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What to Get for Father’s Day 2024: Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

Father’s Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a special occasion to celebrate and show appreciation for the fathers and father figures in our lives with gifts for every type of dad. Whether it’s your dad, grandpa, or a new dad, finding the perfect gift is a meaningful way to show your love and gratitude. Gifts that make him feel valued and cherished can create lasting memories and make his day unforgettable. This guide will explore various thoughtful and creative gift ideas to help you select the perfect Father’s Day present. From personalised gifts to unique experiences, there’s something for every type of dad. For even more inspiration, check out the main Father’s Day Gifts – essential ideas for every dad.

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts

Personalised gifts add a unique touch that makes the recipient feel extra special. They show that you’ve considered choosing something that reflects your personality and interests, making the gift more meaningful. Personalised gifts can make Father’s Day unforgettable, whether it’s a custom-engraved watch or a photo book filled with cherished memories.

When to Give Personalised Gifts

Personalised gifts are perfect for dads who appreciate sentimental value and custom-made items. They’re ideal for commemorating specific memories or milestones, making them a great choice for new dads, dads who have everything, or dads who love to keep cherished memories close.

Types of Personalised Gifts

Personalised Apron

  • Why Gift This: A thoughtful and practical gift for any cooking enthusiast.
  • Avg Cost: $34.95
  • Perfect For: Dads who love to cook

Personalised T-Shirt


  • Why Gift This: A casual and personalised piece of clothing.
  • Avg Cost: $29.95
  • Perfect For: Dads who enjoy personalised apparel

Personalised Matching Apron


  • Why Gift This: Fun way to cook.
  • Avg Cost: $59.95
  • Perfect For: Dads and their kids who love matching outfits

Personalised Tote Bag


  • Why Gift This: A versatile and personalised accessory for everyday use.
  • Avg Cost: $31.95
  • Perfect For: Dads who appreciate practical and personalised gifts

Personalised Hamper


  • Why Gift This: A luxurious gift set tailored to dad’s tastes, perfect for a variety of high-quality items.
  • Avg Cost: From $89.95
  • Perfect For: Dads who enjoy a variety of high-quality items

Engraved Beer Mug


  • Why Gift This: A unique way to enjoy his favourite brew with a personal message.
  • Avg Cost: $35
  • Perfect For: Beer-loving dads who appreciate custom-made items

Custom Photo Book


  • Why Gift This: A collection of cherished memories beautifully bound.
  • Avg Cost: $40
  • Perfect For: Sentimental dads who treasure family moments

Personalised Fishing Lure


  • Why Gift This: Ideal for the fishing enthusiast, personalised to add a special touch.
  • Avg Cost: $25
  • Perfect For: Dads who love fishing and the outdoors

Custom Whisky Glasses


  • Why Gift This: Perfect for the whisky connoisseur, with personalised engraving.
  • Avg Cost: $60
  • Perfect For: Dads who enjoy whisky and appreciate fine glassware

    Father’s Day Hampers

    Personalised King Of The Bbq Hamper

    Father’s Day hampers are fantastic gifts because they offer variety and a touch of luxury, perfect for pampering dads. They combine multiple items into one thoughtful package, making them an ideal choice for those who want to indulge their dad with an assortment of goodies.

    • A well-rounded gift experience.
    • Ensuring there’s something in there that he’ll love, whether it’s gourmet treats.
    • Craft beers.
    • Relaxation essentials.

    Hampers come in various themes to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some popular options:

    • Gourmet Food Hampers: Packed with fine cheeses, chocolates, nuts, and other delights. Perfect for the dad who loves to savour high-quality food.
    • Beer and Snacks Hampers: These hampers are filled with craft beers, savoury snacks, and perhaps even some sweet treats. They are ideal for a dad who enjoys relaxing with a cold one and some tasty nibbles.
    • Hobby-Related Hampers: DadShop offers a variety of hampers, from Golf to Whiskey and even a hamper for dads who love a good joke.

    When to Give Hampers as Father’s Day Gifts in Australia

    Hampers are ideal for dads who enjoy trying new things or appreciate a well-curated selection of treats. They’re great for dads who might be tricky to buy for, as the variety ensures there’s something they’ll love. Whether he’s a foodie, a beer enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a bit of pampering, a hamper makes a versatile and thoughtful gift. Hampers are also perfect for the dad who’s always on the go and may need more time to indulge in his favourite treats regularly. They provide an opportunity for him to take a moment to relax and enjoy a selection of carefully chosen items. For dads who enjoy hosting gatherings or barbecues, a hamper filled with gourmet snacks, craft beers, or BBQ essentials can make his day extra special. Moreover, hampers are excellent for last-minute Father’s Day gifts as they can be ordered online and delivered straight to his door, ensuring they arrive in time for the first Sunday of September. This makes hampers a delightful surprise and a convenient option for celebrating Father’s Day in Australia.

    First Father’s Day Gifts

    Papa Bear And Baby Bear Father And Child Matching T Shirt

    The first Father’s Day is a milestone that deserves special recognition. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in a dad’s life, filled with the joys and challenges of parenthood. Celebrating this occasion helps acknowledge the new dad’s efforts and the special bond he shares with his baby. It’s a great opportunity to make him feel appreciated and loved as he embarks on this incredible journey. When it comes to selecting gifts for Dad 2024, the essential gifts for new dads should be considered items that are both practical and sentimental.

    Dad and Baby Matching Outfits


    Cute and fun, these matching outfits can create adorable photo opportunities.

    New Dad Survival Kit


    Filled with essentials like coffee, snacks, and perhaps a humorous book on fatherhood.

    Custom Photo Frame


    Perfect for displaying a cherished photo of a dad and baby.

    Baby Carrier


    It is a practical gift that allows dad to bond with his baby while keeping his hands free.

    Personalised Baby Handprint or Footprint Kit


    A keepsake that captures the precious moments of early parenthood.

    Sentimental Gifts – For Dads Who Has Everything

    Sentimental gifts have a unique way of touching the heart and creating deep emotional connections. These gifts go beyond material value, offering something more profound and meaningful. They can strengthen the bond between you and your dad by evoking cherished memories and feelings of appreciation. A sentimental gift can make him smile and feel loved and remind him of special moments you’ve shared together with thoughtful gifts for Dad.

    Personalised Photo Gifts


    • Examples of Gifts: Custom photo books, framed family portraits, photo collages, canvas prints
    • Type of Dad: Sentimental dads who cherish family memories

    Handmade Crafts


    • Examples of Gifts: Handprint or footprint art, DIY photo coasters, personalised mugs or glasses, hand-painted artwork
    • Type of Dad: Creative and sentimental dads

    Customised Keepsakes


    • Examples of Gifts: Engraved jewellery (e.g., cufflinks, watch, or dog tags), personalised wallet cards, custom-made keychains, engraved tools or gadgets
    • Type of Dad: Dads who appreciate personal and practical items

    Memory-Filled Presents


    • Examples of Gifts: Scrapbooks of family memories, “Reasons Why I Love You” jar, memory box filled with mementos, recorded video messages from family members
    • Type of Dad: Dads who value sentimental and thoughtful gifts

    Experiential Gifts


    • Examples of Gifts: Tickets to a favourite sporting event or concert, planned family outing or adventure, cooking class or workshop related to dad’s interests, surprise family reunion or gathering
    • Type of Dad: Active dads who enjoy experiences and family time

    Personalised Clothing or Accessories


    • Examples of Gifts: Custom-made t-shirts with family photos or inside jokes, embroidered handkerchiefs, personalised socks or ties
    • Type of Dad: Dads who like to wear personalised and unique apparel

    Heartfelt Letters or Cards


    • Examples of Gifts: Handwritten letters expressing love and appreciation, “Open When” letters for different occasions, custom-made card with personal messages from family members
    • Type of Dad: Sentimental dads who appreciate words of love and gratitude

    Gift Ideas for Grandpa

    Grandpas hold a special place in our hearts, often filled with wisdom, stories, and love. Honouring them with thoughtful and unique gifts is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for all they’ve done. Unique gifts can celebrate his individuality, hobbies, and his special role in your life, making him feel extra special and valued.

    Personalised Head Chef Sous Chef Adult & Child Matching Apron

    Dads and grandpas who love unique, custom-made items.

    Personalised Head Chef Sous Chef Adult And Child Apron Set

    Cheer Up Grumpy Old Man Hamper

    Dads who enjoy a variety of thoughtful items.

    Cheer Up Grumpy Old Man Hamper

    Dear Grandad From You To Me Timeless Collection Journal

    Grandpas who cherish family memories and storytelling.

    Dear Grandad From You To Me Timeless Collection Journal

    Super Soft Waffle Weave Men’s Bath Robe

    Dads who appreciate comfort and relaxation.

    Super Soft Waffle Weave Men S Bath Robe Stripe

    Tippling Tumblers Whisky Glasses – Set Of 2

    Whisky-loving dads are top picks from our gift guide.

    Tippling Tumblers Whisky Glasses Set Of 2

    Fisherman’s Friend Fishing Multi-Tool

    Dads who enjoy fishing and practical tools

    Fisherman S Friend Fishing Multi Tool In Titanium Finish By Gentlemen S Hardware

    The Little Book Of Senior Moments New Edition

    Dads and grandpas who appreciate humour.

    The Little Book Of Senior Moments New Edition

    Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker

    Tech-savvy dads who enjoy modern gadgets

    Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker

    Portable BBQ Grill Set

    Dads who love outdoor activities and grilling.

    Portable Barbeque By Gentlemen S Hardware

    Popular Fun & Novelty Gifts For Dads in 2024

    When finding the perfect Father’s Day gift, DadShop offers an extensive range of fun and novelty gifts that will make any Dad’s Day special. These popular items are among the most bought gifts at DadShop for Father’s Day, offering a mix of practicality, humour, and uniqueness. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, a Father’s Day present, or a special gift for any occasion, DadShop has amazing gifts that are perfect for every type of dad.

      Personalised World’s Best Dad Apron

      Personalised Worlds Best Dad Apron

      Every dad who spends time in the kitchen or at the barbecue will appreciate a Personalised World’s Best Dad Apron. This gift adds a personal touch to his cooking adventures and makes him feel like a culinary king.

      Jedi Master & Young Padawan Matching T-Shirt

      Jedi Master Young Padawan Matching T Shirt

      For the dad who’s always quoting Star Wars, the Jedi Master & Young Padawan Matching T-Shirt set is a fantastic choice. It’s a fun way to celebrate his love for the galaxy far, far away and share it with his little one.

      King of the Grill BBQ Hamper

      King Of The Grill Bbq Hamper

      The King of the Grill BBQ Hamper is ideal if you want to get one of the best last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas. This gift basket has everything he needs for a great barbecue, ensuring he feels like the grill king.

      Craft Beer & Fun Socks Hamper

      Craft Beer Fun Socks Hamper

      For dads who always appreciate a good laugh and a cold beer, the Craft Beer & Fun Socks Hamper is perfect. It combines two of his favourite things in one amazing gift.

      Really Useful Mug by Ginger Fox

      Really Useful Mug By Ginger Fox

      The Really Useful Mug by Ginger Fox is a practical yet fun gift that dad will use daily. It’s perfect for the dad who loves unique and quirky items.

      I Keep All My Dad Jokes In A Dad-A-Base T-Shirt

      I Keep All My Dad Jokes In A Dad A Base T Shirt

      For the dad who’s always cracking jokes, the I Keep All My Dad Jokes In A Dad-A-Base T-Shirt is a hilarious way to celebrate his sense of humour. It’s a great conversation starter and sure to get a laugh.

      G-Clamp Bottle Opener

      G Clamp Bottle Opener

      The G-Clamp Bottle Opener is a nifty tool strong enough to hold any bottle cap. It’s a great gift for the handyman dad who enjoys a cold drink after a day of fixing things around the house.

      Billy Bass Singing Fish Wall Mount Plaque

      Billy Bass Singing Fish Wall Mount Plaque 15th Anniversary Edition

      For nostalgia and fun, the Billy Bass Singing Fish Wall Mount Plaque will get a kick out of any dad. This classic novelty item will bring back memories and create new ones.

      I Love My Dad Even Though He Farts Bodysuit

      I Love My Dad Even Though He Farts Bodysuit

      For new dads, the I Love My Dad Even Though He Farts Bodysuit is an adorable and funny way to dress the little one, making it a gift idea for absolutely every dad. It’s a cute reminder of fatherhood’s joys (and smells), making it a great Father’s Day gift.

      Personalised King of The BBQ Apron

      Personalised King Of The Bbq Apron

      Another great gift for the dad who loves to grill is the Personalised King of The BBQ Apron. It adds a personal touch and makes him feel like the barbecue master.

      Putter Cup Golf Mug with Pen

      Putter Cup Golf Mug With Pen

      The Putter Cup Golf Mug with Pen is a fantastic gift for dads who love golf. It allows him to practice his putting skills while enjoying his morning coffee.

      BBQ Meat Claws – Set of 2 By Gentlemen’s Hardware

      Bbq Meat Claws Set Of 2 By Gentlemen S Hardware

      The BBQ Meat Claws: Set of 2 by Gentlemen’s Hardware is perfect for the dad who loves to barbecue. They make handling meat easy and add a bit of fun to his grilling routine.

      The Beard Catcher

      The Beard Catcher

      The Beard Catcher is a thoughtful and practical gift for dads with beards. It helps keep the bathroom clean during grooming sessions and shows you appreciate his beard care routine.

      Hot Ones Trio Hot Sauce Pack

      Hot Ones Trio Hot Sauce Pack

      Are you ready to turn up the heat? The Hot Ones Trio Hot Sauce Pack is perfect for dads who love a spicy challenge. This trio pack includes sauces that have made epic appearances on the show “Hot Ones,” bringing their challengers to their knees.

      • Blair’s Original Death Hot Sauce: 35,000 Scovilles
      • Culley’s Firewater Hot Sauce: 112,000 Scovilles
      • Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce: 135,600 Scovilles

      Activity or Experience Gifts

      Going For A Hike Father Daughter Activity-based gifts are a fantastic way to encourage quality time and create shared experiences that Dad will love. These gifts focus on doing something together, strengthening your bond, and making lasting memories. Whether it’s a thrilling adventure or a relaxing day out, spending time together is a great gift that shows your dad how much you care. Here are some fun and engaging activity ideas for Father’s Day:
      • Planning a Fishing Trip or Hiking Adventure: Enjoy nature together outdoors. Whether casting a line in a peaceful spot or conquering a scenic trail, these activities are perfect for the dad who loves the great outdoors.
      • Take a Scenic Hike: Enjoy quality time together with a nice hike. Choose a nearby location or plan a longer trip to a beautiful, scenic spot, turning it into a full-day adventure. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and bond as a family.
      • Have a Picnic: A picnic is a fantastic way to bond with the family. Whether at the beach, in a park, or in your backyard, it’s a relaxing and enjoyable activity. You can prepare the food together or pick up some special treats to make it extra special.
      • Play Board Games or Card Games: Engage the whole family with a fun indoor activity like board or card games. For a modern twist on family game night, try out the “WeDo Game—Things to do together,” which offers creative and interactive challenges.
      • Complete a Task for Dad: Show your appreciation by helping him with a task he’s been meaning to complete but has yet to find time. This thoughtful gesture is practical and meaningful, making it a great way to show you care.
      For more ideas, check out 50 Father’s Day Activities for the Family and 30 Outdoor Adventure Locations in Australia You Must See with Dad.

      Gifts for Specific Interests

      Gifts that cater to a dad’s specific hobbies and interests show thoughtfulness and understanding. These gifts are perfect for dads who have everything as they focus on what they truly enjoy. By selecting something related to his passions, you can make Father’s Day extra special and memorable.

      Whisky Enthusiasts

      Best Whiskey Gifts 2 Glasses

      If your dad appreciates a good whisky, consider premium bottles, personalised glasses, or a whisky-tasting experience. These gifts will make him smile and enjoy his favourite drink even more.
      Read: 32 Perfect Father’s Day Whisky Gifts for Australia

      Beer Lovers

      Drinking A Beer With Dad And Son

      For the dad who enjoys a cold beer, craft beer subscriptions, beer-making kits, or personalised beer mugs can be fantastic gifts. These items cater to his love for beer and provide a fun way to explore new brews.
      Read: 30 Father’s Day Gifts for a Beer-Loving Dad

      Movie Buffs

      Best Movies To Watch Dad Vector

      If your dad is a movie enthusiast, consider classic film collections, movie-themed memorabilia, or even a home projector for the ultimate viewing experience. These gifts can make his movie nights even more enjoyable.
      Read: Best Movies to Watch on Father’s Day

      Outdoor Adventurers

      Dad Spending Time Outdoors

      For the adventurous dad, camping gear, personalised outdoor tools, or a guided adventure trip can be perfect. These gifts are ideal for a dad who loves to explore and spend time in nature.
      Read: 33 Outdoor Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Use

      Crafting the Perfect Card & Father’s Day Messages

      Dad Receiving Card From Child

      A well-crafted card can add a personal touch to any gift, making it a special and memorable part of Father’s Day. Whether you choose a gift box filled with ideas or a customised gift, a heartfelt card enhances the emotional value.

      Creating a heartfelt Father’s Day card is simple with a few materials and some creativity. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

      1. Materials: Gather card stock, markers, stickers, and other decorative items.
      2. Design: Consider a theme your dad will love, whether based on his hobbies or something meaningful.
      3. Messages: Write a personal message that expresses your love and appreciation. If you’re stuck, consider prewritten messages to help you get started.

      If you’re unsure what to write, we have draft an epic list of prewritten messages available for free to help express your feelings.

      Find The Perfect Gift At DadShop

      Selecting thoughtful and personalised gifts shows how much you care. Whether it’s a last-minute Father’s Day gift, an activity-based present, or a gift for the dad who has everything, finding the perfect present is key to making him feel special.Explore more gift ideas on our Father’s Day Gift Guide. These resources are filled with ideas for every type of dad, ensuring you can find the best Father’s Day gift he’ll get a kick out of. From popular Father’s Day gifts to unique and customised options, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate Dad and make his day unforgettable.

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