11 Uber-Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some dads are easy to shop for, while others require a hunt through oodles of Father’s Day gift ideas for the perfect fit. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the web so you don’t have to. Ready to show him some love?

Here are 11 uber-thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas to get the ball rolling:

1. Soapstone Griddle

No matter the season, he’ll be able to get his grill on with the SPARQ Home Soapstone Griddle. This griddle/grill combo can be used both on your indoor cooktop and outdoor barbecue.

Handmade in the USA (Colorado, to be exact) with soapstone factory excess, the griddle stores heat longer than any other cooking material (translation: Uses less energy), and distributes it as evenly as copper. Best of all, it’s not treated with any of the harmful chemicals that tend to go hand-in-hand with non-stick cookware. It’s simply cut and shipped au natural – never compromising the taste of your food.

2. Messenger Bag

For the man on a mission, the Heathrow Messenger Bag is made from organic-cotton canvas and offers roomy storage for all of his daily essentials. It has both top carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, along with plenty of pockets for his electronics.

3. Beer Making Kit

This Beer Making Kit by Brooklyn Brew Shop is perfect for the beer lover with an itty-bitty kitchen. It’s an easy-to-use reusable kit that contains step-by-step instructions and all the tools dad needs to make small batch, artisan beer. Each mix produces about one gallon of beer.

4. Shaving Set

If he’s looking to streamline his grooming routine, he can do so with Pacific Shaving Company’s Ultimate Natural/Eco-Friendly Shaving Set. The set contains PSC’s All Natural Shaving Oil, Shaving Cream, Nick Stick and Blade Oil (which extends the life of a blade by 95 percent!).

5. Keychain

But not just any keychain: The Presence Key Ring is handmade in the USA by California artist Jes MaHarry. Personalized with an engraved initial, it’s made from hammered pewter, an iron ring and leather with bead.

6. Soccer Ball

If you’re looking for Father’s Day gift ideas for the sporty dad, The One World Futbol never needs a pump and never goes flat. It’s super durable, and can be used on any surface. For every ball purchased, a second is donated to youth in disadvantaged communities.

7. Casual Kicks

Nothing beats TOMS Original Classics shoes. Available in a variety of colors, not only will he enjoy the casual comfort during summer treks, but each pair sold will help a person in need through TOMS One for One movement – and who doesn’t love Father’s Day gift ideas that give back?

8. Sunglasses

He’ll be able to avoid squinting in style with Dragon Optical Calaca Polarized Sunglasses. They’re made from 100 percent renewable origin and includes a snazzy 100 percent organic cotton bag that’s been printed with water-based ink.

9. Solar Charger

He’ll be able to charge his phone anytime, anywhere with the Roughing It Solar Charger. Made of sustainable bamboo, it’s a simple, low-tech solution to a high-tech problem – especially for a guy on the go.

10. Phone Stand

If he’s constantly losing his phone or keys (or both), this Valet Phone Stand by Silver Moon Woodworks is made of reclaimed industrial-beam wood and is hand-carved. Made in the USA, the phone stand has an open base he can conveniently pass his charger cord through.

11. Water Bottle

Make sure he stays hydrated during his adventures with this recycled aluminum and BPA-free water bottle by Liberty Bottleworks. Made in the USA, this water bottle has a splash-free tapered neck and an ice-cube-friendly threadless design that makes it super easy to clean. Best of all, Liberty Bottleworks is a company that supports independent artists while committed to eco-friendly production.

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