It can be tough each Father’s Day to look for unique gifts for dads, grandpas, or stepdads, especially when you’re shopping for the type who either owns everything already, or says, “I don’t need anything.”

(C’mon… a little help please?)

My go-to source for unique gifts for dads — or anyone really —  is often UncommonGoods, so I’m thrilled that we’re partnering with them to bring you these cool, creative Father’s Day gift ideas that are perfect for the dad who has everything. Especially because so many of them support the indie makers and small businesses we love. Plus, they now donate $1 on each order to a nonprofit of your choice at checkout.


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Best of all, these Father’s Day gifts aren’t unique for the sake of being unique — so no glow-in-the-dark paperweights shaped like dinosaur bones, or reclaimed wood robot butlers. I’ve chosen each gift because it’s something I love, and because I can think of a dad on my list who love it too.

Hopefully, there’s at least one here that’s perfect for the dads you’re shopping — and he doesn’t already have one.

Reminder: Order by June 11 5pm ET to get standard or preferred shipping in time for Father’s Day! Also note that personalized and custom gifts may take 2 weeks to ship, but an IOU and a card may be totally worth it if you find something you know is perfect. 

21 Unique Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything.
Granddads and Stepdads, Too.

Unique gifts for dads who have everything: Custom megadad personalized comic book

Custom Megadad Personalized Comic

So cool that if you can’t make the Father’s Day shipping deadline, it’s worth an IOU! ($35)


Unique gifts for dads who have everything: Baseball park map glasses featuring 27 different parks

Baseball Park Map Glasses or Pint Glasses
Choose from among all 30 MLB park maps printed on these very cool glasses (also available in larger pint sizes) that baseball fans have been snapping up from the site this Father’s Day. When the drink is gone, he’ll find his team logo right on the bottom. ($35-38/set)

Grandparent Pen Pal Set

We are all fans of the lost art (sniff) of letter writing, and this kit is a beautiful way to help kids and grandparents forge a relationship through snail mail. In the end, they’ll both love the memories they get out of it. ($24)

Unique gifts for dads who have everything: Sparkling water carbonator by Arke

Aarke Sparkling Water Carbonator

I’ve coveted the gorgeous, highly-rated, fizzy water maker (as my kids call it) for so long and I am so happy to have found it here! Perfect for an eco-dad, a gadget fan, or an amateur mixologist. ($199 plus $20 for additional bottles)

Custom Family Portrait Art

We’ve featured Shelly Klein’s wonderfully modern custom family portraits so many times, and they’re still a favorite gift for a sentimental dad or grandpa. ($75 and up)

Sand-Filled Meditation Box

Some dads need to practice self-care and stillness the same way we do. I love this update to the zen garden —
along with a gift card for 24 hours of quiet time to himself. ($85)

Unique gifts for dads who have everything: Authentic Thai chef's knives

Authentic Thai Chef’s Knives

Any chef or grill-master would be lucky to own a gorgeous hand-forged cleaver or moon knife, handmade by artisans in a small Thai village and sourced by a cool mother-daughter team who scour the globe for authentic cultural experiences.

Personalized Plates from a Child’s Drawing

This is definitely a keepsake worth a IOU, because he’ll treasure it forever. While there are a lot of “your kids artwork on X” gifts, I really love that even the plates are handcrafted by Seowoonn Oh with a traditional Korean clay casting method. ($98)

Awkward Family Photos Card Game

Whether he’s a dad joke dad, or just a fan of family meme night, this is a perfect gift for the dad who has everything. ($25)

My Life Story So Far Journal

Whether you’re shopping for a dad, a grandfather, a stepdad, or any dad whose story you want to preserve, this is a gift not just for him, but for every subsequent generation. ($30)

NYC Skyline Chess Set

Modern design lovers and architectural fans — you know, the ones who can linger in museum shops for hours — will swoon over this gorgeous chess set. It was created by two London-based architects and features New York’s most recognizable buildings, from the Guggenheim to the Flatiron. ($120)

Find a Fountain Water Bottle

This high-design water bottle with strap is so great for any active dad — and it comes with an app that actually lets him locate the nearest water fountain. Yay for less plastic!  ($49)

Teak Wireless Charging Pad

Shopping for a unique gift for a tech dad who has everything? This sleek, Italian QI charger will look gorgeous on a nightstand or a desk, and works with iPhones and Androids. ($60)

Unique gifts for dads who have everything: Make your own hot sauce kit

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

It’s so easy to DIY with this kit, a spice-loving dad may never use store-bought again. ($35)

Retro Cardboard Vintage Camera

I love this “vintage” camera that actually hides a very modern Instant film camera inside. How much fun will you all have with this on Father’s Day when he opens it? ($70, plus $22 if you want 2 packs of Fuji Instant film included)

Men's Green Army Men Toy Socks: Unique gifts for dads under $20

Toy Army Soldier Socks

Whether he’s a military man, or just a fan of Toy Story, fun socks are in, and these fit the bill. ($10)

IPA Beer Brewing Kit

Dads and beer may be a cliché Father’s Day combo, but for good reason. If he’d like to experiment with making his own, I found quite a few beer brewing kits on UncommonGoods, but IPA sounds delicious for summer. ($45)

Limited Edition Signed Art from New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerbeg

I’m blown away by UncommonGoods’ collection of signed art from the illustrious New Yorker cartoonist. One is sure to capture an idea that’s meaningful to him, like this 1969 tribute to the first-time World Series-winning Mets. ($250, with $10 donated to the New York Historical Society)

Vintage Video Games Puzzle

The combo of video game history and analog puzzle is so perfect for your favorite geek dad! ($18)

Box of Handcrafted Caramels in Artisanal Flavors

Gourmet goodies are always great gifts for dads who have everything, and McCrea’s unique flavors of caramel include Cafe Noir, Black Lava Sea Salt, Ginger Fusion, and Tapped Maple. Yes, please! ($30)

Unique Gifts for Dads who have Everything: Hero bookend

Hero Bookend
If you need a unique gift for a book-loving dad, this is the perfect way to remind him that he’s your hero, every time he reaches for the next title in his stack. ($25)


Thanks to our partner UncommonGoods finding the coolest unique gifts for dads — and everyone — and supporting so many great indie makers. Please order by June 11 5pm ET to get standard or preferred shipping in time for Father’s Day! 

if you love UncommonGoods like we do, be sure to sign up for the UncommonPerks program and get free 3-5 day shipping for just $14.90 a year. And don’t forget that at checkout, you can choose a nonprofit partner and a $1 donation will be made in your name. 

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