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39 Uncommon Father’s Day Gifts for Uncommon Dads

When looking for Father’s Day gifts, it can be hard to find something unusual and new rather than buying the same set over and over again. Check out the varied and distinct items in this list that have been gathered together with the “difficult to buy for” father in mind.

Uncommon Father's Day Gifts

City Map Glass

This beautifully etched glassware is a perfect Fathers Day gift especially for any dad who cycles. These glasses feature an intricate city map that covers the glassware of your favorite metropolis and has street names and local co-ordinates to show off the area where you live.


100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

If your father is a film buff he will love this scratch off poster which details 100 of the best films ever made. As he watches each of these iconic films, he’ll be able to remove the scratchable surface to see the movie related artwork that lies underneath.


Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit

For the fathers who loves to cook, these different spices will give inspiration to improve their cooking as they roam across five different cuisine flavors. With recipes and bread pairings included under the lid, this groovy set will liven up any party or family gathering. Spice up his life.


Personalized Whiskey Barrel

If your father is a lover of whiskey then this delightful whiskey barrel with imprinted personalization will touch his heart. The miniature oak barrel ages spirits to peak flavor and its petite proportions accelerates the aging process, giving rise to buttery, coconut notes and tannins.

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Scratch Map

Let your jet setter father track his movements across the world with this scratch off map. With brilliant colors to mark where he’s been, this map will turn any room into an interesting talking point and conversation opener. Easy to use by scratching with a coin, and fun to explore.

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Zen Dog Garden Sculpture

This clever pair of Zen canine dogs bring a rye smile to any father and will look extremely cute in his garden. The Chinese characters etched into the back of each dog’s robe represent loyalty, that essential quality that every human seeks from their canine friend. Perfect for dog lovers.

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Bedside Essentials Pocket

We have so many items in our bedrooms these days that somewhere to store them in a handy fashion around the bed is almost becoming essential. This convenient felt pouch holds everything from books to remote controls and the heather grey felt will complement any decor. Practical but stylish and perfect for your father.

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F in Exams

This hilarious book will bring a smile to your father as he reads about the worst exam answers ever given. The longshot stab in the dark, made by these unfortunate candidates, celebrate the creative side of failure with over 250 true life responses from grade school to high school.


Kabob Grilling Baskets

Fathers love campfire cooking and these useful cooking utensils will bring an added touch of flair to this discipline. These kabob baskets, made from steel wire and topped with a rosewood handle, will ensure perfectly cooked kabobs and with a basket design that ensures easy flipping, there’s no need for a skewer.


Microwave Popcorn Popper

Enjoy fresh and tasty popcorn straight from the microwave with this kettle-like item. Made from temperature safe borosilicate glass, the main container can be filled with whole kernel corn to be microwaved without the need for oil. The silicone lid also doubles as a kernel measurer.


My Life Story So Far

This delightful keepsake will inspire parents and grandparents to maintain a record, treasured for generations. From early years to later life, this journal is organized in nine sections, each with prompts to help generate a colorful memoir that captures those first dates, lifelong friendships, and pearls of wisdom.


Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

For a father who likes his heat comes this terrific hot sauce kit. With this DIY kit he’ll be able to produce a variety of hot sauces from the included cayenne, ancho, curry and chili spice packs. Six bottles and customizable labels are included so you know which sauce is the hot one.


Pistachio Pedestal

This delightful pistachio dish is a perfect Fathers Day gift and will look great in any living room or dining area. Giving a nod to the form and colors of pistachios in their shell, the two-tiered server takes care of the leftover debris that piles up by allowing disposal in the bottom tier.


Bourbon Infused Coffee

When you need a touch of class at the end of a meal, reach for this great tasting coffee, infused with just a touch of bourbon. These coffee beans give an irresistible aroma and a unique flavor profile which will tickle the taste buds as a great gift for Fathers Day.


Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board

This cribbage board has at the center of it an imprint of a local lake dear to your father’s heart. Laser etched, there are more than 4000 lakes to choose from and each is marked with topographical rings of the shifting depths of the water. The cherry wood board has bronze and aluminum playing pegs.


Avocado Huggers

In order to keep your avocado fresh when using only small amounts in recipes, simply place it into these form fitting silicone cups. There are 2 sizes which ensure that you can preserve both large and small varieties and the convenient pit pocket can be pushed in or out for the tightest possible seal.


Solitary Bee Hive

For those interested in helping our wildlife, this wooden beehive will be of great interest. Suitable for varieties such as mason and leafcutter bees, this sustainably sourced house has stacked “floors” featuring openings which invite solitary bees, such as masons, to furnish their homes with mud mortar. Full instructions included.


Bug Repellent Slap Bracelet

For the outdoor person, this clever bracelet will be a boon against the biting insects that can so often attack. With a small amount of citronella poured onto the face of this watch-like bracelet, insects will be kept away and you will be free to enjoy the friendlier elements of nature in peace.


Avocado Tree Starter Kit

This expertly designed floating planter is the key to growing your own avocado trees. By simply inserting the shiny seed of this avocado tree starter kit into the included pod and floating it in a water bath, you’ll be on your way to many days of happy growing.


Outdoor Wine Glasses

This delightful pair of wine glasses are the perfect foil against plastic wine cups that fall about or break easily. By setting the stem of this durable acrylic glass in any terrain, or even afloat in water, you can enjoy a spill free, unbreakable experience. A proper glass for outdoor revels.


New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

This commemorative jigsaw of the front page of the New York Times is a poignant Fathers Day gift. By choosing from any date since 1851 of your choice, this 500 piece jigsaw can represent a special day in your father’s life that can be brought back to mind in this fun puzzle.


Green Herbal Tea Kit

If your dad takes his tea seriously then he will love this herbal tea kit that includes any array of nine herbs and three varieties of green tea from Japan, India and Sri Lanka. There are also reusable tea bags made from biodegradable corn silk to help you steep the loose leaf tea.


Garden in a Can

If you are stuck for space or believe you cannot touch a plant without it wilting away, then these easy to grow plants in a can could be your answer. By simply popping open the recycled can and adding water, you’ll grow organic herbs right at home in a convenient sunny spot.


Cedar Thumb Pianos

There are thousands of years of tradition wrapped up in this modern take on an old African instrument. The chosen instrument of travelling troubadours, the thumb piano is lightweight and portable and was used by the storytellers to recount their tribal history in song.

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West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit

What father wouldn’t enjoy making his own ale, and with this IPA brewing kit, it is more than a dream. Containing everything he’ll need to turn his kitchen into a brewery, and a host of ingredients such as 100% malt extract and hops, this kit will produce a citrus floral ale with spicy notes.

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Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit

Make your own chocolate truffles with this terrifically easy to use kit that allows you to make a variety of the organic dark chocolate delights. By adding in any of the included ingredients such as coconut flakes, peppermint, vanilla or Himalayan sea salt, you can customize your truffles to your own specific tastes.


Blackboard Coasters

These fun blackboard coasters add a little spice to your evening drinks parties by allowing yourself or your guests to add advisory or cheeky comments to the coasters – maybe place their names on their coasters or apply forfeits to whichever one you pick up. Whatever your fancy, these are a stylish talking point.


45 Second Omelet Maker

When you want your morning eggs in a hurry, simply reach for this stylish omelet dish which will allow you to make your breakfast treat in just 45 seconds. Simply place your ingredients in this stoneware clay dish and pop it in the microwave oven for a perfect cooked starter for the day.


Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium

Enjoy this groovy repurposed lightbulb on your desk at home or in the office and watch the curious plant inside. A living moss that is found growing in Scotland, Japan and Estonia, it grows into a natural pom-pom shape when influenced by local water currents. Easy care instructions are provided.


Constitution of United States of America Glass

For anyone who is proud of the USA, then this cleverly put together tumbler will be a great reminder of what their country stands for. The wise words of the Founding Fathers are glass printed onto the side of this tumbler making it a great gift for a history buff, teacher or patriot.


Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

This set of drinks chillers will the tickle the fancy of any golfing dad who likes a sweet tipple. An ideal Fathers Day gift, the set is packaged in a handcrafted wooden box made in Minneapolis and includes 2 golf ball whiskey chillers, a canvas pouch and an oak wood holder.


Pick Punch

This pick punch allows you to take any old items you may have, such as credit cards or used gym memberships, and lets you turn them into picks for your guitar. As a top way to help save the environment, it will be loved by guitarists of whatever style.


Fitness Bottle with Phone Holding Sleeve

This handy drinks container also doubles as a holding pouch for your mobile phone, allowing you to keep it close on any workout. The neoprene pouch holds a 23oz bottle keeping it cold whilst the zippered storage takes care of other personal items. A hand strap keeps it with you when needed.


Men’s Guitars Socks

For fathers who like their music, these socks are a great idea for a Dad’s Day gift. Made from a smooth cotton blend, they feature an acoustic guitar pattern that will resonate with any music fan. Fun and stylish, they are as practical as they are fashionable.


Maki Socks – Salmon

These fun socks come packed to look like the traditional maki treat but unfold to be a practical pair of feet warming socks. Colorful and fun, these cotton socks will be a major talking point in any office and will get a laugh when opened as a gift.


Chalkboard Boom Bowl

This bowl will take the sound from your personal device and amplify it to the room without the need for additional power. The black chalkboard finish also allows you to decorate it or leave playlist requests for the household audience to enjoy. The boom bowl takes over where the 80s boom box left off.


Personalized Amp Doormat

Welcome guests to your house with this fun amp doormat that will have visitors talking. Designed by graphic artist Jim Holodak, it’s personalized with your family name instead of the best selling amp brand, Fender. Groovy and cool, it’s also a perfect present for any musician in the family.


Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

These toothpicks give out a subtle version of a single malt scotch when bitten. Featuring the flavor of a barrel aged Islay single malt from the 200-year-old distillery, the taste contains notes of peat and complex caramel. The flavor is held throughout the toothpick and is ideal for any drinker of scotch.


Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster

When enjoying your night time campfire after a day’s fishing, this handy pole is a great tool for toasting your marshmallows or cooking any foodstuff. Made from powder-coated steel and finished with a maple handle, the pole can be flipped to make sure your food is cooked evenly on both sides.


3 Uncommon Diy Gifts for Dad

Diy Custom Photo Playing Cards

For the perfect Fathers day gift, follow this simple blog to make a set of customized playing cards which can include family or personal photos. For lovers of card games there’s no better way to play than to have images of your favorite places or family members looking right back at you.

Diy I Love You Pillowcase Gift

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best and this pillow case is no exception. Follow the steps and advice in this blog to create a meaningful gift that will tug at the heartstrings of your father and let him know every time he lays down his head that he is loved.

Diy Book Box for Remote Control

Create a new home for the remote by taking an old book and fashioning it to fit your remote control by following the instructions in this blog. Outlined at number 17 of the items, this simple idea will appeal to most fathers and allows the children to practically make something for their dad.

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