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Whether you're celebrating in person or sharing the love from afar, a special gift is the perfect way to bring a smile to Dad's face this Father's Day. With the holiday just over a week away, the pressure is on to find a gift that is thoughtful and personal — and will deliver on time.
To help you find a great gift that is sure to arrive before June 20, Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share the best personalized gifts for Father's Day. From a personalized bottle of whiskey to a hand-painted portrait of his best friend, there's a personal and sweet pick for every kind of dad on this list.
To ensure you find the personalized gift that will make your dad smile, Shop TODAY also rounded up dozens of other options. No matter what personalized gift you end up going with, the dad in your life will certainly hold onto the thoughtful item for many years to come.
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This New York City-based brand makes custom portraits that are perfect for the animal lover, dad of a "quarantine puppy" or the dad that never wanted a pet in the first place but is now inseparable from. In just one weekend, the brand sold over 20,000 hand-illustrated portraits that look just as sleek as any other piece of home decor in your house. Portraits start at just $60 and will arrive in time for Father's Day if you place your order by June 11. Even better? Shop TODAY readers can score 10% off when you use the code TODAY10 at checkout.
If he isn't a fan of home decor, a phone case might be more of a functional gift. It can fit several different models of both Apple and Samsung devices, so regardless of whether he's team iPhone or Android he can sport his favorite furry friend around. Don't forget to use the code TODAY10 at checkout to enjoy 10% off his new favorite gift!
If the dad in your life is a self-described "grill master" you can't go wrong with a set of customized grill tools. Personalization Mall's personalized set includes a spatula, fork, chef tongs and a basting brush that can be engraved with any name, along with the phrase "Flippin' Awesome" across the handle It can ship out in as little as one day with ground shipping.
Though the beer isn't included, he'll be sure to love seeing the custom images and messages you pick out. The labels come in sets of six, so you'll receive two labels of each photo for each bottle in the pack. Once you pick up a pack of his favorite beer, the self-adhesive labels are a breeze to apply.
ReserveBar is making UncleNearest's small-batch whiskey available to anyone who needs a thoughtful gift, and can be engraved with a name or message just in time for Father's Day. A favorite of Al Roker, this fine, aged whiskey is meant for smooth sipping.
Why stop at just the bottle when you can gift the whole set? Upgrade their wet bar with not only a bottle of 93-proof whiskey, but four crystalline old fashioned glasses. To make it even more gift-worthy, you can upgrade to a leather or velvet bottle holder at checkout.
Take it to the next level with Uncle Nearest's premium whiskey, which has won over 125 awards. The aged whiskey bottle can be custom engraved with a personal message and dressed up with a leather bottle holder.
With notes of light brown sugar, apricot, oak and a dry finish, he's sure to love this smooth barrel-aged spirit. It boasts a 95 rating from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and according to the brand was "The Most Awarded American Whiskey in 2019."
Help him keep track of his AirPods in style with this personalized AirPod case. Made from Horween leather right here in the U.S., it can be customized with a foil monogram for a personal touch.
If he can't leave for a vacation without several different chargers and accessories, this roll up will keep everything neat, secure and in one place. It can be customized with hand-stamped foil initials to make it giftable, and then upgraded with blind debossing for an added touch.
Keep dad organized with this catch all tray that is sure to be a welcomed addition to his nightstand. You can order a la carte in three different sizes or opt for a complete set, and customize it with a laser-engraved monogram in the center.
Say goodbye to picture books — this video book is taking personal greetings to a whole other level. Create a video on Heirloom's website or on their app and they'll take it from there. The result? A personal video that anyone on your gift list can replay over and over again, for years to come.
13. Minted Photo Art
You can order these personalized photo books, cards frames and more as late as June 14 (with rush shipping) for it to arrive by Father's Day. You can choose from hundreds of pre-made designs and pop in your own photos to create the perfect giftable memento for the holiday.
Give the golden dad in your life a fancy photo gift he can put on his office desk, nightstand or anywhere for a sweet memento.
A father's love is a universal term, and this photo art turns the concept into something tangible. Custom designed by an independent artist, this sweet gift will be sure to touch his heart.
Let him know how much he means to you with this sweet photo gift. It uses real gold foil to decorate the frame and can be wrapped so that it arrives ready-to-gift.
Personalized gifts for Dad
If Dad enjoys spending his days on the golf course, he’ll totally love these customizable golf balls from Zazzle. You can add a message or photo for an extra personal touch and they come in packs of three.
This custom star map from Etsy gives dad the chance to see the night sky on the day his children were born. The piece is made on a wooden board and can include up to three different maps with everyone's name, date of birth and location.
Does dad constantly talk about his childhood? If so, gift him a set of customized map coasters that display a bird’s-eye view of his favorite town or city.
If his drink of choice is whiskey, he’ll love this personalized whiskey barrel from UncommonGoods. You can customize the barrel with your own “distillery” name with an established date as well as the city and state of your choosing. Plus, you can choose to fill it with rum and whiskey or Tennessee whiskey. Though it won't ship in time for Father's Day, it makes the perfect IOU gift.
If your dad has stacks of your old drawings piled up, put one to good use and display it on a handcrafted plate from UncommonGoods. The manufacturer uses a slip-casting method to trace the artwork. Then, they carve it into the surface and the artwork is set forever so he can enjoy it at dinner for years to come.
Since most people don’t enjoy warm beer, help Dad keep his beverages ice cold this summer with this customizable photo can cooler.
If he likes to fish during his downtime, consider getting your dad this thoughtful fishing lure that can be totally customized with a message.
Does your dad love to cook? If so, he’ll enjoy this personalized bamboo cutting board that allows you to add a large title and two lines of text for the ultimate kitchen gift.
If you're thinking of buying your dad some tech from Apple for Father’s Day, make your gift even more special by personalizing it. Apple offers free engraving and gift wrapping for many of its products including their AirPods and iPads.
If he already owns a pair of AirPods, this custom leather case from Etsy is the perfect accessory for a personalized touch. It comes in brown, black and red.
Get him this personal ice cream spoon for his go-to late-night snacks. This engraved spoon from Etsy comes in a variety of different colors and you can engrave it with a sweet message.
Does Dad enjoy smoking cigars with his buddies? If so, get him this engraved humidor for Father's Day to keep all of his cigars organized and fresh.
Turn sweet snapshots into a gift he'll cherish for years. Each time he turns the page of this photo book from Shutterfly, he’ll be reminded of all the fun memories you and your family have created.
This engraved hammer is for all the dads who spend their weekends fixing things around the house without expecting anything in return. While the sky is the limit when it comes to the engraving options, “Daddy, thank you for helping me build my life!” is quite the sentimental message.
Another sweet gift idea for a handy dad is this personalized tape measure. The message reads “No one will ever measure up to you!” with a place to personalize your names and your dad's name or nickname.
Help Dad keep cash and cards organized with this leather magnetic money clip by Left Coast Original. It's available in black, tan or brown leather and can be engraved to add a personal touch.
If he likes to solve Rubik’s cubes in his spare time then he’ll love playing with one that includes photos of his favorite people.
Does Dad brag about his grilling expertise? If so, get him this personalized apron that he can rock while flipping some burgers this summer.
A new dad’s very first Father’s Day is one he’ll never forget. Make the special day even more memorable with a thoughtful frame that includes his first photo with the little one.
Who wouldn't love a high quality suitcase for Father’s Day? Away Luggage offers its customers the opportunity to customize most of its products with a hand-painted monogram. If he already has a favorite suitcase, the brand also makes a $10 leather luggage tag that can be stamped with his initials.
If you’re still not sure what personalized gift to get your dad this Father’s Day, consider these initial cufflinks. They’re a bestseller at Amazon, budget-friendly and will pair nicely with any collared shirt.
Make your dad laugh with this hilarious pair of photo socks. You can choose from 12 different colors and have each one emblazoned with a photo of your choice.
Give dad’s cocktail hour a personal touch with these fun custom lowball glasses. Over 55,000 people have bought them and they have an impressive 4.8-rating on Etsy.
If your dad likes to wear arm candy, he’ll love rocking this black braided bracelet every day. You can add up to three silver beads with the names of loved ones and it happens to be Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller for men’s link bracelets.
Father’s Day Mugs
You can’t go wrong with a personalized Father’s Day mug if he loves his morning coffee or tea. This “Best Dad Ever” mug allows you to include up to nine different photos and comes in two sizes.
For an insulated and travel-friendly option, consider the Yeti rambler mug that comes with a lid and can be customized with a monogram, design, logo or text.
Show your dad just how much you mean to him with this mug that lovingly displays the “definition” of Dad.
For a dad with young children, this “Daddy Shark” mug is the way to go. You can add up to six names and it comes in a white and black handle.
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