Birthday Gifts for Dad That are Funny and Practical

Birthday Gifts for Dad It can sometimes feel daunting when you’re trying to find the perfect gift for dad. If you are wracking your brain and haven’t been able to find the right one, consider giving him something that he can use but with a twist. Surprise him with a gift that is not just practical and useful, but one that will make him laugh. Here are a few different ideas that are sure to please.

Funny Mugs

One practical and fun gift idea is to give dad one or multiple personalized coffee mugs. Get the mug personalized with a funny message or with his nick name, if it’s a funny one. Another option is to put a funny picture of his dog or other pet and put it on the mugs.


If your dad is a grill master, or just likes to whip up pancakes on Sunday mornings, consider giving him an apron for his birthday. Of course, it shouldn’t just be any old apron. A funny apron, such as one with a camouflage pattern or even a bacon pattern, is the perfect birthday gift. You can even get one that has a funny phrase on it. It doesn’t have to be the old “Kiss the Cook” standby but that’s always funny too.


Give dad a unique and funny calendar for his birthday. The type of calendar is really up to you and depends on his interests. For example, if he is a fan of reading the comic section of the newspaper, consider giving him a calendar that incorporates one or more of the comics. Another option is gifting him a calendar that has funny pictures or quotes about dads.

Beer Stein

If dad enjoys his brew, he is sure to enjoy the birthday gift of a beer stein. A beer stein itself isn’t exactly funny. However, what is funny is to give him a birthday present of a beer stein that is jumbo-sized and comically large. Even though it is so huge, it is still a useful and practical gift. There are options for personalizing the stein with a funny message or with his name as well.

Novelty Ice Cube Trays

Give dad the gift of ice, but not just any ice. Give him funny ice in the form of novelty ice cube trays. There are a myriad of shapes to choose from. If he’s an avid fisherman, he will get a kick out of fish-shaped ice. Other options to consider include lemon shaped ice or even guitar shaped ice.