Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for the Dad who Doesn’t Want Anything

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching, and moms everywhere are wondering what to get for the man in their life that means so much to her and the family. But, inevitably, there are the dads out there that say, “No, don’t get me anything.” No matter what they say, you still want to get them something even if it’s a practical gift that you know they will use or just something to show them how special they are to you. Daily Mom has found the best gifts for the dad who “doesn’t want anything” because we all know that dads need to be appreciated on Father’s Day no matter what they say. 

Fibertech Luggage by iFly

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If dad travels for work or just has a wanderlust soul, he needs high quality, durable luggage to get him through his travels. Hard cased luggage is all the rage these days due to its functionality and resistance to damage during rough baggage handling. The Fibertech luggage set by iFly is exactly what he needs to ensure that his luggage isn’t ruined and his contents stay safe every time he travels.

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The Fibertech luggage collection is a hard-sided, lightweight luggage set. The full set comes with three traditional sizes: carry-on, medium, and large. The carry-on size is a perfect size for the overhead bin, quick trips, or minimalist packers. Coming in at just 5.3 lbs, it is so light you won’t even realize you’re carrying it. The medium weighs just 7 lbs and the large is 8.5 lbs, and all three sizes come with a 2” zipper expansion for all those extra souvenirs he brings back on his return home.

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iFly’s Fibertech luggage set has a 10 year warranty, ensuring that he will be covered if damage is done to his luggage set. The 360 degree wheels make it easy to roll through the airport or to his hotel, and the rubber carry handles make it comfortable to hold on to.

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The interior pocket of the Fibertech luggage sets are roomy and large for all his clothes. There is an interior mesh pocket to hold smaller items and tie down straps to keep his clothes in place and organized. The interlocking zippers make opening and closing his suitcase smooth and simple without them getting caught on fabric. The Fibertech collection comes in a variety of colors such as Rose Gold, Gold, Black, and the new Space Grey.

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Your traveling dad will love his durable, hard-sided, and roomy luggage from iFly this Father’s Day.

Splendid Beast


This is the ultimate gift for the passionate dog dad. Splendid Beast creates an original masterpiece of your beloved pet that will last forever. Founded because a lack of “outrageous pet oil paintings on the internet,” Splendid Beast captures your pet’s alter ego in a way they will always want to be (and should be) remembered. Simply choose one of the templates for the artist to create a custom oil painting of your pet. If you are purchasing as a gift and don’t have a photo of the pet, Splendid Beast offers gift cards.


The templates include famous masterpieces that only can be improved by adding your fur child. We are particularly obsessed with The Poker. This oil portrait is perfect for the dog that loves a little excitement and is a bit of a scoundrel. And of course, can bluff his way through anything (like an accident). Other fun options include The Majesty. Real talk, most of our pets are treated as royalty, so they should be captured as such in an oil painting. The Splendid Beast makes our pet fantasies come to life with their playful yet honest portrayals of our most beloved companions.


The process takes approximately 8 weeks to complete. But don’t fret, Splendid Beast can do a mock up of your pet in time for Father’s Day. One thing is for sure, the completed artwork celebrates how truly splendid our fur babies are. A one of a kind gift for dad that will delight for years to come.

Ladder 34 Runner

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Give Dad a Father’s Day gift he will never expect with a gift from Ladder 34. Ladder 34 makes products from old fire hoses. When a fire hose is worn out or damaged, it is typically thrown out. However, Ladder 34 created a way to give new life to these fire hoses. The hoses are made into belts, floor mats, dog collars, and more, right here in the United States with hoses that were used in real fire stations that were set to be discarded. No two items are the same when you shop with Ladder 34, making these gifts truly unique.

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The Firehose Runner E#18 is a 2×5 runner perfect for an entryway, office, kitchen, or bathroom. Too ofter home decor is taken over by the woman of the house but men want cool stuff in their home that they love as well. This is why the Firehose Runner E#18 makes a great gift for Father’s Day. This particular runner is made of water resistant hose that was used in Atlantic City, Detroit Fire Department and Battle Creek, MI. The pieces were sewn by hand in Grand Rapids, MI. Ladder 34 sews in anti-slip webbing so your mat will stay in place. If Dad has a workshop, this mat would sit nicely in front of a counter space or under a sink.

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When you shop with Ladder 34 this Father’s Day, you are supporting a small, American business. Your gift will be one of a kind. No boring tie this Father’s Day. Dad will be so surprised to get something from Ladder 34 and will love telling his friends the story of his unique gift and how the hose served a fire department before becoming a floor mat, belt, or other item.


Firehose Runner E#18


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Weekender Bag by Lulu Dharma

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If you have a dad in your life that travels quite a bit for quick trips, a high quality bag that is easy to travel with is key. He needs something that is big enough for a few changes of clothes but nothing that is too bulky for him to have to bring along. The Weekender Bag by Lulu Dharma is a perfect option for your traveling dad this Father’s Day.

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The thick nylon of this bag means that it is durable and tough. Dad won’t have to worry about rips or tears when he is trying to put it in the overhead bin of his flight, under the seat in front of him, or shuffling from taxi to hotel. The faux-leather handles and gold-toned hardware give it a classic and sophisticated look so he can be sure to look professional during his travels.

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The size of the Lulu Dharma Weekender Bag is perfect for a quick work trip or even a weekend away with mom. It’s large interior pocket will fit whatever he needs for the next few days. It comes in several colors: navy, black, light grey, Seattle, Memphis, Phoenix, or Denver, so dad can pick the style that best fits his travels.

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A new travel accessory like the Weekender Bag from Lulu Dharma gives dad the space he needs for a quick trip in a stylish and trendy bag that he will love.


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Back to the Roots


Whether your dad is a master chef, science guru, or lover of pets and nature, this Father’s Day give him the gift of an at-home science project he can do with the kids. So often at-home activity kits are geared more toward arts and crafts than building, engineering,  or science, leaving dads who may not be very creative left behind. This year chose a gift that will keep him and the little ones busy, engaged and entertained while also teaching important lessons in science, horticulture, and green living.


Perfect for a rainy day project, or even for a hot summer day when the kids are tired of being outdoors, is the Back to the Roots Water Garden 2.0. This self-cleaning fish tank grows edible plants on top and will likely be your dad’s first venture into aquaponics. Along with the kids, dad can explore the creation and development of a self-sustaining ecosystem and learn all about going green.


Included in the Back to the Roots Water Garden 2.0 Kit are all the components necessary to get started, including a 3 month supply of organic microgreens and wheatgrass seeds to get started, fish food, and even a certificate for a betta fish. With the ability to start harvesting your micro greens and wheatgrass after only 10 days, dad will then have plenty of fresh toppings for sandwiches, salads, or ingredients for healthy smoothies.

Sunbeam Heated Back Wrap

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If one thing is universal about dads, it’s their bad backs. After years of hard labor, sitting at a desk, or just due to getting older, his back starts to give way to aches and pains that leave him feeling uncomfortable. Help relieve his pain this Father’s Day with a Heated Back Wrap with Shiatsu Massage from Sunbeam.

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Sunbeam’s Heated Back Wrap offers 3 heat settings -l ow to high intensity heat – to dad’s lower back so his muscles can be relaxed after a long day. The soothing heat along with the adjustable 4 node shiatsu massagers will make him feel like he is getting a real massage but in the comfort of his home. The 12′ cord gives him the convenience to walk around freely, and the adjustable waist to XXL fits most. With continued use, dad’s back will start to loosen up, giving him more mobility and less pain with every day movements.

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Dad’s back will never have felt better with Sunbeam’s Heated Back Wrap with Shiatsu Massage. Give him the ability to enjoy the things he used to by allowing him to soothe his aching back this Father’s Day.

Midcentury Scentsy Bundle

Scentsy Midcentury Bundle

Women aren’t the only ones who enjoy the warm smells of a Scentsy warmer in their home. Scentsy warmers are electric candle warmers that gently melt wickless candles, burning the natural oils of your choice of scented fragrance wax and giving off amazing aromas throughout your home. This Father’s Day, Scentsy has created a line of masculine Scentsy warmers and Scentsy bar fragrances specifically with dads in mind.

One of the special warmers designed for men is the Midcentury Scentsy Warmer. This warmer is an industrial looking encasement warmed by the soft glow of a vintage light bulb. This warmer will fit perfectly in a space just for dads such as a workshop, den, or man cave. Included in the Midcentury Father’s Day Bundle is three Scentsy bars that are perfect for the man that likes a strong masculine fragrance.

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Scentsy Midcentury Warmer
  • The Bergamot and Solar Driftwood gives off the scent of crisp bergamot, mandarin, and dreamy driftwood.
  • The Vanilla Oud is a sweet vanilla aroma that is grounded by leather and earthy oud wood.
  • Weathered Leather takes you to an old-fashioned saddle shop brimming with dark suede, tooled leather and vintage saddles over a backdrop of oak.
Scentsy Midcentury Bundle

Scentsy is an international fragrance company that loves bringing inspiring fragrances into homes worldwide through creative, artistic, and high quality warmers and diffusers. Creating a line of warmers and scents for the man of the house shows their dedication to reaching the tastes of everyone. If the Midcentury Scentsy Warmer does not fit the style of the dad you are shopping for this Father’s Day, they also have a Major League Baseball Warmer available. Dad can root for his favorite baseball team with a baseball cap shaped warmer and complimenting scents that remind you of summer and what America stands for ,including Welcome Home, Baked Apple Pie, and Sheer Leather.

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In 2017, best friends and first time Dads, Adam and Jon, wanted to bring some fun and style into the fatherhood game. Moms seem to have an abundance of fun clothes and gear to choose from that highlight how great it is to be a Mom. Sensing a lack in the market, they set out to create a company with a line of products that are just for Dads, thus Daddio Trading Co. was born.


We can easily agree that being a Father is one of the greatest gifts that there is! Daddio has created a line of products like never before. This Father’s Day outfit dad with one of their amazing t-shirts or hats from a lifestyle brand created just for him. They have a great selection with everything from funny to just plain fun. When you choose a gift from them, you can rest assured that you are also giving back to a great cause! For every sale that they make, they donate a portion to organizations that support both foster and fatherless children.


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Dads everywhere can get lucky with this wonderful find! MultiFlask is a total hydration system that offers the perfect bottle to get you through the day. Whether the day starts with coffee or tea and ends with infused water or lemonade, MultiFlask has you covered! Not only is this system easy to store and handy to use, but it is made with real glass that is non toxic and chemical and BPA free.

Say goodbye to glass sweating with this condensation-free technology. The double-walled beverage holder allows you to drink from the comfort of your office, the golf course, a friend’s deck or out by the pool. Whether you are sipping cold brew from the baseball field or quenching your post-workout thirst with a smoothie, this is truly the only bottle you’ll ever need. Not to mention, this is the only bottle you’ll ever need to store. Say goodbye to mismatched bottles of varying sizes and clear your cupboards for perfection.

  • Enjoy 8 hours of HOT coffee, tea or hot chocolate
  • Enjoy 24 hours of COLD drinks
  • SHAKE bottle for smoothies and protein drinks
  • Includes soft silicone spout
  • Holds 23 ounces to quick your thirst
  • 12-hour cold brew coffee maker
  • Dishwasher safe

The Multiflask 7-in-1 goes beyond the standard water bottle. Because of its’ unique parts, it can be easily adapted to any environment or situation. If caffeine is your thing, simply fill the infuser with the coffee or tea of your choice and place it in the glass inner within the Tritan outer shell. If dad is used to sugar but trying to cut out calories, use the fruit infuser to make flavorful drinks he can enjoy. It is simple to use and easy to love!



For football loving Dads, the summer months are the slow lull before his Alma Mater is back on the field. While he’s waiting, give him a gift that reminds him of college days gone by with CatStudio’s Collegiate Collection Glassware. Featuring all the best places on each college campus, Dad can reminisce with the kids about all of his collegiate accomplishments [or antics].


Every CatStudio design is handcrafted with amazing attention to detail, featuring all of the most notable places on each campus. With over 70 beautiful designs, you are bound to find his favorite university on their list. From cheering Go Blue at Michigan to toasting the CSU Rams in Old Town, there’s plenty of top NCAA schools to choose from.


Each design is available on a 15 oz tumbler, hand-embroidered pillow, screen printed dish towel. Start off his collection with a set of glasses for Father’s Day and enjoy collecting a new glass for each vacation or away football game. These glasses are a conversation piece that he’ll love sharing with family and friends!


As Father’s Day gets closer and closer, we start to hear more and more often, “I don’t want anything” from the dads in our lives. But we all want to show them that we appreciate them, even if it is a practical gift or a gift that comes from the heart. Daily Mom wants you to find the perfect gift for all the dads in your lives this Father’s Day.

Check out our other Father’s Day gift ideas for this year in our Father’s Day Gift Guides 

Gifts For Dads Who Say They Don'T Want Anything



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Lauren is a mom of three girls and a proud USMC spouse. She is the managing editor of Daily Mom Military, one half of the YouTube military spouse channel, #TheDependas, and owner of Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios. She loves to run, lift, and do yoga in her spare time. Lauren is currently in Camp Pendleton, CA with her family and loves to meet new and inspiring military spouses.

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