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Gift Ideas that will Make Dads Smile

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Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to shop for those special guys in our lives we call Dad. How are you planning to spoil your pops this year? Here are a few gift ideas for all types of dads to get you started, even if yours is one who says, “I don’t need anything.”

For the stylish dad

If the father in your life is always impeccably dressed, celebrate his stylish taste with a personalized jewelry piece. It can be the perfect accent for his favorite ensemble. Another perfect gift for the dad, who takes pride in his appearance, is a gift set that includes luxury grooming products. There are kits that are perfect for whatever dad’s needs are, from skincare to shaving.  

Sporty Gifts for Dad

Sporty Father’s Day gift ideas

A sports-loving dad will appreciate a gift that helps them enjoy their passion. You could gift them a jersey from their favorite sports team. Just be sure to choose the right player from their team. In contrast, perhaps your dad is the type to get out of the stands and onto the field. A fitness tracker is perfect for helping them monitor their performance. For the serious gym buff, help them push to the next level with top-shelf sports recovery gear.

Sentimental gifts for dad

Get in touch with Dad’s sentimental side by giving him a gift that helps you express how much he means to you. A shared journal lets you write down your thoughts and feelings. You can then gift the journal to dad. Then, he can write down his contributions and gift the journal back to you. Another option is to give dad family history research. This is a gift that keeps on giving as you two can connect over your shared ancestry. If dad would rather focus on the present, consider a framed picture of you and him. He can place it anywhere and admire it whenever he wants. 

If you are helping little ones with their gifts to dad, make his Father’s Day extra special with our free 5 Things I Love About You Dad Printable. Share your works of art with us on social media using the hashtag #mygiftsterstory.

Food gifts for Father’s Day

If your dad is king of the grill, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to gift him the ultimate in outdoor cooking tools. Maybe he could use an upgrade to his current tools. Or perhaps he’s had his eye on a new piece of equipment that would let him expand his outdoor cooking menu like a pizza oven.

A subscription service may be the perfect gift for dads who prefer to eat more than cook. There are plenty of options, such as a meat subscription, monthly snack box, or international delights. These monthly boxes are like a gift that keeps on giving long after Father’s Day. He can find new favorites as he discovers new culinary delights. 

Gifts for the DIY dad

If your dad is the king of home DIY projects, give him a Father’s Day gift to make his life a little easier. A wallet multitool is perfect for those sudden fix-it projects that can happen anywhere. If your dad is more of a gearhead, then pivot your gift to focus more on tools and accessories for working on his ride. A gardening kit is perfect for those dads who enjoy getting their hands dirty in the yard. Not sure what he needs? Don’t be afraid to ask or request a wish list so you can get him what he really would love while still surprising him.

Gift ideas for the first-time dad

The first Father’s Day after the birth of a newborn is a big deal and should be celebrated as such. Give the first-time dad in your life a special gift that will commemorate the occasion. Gift him a set of books that he can read to his little one. Consider getting a variety of books that will be perfect for growing with the little one. Another option is to celebrate his personal style while performing his fatherly duties with tactical baby gear. These durable pieces aren’t overly frilly, helping your new dad to feel comfortable and settle into his new role. 

Technology gifts for Father’s Day 

Your dad doesn’t have to be a techie to appreciate a thoughtful technology gift. With the average American owning multiple devices, a charging station is a convenient and helpful gift. Consider the types of devices your dad has and get him a docking station that will accommodate them. It could hold his cell phone, smartwatch, and tablet. Another option is to buy a streaming subscription for pop. He can download the app and watch his favorite content whenever and wherever he wants. You can buy streaming services for any interest, from sports to history and automobiles. A small but handy gift is Apple Airtags. They can be used to track almost anything. They are perfect for tracking the leys he always misplaces, his wallet, vehicle, trailer, or gym bag. 

Daily essentials

If your dad needs day-to-day essential items instead of gifts this year, create and share an essential items list. Give him the gift of not stressing about the items he needs most.

Help dad create his wish list 

Have dad create his own wish list on Gifster. That way, he can add what he wants to and customize his wish list. You could help him get started by copying these gift ideas to his Giftster list. We’ve added all of these gift ideas to Giftster so you can easily copy over any of the suggestions found in this article to your own list with just two clicks!

How to use Giftster gift idea lists

  • Log in to your Giftster account (Don’t have an account? Create one, it’s free.)
  • View the gift idea list.
  • Click on any item to reveal more details.
  • Click the “I want this too” button to copy the item to your list.

Has your dad been keeping his Giftster list updated? Help out your family by adding some of these suggested items to his list with the Suggested Items feature (found at the bottom of your dad’s wish list)

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