Look, some gifts are just so cool that you’ll even shrink them for him. But others walk across that fine line between beautifully sentimental and and just plain cheesy. And that’s a very fine line. What does that mean please, do not get him a shirt / cup / bottle / card that pays homage to his undisputed status as the world’s best father. The best Father’s Day gifts recognize what makes him unique, cater to his specific tastes and needs, and in this case melt his heart. A little. Or many. These are the best sentimental gifts for dad for Father’s Day.
Steve McQueen. The legend. These Hestra reproductions of the famous actor’s driving gloves are both sentimental and utterly stupid. Cut from Ethiopian hairdressing leather, they will last a lifetime, whether he is driving a vintage Mustang or just the family minibus.
What’s cuter than matching swimsuits? Nothing, that’s what. And it’s made by real parents, who started the company when they could not get cool suitcases for adults and children. The prints are custom made, the trunks are ridiculously soft, and can be worn all day every day.
If music makes him sentimental (and this is true for so many of us), get him this whimsical set of socks that pay homage to one of the greats. The six-pack gift set features patterns inspired by some of the beloved artist’s most notable outfits. From the Swedish brand that makes sock, well, fun.
A photo stream is good. A beautiful book is better. Upload meaningful photos and present them to him in this book, which contains a textured, buckram-lined binding. The book holds between 30-210 pages.
There is literally nothing more enjoyable than cooking with your child (indulgent, messy, yes, but so fulfilling). Get them these just-sentimental-enough matching aprons, made from durable cotton. The adult apron has an adjustable D-ring at the neck for custom fit, while the children’s apron has an adjustable neck strap with velcro closure.
Tribute to the day he was born with one of these premium hand-cast candles. Each is made with a completely natural blend of soy, coconut and apricot wax and custom natural fragrance oils. Each candle burns for 60-80 hours. And the label contains personal horoscope interpretation and analysis.
The epitome of comfort, this one includes a two-way zipper at the front, large kangaroo bag and brushed back of cotton. On its own, it’s a bit ridiculous. But not when his child has a matching one. Then it’s a statement.
So dad likes his smoothies. We get it. And while it’s not exactly sentimental, it’s thoughtful and sweet. He will receive frozen, pre-portioned, mixable smoothies every month. Everything made from fresh fruits and vegetables. You choose his preferred flavors, and the rest is done for you.
It’s all the personal thought, without any heavy lifting. Just upload personal photos and write a special message for your custom Greetabl box. You choose the gift, the bonus gift and the print.
Both ridiculous and hilarious, this service lets you choose a size, upload a high-quality photo, and you get a mask with the face of your choice.
Of course he needs a pillow with his child’s face on it. This is not even for debate. Upload a photo, select the design and you’re ready to go. Each pillow contains an alternative down insert and free personalization. All materials are printed to order.
Do you know what we get sentimental about? To save the planet, and how every choice we make has an impact. That’s why we’re digging this brand. Not only are the products more than soft and so comfortable. But the brand is all about transparency: This set is made from organic cotton grown in the United States, from yarn spun and knitted in this country, and sewn in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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