Giving your father a gift is no easy task. Sure you could go with the tried-and-true and hook him up with his favorite bottle of alcohol and a card, but where’s the fun in that? It’s time to break away from the norm and get dad something special for 2018. But where does one go about getting the best gifts for dad? Is it worth spending the extra cash on an engraved gift? What are the best gifts for dad if he isn’t much of a drinker? Remove the risk of getting dad the wrong gift this year, and check out our list of 23 best gifts for dad in 2018 for ideas on how to make him feel extra appreciated.
1. Engraved Wooden Gift Boxes for Liquor- for the Father Who Likes a Bottle of the Good Stuff
Does dad tend to lean toward stocking his wet bar at home with top-shelf bottles of liquor, and would rather have something consumable than display worthy? If that sounds like your dad then maybe it’s time you gave him the best of both worlds, with a customized wooden box that has been designed for holding liquor bottles! Check out this custom engraved Maple wood liquor box, which features two lines of personalized script for writing whatever you wish to the best dad in the world.
2. Personalized Decanters and Whiskey Stones- Gift Box Sets for the World’s Best Dad
Sometimes you just have to spell things out for him… literally. For guys like this the best gifts help him recall who matters the most, and what better way to do so than with a glass decanter and whiskey stone box gift set with his name and the year 2018 engraved across them. Be sure to toss a set of matching whiskey glasses and some snazzy coasters inside this kit’s personalized wooden box for a special touch.
3. Military Gift Sets- for the Father Who Proudly Served His Nation
Was your dad a member of the military at one point, or just loves being patriotic? If this sounds like your old man then this ammunition box military gift set is cherry-picked just for him! Loaded with a covert black flask, slick rocks glass, and a tactical hatchet, this repurposed military bullet box is an engraved gift set that is sure to go down as one of the best gifts for dad in 2018.
4. Hip Flask Engraved Box Sets- Personalized Wood Crates for the Dad Who Likes Good Liquor
Hand the man who’s given his all over the years a box set in 2018 that doubles as a way for him to enjoy his favorite liquor in a customized hip flask. We like how this box set includes a wood crate made from hand carved birch, and that it can be engraved with the name, initial, year, and phrase of your choosing for one flat fee. Just don’t forget to include a funnel in order to turn guarantee that dad gets the best gifts in 2018.
5. Serving Sets and Wall Signs- Best Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Golf
Is playing golf the single best thing for dad to do on the weekends? Well if that’s the case, then you have to get creative if you want give him one of the best gifts for golfers who aren’t out on the green. We suggest starting with a premium engraved serving set that’s been accompanied by a personalized wooden sign for dad’s man cave, as it can be personalized to taste, and includes a slew of useful home bar gifts for dad.
6. Funny Engraved Wine Glasses- for When Dad Wants Vino and a Laugh
Not sure what to get dad, but know that he enjoys sipping the world’s best wine and that he has a great sense of humor? Give him the gift of funny engraved wine glasses this year, for a personal touch that is sure to make him smile. 2018 is sure to be filled with great gifts, so make yours stand out by throwing a copper plated bottle stopper and a decanter in with these wine glasses to help make the year all that more memorable.
7. Cigar Signs- Man Cave Gifts for the Father Who Enjoys a Good Stogie
Does the man of the house fill his man cave with good friends, strong drink, and cigar smoke on the weekends? Men like this need signs to commemorate their lifestyle choices, and from what we’ve found nothing beats this custom wooden cigar sign. Richly layered in either a black or brown design, available in two sizes, and made-to-order with the name of your choice toward the center, this is one of those gifts that reminds us that great men do indeed smoke cigars.
8. Tool Sets- for the Man Who Loves to Turn Wrenches
Has dad always been the kind of guy who insists on doing his own oil changes? Is his garage a mess and he can’t find the tools he needs at any given point? Help him keep all of his stuff in one place and all of the mechanic goodies he could ever need with a large tool gift set. Just be sure that it comes with a storage chest so that he can organize everything and keep tabs on where his ratchets are at any given moment.
9. Global Traveler Liquor Glass Set- World’s Best Gifts for Dad’s Desk and Wet Bar
Would dad rather have a decanter that doubles as a memento of past travels than the traditional design that we’ve all come to know? Designed to appeal to the man stricken with wanderlust while still providing prolific whiskey pours, this decanter globe and rocks glass set strikes a balance between beautiful and functional. Help dad enjoy his gifts all the more by adding whiskey stones and matching coasters to your order for an even greater gifting experience.
10. Custom Shadow Boxes- Unique Wine Gift Ideas for Dad
Has dad always had a penchant for expensive bottles of wine and hates throwing away the corks? If that sounds like your old man then you probably should consider custom wine cork shadow boxes, especially ones that comes “sealed” with a wax stamp design, the family name, and a year. With its useful top-mount holes allowing easy cork additions, this sort of unique gift is both practical and strikingly masculine, making it one of the best dad gifts of all time in our book.
11. Awesome Ice Buckets- Every Dad Enjoys Cold Drinks
The king of the castle shouldn’t be forced to drink warm beverages. Giving your dad a sizable quality ice bucket that is strikingly good looking is a foolproof gift option for dads that like to serve drinks chilled. Shop around and you’ll find that ice buckets like this one resembling a tree stump make the best gifts, and come plated with real silver for an unequaled finish dad will be sure to love.
12. Copper Mug Engraved Box Set- Best Dad Gifts for Moscow Mule Time
Does the man of the house harbor a secret love for vodka blended with spicy ginger beer? Designed for the dad who enjoys sharing delicious Moscow Mules with friends and family, this 5-piece copper mug gift box set has best gifts of 2018 for dad written all over it. Just add on a cocktail shaker and an ice bucket and your old man will be jumping with joy!
13. Bottle Cap Wooden Signs- Dad Says “Drink More Beer!”
The title says it all. Dad wants you to drink more beer. Mind your elders and help dad reinforce this request by giving him a handmade wooden beer sign that’s been designed to hold all of his favorite bottle caps. An excellent option for man caves and wet bars, we like the notion of including a magnetic bottle opener that can fit beneath for that extra touch.
14. Take Him to the Races!
If your old man is a fan of automotive racing, yet typically tends to watch the race from the comfort of his couch, then maybe it’s time to surprise him with tickets to the next big race event! Bonding time with dad has never been more rewarding than when watching a track teaming with race cars throttle to victory, all while enjoying a cooler full of cold beer. Make it extra special by secretly securing his place in line for hot laps on the track in a supercar!
15. Locking Insulated Metal Growlers- for the Dad On the Go
He’s larger than life, loves good draft beer, and hates seeing waste. Spoil the world’s biggest draft beer fanatic in 2018 by handing him an insulated metal growler that makes filling 64-ounces of his favorite suds a cinch. When we found out that this growler packs double-walled stainless steel protection, a hinged lid for up to 24 hours of sealed freshness, and an engraving on the front that is perfect for epic men we had to add it to our list of 23 best gifts for dad.
16. Engraved Serving Trays and Pint Glasses- for the Dad Who Loves Beer and His Home State
Offer him the gift of a lifetime by having his name and a personal message engraved on a wooden pint glass carrying tray that has been carved in the shape of his home state. If that doesn’t sound like one of the coolest dad gift ideas of 2018 (or all time), then we don’t know what could will top it. Complete with a set of four glasses and the choice of either accommodating full size pints of beer or sample glasses, this is one of those gift sets that is both cool beyond words and super useful.
17. Personalized Wall Plaques- for the Family Man Who Loves to Decorate
It’s about time dad updated the old wall plaque on the outside of the house. Help him jump-start this project by surprising him with a personalized metal wall plaque made from rust-free aluminum, and made made to match the wall it is attached to. Neat features on this gift include the option to add your family name to the middle of the plaque, and that there are seven color options to choose from.
18. Unique Glass Decanters- for the Father Who Prefers Fine Wine
Born into a high-brow family that only consumes the finest wine and don’t know what to get dad in 2018? Don’t sweat it. We’ve got just the wine decanter for even the most prestigious patriarch of the family, with this 5-piece French Riviera style wine decanter gift set. Formed from only the world’s finest glass, and accompanied by a glass stopper, cleaning Beads, a funnel, and a drying stand, this has to be one of the most elegant gifts for dad ever engineered.
19. Brilliant Bottle Openers- Because Dad Has to Open His Beer Somehow
Every now and then a gift idea comes along that is ideal beyond words. If your father is the sort of man who likes bottled beer and rich wood accents then perhaps a personalized magnetic bottle opener is the gift to get him in 2018. Formed from pressed walnut and maple, then stained to seal the grain from frothy mishaps, each one of these handmade bottle openers is unique in its own right, turning them into some of the best gifts for dad we have ever encountered.
20. Clever Koozies- Dad Deserves the Best Beer Holder
Now here’s a really cool gift for dad this year, and by cool we mean ice cold. Taking high tech stainless steel insulation design, and reinforcing it with superior packaging smarts give this beer cooler and koozie combo the ability to offer dad the best of both worlds. Being that this contraption will hold both cans and bottles, features an integrated bottle opener, and can be engraved with dad’s name and initial across the front gives good reason for this clever koozie to make this list of best gifts for dad.
21. Pint Glass Gift Sets- Beer Glassware for the World’s Best Dad
Scrap the subtlety and tell the man who raised you up right how you really feel by giving him a pint glass gift set proclaiming what many have suspected all along: that he is indeed the world’s best dad. Engraved with this bold statement, both on glass and maple gift box alike, and customized with the birthdays of each of his children, this sentimental gift set for beer drinking dads is one of the nicest presents he will ever receive. Finished with a stylish wooden bottle opener, and inlaid with rich permanent glass etchings that make them 100% dishwasher safe, this gift box set ranks high on our list of best gifts for dad in 2018.
22. Technical Toys for Big Boys
Has dad always been the sort of guy who was fascinated by all things mechanical or engineering oriented? For men who still like playing with toys, there is only one option: the LEGO Group’s Technic line. Designed to challenge even the most experienced engineer, these grown-up versions of the iconic plastic brick building series are extremely detailed, and are oftentimes motorized.
23. Customized Tiki Bar Signs- Best Gift Idea for the Dad Who Enjoys Pool Time
Our final contender on today’s list of best gifts for dad in 2018 is something that isn’t for everyone. The tiki bar look is an acquired taste. But for men who love rum-filled cocktails, surf music, and quality time spent by the pool, nothing is better than a customized tiki bar sign that compliments these things. This particular piece of signage with the family name custom scrawled across the front, and an important rule about, “What happens in the tiki, stays in the tiki.” Throw in the optional sign stand in case dad wants to put his gift on the bar instead of hanging it on the wall.