1. Optimist Pessimist Glasses
If you’re the type that likes to give a gift with a bit of wit, check out the Optimist/Pessimist Glasses from Uncommon Goods. These double old-fashioned glasses feature hand-painted platinum rims and a playful take on the difference between a pessimist and an optimist. No matter which category your guys falls into, this set of 2 will fit into any man’s life. Priced at $25.00, this set is available at Uncommon Goods.
2. Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects
Although my husband loves spending time with the kids, sometimes it’s hard coming up with fun projects that they’ll all enjoy. Fortunately, author Mike Adamick has created a book packed with ideas for all sorts of crazy projects! From comic book shoes and rope swings to recipes for homemade goo and eggshell cupcakes, there’s something in here that every dad would enjoy. Priced at $13.17, Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects is available on Amazon.
3. Deluxe Mini Hamburger Slider Kit
If the man in your life considers himself to be a master griller, the Deluxe Mini Hamburger Slider Kit from World Market is sure to be appreciated. This nonstick, wire, grilling basket cooks up to 9 sliders at once and features a heat-resistant wooden handle. However, my favorite feature of this kit has to be the bun cutter, which trims regular sized buns down to slider size. If your dad loves to entertain by the grill, this kit, priced at $19.99 at World Market, may be the perfect choice.
4. Duct Tape Coffee Mug
Let’s face it—every man likes duct tape, right? I’ve seen my husband use it to "fix" everything from leaky pipes (not a good idea) to broken dishes (also not a good idea) to fixing electrical problems (terrible idea). If your guy tends to keep a roll on hand at all times, he’ll surely get a kick out of The Duct Tape Mug. This 16 ounce ceramic mug, currently priced at $11.50 on Amazon, is great for the DIY type. And if you want to make it a little more special, go ahead and throw a roll of actual duct tape in there and really make his day.
5. The Art of Shaving 4-Piece Kit
If the man in your life likes to keep a close shave—or perhaps you wish he would, consider gifting him The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Elements Starter Kit. Available at Ulta, this kit comes with everything Dad needs to get an expert shave at home. The 4-piece set includes Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Shave Brush. Although these items would cost you over $100 to purchase separately, this kit, which features smaller-sized amounts, is priced at just $25.00! And if you’re not a fan of sandalwood, no worries—the kit is also available in unscented.
6. Personalized iPad Sleeve
Although I hit up my local Walgreens at least once a week, it’s not a place that I would normally think to find my Father’s Day gifts at. However, Walgreens offers some pretty cool photo gifts including this neoprene iPad Sleeve priced at just $29.99! Measuring 11.25" x 8.75", this case can be customized with your favorite family photo, a great vacation snapshot or even a funny picture of Dad!
7. Star Wars Polo
If you’re husband or dad is anything like mine, you probably hear constant humming in the tune of Star Wars. Let your guy show his allegiance to The Rebel Alliance or the Imperial Forces with a Star Wars Polo from Thinkgeek. These polos, priced at $34.99, are available in black, gray or navy and feature various insignias such as Boba Fett’s helmet, the Imperial Logo and even Vader himself. And although you may have to put up with more humming than usual, the smile on your Star Wars lover’s face should make it worth it.