5 Great Gifts Ideas For Dad + Freebies for you!

dad and son hugging on steps

Are you looking for some fun, and personalized gifts for that special Dad in your life?

Are you ready to give them something special and unexpected? I don't know about you but the fathers in my life [my hubs, dad, fathers in law- yes I have TWO!] are hard to shop for!!

Look no further because I have some fun ideas for you! Whether he is golfing in the Southern California sunshine, or surfing one of our beautiful San Diego beaches these gifts will come in handy and remind him how much he is loved. 

Also in honor of Dad's Day: scroll to the bottom and click on the links to get your free gifts! :) Because as my own dad would say "Nothing's wrong with FREE!" 

San Diego Photographer Christine Dammann Photography Father's Day Gift Ideas Beach Photos

1. Desktop Plaques + Acrylic Blocks:  perfect for his desk at work, or nightstand at home. With a variety of sizes and shapes there is an option for every dad! 

2. Photo mugs- another gift that is great for the office or his home, because let's face it- coffee is life. My kids love when my husband uses the mug they gave him. They are a few years younger and they giggle and laugh seeing the silly photos we used for the mug. There are a variety of sizes, and colors to pick from and you can use a single photo or multiple.

3. Golf ball marker- I was SO excited when I found Rosie's Pendants Etsy shop! My husband, my father, and one of my my fathers-in-law are golf obsessed, so gifting them a personalized photo ball marker is a fun idea! [I hope they aren't reading this or they won't be very surprised when they open their Father's Day gift!] Rosie runs her business out of Fallbrook, CA- in San Diego County. I'm happy to be supporting a local small business! Three cheers for that!

4. Personalized beach towel- A great gift for the dad who loves to be in or around the water- I'm pretty sure that's almost everyone in San Diego. :) Whether he enjoys surfing, fishing, or hits the pool to swim laps before work he is bound to love a adorable photo towel personalized with his favorite little faces. 

5. Keychain + Luggage Tags: Dad can take his cute littles with him everywhere he goes with these adorable keychains and luggage tags! I ordered one for myself and my husband was legitimately jealous so I made sure to have one made for him too.

I hope you got some fun ideas for dad. I'd love to hear what you gifted the dads in your life! Comment below and give me some of your favorite ideas- or let me know if you tried any of my suggestions above! :) 




As promised, I have some promos and freebies for you to use on the sites I've referenced above: 

MPix- get $5 off your first order! MPix is a partner site to the professional lab I use for some of my client prints and products. 

Shutterfly- get a free photo book!