14 Last-Minute Unique Father’s Day 2018 Gifts That Still Seem Well Thought Out
If you've literally just realized that Father's Day is almost here, you're not alone. It snuck up early on us this year! (OK, not really — but I'm telling myself that to make myself feel better.) With Jun. 17 just around the corner, you're probably starting to feel a bit like a failure for forgetting, er, I mean loosing track of when Father's Day is. That said, there are tons of last-minute Father's Day gifts that are so unique and useful, your dad will think you put a lot of time and effort into your gifting process. A portable espresso maker? A lotion that has algae in it? How could you possibly have come up with such gifts last minute?! What your dad doesn't know can't hurt him. Let the man think you've been planning your gift for months. And fret not, you're not a failure — we're living in a busy age where we rarely even look at calendars, we're not though-less, we're just a little caught up in our own stuff.
Just pick one of these special gifts and make sure it gets there on time — no one needs to know just how last minute you purchased it. While you're taking a moment to be thankful for your dad, don't forget to be thankful for expedited shipping, the unsung hero of Father's Day. Here I've picked out some modern takes on the classic dad's day gifts that he will surely be tickled by. The last thing you want to do is get your dad something you've already gotten for him, that's literally the only thing worse than not getting him anything at all.
Portable Espresso Machine
If your dad is a bit behind in the tech game, teach him about that streaming life and trade in all 12 of his other remotes for this one. No human needs 12 remotes! He can watch all of his favorite shows in one place and can even rent a movie without going to Blockbuster. The future is here, pops!
I think we can all agree that our dads could use a fresh pair of sunnies that don't scream "I'M A DAD!" So because your dad is too humble to ever get himself the stylish pair of glasses that he deserves, make the purchase for him. And if you don't know which pair are the right vibe for him, get him a gift card so that he can figure it out himself. Dads are hip people, too.
OK, so you waited until the last minute and now it's too late to put together that gift bag you were planning on crafting. Here's a solution: get your dad a Giftagram, it's a gift box that someone else put together, for you. Included: Josh Cellars wine, grilling spices, grilling planks and a cookbook for even more grilling ideas. BOOM!
A Non-Dad Hat
Portable Turn Table
Gift your dad a throwback that's actually high tech. If your dad's into records, he's going to love the ability to play his favorite vinyls outside. Epic BBQ tunes, here we go!
A Non-Dad Mug
A Beer Dispenser
A Sweet Projector
Year-Round Work Gloves
A Classic Bathrobe
If your dad is still wearing the same bathrobe he wore when you were still living at home, it's time for an upgrade. Likely your dad wasn't planning on getting a new robe because his old robe "still works" but dads can be too practical sometimes. Treat him to something he doesn't know he deserves.
A Serious Moisturizer
A Getaway Bag
If your dad likes to spend time outside, he's going to be obsessed with this portable speaker. He can blast his favorite NPR podcast while he gardens or even listen to his favorite Bob Dylan jams while he's in the pool (or sweating profusely), because it's waterproof!