Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad are finds packed with thrilling potential maybe because they’re indulgences Daddy will appreciate even though he likely wouldn’t throw them in his cart…so you get the honors.

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Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Father's Day gift idea guide - Hello Lovely Studio. #giftguides #fathersday #hellolovelystudio

1. Google Home| 2. Tumblers | 3. Grow House | 4. Holder | 5. YETI | 6. Knife Trio | 7. Game | 8. Church Incense Burner | 9. Hammer | 10. Shirt | 11. BBQ Plank | 12. Strikers | 13. Echo Dot | 14. Stool | 15. Omelet Maker | 16. Cologne | 17. Fitbit | 18. Doormat

Personalized Hammer

You don’t have to personalize it with the generic ‘best Dad ever’ or even a name. Some folks choose “Thanks for helping me build my life” which is such a powerful sentiment. Or how about an inside joke or simply ‘you’re loved so dearly’…just be sure to double check grammar and spelling and don’t be snarky since the recipient will have a hammer in his hand…ha!

Personalized hammer
Personalized Hammer, Amazon. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.
Brene Brown quote about authenticity. #brenebrown #authenticity #quotes #inspirationalquote #couragequote #selfcare #selfawareness

Luxurious Bedding

Maybe not what you were thinking…am I right? These sheets deserve so much praise based on the quality and comfort they have delivered to me personally for years! My husband chose these sheets and loves ’em.

Yeti Rambler Mug

Another choice inspired by my beloved. I gifted him one of these, and he is still nutty for it. It’s maybe the most over-engineered camp mug on the planet that is also dishwasher safe and an overachiever with a double-wall vacuum (so drinks stay hot or cold til the last sip).

Yeti Rambler Mug - stainless.
Yeti Rambler Mug, Amazon. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.

Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa

This was a hit at Christmas time for the men in the family.

Game: I Should Have Known That

Ever had the experience of a word, a name, or fact on the tip of your tongue? Here’s a trivia set designed to transform that moment of awkwardness into hilarity. Instead of questions about ancient history you never heard of, the questions are about movies, pop culture, and recent events we should know all about. For example, does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch in the left or right hand?

I Should Have Known That! Party Game
I Should Have Known That Game, Uncommon Goods. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.

Photo Gifts

Personalized Doormat

Designed by a graphic artist, this round, retro mat gets personalized with your family name and choice of album “title” on the record’s label. So perfect for any mancave, home office, rec room, or music room. Personalize it any way you like…for example, “The Andersons…Spinning Since 1976.” Made in Albany, New York.

Personalized Record Doormat
Personalized Record Doormat, Uncommon Goods. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.

Wisdom Tumblers

Omg. How perfect are these for eliciting smiles and being put to good use? They really put the fun in functional!

Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers
Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers, Uncommon Goods
Elizabeth Gilbert quote about worth and the creative life. #creativityquote #inspirationalquote #elizabethgilbert #bigmagic #selflove #dedicationquote

His Mug on a Mug

The simplicity and sweetness of the artwork just makes me sigh.

Personalized Family Mugs
Personalized Family Mugs, Uncommon Goods

Google Home Speaker

It’s 2020 y’all. Use yer voice.

Google Home Voice-Activated Speaker
Google Home Voice-Activated Speaker Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.
Brene Brown inspirational quote about owning our story and bravery. #brenebrown #inspirationalquote #selfawareness #spiritualjourney #couragequote #selfcare

To Celebrate Fathers Who Would Rather Not Wear Pants (at Home)

I can also attest to the quality of these tees – not a cheap fall apart sort of shirt.

Buy Me Brunch Men's Adios Pantalones T-Shirt L Grey
Adios Pantalones T-shirt, Amazon. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.

For Romantics or Anyone With a Fireplace

I’m crazy about this gift idea for anyone at all and any occasion. Who wouldn’t love this apothecary bottle with the useful matches and maybe a candle?

Small Wooden Safety Matches in Apothecary Jar image 1
Apothecary Jar With Safety Matches, CoastalvibesCandles on Etsy

For Cedar or Southwest Lovers

I have one of these handmade-in-New-Mexico incense burners from Clear Light and treasure it! The sweet little Southwest Style Iglesia arrives with a 36 count bag of Cedar & Piñon Incense. This is the calming incense always burning in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya.

Glennon Doyle quote about family and parenting. #glennondoyle #quotes #inspirationalquote #familyquote #parentingquote #humorquote

For Home Cooks

Don’t you love it when something healthy and useful is also designed beautifully?

Antiqued Brass Growhouse
Antiqued Brass Growhouse, Uncommon Goods

A Rustically Practical Perch

Here’s another find you may not spy on many other Father’s Day gift guide lists…but think about it. This low-cost saddle stool may work in a bedroom, entry, garage, walk-in closet, or anywhere its function and good looks can be brought into service.

45 Second Omelet Maker

Who doesn’t need to step up their breakfast game? This stoneware clay dish will make a hearty omelet in 45 seconds in the microwave. The recipe is included, and this is one of those awesome artisan gifts, handmade in Texas. 

45 Second Omelet Maker
45 Second Omelet Maker, Uncommon Goods. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.
Jen Hatmaker quote about change, wisdom, and transformation. #jenhatmaker #quotes #selfawareness #transformation #encouragementquote #parentingquote

Pink BBQ Plank

Familiar with Himalayan salt? Its stable crystal structure allows it to hold a temperature well. You can chill it to use as a serving platter for sushi, or heat it over a grill or stovetop to cook veggies. Cooking on salt imparts enhanced flavor, and the mineral content delivers more nuanced flavor than table salt. Himalayan salt is also long-lasting and naturally antibiotic, needing little more than wiping with a damp sponge after most uses.

Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank, Uncommon Goods

Nothing Says I Love You Like…a Sharp Blade

Well, that may not hold true for everyone, but in my years living with three men, I have learned they become giddy about knife gifting.

This beautifully handmade knife trio helps get any aspiring chef started on cooking homemade Thai curry, Mexican gazpacho, Italian antipasto, or whatever their tastebuds desire. The 8” blade chef’s knife, 6” blade utility knife, and 5” blade paring knife will swiftly handle every ingredient from any type of cuisine. Designed by Jacquie Lewis and Jules Vertrees. Handmade of stainless steel and local Pradu wood by artisans in a small Thai village.

Rumi inspirational quote about change. #rumi #rumiquote #quotes #inspirationalquote #selfawareness #changequote #transformation

Fitness Tracker

We have to have gadgets on this list because the daddies I know love ’em.

Useful & Essential Can Become Decor

Eye Glasses Holder
Eye Glasses Holder, Uncommon Goods. Uncommonly Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad shares shopping resources for whimsical and thoughtful gifts as well as the unexpected.

A Lingering Luxe Scent Wafting Through Our Home

An anniversary trip to Paris in 2012 found us in a Paris apartment, steps from Diptyque’s flagship boutique. This scent, Volutes, was brand new, and my husband and I fell for it. Back at home, we couldn’t keep our sons from sneaking into our bathroom for sprays. So it has become my go-to gift for the men in my life.

What does it smell like? Lovely hints of iris, tobacco, honey, pink pepper, saffron, and myrrh as well as secrets. Paris. Tres complex.

Candle Equivalent of Volutes

 A candle with a hint of honey, tobacco leaves and a handful of spices.

Narguilé candle
Narguile Candle, Diptyque

Dad Moments

I shared this hula-help moment this time last year, and it speaks volumes about a father’s love and participation in a child’s joy.

And I also shared this one last year…but just in case you haven’t yet been tickled by this ‘conversation’ with a father and his infant!

Glennon Doyle quote about imagination. #glennondoyle #quotes #inspirationalquote #creativityquote #selfawareness #transformation

Thanks for playing along, and I hope an idea or two here eases your gift shopping for birthdays and the occasions you celebrate.

Rumi quote about planting love. #lovequote #rumi #quotes #inspirationalquote #lovequotes

If you’re less in the mood for shopping and more inclined to devour decor inspiration, I shared a collection of various hardwood flooring options and discussion of resale this week as well as a Euro Country inspo and my courtyard refresh.

Jen Hatmaker quote about wisdom. #jenhatmaker #inspirationalquote #parentingquote #wisdomquote
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  1. June 8, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Why is it that I’m always at a loss as to what to get the men in my life for Father’s Day. I think of things when it’s not that time of year then promptly forget my great ideas. So thank you for a bunch of great ideas.

    • Michele
      June 8, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      I’m the same way! I do enjoy buying things throughout the year and tucking them away. This is one of those areas where I can make the blog work for me – and can refer back! 🙂

  2. June 24, 2020 / 3:31 pm

    These are such unique, great ideas, Michele. My husband is SO difficult to buy for. I’m in love with that record doormat! Hope you’re having a feel well day! xox

    • Michele
      June 24, 2020 / 4:08 pm

      It’s so cool, and I love those things that are practical without feeling practical! I am getting exercise today while I feel up to it so that’s a step forward – thanks for thinking of me and visiting here. 🙂

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