Unique Gifts for a Special Dad
Still looking for the perfect gift for Dad? Whether he’s the sentimental type, a joker, an outdoorsman or a beer drinker; we’ve got something for every type of dad in today’s gift guide. Happy Father’s Day!
“Like a thumbprint, your life is full of memories that are distinctly you.”
The Mpix Thumbprint Photo Box will be a uniquely personal gift, created with unforgettable moments captured through your camera, for the special man in your life this Father’s Day. Housed in a classic, 4×4 maple box, your choice of 10 mounted prints or 50 unmounted prints will provide a constant reminder of the great memories in his life. Simply choose photos of the kids, fun family shots and memorable outings, decide on one of three quality photo finishes and color or black and white images, and let Mpix do the rest.
This custom box will arrive with your photos beautifully wrapped and ready to gift. The Mpix Thumbprint Photo Box comes with 4 maple stands so that he can proudly display his favorite photos on his desk at work or on the fireplace at home.
He can alternate photos between the stands and the keepsake box periodically to keep the memories fresh in his heart.
What better gift could Dad ask for than a personalized acrylic photo block with a touching Father’s Day message on it to adorn his desk at his office? You simply upload a favorite photo, and it is turned into a gorgeous heavy block, perfect to display on book shelves, desks- anywhere really! These blocks are self-standing, and don’t require anything other than a ledge to place them on. The image is visible through one inch, crystal clear acrylic.
Each block is handcrafted in the Erin Condren workshop, and can be personalized with a horizontal or vertical 5×7 photo, or a 6×6 square (perfect size for those instagram photos!) Dad is sure to love the thought behind this gift, as well as the uniqueness of not your everyday picture frame.
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Daddy and child will look adorable together in these organic Pint & Half Pint t-shirts that will get a chuckle out of passers-by too! These GOTS Certified Fair Trade Organic cotton shirts are truly “super soft” and extra comfy for both dad and little one. And each shirt is printed with eco-friendly ink too! A Big & Littles® package comes with an adult male (or adult female shirt) and a toddler tee or baby bodysuit.
Your family will appreciate the extremely soft texture of the organic cotton and loose, comfortable fit. Thought it couldn’t get any better? Shipping is free in the USA.
The Spunky Stork has 6 different Big & Littles® designs that are perfect for your little one and his/her daddy. Don’t forget to check out their cute gift wrap options too!
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Dad will feel the love with a Best Dad key chain from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. The declaration of BEST DAD on the front with the loving message on the back make this a great gift for any father. Made out of fine pewter with antique finish, this unique key chain will easily catch the eye of friends when dad pulls it out of his pocket.
Every time he sees the sentimental inscription, he will think of his children and what he means to them. The Best Dad key chain measures 1 ¼ inch long by ¾ inch wide for an easy fit in dad’s pocket. Isabelle Grace also has these great father’s day gift options: hipster dad keychain, personalized dog tag necklace, awesome dad key chain, sentimental dad keychain and super dad keychain.
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For the father who loves beer (isn’t that every father?), a personalized pint glass and growler set is sure to impress! Swoozie’s has countless gift ideas for Father’s Day this year, but this beer set is among our favorites because the personalization will make dad feel so cool. He will immediately be sending out mass text messages to all of his friends, saying, “How awesome is this set with MY name on it?” This top-quality, hand-painted set comes with four 16-oz glasses and one 64-oz growler, each personalized with Dad’s name in either white, black, or gold. Top-of-the-line “brag-ability” factor also included.
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Is your child’s father a sports fan? If he is, you need to check out this MLB Baby Carrier from Kolcraft! He can represent his favorite baseball team while carrying the kiddo around town. The Kolcraft Baby Carrier allows your child to face forward or face daddy and holds kids from 8 to 26 lbs!
It is made of a lightweight material and also has a cool climate pocket roll up for better air circulation. The seat and leg openings adjust and it even has a storage pocket for keys, pacifiers or other small items. The patented lock with indicator that turns green when the latch is safely locked will provide dad with the comfort of knowing his child is safe and secure in the carrier. Wide, padded straps will keep dad comfortable by distributing weight evenly across his shoulders as he enjoys some popcorn and cracker jacks at the game. Dad will definitely be proud to show his team spirit while out and about with his little one in this comfortable carrier!
If your dad or husband loves spending time outdoors, he will love the Greenbeanz Hooded Jacket by Sun Protection Zone. From hiking and biking to fishing or even golfing, this lightweight and casual hooded jacket is perfect for so many occasions. The zippered pockets and drawstring hood make this jacket stylish and super comfortable for a guy of any age. And, with three different colors to choose from, there’s sure to be a color combination your guy will love.
The coolest part about this jacket is that it’s made from recycled coffee beans that are transformed into an eco-friendly fabric. As if that’s not awesome enough, the fabric even protects him from the sun’s harmful rays (it’s SPF 100!) and it’s water repellent, so it will protect that special dad in your life from all the elements! But wait–there’s more. The hooded jacket is quick drying and has an anti-bacterial finish which fights against odors, just in case he works up a sweat outdoors.
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Does the father in your life love to soak up the summer sun? These adorable matching father and son swimwear sets are crafted in Italy with high quality fabrics and are perfect for playing hard on the beach or just relaxing by the pool. This entire line of swim wear are designed for men. They are anti-pilling, anti-bacterial and dry very quickly. These swimsuits are highly resistant to light, salt water and swimming pool water full of chlorine so they are built to last more than one summer. The best part about these is the option to buy matching child-sized swim suits so Daddy and son can sport coordinating patterns as they play by the water!
Choose from over twenty different fun and colorful patterns, from the traditional floral or paisley designs to more whimsical and adventurous ones like Vespas, fish or ice cream cones. They also have solids and simpler striped design options. The children’s line comes in sizes 2-14 and are made with the same high-quality fabrics, stitching and patterns as the men’s line. Both come with built in netting, pockets and a draw string. This gift is perfect for the outdoorsy dads in your life. Be aware that these suits are made in Italy so the sizing is a bit different. Also, these shorts run a little shorter than traditional American swimsuits, so take that into account when ordering.
This year, get your husband, your partner, or your dad a gift he’ll actually use: the Panasonic Arc 3 Wet/Dry Shaver! Help him streamline his morning routine with this three-bladed shaver that quickly cuts hair at the base and delivers a close and precise shave every time. The Arc 3 is so versatile: it’s fully waterproof so he can shave in the shower. Or, if he prefers, he can shave outside of the shower, using shaving cream or gel.
Panasonic’s new line of shavers are truly innovative and not like any other shavers. Shaving Sensor Technology will automatically detect his beard’s density and will adjust the motor speed making sure he gets a gentle and efficient shave every time. It also features a handy pop-up trimmer for so he can groom his mustache or sideburns.
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Do you know a Dad who loves to grill? If so, surprise your Grill Master with the one and only barbecue tool he’ll ever need: POPS Q Tool. Made in the USA from only the highest quality materials, the POPS Q Tool allows Dad to toss his old collection of grilling tools in exchange for one set that does it all. This sturdy 6-in-1 BBQ tool is a jack-of-all-trades!
The heavy duty POPS Q Tool combines 6 essential grilling tools into one:
- Spatula: Made from 304 Stainless Steel for strength and rust resistance, the substantial spatula is perfect for flipping anything from a hamburger patty to a delicate fillet of fish.
- Fork: The four pronged fork is great for re-positioning meat on the grill or assisting in cutting, but the sharp angled tips even work well for roasting marshmallows over a camp fire.
- Mega-Tongs: This is what sets the POPS Q Tool apart from other grilling tools on the market today. Combine the spatula and fork to create a beastly set of tongs to handle all of your flipping and serving needs.
- Grill Scraper: On the opposite end of the fork you’ll find a pointy grill scraper that allows you to toss that nasty grill bristle brush away!
- Knife: One side of the spatula actually doubles as a sharp serrated knife! Laser cut into the stainless steel, this knife edge will easily cut a taste off of whatever you have cooking up.
- Bottle Opener: There’s a good chance that if Dad loves to grill he also loves to enjoy an ice cold beverage while at it! On the opposite end of the spatula you’ll find a bottle opener that you won’t have to dig through drawers for.
You can make the POPS Q Tool an extra-special Father’s Day gift with FREE custom handle or spatula text engraving from the POPS Q website.
Does daddy hate carrying the girly fashion diaper bag that mom picked out? Get him a Daddy Diaper Pack! This back pack was created specifically for a “daddy” with pockets to accommodate diapers, wipes, bottles, clothes and toys! There’s even an insulated pocket to keep your child’s snacks cold when out and about. At the front of the Daddy Diaper Pack you’ll find an organizer pocket to hold dad’s keys, money, and small baby accessories like pacifiers and small toys. The skater style straps allow him to hook virtually anything to them such as shoes, hats or beach toys. Your child’s father will never complain about carrying the diaper bag again!
For dads and men that are health conscious but still like a sweet treat, get him a variety pack of these supremely tasty, yet healthy, bars! Larabars are similar to granola bars, but without all the unhealthy additives. They’re made from a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices and are a great source of protein and fiber. Every single ingredient in a Larabar is a whole food, so he can feel good about eating them (and so can you and the kids!). Each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients!
Larabars come in a variety of flavors like Blueberry Muffin, Apple Pie and our personal favorite: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, which tastes so much like a candy bar, you won’t believe it’s good for you! It’s also worth mentioning that Larabar makes a variety of other delicious and healthy bars like Alt protein bars, Uber trail mix bars, and organic chocolate food bars called Jocalat. Grab a bunch for dad–he won’t be disappointed!
Happy Father’s Day!
For more great gift ideas, check out our post on Top 12 Tech Gifts for Dad.
Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and Kitty Paw. She’s a work-from-home mom with a natural light photography business and a passion for sharing everything she knows. Since leaving the corporate world, she now spends her time chasing her preschooler, nursing her new baby, writing and finding ways to enjoy life. You can find her on Facebook, Google + or on her website.