Last updated on May 25th, 2022
With Daddy’s birthday just around the bend, it’s hard to think what else he could need? He’s got me, his precious daughter, so it’s kind of hard to think what more he could possibly want, right? But even with all the love we daughters give, it’s still a good idea to get a special birthday gift for papa. We’ll need something fun, useful, loving and caring – something that shows papa just how much we love him. Something that means more to him than hearing those famous words from Tony Stark’s daughter ‘I love you 3000’. We know you know the scene, and we also know you’re tearing up just thinking about it!
What is the best gift for father on his birthday?
In today’s article, we’ll be looking out for the perfect birthday gifts for dad from daughters everywhere, and giving you 20 of the best birthday gift ideas for papa. We’ll split them into four categories to make things easier for you too:
- Gift Daddy can use at work
- Present Daddy can use whilst driving
- Gift Daddy can use in the bathroom
- And something Daddy can use for exercise
Ready to find out more? Then join us in one of the four sections below for some amazing gift ideas that daughters can give to their daddy!
Something Daddy Can Use At Work
‘You Are My Hero’ Cushion
A cushion that reminds him you’ll always be his little girl and he’ll always be your hero is one of the best gifts to get your dad for his birthday. He’ll be able to place it on his desk chair in his office and smile every morning, knowing that his precious daughter got him such a thoughtful gift. As well as looking great and warming your dad’s heart, it’ll also be really comfortable and make his work day much more enjoyable too!
Office Desk Organiser
Not all dads are blessed with organizational skills. In fact, most dads leave that up to mums. So why not pick him up a stylish leather office desk organizer to help him store all the things he uses every day. There’s space for pens, scissors, staplers, and calculators, and even two small drawers to keep small notecards to help him stay on top of things. He’ll love that you bought him something thoughtful that he’ll use every day!
Daddy And Me Photo Frame
Daddy and me photo frames are not just for babies to give to their daddy, it’s for all of us! Pick out a nice frame that shows how special he is to you and print out your best photo of the two of you together. It might be one of the more common birthday gifts for dad from daughters all over the world, but it’s really special. Every dad would love a picture of their daughter on their office desk to remind them why they’re working so hard every day! After all, the reason daddy spends so much time at work is for his family!
A Stylish Magnifying Glass
Daddys don’t stay young forever, and maybe you’re noticing the early signs of presbyopia with your father, especially when he is reading? Well, a stylish, modern LED magnifying glass might be all he needs to make reading in his office much easier. He probably won’t admit he needs a magnifying glass, but he’ll appreciate it when you gift it to him. After all, anything that makes his job easier will be something he’ll truly love!
Your daddy works hard for his family, so hard, in fact, that he probably has to pour away at least one cup of coffee a day because work has distracted him. Well, why not buy him something to keep his drinks warm at all times whilst he’s working so hard? A mug warmer is just what papa needs, it is a very warm birthday gift for papa that he’ll think of you every time that hot coffee touches his lips. Buying him a mug warmer is like buying him a moment of bliss, and who doesn’t want that for their birthday?
Something Daddy Can Use Whilst Driving
Drive Safe Key Chain
Every daughter worries about daddy leaving for work sometimes, so why not pick up something that reminds him to drive safe? A drive safe key chain is perfect because he’ll be able to see it every time he climbs into his car to go back and to from work. Better yet, he’ll know that his daughter loves him and cares about his safety more than anything else in the world! What could be more precious to papa?
Heated Seat Cushion
We all want our daddy to be comfortable on the way to work, right? A heated seat cushion with an intelligent temperature controller would be perfect, warming daddy up during those frosty morning drives to work, and helping him feel more comfortable and toasty when snow falls around him. Most dad’s hate chilly mornings in the car, so make everyday more comfortable for him with a heated seat cushion!
Wireless Car Phone Charger
If papa has been busy at work all day, then it’s possible his phone might run out of charge. Most dads worry about having a phone with a dead battery because it means they can’t be there in case an emergency pops up. A brilliant solution to this is a wireless car phone charger that’ll let papa charge his phone whilst driving, giving him peace of mind that if he ever has to come to the rescue like superman, he’ll be able to.
Wireless Bluetooth Car Radio Audio Adapter
Daddy loves his car so much that he’s been driving it for 15 years, and the technology in it is… well… bad. A great gift to get papa if he’s in the same situation is a wireless bluetooth car radio adapter, that’ll allow him to listen to all the music on his iPhone through his car sound system. No longer will he need to reach for CDs that are as old as the car. He’ll now be able to listen to all his favorite modern music whenever he’s in the car, right from his phone through the car’s speakers!
Emergency Radio Hand Crank Phone Charger
If the drive safe key chain doesn’t reassure you that daddy is safe, then why not buy him an emergency radio hand crank phone charger with LED flashlight. It has everything he could need if he’s stranded somewhere during a long drive. It won’t be something he uses every day, but if he’s in an emergency, then it’s a gadget he’ll be glad he has. He can charge his phone, listen to the local radio, and use the flashlight to see around him, keeping him safe. And the best thing of all? His safety will be down to the gift his precious daughter bought him to show him how much she cares!
Something Daddy Can Use In The Bathroom
Jo Malone Cologne
One memory every little girl carries with them into adulthood is the special scent of their daddy’s cologne. That’s an even more special memory if you’re the one that gifted it to him! A special cologne is a wonderful birthday gift for papa. Something like a Jo Malone cologne (sorry, we just love saying that over and over) with English Oak and Hazelnut is the perfect scent and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Not only that, but it’ll become daddy’s new favourite cologne too, because you bought it for him!
Most daddy’s love to manually shave when they have the time. Electric shavers are convenient, but a manual shave always feels better, and especially so if you use a shaving kit with luxury shaving soap and every little thing you could ever need! This gift is perfect for papa because it will be something he uses often, and it will remind him just how much you care because you picked him out something he’ll love!
Burt’s Bees Tips And Toes Kit
Hear us out. At first, daddy might think this is a funny gift, but actually a personal care gift set that helps him look after his hands, feet, and lips is something he’ll really appreciate. No, he probably won’t use it down the pub with his friends on a Friday night, but he’ll definitely love using it when he gets home to make himself feel better. Every dad deserves to be pampered, and as his little girl, you have every right to make sure he cares for himself! He’ll love this gift (even if he pretends he doesn’t).
Nose Hair Trimmer
Now this is a funny gift, especially if daddy forgets to keep his nose and ear hair in check! Some daddy’s love looking after themselves anyway and keeping themselves looking their best, so a nose hair trimmer is the perfect gift to help him stay looking handsome and keep a tidy look. Not only will he appreciate this gift, but mum probably will thank you for it too if she’s been trying to convince him to buy a nose trimmer for a while! This birthday gift for papa is gonna make him look decent and great!
Soft Towel Set
Every daddy needs something to help him relax when he gets home from work. Most daddy’s prefer a hot shower or a warm bath, so buy him something extra that will make his nightly bath/shower routine even more special. A soft luxury towel set is the perfect idea because he’ll use it every day, it’ll feel soft on his skin, and it’ll show just how much you love him because you want even the simplest things to bring him joy. How special is that?
Something Daddy Can Use For Exercise
Fitness Tracker Smart Watch
Exercising might not be daddy’s favorite thing in the world, but it’s necessary, especially as he gets older. But exercise should always be done safely whilst monitoring key information, such as blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels, to make sure he doesn’t overexert himself and make himself unwell. A fitness tracker smart watch is the best thing to buy him to encourage him to get up and get active, but in a safe way that means he’s looking after himself properly. A gift like this shows you have his best interests at heart!
Compression Pants Running Leggings
When papa eventually works up the courage to go running, he’ll love it. But one thing he won’t love is running in the cold, because it makes his muscles feel stiff and his legs ache. It’s a good idea then, to buy him some compression pants running leggings to keep him warm. Better yet, they’ll also help improve his performance whilst jogging, so when he’s not only acting like superman, but looking like him too, he’ll have you to thank!
Home Exercise Bike
What’s that saying? You can lead a dad to the gym, but you can’t make him exercise? Something like that anyway… Well, if papa isn’t a fan of exercising, then you’ll probably struggle to convince him to hit the gym. In this case, buy him an exercise bike for home that he can use. That way, he doesn’t even need to leave the house, and he can work out in the comfort of his own home! When he’s lost a few pounds and he’s feeling great about himself, he’ll thank you for the gift that’s changed his life for the better!
When daddy goes out running, he needs to be protected. Injuries will slow down his progress and make exercising more difficult. So, pick him up a knee brace as a birthday gift. It will support him on his runs by preventing injury, and he’ll think of you every time he puts it on to head out for a jog. Better yet, it’s a physical reminder of your love and protection over him, and that will help him get through those tough runs when he’s feeling exhausted!
OK, daddy’s worked hard to get to this point – he’s been running, he’s monitoring his health with his smart watch, and he might even be using that home exercise bike we spoke about – now he deserves a treat! A massage gun is the perfect birthday gift for papa because it allows him to relax after all that hard work. Massage guns will help his muscles recover quicker after exercise, and they feel great to use after a grueling workout. Trust us, daddy will love this gift!
The Most Important Thing Of All…
Above everything else we’ve suggested today, there really is one other gift your daddy will love to receive on his birthday. The best birthday gift for papa will always be the same: spending time with his precious daughter and hearing her say how much she loves him on his special day. Give him this alongside some of the gifts we’ve suggested, and we know he’ll have the best birthday yet!
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