Father’s Day is around the corner and it usually comes with a little less fan fare than Mother’s Day so let’s show some love for Dads! Dads are amazing. They make us laugh, feel safe, and are one of the first role models we look up to as a kid. They are also one of the most difficult people to shop for. Beyond the ties, sports stuff, and hobby accessories let’s take a look at some great gift ideas for dad.
Go Go Gadget Dad!
This one was a big hit with my husband last year. Dads love their cars so what better gift than a BlueDriver Professional level OBDII Scan Tool to run diagnostics on their car viewable from their iPhone or Android?
Does Dad like music? This was another hit with my husband a few years ago and he takes it everywhere! This little Altec Lansing Ultra Portable Speaker is perfect for on-the-go, sounds amazing (great bass which is hard to find on a speaker this size!), uses a standard 3.5mm jack compatible with any audio device, and works on 3 AAA batteries so you can take anywhere.
Is Dad a tech nerd? Then perhaps something cool like a Bluetooth portable keyboard or on-the-go portable charger would make him happy and totally geek out! Check out my previous blogposts for more information (click on the images below) where I reviewed the iClever Bluetooth Ultra Slim Portable Keyboard and my family’s favorite On-the Go Chargers like the RAVPower 3000 mAh Luster Mini External Battery, RAVPower 14000 mAh Dual USB Portable Power Bank (great for multiple, power hungry devices!), and Unifun 10400 mAh Power Bank with LED Flashlight and 2 USB ports (for multiple devices, waterproof, drop proof, dust proof, and includes a flashlight!).
Office Dad (desk accessories, traveler)
If Dad manages projects, has a management position, or runs his own company, a classic planner like the Filofax Malden in Ochre is always a tried and true favorite for staying organization and looking professional.
Does Dad have his own desk or office? Many who do like to add personal touches to show off their personality so how about a whimsical pen holder like this Farmunion Guitar Player Pen Caddy or Tire Pen Holder!
If Dad is a road warrior, then he faces the same struggles many of us do when packing for vacation—how to pack all those gadgets and cables for his electronic devices. The BUBM Travel Gear Organizer is a great option to carry everything from an iPad, SD cards, external portable drives, chargers, and cables.
For ‘old school’ Dads who like to keep things simple and classic, how about a timepiece? Before smartphones, people used watches to tell the time and express their style. The first one below is perfect for today’s modern, active Dad—the Invicta Pro Diver Stainless Steel Watch—or try the Swiss Legend Conquest for the more refined, stylish Dad (both of these are hubby’s favorite brands!).
Is Dad more laid back, the outdoorsy type, sporty, or has a hobby that relies on carrying around supplies? Then this backpack is a great option for him! My husband uses this as a work bag and sometimes for travel—as a bag lover myself, I’m very jealous of all the pockets, compartments, straps, clips, and overall utility of this bag. Very nice and rugged, this Maxpedition Vulture II Backpack is insanely cool to carry/strap/clip anything he needs on-the-go. The company also offers various size pouches, straps, and accessories that easily attach to this bag to carry anything you can imagine.
Is Dad a writer, thinker, or avid note-taker? Then get him the tools to make this a more enjoyable experience! Try a rustic Midori travelers notebook in either the Standard or Passport size (the leather patinas beautifully over time!), paired with a fountain pen ‘cult classic’ like the Pilot Vanishing Point inked with a gorgeous deep cerulean blue like Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki.
For all those special Dads in our life—parents, husbands, brothers, sons—get them something special and don’t forget to shower them lots of hugs and kisses not just on Father’s Day but everyday so they know how much we appreciate and love them! I hope you found these gift ideas helpful to find something he’ll truly enjoy. 🙂
Until next time,
♥ LilD ♥