25 Father's Day Gifts for the Entrepreneurial Dad
Father’s Day is a great day to show dad how much you appreciate him for all the times he helped you out, gave you advice or was there when you needed him. Whether he taught you to drive a car or how to fish dad deserves some recognition for all his patience and wisdom over the years. Sure you can pick him up a "World's Best Dad" t-shirt, but why not get him something unique this year that he can use at work, on the go or to make a good impression.
For the dad that's always snapping away
If your dad's business is highly visual and he's always taking pictures to show to clients, coworkers or potential customers than these three tools are just what he needs to create the perfect shot, no fancy cameras required.
Studies show the social media posts have a much higher engagement rate when there's a picture or video attached, help dad take killer photos with just his smart phone with the Moment wide lens. At $100 it's much cheaper than a DSLR while still allowing for beautiful crisp, clear shots your would normally get with a professional camera.
The GripTight GorillaPod is the perfect gift for anyone that needs to take a photo from a slightly different perspective. The flexible and wrappable joints help secure your phone to trees, benches or even your car and it’s adaptable camera positioning gives you precise control. The stand is lightweight, compact and setup is a breeze, the rubberized feet ensure it’s stable on flat or uneven surfaces and is just what you need to get crisp photos. As an added bonus dad can use the tripod while watching movies on his phone, no hands required.
This lightweight puck is the perfect way to take pictures without having to worry about shaky hands and blurry photos. Dad can easily connect the device to his phone with Bluetooth and will be snapping away in just moments. The device works up to 90 feet from the phone and the replaceable battery lasts up to 2 years when taking a 100 shots a day. It’s also the perfect accessory for family trips, dad can finally be in the photo while taking the photo.
For the dad that’s always on the go
If your dad spends more time in the air or in the car than at the office than these gifts might be just what he needs to make his next trip a breeze.
The Jump-N-Carry is the perfect accessory for any dad that spends more time in the car than in the office. It’s small size means it won’t take up too much room in the trunk and it’s 1700 peak amps will have no problem jump starting an SUV. This battery jumper is not like other models on the market, it’s not a multi-purpose unit with a flashlight, radio or air compressor built in, it does one job and it does it really well. With the Jump-N-Carry in his trunk dad will never have to worry about getting his car a jump when he’s far from home or the office.
We’ve all been there, your dumping out everything in your toiletry bag to get to the contacts case at the bottom. Help dad eliminate that frustration with a well designed toiletry bag that will keep everything within reach. It’s compact size won't take up too much space in his luggage while still being big enough to carry everything he needs. The four compartments allow you to easily organize your toiletries, and the left section has a waterproof lining ensuring you won’t be worried about any spills.
The GRID-IT is the perfect organization system for the dad that can’t leave home without all his electronics and accessories. The rubberized elastic will keep everything in place and its unique design means there’s an endless combination of wires and tools you can strap to it. With the GRID-IT nothing will get stuck at the bottom of your bag and it’s small size ensures there will always be room for it in your carry on or laptop bag.
If your dad’s that guy with more devices than hands, then this little gadget will be the perfect gift. With a capacity of 20,100mAh, 3 ports for charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology this little charger packs quite a punch. He’ll be able to charge his phone, tablet and smart watch all without needing a recharge.
These car mats are laser measured to protect your car floor from all sides. Made from high-density core materials these mats are engineered to take anything you can throw at them, all while keeping your car clean of spills and debris. With these car mats your dad’s car will look like new and he won’t have to worry about getting mud on his beige interior after a little rain.
For the dad that like’s to have a little fun
While these gift ideas aren’t as practical as our previous suggestions, they sure are fun and a great way to relieve some stress at the office.
This classic lawn game played by celebrities and royalty can now be enjoyed in the office. The desktop set is the perfect gift for the dad that needs a little down time at work. Setup is a breeze as the wickets come with suction cups that easily attach to your desk and all the mallets and balls can be stored in a small holder when not in use. If croquet is not your dad’s favorite game there’s tons of other miniature sports kits you can gift him instead like basketball or football.
These 4 metal puzzles are the perfect way for the busy business owner to take a moment and de-stress, designed to make you think they’re guaranteed to keep anyone entertained (or frustrated) for hours. But be careful a colleague or two has been known to drop by just to try their skills out against one of these.
For the avid golfer there’s no better time to practice your putt then during a conference call or in between meetings, thanks to the electronic return putting mat dad can now sharpen his skills at the office. Easy to set up and easy to store away this mat is a great gift for the dad who doesn’t want to wait till spring to get his golf fix. The ball return option will allow dad to get a lot of practice in a short period of time.
For the not so fashion forward dad
The nice thing about being your own boss is you can wear whatever you want, be as casual, dressed up or as kooky as you want. Which could be a good or bad thing. Gift dad one of these and he’ll stand out for all the right reasons.
Soul Socks offer some funky and fun sock selections, you can gift your dad a pair or two now, or sign him for the sock of the month club and get a cool new pair every month. Soul Socks are made with quality Peruvian pima cotton, are expertly constructed and will be sure to please. Who doesn’t need another pair of socks?
If your dad is that guy that’s been wearing the same tie since 1989, help him stand out with some of Tie Bars classic, cool and fashion forward choices. The Tie Bar stylists do all the work and your dad will have a new look that won’t scream “I love the 80’s!”.
Maybe your dad needs more help than just a new pair of socks or a tie, thankfully there’s a service for that. With Bombfell dad fills out a style survey, specifies what he needs (a button down, new slacks or maybe some fun board shorts) and a stylist will get to work curating the perfect outfit just for him. Whether it’s a fancy dinner, a casual networking event or a weekend at his biggest client’s summer house dad will always be dressed to impress with Bombfell.
For the dad that’s always learning
Is your dad the guy that starts his day with a newspaper or the latest book on small business marketing, take a look at one of these gifts that’s sure to please.
A magazine subscription can help dad get a leg up in his business, every month he’ll get access to quality columns, thoughtful op-ed pieces and inspiring stories from other small business owners that can help him take his business to the next level. There’s hundred of magazines out there, so you can easily find one geared towards his interests and business or go with one of the Amazon best sellers.
Help dad stay ahead of the curve with one of these top picks in business books. He can easily keep on top of new trends in business, marketing, management and more. Or inspire him with the story of an entrepreneur like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs or Jim Koch with a business biography.
For the dad that has everything
When in doubt, go with one of these classic father’s day gifts that’ won’t disappoint. And if they do, you can just keep it for yourself!
17. Starbucks Gift Card
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love coffee or the pastries and snacks at Starbucks. Whether he likes tea, lattes or a smoothie Starbucks will have something for him. If he’s not a Starbucks lover then just get him a gift card to his favorite coffee shop or lunch place instead.
18. iTunes or Play Store Gift Card
Give dad the gift of movies, TV shows, music and more with an iTunes or Play Store Gift card. Dad can download his artists newest album, catch up on his favorite show or check out the newest movie release all from his phone.
19. Car Detailing and Car Wash
If your dad is the guy that loves his car as much as his first born consider gifting him a gift card to his favorite car wash or car spa. There's even mobile car detailing vans that come to you and will get your car to show room condition right in your driveway.
Bonus: Some just for fun gifts
Maybe you’re not big on gifts but want to get him something small, here are some gifts that will show him you care and get a laugh at the same time.
Help dad take a break at the office or anywhere else with this inflatable tie pillow. Within just a few minutes he’ll be able to catch some Z’s while still looking like the business professional he is. Made of microfiber and silk and able to hold up to 25lbs of head weight, this tie will give him the ultimate napping experience.
An upgrade to the classic “8-Ball” this paperweight will help any dad save time when contemplating the pros and cons of one decision or another. With a quick flick of the wrist he’ll have the answers to all of life’s questions without the burden of actually thinking about it.