If you’re looking for Father’s Day gift ideas, Will (my hubby!) is back with some that are sure to make the dads in your life feel loved this Father’s Day!
By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin’s husband!)
With Mother’s Day wrapped up (and I hope you all had the wonderful day that you deserve), Father’s Day is just around the corner. I personally have always found it fairly easy to buy for my wife.
My wife, however, tells me that I’m fairly difficult to buy for. As such, I thought I’d throw out a few ideas (outside of the traditional Father’s Day tie…though these Tie Mags magnetic tie clips are pretty cool).
Many guys are happy with something simple or a gift made by their children or some quality time with their wife or even some time to chill out, so know your guy and choose accordingly.
Of course, gift cards are always a good idea, but if you want to make it more personal, considering the personality of the guy is the first place start.
Think about his likes or interests and begin there. Does he have a hobby? Does he collect a specific item? Maybe he enjoys some sport, hunting, or other activity? What about tickets to his favorite event?
I am not a fan of knick knacks, so I like gifts to be useful and thought out.
Anything related to any of his interests will be a hit.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Dads:
I like having multitools in various locations. This emergency tool goes great in a glove box. This extreme bright LED flashlight is great for hunting, fishing, etc. or just in a night stand. Or this survival credit card multi tool…just don’t carry it through airport security.
I’m a techie, so technology always makes a great gift. These waterproof bluetooth speakers from SpeakStick or Mooi Tech are great for music or podcasts. This solar-powered portable charger from ZeroLemon has also caught my eye.
I’m not a fan of sushi, but I might be if I had these lightsaber chopsticks or be tempted to make it with this Darth Vader Apron and use these ice cube trays for my sweet tea in my Star Wars Tervis. Yes, obviously I’m a Star Wars fan, but if your guy likes another character or sports team, then find something that he likes.
Does your husband go to the gym or need to take a change of clothes somewhere? I know I could use a new gym bag. Would a messenger bag help with work-related materials? How about a shaving kit for traveling?
A handmade writing utensil is always an excellent choice. I own two pens from this Etsy seller, and I can’t say enough about their craftsmanship. This multi function tool pen could work for many purposes other than just writing. And then this magnetic pen just looks cool and is sure to keep minds focused on task…for people that fidget like I do.
If I’m not at a formal event, I am typically a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. If your guy dresses casually, too, you could get something as simple a pocket t-shirt, a best dad ever, super dad t-shirt, character/sports team t-shirt, something with a little humor behind it, or any other graphic shirt to fit his interests. A simple polo is a good choice as well.
Anybody enjoy camping or just relaxing? How about a ENO Hammock? Or an LED headlamp or collapsible lantern? This Whetstone Cutlery Multi-tool could be very useful. Need to start a fire? Keep this camping knife with fire starter handy. This survival paracord bracelet is fashionable and useful.
I am not a big board game guy, but my wife does like games. How about something y’all could play together that he might enjoy? This baseball game looks cool, and baseball is America’s favorite pastime! I like this mini soccer foosball game. And who knew they make an NFL Board Game. Anyone up for some desktop bowling? Of course, an app gift card would allow him to purchase somethings for his phone or computer as well.
And of course, if your husband is a gamer, then there are a plethora of items to add to his arenas. Everything from an Xbox Live subscription to a new game to something he can play with the whole family like Mario Kart 8.
I personally think that tools are always a good option for any occasion. I remember my dad using a suede leather tool belt similar to this carpenter’s belt. This magnetic wristband has also caught my eye. As did this Dewalt flexible light.
I like to keep my work area organized, and this hardware cabinet has definitely helped. I also received this toolbox one year, and I love it. You could set it up and add a few new tools in the drawers for an added surprise.
After working in the yard or in his shop with his new tools, he’ll need to clean up, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Lexie Natural’s Memphis Brew, MadeOn Skin Care’s cedar wood soap, Free Reign Farm’s lumberjack soap, or Hobo Beard Oil.
Does he have pictures of his family in his office or workshop? How about a new frame complete with a new pic of the kids: Daddy’s girl, Daddy’s Boys, Bronze script dad frame, Daddy & Me, Dad: You are the World, or I love Dad.
- Just Me and My Dad
- Berenstain Bears – We Love Our Dad
- My Dad Loves Me!
- Darth Vader and Son
- Darth Vader and Princess
- I Love You, Daddy
Here are some other books that could serve a father as well and help him be a better dad:
- The Power of a Praying Parent
- Praying the Scriptures for Your Children
- The 5 Love Languages of Children
- The New Strong-Willed Child
- Bringing Up Boys
- Bringing Up Girls
- Raising a Modern Day Knight
- Raising a Modern Day Princess
- The Way of the Wild Heart
- How God Makes Men
Obviously there are bigger, pricier items such as a new recliner or Fitbit Surge or Apple TV or Roku 3 if you want to splurge, but I’ve tried to choose items that are cost effective as well as outside the traditional gifts. For additional ideas, be sure to check out this list of 10 Unique Father’s Day Presents.
How do you celebrate Father’s Day? Do you have any other Father’s Day gift ideas for your man?
See all of our previous gift guides HERE!