Real Father’s Day Gifts

It seems inevitable that I approach every Father’s Day with the good intentions of giving my dad a unique gift that he’ll truly enjoy. I get excited at the lists of online Father’s day gifts, pour through the items on the list, and end up getting more and more disappointed as I scan through the gifts that either don’t quite fit my dad’s hobbies or are simply so ridiculously expensive that I can’t afford it. Then Dad ends up getting yet another gift of a dri-fit shirt or shorts. Every. Year.


This year I’ve decided things will be different. I’m going to find a gift for my dad that he can actually use and that won’t break the bank – and I’ve decided to create a list to help you do the same thing.


For the Fisherman

Digital Scale with Tape Measure


Fishing Rod Case Organizer



For the Outdoorsman

Survival Kit


Engraved Compass


Hat for Mainers


For the Cook/Grillmaster

Grill Utensils Set & Case


4 Piece Griddle Breakfast Kit


Cookbook: What the F—k Should I Make for Dinner?


For the Builder/Craftsman

Wall Mounted Storage Bins


Hanging Power Tool Rack (had to add this one because I want it!)


Crafstman 2 Piece Tool Cabinet


For the Literary Dad

A journal with prompts


Book Holder & Travel Pillow



For the TV Enthusiast

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick


Remote and Accessories Holder


For the Gardener

Pruning Shears & Holster


Fruit/Veggie Picking Bag



For the Eco-Friendly Dad

Reusable Mesh Produce Bags

Compost Caddy


For the Globetrotter

Portable White Noise Machine


Messenger Handbag








Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

About Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

Jennifer is an employment specialist and writer with novels in women’s fiction and science fiction. She and her husband, Jason, decided to move from Tennessee to Maine and homestead using the most environmentally sound farming practices possible such as organic farming and permaculture. At the same time, they will also be slowly renovating their 1900s Maine farmhouse in order to make it more self-sufficient with the eventual goal of going off grid. Let the homesteading (mis)adventures begin!