15 Unique Father’s Day 2018 Gifts That Will Break Your Streak Of Just Giving Him A New Tie Again

If your father has instated a "no more ties" rule for gifts this year, you're probably racking your brain pretty hard to come up with some unique Father's Day gifts. And if you're still pretty stumped and can't seem to think of anything that your dad might really like, don't worry: you're not alone. Some dads are just really hard to shop for — they get what they need on their own and aren't easily impressed or flattered by gadgets. That said, Father's Day is fast approaching on June 17, 2018, so if your dad is easy to please and is happy to get a new coffee mug or golf-related gift each year, lucky you! For the rest of us, we're on the constant hunt to find our picky dads something that might actually delight them.

But instead of trying to surprise your dad with something that he's never heard of, take the pressure off yourself a bit and get him something that he didn't know he needed. Get him a special gift that will actually enrich his life, and make his day-to-day easier or more fun, because that's what Father's Day gifts are all about. It's about showing your dad that you're thinking about him, that you appreciate him, and that you chose a gift that you know would make him feel special. Here, I've done the work for you and picked out some totally special and useful gifts that even the pickiest of dads will at least be moderately impressed with.

A Skin Care Kit

Oars + Alps Skincare

Oars + Alps

If your dad doesn't have a skin care routine, this kit will take care of it all. Each product is free of chemicals and TSA approved, so they're perfect for travel.

A Leather Key Chain

Fair Trade Leather Key Fob

The Little Market

If you're looking for a low-key gift that your dad will actually use, give him a key ring upgrade. He's likely been toting around the same dealership keys since he first got his car. So give him a nice little gift that he'd never even think to give himself.

A Map Of A Special Place

NYC Map

Art.com

Art.com has so many incredible framable pieces to chose from. Get your dad a map of a place that's special to him. Maybe it's where he grew up, maybe it's a place he took you when you were young, or maybe it's a place he's always wanted to visit. Show him that you're a good listener by surprising him with a map of this place.

A Portable Seat Cushion

Portable Purple Cushion

Purple

You might know Purple for their fancy mattresses, but they now also make portable cushions and back pads that you can literally take anywhere with you. Get your dad some back support that he can take to work, on the plane, or simply use at home.

An Emergency Go Bag

The Vles Designs Go Bag

Vles Designs

Get your dad the gift of safety. Just in time for flood and fire season, get your dad the highest quality emergency bag on the market to show him just how much you care about him. It comes fully loaded with everything he could possibly need for up to 72 hours, in case of emergency. This gift will easily beat every other Father's Day gift you have or will ever give your dad.

An Easy-To-Use Hammock

Portable 100% Cotton Hammock

Amazon

When I was younger, my siblings and I got my dad a hammock for Father's Day. It's still in the garage because he could never find the right tree to hang it from or the right time to set it up. This super easy-to-use hammock kit will give your dad the ability to have a hammock set up in five minutes. Aka, he'll actually use it.

A Chic Wine Rack

Bosely Wine Rack

Room & Board

Get your dad a classy gift to show him just how grown up you are and just how refined your taste is. This chic wine rack is small and artful. Add a bottle of wine to really show off.

A Burger Press

Burger Press With Wooden Handle

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia

Help your dad to be the best BBQ grill master he can possibly be with this foodie dream gadget.

Vintage Cooler

Centennial Rolling Cooler

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia

This retro rolling cooler is epically adorable. If your dad is into outdoor entertainment and cold drinks, he's going to swoon over this major throw back.

A Game

Dartboard Set & Scoreboard

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia

Give your dad a gift that you can use too. Get him a dartboard so that you have something fun to do together on Father's Day. This is a win/win that will definitely see some serious use.

A Personalized Lego Figure

Brick Yourself - Personalised Mini Figures

Brick Yourself

Yes, this is a real thing. You can customize a figurine to look like your dad and they'll send it to him framed. You can even opt to do the entire family in one frame packed full of figurines.

Ice Cream

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

My/Mo

When in doubt, get your dad something delicious to eat. These frozen, chewy ice cream bites are a great dessert or snack. There are so many flavors, you might want to consider piling a bunch of mochi bites into a pan in lieu of a Father's Day cake.

A Very Fancy Knife

Ariston 2 Piece Carving Set

Houzz

If your dad is all about the grill, get him a refined gift that he'll be able to use forever. This carving duo is just about as chic as you can get in the kitchen.

A Smoothie Device

Nutri Ninja Pro Blender

Amazon

My dad recently just got into smoothies and now they're all the rage. Give your dad a gift that will actually save him money, with a proper nutri blender, he can make smoothies at home.

Apple TV

Apple TV 32G

Amazon

Make TV easier for your dad, get him a device that simplifies everything. He can get all of his favorite shows in one place and hopefully can get rid of the collection of remotes he has.