Clever Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate all exceptional dads in our lives. From our brothers and best friends who are dads to our own father, it’s also important to let them know how much they are loved and cherished.

Seize the opportunity to make a few phone calls or write a letter to express how much you care. And should you want to include a thoughtful Father’s Day gift, we have some clever Father’s Day gift ideas for you.

There’s a very simple truth when it comes to dads – no two are quite the same. Each one is special, with special interests and unique styles that make them the extraordinary person they are!

The difficulty is, sometimes this uniqueness made it a little more difficult to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, as there is no “one size fits” all gift. With this in mind, we searched for products that would appeal to a wide variety of interests but also had the “wow” factor for the gift recipient and in some cases, a little bit of room to customize.

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

Hope you enjoy our clever Father’s Day gift ideas selection and find the perfect unique gift to give to your dad.

There’s definitely a little something for everyone. From sports enthusiasts to techies to coffee and barbecue lovers, there is an awesome gift here to help you deliver a gift they’ll truly cherish.

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who is the BBQ King…

MEATER+is the world’s first truly wireless leave-in meat thermometer with internal and external temperature sensors to ensure perfectly prepared meat for any meal. The very cool key element of this is it’s wireless capabilities! We’ve used wired thermometers with success, but there’s definitely true freedom in having a wireless thermometer like MEATER+. Every dad who loves to barbecue or use a smoker to cook out will absolutely love having this handy too.

The stainless steel construction, water-resistant design adds durability and ease of clean up. Bluetooth LE connection can reach of up to 165 feet to monitor meat in any area of the home. This is particularly handy when you are prepping foods inside while grilling out. Or just to be able to have more freedom to chat with guests while you’re barbecuing.

Companion app available for iOS and Android provides recommendations for meat preparation, tracks finish and resting time and saves cook history.  This handy gadget will soon become your BBQ King’s favorite tool!

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who needs to mellow out a bit…

Mornings can be rough and during time of high-stress, like the one we’re currently in, can certainly add to it.  You all know here at Rural Mom, we are already fans of the calming effects CBD can have and it may be a great match for your morning routine.

CBD Living Instant Coffee offers a delicious, convenient way to enjoy a daily dose of CBD. Each serving of Instant Coffee is infused with 7 mg of US-grown organic hemp nano-CBD for maximum bioavailability. Available in three flavors, there’s one to satisfy every instant coffee style- Original, Golden Milk and Matcha. Each is made from 100% Colombian Arabica coffee and is vegan, gluten-free, THC-free and non-GMO.

While it may not stop your guy from getting upset when something unexpected goes awry, it may help give him a mellow start, and that’s an enjoyable way to start any day!

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who is tough to shop for…

Your father may seem like he has everything, but having a custom item that celebrates his family, well that’s enough to make any dad smile!  We love all the photo gift options at MPIX.

You can opt to go the traditional route with a mug or custom photo for his office desk, or think about ways your special dad can carry around a reminder of his loving family with lighted key chains or personalized luggage tags.

One of our favorite selections is the MPIX Personalized Photo Cards. Terrific gift idea for dads who love family game night, who simply like to play Solitaire, or those who like getting together with friends for the weekly poker game. Truly a clever gift every dad will enjoy!

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad with a sweet tooth and gourmet taste…

Blow your dad away with the flavors of BlissBomb Donuts! These are not your average coffee shop donuts. BlissBomb is for the flavor fanatic who enjoys gourmet goodies made with premium ingredients and techniques.

BlissBomb has 10 incredible flavor fusions to choose from including two of our favorites, the Hot Toddy (a warming blend of Wild Turkey bourbon, orange juice, orange zest and mulling spices, topped with candied orange peel,) and the Café Mocha (coffee and donut classic spiked with Allen’s Coffee Brandy and crunchy chocolate covered espresso beans on top).

BlissBomb Donut Flavors
BlissBomb also offers Donut Decorating Kits for those looking to design their dream donuts. Pick one up for a special breakfast treat on Father’s Day morning. Kits include: 12 baked mini donuts, 3 soaks to add flavor and moisture, 3 piping bags with glaze, 4 tasty toppings, and a pastry box that can be decorated and used as a gift box.

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who always loves to have the latest tech…

MOON Ultra is a new easy to use, coin-purse sized, clip on lighting device that lights up your life for Zoom meetings, family video chats, Tik Toks and all other forms of social communication, especially when you’re home and can’t be together.

This sleek, portable lighting gadget controlled by touch offering is also great for dads who enjoy using their phones for video and photos. Bad lighting is a thing of the past with this clever tool.

MOON Ultra is easily portable and fits all phones, tablets and laptops. Power-optimized and rechargeable, it stays bright no matter how much battery is left.  Named to Time Magazines, “The 25 Best Gadgets of CES 2020,” it’s definitely “the” device to gift your techie dad (and you’ll probably want to pick up a spare for your use, too)!

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who can fix anything…

Handyman dads are awesome to have around when you’re in a pinch and need something repaired. Reward his knack for knowing things with a Leatherman FREE T4.

This well-designed tool, made in the US, is designed with everyday problem solving in mind. Complete with everything a dad needs for quick repairs, including scissors, tweezers, and a heavy duty file. Plus, it comes in several fun colors to help your dad express his personal style.

A pocket clip helps keep this Leatherman secure and available for easy access. You know you rely on him to help, be sure he has the best tools on hand to do so!

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who always tells the story about the “big one” that got away…

Whether your dad is an avid fisherman or just enjoys heading out on occasion to his favorite fishing hole, the Duluth Alaskan Hardgear Fishing Vest is a must-have. It will carry and protect all his tackle for every trip.

Adjustable straps help with ease of fit over t-shirts, insulating layers, or jackets. 13 pockets keep everything stowed close at hand. Vented back and air-mesh neck padding has offers superior sweat-stopping airflow to help keep him cool.

Although fully designed with the fisherman in mind, this is a great vest for ATV riders and day hikers to have, too. With so many storage options, it can house snacks, tools, and rain gear – anything your outdoors-man needs while fishing or exploring the wilderness.

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For the dad who is always on the go…

There are few things more troublesome to pack than cords for your tech products.  Clayton and Crume solves this problem elegantly with the Clayton and Crume Leather Cord Snaps.  This clever product helps quickly contain charger cables, laptop cords, and more.

Spare your dad from having to dig through his backpack or briefcase for a tangled set of headphones. Cord snaps will help keep him organized and looking sharp.

Looking for other fine leather goods for Father’s Day gifts, Clayton and Crume also offers a lovely selection of wallets, belts, bags and other accessories.

Clever Father's Day Gift Ideas

For all the dads you wish to celebrate…

Our search for life balance, peace and tranquility is universal, but this can often be a truly daunting task for a dad whose life is often full of endless work and chaos from dusk until dawn. Help him to find a little moment of Zen with “Mindful thoughts for Fathers: A journey of loving-kindness” by Ady Griffiths.

Rounding out our thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas, this pocket guide is perfect for gifting everyone on your list. Covering topics from holding your child for the first time to teaching them life values, Griffiths explores all the joys and wonders of the fatherhood journey.

Disclosure: We may receive sample products for review for our Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas guides, many of which are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting. If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to receive or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence in durability and/or functionality.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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  1. Reply

    This really is a clever gift list! Thank you. I need to get my hands on the Meater+ asap!

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