Father’s Day Gifts – Custom gifts for the dad who likes things his way

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The great thing about planning your Father’s Day gifts ahead, is that you have a lot more options. Like some really incredible custom gifts.

In our world, customization doesn’t mean a mug with DAD on it. If you want something really cool, just the way you (or the dads in your life) like it, we’ve tracked down a few neat options that you still have time to order in time for Father’s Day.

The custom dress shirts from Blank Label (at top) start around $60 and the styling is lovely. You get a say not just in the length, fit, and fabric, but whether you want a pocket, the type of collar, and the placket style. You can add a monogram too if Daddy is preppy.

 

My Jones personalized soda

For the dad who has everything, we adore the personalized sodas from Jones. It’s so easy to upload your own photo of Grandpa holding his prize fish, or Daddy and the kids then have it made into a custom label on a six-pack of his favorite natural soda flavor.  ($16.99+ at My Jones)

custom flip cams

With Flip cams going away (sniff, sob) this could be your last chance to grab Dad or Grandpa that easy-use video cam that looks just how he likes it.You can upload your own photo, or choose from ready-made Father’s Day Flip designs including the standard grill/golf/fishing themes. Personally, we love the tweed phone shown here.

custom ice cream

We recommended the personalized ice creams from eCreamery for Mother’s Day, but if the men in your family are like the ones in ours, it will be a big hit for Father’s Day too. Ready-made Father’s Day flavors include “World’s Coolest Dad,” but you can make your own if you’ve got a flavor name in mind. (Save 10% with code DAD through 6/20)

custom dad mug

Not every dad is a coffee guy. For those tea-drinkers, we’re in love with this  #1 dad mug, which just may be the best #1 dad mug of all the mugs anywhere–but you can customize it with any short message you’d like. Also add the custom teaspoon plate for a really special gift ($50, $34 from Bailey Doesn’t Bark)

custom iphone case

For the guy who can’t put down his iPhone or Blackberry–if you can’t beat him, join him. On the case. Create a custom iPhone or Blackberry case from case-mate with your favorite family photo, sports logo, you name it. Another option: The custom phone cases from This is Uncommon.  (all around $35)

keepsake bowl

The custom keepsake bowl from Lisa Leonard is the perfect place for a dad to toss his watch or change at the end of the day. Inscribe it with Happy Father’s Day, an I love you from the kids, or a funny saying from the baby. ($44)

father's day gift guide

For more Father’s Day Gift ideas, see:

Father’s Day Gifts for the First-Time New Dad
Father’s Day Gifts for the Grandpas We Love
Father’s Day Gifts for the Manly Man
Father’s Day Gifts for the Gourmet

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82 Comments

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Elizabeth P.

    I like the Crystal Ball with Boyish Charm for my hubs. He’s a dress shirt snob!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lisa

    I like the customize your shirt “Gordon Gekko” shirt for my husband :)

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lisa

    I like the blue boxer and would be thrilled to give it to my husband (even though he already has a closet full of blue shirts!). It would go nicely with the Yankee Stadium cufflinks I’ve already ordered for him from StadiumCuffs.com, purchased with a Groupon for >50% off.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Colleen

    Shirt would be going to DH. I am loving the Atlantic with Blue Boxer.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Jennyroo

    I would pick the Persian for my husband. The springy colors are great!!!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Gail P

    I love the Celtic-Football. My hubby would look amazing in that shirt!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Jana

    Campsite with Novel Road!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    arely colin

    my hubby would love the Hipster with Roasted Chestnut red shirt

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    raymond c

    i like the gordon gekko shirt

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Cara Beth

    I like the 97th floor shirt. I would use the gc for my father in law. He is an attorney and super hard to shop for.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Stephanie

    I know my husband would adore the Charting with Watch the Gap shirt. He is a great dad and I would love to give him something special this year! Great list CMP!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Shannon Naugle

    Ooh I would love to win this for the hubs. He looks good in black button-downs, so I would pick the Dark Out with the Dark Knight

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Erica

    I like the Ignatius with Outback Sun. My husband deserves it because I always get the best Mother’s Day gifts from him!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Heather

    I would likely choose Ignatius with Outback Sun for my husband. He’s a man who loves his dress shirts – and these would absolutely make his day! (and he deserves it – he’s a great Dad!)

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    MJ

    I love the Roasted Chestnut, and would give it to my husband…father of my two kiddos.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    arely colin

    my hubby would love the Hipster with Roasted Chestnut red shirt

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Tammy

    I love the popular. This shirt would be going to my husband, who works hard for us and loves clothes!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Robin R.

    I like the Ignatius with Outback Sun for my husband. He’s a wonderful father!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Sandra S.

    I like the Check Mate casual shirt, it’s different than the usual shirt. If I were to win, I would give it to my wonderful husband who is an awesome father to our daughter and son!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Kate Awad

    Definitely for my husband… I love the pop of a different color on the inside of some of the sleeves.

    Ignatius with Outback Sun is really cool.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    HollySharp

    For my husband … a soon-to-be-dad! … I’d love the Steve Best with Clear Pacific.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    michele

    I’m loving the “popular” in Purple Gingham for my hubby.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    bikey mama carie

    I think my love would like the bengal stripe best.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    rebecca

    i love the celtic football shirt. and it would absolutely go to my husband. my son elijah’s birthday is today and our next little boy is on his way (c section is next friday the 10th) so fathers day gets a little run over with boys b-day things. and as a high school science teacher he can always use a great dress shirt.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lisa K.

    Dark Out with Dark Knight for my hubby.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    elz

    My husband is an Oxford kind of guy, so dark Out with Dark Night is my favorite.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Sarah

    Love the “New Guy” shirt.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Elle Sort

    I like Charting with Watch The Gap – I think my husband would too – who I’d get it for! :)

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lindsay

    I like the Novel Road with Roasted Chestnut for my hubby :)

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Sallie

    I love the Novel Road with Roasted Chestnut shirt, but I would want to let my husband make his own. That seems like the most fun!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lauren

    I love the 97th Floor, there’s just something HOT about white cuffs and collar. I’d for sure be giving this to my husband who could use custom shirts since he’s 6’6!!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Liz

    I like the “New Guy” shirt from Blank Label. It would definently look great in my husbands closet!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Nicola

    I like the ignatius with outback sun, my husband would love it too!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Tara Jane

    Crystal Ball with Boyish Charm for my hubby!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Rian

    Love the Celtic Football – for my husband, who LOVES button downs!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Kristin

    I really like the Ignatius with Outback Sun. So springy! My husband would love it, he needs a wardrobe update badly!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Chrissy

    Charting with Watch the Gap is gorgeous. Perfect for my husbands first ever father’s day!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    arely colin

    love the blue shirt

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Bethany

    This is the perfect gift for my tall, thin, broad shouldered, impossible to fit husband. Slim fit Outback Sun with French cuffs and one pocket.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    CuriousParty

    I like the Popular shirt, for my DH, who is STILL holding on to the Blank Label gift cert I bought him after seeing it on CMP….”I can’t measure myself!” Oy.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    tkt

    Looks like Blue Boxer is the winner – can’t beat a classic! Would make my wonderful DH look as awesome as he is!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    tkt

    I have to add my vote for blue boxer – can’t beat a classic! Would make my wonderful DH look as awesome on the outside as he is on the inside!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Charissa

    I like Dark Knight with Petey. I’d give it to my husband.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Gail

    My guy is super fussy, so custom shirt? I’m in. I’d pick the Watch the Gap fabric (I can see why it’s a best seller) with french cuffs for the cuff links from last Father’s Day. Spread collar, covered placket, no pocket, classic buttons–perfection.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Cory

    I would love to surprise my wonderful husband with the “Preppy Poplin with The Color Purple” shirt!!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Molly

    I would go for the Peach casual shirt for the husband. His closet is a sea of blues, so it would be nice to mix it up!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Emily

    I would pick the Atlantic with Blue Boxer for my son to give his Daddy. It’s his first Father’s Day and my husband is very excited!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Angele

    I like the Novel Road with Roasted Chestnut shirt for my husband, who wears either basketball shorts or bespoked clothes.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Dana G

    would love Ignatius with Outback Sun for my husband!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Fritter

    Awesome! Gordon Gekko with the button down collar and single button cuff is our man to a T! And this is for my husband, dad to our 3 boys 2 and under :)
    thanks!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Allison K

    Preppy poplin with the color purple — for my husband who wears mostly blue to work, and doesn’t like the pastel colors. This looks like a nice alternative.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Leslie Wilkins

    My husband would look great in the Novel Road with Roasted Chestnut. Thanks!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Nancy

    Ignatius with Outback Sun – for my hubby, natch.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Christina

    sailors mark with clear pacific for my fiance’
    christina.brundick at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Jill Landers

    I like the Sailor’s Mark with Clear Pacific – and definitely would get it for my hubby!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Marisa

    I like Novel Road & I would give it to my darling husband of course! :)

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Kate

    The Dark Knight with Petey would look great on my husband, father of 2 cute girlies!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Lauren

    Definitely Ignatius with Outback Sun. It’d be for my husband – all of his shirts are blue, but I’d enjoy the pop of yellow hidden on this one.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Amy C.

    Love the Pretty Poplin with the Color Purple! My husband looks awesome in purple and loves to wear it, too. It’s perfect because it’s my favorite color, too! He should definitely win for being such an amazing dad to our two year old son. He’s managing to watch him and get his Ph.D. at the same time!!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    ktblitz

    Check Mate for my rock star, hubby.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Kim

    my husband would love a shirt in All the Blues!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    allie

    It’s a tough call but the Charting with Watch The Gap shirt looks like something the daddy to my three girls would love!

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Kelsea

    I like the Jedi with Dark Knight trimming. It’d be for my dad.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    allison

    i would give All the Blues to my hubby so he could look super swankey at business meetings.

  • Reply June 2, 2011

    Renee

    Love the Celtics Football for my hubby – he would look fantastic in it!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Kristen Avery

    Love the dark knight with Petey. Too bad it’s sold out:( I would absolutely give it to my husband!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    sandra

    i love the Sailors Mark with Clear Pacific shirt

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    barbara

    I like the “Sailors Mark with Clear Pacific”. My husband could definitely use some new dress shirts!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    melissa williams

    I like the Check Mate for my hubby!!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Kathy

    Ignatius with Outback Sun is really nice!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    AliceH

    I love their shirts! The Atlantic with Blue Boxer is my favorite – it would be for my husband. But I love their hipster shirts too!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Marla

    I like the Dark Out with Dark Knight and hope my husband would too.

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Lydia

    I would have to go with the Dark Out with the Dark Knight for my husband. I love a solid black button up and I always call my husband “my knight in shiny armor” :)

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Julie U

    I would choose Preppy Poplin with the Color Purple for my husband.

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    christine

    I love the shirts!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    wendy

    I love Preppy Poplin with the Color Purple for my husband…I’m trying to get him to add some color to his wardrobe!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Theresa

    Retro-Disco would be perfect for my hubby. Thanks!

  • Reply June 3, 2011

    Idaho Jill

    My husband would like the Atlantic with Blue Boxer, thanks

  • Reply June 4, 2011

    Aubrey

    I’d pick the Bengal Stripe for my husband and father of my two boys, he deserves it!

  • Reply June 4, 2011

    Elle B

    I think my hubby would like “charting with watch the gap” best!

  • Reply June 6, 2011

    Laura

    I love that mug. There are so many “Dad” mugs out there, this one is something I would actually buy

  • Reply June 12, 2011

    Namita

    The beer making kit is just the ticket for Father’s Day — something different but fun and macho! Love it!

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