Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18 — which is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some Father’s Day gift idea inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Below are a few of our favorite gift ideas for Dad:

1. Books

The great thing about books is that there are so many different kinds to choose from. There are the topical, coffee table-style varieties about things like architecture and cars, novels about cowboys or lawyers or adventure-seekers, autobiographical memoirs of musicians and artists … and, of course, collections of adorable newspaper comic strips!

For Father’s Day, we recommend something like The Best of MUTTS.

The Best of MUTTS Book

This classic hardcover volume is a lavish ten-year retrospect featuring Patrick McDonnell’s favorite strips published between 1994 and 2004. The book is divided into ten chapters, each featuring an introduction by Patrick. Plus, when you purchase it at MUTTS.com, it includes a bookplate that’s signed by Patrick McDonnell himself!

2. An Indoor Herb Garden

This is a useful, out-of-the-box Father’s Day gift idea for dads who love to cook, and the possibilities are endless! To get started, check out this helpful piece from the Oregonian. For design inspiration, we like this article from Brit + Co. (Or for a freewheeling feel-good approach to gardening, present him with a package of Animal-Friendly Seed Bombs!)

3. Band Merch

Everyone has a favorite band (or genre), right? Maybe Pop would like a new band t-shirt, poster, or vinyl album! If you’re looking for something truly unique, consider an animal-themed, music-inspired gift from the MUTTS Shop — like our MUTTS Rocker Tee!

MUTTS Ramones Rocker Tee

4. A Donation in His Name

For the man who prefers to keep things simple, consider making a donation to the Humane Society in his honor. With a gift donation of just $10 or more, HSUS will mail your father a personalized greeting card. With a donation of $25 or more, he’ll not only get a greeting card, but you’ll both get complementary one-year subscriptions to HSUS’s award-winning All Animals magazine.

5. Coffee and Cocktail Accessories

Does your dad love a great cup of coffee or a really well-made cocktail? Get him a bag of his favorite gourmet coffee beans (and a grinder if he doesn’t have one), a new set of glassware, a decorative wine stopper, or a new coffee cup — like this MUTTS Ceramic Travel Mug — to hold his morning brew.

MUTTS Travel Mug

6. MUTTS Wall Art

These 10″ x 10″ collectible prints were designed based on some of our readers’ favorite images. They’re printed on 80 lb., acid-free reforested paper and are perfect for framing! View them all here.


7. His Favorite MUTTS Comic Strip

We have over two decades’ worth to choose from! You can browse them all in our Comic Strip Print Shop or view some of our favorite Father’s Day-related strips.

“He’s Still My Dad” | June 16, 2013

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