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Can you believe it’s almost Father’s Day? For some reason, I have way more trouble getting my dad the right gift than my mom. If you’re anything like me, here’s a little guide to help you pick out the right gift for your old man.

For the Culinary Dad: This DIY apron mixes sentimental value with practical use. If your dad is a self-proclaimed chef (and you’re a crafty person), make him a plaid apron in a few simple steps using this template by Waverly. <<Get the Full Instructions Here>>

DIY Apron by Waverly

For the Playful Dad: My dad LOVES gadgets, and that can get — expensive. This condiment dispenser by Sharper Image would be a good alternative. Okay, so it’s not the latest iPad, but it’s still something he can play with and get use out of, right? And you can pair it with this hand-painted grill platter.

Sharper Image Condiment Dispenser

For the Traveling Dad: Get something a little different this year. If your dad travels a lot, he would love this scratch map that charts everywhere he has been. Wouldn’t it look charming in his office?

 Scratch Map for Dad

For the Artistic Dad: If your dad appreciates art, then something frameable and hand-stitched is the way to go. Stampa has a limited edition collection that includes hand-stitched, iconic Father’s Day gifts, such as a “#1 Dad” coffee mug, an Old Spice bottle, colorful neckties and more.

 Stampa Father's Day Collection

What do you have planned for your dad this Father’s Day? Tell us in the comments below.


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7 Responses

  1. dreamhomewanter says:

    My dad has always wanted a sailboat – but it's always been to expensive. So for Father's Day, I'm wanting to by him a small boat or even a drawing. A painting would even warm is heart!
    If your dad wants something that he's never gotten because of price – give him something that will mater just as much!

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  3. TSJ says:

    The condiment dispenser is really cute!

  4. Christina says:

    That condiment dispenser is so cool! What dad wouldn't love that?!

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  5. bwinek says:

    These gifts are awesome!! I totally just purchased the scratch map for my dad and step mom! They travel abroad 2 times a year and are having a hard time keeping track of all the wonderful places they've vistited! This is the most perfect gift! :) thanks for posting this fabulous idea!

  6. Jeff says:

    this would be perfect for Dad's who can work some magic in the kitchen and on the grill. I wish I'd get something like this for Christmas honestly.

Farima AlaviFarima is the entertaining editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...


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