Father’s Day is a tough holiday to buy a gift for, at least it is for me. And not for any reason, except that dear old dad is a no-frills kind of guy. You might call him old-fashioned (but please not to his face). A recent retiree he likes golf, reading, the Yankees, the Jets, gardening, and drinking coffee. There’s only so many sports shirts, golf balls, coffee mugs, coffee beans, books, and gardening supplies you can give him.
These unique coasters, from Medium Control, are a twist on the been-there-done-that coffee mug.
There’s a whole new generation of Dads out there. They’re a little hipper (sorry dad!), and younger (really sorry!), and it seems ever so slowly more people (both buyers and sellers) are being more creative when it comes to gifts for Dad.
If Dad likes to bike to work or around town running errands, he’ll love this bike bag from Laplander Bags.
Thinking outside the box this year, I’ve searched on Best of Handmade, to see what a search of Father’s Day gifts brought up. Truthfully, there’s a lot of the same old, same old, but then I started digging a little deeper, and found quite a few unique gems. (Tip: When searching for Father’s Day Gifts, don’t type in ‘Father’s Day Gift’ but try typing in a favorite book or hobby, to get a wider range of gifts.)
Remember, Dad had a whole life before you came around. Maybe a gift that appeals to his pre-you life will make him smile.
Was Dad a wanna-be rocker? Get him these throwback cufflinks from Cufflinks Rock.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the more traditional gifts either. Dad’s #1 aprons, mugs, hats, and shirts have been around for a long time and will be around for as long as Dads are.
A t-shirt, like this one from Zoeys Attic praising Dad never seems to go out of style.
Happy Father’s Day!