We get it. When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, ties are so last century. But with the end of the school year and the start of summer, it can be hard to find inspiration when shopping for the special dad in your life. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to make gift giving a little easier – and more special this Father’s Day.
Best of all, nearly all of these products are available on Amazon, so with two-day shipping, you can receive these by Friday!
Here are 10 great Father’s Day gift ideas that are more than just a card.
Customized Wallet Card
This is one Father’s Day card he can take with him wherever he goes. Engrave a special message directly from your child to Dad on this Stainless Steel Card that fits into his wallet. The size of a credit card, this one-of-a-kind keepsake holds up to 400 characters of text, giving you just enough space to remind Dad how special he is.
Are socks cooler than ties? They are if they’re personalized with your kiddo’s picture! Upload a photo, and your custom socks are delivered right to dad, along with an “I Love You” message.
Cable Organizers or Wireless Charging Pad
Tired of all the charging wires cluttering up the nightstand? Get Dad these Cable Click Organizers for an instant return to clean lines. Or cut the wires completely, and gift him a charging pad. This one is compatible with most phones and offers three charge modes.
Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
These Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds come in their own charging case and have more than six hours of battery life. Though they’re made by Samsung, they pair with multiple Android and iOS devices.
It’s not just moms who have thousands of family photos and videos on their phones. The struggle to manage and back up precious memories is real for dads, too. With the Photostick Mobile for iPhone or Android, Dad can easily save and store photo and video content from his phone.
Recordable Greeting Card
Celebrate your super hero dad with this Super Musical Card. Dad will love this next generation greeting card that lets you record a message up to two minutes long!
Help Dad travel in style and stay organized with this Dopp Kit from Carhartt. It’s big enough to hold all the toiletries he needs for his next trip, without taking up too much luggage space. And because the interior has waterproof lining, Dad won’t have to worry about anything spilling on his lucky shirt.
Kid’s Art Picture Frame
Slide your child’s favorite works of art into this Easy Change Picture Frame for Dad. It stores up to 50 sheets of paper and hangs either vertically or horizontally.
What I Love About My Dad Journal
For the dad who loves to stroll down memory lane, the What I Love About Dad Journal is the perfect gift. The journal includes fun prompts for kids to share their stories about dad, and space for photos and mementos. Dad will cherish this gift that is equal parts time capsule and love letter, for years to come.
Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children
Give Dad the gift of quality time with the kids. Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children is ideal for reading together with kids ages 5 to 12+. Dad will love revisiting some of his favorite stories and discovering new ones with the kids. Available on Kindle and in paperback, this is a gift not just for the dad who loves to read, but for the kids who made him a dad.
What do you think of these Father’s Day gift ideas that are not ties? Let us know by sounding off in the comments!
Elizabeth Eames is a writer, communications consultant and coach who has been helping entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits tell their stories for over a decade.
Liz lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and daughter and has a master’s degree from Fordham University. Her writing has appeared in business magazines and a variety of parenting and business blogs.