40+ Unique Father's Day Gifts Every Southern Dad Will Love
If you want to show Dad how much you love him this Father's Day, these easy Father's Day gift ideas acknowledge what we all really want to say: Being a father is no small responsibility, but you do it the best, Dad.
We've rounded up the most perfect Father's Day gifts for all kinds of fathers—ones that like to fix things, ones that grill up the perfect burger, ones that enjoy a good read, ones that love to entertain, and more! (Because every Southern dad is special in his own way.)
Whether you're shopping for your father, father-in-law, spouse, or significant other, these Father's Day gifts are unique and memorable; you'll find everything from wardrobe updates to grilling accessories to gadgets he never knew he needed, to fit your budget.
Columbia Men's Shirt
This goes-with-anything shirt will take Dad from outdoor chore to fishing weekend. It comes in an array of colors to fit every personality.
BUY IT: $40; dickssportinggoods.com
Digital Tape Measure
Upgrade his tool box with a digital tape measure that has long and short term memory and a metric conversion function.
BUY IT: $29.99; amazon.com
Digital Instant Read Thermometer
Because he likes to know his meat's temperature—and he likes to know it now. This will make sure every meal gets perfectly cooked.
BUY IT: $25; williams-sonoma.com
Personalized Leather-Bound Atlas
Help your favorite trailblazer plan his next trip with a personalized atlas.
BUY IT: $59; orvis.com
Copper Rain Gauge
We all know dads are obsessed with knowing how much rain their yards are getting, and this rain gauge measures each inch without being an eye sore.
BUY IT: $45; uncommongoods.com
The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures
This book has 228 pages of helpful hints, tricks, and tips, and even includes instructional images for the visual learners.
BUY IT: $25; amazon.com
Whether he already has wireless earbuds (or you're gifting him some for Father's Day) he'll appreciate having an easy way to keep track of them.
BUY IT: $45; markandgraham.com
If he's a master barbecuer, he needs a set of meat claws to shred his famous brisket to perfection.
BUY IT: $10.99; amazon.com
Bose Audio Sunglasses
He'll be able to listen to music in style while also protecting his eyes from UV rays.
BUY IT: $199; nordstrom.com
Frogmore Shrimp Cleaner
This little easy-to-use tool is an absolute game-changer when it comes to cooking shrimp. It allows you to peel, devein, and butterfly shrimp in one single, smooth motion.
BUY IT: $20; toadfishoutfitters.com
Monogram Oval Cuff Links
Elevate his formal look with a personal touch.
BUY IT: $30; bedbathandbeyond.com
Looftlighter Electric Firestarter
This insanely helpful grill tool lights all of the charcoal in just a minute or two. Therefore seriously fast-forwarding through the 20 to 30 minutes that your dad typically waits for his beloved Big Green Egg or old-fashioned charcoal grill to be ready to cook all of those burgers and steaks.
BUY IT: $79.95; williams-sonoma.com
Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener
A six pack, but make it socially acceptable to walk around with. That's what this canvas caddy does for dear old Dad.
BUY IT: $30; uncommongoods.com
Adjustable Dry Rub Shaker
Created by North Carolinian 'Grill Girl' Elizabeth Karmel, the 1-cup capacity shaker is perfect for applying a dry rub to marinate meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, and even fruit.
BUY IT: $13.99; amazon.com
Mark & Graham Power Up Luggage Tag
This luggage tag does double-duty: It will allow him to identify his luggage and charge his phone when he's traveling.
BUY IT: $55; markandgraham.com
Quiksilver Dredge Waterman Hat
Dads love a straw hat; it's just a fact. This one gives ample sun protection to protect his face and ears while outdoors.
BUY IT: $24; zappos.com
Southern Hot Sauce Trio
If he likes a little heat, give him the gift of choice. As in, being able to choose between three delicious hot sauces, depending on his dish and mood.
BUY IT: $28; uncommongoods.com
Father's Day Keychain
A sweet reminder he can carry with him every day.
BUY IT: $11.96; amazon.com
American Flag Bandana
A bandana always comes in handy, and this patriotic fabric is just the thing for your father to sport this summer.
BUY IT: $3.99; etsy.com
Black Wood Outdoor Rocking Chair
Because porch-sitting can get even better with a slow-rocking chair and cold beverage in his hand. This black-wood style gets rave reviews.
BUY IT: $99.95; homedepot.com
Herschel Supply Co. Duffel
Whether he travels for work or makes frequent trips to the lake, he'll enjoy sturdy luggage that's great for both.
BUY IT: $70; zappos.com
Regent Dotted Tie
Class up his closet with a super stylish polka-dotted tie to wear whenever he needs to "get fancy."
BUY IT: $39.50; jcrew.com
Personalized Golf Tees
We can't forget about the dad who loves to golf. These wooden golf tees are not only great for the course, but we love that they're personalized just for him.
BUY IT: $25; mileskimball.com
I Like Pig Butts And I Cannot Lie BBQ Apron
Who doesn't love a good (er, bad) dad joke? Grab him an apron that fits his humor.
BUY IT: $17.99; etsy.com
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet
Being a father is both a gift and a responsibility and this book gives Dad encouragement, advice, and words of wisdom from dozens of sports' greatest coaches.
BUY IT: $13; uncommongoods.com
Steampunk Coffee Grinder
There's just something special about getting to grind his own coffee the old-fashioned way, especially in a cool vintage-looking grinder like this one.
BUY IT: $65; uncommongoods.com
Harry's Shave Set
Time to retire the old razor and embrace this new-age line of shaving products made with quality craftsmanship and simple design.
BUY IT: $25; jcrew.com
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Five-Piece Decanter Set
If he's into entertaining, this six-piece whiskey decanter set is an ideal gift for Dad. And, when it's time to end the party, all of the pieces can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher.
BUY IT: $71; target.com
Bristle-Free Grill Cleaning Brush
Bristle-free is the only way to go when cleaning the grill. Why? Because you don't want to find any rogue bristles on one of his famous pork chops.
BUY IT: $12; williams-sonoma.com
Car Wash Kit
If he likes keeping his ride in tip-top shape, this detailing kit is what car-washing dreams are made of.
BUY IT: $36.99; chemicalguys.com