15 Fresh Takes on Cliche Fathers Day Gifts

June 14, 2017

Father’s Day gifts are hard. Your dad already has everything. So you usually get him one of these things. It’s an agreement between the two of you. He tells you bad jokes and you get him the same gifts every year. But just because they might be cliches doesn’t mean they can’t be cool. Check out these fresh takes on some of the old Father’s Day classics.

1. Tie

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This is the most cliche dad gift there is, but check this one out. Even if you’ve bought your dad a tie every year for decades, I bet a Buffalo Nickel Bolo would stand out…at least until next year.

2. Wallet

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If you have a new dad on your shopping list who has an ancient, bloated wallet (as most dads do) this is a perfect, heartwarming gift.

3. Dad hat


The thing about dad hats is that they can really be of any style or color…as long as they aren’t “cool.” The daddest hats are promotional giveaways from an obscure industrial-sounding company, but this one puts a new spin on the genre.

4. Grill accessories

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If you get your dad a Himalayan Salt Plate for Fathers Day, he is guaranteed to love it. He might not know what it is yet, but it’s exactly the kind of thing Grill Dads go crazy over.

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There’s always at least one World War II book circulating paternal bathrooms across the country. This might be the one for 2017.

6. Sports stuff

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Everyone loves the Cardinals…except people in Chicago, but we won’t talk about them. Hook your dad up with some cool Springfield Cards gear and catch a game with him.

7. Camping swag

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Sleeping and camping. Two big time dad things. With this gift you can combine them into one.

It might be called Mothers Brewery, but Fathers love it too! They have a great swag shop on their website if your dad is a big fan  already, and if he isn’t a big fan yet, get him a few of their tasty brews. He will be soon enough.


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Come on. Your dad wants a drill. And this one comes with a flashlight on it? You already bought it, didn’t you?

Your dad will want to head straight to the nearest body of water if you get him a fishing pole this cool…after giving you a hug first, of course.

Giving someone Askinosie chocolate for a year is basically a 365 day love letter. The receipt should be a medal.

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Some dads aren’t particularly known for good smells, so they might need a little help in the olfactory department. But even if your dad always smells good, he’ll probably like this “refreshing hint of mandarine mixed with a base of warm cedar” from Five Pound Apparel.

13. Hunting gear

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I mean, something called “Hyper Growl” has got to be pretty cool, right?

Your dad probably needs a putter. Even if he’s a scratch golfer and he already owns a baker’s dozen, he needs another putter simply because he’s a dad.

This is simply something all fathers do…and they need their own spoon for it.
Posted in All Things SGF

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