Truly personal gift ideas for Father’s Day

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It can be hard to find a unique gift for “the man who has everything” but don’t fret – I have the solution. Personalised gifts. I don’t just mean something with your dad’s name on it, I mean choosing all the elements of the design to create a truly unique gift. From shirts to socks, and from glasses to, well, glasses here are some ways you can get a custom-made present for your pa.The first present that I think would be ideal is a tailor-made shirt. If you can get your dad’s measurements you can order a perfectly fitting shirt for him, which is especially good if he has longer arms or a shorter body etc. He might get a bit suspicious when you whip out the tape measure, so you could perhaps give him the “promise” of a specially tailored shirt on Father’s Day. This way you can go through the design process together and submit his measurements alongside his preferences for fabric, colour, buttons and style.I’ve ordered shirts from Tailorstore for my husband in the past and they have all arrived looking great, and they always fit him perfectly. The secret to getting a great fit is to measure carefully using the instructions on the website. Once you’ve entered these measurements into the design software they’re saved for future orders, so that’s next Father’s Day sorted too!You can choose from tailored shirts, t-shirts, chinos, polo shirts and even suits on the Tailorstore website. The design software allows you to adjust every part of the design from the collar height to the number of buttons on the cuffs, not to mention the fabric inside the placket or the colour of the thread. And, if you needed one more way to personalise this gift, it can be embroidered with dads’ initials too.Next up is another gift that I’ve ordered for my husband in the past and it went down a treat so I thought I’d include it in my Father’s Day gift guide too. It’s a personalised book from Historic-Newspapers.co.uk. There are plenty of timeless titles to choose from (such as the Ladybird range including The Dad) and each book can be personlised with your dad’s name.I got the Swallows And Amazons book by Arthur Ransome, because it’s a classic story that many of us remember from childhood, and I love the map and illustrations throughout the novel. The book is personalised with a name embossed on the front and you can even add a message or dedication on the title page of the book. It’s a great chance to say something special to your dad and he’ll be able to keep it forever.Quality glassware is a real treat, especially when gifted alongside your favourite tipple! I’m a big fan of Dartington Crystal and already have a pair of their wine glasses, tall glasses and cocktail designs, so can vouch for the excellent quality. There’s a new collection out this year with a gold rim, and I think that the chunky gold dimple tumblers in this range are perfect for Father’s Day. The good news is that Dartington offer a personalisation service so you could even get your dad’s name engraved onto these crystal glasses  – what a luxurious treat!Here’s a gift you might not have considered before but that is perfect for this time of year: sunglasses. But of course, I’m not talking about just any sunglasses – these ones from Izipizi are available in parent and child sizes so you can get matching pairs of sunnies for Father’s Day. There’s nothing cuter than a dad and their child wearing the same “mini me” outfits, is there?! Plus, this collection comes with magnification options for reading, and screen lenses for working on a computer so you can personalise a pair of glasses to make them suitable for your dad.And finally, here’s another “mini me” idea – a set of matching parent and kids socks from ChattyFeet. You can choose whichever character is most like your dad to make it personal to him. Is your dad cool like Danny, handsome like Brad Feet or a real geek like Prof. Brian Sox? Perhaps he’s The Sockfather of your family – if so a pair of Don Cottone socks would be ideal. These are good fun to play with (you won’t be able to help doing the character’s voice!) and can be gifted by kids or adults alike. One things for sure, they will bring a smile to your dad’s face on Father’s Day.If you’re shopping for some Father’s Day treats for dad, I hope these ideas have inspired you to pick a personal gift. Let me know what unusual or interesting gifts you’ve found for dad by leaving me a comment below 🙂

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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