Tuesday Ten: Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, which means that this is the time to start thinking of the perfect present for your father. Now when I say “present” that doesn’t mean you have to run out and buy something. Sometimes, the most meaningful gifts simply cannot be bought. Rather, they are sweet gestures to show how much you care such as making your father breakfast in bed, writing him a thoughtful card, compiling your favorite photos of the two of you in a scrapbook, or even just planning an activity to do together. At the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts. But for those of you who need some giftspiration for Dad’s special day, I have compiled a list of ideas that are sure to make your dad smile…

1. The Essential Manners for Men 2nd Edition: What to Do, When to Do it, and Why… to help him mind his Ps and Qs.



2. BBQ Gift Set… if your father is the resident grill master.
3. Luxury Toys for Men… a little eye-candy for dad.
4. Wine Thermometer… so he can get his Chardonnay perfectly crisp.
5. Bocce Ball Set… for some beachside fun together.
6. Ambition Coconut Fountain Pen… so he’s always well-written!
7. Huntsman Swiss Army Knife… to keep him prepared for anything!
8. Personalized Head Cover… so he’s stylish on and off the green.
9. Monogrammed Cufflinks… to keep him looking dapper!
10. American Bar Book… to stock his library and his bar!

How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day? What’s the most thoughtful thing you’ve ever done for (or given to) your dad on Father’s Day? Share your Dad’s Day ideas in the comments below!

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    These are great ideas! To be completely honest, my dad and I aren’t that close so I usually just get him a card. It’s unfortunate but it is what it is. I think the army swiss knife would be a cool idea for him. Thanks Lauren!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    Great ideas! I never know what to get for my dad–he says he never wants anything! LOL


  • Tiffani Stuart

    Men are the HARDEST to shop for! Their gifts are either really lame, really sparse, or really expensive!! lol

    My dad and I are pretty good- I remember just spending time w/him and taking him out to eat with most of the family. I know that sounds kinda small but that is actually a HUGE gift for my dad.

  • Petra Zeller

    Great Ideas. We had the father’s day on 19th of march and paint a cup for my daddy and put some chocolate inside. You can find this here: http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com/2012/03/happy-fathers-day-gift-diy.html
    xo, Petra

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    Thanks for the giftspirations Lauren!


  • Stacie

    We always combine my dad’s bday with father’s day bc they fall so close together. We usually get him funny shirts, but last year we got him a kindle, which he thought was really cool.

    The most unique gift was a tshirt we made him about two years ago: when we were kids, my mom would help us make shirts with our handprints on them for our dad, so now that we’re all grown, we made him a new one!

    This year he asked for a car jack…. :/

  • Rachel Trampel

    Great gift ideas!!!!! Love those cuff links!


  • merle kok

    Really needed this!

  • Kelby Peachey

    My dad is more of the sentimental type, so I bought a photo frame that explained what the word “”Dad”” meant to me and put a photo inside with just the two of us. He still has it and its still displayed on his dresser. :)

  • Umbrella Drink

    Such great ideas! While you are shopping for Dad you might as well pick up something for yourself too:). These are celebrity trends all under $50!: http://www.umbrelladrink.com/celebrity-trends-under-50/

  • Gemma Castellarnau

    Original gift Ideas for any occasion and also for Father’s Day at:


  • Amy Breckenridge

    dads are so hard to shop for – thanks for the awesome gift guide!!


  • Leanne

    Great ideas! Thanks so much

    Love from South Africa


  • Melissa LaRose

    Great gift ideas… I have been trying to find something perfect for my dad this year, thank you for the help!!!

    <3 Melissa


  • Emma Fox

    Good post!

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  • Kellie Norton

    Those are all such great ideas! I once framed different pictures of my grandfather that had passed away and gave them to my father, he cried :-) I love giving sweet gifts like that!

  • Rebecca Bliss

    My Dad loves Starbucks coffee, but my parents are having money problems so he gave it up because it costs so much. So I got him a subscription at starbucks.com, so it’s delivered to him every month for six months. =) Dad’s are usually hard to get gifts for but this year it was easy!

  • Vanessa Gatlin

    Thanks for yet another great gift guide Lauren!

    I’ve decided on three great recipes that every kitchen-savvy gal should try out for their equally sweet Dads on Father’s Day. Give it a look and tell me what you think!

    Little Black Blog BOSTON

    You can check me out on Facebook too!: Little Black Blog BOSTON

    Happy Father’s Day to Dads and daughters everywhere! :)

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  • Jade Clark

    Love the personalised golf club heads. Perf for daddy dearest.

    Gunna say I was probs the best fathers day gift EVER!!! 😉 Born on fathers day 1992.


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  • Martin M

    The BBQ set is such an amzing present :) My dad is the grill chief :)



  • Amanda Maguire

    love this post! Dad’s are so hard to shop for, my family is doing bbq themed gifts for my dad this year (new grill, new fire pit, etc.) Perfect time to get a bunch of stuff for the outdoors!

    Check out my blog today for some gorgeous tank top style ideas for the summer :)

  • Calli O.

    The BBQ Gift Set would be perfect for my dad! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • Dana Hall

    I like your gift ideas. Always a fan of the personalized items. I just wrote a Father’s Day gift post last night too. All sports related because that is what all the men in my life are into. See if you like my suggestions at http://www.hobokenlove.com :)

  • Emilie

    I have no idea what to get my dad, he is so hard to buy for!

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Liesl

    Oooh! My dad would love that Swiss army knife.. but I have a feeling he already has one. I think that book about manners is a great gift! My dad can also use that… 😀

    Liesl xxx


  • Cassandra Adams

    I really like the idea of the BBQ gift set. My dad has always appreciate the fine art of grilling with charcol so I feel like he would really enjoy that. I also like to go with sports memorabilia or hunting related things for my dad



  • Lush-Fab-GLAM.COM

    Love your gift ideas, I always try to get to gifts that reflect dad’s hobbies or ones that I can create or personalize like the photo to canvas Father’s day gift idea I recenly shared on http://www.lushfabglam.com/2012/06/have-you-found-right-gift-for-dad-yet.html, it includes a 25% off discount code.


  • Jamie Myers

    I love the wine thermomter idea I did’nt even know they had them.


  • Maria Ayala

    My dad used to be prison and so for almost all of my life we would write letters but for the last year we haven’t since he is out and I think I am going to write him a letter talking about how much I appreciate him in my life and I am also making him his favorite dessert Brownies! 😀

  • Lisa Price

    Great picks!



  • Umbrella Drink

    Check out my gift guide here: http://www.umbrelladrink.com

  • Sarah Cornett

    We are just taking my dad out to a nice Japanese restaurant. And I really like the idea of getting him the wine thermometer because he is a perfectionist when it comes to wine!

  • cathleen king

    I love so many of the ideas on this “”fun and practical”” Father’s Day gift ideas. Most dads have enough beer / golf gadgets but these things I think my dad or my husband would use or enjoy, especially the bacon-of-the-month idea or personalized book.

    15 Fun & Practical Father’s Day Gift Idesa


  • Elizabeth Moore

    I think the best Father’s Day gift would be the Mr. Manly Mug!



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