Father’s Day Gifts Dads Want ~ #Shutterfly


We are sharing some gift ideas that dads will just love and appreciate this Father’s Day with the help of Shutterfly.

I’m a big believer that dads don’t really want socks and ties on Father’s Day. I also believe that those gifts are just plain lazy, and while dads appreciate them, it’s not what they REALLY want. I know for a fact that my husband would just say “thank you,” and you’ll NEVER see him wear those socks, and he’ll definitely not wear that tie. So how about this Father’s Day, giving dad a gift that he truly wants? I love personalized gifts, I mean come on, who doesn’t?  Giving a gift that’s personalized means that you really put some thought into it, and you really care about what you’re giving.

When it comes to personalized gifts, I always check out Shutterfly, because not only can I get unique gifts, but the site is so easy to use as well. Yes, Shutterfly isn’t just exclusively for photos and photo books. They have a whole lot more. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, I knew that I wanted to get my husband items that he’ll not only love but were also practical. Gifts that he will use and feel good using. I didn’t want “fluff” items as I like to call them, that makes me feel good about purchasing it, but aren’t really practical for his everyday use. Jerrell works really long hours, so I wanted items that he would really appreciate. So on to Shutterfly, I went, with a few ideas in mind, but the selection totally blew me away. So what did I end up getting? Here goes, and these gifts are ones that I’m sure your own dad or husband would enjoy as well.

(BTW since he doesn’t read my blog, he’ll be totally surprised on Father’s Day.)

Portable Chargers

Dads just love their cell phones, and we need them to stay in touch with us during the day and night. Now how can they do that if their cell phone battery is dead? Jerrell generally works 12hr shifts, and usually, before his shift is over, the battery on his phone is dead. So imagine me trying to reach him in an emergency and not being able to reach him until he’s had a chance to charge his battery. Now he has no excuse! This charger is a lifesaver, and I was able to personalize it with his initials and a photo of one of his favorite people in the world, his daughter Madison, from a trip to the beach. It’s slim and will fit perfectly in his pocket and weighs very little. I feel good knowing that he will be able to now keep his phone fully charged. Shutterfly has quite a few selections of portable chargers and cell phone cases too!

Playing Cards

Dads can be lots of fun, and Jerrell enjoys playing games with the kids. This is a gift for everyone where dads can teach their little ones how to play a game of Go Fish, Crazy 8’s, or how about War? Do you remember playing those games yourself growing up? Get the entire family involved while playing with your own personalized deck of playing cards. I just loved the quality of the cards, which comes in a protective case to keep them all in one place. No more missing cards!

Ceramic Mugs

Moms always have all the cool mugs, but now dads can have their own too. I personalized this one with pictures from our trip to the beach. Jerrell can have his coffee, tea, or whatever he’s drinking at home and while drinking, reminiscing on his time spent with the kids having fun.



Stainless Steel Travel Mugs

Once again, another practical gift for dad. I’m all about practicality. How many dads leave the house at the crack of dawn to get to work, sometimes forgetting to grab that cup of coffee? Now dads can have their coffee on the go in a stainless steel personalized mug. I know that Jerrell is going to enjoy this. As I mentioned, he works really long hours, and having his coffee to keep him up will be very much appreciated. However, it doesn’t just have to be coffee since this mug can keep drinks both hot and cold. It makes the perfect gift!


I have always loved the look of a flask, but my husband isn’t a fan of whiskey, which everyone associates a flask with. However, he does like his brandy and vodka. And who says that a flask only has to contain whiskey? While dad is watching the ball game, or enjoying a BBQ this summer, this is a great way to keep his favorite drink safe. The kids know that it belongs to him and won’t dare touch it, and he’ll be the hit of the BBQ with his own personalized flask.

Mason Jars

Mason jars are all the rage, and there are so many ways to present them. You can fill them with chocolate, flowers, or his favorite drink. Personalize a mason jar and give it to dad this Father’s Day. I decided on this particular mason jar because he’s truly a legend to his kids.

Fleece Photo Blankets

Does dad love sitting down and cuddling with the kids on movie night? Does he fall asleep on the couch while watching T.V.?  How about covering him with some extra softness with a fleece or Sherpa blanket personalized with photos of the kids? Madison loves sitting with her dad while they watch T.V., but most of the time, the T.V. ends up watching them. This will be used to cover them both, keeping them safe and warm, just like dad does. Madison wanted to give the blanket a test run and said she LOVED it!

Canvas Prints

Dad would appreciate a personalized portrait of the kids or of his significant other. In this case, this gift is for both of you. I decided to get him a portrait of me, the mother of his children so he can hang it in his man cave, that way he can see me every time he sits down to watch his favorite show or play his favorite video game. I just know that he’ll also appreciate seeing his other favorite person.

Are you surprised at my list? Did you have any idea that Shutterfly had such a great selection of personalized gifts for Father’s Day? I just know that he’s going to love them because I sure do. Every item was perfect as expected, and I couldn’t be happier, and I just know that he’s going to be pleased with gifts on Father’s Day as well. So now that you know about Shutterfly’s Father’s Day selection, I suggest getting dad a gift that he’ll not only use but also love from Shutterfly.

What’s your favorite gift idea? 

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