25 Problem-Solving Valentine's Day Gifts That Are Perfect For Your Dad | 22 Words

We may be buying into gender stereotypes here, but if there's one thing that most dads love, it's solving problems. So forget about buying his yearly tie, belt or argyle socks, and take your pick from our carefully collected list of twenty-five problem-solving products.

From flip-flops that can open any bottle, to multi-tools that'll last a lifetime, these puppies are perfectly poised for Valentine's Day success.

We hope you find these awesome products as problem-solving as we do. Just an FYI: 22Words may receive a share of sales from links on this page. 

This Wildly Popular Battery Bank So He'll Always Have Power For His Phone

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Anker is the king of battery packs these days, so Dad can't go wrong with their lipstick-sized ultra portable power solution. Just don't let him wear it on his belt along with his phone. Selected Review:
I originally bought this for my dad as a father's day gift and he loved it... I got sort of jealous and purchased one for myself. It does come in handy, especially if you can't find an outlet to charge your device! It's small and very portable. -Lauren J
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This Miraculous Moldable Rubber That'll Let Him Fix Anything

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What dad wouldn't love the ability to fix basically anything around the house? Sugru is an air-drying moldable rubber that'll fix frayed power cords and add a rubber handle to anything. If nothing else, it looks fun as hell to play with. Selected Review:
I purchased this for my dad and brothers for Christmas one year, and have come back to purchase it again and again. It fixes anything and everything! We love this and use it to fix headphone cords, door handles, and more. The kids bring beloved toys and slightly damaged favorites to us so we can fix it rather than get rid of it! -Diane Wolverton
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These Hardy Reef Flip Flops With A Built-In Bottle Opener So He Can Open Any Bottle Anywhere

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Sure, these sandals may read more 'frat bro' than 'father', but for any beer-enjoying dad, the comfort and utility can't be beat. Selected Review:
Got these for my dads bday and he loves reef sandals. -Tori Nelson
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This Handy Little Adapter So He Can Turn His Favorite Headphones Into Bluetooth Headphones

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Dad doesn't have to sacrifice those expensive Bose headphones he bought at Brookstone in the late '90s just to enter the modern era of bluetooth headphones. Just plug those Boses into this Avantree adapter, and they're immediately empowered with the wireless abilities of bluetooth. Selected Review:
Well, I eventually found this little gadget and I'm happy. I can use my normal earbuds that I love as a blue tooth. The clip is nice to attach to clothing or it can keep the earbud cord wound up. The sound is every bit as good, and actually seems a little better than when I plug them straight into my phone. -Dave L.
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This Hilarious Squirrel Feeder That'll Keep The Squirrels Out Of The Birdfeeder

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Squirrels are cute. Squirrels with tiny horse heads are cuter. Selected Review:
Got this for my dad for christmas. The response I got was fantastic. I was expecting " i hope you didn't spend too much on this" instead I got 10 minutes of straight laughter. -Amazon Customer
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This Handy Clip-On Device That Lets Him Add A Cupholder To Anything

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Sorry, but no coffee table, desk or other flat surface is truly complete without a cup holder. Selected Review:
As a writer, it's very disconcerting to suddenly be very thirsty and not be able to reach your beverage. Buying this definitely makes doing tasks such as writing, gaming, or even just watching TV a little less dry. I'm even planning on buying two more: one to use at work and another to use outside. You will not regret this purchase. -Gaby Brillante
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This Digital Photo Frame Which Can Display Any Photos You Send To It From Anywhere In The World

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No more being stuck with a terrible picture of yourself displayed on dad's desk. The Nixplay Seed line of digital photo frames has wifi built-in, meaning you can populate the frame with any number of pictures you send to it, from anywhere in the world. Selected Review:
I just bought this frame for my Dad, but this is actually my 5th Nixplay WiFi Digital frame and clearly I love them!...I utilized these playlists to upload special pictures of my Dad including one we had taken that day which just impressed the heck out of him. I also like the colors the frame offers along with the fact that it works in both landscape and portrait mode. Lastly, the power cord design works well too. -MJS
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The Amazon Echo Which'll Be The All-Knowing Personal Assistant He Needs

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Now dad can know everything, all the time: the weather next week, sports scores from decades ago, FDR's birthplace. The Echo can also play any music requested, control the lights, locks, and temperature in dad's house, and even tell a few (probably dad-joke) jokes. Selected Review:
Echo is a great friend, tells me a joke every day and plays music for me right when I walk through the door. Sets timers in the kitchen and wakes me up in the morning. Learning new stuff every week! -Peter Bailey
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This Most Practical Of Fitbits That'll Track His Fitness And Heart Rate And Also Act As A Watch

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Dads love utility, and this Fitbit Charge 2 has it in spades. Not only is it a top-notch fitness tracker, it also monitors his heart rate, and triples as a handsome, low-profile wristwatch. Selected Review:
I actually bought this for my dad and he loves it. In fact, this thing actually saved his life. While out shoving snow, he saw that his heart rate jumped up considerably before starting to feel bad. My mom rushed him to the hospital and he had emergency surgery that night. -GJR
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This Compact Fridge That'll Let Him Keep Cold Ones Wherever He Roams

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With its built in AC/DC transformer, this itsy-bitsy Gourmia fridge can be powered through wall outlets and vehicle cigarette lighters alike. So no matter where he chooses to drive, sail or scurry off to, dad can keep six of his favorite canned beverages ice-cold. Selected Review:
Works great! I wanted a mini fridge so I wouldnt have to leave my room for a midnight snack and maybe wake my roommate up with the noise. I found it fits a sour cream size container (french onion dip!) and a few small things like cheese, sandwich, or meats snacks, and then I have two cans of root beer sideways on the upper shelf. It makes about the same sound as a small fan. -Tiffany
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This Gag Gift That Is Basically The Ultimate Dad-Joke In Product Form

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While it may seem useless, The Gift Of Nothing solves one recurring problem: what the heck to buy a dad who has (seemingly) everything. Selected Review:
I was thrilled when nothing was delivered. Nothing is all I could've asked for and more. Nothing exceeds my expectations. I would definitely purchase nothing again. I hope nothing lasts a long time. After joining amazon prime, I got nothing delivered to me on a Sunday. Nothing is truly something. My office Christmas party is coming up, and I can't wait to purchase nothing for one of my coworkers! -Palzon
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This Compact Comb Card So He'll Never Have A Hair Out Of Place

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This comb is light, comfortable, and very strong. I have had a few of the nicer plastic combs break on me, but this one feels pretty bombproof. It doesn't scratch my head, combs easily, and fits in my wallet very well. -Jesse D. Shultz
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This Grill Mat So He'll Never Have To Scrub The Grill Again

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Scrubbing the grill grates is a total dad-tivity (dad activity), and one most dads do not enjoy. With this set of five grill mats, it's a chore he'll happily be able to leave behind. Selected Review:
We used this for burgers and it worked out great. Put on the top rack of dishwasher and was clean for the next use. Brought and extra to my dad and he used with Pork Chops and it was great. Washed by hand and all was done. No cleaning of the grill! My dad was very happy about that. -SWILTS66
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These Affordable Bluetooth Headphones That'll Block Out The Outside World So He Can Finally Get Some Peace And Quiet Around Here

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Sure, some older dads might not need much helping blocking out ambient noise (thanks, male genetic hearing loss), but with these noise-cancelers, the isolation they crave will be complete. Selected Review:
I bought these for my mom who is a frequent flyer. She is sensitive to loud sounds and also enjoys being able to block out anything extra (loud children, or other passengers). Turns out these are so great, my Dad who recently needed a pair enjoyed these so much, I had to order him a pair. -L
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This Versatile Flash Drive That'll Double The Memory On His Phone

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The Leef works with both smartphones and computers for seamless data backup, access and transferring. Now dad can download as many memory-heavy National Geographic apps as he wants. Selected Review:
I stumbled upon this when looking for an memory stick for my computer. I bought this one because I could use it with my iPhone as well. Let me just say how amazing this is! I can store all my pictures and videos on this jump drive and open them on my phone! I have a 16gb iPhone 5s and having an extra 64gb that I can just carry with me externally is very convenient. I would recommend this to anyone that is wanting to get more memory for their phones without having to pay for the bigger gb iPhone. -Mr. Reviewer
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This Battery Powered Grill So He Can Grill Meats Anywhere

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Rainy days won't keep dad from grilling when he's got this compact battery powered wonder to fall back on. Selected Review:
My family loves it and we had the best time cooking at the table, talking, laughing, and we actually ended up eating less and slower while we visited with one another. -Amazon Customer
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These Handsome Leather Gloves That'll Protect His Hands From Just About Anything

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They're primarily intended for high-heat grilling applications, but these premium leather gloves from G&H would keep dad's mitts safe while removing bee hives, tending bonfires, or any other potentially painful dad-tivity. Selected Review:
Fantastic fire gloves. Bought these for my dad for use with his fire pit. They are incredibly sturdy and well build; they are very long so reaching logs in the middle of the fire is no problem at all; and they are very reasonably priced for how nice they are. Would absolutely recommend these gloves if you're in the market for fire protection gloves! -Matt Snowden
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This Classic Leatherman So He'll Have Every Type Of Tool At His Disposal

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The Leatherman is a classic dad tool. And in perfect dad-form, it comes with its own holster so he can wear it proudly on his belt. Selected Review:
I bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves it. He has been using it almost daily for last 3 years and carries it with him everywhere. It has proven its utility several times and the tool still looks as good as new. You cannot beat the Leatherman quality. -RJain
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This High-Tech Ring Video Doorbell So He Can Keep A Close Eye On The Security Of His Kingdom

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A man's home is his castle, and with the Ring video doorbell, dad can keep an eye on his castle's visitors from anywhere on earth via his smartphone. Selected Review:
Ring paid for itself in less than 6 months!!! -HTS
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This Waterproof Note Pad So He Can Keep Track Of Every Great Idea No Matter Where He Is

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This waterproof notepad is perfect for keeping track of shower inspirations, or posting sigh-worthy dad-jokes for the next lucky bather. Selected Review:
Great funny/gag gift. My dad always does his best thinking in the shower and he loved this. Very unique! -Carolyn
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A Subscription To Audible So He Can Turn His Commute Into Useful Reading Time

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It's not easy for anyone to find the time to get much reading in these days. That's what's made audio book subscription services like Audible so incredibly popular. For (substantially) less than the cost of a physical book per month, dad can stream the audiobook of his choice, no matter its cost. And best of all, you can start him on a free one-month trial, to see how much he takes to it. Check out Audible on Amazon

This Popular Smart Lock That'll Make Misplaced Keys Irrelevant

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Dad can turn his house into a 21st century paradise with this August Smart Lock. Easy to install and set up, the August Smart Lock is easily opened via dad's smartphone. Pair it with the popular Ring Video Doorbell, and dad'll think he's living in the future. Selected Review:
Perfect device. Love being keyless. -Reid T. Porter
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This State-Specific Bottle Cap Map So He'll Always Have A Place For His Bottle Caps

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No more loose beer caps left hither and thither. With this man-cave-friendly map of dad's favorite state, he'll always have a spot for those caps. Until he fills it up, of course. Selected Review:
A-freakin-Mazing! The California map outline we got is a great product! It is not cheaply cut or made, it is crafted nice and perfect, and is a very decent size, even better than we expected! I recommend this company to anyone bc you can tell they made this as perfect as possible, and got here so fast. I couldn't be happier! I love it! -Yessenia
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This Handsome Wooden Turntable With USB That'll Make His Old Records Relevant Again

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Nowadays, some dads spend weekends hunting down vinyl, while others have just hung onto it for decades. This belt-driven wooden Ion turntable with built-in speakers might not be for the discerning audiphile dad, but should fit the bill for most looking to enjoy their old wax once more. And with its built-in USB port, the Ion can help dad transcribe his favorite platters into smartphone-friendly digital formats. Selected Review:
Easy set-up, beautiful design, and surprisingly good sound for those tiny speakers. Gonna get it for christmas for my dad too! -Sophia Weerth
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This Small But Mighty Wallet That Just Might Solve His Back Problems

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Dad wallets are an almost universal phenomenon — bulky bulwarks of worn leather, bursting with every conceivable credit card, photo, receipt and form of identification you can imagine. Help dad ditch the overstuffed Constanza-style wallet and ease the burden on his pockets (and his  lower back) with the gift of a compact and slim Bellroy premium leather wallet.  They're not cheap, but they're built like a little leather tank. And if there's one thing dads love more than overstuffed wallets, it's a well-built piece of kit. Selected Review:
Gift for my dad, he loved it. -Mdleo
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