We’ve shared so many cool personalized Father’s Day gifts over the years, as well as personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday or shopping list — but the catch is, you often have to shop early. So I’m so happy to share these fantastic personalized gifts for dad for the last-minute shopper. Even if uh, nearly two weeks to go until Father’s Day isn’t at all last-minute for some of us.
Of course, if you’re really down to the wire, contact the maker or retailer to confirm your drop-dead shipping deadline, or prepare to create a really creative IOU card.
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Personalized Calligraphy Portraits ($120, Calligraphy Portraits)
Artist and calligrapher Mariana Kertesz has devised this lovely personalized photo gift idea for dad in which you can specify a phrase or some words (maybe the kids or grandkids’ names?) to lay over a favorite shot; or even add in her hand-illustration to make it more artful.
Order by: June 9 or 10 for printed photographs; June 14th for digital downloads
Personalized Father’s Day Ice Cream Pints ($49.99+/4 pints on sale, eCreamery)
We’ve featured this small creamery’s delicious and very cool Father’s Day collection in a previous guide and it’s back as one of our favorite last-minute personalized gifts for dad. Grab this collection, or for a few dollars more get super custom, by specifying the flavors and even the name of the pint just for him. Plus, get a free pint with any 4 or 8 pint collection if you use code ForDad and order by June 17. How’s that for last minute?
Order by: Check the site for delivery dates by zip code. Standard shipping is most affordable and arrives in 3-6 business days or less. 2-day express shipping available. There’s next-day air too, but it costs a fortune.
#GOALS Personalized Notepad ($14.99, Shutterfly)
Goal number one to check off the list: Thank you for this cool, modern notepad by Yours Truly for Shutterfly. In can even be customized in his favorite color. (Say, Michigan State green or Dodgers blue?) And look around the site, because lots of their personalized Father’s Day gifts are 40-50% off with code BESTDAD through June 6. Hurry!
Order by: June 11 for economy/standard shipping, June 12 for expedited, June 14 for super rush. Get free expedited shipping with orders $39+ using code UPGRADE
Personalized Key Chain from Child’s Art ($34+, Emily J Design)
There are so many cool ideas for personalized gifts for dad at this shop, like this sweet keychain. You’ll find cuffs, dog tags, money clips, and collar stays too. The prices are terrific, there are lots of personalization options, and and wow, does Emily work fast!
Order by: June 12th with Priority shipping. After that you’d need Express shipping but order soon!
Modern Dad Custom Photo Book ($21.28+, Mixbook)
You can design from scratch or speed things up by using one of their ready made templates. Even add a hardcover or a leather dust jacket to make it an extra-special keepsake gift for dad. There are lots of options at Mixbook — be sure to also check out the sweet 10 Things I Love About Dad personalized photo book
Order by: June 11 for standard shipping, June 13 for express
Personalized Leather Guitar Strap ($160+, Stinger Straps)
For the rockin’ dad, this soft, premium leather, totally handmade guitar strap is pretty cool all on its own, but add a foil embossed monogram or 10-character word or date to give it an extra personalized touch. Lots of great styles in this Montreal Etsy shop.
Order by: June 8 or so; ships in 5-7 business days but check with the maker
Personalized Leather Dopp Kit ($47 on sale, Pottery Barn)
To make it extra personalized, fill it with his favorite shave product or travel-size sundries, plus a teeny photo of the kids. Not that he’d forget you.
Order by: June 8 or so; arrives 4-6 business days after ordering
Personalized Handmade Photo Frame for Dad or Grandpa ($24.95, Flowers in December)
Also featured among our special keepsake Father’s Day gifts for new dads, we clearly love these frames from a talented SoCal maker. She has tons of personalized frames for dads and frames for grandpas,
Order by: ASAP; turnaround time is 5-7 business days. However rush orders are available with USPS Priority Mail shipping.
I Love You Dad Jigsaw Puzzle ($39.95, Butler and Hill)
I love that you can provide them with an address, like your home, or children’s birthplace, and that location can be made as the center of this hand-finished map puzzle. Plus, he won’t see the “I love you dad” message until the puzzle is done. There’s also a World’s Greatest Dad puzzle available, perfect for group gifts.
Order by: ASAP! Arrives from the UK in 7-10 days after shipment. Double check with the maker.
Monogram Passport Case and Luggage Tag ($73, Nordstrom)
For the traveling man, I love the blend of style and practicality with that eye-popping green. Great way to insure he can identify his luggage on the carousel, without having to tie curling ribbons to the handle.
Order by: June 9 or so; free ground shipping in 6-9 business days but expedited delivery available. Nordstrom also now has same-day or overnight delivery to 9 cities for a flat $15.