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32 Gifts Your Stepdad Will Love (and Actually Use)

If you're on the hunt for the perfect stepdad gift, these are definitely worth a look. You'll find presents that are both unique and useful.

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There are likely many people on your holiday shopping list: your partner, your parents, your newlywed friends (or your just-engaged friends). But shopping for the men in your life can be challenging—especially when it comes to finding the perfect stepdad gift. While it’s pretty easy to find a present in the ‘fun’ category, picking out something he’ll actually use is a whole new challenge. If you’re searching for thoughtful stepdad gifts, we're here to help. We’ve taken out all the legwork with 32 (mostly) practical stepdad gifts for every type of guy. Ready to get shopping? Our roundup covers the best stepdad gifts for Christmas, Father's Day gifts, his birthdays and any special moments in between.

Phone Docking Station

If your stepdad could use a little organization in his life, consider this eco-friendly wooden docking station.

My Handicraft Studio wooden docking station, $43, Etsy

Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener

bottle opener

Great for any basement, garage, or “man cave” set up, this wall-mounted cap remover combines practicality with great design.

WeddingWire Shop wall mounted bottle opener & bottle cap holder, $19, WeddingWire Shop

Sport Earbuds

If he loves to workout or go for a relaxing stroll, these earbuds (which are designed for activity) will allow him to listen to his favorite songs, audiobooks or podcasts.

Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds, $179, Nordstrom

Wallet-Tracking Tile

Nobody wants to stress about misplacing their wallet. Give your stepdad this tile, which uses bluetooth technology to track his wallet no matter where he leaves it. This slim design will slide right into a card slot in his wallet.

Tile Slim The Sleek Finder, $54 for a two-pack, Tile

Cooking Class Membership

Up his cooking game by giving him a four-week pass to Justice for All. He'll get access to grocery shopping lists, step-by-step video tutorials and a members-only Facebook group.

Justice for All four-week pass, $100, Justice For All

Personalized Celebrity Greeting

Looking for the best stepdad gift ever? Get his favorite celebrity to send him a personalized message for whatever occasion you're celebrating. Choose from sports players, famous singers and popular movie stars.

Cameo personalized message, from $10, Cameo

Cocktail Glasses

Help your stepfather step up his cocktail game with a sleek matching set of crystal glasses. Gift him fix-ins for his favorite cocktail—whether it's an old fashioned or a mojito–and enjoy one together for the special occasion.

Orrefors Sofiero set of 2 crystal old fashioned glasses, $70, Nordstrom

Bonus Dad Mug

If you consider your stepdad a “bonus dad” in your life, this funny mug will speak straight to his heart. Every time he uses it, he'll smile.

Designs by Savannah Bonus Dad Definition two-tone mug, $18, Zazzle

Insulated Tumbler

Is your stepdad a guy on the go? He'll love this insulated tumbler that has a no-slip rubber bottom and leak-proof lip.

Corckcicle 24 oz. tumbler, $30, Amazon

Leather Journal

While this gift leans more on the sentimental side, any guy would be lucky to receive a new journal handmade with full-grain leather. Take it one step further and include a personal note written on the first page, and this could easily become one of the best stepdad gifts ever.

Case Elegance full grain premium leather journal, from $40, Etsy

Cozy Jacket

For a sweater that’s equal parts practical and stylish, a Patagonia ‘Better Sweater’ is perfect. This moisture-wicking zip-up jacket delivers all the warmth he needs without the typical chunky sweater bulk.

Patagonia Better Sweater zip jacket, $139, Nordstrom

Mug and Mug Warmer Set

Now that we're spending more time at home, give your stepdad's home office an upgrade. This set comes with a mug and a mug warmer so his coffee will stay warm throughout the morning.

Kopi mug & warmer set, $75, Nordstrom

Leather Slippers



Known for their top-notch quality, L.L.Bean leather slippers are undoubtedly one of the best stepfather gifts you can buy.

L.L.Bean men’s elkhide slipper scuffs, $89, L.L.Bean

Weekender Duffel

This duffel bag has a spacious top compartment and can fit up to four pairs of shoes in the bottom pocket. Your stepdad can use it for any upcoming road trips or weekend getaways.

Calpak Stevyn duffle bag, $68, Nordstrom

Mixology Kit

Pair this mixology kit with a bottle of his favorite spirit, and you’ll have one of the best stepdad presents on your hands.

Uncommon Goods mixology cocktail kit, $50, Uncommon Goods

BBQ Spice Kit

If your stepdad loves to grill, he'll appreciate this thoughtful gift. The kit contains four top-rated barbecue spices that he can use as dry rubs or in sauces.

Neil Edley BBQ Blends Rub & Sauce kit, $38, Uncommon Goods

Wine Subscription Service

If he's settled into a routine with his wine collection, expand his horizons with a two-month subscription to Winc. Once he takes a short online quiz, the company will deliver personalized picks straight to his doorstep.

Winc 2-month subscription, $100, Winc

Engraved Beer Glass

Help round out his barware with a pint glass that has a simple monogram for a classic look.

Urban Farmhouse Tampa engraved beer mug, $11, Etsy

Sleek Carry-On Luggage


carry on suitcase

If your stepdad happens to be a frequent traveler, you can bet he’ll greatly appreciate new luggage that’s designed to last a lifetime.

Away the carry-on, $225, Away

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Is your stepdad a whiz on the grill but not so much in the kitchen? Gift him a few bottles of this barbecue sauce, which is a secret family recipe. It'll take his grilling game to the next level.

Jones Bar-B-Q sweet & tangy bbq sauce, $7 for one bottle, Jones BBQ

Shinola Watch

We know: another watch? But hear us out: Shinola watches are top-rated and strike the balance of modern and classic. It'll instantly make any outfit he wears look more fashionable.

Shinola The Runwell leather strap watch, $550, Nordstrom

Monogrammed Flask



Help modernize his flask set up with a black stainless steel flask that’s monogrammed just for him.

WeddingWire Shop personalized engraved black hip flask, $16, WeddingWire Shop

Personalized Desk Calendar


Everyone can use a new desk calendar, and this one allows you to choose personalized photos for each month. It's a sentimental and practical pick that's especially perfect for a stepdad Father's day gift.

Artifact Uprising walnut desktop photo calendar, from $30, Artifact Uprising

Bad Dad Jokes Mug

While it’s not the most sentimental stepfather gift under the sun, he’ll have a whole lot of fun brushing up on his exceptionally bad punchlines when he uses this mug in the morning.

Muggers Co Dad Jokes mug, from $24, Etsy

Shaving Set

This shaving set includes everything your stepdad needs for a cleaner, smoother shave (read: no more razor burn). Plus, the products are dermatologist-tested and clinically-proven to prevent irritation.

Bevel shaving kit for men, $90, Amazon

E-Tip Gloves

Searching for Christmas gift ideas for your stepfather? Give him these cozy gloves that have an e-tip, which means he can still use touchscreens with them on.

The North Face Apex e-tip gloves, $50, Nordstrom

Sourdough Bread Making Kit

Get your dad on the quarantine sourdough bread trend with this kit. All he needs is flour and water, and he'll be able to bake all he wants.

John's Bread Box sourdough bread making kit, from $36, Etsy

Luxurious Robe

Give his go-to robe an upgrade with this luxe waffle-knit one from the popular instagram brand, Parachute.

Parachute waffle robe, $119, Parachute

Superfood Latte Kit

Switch up his daily coffee routine with his cult-favorite latte kit. Each flavor is made with turmeric, an anti-inflammatory superfood that will warm him up and energize him for the day.

Golde superfood latte kit, $77, Golde

Espresso Machine

Searching for a thoughtful birthday gift for your stepdad? Elevate his morning cup of coffee with this luxurious espresso machine. 

Breville BES840XL Infuser espresso machine, $580, Amazon

Super-Soft Pajama Set

If he's still rocking tattered pajamas from years ago, give him an upgrade with this super-soft set.

Naadam men's tee-shorts pajama set, $85, Naadam

Snake Plant

Having indoor plants is proven to improve your mood. Give him an oversize snake plant that requires very little care and attention.

The Sill Snake Zeylanica, $65, The Sill


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