This Sunday, June 15 is Father’s Day 2014, meaning you have less than a week to locate a gift, pack it up or wrap it up, and sent it to your dad. While Father’s Day isn’t nearly as stressful when it comes to finding a great present as the winter holidays, birthdays or even Mother’s Day, if you have a fellow in your life whom you feel like showing your appreciation for, Sunday’s the day to do it. Forget to get a present? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these 10 unique, fun gifts for your dad.
1. Longitude & Latitude Cufflinks, $25
How stunning are these cool cufflinks? If you are faraway from your parents, or have some special place in your heart that you and your dad both love (a vacation spot, perhaps), gift these amazing custom Etsy crafts to your dad.
2. The Art Of Shaving Starter Kit, $25
I’ve seen this set up close, given it as a gift, and it is fantastic. In fact, it comes from the same brand I recommended for women to try out in my “Men’s Grooming Products Women Should Use” guide last week. You could revamp his whole grooming regimen with one simple gift!
3. A local play or comedy show
While you may not be able to buy your dad a vacation or Broadway tickets just yet, you could go for something simpler and get tickets to a community theater production or standup comedy show. The most important element of this gift is that go see it with him if possible–that way you can spend time together and treat him to a night out.
4. Blind Surprise, $25
This isn’t your average subscription box. It’s a great service where you can surprise another person (or yourself!) with a present based on his or her likes and demographic, so he’ll get an interesting fun gift from the company and it will be a total surprise–even for you!
5. Backyard Farmer DIY Pickling Kit, $24
Like I said in the Mother’s Day gift guide, this is the absolute perfect gift for a parent who wants to get into doing crafts and having more hobbies, but isn’t sure where to start. If your dad is remotely into pickles or, in general, food, he’ll likely love this–especially if he’s recently retired and looking for something to do with his time.
Click to the next page to see a delicious treat, perfect present for exercise-lovers, and a totally free (yet wonderfully sentimental and endlessly usable) gift!
6. Chocolate-covered fruit, $15+
Yes, really. Seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate-covered fruit like these from from Edible Arrangements? (Actually, my mom doesn’t because she’s allergic to chocolate, but other than people like her, most people really like it.)
7. Rituals Cool Dragon Body Gel, $20
I know it sounds a little odd to get your dad a moisturizer for Father’s Day, but if he suffers from aches and pains or dry skin like many older men do, this body gel could soothe it while also pampering him a bit more than he’s used to.
8. Powerspurz Wearable Safety Lights, $19.95
If your father is into exercising at night, whether it’s running, walking or biking, get him something to wear on his feet that will keep him visible and safe. These waterproof lights are made of silicone and simply slip onto the heel of your shoe to ensure cars spot you while you’re out and about in the dark.
9. A sentimental playlist
My parents love music, just as about 99% of humanity does, so I have made them both playlists and mix CDs in the past. I personally love Rdio, but you can use Spotify or any similar site to build your own playlist for your dad. Try to get a good mix of sentimental songs from his youth, others you two listened to in your youth, and newer ones that you think he would enjoy. This year, I’m trying to get my dad into Blood Orange and I’m pretty stoked about it.
10. Guinness Beer Soap, $6.50
This inexpensive and totally unique gift is a great gift for any beer-lover who doesn’t dig the floral or fruity scents that lots of soap come in, nor the cologne-y ones that most men’s varieties consist of. Put it in a basket with some of his fave bottles for a fun gift set.
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