Your dad is someone who means the world to you, so make this Father’s Day extra special. Of course, you want your gift to be special, too. The truth is: the best Father’s Day gifts take inspiration from your own loving bond. Reflecting upon the memories that make your connection meaningful will help you find the best Father’s Day gifts that check all the boxes: something dad will love, something dad needs, or unique gifts from the heart. For more ideas, browse our Father’s Day Gift Guide and discover even more perfect Father’s Day Gifts.
Let’s face it: Dads can be challenging to buy for, and over the years there could have been highs and lows you and your dad faced. That’s why we’ve assembled some of our best, most popular trending gifts for dad to inspire you this year. Whether you’re a DIYer, looking for a last-minute gift, or shopping for a father figure this Father’s Day, you’ll find awesome gifts here.
Last Minute DIY Father’s Day Gifts
Put your DIY skills to good use by making a Father’s Day gift this year. There’s still time to make something from scratch. And if you’ve got a bunch of photos taking up space on your phone (who doesn’t?) then you’ve got all you need for a keepsake he’ll treasure for years. The best part is you can make personalized gifts for dad for nearly everything he uses.
Try these ideas: Include your kids in making these Father’s Day projects. You can give each kid a budget, have them select a product, choose photos you want to include, and voila! instant DIY Father’s Day gifts. Start with these products:
1. Personalized Pint Glasses
It’s true: every dad needs his own pint glass all to himself. This year, give him one (or more!) of our personalized pint glasses to which you can easily add photos, etched quotes and messages, monograms, and more.
2. Personalized Water Bottles
Keep him hydrated and thinking of home when he’s out and about with a unique and easy-to-design gift. Our personalized water bottles don’t just look cool, they keep things cool because they are made of insulating and ultra-durable stainless steel.
3. Father’s Day Greeting Cards
A specially designed card that says Happy Father’s Day is always appropriate and it’s a great choice for a last-minute DIY Father’s Day gift. Infinitely customizable from the size, shape, color — even designer card options — Shutterfly’s Father’s Day cards can be displayed for years to come as a special remembrance of the amazing year you had.
4. Fleece Photo Blankets
Give him the gift of relaxation with a cozy blanket that lets him claim the couch for himself. You can personalize fleece photo blankets for Dad with photos of the family, the dog, or his favorite sports team.
Great Gifts for Father Figures
Many families social-distanced this year, and father figures stepped up to fulfill the roles of leader, mentor, coach, teacher, and more. Father figures can make a huge impact on kids, affecting everything from their schoolwork to their attitude towards life. Saying “happy Father’s Day” with a meaningful Father’s Day gift will make his sacrifices worth it. Plus, it shows your kids how much you value the role-model relationship to strengthen your child’s character.
Try these ideas: Ask your kids about the father figures in their lives and what they did or said that made an impact. Is there a phrase or motto he used to guide your child this year? You can add those words to whatever gift you design. Office accessories, such as the ones below, are a great choice for a man who’s been an important father figure to your kids — or to you.
5. Custom Cell Phone Cases
Select either an Apple iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy phone case, upload your image and message, and personalize your design with his name or a monogram. These custom tech gifts are perfect for the thoroughly modern man.
6. Desk Plaques
Surely he needs an important memento for his work-from-home office. With a built-in easel back, your choice of colors, sizes, and shapes, desk plaques are an impressive way to honor a man whose influence you’re grateful for.
7. Personalized Business Card Holders
Still the height of professionalism, business cards let him express his personality while he’s extending his network. If he’s made an impression on you, personalized business card holders will enable him to broaden his impact to everyone he meets.
8. Custom Notebooks
Many people turned to writing to collect their thoughts, ease their minds, or plan for the future. For journaling, jotting down ideas, and even copying inspirational quotes, custom notebooks are a thoughtful way to recognize a father figure’s support this year.
Best Gifts for a Father-in-Law
For a Father’s Day gift for a father-in-law, think classic and traditional. High-quality gifts made of stainless steel, glass, and marble always impress because they represent his strength. You can find a variety of items made from these materials which will last for years to come.
Try these ideas: Crowd-source the best ideas by polling your father-in-law’s son, daughter, wife, and grandkids. Ask about his routines, hobbies, and activities. Then, upgrade his everyday stuff with personalized products built for durability. Consider these gifts:
9. Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler
Your father-in-law can take his show on the road with a go-anywhere stemless tumbler. One of the most popular items this year, stainless steel tumblers feature a plastic lid, your photos and sentiments, and loads of style.
10. Glass Prints
Unbreakable, like the bond he has with his son or daughter-in-law, glass photo prints transform pictures into beautiful displays of strength and family solidarity. Though they look stunning, glass prints are as easy to create as all of our Shutterfly gifts.
11. Marble Trivets
Here’s a unique gift idea for a father-in-law who enjoys entertaining. Constructed with a cork bottom and available in a range of colors and unique design options — including photos, messages, and monograms — marble personalized trivets will spark joy every day.
Best Gifts for Step-Dads
When you’re trying to decide what to get a step-dad for Father’s Day you really can’t go wrong with a gift that’s useful and fun. Embellishing your gift with photos of significant moments, meaningful quotes, and sayings that express your love and appreciation will go a long way toward strengthening your bond.
Try these ideas: Organize your gift-giving around a theme. You can choose something that celebrates family, such as “Best Dad Moments” and then pick a few photos that relate to the theme. He’ll love it! We like the gifts below for a step-father, because they’re unique and practical.
12. Keepsake Puzzles
At Shutterfly, we love a jigsaw puzzle. Why? For starters, our keepsake puzzles are a joy to design — from the colors, shapes, and photo options. Plus, they symbolize how all the pieces of a family fit together. And they even provide an activity that’ll keep kids busy for a while.
13. Custom Socks
A Father’s Day gift that’ll truly knock his socks off, these fully customizable socks are sure to lift his spirits whenever he pulls them. You’ve got a lot of options to create custom socks for a step-dad, including color, size, and motifs, including “World’s Best Dad” and “Hero Dad.” He surely won’t mind if you get him two pairs.
14. Phone Card Holders
If your step-father has yet to catch onto the phone card holder trend, this is the year to get him one for Father’s Day. Our phone card holders are made of PU leather, feature high-quality adhesive to adhere cleanly to his smartphone, include two slots for a credit card and license, and can be customized with his name, photos, and a message.
15. Personalized Travel Mugs
If he runs on dad fuel, he needs a mug that’ll fill him with love. Wherever he goes, he’ll never be far away with any of our personalized travel mugs featuring special photos, heartfelt messages like “Best Dad Ever,” and cool designs to remind him of home.
Father’s Day Gifts for Husbands
For the most important man in your life, your Father’s Day gift this year should be a testament to your love and appreciation. Every year has its full of ups and downs, but look at you — you made it. To stand out, a Father’s Day gift for a husband doesn’t need to be expensive, it just needs to express what’s special about your family’s go-to guy.
Try these ideas: Whether it’s his first Father’s Day as a new dad or he’s an old pro at this point, a gift that highlights your family’s special moments is an ideal way to celebrate everything he’s done for your family and everything he means to you. Here are some gifts we like:
16. Photo Books
Can’t decide on just one photo to represent the past year? Our family photo books allow you to collect multiple pictures in a bound book that tells your family’s unique story as only you can. Start with our Best Dad Ever photo book, which features playful puns, plaid backgrounds, and wooden textures, or try any of our designs that are all fully customizable with photos, text, embellishments, and more.
17. Canvas Prints
Did you know you can turn any photo into a stunning work of art? Our canvas prints are so easy to design, yet they look like a million bucks. For a Father’s Day gift for a husband you want to “wow,” this wall art features digital printing on true artist white poly-cotton canvas, your selection of frames, and lots more high-quality options.
Every dad could use a lift after this year. Available in either black or copper, our stylish stainless steel personalized flasks are the height of discretion and cool. Customize this gift for Father’s Day with an etched monogram, design, or personal message.
19. Custom Growlers
For some dads, all it takes is a cold brew to bring on the smiles. There couldn’t be a better time to upgrade his beer vessel than one (or two!) of our handsome personalized beer growlers. Available in black or copper with hand-sandblasted personalization, these keep 64 ounces cold all day.
Celebrate Father’s Day with anticipation for dad’s special day is in the air. With a little help from Shutterfly, you can create Father’s Day gifts that meet this moment with the perfect blend of meaning, grace, and personality. Whatever your budget and style, say Happy Father’s Day with one-of-a-kind gifts for a one-of-a-kind man.