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
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!
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).
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?
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.
Omg. How perfect are these for eliciting smiles and being put to good use? They really put the fun in functional!
His Mug on a Mug
The simplicity and sweetness of the artwork just makes me sigh.
Google Home Speaker
It’s 2020 y’all. Use yer voice.
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.
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?
For Every Dad With a Car
This is one of the most appreciated gifts I have ever given: an emergency water resistant LED flashlight that can: recharge with a handcrank, break car windows, cut seat belts, recharge your phone and more.
For Home Cooks
Don’t you love it when something healthy and useful is also designed beautifully?
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.
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.
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.
We have to have gadgets on this list because the daddies I know love ’em.
Useful & Essential Can Become Decor
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.
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!
Thanks for playing along, and I hope an idea or two here eases your gift shopping for birthdays and the occasions you celebrate.
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.
Peace to you right where you are.
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