Gifts for dad that will surprise him

There's a special date coming up and still don't know what to get him? Choosing the perfect gift for dad can be a daunting task. It's hard not to resort to the clichés or the usual tie, cufflinks, coffee mug or baseball caps. Fortunately, we're here to help! For today's feature we've chosen to focus on cool gift ideas for all those deserving fathers out there.

Whether you're searching for a gift to celebrate his birthday, Father’s Day, or want to celebrate another significative occasion, we're sure you want to make it memorable. Besides, it's always a good time to show our loved ones our appreciation, special date or not.

With this in mind, we've put together a small list of gift ideas that are sure to paint a big smile on your dad's face.

Awesome gift ideas for dad

Commemorate a special moment with a unique star map

You probably didn't even think something like this was possible... But it is! Imagine that you could freeze in time the night sky of a special date or milestone in your life. And that you could do this at any point in time, even decades later.


This is exactly what Under Lucky Stars provides. By means of Yale University's Bright Star Catalog, an archive that lists all stars of stellar magnitude 6.5 or brighter (in other words, pretty much every star visible to the naked eye from Earth) Under Lucky Stars generates astronomically verified star maps that accurately reflect how the sky looked at a specific time and location.

The rest is up to you. What would be the perfect gift for dad? A star map of his birthday, his wedding day, or the day you were born, just to put a few ideas on the table. Furthermore, these star maps simply look stellar (pun intended) on the wall. You can choose the design and completely personalize it by adding your own title and footnote. Each map is unique and made on-demand. The perfect gift to show him how much you care!

Get him a mini vacation

Sure, presents are fine but if you really want to make him happy... Spend some time with him! Organizing a mini vacation with him is sure to be a memorable experience that he will cherish for years to come. Find out where he's always wanted to travel and surprise him with an adventure!


A timepiece for his wrist

Watches usually make great gifts for dads. Why? Because they're highly coveted accessories that fit into any look! Every man loves wearing a stylish watch on his wrist. In the age of mobile phones, wristwatches remain classic accessories to compliment any style and look. All you have to do is find the piece that best suits him and you've got an awesome gift for dad!


A custom-made phone case

When planning a gift for dad, or any parent for that matter, it's always a good idea to combine functionality and symbolism. A gift that will make him smile and that he can also use every day. For instance, Under Lucky Stars also offers nifty custom-made phone cases with their beautiful star maps. Your dad will be happy to keep his phone safe and carry his stars everywhere with this special gift!


Quality dinner time

When was the last time you took your dad out on the town? If you're looking to get dad a gift, you can never go wrong with going to a fancy and delicious restaurant. Give yourselves a treat a spend some quality time together. Sometimes less is more, and we're sure your dad will appreciate it.

Happy gift hunting!

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