCourtesy of Weber

Go-Anywhere Grill


If he’s the family grill master, gift pops the ultimate portable grill. He’ll be able to fire it up and provide everyone he loves delicious food whether he’s tailgating, camping or at the park. It may be small, but this grill is mighty — offering up similar results to a traditional grill.

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Garmin Fishfinder


Ever since you can remember, Dad has been a fisherman. This kind of father deserves a little help while throwing out a line. Gift him this sonar fish finder so he can find the best spots for scoring the big fish without wasting time.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit


For the foodie father, what’s better than a DIY hot sauce kit? He’ll be able to make six bottles of sauce, as he masters the art of the perfect combination of spicy and tangy.

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shaveCourtesy of Philips Norelco

Philips Norelco ‘Vacuum’ Beard Trimmer


This cordless rechargeable beard and mustache trimmer is sure to get your dad cleaned up quickly without making a mess. It has a small built-in vacuum that captures every last straggler, so the sink and floor can remain pristine, just the way mom likes it.

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cut Courtesy of Leatherman

Leatherman Multi-Tool


For the dad who everyone goes to for every problem around the house, this Leatherman multi-tool is the perfect gift. Featuring 18 useful gadgets, he can carry this sleek tool around in his pocket in preparation for something new to be fixed around the house and beyond. It’s a solid stand-in for a big toolbox!

From growing kits to planters and even jewelry, there is no shortage of garden-inspired gifts in this collection of ideas.

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Sugru Fix Anything Moldable Glue


Quick fixes are the name of the game when it comes to dads. Gift pops this moldable glue that solidifies as rubber, so he can fix whatever breaks on Christmas day. This make a perfect stocking stuffer!

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toolCourtesy of BLACK+DECKER

Black & Decker Matrix Drill


Help dad tackle DIY projects with ease by giving him this top-notch drill. It offers plenty of power to help him blow through jobs quickly and efficiently.

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FryDaddy Deep Fryer


Does your dad love to entertain? Give him this fryer, so he can whip up delicious French fries, jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, fish sticks and more. He’s sure to draw a crowd!

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: livingbylex.com