Our moms and superwomen and our dads are superheroes. We need to appreciate them any time we can, but that sometimes ends up sidelining dad for some reason. Well, there’s no need to wait until Father’s Day rolls around the corner to show your father just how much he means to you. With these 25 gift ideas for dad, you can make any day one of appreciation and gratitude. In creating this list, we chose both gifts of a general value which you can purchase regardless of your dad’s hobbies and gifts for very specific preferences.
#1 Cool One Single Beer Cooler
Picnics, barbecues, camping, general days in the summer – now they are all much easier to get through since you get to have a cold beer in hand. This single piece cooler is the perfect idea for the beer loving dad that’s tired of seeing his drink go warm.
#2 Seyate Steel Hammer with Engraved Heartfelt Quote
The thing about this kind of gift is that it’s practical, symbolical, and appropriate. Surely, the message written on it is touching and the gift will definitely remind your dad of you. But he’ll probably find a use for it too at some point.
#3 Giantex Portable 20’’ Golf Training Chipping Net
Does your dad love golf but it turns out he just doesn’t have the time to go out and practice as often as he’d like? Well, you can help him become a pro next time he hits the field by gifting him this chipping net. It’s good for indoors and outdoors alike.
#4 HiYi LED Music Stand Reading Lamp
If you keep seeing your dad buried neck-deep in paperwork or computer data, this probably means his eyes are having a tough time. Offer him this LED lamp, with a natural, strain-free kind of brightness which will make reading so much easier for his sight.
#5 Radius Garden NRGSET Ergonomic Gardening Tool Set
Don’t worry, we have some gift ideas for dad and his gardening habits as well. Since part of the reason why most people enjoy gardening is tending to the plants, you better steer clear of that. Just get him a tool set like the one mentioned here and you’re done.
#6 2017 Edition Collectible Death Wish Coffee Ceramic Mug
Moving on ahead, we have a gift that’s not for the light-hearted. Oh, yes, exactly; this is a mug for the most hardcore of dads. He could drink water from his cool-looking ceramic mug and it’d instantly turn to a bitter espresso.
#7 HDE Pocket Size Pen Shaped Collapsible Fishing Rod
Our next recommendation of gift ideas for dad is yet another common hobby that you could help make that much easier to enjoy: fishing. This rod is light, portable, and a perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast that enjoys spontaneous fishing sessions.
#8 Yamuna Body Rolling Save Your Back from Pain Kit
Do we all agree that dads have this tendency of being much more stubborn than they probably need to be? Sadly, this often applies to tending to their own health, which can become worrisome. Just help him get rid of that back pain and gift him this specialized kit.
#9 Me to You- Dad’s Shed Hanging Plaque
Not exactly one of the practical gift ideas for dad, but definitely one that can make his heart flutter a little bit. It’s a nice decorative piece that will go just right on the door of your shed. And if you don’t have one, why would you get a hanging plaque for a shed in the first place?
#10 The Personalized Gift Company Faux Leather Flask
Perfect for the liquor connoisseur, this set provides four shot cups and a stainless steel flask. All the items come in a gorgeous black box which can make quite an impact all by itself. An excellent set to add to a shelf.
#11 Boofle Head Key Ring
Boofle is the kind of friend we all need in our lives, especially as a keychain. Especially as a keychain that has attached to it a message which appreciates you, as a father. Get your dad a Boofle, one of the gift ideas for dad that will make him feel younger.
#12 Enesco Our Name is Mud by Lorrie Veasey Dad Spinner Mug
Next up on our list of so-very-creative gift ideas for dad, we have something no one’s probably ever thought of before: a mug! Although, to be fair, this is a pretty cool mug. It’s ‘whimsical’ and colorful. Perfect to brighten up groggy mornings.
#13 Mag-Band Magnetic Wristband
We’re starting to venture into a heavily practical (and slightly stereotypical territory). If your dad spends a lot of time working around with tools, screws, nails, and others this is at top-notch gift suggestion. It’s a wrist that keeps all the tiny pieces glued to you – literally.
#14 Barbecue Set Stainless Steel Utensils with Storage Case
After the handyman dad, what’s the next most common type of dad? The one who really enjoys barbecues, of course! And in order to craft the perfect burger and grill the perfect steak, he’ll need a matching set of tools.
#15 FreshJax Smoked Spices Gift Set
While we’re on the topic of steaks (yum), why not throw this handy set of smoked spices in here too? It’s easy to instantly add flavor to your food with just a sprinkle of whichever of these fellas is your favorite.
#16 Coleman Treat Launcher
There’s really no explaining for this. Somehow, somewhere, this treat launcher is a great idea. And that somewhere is right here. You and your dad could have some good times fooling around with this gift right here.
#17 Estes Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter
Maybe you don’t have the budget to get your dad a real car. Or, better, to get him a real helicopter. But you can definitely get the second best thing: a totally cool toy packed with features just waiting to be explored.
#18 Plant Theatre Hot Chili & Sweet Pepper Kit Gift Box
People that really love eating spicy would surely love to have a chili bank nearby. And, now, one’s made its way among our gift ideas for dad. This kit offers you the basics and useful tips to start growing your own mouth-burners at home.
#19 Dexsa “A Prayer for My Dad” Framed Wall Plaque
There are few things as beautiful as a genuine word of appreciation from your children. This plaque proves this, as it’s a statement of love that will completely floor the father with a heart full of faith.
#20 Cliplight Pivot Advanced LED Technology Work Light
Yet another item with the word ‘LED’ in it, this one is more for the handyman than the office worker. New and powerful, it’s perfect for brightness when you need to work with precision and a lot of caution.
#21 GIVE IT GOURMET Freshly Roasted Healthy Nuts Gift Basket
Love definitely goes through the stomach and that shouldn’t be an exception for familial love. Once you make sure your dad isn’t allergic to nuts, you can go ahead and present to him the holy grail of roasted nuts in all its glory.
#22 Bits and Pieces Premium Father’s Day Emergency Auto Tool
A gift like this is fantastic for either of two types of dads. The overprotective one that really wants to make sure safety is on the table. And, secondly, the one that just loves cars. Either way, it’s a potential lifesaver.
#23 O.RIYA Stainless Steel Guitar Pick
Does your dad have a hobby which involves strumming a guitar here and then? He’d surely love a guitar pick, especially one engraved with a custom message which heartily appreciates him.
#24 Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket
With all risk of creating a weird transition, this grill is a completely interesting idea. It’s not your run-off-the-mill backyard grill for steaks and burgers. It’s a ‘basket’ and it’s specially designed to cook delicious vegetables instead. Pretty neat for a vegetarian dad!
#25 Box of Blessings for Dad by Christian Art Gifts
Lastly, we have something with a little bit more simplicity added to it, but just as much significance and meaning. This box contains lots of cards with encouraging and motivational quotes. Because dads need a little nudge once in a while too, so don’t be afraid to show your support.
Sending Gifts When You’re Strapped For Money
We understand that you want to buy your dad the world, but when money is tight, there’s no option other than to gift something for free. Presents aren’t about how much you spend, but the amount of thought you put into the gift. So, how do you send a free gift to your dad, and it remain meaningful and exciting for him? Here are some creative ways.
Everyone needs a cake for their birthday, and these delicious treats are easy for even novice bakers to produce. Head to the kitchen to discover what ingredients you have at home before heading out to the store. Even if you need to purchase everything for the recipe, you likely won’t need more than $5 for the entire cake – and it’ll leave a smile on his face.
Another creative idea is to offer a ‘Stress-Free Day’ for your dad. Life can get tough, and we all need a short break from mundane and stressful tasks now and then, so what better gift to share to your parent than a day free from anxiety and stress. Spend some time thinking about all the reasons your dad gets stressed to discover ways you can limit this negativity. Some ideas are: take over chores for the day, gift more time to your dad by bringing him drinks whenever he needs them, helping with small tasks (such as organizing, sending an e-mail, ringing people, etc.).
Take your organizational skills to the car and clean the interior and exterior. Your dad will be so thankful the next time he steps into his vehicle, and it’s sparkling with no mess on the floors. Finally, create a home ‘Manly Spa Day’ to help him feel at ease. Light some candles with a relaxing scent, dim the lights, play a relaxing anthem on YouTube, and fitch his favorite drinks. Oh, and don’t forget to run him a bubble bath, too!
Wait for his birthday, wait for Christmas, wait for Father’s Day, or don’t wait at all. Whatever you decide to do, hand over your love and gratitude together with either of those gift ideas for dad suggested above. That kind of present is priceless.