Father’s Day gift searching can be tough. Sometimes lists you find can feel scattered or focused on novelty items that may or may not reflect your appreciation. You might spend your time scouring lists, hoping that something catches your eye and screams “Dad would love this!” You might get to a place where you feel discouraged and settle for something safe but possibly boring.
Fortunately, you can find an excellent Father’s Day gift by considering his personality (which includes his sense of humor and level of sentimentality) and how he spends his relaxation time. For example, if your father is not very sentimental, he may appreciate a humorous gift or something he can use in his spare time. Even a personalized practical gift can let him know you appreciate him while helping him be and feel more productive.
Some fathers appreciate receiving sentimental gifts for special occasions. Reminiscing about happy times can be as simple as giving a well-framed photo. Some fathers may recall a time when film came in canisters and would appreciate this keychain with a film roll of special memories (from Etsy). A photo engraved in wood (from Etsy) is a classy spin on giving a framed photo. A personalized pocket watch (from Etsy) is another classy option for a sentimental gift. You can craft a message that will be engraved in your own handwriting. If you are comfortable crafting words of appreciation and inspiration, you might prefer to give a wallet insert (from Etsy). Some wallet inserts allow you to include a photo as well.
If your father loves to share his silly side, a gag gift can add to the fun times. Maybe he has a beard and would appreciate this adult bib (from Etsy) that reads, “Catching what my beard doesn’t.” Or maybe he gets song lyrics wrong “sometimes” and could use a refresher with these Mistaken Lyrics Coasters (from Amazon). If you want some options, you can also give a gift from this pack of gag gifts (from Etsy). If you’re feeling creative, you can make a gag gift out of a customizable photo shirt (from Etsy) or personalized jigsaw puzzle (from Amazon). If you’re looking for a gift that could stand out from the rest, you might consider a personalized bobblehead (from Etsy). If you visit the artisan’s page, you can look through the many options for the background and attire of the figurine to match what you would like to give.
Gifts for Lounging
Many fathers spend much of their time working so relaxation time is an important time to recharge their batteries. Some enjoy fiddling with gadgets and other novelty items in their spare time. If your dad spends a lot of time hanging out in the yard, he may enjoy playing with yard dice (from Etsy) or yard dominoes (from Amazon). These could serve as a gag gift that he can actually use in games! If he doesn’t already have one, you can also give him a personalized folding chair (from Etsy) for the yard as well. If your dad drinks alcohol, there are also multiple options for personalized accessories, including a beer growler (from Amazon), a bottle opener multitool (from Etsy), a whiskey decanter set (from Etsy) or a wine box (from Etsy).
Gifts for Hobbies
Sometimes, our fathers use hobbies to relax. If you know your father’s favorite hobbies, adding a personalized accessory to his collection can bring a smile to his face. If your father enjoys being grill master, there are many choices of BBQ accessories to choose from, including a personalized BBQ tool set (from Etsy), a personalized apron (from Etsy), and a personalized mini-branding iron (from Amazon). If he is into comics, superheroes, or super villains, a custom comic book cover (from Amazon) or a custom comic book (from Etsy) can stand out from other gifts. If your dad is into mind-exercising games like chess, why not get a personalized chess set? If he would enjoy other similar games, there is a 6-in-1 chess set (from Etsy) that could be fun. If he has his own space in the house and could use some functional wall art, you could give him this personalized magnetic chess set (from Etsy) that is designed to hang sturdily on the wall.
Personalized Practical Gifts
Many of our fathers take pride in their accomplishments and what they can create with their own hands. Therefore, the time to relax can also sometimes be a time to be productive, but on their own projects. If that describes your father, he may appreciate receiving a practical gift such as a personalized tool. For example, you can give a personalized hammer (from Etsy) or a personalized multitool. With multitools, you can choose one that has an assortment of tools that you think would be useful. For example, in addition to some that include similar tools to a Swiss army knife (from Etsy), this multitool features a hammer and mini-axe (from Etsy) while this multitool features a wrench (from Etsy).
We hope these ideas can make your Father’s Day shopping easier and help you feel like you can successfully find a gift that matches your father’s personality. For more ideas, feel free to visit our main page at givehandmadegifts.com. Thank you!