Latter-day Saint Life

Meaningful Father’s Day gifts perfect for any dad—even the ones who ‘have everything’

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When it comes to celebrating Dad, there is no shortage of ways to say thank you.
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When it comes to celebrating Dad, there is no shortage of ways to say thank you. But if you’re looking for a special, more personal way to show him your love, here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for every type of dad.

Dads who want to learn


There is no lack of material out there for any dad wanting to learn more about any given gospel subject. Whether his current focus is on learning more about the priesthood, studying the messages of general conference, understanding temple covenants, diving into forgiveness, or appreciating the Atonement of Jesus Christ, you can easily find a book that will help enlighten and enrich his personal study!

Dads with style


If his dress socks look more like Swiss cheese, gift Dad a new pair with a heartfelt reminder of your love, like “Best Dad Ever” or “World’s Best Dad.” You could also help zhuzh up his wardrobe with a nice pair of cufflinks, a new belt, or a new watch.

And no dad in history has ever complained about the tried-and-true classic Father’s Day gift: a brand-new silk tie.

Dads who love sports

Whether your dad is a football fan, a golf enthusiast, or a basketball junkie, he’d probably appreciate a new biography or gospel analogy book. Or you could get him a puzzle or history book celebrating his college alma mater.

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Or if your dad admires NFL Hall of Famer and Latter-day Saint Steve Young, give him a book to dive into his legendary sports career, or let him learn from Steve Young’s experience and expertise on the law of love.

► You may also like: What the deeper meaning of ‘aloha’ taught Steve Young (and us) about love

Dads who love a good escape

If your dad has a relaxing vacation on the horizon or loves a good novel, find a fresh new read that caters to his interests. Like a novel about an unlikely wartime friendship in North Korea, a historical fiction read set in the context of Church history, a gripping WWII novel based on true accounts after Pearl Harbor, or a modern-day road trip story celebrating aging, adventure, friendship, and the meaning of life.

You could also consider getting him a fascinating new biography, like great books highlighting the lives of President Russell M. Nelson, President Dallin H. Oaks, the late President M. Russell Ballard, WWII’s “Candy Bomber” Gail Halverson, hotel mogul Bill Marriott, or former Black Panther Eddie Willis.

Dads who could use some color in their office


Whether your dad works from home or goes into the office for work, if he has an empty wall or two, you could give him a beautiful new painting of the Savior or a photo print of his favorite temple. You could also find a meaningful figurine he could display on a bookcase or the corner of his desk as a reminder of your love for him.

Dads who ‘have everything’

A common complaint around Father’s Day is that “dads are so hard to shop for,” and it’s not an unwarranted complaint. If your dad falls into the type of man who “already has everything,” let us help you think outside the box.

Does he attend the temple often? Get him a new temple bag, a white temple belt, or a new white tie! Is he the ultimate jokester? Get him a book of daily laughs, truths, and pick-me-ups all about being a father. Maybe a stylish silicone CTR ring, a meaningful key ring, or a new oil vial would be a nice purchase he would love but would never consider buying for himself. Or would he appreciate something more personalized? Buy and fill out a Write Now, Read Later time capsule book where you can celebrate all his biggest personal parenting triumphs.

And if all else fails, get him a book that uplifts, encourages, and honors husbands and fathers of all ages and walks of life as they share responsibility with our Heavenly Father to nurture His children.

Find great gifts for Father’s Day

Fathers everywhere are changing the world, one selfless act at a time. This summer, honor the men who shape your life with love, leadership, and laughter. Find captivating books, sleek accessories, meaningful mementos, and more, all at Deseret Book. Pick out the perfect thing to give to the men who give so much. Check out our newest Father’s Day gift collection online at or in stores today. Order now to have gifts shipped in time for Father’s Day!

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