Not Your Typical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Not Your Typical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again. The season where dad’s are strangely eager to drive the kids to school, where catalogues are strategically left open to certain pages with big red circles around items, and where dad’s start dropping intensely specific hints about tech gadgets they’ve been painstakingly researching for weeks.

Yes, it’s Father’s Day.

Dads, we’ve spent hours browsing online so that you don’t have to and have compiled a list of the best Father’s Day gifts of 2013. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Feel free to leave this webpage open on your desktop and casually gesture to the screen when your loved ones are in the room.

In true Trifunk fashion, these gifts are more than the standard power tools and barbeque supplies. They are for the kinds of dads who appreciate awesome technology, artistic design, and just plain cool stuff.

1. Team Art Colouring Books


If you’re a dad, there’s a good chance that you have been roped into colouring with your kids. I’m not complaining. I mean, hanging out and colouring is kind of awesome. The only problem is that I’m not all that interested in the subjects of my kids’ colouring books. I would much rather colour pictures from Mad Men or of Paul Rudd. Yes, both of these books exist and would make great Father’s Day gifts.

2. BIS Publishers 75 Tools for Creative Thinking

75 Tools for Creative Thinking

Fathers who are also entrepreneurs could benefit from this deck of cards. Each card gives ideas for boosting your creativity and getting inspired. They aren’t industry specific and might actually help in parenting situations!

3. Berkley Illustration Print

Berkley Illustrations

Realistically drawn animals dressed up like humans? Sign me up! These whimsical and yet somehow sophisticated prints are perfect for an art-loving dad. They have a childlike feel to them, which will remind any father of the wonderful kids who gave the print to him.

4. Harry’s Shave Stuff

Harry's Shave

In true Father’s Day gift giving fashion, we need to pass along a shaving gift idea. We’re suckers for good design, so Harry’s slick sets caught our eye. We recommend the classy Winston and suggest that you kindly hint that Harry’s offers auto replacement plans so that you’ll never be without a razor. (Also, their website is beautiful, which gives them bonus points from us web designers)

5. Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet

Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet
Even us city dwellers need to head to the wilderness and let off some steam every once in a while. Please, for the sake of your children, take this tablet with you so that you can find your way home. It’s packed with features like: backcountry navigation, detailed weather forecasting, a walkie-talkie, and an emergency radio. Equipped for solar charging and able to withstand whatever nature throws at you, there’s a good chance that this tablet has better wilderness skills than you do.

Earl was crowdfunded, but they’re still letting you get in on the preordering. Your kids won’t be able to wrap this for you to open on Father’s Day, but they can order it and listen to you talk their ear off about it every day until it arrives!

If you’re a fan of any of these products, we would love to hear from you! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumbler!

If you loved this Father’s Day gift guide, you might also like the one we did during the holidays: Trifunk’s 2012 holiday gift guide for the business-minded.

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