If you’re looking for unique Father’s Day gift ideas for your husband or dad, you won’t want to miss Will’s latest gift guide! Yes–this guide is written by a man, my husband!
By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin’s husband)
With Father’s Day just around the corner, many are left wondering, “What on earth can I get my dad for Father’s Day? He already has everything.”
The frustration is real, but hopefully we can make things a little easier for you.
Use these ideas a jumping board to launch you on your search for the perfect Father’s Day gift. (OK, perhaps that was a little overkill, but you get the idea.)
If you or your kids are into crafts, then a handmade gift will always be loved. The thought, energy, and time put into making something as simple as a handprint flower are cherished.
The more personal you can make a gift the more enjoyable it will be.
This can even include items that you buy instead of make.
As a gift-giver, I truly enjoy finding the perfect gift for someone. I put a great deal of thought into their personality and interests in order to choose something that fits.
While gift cards are always an easy option, think about his likes or interests and begin there.
Does he have a hobby like gardening?
Does he collect a specific item like Coke memorabilia?
Does he enjoy some sport hunting or other activity?
What about tickets to his favorite event?
Anything related to any of his interests will be a hit.
In an effort to give a few ideas and hopefully get your thought processes moving, here are 10 Father’s Day gifts that I thought were a little unique and outside the norm.
1. Novelty T-shirt or Cap
This may not seem very unique at first glance, but the number of t-shirt and cap options ensure that you are able to find something that perfectly fits your man’s personality or interests. I absolutely love the dad superhero and humorous shirts.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with tools, but adding a personalized message or engraving gives a special twist on a common gift. I’m not sure I could bring myself to use this tool, but I would sure proudly display it on my workbench in a place of prominence.
They say the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, so a unique gift basket full of manly snacks or food items would surely win over his heart. These range from spices to beer to coffee to many other food items. There are actually a ton of monthly subscription services that offer a plethora of options. Dollar Shave Club also has a great Father’s Day package as well.
I never know what to do with my wallet and keys when I come in, so they usually end up thrown on the dresser or counter. There are several different types of docking stations, but I like the natural simplicity of this one. Find one that would hold the contents of your guy’s pockets.
5. Dad Journal
At first glance, this may seem like a bad idea, especially for those dads who don’t like to write. However, I think it’s important for children to know about where they came from, and this is a chance for their dad to share some funny and encouraging stories. I wish I had these memories from my dad and grandparents.
Give him the gift of relaxation. Every man needs a chance to chill out after a hard day’s work, so let him sit back and enjoy a good nap. Hopefully, you got to do the same on Mother’s Day.
I hate when I can’t find my earbuds, or they are all tangled up. This organizer could be used for a variety of purposes from the tech-savvy dad to tools to travel items. I could definitely use one of these in my messenger bag for everyday use or to throw in a carry on when traveling.
8. Quadcopter or Boat or Car or 3-in-1 Copter/Car
Boys and their toys! A lot of guys will say that as they get older their toys just get more expensive, and while that may be case, it doesn’t have to be. You can find a good radio controlled copter for a decent price and let the fun begin. It’s also a good stress reliever!
Some guys like to just sit back and read a book or watch a good movie. The options are endless for something that will peak their interest with media – fictional stories, biographies of important people, advice on being a good dad, etc. There is no shortage of good books!
If you need more gift ideas, be sure to check out the following posts to get your creative juices flowing:
- Tie-less Father’s Day Gift Ideas
- 32 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men
- Even More Stocking Stuffers for Men
- Natural Skincare for Men
- 14 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men
What are some of your Father’s Day gift ideas?
See all of our previous gift guides HERE!