16 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.
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 16 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 serious looks to live up to with this cheeky coffee table book. Each page features vintage photos of real dads in their glory days (think thick mustaches, collared shirts and short shorts), so he'll have plenty of style inspiration.
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.
Now, this is what we call a utility belt. Make Dad the hit of any party (and help him go handsfree while he mans the grill or mingles with friends) by gifting him this adjustable beer belt. The accessory can hold six standard cans and should definitely be paired with his favorite beverage.
If he's a techie (or has a good sense of humor), then surprise Dad with these notebooks "from the Stone Age." Each one is made from upcycled floppy disks and comes packed with 100 blank pages. Best of all? For just $20, he'll receive a set of three.
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 subtle woodsy scent. Best of all? The beard softener is silicone-, paraben- and sulfate-free, so he doesn't have to deal with harsh chemicals.
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.
If he loves burgers but hates greasy fingers (or wasting perfectly good ingredients), then treat Dad to his very own burger buddy. The reusable, silicone bowl conveniently traps juice and prevents toppings from falling out the bottom. The innovative product also features a square base that can be set on any flat surface.
Only a dad would 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.
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.)
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" to save the day. They'll love reading the action-packed tale together, and your S.O. will treasure the keepsake and quality time.
Now, here's a t-shirt that your partner will proudly wear. While the kids paint a picture for the World's Greatest Dad, honor his other title with this cheeky crewneck. The shirt is available in five colors, eight sizes and is crafted from breathable and lightweight cotton. (So he can wear it all summer.)
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.
For the dad who loves The Office, we highly recommend a custom Dundie Award. This replica stands at about 10 inches tall and includes a golden plaque that you can personalize with his job-well-done. We have a feeling that he'll want to display it on his desk, bookshelf or nightstand ASAP.
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.
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 enjoy having drinks in arm's reach and appreciate being able to lock the cooler up when he's done for the night.