T-Shirts He Would Be Proud to Wear after Christmas

Sam S – Dec 15 2023

What to buy Dad for Christmas? He already has everything he wants right, so it’s the thought that really counts for Christmas! It’s Xmas, should I really gift t-shirts? Look, if you get it right with an awesome Tee, that gets his sense of humor, his interests AND that he would wear in front of his friends – then why not? If he wears tees everyday then that’s something worth buying. What would he actually wear in public? Almost all these tees are available in Big & Tall sizes, you know, just in case.

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1. The DADventurer

Popeye Radical Skateboarder 1929 T-Shirt
Popeye Radical Skateboarder 1929 T-Shirt

Does your Dad think he can ride with the best of ’em? Does he Ollie and boardslide like a pro? Has he built his own halfpipe and rails for grinding?
If he is STILL the daredevil in the family and wants his kids to be braver than him, then this graphic t-shirt is for you. Especially appropriate if the “Dad Zone” at home is a man cave (garage or shed) that has action games and darts! If he thinks he’s the age-defying, All-action man – get him this t-shirt for Xmas! Read on

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Read More: Dad Types #1 The Dadventurer


2. Father Christmas

MTV Xmas Santa Hat Logo T-Shirt
MTV Xmas Santa Hat Logo T-Shirt

Is your dad Santa every year? Does he get a lil too excited for the festive season, more than his kids? Do the Christmas decorations go up wayyyy too early, like just after Halloween? Do you spend hours searching the neighborhood together looking for the ‘perfect’ Christmas tree? Does your house have more xmas decorations than the rest of your street collectively. Does he have a Xmas playlist that goes on daily? Does the entirety of December feel like you are living in the North Pole. Do you go carolling? If he has more than 2 Christmas-themed t-shirts – then he may be a Father Christmas!  Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #17 Father Christmas

3. Master of HIS Universe Dad aka Papa Bear

Masters of the Universe Greatest Father Men's T Shirt
He-Man Greatest Father Men’s T Shirt

Does your dad fiercely protect his family and everything in his domain? Can you count on him to have your back… even if you are completely wrong? Was he banned from watching you at sports, because he yelled too much? Does he dominate the household… especially Power over the TV Remote? Then this shirt is for this Master! At Christmas, he is the boss Continue reading…

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Read More: Dad Types #4 Papa Bear


4. Big Daddy sometimes known as Fat dad

Ghostbusters Merry Xmas Stay Puft Men's T Shirt
Ghostbusters Merry Xmas Stay Puft Men’s T-Shirt Color: Green heather

Is he a Big Teddy Bear at heart? Maybe he is a BFG – Big Friendly Giant – he looks big and mean and intimidating BUT in reality is he totally harmless! Is he so big that people wonder if he was a wrestler or a whale? But are his hugs the best! He probably should try to lose some weight, but he loves his food. Really loves his food and proud of his figure. Then he should try to squeeze into these Tees – also available in Big & Tall sizing, obviously. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #11 Big Daddy


5. Old School Rocker Dad

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Prism Album Cover Men's T Shirt
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon T Shirt

Maybe your Dad was actually cool back in the day! Is dad a bit hard-of-hearing? It could be the loud rock concerts he attended every weekend. Do you remember dad having long, unstyled hair when you were younger and dropping you to school on the back of his motorcycle? Does he LOVE his rock music obsessively and talk about the “good ol days” when music was better? Doesn’t love Christmas music, but does like rock covers of xmas songs. Then he was Born to Rock these T-shirts for Christmas. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #8 Old School Rocker Dad


6. Dad Joker

Mr T Pity the Naughty T-Shirt
Mr T Pity the Naughty T-Shirt

Even the name works on many levels, the Dad Joker is master of Dad Jokes, bad puns and slapstick humor. So, is your Dad Funnier than Jim Carrey or Does he just think he’s the funniest guy alive? Is he ‘Ace’ at ‘Ventura-ing’ to make really bad puns? Does he laugh at immature words or farts (mature or immature). Then this shirt will fit him to a Tee! (Gettit!). Have you heard his impersonation of Mr. T as Santa? In all ‘seriousness’ this dad would really appreciate funny t-shirts for Christmas. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #6 Dad Joker

7. Hold-My-Beer Dad aka Drunk Dad

Ghostbusters Christmas Spirit Men's T Shirt
Ghostbusters Christmas Spirit Men’s T Shirt

Does your dad NEED a beer when he gets home from work? Is there always alcohol at home, somewhere, and not just the fridge in the kitchen? Is your Dad weirdly proud of his Dad-Bod? Does he have a “local” watering hole? Finally, did he want to be the one to give you your first taste of beer? Look, Gatherings and occasions are always an excuse to bring out the “top-shelf” bottles – that’s what he means when he is looking for his Christmas Spirit! Then he should try to squeeze into this tee (available in bigger sizes just in case). Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #7 Hold-my-Beer Dad

8. Nerd Dad

Ghostbusters Christmas Spirit Men's T Shirt
NASA Greatest Dad in the Galaxy T-Shirt

My Dad is a huge science nerd so this one is personal! Everyone knows this dad, he was the one that took wayyyyy too much interest in their kids science project, in fact it was HIS science project! Did your childhood vacations involve a museum pass? Did your dad do your homework for you? Does he go to the cinema to watch a documentary?! (Seriously?) If they were the greatest dad in the whole doggone galaxy, then they deserve THESE t-shirts for Christmas for all the homework assignments they aced for you. He found you the most unique christmas gift ever because he is the Greatest! Continue reading


Read More: Dad Types #13 Nerd Dad


9. Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy men's t-shirt
Sugar Daddy Candy Men’s T Shirt

Come on, admit it, your Dad pays for Everything! That’s totally ok! Is your Dad the most generous man you know? Does he treat everyone, pays for dinner, brings random gifts, always gave a healthy allowance, has a savings bond in your name – does he always say yes when you need money? Then he more than deserves these t-shirts for Christmas. Remember, he only gives out cash for Christmas gifts because anything else is just materialistic waste! Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #5 Sugar Daddy

10. Mob Boss Dad

Godfather Call Me Don Vito Corleone Men's T Shirt
Godfather Call Me The Don Men’s T-Shirt

Does your Dad run the family like a well-organized gang? Perhaps he made you clean your room by making you an offer you can’t refuse? Everyone in your family has their own role and responsibilities – so when you go grocery shopping everyone scatters in all directions and returns with different items from the grocery list – the same happens when cleaning the house. If he is the master of his own little mob (or at least thinks he is) – this one is for him!  *In Marlon Brando Godfather voice* “You cannot say ‘no’ to the people you love” Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #2 The Mob Boss


11. Mack Daddy sometimes known as Creepy Dad

Saved by the Bell Merry Kapowski Men's T Shirt
Saved by the Bell Merry Kapowski Men’s T Shirt Color: Red Heather

Be honest, Is your Dad kinda sleazy? Perhaps he blatantly hit on your female friends? Maybe he love the ladies maybe a bit too much? Does he talk uncomfortably about his previous sexual exploits? This t-shirt is strictly for “former playas”! Let’s not even talk about Christmas, where he HAS to be Santa and everyone MUST sit on his lap, I mean really! Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #10 Mack Daddy


12. The Strongman Dad aka Jock Dad

Popeye the Sailorman Best Pops Ever Men's T Shirt
Popeye Best Pops Ever Men’s T Shirt

Is Your Dad the only ripped, muscular guy at the PTA meetings? Does his muscles make your Phys-Ed teacher look like he has a Dad-bod? Did he wake you up early to work out with him? Maybe he talks about the old glory days and keeps his high school trophies in a display cabinet. Does he arrange sports activities for the family and still hates to lose! If he made you eat all your spinach (and Protein shakes) to grow big and STRONG like him – then he can pop his guns in these t-shirts for Christmas Day, but why is he showing his guns at Xmas anyway… it’s cold! Continue reading…

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Read More: Dad Types #3 Jock Dad

13. Hoarder Dad aka We-Will-Need-This-Someday Dad

Redd Foxx men's T shirts
Redd Foxx Junk in the Trunk Men’s T-Shirt 

Does your dad never throw anything out, just in case? Perhaps his car looks like he’s been dumpster diving? Maybe your Dad takes things from the street or trash because it could be “useful”? Does he have a shed/attic/garage/storage unit full of useless crap that he hasn’t touched in years? Basically, is your Dad a Hoarder? Has he used and reused the same Christmas decorations since before you were born? In fact, someone gave him a free box of decorations and he still uses those (until someone gives him more)! Then he will surely find use for these T-shirts for Christmas Day. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #9 Hoarder Dad


14. The Dadmiral aka Army Dad

John Wayne men's T shirts
John Wayne Gotta Have Code Men’s T-Shirt

The principled and disciplinarian father who (intentionally) taught you how to be a man – the hard way, it’s tough love. He learned all this in the Armed Forces, it’s also why he’s fiercely patriotic. He ruled his family like the officer of his platoon, from sun-up you made your bed every single morning (weekends included) and presented for inspection. You may have hated it at the time but it’s priceless now. Your Dad gave you a Code that you live by – an honorable, disciplined and impactful code. He made you eat your greens. He made you say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’, or else! BUT Did he teach you to be the person you are today? Then this shirt should fit his credo. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #12 The Dadmiral


15. Bushman Dad

MegaMan Best Papa Dr Light Men's T-Shirt
MegaMan Best Papa Dr Light Men’s T-Shirt

This one relates to my Dad again. Did your Dad have a beard? As a kid I thought all dad’s had beards. Now I think some of them just gave up on personal grooming! Since he became a father, my brother has grown a beard! What’s with that? If you want him to highlight the stray beard hair’s, then this Dr Light tee from Mega Man should work, unless of course his beard is also white! He’s been told his beard makes him look like a young Santa! Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #14 Bushman Dad


16. Mr. Know-It-All

Popeye Pops Knows Best T-Shirt
Popeye Pops Knows Best T-Shirt

I’m almost certain that this relates to every father ever! You always went to your dad for advice and answers because… well he’s older and wiser? As you got older you realized that maybe he didn’t have all the answers BUT you’d never tell him that because he needs to feel important! If your dad ever stated “do as I say and not as I do” or “My house my rules” – then he will LOVE these classic t-shirts for Christmas. Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #15 Mr Know-it-all Dad


17. Grill Master 2000

MTV Hamburger Logo Men's T Shirt
MTV Hamburger Logo Men’s T Shirt

Does your Dad think he is a grill expert? He prides himself on getting a “good fire” going, it brings out his caveman side. He insists his steak be so rare you can “still hear it mooing”. Does your dad have an apron with his name on it… and gloves… and a grill utensil set. Your dad INSISTS on a perfect temperature for meat. Also your dad, promptly burns everything because he was busy talking about his new smart grill thermometer. He may be meaty enough for THIS MTV Tee. He insists on grilling Christmas Day lunch, even though it’s 47 outdoors! Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #16 Grill Master Dad


18. HomesteaDAD

Yellowstone Dutton Ranch Christmas T-Shirt
Yellowstone Dutton Ranch Christmas T-Shirt

He doesn’t like to think of himself as a prepper or a survivalist (but he is) – he just likes to make sure he is not over reliant on the government or others for anything – he can live off the land (kinda). He has canned food and tools in the basement… just in case. He prides himself on being able to hunt, fish and forage for what he needs. Everything should be handmade, especially at Christmas Continue reading

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Read More: Dad Types #18 HomesteadDad



Honorable mentions to movie dad, father hipster, redneck dad, goth dad, father time, hoodrat dad, and gearhead dad

We know that all dads are different, but most are a combo of the above! So get him an awesome t-shirt for Christmas that suits his unique personality or get yourself one to show people what kind of dad you are

Thanks Dad


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