Father’s Day Gift Ideas—Ditch the Necktie and Try These Instead


I pride myself in finding unique gifts for my husband. But with everything going on right now, it’s easy for things to slip your mind. Let us save you time and help you out: below are some unique Father’s Day gifts he’ll love. How do I know? Because all of these gifts already have permanent places in our home, with two thumbs up from my husband!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

For the Sports Fanatic

Something old, something new…surprise your sports fan with a vintage style, throwback sports hat from New Era. These fitted hats boast a variety of retro logos of his favorite team throughout the years. My husband loves his Detroit Lions hat with the 1961 logo (don’t let the M*ch*gan part fool you–we still bleed scarlet and gray at this house). Speaking of Ohio State…

Get him ready for Game Day!

For the Diehard Buckeye

Try a retro t-shirt from Homage. In addition to their buttery-soft shirts and excellent customer service, they are Columbus local and have an extensive Ohio State collection. If he is a tried and true Buckeye, he will love this t-shirt with a quote by the great Woody Hayes.

Watching the planes land
Pay homage to his Buckeyes.

For the Drink Lover

If a bottle of scotch is getting routine, change it up by purchasing a cool accessory to enhance the experience. I purchased a set of these Bormioli Rocco decanters back in 2012, and they still look beautiful today. Is craft beer more his style? Consider the Draft Pour by Fizzics, which will instantly turn an ordinary beer into a creamy, nitro-style draught.


Turn any bottle or can into beer on tap, instantly!

For the Budding Bartender

Summer is mixed drink season, so why not encourage his inner Tom Cruise in Cocktail? Try a fancy bitters set, like this one from Strongwater. The set includes unique flavors and is perfect for experimenting.


Letting him craft cocktails benefits you, as well!

For the Tool Aficionado

Buying a tool for someone who has everything is tough. He most likely has specific tools for specific jobs, and trying to find something that is both unique and practical is challenging. The solution? A subscription to Family Handyman (yes, magazine subscriptions still exist). Each issue is full of tips, tricks, and projects that will keep him busy in the workshop for hours.

Inspire him to keep tinkering with his tools!

For the Board Game Player

We love playing strategy board games, but board games taste is unique to each player. If you’re not sure what he will like, consider a minimalist-style board game poster, like these from Meeple Design. With a variety of games to choose from, the father in your life will be impressed with your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

These board game posters from Meeple Design will be a huge hit!

For the Man Who’s Always on the Go

Bombas socks are well, the bomb. Comfortable. Soft. Supportive. With a unique patented design, Bombas socks will keep your feet going all day long. In addition, Bombas donates a pair of socks for each pair purchased. Even better? Their website shows at least 12 Giving Partners in Central Ohio, so you know that our local communities are getting the help they need.

You wouldn’t think supportive, comfortable socks make all the difference. They do!

What are some of your favorite Father’s Day gifts from previous years? Post a comment below. And what am I giving my husband for Father’s Day this year? I can’t divulge my secret out loud, but send me a message and I’ll be happy to share! *Hint: it is for a budding bartender.

Interested in more Father’s Day ideas? Check out these posts: A Love Letter to My Husband on Father’s Day, Why I’m Thankful this Father’s Day, and What Dads Really Want for Father’s Day.

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Martha is a graduate of The Ohio State University and serves as a marketing director for an educational publishing company. A former high school ELA teacher, Martha loves to read—YA fiction, cookbooks, magazines, anything she can get her hands on! She has a two-year-old son who taught her about unlimited patience, unconditional love, and Floorios (Cheerios found on the floor, yet are somehow deemed perfectly fine to eat). Married to Lucas, Martha is in awe of her husband’s selflessness and commitment to be a true partner in all facets of their life together. Martha is great at making lists and cleaning out her inbox; she is terrible at taking breaks and baking cookies. You can find Martha and her family at COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, or the nearest playground. Other hobbies include cooking and strategy board games.