14 Personalized Father’s Day Gifts That Will Wow Dad – CNET

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Away Personalized Luggage Set

For the globe-trotting dad

It’s the same old story every year: Dad says he already has everything he needs. Right? That can make shopping for him especially hard for Father’s Day. But if you’re totally stumped, a personalized gift is a smart choice. Not only will you know for certain he doesn’t already have it, but it’s a great way to make him feel extra special. After all, it’s something that was made specifically for him

There are tons of personalized products on the market, but we combed through the vast online selection to find 2023’s Father’s Day standouts. These custom gifts are a slam dunk, whether your budget can accommodate something modest like socks, or a more extravagant present, like luggage. Whatever you choose, the personalization will put a smile on Dad’s face. 

With a personalized gift, it helps to find something that takes your dad’s interests into account. Would he like an etched whiskey bottle for a relaxing night sipping bourbon, or a puzzle with a photo of the family dog? Maybe he’s a workaholic who’d love a notebook with his initials. Or he may need a place to park his AirPods. Whatever his interests and lifestyle, you’ll find the best personalized Father’s Day gifts for every dad right here. It really is the thought that counts! 

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Ravensburger photo puzzle

What’s even better than a puzzle? A 1,000-piece Ravensburger puzzle with a photo of your family. Or make Dad laugh with a silly pic of the family dog. You can get totally creative here. You can even customize the box with a personalized message. Be sure to order this one in advance since it can take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If Dad enjoys whipping up meals the kitchen, give him a personalized apron to protect his clothing from spills and stains. We love the quality of these thick, durable aprons from Williams Sonoma. They have an adjustable neck strap and spacious pockets for storing spatulas and other tools. And if Dad wants a cooking buddy, you can order a matching smaller apron for the aspiring kid chef in your house.

custom Nalgene bottles

<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Nalgene</span>

Nalgene has an online custom bottle-maker that’s perfect for churning out Father’s Day gifts. Choose your type of water bottle, color and even cap hue, then add a message, graphics and even a photo for dear old dad. The result is a unique gift that he can tote on walks and hikes, or anywhere Dad needs hydration. Bottles start at $25.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Mark &amp; Graham</span>

A personalized AirPod (or AirPod Pro) case is a practical gift that’s sure to be appreciated. Mark & Graham’s rugged Nomad cases protect dad’s wireless headphones and allow the charging light to shine through. Choose from two different leather colors and add up to three characters in the font of your choice.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">ReserveBar</span>

If the dad on your list loves whiskey, a custom engraved bottle of the smooth sipping spirit might be the perfect gift. Online beverage purveyor ReseveBar will etch your text onto a bottle of award-winning Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey for dear old dad.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Shutterfly</span>

Compiling and creating a custom album for Dad is a fantastic gift. That thoughtful effort will go a long way because you know he’ll love looking back at some of his favorite parenting memories. Shutterfly makes it easy to create a Father’s Day-themed album; choose your length, size, cover type, page type and more. The smallest soft-cover book costs $17, and prices go up from there.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Sugarwish</span>

Sending a Sugarwish snack box is a great idea for out-of-town dads. You can choose all his favorite snacks (trail mixes, dried fruit, nuts, candy and more options). Sugarwish will pack them in a gift-worthy box and they’ll arrive at Dad’s door. A medium-size box contains six snacks for $46, but you can go all the way to XL and give him 12 types of treats.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Cameo</span>

If you’ve got a dad who loves a particular musician, actor, athlete or comedian, you might be able to get a video from them. Cameo is a platform that allows fans to buy a personalized video from a wide array of celebs. Pricing ranges from $1 to $2,000 depending on the personality, but the average cost is under $100. Some popular Cameo choices include Kenny G and The Office’s Kate Flannery.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">MyFaceSocks</span>

For the low price of $16 you can put photos of Dad’s beloved children on his socks. This is one gift that’s pretty much guaranteed to get a chuckle. If you’ve got a fun-loving dad on your list, you’ve gotta get a pair. Bonus: They come in eight colors.


<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Personalization Mall</span>

Grilling season is upon us and many a dad will be firing up the ol’ Webster and searing some meat. If you’ve got a barebecue dad, this stainless steel and wood set from Personalization Mall is tops. A spatula and fork will read “[dad’s name] is flippin’ awesome” so he’s reminded of his admiration each time he cooks. Tongs and a basting brush round out the set.

personalized father's day red wine

<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Windsor Vineyards</span>

Windsor Vineyards is offering a fun Father’s Day gift: A personalized bottle of wine. Choose Dad’s favorite varietal and then add a special message on the Father’s Day label design. (You can also opt for an etched bottle.) Prices start at $14.

away luggage tag

<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Away</span>

Away’s personalized luggage tag is just $10, but if you’re splurging, add The Carry-On ($275) for a luxe Father’s Day gift. Available in nine colors, this durable, hard-shell suitcase is an investment made to last. Top it off with a stamped leather tag and send Dad on his merry way.

Dad will love this comfy blanket, which you can personalize with a photo of the family. Choose a size (50-by-60 inches, or 60-by-80 inches), upload a photo, pick a design, and your blanket will be shipped out and ready to gift. Bonus: VistaPrint’s photo blankets are machine-washable, which is good news for snack spillers.

Erin Condren Notebook

<span class="g-color-text-meta u-inline-block g-text-xxxsmall">Erin Condren</span>

If the dad on your list likes a place to jot his notes, a personalized notebook makes a great gift. Erin Condren’s vegan leather Focused Notebook comes in various colors and you can opt for college-ruled, graph or blank pages. The pages are perforated so Dad can tear them out to show off a brilliant idea — or just bring his grocery list to the store. Hot tip: If Dad’s into Star Wars, check out the Millennium Falcon or Darth Vader notebook styles. 

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