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Fatherhood can mean so many things. Having a father figure in your life, whether it’s the one that helped uplift you as a child or shape you later in life, is something to be thankful for and to celebrate. Just because he wasn’t in charge of changing diapers or seeing a doctor doesn’t mean the love for the important father in your life isn’t deep.
These are the men who made us who we are and who were there for us when we needed them most. There might not be a special day on the calendar that celebrates them, but these father figures have helped make us who we are and are our fathers, no matter how you choose to define it.
1. For the mentor
Where would you be without him? He helped you navigate the workplace when you were just starting out, and he’s been there to give you advice and career opportunities ever since. This card will commemorate the city where you started and will be a stylish reminder of the streets where you had those epic lunch breaks (and possibly a few drinks after work) when he cheered you on and helped you move forward in life.
Get SunWallArt personalized card printing at Esty starting at $ 31.70
2. For the bonus dad
To the father who always had a pack of children in the back of the car after football games. The father who took you to movie nights. And the one you talked to when you were too scared to confide in your own parents. He has apparently always supported you.
Express your gratitude and maybe acknowledge all the noise and chaos he put up with when his house was the center of the kids, with these much-loved headphones that our reviews have surpassed Apple’s AirPods. These headphones deliver exceptional, customizable sound while effectively blocking out outside distractions: we bet he wished he had noise-canceling headphones like these when you were all kids.
Get the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro True Wireless Earphones with Active Noise Canceling at Best Buy for $ 129.99
3. For the favorite uncle
Nearest Uncle Whiskey is the ultimate gift for your dearest uncle. Nathaniel “Nearest” Green, aptly named Tennessee’s Godfather Whiskey, was the first known African-American master distiller. He’s also the man who taught Jack Daniels to distill. This highly decorated recipe is filled with notes of brown butter, wood and honey, and ends smoothly with long nightly conversations filled with memories and pity.
Get a 750 milliliter bottle of Uncle Nearest Whiskey at Drizly for $ 49.94
4. For the big brother
To the guy who gave you countless noogies (and probably wedgies, too). He’s probably cultivated your sense of humor, so make sure the bond you have really shines throughout this Father’s Day, letting everyone know he’s as good a dad as he is a brother. If he’s not yet a father himself, no worries. We also found a shirt that will let him know he really is the nicest brother in the world.
5. For the neighbor
He’s invited you for countless neighborhood barbecues; it’s time to show your appreciation and maybe increase the stake the next time he lights the grill. This Harry & David gift set includes Charred Bourbon Pineapple Grilling Sauce, Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce, Sweet Chili Finishing Sauce and Pepper Spice Sauce. If he needs a little inspiration to receive you, this kit is sure to give it to him.
Get Harry & David’s Summer Grilling Gift Set for $ 49.99
6. For the grandfather who helped you rise
A very grandfather is such a gift. For the guy who took the time to teach and talk to you, take a trip down memory lane with a high quality personalized photo book. He’ll love flipping through memories and precious moments. This premium photo book from Mimeo Photos is beautifully bound and even has an option to create a personalized cover with a dedication.
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Get Mimeo Photos Hardcover Photo Book from $ 29.99
7. For the daddy who suffered a loss
When a parent loses a child, one of their biggest fears is that the child’s memory will be forgotten. Contributing to their child’s legacy is a heartwarming gift that can be soothing and heartwarming for a grieving parent. It’s always a good idea to give to charity on their child’s behalf, but if you’re not sure who to donate to, consider planting a tree in their honor. A Living Tribute plants new trees on behalf of an honoree in a desperate United States National Forest or National Park, providing families with a beautiful legacy that will continue for decades to come.
Buy a memorial tree or forest at A Living Tribute starting at $ 9.99
8. For the coolest teacher from yesterday and today
Sometimes it feels like he taught you everything you know. He definitely taught you to look at the world a little bit differently. This custom New York Times puzzle is a great gift for the deep teacher in your life. You can personalize it by choosing a special date (like the first day you were in class or graduation day) and turn it into a personalized puzzle.
Get the New York Times Personalized Landing Page Puzzle from Uncommon Goods for $ 49.95
9. For the daddy dog
Did he wonder if Fido had a little Malamut? Does he wonder if his dog has a touch of Corgi? If he’s wondering what the exact lineage of his beloved rescue puppy is, this is the gift for him. Board Dog DNA Kit is like 23andMe, but for dogs, and can help explain all of the little physical traits and personality quirks your pet has.
Get on Chewy for $ 129.99
10. For the daddy cat
His cat is almost as great as him (or he thinks it is anyway). Now the cat dad in your life can take Fluffy’s face wherever he goes, with these hilarious socks that also declare him the ultimate feline father.
Get the Custom Face Socks for $ 24.95
11. For the stepfather
If you were lucky in the stepfather’s department, let him know how much his presence meant to you. It’s a great gift that tells her how grateful you are to have had her in your life, especially if you’re not both good at expressing exactly how you feel.
Get the Stepdad Keychain from Amazon for $ 8.99
12. For the future dad
He’s excited, but he doesn’t quite understand. While he’s like most expectant dads, they don’t realize how life-changing having a baby in their arms is going to change and how much stuff they’re going to have to have on them all the time. This sweatshirt is for the man who thinks diaper bags are for basic dads. He’ll likely be asking for a diaper bag in three months (and we’ve got you covered when he does), but this compartmentalized sweatshirt will be a great starting gift to get him on the right track without much embarrassment.
Get The Dad Hoodie on Etsy for $ 95
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