Father's Day is a good time to acknowledge, not just your dad, but the other people in your life who have had a strong influence. A card or small gift would be really appreciated by someone you thought of as a mentor, for example.
If you've got a friend that just became a new dad, one of these gifts may work for him, too. Father's Day is a good time just to appreciate the male figures in your life who have been there for you in some way. Here are some gift ideas to help you get them something special and unique.
The vintage look for tees goes a long way in my book. It allows your dad to call up plenty of positive memories from the past but still remain current in style. Retro shirts (like this one pictured) can be found online or in stores. I especially adore these shirts from Original Retro Brand. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and subject matter. No matter what Dad's passion or hobby, find a tee that conveys it and your gift will be a hit.
No matter what your dad likes to drink, he'll appreciate a fun and funky bottle opener to add to his collection. I really like this Vintage Budweiser Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher from Home Wet Bar. Bottle openers can be found in any department or home store, and come in a variety of sizes and themes, from the silly to the chic. It makes for a good last-minute gift idea, too. Find one that suits your dad's personality best.
I love children's art and also know that parents really appreciate the original artwork from their kids. One way to make a gift personal is to use their kid's artwork in a new way, like this journal or notecard idea from Print Art Kids.
Just scan or take a digital photo of a drawing you'd like to use, upload it to their site, and they print it out on recycled paper and earth-friendly materials that you can use as a gift for Dad. Clever, personal, and good for the environment, too.