Father's Day is this Sunday, June 18th. I love hunting for a fun surprise for my dad every year. In addition to an unexpected gift, I also search high and low for the perfect card. I consider it a failure unless he laughs out loud.
If you haven't picked out something special for your dad yet, don't worry, there's still time! Your gift concierge is here with a dozen ideas to make him smile.
For the dad who appreciates an ice cold beer: I love gift shopping on Uncommon Goods and this summer they are carrying an awesome neoprene cooler tote. The bag holds six beers and since the sides are soft, it's easy to toss into a beach bag, a kayak, a canoe or a fishing boat without taking up too much space.
The best part? It's only $20 dollars.
If your dad is into brewing his own beer, I'm obsessed with these custom beer bottle labels from Pinhole Press. You may remember Pinhole Press from the 2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide, I shared their recipe fridge magnets. I also used them to create personalized memory games for each of my little cousins.
Choose your favorite image of your dad and they'll send you 15 labels for just $11.99.
For something a little more portable, I can't get over these buoy-shaped bottle openers from Mark and Graham. They are perfect for a boat or a summer house - pool, lake or beach. One opener is $17.99.
For the dad who fixes the perfect cocktail: When my dad has a rough day, he comes home, fixes a drink and sits on the balcony overlooking Key Biscayne. Though he already has a stocked bar cart, I am always looking for unique things I can add to it - cocktail shakers, cocktail picks or glassware. I really like the woods / forest design on these glasses from Amazon.
You can get two glasses for $24 dollars.
What could be more fitting for Father's Day than glasses showcasing the Founding Fathers? This set of four from Fishs Eddy is $33 dollars and features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams.
If your dad is up to the challenge of making his own spirits, Uncommon Goods sells a homemade gin kit.
I love the product description on the website, "Relive Prohibition without all the pesky illegalities, bathtub hooch, and glamorous parties hidden behind secret speakeasy doors--okay, that last one sounds pretty great. Filled with hand-selected and aromatic juniper berries, mixed spices, and more, this DIY gin kit lets you brew your own batch without a flurry of distilling equipment." The kit is $50 dollars.
For the grill master: My dad is an amazing cook and he loves to grill. I know he would flip for this trio of BBQ sauces from Williams Sonoma that are all made with craft beer. This set of three is $29.95.
They also sell a burger essentials set with Bloody Mary ketchup, jalapeño whiskey mustard, caramelized onion spread and burger patty seasoning. Snag the whole pack for $43.95.
For the road warrior: Does your dad travel constantly for work? Up his TSA game with this beautiful travel wallet from Mark Graham. It holds a passport, an ID and eight credit cards.
This handsome item is $59 dollars. For an additional $9 dollars you can have it monogrammed.
For a new dad: My heart swelled when I found this pair - a t-shirt and a onesie designed for dad and baby.
I hope this list helps you uncover an amazing gift for your dad. For even more ideas, revisit last year's Father's Day Gift Guide.