Top 10 personalized gifts for dads
With Father’s Day upon us, the race is on to find dad the perfect gift. This year, go beyond generic and find a personalized present that your dad will love.
It has never been easier to customize a gift for dad with a picture, initials or favorite quote. The options are endless and the results are sure to leave the special fathers in your life feeling loved.
Luggage tagsIf your dad spends a lot of time on the road or in airports, remind him of the smiles waiting at home. Adorn luggage tags with his favorite picture to keep the family close and help him identify his belongings in the baggage claim sea. Simply upload a digital photo and find an online personal publishing service to make your tags ($7.99 from Shutterfly.com).
Custom cuff links
If dad is a suit-and-tie kind of man, custom cuff links are the perfect gift. You can have them engraved with initials or add an image such as a favorite picture or even baby's actual foot prints ($250 a pair from Cufflinks.com).
Personalized golf club markers
If your dad finds solace on the golf course, consider a set of monogrammed golf links (set of 14, $45 from MyDallions.com). These little medallions fit onto the ends of golf clubs to help identify the owner and provide some custom flash. No, they won't help his game but they will help his style. You can also order matching ball markers.
Steak brandIs dad a BBQ man? He may have every gadget under the sun, but chances are the coveted personalized steak brand ($59.95 from TexasIrons.com) eludes him. With his new steak brand, he can proudly remind his guests just who barbequed that rib-eye to medium rare perfection. This Father's Day will be seared into his memory forever.
Does dad always appreciate a classic? Go old school with an engraved pocket watch ($44.95 from GiftTree.com). Add initials or his favorite quote to the outside of the watch to create the perfect gift, and a family heirloom.
Does dad have everything? He probably doesn't have stamps featuring his kids' pictures! This is real, United States postage that can be added to any type of mailed correspondence. You can choose from a wide range of postage values, from postcard to first class and priority mail. The cost varies depending on postage value selected, but each order contains a sheet of 20 stamps. Simply upload a picture to Stamps.com and you're on your way to a unique gift.
Gadget photo skinIs dad a gadget junkie? He'll be thrilled to take his family everywhere he goes with a personalized gadget photo skin. Create a unique protective cover for all sorts of devices including cell phones, MP3 players, laptops and PDAs. Prices vary depending on the items you'd like to customize. You can find more information at Snapfish.com or SkinIt.com.
Custom jigsaw puzzle
Does dad enjoy an old-fashioned game night? Perfect. Find his favorite picture and transform it into a jigsaw puzzle ($75 for an 8" x 12" 25-piece puzzle from MGCPuzzles.com). This custom creation can be a handcrafted piece of art that the family can enjoy for years.
Monogrammed watch boxDoes dad have a watch for every occasion? Help him organize his collection with a monogrammed, leather watch box ($86.95 at clcleather.net). He'll never have to search for his time piece again.
Family tiesIs your dad inspired by his dad to be the best father he can be? Commemorate that powerful relationship with a black and white photo of his role model transferred onto a canvas ($35.03 - $197.45 at CanvasPress.com). This gift of sentimental art work will constantly remind him of his commitment to his family, both past and present.
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