15 Great Last-Minute Gifts For Dad That'll Make Him Smile

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Life can get hectic, especially when you are juggling a million things at a time. So it’s understandable that you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, especially since some are easier to shop for than others. Moms and kids will let you know what they like and what they want, but Dads are another story. They will never tell you what they want, so it can be torture trying to find the right gift. Well, worry no longer, because there are plenty of last-minute gifts for Dad that are sure to make him happy.

Whether you are shopping for your Dad, your father-in-law, grandfather, or husband, there are plenty of great last-minute gift options available from stores like Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. If you don't already have Amazon Prime, which offers two-day shipping, you can try it free for 30 days and get the last-minute gifts you need.

Buying gifts last-minute is kind of an art. You want to make it look like it was well thought out, but your options are just what you can get in time. You could run to the store to pick up a boring scarf or sweater, but here are some great gift ideas for Dad that will look more planned out:

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1Amazon Echo Dot & Smart Light Starter Kit

Amazon

Help make your Dad’s home smarter with the Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black + Philips Hue White Starter Kit ($80, Amazon). It comes with an Alexa-enabled, voice-activated Echo Dot and two Philips Hue LED light bulbs (they fit into any standard lamp), along with the Philips Hue Bridge that can control up to 50 lights. Once it is set up, Dad can just ask Alexa to turn on or turn off the lights without getting up from his bed or chair. The bundle is a great deal and you can get it in two days with Amazon Prime shipping.

If you are just looking for an Alexa enabled device for Dad, you can get him an All-New Amazon Echo - Gray ($100, Amazon) or an Amazon Echo Dot ($30, Amazon), which will on their own allow him to check the weather, listen to news briefings, listen to music, make phone calls (set up through the Alexa app), and control smart devices with just the sound of his voice. Also available for Prime two-day shipping.

2FreshJax Smoked Spices Gift Set

Amazon

If your Dad loves to cook or grill, he’ll definitely appreciate this FreshJax Smoked Spices Gift Set ($25, Amazon). It includes five smoked seasonings: Campfire Smoky Sea Salt, Smoky Southwest Grill Seasoning, Mesquite Lime Seasoned Sea Salt, Grill Master Burger Seasoning, and Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt. It’s the perfect gift for a foodie Dad and it comes in a gift box that can be at your doorstep in two days with Amazon Prime shipping.

3Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker

Best Buy

A really useful gift that both you and Dad can appreciate is the Garmin - Vivosmart 3 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate ($100, Best Buy). It can track steps, calories, and sleep activity along with heart rate with its built in heart rate monitor. It’s a gift that can motivate Dad to stay active and healthy so you can feel good about it, even if it’s last-minute. Pick one up at your local Best Buy stores.

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4Refinery Whiskey Barrel

Target

For the Dad who is a whiskey connoisseur, the Refinery Whiskey Barrel ($15, Target) is the perfect last-minute gift. It can hold up to 27 ounces of his favorite spirit, and he can add fresh herbs into the barrel to infuse his drinks as he likes. For under 15 bucks you can’t go wrong, plus you can pick it up at Target, which will make life easy when you’re crunched for time.

5Canon PowerShot 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera

Best Buy

For a Dad who loves travel and photography, the Canon - PowerShot ELPH 180 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera ($110, Best Buy) is the perfect gift. Sometimes phone cameras just don’t cut it — that’s where this great little camera packs a big punch. It comes with optical image stabilization to eliminate shaky pictures, and a precise 8x optical/4x digital zoom, along with a 2.7 inch LCD screen for easy viewing. You can pick it up at your local Best Buy or buy it online.

6Sharper Image Memory Foam Slippers

Target

To comfort your Dad’s tired feet, grab these comfy Sharper Image Memory Foam Slippers ($10, Target). The memory foam will conform to the shape of his foot, and the temperature sensitive material will keep his feet warm and toasty throughout the house. Perfect gift for any Dad, and they’re available at Target stores.

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7Amazon - Fire TV With 4K Ultra HD & Alexa Voice Remote

Best Buy

Help Dad turn any TV into a smart TV with the Amazon - Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote ($70, Best Buy). This tiny little device will let him stream thousands of TV shows and movies on any TV with an HDMI port, and not only does the remote control the Fire TV, it also is equipped with Alexa, so all Dad has to do is talk into the remote to search and play his favorite content. You can pick it up at your local Best Buy store, or purchase it with two day shipping from Amazon Prime.

8Black Leatherette Valet Tray

Amazon

A really useful and neat gift for any Dad is this Profile Gifts 10 Inch Black Leatherette Valet Tray ($16, Amazon), which will stylishly house the stuff he empties from his pockets everyday. The valet tray can hold his phone, wallet, watch, glasses, and loose change neatly on his dresser or nightstand, making them look organized and clutter-free. You can pick one up through Amazon Prime shipping and have it delivered within two days.

9Tile Mate Item Tracker (4-Pack)

Best Buy

For a Dad who’s always losing his keys, the Tile Mate Item Tracker (4-Pack) ($70, Best Buy) is the perfect last-minute gift. The cute little tiles can attach to things like keys and bags, or be placed inside a wallet, then tracked with an app in case it gets lost. So if Dad leaves his wallet at a friend's house, he can track it with his phone to see exactly where it is. You can grab a Tile Mate pack from your local Best Buy stores, or order online with two day shipping from Amazon Prime.

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10Gourmet Raw Nut Assortment In 5-Tier Tin Tower

Amazon

What do you get the Dad who has everything? You can get him this yummy Gourmet Raw Nut Assortment in 5-Tier Tin Tower ($29, Amazon) that includes raw cashews, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, and pa-pitas. You’ll be giving him a healthy snack to munch on, and with Amazon Prime shipping, it will be on your doorstep in two days.

11Crosley Rochester 5-In-1 Entertainment Center

Target

Bring your Dad some nostalgia with the Crosley Rochester 5-in-1 Entertainment Center ($88, Target). He can use it to play his old vinyl records, tapes, or CDs, listen to AM/FM radio, or use the auxiliary input to connect a phone or iPod. It features cutting edge sound quality with a beautiful retro wood finish, too. Perfect for Dad, and it’s available for purchase in Target stores.

12Oral-B Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Target

Motivate your Dad to take better care of his teeth with the Oral-B Pro Crossaction 1000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush ($40, Target). It features a Crossaction brush head that rotates, pulsates, and oscillates to break and remove plaque along the gum line. It’s also rechargeable, so no need for changing batteries. You can pick it up at your local Target stores for a last-minute gift run.

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13SodaStream Jet Starter Kit

Target

Dad can turn plain old water into sparkling water with the SodaStream Jet Starter Kit ($50, Target). It comes with a 60-liter SodaStream carbonator, and a 1-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle. Dad can add a variety of flavors to make his own soda at home. You can pick up the Soda Stream at your local Target stores or online with two day shipping from Amazon.

14Hamilton Beach Breakfast Electric Sandwich Maker

Amazon

Dads love gadgets and cooking, so why not combine the two with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Electric Sandwich Maker ($24, Amazon). All Dad needs to do is add his favorite bread (like an English muffin, bagel, or slice of bread), a slice of cheese, meats or veggies, and an egg, to create the perfect hot breakfast sandwich. In a rush? Order it with Amazon Prime shipping and you’ll have in two days' time.

15Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso & Cappuccino Maker

Target

Does your Dad love espresso? The Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker BVMC-ECM17 ($30, Target) can get him on his way to a great cup of espresso or cappuccino every morning. It comes with an easy to pour glass decanter, stainless steel frothing pitcher, and two ceramic espresso cups. It’s a great last minute gift idea for Dad, and you can grab one at your local Target stores.

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