The Secure Dad

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

by Andy Murphy, The Secure Dad

The holidays are coming up fast! The Secure Dad Holiday Gift Guide has what dads really want. The Secure Dad has 20 real things that dads will love to have. I’ve derived this list from stuff I see dads using and talking about every day. This post contains affiliate links but that just makes it easier to order, right?

Banner - 300x250_FieldNotesGeneric.jpg

The Secure Dad Holiday Gift Guide 2019

1) JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 


No matter if he's grilling out or chilling out, having a portable speaker is a great gift for any dad. Clip it to a bag and go with the JBL Clip 3. You can even listen to The Secure Dad Podcast on it. (Hint, hint)

2) Home Security: The Secure Dad’s Guide

Does your dad check all of the doors before he goes to bed every night? If so, this book is perfect for him. Home Security: The Secure Dad’s Guide will help you learn how to see your home through the eyes of a criminal and then make a plan to keep criminals out.

iPhone users may need to search Amazon app for "The Secure Dad".

3) Pelican Go G40 Case

New this year Pelican has released another awesome case for people on the go. This will hold a wallet, smartphone and any other smaller items you may have. I've trusted Pelican for years. You can too with the Go Case.

4) TaoTronics True Wireless Earbuds

These TaoTronics wireless ear buds offer dynamic speakers and noise reduction for under $40. Plus they have 5 hours of playtime on a single charge. I've had TaoTronics products in the past and they've been solid. This is a great deal.

5) The Terminal List, Jack Carr

The Terminal List is the best fiction book I've read in a long time. Jack Carr is a talented author who brings the world of James Reece vividly to life. This is a fantastic read. The paperback edition makes a great stocking suffer.

6) Vaultek LifePod Secure Waterproof Travel Case

For a trip across town or across the Atlantic, the Vaultek LifePod offers security in a rugged, sleek case. The built in lock offers next level protection for your documents, phone, firearm and whatever you deem critical. Vaultek has a great reputation for quality.

7) High Speed Daddy Tactical Diaper Bag Backpack

I know it seems like I’m always promoting this bag, but I’ve had mine for two years now and it’s been rock solid. This bag is perfect for new dads, dads with teens and dad whose kids are grown up. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.

8) Suunto Core

Suunto is known for making superior navigational tools. The Core is no exception. Featuring an altimeter, compass and barometer you'll know where you are and where you're going. Oh, and you'll know what time it is!

9) Nite Ize Original Gear Reusable Rubber Twist Tie

I'm a big fan of Nite Ize. Over the years they've released some awesome items perfect for everyday use. I use these gear ties all the time. They're available in a variety of colors and sizes. This might be the most useful stocking suffer out there.

10) Field Notes Expedition 3PK

Field Notes memo books are a great way to keep track of your busy life. These are a rugged and dependable upgrade to your everyday carry. They're available in a variety of colors and sizes.

11) Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa  

The Amazon Echo is a fun device for music, games and trivia. Use your voice to play music, news and podcasts. For example you can say, "Alexa, play The Secure Dad Podcast." And she does!

12) Magpul DAKA Pouch Zippered Gear Bag

This gear bag is another great product from Magpul. Keep all of your loose items in one place in this zippered pouch. Toss it in the car or your bag - it's ready to go when you are.

13) Silent Pocket Faraday Bag

I've recently discovered Silent Pocket. This Faraday bag will block all signals coming to and from your phone to be completely off the grid while you travel. Don't worry about someone hacking your phone in the airport with this bag.

14) The Right Kind of Crazy, Clint Emerson

From the author of 100 Deadly Skills and 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition comes this autobiography of retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson. This is a wild account of his career as a SEAL and his work as a covert operative.

15) Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch 

If you're looking for a traditional watch with a strong pedigree, the Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster is for you. It's powered by light and never needs a new battery. With a case diameter of 44mm it will look strong, but not overbearing.

16) The Ridge Wallet

They claim that this wallet is overbuilt and it is. It offers a lifetime guarantee. This functional and slim wallet offers RFID protection so you can protect your credit cards from sniffers. Keep your information secure with The Ridge Wallet.

17) Streamlight Stylus Pro LED PenLight

Yes, the Streamlight Stylus Pro has been on this list before and with good reason. I carry this light as part of my EDC - day in and day out. I've dropped this light, gotten it wet and abused it for years and it still works great. This makes a great stocking suffer for guys of all ages.

18) Benchmade - Griptilian 551 Knife

The Griptilian is one of the most popular knives made by Benchmade and it's easy to see why. This single hand opening knife is made of CPM-S30V stainless steel and is extremely well balanced. I recommend a serrated blade for versatile use.

19) All-new Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light

This is a great new edition of Amazon's Kindle. This version features a built-in adjustable front light so you can read in low and high light. The glare-free touchscreen reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight. I'm totally jealous.

20) Suunto Clipper L/B Compass

The Suunto Clipper is a great add to your current watch band. Clip it to your normal EDC timepiece and you've got an accurate compass. I have one and I've found it to be accurate every time. If you live in the US make sure to get this "NH" version for the Northern Hemisphere.

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season. I hope a gift from this guide will help you put a smile on the face of the Secure Dad in your life.


Remember when you go holiday shopping, do your best to hide your items in your car in the trunk or cargo area. This will help you avoid a potential break-in. 


For even more ideas on what to get the Secure Dad in your life, check out The Secure Dad Store

  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon


© 2016 - 2021 The Secure Dad, LLC. All rights reserved. 

Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Disclaimer