Happy Fathers Day Dad! – 20 Awesome Gift Ideas

Happy Fathers Day Dad! Fathers Day is a special day to celebrate dads, and if you’re looking for a gift for your dad, one of these 20 great gift ideas is sure to make dad happy.


If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, Father’s Day will fall on Sunday September 4th, 2022.

If you’re in the USA or UK, Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 19th, 2022.

This article provides some great gift ideas for dads on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate a dad, a grandfather, a new dad, father in law, a father figure, or it could just be parents in general if you don’t have a father around.

This year, why not show your dad what a special place he holds in your heart, and how much you appreciate him with one of these 20 awesome gifts? From quirky gifts to heartfelt gifts, we’ve got something for every dad.

What Do Dads Want for Fathers Day?

Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy for. They either already have everything they want, or they are so picky that it’s impossible to find something they’ll like.

When it comes to father’s day gifts, most people probably think a “Happy Fathers Day” message will suffice, but considering all the grey hairs you might have caused your dad, he deserves something special.

Special outings are often the most popular gift for Fathers Day, followed by clothing and then electronics. These days, it seems that dads are just as happy with a heartfelt card as they are with a new tie or gadget. So if you’re stuck for ideas, a Fathers Day card expressing some loving words and heartfelt appreciation will go down a treat.

But if you want to get your dad something truly unique and memorable, take a look at our list of 20 awesome gifts for dads.

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do; be there”

Max Lucado
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20 Gift Ideas for Dad to say Happy Fathers Day!

1.   Funny Father’s Day Card – with handmade chores coupons inside

There’s nothing quite like a funny Happy Father’s Day card to make dad laugh and feel appreciated on his special day. Make sure to add a few choice words that will make him laugh, or else your emotional words alone might tear him up!

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There are tons of great cards with funny Father’s Day messages out there, so take your pick!

Inside the card, include some handmade coupons you have made yourself, which he can redeem from you – these could be anything from “1 car wash” to “Half an hour of weeding” or “1 foot massage”.

2. Cooling Pint Glasses

If you want to gift your amazing dad something special, what better way to do that than with a cool, refreshing gift? Cooling pint glasses are the perfect way to keep dad happy and hydrated on Father’s Day – then he really will be the ‘coolest dad’! Haha.

These glasses are made with a special cooling gel that keeps drinks cold for hours. They’re perfect for hot summer days or anytime dad needs a cold drink.

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Oooh.. keep that beer icy cold!

3.   A Fancy Meal Out

If you’re looking for a great father’s day gift idea for your foodie dad, a fancy meal out is always a hit. Whether your dad is into fine dining or just enjoys a good steak dinner, taking him to a nice restaurant will make his day.

Special outings are one of the most popular gift ideas for Father’s Day. If you want to make this day even more memorable for your awesome dad, consider planning a fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy together, before or after the meal.

4.   Tickets to a Sports Game

If your dad is a sports fan, tickets to a ball game are a wonderful Father’s Day gift idea. Dad will love spending quality time with you at the stadium, cheering on his favorite team. You could even make it a Father’s Day tradition by going to the same game every year – it doesn’t have to be on Father’s Day itself – this could just be when the tickets are gifted.

5. A Personalized Mug

There’s nothing quite like a personalized mug to show Dad how much you care on Father’s Day. You can find a mug with his name, favorite phrase, or simply “The Best Dad” written on it. You can even get creative and design one yourself. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit with Dad, and he’ll be able to enjoy his morning coffee in style. You can also order personalized mugs from Snapfish.

6.   BBQ Tools

Is your dad the grill master of the family? If so, he’s sure to appreciate a new set of BBQ tools. A good set of grilling utensils is necessary for any grill enthusiast. So if your dad loves to cook outdoors, this is the perfect gift for him.

7.Massage Gun

A massage gun is the perfect gift for any dad who loves to relax. This handheld device provides a deep-tissue massage that helps to relieve tension and stress. It’s the perfect way to help dad relax and unwind after a long day.

Massage guns are becoming more and more popular and for good reason. They’re an incredibly effective way to relieve pain and tension. If your dad is always complaining of sore muscles, this is the perfect gift for him.

8.Beard Grooming Kit

Beard grooming kits are a great gift idea for any dad who likes to keep his beard looking neat and trimmed. These kits come with all the necessary tools to help dad take care of his beard, including scissors, a beard brush, and a comb.

Beard grooming kits are a great way to help dad keep his beard looking its best. If your dad takes pride in his appearance, this is the perfect gift for him.

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Are these on the decline? There’s so many beards around these days!

9.   A Gift Card to His Favorite Store

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad, a gift card is always a safe bet. Dad can use it to buy whatever he wants, whether new clothes, tools for the garage, some gardening supplies or a new book.

10. What I Love about Dad Journal

If you want to express your love for dad in a more personal way, consider giving him the Knock Knock What I Love about Dad book. This journal comes with fill-in-the-blank lines to help you express your thoughts and feelings about dad. You can also write about your favorite memories with your dad and all the ways he has given good advice, been your hero, the fun times you’ve had together, the odd moments, and how he has brought you joy.

11. Craft Beer Club Subscription

Is your dad a fan of craft beer? If so, he’s sure to love a subscription to the Craft Beer Club (USA only). This club delivers 12 bottles of hand-selected craft beer to your door every month. Dad can enjoy trying new beers from all over the country (USA) and even learn about the brewing process with the included tasting notes. If you’re in Australia you can try the Beer Cartel.

12. An Amazon Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot is a great gift for any dad who loves tech gadgets. This little device can do everything from play music to answer questions, and it even allows you to control smart devices in your home. Dad will love being able to control his lights and thermostat with just his voice.

13. Luxury Watch Subscription

LUXURY GIFT: If your dad is a fan of luxury watches, he’s sure to love a subscription to Watch Gang. This club delivers a new luxury watch to your door every month, so Dad can build an impressive collection over time. With this gift, he’ll always have a stylish watch to wear, no matter the occasion.

14. Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch Series 7 is the latest and greatest from Apple. This smartwatch has all the features your dad needs, including a built-in heart rate monitor, GPS, and contactless payment. It’s a fantastic gift for any tech-savvy dad.

15. Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Does your dad like to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea? If so, he’ll love the Temperature Control Smart Mug 2. This mug keeps beverages at the perfect temperature for up to 6 hours, so Dad can enjoy his favorite drink at any time of day.

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The tea or coffee won’t go cold! Love this idea!

16. A New Grill

Grills are one of the most popular Father’s Day gifts around. If your dad is into grilling, a new grill would be a great gift for him. There are all sorts of different grills on the market, so you can find one that fits your dad’s needs and interests. If he’s been wanting to upgrade his old grill, this would be the perfect time to do it.

17. A Golf Membership or golf gear

Is your dad a fan of golf? If so, he’s sure to love a membership to his favorite golf club. This gift will give him access to all the best courses in the area and will save him money on green fees. He can use his membership to go golfing with friends or family, or he can use it to get away from it all and enjoy some time on the links by himself. If a membership is a bit out of your budget you could opt for some new clubs, a new bag or new golf fashion.

18. 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes

Dad jokes are notoriously bad, but that’s part of their charm. If your dad loves to tell cheesy jokes, he’ll get a kick out of this book. It’s full of the worst (or – as your father sees them – best) dad jokes around, and he’ll love reading them aloud to anyone who will listen.

This book is sure to get a laugh out of your dad, and it makes for a great coffee table book.

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Doesn’t every dad have a copy up his sleeve already?? Haha

19. Personalized Super Dad Book

Superman’s cool, but your dad is even cooler. The Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book is a great gift for any dad who loves superhero movies. This book tells the story of how your dad became a superhero, and it’s personalized with his name.

Follow your dad’s adventures and unleash your imagination with this one-of-a-kind book.

20. Spending Time Together

The greatest gift you can give your dad is your time. Spend some quality time with him this Father’s Day, be it the whole afternoon or just a few hours, and let him know how grateful you are for all that he does. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a gift, the time you spend together will be worth more than anything money can buy.

Bonus Round – 10 Low Cost ways to celebrate Father’s Day

  • Breakfast in bed
  • Picnic at the park
  • Go for a family bushwalk
  • Camping trip
  • Movie night
  • A pamper dad day
  • Board games day
  • Beach Day
  • Road Trip with some favorite tunes playing
  • Family soccer game/cricket game/baseball game

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking”

Dan Pearce

15 more quick Gift Ideas

  • Horse riding gift certificate
  • New headphones or bluetooth speaker
  • New book
  • Magazine subscription
  • Chopping board
  • Coasters
  • Pot plant
  • Facial, pedicure or massage voucher (Yep, lots of dads love those)
  • Shaving gel, deodorant, body wash
  • Favorite wine, beer, spirits
  • New appliance
  • Socks or undies
  • New hat/baseball cap/beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Chocolates
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Very classic but still very popular – socks or undies!


Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all that fathers do for their families and an opportunity to say the right words (in a card or out loud), and have a great day together. This year, show your dad how much you appreciate him with one of these great Father’s Day gifts.

How have you celebrated Father’s Day in the past? Do you have any ideas you could add to this list?


G’day! I’m Ken, and this blog documents my journey to becoming an awesome Dad! I would love for you to join along on my journey as I discover and learn how to become the best Dad I can possibly be, and manage this goal with my challenging work commitments!

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