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23 unique Father's Day gift ideas he'll love in 2021

He'll never think of getting these useful gifts for himself — but that's where you come in.
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Finding the perfect Father's Day gift isn't always the easiest of tasks, especially when there are so many options to choose from and you're under a time crunch. You could always go with a personalized gift or a thoughtful gift basket to send straight to his door, but you might be looking for something a bit different from the norm this year.

If you're interested in changing things up, consider going with a cool, unique Father's Day gift that will totally take him by surprise. From a set of MLB cocktail glasses to a movie scratch-off poster, there's bound to be at least one thing on our list that your dad will enjoy for years to come. P.S. These presents can still arrive by Sunday with express shipping!

Unique Father's Day gifts for Dad

1. Meater Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

He'll never have to worry about overcooked chicken or steak ever again! This smart thermometer tracks the temperature of his protein and his grill or oven. It even sends alerts when his food is at its ideal doneness.

2. Tablift Flexible Universal Tablet Stand

Whether he likes to use his tablet in bed, during his commute or on the couch, this stand will keep it secure and in the perfect position. It's also easy to store thanks to its flexible legs.

3. Philips Compact Pasta Maker for Two

If Dad ate a ton of pasta during the last year, now he can make his own (and he better share some with Mom)! This automated machine can make spaghetti, fettuccine or penne in minutes, and its space-saving design makes it easy to put away or present on his countertop.

4. Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

If he's equally passionate about golf and whiskey on the rocks, he'll rave about these inspired chillers from Uncommon Goods. They even come in their own velvet pouch to keep them safe and secure.

5. Personalized Docking Station

Is he the sort to lose his keys, phone, watch, sunglasses and phone every time he steps foot inside his house? We've got a personalized solution just for him! Available in four materials, this docking station will keep his essentials in one place.

6. Mix & Match Father's Day Gift Set

Dads can enjoy a good breakfast in bed, too! This gourmet collection includes some of his favorite baked goods including Belgian waffles, English muffins and sweet rolls.

7. Quarterback Draw Football Game

The football season doesn't start for a few more months, but he'll barely notice once he starts playing this strategic tabletop game.

8. Personalized Maple Cutting Board

Does Dad wear his "Kiss The Cook" apron all the time? This one-of-a-kind cutting board will be the perfect accompaniment for it. This kitchen essential is made with a juice well and grip handles to keep your countertop drip-free.

9. "101 So Bad, They're Good Dad Jokes," by Elias Hill

While your dad's jokes might make you cringe from time to time, you can't deny all the joy and laughter they've brought you over the years. To give him some new material and ideas in time for Sunday, gift him this book that would make for the perfect funny Father's Day gift.

10. Putt-A-Bout Par Three Putting Green

If he loves golf, he’ll enjoy practicing his game from home with this mini putting green. The kidney-shaped green comes with three practice targets and a high-quality putting surface designed to stay smooth over time.

11. Universal Waterproof Case

If your dad loves a good beach day or spends his weekends fishing on the lake, he'll need a waterproof smartphone case to keep his property safe. Made with a sturdy PVC material, it's waterproof up to 100 feet deep.

12. HoMedics 3D Shiatsu Massage Pillow

If he’s been working from home for months, he’s probably been dealing with some back pain. He might be able to reduce those aches with this highly rated heat massage pillow by HoMedics. Its circular kneading motions are meant to provide a relaxing and luxurious massage.

13. FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set

For the dad who loves to grill, consider getting him this grilling spice gift set from FreshJax. It comes with bottles of smoked cherrywood sea salt, campfire smoky sea salt, smokey southwest grill seasoning, burger seasoning and mesquite lime sea salt. He'll be whipping up one of his new favorite recipes in no time!

14. Baseball Park Map Glasses

If he’s a MLB fan, these glasses will definitely be a home run! Each set of two features a map of his favorite team's stadium, detailed with the team’s two main colors. It's one of those rare gifts he would probably never buy for himself, but will definitely use quite often.

15. Host Freeze Beer Glass

Say goodbye to lukewarm beverages! All too often, warm temperatures and watery melted ice cubes ruin a refreshing drink. This beer glass by Host was created to fix that problem. All you need to do is freeze the mug for at least two hours and Dad can enjoy his ice-cold beer until the last drop. Better yet, it's even Al Roker-approved!

16. RockDove Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers

You can’t go wrong with a new pair of slippers. These men’s slippers are bestsellers on Amazon with over 111,000 verified ratings. They're made with memory foam insoles for a pillow-soft fit and come in nine different colors.

17. Craft Beer Club

While your dad probably already has a favorite beer, sometimes it's fun to experiment and try something new. One way you can encourage a little change is with a Craft Beer Club subscription. He'll receive 12 new bottles of beer to try every month — and he might just find his new favorite brew!

18. Nomad Goods Carbon Carabiner Lightning Cable

This carabiner doubles as a portable charger, making it perfect for the handy dad who loves tech. It has a USB port and is made with carbon composite, so it's great for both emergencies and the minimalist traveler.

19. Bear's Beard Bib

For the dad who is rocking an impressive quarantine beard, this beard bib will make his trimming so much easier. Simply attach the suction cups to the mirror and the bib will catch all of his shavings to help make cleanup a breeze.

20. 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

If he can never decide on which movie to watch, he'll totally love this scratch-off poster that will encourage him to watch all the Hollywood classics. From "Rocky" to "Jaws," he'll revisit all of his favorites and just might discover a new hidden gem.

21. Retro Video Game Phone Case

Bring him back to the good old days with this retro video game phone case. He can play classic video games without having to download yet another app.

22. "Dad Nutrition Facts" Mug

If you're looking for a funny, budget-friendly gift, this "Dad Nutrition Facts" mug is guaranteed to give Dad a good laugh.

23. Lexon Oblio UV Sanitizing Wireless Charging Station

This UV-C phone sanitizer from Lexon will help Dad keep his belongings squeaky clean. He can sanitize items such as his phone, keys, glasses, and wallet in just 20 minutes. It also has a wireless charger built-in, so he can charge and sanitize at the same time.

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This story originally published on June 15, 2020.