Are you still having a hard time picking what present your old man might appreciate this coming Father’s Day? Don't panic! Check out these useful, practical gifts for every dad who wants nothing.
13 Gifts for a Dad Who Wants Nothing and Is Hard to Find Presents For
1. DIY Flask/Antique Flask
Dads might seem like they have everything under control, but they’re human too and are also prone to errors. Sometimes all they need is a quick smoke and drink to escape the stress.
With that in mind, why not give your dad a flask. It’s simple, not too pricey, and your dad is guaranteed to love it.
To make the gift a bit more special, choose something that looks vintage. Anyone can buy a hip flask at the mall, but it takes time and effort to spot a high-quality antique flask from a thrift store.
Note: Those with experience in welding and metal craftsmanship can try making their own hip flask using some spare brass.
Having a necktie is an essential part of being a man. Whether your dad’s a serious office worker in the big city or a hardworking farmer in the countryside, there are bound to be events where your dad will need a tie.
The design of the tie you choose depends on what you want your dad to use it on.
If you feel the tie will be used at a formal event and worn with a tuxedo, choose a plain, single-color tie. However, if your dad will be using it at the office, choose a broad, patterned tie.
3. Wine Carrier
Wine carriers would be perfect for dads who love to host cookouts and backyard parties. We all know how hard it is to go inside and outside the house multiple times just to bring out the drinks, right?
If you have experience in woodworking, grab some spare wood and nail them together in the shape of a basket. It's a pretty simple project suitable for beginners.
4. Antique Keychain
Keychains are a dime a dozen, but antique keychains, on the other hand, are special. Visit your local antique store and check out the antique keychains they sell there.
We advise getting something that might be nostalgic for your father. Something along the lines of a tag with his hometown etched on it.
5. Mini Portable Toolbox
Give your old man a toolbox! If he’s like every other dad in the world, then he probably has a toolbox he can’t even close because it’s filled to the brim. A new toolbox would definitely be useful.
Those with experience in woodworking can opt to make their own. If the traditional box style is too hard, just shape the toolbox into a simple carrier.
6. Embroidered Handkerchief
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Do you love sewing? Do you love your dad? Then why not make an embroidered handkerchief for him!
Buy a classy handkerchief at a department store and then sew a design on it that you think your old man might like. It could be his initials, your family name, or a cartoon character he’s into.
7. Boat Shoes
Boat shoes are to dads like heels are to women. You can’t have just one! If you gift a pair to your dad, we guarantee your old man will be using them regularly, no matter how many pairs he owns already.
What makes boat shoes so cool is their fashion versatility. They were originally made for walking on a slippery boat deck, but now, one can wear boat shoes just about anywhere he wants.
8. Jug of Trail Mix
Looking for easy Father's Day DIY gift ideas you can do in around 10 minutes? Make a large jar of trail mix.
Dad’s love trail mix! They eat it while they’re on a long drive, watching movies, reading the newspaper, or just passing the time.
If you want to make your trail mix gift more special, opt to make an extra-large jumbo version. Get multiple bowls of nuts, pretzels, seeds, chocolate chips, and dried fruits then mix them in a super big jug or jar.
We’re sure your dad will be happy to receive months’ worth of his favorite trail mix snack.
9. Customized Beer Mug
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Customizing a beer mug is not as hard as most people make it out to be. You can finish the project using just a small jar of etching cream, paintbrush, and some stencils.
- Stick the stencils on the beer mug. Make sure it’s positioned properly and won’t move throughout the project.
- Then, dip the brush in etching paint.
- Spread the etching cream generously within the stencils’ designs. Make sure to stay inside the lines.
- Leave to dry then you’re done! Easy right?
If you're gunning for a more intricate design, opt to have someone else customize the mug for you. There are dozens of shops that customize mugs at an affordable rate.
10. Beer Bouquet
What’s a beer bouquet? Buy at least 12 bottles of beer and arrange them in a basket. You can opt to throw in some snacks, cigars, or even flowers to make the bouquet look more attractive.
11. Pre-Shave Oil
Protect your dad from blade cuts and razor burns! As the name suggests, pre-shave oil is a formula one applies on the beard before shaving with a razor blade.
It softens the facial hair and preps the skin. That way, the blade glides smoothly along the face leaving zero bumps and marks.
Homemade pre-shave oil consists of castor oil, olive oil, and some manly smelling essential oils such as tea tree, ginger, vanilla, black pepper, and cypress.
12. Father's Day Coupons
Father’s day coupons will never go out of style! These are basically fun coupons with services and treats you think your dad might like.
Some of them include shoulder massages, one day of unlimited chores, or an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet courtesy of their favorite child.
13. DIY BBQ Grill Scraper
Does your dad love cookouts? Then he definitely needs a BBQ grill scraper.
A wooden scraper is a lot safer to use than a steel brush. Just imagine how disgusting it’d be if a bristle got stuck on the grill while you were cleaning, right?
Check out this video by HGTV Handmade for some cool, last-minute gifts for a dad who wants nothing for Father's Day:
These are just some of our suggestions. Feel free to explore other items your dad might appreciate such as shoes, accessories, shirts, and perfumes, among others.
When choosing a gift for your dad, do not be afraid to pick something a little sentimental. They might not show it, but they appreciate sweet, soppy presents. Especially if it is something that will remind them of their beloved child.
What are other possible gifts for a dad who wants nothing this coming Father's Day? Share your ideas with us in the comments section below!
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