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Once school is out and summer is in full swing, Father’s Day seems to sneak up on us in our household. Father’s Day is coming up quickly on Sunday. But What To Get your Dad When he Wants Nothing?

Yes, I know… I am not listing here for you affiliate links that you can find elsewhere, no…this is deep! (well, there are a few suggestions at the end 🙂 )

So here’s the message my Dad sent me a few weeks back:

“For Father’s Day, all I want is your love and presence. Nothing material matters more to me than your happiness. Let’s spend time together, tell stories, and enjoy each other’s company. Our bond is something special that we should celebrate every day. I’m so proud of you and thankful for the love you give me. Thank you for being an amazing daughter!”

So… that hit home. I had been browsing Amazon and the entire web looking for practical gifts, the “best gifts”, 199 great gifts for Dad... (I know, I get overwhelmed as well with these endless lists!!) and I have been wasting my time! Essentially hunting for gift ideas and Dad Wants Nothing for Father’s Day!

First question that came to my mind was…

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

How Can I, then, Gift my Dad?

Well, Dad Wants Nothing for Father’s Day… how could I not take those words into account? How am I going to ignore what he’s said and just buy him another “Best Dad Ever” t-shirt, or more whiskey, beer or any liquor (I must have run out of flavors at this point…).

It has been many years, my Dad is 74! so my search for unique gifts, unique design, uncommon goods, high-quality Dad stuff…it’s all done before. One runs out of ideas! And he’s saying he wants nothing!

Maybe some Free Printables?

How Do I Make my Dad Feel Special?

I want still show my appreciation and love for him in other meaningful ways even if says he wants nothing.

Here are a few ideas I jotted down after receiving that message and I am passing onto your consideration if you have a Dad like mine:

Spending quality time together

Plan a day or an activity that your dad enjoys. It could be going for a hike, watching his favorite sports game, or simply having a meal together. The gift of your time and undivided attention can be incredibly valuable.

Write a heartfelt letter or card

Express your feelings and gratitude towards your dad through a handwritten letter or card. Share specific memories, lessons you’ve learned from him, and the ways he has positively impacted your life.

Create a personalized gift

Consider making something special that relates to his interests or hobbies. It could be a photo album capturing precious moments, a handmade craft, or a playlist of his favorite songs. I give you some ideas in here.

Prepare a home-cooked meal

Surprise your dad by preparing his favorite food or organizing a special Father’s Day brunch or dinner. Mine loves pizza and burgers 😐 and anything that has a ton of sauce in it (I know!).

You can also involve other family members and make it a collaborative effort. A BBQ, or a grill feast in a garden.

Offer your Time

Ask your dad if there’s any task or project he needs help with. It could be something around the house, a car repair, or assistance with technology or digital media. Providing practical hands-on support can be a thoughtful gesture.

Plan a family outing or gathering

If your dad enjoys spending time with the family, organize a small get-together or a day out with his loved ones. It could be a picnic in the park, a BBQ, or a visit to a place he enjoys.

Remember, the most important thing is to make the day special and show your dad that you care. The gestures and thoughtfulness behind your actions will mean a lot to him, even if he insists on not wanting any physical gifts.

Do I Still Buy A Gift on Father’s Day if He Wants Nothing?

Now is confession time…I refuse not get him anything at all. That anticipation and the surprise is a winner. I don’t want to miss that.

I know why he says what he says, he hates us to spend money in “stuff” when he really doesn’t need anything. And I get it. But sometimes getting a good gift (it doesn’t have to be perfect present) feels nice, doesn’t it?

Plus, he doesn’t know, but these few things I am listing below works every time, for any type of dad, always, you know why? Because it is something that will add value to their lifes, their health and general wellbeing.

Why to give that up?

Gifts for Dad Who Wants Nothing In Amazon?

Here are some great last minute gifts for Dad, your Father-in-Law, Grandpa, or any special man on your list. 

These are my top picks and some have been very popular gifts over the years.

Nautica Voyage Eau De Toilette for Men – Fresh, Romantic, Fruity Scent – Woody, Aquatic Notes of Apple, Water Lotus, Cedarwood, and Musk – Ideal for Day Wear – 3.3 Fl Oz

My daughter is personally buying this frangance for my Dad since she smelled it in her best friend’s granpa and thought it was amazing, lol. Really unexpensive and sounds to me like the perfect gift coming from your granddaughter (he’s going to be chuffed!).

Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat, Electric Deep Tissue 4D Kneading Massage, Best Gifts for Women Men Mom Dad

I was going for this but then I thought my Mom would use it more and probably steal it so I decided to keep it for birthday gifts or next mother’s day. But great gift for relaxation.

Oral-B Smart 3000 Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Black

Well, we always need a new brush every few months, right! I think is a good one but then you’ll need to go to your Dad’s bathroom and check out where he’s at haha

Ooni Koda 16 Gas Pizza Oven – Award Winning Outdoor Pizza Oven – Portable Pizza Oven For Authentic Stone Baked Pizzas – Ideal for Any Outdoor Kitchen – Pizza Oven Countertop

Personally I am going for this. Yes, it is very pricey but, as I said, he loves pizza and my intention is to get him into a new hobbie so a pizza class will be next.

For now, we can take all take advantage of his amazing man cave outdoor space and have pizza gatherings.

I am so excited with this! Sorry Dad! I know you said you wanted nothing!

Nostalgia Tabletop Indoor Electric S’mores Maker – Smores Kit With Marshmallow Roasting Sticks and 4 Trays for Graham Crackers, Chocolate, and Marshmallows – Movie Night Supplies – Brown

My brother is getting this for him. Who doesn’t like a sweet treat? And it complements the pizza oven and makes a lovely table set up. It is lovely and we love nostalgia!

3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology and AM/FM Digital Radio  

I bought these for my husband last year and he gives them rave reviews. This is hearing protection that seamlessly streams your favorite entertainment from any Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device. Features Safe Volume Control Technology, a redesigned headband, and enhanced radio performance.

wireless work headphones

WORX Switch driver 2-in-1 Cordless Drill and Driver with Rotating Dual Chucks and 2-Speed Motor with Precise Electronic Torque Control

This is such a handy tool that I had it on the Mother’s Day list too. That is how much I am convinced that every DIYer needs this awesome drill/screwdriver combo for their household.

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level Laser 

Ideal for any job that requires a straight line or accurate measurement. This is a combination fine-tuned 8′ tape measure (standard and metric), a triple-positioned leveling bubble, and a NEW laser level to provide maximum results.


Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), free & live TV without cable or satellite, HD streaming device

Dad can watch television with universal search results from over 140 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. Or enjoy over 15,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, WatchESPN, Disney, and more. Subscription fees may apply.

ALABS Over-Ear Wired Closed Back Headphones, Natural Wooden Closed-Back Headset with self Adjustable Headband, Audiophile Headphone with 50mm Drivers and 32Ω impedance for PC Tablets Smartphone

This is for the Dad who really enjoys good sound quality. These symphonized noise canceling headphones are handcrafted from real wood and come in a variety of wood tone.

Not only do they sound good, but they look good too! Wraith headphones answer or end calls, activate Voice Control, skip tracks with a smart built-in in-line microphone.


Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

I absolutely recommend that every Dad that has a daughter NEEDS to read this book. Dr. Meeker shares the ten secrets every father needs to know in order to strengthen or rebuild bonds with his daughter and shape her life “and his own” for the better.

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

In this book, you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions. Beautiful color photos and writings by Nick, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, and insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America.

good clean fun book

ELIZO Leather Journal Notebook Leather Bound Journal for Men (Refillable) Lined Writing Journals for Women, 7×9 Large Travel Journal Diary 240 Page Pen Gift Set 

From a small business. 100% genuine black leather and 100% handcrafted. Durable leather gives you rustic and retro feeling. Great for creating ideas, daily plans, agenda, articles, poems etc. 

Parker IM Fountain Pen, Fine Nib with Blue Ink Refill

Dad will look smart and polished with this glossy black lacquer finish fountain pen. It’s complimented with gold trims and the signature PARKER arrow clip. Comes in a variety of other colors and has a durable stainless steel fine nib.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid

The YETI Rambler 20 oz. tumbler keeps your beverages ice cold or piping hot longer. Great for the Dad on the go, whether commuting to work or out hunting or fishing.  Comes in a variety of colors.

yeti 20 oz cooler

Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner

Holds 9 cans and comes with a removable hard plastic liner for packing flexibility. Use ice or ice substitutes to keep snacks cold. Adjustable shoulder strap for carrying comfort so Dad can take it anywhere.

coleman cooler from amazon

AmazonBasics 34-Inch Natural Stone Fire Pit with Copper Accents

Spend a night out with Dad around the fire. This outdoor fire pit is made from natural stone, measures 34 x 21.5 inches (LxH), and includes a log grate, fire tool, and fire screen. A beautiful addition to your backyard patio.

Sunnydaze Outdoor Quilted Fabric Hammock – Two-Person with Spreader Bars – Heavy-Duty 450-Pound Capacity – Nautical Stripe

Let Dad relax in his own quilted hammock which comes with a soft pillow so he can swing away in comfort. Features heavy duty cotton fabric that is dye-treated for UV resistance and solid wood spreader bar. Need to buy stand separately.

PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets – Aluminum Blue

Popsocket is a cool little device you stick on the back of your phone, ipad, or other device. It expands to help you hold your phone easier, prop your phone up, or you can upgrade and grab a pop clip to mount it on your dashboard.

I just purchased one for my phone and I am shocked at how often I use mine.

Etekcity Remote Control Outlet Wireless Remote Light Switch for Lights, Lamps, Fans, Household Appliances, Up to 100 ft. Range

This is amazing. I literally bought them for my kids rooms, the guest room and our family room. You plug the outlets into the wall and then plug your appliance into the outlet and it instantly becomes powered by a remote.

This is awesome for rooms that don’t have overhead light. I actually took some 3M picture hanging strips and mounted it near another light switch and then when I leave the room I can shut off all the lights like it is a switch.

We have nightlights, our tortoise heat lamp, fans, and lamps on these.

wireless remote

iPhone 11 Wallet Case with Card Holder,OT ONETOP PU Leather Kickstand Card Slots Case,Double Magnetic Clasp and Durable 

Both my husband and I have used these for years. No need for a wallet anymore. You can carry cash and your credit cards all in your phone case.  And for under $20 it is a steal.

Be sure to order quickly to give ample time for shipping or if you have Amazon Prime, you have until Thursday to order for most items.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Enjoy your special day.


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