Thoughtful Gifts for Father’s Day
(all from Etsy)
Dads. They lift us up, cheer us on, make us laugh. They accept socks and ugly ties without complaint. They sit through recitals and games and offer to be the fall guy when we need an out. They usually sit in the background and let other people shine. So for Father’s Day this year, give your dad (and all the special men in your life who have stood up for you) the recognition they deserve with a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. Make sure he knows you couldn’t have done it without him.
Thanks to all these amazing vendors for sharing with us! All images used with permission.
For a useful AND heartfelt gift that can be personalized for all the dads in your life, this 100% handmade, full-grain leather toiletry bag can’t be beat. Lifetime Leather Co. handmakes each bag out of durable water-resistant leather and a nylon lining. Personalization can be added via fire-branding OR embroidery and the bag comes in 3 sizes and 6 colors! Even better, all their products come with a lifetime warranty. Check out their sale going on now!
If your special man is a golfer, he will be estatic to receive this Tracking Map of the Top 200 Golf Courses in the US! This 27.5″x 39.5″ pin map from Push Pin Travel Maps is a fun way for your man to track all the places he has played. The courses are chosen from Golf Digest’s Top 1oo Lists, both public & private. Track the courses played by pinning a corresponding push pin (included) into the map. There are 8 framing options available as well as the option to include personalization, making it extra special. Made in the U.S.A.
A fun Hubby-Daddy Father’s Day mug from Her2ndChance is a sweet gift that also gives back. The Second Chance Initiatve is a nonprofit that helps women in recovery work towards self-sufficiency. And they make really fun mugs for every sort of guy! (I also love this Father-Daughter one.) Each handmade ceramic mug is available in 2 sizes and 7 color choices. They are microwave and dishwasher safe. Gift wrap and rush shipping are available.
Give your special dad a hidden message with this personalized Leather Bracelet from The 7th Rose. Up to 50 characters can be engraved on the inside of the bracelet in your choice of nine fonts. (There are also bracelet options available with a personal handwritten or a Morse code message!) The clasp can also be engraved with up to 6 characters. Specific sizing instructions are in the listing.
For the active duty or veteran dad, there is no better gift than letting him know he is your hero. This personalized 9.5″x 8″ Military Dad frame from 28Collective comes in 4 colors and is made of vegan leather. It holds a 4×6 photo and can be used tabletop or wall mounted. Personalization is laser engraved. Shipping is free.
For the fisherman, this Fisherman’s Scrub Bar from All Things Herbal is both practical and thoughtful! This bar is meant to be kept in the tackle box; it washes hands and tackle in order to eliminate human odors. The Oil of Anise cleans and coats making your lures more attractive to the fish. This soap is made from original recipes using all natural ingredients. A fisherman’s gift set is also available with lip balm. Gift wrap is optional.
If you have the hip dad, here is a great Black Onyx Stone bracelet for strength and calming. (Which could be useful if you need to tell him you wrecked the car.) Evelyn Creations makes each 8″ bracelet by hand using genuine onyx and vegan leather. Shipping is free.
For the stepdad who chooses to be the go-to guy, this handmade candle from JN Candle Co. is a great choice. It comes in three sizes, each available with an optional gift box. There are nine scents to choose from, including Leather, Whiskey & Fresh Cut Grass. Each candle is made of a coconut soy wax blend and is eco-friendly, vegan and paraffin free.
Dad will be feeling your love every morning when he stirs his coffee with this sweet spoon from The Talking Teaspoon! This vintage spoon is hand stamped by the owner in Kentucky. She is happy to customize any message you like…or choose from her fun selection of additional options for Dad! Shipping is free.
MY Father-in-law is totally getting this mug! (My hubs even laughed.) This hilarious (and often true) sentiment from BLT Gifts Shop in Maryland is the perfect gift to remind everyone who is really doing all the work! (Wink.) You have 6 handle colors to choose from as well as 2 mug sizes. It is professionally printed on both sides so your message is loud and clear from any direction.
For any sort of husband, dad or grandpa, this personalized hammer from By Chelsea Nicole is the gift he can use for a lifetime! It comes in thirteen design styles so there is a sentiment for everyone, including a completely personalized option. There are two hammer weights to choose from. With a quick turnaround time and free shipping, this is an easy gift decision for all the special men in your life!
Give the BRAND NEW dad something to look forward to during those sleepless nights: a fun and funny gift option from Choobilee! Tags for all of baby’s firsts…ready to be tied to airline sized liquor bottles and opened when each first is achieved! The ten bottle tags (sized to fit 50ML bottles) come with four font colors and multiple twine colors to choose from. Shipping is free: a Priority mail upgrade is available. (Bottles of alcohol are not included.)
A custom leather valet tray from IRONandGRAINusa is a great choice for dads of all kinds. Start by choosing from six colors and two sizes, then add any sort of personalization you can think up: quotes, dates, coordinates, names. Each tray is handmade out of genuine leather by the owner with a quick 1-3 day turnaround time.