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Best Father’s Day Gifts for Your Fun, Techie, and Sporty Dad

June 15, 2013
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Fathers are the representation of strength, grill masters, and piggy back ride givers in households, and, as Father’s Day arrives on our doorsteps, it’s time again to find the perfect presents for our other dear parent! Since Mother’s Day has passed in May, now it’s time to focus on searching for a gift for fathers. Whether your dad is adventurous or artistic, there’s bound to be a gift that fits his personality, likes, hobbies, and lifestyle. In this article, you’ll discover possible gift ideas for Father’s Day that are handmade by independent sellers, making it even more unique than store-bought presents. From funny paintings to sports themed wreaths, we’ve compiled a list of Father’s Day goodies that you can present to your dad this holiday! These gifts are separated into three categories, from fun dad to sporty dad, to help you narrow down gift ideas. You can also choose multiple gifts from multiple categories that you’d find perfect for Father’s Day!

Fun Dad

Funny Frog Watercolor Painting
By Water In My Paint

Spice up your dad’s office or working area with Water In My Paint’s goofy frog painting! Titled as “Don’t Mind The Gap”, this frog painting is adorable and amusing all in one. As a print, this can easily be framed and hanged or placed anywhere desired. This print is in 8×10 dimension so that
you can easily frame it.

Garden Gnome Beard Hat
By Igloo Knitting Company

It may be summertime, but your fun dad can still wear Igloo Knitting Company’s garden gnome beard hat inside the air conditioned house! This beard hat is made with a “wild man” beard and moustache appearance and connected to a gnome-like hat. With this particular hat, you can request custom colors and sizes to Igloo Knitting Company for the perfect hat for your dad!

Beer Mug Shaped Soaps
By Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary

If your dad loves a nice and refreshing mug of beer, then he’ll also love Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary’s beer mug shaped soap! This beer soap is scented with pumpkin lager, which is made with aromatic spices, pumpkin puree, and other ingredients. The frostiness of these beer mug soaps also resembles a classic beer mug at a bar or beer cavern. Perfect for a Father’s Day present, this also makes for a decorative and unexpected element in bathrooms or kitchens!

“This Is What An Awesome Dad Looks Like” T-Shirt
By Signature T-shirts

Show off your dad with Signature T-shirts’ fun t-shirts! These t-shirts come in various colors, from charcoal to maroon, perfect for general male color preferences. These shirts come in men’s standard sizes in small to double extra large. With the bold and amusing saying “This Is What An Awesome Dad Looks Like” on the front, this 100% cotton t-shirt is like a greeting card on a shirt that your dad can wear for life!

Techie/Gadget Dad

Navy Plaid DSLR Camera Bag
By Pessy Lee

Keep Dad’s camera safe and sound with Pessy Lee’s camera bags! These camera bags are made to frame the camera, which makes it a secure camera holder. Created with special fabric, these camera bags offer reduced damage to cameras due to shock and friction. With each DSLR camera bag, Pessy Lee allows you to choose a matching camera strap for any camera bag you select. The back of the bag is the opening to the camera, making it easy to slip a camera in and out of the bag.Pessy Lee presents a wide array of patterned and colored fabrics for you to choose from, even animal shaped camera bags!

13’’ Leather Macbook Air Carrying Cover
By Leathercase

Give your dad a stylish and handy Macbook Air accessory from Leathercase! This special Macbook Air carrying cover is made with authentic leather material. With the straps in this carrying cover, Macbook laptops can stay secured and protected. A pen holder and a side paper pocket makes it easy to carry business documents and write in any situation along with a Macbook Air laptop. Since the laptop is secured in straps, you can easily keep the case on instead of taking time to slip the laptop out of the case! Leathercase offers red and black for this special leather case.

iPhone/iPad Charging Pouch
By Anne Terre Designs

Tired of Dad tossing his phone and charger on the counter? Then give him an organized accessory to neatly charge his phone with Anne Terre Designs’ charging pouch! This pouch is hanged from the charger without making contact with the metal charging prongs and is made to not slip off of the charger. Anne Terre Designs’ charging pouches are also made to not cover light switches if they are adjacent to outlets. Perfect for traveling, this charging pouch is a clean and useful accessory for gadgets!

Custom Name or Word USB Drive
By FormURLife

Protect all your dad’s saved documents in a fun and trendy way with FormURLife’s customized USB flash drives! These flash drives can be formed into any word or name you want as long as it meets FormURLife’s 10 letter/number limit.  You can even test out your design on FormURLife’s website! FormURLife offers 8-32GB for all customized flash drives. Choose from nine colors for your personalized flash drive!

Sporty Dad

Sports Champ Cookie Platter
By Cookie Doodler

Make your dad feel like a sporting champ this Father’s Day with Cookie Doodler’s sports themed cookie platter! Filled with footballs, basketballs, trophies, ribbons, yellow stars, and baseballs, this platter is packed with sweet treats with a manly touch. These sugar cookies are perfectly balanced with the colorful royal icing that coats each cookie.

Sports Theme 18’’ x 18’’ Pillow Cover
By Lakeside Quilts

Get Dad ready for gameday with Lakeside Quilts’ sports themed pillow covers! With this set of two, one pillow presents sports related words and the other pillow has a word splash surrounded by the theme “victory”. Place these decorative pillows on the couch or in your dad’s man cave to indulge his sporty side.

Golf Themed iPhone Docking Station
By Treehouse Oasis

For dads who are golfing fans, present them with Treehouse Oasis’ golf themed docking station! This docking station has a patch of bright, synthetic greenery and a real golf ball for added effect. With its compact size, this docking station  is perfect for placing on the corner of an office desk. Treehouse Oasis’ docking station comes with a 6-feet sync cord that fits well with wall adapters that you may already have in possession.

Sports Team Wreath
By Rock Star Wreaths

Let your dad show off his favorite sports team with Rock Star Wreaths’ sports team wreaths! These wreaths can be hanged on home front doors, office doors, and other areas to display your dad’s love for his sports team. Although the picture shows Texas Longhorns, you can request a custom wreath for any sports team, whether little league or professional, at Rock Star Wreaths. Rock Star Wreaths offers wreath sizes from 10 to 18 inches. Embellished with wooden, hand-painted letters, you can get your dad’s name or favorite sports saying on a wreath!

You can also find unique and funny Father’s Day cards on Etsy and other independent seller venues to pair up with your Father’s Day present. Remember to tell your father this Father’s Day (and every other day as well!) how much you love and appreciate him. Also, remember to find gifts for father-in-laws, grandpas, uncles, and other fathers you know! Happy Father’s Day!

Written by Emily Nguyen, a freelance writer and core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.