15 Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas for Quirky Dads

Does Dad dig things like beer and beard maintenance? We've got the perfect gift list.

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May 17, 2021

If you think about it, we get some of the best things in life from our dads — and I'm not just talking about their killer genetics. Over the years, they inevitably pass down their favorite books, movies, music and TV shows (and, if you're lucky, their knack for corny jokes) and end up shaping us into some really cool people.

So, while you could lean into a more practical gift this year, I say switch things up and surprise your dad (or your husband, boyfriend, brother or general father-like figure) with something that speaks to his unique style. Here are 15 Father's Day gifts that will delight all of the hipster dads out there.

Give the new dad or father-to-be in your life some looks to live up to with this cheeky coffee table book. Each page features vintage photos of real dads in their glory days (read: thick mustaches and short shorts abound), so he'll have plenty of style inspiration.

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If this mug doesn't make Dad laugh, nothing will. Stake your claim as his favorite kid with this hilarious cup that he can use for his morning coffee or evening tea. If you really want to go above and beyond, you could pair the gift with artisan tea or coffee bags. Just saying.

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When in doubt, a hipster dad could always use more beard softener. Go with this bottle from Beardbrand; it pairs warm cedarwood notes with a layer of sandalwood to give him a light woodsy scent. And best of all? The softener is silicone-, paraben- and sulfate-free so he doesn't have to worry about harsh chemicals cramping his style.

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Not all heroes wear capes — some prefer funny aprons. Thank your dad for feeding the family (and manning the grill when no one else wants to) with this hilarious and handy garment. The apron is crafted from durable polyester and will help protect his clothes every time he preps dinner.

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For the man who's all about using fresh ingredients in the kitchen, I suggest snagging this herb garden starter kit. Since it's so compact, the gadget will fit neatly on the counter while growing Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint. (All of which are included.) Best of all? It basically takes care of itself, so Dad doesn't even need a green thumb to enjoy this one.

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Dad definitely won't see this one coming. Upgrade his home office or man cave with this Foam Axe Throwing Game. He and his buddies can put their skills to the test or use the game to blow off a little steam after a busy workweek. And P.S. Each axe is fitted with a gripper strip, so you don't have to worry about any accidents.

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He'll feel like a mad scientist and a master mixologist with this cocktail smoker in his toolkit. The torch is super easy to use; all he has to do is fill a glass with his favorite drink, place the white oak design on top, add the smoking chips and voila! He'll have a smoke-infused spirit.

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Keep your tech-loving guy on his toes with this sleek travel case for his Apple accessories. The TimePorter is crafted from vegan leather and is designed to hold his watch, extra bands and charging cables. (And did we mention that it converts into a charging stand, too?)

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If he's a cool dad with an even cooler sneaker collection, then hit him with Freaker Sneaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book by Simon Wood. The hefty volume covers 100 years of sneaker history and includes gorgeous, high-gloss pics and insider knowledge. (Just in case he needs even more style inspo.)

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Now, this is a shirt that your partner will proudly wear. While the kids paint a picture for the World's Greatest Dad, give your guy a good laugh with this tee honoring his other title. The cotton and polyester material ensures it's super comfortable and easy to pair with his favorite jeans.

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If he's sentimental and into superheroes, then surprise Dad with a custom comic book. This original story puts your kiddo's name right on the page, and then sends their "Mega Dad" in to save the day. They'll love reading the action-packed tale together, and Dad will treasure the keepsake and quality time forever.

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Only Dad will appreciate a joke like this. Lighten the mood wherever life takes him with this punny travel bag, which will keep his toiletries nice and organized. The toiletries bag is compact for travel, and even includes a waterproof lining in case of leaks and spills.

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If Dad's always complaining about cell phones at the dinner table (or you know, cell phones in general), then hit him with this hilarious gag gift. The interior can fit multiple devices and features a real padlock, so everyone can enjoy some distraction-free family time. Just make him promise to not let the power go to his head.

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Isn't there a rule somewhere that says dads have to know everything? (Or is it just that they're always bragging about knowing everything?) Either way, make sure your father figure's on top of his trivia with Factourism: An Illustrated Journey of Funny, Horrible, and Unbelievable Facts About...Everything. He'll love learning about 150 of the most interesting things that have ever happened.

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Something tells us that Dad would love a mini-fridge for his workshop or garage. Make it happen with this bright red stainless steel unit designed to look like an ordinary toolbox. He'll appreciate having drinks in arm's reach and the fact that he can lock it up when he's done for the night.

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