The 10 Most Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas He'll Appreciate Forever
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With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, you’re probably already thinking about what to get him. You know that Dad doesn’t want any more ties for goodness’ sake, so what are some unique Father’s Day gifts that he’ll cherish for a long time? We did the research for you and put together the top 10 presents he’ll love opening on Father’s Day.
When is Father's Day This Year?
Before we get into our fun list of unique dad gifts, we’re here with a friendly reminder that Father’s Day falls on June 16 this year. That’s a Sunday, and it’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to get shopping. If you're really in a hurry, you can also check out our last-minute Father's Day gift guide as well.
Unique Father's Day Gifts: The 10 Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Now that you know exactly how much time you have left until Dad’s big day, here is our top ten list of unique gift ideas for him. We’ve included a wide range of items to suit even the most difficult to shop for dads. Consider this list your one-and-done for unique gifts.
1. Give Him a Personalized Wooden Watch
Everyone always focuses on the obvious fashion accessories when it comes to father's day gifts. You've likely given him quite a few neckties and cufflinks in the past. But this year, why not try something a bit more unexpected? A timeless watch is a staple item in any man’s wardrobe and a gift every man loves receiving. But don’t just get him any old watch this Father’s Day, get him a personalized wooden watch.
He’ll be thrilled when he opens this gift, and he certainly won’t be expecting to see his initials and a personalized message on the back. You may even trigger some tears with this one.
We know that choosing men’s watches can get a little complicated, especially if you’re not sure what kinds of watches are best suited to individual styles and events. Check out our guide to men’s watch types and how to wear them.
2. Engrave a Cigar Box for Dad
Nothing says classy like a cigar box, which is why getting dad an engraved cigar box is one of those next-level unique Father’s Day gift ideas. It’ll look great wherever he decides to display it, and it’s sure to impress his friends when he offers them a cigar the next time he’s hosting. Plus, he’ll love seeing his name on it and knowing you took the time to personalize it.
Even if Dad isn’t into cigars, the box still makes a great gift as a place to house smaller trinkets and keepsakes--or even just stuff he has a hard time keeping track of.
3. Keep His Feet Warm With a Cozy Pair of Slippers
Yes, we know summer is upon us, but the hard truth is that every man needs a top-quality pair of house slippers. After all, there’s nothing worse than cold hardwood floors and bare feet, which is why you should invest in a pair of cozy slippers he’ll love wearing when the temperatures start to drop.
4. Surprised Him With a Personalized Wallet
Every man has a wallet, but not every man has a personalized wallet with his initials engraved into it. So, if the time has come for an upgrade, there’s no better way to show him you care than with one of these beautiful, split leather choices.
Not only can you engrave his initials on the outside, but you can also leave him a personalized message on the inside. Personalized presents are often the most thoughtful gifts you can give someone, and your dad will be blown away when he opens this gift and sees a special note from you and your family telling him how much he means to you. Not to mention, he’ll see it every day for years to come. We can’t think of a more sentimental gift.
Does Dad live for his morning cup of joe? If he’s a coffee fanatic who can’t function until he’s had his daily caffeine jolt, the best gift that any coffee-obsessed dad will love is an electric coffee grinder that'll boost his morning routine.
There are three types of grinders: blade, burr, and hand. Certain grinders are better suited to different brews, so make sure you pick something that will complement whatever kind of coffee Dad drinks. And the great thing about this present is that some pretty economical options will get the job done.
Dad surely already knows that a grinder will take his morning brew to the next level by maximizing the freshness of the beans, so he’ll be stoked to unwrap this gift on Father’s Day.
6. Give Him the Gift of an Ice-Cold Beer
If there’s one thing that’s true about dads, it’s that they love beer. And not only do they like beer, but they also love a cold beer. This Father’s Day, get him one of any number of unique gifts to keep his beer icy cold all summer long:
Insulated beer mug
Beer chilling coaster set
Cooler with fold-out table and chairs
Portable cooler backpack
These are just a few great gift ideas to get you started. In the world of beer products, the options for unique ways to up dad’s beer drinking game are endless. He’ll use whatever you get him for a long time.
7. Help Him Get Away (In Style) With a Cool Weekender Tote
Another unique Father’s Day gift is a sleek weekender to help him get the most out of shorter trips. If he's a frequent traveler, he'll appreciate a stylish, versatile weekend bag that'll hold just the right number of t-shirts, pants, shoes, and accessories.
While its name may imply that it only needs to be big enough for two days, look for something that can hold between two to five days’ worth of clothes. It should be easy to carry, with wheels or sturdy shoulder straps, and while not strictly necessary, it’s nice if it’s sleek and stylish. You can find weekenders from many brands and in a variety of price points.
8. Help Him Get Fit With a Pull-Up Bar
Nothing says that you care about dad like getting him something that will help him stay on top of his fitness goals. If Dad’s a gym-goer--or if he’s trying to get more consistent--make it easy for him to get some extra reps in on the days he doesn’t go to the gym with a home pull-up bar.
There are a lot of fancy pull up bar options, but we recommend going with the classic door-frame bar. It’s simple, low-profile, and gets the job done. Who wants to have gym equipment lying all over the place, anyway?
If Dad already has a pull-up bar, consider getting him a suspension training system instead, which will make a great addition to his home workout collection. You can also buy him some good-quality resistance bands to add intensity to his workouts.
9. Help Him Discover His Roots With a DNA Kit
DNA kits have risen to popularity in the past couple of years, and with good reason. Who doesn’t want to discover unknown facts about their past? This Father’s Day, help him uncover invaluable information about his roots by gifting him a DNA kit.
There are a lot of companies that provide this service and at many different prices, so make sure to have an idea of what you’re interested in before purchasing. Some ancestry kits are geared toward genealogy, while others are more focused on what part of the world your genes come from, and others provide information about genetic health.
10. Elevate Movie Night With a Popcorn Maker
Last on our list is a light-hearted yet useful gift: the popcorn maker. This is a fantastic present for any dad who loves having movie night in the comfort of his living room and wants all the accouterments. Help him elevate his Netflix sessions by substituting bag popcorn for something a little more extra.
You can buy him a microwave popcorn maker, a hot air popcorn popper, or an electric popcorn popper. And what we like about this present is that it comes in a wide range of styles and price points.
The Best Father's Day Gift Ideas: Unique Gifts For Every Dad
So how will you honor the dad in your life this June? Maybe one of our unique Father’s Day ideas has sparked another idea for you. Perhaps you’re still not sure, so be sure to check out guide to shopping for men who have everything. You’re sure to find something he’ll like.
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