Inside: Unique dad gift ideas that he’s guaranteed to love and use year after year! Sponsored by Ace Hardware.
Looking for gifts for your dad this year? Or maybe your husband?
It might seem like guys have simple tastes, but they can be pretty challenging to shop for! I mean, what do you get for someone who already has everything?
Or do they?
3 Dad Gift Ideas that Every Guy Should Own
These are dad gift ideas that every guy can actually use!
Nothing gimmicky here. Just real, useful, gear.
1. A Cooler that Will Last a Lifetime
A good cooler is practically a sacred item in a man’s house. If you borrow a cooler, you must return it promptly!
My dad still owns the same cooler we used as a family when I was a kid! In fact, I think he might have gotten the cooler before I was born.
We borrowed my dad’s cooler one time after our fridge died and we were looking for a new one. He definitely made sure to ask about the cooler the next time he visited…just to be sure that we didn’t try to keep it!
My dad can rest easy now because we have our very own cooler — a YETI Tundra 45.
Here in Texas it can be over 90 degrees for months straight, so not just any cooler will do.
The YETI Tundra 45 is a hard shell cooler that holds up to 28 cans. It’s super durable and built to weather extreme conditions. They are literally made to last a lifetime!
What sets a YETI cooler apart from the rest?
- One of the best insulated coolers available (up to 2 inches or more of insulation in the walls and lid of most sizes)
- Freezer-quality sealing gasket
- Durable one-piece construction
- Dry ice compatible
When packed properly, it will keep your food and beverages cold for DAYS. Wow!!
Take a look at how thick the insulated walls are:
I own a YETI Rambler tumbler and I can attest to how long ice lasts — when I fill it with ice and water before bed, there is still plenty of ice in my cup the following morning! It even survives my hot yoga classes where it is 105 degrees!
2. Serious Tool Storage
Previously, If you wanted to find a tool in our house, there were about four different places it could be.
First, there is my husband’s tool bag. However, it’s not large enough to hold all of his tools, so the rest were split among a few different kitchen drawers and shelves.
As you can imagine, that’s not the most efficient way to store anything and we couldn’t always find what we needed.
I think I might be just as excited as my husband about our new Craftsman Steel Rolling Tool Cabinet. I’m especially excited about the price — far less than what I expected for something like this!
The dimensions are 26.5 in. 14 in. D x 44.25 in. H — it is the perfect size to hold ALL the tools, yet it doesn’t seem to take up a lot of space. It has a slim profile and efficient design: 6 drawers that tuck neatly away to keep everything in order.
Even though my husband does most of the handiwork around the house, I do occasionally need to use the tools. It’s so nice to have them all in one place so you don’t have to search the entire kitchen.
Plus, our kitchen is way less cluttered!
The Craftsman Tool Cabinet is mounted on 4 heavy-duty casters, so it can easily be moved from our storage room where we keep it to wherever we’re working. No more running back and forth to grab tools!
If the man in your life owns tools, they’ll love this! (And you’ll love that they’re all neatly kept!)
3. A GOOD Flashlight
It might not sound super exciting, but a flashlight is an essential piece of equipment in every home. At times when you really need a flashlight, you realize how important they are!
Since Hurricanes are something we have to prep for every year in Texas, we always try to keep multiple sources of emergency light handy.
But not all flashlights are created equal!
That’s why I recommend the TripleLite Flashlight — with not one, not two, but THREE super-bright LED bulbs.
The TripleLite is BRIGHT!
Plus it covers 180 degrees, so it provides more light coverage then your standard beam.
The TripleLite’s creator designed it to match your eyes’ field of vision, improving your visibility and keeping you safer in the dark.
The TripleLite is one of the clever offerings from The Grommet, which is a curated guide to innovative new products from local Makers and small businesses.
Ace Hardware has partnered up with The Grommet, so you can find some of their featured products in select Ace store locations, as well as online. Click here to see more of our favorite gift ideas from The Grommet.
It’s All at ACE Hardware
Want more holiday shopping inspiration? Head over to Ace Hardware to see even more unique dad gift ideas at awesome prices!
As a kid, I remember going with my dad to Ace Hardware regularly — it was our local hardware store and it was our go-to for all things home improvement!
Ace is a co-op, so all of their stores are independently owned and operated by small business owners. As a small business owner myself, I love to “shop small” and support other entrepreneurs and their families!
Plus, Ace Hardware takes care to find the best products at competitive prices. I absolutely love this year’s holiday gift guide! There are so many useful ideas, that it was tough to pick just a few to feature!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ace Hardware. The opinions and text are all mine.
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