Father’s Day 2021 is coming up, which means it’s that time again—time to start brainstorming unique personalized gifts for dad. Admittedly, that can sometimes feel daunting, but whether he’s been a dad for a day or decades, stress-buying a pair of socks when time runs out just isn’t going to cut it. We’re not here to judge and jet, however; we’d never leave you to scour every corner of the internet alone. Whether your father’s ideal day is spent lounging beachside, or at home listening to his favorite record, we’ve rounded up unique Father’s Day presents to show dad some appreciation.
- Best gift for the workaholic: FlexiSpot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair
- Best gift for recharging: Cariloha Sheet Set
- Best gift for the coffee addict: Elemental Beverage Coffee
- Best gift for the adventurer: Ballast Beach Pillow
- Best gift for the family: Gravitrax Pro
- Best gift for the music lover: Kef Mu3 Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Earphones
- Best gift for the foodie: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
- Best gift for the fashionable: Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Scuba Watch
What to consider when shopping for unique Father’s Day gifts
No two fathers are the same, so when it comes time to pick your Father’s Day gift, think of the things he loves to do in his free time. Gifts that make his favorite pastimes either easier or more entertaining are always a safe place to start. When gifting for the man of the house, we also recommend prioritizing utility, with a twist. Presents he can make use of every day, whether for the office or home, can ensure that your dad gets the most out of Father’s Day surprises. If you’re still stumped when it comes to picking his present, you can also opt for a gift that will bring the family together—like kitchen appliances for an at-home brunch spread or games that you can geek out on together.
Best Father’s Day gifts for the workaholic: FlexiSpot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair
The Soutien Office Chair is ideal for those who have back issues and trouble sitting for long lengths of time. FlexiSpot
Dad’s been breaking his back to take care of you all your life (he reminds you, justifiably, all the time), so help look after it now. FlexiSpot’s 3D lumbar support system—with three height levels (and the ability to customize seat depth)—has been designed to curve and conform with the occupant’s neck and spine for maximum support and comfort. Not only will your dad’s back and neck feel supported, but his arms and elbows will also love the cushioned 4D armrest, which is adjustable in four unique dimensions. The Soutien chair also features Italian-imported chenille and K+R temperature-sensitive fiber for a highly ventilated system that will keep him in tune with his body. Dad will also have a chance to lounge back and recline up to 45 degrees in this pressure-tested, certified, and overall incredibly pleasant chair.
Best Father’s Day gifts for recharging: Cariloha Sheet Set
These incredibly comfortable sheets made from bamboo viscose fabric will have dad sleeping on cloud nine.
After a long day of adulting, dads could use a way to relax. The Cariloha Classic Bamboo sheet line comes in six gorgeous colors, including sage, Tahitian breeze, ivory, and the ever-classic white. Inclusive of a 250 thread count flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, the Cariloha set is both hypoallergenic and naturally thermal-regulating (approximately 3 degrees cooler than most cotton fabrics). Its odor-resistant, soft fabric and sustainably sourced materials make this an obvious choice for an upgrade to dad’s bedsheets.
Best gifts for dads who love coffee: Elemental Beverage Coffee
Ensure your dad’s day starts on the right foot with an expertly blended, single-origin cold coffee.
Each brew in this single-origin canned coffee sampler has a distinct flavor profile for the ultimate roast connoisseur. For example, the Ethiopian pick has fruity undertones and sweet notes, while the Guatemalan pick has a refined, floral, and tart taste. If you want to really show the love with your unique Father’s Day gift, you can get dad a subscription to the sampler so he never starts a day uncaffeinated.
Unique Father’s Day gifts for the adventurer: Ballast Beach Pillow
Whether dad is camping or headed to the beach, this plush outdoor pillow can withstand any conditions to keep him feeling comfortable.
This easy-to-inflate and compact pick is a great travel companion for dad’s next adventure. It can be easily attached to beach and camping chairs for added comfort, while still wicking away water and sand with its weather-resistant fabric. Offering both durability and convenience, this pick is great for any level of outdoorsman.
Unique gifts for the family: Gravitrax Pro
Dad can build new experiments daily with this innovative STEM toy.
Just because you’re his kid doesn’t mean there’s no longer a kid in him. Whether he’s the father to a young child or just a child at heart, dad can have fun creating an interactive track to test out his handle on gravity, magnetism, and kinetics with this innovative pick. The 153 pieces can build tile towers, balconies, walls, and high-speed hills, so the whole family can participate in taking tracks to new heights.
Unique gifts for dads who love music: Kef Mu3 Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Earphones
Help dad tune out of the world and get into his music without the need to yell “SERENITY NOW!”
Equipped with 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity, splash-resistant technology, and long-lasting battery life, these noise-canceling true wireless earphones are a useful gift for dad that he’ll love for years to come. These earphones are expertly tuned to ensure every note is delivered with high detail, so he can enjoy even the most subtle tones on his favorite tracks.
Best Father’s Day gifts for the foodie: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Skip the drive-through and craft a delicious breakfast sandwich right from home in four easy steps.
This kitchen appliance is a great gift for dad, so he can have a delicious breakfast daily. Simply place the bread base, egg, and optional meat on the cooking plates to assemble a homemade sandwich in less than five minutes. All of the cooking plates are removable and dishwasher safe, so he doesn’t need to fret over cleanup once breakfast is served. Bonus gift: You test it out first to make breakfast for him.
Best gifts for the fashionable: Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Scuba Watch
The classiest dad deserves a high-quality watch he can wear every day.
With a gold-toned finish, flame fusion crystal, and a stainless steel bezel, this men’s watch can elevate any outfit with its timeless charm. It’s also waterproof, so dad can wear it swimming or keep it on while showering without any rust or fading over time.
The final word on unique Father’s Day presents for the dad in your life
We all want to find unique gifts for dad, but it can be challenging to pick something you’re sure he’ll love. When it comes to showing appreciation for the man of the hour, one size doesn’t fit all—which is why this collection has enough variety no matter how sporty or serene or hungry the father in your life is. Whether he loves lounging in bed all day or can be found in the kitchen cooking up breakfast, we’ve got you covered with these unique Father’s Day presents.
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