7 Creative Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you're tired of giving the same old gifts for Father's Day, click through to find 7 creative ideas he's sure to love.

Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks and I’ve had gift ideas on the brain.  While giving my dad or husband a new shirt or tools is nice and useful, sometimes I like to try and be a little more creative and unique.  So I’ve done some thinking and asking and have put together a list of eight gifts you might not have considered or even known about until this post.  I hope they give you some ideas or at least a jumping off point for a gift for the guys in your life.

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Shipped Sentiments
I was on Instagram a few weeks ago when an account called Shipped Sentiments liked one of my pictures.  I was curious what they were all about so I clicked on over and found the cutest thing!  Shipped Sentiments is all about curating a themed box of fun items and then shipping it out.  They have over 15 options ranging from a Just For Him box to a Sympathy box to a Sunshine Happy Day box (with all items being yellow).  They sent me a Just For Him box and I know my husband will love it when he gets it on Father’s Day.  You can also request a custom box!  See more about what’s included and pricing for each box by clicking HERE.

Price range: $20-$35

If you're tired of giving the same old gifts for Father's Day, click through to find 7 creative ideas he's sure to love.

Sketch of Life (custom drawings)
Becca  has the cutest little online shop called Sketch of Life, which is, you guessed it: sketches.  All her sketches are custom and come in sizes ranging from 5×7 to 11×14.  This would be a great gift to give the dad/husband/grandpa in your life because you can choose everything about it and Becca will make it come to life.  You can choose one large sketch, caricatures or doodles and could include funny memories, quotes from kids/grandkids or anything else that would make it special.  You can find more information on sizes and pricing by clicking HERE.

Price range: $20-$125 (discounts available for extra hand drawn copies)

If you're tired of giving the same old gifts for Father's Day, click through to find 7 creative ideas he's sure to love.

Audio Book Subscription
The average person spends 26 minutes commuting to work each day.  Double that and you have 52 minutes of commuting time each day.  If you travel around for your job, that time increases.  When my husband started a new job that was a minimum 30 minute commute each way, I suggested he listen to audio books as a way to pass the time.  He isn’t a fast reader but by listening to books, he was making it through about one book every week or two.  My dad is a self-employed electrician so he is always traveling to different places all around the valley, and sometimes out of state, to work.  You can bet he listens to audio books.

Check out each of the following audio book subscriptions to see if one would appeal to your guy:

Audible – Free 30 day trial available, then monthly subscription
Deseret Bookshelf Plus – Free 30 day trial available, then monthly or yearly subscription

Price range: $5-$99 (dependent on type of subscription)

Personalized Metal Wallet Insert (with custom saying)
A couple of years ago for Christmas, I stumbled on this darling Etsy shop called O Jolie Designs.  One of their listings was for a metal wallet insert, which is the shape and size of a credit card so it fits in a wallet, but is completely personalized.  I bought one for my husband and put a little note on it from our kids.  He keeps it in his wallet now but will often leave it with the kids when he has to go out of town as a reminder that he loves and misses him.  This would be such a cute gift to give to your husband/dad/grandpa and the customization makes it perfect.  You can find out more about it by clicking HERE.

Price range: $15-$24

If you're tired of giving the same old gifts for Father's Day, click through to find 7 creative ideas he's sure to love.

Guys Night Out
When was the last time your guy had a night out with his friends?  If it’s been a while, consider helping him put together a guys night out (or in).  Time spent with their friends can help improve their mood and relieve stress.  You could suggest they watch a sporting event at your place or encourage them to get tickets to a local game, concert or other group activity.

Price range: Varies (depends on activity)
 
Grill Masters Club 
Does your guy like grilling?  Trying out new rubs and sauces?  Then the Grill Masters Club subscription box would be a great gift!  Each month they send out a new box with rubs, sauces, tips, tricks and recipes for grilling.  Make grilling more fun with a cool new guy’s subscription box he can receive for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.  You can find out more about it by clicking HERE.

Price range: $27.95-$32.95 per month (depends on subscription length)

If you're tired of giving the same old gifts for Father's Day, click through to find 7 creative ideas he's sure to love.


Car Wash Kit, Car Wash Gift Card or Detailing
A couple of years ago, my mom gave my husband a gift card with a handful of car washes on it.  My husband doesn’t usually have a lot of time to wash our cars so this was great because a car wash is way faster than doing it himself, plus they have vacuums there.  Another option would be to put together a car wash kit with microfiber cloths, dash wipes and leather conditioner in a bucket.  Or maybe they have a nice car that could use a good, thorough cleaning and detailing.  Look into what your local car wash locations have to offer and you can take it from there.

Price range: Varies

I hope this list gave you some new ideas!  For more great gift ideas, check out my gift guide for men.

What are you giving for Father’s Day?

Gift Guide: Men

Gift Guide: Men--HUGE list of ideas for gifts to give the men in your life

If you ask my husband, he thinks that guys are really easy to buy for.  I tend to disagree.  When it comes to trying to figure out what to get him for a gift (whether it’s Christmas, birthday, Father’s Day, anniversary), it usually takes a lot of thinking on my part to come up with a gift I think he’d really like.  Thinking back on the types of gifts I give him, I realized they generally fall into three categories: practical, interest-based and sentimental.

I think if you can decide what type of gift you’d like to give, it’s (a little) easier to think of a gift they’d like to receive, or vise versa.  I’ve compiled a list of ideas within each category to help give you a head start on your gift giving for whatever holiday or occasion you’re celebrating.

Note: Keep in mind, some of these suggestions are geared more towards husbands, while others could be given to fathers, fathers-in-law, sons, brothers, etc.

Gift Guide: Men--HUGE list of ideas for gifts to give the men in your life

    Practical: These gifts are given to help solve a problem or make life easier.

    From my experience, guys really like to solve problems and simplify.  So a practical gift is great when you know of an area of their life that needs one of these things.

    • Hygiene Items: 
    • Tools: 
      • Power Tools: drill, circular saw, miter saw
      • Ladder
      • Power washer
      • Air compressor
      • Socket set
    • Clothing: 
      • According to my husband, most guys will like to receive clothes (even if they say they don’t).
    • Vehicles: 
      • Car wash punch card
      • Emergency Roadside Kit: jumper cables, flares
      • Car waxing kit

    Gift Guide: Men--HUGE list of ideas for gifts to give the men in your life

    Interest-based:  These gifts are given to support a hobby or activity the person enjoys.

    I think that most gifts fit into this category.  Finding a gift that fits someone’s hobbies or activities is fairly easy to do and it is what many people turn to when trying to decide what gift to give.

    • Technology/Electronics: 
      • Accessories: headphones/ear buds 
      • Upgrade current device: phone, tablet, computer
      • Video Games: new or upgrade current system
      • Home Theater System: sound bar, speakers
      • Streaming Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick
      • Go Pro
    • Sports:
      • Basketball: shoes, jerseys, shorts, balls, basketball standard
      • Golf: drivers, wedges, putter, gloves, balls, bag
      • Rock climbing: pass for indoor quarry, shoes, rope, clips and carabiners, upgrade current pass
      • Fishing: various lures and bait, polarized sunglasses, reels, waders, fishing vest, tackle box
    • Food: 
      • Gift certificate to a nice restaurant or favorite restaurant
      • Gift certificate for their favorite treats
    • Events: 
      • Tickets to a concert or play
      • Voucher for special interest classes (photography, cooking, art, etc): check out group deal websites, such as Groupon, Living Social and Amazon Local
      • Tickets to a sporting event
    • Outdoors: 
      • Camping: tents, cooking accessories, hatchet, air mattress or cot
      • Hunting: guns, bows, camo
    • Movies/Music/TV: 
      • Itunes gift cards
      • Amazon gift cards
      • Movie theater tickets 
      • Subscription to sports or other special interest package (NBA Fast Pass, NFL)
    • Fitness: 

    Gift Guide: Men--HUGE list of ideas for gifts to give the men in your life

    Sentimental: These gifts are given with special thought to the meaning behind it.

    When I think of sentimental, the first thought that comes to my mind isn’t men.  That’s not to say that men can’t be sentimental.  In fact, I think it’s quite the opposite in some cases.  But thinking of a gift for a man that is sentimental can be challenging, especially if you don’t think of them as being sentimental, romantic or emotional.

    So my suggestion is this: Find out what their love language is.  If you haven’t heard of this term before, it is a concept developed by Dr. Gary Chapman and it is basically the way that we feel most loved, divided into 5 languages: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Quality Time, Physical Touch and Receiving Gifts.  Go to this website and have them take a little 30 question quiz and tell you the result.  (You can take it too!)  Knowing how they feel most loved can help you know what type of sentimental gift they’d like to receive.

    Once you know their love language, take a look at the ideas within each category for some direction.

    • Words of Affirmation
      • Create a list of things you appreciate about him.  Print out the list as a whole on some nice paper, or cut it up and put them in a jar for him to look at individually.
      • Write a letter about why you love him, or the moment you fell in love with him.
    • Acts of Service:
      • Perform secret acts of service.
      • Purchase a gift certificate for a service that you can’t perform that you know they have been wanting done, such as cleaning out air ducts, gutter cleaning, carpet steaming, painting, etc.
    • Quality Time:
      • Buy tickets to an event or activity that you can go to together and spend some one on one time.
      • Plan date nights for the next year–weekly, bi-monthly, monthly (whatever fits your schedule)–and commit to doing it.
      • Schedule a weekend getaway.
    • Physical Touch:
      • Offer a massage each night for a week, after they workout or just after a long day.  Give coupons that can be redeemed.
      • Buy a soft blanket or comfy lounge clothes.
    • Receiving Gifts
      • A countdown to the special day with a gift for each day (example: 12 days of gifts for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc).
      • A photo book or scrapbook of a period of time, event or theme.
      • Create a scavenger hunt with clues that lead up to the gift’s location.
      • A watch or other item that he can add to his collection.

    I hope you were able to find some new ideas!  What other gifts do you like to give to the men in your life?

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