10 Unique Fathers Day Gift Ideas for 2018

If you’re looking for some unique fathers day gift ideas for your Dad this year, you came to the right place. Here at MakeMeSomethingSpecial, we hand-craft high quality personalised gifts for all occasions, and we’ve got some great gifts ideas for Father’s Day this year.

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1. Live Edge Chopping Boards

If your Dad loves to cook, this is the perfect gift for him. This classic, rustic chopping board features a live edge on one side, adding a real organic feel to the kitchen in which it sits.


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These high quality boards are available in regular or large, and can of course be personalised with an engraving of your choice, making each one completely unique. There’s also room for a special message on the underneath of the board, where you can add something personal, a favourite quote of Dad’s or even lyrics from a song he loves.

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2. Desk organiser with wireless phone charger

If your Dad’s tech savvy, he’ll love this wooden desk organiser. Simple in design, yet modern and unique, this handy desk organiser is available in Oak or Walnut, and can be made with or without an iPad/tablet slot.


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As well as a text engraving of your choice, you can choose to add symbols such as hearts or stars, to add a little extra character to your Fathers Day gift. And, if your Dad’s phone doesn’t support wireless charging, we can include a wireless charging phone case.

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3. Magnetic knife block

This magnetic wooden knife block is another Fathers Day gift that’s perfect for the kitchen-proud chef. The high quality Oak hides an extremely strong magnet, so all of your Dad’s favourite knives can be kept readily available on the kitchen worktop.


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The knife block can be crafted from Oak, Maple, Cherry or Walnut and is available in three sizes: small, medium and large. However, as with everything we do, if you’d like your knife block to be crafted in a specific size, let us know and we will craft it for you!

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4. Personalised wooden chess board

Something you rarely see nowadays is a good old fashioned chess board. And, while it may not be a game commonly played by kids today, our Dads are much more familiar. And, if he doesn’t play, these personalised oak chess boards are still a beautiful addition to a living room display.


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Personalise the chess board’s edges with a name, date or witty quote, and personalise the underneath with a special, meaningful message for your Dad to treasure for a lifetime. This personalised wooden chess board will soon become an iconic centre-point for many family conversations in the years to come.

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5. Engraved wooden watch stand

This beautiful wooden watch stand is both a practical and stylish way to keep a watch safe and on display. Personalise it for Fathers Day with a classic “DAD’S LATE” engraving, and add a special message on the underneath.


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This personalised wooden watch stand will look great on Dad’s bedside table, or on the desk in his study.

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6. Wooden computer stand

If your Dad spends a lot of time at his computer, this beautiful oak computer stand will go down a treat. Smooth, slick and simple in design, the computer stand looks great in any study or office.


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The computer stand is available in two sizes and can be crafted from either Oak or Walnut. And, if you want to make it that little bit extra special as a Fathers Day gift, you can add a symbol or two, engraved anywhere you like.

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7. Personalised wooden book stand

Another stunning kitchen addition. This personalised wooden book stand is perfect for the chef that likes to try out new recipes. And there’s no doubt they’ve received a selection of cook books over the past few years, so this Fathers Day gift in particular is no doubt going to prove itself useful.


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Engrave your Fathers Day book stand with a name, quote or unique symbol. And, you can choose to add a special message on the underneath to make it that little bit extra special!

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8. Personalised house signs

As well as making bespoke signs for hotels, pubs, B&Bs and other small businesses, we also create personalised wooden house signs. We have a variety of shapes and sizes available, perfect for any property.


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From free standing house signs to double posted, single posted arrow signs and number plaques. The signs all come finished in Liberon Superior Danish oil, but we also offer extremely hardwearing Diamond Coating as an optional extra, which will keep your house sign as low maintenance as possible.

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9. Wall-mounted bottle opener

What could possibly be a more perfect gift this Fathers Day, than a personalised wall-mounted bottle opener, hand-crafted from some of the finest timber in the world?


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This bottle opener sit be perfect on the kitchen wall or by your Dad’s favourite chair. And what’s more – the wood actually hides a magnet, ideal for sticking bottle caps to.

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10. End grain chopping board

Last but not least, MakeMeSomethingSpecial’s famous end grain chopping boards. These really are some of the highest quality chopping boards on the market, making them truly special gifts for Fathers Day and other occasions.


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These reversible chopping boards are available in small or large, and can be crafted from either Oak or Walnut. As well as being extremely beautiful, these boards are kinder to the knife blade. When your knife cuts down on an end grain chopping board, it passes between the fibres of the wood. The fibres then close up again once the blade is removed.

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See more Father Day gift ideas

If you liked some of the Fathers Day gifts you saw in this article, you can find some more gift ideas for your Dad here.

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