We’re thrilled to present our annual Father’s Day gift guide series, starting off with the coolest personalized gifts for the men in our lives we love. But hurry–personalized gifts need to be ordered stat!
This year, we’re also so happy to welcome back our friends at Dove Men+Care who are in part sponsoring our gift guide, since they really do get the importance of celebrating men who care for themselves and (our favorite part) care for their families. 21st century dads FTW!
Plus, because we all adore the dads, granddads and stepdads in our lives so much, be sure to check out our massive Father’s Day giveaway below, valued at over $900, that we’ve put together from some of our very favorite Father’s Day gifts. Talk about taking care of dad…
All our picks are determined solely by the editorial team; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some products may include affiliate links.
We love everything from artist Vana Chupp and we’re so glad to be featuring her custom silhouette cufflinks from your photos in our own shop this year. What a cool, classy gift for a stylish, sentimental dad. Bring back French cuffs! ($70, Cool Mom Picks indie shop)
This custom family portrait is from such a talented artist. We love her style so much and the amazing customization options: You can add children, pets, favorite stuffed toys, your city skyline in the background, and even a baby swaddled in arms for a new dad. And hey, he could be the one holding the baby too. ($80, Henry James Paper Goods)
We absolutely adore putting your child’s actual artwork on a keychain or charm, which is always a fantastic, personal keepsake gift for a dad. How much do we love Kim’s work at her Etsy shop Metalmorphosis? This is the actual keychain that our editor Liz’s 8-year-old made for her grandfather. And yes, it looks just like him! Kim’s turnaround time is pretty quick and she’s so detail-oriented, she’ll kick back the drawing if she needs a better copy or a stronger line to work with. ($110, Metalmorphosis)
For a sports-minded dad, this custom engraved pro designer series baseball bat in ash is pretty sweet. Warstic is an indie Texas company that hand-forges their own bats from truly outstanding materials. They have a ton of options that can be personalized (Wonderboy, perhaps?) then hopefully, handed down one day. ($119, Warstic)
-Keep reading for details about our massive Father’s Day giveaway –
For an extra $10, you can add a monogram to a shirt at J Crew and there’s a pretty wide selection. ($64.50+ at J Crew; save 30% on spring styles and an extra 50% off final sale items with code SWEET)
How amazing is this personalized I Love You Dad puzzle? Provide your address–or any special location–and the 40-piece puzzle will come to life with his house right at the center of the map design. The cut out “I love you dad” message is a really nice touch. ($49, Red Envelope)
For the imbibing dad who has everything, we’re smiling at this personalized whiskey barrel because uh, don’t tell us he has one already. ($85-200, Uncommon Goods)
For a terrific price, you can nab this personalized keychain for dad, beautifully made from one of our longtime favorite artists. There’s lots of cool personalized gifts in her shop that we think you’ll love. ($28, Lisa Leonard)
Men just like playing with fire. It’s a fact. So cliche though it may be, we couldn’t get away without one cool grilling gift. This monogrammed BBQ tool set is pretty great looking, and gives him an excuse to say “don’t touch my tools!” And gives you an excuse to ask for freshly grilled steak dinners all summer. ($115, Williams-Sonoma)
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT!
We’re so excited to give away one massive Father’s Day prize pack valued at more than $900, filled with some of our favorite gifts for dads. In fact, we want to steal them all.
•Collection of 10 Dove Men+Care skin products including dual-sided shower tool, 2 bottles of Body+Face Wash, 2 Body Bars, Thickening Shampoo, 2 in 1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, Cool Silver Antiperspirant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant, Hydrate Face Wash, and Hydrate Face Lotion
•Beats By Dre Solo Headphones available at Target
•Custom keychain with your child’s artwork from Metalmorphosis
•Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet collection from MOUTH
•Moleskine myCloud Messenger Bag
•Duck Island Dopp Kit from Zady (to keep all those cool Dove products)
•J Press York Street fine corded tie from Zady
•Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post, telling us why a special dad in your life (or you?) deserves to win it. You may enter one time per post on our Father’s Day Gift Guide series. Be sure to include your email so we can contact you. One winner will be drawn at random on or around Father’s Day, 2014. You must be a legal resident of the US, 18+. Contest ends midnight PST on June 15, 2014. Void where prohibited. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If you don’t follow the contest rules you will be disqualified and we will feel bad for you. Don’t cheat. Eat leafy green vegetables. Be nice to puppies.
Also a big thanks to our wonderful sponsor Dove Men+Care. Visit their website for more info about their terrific skin, hair and body products, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because that’s how we all roll these days.
Other 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts:
Gourmet Gifts for Dad
Gifts for the Stylish Dad
Gift Ideas for New Dads
13 Cool Gifts for Dad Under $20
Best Books for Dads
Gifts for the Dad who has Everything
10 Cool DIY Gifts from the Kids