17 Father’s Day gift ideas from daughters
As we head into June, Father’s Day is officially on our radar. And, when it comes to honoring your pops on his day, there are lots of ways to go about it. But, if you’re a daughter, you may want to get a little extra sentimental with your gift-giving to show him you’ll always be his little girl.
We’ve rounded up 17 of the best Father’s Day gifts from daughters that he’ll absolutely love. Whether you’re looking for something he’ll use every day or something he can look to when he needs a mood boost, you’ll find a top-rated gift that fits the bill. Just don’t wait, so they’ll arrive in time for the festivities on Sunday, June 20.
1. For the sentimental dad: A Dozen Reasons I Love You Dad Container
Your dad deserves to feel loved beyond a single day. To help him do just that, consider giving him this jar of customizable heart notes. With more than 50 notes to choose from, you’ll be able to personalize these wooden hearts in a way that’s sure to make Dad feel emotional. In addition to customizing each wooden note, you can personalize the lid with the font, color, and words of your choice.
2. For the dad who loves puzzles: New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle
While you could absolutely give your dad any old puzzle and call it a day, putting a little extra thought into it with one of these custom New York Times page puzzles—especially if he loves his morning paper as much as he loves puzzles. You can choose a date that’s special to you and your dad and the puzzle will reflect the front page of the NYT on that day. It will require him to have the patience to put together 500 pieces for the full effect, though.
3. For the dad who taught his daughter to love video games: Personalized Retro Gamer Pint Glass
Forget about Mario and Luigi, your dad and you can be the star of this video game-inspired gift. The pint glasses can be customized with an 8-bit version of your dad. Or, if you prefer, you can give him a set that features you and your family as characters, too. In addition to transforming your dad into a video game character, you can also list out three of his top abilities, which will be printed as his “skills.”
4. For the dad who loves to lounge around: Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket
Does your dad love to lounge around with a good book or show after a long day? Help him feel as comfortable as possible while doing so by giving him one of these custom letter blankets that displays a personal letter you wrote for him. In addition to keeping him warm and cozy, the cotton blanket will make him feel as loved as can be.
5. For the dad who loves to journal: Papier Colourblock Notebook
Keep your dad from scrawling his ideas on random legal pads (and subsequently losing them) and give him a place to put all his thoughts. This hardback custom notebook will do just that. You can choose between lined, dotted, and blank pages, and can personalize it with his name and a tagline or note as well as the font, size, alignment, and overall style. As someone who personally loves these notebooks, I can assure you, if your dad likes to journal, he’ll be over the moon.
6. For the dad who loves photos: Custom framed photo
As simple as it may be to pop your favorite 4 inches by 6 inches or 5 inches by 7 inches photo into a frame, going the extra mile with a custom framed and matted photo from Minted is sure to leave an impression on your pops. You can choose between seven sizes, 12 types of molding, five color themes, and two types of glass. Additionally, you can personalize it with a place, date, names, or whatever else you’d like with two lines to do so.
7. For the dad who wears jewelry: Braided leather bracelet
Dads who like to accessorize will love to receive one of these best-selling braided leather wrap bracelets. It’s sold in two sizes (both of which can be unwrapped and worn as a necklace if he chooses to) and can be customized with up to eight engravable charms (like his kids’ names). No wonder it’s been purchased nearly 16,000 times from the Etsy seller.
8. For the on-the-go dad: Personalized men's tech folio
Whether your dad works in an office or simply likes to keep his desk at home tidy, giving him a personalized men’s tech folio will help keep him organized in the most stylish way possible. The folio is available in three colors and is large enough to fit a tablet, phone, chargers, cords, pens, and a notebook. Best of all, it can be customized with their monogram, which is always a nice finishing touch.
9. For the dad who likes photo keychains: Personalized photo keyring
Some dads don’t like to wear their emotions on their sleeves, but that doesn’t mean they’re not emotional. That’s why we love the idea of giving them this hidden photo keychain, which is available in six materials. While you can customize the outer part with a monogram or a simple sentiment, the inside can feature a special photo for their eyes only.
10. For the dad who still carries a briefcase: Custom leather briefcase
Is your dad always on the go between work and meetings? Make sure he has a nice briefcase to carry his things. This messenger-style one from Mark & Graham is a great option thanks to its supreme organization—it comes with a laptop sleeve, interior divider and pockets, and an outer zip pocket—and the ability to customize it with a name or monogram. In other words, your dad will love carrying this briefcase and think of you every time he does.
11. For the dad whose daughter is getting married: Father and daughter custom portrait
Hoping to take the sentimental route? This custom portrait will do the trick. The illustration shows the backs of you and your dad and can be customized down to the hairstyle, hair color, skin tone, and shirt color. Plus, you can add your names and the message of your choosing. Your dad may very well tear up over this cute gift.
12. For the dad who loves magnets: Custom fridge magnets
Save yourself from another trip to Spencer’s (though, we love funny magnets, too) and opt for a set of custom fridge magnets instead. That way, you can speak to your and your dad’s favorite moments—not just your entertainment-based inside jokes. Each magnet is 2 inches by 2 inches and can be customized with a photo of your choosing (like one of the two of you).
13. For the dad who gets competitive in cornhole: Custom bean bag toss
Just imagine how much his eyes will light up when you unveil this gift to your cornhole-loving dad. You can choose between three colors and get this bean bag toss (a.k.a. cornhole) monogrammed in one of two styles. The durable boards are a Mark & Graham bestseller and we bet they’ll quickly become one of your dad’s best-liked backyard barbecue staples. You’ll be the one to thank for that.
14. For the dad who loses track of dates: A custom photo calendar
Now that socialization is more of a thing, you can help your dad keep track of important dates with this custom photo calendar. Designed in a clipboard style, the calendar is made with a walnut board and gold clip, which holds the custom monthly calendars in place. Best of all, it’s ready to ship in just two business days.
15. For the new dad: A custom storybook
If you’re looking for a first Father’s Day gift “from his newborn,” you can’t go wrong with a custom storybook. Not only will it melt Dad’s heart, but it will become something he can read back at storytime, too. The book itself can be customized with Dad’s name and it can include the names of up to four children in it, as well. What’s more, you can include a personalized dedication page to kick off the story. Cue the warm and fuzzies.
16. For the dad who needs a new wallet: Personalized leather wallet
So often, fathers don’t blink an eye at a fraying wallet or tarnished money clip. If your dad fits the scenario, perhaps it’s time to give him a polished new wallet to store his cash and cards. This top-rated leather one on Etsy can be personalized in three places, meaning you’ll have plenty of room to make your dad feel special on Father’s Day and beyond.
17. For the dad who has a favorite celebrity: A cameo personalized video
Is your dad a big sports guy? Or maybe he loves to watch comedians do their thing. Whatever the case may be, you might be able to get him a personalized note from one of his biggest idols thanks to Cameo. The video message brand lets you book deals with some of the industry’s biggest names. We tested out the service and loved the quality and hilarity of the celebrity videos we received. The price will depend on who you book (i.e. someone from The Office is going to cost you more than a lesser-known YouTuber), but your dad’s reaction is sure to be priceless.
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