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14 Personalized Father's Day Gifts That Will Wow Dad

Knock Dad's socks off this year with something especially for him.

Desiree DeNunzio Editor
Desiree DeNunzio is the gift guide editor for CNET's Commerce team. When she's not writing and editing, she's either hiking through the redwoods or curled up with a good book and a lazy dog.
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$45 at Ravensburger
ravensburger puzzle
Ravensburger photo puzzle
For the jigsaw lover
$25 at Williams Sonoma
personalized aprons
Williams Sonoma Classic Personalized Apron
For the home chef
$25 at Nalgene
custom Nalgene bottles
Nalgene Personalized Water Bottle
For the active dad
$30 at Mark & Graham
nomad airpod case
Mark & Graham Personalized AirPod Case
For the audiophile dad
$97 at ReserveBar
uncle nearest whiskey
Uncle Nearest Custom Engraved Bottle
For the whiskey aficionado dad
See at Shutterfly
Shutterfly Photo Album
For the nostalgic dad
$46 at Sugarwish
Sugarwish Snack Box
For the dad who likes to nosh
See at Cameo
Cameo Celebrity Video
For the pop culture dad
$16 at MyFaceSocks
Father's Day Face Socks
For the wacky dad
$35 at Personalization Mall
Personalized Barbecue Set
For the dad who loves to grill
$14 at Windsor Vineyards
personalized father's day red wine
Windsor Vineyards Custom Wine Bottle
For the oenophile dad
$10 at Away
away luggage tag
Away Personalized Luggage Set
For the globe-trotting dad
$42 at VistaPrint
custom blanket with tiled photos
VistaPrint Fleece Photo Blanket
For the binge-watching dad
$23 at Erin Condren
Erin Condren Notebook
Erin Condren Personalized Vegan Leather Notebook
For the dad with ideas

It's the same old story every year: Dad says he already has everything he needs. Right? That can make shopping for him especially hard for Father's Day. But if you're totally stumped, a personalized gift is a smart choice. Not only will you know for certain he doesn't already have it, but it's a great way to make him feel extra special. After all, it's something that was made specifically for him

There are tons of personalized products on the market, but we combed through the vast online selection to find 2023's Father's Day standouts. These custom gifts are a slam dunk, whether your budget can accommodate something modest like socks, or a more extravagant present like luggage. Whatever you choose, the personalization will put a smile on Dad's face. 

With a personalized gift, it helps to find something that takes your dad's interests into account. Would he like an etched whiskey bottle for a relaxing night sipping bourbon, or a puzzle with a photo of the family dog? Maybe he's a workaholic who'd love a notebook with his initials. Or he may need a place to park his AirPods. Whatever his interests and lifestyle, you'll find the best personalized Father's Day gifts for every dad right here. It really is the thought that counts! 

ravensburger puzzle

What's even better than a puzzle? A 1,000-piece Ravensburger puzzle with a photo of your family. Or make Dad laugh with a silly pic of the family dog. You can get totally creative here. You can even customize the box with a personalized message. Be sure to order this one in advance since it can take up to 10 business days to arrive.

personalized aprons
Williams Sonoma

If Dad enjoys whipping up meals, give him a personalized apron to protect his clothing from spills and stains. We love the quality of these thick, durable aprons from Williams Sonoma. They have an adjustable neck strap and spacious pockets for storing spatulas and other tools. And if Dad wants a cooking buddy, you can order a matching smaller apron for the aspiring kid chef in your house.

custom Nalgene bottles

Nalgene has an online custom bottle-maker that's perfect for churning out Father's Day gifts. Choose your type of water bottle, color and even cap hue, then add a message, graphics and even a photo for dear old dad. The result is a unique gift that he can tote on walks and hikes, or anywhere Dad needs hydration. Bottles start at $25.

nomad airpod case

A personalized AirPod (or AirPod Pro) case is a practical gift that's sure to be appreciated. Mark & Graham's rugged Nomad cases protect dad's wireless headphones and allow the charging light to shine through. Choose from two different leather colors and add up to three characters in the font of your choice.

uncle nearest whiskey

If the dad on your list loves whiskey, a custom engraved bottle of the smooth sipping spirit might be the perfect gift. Online beverage purveyor ReserveBar will etch your text onto a bottle of award-winning Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey for dear old dad.


Compiling and creating a custom album for Dad is a fantastic gift. That thoughtful effort will go a long way because you know he'll love looking back at some of his favorite parenting memories. Shutterfly makes it easy to create a Father's Day-themed album; choose your length, size, cover type, page type and more. The smallest soft-cover book costs $17, and prices go up from there.


Sending a Sugarwish snack box is a great idea for out-of-town dads. You can choose all his favorite snacks (trail mixes, dried fruit, nuts, candy and more options). Sugarwish will pack them in a gift-worthy box and they'll arrive at Dad's door. A medium-size box contains six snacks for $46, but you can go all the way to XL and give him 12 types of treats.


If you've got a dad who loves a particular musician, actor, athlete or comedian, you might be able to get a video from them. Cameo is a platform that allows fans to buy a personalized video from a wide array of celebs. Pricing ranges from $1 to $2,000 depending on the personality, but the average cost is under $100. Some popular Cameo choices include Kenny G and The Office's Kate Flannery.


For the low price of $16 you can put photos of Dad's beloved children on his socks. This is one gift that's pretty much guaranteed to get a chuckle. If you've got a fun-loving dad on your list, you've gotta get a pair. Bonus: They come in eight colors.

Personalization Mall

Grilling season is upon us and many a dad will be firing up the ol' Webster and searing some meat. If you've got a barbecue dad, this stainless steel and wood set from Personalization Mall is tops. A spatula and fork will read "[dad's name] is flippin' awesome" so he's reminded of his admiration each time he cooks. Tongs and a basting brush round out the set.

personalized father's day red wine
Windsor Vineyards

Windsor Vineyards is offering a fun Father's Day gift: A personalized bottle of wine. Choose Dad's favorite varietal and then add a special message on the Father's Day label design. (You can also opt for an etched bottle.) Prices start at $14.

away luggage tag

Away's personalized luggage tag is just $10, but if you're splurging, add The Carry-On ($275) for a luxe Father's Day gift. Available in nine colors, this durable, hard-shell suitcase is an investment made to last. Top it off with a stamped leather tag and send Dad on his merry way.

Dad will love this comfy blanket, which you can personalize with a photo of the family. Choose a size (50-by-60 inches, or 60-by-80 inches), upload a photo, pick a design, and your blanket will be shipped out and ready to gift. Bonus: VistaPrint's photo blankets are machine-washable, which is good news for snack spillers.

Erin Condren Notebook
Erin Condren

If the dad on your list likes a place to jot his notes, a personalized notebook makes a great gift. Erin Condren's vegan leather Focused Notebook comes in various colors and you can opt for college-ruled, graph or blank pages. The pages are perforated so Dad can tear them out to show off a brilliant idea -- or just bring his grocery list to the store. Hot tip: If Dad's into Star Wars, check out the Millennium Falcon or Darth Vader notebook styles. 

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