The word father carries with it so many meanings. He was the man who held you as a baby, comforted you as a child, and encouraged you as an adult. After all these years the family man with the plan deserves the best in return for all of that love and hard work, but there’s a problem. You can’t decide what gift is best for Father’s Day! Do you go big and get him a nice gift box set? What are the best Father Day gifts for a dad who wants something unique? And how much should someone spend on all of this? Worry not loving offspring! Answers to these and many more questions can easily be obtained via the following shopping list, something that we commonly refer to as our 2018 Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide.
1. Engraved Glass Decanter Globe for Dad’s Desk
Has the father in your family been known for being a bit of a globetrotter? Help him connect with his wandering ways even when he’s home by giving him an etched glass decanter in the shape of a globe this Father’s Day. We really like how this version comes gift boxed, and the way in which the glass globe liquor decanter spins on its stand, allowing things like port, cognac, or wine to aerate as well.
2. Great Men Smoke Cigars – A Custom Sign That Proves a Point
Does your dad one of those guys who love a good cigar? If so, then this custom sign for cigar smokers belongs on your ultimate Father’s Day gift guide. Ideal for man cave and outdoor smoking area alike, the perfect personalized wooden sign should be made from something like birch wood and already have holes pre-drilled for easy mounting.
3. Glass Decanters and Glencairn Whiskey Glasses- A Father’s Day Gift Set
A full pour isn’t always necessary, and certain dads would rather sip their liquor than knock it back with wild abandon. Sophisticated servings require appropriate glassware to match, which is precisely why this Father’s Day gift guide points us toward classic Glencairn whiskey glasses and matching decanters. This particular gift box set boasts a monogrammed lineup that looks stellar even when not in use, and comes in an engraved maple box.
4. Magnetic Bottle Openers for Father’s Day – A Funny Gift That Serves a Purpose
Some dads would much rather have a bottle of beer over a can of suds, yet still insist on using that decrepit metal bottle opener from college. Upgrade his beer game with a humorous magnetic wooden bottle opener, the ultimate Father’s Day gift idea for dads who believe that “The Best Beer is an Open Beer.” He’ll love how the magnetic backing not only captures beer caps as they fall, but how it also allows drill-free mounting on his beer fridge, tool chest, or pickup truck bed! Note how this particular wall mounted bottle opener comes carved from natural acacia wood, making one of the best Father’s Day gifts even better.
5. Custom Hip Flasks and Bourbon Glasses – for Dads Who Travel But Still Love Drinking at Home
Is dad the kind of guy who likes to hang outside with the guys, jawing about anything of interest and sipping good liquor? Does he also enjoy coming home to a nice glass of scotch, whiskey, or bourbon on the rocks after a long day? If that sounds like your old man, then it might be time to give him the best of both worlds this Father’s Day. A standard 6-ounce engraved flask with matching whiskey glasses are a great place to start, just make sure that the personalized message matches your feelings for him.
6. Engraved Rocks Glasses for Men Who Love Their Beards
Many of us were raised by men with burly beards, and for those kinds of guys there is only one gift that will do this Fathers Day: A custom engraved whiskey glass for beard lovers. Etched with his name across the bottom, and finished with a dapper bearded impersonation of the world’s greatest dad, this personalized glass is sure to become the man of the house’s favorite vessel to drink from. Making sure that it is 100% dishwasher safe will also help guarantee that his whiskey glass will last.
7. Personalized Wooden Wine Boxes for the Best Dad in the World
Contemplating giving dad a nice bottle of wine this year as a Father’s Day gift, but aren’t impressed with the notion of using a gift bag? Skip traditional approach and give the patriarch of the family a custom etched wooden wine box this year instead. We like how this particular custom wine box features a sliding acrylic glass lid for engraving, and how plush the padded interior looks. Get creative with the message to dad you want etched, because this is your chance to show him how you feel.
8. Custom Ammunition Cans- Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Idea for Men in the Military
A lot of families are formed around a father who served his country well before the house and kids came along. Show the patriotic papa in your life how much both his service and his love for his family means by giving him a Father’s Day gift made from repurposed military surplus. Featuring his name and a message of your choice down the side, along with a matching personalized hip flask, this official military-issue bullet box gift set is a unique way of thanking dad for all that he has done.
9. Premium Cutting Boards Personalized With Dad’s Name and Initial
Have fond memories of dad cooking delicious dinners for everyone? Then it might be a good idea to get him a custom engraved exotic hardwood cutting board, a fresh entry in our Father’s Day gift guide this year. While there are countless cutting board options out there, we find this exotic sheesham hardwood version to be strikingly unique, with its rich wood grain accents, natural resistance to bacteria, and grippy rubber legs on each corner.
10. Custom Signs for Beer Caps
It may not be as exotic as the previous contender in our 2018 Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide, but there’s something undeniably cool about a custom wooden sign filled with dad’s favorite beer caps. The example shown here doesn’t just deliver a message while looking swanky in its 1/4″ cut birch wood suit, but it serves as a memento as well for fathers who enjoy sharing beers with family members.
11. Engraved Whiskey Glass and Serving Tray Gift Set- for When Dad Wants to Have a Drink With You
Surprise the guy who raised you up right with a custom etched whiskey glass serving set with whatever name, date, initial, and phrase you feel each glass deserves. Add in the fact that a high-end, personalized serving tray for bringing everyone’s drinks over at the same time comes in the gift set as well, and you’ve got a strong contender for Father’s Day 2018. Simple yet tastefully poignant, personalized gift sets that are made from high-grade glass and carbon steel like this one are ideal for dad once accompanied by a whiskey stone set.
12. Giant Beer Steins and Custom Bar Signs- Father’s Day Gift for Lager and Ale Lovers
Does dad spend most of his time in the basement, huddled around the custom wet bar he built with buddies and beers by his side? These kinds of fathers deserve a gift that exemplifies this fact, and what better way to do so than with a massive beer stein and an engraved wooden bar sign to match? Sets like this are designed to withstand a lifetime of abuse just as long as they are made well, something that both this custom pub sign and giant beer mug feature in spades.
13. Insulated Can Koozies- for the Father Who Likes Cold Beer
Some guys like westerns a lot, while others prefer a sci-fi adventure. If your old man is the latter of the two, and space-age ingenuity captures his fancy, it probably is a good idea to get him something futuristic from our Father’s Day gift guide. Take this futuristic insulated metal beer koozie for instance. With its double-wall, vacuum-sealed stainless steel construction keeping his beer cold for up to 24 hours, the future of insulation is here today. Go the extra mile and engrave your dad’s initials on the front so that he always knows which beer is his and is reminded of the amazing human being who gave it to him.
14. Personalized Decanter and Shadow Box Gift Set- for the Bar at Home
Going all-out and getting a Father’s day gift set that includes all sorts of personalized presents isn’t always in the cards, but when it is you had best choose wisely. Spare no expense and opt for something like a matching cigar band shadow box and glass whiskey decanter set that have all been engraved with his name and initial. Top it all off by tossing in a set of high-grade coasters and some premium whiskey stones in order to make Father’s Day extra special for him this year.
15. Wooden Shadow Boxes for Fathers Who Love Wine
Your father probably prefers not to drink alone, and chances are that if a bottle of wine gets opened, mom is going to want in on the action. Give dad a Father’s Day gift this year that celebrates both the love they share and the alcohol they adore, with a personalized shadow box for wine lovers. Just be sure that you get one that has an engraved glass face that is removable, and that there are holes toward the top for adding corks.
16. Leather Cases for Mens Watches- A Timeless Keepsake Gift for the Best Father
He may only rock one wristwatch at a time, but chances are that dad has a handful of watches sitting around the bedroom. Help him gather up all of those high-end timepieces and put them in one place, with a classy leather watch case. Although styles, colors, and options are plentiful, going with a design that holds at least six watches and can be custom engraved are additional touches to search for in order to make it truly special.
17. Moscow Mule Mug Gift Box Set- A Father’s Day Gift With a Kick
Is the the straight stuff getting too strong for your old man, and beer gives him a bloated belly? Change things up a bit this Father’s Day, and give dad a custom copper mug Moscow Mule gift set instead of the usual whiskey glasses and beer paraphernalia. Going with a complete set that includes four real copper mugs that have been stamped with kicking mules is a good place to start, especially when the family name can be carved into the set’s handcrafted maple wooden box along with the year 2018.