24 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Delight

Whether it is his first or twentieth, the gift giving experts at SmartGift are here to help you to find what to get dad for Father’s Day. From top gifts to thoughtful favorites, our brand partners are here to give him all the appreciation he deserves.
Marleigh at SmartGift
June 4th 2021Jun 4, 2021

According to Good Housekeeping, the origins of Father's Day began on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. Inspired by the Mother's Day celebrations that began a few years prior, Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to create a holiday to recognize her dad, William Jackson Smart, who was a single father of six and Civil War veteran.

After decades of controversy and unofficial observances, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a presidential proclamation in 1966 to create a day honoring fathers. He put aside the third Sunday of June as Father's Day. In 1972, President Richard Nixon designated the day as an official holiday.

So when is Father's Day this year? In 2021, the United States will celebrate this special day on Sunday, June 20.

Some of the first top Father's Day gifts were silk neckties and greeting cards. Over the last few years, gift items like beef jerky, roses, and golf gear have been the most sent items. Here are the best Father's Day gift ideas for dads who have been their family's rock and are always ready to offer support.

Dads come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your father figure is your step-dad, grandpa, or your uncle, celebrate your relationship with some Father's Day flowers. The fresh blooms can adorn the family table as party decorations and linger long after the festivities.

Whether your dad is more of a beer man or secretly loves breakfast in bed, you can never go wrong with a gift basket as a way to share how much he means to you. These Father's Day gift baskets will double as things to do for Father's Day, like a movie night of his favorite movies (plus we got your back on the movie), and allow him to savor some treats on his own.

For those dads who are about to welcome their new bundle of joy or are celebrating for the first time, a Father's Day gift for a new dad could be a new diaper bag to carry all the essentials for a day in the park or a matching outfit to share with the baby.

You can also never go wrong with Father's Day t shirts as a gift. From hiking with his buddies to a date night with mom, these shirt options are a must for his wardrobe and will go with all the ties you gifted him in the past.

Looking for something fresh and new to gift? Kendra Scott just launched Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott, a new jewelry collection for men. Bring dad into the Kendra Scott family with a new piece of jewelry that will match his favorite watch or wedding ring.

Are you the child who is googling "how many days till father's day" every year? When you send with SmartGift, Father's Day gift delivery is instant and a link arrives to his inbox or messages immediately after you select an item from one of our brand partners.

For same day delivery, here are our top gifted and practical last minute Father's Day gifts that are sure to knock his socks off. Just make sure to pick up the Father's Day decorations on the way over and you can celebrate knowing you just sent the perfect gift.

From the team at SmartGift, we wish a happy Father's Day to all the dads. If you are looking to add a special message to a dad in your life, send one of our free Father's Day cards here.

Need more gifting inspiration? Browse our Gifts for Dads collection here.